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  1. President Barack Obama Fax: (202) 4562461

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    President Barack Obama Fax: (202) 4562461 Dear President Obama: July 28, 2010 As a medic@cis.upenn.edu www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/mfelker.shtml Versions of this letter were also faxed to Mrs. Obama, relevant

  2. December 5, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    December 5, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We agree wholeheartedly with your call

  3. May 4, 2009 Hon. Barack Obama

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    May 4, 2009 Hon. Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We welcome your decision to curtail activity at the proposed Yucca begun. We ask you and your team to conduct a real evaluation ­ not prejudge the outcome. President Obama

  4. Start-Up Rhetoric in Eight Speeches of Barack Obama

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    O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J.; Lamia, John F.; Dannevik, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for…

  5. Space policy challenges facing the Barack Obama administration

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    Eligar Sadeh

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama faces space policy challenges in security, commercial and civil areas in an era in which the use of space assets for these ends is irreversible. The very future of space is linked to addressing the challenges within the first term of the Obama administration. This paper draws on, but does not attempt to summarize, discussions at the

  6. The Critical Discourse Analysis of a report on Barack Obama

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    ZHAO Chen-xi; YANG Feng-jun

    2009-01-01

    Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is a new method in linguistic analysis. Usually approached from the angles of linguistics, sociology and psychology, CDA aims to uncover through analyzing linguistic forms, the relations between language and ideology. By applying the specific methods of transitivity, transformation, modality and classification in CDA to a report on Barack Obama in The New York Times—a mainstream

  7. Introduction It is now a commonplace that the election of Barack Obama

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    Landweber, Laura

    Introduction 6 It is now a commonplace that the election of Barack Obama marks the opening of a new--has lost some or all of its stigma. Barack Obama, in the most common formulation, transcends race; his interpretations of the relationship between the past and the present, the notion that Obama's election marks

  8. This two week program will wade through the implications of the 2012 election between the incumbent, President Barack Obama,

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    Schubart, Christoph

    , President Barack Obama, and his Republican Party challenger, Mitt Romney. Students will participate are the implications for President Obama's domestic and foreign policy achievements? What are the implications

  9. A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen By George Talbot | gtalbot@al.com

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen By George Talbot | gtalbot term for President Barack Obama. That would be possible under legislation being pushed by a Democratic. Bush and Obama. Experts said the 22nd Amendment is likely to remain, even if Serrano can rally support

  10. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2013-05-29

    In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

  11. Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama

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    Hairston, Thomas W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate…

  12. Barack Obama, the Body Politic, and the Contest over American National Identity

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    Joseph Lowndes

    A key theme for Obama?s presidential campaign was the transcendence of all national difference, be it political, cultural, or racial. By drawing heavily on biography and by mapping his ?genetic heritage? onto the body politic as he did in many speeches, Obama used racial pluralism writ small to blur the boundaries between his own identity and the national self he

  13. Using group consciousness theories to understand political activism: case studies of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ingo Hasselbach.

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    Duncan, Lauren E

    2010-12-01

    I describe and integrate several theories of group consciousness and collective action, along with 3 case studies of political activists. I have 2 goals: (1) to use the theories to help us understand something puzzling about each life and (2) to use the cases to complicate and expand the theories. Barack Obama's case raises the question of how someone with a politicized Black identity evolved into a politician working for all oppressed people and complicates racial identity development theory. Hillary Clinton's case raises the question of how a middle-class White girl raised in a conservative family became a prominent Democratic Party politician and complicates group consciousness theories by demonstrating the importance of generation and personality. Ingo Hasselbach's (a former German neo-Nazi leader) case illustrates relative deprivation theory and raises the question of whether theories developed to explain subordinate group consciousness can be applied to movements of dominant group consciousness. PMID:21039526

  14. The Obama Presidency: A First Appraisal Internationale Expertenkonferenz

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    Schubart, Christoph

    The Obama Presidency: A First Appraisal Internationale Expertenkonferenz 28. und 29. Juni 2012 Republikaner werfen Präsident Obama vor, verantwortlich für Schuldenproblem und Ausgabenexplosion zu sein, das Jahren noch umjubelter Hoffnungsträger Barack Obama. Die Konferenz zieht eine erste Bilanz der Obama

  15. Barack Versus Hillary: Race, Gender, and Political Cartoon Imagery of the 2008 Presidential Primaries

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    Joan L. Conners

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the representations of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in political cartoon imagery during the 2008 presidential primaries, with specific attention toward portrayals of race and gender themes. An analysis of primary campaign— and election-related cartoons from 57 American cartoonists found Hillary Clinton was featured in more political cartoons than was Barack Obama, but they were often featured

  16. Take action! Write to President Obama!

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Take action! Write to President Obama! Urge him to sign the Executive Order on Native American drafted. If signed by President Obama, U.S. government agencies would be directed to ensure and sign it. 4. Mail it to: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington

  17. A cloudy outlook for Obama as spotlight hits the Sunshine State

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    A cloudy outlook for Obama as spotlight hits the Sunshine State David Usborne Monday, 22 October. "Romney for president, Obama has failed," says one. "Barack? U Got some Splaning to do on LIBYA," declares of here, was the site of tonight's final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, where the stakes

  18. Is Montessori Ready for the Obama Generation?

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    Powell, Mark

    2009-01-01

    When Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency, he seemed an unlikely candidate. Against all odds, he was able to defeat an apparently overwhelming opposition by relating to the electorate in a more horizontal, collaborative manner. What Obama did differently was to empower the new, digitally active, younger political class by involving…

  19. Obama's 2012 Plan Shelters Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 in which President Barack Obama singled out education as an area crucial to the country's economic future. He called for bolstering programs he deems critical to his vision for a renewed Elementary and Secondary Education Act and proposed new ones in research, early-childhood…

  20. Obama victorious Democrat's re-election 'about guarding the change' In Florida and nation

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Obama victorious Democrat's re-election 'about guarding the change' In Florida and nation Written by Jennifer Portman Democrat senior writer Barack Obama swept to victory in 2008, riding into the final days of the campaign, it was not enough to overcome Obama's strategic get-out-the- vote effort

  1. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Obama seeks repeat with young Florida voters; Republicans

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Obama seeks repeat with young Florida voters; Republicans try ­ If the rapturous, mostly college-aged crowd that gave a President Barack Obama a rah-rah reception here on Thursday'll win re-election in a landslide. Fortunately for Republicans, the outlook isn't that rosy for Obama

  2. Obama Weathers Assault Over Israel 23:53 26/09/2012

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Obama Weathers Assault Over Israel 23:53 26/09/2012 WASHINGTON, September 26 (Carl Schreck for RIA drive to portray President Barack Obama as a shaky supporter of Israel, but the campaign shows few signs of swaying significant numbers of Jewish voters this November. Opinion polls show Obama's support remains

  3. President Obama Visits Research Facilities in the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering

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    Yener, Aylin

    President Obama Visits Research Facilities in the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering On Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 President Barack Obama was on the Penn State University Park campus agencies, and community colleges. During his visit, Obama focused on the importance of work being done

  4. Obama Team's Advocacy Boosts Charter Momentum

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been championing charter schools for months, creating what some advocates believe is the most forceful national momentum to expand the largely independent public schools since the first charter opened nearly 20 years ago. That high-profile advocacy is being matched, moreover,…

  5. Education for Everyday People: Obstacles and Opportunities Facing the Obama Administration

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    Ladson-Billings, Gloria

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Gloria Ladson-Billings describes her reaction to Barack Obama's election and her desire to share these historic moments with folks she considers "everyday people." She then looks to the future of education in the United States and highlights obstacles to the Obama administration's meaningful engagement with education issues.…

  6. Young Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Obama, Swinging Some Battleground States

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    Lipka, Sara; Wiedeman, Reeves

    2008-01-01

    In his presidential acceptance speech last week, Barack Obama gave a nod to his youngest and most loyal supporters, who, he said, had "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy." Indeed, voters ages 18 to 29 turned out more than they had since 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. They supported…

  7. Obama Pushes Pre-K, Competitive Grants in Budget

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal envisions a sweeping, multi-billion-dollar expansion of prekindergarten programs and doubles down on the administration's strategy of using competitive grants to drive big change in states and districts--all as school districts try to cope with the largest cuts to federal education spending in recent…

  8. Obama Administration Announces Ocean Policy

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-08-01

    With the U.S. Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force final report in hand, U.S. president Barack Obama issued an executive order on 19 July largely adopting its recommendations. These include establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes; creating a National Ocean Council, which will hold its first meeting later this summer; strengthening the ocean governance structure; and providing for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans. The task force report indicates that U.S. ocean policy includes protecting, maintaining, and restoring ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources; increasing scientific understanding and using the best available science and knowledge to inform decisions about them; and improving the understanding and awareness of changing environmental conditions.

