Sample records for acceptance issues response

  1. Notice of inquiry on waste acceptance issues: Response summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    On May 25, 1994, the Department of Energy published a Notice of Inquiry on Waste Acceptance Issues in the Federal Register. Through this Notice of Inquiry, the Department sought to implement the Secretary`s initiative to explore with affected parties various options and methods for sharing the costs related to the financial burden associated with continued on-site storage by eliciting the views of affected parties on: (1) The Department`s preliminary view that it does not have a statutory obligation to begin accepting spent nuclear fuel in 1998 in the absence of an operational repository or other suitable storage facility constructed under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended; (2) The need for an interim, away-from-reactor storage facility prior to repository operations; and (3) Options for offsetting, through the Nuclear Waste Fund, a portion of the financial burden that may be incurred by utilities in continuing to store spent nuclear fuel at reactor sites beyond 1998. The Department received a total of 1,111 responses representing 1,476 signatories to this Notice of Inquiry. The responses included submittals from utilities (38 responses); public utility/service commissions and utility regulators (26 responses); Federal, state, and local governments, agencies, and representatives (23 responses); industry and companies (30 responses); public interest groups and other organizations (19 responses); and members of the general public (975 responses).

  2. Issues affecting the acceptance of hydrogen fuel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Inga Schulte; David Hart; Rita van der Vorst

    2004-01-01

    While the topic of hydrogen as an alternative vehicle fuel is gaining increasing attention internationally, one significant aspect of its introduction has been given less attention than others: the public acceptance of such a new technology and fuel. After reviewing the existing literature on acceptance, risk perception and customer satisfaction, this paper describes the development of a model that illustrates

  3. 30 CFR 1227.200 - What are a State's general responsibilities if it accepts a delegation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...general responsibilities if it accepts a delegation? 1227.200 Section 1227.200...INTERIOR Natural Resources Revenue DELEGATION TO STATES States' Responsibilities...general responsibilities if it accepts a delegation? For each delegated function...

  4. College Students' Use of Science Content during Socioscientific Issues Negotiation: Impact of Evolution Understanding and Acceptance

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    Fowler, Samantha R.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the evolution science content used during college students' negotiation of biology-based socioscientific issues (SSI) and examine how it related to students' conceptual understanding and acceptance of biological evolution. Specific research questions were, (1a) what specific evolutionary science content do…

  5. 49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

  6. 49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

  7. 49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

  8. 49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

  9. [General organizational issues in disaster health response].

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    Pacifici, L E; Riccardo, F; De Rosa, A G; Pacini, A; Nardi, L; Russo, G; Scaroni, E

    2007-01-01

    Recent studies show how in the 2004-2005 period there has been an increase in natural disasters of 18% worldwide. According to a renowned author planning for disaster response is as valid as the starting hypothesis. The study of an inductive mental process in disaster response planning is the key to avoiding the invention and re-invention of the wheel for each emergency. Research in this field however is hampered by different factors one of which is data collection that during disaster response requires specific training. Standardization of data collection models with limitation of the number of variables is required as is taking into account problems related to people migration and subsequent sampling problems and retrospective analysis. Moreover poor attention to the training of the volunteers employed on the field is an issue to be considered. PMID:17598986

  10. Training immigrant doctors: issues and responses.

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    Romem, Y; Benor, D E

    1993-01-01

    An unprecedented wave of immigration of doctors to Israel, mainly from the former Soviet Union, posed for Israeli health leaders the problem of bringing them to a common and accepted Western level of performance. Stemming from the deep commitment which Israel has towards the immigrants, the state offers them a training opportunity to enhance their chances of being licensed and finding jobs in their profession. A 6-month programme was launched by Ben-Gurion University, later adopted by other medical schools and supported by the Government of Israel. The programme was designed to provide effective responses to the specific problems of the immigrant population, which are: lack of knowledge of local language, both everyday and professional; overspecialization in too narrow specialties; possession of clinical specialties which do not exist in the new country; insufficient updating in medical sciences and technology; unawareness of economic implications of health care; difficulty in originating new solutions to clinical problems, and lack of skill in answering objective test items. The programme is characterized by a protective environment, problem-oriented learning, small-group activities and emphasis on learning languages. The clinical problems are designed to emphasize the general practitioner's point of view of both common and emergency situations. The programme has achieved its goals, as judged by the success rate of its graduates in the National Licensing Examination as compared with the success of immigrant doctors who chose not to participate in the training.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8433665

  11. College students' use of science content during socioscientific issues negotiation: Impact of evolution understanding and acceptance

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fowler, Samantha R.

    The purpose of this study was to explore the evolution science content used during college students' negotiation of biology-based socioscientific issues (SSI) and examine how it related to students' conceptual understanding and acceptance of biological evolution. Specific research questions were, (1a) what specific evolutionary science content do college students evoke during SSI negotiation, (1b) what is the depth of the evolutionary science content reflected in college students. SSI negotiation, and (2) what is the nature of the interaction between evolution understanding and evolution acceptance as they relate to depth of use of evolution content during SSI negotiation? The Socioscientific Issues Questionnaire (SSI-Q) was developed using inductive data analysis to examine science content use and to develop a rubric for measuring depth of evolutionary science content use during SSI negotiation. Sixty upper level undergraduate biology and non-biology majors completed the SSI-Q and also the Conceptual Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS: Anderson, Fisher, & Norman, 2002) to measure evolution understanding and the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE: Rutledge & Warden, 1999) to measure evolution acceptance. A multiple regression analysis tested for interaction effects between the predictor variables, evolution understanding and evolution acceptance. Results indicate that college students primarily use science concepts related to evolution to negotiate biology-based SSI: variation in a population, inheritance of traits, differential success, and change through time. The hypothesis that the extent of one's acceptance of evolution is a mitigating factor in how evolution content is evoked during SSI negotiation was supported by the data. This was seen in that evolution was the predominant science content used by participants for each of the three SSI scenarios used in this study and used consistently throughout the three SSI scenarios. In addition to its potential to assess aspects of argumentation, a modification of the SSI-Q could be used for further study about students' misconceptions about evolution or scientific literacy, if it is defined as one's tendency to utilize science content during a decision-making process within an SSI context.

  12. Supporting Infrastructure and Acceptability Issues for Materials Used in New Generation Vehicles

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    Das, S.; Curlee, T.R.; Jones, D.W.; Leiby, P.E.; Rubin, J.D.; Schexnayder, S.M.; Vogt, D.P.; Wolfe, A.K.

    1999-03-01

    To achieve its goal of producing vehicles that use two thirds less fuel than current vehicles, the Partnership of a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) is designing vehicles that will use lightweight materials in place of heavier materials used in current vehicles. using new materials in automobiles will require the development of a supporting infrastructure to produce both the substitute materials and the components of the substitute materials, as well as the automotive parts constructed from the new materials. This report documents a set of analyses that attempt to identify potential barriers--economic, infrastructure, and public acceptance barriers--to the materials substitution in New Generation Vehicles. The analyses rely on hypothetical vehicle market penetration scenarios and material composition. The approach is comprehensive, examining issues ranging from materials availability to their eventual disposition and its effect on the automobile recycling industry, and from supporting industries' capacity to the public acceptability of these vehicles. The analyses focus on two likely substitute materials, aluminum and glass-reinforced polymer composites.

  13. Response of the ?-opioid system to social rejection and acceptance

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    Hsu, David T; Sanford, Benjamin J; Meyers, Kortni K; Love, Tiffany M; Hazlett, Kathleen E; Wang, Heng; Ni, Lisong; Walker, Sara J; Mickey, Brian J; Korycinski, Steven T; Koeppe, Robert A; Crocker, Jennifer K; Langenecker, Scott A; Zubieta, Jon-Kar

    2013-01-01

    The endogenous opioid system, which alleviates physical pain, is also known to regulate social distress and reward in animal models. To test this hypothesis in humans (n = 18), we used a ?-opioid receptor (MOR) radiotracer to measure changes in MOR availability in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET) during social rejection (not being liked by others) and acceptance (being liked by others). Social rejection significantly activated the MOR system (i.e., reduced receptor availability relative to baseline) in the ventral striatum, amygdala, midline thalamus, and periaqueductal gray (PAG). This pattern of activation is consistent with the hypothesis that the endogenous opioids play a role in reducing the experience of social pain. Greater trait resiliency was positively correlated with MOR activation during rejection in the amygdala, PAG, and subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC), suggesting that MOR activation in these areas is protective or adaptive. In addition, MOR activation in the pregenual ACC was correlated with reduced negative affect during rejection. In contrast, social acceptance resulted in MOR activation in the amygdala and anterior insula, and MOR deactivation in the midline thalamus and sgACC. In the left ventral striatum, MOR activation during acceptance predicted a greater desire for social interaction, suggesting a role for the MOR system in social reward. The ventral striatum, amygdala, midline thalamus, PAG, anterior insula, and ACC are rich in MORs and comprise a pathway by which social cues may influence mood and motivation. MOR regulation of this pathway may preserve and promote emotional well-being in the social environment. PMID:23958960

  14. A Quantitative Assessment of the Factors that Influence Technology Acceptance in Emergency Response

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    Seiter, Thomas C.

    2012-01-01

    Traditional models for studying user acceptance and adoption of technology focused on the factors that identify and tested the relationships forged between the user and the technology in question. In emergency response, implementing technology without user acceptance may affect the safety of the responders and citizenry. Integrating the factors…

  15. 10 CFR 2.603 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...review of site suitability issues in a construction permit proceeding. 2.603 Section...Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct...Partial Decisions on Site Suitability-Construction Permit § 2.603 Acceptance...

  16. 10 CFR 2.603 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...review of site suitability issues in a construction permit proceeding. 2.603 Section...Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct...Partial Decisions on Site Suitability-Construction Permit § 2.603 Acceptance...

  17. 10 CFR 2.603 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...review of site suitability issues in a construction permit proceeding. 2.603 Section...Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct...Partial Decisions on Site Suitability-Construction Permit § 2.603 Acceptance...

  18. 10 CFR 2.603 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...review of site suitability issues in a construction permit proceeding. 2.603 Section...Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct...Partial Decisions on Site Suitability-Construction Permit § 2.603 Acceptance...

  19. 10 CFR 2.603 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...review of site suitability issues in a construction permit proceeding. 2.603 Section...Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct...Partial Decisions on Site Suitability-Construction Permit § 2.603 Acceptance...

  20. Focus Issue--Tailoring the Immune Response

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    Elizabeth M. Adler (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science's STKE REV)

    2004-07-13

    Recent advances have led to increasing sophistication in our ability to manipulate the immune response to prevent or treat disease. Monoclonal antibodies have emerged as a viable therapeutic approach against both cancer and autoimmune disease. Rituximab, the first monoclonal antibody approved by the FDA for cancer therapy, appears to achieve its therapeutic effects through a combination of mechanisms that may include antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity, complement-mediated cell lysis, and the direct stimulation of apoptotic signaling pathways in target cells. Moreover, an increased understanding of the factors that govern immune tolerance has poised us on the brink of further breakthroughs in the immunotherapy of cancer and autoimmune disease. Manipulation of the signaling pathways that lead to T cell anergy may allow us to promote or overcome tolerance as appropriate in the therapy of autimmune disease and cancer. Activation of toll-like receptor pathways in dendritic cells is one approach that may help break tumor tolerance and thereby enhance the efficacy of anti-cancer dendritic cell vaccines.

  1. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination.This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented,

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    Huang, Jianwei

    This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination.This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination.This article has been accepted

  2. DYNAMIC PROCEDURE AIDS: INCREASING ACCESS, ASSIMILATION, ACCEPTANCE, AND ATTENTION IN CRISIS RESPONSE AND HIGH-

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    Klemmer, Scott

    DYNAMIC PROCEDURE AIDS: INCREASING ACCESS, ASSIMILATION, ACCEPTANCE, AND ATTENTION IN CRISIS is known about how to design checklists well, especially new forms of computer-aided checklists; experts produce most existing designs in an ad-hoc manner. In response, we introduce the Dynamic Procedure aids

  3. Host acceptance and sex allocation of Nasonia wasps in response to conspecifics

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    Shuker, David

    Host acceptance and sex allocation of Nasonia wasps in response to conspecifics and heterospecifics of an organism's biology. Here, we consider how parasitoid wasps vary their reproductive decisions when such as parasitoid wasps, populations are often highly structured with only one or a few females contributing

  4. Social context and acceptance of chronic pain: the role of solicitous and punishing responses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lance M. McCracken

    2005-01-01

    Much of the behavior of chronic pain sufferers happens in social contexts where social influences can play a role in their suffering and disability. Researchers have investigated relations of social responses with verbal and overt pain behavior and, more recently, with patient thinking, such as catastrophizing. There has not yet been a study of social influences on patient acceptance of

  5. NonResponse Issues in Household Travel Surveys

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. J. Richardson; E. S. Ampt

    ABSTRACT The conduct of sample surveys in transport invariably means,that there will be some level of non-response associated with these surveys. The issues of non-response are fundamentally connected to the questions,of reducing survey bias and increasing the accuracy of sample estimates. This is because non-respondents in sample surveys have been shown,to be from segments of the population which have significantly

  6. Response Some Burning Issues in Research on Health Behavior Change

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralf Schwarzer

    This response to five excellent commentaries is intended to clarify some issues in research on health behavior change that appear to be ambiguous or con- troversial, such as the debate about stage models versus continuum models or the search for moderators and mediators. The assumption of stages can be useful, but the quest for truly existing stages is considered fruitless

  7. AGING AND TOXIC RESPONSE: ISSUES RELEVANT TO RISK ASSESSMENT (FINAL)

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA has released a final report entitled, Aging and Toxic Response: Issues Relevant to Risk Assessment . This document contributes to the Agency's efforts to better understand the physiology of aging in order to protect the health of older persons, and identifies several d...

  8. Presenting Global Warming and Evolution as Public Health Issues to Encourage Acceptance of Scientific Evidence

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    Stover, Shawn K.; McArthur, Laurence B.; Mabry, Michelle L.

    2013-01-01

    Although evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming and evolution by natural selection is considerable, the public does not embrace these concepts. The current study explores the hypothesis that individuals will become more receptive to scientific viewpoints if evidence for evolution and implications of global warming are presented as issues

  9. Focus Issue: Keeping the Immune Response in Check

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    John F. Foley (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science's STKE REV)

    2007-05-01

    When exploring control of a biological system such as the inflammatory response, we often think first of mechanisms that promote activation of the system. But just as important are the signals that that modulate and terminate these processes. Unchecked recruitment and infiltration of leukocytes into tissues and the unrestrained production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines can lead to tissue damage and even cancer. This issue of Science’s STKE highlights studies that enhance our understanding of how pro-inflammatory signals are switched on, and--equally important--how they are switched off.

  10. Is the PRIME (Primary Response In Medical Emergencies) scheme acceptable to rural general practitioners in New Zealand?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Todd Hore; Gregor Coster; Janne Bills

    Aim To ascertain the level of acceptance of the PRIME (Primary Response In Medical Emergencies) scheme by rural general practitioners (GPs) in New Zealand. Methods A nationwide, anonymous, postal\\/email questionnaire was sent to 536 rural\\/semi-rural GPs, inquiring as to their involvement in and opinions of emergency care, and the acceptability of the PRIME scheme. Results The overall response rate was

  11. Mothers’ and Fathers’ Responsive Problem Solving with Early Adolescents: Do Gender, Shyness, and Social Acceptance Make a Difference?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott R. Miller; Gene H. Brody; Velma M. Murry

    2010-01-01

    We assessed the extent to which youths’ (n = 231) shyness and social acceptance in preadolescence were associated with parents’ responsive problem solving 1 year later\\u000a after controlling for initial levels of parents’ problem solving. Teachers (n = 176) completed assessments of youths’ shyness and social acceptance, and parents (n = 231 married pairs) completed assessments of their responsive problem solving with the child. For shy daughters,

  12. Beyond the Transboundary River: Issues of Riparian Responsibilities

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    Parhi, P. K.; Sankhua, R. N.

    2013-11-01

    The issues of riparian countries sharing transboundary waters spans decades, and has been greatly strengthened by its collaboration with partner agencies. International cooperation on shared water resources is critical, especially in water scarce regions experiencing the impacts of over-consumption and pollution. Where, river basins are transboundary, this requires regular and structured consultation, coordination and cooperation among all states sharing the catchment. Rapid and unsustainable development of river basins and their wetlands has led to the disruption of natural hydrological cycles. In many cases this has resulted in greater frequency and severity of flooding, drought and pollution. Appropriate transnational planning, protection and allocation of water to wetlands are essential to avoid disaster and enable these ecosystems to continue to provide important goods and services to local communities. Integrated river basin management takes into account policies and measures for the multifunctional use of rivers on a catchment scale and associated institutional changes. The implementation of these involves a number of steps such as definition of aim, construction of conceptual model, selection of variables, comparison with selection criteria, database assessment, and indicator selection division of tasks and responsibilities for river basin management with regard to the development of indicators, data collection, and their application in decision-making. This work presents issues pertaining to the pressure to the river, the state of the river ecosystem, the impact to goods and services provided by the river, and the societal response.

  13. Recruiting faculty with clinical responsibilities: factors that influence a decision to accept an academic position.

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    Grauer, Gregory F

    2005-01-01

    The current opportunities for veterinary clinical specialists in private practice and industry have made recruiting and retaining faculty a major focus for most clinical academic departments. To gain a better understanding of the importance of the various factors considered in accepting an academic position, an electronic survey was distributed to newly hired veterinary faculty with clinical responsibilities. The results suggest that the perceived climate and collegiality within the prospective hiring department is the most important factor influencing the decision to accept an academic position. Salary is the second most important factor. Institutional support for the newly hired faculty member and the reputation and quality of the prospective institution rank as more important than the perceived quality of the local community and the geographic location of the institution. The search process and administrative support are the least important factors. There were no differences between the responses of faculty hired into tenure-track positions and those of faculty hired into clinical-track positions. Focusing on the advantages of a collegial environment, enhancing compensation packages, and using creative and flexible appointments may improve faculty recruitment and retention in clinical academic departments. PMID:16261500

  14. Prediction of adaptive self-regulatory responses to arthritis pain anxiety in exercising adults: Does pain acceptance matter?

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    Cary, Miranda A; Gyurcsik, Nancy C; Brawley, Lawrence R

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Exercising for ?150 min/week is a recommended strategy for self-managing arthritis. However, exercise nonadherence is a problem. Arthritis pain anxiety may interfere with regular exercise. According to the fear-avoidance model, individuals may confront their pain anxiety by using adaptive self-regulatory responses (eg, changing exercise type or duration). Furthermore, the anxiety-self-regulatory responses relationship may vary as a function of individuals’ pain acceptance levels. OBJECTIVES: To investigate pain acceptance as a moderator of the pain anxiety-adaptive self-regulatory responses relationship. The secondary objective was to examine whether groups of patients who differed in meeting exercise recommendations also differed in pain-related and self-regulatory responses. METHODS: Adults (mean [± SD] age 49.75±13.88 years) with medically diagnosed arthritis completed online measures of arthritis pain-related variables and self-regulatory responses at baseline, and exercise participation two weeks later. Individuals meeting (n=87) and not meeting (n=49) exercise recommendations were identified. RESULTS: Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that pain acceptance moderated the anxiety-adaptive self-regulatory responses relationship. When pain anxiety was lower, greater pain acceptance was associated with less frequent use of adaptive responses. When anxiety was higher, adaptive responses were used regardless of pain acceptance level. MANOVA findings revealed that participants meeting the recommended exercise dose reported significantly lower pain and pain anxiety, and greater pain acceptance (P<0.05) than those not meeting the dose. CONCLUSIONS: Greater pain acceptance may help individuals to focus their efforts to adapt to their pain anxiety only when it is higher, leaving self-regulatory capacity to cope with additional challenges to exercise adherence (eg, busy schedule). PMID:25621990

  15. Novel Sodium Hypochlorite Cleanser Shows Clinical Response and Excellent Acceptability in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

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    Ryan, Caitriona; Shaw, Richard E; Cockerell, Clay J; Hand, Shari; Ghali, Fred E

    2013-01-01

    The intermittent use of dilute sodium hypochlorite “bleach baths” has shown efficacy as adjunctive therapy for atopic dermatitis (AD). This feasibility study evaluated the clinical response and patient acceptability of treatment with a cleansing body wash containing sodium hypochlorite in children with AD. This was a 12-week open-label feasibility study of 18 children with AD conducted in a pediatric dermatology outpatient clinic between May 2011 and July 2012. Children with moderate to severe AD, defined as an Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score of at least 3 on a 5-point scale, who were age 6 months and older and had lesional cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus at baseline were included. Patients were instructed to wash 3 days/week for 12 weeks with the sodium hypochlorite–containing cleansing body wash. During the study period, patient's individualized topical and systemic treatment regimens were continued. Clinical response to treatment was measured using an IGA score and the percentage of body surface area (BSA) affected. Parents were also administered a retrospective questionnaire evaluating acceptability of the product. There was a statistically significant reduction in IGA score at all time points, with an overall mean reduction from baseline to final measurement using the last observation carried forward in all patients of 1.0 (p = 0.001, n = 18). Similarly the mean reduction of BSA affected was 14.8% (p = 0.005, n = 18). Parents reported that the body wash was significantly easier to use than traditional bleach baths (p < 0.001). The significant reductions in clinical disease severity scores with use of this formulation are encouraging. PMID:23617366

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    This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final the number of transformers of type purchased. 0885-8950/$26.00 © 2011 IEEE #12;This article has been accepted

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    Ghodssi, Reza

    modeling, biomedical engineer- ing, system-level design, systems engineering. I. INTRODUCTION MODELThis article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL 1 Platforms for Engineering Biomedical

  18. Innovative Research Universities Australia Response to Issues Paper

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    , scientific and technological issues. New universities, public or private, research-intensive or specialist communities in dealing with cultural, commercial, educational, environmental, ethical, health, social

  19. Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities.

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    Herlihy, Barbara; Corey, Gerald

    Dual or multiple relationships may be one of the most controversial of all issues in counseling. The nature of these kinds of relationships, the current thinking on the topic, and the diversity of opinions and perspectives touching this issue are explored in this book. The introduction provides an overview of dual relationships, followed by…

  20. When Is It Acceptable to Make Prescriptive Statements in Educational Research Articles? Commentary on the Special Issue Papers

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    Yussen, Steven R.

    2011-01-01

    The commentary considers when it is acceptable to make prescriptive statements in educational research articles. It begins with a consensus view, agreeing with the analysis offered by Marley and Levin (Educational Psychology Review, 2011), that experimental evidence is necessary. Other forms of evidence are considered (e.g., observational,…

  1. 10 CFR 2.621 - Acceptance and docketing of application for early review of site suitability issues in a combined...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    Additional Procedures Applicable to Early Partial Decisions on Site Suitability Issues in Connection With an Application for a Construction Permit or Combined License To Construct Certain Utilization Facilities; and Advance Issuance of Limited Work...

  2. Public acceptance of wildland fire and fuel management: panel responses in seven locations.

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    Toman, Eric; Shindler, Bruce; McCaffrey, Sarah; Bennett, James

    2014-09-01

    Wildland fire affects both public and private resources throughout the United States. A century of fire suppression has contributed to changing ecological conditions and accumulated fuel loads. Managers have used a variety of approaches to address these conditions and reduce the likelihood of wildland fires that may result in adverse ecological impacts and threaten communities. Public acceptance is a critical component of developing and implementing successful management programs. This study examines the factors that influence citizen support for agency fuel reduction treatments over time-particularly prescribed fire and mechanical vegetation removal. This paper presents findings from a longitudinal study examining resident beliefs and attitudes regarding fire management and fuels treatments in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The study was implemented in two phases over a 6-year period using mail surveys to residents of communities adjacent to federal lands in each location. Questions replicated measures from the original project as well as some new items to allow a more in-depth analysis of key concepts. The study design enables comparisons over time as well as between locations. We also assess the factors that influence acceptance of both prescribed fire and mechanical vegetation removal. Findings demonstrate a relative stability of attitudes toward fuels management approaches over time and suggest that this acceptance is strongly influenced by confidence in resource managers and beliefs that the treatments would result in positive outcomes. PMID:25034754

  3. Effects of Issue Involvement and Framing of a Responsible Drinking Message on Attitudes, Intentions, and Behavior.

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    de Graaf, Anneke; van den Putte, Bas; de Bruijn, Gert-Jan

    2015-08-01

    To decrease the prevalence and the amount of alcohol consumption among students, health messages advocating responsible alcohol behavior can be used. However, it is unclear whether responsible drinking messages are most effective when they use a gain frame, presenting the advantages of responsible drinking, or a loss frame, presenting the disadvantages of irresponsible drinking. This study tests the effects of framing and the moderating role of involvement with the issue of responsible drinking. A three-wave, between-subjects, experimental study was conducted, in which participants (N = 90) were exposed to either a gain- or loss-framed message about responsible drinking behavior at Wave 2. At all three waves, attitudes, intentions and behavior toward responsible drinking were measured. Results showed that for participants with low issue- involvement, a gain frame led to more positive attitudes and intentions toward responsible alcohol use, whereas a loss frame did not have any effects for them. For participants with high issue involvement, a loss frame led to more positive attitudes and intentions toward responsible alcohol use, whereas a gain frame did not have an effect on attitude and only a delayed effect on intention. However, there were no effects of frame and issue involvement on adhering to the guideline of responsible alcohol use and average drinking behavior. PMID:26132603

  4. The Awakening Cortisol Response: Methodological Issues and Significance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Clow; L. Thorn; P. Evans; F. Hucklebridge

    2004-01-01

    The awakening cortisol response (ACR) is a discrete and distinctive part of the cortisol circadian cycle. In healthy adults salivary free cortisol concentrations increase by between 50 and 160% in the first 30 min immediately post-awakening (approximate average increase of 9 nmol\\/l, range 4 - 15 nmol\\/l, estimated to be equivalent to about three secretory episodes). However there are no

  5. Response efficacy: the key to minimizing rejection and maximizing acceptance of emotion-based anti-speeding messages.

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    Lewis, I M; Watson, B; White, K M

    2010-03-01

    This study sought to improve understanding of the persuasive process of emotion-based appeals not only in relation to negative, fear-based appeals but also for appeals based upon positive emotions. In particular, the study investigated whether response efficacy, as a cognitive construct, mediated outcome measures of message effectiveness in terms of both acceptance and rejection of negative and positive emotion-based messages. Licensed drivers (N=406) participated via the completion of an on-line survey. Within the survey, participants received either a negative (fear-based) appeal or one of the two possible positive appeals (pride or humor-based). Overall, the study's findings confirmed the importance of emotional and cognitive components of persuasive health messages and identified response efficacy as a key cognitive construct influencing the effectiveness of not only fear-based messages but also positive emotion-based messages. Interestingly, however, the results suggested that response efficacy's influence on message effectiveness may differ for positive and negative emotion-based appeals such that significant indirect (and mediational) effects were found with both acceptance and rejection of the positive appeals yet only with rejection of the fear-based appeal. As such, the study's findings provide an important extension to extant literature and may inform future advertising message design. PMID:20159067

  6. Results of an emergency response atmospheric dispersion model comparison using a state accepted statistical protocol

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    Ciolek; J. T. Jr

    1993-01-01

    The Rocky Flats Plant, located approximately 26 km northwest of downtown Denver, Colorado, has developed an emergency response atmospheric dispersion model for complex terrain applications. Plant personnel would use the model, known as the Terrain-Responsive Atmospheric Code (TRAC) (Hodgin 1985) to project plume impacts and provide off-site protective action recommendations to the State of Colorado should a hazardous material release

  7. Journal of ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, Vol. 32, No. 8, 2003 Special Issue Paper (Received September 10, 2002; accepted March 10, 2003)

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    Florida, University of

    842 Journal of ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, Vol. 32, No. 8, 2003 Special Issue Paper (Received September scratches of vari- ous depths or damage on the polished surface. In this paper, we report the GCIB etching of GaSb. High-resolution transmission- electron microscopy (HRTEM) shows the crystallinity

  8. Young Children's Affective Responses to Acceptance and Rejection from Peers: A Computer-Based Task Sensitive to Variation in Temperamental Shyness and Gender

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    Howarth, Grace Z.; Guyer, Amanda E.; Perez-Edgar, Koraly

    2013-01-01

    This study presents a novel task examining young children's affective responses to evaluative feedback--specifically, social acceptance and rejection--from peers. We aimed to determine (1) whether young children report their affective responses to hypothetical peer evaluation predictably and consistently, and (2) whether young children's responses

  9. Issues That Drive Near-Earth Object Mitigation Responses

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    Yeomans, D. K.; Chamberlin, A.; Chesley, S.; Chodas, P. W.

    2009-12-01

    Find them early: The most important aspect for the mitigation of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs) is to find them early enough so that an appropriate and timely response can be carried out. Although about 84% of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) larger than one kilometer had been found by mid-2009, only about 5% of the NEAs 140 meters and larger that could cause regional devastation had been found. Because of their fewer numbers, comets represent only ~1% of the asteroid threat in the Earth’s neighborhood. Improve impact predictions: The vast majority of true impactors will reach very high probabilities of impact after their second apparition and that is usually within a few years of discovery. Simulations suggest that radar astrometry increases the average Earth encounter predictability from 80 to 400 years and increases the impact warning time an average of up to 4 years. In addition, radar imaging can often resolve the shapes of NEOs down to the few meter level. For NEOs that have been identified as potential threats, the radiometric tracking of a rendezvous spacecraft, coupled with spacecraft imaging of the NEO, could be used to dramatically improve the asteroid’s ephemeris. Ongoing activities to improve the orbit determination and ephemeris prediction process for NEOs include efforts to de-bias reference star positions and the modeling of the small asteroid accelerations introduced by the asymmetric re-radiation of sunlight (i.e., Yarkovsky effect). Study risk mitigation responses: For the deflection of hazardous NEOs on direct impacting trajectories, relatively mature techniques include the kinetic energy impacts by spacecraft for relatively small (< 300 meters) NEOs and either stand-off or surface nuclear explosions for the larger, but far less numerous, NEO impactors. For both cases, the ejecta blown back as a result of the collision or explosion would introduce a momentum enhancement that would be expected to augment the momentum delivered by the crater forming mechanism itself. Studies need to be carried out to understand this momentum enhancement factor since it can vary by more than an order of magnitude depending upon the NEO’s structure and composition. For the few percent of simulated Earth impactors that pass closely by the Earth prior to impact, the gravitational attraction between the threatening NEO and a nearby thrusting spacecraft (gravity tractor) could be used to drag the NEO out of harms way. For example, near-Earth asteroid Apophis has a small chance of passing through a 610-meter “keyhole” during its dramatic Earth close approach to within 0.1 lunar distances on April 13, 2029 - a keyhole passage that would then allow it to return seven years later for an Earth impact on April 13, 2036. A gravity tractor could be employed in the early 2020’s to ensure that Apophis would not enter this tiny keyhole. However, the Apophis situation, where a very close Earth approach a few years prior to a potential impact offers a tremendous amount of leverage for a deflection, is not typical. In the near term, the most likely scenarios would include impacts by relatively small NEOs with little or no warning so that plans for rapid evacuations also need to be considered.

  10. Conditioned acceptance and preference but not altered taste reactivity responses to bitter and sour flavors paired with intragastric glucose infusion.

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    Myers, Kevin P; Sclafani, Anthony

    2003-02-01

    Nutrient-conditioned flavors preferences are thought to involve an increase in flavor palatability (hedonic evaluation). Consistent with this view is the recent finding that a sweet flavor paired with intragastric glucose infusions elicited more hedonic taste reactivity (TR) responses than did an alternative sweet flavor paired with intragastric water. The generality of this finding was examined by conditioning preferences for inherently avoided nonsweet flavors. Rats were trained in 20 h/day and then 30 min/day sessions with a CS+ flavor (sour citric acid or bitter sucrose octaacetate) paired with intragastric 16% glucose infusion, and the opposite flavor (CS-) paired with intragastric water. Glucose conditioning increased the CS+ acceptance in one-bottle tests and produced a 95% CS+ preference in two-bottle sessions. Yet, TR responses to brief intraoral infusions of the two CS flavors did not differ, even after extensive testing. Subsequent choice tests revealed that a 1% fructose solution was preferred to the CS-, whereas the CS+ was preferred to 1% and 2% fructose and equally preferred to 4%, 8%, and 16% fructose. These results indicate that strong nutrient-conditioned flavor preferences are not always associated with increased flavor palatability as measured by TR tests. Therefore, nonhedonic processes, perhaps increased incentive salience, appear to mediate the enhanced preference and acceptance conditioned by postingestive nutrient actions. PMID:12576114

  11. What Responsibilities Should Teachers Accept? Stirling Educational Seminar Papers No. 1.

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    McIntyre, Donald

    1979-01-01

    Five value-laden levels of increasing responsibility are outlined as criteria applied to teacher's own activities; students' overt classroom behavior; comprehension and attitudes; abilities acquired by students; and future characteristics of students. Knowledge available to a teacher and working conditions influence level choice more than teacher…

  12. Rotationally acceptable ocean tide models for determining the response of the oceans to atmospheric pressure fluctuations

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    Dickman, S. R.

    2010-12-01

    Suitably generalized, ocean tide models can be used to determine the oceans' response to atmospheric pressure forcing; but the huge range of spatial and temporal scales of that forcing limits the relevance of state-of-the-art tide modeling techniques, like data assimilation, for such determinations. With an interest in its effects on Earth's rotation, in 1998 I employed a generalized but non-assimilating spherical harmonic tide model to determine the oceanic response to pressure forcing, however restricting its application to time scales exceeding a few days. This article revisits that spherical harmonic model in an attempt to improve its rotational predictions of short-period tides. We find that increasing the resolution of the model ocean does not by itself affect the tidal solution much, but varying the model's frictional parameters can produce diurnal tides whose effects on Earth's polar motion are similar to those of a variety of other ocean tide models. Such an improved model will allow our calculations of the oceans' dynamic response to pressure forcing, and the effects of that response on Earth's rotation, to be extended down to diurnal time scales.

  13. Mass Market Demand Response and Variable Generation Integration Issues: A Scoping Study

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    Cappers, Peter; Mills, Andrew; Goldman, Charles; Wiser, Ryan; Eto, Joseph H.

    2011-09-10

    This scoping study focuses on the policy issues inherent in the claims made by some Smart Grid proponents that the demand response potential of mass market customers which is enabled by widespread implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) through the Smart Grid could be the “silver bullet” for mitigating variable generation integration issues. In terms of approach, we will: identify key issues associated with integrating large amounts of variable generation into the bulk power system; identify demand response opportunities made more readily available to mass market customers through widespread deployment of AMI systems and how they can affect the bulk power system; assess the extent to which these mass market Demand Response (DR) opportunities can mitigate Variable Generation (VG) integration issues in the near-term and what electricity market structures and regulatory practices could be changed to further expand the ability for DR to mitigate VG integration issues over the long term; and provide a qualitative comparison of DR and other approaches to mitigate VG integration issues.

  14. 21 CFR 830.120 - Responsibilities of an FDA-accredited issuing agency.

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    2014-04-01

    ...120 Responsibilities of an FDA-accredited issuing agency...assignment of UDIs and provide FDA a copy of such list in electronic...d) Upon request, provide FDA with information concerning...UDIs; and (e) Remain in compliance with the eligibility and...

  15. 42 CFR 137.285 - Are Self-Governance Tribes required to accept Federal environmental responsibilities to enter...