  9. Candidates' K-12 Views Take Shape: McCain and Obama Tussle On Choice, Teacher Issues

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    Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    This article highlights the contrasting views between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama on school choice and teacher issues. Senator McCain, R-Arizona, has pledged to direct federal money to alternative teacher-certification programs, give parents more direct access to supplemental educational services, and expand private school…

  10. Transforming and Improving American Education: A Memo to President-elect Obama. No. 7

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    Lips, Dan; Marshall, Jennifer A.

    2008-01-01

    The authors of this memo to President-elect Barack Obama state that many in Congress are now proposing that the federal government intervene to address a range of problems in education by creating new programs and federal subsidies, including public school infrastructure and construction, funding for runaway college tuition costs, and the costs of…

  11. The Obama Presidency and the Question of Social Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Meaningful Milestone

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    Hanks, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…

  12. Failure to Launch: Obama's New Teen Initiative Can Be Fixed, and Here's How

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    Smith, William; Wagoner, James

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama has proposed an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage funding as Americans have known it for the better part of the last decade. This marks a significant change in direction, one that finally brings science and evidence back into government policy. His leadership on this new direction will be essential in the coming…

  13. Obama's Empty Cupboard: Contending with Vacancies and the Threat to Neutral Competence

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    Justin S. Vaughn; José D. Villalobos

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, we focus on the public administration challenge concerning the rising number of politically motivated administrative vacancies resulting from George W. Bush's tenure in office with which President Barack Obama must now contend. We argue that the hyper-politicization of personnel decision-making during the presidency of George W. Bush left many parts of the federal bureaucracy understaffed, yet more

  14. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2013 Education Budget Request: Federal Education Budget Project. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 13th, 2012. The budget request includes proposed funding levels for all federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2013 funding levels for programs subject to the annual appropriations process. It is…

  15. Summary and Analysis of President Obama's Education Budget Request, Fiscal Year 2012: Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2011

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 14th, 2011. The detailed budget request includes proposed funding levels for federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2012 funding levels for individual programs subject to appropriations. Congress will use…

  16. Healing the Rift? Social Networks and Reconciliation between Obama and Clinton Convention Delegates in 2008

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    Michael T. Heaney; Seth E. Masket; Joanne Miller

    Which factors allowed the Democratic Party to heal the rift created by the 2008 presidential nominating campaign? Using original data from surveys of 449 pledged delegates at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, this research examines the conditions under which the delegates for one candidate embrace the opposing candidate. Specifically, when do delegates for Barack Obama embrace Hillary Clinton, and vice

  17. Re-Seeing Race in a Post-Obama Age: Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Intersectional Pedagogies

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    Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.

    2011-01-01

    Focused on comparative ethnic studies and intersectionality, the author commences with a discussion about Barack Obama's historic inauguration and the Asian American literature classroom. This essay argues that courses, programs, and departments focused on ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality remain important precisely because they…

  18. "So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips

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    Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement and…

  19. Obama's Education Record

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    Petrilli, Michael; Eberhardt, Tyson

    2012-01-01

    In the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama administration, enough time has elapsed to provide an opportunity for at least an interim assessment. Senator Lamar Alexander has commented that he has "a lot of admiration" for Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, and "respect" for the president's "positions on kindergarten through…

  20. Participatory and Social Media to Engage Youth: From the Obama Campaign to Public Health Practice

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F.

    2013-01-01

    Barack Obama’s successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign’s use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues. PMID:22352086

  1. hen US President Barack Obama talks about the future, he foresees

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    Napp, Nils

    's statement reflects an optimism that has permeated the United States. It is all thanks to fracking on fracking technology that had been around for decades -- but when gas priceswerelow to frack shale formati

  2. hen US President Barack Obama talks about the future, he foresees

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    's statement reflects anoptimismthat has permeated the UnitedStates. It is all thanks to fracking on fracking technology that had been around for decades -- but when gas priceswerelow to frack shale formations. Com- bined with new techniques for drilling long horizontal

  3. Changes in Racial Identity among African American College Students Following the Election of Barack Obama

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Burrow, Anthony L.; Ong, Anthony D.

    2011-01-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M[subscript age] = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private…

  4. 17 APRIL 2009 VOL 324 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org324 President Barack Obama's three domestic

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    of attention to energy," says Holdren, who has extensive experience in energy, climate, and nuclear.H.: Steve Fetter is assistant director at large, so I can deploy him on energy, climate change, and nuclear weapons. Steve has a background very similar to my own, and Steve has a portfolio similar to mine

  5. Barack Obama's success in defeating the`heir apparent'for the Democratic

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    and Hillary Clinton as"remarkable and historic,"Professor DeBats said both candidates took positions on free analyses the relationship between the Howard Government and the Clinton and Bush Administrations. "In its

  6. Participatory and social media to engage youth: from the Obama campaign to public health practice.

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F

    2011-01-01

    Barack Obama's successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign's use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues. PMID:22352086

  7. From biodefence to biosecurity: the Obama administration's strategy for countering biological threats.

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    Koblentz, Gregory D

    2012-01-01

    The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons, was held in Geneva in December 2011. On 7 December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the highest-ranking US government official to address a BWC meeting. Secretary Clinton told the assembled delegation that ‘we view the risk of bioweapons attack as both a serious national security challenge and a foreign policy priority’. At the same time, she warned that a large-scale disease outbreak ‘could cripple an already fragile global economy’. Secretary Clinton's speech reflected a new understanding that the range of biological threats to international security has expanded from state-sponsored biological warfare programmes to include biological terrorism, dual-use research and naturally occurring infectious diseases such as pandemics. Recognizing these changes, President Barack Obama released a new national strategy for countering biological threats in 2009. This strategy represents a shift in thinking away from the George W. Bush administration's focus on biodefence, which emphasized preparing for and responding to biological weapon attacks, to the concept of biosecurity, which includes measures to prevent, prepare for and respond to naturally occurring and man-made biological threats. The Obama administration's biosecurity strategy seeks to reduce the global risk of naturally occurring and deliberate disease outbreaks through prevention, international cooperation, and maximizing synergies between health and security. The biosecurity strategy is closely aligned with the Obama administration's broader approach to foreign policy, which emphasizes the pragmatic use of smart power, multilateralism and engagement to further the national interest. This article describes the Obama administration's biosecurity strategy; highlights elements of continuity and change from the policies of the Bush administration; discusses how it fits into Obama's broader foreign policy agenda; and analyses critical issues that will have to be addressed in order to implement the strategy successfully. PMID:22400153

  8. LIMITED SUBMISSION Obama-Singh 21st

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    LIMITED SUBMISSION Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) US-India Institutional for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the U

  9. publiclEcTuREpubliclEcTuRE As Senior Advisor to president barack Obama, Mr DeSeve

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    Botea, Adi

    of the university of pennsylvania. in this public lecture, his only public speaking engagement in canberra, Mr De capital Markets and the founder and president of public Financial Management - the nation's largest independent financial advisor to governments. He served as a tenured professor of public management

  10. From the Acting NIH Director--On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American

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    Bushman, Frederic

    inclusion in the national economic recovery effort, we worked around the clock to prepare to make the most align with the overall purposes of the Act -$1 billion to support Extramural Construction, Repairs priority repair, construction and improvement projects on NIH campuses that also align with the overall

  11. President Obama and Family Visit KSC - Duration: 81 seconds.

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    President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, visited NASAâ??s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Apr. 29. The First Family then boarded the Marine One helicopter ...

  12. Deep Linguistic Processing with Condor Feng Niu, Christopher R, and Ce Zhang

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    . Today's talk, demos. #12;What about Barack Obama? · wife is Michelle Obama · went to Harvard Law School, and the Condor and CHTC Teams #12;15 #12;What about Barack Obama? · wife is Michelle Obama · went to Harvard Law

  13. Robust Entity Clustering via Phylogenetic Inference Nicholas Andrews and Jason Eisner and Mark Dredze

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    Dredze, Mark

    of the name Barack Obama as redirects to the U.S. Presi- dent article, including: President Obama Barack H. Obama, Jr. Barak Obamba Barry Soetoro To relate different names, one solution is to use specifically and Barock obama more likely arose from the fre- quent name Barack Obama as a common ancestor, which accounts

  14. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 775785, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    of the name Barack Obama as redirects to the U.S. Presi- dent article, including: President Obama Barack H. Obama, Jr. Barak Obamba Barry Soetoro To relate different names, one solution is to use specifically and Barock obama more likely arose from the fre- quent name Barack Obama as a common ancestor, which accounts

  15. President Obama’s National Space Policy: A change in tone and a focus on space sustainability

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    Marcia S. Smith

    2011-01-01

    The major features of President Obama’s new US space policy are discussed and particular aspects are compared with those of the previous Bush policy. In many cases there are similarities of substance but the tone of the latest policy is more outward looking and inclusive, with a far greater emphasis on cooperation, both internationally and with the private sector. And