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Are Self-Governance Tribes required to accept Federal...AND HUMAN SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Construction Nepa Process § 137.285 Are Self-Governance Tribes required to accept...

  16. Errant corporations, diffuse responsibilities, and the environment: ethical issues in the Orica case study.

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    Grace, Damian

    2009-04-01

    The papers in this volume deal with various aspects of the HCB legacy at the Orica plant at Botany. Whether explicitly or implicitly, they are concerned with questions of ethics; with the just distribution of burdens and benefits; with just processes for disposing of dangerous industrial waste; and with a just custodianship of the Botany environment. These ethical issues illustrate the difficulty of securing corporate accountability, and the elusiveness of responsibility within organisations. This paper reflects on some of the issues for ethics raised by the Orica case and their significance for corporate ethics. PMID:18762363

  17. Young Children’s Affective Responses to Acceptance and Rejection From Peers: A Computer-based Task Sensitive to Variation in Temperamental Shyness and Gender

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    Howarth, Grace Z.; Guyer, Amanda E.; Pérez-Edgar, Koraly

    2013-01-01

    This study presents a novel task examining young children’s affective responses to evaluative feedback—specifically, social acceptance and rejection—from peers. We aimed to determine (1) whether young children report their affective responses to hypothetical peer evaluation predictably and consistently, and (2) whether young children’s responses to peer evaluation vary as a function of temperamental shyness and gender. Four- to seven-year-old children (N = 48) sorted pictures of unknown, similar-aged children into those with whom they wished or did not wish to play. Computerized peer evaluation later noted whether the pictured children were interested in a future playdate with participants. Participants then rated their affective responses to each acceptance or rejection event. Children were happy when accepted by children with whom they wanted to play, and disappointed when these children rejected them. Highly shy boys showed a wider range of responses to acceptance and rejection based on initial social interest, and may be particularly sensitive to both positive and negative evaluation. Overall, the playdate task captures individual differences in affective responses to evaluative peer feedback and is potentially amenable to future applications in research with young children, including pairings with psychophysiological measures. PMID:23997429

  18. The social welfare function and individual responsibility: some theoretical issues and empirical evidence.

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    Dolan, Paul; Tsuchiya, Aki

    2009-01-01

    The literature on income distribution has attempted to evaluate different degrees of inequality using a social welfare function (SWF) approach. However, it has largely ignored the source of such inequalities, and has thus failed to consider different degrees of inequity. The literature on egalitarianism has addressed issues of equity, largely in relation to individual responsibility. This paper builds upon these two literatures, and introduces individual responsibility into the SWF. Results from a small-scale study of people's preferences in relation to the distribution of health benefits are presented to illustrate how the parameter values of a SWF might be determined. PMID:19062115

  19. Producer responsibility for e-waste management: key issues for consideration - learning from the Swiss experience.

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    Khetriwal, Deepali Sinha; Kraeuchi, Philipp; Widmer, Rolf

    2009-01-01

    E-waste, a relatively recent addition to the waste stream in the form of discarded electronic and electric equipment, is getting increasing attention from policy makers as the quantity being generated is rising rapidly. One of the most promising policy options to address this issue is to extend the producers responsibility for their products beyond the point of sale, until end-of-product-life. This paper briefly introduces the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and its applicability in the area of the end-of-life management of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). It then examines the decade-long experience of Switzerland in using EPR to manage its e-waste, elaborating on the experience of the Swiss system in overcoming specific issues, and finally wrapping up with a synopsis of the lessons for policy makers. We consider each issue as an enquiry of questions confronting a policy maker and the choices that may present themselves. The five issues discussed are: (i) the challenges in getting an EPR based system started; (ii) securing financing to ensure a self-sustaining and smooth functioning system; (iii) organising a logistics network for the take back and collection of the e-waste; (iv) ensuring compliance of the various actors involved; and finally (v) reducing the threat of monopolistic practices. PMID:18162284

  20. Task force St. Bernard: operational issues and medical management of a National Guard disaster response operation.

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    Bonnett, Carl J; Schock, Tony R; McVaney, Kevin E; Colwell, Christopher B; Depass, Christopher

    2007-01-01

    After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States on 29 August 2005, it became obvious that the country was facing an enormous national emergency. With local resources overwhelmed, governors across the US responded by deploying thousands of National Guard soldiers and airmen. The National Guard has responded to domestic disasters due to natural hazards since its inception, but an event with the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina was unprecedented. The deployment of >900 Army National Guard soldiers to St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana in the aftermath of the Hurricane was studied to present some of the operational issues involved with providing medical support for this type of operation. In doing so, the authors attempt to address some of the larger issues of how the National Guard can be incorporated into domestic disaster response efforts. A number of unforeseen issues with regards to medical operations, medical supply, communication, preventive medicine, legal issues, and interactions with civilians were encountered and are reviewed. A better understanding of the National Guard and how it can be utilized more effectively in future disaster response operations can be developed. PMID:18087915

  1. Methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins 3 and 4 are responsible for Campylobacter jejuni chemotaxis and jejuna colonization in mice in response to sodium deoxycholate.

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    Li, Zhifeng; Lou, Hongqiang; Ojcius, David M; Sun, Aihua; Sun, Dexter; Zhao, Jinfang; Lin, Xu'ai; Yan, Jie

    2014-03-01

    Methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins (MCPs), also termed transducer-like proteins (Tlps), serve as sensors in bacterial chemotactic signalling, and detect attractants and promote bacterial movement towards suitable sites for colonization. Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of human enteritis, but the mechanisms responsible for bacterial chemotaxis and early colonization in the jejunum of hosts are poorly understood. In the present study, we identified several types of bile and sodium deoxycholate (SDC) acting as chemotactic attractants of C. jejuni strain NCTC 11168-O in vitro, in which SDC was the most efficient chemoattractant. In mice with bile duct ligation, the wild-type strain displayed a markedly attenuated ability for colonization. Blockage of Tlp3 or Tlp4 protein with antibody or disruption of the tlp3 or tlp4 gene (?tlp3 or ?tlp4) caused a significant inhibition of SDC-induced chemotaxis and attenuation for colonization on jejunal mucosa in mice of the bacterium. Disruption of both the genes (?tlp3/?tlp4) resulted in the absence of bacterial chemotaxis and colonization, while the tlp-gene-complemented mutants (C?tlp3 and C?tlp4) reacquired these abilities. The results indicate that SDC is an effective chemoattractant for C. jejuni, and Tlp3 and Tlp4 are the SDC-specific sensor proteins responsible for the bacterial chemoattraction. PMID:24403598

  2. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 1

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    Southampton, University of

    This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 1 are required for high throughput analysis, for example drug screening or ad- vanced DNA sequencing. Complex

  3. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION 1

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    Guo, Yi

    This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final- uate students in biomedical engineering (BME) and other related disciplines in which robotics design example for building such a capsule robot is presented, followed by a laboratory module

  4. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 1

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    Serdijn, Wouter A.

    for biomedical applications, this inspired us to design the whole readout front-end and apply it to biomedicalThis article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 1 An ECG

  5. Should age-period-cohort analysts accept innovation without scrutiny? A response to Reither, Masters, Yang, Powers, Zheng and Land.

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    Bell, Andrew; Jones, Kelvyn

    2015-03-01

    This commentary clarifies our original commentary (Bell and Jones, 2014c) and illustrates some concerns we have regarding the response article in this issue (Reither et al., 2015). In particular, we argue that (a) linear effects do not have to be produced by exact linear mathematical functions to behave as if they were linear, (b) linear effects by this wider definition are extremely common in real life social processes, and (c) in the presence of these effects, the Hierarchical Age Period Cohort (HAPC) model will often not work. Although Reither et al. do not define what a 'non-linear monotonic trend' is (instead, only stating that it isn't a linear effect) we show that the model often doesn't work in the presence of such effects, by using data generated as a 'non-linear monotonic trend' by Reither et al. themselves. We then question their discussion of fixed and random effects before finishing with a discussion of how we argue that theory should be used, in the context of the obesity epidemic. PMID:25641207

  6. Issues in the Dating of Deuteronomy: A Response to Juha Pakkala

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    MacDonald, Nathan

    2010-08-24

    ZAW 122. Bd., S. 431–435 DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.030 © Walter de Gruyter 2010 Mitteilungen Issues in the Dating of Deuteronomy: A Response to Juha Pakkala* By Nathan MacDonald (Theologische Fakultät, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Platz der... . With most scholars Veijola holds that vv. 15 and 21 are related to one another and are mutually exclusive. In v. 15 you can have profane slaughter everywhere including in towns near to the sanctuary, but in v. 21 you can only have profane slaughter at some...

  7. Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses. Also: Wraparound Milwaukee Program: Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Facilities.

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    Juvenile Justice, 2000

    2000-01-01

    This issue of Juvenile Justice presents three main articles. "Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Issues and Emerging Responses" (J. J. Cocozza and K. Skowyra) discusses tragic mass homicides by juveniles, documented cases of neglect and inadequate services, and federal policy focusing on providing systems of care for at-risk juveniles that have…

  8. Boring in response to bark and phloem extracts from North American trees does not explain host acceptance behavior of Orthotomicus erosus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).

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    Walter, Abigail J; Kells, Stephen A; Venette, Robert C; Seybold, Steven J

    2010-04-01

    When invasive herbivorous insects encounter novel plant species, they must determine whether the novel plants are hosts. The Mediterranean pine engraver, Orthotomicus erosus (Wollaston), an exotic bark beetle poised to expand its range in North America, accepts hosts after contacting the bark. To test the hypothesis that O. erosus accepts hosts on the basis of gustatory cues, we prepared bark and phloem extracts from logs of four North American tree species that we had used in previous host acceptance experiments. Water, methanol, and hexane extracts of red pine, tamarack, balsam fir, and paper birch were presented alone and in combination on a neutral filter paper substrate in a section of a plastic drinking straw. Boring behavior in response to the three-extract combinations differed from the pattern of acceptance previously observed among species when the beetles were in contact with the bark surface. Only the aqueous extracts of tamarack, Larix laricina, increased the initiation and the extent of boring by O. erosus on the filter paper substrate. We conclude that the effects of extracted chemicals do not match the behavior of the beetles observed when penetrating excised bark and phloem discs, indicating that host selection by O. erosus may not be predictable from bark and phloem chemistry alone. Instead, host acceptance may be determined by nongustatory stimuli or by a combination of stimuli including gustatory and nongustatory cues. PMID:20388300

  9. Submitted to Energy and Buildings February 23, 2005 and accepted for publication March 1, 2006. Subject responses to electrochromic windows

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    . LBNL-57125 Subject responses to electrochromic windows R.D. Clear* , V. Inkarojrit, E.S. Lee Building in a private office with switchable electrochromic windows, manually- operated Venetian blinds, and dimmable fluorescent lights. The electrochromic window had a visible transmittance range of approximately 3

  10. Towards ecologically meaningful and socially acceptable buffers: Response distances of shorebirds in Victoria, Australia, to human disturbance

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    Hayley K. Glover; Michael A. Weston; Grainne S. Maguire; Kelly K. Miller; Belinda A. Christie

    2011-01-01

    Buffers are often used to separate threatening stimuli, such as humans, from wildlife but with few exceptions buffer widths are based on little empirical information. We measured the distance at which a response (i.e., flight initiation distance [FID]) occurred among 28 of Australia's 36 regularly occurring shorebird species when presented with an approaching human (n=760 approaches in Victoria, south eastern

  11. AN OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE QUALITY CONCEPTS AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES This chapter introduces the generally accepted knowledge on software quality that has been included in

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    Laporte, Claude Y.

    11-1 AN OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE QUALITY CONCEPTS AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES ABSTRACT This chapter the phrase "market-driven quality", which is based on achieving total customer satisfaction. This definition was influenced by the total quality CMM Integration and CMMI are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University

  12. Vaccine acceptance

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    Ford, John A; Mahgoub, Hamid; Shankar, Ananda Giri

    2013-01-01

    The United Kingdom has had a long history with vaccine acceptability dating back to Edward Jenner’s theory of small pox vaccination. More recently, the discredited, Wakefield study published in 1998 continues to cause MMR skepticism. In pregnant women pertussis vaccination has been considerably more successful than influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccine uptake in healthcare workers remains poor. The media, politicians, and health reforms have contributed to the mixed coverage for these vaccines. In this article we examine vaccine acceptability from a UK perspective, and consider the future impact this is likely to have on the introduction of rotavirus and shingles vaccine in the UK in 2013. PMID:24025731

  13. Autonomy in Long Term Care: Background Issues and a Programmatic Response.

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    Hofland, Brian F.

    1988-01-01

    Presents review of perspectives from law, medical ethics, and psychosocial research to emphasize importance and multi-disciplinary nature of autonomy issues in long term care and to clarify background of Retirement Research Foundation's Personal Autonomy in Long Term Care Initiative. Introduces supplemental issue of "The Gerontologist" which…

  14. Bank response to SEC disclosure guidance issued during the 2007–2008 US financial crisis

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    Susan B. Hughes; Amy L. Wood; Christopher Hodgdon

    2011-01-01

    During 2008 the SEC increased its focus on the need for additional disclosures by banks and financial institutions, and issued specific guidance on disclosures of fair value estimates in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). In addition, the SEC and FASB issued joint guidance for determining estimates of fair value. In this study we analyze the critical accounting policy and

  15. September 25, 2006 Procedures for Locker Room Key Issue and User's Locker Room Cleaning Responsibility

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    Wagner, Diane

    September 25, 2006 Procedures for Locker Room Key Issue and User's Locker Room Cleaning must ensure the locker room is clean and sanitary prior to issuing a key to the user group. The Building Supervisor must ensure each locker room has a clean shower mat, trash receptacles are available

  16. Positive Emotional Responses to Hybridised Writing about a Socio-Scientific Issue

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    Tomas, Louisa; Ritchie, Stephen M.

    2012-01-01

    In order to understand better the role of affect in learning about socio-scientific issues (SSI), this study investigated Year 12 students' emotional arousal as they participated in an online writing-to-learn science project about the socio-scientific issue of biosecurity. Students wrote a series of hybridised scientific narratives, or BioStories,…

  17. Accepted Manuscript

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    2007-03-15

    Oct 30, 2006 ... This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. ... There exist a large body of literature on using spectral methods for ... review paper by Gottlieb and Hesthaven [9] for a up-to-date account ...

  18. Submitted to special issue of PAGEOPH (Jan 2011), revision on July 2011, accepted on Sept1 Finite difference simulations of seismic wave propagation for the4

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .6 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-Oki earthquake at low frequencies. We test21 three 3D structural models built independently in various studies. First aftershock simulations22 are carried out. The model based on 3D interpretation provide good site25 responses but generate seismic phases that may be shifted from those actually

  19. A threat-rigidity analysis of the Apache Software Foundation's response to reported server security issues

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    Shapira, Yoav

    2006-01-01

    There exists a broad body of literature documenting organizational responses to competitive threats, including those responses which fit into the threat-rigidity hypothesis. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how ...

  20. RESPONSE TO ISSUES AND DATA SUBMISSIONS ON THE CARCINOGENICITY OF TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PERCHLOROETHYLENE)

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    The scientific debate over the potential carcinogenicity of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, perc, PCE) spans several years. his document reviews the issues considered by the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) during its review of the Draft Addendum to the Health Assessmen...

  1. View of socioscientific issues among educators: The willingness of teachers to accept SSI into the classroom and the reasoning underyling those beliefs

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    Parr, John Carlos

    Socioscientific issues (SSI) are potentially controversial topics, which can be examined using a social and a scientific perspective. The inclusion of these topics in elementary and secondary classrooms has caused a number of conflicts over the past century. In the present study, I explore the willingness of teachers to include three SSI: evolution, stem cell research, and global climate change in the science curricula. Participants included 221 educators currently employed in K-12 schools. Teachers have the greatest impact on classroom instruction, regardless of state curricula. I found most educators willing to include the three previously named SSI in the curricula, but support was not an indication of a pro-science perspective. Teachers modestly preferred the inclusion of scientific perspectives over alternative ideas, but this support was not universal. Potentially important demographic factors were collected; participants from rural populations, Evangelicals, frequent church attendees, Republicans, and conservatives were found to be less receptive to science-supported ideas. A similarly lower level of support was found among those teachers who did not teach secondary science and those who had taken fewer science courses while in college. Interestingly, a possible correlation between the aforementioned demographic factors and chosen teaching position was identified. I identified a perceived low level of support for the science underlying the selected SSI as one possible explanation for the lack of emphasis on empirically supported concepts. Similarly, the majority of educators were willing to support legislation which formally encouraged the idea of "balanced" coverage. I found the lack of support for scientific ideas and the reasoning quality supporting these views surprisingly low. Educators consider SSI using very different lenses. It was these lenses, and not empirical evidence, which had the greatest impact on decision making. For some participants these frames of reasoning seemed so engrained that they were unwilling to even contemplate the validity of opposing viewpoints.

  2. Response: Epistemological Issues of Social Work Science as a Translational Action Science

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    Goppner, Hans-Jurgen

    2012-01-01

    A science-based practice should be caring, there is no dissent about this. But why a social work science? Until now "things are fine," and practice seems to be getting on very well without it!? It is claimed that there is no alternative in its own interest. Social work needs social work science because of the epistemological issues linked to the…

  3. ACTIONS REGARDING ISSUES RAISED IN PREVIOUS PTES Higher response rates to surveys for PTES 2014, the

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    Levi, Ran

    an international specific Facebook page, that allow new students to connect prior to their arrival at Aberdeen, the University ran a student focus group to discuss the issues that should be asked about in the survey, the University is offering £5 print credit for all students who participate in PTES 2014. Admission and pre

  4. Responses to Issues Raised about Validity, Bias, and Fairness in High-Stakes Testing

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    Sackett, Paul R.; Borneman, Matthew J.; Connelly, Brian S.

    2009-01-01

    We are pleased that our article prompted this series of four commentaries and that we have this opportunity to respond. We address each in turn. Duckworth and Kaufman and Agars discussed, respectively, two broad issues concerning the validity of selection systems, namely, the expansion of the predictor domain to include noncognitive predictors of…

  5. Legal Issues and the Supervised Internship Relationship: Who Is Responsible for What?

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    Moorman, Anita M.

    2004-01-01

    It easily could be argued that no single step in a sport management career path is as important and valuable as an internship. This article identifies some of the situations in an internship that raise legal issues for the university, academic program, student, and sponsoring organization. In addition, the article includes several procedural and…

  6. Reexamining traditional issues in survey research: Just how evil is the anathema of low response rate?

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    Clark, S.B. [Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, TN (United States). Science/Engineering Education Division; Boser, J.A. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1995-08-01

    Survey researchers have long been exhorted to strive for high response rates in order to maximize the likelihood that the respondents are representative of the population being surveyed. It is not surprising then, that much survey research has been directed towards examining the effects of various manipulatable factors on response rate. It is clear that attempts to reach the goal of minimizing the likelihood of nonresponse bias through testing various methods of increasing survey response rates have consumed much research and debate. The results obtained in this research have been inconsistent. Some studies have found significant differences, others have found none. The present study was designed to determine the extent to which the results of an employment survey of former graduates of a teacher preparation program would have been affected by changes in response rate.

  7. Response to issues on GM agriculture in Africa: Are transgenic crops safe?

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    Adenle, Ademola A

    2011-01-01

    The controversies surrounding transgenic crops, often called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), call for a need to raise the level of public awareness of Genetic Modification (GM) technology in Africa. This should be accomplished by educating the public about the potential benefits and risks that may be associated with this new technology. In the last 15 years, GM crop producing countries have benefited from adoption of this new technology in the form of improved crop productivity, food security, and quality of life. The increased income to resource-poor farmers is a key benefit at the individual level especially as most countries using this technology are in the developing world, including three African countries (South Africa, Burkina Faso and Egypt). Despite clear benefits to countries and farmers who grow GMOs, many people are concerned about suspected potential risks associated with GMOs. This sparks debate as to whether GM technology should be adopted or not. Given the concerns regarding the safety of GMO products, thorough scientific investigation of safe application of GMOs is required. The objective of this paper is to respond to the issues of GM agriculture in Africa and some of the issues surrounding the adoption of GM crops between developed and developing countries. In this article, I analyse relevant papers relating to the adoption of GM technology particularly in developing countries including the few African countries that have adopted GM crops. The issues discussed span a wide range including: safety; potential benefits and risks; disputes between the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU) over adoption of GM crops with a focus on Africa continent. This article is concluded by summarising the issues raised and how GM technology can be adopted for agricultural development in Africa. PMID:21981823

  8. Acceptability of human risk.

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    Kasperson, R E

    1983-10-01

    This paper has three objectives: to explore the nature of the problem implicit in the term "risk acceptability," to examine the possible contributions of scientific information to risk standard-setting, and to argue that societal response is best guided by considerations of process rather than formal methods of analysis. Most technological risks are not accepted but are imposed. There is also little reason to expect consensus among individuals on their tolerance of risk. Moreover, debates about risk levels are often at base debates over the adequacy of the institutions which manage the risks. Scientific information can contribute three broad types of analyses to risk-setting deliberations: contextual analysis, equity assessment, and public preference analysis. More effective risk-setting decisions will involve attention to the process used, particularly in regard to the requirements of procedural justice and democratic responsibility. PMID:6418541

  9. The many faces of malingering and participant response strategies: new methodologies in the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire (ACIQ).

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    Fugett, April; Thomas, Stuart W; Lindberg, Marc A

    2014-01-01

    Four studies created malingering and response bias scales for a new test battery, the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire (ACIQ). In the first calibration study, a new approach to identifying fake good and fake bad respondents was outlined. In Study 2, this scale was cross validated in a within-subjects design that also found only weak correlations between the scales of the ACIQ and measures of social desirability. The third study developed a method violator scale (one who responds randomly to the content of the scales due to carelessness, low IQ, etc.). It was tested by Monte Carlo and empirical studies. The fourth study combined the two cross validation studies to offer clear cutoffs for the practitioner. These studies successfully led to the creation of malingering and response bias scales for the ACIQ and also introduced new methods that could be adapted to other instruments. PMID:24846785

  10. A Critical Appraisal of Issues in Differential Response: Moving the Field Forward

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    Winokur, Marc A.; Gabel, George

    2013-01-01

    This reaction article highlights areas of agreement and disagreement with the study conducted by Hughes, Rycus, Saunders-Adams, Hughes, and Hughes on the current state of research and practice in differential response (DR). Overall, we agree with several of the arguments put forth by Hughes et al. regarding the limitations of DR research and the…

  11. Tobacco industry use of corporate social responsibility tactics as a sword and a shield on secondhand smoke issues.

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    Friedman, Lissy C

    2009-01-01

    The tobacco industry has used corporate social responsibility tactics to improve its corporate image with the public, press, and regulators who increasingly have grown to view it as a merchant of death. There is, however, an intractable problem that corporate social responsibility efforts can mask but not resolve: the tobacco industry's products are lethal when used as directed, and no amount of corporate social responsibility activity can reconcile that fundamental contradiction with ethical corporate citizenship. This study's focus is to better understand the tobacco industry's corporate social responsibility efforts and to assess whether there has been any substantive change in the way it does business with regard to the issue of exposure to secondhand smoke. The results show that the industry has made no substantial changes and in fact has continued with business as usual. Although many of the tobacco companies' tactics traditionally had been defensive, they strove for a way to change to a more offensive strategy. Almost without exception, however, their desire to appear to be good corporate citizens clashed with their aversion to further regulation and jeopardizing their legal position, perhaps an irreconcilable conflict. Despite the switch to offense, in 2006 a federal judge found the companies guilty of racketeering. PMID:20122118

  12. Do Ethical Judgments Depend on the Type of Response Scale? Comparing Acceptability versus Unacceptability Judgments in the Case of Life-Ending Procedures

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    Sastre, Maria Teresa Munoz; Gonzalez, Charlene; Lhermitte, Astrid; Sorum, Paul C.; Mullet, Etienne

    2010-01-01

    Using Functional Measurement (Anderson, 2008), Frileux, Lelievre, Munoz Sastre, Mullet, and Sorum (2003) examined the joint impact of several key factors on lay people's judgments of the acceptability of physicians' interventions to end patients' lives. The level of acceptability was high, and the information integration rule that best described…

  13. SPECIAL ISSUE ON 'CHALLENGES IN INTEGRATING MITIGATION ANDADAPTATION AS RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE'

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    WILBANKS, THOMAS J.; SATHAYE JAYANT; KLEIN, RICHARD J.T.

    2007-05-01

    This special issue of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategiesfor Global Change (MITI) reflects a growing recognition that the globalresponse to possible impacts of climate change will include bothmitigation and adaptation (M&A). On the one hand, impacts are alreadyemerging and mitigation efforts are not progressing as rapidly as hadonce been hoped. Further, even if greenhouse gas emissions were to stopabruptly, climate change will continue because of historically committedemissions. As a result, adaptation cannot be avoided. It will beessential, and in some cases it is essential now. On the other hand, ifclimate change is significant, impacts may exceed the capacity of manydeveloping countries, natural ecosystems, and high-impact sites to adapt,which means that mitigation is equally essential.

  14. Response to Special Issue of "Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education" Concerning "Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy"

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    Green, Lucy

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to the six authors in the special issue of "Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education" concerning her book "Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy." In this response, the author focuses on some general observations that came to mind whilst reading the valuable set of…

  15. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version 2006 Jul 1;34(Web Server issue):W119-23 is available online at

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ,version1-23Jul2007 Author manuscript, published in "Nucleic Acids Res 2006;34(Web Server issue):W119This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version 2006 Jul 1;34(Web

  16. Baby-Crying Acceptance

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    Martins, Tiago; de Magalhães, Sérgio Tenreiro

    The baby's crying is his most important mean of communication. The crying monitoring performed by devices that have been developed doesn't ensure the complete safety of the child. It is necessary to join, to these technological resources, means of communicating the results to the responsible, which would involve the digital processing of information available from crying. The survey carried out, enabled to understand the level of adoption, in the continental territory of Portugal, of a technology that will be able to do such a digital processing. It was used the TAM as the theoretical referential. The statistical analysis showed that there is a good probability of acceptance of such a system.

  17. Stream Macroinvertebrate Response Models for Bioassessment Metrics: Addressing the Issue of Spatial Scale

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    Waite, Ian R.; Kennen, Jonathan G.; May, Jason T.; Brown, Larry R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Jones, Kimberly A.; Orlando, James L.

    2014-01-01

    We developed independent predictive disturbance models for a full regional data set and four individual ecoregions (Full Region vs. Individual Ecoregion models) to evaluate effects of spatial scale on the assessment of human landscape modification, on predicted response of stream biota, and the effect of other possible confounding factors, such as watershed size and elevation, on model performance. We selected macroinvertebrate sampling sites for model development (n?=?591) and validation (n?=?467) that met strict screening criteria from four proximal ecoregions in the northeastern U.S.: North Central Appalachians, Ridge and Valley, Northeastern Highlands, and Northern Piedmont. Models were developed using boosted regression tree (BRT) techniques for four macroinvertebrate metrics; results were compared among ecoregions and metrics. Comparing within a region but across the four macroinvertebrate metrics, the average richness of tolerant taxa (RichTOL) had the highest R2 for BRT models. Across the four metrics, final BRT models had between four and seven explanatory variables and always included a variable related to urbanization (e.g., population density, percent urban, or percent manmade channels), and either a measure of hydrologic runoff (e.g., minimum April, average December, or maximum monthly runoff) and(or) a natural landscape factor (e.g., riparian slope, precipitation, and elevation), or a measure of riparian disturbance. Contrary to our expectations, Full Region models explained nearly as much variance in the macroinvertebrate data as Individual Ecoregion models, and taking into account watershed size or elevation did not appear to improve model performance. As a result, it may be advantageous for bioassessment programs to develop large regional models as a preliminary assessment of overall disturbance conditions as long as the range in natural landscape variability is not excessive. PMID:24675770

  18. Radiation protection issues on preparedness and response for a severe nuclear accident: experiences of the Fukushima accident.

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    Homma, T; Takahara, S; Kimura, M; Kinase, S

    2015-06-01

    Radiation protection issues on preparedness and response for a severe nuclear accident are discussed in this paper based on the experiences following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The criteria for use in nuclear emergencies in the Japanese emergency preparedness guide were based on the recommendations of International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) Publications 60 and 63. Although the decision-making process for implementing protective actions relied heavily on computer-based predictive models prior to the accident, urgent protective actions, such as evacuation and sheltering, were implemented effectively based on the plant conditions. As there were no recommendations and criteria for long-term protective actions in the emergency preparedness guide, the recommendations of ICRP Publications 103, 109, and 111 were taken into consideration in determining the temporary relocation of inhabitants of heavily contaminated areas. These recommendations were very useful in deciding the emergency protective actions to take in the early stages of the Fukushima accident. However, some suggestions have been made for improving emergency preparedness and response in the early stages of a severe nuclear accident. PMID:25915551

  19. Effectiveness of an on-body lifting aid at reducing low back physical demands during an automotive assembly task: Assessment of EMG response and user acceptability

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    Ryan B. Graham; Michael J. Agnew; Joan M. Stevenson

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and user acceptability of a Personal Lift-Assist Device (PLAD) at an automotive manufacturing facility, with operators who perform an on-line assembly process requiring forward bending and static holding. Surface EMG data were collected at six sites on the low back and abdomen, and an accelerometer was used to measure trunk

  20. 12.4.7 Parental Notification and Alcohol and Drug Violations 1. Achieving autonomy and acceptance of one's personal responsibility are student development goals

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    Kasman, Alex

    12.4.7 Parental Notification and Alcohol and Drug Violations 1. Achieving autonomy and acceptance or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance. The amendment clearly recognizes the cooperative partnership or local law or College policy governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance. #12;

  1. Affective Issues in Learning Technologies: Emotional Responses to Technology and Technology's Role in Supporting Socio-Emotional Skills

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    Jones, Ann

    2010-01-01

    This paper focuses on some of the author's research studies over the past thirty years and places these in a wider context to reflect on research into affective issues in learning technologies over this period, and to consider whether and how the issues uncovered by research have changed as technologies have developed over time. Three issues are…

  2. Acceptability of Treatments for Plagiarism

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    Carter, Stacy L.; Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra Maria

    2007-01-01

    This study focused on various treatments for addressing incidents of plagiarism by college students. College students rated the acceptability of different responses by college faculty to a case description of a college student who engaged in plagiarism. The findings revealed that students found some methods of addressing this problem behavior by…

  3. Freedom in responsibility: a response.

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    Waters, Brent

    2005-08-01

    This paper is a critical response to Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt's article "Freedom in responsibility: On the relevance of 'sin' as hermeneutic guiding principle in bioethical decision making." Gräb-Schmidt's chief contention is that ethics begins with anthropology, and that moral responsibility is thereby grounded within a set of given limits. Freedom is distorted into sin when these limits are transgressed. My principal complaint is that her account of the relationship between freedom and sin is grounded in a tragic ontology. Alternatively, I contend that anthropology is grounded in Christology in which freedom is a gift of the Spirit. Consequently, sin is not so much tragic as it marks a refusal of humans to accept their divine election. The issues of human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research are used to exemplify what difference these respective differences might make in a process of moral deliberation. PMID:16266968

  4. Acceptable noise levels for construction site offices

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    KW Mui; LT Wong; YW Wong

    2009-01-01

    This study examined acceptable noise level of a construction site office in Hong Kong by analysing responses obtained from interviews of 77 occupants. The equivalent continuous noise level Leq measured in the office was chosen as an indicator and correlated with the occupant acceptance recorded on a visual analogue assessment scale and a dichotomous assessment scale. With the use of

  5. Issues affecting the measurement of disturbance response patterns in herbaceous vegetation – A test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis

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    J. Li; W. A. Loneragan; J. A. Duggin; C. D. Grant

    2004-01-01

    The 'intermediate disturbance hypothesis' (IDH) predicts maximum species diversity at intermediate levels of disturbance. Disturbance levels are measured by intensity or frequency of disturbance or by the time since disturbance. The IDH has been tested over a wide range of studies and communities with results either accepting or rejecting the hypothesis. The objectives of this study were to determine how

  6. Effectiveness and Patient Acceptance of Halcinonide 0.1% Cream in 216g Jars for Large-area Steroid-responsive Dermatoses

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    2011-01-01

    When treating patients with extensive dermatitis, total body surface area affected must be considered when prescribing topical medication. Halcinonide 0.1% cream, a class 2 topical corticosteroid, is now available in a 216g jar. This large size is convenient and cost effective for patients with large-area dermatoses. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the efficacy and patient acceptance of halcinonide in 216g jars for the treatment of large-area dermatoses. Design: This study was an open-label, noncomparator trial evaluating the clinical outcomes and acceptability of halcinonide in 216g jars. Halcinonide was prescribed twice daily for up to 28 days. Measurement: Severity of dermatoses was based on investigator observations at the baseline visit and again after 28 days. Patient satisfaction was evaluated based on a questionnaire completed at the conclusion of the study. Results: Total enrollment was 40 patients. Dermatoses affected an average of 12 percent body surface area. At baseline, all patients exhibited dermatoses rated as severe or moderate. Nearly half of patients were completely cleared or almost cleared by 28 days, with all patients noting at least some improvement. Most patients agreed that they liked the way the product spread on the skin (94.7%), and more than 80 percent found that it was neither sticky nor greasy. In more than 90 percent of cases, the investigator reported that halcinonide provided a shorter duration of therapy versus triamcinolone one-pound jars. Conclusion: Halcinonide 0.1% cream in 216g jars is effective and convenient for patients with large-area dermatoses. PMID:21532875

  7. Acceptability of blood and blood substitutes.

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    Ferguson, E; Prowse, C; Townsend, E; Spence, A; Hilten, J A van; Lowe, K

    2008-03-01

    Alternatives to donor blood have been developed in part to meet increasing demand. However, new biotechnologies are often associated with increased perceptions of risk and low acceptance. This paper reviews developments of alternatives and presents data, from a field-based experiment in the UK and Holland, on the risks and acceptance of donor blood and alternatives (chemical, genetically modified and bovine). UK groups perceived all substitutes as riskier than the Dutch. There is a negative association between perceived risk and acceptability. Solutions to increasing acceptance are discussed in terms of implicit attitudes, product naming and emotional responses. PMID:18205767

  8. Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit: Is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care?

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    Allison M Williams; Jeanette A Eby; Valorie A Crooks; Kelli Stajduhar; Melissa Giesbrecht; Mirjana Vuksan; S Robin Cohen; Kevin Brazil; Diane Allan

    2011-01-01

    Background  An increasingly significant public health issue in Canada, and elsewhere throughout the developed world, pertains to the provision\\u000a of adequate palliative\\/end-of-life (P\\/EOL) care. Informal caregivers who take on the responsibility of providing P\\/EOL care\\u000a often experience negative physical, mental, emotional, social and economic consequences. In this article, we specifically\\u000a examine how Canada's Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB) - a contributory benefits

  9. 75 FR 35800 - Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments

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    ...Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). The draft document...will convene an expert panel composed of scientists knowledgeable about technical issues...peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This draft report has...

  10. Accepting the T3D

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    Rich, D.O.; Pope, S.C.; DeLapp, J.G.