  16. Cyber Justice From the Bunker

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    Gupta, Minaxi

    Ads by Google The Real Barack Obama The truth behind the canditate - "Barack Obama Exposed" - Free! www.HumanEvents.com Jesse Jackson News Full Story on Jesse Jackson's Crude Remark About Obama w/ News

  17. US-India Education Foundation (USIEF): "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative"

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    US-India Education Foundation (USIEF): "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" Award competitive grant from the US-India Education Foundation (USIEF), under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge

  18. Obama's bin Laden boost: Blip in popularity polls or long-term confidence-builder?

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Obama's bin Laden boost: Blip in popularity polls or long-term confidence-builder? By JOHN LANTIGUA at least one of their principal plans of attack against President Obama during next year's presidential commentator, not only sees the GOP contenders having to forgo that criticism, but said Obama and his

  19. TurtleLeaks: How Obama learned to stop worrying and love the Ban

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    1 TurtleLeaks: How Obama learned to stop worrying and love the Ban Colum Lynch Friday, 29 April 2011 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's unbridled pro-Americanism has helped win over an Obama the U.S.'s bidding he said," according to the cable. Obama's national security team was initial cool

  20. Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction

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    Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

    2011-01-01

    The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within…

  1. Obama Pick Shows Focus on Training Work Force

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    In the latest sign of the growing national prominence of community colleges, President Obama has named the chancellor of a two-year-college district to the government's top postsecondary-education position. The nominee for under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, is head of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Silicon Valley.…

  2. NEA, AFT Choose Divergent Paths on Obama Goals

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    Forced into an uneasy balancing act between their members and the president they helped elect, the national teachers' unions are responding to the Obama administration's teacher-effectiveness agenda in notably different ways. Publicly at least, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel has hewed closely to the union's internal…

  3. Even under Obama's Plan, Pell Grants Trail Tuition

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably…

  4. Critical Discourse Analysis of Obama's Political Di scourse

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    Juraj Horváth

    This paper examines the persuasive strategies of Pr esident Obama's public speaking as well as the covert ideology of the same, enshrin ed in his inaugural address. Our analysis is grounded in Norman Fairclough's assumpt ions in critical discourse analysis, claiming that \\

  5. Interes'ng-Phrase Mining for Ad-Hoc Text Analy'cs

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    'on barack obama) Gaining insights is tedious and a task mostly leW to users (e.g., iden'fy characteris'c quota'ons by barack obama) 2 / 27 #12;Interes'ng-Phrase Mining-hoc document set D' D (e.g., all documents that contain barack obama) Output: k most

  6. Posted: 5:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Florida political scientists give Obama speech

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Posted: 5:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Florida political scientists give Obama speech mixed marks By John Lantigua Palm Beach Post Staff Writer President Obama's 39-minute acceptance speech by the conventioneers, as expected. But in the estimation of many other political observers, Obama, known for his

  7. Obama's 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control. Backgrounder, No. 2677

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; Sheffield, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    President Obama's FY 2013 budget request includes another major spending increase for the Department of Education--2.5 percent more than last year--to nearly $70 billion. American taxpayers are calling for spending restraint in Washington, yet President Obama's proposals would exacerbate the existing bureaucratic maze of federal programs and…

  8. Tutorial One General Physics 3114

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    Feldman, David P.

    . Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall. How many centimeters tall is President Obama? 2. It is 81 kilometers from Kigali to Butare. President Obama is visiting Kigali and he

  9. Expert: This GOP primary 'like ultimate fighting'; Will it leave general election wounds?

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    , Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged personal criticisms, including the Obama camp accusing Clinton and her husband, Bill, of racism. Hillary Clinton is now Obama's secretary of state. But some observers

  10. [President Obama recently sent a hand-written note of apology to University of Texas Senior Lecturer in Art History Ann Collins Johns, resolving a flap that began a few weeks previously when, during an event

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    Anderson, Richard

    [President Obama recently sent a hand-written note of apology to University trades as a lucrative career, Obama added, they can probably earn more "than science. Before you give me the Obama treatment, note that I said "study

  11. RECEBA O ESTADO EM: CASA EDIO DIGITAL RSS TWITTER CELULAR IPAD FACEBOOK FLICKR /Cincia BUSCAR

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

    RECEBA O ESTADO EM: CASA EDIÇÃO DIGITAL RSS TWITTER CELULAR IPAD FACEBOOK FLICKR /Ciência BUSCAR VIOLÊNCIA Justiça põe líderes do PCC em regime mais rígido ELEIÇÕES NOS EUA Revigorado, Obama tenta superar:58 AM #12;Notícia A+ A- Assine a Newsletter TweetTweet 7 Você está em Notícias > Ciência Brasileira

  12. Obama health care for all Americans: practical implications.

    PubMed

    Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Hirsch, Joshua A

    2009-01-01

    Rapidly rising health care costs over the decades have prompted the application of business practices to medicine with goals of improving the efficiency, restraining expenses, and increasing quality. Average health insurance premiums and individual contributions for family coverage have increased approximately 120% from 1999 to 2008. Health care spending in the United States is stated to exceed 4 times the national defense, despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. health care system has been blamed for inefficiencies, excessive administrative expenses, inflated prices, inappropriate waste, and fraud and abuse. While many people lack health insurance, others who do have health insurance allegedly receive care ranging from superb to inexcusable. In criticism of health care in the United States and the focus on savings, methodologists, policy makers, and the public in general seem to ignore the major disadvantages of other global health care systems and the previous experiences of the United States to reform health care. Health care reform is back with the Obama administration with great expectations. It is also believed that for the first time since 1993, momentum is building for policies that would move the United States towards universal health insurance. President Obama has made health care a central part of his domestic agenda, with spending and investments in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and proposed 2010 budget. It is the consensus now that since we have a fiscal emergency, Washington is willing to deal with the health care crisis. Many of the groups long opposed to reform, appear to be coming together to accept a major health care reform. Reducing costs is always at the center of any health care debate in the United States. These have been focused on waste, fraud, and abuse; administrative costs; improving the quality with health technology information dissemination; and excessive regulations on the health care industry in the United States. Down payment on health care reform, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and CHIP include many provisions to reach towards universal health care. PMID:19305481

  13. Predicting Community College Tuition and Enrollments and Simulating the Initial Effects of President Obama's American Graduation Initiative

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    Allison Frederick

    2010-01-01

    This paper will identify the effects of supply and demand side factors on community college enrollment quantities and tuition prices and predict the initial effects of President Obama’s American Graduation Initiative. This bill proposes $12 billion of government spending, through grants and financial aid, in order to increase the number of community college graduates by 5 million over the next

  14. Streaming Cross Document Entity Coreference Resolution Delip Rao and Paul McNamee and Mark Dredze

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    Dredze, Mark

    Obama", "Senator Obama" or "President Obama". The goal of coreference res- olution is to identify- ten has a leading canonical reference to the entity ("Barack Obama") followed by additional expres- sions for the same entity ("President Obama.") An intra-document coreference system must first identify

  15. WHO'S AFRAID OF MICHELLE: FORCING THE FEMININE STYLE TO RECAST OBAMA'S IDENTITY DURING THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

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    Weaver, Ryan

    2013-05-31

    in early 2007. At the time of his announcement, Obama was polling at a distant third place behind John Edwards and the all-too-certain nominee, Hillary Clinton (Wolffe, 2009). After a couple weak debate performances over the summer and a few campaign... the announcement of his candidacy when polls showed Black Democratic voters favored Hillary Clinton by forty points (Tapper, 2007). This was an indication to many that a core constituency crucial to Obama’s chances in the primary and general election doubted...

  16. Stimulating Reform: Race to the Top, Competitive Grants and the Obama Education Agenda

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    McGuinn, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    This article offers an analysis of the origins, evolution, and impact of the Obama administration's Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program and places it in the broader context of the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act and the shifting intergovernmental relations around education. RTTT is fundamentally about two things: creating…

  17. Promise and Peril: Charter Schools, Urban School Reform, and the Obama Administration

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    Payne, Charles; Knowles, Tim

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Charles Payne and Tim Knowles argue that given President Obama's support of charter schools, it is time for educators and policymakers to closely consider both the possibilities and the limitations of these schools in the context of urban school reform. The authors discuss the unique flexibility of charter schools--namely in…

  18. The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress

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    Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

    2012-01-01

    At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who…

  19. Health on hold. But Obama legislation would let them live in U.S. legally.

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    Barr, Paul

    2013-02-01

    The Obama administration's plan that would give many illegal immigrants a path to stay in the U.S. legally leaves out one thing: federally subsidized access to health insurance coverage. "I think that gives immigrants a mixed message about how welcome they will be," says Sonal Ambegaokar, left, of the National Immigration Law Center. PMID:23437478

  20. Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Obama: Performing Gender, Race, and Class on the Campaign Trail

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    Ann C. McGinley

    2009-01-01

    The 2008 Presidential campaign highlighted three strong, interesting, and very different women -- Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Obama -- who negotiated identity performances in the political limelight. Because of their diverse backgrounds, experience, and ages, an examination of how these three women performed their identities and the public response to them offers a rich understanding of the changing

  1. Race, Region, and Vote Choice in the 2008 Election: Implications for the Future of the Voting Rights Act

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    Ansolabehere, Stephen

    The election of an African American as President of the United States has raised questions regarding the continued relevance and even constitutionality of various provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Barack Obama’s ...

  2. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Democrats see path to victory

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    , is fighting for his political life. And President Barack Obama may not capture Florida's cache of electoral to energizing key constituencies and bringing in the heavy artillery. Obama himself will spend two days party's Hispanic Caucus, thinks Obama can win Florida for a second time. Four years ago, Obama won

  3. MTH4107 Introduction to Probability 2010/11 Exercise Sheet 6

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    Jackson, Bill

    for Barack Obama. Also, Obama's share of the total vote was 52.6% and 18% of all voters were aged under 30. (a) What is the probability that a voter aged 30 or over voted for Obama? (b) What is the probability that someone who voted for Obama was aged under 30? Q4 (Taken from 2009 late summer exam) Ten percent

  4. Watching Children: A History of America's Race to Educate Kids and the Creation of the "Slow-Learner" Subject

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    Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C.

    2012-01-01

    On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's…

  5. Science and Technology for the Twenty-First Century: This Special Edition MIT Faculty Newsletter, addressed to President Obama, his administration, and the U.S. Congress, includes articles

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    , addressed to President Obama, his administration, and the U.S. Congress, includes articles on climate change of the National Board of the Council for a Livable World, I have been gratified by President Obama's repeatedly on page 3continued on page 19 Editorial Sub-Committee THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION has refreshing support

  6. Selected Poll Cross-tabulations Old Dominion University / Virginian Pilot Poll #3

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    was held today and your choices were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney, which candidate would you vote for? Democrat Barack Obama 19 319 338 6.0% 91.1% 50.8% Republican Mitt Romney 281 21 302 89) is that more than four percent of McCain supporters indicated that they would not vote for either major party

  7. The Achievement Gaps and Mathematics Education: An Analysis of the U.S. Political Discourse in Light of Foucault's Governmentality

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    Indiogine, Salvatore Enrico Paolo

    2013-08-06

    .1 Presidential Documents by Barack Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 4.2 Presidential Documents by William Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 4.3 Presidential Documents by George W. Bush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 4.4 Senate Committee Hearings..." . . . . . . 286 5.4 Congressional Hearings - Terms Associated with \\teacher" . . . . . . 286 A.1 Statement Messages of Barack Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426 A.2 Statement Messages of William Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427 A.3...

  8. Ohio State receives Obama-Singh award The Ohio State University is one of four U.S. universities to receive the highly competitive Obama-Singh 21st Century

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Ohio State receives Obama-Singh award The Ohio State University is one of four U.S. universities-year period, Ohio State will receive approximately $250,000 to launch a pilot program with Aligarh Muslim's degree with STEM-ER specialization at Ohio State ·STEM teaching and pedagogical methods

  9. Pgina 1Juan Verde, codirector de la campaa de Obama, en los cursos de verano de la UPM de San Ildefonso 08/07/2013 13:33:26http://www.tribunasegovia.com/noticias/juan-verde-codirector-de-la-campana-de-obama-en-los-cursos-de-verano-de-la-upm-...

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    Cardeñosa, Jesús

    Página 1Juan Verde, codirector de la campaña de Obama, en los cursos de verano de la UPM de San Ildefonso 08/07/2013 13:33:26http://www.tribunasegovia.com/noticias/juan-verde-codirector-de-la-campana-de-obama-en-los-cursos durante la IX edición de los Cursos de Verano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), que se

  10. CIS 6370 COMPUTER DATA SECURITY President Obama has declared computer network warfare to be one of the highest

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    Richman, Fred

    CIS 6370 COMPUTER DATA SECURITY President Obama has declared computer network warfare to be one write reports to those who can find the flaws, see the attacks, and secure the networks. Security as basic knowledge of object-oriented design. Overview of technical aspects of data and network security

  11. Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created begins with where to begin By John Lantigua Palm Beach Post Staff Writer How many jobs have been created during-sector jobs, supporters of GOP nominee Mitt Romney insist that figure is inflated. They say the president

  12. The individual mandate as healthcare regulation: what the Obama Administration should have said in NFIB v. Sebelius.

    PubMed

    Moncrieff, Abigail R

    2013-01-01

    There was an argument that the Obama Administration's lawyers could have made--but didn't--in defending Obamacare's individual mandate against constitutional attack. That argument would have highlighted the role of comprehensive health insurance in steering individuals' healthcare savings and consumption decisions. Because consumer-directed healthcare, which reaches its apex when individuals self-insure, suffers from several known market failures and because comprehensive health insurance policies play an unusually aggressive regulatory role in attempting to correct those failures, the individual mandate could be seen as an attempt to eliminate inefficiencies in the healthcare market that arise from individual decisions to self-insure. This argument would done a better job than the Obama Administration's of aligning the individual mandate with existing Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause precedent, and it would have done a better job of addressing the conservative Justices' primary concerns with upholding the mandate. This Article lays out this forgone defense of the individual mandate. PMID:24494443

  13. Analyzing the critical success factors for two distinct social movement case studies : climate change & the opening of U.S.-Cuba policy

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    Hidalgo, Patrick (Patrick Francisco)

    2010-01-01

    There are a number of complex and seemingly intractable social problems facing the United States and the world today. Following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, there was a renewed popular interest in ...

  14. 78 FR 60177 - National Public Lands Day, 2013

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    ...us pass forward the opportunity to experience their majesty, connect with our natural heritage, and refresh our bodies and minds. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...

  15. 3 CFR 8637 - Proclamation 8637 of March 16, 2011. 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...this important milestone in Italian history, we also honor the joint efforts of Americans and Italians to foster freedom, democracy, and our shared values throughout the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  16. Date: 5 April 2011 From: DON Benefits Officer

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    Financial Literacy Month 1. President Barack Obama has proclaimed April 2011 as National Financial Literacy you build a secure future. Good sources of information for improving your financial literacy are www

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    Vertes, Akos

    )( 9 :;()(:;()(Drill, Baby, Drill!" The Correlates of "Energy Independence" Policy in the United States "Our dangerous dependence on foreign oil has-term about the future of the country." (Barack Obama, August 5, 2008) "The chant is `drill, baby, drill

  18. 3 CFR 8626 - Proclamation 8626 of January 31, 2011. National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...people. Adults who respect themselves, their partners, and their neighbors demonstrate positive behaviors to our children—lessons that will help them lead safe and happy lives free from violence. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  19. 3 CFR 13608 - Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012. Prohibiting Certain Transactions With and Suspending Entry...

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    2013-01-01

    ...as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic...Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby find that efforts by foreign...

  20. 3 CFR 13606 - Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012. Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry Into the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic...Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby determine that the commission of...

  1. Advancing Performance Pay in the Obama Administration: The Influence of Political Strategy and Alternative Priorities. Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series. PEPG 10-04

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    Smarick, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Even the most cursory look at the current administration's approach to performance pay reveals a noteworthy story. Unlike all of his Democratic predecessors--and some of his Republican ones--President Obama not only appreciates the value of differentiating the compensation of teachers based on a effectiveness, he has put energy and money behind…

  2. Chords: Em 022000 Em Em Em Em C C C C

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    Reiners, Peter W.