    1994-10-01

    In April, a 128 PE Cray T3D was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Advanced Computing Laboratory as part of the DOE`s High-Performance Parallel Processor Program (H4P). In conjunction with CRI, the authors implemented a 30 day acceptance test. The test was constructed in part to help them understand the strengths and weaknesses of the T3D. In this paper, they briefly describe the H4P and its goals. They discuss the design and implementation of the T3D acceptance test and detail issues that arose during the test. They conclude with a set of system requirements that must be addressed as the T3D system evolves.

  11. Selected College Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of Biotechnology Issues Reported in the Mass Media.

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    Wingenbach, Gary J.; Rutherford, Tracy A.; Dunsford, Deborah W.

    2002-01-01

    Agricultural communications students (n=330) were surveyed to determine their knowledge of and attitudes toward biotechnology issues reported in the mass media. Although students achieved only 30% correct responses, 84% perceived their knowledge level to be average to high. Most were somewhat accepting of genetic modification for plants but less…

  12. The Factorial Invariance of Responses by Males and Females to a Multidimensional Self-Concept Instrument: Substantive and Methodological Issues.

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    Marsh, Herbert W.

    The purposes of this study are to examine the factorial invariance of responses by preadolescent males and females to a multidimensional self-concept instrument, and to demonstrate the use of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Sets of responses by 500 males and by 500 females were each randomly divided in half to form four groups (M1, M2, F1, and…

  13. Towards a Dynamic Systems Approach to Moral Development and Moral Education: A Response to the "JME" Special Issue, September 2008

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    Kim, Minkang; Sankey, Derek

    2009-01-01

    Is "development" a concept that properly belongs to mind and morality and, if it does, what account can we give of moral development now that Piagetian and Kohlbergian models are increasingly being abandoned in developmental psychology? In addressing this central issue, it is hoped that the paper will contribute to the quest for a new integrated…

  14. Rhetoric and Respectability. Response to an Analysis of the Forum: Issues in Education of the Severely and Profoundly Retarded.

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    Sontag, Ed; And Others

    1981-01-01

    The authors respond to criticism of their state of the art analysis of teaching severely/profoundly retarded students. They suggest that the criticisms levelled at them are misleading and that time would have been better spent by their critics documenting their own position on the issue. For related information, see EC 133 831-833. (CL)

  15. Studies of Technology Tool Usage Are Not Enough: A Response to the Articles in This Special Issue

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    McLeod, Scott; Bathon, Justin M.; Richardson, Jayson W.

    2011-01-01

    The research in this special issue of the "Journal of Research in Leadership Education" (JRLE) is critically important for moving forward the practice of school leader preparation. The articles are well done and each includes at least one multimedia example of technology-suffused educational leadership pedagogy in practice. Every one of these…

  16. Environmental Response: Strawberry Hill Campus, Bar Harbor, Maine. The 21st Awards Program: A Year of Issues

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    Progressive Architecture, 1974

    1974-01-01

    The Progressive Architecture Awards Jury gave citations to three projects grouped as "the response by architects to environmental problems." One citation was awarded to a college campus design utilizing solar energy, recycled materials, and wind power. (MF)

  17. POSITION ACCEPTANCE Student Name

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    POSITION ACCEPTANCE Student Name Student Address City, ST Zip Code March 8, 20XX Person Who Made the Offer Corporation Name Address City, ST Zip Code Dear Mr./Ms. Person Who Made the Position Offer, I am writing to accept the offer of employment as a Supply Chain Manager at Corporation Name. I am very excited

  18. Text recycling: acceptable or misconduct?

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    Harriman, Stephanie; Patel, Jigisha

    2014-01-01

    Text recycling, also referred to as self-plagiarism, is the reproduction of an author's own text from a previous publication in a new publication. Opinions on the acceptability of this practice vary, with some viewing it as acceptable and efficient, and others as misleading and unacceptable. In light of the lack of consensus, journal editors often have difficulty deciding how to act upon the discovery of text recycling. In response to these difficulties, we have created a set of guidelines for journal editors on how to deal with text recycling. In this editorial, we discuss some of the challenges of developing these guidelines, and how authors can avoid undisclosed text recycling. PMID:25127654

  19. Radiological Characterization Issues and Success Stories for the Melton Valley Scrap Yard and Homogeneous Reactor Experiment Evaporator Response Actions

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    Patterson, J.E.; Goldsmith, W.A.; Mitchell, K.G. [Strata-G, LLC, Knoxville, TN (United States); Gilpin, J.K. [Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2007-07-01

    Proper characterization is essential for assuring that wastes meet any treatment or disposal site waste acceptance criteria (WAC). In addition characterization is vital for proper preparation of shipping papers for transporting the waste for treatment or disposal. Process knowledge was inadequate for characterization of legacy waste items from two sites involved in the Melton Valley Decontamination and Decommissioning (MVD and D) project at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): a scrap yard containing miscellaneous contaminated items, and a liquid waste evaporator used by an experimental nuclear reactor. Waste items at both sites were contaminated with Cs-137/Ba-137 m. Through the use of scaling factors, the gamma radiation associated with this radionuclide pair was used to characterize these items for proper disposal. Application of scaling factors permitted successful remediation of these sites on an accelerated schedule and avoided radiation exposure concerns associated with traditional sampling and analysis. (authors)

  20. KM Issues with Retiring and Transient Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Airmen and Their Impact on Air Force EOD Response Capabilities

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    Joshua Connell; Gregory M. Schechtman; Bryan Hasty

    2012-01-01

    Recent rapid decreases in Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel manning has raised questions of how to stabilize this essential emergency response capability. The amount of knowledge lost every year is shown in increasing retirements, voluntary separations, and battlefield losses. This has driven a corresponding fading of conventional ordnance handling skills due to personnel being primarily exposed to Improvised Explosive

  1. Important Issues, Some Rhetoric, and a Few Straw Men: A Response to Comments on "Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education"

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    Worrell, Frank C.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Subotnik, Rena F.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the authors respond to the eight commentaries on "Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science" using several themes to organize their response. These themes include ability, developmental trajectories, effort and opportunity, psychosocial factors, eminence, and equity.…

  2. Analysis and Discourse. Response to An Analysis of the Forum: Issues in Education of the Severely and Profoundly Retarded.

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    Burton, Thomas A.; Hirshoren, Alfred

    1981-01-01

    In another response to criticism regarding state of the art analysis in the education of severely and profoundly retarded students, the article states that the criticism is a red herring, and that the differences cited are ones of style rather than interpretation. For related information, see EC 133 831-832. (CL)

  3. 75 FR 33615 - Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (EPA...

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    ...public comment period and before the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the...assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All...exposure to chemical substances found in the environment. Through the IRIS Program, EPA...

  4. Acceptance procedures: Microfilm printer

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    Lockwood, H. E.

    1973-01-01

    Acceptance tests were made for a special order automatic additive color microfilm printer. Tests include film capacity, film transport, resolution, illumination uniformity, exposure range checks, and color cuing considerations.

  5. Press Releases Issued by Supplements Industry Organisations and Non-Industry Organisations in Response to Publication of Clinical Research Findings: A Case-Control Study

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    Wang, Michael T. M.; Gamble, Greg; Bolland, Mark J.; Grey, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    Background Dietary supplement use is increasing despite lack of evidence of benefits, or evidence of harm. Press releases issued by the supplements industry might contribute to this situation by using ‘spin’ (strategies to hype or denigrate findings) to distort the results of clinical studies. We assessed press releases issued in response to publication of clinical studies on dietary supplements. Methods and Findings We analyzed 47 supplements industry press releases and 91 non-industry press releases and news stories, generated in response to 46 clinical studies of dietary supplements published between 1/1/2005 and 5/31/2013. The primary outcome was ‘spin’ content and direction. We also assessed disposition towards use of dietary supplements, reporting of study information, and dissemination of industry press releases. More supplements industry press releases (100%) contained ‘spin’ than non-industry media documents (55%, P<0.001). Hyping ‘spin’ scores were higher in industry than non-industry media documents for studies reporting benefit of supplements (median ‘spin’ score 3.3, 95% CI 1.0–5.5 vs 0.5, 0–1.0; P<0.001). Denigratory ‘spin’ scores were higher in industry than non-industry media documents for studies reporting no effect (6.0, 5.0–7.0 vs 0, 0–0; P<0.001) or harm (6.0, 5.5–7.5 vs 0, 0–0.5; P<0.001) from a supplement. Industry press releases advocated supplement use in response to >90% of studies that reported no benefit, or harm, of the supplement. Industry press releases less frequently reported study outcomes, sample size, and estimates of effect size than non-industry media documents (all P<0.001), particularly for studies that reported no benefit of supplements. Industry press releases were referenced by 148 news stories on the websites of 6 organizations that inform manufacturers, retailers and consumers of supplements. Conclusions Dietary supplements industry press releases issued in response to clinical research findings are characterized by ‘spin’ that hypes results that are favourable to supplement use and denigrates results that are not. PMID:24992571

  6. Acceptance of Internet Banking Systems among Young Managers

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    Ariff, Mohd Shoki Md; M, Yeow S.; Zakuan, Norhayati; Zaidi Bahari, Ahamad

    2013-06-01

    The aim of this paper is to determine acceptance of internet banking system among potential young users, specifically future young managers. The relationships and the effects of computer self-efficacy (CSE) and extended technology acceptance model (TAM) on the behavioural intention (BI) to use internet banking system were examined. Measurement of CSE, TAM and BI were adapted from previous studies. However construct for TAM has been extended by adding a new variable which is perceived credibility (PC). A survey through questionnaire was conducted to determine the acceptance level of CSE, TAM and BI. Data were obtained from 275 Technology Management students, who are pursuing their undergraduate studies in a Malaysia's public university. The confirmatory factor analysis performed has identified four variables as determinant factors of internet banking acceptance. The first variable is computer self-efficacy (CSE), and another three variables from TAM constructs which are perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PE) and perceived credibility (PC). The finding of this study indicated that CSE has a positive effect on PU and PE of the Internet banking systems. Respondents' CSE was positively affecting their PC of the systems, indicating that the higher the ability of one in computer skills, the higher the security and privacy issues of PC will be concerned. The multiple regression analysis indicated that only two construct of TAM; PU and PC were significantly associated with BI. It was found that the future managers' CSE indirectly affects their BI to use the internet banking systems through PU and PC of TAM. TAM was found to have direct effects on respondents' BI to use the systems. Both CSE and the PU and PC of TAM were good predictors in understanding individual responses to information technology. The role of PE of the original TAM to predict the attitude of users towards the use of information technology systems was surprisingly insignificant.

  7. A qualitative analysis of writing as a focus for developing policy statements on public issues in large petrochemical companies 

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    Cunningham, Richard Lee

    2002-01-01

    in large corporations. For the people responsible for producing speeches and brochures that relate to issues of public concern, writing is more than an exercise in stating the corporate line in acceptable prose. For them, the written word is the focal...

  8. The California breast density information group: a collaborative response to the issues of breast density, breast cancer risk, and breast density notification legislation.

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    Price, Elissa R; Hargreaves, Jonathan; Lipson, Jafi A; Sickles, Edward A; Brenner, R James; Lindfors, Karen K; Joe, Bonnie N; Leung, Jessica W T; Feig, Stephen A; Bassett, Lawrence W; Ojeda-Fournier, Haydee; Daniel, Bruce L; Kurian, Allison W; Love, Elyse; Ryan, Lauren; Walgenbach, Donna D; Ikeda, Debra M

    2013-12-01

    In anticipation of breast density notification legislation in the state of California, which would require notification of women with heterogeneously and extremely dense breast tissue, a working group of breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists was formed to provide a common response framework. The California Breast Density Information Group identified key elements and implications of the law, researching scientific evidence needed to develop a robust response. In particular, issues of risk associated with dense breast tissue, masking of cancers by dense tissue on mammograms, and the efficacy, benefits, and harms of supplementary screening tests were studied and consensus reached. National guidelines and peer-reviewed published literature were used to recommend that women with dense breast tissue at screening mammography follow supplemental screening guidelines based on breast cancer risk assessment. The goal of developing educational materials for referring clinicians and patients was reached with the construction of an easily accessible Web site that contains information about breast density, breast cancer risk assessment, and supplementary imaging. This multi-institutional, multidisciplinary approach may be useful for organizations to frame responses as similar legislation is passed across the United States. Online supplemental material is available for this article. PMID:24023072

  9. The promise of acceptance as an NGO security management approach.

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    Fast, Larissa; Freeman, Faith; O'Neill, Michael; Rowley, Elizabeth

    2015-04-01

    This paper explores three questions related to acceptance as a security management approach. Acceptance draws upon relationships with community members, authorities, belligerents and other stakeholders to provide consent for the presence and activities of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), thereby reducing threats from these actors. Little is documented about how NGOs gain and maintain acceptance, how they assess and monitor the presence and degree of acceptance, or how they determine whether acceptance is effective in a particular context. Based on field research conducted in April 2011 in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, we address each of these three issues and argue that acceptance must be actively sought as both a programme and a security management strategy. In the paper we delineate elements common to all three contexts as well as missed opportunities, which identify areas that NGOs can and should address as part of an acceptance approach. PMID:25440000

  10. This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI, and DOE will not accept, review, or consider any applications for Financial

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    This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI, and DOE will not accept, review, or consider any applications for Financial Assistance in response to this RFI. At DOE's discretion, DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA

  11. Pain issues from the palliative perspective: a survey among doctors in Hospital Melaka.

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    Taye, G A W C

    2006-10-01

    This survey was intended to gauge the management of pain in palliative cancer patients by the doctors in Melaka Hospital. It also sought to identify possible barriers to adequate pain management among doctors and gauge their response to the adequacy of medical school teaching on cancer pain issues. A 39 item survey was used to cover the issues involved. Overall, the doctors displayed a lack of systematic approach to cancer pain management with inadequate knowledge of analgesia handling. Medical school exposure to cancer pain issues was lacking. Formulation of accepted clinical practice guidelines and new education strategies can improve cancer pain management. PMID:17243516

  12. Acceptance Priority Ranking & Annual Capacity Report

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    none,

    2004-07-31

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended (the Act), assigns the Federal Government the responsibility for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. Section 302(a) of the Act authorizes the Secretary to enter into contracts with the owners and generators of commercial spent nuclear fuel and/or high-level waste. The Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste (Standard Contract) established the contractual mechanism for the Department's acceptance and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. It includes the requirements and operational responsibilities of the parties to the Standard Contract in the areas of administrative matters, fees, terms of payment, waste acceptance criteria, and waste acceptance procedures. The Standard Contract provides for the acquisition of title to the spent nuclear fuel and/or high-level waste by the Department, its transportation to Federal facilities, and its subsequent disposal.

  13. ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 1

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    Kahn, Gina

    2007-01-01

    The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter, "ERCMExpress," provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. This issue of "ERCMExpress" discusses "Tapping into Nontraditional Community Partners for Emergency Management." Collaboration by schools with community…

  14. Simulating smokers' acceptance of modifications in a cessation program.

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    Spoth, R

    1992-01-01

    Recent research has underscored the importance of assessing barriers to smokers' acceptance of cessation programs. This paper illustrates the use of computer simulations to gauge smokers' response to program modifications which may produce barriers to participation. It also highlights methodological issues encountered in conducting this work. Computer simulations were based on conjoint analysis, a consumer research method which enables measurement of smokers' relative preference for various modifications of cessation programs. Results from two studies are presented in this paper. The primary study used a randomly selected sample of 218 adult smokers who participated in a computer-assisted phone interview. Initially, the study assessed smokers' relative utility rating of 30 features of cessation programs. Utility data were used in computer-simulated comparisons of a low-cost, self-help oriented program under development and five other existing programs. A baseline version of the program under development and two modifications (for example, use of a support group with a higher level of cost) were simulated. Both the baseline version and modifications received a favorable response vis-à-vis comparison programs. Modifications requiring higher program costs were, however, associated with moderately reduced levels of favorable consumer response. The second study used a sample of 70 smokers who responded to an expanded set of smoking cessation program features focusing on program packaging. This secondary study incorporate in-person, computer-assisted interviews at a shopping mall, with smokers viewing an artist's mock-up of various program options on display. A similar pattern of responses to simulated program modifications emerged, with monetary cost apparently playing a key role. The significance of conjoint-based computer simulation as a tool in program development or dissemination, salient methodological issues, and implications for further research are discussed. PMID:1738813

  15. Patient responses to genetic information: studies of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes identify issues for use of genetic testing in nephrology practice.

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    Kaphingst, Kimberly A; McBride, Colleen M

    2010-03-01

    Advances in the genetic basis of kidney disease may mean that genetic testing is increasingly important in reducing disease morbidity and mortality among patients. However, there is little research examining patient responses to genetic information for Mendelian and common kidney diseases. Existing research on kidney and other hereditary cancer syndromes can inform three major issues relevant to the nephrology context as follows: (1) how patients understand their risk of disease after genetic counseling and testing, (2) their emotional responses to the information, and (3) their uptake of recommended risk-reducing strategies. Prior research suggests that genetic counseling and testing may improve patient understanding of genetics, but patients still might not fully understand the meaning of their results for disease risk. Genetic counseling and testing does not appear to result in long-term negative emotional effects among patients who carry mutations or those who do not. Finally, although genetic counseling and testing may improve adherence to recommended screening strategies, adherence varies substantially across different risk-reduction options. Previous research also suggests that computer-based interventions might be a useful adjunct to genetic counseling approaches. Examining whether and how these prior findings relate to the context of hereditary kidney disease is an important area for future research. PMID:20347649

  16. Patient responses to genetic information: studies of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes identify issues for use of genetic testing in nephrology practice

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    Kaphingst, Kimberly A.; McBride, Colleen M.

    2010-01-01

    Advances in the genetic basis of kidney disease may mean that genetic testing is increasingly important in reducing disease morbidity and mortality among patients. However, there is little research examining patient responses to genetic information for Mendelian and common kidney diseases. Existing research on kidney and other hereditary cancer syndromes can inform three major issues relevant to the nephrology context: (1) how patients understand their risk of disease following genetic counseling and testing; (2) their emotional responses to the information; and (3) their uptake of recommended risk-reducing strategies. Prior research suggests that genetic counseling and testing may improve patient understanding of genetics, but patients still might not fully understand the meaning of their results for disease risk. Genetic counseling and testing does not appear to result in long-term negative emotional effects among patients who carry mutations or those who do not. Finally, while genetic counseling and testing may improve adherence to recommended screening strategies, adherence varies substantially across different risk-reduction options. Previous research also suggests that computer-based interventions might be a useful adjunct to genetic counseling approaches. Examining whether and how these prior findings relate to the context of hereditary kidney disease is an important area for future research. PMID:20347649

  17. Linking morphodynamic response with sediment mass balance on the Colorado River in Marble Canyon: issues of scale, geomorphic setting, and sampling design

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    Grams, Paul E.; Topping, David J.; Schmidt, John C.; Hazel, Joseph E., Jr.; Kaplinski, Matt

    2013-01-01

    Measurements of morphologic change are often used to infer sediment mass balance. Such measurements may, however, result in gross errors when morphologic changes over short reaches are extrapolated to predict changes in sediment mass balance for long river segments. This issue is investigated by examination of morphologic change and sediment influx and efflux for a 100 km segment of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona. For each of four monitoring intervals within a 7 year study period, the direction of sand-storage response within short morphologic monitoring reaches was consistent with the flux-based sand mass balance. Both budgeting methods indicate that sand storage was stable or increased during the 7 year period. Extrapolation of the morphologic measurements outside the monitoring reaches does not, however, provide a reasonable estimate of the magnitude of sand-storage change for the 100 km study area. Extrapolation results in large errors, because there is large local variation in site behavior driven by interactions between the flow and local bed topography. During the same flow regime and reach-average sediment supply, some locations accumulate sand while others evacuate sand. The interaction of local hydraulics with local channel geometry exerts more control on local morphodynamic response than sand supply over an encompassing river segment. Changes in the upstream supply of sand modify bed responses but typically do not completely offset the effect of local hydraulics. Thus, accurate sediment budgets for long river segments inferred from reach-scale morphologic measurements must incorporate the effect of local hydraulics in a sampling design or avoid extrapolation altogether.

  18. School Issues

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    ... might include academic issues resulting from illness and fatigue, social issues resulting from being different (too weak, too small, or cannot participate in sports), and practical issues (special dietary needs, medications, restrictions ...

  19. User acceptance of mobile Internet: Implication for convergence technologies

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    Dong-Hee Shin

    2007-01-01

    Using the Technology Acceptance Model as a conceptual framework and a method of structural equation modeling, this study analyzes the consumer attitude toward Wi-Bro drawing data from 515 consumers. Individuals’ responses to questions about whether they use\\/accept Wi-Bro were collected and combined with various factors modified from the Technology Acceptance Model.The result of this study show that users’ perceptions are

  20. Special Issue: In Google's Broad Wake: Taking Responsibility for Shaping the Global Digital Library. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 250

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    Johnson, Richard K.

    2007-01-01

    "ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff and users; higher…

  1. An empirical investigation of student acceptance of course websites

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    Hassan M. Selim

    2003-01-01

    The World Wide Web (WWW) is the future in teaching and learning. This paper uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) constructs of usefulness and ease of use to assess university students’ acceptance of course websites as an effective learning tool. A survey instrument was distributed to 450 undergraduate students and a total of 403 usable responses were obtained. Exploratory and

  2. Towards an understanding of the consumer acceptance of mobile wallet

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    Dong-Hee Shin

    2009-01-01

    This study seeks to validate a comprehensive model of consumer acceptance in the context of mobile payment. It uses the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model with constructs of security, trust, social influence, and self-efficacy. Structural equation modeling is used to construct a predictive model of attitudes toward the mobile wallet. Individuals’ responses to questions about

  3. Individual and Sex Differences in the Zone of Acceptable Alternatives.

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    Leung, S. Alvin; Harmon, Lenore W.

    1990-01-01

    Examined zone of acceptable alternatives construct from Gottfredson's theory of career aspiration. College students' (N=246) responses to Occupations List were coded with measurements of sex type and prestige, and indicators of zone of acceptable alternatives for subjects' were computed. Found changes over time and differences related to gender…

  4. Assessing E-Learning Acceptance by University Students in Thailand

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    Teo, Timothy; Wong, Su Luan; Thammetar, Thapanee; Chattiwat, Wisa

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study is to assess e-learning acceptance by students, using data collected from 377 students at three public universities in Thailand. Using the "E-learning Acceptance Measure" (Teo, 2010b), participants gave their responses to 21 statements on three factors hypothesised to measure e-learning: tutor quality, perceived usefulness,…

  5. Inside this issue: Introduction 1

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Inside this issue: Introduction 1 Ogmius Exchange Governmental Responses to Cybersecurity Breaches Governmental Responses to Cybersecurity Breaches T he original development of computer software arose writers. But what about the government's role in responding to cybersecurity breaches? This month's Ogmius

  6. Issues and approaches for using equipment reliability alert levels

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    Lofgren, E.V.; Gregory, S.H. (Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (USA))

    1991-06-01

    This report describes work accomplished to identify issues and approaches to establish alert levels for component reliability. Reliability alert levels are established on standby component counts of success and failure, where equipment demands are monitored and counted to ascertain if assumptions about acceptable reliability are likely to be correct. A Monte Carlo simulation was used to determine the detection responses and false alarm rates of several alert level systems. The detection responses were obtained in response to a specified reliability degradation. Two of the alert systems were demonstrated with actual failure data on the Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) for five plants. Burden and risk measures of effectiveness were developed to compare different alert level schemes having different detection responses and false alarm rates. 7 refs., 32 figs., 6 tabs.

  7. High acceptance recoil polarimeter

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    The HARP Collaboration

    1992-12-05

    In order to detect neutrons and protons in the 50 to 600 MeV energy range and measure their polarization, an efficient, low-noise, self-calibrating device is being designed. This detector, known as the High Acceptance Recoil Polarimeter (HARP), is based on the recoil principle of proton detection from np[r arrow]n[prime]p[prime] or pp[r arrow]p[prime]p[prime] scattering (detected particles are underlined) which intrinsically yields polarization information on the incoming particle. HARP will be commissioned to carry out experiments in 1994.

  8. Engaging Actively with Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Science: Lessons from International Efforts Are Relevant for Undergraduate Education in the United States

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    Clements, John D.; Connell, Nancy D.; Dirks, Clarissa; El-Faham, Mohamed; Hay, Alastair; Heitman, Elizabeth; Stith, James H.; Bond, Enriqueta C.; Colwell, Rita R.; Anestidou, Lida; Husbands, Jo L.; Labov, Jay B.

    2013-01-01

    Numerous studies are demonstrating that engaging undergraduate students in original research can improve their achievement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and increase the likelihood that some of them will decide to pursue careers in these disciplines. Associated with this increased prominence of research in the undergraduate curriculum are greater expectations from funders, colleges, and universities that faculty mentors will help those students, along with their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, develop an understanding and sense of personal and collective obligation for responsible conduct of science (RCS). This Feature describes an ongoing National Research Council (NRC) project and a recent report about educating faculty members in culturally diverse settings (Middle East/North Africa and Asia) to employ active-learning strategies to engage their students and colleagues deeply in issues related to RCS. The NRC report describes the first phase of this project, which took place in Aqaba and Amman, Jordan, in September 2012 and April 2013, respectively. Here we highlight the findings from that report and our subsequent experience with a similar interactive institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our work provides insights and perspectives for faculty members in the United States as they engage undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to help them better understand the intricacies of and connections among various components of RCS. Further, our experiences can provide insights for those who may wish to establish “train-the-trainer” programs at their home institutions. PMID:24297287

  9. Physiologic correlates to background noise acceptance

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    Tampas, Joanna; Harkrider, Ashley; Nabelek, Anna

    2001-05-01

    Acceptance of background noise can be evaluated by having listeners indicate the highest background noise level (BNL) they are willing to accept while following the words of a story presented at their most comfortable listening level (MCL). The difference between the selected MCL and BNL is termed the acceptable noise level (ANL). One of the consistent findings in previous studies of ANL is large intersubject variability in acceptance of background noise. This variability is not related to age, gender, hearing sensitivity, personality, type of background noise, or speech perception in noise performance. The purpose of the current experiment was to determine if individual differences in physiological activity measured from the peripheral and central auditory systems of young female adults with normal hearing can account for the variability observed in ANL. Correlations between ANL and various physiological responses, including spontaneous, click-evoked, and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem and middle latency evoked potentials, and electroencephalography will be presented. Results may increase understanding of the regions of the auditory system that contribute to individual noise acceptance.

  10. Energy Management Issued: June 2010

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    equipment. #12;Energy Management Policy Issued: June 2010 Revised: Responsible Administrative Unit: FinanceEnergy Management Policy Issued: June 2010 Revised: Responsible Administrative Unit: Finance & Administration Policy Contact: Director of Facilities Management gary.bowersock@is.mines.edu Page 1 of 5 1

  11. Public Acceptance for Geological CO2-Storage

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    Schilling, F.; Ossing, F.; Würdemann, H.; Co2SINK Team

    2009-04-01

    Public acceptance is one of the fundamental prerequisites for geological CO2 storage. In highly populated areas like central Europe, especially in the vicinity of metropolitan areas like Berlin, underground operations are in the focus of the people living next to the site, the media, and politics. To gain acceptance, all these groups - the people in the neighbourhood, journalists, and authorities - need to be confident of the security of the planned storage operation as well as the long term security of storage. A very important point is to show that the technical risks of CO2 storage can be managed with the help of a proper short and long term monitoring concept, as well as appropriate mitigation technologies e.g adequate abandonment procedures for leaking wells. To better explain the possible risks examples for leakage scenarios help the public to assess and to accept the technical risks of CO2 storage. At Ketzin we tried the following approach that can be summed up on the basis: Always tell the truth! This might be self-evident but it has to be stressed that credibility is of vital importance. Suspiciousness and distrust are best friends of fear. Undefined fear seems to be the major risk in public acceptance of geological CO2-storage. Misinformation and missing communication further enhance the denial of geological CO2 storage. When we started to plan and establish the Ketzin storage site, we ensured a forward directed communication. Offensive information activities, an information centre on site, active media politics and open information about the activities taking place are basics. Some of the measures were: - information of the competent authorities through meetings (mayor, governmental authorities) - information of the local public, e.g. hearings (while also inviting local, regional and nation wide media) - we always treated the local people and press first! - organizing of bigger events to inform the public on site, e.g. start of drilling activities (open for public, press, NGOs,…). - being open for visitors (first of all for the local!) often we informed the public together with the mining authorities - being open for podium discussions and presentation etc. - organized by NGOs, Student groups, press, politics, scientific meetings… Since people usually trust scientists more than politicians and companies, scientists have an enhanced responsibility while informing the public. Once again - always tell the truth and take care of your credibility! In this case, it was most helpful that the project was embedded in the broad scientific activity of research centre which seems to have given the project a positive neutral background. As many people have an undefined fear of all operations in the underground, we tried to address all issues related to storage. Ranging from the transport, injection facility, technical installation, safety of the storage site, the wells, hydraulic system, chemical reactions etc.. When addressing all major concerns before people ask, confidence to the scientists is kept high. We never said that there is absolutely no risk (by the way, nobody would believe that!) we weighted the risk with respect to health, safety and environmental HSE issues. We explained in detail the different trapping mechanisms of the storage operation. This has to be done according to the social groups involved. For the broad public common analogues were helpful: - Trapping in the pore space - a sponge - Trapping through a tight cap rock - a bottle of mineral water with a crown cap as seal - Chemical Trapping - opening of a bottle of mineral water - Well bore integrity - problem of retightening of a bottle with a crown cap - Sucking in of fluid -instead of releasing a sandstone sample standing partly in water - Injecting of CO2 - using a soda machine - Often the concern of burning gas is addressed - showing a CO2 fire extinguisher -CO is poisonous, CO2 not: - drinking soda or even better? champaigne Beyond information of the local public, we put some effort in informing interested people, media, politicians on all l

  12. Getting to Darwin: Obstacles to Accepting Evolution by Natural Selection

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    Thagard, Paul; Findlay, Scott

    2010-06-01

    Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is central to modern biology, but is resisted by many people. This paper discusses the major psychological obstacles to accepting Darwin’s theory. Cognitive obstacles to adopting evolution by natural selection include conceptual difficulties, methodological issues, and coherence problems that derive from the intuitiveness of alternative theories. The main emotional obstacles to accepting evolution are its apparent conflict with valued beliefs about God, souls, and morality. We draw on the philosophy of science and on a psychological theory of cognitive and emotional belief revision to make suggestions about what can be done to improve acceptance of Darwinian ideas.

  13. Problems & Issues.

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    Online-Offline, 2000

    2000-01-01

    Lists selected resources that help think about problems and issues and how they affect society in the areas of human health, social issues, and environmental issues. Includes Web sites, CD-ROMs and software, videos, books, magazines, and professional resources, with age levels and appropriate disciplines usually indicated. Suggests sample class…

  14. Stakeholders' Engagement Methods for the Mining Social Responsibility Practice: Determination of Local Issues and Concerns Related to the Mines Operations in Northwest of the US.

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    Masaitis, A.

    2014-12-01

    Every year, all around the world, global environmental change affects the human habitat. This is effect enhanced by the mining operation, and creates new challenges in relationship between the mining and local community. The purpose of this project are developed the Stakeholders engagement evaluation plan which is currently developed in University of Nevada, Reno for the Emigrant mining project, located in the central Nevada, USA, and belong to the Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the gold production leader worldwide. The needs for this project is to create the open dialog between Newmont mining company and all interested parties which have social or environmental impacts from the Emigrant mine. Identification of the stakeholders list is first and one of the most difficult steps in the developing of mine social responsibility. Stakeholders' engagement evaluation plan must be based on the timing and available resources of the mining company, understanding the goals for the engagement, and on analyzes of the possible risks from engagement. In conclusion, the Stakeholders engagement evaluation plan includes: first, determinations of the stakeholders list, which must include any interested or effected by the mine projects groups, for example: state and local government representatives, people from local communities, business partners, environmental NGOs, indigenous people, and academic groups. The contacts and availability for communication is critical for Stakeholders engagement. Next, is to analyze characteristics of all these parties and determinate the level of interest and level of their influence on the project. The next step includes the Stakeholders matrix and mapping development, where all these information will be put together.After that, must be chosen the methods for stakeholders' engagement. The methods usually depends from the goals of engagement (create the dialog lines, collect the data, determinations of the local issues and concerns, or establish the negotiation process) and available resources as a time, people, budget. Is it very important here to recognize the possible risks from the engagement and establish the key massage for stakeholders. Finally, the engagement plan should be evaluated and can be implementing for the new social responsibility practice development.

  15. Safe days in space with acceptable uncertainty from space radiation exposure.

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    Cucinotta, Francis A; Alp, Murat; Rowedder, Blake; Kim, Myung-Hee Y

    2015-04-01

    The prediction of the risks of cancer and other late effects from space radiation exposure carries large uncertainties mostly due to the lack of information on the risks from high charge and energy (HZE) particles and other high linear energy transfer (LET) radiation. In our recent work new methods were used to consider NASA's requirement to protect against the acceptable risk of no more than 3% probability of cancer fatality estimated at the 95% confidence level. Because it is not possible that a zero-level of uncertainty could be achieved, we suggest that an acceptable uncertainty level should be defined in relationship to a probability distribution function (PDF) that only suffers from modest skewness with higher uncertainty allowed for a normal PDF. In this paper, we evaluate PDFs and the number or "safe days" in space, which are defined as the mission length where risk limits are not exceeded, for several mission scenarios at different acceptable levels of uncertainty. In addition, we briefly discuss several important issues in risk assessment including non-cancer effects, the distinct tumor spectra and lethality found in animal experiments for HZE particles compared to background or low LET radiation associated tumors, and the possibility of non-targeted effects (NTE) modifying low dose responses and increasing relative biological effectiveness (RBE) factors for tumor induction. Each of these issues skew uncertainty distributions to higher fatality probabilities with the potential to increase central values of risk estimates in the future. Therefore they will require significant research efforts to support space exploration within acceptable levels of risk and uncertainty. PMID:26177847

  16. Issues in College Student Retention.

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    Kalsner, Lydia

    1991-01-01

    This journal issue discusses student attrition and the major recurring themes regarding students withdrawing from college. It is revealed that less than 15 percent of student departures are as a result of academic dismissal, with the remaining students leaving voluntarily, even when their academic performance is clearly acceptable. The following…

  17. Ethics Issues Snare School Leaders

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    Borja, Rhea R.

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on ethics issues involving school leaders. Some superintendents have landed in murky ethical waters for their ties to for-profit companies, highlighting the temptations administrators face as industry and education increasingly intersect. Some questionable judgments by superintendents--from accepting company-paid trips to…

  18. Workplace violence: managing a culture of acceptance.

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    Fredrick, Marie

    2014-01-01

    The cultural acceptance of workplace violence is changing. Management has become more educated on regulatory issues around its tolerance of workplace violence. Events around the country in a variety of settings have aided in raising awareness of this issue. Healthcare professionals are not immune to workplace violence, including those working in the imaging profession. Healthcare workers, historically, have given care despite the demeanor of patients, often putting up with aggressive behavior including sexual harassment and physical assault. Management needs to take all possible measures to ensure employees feel safe at work. It is essential to have well thought out policies and procedures to mitigate workplace violence; keeping in mind that a goal of eliminating workplace violence is unrealistic. PMID:25174140

  19. Market driven strategy for acquisition of waste acceptance and transportation services for commercial spent fuel in the United States

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    Lemeshewky, W.; Macaluso, C.; Smith, P. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Teer, B. [JAI Corp., Fairfax, VA (United States)

    1998-05-01

    The Department of Energy has the responsibility for the shipment of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from commercial reactors to a Federal facility for storage and/or disposal. DOE has developed a strategy for a market driven approach for the acquisition of transportation services and equipment which will maximize the participation of private industry. To implement this strategy, DOE is planning to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of the required services and equipment to accept SNF from the utilities and transport the SNF to a Federal facility. The paper discusses this strategy and describes the RFP.