    Verse 1 Chorus Verse 2 Chorus Verse 3 Chords: Em 022000 C 035553 G 320002 F 133211 Intro: Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Verse: Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C

  3. Charter Schools... Taking a Closer Look: How Charter Schools Operate, Who Attends Them, How They Are Distinctive, and How They Fare Academically

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2012-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention. Three U.S. presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, have all supported charters, and the Obama administration has highlighted charter schools under its Race to the Top fund and in regulations for its…

  4. November 5, 2012 Why Do We Vote? Not to Pick the Winner,

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    they do it? It's not because any one voter will decide the contest between President Barack Obama. Andrew Gelman, a professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University, was co, attended a Romney rally one day and an Obama event the next because he feels a responsibility to make

  5. The Presidential Sweepstakes 2008: Education with a Whimper, Not with a Bang

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    Doyle, Denis

    2008-01-01

    In March, the author invited the three leading presidential contenders--Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama--to submit essays about their educational platforms. Obama submitted an essay while McCain did not. Due to seemingly lack of response from the candidates, the author concluded that no one is sure what to do at the national level,…

  6. Democrats' K-12 Views Differ, Subtly

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    Hoff, David J.; Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    Throughout the presidential campaign, the leading Democrats have been speaking from a similar script on education--until this month, when U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois suggested that he could be persuaded to support private school vouchers. "If there was any argument for vouchers, it was "Let's see if the experiment works"," Sen. Obama…

  7. You are receiving this notice as an employee of the University of Memphis. In March of 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law will put in

    E-print Network

    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    , President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law will put in place many health insurance, or if the coverage your employer provides does not meet the "minimum value" standard set by the Affordable Care Act preventive care at no cost to the participants. For more information about the ACA, please visit www

  8. To address President Obama's call to action to restore the Great Lakes, NOAA has funded projects within the Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution priority area of the Great

    E-print Network

    To address President Obama's call to action to restore the Great Lakes, NOAA has funded projects within the Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution priority area of the Great Lakes Restoration Lakes. Nearshore and Non-Point Source Pollution funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

  9. Accentuating the negative

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Greenberg

    2009-01-01

    Last September, when the presidential race was close, Barack Obama tried to quell a flap in the news media over what he had intended as a routine jibe. “You can put lipstick on a pig,” Obama had said of the claim that picking Sarah Palin as his running-mate showed John McCain to be a reformer. “It’s still a pig.” Barraged

  10. Striving Behind the Shadow: The Dawn of Spanish Politics 2.0

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ismael Peña-López

    \\u000a As in everywhere else in the World, the Spanish awakening to Politics 2.0 has been overwhelmingly influenced by US Politics.\\u000a Spanish politics was awakened to web politics after Howard Dean’s campaign to the 2004 presidential candidacy, where blogging\\u000a and other online services like Meetup became important tools for campaigning. The US President Barack Obama’s long path to\\u000a the presidency—from February

  11. U.S. Healthcare Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott E. Harrington

    2010-01-01

    Abstract This short article provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, with an emphasis on provisions related to the expansion of health insurance. It highlights key provisions concerning coverage expansion, insurance market reforms, and the projected costs and financing of

  12. Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to…

  13. "16 Colleges with One Voice"

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama's American Graduation Initiative, the pledge of $12 billion for America's community colleges over a 10-year span, delighted Maryland officials because the state's community-college enrollment is growing at more than 4 percent a year while public and personal budgets are shrinking. With 16 community colleges serving the…

  14. Perspective The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE

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    Meagher, Mary

    Bill Clinton switched gears to pursue the more ambi- tious model of managed compe- tition within Barack Obama (IL) and Hill- ary Clinton (NY) subsequently un- veiled their own proposals. The plans care reform disappeared from the national agenda after the Clinton ad- ministration failed to enact

  15. Multi-scalar cartographic analysis of 2008 and 2010 election returns in Wisconsin, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ryan Weichelt; Ezra Zeitler

    2012-01-01

    The 2008 election cycle signaled a recent high in Democratic voting in the State of Wisconsin. At the national level, Wisconsin awarded its electoral votes to Democrat Barack Obama. Democrats performed well at the state level too, taking control of the State Assembly, State Senate, and Governor's mansion, a first since 1986. By 2010, in the wake of the worst

  16. Cote Titre Ralisateur DVD 5207 1947, Earth Deepa Mehta

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    Parrott, Lael

    Nouveautés Cote Titre Réalisateur DVD 5207 1947, Earth Deepa Mehta DVD 5258 The 4400 DVD 4559 Ai Weiwei : never sorry Alison Klayman DVD 5238 La bandera Julien Duvivier DVD 5283 Barack Obama : the power of change Pearl Jr DVD 5261 Best of Warner Bros. 25 cartoon collection, Hanna-Barbera Hanna-Barbera DVD 5217

  17. Charter Schools: Taking a Closer Look

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2011-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention from policy makers, parents, educators, and the media. In the United States, at the national level, three consecutive presidents--Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--have actively supported charters. Given the…

  18. Postsecondary Completers and Completions: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2014-033

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    Ginder, Scott; Stearns, Christina

    2014-01-01

    In 2009, President Barack Obama set forth a goal that America would have the highest percentage of college graduates (associate's and bachelor's degree recipients) in the world by 2020. The U.S. Department of Education estimated that to reach this goal, the number of college graduates would need to increase by 50 percent nationwide by…

  19. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Economy is No. 1 election issue for Florida voters

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    "amazing." Troy Samuels, a Miramar city commissioner, Republican Party committeeman and co if President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney wins Florida's critical electoral votes and, perhaps to vote for Romney, even though the Republican candidate isn't as conservative as he'd like. Welch

  20. Nominees Serve Up Stark Differences on Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    During the recently concluded presidential nominating conventions, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney offered stark choices on K-12 policy while downplaying areas of agreement between their two parties--and the tensions within each party on education issues. In Charlotte, North Carolina, last week, the Democrats put a…

  1. 75 FR 885 - 40th Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act, 2010

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    2010-01-07

    ...our responsibility to future generations of Americans, so they may hope to enjoy the beauty and utility of a clean, healthy planet. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...

  2. Reinvesting in America's Youth: Lessons from the 2009 Recovery Act Summer Youth Employment Initiative

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    Bellotti, Jeanne; Rosenberg, Linda; Sattar, Samina; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Ziegler, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Passed in response to the 2008 recession, the Act's purpose was to create jobs, pump money into the economy, and encourage spending. Through the Act, states received $1.2 billion in funding for the workforce investment system to provide…

  3. Teaching about Race and Class in Early American Literature

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    Mazurek, Raymond A.

    2009-01-01

    Before the 2008 presidential election, when an African American friend asked him whether he thought whites would vote for Barack Obama, the author found himself answering by going back to the 17th century, to the invention of the white race as a buffer class to keep those at the bottom divided, and the way that his own white working-class people…

  4. Our Challenges as a People

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    Teaching Tolerance, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,…

  5. The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Trujillo, Matthew D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by…

  6. Change in Control

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hoogland, John

    Change is a popular word since Barack Obama so successfully used it in his campaign to become president of the US. Change almost became a synonym for “yes, we can”. Change, and things will improve. Suddenly change is sexy. We don’t seem to suffer from resistance to change anymore. People now LIKE to change?

  7. The Early Education of Our Next President

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    Meyer, Peter

    2008-01-01

    After a grueling primary season this year--for the Democrats, at least--it seems in retrospect that there was something inevitable in the pairing of John McCain and Barack Obama as the two contenders for the presidency in 2008. Two distinct generations, two unique backgrounds, two very different worldviews: white/black, old/young, right/left.…

  8. America Elects a Professor in Chief

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    Monastersky, Richard

    2008-01-01

    The 2008 presidential election has broken so many political barriers that historians may overlook one unusual fact: When Barack Obama takes the oath of office in January alongside his running mate, Joe Biden, it will be the first time that the president, the vice president, and both of their spouses have worked in higher education. Taken together,…

  9. The Illinois Class of 2002--An Overview: A Descriptive Summary Four Years after High School. Policy Research: IERC 2009-1

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    Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama's address to the Joint Session of Congress set forth a postsecondary education agenda focused on access and success. In Illinois, as the high school graduating Class of 2002 moves further away from their days in Illinois public education and they begin to take their place in society, trends have begun to emerge as to their…

  10. 28 THE HILL TIMES, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 It has been a persistent problem in Cana-

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    Graham, Nick

    funds for R&D to stimulate business investment."Canada is not keeping up with other advanced econo- mies. Certainly, investments in the U.S. have been outpacing Canada. U.S. President Barack Obama's new tone in the exciting potential for innovation in clean-tech.The sector is making gains in improving the energy

  11. Fixing Financial Aid

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    Carey, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle…

  12. Young People Drawn to Aid in 2008 Race

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    Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    The scene in Brian Griffin's bedroom looks like a cross between a charity telethon and an intense cramming session the night before a final exam. Mr. Griffin and about 10 of his classmates--fellow members of the Plainfield High School (Indiana) chapter of Students for Barack Obama--are sprawled around the room, cellphones in hand, studying voter…

  13. Expanding the School Counselor Repertoire through STEM-Focused Career Development

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    Schmidt, Christopher D.; Hardinge, Gail B.; Rokutani, Laurie J.