  20. Performance Issues

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    Julian Ashbourn

    \\u000a This chapter is concerned with performance issues, the management of which may become complex with respect to large-scale\\u000a systems and particularly those which incorporate biometric identity verification. In order to understand such issues, we must\\u000a define the scope of our performance definition, the related metrics and consider how we are to monitor performance overall.\\u000a This chapter discusses such issues, even

  1. Academic integrity: "accepted," "in press," or unacceptable?

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    Mushlin, Stuart B; Katz, Joel T

    2013-11-01

    In this issue, Grimm and Maxfield report the results of an analysis of the outcomes of manuscripts listed as "provisionally accepted," "accepted," "in press," and "submitted" on applications to a university radiology residency program. Their surprising finding that one-third of manuscripts listed as "accepted" or "in press" were not published two years after being included on an application raises questions about the reasons for these discrepancies.The authors of this commentary argue that one explanation for these findings is that some applicants deliberately misrepresented facts in order to be seen as more attractive candidates. After examining the professionalism implications of the study by Grimm and Maxfield, the authors offer recommendations for addressing lapses in students' professionalism early on. They recommend that medical school admissions and teaching faculty establish clear and unshakable expectations that untruths will not be tolerated regardless of the difficult administrative challenges that may ensue. Further, medical school admissions committees should select entrance criteria that reward collaborative behaviors and honesty in addition to academic achievement. The authors encourage more longitudinal, systematic analyses of potential fabrications in residency applications, with the goal of fostering a culture of trust in medicine. PMID:24072129

  2. Measurement Equivalence and Extreme Response Bias in the Comparison of Attitudes Across Europe: A Multigroup Latent-Class Factor Approach

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    Miloš Kankaraš; G. B. D. Moors

    2011-01-01

    It is generally accepted that both measurement inequivalence and extreme response bias (ERB) can seriously distort measurement of attitudes and subsequent causal models. However, these two issues have rarely been investigated together. In this article we demonstrate the flexibility of a multigroup latent-class factor approach in both analyzing measurement equivalence and detecting ERB. Using data from the European Values Survey

  3. Unresolved issues in scientific sexology.

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    McConaghy, N

    1999-08-01

    A number of unresolved issues in sexology research and practice are reviewed. Penile volume assessment of sexual arousal has consistently proved more sensitive than penile circumference assessment and requires much shorter exposure to the erotic stimuli eliciting the arousal, reducing the subjects' ability to modify their responses. Failure to acknowledge this has allowed acceptance of evidence based on penile circumference assessment that behavioral treatments such as directed masturbation can increase the ability of sex offenders to be heterosexually aroused and aversive therapy can reduce their deviant urges whereas penile volume assessment indicates these procedures are ineffective. A randomized controlled trial of relapse prevention versus no treatment for sex offenders found more treated than untreated subjects reoffended after a mean follow-up period of 4 years. Researchers and therapists accepted that a post hoc statistical manipulation of the results provided evidence of a treatment effect. Subsequently it has been recommended that randomized controlled evaluations of treatments of sex offenders be abandoned. Meta-analysis of outcome studies has been used uncritically. The majority of men and women who report homosexual feelings and/or behavior report predominant heterosexual feelings and behavior and do not identify as homosexual. These consistent findings remain ignored. Studies of the etiology and development of homosexuality and heterosexuality treat them as distributed categorically rather than dimensionally and investigate only self-identified homosexuals and heterosexuals. With this methodology the predominantly heterosexual majority are excluded or misclassified. The belief that the European concept of the homosexual is a late 19th-century invention is based on an inadequate reading of literature. Limitations of the DSM classification of sexual and gender identity disorders are pointed out. The validity of self-report of sexual behavior has been questioned on the basis that men report a markedly higher average number of sexual partners than women. Possible sex differences in reporting the number of partners who are of the same sex, casual, or perpetrators or victims of sexual coercion and child abuse have not been taken into account. Failure of sexology to progress due to lack of resolution of conflicting issues may contribute to the low impact factor of its journals. PMID:10553492

  4. Tongue-Palate Contact of Perceptually Acceptable Alveolar Stops

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    Lee, Alice; Gibbon, Fiona E.; O'Donovan, Cliona

    2013-01-01

    Increased tongue-palate contact for perceptually acceptable alveolar stops has been observed in children with speech sound disorders (SSD). This is a retrospective study that further investigated this issue by using quantitative measures to compare the target alveolar stops /t/, /d/ and /n/ produced in words by nine children with SSD (20 tokens of…

  5. Email consultations in health care: 2--acceptability and safe application

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    Josip Car; Aziz Sheikh

    2004-01-01

    Email may have an important role in augmenting and facilitating communication between patients and healthcare professionals. 1 In this article we summarise the evidence describing public and professional attitudes to using email in routine clinical care and explore issues relating to ensuring such use is safe. Specifically, we aim to answer three questions: x How acceptable is email consulting to

  6. PACS: acceptance test, quality control, warranty, and maintenance continuum

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    John R. Romlein; Gary S. Norton; David K. Lyche; Ronald R. Richardson

    1999-01-01

    As PACS gain greater acceptance and use in medical facilities the question of life cycle management must be addressed in terms that relate to the common business practices for medical information system and medical devices. The issues in life cycle management of such a system are relatively new to the industry. Increased use of PACS within the medical community requires

  7. Pornography, public acceptance and sex related crime: A review

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    Milton Diamond; John A. Burns

    2009-01-01

    A vocal segment of the population has serious concerns about the effect of pornography in society and challenges its public use and acceptance. This manuscript reviews the major issues associated with the availability of sexually explicit material. It has been found everywhere it was scientifically investigated that as pornography has increased in availability, sex crimes have either decreased or not

  8. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Overview for Practitioners

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    Bowden, Tim; Bowden, Sandra

    2012-01-01

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers school counsellors a practical and meaningful approach to helping students deal with a range of issues. This is achieved through encouraging psychological flexibility through the application of six key principles. This article describes our introduction to ACT, ACT's application to children and…

  9. 24 CFR 203.202 - Plan acceptability and acceptance renewal criteria-general.

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    2010-04-01

    ...false Plan acceptability and acceptance renewal criteria-general. 203.202 Section...202 Plan acceptability and acceptance renewal criteria—general. (a) For a Plan... (b) In evaluating applications for renewal of Plan acceptance, HUD will...

  10. The Issues.

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    Boren, David L.

    Perspectives on issues in postsecondary education are presented with some reference to Oklahoma. Enrollment trends and the push toward cost effective educational programs are considered, and it is suggested that the important issue is often overlooked: the need to clarify the role of higher education institutions, or what society demands from the…

  11. Gender Issues.

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    Ilfeld, Ellen M., Ed.; Hanssen, Elizabeth, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    This issue of "Coordinators' Notebook" focuses on gender issues in early childhood. The first article, "Both Halves of the Sky: Gender Socialization in the Early Years," focuses on the arguments that have led to an international call for increased participation of girls in education, an introduction to studies which map young children's…

  12. Addressing Social Issues.

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    Schoebel, Susan

    1991-01-01

    Maintains that advertising can help people become more aware of social responsibilities. Describes a successful nationwide newspaper advertising competition for college students in which ads address social issues such as literacy, drugs, teen suicide, and teen pregnancy. Notes how the ads have helped grassroots programs throughout the United…

  13. "Bad genes" & criminal responsibility.

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    González-Tapia, María Isabel; Obsuth, Ingrid

    2015-01-01

    The genetics of the accused is trying to break into the courts. To date several candidate genes have been put forward and their links to antisocial behavior have been examined and documented with some consistency. In this paper, we focus on the so called "warrior gene", or the low-activity allele of the MAOA gene, which has been most consistently related to human behavior and specifically to violence and antisocial behavior. In preparing this paper we had two objectives. First, to summarize and analyze the current scientific evidence, in order to gain an in depth understanding of the state of the issue and determine whether a dominant line of generally accepted scientific knowledge in this field can be asserted. Second, to derive conclusions and put forward recommendations related to the use of genetic information, specifically the presence of the low-activity genotype of the MAOA gene, in modulation of criminal responsibility in European and US courts. PMID:25708001

  14. Family Issues

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    ... Relationships Self-Advocacy Navigating Services Autism Source Legal Resources Treatment Options Biomedical Treatments Nonmedical Interventions Related Approaches Evaluating Options Family Issues Stress Siblings Community Inclusion Autism and Faith Future Planning Government Benefits and ...

  15. 77 FR 553 - Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination; Western Bonding Company

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    ...Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination; Western Bonding Company AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service...Certificate of Authority issued by the Treasury to Western Bonding Company (NAIC 13191) under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to...

  16. Fracture mechanics for weld acceptance

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    Bolstad, C. A.; Loechel, L. W.

    1976-01-01

    Criteria include specifications for allowable cracklike defect lengths, undercut, underfill, suckback, mismatch, peaking in butt welds, root penetration, weld beam dimensions, lap joint dimensions, and acceptable defect sizes and densities for double and single fillet welds.

  17. Accepted scientific research works (abstracts).

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    2014-09-01

    These are the 39 accepted abstracts for IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) September 24-24, 2014 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and published in the Final Program Guide and Abstracts. PMID:25645134

  18. L-286 Acceptance Test Record

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    HARMON, B.C.

    2000-01-14

    This document provides a detailed account of how the acceptance testing was conducted for Project L-286, ''200E Area Sanitary Water Plant Effluent Stream Reduction''. The testing of the L-286 instrumentation system was conducted under the direct supervision

  19. Public purchasers contracting external primary care providers in Central America for better responsiveness, efficiency of health care and public governance: Issues and challenges

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    Jean Macq; Patrick Martiny; Luis Bernardo Villalobos; Alejandro Solis; Jose Miranda; Hilda Cecilia Mendez; Charles Collins

    2008-01-01

    Several national health systems in Latin America initiated health reforms to counter widespread criticisms of low equity and efficiency. For public purchasing agencies, these reforms often consisted in contracting external providers for primary care provision.This paper intends to clarify both the complex and intertwined issues characterizing such contracting as well as health system performances within the context of four Central

  20. Software requirements and acceptance testing

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    Pei Hsia; David Kung; Chris Sell

    1997-01-01

    In this paper we 1) review industry acceptance testing practices and 2) present a systematic approach to scenario analysis\\u000a and its application to acceptance testing with the aim to improve the current practice. It summarizes the existing practice\\u000a into categories and identifies the serious weakness. Then, a new approach based on the formal scenario analysis is presented.\\u000a It is systematic,

  1. ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 4

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    Taymans, Mary Frances; McDonald, Dale

    2007-01-01

    The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" is a newsletter that provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. This issue, entitled "Emergency Management Opportunities and Challenges for Non-Public Schools," examines integrating non-public schools into emergency…

  2. Traffic Calming: A Social Issue

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    Crouse, David W.

    2004-01-01

    Substantial urban growth fueled by a strong economy often results in heavy traffic thus making streets less hospitable. Traffic calming is one response to the pervasiveness of the automobile. The issues concern built environments and involve multiple actors reflecting different interests. The issues are rarely technical and involve combinations of…

  3. Fire alarm system acceptance test procedure for Project W-164, Sample Equipment Cleaning Facility

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    McKenna

    1995-01-01

    This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the Fire Protection System functions as required by project criteria. The test results will be issued as an acceptance test report (ATR) after all testing is complete. Components that are covered by this procedure are the fire alarm control system, power transfer to battery backup, switching circuits, alarm input

  4. Information Communication Technologies in the Classroom: Expanding TAM to Examine Instructor Acceptance and Use

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    Huntington, Heidi; Worrell, Tracy

    2013-01-01

    Studies show that use of computer-based information communication technologies (ICTs) can have positive impacts on student motivation and learning. The present study examines the issue of ICT adoption in the classroom by expanding the Technology Acceptance Model to identify factors that contribute to teacher acceptance and use of these…

  5. Consumers' Acceptance of Biometric Identification Technology in Financial Services - First Findings and Implications

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    Monika Koller

    Within the context of financial trans actions such as cash withdrawal at ATMs and EFTPOS payments, cardholder identification and verification are crucial issues. The paper investigates the acceptance of biometrics, in particular iris - scanning, as alternative methods for secure transactions. Ba sed on established technology acceptance models, the conceptual research model includes psychological constructs such as perceived risk, perceived

  6. An Integrated Approach for Preservice Teachers' Acceptance and Use of Technology: UTAUT-PST Scale

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    Kabakçi-Yurdakul, Isil; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Becit-Isçitürk, Gökçe

    2014-01-01

    Problem Statement: In educational systems, teachers and preservice teachers are the keys to the effective use of technology in the teaching and learning processes. Predicting teachers' technology acceptance and use remains an important issue. Models and theories have been developed to explain and predict technology acceptance. The Unified Theory…

  7. Contemporary issues in dental education in Australia.

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    Freer, T J

    2010-03-01

    Australia has witnessed a proliferation of dental workforce training opportunities over the last 15 years, including dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and prosthetists. The reasons for this have not been examined critically. Universities have welcomed the opportunities to increase the student base but do not seem to have examined the advisability of continued expansion or its impact on the delivery and costs of health services. Nor have they enquired expressly whether they have any responsibility in these matters. Public health benefits should constitute a significant element of curriculum design. There seems to have been a general acceptance of the premise that more is necessarily better. Ironically, these developments have occurred in the face of significant recurrent cost increments and serious academic staff shortages. The schools have responded with alterations to curriculum content. Student cohort composition, course structures, educational focus, postgraduate training and research have been affected. The primary purpose of this review is to highlight the issues which currently drive workforce training and curriculum content and to suggest that some current practices should be re-examined as a starting point for setting defined common objectives within the Australian dental educational spectrum. Salient issues which require examination include course standards and accreditation, workforce mix, dental health demands, public service obligations and staffing profiles. PMID:20415908

  8. Innovations in disaster mental health services and evaluation: national, state, and local responses to Hurricane Katrina (introduction to the special issue).

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    Norris, Fran H; Rosen, Craig S

    2009-05-01

    The severe consequences of Hurricane Katrina on mental health have sparked tremendous interest in improving the quality of mental health care for disaster victims. In this special issue, we seek to illustrate the breadth of work emerging in this area. The five empirical examples each reflect innovation, either in the nature of the services being provided or in the evaluation approach. Most importantly, they portray the variability of post-Katrina mental health programs, which ranged from national to state to local in scope and from educational to clinical in intensity. As a set, these papers address the fundamental question of whether it is useful and feasible to provide different intensities of mental health care to different populations according to presumed need. The issue concludes with recommendations for future disaster mental health service delivery and evaluation. PMID:19365721

  9. Innovations in Disaster Mental Health Services and Evaluation: National, State, and Local Responses to Hurricane Katrina (Introduction to the Special Issue)

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    Fran H. Norris; Craig S. Rosen

    2009-01-01

    The severe consequences of Hurricane Katrina on mental health have sparked tremendous interest in improving the quality of\\u000a mental health care for disaster victims. In this special issue, we seek to illustrate the breadth of work emerging in this\\u000a area. The five empirical examples each reflect innovation, either in the nature of the services being provided or in the evaluation

  10. Stakeholder acceptance analysis ResonantSonic drilling

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    Peterson, T. [Battelle Seattle Research Center, WA (United States)

    1995-12-01

    This report presents evaluations, recommendations, and requirements concerning ResonantSonic Drilling (Sonic Drilling), derived from a three-year program of stakeholder involvement. Sonic Drilling is an innovative method to reach contamination in soil and groundwater. The resonant sonic drill rig uses counter-rotating weights to generate energy, which causes the drill pipe to vibrate elastically along its entire length. In the resonant condition, forces of up to 200,000 pounds are transmitted to the drill bit face to create a cutting action. The resonant energy causes subsurface materials to move back into the adjacent formation, permitting the drill pipe to advance. This report is for technology developers and those responsible for making decisions about the use of technology to remediate contamination by volatile organic compounds. Stakeholders` perspectives help those responsible for technology deployment to make good decisions concerning the acceptability and applicability of sonic drilling to the remediation problems they face.

  11. Issues in workforce composition analysis

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    Koeck, D.C.; Rogers, J.D.

    1996-05-01

    An issue of paramount interest to US industry is the supply and quality of human resources available for this country`s scientific and technological activities. The changing composition of the workforce and the responsibility that an organization has to assure equal opportunity, give rise to various issues. This paper discusses some of the issues associated with the scientific and technical workforce. Specifically, it explores some of the questions pertaining to workforce composition and measures of workforce composition. This paper should be useful to those responsible for personnel policies.

  12. Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy in Mexico

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    Ramirez-Sanchez, Jose R.; Alonso, Gustavo; Palacios, H. Javier [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carretera Mexico, Toluca km 36.5, Ocoyoacac Estado De Mexico (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    The nuclear energy is attracting renewed interest of public and policy makers due to his potential role in long term strategies aiming to reduce the risk of global warming and in a more general, to carry out sustainable policies, however, any project of nuclear nature arise concerns about the risks associated with the release of radioactivity during accident conditions, radioactive waste disposal and nuclear weapons proliferation. Then in light of the likeliness for a new nuclear project in Mexico, is necessary to design a strategy to improve the social acceptance of nuclear power. This concern is been boarding since the environmental and economic point of view. The information that can change the perception of nuclear energy towards increase public acceptance, should be an honest debate about the benefits of nuclear energy, of course there are questions and they have to be answered, but in a realistic and scientific way: So thinking in Mexico as a first step it is important to communicate to the government entities and political parties that nuclear energy is a proven asset that it is emission free and safe. Of course besides the guarantee of a proven technology, clean and safe relies the economic fact, and in Mexico this could be the most important aspect to communicate to key people in government. Based in the Laguna Verde survey it is clear that we have to find the adequate means to distribute the real information concerning nuclear technology to the public, because the results shows that Mexican people does not have complete information about nuclear energy, but public can support it when they have enough information. From the IAEA study we can say that in Mexico public acceptance of nuclear energy it s not so bad, is the highest percentage of acceptance of nuclear technology for health, considering benefits to the environment Mexican opposition to build new plants is the second less percentage, and generally speaking 60% of the people accept somehow nuclear energy. Also we can say that in Mexico there are few nuclear information centers one is located at Laguna Verde power plant, and there is other one at Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ). So if we want to improve public acceptance in Mexico we should design a well defined strategy to communicate nuclear issues to the public. This strategy should point out many aspects of nuclear power as discussed before. In addition, recent economic studies performed at ININ, indicate that, nuclear energy is currently is price competitive with other sources based on fossil fuels. This facts are currently under discussion with government entities, and now acceptance of government entities is increasing. Even there was a public announce of Mexican government in the sense that Mexico is considering the nuclear option as a part of its energy strategy for the near future. (authors)

  13. Unaddressed Issues

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    Rochester, J. Martin

    2005-01-01

    Walter Parker's January article, "Teaching Against Idiocy," raises important and fascinating issues relating to the proper role and function of the K-12 social studies classroom. Although J. Martin Rochester, the author of this article, agrees with his basic premise that schools obviously have an obligation to help promote citizenship education,…

  14. EMERGING ISSUES

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    In order to better fulfill its mission under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement for the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem GLNPO has funded strategic or emerging issues of basin-wide importance: ...

  15. Sanskrit Issue.

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    Miller, Barbara Stoler, Ed.

    1971-01-01

    This issue of "Mahfil" is devoted to Sanskrit literature and contains a note on Sanskrit pronunciation and selections of Sanskrit literature. It also contains articles analyzing and discussing various aspects of the literature, including "Sanskrit Rhetoric and Poetic,""The Creative Role of the Goddess Vac in the 'Rgveda,'""Vedic and Epic…

  16. Investigation and study on debris flow risk perception and acceptable risk criteria in Taiwan

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    Liu, Chia-Nan; Chen, Jie-Ru

    2014-05-01

    Debris flow disaster mitigation is one of important issues to be addressed in Taiwan. Past studies in this field have been focused mainly on topics related to potential assessment and susceptibility characterizations. Some valuable research results have been completed. Application of risk management in debris flow disaster mitigation has gradually become an emerging topic, as an effective and comprehensive strategy on disaster management is still been sought for. One of the key elements in risk management is the establishment of rational risk acceptance criteria. Various factors have to be taken into account and whether the set of criteria can be operable is of great concern. The purpose of this study is to provide useful information for the establishment of acceptance criteria. First, the 39 debris flow events that claims death tolls for the past 20 years are compiled. The information is used to develop a questionnaire containing six questions for the tolerability and acceptability of the recurrence frequency of a debris flow disaster which would cause death and the death tolls in single debris flow event. The questionnaire is sent to general public, local government officer, and rescue members for a survey. In total, 681 effective samples is obtained. The response of each question is identified as 5 scales which is later transferred into scores using a triangular function. Through the application of fuzzy performance theory, the tolerability and acceptability of the recurrence frequency of a debris flow disaster and its corresponding number of fatalities (N) is calculated. The risk perception results are plotted in the form of log-log F-N curves where F is the frequency of N or more fatalities. The results indicate that the tolerability criterion is 10-2 while the F-N curve shows a minus-one trend. Compared with the F-N curve for slope stability in Hong Kong, the curve trend is similar but the tolerability criterion is one order higher. It indicates the tolerability of fatal debris flow event in Taiwan in higher that the fatal slope stability event in Hong Kong. The acceptability criteria are about 3x10-4 while the F-N curves also shows a minus-one trend. There is about 1 to 2 orders discrepancy between tolerability and acceptability F-N curves. The resulting F-N curves are useful reference for debris flow management by taking hardware and software approaches to reduce risk level.

  17. Issues in data management.

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    Joshi, Margi; Krag, Sharon S

    2010-12-01

    Data management raises a number of issues, both regulatory and non-regulatory. Researchers should understand how data are defined by their particular institutions and regulatory authorities. Data are the bases of scientific communication and provide a strong defense against allegations of scientific misconduct. Authorization is often necessary before collection of data can commence. Proper handling, retention, and storage of data, especially that involving humans, are crucial for the researcher. Data ownership by the institution leads to a responsibility by the institution to educate all its researchers in responsible data management practices. PMID:20607438

  18. Neonatal resuscitation: Current issues

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    Chadha, Indu A

    2010-01-01

    The following guidelines are intended for practitioners responsible for resuscitating neonates. They apply primarily to neonates undergoing transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life. The updated guidelines on Neonatal Resuscitation have assimilated the latest evidence in neonatal resuscitation. Important changes with regard to the old guidelines and recommendations for daily practice are provided. Current controversial issues concerning neonatal resuscitation are reviewed and argued in the context of the ILCOR 2005 consensus. PMID:21189881

  19. Nursing acceptance of a speech-input interface: a preliminary investigation.

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    Dillon, T W; McDowell, D; Norcio, A F; DeHaemer, M J

    1994-01-01

    Many new technologies are being developed to improve the efficiency and productivity of nursing staffs. User acceptance is a key to the success of these technologies. In this article, the authors present a discussion of nursing acceptance of computer systems, review the basic design issues for creating a speech-input interface, and report preliminary findings of a study of nursing acceptance of a prototype speech-input interface. Results of the study showed that the 19 nursing subjects expressed acceptance of the prototype speech-input interface. PMID:7812892

  20. Technology acceptability for medical assistance

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    Martina Ziefle; Wiktoria Wilkowska

    2010-01-01

    In this research we examine the age-specific acceptance motives of medical assistive technologies assessing the general openness of using these technologies as well as estimating potential barriers, which may impede a successful rollout. 122 respondents (20 - 80 years) participated in a survey, in which they were asked to evaluate the pros and cons of the usage of medical assistive

  1. Acceptance of Others (Number Form).

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    Masters, James R.; Laverty, Grace E.

    As part of the instrumentation to assess the effectiveness of the Schools Without Failure (SWF) program in 10 elementary schools in the New Castle, Pa. School District, the Acceptance of Others (Number Form) was prepared to determine pupil's attitudes toward classmates. Given a list of all class members, pupils are asked to circle a number from 1…

  2. Helping Our Children Accept Themselves.

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    Gamble, Mae

    1984-01-01

    Parents of a child with muscular dystrophy recount their reactions to learning of the diagnosis, their gradual acceptance, and their son's resistance, which was gradually lessened when he was provided with more information and treated more normally as a member of the family. (CL)

  3. Acceptance of Advertising A written insertion order is

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    Mateo, Jill M.

    Acceptance of Advertising A written insertion order is required for all advertisements. All advertisements are subject to approval. The University of Chicago Press reserves the right to reject advertising for any reason. The advertiser and/or its advertising agency are entirely responsible for the lawfulness

  4. Energetic Device Qualification and Lot Acceptance Test Requirements

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    Barry T. Neyer

    The aerospace and defense communities have required a variety of tests for qualification and lot acceptance of energetic devices. Many of these test requirements have been developed through the years as a response to past failures. Most of these tests were developed when the firing systems contained large mechanical components and the energetic devices used a hot wire initiating mechanism.

  5. Multiple personality and forensic issues.

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    Lewis, D O; Bard, J S

    1991-09-01

    As clinicians become more sophisticated regarding MPD, we can expect many more cases to come to the court's attention, especially among violent offenders. This is because violence and MPD have very similar origins in early extraordinary physical and sexual abuse. As offenders become more knowledgeable, we can also expect to encounter more and better malingering. At this time, however, we are far more likely to overlook the problem than we are to overdiagnose it. Why is it that MPD is recognized so infrequently in the offender population? Probably because so many of its characteristics are similar to the symptoms associated with antisocial personality. For example, amnesia for behaviors is dismissed as lying, fugue states appear to be attempts to evade justice; finding things in one's possession looks like stealing; self-mutilation and suicide attempts seem manipulative; and the use of different names at different times and in different circumstances is interpreted as the conscious use of aliases in order to evade the law. Even the dramatic, at times heart-wrenching emotional catharses relating to abuse revealed during hypnosis are so painful that the average person has difficulty accepting that they happened and, therefore, dismisses them as exaggeration or total fabrication. Most often, the diagnosis is missed because the clinician does not even consider it a possibility. In this article we have reviewed some of the ways in which courts have approached the issue of MPD and some of the problems specific to its diagnosis in forensic settings. The clinician must keep in mind that in cases in which issues of mental illness are raised, the law reflects that which it is taught by alleged experts. The case law on multiple personality is still sparse, leaving much room for new data and new interpretations of these data. The current tendency to treat each alternate as though it were a whole and responsible individual as opposed to an imaginary construct, a symptom of a mental illness, reflects the confusion among clinicians as well as attorneys regarding the phenomenon of MPD. As we continue to learn more about the disorder and its forensic implications, we must be careful to avoid presenting to the court clinical impression as fact or mythology as truth. PMID:1946033

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    Van Veen, Barry D.

    be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted the analysis of various considerations in system design and problem formulation. The method offers an avenue--Microwave imaging, Biomedical imaging, In- verse problems, Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions I. INTRODUCTION Research

  7. Exposures to conducted electrical weapons (including TASER® devices): how many and for how long are acceptable?

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    Jauchem, James R

    2015-01-01

    TASER(®) conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) are an important law-enforcement tool. The purposes of this study are a) to review recent literature regarding potential pathophysiological responses to applications of CEWs, and other related issues and b) to evaluate whether enough data exist to determine the acceptability of longer-duration (or repeated) exposures. This is a narrative review, using a multidisciplinary approach of analyzing reports from physiological, legal-medical, and police-strategy literature sources. In general, short-duration exposures to CEWs result in limited effects. Longer-duration or repeated exposures may be utilized with caution, although there are currently not enough data to determine the acceptability of all types of exposures. Data examined in the literature have inherent limitations. Appropriateness of specific types of CEW usage may be determined by individual police agencies, applying risk/benefit analyses unique to each organization. While more research is recommended, initial concepts of potential future long-duration or repeated CEW applications are presented. PMID:25443856

  8. Establishing Minimum Flow Requirements Based on Benthic Vegetation: What are Some Issues Related to Identifying Quantity of Inflow and Tools Used to Quantify Ecosystem Response?

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    Hunt, M. J.; Nuttle, W. K.; Cosby, B. J.; Marshall, F. E.

    2005-05-01

    Establishing minimum flow requirements in aquatic ecosystems is one way to stipulate controls on water withdrawals in a watershed. The basis of the determination is to identify the amount of flow needed to sustain a threshold ecological function. To develop minimum flow criteria an understanding of ecological response in relation to flow is essential. Several steps are needed including: (1) identification of important resources and ecological functions, (2) compilation of available information, (3) determination of historical conditions, (4) establishment of technical relationships between inflow and resources, and (5) identification of numeric criteria that reflect the threshold at which resources are harmed. The process is interdisciplinary requiring the integration of hydrologic and ecologic principles with quantitative assessments. The tools used quantify the ecological response and key questions related to how the quantity of flow influences the ecosystem are examined by comparing minimum flow determination in two different aquatic systems in South Florida. Each system is characterized by substantial hydrologic alteration. The first, the Caloosahatchee River is a riverine system, located on the southwest coast of Florida. The second, the Everglades- Florida Bay ecotone, is a wetland mangrove ecosystem, located on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. In both cases freshwater submerged aquatic vegetation (Vallisneria americana or Ruppia maritima), located in areas of the saltwater- freshwater interface has been identified as a basis for minimum flow criteria. The integration of field studies, laboratory studies, and literature review was required. From this information we developed ecological modeling tools to quantify and predict plant growth in response to varying environmental variables. Coupled with hydrologic modeling tools questions relating to the quantity and timing of flow and ecological consequences in relation to normal variability are addressed.

  9. More Issues in Observed-Score Equating

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    van der Linden, Wim J.

    2013-01-01

    This article is a response to the commentaries on the position paper on observed-score equating by van der Linden (this issue). The response focuses on the more general issues in these commentaries, such as the nature of the observed scores that are equated, the importance of test-theory assumptions in equating, the necessity to use multiple…

  10. Acceptability of reactors in space

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    Buden, D.

    1981-04-01

    Reactors are the key to our future expansion into space. However, there has been some confusion in the public as to whether they are a safe and acceptable technology for use in space. The answer to these questions is explored. The US position is that when reactors are the preferred technical choice, that they can be used safely. In fact, it dies not appear that reactors add measurably to the risk associated with the Space Transportation System.

  11. Acceptability of reactors in space

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    Buden, D.

    1981-01-01

    Reactors are the key to our future expansion into space. However, there has been some confusion in the public as to whether they are a safe and acceptable technology for use in space. The answer to these questions is explored. The US position is that when reactors are the preferred technical choice, that they can be used safely. In fact, it does not appear that reactors add measurably to the risk associated with the Space Transportation System.

  12. Retirement communities gain higher acceptance.

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    Brooks, S A; Adams, R T

    2001-01-01

    Retirement community gains in acceptance could indicate a bright future for the industry, according to the latest Generations research. The first ever on-line international survey of seniors and the first dial group studies of seniors show Boomers, Silent Generation seniors, and GI Generation seniors alike have become more positive in their evaluation of retirement communities as an option for the future. PMID:11372491

  13. Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA)

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    Risto Lahdelma; Pekka Salminen

    \\u000a Stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis (SMAA) is a family of methods for aiding multicriteria group decision making\\u000a in problems with uncertain, imprecise or partially missing information. These methods are based on exploring the weight space\\u000a in order to describe the preferences that make each alternative the most preferred one, or that would give a certain rank\\u000a for a specific alternative. The

  14. Radioactive waste acceptance team and generator interface yields successful implementation of waste acceptance criteria

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    Rowe, J.G. [Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States); Griffin, W.A.; Rast, D.M. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

    1996-02-01

    The Fernald Environmental Management Project has developed a successful Low Level Waste Shipping Program in compliance with the Nevada Test Site Defense Waste Acceptance Criteria, Certification, and Transfer Requirements, NVO-325, Revision 1. This shipping program is responsible for the successful disposal of more than 4 million cubic feet of Low Level Waste over the past decade. The success of the Fernald Low Level Waste Shipping Program is due to the generator program staff working closely with the DOE-NV Radioactive Waste Acceptance Program Team to achieve win/win situations. The teamwork is the direct result of dedicated, proactive professionals working together toward a common objective: the safe disposition of low level radioactive waste. The growth and development of this program has many lessons learned to share with the low level waste generating community. The recognition of reciprocal interests enables consistently high annual volumes of Fernald waste disposal at the Nevada Test Site without incident. The large volumes successfully disposed serve testimony to the success of the program which is equally important to all Nevada Test Site and Fernald stakeholders. The Fernald approach to success is currently being shared with other low-level waste generators through DOE-NV sponsored outreach programs. This paper introduces examples of Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation contributions to the DOE-NV Radioactive Waste Acceptance Program outreach initiatives. These practices are applicable to other low level waste disposal programs whether federal, commercial, domestic or international.

  15. Reactor tank UT acceptance criteria

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    Daugherty, W.L.

    1990-01-30

    The SRS reactor tanks are constructed of type 304 stainless steel, with 0.5 inch thick walls. An ultrasonic (UT) in-service inspection program has been developed for examination of these tanks, in accordance with the ISI Plan for the Savannah River Production Reactors Process Water System (DPSTM-88-100-1). Prior to initiation of these inspections, criteria for the disposition of any indications that might be found are required. A working group has been formed to review available information on the SRS reactor tanks and develop acceptance criteria. This working group includes nationally recognized experts in the nuclear industry. The working group has met three times and produced three documents describing the proposed acceptance criteria, the technical basis for the criteria and a proposed initial sampling plan. This report transmits these three documents, which were prepared in accordance with the technical task plan and quality assurance plan for this task, task 88-001-A- 1. In addition, this report summarizes the acceptance criteria and proposed sampling plan, and provides further interpretation of the intent of these three documents where necessary.

  16. Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility Complex Waste Acceptance Criteria

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    W. Mahlon Heileson

    2006-10-01

    The Idaho Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Disposal Facility (ICDF) has been designed to accept CERCLA waste generated within the Idaho National Laboratory. Hazardous, mixed, low-level, and Toxic Substance Control Act waste will be accepted for disposal at the ICDF. The purpose of this document is to provide criteria for the quantities of radioactive and/or hazardous constituents allowable in waste streams designated for disposal at ICDF. This ICDF Complex Waste Acceptance Criteria is divided into four section: (1) ICDF Complex; (2) Landfill; (3) Evaporation Pond: and (4) Staging, Storage, Sizing, and Treatment Facility (SSSTF). The ICDF Complex section contains the compliance details, which are the same for all areas of the ICDF. Corresponding sections contain details specific to the landfill, evaporation pond, and the SSSTF. This document specifies chemical and radiological constituent acceptance criteria for waste that will be disposed of at ICDF. Compliance with the requirements of this document ensures protection of human health and the environment, including the Snake River Plain Aquifer. Waste placed in the ICDF landfill and evaporation pond must not cause groundwater in the Snake River Plain Aquifer to exceed maximum contaminant levels, a hazard index of 1, or 10-4 cumulative risk levels. The defined waste acceptance criteria concentrations are compared to the design inventory concentrations. The purpose of this comparison is to show that there is an acceptable uncertainty margin based on the actual constituent concentrations anticipated for disposal at the ICDF. Implementation of this Waste Acceptance Criteria document will ensure compliance with the Final Report of Decision for the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Operable Unit 3-13. For waste to be received, it must meet the waste acceptance criteria for the specific disposal/treatment unit (on-Site or off-Site) for which it is destined.

  17. Perspectives: Societal Issues in Science

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    Patrick L. Brown

    2009-04-01

    When students investigate local issues in science class, they gain research and critical-thinking skills while improving their attitudes toward science. However, since many societal issues are controversial, it is important to create a safe and risk-free classroom climate where students can discuss their ideas, personal needs, experiences, and responsibilities. This article discribes some strategies that will help students to use science to make personal and societal decisions.

  18. Paramedics: A Survey of the Issues.

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    Lave, Judith R.; And Others

    This report examines some of the issues surrounding the use of paramedic personnel. Following background information, emphasis is placed on programs and demonstration projects, training programs, the potential role of paramedics, the potential functions of paramedics, quality of care, acceptance of paramedics by patients and other personnel, the…

  19. Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology.

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    Molenda, Michael; Harris, Phillip

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the following instructional technology issues as they relate to corporate training and development, higher education, and K-12 education: (1) use of technology-based media for delivery of instruction; (2) constraints on acceptance and use of technology; (3) challenges to existing instructional technology paradigms; and (4) core versus…

  20. CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue on

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    Malerba, Donato

    / ). The submitted papers should be sent electronically to the guest editor by October 30, 2000. Acceptance, and e-mail address of the authors. Authors are asked to submit their papers electronically in PDFCALL FOR PAPERS #12; #12; #12;#12;#12;#12;#12; Special Issue on MACHINE LEARNING IN COMPUTER

  1. Parent's Acceptance of Behavioral Interventions for Children with Behavior and Communication Problems

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    Boothe, Jennifer L.; Borrego, Joaquin

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine what parents find as acceptable treatment options for children with behavior problems in a communication disorders population. Parents' acceptability of seven treatment options, including positive reinforcement, time-out, response cost, spanking, overcorrection, differential attention, and medication were…

  2. Acceptance of Spousal Death: The Factor of Time in Bereaved Older Adults' Search for Meaning

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    Wallace Chi Ho Chan; Cecilia L. W. Chan

    2011-01-01

    Response to the death of a spouse was examined by focusing on acceptance, which was conceptualized as both a process and an outcome. Grounded theory was applied to analyze the experience of 15 bereaved Hong Kong Chinese older adults. The main theme that emerged was time. Acceptance of spousal death was found to be related to the search for meaning

  3. Host, vehicular and environmental factors responsible for road traffic crashes in a nigerian city: identifiable issues for road traffic injury control

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    Adeoye, Peter Oladapo; Kadri, Dotun Musiliu; Bello, Jibril Oyekunle; Ofoegbu, Chima Kingsley Pascal; Abdur-Rahman, Lukman Olajide; Adekanye, Adedeji Olugbenga; Solagberu, Babatunde Akeeb

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Road traffic injury (RTI) has assumed major public health importance world-wide and the burden is heavier on the health-care infrastructure of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Nigeria, RTI is the leading cause of trauma related morbidity and mortality. While there are some published epidemiological reports on RTI in the region, studies on the mechanism of causation of road traffic crashes (RTC) are not available. Methods Over a 9-month period, we prospectively captured the 571 victims of RTC presenting to a single tertiary health care center in Nigeria. Data collected include demographic data, Mechanism of causation of RTC, Injuries sustained and outcomes. Results Over three-quarters of the victims are young people and half were either traders (27.5%) or students (20%). Pedestrians, motorcycle riders and open truck occupants (people sitting at the rear loading compartment of trucks) often had fatal injuries. Analysis of collision patterns showed that lone crashes were the most frequent though car-to-motorcycle crashes caused a quarter of the deaths. Host factors (over-speeding driver, driver misjudgment, sleeping driver etc.) were responsible for four-fifths of the crashes while vehicular and environmental factors accounted for the remaining. On binary regression analysis, head injured victims had higher odds of dying than the non-head injured (Odds ratio = 6.5). Conclusion This paper elucidates the mechanisms of causation of and types of injuries sustained following RTC in Nigeria and thus provide opportunities for prevention and control of this unacceptable situation. PMID:25780490

  4. 21 CFR 820.86 - Acceptance status.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...86 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES QUALITY SYSTEM REGULATION Acceptance Activities § 820.86 Acceptance status. Each manufacturer shall...

  5. 21 CFR 820.86 - Acceptance status.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...86 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES QUALITY SYSTEM REGULATION Acceptance Activities § 820.86 Acceptance status. Each manufacturer shall...

  6. 21 CFR 820.86 - Acceptance status.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...86 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES QUALITY SYSTEM REGULATION Acceptance Activities § 820.86 Acceptance status. Each manufacturer shall...

  7. Knowledge and Acceptance of Drug Education among Selected Nigerian Adults in Ibadan (Oyo State).

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    Omishakin, M. Ademola

    1984-01-01

    Surveyed 205 Nigerian parents to examine knowledge and acceptance of drug education programs. Results showed only 41 percent of the parents want drug education in the schools, and 83 percent thought parents should take primary responsibility. (JAC)

  8. A Jewish response to the Vatican's new bioethical guidelines.

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    Zivotofsky, Ari Z; Jotkowitz, Alan

    2009-11-01

    The Vatican recently published directives (Dignitas Personae) regarding "beginning of life" issues that explain the Catholic Church's position regarding new technologies in this area. We think that it is important to develop a response that presents the traditional Orthodox Jewish position on these same issues in order to present an alternative, parallel system. There are many points of commonality between the Vatican document and traditional Jewish thought as well as several important issues where there is a divergence of opinion. The latter include the status of the zygote as produced during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the acceptable of procreation in a method other than through the conjugal act, and the permissibility of deriving benefit from the products of an illicit act. These points of agreement and disagreement are discussed in detail in this article. PMID:19882451

  9. Apollo experience report environmental acceptance testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laubach, C. H. M.

    1976-01-01

    Environmental acceptance testing was used extensively to screen selected spacecraft hardware for workmanship defects and manufacturing flaws. The minimum acceptance levels and durations and methods for their establishment are described. Component selection and test monitoring, as well as test implementation requirements, are included. Apollo spacecraft environmental acceptance test results are summarized, and recommendations for future programs are presented.

  10. Older Adults' Acceptance of Information Technology

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    Wang, Lin; Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Salvendy, Gavriel

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated variables contributing to older adults' information technology acceptance through a survey, which was used to find factors explaining and predicting older adults' information technology acceptance behaviors. Four factors, including needs satisfaction, perceived usability, support availability, and public acceptance, were…

  11. STATE OF CALIFORNIA SUPPLY FAN VFD ACCEPTANCE

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA SUPPLY FAN VFD ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-7A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE MECH-7A NA7.5.6 Supply Fan VFD Acceptance (Page 1 of 2) Project Name the information provided on this form. · I am a licensed contractor, architect, or engineer, who is eligible under

  12. The Relationship between Treatment Acceptability and Familism

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    Pemberton, Joy R.; Borrego, Joaquin, Jr.

    2005-01-01

    Many studies have examined the acceptability of treatments for children with disruptive behaviors. However, few studies to date have tested the effects of home environment variables such as family support on treatment acceptability. In the current study, parents' level of familism was used to predict their willingness to accept several behavioral…

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior, Member, IEEE Abstract-- Fixation density maps (FDM) created from eye tracking experiments are widely used in image processing ap- plications. The FDM are assumed to be reliable ground truths of human visual

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    Huang, Jianwei

    for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior cost and the achieved QoE for end users. In this paper, we investigate the trade-off between the cost 12LGPY53, Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar under Grant S20120011187

  15. Television station acceptance of AIDS prevention PSAs and condom advertisements.

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    Abernethy, A M; Wicks, J L

    1998-01-01

    AIDS is a fatal, though preventable disease with more than 56,000 new cases reported in 1996 alone. Condom advertisements and AIDS public service announcements (AIDS PSAs) can help prevent the spread of AIDS, but these AIDS PSAs often contain controversial subject matter and are thus rejected for broadcast by television stations. It is for this reason why a large-scale national mail survey was conducted. The survey, which examined the impact of personal ethical considerations of television station management on AIDS acceptance decisions in the US, was based on five hypothetical questions. It used questionnaires mailed to television station managers. Responses were received from 364 stations, yielding a 40.63% response rate. Significant results were found related to the impact of personal ethical concerns of television managers on AIDS acceptance decision. Most stations were unlikely to accept condom or safe sex advertisements but were more likely to accept generic AIDS messages. These findings pose a dilemma for public health officials, which include the high cost of television advertisements and the difficulty in choosing a creative execution type. The most effective approach would be to appeal to sales managers to run the advertisements since they are important for the community and serve the public interest. PMID:12295801

  16. Standardization of DOE Disposal Facilities Waste Acceptance Processes

    SciTech Connect

    Shrader, T. A.; Macbeth, P. J.

    2002-02-26

    On February 25, 2000, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS) for low-level and mixed low-level wastes (LLW/ MLLW) treatment and disposal. The ROD designated the disposal sites at Hanford and the Nevada Test Site (NTS) to dispose of LLW/MLLW from sites without their own disposal facilities. DOE's Richland Operations Office (RL) and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Operations Office (NV) have been charged with effectively implementing the ROD. To accomplish this task NV and RL, assisted by their operating contractors Bechtel Nevada (BN), Fluor Hanford (FH), and Bechtel Hanford (BH) assembled a task team to systematically map out and evaluate the current waste acceptance processes and develop an integrated, standardized process for the acceptance of LLW/MLLW. A structured, systematic, analytical process using the Six Sigma system identified dispos al process improvements and quantified the associated efficiency gains to guide changes to be implemented. The review concluded that a unified and integrated Hanford/NTS Waste Acceptance Process would be a benefit to the DOE Complex, particularly the waste generators. The Six Sigma review developed quantitative metrics to address waste acceptance process efficiency improvements, and provides an initial look at development of comparable waste disposal cost models between the two disposal sites to allow quantification of the proposed improvements.

  17. Fire alarm system acceptance test procedure for Project W-164, Sample Equipment Cleaning Facility

    SciTech Connect

    McKenna, P.J.

    1995-04-17

    This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the Fire Protection System functions as required by project criteria. The test results will be issued as an acceptance test report (ATR) after all testing is complete. Components that are covered by this procedure are the fire alarm control system, power transfer to battery backup, switching circuits, alarm input devices, and battery capacity and recharge capability. Bldg 6268 is part of the Effluent Treatment and Laboratory Project.

  18. Factors associated with the acceptance of an AIDS vaccine: an exploratory study

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    Richard A. Crosby; David R. Holtgrave; Lawrence Bryant; Paula M. Frew

    2004-01-01

    Background. Behavioral issues relative to acceptance of an HIV vaccine have been understudied. This exploratory study identified factors that may preclude people from accepting an AIDS vaccine when one is developed and approved for use.Methods. A cross-sectional survey of 278 adults, from different at-risk populations, was conducted. Sixteen items assessed participants' concerns about receiving an AIDS vaccine if one was

  19. Implementing e-Portfolios: Technical and Organisational Issues

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    Neil Currant; Christopher Murray; Carol Higgison; Jill Taylor; Andrew Pellow; Scott Hennessy; Sally Raby; James Hairsine; Rebecca Sykes

    2006-01-01

    Personal development planning (PDP) is a key issue in relation to professional and career development, and e-portfolios are a tool that can aid in this process. Many benefits of paper-based and online portfolios have been investigated but less has been reported on the technological and organisational issues which impact on user acceptance and uptake. This paper reports on experiences of

  20. Computer acceptance of older adults.

    PubMed

    Nägle, Sibylle; Schmidt, Ludger

    2012-01-01

    Even though computers play a massive role in everyday life of modern societies, older adults, and especially older women, are less likely to use a computer, and they perform fewer activities on it than younger adults. To get a better understanding of the factors affecting older adults' intention towards and usage of computers, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology (UTAUT) was applied as part of a more extensive study with 52 users and non-users of computers, ranging in age from 50 to 90 years. The model covers various aspects of computer usage in old age via four key constructs, namely performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influences, and facilitating conditions, as well as the variables gender, age, experience, and voluntariness it. Interestingly, next to performance expectancy, facilitating conditions showed the strongest correlation with use as well as with intention. Effort expectancy showed no significant correlation with the intention of older adults to use a computer. PMID:22317258

  1. Acceptable Use Policies: A Handbook

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Provided by the Virginia Department of Education Technology Division, this site offers guidelines for the appropriate use of computer networks. These guidelines are generally known as Acceptable Internet Use Policy, or AUP, and are comprised of "a written agreement . . . signed by students, their parents and their teachers, outlining the terms and conditions of Internet use-rules of online behavior and access privileges." Rather than set out a single AUP, this online handbook features a collection of selected resources to help administrators, teachers, library media specialists, and parents develop their own local AUP. The handbook includes links to examples of various components of an AUP, sample policies from Virginia and other states, and a selection of templates.

  2. Family Issues In the Workplace: Are Students On Track

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    Waner, Karen K.; Winter, Janet K.; Breshears, Ronald G.

    2005-01-01

    Employees attempting to balance careers and families have made family issues a major concern in the workplace. Equity issues arise, however, for employees who do not have family responsibilities. In this study, the authors sought to determine whether students' and employees' perceptions of family issues differed in their responses to nine…

  3. Identification of shareholder ethics and responsibilities in online reverse auctions for construction projects.

    PubMed

    Hatipkarasulu, Yilmaz; Gill, James H

    2004-04-01

    The increasing number of companies providing internet services and auction tools helped popularize the online reverse auction trend for purchasing commodities and services in the last decade. As a result, a number of owners, both public and private, accepted the online reverse auctions as the bidding technique for their construction projects. Owners, while trying to minimize their costs for construction projects, are also required to address their ethical responsibilities to the shareholders. In the case of online reverse auctions for construction projects, the ethical issues involved in the bidding technique directly reflects on the owner's ethical and social responsibilities to their shareholders. The goal of this paper is to identify the shareholder ethics and responsibilities in online reverse auctions for construction projects by analyzing the ethical issues for the parties involved in the process. The identification of the ethical issues and responsibilities requires clear definition and understanding of professional ethics and the roles of the involved parties. In this paper, first, the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility is described in a general form. To illustrate the ethical issues and responsibilities, a sample case of bidding for a construction project using online reverse auction techniques is presented in which the shareholders were actively involved in questioning the ethical issues. The issues involved in the bidding process and their reflection on the shareholder responsibilities are described and analyzed for each stage of the process. A brief discussion of the overall process is also included to address the general ethical issues involved in online reverse auctions. PMID:15152854

  4. ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 3

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This issue of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" promotes emergency exercises as an effective way to validate school safety plans. Simulations of emergency situations, or emergency exercises, are integral to a sound school safety plan. They offer opportunities for district and schools to…

  5. Assistive Technology: Issues and Trends.

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    Scherer, Marcia J.

    This paper discusses current issues regarding assistive technology devices and services, especially in relation to the roles and responsibilities of the rehabilitation psychologist. Following an introductory section which defines an assistive technology device and an assistive technology service, the following sections discuss: (1) past…

  6. ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This issue of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" introduces the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF), a free public service that provides information on planning, designing, funding, building, improving and maintaining safe, healthy, high-performance schools. NCEF is…

  7. ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 7

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This issue of ERCMExpress presents the topic "Schools Respond to Infectious Disease." Every year, schools confront a range of infectious diseases such as chicken pox, lice, ringworm and seasonal influenza. In response, faculty and staff work together to control the outbreak, quell fears and dispel rumors. For example, school administrators may…

  8. Acceptance of waste for disposal in the potential United States repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

    SciTech Connect

    Stahl, D. [Framatome Cogema Fuels, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Svinicki, K. [USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)

    1996-07-01

    This paper addresses the process for the acceptance of waste into the waste management system (WMS) with a focus on the detailed requirements identified from the Waste Acceptance System Requirements Document. Also described is the recent dialogue between OCRWM and the Office of Environmental Management to resolve issues, including the appropriate interpretation and application of regulatory and system requirements to DOE-owned spent fuel. Some information is provided on the design of the repository system to aid the reader in understanding how waste that is accepted into the WMS is received and emplaced in the repository.

  9. Accepted Manuscript Title: Response to "Unsupported Claims of Ultrafast Charging

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    of Ultrafast Charging of Li-ion Batteries", Journal of Power Sources (2008), doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009 to "Unsupported Claims of Ultrafast Charging of Li-ion Batteries" G. Ceder and B. Kang Department of Materials of the Comment by ZGMJ states, the terminology "Li-ion batteries" is never used in the paper. In Ref [1] we argue

  10. Food Acceptance: The Role of Consumer Perception and Attitudes

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    Elvira Costell; Amparo Tárrega; Sara Bayarri

    2010-01-01

    The process by which man accepts or rejects food is of a multi-dimensional nature. In complex food matrices, it is not always\\u000a easy to establish relationships between the individual chemical stimuli concentration, physiological perception, and consumer\\u000a reaction. Consumers’ responses to food are not only based on the sensory characteristics of the product and on their physiological\\u000a status but they are

  11. [Definition of acceptable operator exposure levels (AOELs) to pesticides].

    PubMed

    Maroni, M; Tiramani, M; Fait, A; Iversen, B; Colosio, C

    2003-01-01

    A guidance document entitled "Recommended method for the establishment of Acceptable Operator Exposure Levels" has been prepared within the EU 5th Framework program. The paper describes the main outcomes of the project and the issues that apply particularly to agricultural workers and bystanders and the difficulties in developing an agreed uniform approach. The scientific basis of the process is discussed, to be used by the European Commission and Member States when making decision about the inclusion of an active substance in Annex 1 of Directive 91/414/EEC. PMID:14582259

  12. Cue Set Stimulation as a Factor in Human Response Generation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petelle, John L.

    The hypotheses that there will be a significant difference (1) in the number of responses generated according to economic issues, (2) in the number of responses generated according to social issues, (3) in the number of responses generated between the category of economic issues and the category of social issues, (4) in cue ranking by response

  13. Psychological Issues in Relocation: Response to Change.

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    Hausman, Marcia S.; Reed, James R.

    1991-01-01

    Internal factors affecting how people perceive and react to relocation include beliefs about events, and emotions such as anger and loss, effects of early separation experiences, and self-esteem. Counseling can help individuals and families facing the psychological discomfort of this life crisis. (SK)

  14. Statistical Issues in Searches: Photon Science Response

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    Masci, Frank

    (Similar oracle inequalities exist without the codelength perspective.) This framework leads to guarantees sparsity 5 / 34 #12;An oracle inequality1 Theorem If y Poisson(f), where f 1 = I, and f arg min fF {- logF f I - f I 2 2 approximation error + (f) I estimation error (Similar oracle inequalities exist

  15. Consumer acceptance of electric vehicles

    SciTech Connect

    Sethna, B.N.

    1982-09-02

    The main objective of this study was to determine guidelines for the enhancement of consumers' perceptions to electric vehicles (EV). The specific objectives were to: expose the population of Potsdam, New York to an electric car, and to demonstrate its functioning; determine the relative importance of the different attributes of the electric car from the viewpoint of the potential consumer; and determine changes in consumers' perceptions after exposure to the car (and accompanying media coverage), as compared with their perceptions before exposure. An electric vehicle was ordered from a Florida firm whose officers absconded taking the vehicle downpayment and not delivering the EV. Subsequently the chief investigator of this project drove a rented EV for 5 months with survey respondents as passengers. The conclusions and recommendations of the study were: exposure to the EV and advertising positively affect its public acceptance; the high price is the most negative feature; energy tax credits would promote EV sales; and the most probable current use for EV's is in utility service fleets. (LCL)

  16. Alcohol on Campus: Three Current Issues.

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    Fulton, Donald R.; Spooner, Sue E.

    1987-01-01

    Offers views on three issues important to campus alcohol policy: (1) teaching responsible drinking; (2) operating campus pubs; and (3) raising the legal drinking age. Asserts that carefully considered decisions are needed to help establish normative behavior. (Author/NB)

  17. OTM Machine Acceptance: In the Arab Culture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdullah Rashed; Henrique Santos

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Basically, neglecting the human factor is one of the main reasons for system failures or for technology rejection, even when\\u000a important technologies are considered. Biometrics mostly have the characteristics needed for effortless acceptance, such as\\u000a easiness and usefulness, that are essential pillars of acceptance models such as TAM (technology acceptance model). However,\\u000a it should be investigated. Many studies have been

  18. Acceptance test procedure for core sample trucks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this Acceptance Test Procedure is to provide instruction and documentation for acceptance testing of the rotary mode core sample trucks, HO-68K-4600 and HO-68K-4647. The rotary mode core sample trucks were based upon the design of the second core sample truck (HO-68K-4345) which was constructed to implement rotary mode sampling of the waste tanks at Hanford. Acceptance testing

  19. Nuclear Arms, Moral Questions, And Religious Issues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ashley J. Tellis

    1987-01-01

    The morality of nuclear strategy is one of the most engaging issues in the U.S. political debate today. Among its more interesting facets is the unprecedented intervention of religious hierarchies and churches on issues traditionally considered extraecclesial. By and large, the religious response has been largely critical of U.S. nuclear policy. In being so, it has also triggered an intense

  20. Cultural and medical issues of Latino adolescents.

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    Pastore, D R; Diaz, A

    1998-06-01

    While the cultural and medical issues of providing care to immigrants have been primarily addressed in the adult literature, this article discusses how these issues concern Latino adolescents. Recognizing the multitude and complexity of immigrant experiences and responses to the acculturation process, the authors address myths and stereotypes associated with Latino culture that interfere with health care delivery. PMID:10961238

  1. 7 CFR 1215.23 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.23 Acceptance. Each individual...

  2. 7 CFR 1215.23 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.23 Acceptance. Each individual...

  3. 7 CFR 1215.23 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.23 Acceptance. Each individual...

  4. 7 CFR 1215.23 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.23 Acceptance. Each individual...

  5. 7 CFR 1215.23 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Popcorn Board § 1215.23 Acceptance. Each individual...

  6. Copyright (c) 2013 IEEE. Personal use is permitted. For any other purposes, permission must be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been

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    Capasso, Federico

    components ("metasurfaces") based on arrays of these antennas. To demonstrate the versatility of metasurfaces) metasurfaces with a constant interfacial phase gradient that deflect light into arbitrary directions; (b) metasurfaces with anisotropic optical responses that create light beams of arbitrary polarization over a wide

  7. Genetic links, family ties, and social bonds: rights and responsibilities in the face of genetic knowledge.

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    Rhodes, R

    1998-02-01

    Currently, some of the most significant moral issues involving genetic links relate to genetic knowledge. In this paper, instead of looking at the frequently addressed issues of responsibilities professionals or institutions have to individuals, I take up the question of what responsibilities individuals have to one another with respect to genetic knowledge. I address the questions of whether individuals have a moral right to pursue their own goals without contributing to society's knowledge of population genetics, without adding to their family's knowledge of its genetic history, and without discovering genetic information about themselves and their offspring. These questions lead to an examination of the presumed right to genetic ignorance and an exploration of a variety of social bonds. Analyzing cases in light of these considerations leads to a surprising conclusion about a widely accepted precept of genetic counseling, to some ethical insights into typical problems, and to some further unanswered questions about personal responsibility in the face of genetic knowledge. PMID:9555632

  8. Prophylaxis of migraine: general principles and patient acceptance

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    D’Amico, Domenico; Tepper, Stewart J

    2008-01-01

    Migraine is a chronic neurological condition with episodic exacerbations. Migraine is highly prevalent, and associated with significant pain, disability, and diminished quality of life. Migraine management is an important health care issue. Migraine management includes avoidance of trigger factors, lifestyle modifications, non-pharmacological therapies, and medications. Pharmacological treatment is traditionally divided into acute or symptomatic treatment, and preventive treatment or prophylaxis. Many migraine patients can be treated using only acute treatment. Patients with severe and/or frequent migraines require long-term preventive therapy. Prophylaxis requires daily administration of anti-migraine compounds with potential adverse events or contraindications, and may also interfere with other concurrent conditions and treatments. These problems may induce patients to reject the idea of a preventive treatment, leading to poor patient adherence. This paper reviews the main factors influencing patient acceptance of anti-migraine prophylaxis, providing practical suggestions to enhance patient willingness to accept pharmacological anti-migraine preventive therapy. We also provide information about the main clinical characteristics of migraine, and their negative consequences. The circumstances warranting prophylaxis in migraine patients as well as the main characteristics of the compounds currently used in migraine prophylaxis will also be briefly discussed, focusing on those aspects which can enhance patient acceptance and adherence. PMID:19337456

  9. PACS: acceptance test, quality control, warranty, and maintenance continuum

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    Romlein, John R.; Norton, Gary S.; Lyche, David K.; Richardson, Ronald R., Jr.

    1999-07-01

    As PACS gain greater acceptance and use in medical facilities the question of life cycle management must be addressed in terms that relate to the common business practices for medical information system and medical devices. The issues in life cycle management of such a system are relatively new to the industry. Increased use of PACS within the medical community requires that standardized life cycle management practices by developed and implemented. This paper develops a new of life cycle issues as cyclic and related events that are not only manageable, but also predictable in terms, of, frequency, duration data content, data exchange, potential outcomes, staffing requirement, documentation, and staff interaction. This view is presented as a continuum that begins at the acceptance testing of a PACS and continues throughout its life cycle. The continuum incorporates the required relationship between quality control testing and maintenance actions during warranty period and the maintenance years. Interrelated cyclic events are described that bind these processes together and provide a basis for long-term proactive management of PACS in a medical environment.

  10. Social Perception of Rape: How Rape Myth Acceptance Modulates the Influence of Situational Factors

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    Frese, Bettina; Moya, Miguel; Megias, Jesus

    2004-01-01

    This study assessed the role of rape myth acceptance (RMA) and situational factors in the perception of three different rape scenarios (date rape, marital rape, and stranger rape). One hundred and eighty-two psychology undergraduates were asked to emit four judgements about each rape situation: victim responsibility, perpetrator responsibility,…

  11. Social Perception of RapeHow Rape Myth Acceptance Modulates the Influence of Situational Factors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bettina Frese; Miguel Moya; Jesús L. Megías

    2004-01-01

    This study assessed the role of rape myth acceptance (RMA) and situational factors in the perception of three different rape scenarios (date rape, marital rape, and stranger rape). One hundred and eighty-two psychology undergraduates were asked to emit four judgements about each rape situation: victim responsibility, perpetrator responsibility, intensity of trauma, and likelihood to report the crime to the police.

  12. Investigating Elementary School Students' Technology Acceptance by Applying Digital Game-Based Learning to Environmental Education

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    Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Lou, Shi-Jer; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Shih, Ru-Chu

    2013-01-01

    In order to improve and promote students' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour, integrating environmental education into the primary education curriculum has become a key issue for environmental education. For this reason, this study aimed to investigate elementary school students' acceptance of technology applying digital game-based…

  13. But can she command a ship? Acceptance of women by peers at the coast guard academy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gwendolyn Stevens; Sheldon Gardner

    1987-01-01

    The integration of women into the military, mandated by legislation in 1976, was problematic at first; several studies suggested that women were not welcomed by their colleagues. Peer acceptance is an important issue for the Coast Guard, since female officers are not officially discriminated against in duty assignments. Results of this current study, which assessed whether or not male Coast

  14. A gap between acceptance and knowledge of herbal remedies by physicians: The need for educational intervention

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuri N Clement; Arlene F Williams; Kristi Khan; Tricia Bernard; Savrina Bhola; Maurice Fortuné; Oneil Medupe; Kerry Nagee; Compton E Seaforth

    2005-01-01

    : BACKGROUND: The unprecedented global increase in the use of herbal remedies is set to continue apace well into the foreseeable future. This raises important public health concerns, especially as it relates to safety issues including adverse effects and herb-drug interactions. Most Western-trained physicians are ignorant of the risks and benefits of this healthcare modality and assessment of acceptance and

  15. Evidence review and experts’ opinion on consumer acceptance of agrifood nanotechnology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert M. Yawson; Jennifer Kuzma

    2010-01-01

    Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly important for the food sector, and advances and products are already being made in the areas of food packaging and food safety. However, there are several potential issues associated with the commercialization of agricultural and food (agrifood) nanotechnology that may limit its full potential, including uncertainty about whether consumers will accept or reject its products. Thus,

  16. Width of the latitude of acceptance as a determinant of attitude change

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alice H. Eagly; Kathleen Telaak

    1972-01-01

    Examined the implications of social judgment theory for predicting individual differences in attitude change. Ss (N = 124 undergraduates) received a message advocating a position on birth control either mildly, moderately, or strongly discrepant from their own. For all 3 levels of discrepancy, the Ss with wide latitudes of acceptance on the issue showed greater attitude change than Ss with

  17. Explaining Consumer Acceptance of Online Digital Music

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chun-Hsiung Liaoa; Chung-Wang Tsou; Yu-Chi Kao

    This study aims to explain consumer acceptance of online digital music. The extended technology acceptance model (TAM), incorporated with user's perception of enjoyment and risks and moral intensity, was tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and assessed and modified by structural equation model (SEM). The findings indicate that perceived ease of use is positively related to perceived usefulness and perceived

  18. Modelling user acceptance of building management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gordon Lowry

    2002-01-01

    This study examines user acceptance of building management systems (BMS) using a questionnaire survey. These systems are crucial for optimising building performance and yet it has been widely reported that users are not making full use of their systems' facilities. Established models of technology acceptance have been employed in this research, and the positive influence of user perceptions of ease

  19. ENHANCING STAKEHOLDER ACCEPTANCE OF BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES

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    Focht, Will; Albright, Matt; Anex, Robert P., Jr., ed.

    2009-04-21

    This project inquired into the judgments and beliefs of people living near DOE reservations and facilities at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, Tennessee about bioremediation of subsurface contamination. The purpose of the investigation was to identify strategies based on these judgments and beliefs for enhancing public support of bioremediation. Several methods were used to collect and analyze data including content analysis of transcripts of face-to-face personal interviews, factor analysis of subjective perspectives using Q methodology, and statistical analysis of results from a large-sample randomized telephone survey. Content analysis of interview transcripts identified themes about public perceptions and constructions of contamination risk, risk management, and risk managers. This analysis revealed that those who have no employment relationship at the sites and are not engaged in technical professions are most concerned about contamination risks. We also found that most interviewees are unfamiliar with subsurface contamination risks and how they can be reduced, believe they have little control over exposure, are frustrated with the lack of progress in remediation, are concerned about a lack of commitment of DOE to full remediation, and distrust site managers to act in the public interest. Concern is also expressed over frequent site management turnover, excessive secrecy, ineffective and biased communication, perceived attempts to talk the public into accepting risk, and apparent lack of concern about community welfare. In the telephone survey, we asked respondents who were aware of site contamination about their perceptions of risk from exposure to subsurface contamination. Response analysis revealed that most people believe that they are at significant risk from subsurface contamination but they acknowledge that more education is needed to calibrate risk perceptions against scientific risk assessments. Most rate their personal control over exposure as low. Slightly more than half believe that risk reduction should be balanced against cost. We also found that distrust of DOE and its contractors exists, primarily due to the perception that site managers do not share public values; hence, the public is generally unwilling to defer to DOE in its decision-making. The concomitant belief of inefficacy confounds distrust by generating frustration that DOE does not care. Moreover, the public is split with respect to trust of each other, primarily because of the belief that citizens lack technical competence. With respect to bioremediation support, we found that more than 40% of the public has no opinion. However, of those who do, 3 of 4 are favorably disposed – particularly among those who believe that risk is lower and who are more trusting of site management. We presented survey respondents with four alternative participation strategies based on the results of the Q analysis and asked their judgments of each. The public prefers strategies that shifts power to them. The least empowered strategy (feedback) was supported by 46%; support grew as public power increased, reaching 66% support for independently facilitated deliberation. More DOE distrust generates more support for high power strategies. We offer the following recommendations to enhance public acceptance. First, and perhaps most importantly, site managers should pursue robust trust-building efforts to gain public confidence in DOE risk management that meets public expectations. Public trust decreases risk perception, which increases public willingness to defer to site managers’ discretion in decision-making, which in turn increases public acceptance of the decisions that result. Second, site managers should address public concerns about bioremediation such as its effectiveness in reducing risk, performance compared to other remediation alternatives, costs compared against benefits, time required to start and complete remediation, level of risk that is currently posed by contamination, and scope of application. Third, more should be d

  20. Understanding diversity: the importance of social acceptance.

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    Chen, Jacqueline M; Hamilton, David L

    2015-04-01

    Two studies investigated how people define and perceive diversity in the historically majority-group dominated contexts of business and academia. We hypothesized that individuals construe diversity as both the numeric representation of racial minorities and the social acceptance of racial minorities within a group. In Study 1, undergraduates' (especially minorities') perceptions of campus diversity were predicted by perceived social acceptance on a college campus, above and beyond perceived minority representation. Study 2 showed that increases in a company's representation and social acceptance independently led to increases in perceived diversity of the company among Whites. Among non-Whites, representation and social acceptance only increased perceived diversity of the company when both qualities were high. Together these findings demonstrate the importance of both representation and social acceptance to the achievement of diversity in groups and that perceiver race influences the relative importance of these two components of diversity. PMID:25713169

  1. WRAP low level waste (LLW) glovebox acceptance test report

    SciTech Connect

    Leist, K.J.

    1998-02-17

    In June 28, 1997, the Low Level Waste (LLW) glovebox was tested using glovebox acceptance test procedure 13031A-85. The primary focus of the glovebox acceptance test was to examine control system interlocks, display menus, alarms, and operator messages. Limited mechanical testing involving the drum ports, hoists, drum lifter, compacted drum lifter, drum tipper, transfer car, conveyors, lidder/delidder device and the supercompactor were also conducted. As of November 24, 1997, 2 of the 131 test exceptions that affect the LLW glovebox remain open. These items will be tracked and closed via the WRAP Master Test Exception Database. As part of Test Exception resolution/closure the responsible individual closing the Test Exception performs a retest of the affected item(s) to ensure the identified deficiency is corrected, and, or to test items not previously available to support testing. Test Exceptions are provided as appendices to this report.

  2. Environmental Responsibility

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    Stern, Beverly

    A unit designed to bring environmental considerations into a consumer math curriculum, structured around five activities: doing mini-studies on environmental issues; evaluating consumer products from an environmental point of view; graphing and fitting a line to fifty years of temperature data for two cities to see if the data supports global warming theory; doing a water conservation problem using different showerheads; and each student writing a statement about his or her environmental responsibility.

  3. Mechanics issues in intelligent structures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sirkis, J. S.; Dasgupta, A.

    This paper describes many of the fundamental mechanics issues currently inhibiting the realization of the 'intelligent structures' concept. We view what is commonly referred to as 'intelligent structures' more as sensory and adaptive materials and structures that use distributed networks of structurally integrated actuator and sensor devices to achieve self-monitoring and self-adapting capabilities. Each embedded micro-device has a very localized response on the microscale to an input stimulus, which combines with the localized response of the other micro-devices in the network to produce a metered response in the macroscale structure. All length-scales posses inherent geometric, material, and time dependent non-linearities which must be successfully addressed. The goal of the mechanics research in 'intelligent structures' should be to model the inherent linear and nonlinear interaction mechanics so that accumulating modification to structural response can be predicted and then either accounted for or actively changed in some way.

  4. Resource quality or competition: why increase resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics?

    PubMed Central

    Nufio, César R.; Papaj, Daniel R.