    2012-01-01

    The call to generate increased student interest in math and science careers continues to receive tremendous amounts of national attention, most recently in President Barack Obama's (2011) State of the Union address when he referred to the current climate as "our generation's Sputnik moment." Responses to this call focus predominantly on teacher…

  14. 3 CFR 8448 - Proclamation 8448 of October 30, 2009. National Family Caregivers Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...assistance. As the foundation of America’s long-term care system, these individuals give millions of Americans the peace of mind and security that only family can provide. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  15. Compulsory School Attendance: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy

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    Whitehurst, Grover J.; Whitfield, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama offered several recommendations on education policy, including one specifying that all states increase the age of compulsory school attendance to 18. Approximately 25 percent of public school students in the U.S. don't obtain a regular high school diploma, a tragedy for them and a…

  16. "Innovation" Push Raising Questions: Experts Urge Effectiveness, Not Just Newness, as a Goal

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama's call for innovation to improve the nation's schools strikes a chord with many in policy circles, who are already discussing how the federal government can play a role not only in supporting the expansion of what works, but also in creating solutions to unsolved problems. But some experts are pointing out that significant…

  17. 3 CFR 8488 - Proclamation 8488 of March 31, 2010. Census Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Census form back, we help save taxpayer dollars and ensure that all Americans get the support they deserve and a voice in our democracy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  18. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

  19. High School Redesign Gets Presidential Lift

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    Adams, Caralee J.

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to…

  20. Underserved: A Case Study of ROTC in New York City. A Report of the AEI Program on American Citizenship

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    Miller, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    The military-civilian disconnect has been a source of increasing concern over the last few decades. National security leaders--including the commander in chief, President Barack Obama--have warned that many Americans are unaware of the military's sacrifices and its growing sense of isolation from wider society. In remarks at Duke University in…

  1. Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

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    Skorton, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what the nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate…

  2. AFRICOM: a threat or an opportunity for African security?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. G. Jamieson

    2009-01-01

    The establishment of an African military command by the United States reflects the growing focus of the United States on Africa in the US National Security Strategy, which appears to be continuing under new US President Barack Obama. This article deals with several questions. What is the stated US National Security Strategy pertaining to Africa? What national interests does the

  3. The End of Race as We Know It

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    Early, Gerald L.

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his thoughts when he saw the controversial "New Yorker" cover of July 21, 2008 showing the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, as a Muslim jihadist and his wife, Michelle, as a gun-toting, Afro-wearing black militant. The cover told the story of a rite of African-American passage that occurred at a…

  4. Women Just Wanted a Woman: Intersectionality in the 2008 Democratic Primary

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    Victoria Wilson

    In January 2008 feminist activist Gloria Steinem published an op-ed in the New York Times to express her views on the Democratic Primary contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Although she assures readers that she is not advocating for a competition for who has it toughest, she also writes that [g]ender is probably the most restricting force in American

  5. 76 FR 57615 - National Health Information Technology Week, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-15

    ...continue to foster and promote the innovative spirit that has made our country what it is today. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of...

  6. reForMIng u.s. Ftas For envIronMental ProtectIon

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    Tufts University

    environmental standards would be factor abundant in the ability to pollute. Therefore, trade liberalization. GallaGHeR INtRoDUCtIoN U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk have consistently stated their commitment to strengthening the environ- mental provisions of U.S. trade

  7. What Role Can School Health Providers Play in Health Care Reform?

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    Fleming, Robin

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama is wasting no time in unfolding his plan to provide health coverage for all Americans. He started in February by signing legislation to reinstate the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which expands eligibility criteria to provide 4 million more children access to health care. This first step is one of many needed to…

  8. Stimulus Offers Funding Support for Ed. Facilities

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    Some two months after enactment of the federal economic-stimulus package, school facilities directors are still trying to piece together how much money will be available under the measure for school construction projects, what it can be used for, and when it can be accessed. Before President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery…

  9. 3 CFR 8655 - Proclamation 8655 of April 14, 2011. Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., reminds us of our obligation to create opportunities for a better tomorrow—life lessons we pass on to all our children. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  10. The Trauma of Racism: America's Original Sin

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    Ponds, Kenneth T.

    2013-01-01

    With the election of Barack Obama as President, many believed that this nation was entering into a post-racial America, a color-blind society where racism could begin to be healed if not totally dismissed. However, a recent Associated Press poll has shown that this is not the case (AP, 2012). In fact, racial prejudice has increased slightly since…

  11. A Double Dose of Algebra

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    Cortes, Kalena; Nomi, Takako; Goodman, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, president-elect Barack Obama declared that preparing the nation for the "21st-century economy" required making "math and science education a national priority." Encouraging more students to take advanced classes seems laudable, but concerns have arisen about the ability of many students to complete such course work successfully. Students…

  12. Talking about Transparency

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    Goldsmith, Rae

    2009-01-01

    In his inaugural address, U.S. President Barack Obama linked the need to demonstrate accountability and transparency to the earning of trust. His connection of these dots is not surprising, since taxpayers often expect accountability and transparency from their governments, just as governments, donors, alumni, and students expect accountability…

  13. Scholarly Discord

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    Pellegrinelli, Lara

    2009-01-01

    Even with President Barack Obama's promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and withdraw troops from Iraq, the subject of torture keeps making the news. With all that detainees have had to endure during their incarcerations--the recent memos detail stress positions, cramped confinement, and waterboarding, among other tactics--perhaps…

  14. Demography as Destiny? Hispanic Student Success in Florida

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    Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

    2010-01-01

    A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

  15. Demography as Destiny?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

    2009-01-01

    A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

  16. Posted: 10:11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Why Florida voters rejected amendments

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    broadside to President Barack Obama's health care revisions. That was #12;rendered moot by a U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer upholding the "individual mandate" portion of the federal health care law restrictions on abortions. Yet another would imposed a new formula for a cap on state revenues. And fifth would

  17. Passing Judgment

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    Balaji, Murali

    2009-01-01

    From the time President Barack Obama introduced Sonia Sotomayor as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the day of her confirmation as an associate justice, conservative criticism of her nomination remained vocal and unrelenting. While some conservatives focused on Sotomayor's positions on gun rights and abortion, many seemed fixated with her…

  18. Network Television’s Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election

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    Stephen J. Farnsworth; S. Robert Lichter

    2011-01-01

    Content analysis of network evening news coverage of the 2008 presidential election revealed a slight increase in the amount of coverage and a decline in the coverage of policy matters compared to 4 years earlier. Barack Obama received the most positive coverage recorded for any major party nominee on network television since the Center for Media and Public Affairs started

  19. Fran Berman Groundwork for

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    Varela, Carlos

    -discipline level #12;Fran Berman What is the potential impact of Global Warming? How will natural disasters effect #12;Fran Berman What is the potential impact of Global Warming? How will natural disasters effect health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been before." President Barack Obama

  20. Revue de presse ANGLAIS Semaine du 31 janvier au 06 fvrier 2011

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    Rennes, Université de

    of Global Warming (by Thomas C. Schelling) : Melting glaciers, rising incomes, and food. The real global ­ World Economy The World Economic Forum in Davos: A Changed Global Reality (By MICHAEL ELLIOTT ­ Health care Dead or alive? : Another blow for Barack Obama's health reforms is struck by the courts

  1. Latin@ Advocacy in the Hyphen: Faculty Identity and Commitment in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

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    Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie; Cuero, Kimberley K.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines our experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. As education scholars with mixed-heritage families, we identify with the commitment to serving Latinos and the number of mixed-heritage people in the USA. The election of Barack Obama, whose racial…

  2. TILMA: The Impact of Domestic Trade Pacts on Learning Environments

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    Frampton, Caelie

    2008-01-01

    When U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama suggested he would reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for negotiation, the ensuing debate demonstrated that international trade agreements are controversial. A new interprovincial trade agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement…

  3. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012

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    Lichtman, Allan

    2012-01-01

    Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

  4. Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided

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    Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.

    2012-01-01

    The 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed some sharp divisions among the public's attitude toward the public schools, but also some hopeful signs of broad agreement in some areas. Satisfaction with President Barack Obama declined in the last year, but remains ahead of two years ago and the public…

  5. Economic Competitiveness: A Campaign Primer

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    Fischer, Karin

    2008-01-01

    With the dollar's continued swoon and grim news on the job front, American economic competitiveness has become a central theme in the presidential election. Stumping in Ohio and Pennsylvania, old-line industrial states hit hard by the flight of manufacturing jobs, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have called for renegotiating the…

  6. Who's Best for U.S. and Indian Country?: Students Weigh in on 2008 Presidential Race

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    Talahongva, Patty

    2008-01-01

    For the first time, the race to the White House included a woman and a man of African American heritage. U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned intensely to claim the Democratic nomination. While this may strike many Americans as historic, for some students attending tribal colleges, the election is still just that, the…

  7. Sean Wilentz, out on a Partisan Limb

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    Jacoby, Russell

    2008-01-01

    Sean Wilentz is a Princeton historian of great vigor and ability. He has published a number of scholarly books on American history. He is a liberal activist, and a friend of the Clintons. For some Obama champions, his recent enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton passed from acceptable to treacherous: He did not simply back Clinton, he stabbed Barack…

  8. Americans Split on Government Control of Tuition

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    Selingo, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Nearly seven months before the November election, a plurality of Americans favor Barack Obama to tackle what they consider the most pressing issue in higher education: the runaway cost of a bachelor's degree. According to a new nationwide survey conducted through The Chronicle/Gallup Panel, 42 percent of Americans think that controlling college…

  9. Negotiating the Path: The NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium--A Milestone on Our Journey

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    Mason, Letita

    2010-01-01

    The 2010 NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium in Nashville, "Diversity: Negotiating the Path," was the culmination of initiatives begun two years ago by the Diversity Committee of the NCSSSMST Board. Inspired by the ground-breaking campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, members recognized within each candidate a symbolic example of what they…

  10. Education's Shot in the Arm

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    Butler, Kevin

    2009-01-01

    The federal stimulus package provides badly needed aid to school districts, allowing them to avoid massive staff and teacher layoffs and injecting them with a healthy dose of funds for many programs ranging from technology to renovation work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed on Feb.17, provides…

  11. The Attrition Tradition in American Higher Education: Connecting Past and Present. Working Paper 2010-01

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    Thelin, John R.