    2011-01-01

    Some animal species increase resource acceptance rates in the presence of conspecifics. Such responses may be adaptive if the presence of conspecifics is a reliable indicator of resource quality. Similarly, these responses could represent an adaptive reduction in choosiness under high levels of scramble competition. Although high resource quality and high levels of scramble competition should both favor increased resource acceptance, the contexts in which the increase occurs should differ. In this paper, we tested the effect of social environment on egg-laying and aggressive behavior in the walnut fly, Rhagoletis juglandis, in multiple contexts to determine whether increased resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics was better viewed as a response to increased host quality or increased competition. We found that grouped females oviposit more readily than isolated females when provided small (low-quality) artificial hosts but not when provided large (high-quality) artificial hosts, indicating that conspecific presence reduces choosiness. Increased resource acceptance was observed even when exposure to conspecifics was temporally or spatially separate from exposure to the resource. Finally, we found that individuals showed reduced aggression after being housed in groups, as expected under high levels of scramble competition. These results indicate that the pattern of resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics may be better viewed as a response to increased scramble competition rather than as a response to public information about resource quality. PMID:22479135

  5. Graduate Scholarships Guidelines and Responsibilities

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    McConnell, Terry

    Graduate Scholarships Guidelines and Responsibilities For Students Holding A Graduate Scholarship. Acceptance of an offer of financial aid (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship that a copy of this Resolution should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship

  6. Disability and stigma: how Japanese educators help parents accept their children's differences.

    PubMed

    Kayama, Misa; Haight, Wendy

    2014-01-01

    In this report, part of a larger ethnographic study, the authors examined the support Japanese elementary school educators provide to parents of children with relatively mild cognitive and behavioral disabilities, such as learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and high-functioning autism. Conditions that affect children's learning and behaviors are widespread, but cultures vary in responses to children with such difficulties and their families. In many cultures, disability remains a sensitive issue due to lingering stigma. Japan's recent implementation of special education services for children with mild cognitive and behavioral disabilities provided a unique context in which to examine otherwise taken-for-granted beliefs and practices related to disability. Participant observations in a Japanese elementary school and individual interviews with educators and parents suggest that parents' sensitivity to other people's "eyes," or stigma, can be an obstacle to their acceptance of their children's need for special education, permission for their children to receive services, and collaboration with educators. Educators supported parents through a steadfast focus on emotional support, communication, relationship building, and partnerships. Japanese practices and adults' reflections on stigma provide a broader context for international, school, and other social workers to reflect on their own beliefs and practices with families of children with disabilities. PMID:24640228

  7. Space Station Engineering Design Issues

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mcruer, Duane T.; Boehm, Barry W.; Debra, Daniel B.; Green, C. Cordell; Henry, Richard C.; Maycock, Paul D.; Mcelroy, John H.; Pierce, Chester M.; Stafford, Thomas P.; Young, Laurence R.

    1989-01-01

    Space Station Freedom topics addressed include: general design issues; issues related to utilization and operations; issues related to systems requirements and design; and management issues relevant to design.

  8. Focus Issue: Coping with Cellular Stress

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Wei Wong (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Signaling REV)

    2009-11-10

    Organisms constantly face potential damage from internal and external sources, thus necessitating signaling cascades that couple specific cellular stresses to the appropriate responses. This Focus Issue of Science Signaling highlights the signaling pathways that are activated by and that mediate responses to diverse types of stresses.

  9. Space debris, remarks on current legal issues

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kerrest, Armel

    2001-10-01

    A legal definition of space debris must take into consideration its consequences on the legal status of the object. For the purpose of mitigation of space debris at the time of the launch, any object launched in outer pace will turn sooner or later into a space debris. For liability purposes, a definition of a "space object " is more useful that the notion of "space debris". It must be sure that every space debris is considered as a space objet according to the liability convention. At the end and certainly a more difficult issue is the qualification of a space object as a space debris when it will be technically feasible to remove it. The question of the property of the debris or object should be important. States are responsible and liable for space debris. According to article VI and VII of the Outer Space Treaty, they must authorise and control any national space activity and make sure these activities will not be conducted against the law. In the case of an accident and excepting the use of nuclear power sources, the main problem lies on damage in outer space to other spacecraft. In that case, the victim must prove a fault. According with the lack of precise rules it should be difficult. It should be necessary to precise the law applicable to space debris. At the domestic level, rules must be taken to prevent space debris through an assessment of risk within the licensing process. At the international level, the principle of an obligation to mitigate debris should be clearly accepted. Some general rules should be useful to avoid breach of competition between commercial actors. The adoption of a clear and precise code of conduct should be of great help because it would determine the good launching States' behaviour and greatly helps the judge appreciating the proof of a fault in case of an accident.

  10. The role of rape myth acceptance in the social norms regarding sexual behavior among college students.

    PubMed

    Aronowitz, Teri; Lambert, Cheryl Ann; Davidoff, Sara

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the antecedents for the acceptance of rape myths. The information motivation behavioral skills model was the basis for this study. In this cross-sectional study at a northeastern university, 237 students consented to participate in an online survey examining knowledge, social norms regarding sexual behavior, future time perspective, and rape myth acceptance (RMA). The majority of the sample was female. Forty-one percent believed that a woman who was raped while drunk was responsible. Men had higher RMA and the less sexual knowledge they had, the more they accepted the rape myths. Direction is provided regarding primary prevention of sexual assault. PMID:22857406

  11. Cone penetrometer moisture probe acceptance test report

    SciTech Connect

    Barnes, G.A.

    1996-04-23

    This Acceptance Test Report (ATR) documents the results of WHC-SD-WM-ATP-146 (Prototype Cone Penetrometer Moisture Probe Acceptance Test Procedure) and WHC-SD-WM-ATP-145 (Cone Penetrometer Moisture Probe Acceptance Test Procedure). The master copy of WHC-SD-WM-ATP-145 can be found in Appendix A and the master copy of WHC-SD-WM-ATP-146 can be found in Appendix B. Also included with this report is a matrix showing design criteria of the cone penetrometer moisture probe and the verification method used (Appendix C).

  12. Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide

    SciTech Connect

    Fischhoff, B.; Lichtenstein, S.; Slovic, P.; Keeney, R.; Derby, S.

    1980-12-01

    Acceptable-risk decisions are an essential step in the management of technological hazards. In many situations, they constitute the weak (or missing) link in the management process. The absence of an adequate decision-making methodology often produces indecision, inconsistency, and dissatisfaction. The result is neither good for hazard management nor good for society. This report offers a critical analysis of the viability of various approaches as guides to acceptable-risk decisions. This report seeks to define acceptable-risk decisions and to examine some frequently proposed, but inappropriate, solutions. 255 refs., 22 figs., 25 tabs.

  13. Treatment Acceptability of Behavioral Interventions for Children: An Assessment by Mothers of Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Melanie L.; Eyberg, Sheila M.; Adams, Christina D.; Boggs, Stephen R.

    1998-01-01

    Study assesses the acceptability of six child-management interventions as rated by mothers (N=20) of children referred for treatment for a disruptive-behavior disorder. Positive reinforcement was rated as a more acceptable treatment than response time, time-out, differential attention, overcorrection, and spanking. Results validate findings of…

  14. Acceptable Knowledge Summary Report for Waste Stream: SR-T001-221F-HET/Drums

    SciTech Connect

    Lunsford, G.F.

    1999-06-14

    This report is fully responsive to the requirements of Section 4.0 Acceptable Knowledge from the WIPP Transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Plan, CAO-94-1010, and provides a sound, (and auditable) characterization that satisfies the WIPP criteria for Acceptable Knowledge.

  15. 7 CFR 920.25 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Body § 920.25 Acceptance. Each person to be selected by the Secretary as a...

  16. 12 CFR 250.164 - Bankers' acceptances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Bankers' acceptances. (a) Section 207 of the Bank Export Services Act (title II of Pub. L. 97-290...to be flexible in dealing with the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on the calculation of the worldwide...

  17. 34 CFR 668.57 - Acceptable documentation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...documentation. 668.57 Section 668.57 Education Regulations...Application Information § 668.57 Acceptable documentation...provided in paragraphs (a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(4) of this section, an institution...

  18. 78 FR 8189 - Acceptance of Concurrent Jurisdiction

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    2013-02-05

    ...in accordance with the provisions of 40 U.S.C. 3112 and Revised Code of Washington Section 37.04.020, Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, accepted concurrent legislative jurisdiction from the Honorable Christine...

  19. 48 CFR 1311.103 - Market acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...COMPETITION AND ACQUISITION PLANNING DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents 1311.103 Market acceptance. The designee authorized as the head of the agency is set forth in CAM...

  20. 24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

  1. 24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

  2. 24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

  3. 24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

  4. 24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

  5. 75 FR 44046 - Noise Exposure Map Acceptance

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-27

    ...Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Acceptance ACTION: Notice...its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Philadelphia Division...FAA's determination on the noise exposure maps is June 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER...

  6. On the Conceptualization of Treatment Acceptability.

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    Lennox, David B.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.

    1990-01-01

    Twelve factors should be considered in justifying techniques selected for treating aberrant behavior in persons with mental retardation. The factors include motivational variables, treatment effectiveness, side effects, abuse potential, treatment restrictiveness/intrusiveness, treatment precedence, social acceptability, regulatory factors, staff…

  7. Registered Charity Number 207890 Accepted Manuscript

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    El-Naggar, Moh

    XXXXXXXXX 20XX, Accepted Xth XXXXXXXXX 20XX DOI: 10.1039/b000000x5 Dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria on incoherent hopping between sites in the chain and an interfacial treatment of electrochemical interactions

  8. Gas characterization system software acceptance test report

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    Vo, C.V.

    1996-03-28

    This document details the results of software acceptance testing of gas characterization systems. The gas characterization systems will be used to monitor the vapor spaces of waste tanks known to contain measurable concentrations of flammable gases.

  9. 48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

  10. 48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.

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    2014-10-01

    ...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

  11. 48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

  12. 48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

  13. 7 CFR 922.25 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Administrative Body § 922.25 Acceptance....

  14. 7 CFR 922.25 - Acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Administrative Body § 922.25 Acceptance....

  15. 37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.

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    2012-07-01

    ...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

  16. 37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

  17. 37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

  18. 37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

  19. 37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

  20. Hybrid carbon incentive mechanisms and political acceptability

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    Herman R. J. Vollebergh; Jan L. de Vries; Paul R. Koutstaal

    1997-01-01

    This paper analyses how hybrid systems of carbon taxes and tradeable permits optimize some conflicting dimensions of political\\u000a acceptability related to the design of these instruments. Pure systems like taxes without exemptions or auctioned tradeable\\u000a permits cause problems for political acceptability in open economies due to high overall costs (abatement cost plus payments\\u000a on the tax or auctions) for current

  1. Risk Perception and the Public Acceptance of Drones.

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    Clothier, Reece A; Greer, Dominique A; Greer, Duncan G; Mehta, Amisha M

    2015-06-01

    Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are a rapidly emerging sector of the aviation industry. There has been limited substantive research, however, into the public perception and acceptance of drones. This article presents the results from two surveys of the Australian public designed to investigate (1) whether the public perceive drones to be riskier than existing manned aviation, (2) whether the terminology used to describe the technology influences public perception, and (3) what the broader concerns are that may influence public acceptance of the technology. We find that the Australian public currently hold a relatively neutral attitude toward drones. Respondents did not consider the technology to be overly unsafe, risky, beneficial, or threatening. Drones are largely viewed as being of comparable risk to that of existing manned aviation. Furthermore, terminology had a minimal effect on the perception of the risks or acceptability of the technology. The neutral response is likely due to a lack of knowledge about the technology, which was also identified as the most prevalent public concern as opposed to the risks associated with its use. Privacy, military use, and misuse (e.g., terrorism) were also significant public concerns. The results suggest that society is yet to form an opinion of drones. As public knowledge increases, the current position is likely to change. Industry communication and media coverage will likely influence the ultimate position adopted by the public, which can be difficult to change once established. PMID:25689883

  2. Exploring user acceptance of a robotic arm: an aesthetic orientation.

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    Apostolos, M K

    1985-07-01

    An industrial robotic arm has been programmed for use by quadriplegics, as a personal assistant in a rehabilitative setting. This case study is an investigation of the acceptance of this device by disabled individuals who may be likely to use the robot in an actual home or work setting. The use and acceptance of assistive devices have been a significant problem in the utilization of these instruments. An assessment of attitudinal changes of selected quadriplegics in response to the presentation of two orientation programs on the use of a robotic arm was the focus of this project. One program included a discussion of aesthetic sequences of robotic movement, industrial design, and kinetic art. In contrast, the other program presented the "standard" introduction to the robotic arm which involves utilitarian sequences of robotic movement. A robotics questionnaire was administered to both groups before and after the treatment operations. A follow-up study has been conducted. One of the subjects participating in the aesthetic treatment was part of this experiment which followed the posttest. The subject in the follow-up study was trained to use the Robotic Aid for utilitarian tasks. The questionnaire was readministered to this individual in a post-posttest. The whole study can be conceived of as series of investigations of the hypothesis that aesthetic movement of a robotic arm can affect an individual's attitude toward the acceptance and use of robots. As a piece of exploratory research, this case study does not reveal conclusive evidence to support the hypothesis. PMID:3842982

  3. Examining Extrinsic Factors that Influence Product Acceptance: A Review.

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    Li, X E; Jervis, S M; Drake, M A

    2015-05-01

    Drivers of liking (DOL) studies are useful for product development to formulate acceptable products; however, DOL alone are insufficient for understanding why a product is purchased and repurchased, which is ultimately the indication of a successful product. Ultimately sensory attributes drive product success (that is, repeat and continued purchase). However, ignoring the importance of extrinsic factors may neglect the vital product attributes responsible for the initial purchase, which may in turn, affect repeat purchase. The perception of sensory attributes assessed by DOL is mitigated by external perceptions of quality. If the sensory attributes do not deliver based upon the quality cues, the product will not be acceptable. Four key extrinsic factors that affect DOL are the perceived satiety, brand and labeling, price, and the emotional impact to decision making. In order to more thoroughly understand what the DOL for a product is, these 4 product cues should be considered in conjunction with sensory attribute perception to gain a holistic understanding of product acceptance. PMID:25959688

  4. A forensic approach to incident response

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    Trevor Lamis

    2010-01-01

    An incident response plan is critical for the detection and removal of information security threats. Incident response involves many aspects other than technical issues. There are management, legal, and social issues that an incident response team needs to consider. An incident response identifies, contains, and eliminates the incident. Then, the compromised system is fully recovered and restored. To hold the

  5. Dental School Entering Class 2011 Majors Applied Accepted

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    Rose, Michael R.

    Dental School Entering Class 2011 Majors Applied Accepted Total Biological Sciences: Biological, Dental, 2011, Handouts, Dental 2011 Summary 1 NUMBER OF APPLICANTS 2011 2009 2011 2009 Applied Applied Acceptance Rate 39% UCI acceptance rate AVERAGE GPA Applied Applied Accepted Accepted Category UCI National

  6. Trends in Current Issues, Y2K-2005

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    Maltz, Leslie; DeBlois, Peter B.

    2005-01-01

    EDUCAUSE inaugurated its annual Current Issues Survey in 2000 by asking the primary representatives, typically CIOs, of its member institutions to identify up to three critical IT issues (five starting in 2004) from among 30 to 40 in response to each of four questions. The survey response rate has typically been 35 to 40 percent, with a…

  7. Issues Management: End of First Decade Progress Report.

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    Heath, Robert L.; Cousino, Kenneth R.

    1990-01-01

    Argues that issues management is a robust contribution to the public relations discipline. Offers additional rationale for empowering public relations practitioners by involving them in strategic planning, making them responsible for issue scanning and monitoring, integrating their advice into standards of corporate social responsibility, and…

  8. Post-Adolescent Issues

    MedlinePLUS

    COPING & HEALING CARING FOR A CHILD: POST-ADOLESCENT ISSUES As your child reaches adulthood, there will be different issues and considerations to contend with. These may include restrictions on choice of ...

  9. Dental Issues & Down Syndrome

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    ... Associated Conditions » Dental Issues & Down Syndrome Dental Issues & Down Syndrome Dental care is important for everybody, but people ... is Different About the Teeth of People With Down Syndrome? Delayed Eruption The teeth of people with Down ...

  10. Issues in Teaching Mathematics

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author states that there are selected issues in mathematics instruction that educators should be well aware of when planning lessons and units of study. These issues provide a basis for thought and discussion when assisting pupils to attain more optimally. Purposeful studying of issues guides mathematics teachers in…

  11. Bringing Professional Responsibility Back in

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    Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Englund, Tomas

    2011-01-01

    Research on how higher education institutions work with professional formation indicates that insufficient attention is currently paid to issues of professional responsibility and ethics. In the light of such findings, there is increasing concern about issues related to learning professional responsibility. This article concentrates on different…

  12. 40 CFR 46.180 - Acceptance of fellowship award.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Acceptance of fellowship award. 46.180 Section 46.180 Protection...AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIPS Award § 46.180 Acceptance of fellowship award. You must accept your fellowship by...

  13. 42 CFR 35.62 - Acceptance of contributions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...or station or his delegate may accept contributions of money or personal property which are donated for the general benefit...purposes, may not be accepted. (b) Contribution of money or property shall be accepted in...

  14. Central memory CD8+ T lymphocytes mediate lung allograft acceptance.

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    Krupnick, Alexander Sasha; Lin, Xue; Li, Wenjun; Higashikubo, Ryuiji; Zinselmeyer, Bernd H; Hartzler, Hollyce; Toth, Kelsey; Ritter, Jon H; Berezin, Mikhail Y; Wang, Steven T; Miller, Mark J; Gelman, Andrew E; Kreisel, Daniel

    2014-03-01

    Memory T lymphocytes are commonly viewed as a major barrier for long-term survival of organ allografts and are thought to accelerate rejection responses due to their rapid infiltration into allografts, low threshold for activation, and ability to produce inflammatory mediators. Because memory T cells are usually associated with rejection, preclinical protocols have been developed to target this population in transplant recipients. Here, using a murine model, we found that costimulatory blockade-mediated lung allograft acceptance depended on the rapid infiltration of the graft by central memory CD8+ T cells (CD44(hi)CD62L(hi)CCR7+). Chemokine receptor signaling and alloantigen recognition were required for trafficking of these memory T cells to lung allografts. Intravital 2-photon imaging revealed that CCR7 expression on CD8+ T cells was critical for formation of stable synapses with antigen-presenting cells, resulting in IFN-? production, which induced NO and downregulated alloimmune responses. Thus, we describe a critical role for CD8+ central memory T cells in lung allograft acceptance and highlight the need for tailored approaches for tolerance induction in the lung. PMID:24569377

  15. Brinzolamide-timolol suspension: acceptability and side effect profile

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    Doherty, MD; Fraser, SG; Phelan, PS

    2011-01-01

    Background: This study aimed to determine the frequency, nature, and impact of side effects associated with the use of brinzolamide-timolol suspension, a topical ocular antihypertensive preparation. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to 76 consecutive patients attending the Sunderland Eye Infirmary Glaucoma Service who were using the brinzolamide-timolol suspension. The questions related specifically to effects on daily life, blurring of vision, stinging, irritation, and acceptability compared with any drops previously used. Respondents were asked to grade their answers to these questions using a numerical scale from 0 to 10. Results: Seventy-six patients (100%) responded, comprising 58 females and 18 males, aged 68–95 years, treated for 3–7 months. Quality of life was not significantly affected, with the majority of patients recording a response between 0 and 2. Visual blurring was a more prominent feature, with the most common scores being 3 and 4. Stinging did not appear to be a prominent feature, with 0 as the most common response. Similarly, irritation was not a common finding, with most respondents scoring 0 and 1. Finally, the brinzolamide-timolol suspension compared favorably with previously used drops, with the vast majority of patients expressing a preference for this suspension over other topical medications. Conclusion: Brinzolamide-timolol suspension appears to be a well tolerated and acceptable medication, with minimal effect on patient quality of life. PMID:21499567

  16. Harz/Vesper: Acceptance Research with Logical Relations and Pragma-Dialectics

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    Harz, M.

    2012-04-01

    We use two different theories for our research on the acceptance of carbon capture and storage (CCS), geothermal energy and shale gas: logical relations and pragma-dialectics. With the theory of logical relations we can describe the structure of the terminus "acceptance" as a three-place or more relationship. We use the Newtonian binominal coefficients order to reflect on the complexity of the concept of acceptance. We are exploring relations between citizens, politicians, scientists, businesses and technologies. The technological-philosophical reflection on the topic "Determinants for acceptance of new technologies" concerns the issues of "Trust", "Security" as well as "Interest and Use" as the essential constituents of acceptance. Trust: Politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs need to understand themselves as advocates of acceptance. Acceptance is not automatic but requires a great effort and continuous personal commitment, as you want to secure acceptance not only for the short-term but for the long-term. The confidence curve follows a hysteresis loop as known from the magnetization of materials: It requires a significant effort. If the existing trust is lost due to erroneous communication or incorrect political action, the restoration effort is significantly greater. Citizens need to understand themselves as being asked for acceptance and as actively influencing the shapes of their life. They may not feel as victims or sufferers from technological developments but should have a realistic feeling of being able to influence - in fact - anything. "Openness creates openness." (H.-J. Bullinger) Security: The advocate promoting acceptance must take into account the security needs of the citizens with regard to the technologies which are supposed to be accepted. Even irrational fears are actual fears that can prevent acceptance. Interests and Goals of Usage: The advocate promoting acceptance must - sincerely and publicly - express his interest in the use and goals of the new technology. Politics must focus on the majority's needs. Businesses must openly commit themselves to their interest in maximizing profit by using the new technologies. Science must contribute to the effective and independent function of the technologies and claim true statements about them. Using the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation we define "acceptance" in terms of the "acceptance of a standpoint" as an outcome of the protagonist's attempt to justify the "acceptability of a standpoint". The pragma-dialectical ideal model of critical discussion provides a number of norms for a dialectical discussion process leading to the "acceptance of a standpoint". These norms make a systematic analysis of accomplishments and flaws within a critical exchange possible. One of these norms is the sound use of argument schemes which connect a standpoint with an argument. An arguer using the argument scheme of pragmatic argumentation presents the desirable or undesirable consequences of a certain action to back up the (un)acceptability of the standpoint. Critical questions are used to reveal the (in)correct use of pragmatic argumentation. We argue that accomplishments and flaws in the pragmatic argumentation of the four parties observed are closely related to the acceptance of the technology CCS.

  17. Handbook on Ethical Issues in Anthropology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Anthropological Association has recently added number 23 to its series of special online publications. Edited by Joan Cassell and Sue-Ellen Jacobs, this collection of six essays is presented to "stimulate discussion and reflection on ethical issues" among anthropologists. Offerings include a background essay and annotated bibliography, two essays containing fictional ethical dilemmas and proposed solutions, an essay on introducing issues of ethical responsibility into the classroom, and guidelines on holding a workshop on ethical problems in fieldwork.

  18. Issues in Monitoring Medication Effects in the Classroom

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    Anderson, Laura; Walcott, Christy M.; Reck, Sarah G.; Landau, Steven

    2009-01-01

    The task of medication monitoring in the schools has increased for school psychologists, yet there is little research specific to pediatric psychoactive medication. The current article reviews issues pertinent to school-based medication monitoring. Feasibility, acceptability, and perception of effectiveness are reviewed as fundamental…

  19. Page 1 of 4 Issuing Department: Human Subjects Protection Office

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Page 1 of 4 2011-008.1 Issuing Department: Human Subjects Protection Office Policy Number: 2011-008.1 Policy Title: Informed Consent Process Purpose The purpose of this policy is to describe the informed consent process and provide examples of acceptable methods for obtaining informed consent. Definitions See

  20. ISSUES OF SUICIDE PREVENTION: 'YOU CANNOT COUNSEL THE DEAD

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chris Cantor

    SUICIDE PREVENTION ENDEAVOURS MAY BE DIVERSE . T HIS PAPER DISCUSSES issues of primary and secondary prevention. Australia compared with other nations has an alarmingly high rate of young male suicide and, with this in mind, secondary preventative strategies that rely on impinging on the availability of culturally accepted relatively lethal methods of suicide are examined. Political pitfalls are highlighted

  1. School Readiness for Gifted Children: Considering the Issues

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    Porath, Marion

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…

  2. This article is from the October 2007 issue of

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    Cohen, Michael F.

    This article is from the October 2007 issue of published by The American Phytopathological Society at www.apsnet.org #12;1348 PHYTOPATHOLOGY Biological Control Cyclic Lipopeptide Surfactant Production of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Accepted for publication 22 May 2007

  3. 1998 Special Issue Oscillatory network controlling six-legged locomotion.

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    Borisyuk, Roman

    1998 Special Issue Oscillatory network controlling six-legged locomotion. Optimization of model reserved. Keywords: Legged locomotion; Stick insect model; Oscillatory network 1. Introduction The problem the widely accepted basic scheme of locomotion control has been formulated. It is assumed that control

  4. Embedding issue management as a strategic element of crisis prevention

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    Tony Jaques

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to characterize the danger period which extends before a crisis and to position issue management as an effective crisis prevention discipline. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper explores scholarship regarding the developing concept of active pre-crisis management, the growing acceptance of crisis management as an integrated process and the implications of this holistic approach

  5. Post merger and acquisition integration issues: An Australian study

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    Paul de Lange; Jarrod McDonald; Max Coulthard

    This study of six Australian organisations explores four post M&A agreement integration issues previously highlighted as important in the literature: strategic planning, corporate culture, employee retention and the role of leadership. It was found that successful integration requires five key factors: (i) acceptance of the new corporate vision and mission, (ii) a complementary structure, (iii) a clear integration timetable, (iv)

  6. An economic approach to acceptance sampling 

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    Ruth, Robert Justin

    1973-01-01

    for the equivalent average cost per accepted lot of size N is given by (3) [N / (N - n)g ' gK ' [(1 / P ) - 17 + [(I + K ) / Pap + Ka where Ko is the loss due to destruction of a unit in sam- pling. 25 The Mathematical Model Based on Prior Distribution... distributions (5) where n is the sample size~ x is the number of defective units in the samplers and c is the acceptance number. The quality of a submitted lot. however, 1s a random variable desoribed by the pr1or distribution. Consequently...

  7. Cone penetrometer moisture probe acceptance test procedure

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    Barnes, G.A.

    1996-01-01

    This report describes the procedure to be used for acceptance testing of the Cone Penetrometer Moisture Probe (CPMP) system. The system includes the probe and detectors, the winch system, the NIM bin electronics, the thermistor, the laptop computer, Input/Output (I/O) interfaces, LabVIEW` application with automatic scanning features and the calibration chamber. This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) will cover the function of all the components, and demonstrate data flow through the system, winch functions, and detector and temperature sensor sub- system functions in accordance with the Functional Design Criteria (FDC) specified in WHC-SD-WM-FDC-047.

  8. Explaining differences in acceptability before and acceptance after the implementation of a congestion charge in Stockholm

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    Geertje Schuitema; Linda Steg; Sonja Forward

    2010-01-01

    A field experiment was conducted in Stockholm where a congestion charge trial was introduced in 2006. Respondents completed a questionnaire before and after the trial. Acceptance of the congestion charge was higher after the trial as opposed to its acceptability judgments before the trial. Respondents believed the charge had more positive consequences (viz., decreasing parking problems, congestion, and pollution) and

  9. Consumer acceptance of online banking: an extension of the technology acceptance model

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    Tero Pikkarainen; Kari Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

    2004-01-01

    Advances in electronic banking technology have created novel ways of handling daily banking affairs, especially via the online banking channel. The acceptance of online banking services has been rapid in many parts of the world, and in the leading e- banking countries the number of e-banking contracts has exceeded 50 percent. Investigates online banking acceptance in the light of the

  10. Measuring Technology Acceptance Level of Turkish Pre-Service English Teachers by Using Technology Acceptance Model

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    Kirmizi, Özkan

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate technology acceptance of prospective English teachers by using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in Turkish context. The study is based on Structural Equation Model (SEM). The participants of the study from English Language Teaching Departments of Hacettepe, Gazi and Baskent Universities. The participants…

  11. Technology Acceptance in an Academic Context: Faculty Acceptance of Online Education

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    Gibson, Shanan G.; Harris, Michael L.; Colaric, Susan M.

    2008-01-01

    The authors surveyed faculty from a college of business and a college of education regarding their attitudes toward online education. Results of the survey were examined to determine the degree to which the technology acceptance model was able to adequately explain faculty acceptance of online education. Results indicate that perceived usefulness…

  12. Police Response to Crime

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    Amanda Howerton

    2006-01-01

    Based on victim accounts provided by the National Crime Victimization Survey from 1992 to 1999, this paper examines issues related to police responses to reported incidents of assault, robbery, and rape. The primary goal was to determine the extent to which victim and offender race influence police responsiveness at various stages of the criminal justice system. The data indicate that

  13. Focus Issue: Understanding Mechanisms of Inflammation

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    John F. Foley (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Signaling REV)

    2013-01-15

    This Focus Issue of Science Signaling, which complements the Science Special Issue on Inflammation, includes research that reveals regulators of a receptor implicated in an inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the contribution of a matrix metalloproteinase to skin inflammation. Perspectives discuss the role of proinflammatory cytokines in brain inflammatory disorders and the regulation of multiple types of cell death in tissues in response to proinflammatory factors. Together with content from the Science Signaling Archives, these articles underline the importance of understanding the basis of inflammatory responses that can both protect and harm the host.

  14. Human factors engineering design review acceptance criteria for the safety parameter display

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    McGevna, V.; Peterson, L.R.

    1981-10-02

    This report contains human factors engineering design review acceptance criteria developed by the Human Factors Engineering Branch (HFEB) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to use in evaluating designs of the Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS). These criteria were developed in response to the functional design criteria for the SPDS defined in NUREG-0696, Functional Criteria for Emergency Response Facilities. The purpose of this report is to identify design review acceptance criteria for the SPDS installed in the control room of a nuclear power plant. Use of computer driven cathode ray tube (CRT) displays is anticipated. General acceptance criteria for displays of plant safety status information by the SPDS are developed. In addition, specific SPDS review criteria corresponding to the SPDS functional criteria specified in NUREG-0696 are established.

  15. Increasing social engagement among lonely individuals: the role of acceptance cues and promotion motivations.

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    Lucas, Gale M; Knowles, Megan L; Gardner, Wendi L; Molden, Daniel C; Jefferis, Valerie E

    2010-10-01

    Lonely individuals typically fear negative evaluation and engage in overly cautious social behaviors that perpetuate their social isolation. Recent research has found analogous security-oriented (i.e., prevention-focused) responses following experiences highlighting concerns with social loss but differing growth-oriented (i.e., promotion-focused ) responses, such as attempts at social engagement, following experiences highlighting concerns with social gain. The present studies thus investigated whether fostering a promotion focus among lonely individuals through subtle primes of acceptance could reduce their self-protective social avoidance. This hypothesis was supported across four studies in which the links between primed acceptance and promotion-focused motivations were first established, and the impact of such primes on lonely individuals' social thoughts, intentions, and behaviors were then tested. Implications of observed differences between effects of acceptance primes on lonely versus nonlonely individuals are discussed in terms of deficits versus satiation with feelings of belonging. PMID:20817823

  16. Psychological issues in pediatric obesity

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    Kalra, Gurvinder; De Sousa, Avinash; Sonavane, Sushma; Shah, Nilesh

    2012-01-01

    Pediatric obesity is a major health problem and has reached epidemiological proportions today. The present paper reviews major psychological issues in pediatric obesity from a developmental perspective. Research and literature has shown that a number of developmental, family, maternal and child factors are responsible in the genesis of pediatric obesity. Family food habits, early developmental lifestyle of the child, parenting, early family relationships and harmony all contribute towards the growth and development of a child. The present review focuses on the role of developmental psychological factors in the pathogenesis of pediatric obesity and highlights the developmental factors that must be kept in mind when evaluating a case of pediatric obesity. PMID:23766572

  17. Workaholism, Health, and Self-Acceptance

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    Chamberlin, Christine M.; Zhang, Naijian

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the relationships between workaholism, perceived parental workaholism, self-acceptance, psychological well-being, and physical symptoms among 347 college students. Statistically significant relationships were found between college students' perceived parental workaholism and their own workaholism. Also, relationships between…

  18. AIR CLEANING FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses air cleaning for acceptable indoor air quality. ir cleaning has performed an important role in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems for many years. raditionally, general ventilation air-filtration equipment has been used to protect cooling coils ...

  19. Risk Acceptance and Expectations of Laryngeal Allotransplantation

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    Jo, Hyun Kyo; Park, Jang Wan; Hwang, Jae Ha; Lee, Sam Yong; Shin, Jun Ho

    2014-01-01

    Background Laryngeal allotransplantation (LA) is a technique involving transplantation of a deceased donor's larynx into a recipient, and it may be substituted for conventional laryngeal reconstruction. There are widely different views on LA, as the recipient is administered continuous, potentially life-threatening, immunosuppressive therapy for a functional or aesthetic result, which is not directly related to life extension. The purpose of this study was to analyze the difference in risk acceptance and expectations of LA between four population groups. Methods A survey was performed to examine patients' risk acceptance and expectations of LA. The survey included 287 subjects in total (general public, n=100; kidney transplant recipients, n=53; post-laryngectomy patients, n=34; doctors, n=100), using a Korean translated version of the louisville instrument for transplantation (LIFT) questionnaire. Results All four groups responded differently at various levels of their perception in risk acceptance and expectations. The kidney transplant recipients reported the highest risk acceptance and expectations, and the doctor group the lowest. Conclusions This study examined the disparate perception between specific population groups of the risks and benefits of using LA for the promotion of the quality of life. By addressing the information gaps about LA in the different populations that have been highlighted from this survey, we suggest that LA can become a more viable alternative to classical surgery with resultant improved quality of life for patients. PMID:25276642

  20. Adapted technology acceptance model for mobile policing

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    Rachael Lindsay; Thomas W. Jackson; Louise Cooke

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – In light of a growing trend towards mobile information management and a UK governmental drive for police forces to implement mobile technologies and realise significant benefits, it is important to examine the factors affecting officer acceptance. There appears to be little understanding of the key factors, yet this is critical to the success of the initiative. The purpose

  1. Void fraction instrument acceptance test procedure

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    Pearce, K.L.

    1994-09-15

    This acceptance test procedure (ATP) was written to test the void fraction instrument (VFI) and verify that the unit is ready for field service. The procedure verifies that the mechanical and electrical features (not specifically addressed in the software ATP) and software alarms are operating as designed.

  2. Emperical Tests of Acceptance Sampling Plans

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    White, K. Preston, Jr.; Johnson, Kenneth L.

    2012-01-01

    Acceptance sampling is a quality control procedure applied as an alternative to 100% inspection. A random sample of items is drawn from a lot to determine the fraction of items which have a required quality characteristic. Both the number of items to be inspected and the criterion for determining conformance of the lot to the requirement are given by an appropriate sampling plan with specified risks of Type I and Type II sampling errors. In this paper, we present the results of empirical tests of the accuracy of selected sampling plans reported in the literature. These plans are for measureable quality characteristics which are known have either binomial, exponential, normal, gamma, Weibull, inverse Gaussian, or Poisson distributions. In the main, results support the accepted wisdom that variables acceptance plans are superior to attributes (binomial) acceptance plans, in the sense that these provide comparable protection against risks at reduced sampling cost. For the Gaussian and Weibull plans, however, there are ranges of the shape parameters for which the required sample sizes are in fact larger than the corresponding attributes plans, dramatically so for instances of large skew. Tests further confirm that the published inverse-Gaussian (IG) plan is flawed, as reported by White and Johnson (2011).