    2010-01-01

    In July 2009, President Barack Obama set out a bold higher education agenda for his administration and promised that the U.S. would once again lead the world in college degree attainment. Given the nation's current level of college completion, it is reasonable to wonder whether such ambitions are feasible. While there is a sense that the country…

  12. It's a Mad, Mad Wordle: For a New Take on Text, Try This Fun Word Cloud Generator

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    Foote, Carolyn

    2009-01-01

    Nation. New. Common. Generation. These are among the most frequently used words spoken by President Barack Obama in his January 2009 inauguration speech as seen in a fascinating visual display called a Wordle. Educators, too, can harness the power of Wordle to enhance learning. Imagine providing students with a whole new perspective on…

  13. www.sciencemag.org/products1628 ThD May 20, 2010, onlinD Ddition of Science magazinD containDd

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    Collins, James J.

    DsidDnt Barack Obama. PowDrDd by advancDs in DNA synthDsis and gD- nomD manipulation, thD study was m.jcvi.org/cms/research/projects/ syngen-options/overview/) Researchers have been making point mutations, cloning genes, and designing

  14. Education Platforms for America

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    District Administration, 2012

    2012-01-01

    What is at stake for K12 education in next month's presidential election? Both President Barack Obama (Democratic Party) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Republican Party) say improving education will be a top priority in their administrations, but their policies and initiatives would likely be quite different. While political platforms rarely offer detailed…

  15. Cybersecurity: Protecting Our

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    Cybersecurity: Protecting Our Data THE IMPORTANCE OF CYBERSECURITY "The cyber threat is one prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity." President Barack Obama We live in a wired world and cybersecurity to function properly. Threats in cyberspace will soon equal or surpass that fromterrorism

  16. When: August 11 & 12 Host: National Institute of

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    . Gaithersburg, MD RegisterRegister TodayToday!! NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION (NICE) Workshop" -President Barack Obama May 29, 2009 Cybersecurity Education Workshop Click here to register On August 11, will host a two-day workshop: Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education This interactive and informative

  17. Fundamentals of Creativity

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    Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

    2013-01-01

    Creativity has become a hot topic in education. From President Barack Obama to Amazon's Jeff Bezos to "Newsweek" magazine, business leaders, major media outlets, government officials, and education policy makers are increasingly advocating including student creativity in the curriculum. But without a clear understanding of the nature of creativity…

  18. Quality Seen as Job One for Charters: Sector Explores Ways to Spur Rising Tide of Strong Results

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama pledged on the campaign trail last September to step up federal aid for "successful" charter schools, he was touching on a matter of mounting concern: how to ensure better and more consistent quality across the growing charter sector. Amid worry about the mixed academic results for charter schools--and a belief that too…

  19. GOP Candidates Eye Scaling Back Federal K-12 Role

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Though education has played second fiddle so far to other domestic issues in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the narrowing field includes GOP candidates with compatible views on scaling back the federal role in K-12, but big contrasts in policy specifics and experience. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is expected to put a…

  20. Upping the "Anti-": The Value of an Anti-Racist Theoretical Framework in Music Education

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    Hess, Juliet

    2015-01-01

    In a time that some have argued is "postracial" following the election and reelection of Barack Obama (see Wise 2010, for discussion), this paper argues that antiracism is a crucial theoretical framework for music education. I explore three areas of music education, in which such a framework can push toward change. The first area speaks…

  1. Going Green Online: Distance Learning Prepares Students for Success in Green-Collar Job Markets

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    Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…

  2. Meltdown of the Public Interest and the Need for an Engaged Public Sphere: A Critical (Re) Interpretation of the Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island

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    Ken Cunningham; Holly Angelique

    2010-01-01

    We argue the need for a national public debate re-assessing the nuclear industry in light of recent Bush Administration initiatives for expansion of the nuclear industry in the US, and expressed support for nuclear power by Barack Obama. Specifically, we use a critical theoretical lens to re-examine the worst nuclear accident in US history at the Three Mile Island (TMI)

  3. Early Detection

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    According to the College Board's review of data from the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, the U.S. ranks 12th out of 36 nations in terms of postsecondary attainment among citizens 25 to 34 years old. Completion is the mantra since President Barack Obama challenged higher education by setting an ambitious goal for 60 percent…

  4. AFRICOM from Bush to Obama

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    J Peter Pham

    2011-01-01

    The creation of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) generated considerable controversy, not only in Africa, but also within the United States. Four years on, it is possible to tentatively re-examine the premises underlying the establishment of AFRICOM as well as its activities to date, measuring them against both the promise held out by the command's proponents and the fears

  5. em campanha pela qualidade

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Estudantes em campanha pela qualidade #12;Alunos unidos pela educação Ensino. No dia em que se ensino superior. Promulgado pela Assembleia da República em 1987, o Dia Nacional do Estudante comemora, aquando da crise académica vivida em Portugal. Agora, as associações académicas aproveitam o dia para

  6. Novo mestrado em Engenharia

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    LISBOA Novo mestrado em Engenharia Petrolífera > A secretária de Estado da Ciência, Leonor Parreira, inaugu- ra hoje, em Lisboa, um novo mes- trado em Engenharia do Petróleo patrocinado pela Galp e Coimbra, a Universidade de Aveiro e a Universidade do Minho. O mestrado, em que serão abor- dadas áreas

  7. School Reform We Can't Believe In

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    Karp, Stan

    2010-01-01

    While running for president, Barack Obama called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) "one of the emptiest slogans in the history of American politics." By the time he gets a new version of the law through Congress, his own campaign theme--"change you can believe in"--may be a contender for the same title. In fact, if the healthcare debate is any guide and…

  8. The Role of Intersectional Stereotypes on Evaluations of Gay and Lesbian Political Candidates

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    Doan, Alesha E.; Haider-Markel, Donald P.

    2010-01-01

    used by the public to evaluate candidates (Bystrom, Robertson, and Banwart 2001; Kahn 1992, 1994, 1996; Niven and Zilber 2001). Even in the high-profile presidential campaigns of Elizabeth Dole in 1999 and Hillary Clinton in 2008, media coverage... appeared. Compared to men, women — in particular white women and Latinas — were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama (Huddie and Carey 2009). Moreover, from a Pennsylvania preelection poll, evidence suggests that the gender gap...

  9. Hate Crime Legislation

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    William J Krouse

    2010-01-01

    [Excerpt] On October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, as Division E of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (P.L. 111-84; H.R. 2647). This law broadens federal jurisdiction over hate crimes by authorizing the Attorney General to provide assistance, when requested by a state,

  10. Leica EM UC7 Leica EM FC7

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    Leica EM UC7 Leica EM FC7 High Quality Ultramicrotome for Precise Room Temperature and Cryo its latest specimen preparation technology: the Leica EM UC7 ultramicrotome and the Leica EM FC7 cryo chamber attachment. #12;3 Leica EM UC7 The Leica EM UC7 prepares excellent quality semi- and ultra

  11. Brookhaven EM Completion Project Environmental

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    Brookhaven EM Completion Project Office of Environmental Management 1 American Recovery Site Office Brookhaven National Laboratory Community Advisory Council April 15, 2009 #12;Brookhaven EM Environmental Management (EM) Funding and Goals Brookhaven EM ARRA Projects Description of ARRA Projects #12

  12. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration: EM302 Multibeam Survey of the Sangihe-Talaud Region, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    Lobecker, M.; Malik, M.; Johnson, J. E.; Boettcher, M. S.