  3. Technology Acceptance Model for Wireless Internet.

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    Lu, June; Yu, Chun-Sheng; Liu, Chang; Yao, James E.

    2003-01-01

    Develops a technology acceptance model (TAM) for wireless Internet via mobile devices (WIMD) and proposes that constructs, such as individual differences, technology complexity, facilitating conditions, social influences, and wireless trust environment determine user-perceived short and long-term usefulness, and ease of using WIMD. Twelve…

  4. Usability and Acceptability of Biometric Security Systems

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    Andrew S. Patrick

    2004-01-01

    Biometric security systems are receiving a lot of attention because of the potential to increase the accuracy and reliability of identification and authentication functions, especially in border-crossing and military applications. A lot of research has been done to assess the performance of biometric systems, with an emphasis on false acceptances and rejections. Much less research has been done on the

  5. Acceptance testing of electric motors and generators

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    P. S. Hamer

    1988-01-01

    A comprehensive inspection and acceptance-test program for electric motors and generators of 300 HP (225 kW) and larger is outlined. Induction and synchronous machines are included, and references are made to IEEE, ANSI, and NEMA standards for the electrical tests. Recommended electrical and mechanical inspections and tests are described, and bearing housing and shaft vibration limits are recommended for all

  6. We want you to accept our paper!

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    Henderson, Peter

    1 We want you to accept our paper! Our tool can be demonstrated at the conference. Volitional STRUCTURES Nishadi De Silva, Peter Henderson School of Electronics & Computer Science, University for a paper, a short story, a presentation). This list is expected to grow. Figure 1: RST analysis of document

  7. Textbook Websites: User Technology Acceptance Behaviour

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    Jonas, Gregory A.; Norman, Carolyn Strand

    2011-01-01

    Compared with course management software (e.g. Blackboard and WebCT), the content and technology offered by a textbook website (TBW) is relatively costless to universities and professors, and is a potentially valuable tool that can be leveraged to help students learn course material. The present study uses the extended Technology Acceptance Model…

  8. The Pension Acceptance Decision of Older Workers

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    Richard V. Burkhauser

    1979-01-01

    This study focuses on factors related to an older worker's decision to accept a pension and on how this influences subsequent market work. A life-cycle model is used which emphasizes the asset nature of the pension decision and in particular includes changes in potential earnings streams due to the work restrictions imposed by a pension. The empirical results show that

  9. User Acceptance of the Mobile Internet

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    Jay-young Chung; Tae Ung Kim; Won Jun Lee

    2002-01-01

    This paper uses the original Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and its extension models to explainthe factors affecting the use of the mobile Internet services in Korea. Based on data collected from aquestionnaire survey, we show that social influence and self-efficacy variables significantly affectperceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, respectively. The data also reveal that both perceivedusefulness and ease of

  10. FBC: Gaining acceptance. [Fluidized Bed Combustion

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    Gawlicki, S.M.

    1991-04-01

    This article addresses the growing acceptance of fluidized bed combustion as a technology appropriate for use in dual-purpose power plants. The article reviews projects for cogeneration in California, a demonstration plant sponsored by the US Department of Energy in Ohio (this plant also incorporates combined cycle operation), and an electric power/greenhouse project in Pennsylvania.

  11. 255 Agreements, not 293 Unresolved Issues, on the Proposed High-Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

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    Leslie, B. W.

    2002-05-01

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to ensure that public health, safety, and the environment are protected when nuclear materials are used. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) authorized NRC to develop licensing criteria for disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. NRC is also required by the NWPA to interact with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the potential license applicant, prior to the submission of a potential license application. Finally, the NWPA requires NRC to provide preliminary comments on "...the extent to which the at-depth site characterization analysis and waste form proposal for such site seem to be sufficient for inclusion in any application by the Secretary for licensing of such site as a repository" to DOE for inclusion in any DOE site recommendation. In November 2001 NRC published the final licensing criteria and provided the Secretary of Energy with the NRC's preliminary comments regarding a possible geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. NRC's comments were subsequently included in a site recommendation made by the Secretary of Energy, and approved by the President, in February 2002. NRC's preliminary comments reflect many years of extensive pre-licensing interaction among the NRC staff, DOE, and various stakeholders. NRC staff engaged DOE in an issue resolution process on key technical issues and identified additional information that DOE would need to provide in any license application. As part of the issue resolution process NRC also obtained DOE's agreement to provide acceptable responses to the requests for information by the time of any license application. The issue resolution agreements, which totaled 293, have been characterized as being unresolved issues. However, NRC's preliminary comments (these and NRC's issue resolution agreements with DOE are available at our website, noted below) and the text of the issue resolution agreements do not support this characterization. Approximately two-thirds of the 293 agreements were requests for documentation in a quality-assurance-approved document, of information that DOE already had, or had plans to obtain, but had not yet documented. As of March 1, 2002, 38 of the original 293 agreements have been completed. This means that the DOE has submitted the information they agreed to provide, NRC has reviewed the information and found that the information acceptably addresses the technical topic that required the additional information. The issue resolution process and representative agreements will be explained in the presentation.

  12. The Acceptability of Credentials Earned Online for Obtaining Employment in the Health Care Professions

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    Adams, Jonathan; DeFleur, Margaret H.; Heald, Gary R.

    2007-01-01

    A national survey of health care administrators was used to assess the acceptability of a job applicant's qualifications that included a degree earned online, partly online, or in a traditional program. A questionnaire was sent in response to job advertisements that were posted in newspapers from 38 metropolitan areas throughout the United States.…

  13. The Acceptability of Online Degrees Earned as a Credential for Obtaining Employment

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    Adams, Jonathan; DeFleur, Margaret H.

    2006-01-01

    A national survey of hiring executives was conducted to assess the acceptability of a job applicant's qualifications for employment that included a degree earned solely online or one that included a significant amount of online coursework. The questionnaire was sent in response to job advertisements posted in newspapers in eight major metropolitan…

  14. Accepted Manuscript Qualitative behaviour of n-dimensional ratio-dependent predator-prey systems

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    Tóth, János

    -dependent predator-prey interaction. Key words and phrases: Predator-prey system, Functional response, Sign stabilityAccepted Manuscript Qualitative behaviour of n-dimensional ratio-dependent predator-prey systems Pleasecitethisarticleas: K. Kiss,S.Kovács, Qualitativebehaviour of n-dimensional ratio-dependent predator-prey systems

  15. Religious and Nonreligious Spirituality in Relation to Death Acceptance or Rejection

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    Cicirelli, Victor G.

    2011-01-01

    Meanings of religious and nonreligious spirituality are explored, with implications for death acceptance, death rejection, and life extension. In the first of two exploratory studies, 16 elders low on intrinsic religiosity were compared with 116 elders high in religiosity; they differed both in qualitative responses and on death attitudes. In the…

  16. Public Acceptance of Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: Similarities and Differences

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    David M. Reiner; William J. Nuttall

    \\u000a Public acceptance of geological disposal of carbon dioxide (CO2) and that of radioactive waste (RW) are fundamentally different problems because of the history, scale and nature of the\\u000a two issues. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is a technology in its infancy with no full-scale commercial application and there are only a handful\\u000a of full-scale storage projects globally. CO2 storage is

  17. Usability and User Acceptance for Personal Health Records: A Perspective from Healthcare Citizens

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    A. Ant Ozok; Ayse P. Gurses; Huijuan Wu; Melissa Nelson; David Moen; June Wei

    2009-01-01

    Personal Health Records (PHR) allow patients to carry their own health records in some format for their own review purposes\\u000a as well as across doctors and other care providers. This study aimed at determining the usability and user acceptance issues\\u000a involving a Web-based personal health record system. The study indicated that such a Web-based system was found useful by\\u000a the

  18. Experiences with committees dealing with the issues of ethics.

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    Toellner, R

    1994-12-16

    Ethics committees have been active in Germany for 15 years now. Since 1983, such committees, which were established under public law with medical schools, medical associations and representatives of the Federal Health Office among their members, have established a working group with a growing membership of currently some 45 committees. The group's functions include the exchange of experience, the discussion of relevant ethical issues as well as the harmonization and standardization of their internal procedures. In addition, it serves as a point of contact for members of Parliament. Government and journalists. Since 1990, the group has published four yearbooks under the title of 'Medizin-Ethik' [1]. Germany's ethics committees are bodies serving no other purpose than that of biomedical research on human beings (scientific experiments, diagnostic and therapeutic methods, clinical trials involving drugs). They are intended to protect test persons and patients against acts which must not be permitted for ethical and/or legal reasons. Ethics committees fulfil the task of counselling the medically responsible researcher and of examining in advance whether relevant scientific, legal, medical and ethical standards will be met by the biomedical project envisaging scientific research on human beings and whether such a project will not violate accepted values. The ethical and legal standards to be adhered to in this connection have been laid down in the declaration issued by the World Medical Association in Helsinki/Tokyo/Venice/Hong Kong, they have been codified in human rights declarations and in a great number of national legal provisions and have been included in scientific standards.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7860021

  19. STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08 DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE MECH-14A NA7.5.13 Distributed Energy Storage DX AC Systems Acceptance (Page 2 of 3

  20. The acceptance and use of computer based assessment

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    Vasileios Terzis; Anastasios A. Economides

    2011-01-01

    The effective development of a computer based assessment (CBA) depends on students’ acceptance. The purpose of this study is to build a model that demonstrates the constructs that affect students’ behavioral intention to use a CBA. The proposed model, Computer Based Assessment Acceptance Model (CBAAM) is based on previous models of technology acceptance such as Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Theory

  1. Understanding Pregnancy and Birth Issues

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    ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Understanding Pregnancy and Birth Issues Past Issues / Winter 2008 Table ... turn Javascript on. What is a High-Risk Pregnancy? All pregnancies involve a certain degree of risk ...

  2. Soft Determinism plus Awareness Equals Shared Responsibility

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    Rousseve, Ronald J.

    1971-01-01

    This article seeks to present a viable resolution of one of the perennial ideological issues in counseling: determinism versus human freedom. The dilemma has bearing on the related professional issue of client and counselor responsibility. (Author)

  3. Pasta Fortified with Potato Juice: Structure, Quality, and Consumer Acceptance.

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    Kowalczewski, Przemys?aw; Lewandowicz, Gra?yna; Makowska, Agnieszka; Knoll, Ismena; B?aszczak, Wioletta; Bia?as, Wojciech; Kubiak, Piotr

    2015-06-01

    The potential of potato juice in relieving gastrointestinal disorders has already been proven. Work continues on implementation of this active component into products that are widely consumed. In this article, results of an attempt to fortify pasta with potato juice are presented and discussed. Fortification is performed using fresh and dried juice. The influence of the addition on culinary properties of the final product, such as cooking weight and cooking loss, as well as microstructure, color, texture, and consumer acceptance were evaluated. It was found that potato juice can be used for fortification of pasta both in its fresh and dried forms, however the effects on different responses depend on the potato juice form used. The addition of potato juice influenced the color of the product reducing its lightness and shifting color balances from green to red, yellow color saturation was decreased as well. Changes in color were more significant in the case of fresh juice addition. The firmness and microstructure of pasta was also influenced. The surface microstructure of pasta containing fresh potato juice was different from that of the other 2 products being a likely explanation of the lower cooking loss observed in its case. In contrast, the consistency of dough was strengthened by addition of dried potato juice. Principal components analysis indicated that the color change had the most pronounced effect on consumer acceptance. Other physicochemical changes were slightly less significant. Nevertheless, sensory evaluation proved that functional pasta produced with fresh potato juice finds consumer acceptance comparable with that of classic pasta. PMID:25982048

  4. Now accepting applications for Sam Nunn Fellows

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    Li, Mo

    , and continues to be, broadly defined by the program to include such issues as: o Resource Scarcity o Climate Change o Energy Security o Infrastructure Protection o Disaster Management o Mass Casualty Weapons o

  5. CALL FOR PAPERS Communications in Information and Systems A Special Issue

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    Zhang, Jun

    of referees. Authors of all accepted papers must send the electronic version of the final manuscript1 CALL FOR PAPERS Communications in Information and Systems ­ A Special Issue Computational. This special issue solicits high-quality innovative papers addressing significant research related to the broad

  6. Women offenders and reentry issues.

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    Taylor, S D

    1996-01-01

    Women parallel men in their profile of physical disease, psychosocial configuration, addictive patterns, and criminal deviance. For women offenders in particular, the prison environment reinforces a victim role that originated in childhood and adolescence. In addition, such settings discourage both emotional expression (except for aggression) and responsibility, since basic needs such as food, lodging, and clothing are provided. Incarcerated women have significant treatment issues, including the lack of social and vocational role definition, psychological dependence and psychic craving, poorly developed social skills, and conflicts in social, family, and intimate relationships. This article describes the unique psychoeducational and skills-training needs of women offenders as they adjust to community living, and outlines specific treatment interventions that have proven to effect successful patient outcomes. Case studies are used to illustrate the reentry experiences of three women offenders with distinct backgrounds. One example illustrates how a woman who had been involved in the criminal justice system for 24 years overcame her addiction and self-confidence issues. A second case study profiles an offender with three children who had experienced sexual trauma during her childhood and adult years. A third case reports on an African-American woman whose crack-cocaine addiction resulted in the birth of a drug-exposed son. The treatment model tested in all three cases emphasized the practical and often overlooked treatment issues of incarcerated women. PMID:8714337

  7. News and Issues, 2002.

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    Oshinsky, Carole J., Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document is comprised of the three 2002 issues of a newsletter devoted to identifying and promoting strategies to reduce the poverty rate of young children and to improve the life chances of children still living in poverty. The Winter issue includes the following articles: (1) "NCCP [National Center for Children in Poverty] Responds to New…

  8. Yellowstone Resources and Issues

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Yellowstone National Park

    This Yellowstone National Park online book is a compendium of concise information about the park's history, natural and cultural resources, issues, and major areas. Chapters, which are downloadable as PDF files, focus on the history of the park, the yellowstone ecosystem, geology, life in extreme heat (as in the hot springs), vegetation, fire in yellowstone, wildlife, and park issues.

  9. Issues in Curriculum Development.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    1978-01-01

    Views the spectrum of opinions on curriculum issues as ranging from advocacy of measurable, programed, teacher-prepared objectives to advocacy of a flexible, limited, pupil-oriented framework. Also discussed are structuring the learning environment, existentialism vs behaviorism, process vs product, and other issues. (BP)

  10. Issue Brief on Diversity

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    Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children (NJ1), 2013

    2013-01-01

    During the past year, the Diversity Committee of the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Board worked with the Board and the Issues Committee Chair to develop an issue brief addressing diversity, its impact on the membership and the wider community that is served by the work of DDD, resulting in recommendations that will influence policy…

  11. Submission 1 Special Issue

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    Elsayed, Khaled Fouad

    an admission control policy for wireless multimedia networks that is based on the well known thresholdSubmission 1 Special Issue Performance Analysis and Estimation of Call Admission Control ParametersS) requirements. One of the main design issues in wireless multimedia networks is the implementation of call

  12. BWR internal cracking issues

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    Carpenter, C.E. Jr.; Lund, A.L.

    1999-07-01

    The regulatory issues associated with cracking of boiling water reactor (BWR) internals is being addressed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff and is the subject of a voluntary industry initiative. The lessons learned from this effort will be applied to pressurized water reactor (PWR) internals cracking issues.

  13. Tissue Issue Adekunle Raji

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    Contractor, Anis

    Tissue Issue Adekunle Raji Director of Cooperative Group Studies & BIOREPOSITORY Pathology Core Facility - RHLCCC Northwestern University ACCR July 20, 2012 #12;Tissue Issues Tissue for research, banking and clinical trials Tissue types Human subject research Non-human subject research Acquiring

  14. TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) ISSUE PAPERS

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    These issue papers are a part of EPA's effort to develop a trichloroethylene (TCE) human health risk assessment. These issue papers were developed by EPA to provide scientific and technical information to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for use in developing their advice ...

  15. Gene Therapy: Ethical Issues

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    Isaac Rabino

    2003-01-01

    To discern the ethical issues involved incurrent gene therapy research, to explore theproblems inherent in possible future genetherapies, and to encourage debate within thescientific community about ethical questionsrelevant to both, we surveyed American Societyof Human Genetics scientists who engage inhuman genetics research. This study of theopinions of U.S. scientific experts about theethical issues discussed in the literature ongene therapy contributes

  16. Agriculture Issues. Transition Series.

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    Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.

    This report is one of a series by the General Accounting Office that summarizes major policy, management, and program issues facing agency heads in the Bush administration. Many concerns have been identified, some new, others long-standing. This report on the Department of Agriculture describes concerns about the following six issues: (1)…

  17. Hunter perceptions and acceptance of alternative deer management regulations

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    Cornicelli, L.; Fulton, D.C.; Grund, M.D.; Fieberg, J.

    2011-01-01

    Wildlife managers are often confronted with a policy paradox where a majority of the public supports an outcome, but there is no agreement on specific management strategies to achieve this outcome. Previous research has also reported a link between regulatory acceptance, hunter satisfaction, and hunter participation rates. Thus, human dimensions research aimed at understanding hunter motivations and behavior is needed for effective management. In 2005, we surveyed Minnesota (USA) deer hunters (n = 6,000; 59% response) to evaluate attitudes regarding alternative deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvest regulations. We also conducted a series of forced choice experiments in which respondents were asked to select an option from a list of representative regulations that might be adopted to achieve a particular deer management goal. Specifically, we modeled 5 deer population scenarios ranging from low populations with high buck-harvest rates to populations 50% over goal density. Our results indicate that hunters preferred different regulations depending on the population scenario, but generally preferred antler-point restrictions and disliked limiting buck licenses through a lottery. We also found consistency among scenarios, in that a small percentage of respondents indicated they would not hunt if regulations were changed. The results from this study should help wildlife managers design deer harvest regulations that are both acceptable to hunters and achieve management objectives. ?? 2011 The Wildlife Society.

  18. Acceptability of Hypothetical Microbicides among Women in Sex Establishments in Rural Areas in Southern China

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    Wang, Yu; Liao, Su-Su; Weeks, Margaret R.; Jiang, Jing-Mei; Abbott, Maryann; Zhou, Yue-Jiao; He, Bin; Liu, Wei; Mosack, Katie E.

    2010-01-01

    Objectives and Goal The objectives of this study were to measure the potential acceptability of a hypothetical microbicide among women in sex establishments in rural areas of Southern China, and demographic, behavioral and social context factors likely to affect microbicide acceptability. Study Design This was a cross-sectional survey, using a quota sampling, among 300 women from sex establishments in three rural towns. An interviewer-administered standardized questionnaire was used to measure the acceptability score of hypothetical microbicides’ characteristics, as well as sexual relationships and behaviors, and other contextual factors. Results Findings showed a generally positive response to microbicides, indicated by an acceptability index score of 2.89 (SD, 0.56, scale of 1–4) in the overall sample. Multivariate analysis shows the acceptability score varied significantly by study sites, type of sex-work establishments, marital status, sex partner type, vaginal product experience, locus of control by partners and locus of control by chance. Conclusions Microbicides may be acceptable among sex workers in rural settings in China; however, contextual factors should be carefully considered in education and promotion of microbicides in the future. PMID:17767093

  19. Training and information technology issue, 2005

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    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2005-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on training and information technology. Major articles/reports in this issue include: Communicating effectively, by Alain Bucaille, AREVA; Reputation management, by Susan Brisset, Bruce Power; Contol room and HSI modernization guidance, by Joseph Naser, EPRI; How far are we from public acceptance, by Jennifer A. Biedscheid and Murthy Devarakonda, Washington TRU Solutions LLC; Spent fuel management options, by Brent W. Dixon and Steven J. Piet, Idaho National Laboratory; Industry Awards; A secure energy future for America, by George W. Bush, President, United States of America; Vision of the future of nuclear energy, by Anne Lauvergeon, AREVA; and, Plant profile: strategy for transition to digital, TXU Power.

  20. Harmonics and Resonance Issues with Wind Plants

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    Bradt, M. [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Badrzadeh, Babak [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Camm, E H [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Castillo, Nestor [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Mueller, David [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Siebert, T. [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Schoene, Jens [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group; Smith, Travis M [ORNL; Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Walling, R. [IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group

    2011-01-01

    Wind plants are susceptible to lightly-damped resonances which can attract and amplify ambient grid harmonic distortion and magnify wind turbine harmonic generation. Long-accepted harmonic modeling assumptions and practices are not appropriate for wind plants. VSCs are not ideal current sources and grid impedance is important. Attention to modeling detail and thorough evaluation over range of conditions is critical to meaningful analysis. In general, wind turbines are very slight sources of harmonics. Most harmonic issues are a result of resonance, caused by capacitor banks (for reactive power compensation) or from the extensive underground cabling in a collector system. Converter controls instability can be exacerbated by power system resonances. In some cases this has caused severe voltage distorDon and other problems. The IEEE 519 recommended guidelines are very restrictive. I recommend that they are used to resolve serious harmonic issues, and not to create petty problems.

  1. LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PAYROLL PROCESSING Note: Applicant must present original documents. They must have one document from List

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    Li, Mo

    LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PAYROLL PROCESSING Note: Applicant must present original documents. They must have one document from List A or List B and one document from List C. LIST A Documents Employment Authorization Document issued by the INS which contains a photograph (INS Form I-688B) LIST B

  2. Assessing Institutional Effectiveness: Issues, Methods, and Management.

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    Fincher, Cameron, Ed.

    This collection of 12 papers was presented at a 1987 conference at which speakers presented personal perspectives on institutional effectiveness. Papers are organized under three major headings: "Managing Quality: Methods and Outcomes,""Institutional Response," and "Special Issues." Titles include: (1) "Managing the Meaning of Institutional…

  3. Towards Mass Higher Education. Issues and Dilemmas.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

    To discuss a number of major issues related to policies for the future development of higher education systems, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) organized a Conference on Future Structures of Post-Secondary Education, which took place in Paris in June 1973. High officials responsible for education policy in OECD…

  4. Chartered Teacher Studies Issue 13, February 2009

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Chartered Teacher Studies Newsletter Issue 13, February 2009 Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland In January 2008, in response to a strong feeling amongst Chartered Teachers that they needed Teachers in all its forms · to encourage communication and collaboration between Chartered Teachers

  5. Fundamental issues in subzero PEMFC startup and

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    Fundamental issues in subzero PEMFC startup and operation Jeremy P. Meyers February 1, 2005 to develop corrective actions. ­ Before: Cells on one end performed poorly after startup ­ Action: Investigation of water movement and cell performance response Change in stack design and startup procedures

  6. In this issue: Alan Long Retired

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    Watson, Craig A.

    ), to apply for a faculty position at the UF-IFAS School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) in 1986 responsibilities included wildland fire, forest operations, and plant identification. In extension he provided statewide leadership in programs focused on wildland-urban interface issues, forest management opportunities

  7. Physics issues of gamma ray burst emissions

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    Liang, Edison

    1987-01-01

    The critical physics issues in the interpretation of gamma-ray-burst spectra are reviewed. An attempt is made to define the emission-region parameter space satisfying the maximum number of observational and theoretical constraints. Also discussed are the physical mechanisms responsible for the bursts that are most consistent with the above parameter space.

  8. Issues in Consumer Health Information Services.

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    Alloway, Catherine Suyak; Salisbury, Linda

    1983-01-01

    Examines two issues to determine how they affect delivery of consumer health information: (1) Who is responsible for disseminating consumer health information, and what role should public and health science libraries play? (2) Should librarians (public or health science) provide medical reference works for general public? Thirty-five references…

  9. ECOLOGICAL ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Ecological Issues in a Changing World: Status, Response and Strategy (2004), edited by Hong et al., is a compilation of papers on some of the major topics presented at the 8th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL), held in Seoul, South Korea in 2002. As such, it spans a wide range of subject m...

  10. Communication Consulting as Persuasion: Issues and Implications.

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    Ross, Roseanna G.

    Focusing on the issue of the training and preparation of the communication specialist in communication consulting, an investigation of the persuasive elements in the client-consulting relationship suggests that more direct focus on consulting as persuasion can lead to more responsible and effective enactment of the role of both consultant and…

  11. Failing Boys? Issues in Gender and Achievement.

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    Epstein, Debbie, Ed.; Elwood, Jannette, Ed.; Hey, Valerie, Ed.; Maw, Janet, Ed.

    Issues surrounding boys'"underachievement" have been at the center of public debate about education and the raising of standards in recent years. Media and political responses to the "problem of boys" have tended to be simplistic, partial, and owe more to quick fixes than investigation and research. This book provides a detailed, nuanced case…

  12. Aging and Developmental Disabilities. Feature Issue.

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    Anderson, Deborah, Ed.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    This feature issue of a bulletin on community integration points out the challenge of making service systems more familiar with and responsive to the needs of older adults with developmental disabilities and their families. It includes articles with the following titles and authors: "Living on the Edge" (Arthur Campbell, Jr.); "Aging and…

  13. Propriety of Expenditures Issued: November 2009

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    Propriety of Expenditures Policy Issued: November 2009 Responsible Administrative Unit: Finance in the course of employment duties. Gifts include, but are not limited to, personal items, flowers, tickets/or personal event. 3.2 Entertainment Expense: Expenditures for social functions, entertainment events, food

  14. Heart Rate Recovery: Validation and Methodologic Issues

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    Katerina Shetler; Rachel Marcus; Victor F. Froelicher; Shefali Vora; Damayanthi Kalisetti; Manish Prakash; Jonathan Myers

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to validate the prognostic value of the drop in heart rate (HR) after exercise, compare it to other test responses, evaluate its diagnostic value and clarify some of the methodologic issues surrounding its use. BACKGROUND Studies have highlighted the value of a new prognostic feature of the treadmill test—rate of recovery of HR

  15. Heart rate recovery: validation and methodologic issues

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    Katerina Shetler; Rachel Marcus; Victor F Froelicher; Shefali Vora; Damayanthi Kalisetti; Manish Prakash; Dat Do; Jon Myers

    2001-01-01

    ObjectivesThe goal of this study was to validate the prognostic value of the drop in heart rate (HR) after exercise, compare it to other test responses, evaluate its diagnostic value and clarify some of the methodologic issues surrounding its use.

  16. The Internet and International Regulatory Issues.

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    Koomen, Kaaren

    1997-01-01

    Outlines the preliminary findings of a pilot study carried out by the Australian Broadcasting Authority. Considers the issues related to the content of online services, the impact of recent technical developments and content labeling. Compares regulatory responses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, and identifies areas of…

  17. Problems, Perspectives, and Practical Issues in Equating.

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    Brennan, Robert L.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Seven papers on technical and practical issues in equating are presented. Problems related to the use of conventional and item response theory equating methods, using pre- and post-smoothing to increase equipercentile equating's precision, and linear equating models for common-item nonequivalent-population design are discussed. (SLD)

  18. Intent to accept and acceptance of herpes testing in adolescents and young adults

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    N C Kelly; G D Zimet; M C Aalsma; D I Bernstein; J D Fortenberry; S L Rosenthal

    2009-01-01

    Objectives:Understanding the intention–behaviour association with HSV-2 testing is important because it can inform interventions that might be needed to support an effective HSV-2 control programme. This study aims to understand attitudinal, symptomatic and historical precursors to intent to accept, and acceptance of, HSV-2 testing.Methods:The sample included 900 individuals recruited from four sites located in two US cities. Participants completed self-report

  19. Breathing air trailer acceptance test report

    SciTech Connect

    Kostelnik, A.J.

    1996-02-12

    This Acceptance Test Report documents compliance with the requirements of specification WHC-S-0251, Rev.0 and ECNs 613530 and 606113. The equipment was tested according to WHC-SD-WM-ATP-104. The equipment tested is a Breathing Air Supply Trailer purchased as a design and fabrication procurement activity. The ATP was written by the Seller and was performed by the Seller with representatives of the Westinghouse Hanford Company witnessing portions of the test at the Seller`s location.

  20. The NA49 large acceptance hadron detector

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    S V Afanasiev; T. Alber; H. Appelshäuser; J. Bächler; D. Barna; L. S. Barnby; Jerzy Bartke; R. A. Barton; L. Betev; H. Bialkowska; F. Bieser; A. Billmeier; C. O. Blyth; R K Böck; C. Bormann; J. Bracinik; F. P. Brady; R. Brockmann; R. Brun; P. Buncic; H. L. Caines; D. Cebra; G. E. Cooper; J. G. Cramer; P. Csato; M. Cyprian; J. Dunn; V. Eckardt; F. Eckhardt; T. Empl; J. Eschke; M. I. Ferguson; H. Fessler; H. G. Fischer; D. Flierl; Z. Fodor; Ulrich Frankenfeld; P Y Foka; P. Freund; V. Friese; J. Ftacnik; M. Fuchs; F. Gabler; J. Gal; R E Ganz; M. Gazdzicki; E Gladysz-Dziadus; J. Grebieszkow; J. Günther; J. W. Harris; S. Hegyi; T. Henkel; L. A. Hill; V. Hlinka; I. Huang; H. Hümmler; G. Igo; D. Irmscher; M. Ivanov; R. Janik; P. Jacobs; P. G. Jones; K. Kadija; V. I. Kolesnikov; M. Kowalski; B. Lasiuk; Peter Lévai; K. Liebicher; U. Lynen; A. I. Malakhov; S. Margetis; C. Markert; C. Marks; B W Mayes; G. L. Melkumov; A. Mock; J. Molnár; J. M. Nelson; M. Oldenburg; Grazyna Janina Odyniec; G. Palla; A. D. Panagiotou; Yu N Pestov; A. Petridis; M. Pikna; W. Pimpl; L. Pinsky; A. Piper; R. J. Porter; A. M. Poskanzer; S. Poziombka; D. J. Prindle; F. Pühlhofer; W. Rauch; J. G. Reid; R E Renfordt; W. Retyk; H. G. Ritter; D. Röhrich; C. Roland; G. Roland; H. Rudolph; A. Rybicki; T. Sammer; A. Sandoval; H. Sann; E. Schäfer; R. Schmidt; D. Schmischke; N. Schmitz; S. Schönfelder; A. Yu. Semenov; J. Seyboth; P. Seyboth; J. Seyerlein; F. Sikler; B. Sitar; E. Skrzypczak; G. T. A. Squier; H. Stelzer; Reinhard Stock; P. Strmen; H. Ströbele; C. Struck; T. Susa; I. Szarka; I. Szentpetery; P. Szymanski; J. Sziklai; M. Toy; T. A. Trainor; S. Trentalange; T S Ullrich; Maria Vassiliou; G I Veres; G. Vesztergombi; D. Vranic; F. Q. Wang; D. D. Weerasundara; S. Wenig; C. Whitten; H H Wieman; T. Wienold; L. Wood; T. A. Yates; J. Zimanyi; X.-Z. Zhu; R. Zybert

    1999-01-01

    The NA49 detector is a wide acceptance spectrometer for the study of hadron production in p+p, p+A, and A+A collisions at the CERN SPS. The main components are 4 large-volume TPCs for tracking and particle identification via dE\\/dx. TOF scintillator arrays complement particle identification. Calorimeters for transverse energy determination and triggering, a detector for centrality selection in p+A collisions, and

  1. Food Acceptance and Genetic Variation in Taste

    Microsoft Academic Search

    VALERIE B DUFFY; LINDA M BARTOSHUK

    2000-01-01

    Objective To determine if individuals who taste 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP), one marker of genetic variation in taste, as exceptionally bitter can also perceive sugars as sweeter, other bitters as more intense, and dietary fats as more creamy and\\/or viscous than do individuals who taste PROP as weakly bitter. This study examined the association between genetic variation in taste and acceptance for

  2. Solar Concentrator Has Wider Cone Of Acceptance

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    Kruer, Mark A.

    1991-01-01

    Reflector assembly for concentration of Sunlight onto photovoltaic cell based on Cassegrainian optical system modified to increase allowable error angle between aim and line of sight to Sun. Widening of cone of acceptance reduces degradation of performance caused by surface-slope errors, misalignments between optical components, and non-fully-specular (i.e., partly diffuse) reflectance. Consequent relaxation of aiming and manufacturing tolerances reduces cost and number of rejects in manufacturing and simplify operation.

  3. Acceptance test report 2721-Z upgrades

    SciTech Connect

    Keck, R.D.

    1998-02-03

    This test procedure provides instructions for acceptance testing of modifications to the 2721-Z diesel-generator system made by Project C-189. The modifications include (1) replacing the generator NUMA-LOGIC controller with connection to the PFP distributed control system (DCS), (2) replacing ATSI with a breaker switching scheme for 2736-ZB backup power and (3) providing a method for generator load and system testing.

  4. Accepted Common Interest Community (CIC) Proposals.

    PubMed

    2014-09-01

    These are the 18 accepted proposals for the three Common Interest Community (CIC) sessions at IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR), June 5-8, 2014, in Austin, Texas and published in the Final Program Guide and CIC Works for SYTAR 2014. The sessions were CIC#1 Rehab Professionals: Bridging the Past with the Future and CIC#2a & CIC#2b Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health. PMID:25645135

  5. Prenatal alcohol exposure increases postnatal acceptability of nicotine odor and taste in adolescent rats.

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    Mantella, Nicole M; Youngentob, Steven L

    2014-01-01

    Human studies indicate that alcohol exposure during gestation not only increases the chance for later alcohol abuse, but also nicotine dependence. The flavor attributes of both alcohol and nicotine can be important determinants of their initial acceptance and they both share the component chemosensory qualities of an aversive odor, bitter taste and oral irritation. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating epigenetic chemosensory mechanisms through which fetal alcohol exposure increases adolescent alcohol acceptance, in part, by decreasing the aversion to alcohol's bitter and oral irritation qualities, as well as its odor. Given that alcohol and nicotine have noteworthy chemosensory qualities in common, we investigated whether fetal exposure to alcohol increased the acceptability of nicotine's odor and taste in adolescent rats. Study rats were alcohol-exposed during fetal development via the dams' liquid diet. Control animals received ad lib access to an iso-caloric, iso-nutritive diet throughout gestation. Odorant-induced innate behavioral responses to nicotine odor (Experiment 1) or orosensory-mediated responses to nicotine solutions (Experiment 2) were obtained, using whole-body plethysmography and brief access lick tests, respectively. Compared to controls, rats exposed to fetal alcohol showed an enhanced nicotine odor response that was paralleled by increased oral acceptability of nicotine. Given the common aversive component qualities imbued in the flavor profiles of both drugs, our findings demonstrate that like postnatal alcohol avidity, fetal alcohol exposure also influences nicotine acceptance, at a minimum, by decreasing the aversion of both its smell and taste. Moreover, they highlight potential chemosensory-based mechanism(s) by which fetal alcohol exposure increases the later initial risk for nicotine use, thereby contributing to the co-morbid expression with enhanced alcohol avidity. Where common chemosensory mechanisms are at play, our results suggest broader implications related to the consequence of fetal exposure with one substance of abuse and initial acceptability of others. PMID:25029285

  6. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increases Postnatal Acceptability of Nicotine Odor and Taste in Adolescent Rats

    PubMed Central

    Mantella, Nicole M.; Youngentob, Steven L.

    2014-01-01

    Human studies indicate that alcohol exposure during gestation not only increases the chance for later alcohol abuse, but also nicotine dependence. The flavor attributes of both alcohol and nicotine can be important determinants of their initial acceptance and they both share the component chemosensory qualities of an aversive odor, bitter taste and oral irritation. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating epigenetic chemosensory mechanisms through which fetal alcohol exposure increases adolescent alcohol acceptance, in part, by decreasing the aversion to alcohol's bitter and oral irritation qualities, as well as its odor. Given that alcohol and nicotine have noteworthy chemosensory qualities in common, we investigated whether fetal exposure to alcohol increased the acceptability of nicotine's odor and taste in adolescent rats. Study rats were alcohol-exposed during fetal development via the dams' liquid diet. Control animals received ad lib access to an iso-caloric, iso-nutritive diet throughout gestation. Odorant-induced innate behavioral responses to nicotine odor (Experiment 1) or orosensory-mediated responses to nicotine solutions (Experiment 2) were obtained, using whole-body plethysmography and brief access lick tests, respectively. Compared to controls, rats exposed to fetal alcohol showed an enhanced nicotine odor response that was paralleled by increased oral acceptability of nicotine. Given the common aversive component qualities imbued in the flavor profiles of both drugs, our findings demonstrate that like postnatal alcohol avidity, fetal alcohol exposure also influences nicotine acceptance, at a minimum, by decreasing the aversion of both its smell and taste. Moreover, they highlight potential chemosensory-based mechanism(s) by which fetal alcohol exposure increases the later initial risk for nicotine use, thereby contributing to the co-morbid expression with enhanced alcohol avidity. Where common chemosensory mechanisms are at play, our results suggest broader implications related to the consequence of fetal exposure with one substance of abuse and initial acceptability of others. PMID:25029285

  7. Reactor tank UT acceptance criteria. Revision 2

    SciTech Connect

    Daugherty, W.L.

    1990-01-30

    The SRS reactor tanks are constructed of type 304 stainless steel, with 0.5 inch thick walls. An ultrasonic (UT) in-service inspection program has been developed for examination of these tanks, in accordance with the ISI Plan for the Savannah River Production Reactors Process Water System (DPSTM-88-100-1). Prior to initiation of these inspections, criteria for the disposition of any indications that might be found are required. A working group has been formed to review available information on the SRS reactor tanks and develop acceptance criteria. This working group includes nationally recognized experts in the nuclear industry. The working group has met three times and produced three documents describing the proposed acceptance criteria, the technical basis for the criteria and a proposed initial sampling plan. This report transmits these three documents, which were prepared in accordance with the technical task plan and quality assurance plan for this task, task 88-001-A- 1. In addition, this report summarizes the acceptance criteria and proposed sampling plan, and provides further interpretation of the intent of these three documents where necessary.

  8. Acceptability of male condom: An Indian scenario

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    Donta, Balaiah; Begum, Shahina; Naik, D.D.

    2014-01-01

    The National Family Planning Programme of India had introduced condom as one of the family planning methods in the late1960s. Condom was promoted as a family planning method through social marketing since its inception. With the increasing prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, condom was also promoted as a dual method for protection against both unintended pregnancies as well as sexually transmitted infections. Despite efforts at various levels, the overall use of condom among couples in India is low. Here we present literature review of studies to understand the condom acceptability among couples in India. Specifically, the paper assesses research and programmes that have been carried out to increase the use of condom among couples; determinants of condom use; reason for not using condom; and perception versus experience of condom failure. The reported problems related to condom use included non acceptance by partner, perceived ineffectiveness, less comfort, lack of sexual satisfaction, husband's alcohol use, depression, and anxiety, and not available at that instant. The role of media in the promotion of condom use was indicated as an important way to increase awareness and use. Multiple strategies would help in acceptance of male condom. PMID:25673537

  9. Simulation of large acceptance LINAC for muons

    SciTech Connect

    Miyadera, H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kurennoy, S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jason, A J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    There has been a recent need for muon accelerators not only for future Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders but also for other applications in industry and medical use. We carried out simulations on a large-acceptance muon linac with a new concept 'mixed buncher/acceleration'. The linac can accept pions/muons from a production target with large acceptance and accelerate muon without any beam cooling which makes the initial section of muon-linac system very compact. The linac has a high impact on Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider (NF/MC) scenario since the 300-m injector section can be replaced by the muon linac of only 10-m length. The current design of the linac consists of the following components: independent 805-MHz cavity structure with 6- or 8-cm-radius aperture window; injection of a broad range of pion/muon energies, 10-100 MeV, and acceleration to 150 - 200 MeV. Further acceleration of the muon beam are relatively easy since the beam is already bunched.

  10. Acceptability of male condom: an Indian scenario.

    PubMed

    Donta, Balaiah; Begum, Shahina; Naik, D D

    2014-11-01

    The National Family Planning Programme of India had introduced condom as one of the family planning methods in the late 1960s. Condom was promoted as a family planning method through social marketing since its inception. With the increasing prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, condom was also promoted as a dual method for protection against both unintended pregnancies as well as sexually transmitted infections. Despite efforts at various levels, the overall use of condom among couples in India is low. Here we present literature review of studies to understand the condom acceptability among couples in India. Specifically, the paper assesses research and programmes that have been carried out to increase the use of condom among couples; determinants of condom use; reason for not using condom; and perception versus experience of condom failure. The reported problems related to condom use included non acceptance by partner, perceived ineffectiveness, less comfort, lack of sexual satisfaction, husband's alcohol use, depression, and anxiety, and not available at that instant. The role of media in the promotion of condom use was indicated as an important way to increase awareness and use. Multiple strategies would help in acceptance of male condom. PMID:25673537

  11. An Achievement Goal Theory Perspective on Issues in Motivation Terminology, Theory, and Research

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    Paul R. Pintrich

    2000-01-01

    There are a number of important issues raised by Murphy and Alexander in the lead article of this issue. In this response, four general issues are discussed in light of current research and achievement goal theory. The four issues include: (1) the general definition and theoretical clarity of motivational constructs, (2) the accessibility and consciousness of motivational beliefs, (3) the

  12. Policy issues in accreditation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ELLIE SCRIVENS

    1998-01-01

    Since the 1990s the structure and financing of many health care systems have been reformed and, for the first time, a number of governments have accepted that quality assurance of health care systems should become a government re- sponsibility and not left, as in the past, to professionals and health service managers. Pressure had been increasing during the previous decade

  13. Multicultural Issues in Deafness.

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    Christensen, Kathee M., Ed.; Delgado, Gilbert L., Ed.

    This book considers, from both educational and cultural perspectives, the needs of children with deafness from African American, American Indian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Island families. The text calls for a child-centered curriculum based on a fundamental acceptance of differences in communication and interpretation. Section I presents the…

  14. Specknet-based responsive environments

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    K. J. Wong; D. K. Arvind; N. Sharwood-Smith; A. Smith

    2005-01-01

    Two responsive environments were implemented using prototype speck technology called Prospeckz: a behaviourally-responsive suite of furniture, and an emotionally-responsive mood cloud. The paper describes their implementation and their deployment at an arts exhibition in Edinburgh in December 2004. The results of a survey of the visitors to the exhibition are analysed and light is cast on issues, which may be

  15. Incident Response Probabilistic Cognitive Maps

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jihène Krichène; Noureddine Boudriga

    2008-01-01

    Security incident response is a major activity to guarantee the protection of information systems. We develop in this paper a methodology for automatically determining responses to security incidents based on a new category of cognitive maps, referred to as incident response probabilistic cognitive map. The main issue addressed in this paper is the development of a methodology using mathematical tools

  16. Acceptance criteria for urban dispersion model evaluation

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    Hanna, Steven; Chang, Joseph

    2012-05-01

    The authors suggested acceptance criteria for rural dispersion models' performance measures in this journal in 2004. The current paper suggests modified values of acceptance criteria for urban applications and tests them with tracer data from four urban field experiments. For the arc-maximum concentrations, the fractional bias should have a magnitude <0.67 (i.e., the relative mean bias is less than a factor of 2); the normalized mean-square error should be <6 (i.e., the random scatter is less than about 2.4 times the mean); and the fraction of predictions that are within a factor of two of the observations (FAC2) should be >0.3. For all data paired in space, for which a threshold concentration must always be defined, the normalized absolute difference should be <0.50, when the threshold is three times the instrument's limit of quantification (LOQ). An overall criterion is then applied that the total set of acceptance criteria should be satisfied in at least half of the field experiments. These acceptance criteria are applied to evaluations of the US Department of Defense's Joint Effects Model (JEM) with tracer data from US urban field experiments in Salt Lake City (U2000), Oklahoma City (JU2003), and Manhattan (MSG05 and MID05). JEM includes the SCIPUFF dispersion model with the urban canopy option and the urban dispersion model (UDM) option. In each set of evaluations, three or four likely options are tested for meteorological inputs (e.g., a local building top wind speed, the closest National Weather Service airport observations, or outputs from numerical weather prediction models). It is found that, due to large natural variability in the urban data, there is not a large difference between the performance measures for the two model options and the three or four meteorological input options. The more detailed UDM and the state-of-the-art numerical weather models do provide a slight improvement over the other options. The proposed urban dispersion model acceptance criteria are satisfied at over half of the field experiments.

  17. Acceptability of a Mobile Health Unit for Rural HIV Clinical Trial Enrollment and Participation

    PubMed Central

    Miles, Margaret Shandor; Banks, Bahby; Corbie-Smith, Giselle

    2013-01-01

    Few rural minorities participate in HIV clinical trials. Mobile health units (MHUs) may be one strategy to increase participation. We explored community perceptions of MHU acceptability to increase clinical trial participation for rural minorities living with HIV/AIDS. We conducted 11 focus groups (service providers and community leaders) and 35 interviews (people living with HIV/AIDS). Responses were analyzed using constant comparative and content analysis techniques. Acceptable MHU use included maintaining accessibility and confidentiality while establishing credibility, community ownership and control. Under these conditions, MHUs can service rural locations and overcome geographic barriers to reaching major medical centers for clinical trials. PMID:22350829

  18. Issues in biosecurity and biosafety.

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    Nordmann, Brian D

    2010-11-01

    The role of non-governmental organisations and other interested observers - civil society - has long been neglected by governments in the quest for a world secure from the threat of biological weapons or bioterrorism. New trends illustrate a greater appreciation of a strong need for a cooperative partnership. Governments need to accept and embrace some of these new trends and new technologies. At least since 2001 and the Amerithrax anthrax letters, the USA has had a significant focus on biosecurity and the related subject of biosafety. Biosecurity has also been raised to a place of prominence in security discussions throughout much of the rest of the globe, largely through the mechanisms of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and related groups, but also through the World Health Organization and the implementation of the International Health Regulations, which is scheduled for 2012. Despite this attention, a clear understanding of the meanings of biosecurity and biosafety has yet to be achieved. Partly because of this lack of definition, and largely because of a broader understanding of the capabilities of the life sciences, many topics have begun to fall under the heading of biosecurity. This paper will not be able to explore all of these new topics but will instead attempt to present an overview of some of the issues at play today in the biosecurity dialogue. PMID:20696555

  19. Maintenance as a safety issue.

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    White, Jim

    2008-11-01

    Because safety is related to electrical power systems maintenance, it seems reasonable to assume there could be legal issues if maintenance is not performed. OSHA has not yet taken the stand that not performing maintenance as required by the manufacturer, NFPA 70B, or ANSI/NETA MTS-07 constitutes a willful violation. OSHA defines a willful citation as one where: "the employer knowingly commits with plain indifference to the law. The employer either knows that what he or she is doing constitutes a violation, or is aware that a hazardous condition existed and made no reasonable effort to eliminate it". However, NFPA 70E 2009 requires this maintenance, and OSHA has stated on its Web site that NFPA 70E is "a guide for meeting the requirements of the OSHA electrical regulations". In addition, federal courts have found that NFPA 70E is "standard industry practice." Once a company receives and accepts a willful citation, especially if received as the result of an accident investigation, its worker's compensation protection no longer shields it. One definition given by a trial attorney for a willful citation was that it is equal to negligent behavior. Be smart: Maintain that equipment and save yourself major problems, including unscheduled shutdowns and possible litigation. PMID:19025196

  20. Summary Of Identification Of Rrgulatory Acceptability Of Enhanced Attenuation Categories

    SciTech Connect

    Vangelas, K

    2006-01-04

    Chlorinated solvents once introduced to the subsurface are a persistent contaminant. Though many types of active treatments have been developed and deployed to treat contaminated sites, most sites will ultimately incorporate the use of passive treatments into the remediation process. A process favored by many is the use of Monitored Natural Attenuation that relies on the natural attenuation processes occurring within the system to remediate the contaminants. However, it is likely there will be instances where the natural attenuation processes will be insufficient to reduce the level of contamination to acceptable levels in an acceptable span of time. Rather than redeploying source treatments, the Department of Energy along with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) are developing the concept of Enhanced Attenuation (EA). An enhancement is any type of intervention that might be implemented in a source-plume system that increases the magnitude of attenuation by natural processes beyond that which occurs without intervention. Enhanced Attenuation is the result of applying an enhancement or intervention technique that will sustainably manipulate a natural attenuation process leading to an increased reduction in mass flux of contaminants. Efforts are moving forward along several fronts in developing this concept. This effort is a follow-on to initial discussions with site owners, regulators and stakeholder organizations in the development of the concepts of Enhanced Attenuation, the use of mass balance to evaluate the stability of a waste site/groundwater plume, and identification of tools that will support characterization and monitoring efforts for MNA and EA treatments. Those discussions are documented in the report titled ''Summary Document of Workshops for Hanford, Oak Ridge and Savannah River Site as part of the Monitored Natural Attenuation and Enhanced Passive Remediation for Chlorinated Solvents-DOE Alternative Project for Technology Acceleration'' (WSRC, 2003). The objective of this report is to document the May 12th, 2005 deliberations of the ITRC Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated Organics team. The purpose of these deliberations was to identify issues related to regulatory acceptability of the different categories of processes/technologies that may be considered enhancements.

  1. Plus Magazine: Issue 20

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "Plus is an internet magazine which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics." It is published in conjunction with the Cambridge-based Millennium Mathematics Project. The current issue addresses a wide range of topics that include fluid mechanics; probability; and the true, original purpose of the Game of Life. Besides several feature articles, each issue also has fun puzzles, mathematical curiosities, and a news section. The news items take a mathematical perspective of current events or recent scientific investigations. Plus is released about once every other month, on average, and all the back issues are kept in an online archive.

  2. Pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic-guided therapy as a tool in precision medicine: current state and factors impacting acceptance by stakeholders.

    PubMed

    Hess, Gregory P; Fonseca, Eileen; Scott, Rachel; Fagerness, Jesen

    2015-01-01

    Pharmacogenetic/pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing is currently available for a wide range of health problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, mental health disorders and infectious diseases. PGx contributes important information to the field of precision medicine by clarifying appropriate treatments for specific disease subtypes. Tangible benefits to patients including improved outcomes and reduced total health care costs have been observed. However, PGx-guided therapy faces many barriers to full integration into clinical practice and acceptance by stakeholders, whether practitioner, patient or payer. Each stakeholder has a unique perspective on the role of PGx testing, although all are similarly challenged with demonstrating or appraising its cost-to-benefit value. Coverage by insurers is a critical step in achieving widespread adoption of PGx testing. The acceleration of adoption of precision medicine in general and for PGx testing in particular will be determined by how quickly robust evidence can be accumulated that shows a return on investment for payers in terms of real dollars, for clinicians in terms of patient clinical responses, and for patients in terms of economic, health and quality of life outcomes. Trends in PGx testing utilization and uptake by payers in real-world practice are discussed; the role of pharmacoeconomics in assessing cost-effectiveness is highlighted using a case study in psychiatric care, and several issues that will affect adoption of PGx testing in the United States (US) over the next few years are reviewed. PMID:26030725

  3. 48 CFR 42.603 - Responsibilities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...utilize the responsible contract audit agency financial and advisory accounting services, including (i) advice regarding the acceptability of corporate-wide...determinations made; and (3) Solicit their advice and participation as appropriate....

  4. 48 CFR 42.603 - Responsibilities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...utilize the responsible contract audit agency financial and advisory accounting services, including (i) advice regarding the acceptability of corporate-wide...determinations made; and (3) Solicit their advice and participation as appropriate....

  5. Land Use Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

    This study examines current and emerging issues relating to federal involvement in the land use planning, management, and control area and represents the perspective used to organize General Accounting Office (GAO) audit efforts. (Author)

  6. Medical Issues: Breathing

    MedlinePLUS

    ... not to Trach Article University of Utah Respiratory Management website Support & Care For Newly Diagnosed Living With SMA Medical Issues Palliative Breathing Orthopedics Nutrition Equipment Daily Life Grief & Loss Community & Local Support For ...

  7. Medical Issues: Orthopedics

    MedlinePLUS

    ... support & care > living with sma > medical issues > orthopedics Orthopedics In SMA, muscle weakness can cause several complications. ... difficulty sitting, standing, or performing normal daily activities. Orthopedic Considerations Doctors and therapists classify individuals with SMA ...

  8. Space Station Software Issues

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Voigt, S. (editor); Beskenis, S. (editor)

    1985-01-01

    Issues in the development of software for the Space Station are discussed. Software acquisition and management, software development environment, standards, information system support for software developers, and a future software advisory board are addressed.

  9. Pregnancy and Reproductive Issues

    MedlinePLUS

    Pregnancy - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Skip to navigation Skip to content Menu Navigation National Multiple Sclerosis Society ... Living Well with MS Family and Relationships Pregnancy Pregnancy and Reproductive Issues Tahirah Diagnosed in 2003 In ...

  10. Seven plus or minus two central issues in human-computer interaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Shneiderman

    1986-01-01

    This paper offers seven issues and specific challenges for researchers and developers of human-computer interaction. These issues are: interaction styles, input techniques, output organization, response time, error handling, individual differences, explanatory and predictive theories.

  11. Methodological issues regarding power of classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT)-based approaches for the comparison of patient-reported outcomes in two groups of patients - a simulation study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Véronique Sébille; Jean-Benoit Hardouin; Tanguy Le Néel; Gildas Kubis; François Boyer; Francis Guillemin; Bruno Falissard

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Patients-Reported Outcomes (PRO) are increasingly used in clinical and epidemiological research. Two main types of analytical strategies can be found for these data: classical test theory (CTT) based on the observed scores and models coming from Item Response Theory (IRT). However, whether IRT or CTT would be the most appropriate method to analyse PRO data remains unknown. The statistical

  12. Focus Issue: Women's Health

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    L. Bryan Ray (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Editor of Science's STKE and Senior Editor of Science REV)

    2005-06-14

    This week’s issues of Science and Science’s STKE concern health-related issues that are specifically pertinent to women. Topics at STKE include cell signaling pathways through which human papillomaviruses promote the development of cervical cancer and the role of membrane-associated signaling pathways in the anti-inflammatory effects of estrogen and the beneficial actions of estrogen on cardiovascular function.

  13. The New Issues Puzzle

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tim Loughran; Jay R Ritter

    1995-01-01

    Companies issuing stock during 1970 to 1990, whether an initial public offering or a seasoned equity offering, have been poor long-run investments for investors. During the five years after the issue, investors have received average returns of only 5 percent per year for companies going public and only 7 percent per year for companies conducting a seasoned equity offer. Book-to-market

  14. Focus Issue: Drug Discovery

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nancy R. Gough (American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science's STKE REV)

    2005-08-02

    This week’s issues of Science and Science’s STKE focus on issues related to the development of therapeutics, including new methods for identifying drug targets and the goal of personalized medicine based on an individual's genetics. STKE specifically looks at the roles the RNAi can play in the drug target identification process, how understanding the genetics behind disease can lead to new options for therapeutic intervention, and how analysis of the signaling network may provide insight for personalized medicine.

  15. Acrux Issue

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    delivery, along with VeriSign, to enable high end bandwith for their video. This is the partnership which successfully handled the distribution of Star Trek: New Voyage's episode ?World Enough and Time?. The day before Part I premiered, Renegade..., content is king! Expect to see changes from one issue to the next, as I experiment with different formats for organising, formating and distributing the fanzine. This particular issue is basically covering the period between September to February...

  16. Rangeland Policy Issues

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Agriculture Network Information Center

    This site provides a balanced venue for the public to explore the key issues surrounding the use and management of rangelands. The goals of the website are to help citizens to clarify issues, to analyze management alternatives and their consequences, to stay abreast of legislation and legal decisions to discover new techniques of conflict resolution, and to encourage an informed public to engage in policy debate and work toward resolving conflicts over rangeland resources.

  17. Network issues position paper

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moore, A.; Bruyninx, C.; Twilley, R.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we examine several topics currently warranting attention. These issues will be discussed at the conclusion of the Network Issues sesson at the Berne Workshop, leading to recomendations for future directions. We have identified (1) effective notification of station status within the IGS framework of electronic communication, (2) the multiple sources of IGS station configuration metadata available to and used by analysts, and (3) the new suite of IGS station operation guidelines.

  18. The Fix Issue 10

    E-print Network

    Multiple Contributors

    1991-01-01

    . ....................... .42 Lammas Eve, by Jennet Morgan ................................................. 44 Hutch Fever, by Theresa Kyle .................................................... .47 Exile to Freedom, Chapter 2, by Martha J. Bonds ............... 62 SVE-p.60... TACS - cover, pp. 9,19, 26, 63, 69 THE FIX is $5 per issue or $19.95 for a 3 issue subscription. Order from Carol Davis, 5 Paca Place, Rockville, MD 20852. Send contributions to Martha Bonds, 5905 Yorkwood Rd. , Baltimore, MD 21239 if) April, 1991...

  19. Special issue on filamentation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Ruxin; Milchberg, Howard; Mysyrowicz, André

    2014-05-01

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics is delighted to announce a forthcoming special issue on filamentation, to appear in the spring of 2015, and invites you to submit a paper. This special issue will attempt to give an overview of the present status of this field in order to create synergies and foster future developments. The issue is open to papers on the following issues: Theoretical advances on filamentation. Self-focusing and collapse. Filamentation in various media. Pulse self-compression and ultrafast processes in filaments. Molecular alignment and rotation. Filamentation tailoring. Interaction between filaments. Filament weather and pollution control. Filament induced condensation and precipitation. Terahertz science with filaments. Lasing in filaments. Filament induced molecular excitation and reaction. Electric discharge and plasma. Cross-disciplinary applications. Novel concepts related to these topics are particularly welcome. Please submit your article by 1 October 2014 (expected web publication: spring 2015) using our website http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jphysb-iop. Submissions received after this date will be considered for the journal, but may not be included in the special issue. The issue will be edited by Ruxin Li, Howard Milchberg and André Mysyrowicz.

  20. HIPAA Policy 5026 Reporting Protected Health Information (PHI) Compliance Issues

    E-print Network

    Johnson, Marcia K.

    HIPAA Policy 5026 Reporting Protected Health Information (PHI) Compliance Issues Responsible Office). Policy Statement As a general matter, questions or concerns about protected health information (PHI individually identifiable health information, including genetic information and demographic information

  1. Top 10 IT Issues, 2007

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Camp, John S.; DeBlois, Peter B.

    2007-01-01

    The EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee, whose members review and recommend the set of IT issues to be presented each year, conducted a Web-based survey in December 2006 to identify the five of thirty-one IT issues in each of four areas: (1) issues that are critical for strategic success; (2) issues that are expected to increase in significance; (3)…

  2. Hot Issues at Community Colleges

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The issues listed on this website are a reflection of AACC's strategic action areas. Their intent is to provide users with a cross-section of important issues surrounding community colleges. These issues will change as the scope and intensity of these issues change. Browse through the list of "hot issues" affecting community colleges today.

  3. Acceptable workloads for three common mining materials.

    PubMed

    Gallagher, S; Hamrick, C A

    1992-09-01

    A series of psychophysical lifting studies was conducted to establish maximum acceptable weights of lift (MAWL) for three supply items commonly handled in underground coal mines (rock dust bags, ventilation stopping blocks, and crib blocks). Each study utilized 12 subjects, all of whom had considerable experience working in underground coal mines. Effects of lifting in four postures (standing, stooping under a 1.5 m ceiling, stooping under a 1.2 m ceiling, and kneeling) were investigated together with four lifting conditions (combinations of lifting symmetry and lifting height). The frequency of lifting was set at four per min, and the task duration was 15 min. Posture significantly affected the MAWL for the rock dust bag (standing MAWL was 7% greater than restricted postures and kneeling MAWL was 6.4% less than stopped); however, posture interacted with lifting conditions for both of the other materials. Physiological costs were found to be significantly greater in the stooped postures compared with kneeling for all materials. Other contrasts (standing versus restricted postures, stooping under 1.5 m ceiling versus stopping under 1.2 m ceiling) did not exhibit significantly different levels of energy expenditure. Energy expenditure was significantly affected by vertical lifting height; however, the plane of lifting had little influence on metabolic cost. Recommended acceptable workloads for the three materials are 20.0 kg for the rock dust bag, 16.5 kg for the ventilation stopping block, and 14.7 kg for the crib block. These results suggest that miners are often required to lift supplies that are substantially heavier than psychophysically acceptable lifting limits. PMID:1387078

  4. W-026, acceptance test report manipulator system

    SciTech Connect

    Watson, T.L.

    1997-04-15

    The purpose of the WRAP Manipulator System Acceptance Test Plan (ATP) is to verify that the 4 glovebox sets of WRAP manipulator components, including rail/carriage, slave arm, master controller and auxiliary equipment, meets the requirements of the functional segments of 14590 specification. The demonstration of performance elements of the ATP are performed as a part of the Assembly specifications. Manipulator integration is integrated in the performance testing of the gloveboxes. Each requirement of the Assembly specification will be carried out in conjunction with glovebox performance tests.

  5. An economic approach to acceptance sampling

    E-print Network

    Ruth, Robert Justin

    1973-01-01

    JUSTIN RUTH I Approved as to style and content by& , J ~ W P. H. Newell Head Departmen J McNicho e Mem er 8w~ D. R. Shreve Member May 1973 ABSTRACT An Economic Approach to Acceptance Sampling (&m 1973) Robert Justin Ruth, S. S ~ , Virgin1a... with respect to p over the range from zero to one. With this prior distribution, Smith refers to the work of Hald (11) and to that of Gunthrie and Johns (10) to obta1n an analytical solution for a model which is very similar to that used by Hald. A second...

  6. I\\/O Efficient Accepting Cycle Detection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jiri Barnat; Lubos Brim; Pavel Simecek

    2007-01-01

    We show how to adapt an existing non-DFS-based accepting cycle detection algorithm OWCTY [10,15,29] to the I\\/O efficient setting\\u000a and compare its I\\/O efficiency and practical performance to the existing I\\/O efficient LTL model checking approach of Edelkamp\\u000a and Jabbar [14]. The new algorithm exhibits similar I\\/O complexity with respect to the size of the graph while it avoids quadratic\\u000a increase in

  7. Solution acceptance by common ravens (Corvus corax) given two-bottle preference tests.

    PubMed

    Harriman, A E; Fry, E G

    1990-08-01

    Two-bottle tests of solution acceptance were conducted in an outdoor aviary with eight common ravens (Corvus corax). Aqueous concentrations of the following chemicals were used: five common sugars, three salts, two acids, quinine hydrochloride, and sodium saccharin. Solution acceptance, as recorded for the different ravens on each test, was the percentage of preference shown for a test solution over water (comparison solution). Mid-range saccharin concentrations (0.10% to 0.80% [w/w]) were preferred over water in the tests. The preference for saccharin contrasts with all other reports on avian response to the chemical in two-bottle tests. Nonetheless, the ravens nonpreferentially accepted lower concentrations or were averse at higher concentrations to drinking sugar solutions. Similar, though more sharply marked, shifts from indifference to aversion were noted in tests with the other chemicals. The possible relevance of these latter findings to the food habits of ravens is discussed. PMID:2236395

  8. Culturally-Competent Treatments for Asian Americans: The Relevance of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Psychotherapies

    PubMed Central

    Nagayama Hall, Gordon C.; Hong, Janie J.; Zane, Nolan W. S.; Meyer, Oanh L.

    2011-01-01

    The development of effective treatments for Asian Americans is important because treatment disparities continue to exist for this population. Because of their theoretical grounding in East Asian philosophies, mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapies appear to constitute promising ways to provide culturally responsive mental health care to Asian Americans. However, in practice these approaches often reflect conceptions of mental health that are more consistent with Western world views. We review points of intersection and divergence between Western-based mindfulness and acceptance psychotherapies and Asian American cultural values. We then propose a culturally syntonic approach that accentuates certain components of mindfulness and acceptance psychotherapies and adapts other components of these approaches to be more consistent with Asian American cultural values. PMID:22065893

  9. Psychometric Issues in IRT-Based Test Construction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kingston, Neal M.; Stocking, Martha L.

    Psychometric issues confronted when implementing a system of item response theory (IRT) tools for test development at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) are discussed. These issues include selecting and assessing the appropriateness of IRT models, choosing methods of IRT scaling for item pools, considering test scoring strategies, and applying…

  10. Issues Facing Urban Agriscience Teachers: A Delphi Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Warner, Wendy J.; Washburn, Shannon G.

    2009-01-01

    This national study used the Delphi technique to identify the issues facing urban agriscience teachers. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with one open-ended question to generate responses from the expert panel. In the second round, respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with 72 issues identified in round one using…

  11. 46 CFR 164.015-5 - Procedure for acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL MATERIALS Plastic Foam, Unicellular, Buoyant, Sheet and...Procedure for acceptance. (a) Unicellular plastic foam is not subject to formal approval...manufacturer. (c) Acceptance of unicellular plastic foam prior to being incorporated...

  12. 46 CFR 164.015-5 - Procedure for acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL MATERIALS Plastic Foam, Unicellular, Buoyant, Sheet and...Procedure for acceptance. (a) Unicellular plastic foam is not subject to formal approval...manufacturer. (c) Acceptance of unicellular plastic foam prior to being incorporated...

  13. 46 CFR 164.015-5 - Procedure for acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL MATERIALS Plastic Foam, Unicellular, Buoyant, Sheet and...Procedure for acceptance. (a) Unicellular plastic foam is not subject to formal approval...manufacturer. (c) Acceptance of unicellular plastic foam prior to being incorporated...

  14. 33 CFR 175.130 - Visual distress signals accepted.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Visual distress signals accepted. 175.130 Section 175.130...SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS Visual Distress Signals § 175.130 Visual distress signals accepted. (a) Any of the following...

  15. 33 CFR 175.130 - Visual distress signals accepted.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Visual distress signals accepted. 175.130 Section 175.130...SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS Visual Distress Signals § 175.130 Visual distress signals accepted. (a) Any of the following...

  16. 33 CFR 175.130 - Visual distress signals accepted.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Visual distress signals accepted. 175.130 Section 175.130...SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS Visual Distress Signals § 175.130 Visual distress signals accepted. (a) Any of the following...

  17. 33 CFR 175.130 - Visual distress signals accepted.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Visual distress signals accepted. 175.130 Section 175.130...SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS Visual Distress Signals § 175.130 Visual distress signals accepted. (a) Any of the following...

  18. 48 CFR 528.202 - Acceptability of corporate sureties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acceptability of corporate sureties. 528.202 Section 528.202 ...Security for Bonds 528.202 Acceptability of corporate sureties. Corporate surety bonds must be manually signed by the...

  19. 41 CFR 105-8.170-6 - Acceptance of complaint.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Acceptance of complaint. 105-8.170-6 Section 105-8.170-6 Public Contracts and Property Management ...CONDUCTED BY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION § 105-8.170-6 Acceptance of complaint. (a) The...

  20. 20 CFR 655.33 - Notice of acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Notice of acceptance. 655.33 Section 655.33 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Application for Temporary Employment Certification § 655.33 Notice of acceptance. (a) Notification...

  1. 20 CFR 655.33 - Notice of acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Notice of acceptance. 655.33 Section 655.33 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Application for Temporary Employment Certification § 655.33 Notice of acceptance. (a) Notification...

  2. 20 CFR 655.143 - Notice of acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Notice of acceptance. 655.143 Section 655.143 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Applications for Temporary Employment Certification § 655.143 Notice of acceptance. (a)...

  3. 14 CFR 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

  4. 14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

  5. 14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

  6. 14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

  7. 15 CFR 15.3 - Acceptance of service of process.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...when accepting service of process for a Department employee in an official capacity, shall endorse on the Marshal's or server's return of service form or receipt for registered or certified mail the following statement: “Service accepted in...

  8. 7 CFR 1494.601 - Acceptance of offers by CCC.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS EXPORT BONUS PROGRAMS Export Enhancement Program Operations § 1494.601 Acceptance of offers by CCC. (a) Establishment of acceptable sales prices and...

  9. 7 CFR 1494.601 - Acceptance of offers by CCC.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EXPORT PROGRAMS EXPORT BONUS PROGRAMS Export Enhancement Program Operations § 1494.601 Acceptance of offers by CCC. (a) Establishment of acceptable sales prices and...

  10. 7 CFR 1494.601 - Acceptance of offers by CCC.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Continued) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EXPORT PROGRAMS EXPORT BONUS PROGRAMS Export Enhancement Program Operations § 1494.601 Acceptance of offers by CCC. (a) Establishment of acceptable sales prices and...

  11. Cultural Models in HCI: Hofstede, Affordance and Technology Acceptance

    E-print Network

    Cairns, Paul

    acceptance as measured by the Unified Theory Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Both models were validating the use of the UTAUT cross-culturally. #12;2 #12;3 Declaration This work has not previously been

  12. 14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

  13. 15 CFR 15.3 - Acceptance of service of process.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...when accepting service of process for a Department employee in an official capacity, shall endorse on the Marshal's or server's return of service form or receipt for registered or certified mail the following statement: “Service accepted in...

  14. 48 CFR 428.203 - Acceptability of individual sureties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Acceptability of individual sureties. 428.203 Section 428.203 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT...INSURANCE Sureties and Other Security for Bonds 428.203 Acceptability of individual sureties....

  15. 46 CFR 164.015-5 - Procedure for acceptance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL MATERIALS Plastic Foam, Unicellular, Buoyant, Sheet and...Procedure for acceptance. (a) Unicellular plastic foam is not subject to formal approval...manufacturer. (c) Acceptance of unicellular plastic foam prior to being incorporated...

  16. 24 CFR 983.156 - PHA acceptance of completed units.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false PHA acceptance of completed units. 983.156 ...Rehabilitated and Newly Constructed Units § 983.156 PHA acceptance of completed units. (a) PHA determination of completion. When the...

  17. 24 CFR 983.156 - PHA acceptance of completed units.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 4 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false PHA acceptance of completed units. 983.156 ...Rehabilitated and Newly Constructed Units § 983.156 PHA acceptance of completed units. (a) PHA determination of completion. When the...

  18. 24 CFR 983.156 - PHA acceptance of completed units.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 4 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false PHA acceptance of completed units. 983.156 ...Rehabilitated and Newly Constructed Units § 983.156 PHA acceptance of completed units. (a) PHA determination of completion. When the...

  19. 24 CFR 983.156 - PHA acceptance of completed units.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false PHA acceptance of completed units. 983.156 ...Rehabilitated and Newly Constructed Units § 983.156 PHA acceptance of completed units. (a) PHA determination of completion. When the...

  20. 24 CFR 983.156 - PHA acceptance of completed units.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false PHA acceptance of completed units. 983.156 ...Rehabilitated and Newly Constructed Units § 983.156 PHA acceptance of completed units. (a) PHA determination of completion. When the...