    2010-12-01

    The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has just completed a successful 2010 field season, including its first partnership-building mission to Indonesia, INDEX-SATAL 2010 (Indonesia Exploration Sangihe-Talaud region). The mission was part of President Obama’s initiative to build science and technology partnerships with Muslim nations. The Okeanos Explorer is equipped with progressive technology, including a Kongsberg EM302 (30 kHz) multibeam system with bottom backscatter and water column backscatter data collection capabilities. The mapping in the Sangihe-Talaud region of the Celebes Sea produced over 31,000 square kilometers of high resolution data, ranging in depth from 244 meters to more than 7000 meters. The mapped regions include the majority of the western side of the central Sangihe volcanic arc and a narrow transect across the arc in the south. A ~350 km long transect across the northern end of the central Sangihe arc was also mapped, north of the Talaud Islands, and extends eastward across the Sangihe Basin and Molucca Trench to the Philippine Trench. A recent synthesis of deep marine data by Pubellier et al. (2005)1 documents numerous active and inactive subduction zones of opposite polarity in this narrow region. The high resolution bathymetry reveals new details of the seafloor morphology in this complex tectonic regime. At least five seamounts were mapped, including an unknown 1500 meter high seamount and the volcano Kawio Barat, which rises approximately 3500 meters from the seafloor and is the site of white smokers and surprisingly dense and diverse deepwater biological communities. Several additional features were observed, including submarine channels, fans, debris aprons with blocks up to 800 meters in diameter, accretionary ridges and basins, trenches, and some flat topped seamounts. These well-defined features are consistent with the complex interactions between arc development, mass wasting, and subduction. These data provide new opportunities for further exploration in the Sangihe-Talaud region and work is already underway by regional experts in geology, geophysics, biology, and biogeography to use the Okeanos Explorer’s data to investigate the geological processes and biological diversity in this region.

  13. EM International. Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

  14. Attitudes and cognitive distances: On the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps.

    PubMed

    Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M

    2013-01-01

    Spatial relations of our environment are represented in cognitive maps. These cognitive maps are prone to various distortions (e.g., alignment and hierarchical effects) caused by basic cognitive factors (such as perceptual and conceptual reorganization) but also by affectively loaded and attitudinal influences. Here we show that even differences in attitude towards a single person representing a foreign country (here Barack Obama and the USA) can be related to drastic differences in the cognitive representation of distances concerning that country. Europeans who had a positive attitude towards Obama's first presidential program estimated distances between US and European cities as being much smaller than did people who were skeptical or negative towards Obama's ideas. On the basis of this result and existing literature, arguments on the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps are discussed. PMID:24155860

  15. Escenario EM Modelo Matematico

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    Majós, Antonio Badía

    j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F´isicos Title Page 1 of 22 Back Full Screen.C.M.A.­C.S.I.C., Universidad de Zaragoza, ESPA~NA #12;j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F´isicos Title negativa ? Difusi´on magn´etica hacia el EC #12;j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F

  16. Deterministic annealing EM algorithm

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    Naonori Ueda; Ryohei Nakano

    1998-01-01

    Abstract This paper presents a deterministic annealing EM (DAEM) algorithm for maximum,likelihood estimation problems,to overcome,a local maxima problem associated with the conventional EM algorithm. In our approach, a new posterior parameterized by ‘temperature’ is derived by using the principle of maximum entropy and is used for controlling the annealing process. In the DAEM algorithm, the EM process is reformulated as

  17. MESTRADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2015

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    MESTRADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2015 Este edital se destina especificamente a candidatos ao Mestrado em Teologia, com início em março de 2015. 1. Objetivo O Programa de Mestrado em Teologia visa o eclesiásticos. 2. Duração: 24 meses, iniciando-se em março de 2015 e concluindo-se em fevereiro de 2017. 3

  18. Equipment management system (EMS)

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    T. Yurtsever; M. Comerford

    1995-01-01

    Equipment Management System (EMS) is a software tool used to monitor and track equipment states, restrictions and PM schedules in real time. EMS has been designed and customized to support the MOS-2 die production facility. The system provides graphical representation of the entire factory. Color coded icons represent equipment's current state (i.e. qualification, production, unscheduled maintenance, etc.). Preventative maintenance schedules

  19. Environmental Media Services (EMS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Media Services (EMS) is a nonprofit communications clearinghouse committed to the expansion of media coverage on critical environmental and public health issues. True to their mission, EMS staff "build relationships with top scientists, physicians, and other experts to bring journalists the latest and most credible information." EMS's modest homepage is free of clutter but full of content. While several sections are under construction and updates (currently) appear irregular, a series of available articles provides useful summaries of important environmental news issues over the past six months. Current articles include "The impacts of global warming on the oceans" and "Cool companies," among others.

  20. A Counterterrorism Strategy for the Obama Administration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce Hoffman

    2009-01-01

    This article assesses the scope and nature of the current terrorist threat to the United States and suggests a strategy to counter it. Al-Qaeda continues to pose the most serious terrorist threat to the U.S. today. If the September 11, 2001 attacks have taught us anything, it is that al-Qaeda is most dangerous when it has a sanctuary or safe

  1. Higher Ed in the Obama Years

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    Kanter, Martha

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the impact of recent economic volatility on higher education and discusses the lessons learned and the strategies for the future. The author believes that America's higher education is in danger, but has an extraordinary opportunity. Several reports point to the country's lagging behind other advanced countries in educational…

  2. Diggins on Obama and McCain

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    Goldstein, Evan R.

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author provides the contentions of intellectual historian John Patrick Diggins on the November 2008 elections and the presidential leadership. Diggins observed that "all people spoke about was winning the elections, and no one seemed to be concerned with the problems of the future." Diggins also expressed how he was skeptical…

  3. Psiquiatria baseada em evidências

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maurício S de Lima; Bernardo GO Soares; Josué Bacaltchuk

    2000-01-01

    Abstract Keywords Em psiquiatria, observa-se grande variabilidade de práticas clínicas, muitas vezes desnecessária. Essas varia- ções podem,estar relacionadas à ausência de evidência científica confiável ou ao desconhecimento,das evidên- cias de boa qualidade disponíveis. A medicina baseada em evidências (MBE) é uma combinação de estratégias que busca assegurar que o cuidado individual do paciente seja baseado na melhor informação disponível, a

  4. PROFESSOR DO SEPT MINISTRA CONFERNCIA EM ABERTURA EM CONGRESSO E SIMPSIO EM CARUARU

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    PROFESSOR DO SEPT MINISTRA CONFER�NCIA EM ABERTURA EM CONGRESSO E SIMP�SIO EM CARUARU Christian Mendez Alcantara, Professor dos Cursos de Gestão Pública e Agente Comunitário em Saúde do Setor de ministrará conferência de abertura no evento: "Gestão e Governança em Saúde Pública: Avanços e Desafios" da

  5. ESPECIAO ESPONTNEA EM POPULAES ESPACIALMENTE

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    ESPECIA��O ESPONT�NEA EM POPULA��ES ESPACIALMENTE DISTRIBUÍDAS E PADR�ES DE DIVERSIDADE Elizabeth M público em geral. Em 1859 Charles Darwin deu passo fundamental para a solução desse problema com a dinâmica da enorme diversidade biológica existente em nosso planeta. Neste trabalho, discutimos um novo

  6. Cincia feita em Portugal com

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Ciência feita em Portugal com mais impacto artigos As citações internacionais de artigos científicos produzidos em Portugal tiveram um "notório crescimento" nos últimos 23 anos, entre 1990 e 2012 das instituições nacionais tem progressivamente ganhado relevância. Um dado que surge numa altura em

  7. The EM Earthquake Precursor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, K. B., II; Saxton, P. T.

    2013-12-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, American earthquake investigators predetermined magnetometer use and a minimum earthquake magnitude necessary for EM detection. This action was set in motion, due to the extensive damage incurred and public outrage concerning earthquake forecasting; however, the magnetometers employed, grounded or buried, are completely subject to static and electric fields and have yet to correlate to an identifiable precursor. Secondly, there is neither a networked array for finding any epicentral locations, nor have there been any attempts to find even one. This methodology needs dismissal, because it is overly complicated, subject to continuous change, and provides no response time. As for the minimum magnitude threshold, which was set at M5, this is simply higher than what modern technological advances have gained. Detection can now be achieved at approximately M1, which greatly improves forecasting chances. A propagating precursor has now been detected in both the field and laboratory. Field antenna testing conducted outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013, detected three strong EM sources along with numerous weaker signals. The antenna had mobility, and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. Next, two directional techniques were employed, resulting in three mapped, potential epicenters. The remaining, weaker signals presented similar directionality results to more epicentral locations. In addition, the directional results of the Timpson field tests lead to the design and construction of a third prototype antenna. In a laboratory setting, experiments were created to fail igneous rock types within a custom-designed Faraday Cage. An antenna emplaced within the cage detected EM emissions, which were both reproducible and distinct, and the laboratory results paralleled field results. With a viable system and continuous monitoring, a fracture cycle could be established and observed in real-time. Sequentially, field data would be reviewed quickly for assessment; thus, leading to a much improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursor determined by this method may surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

  8. How Does Obama Match-Up? Counterfactuals & the Role of Obama's Race in 2008

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    Schrag, Daniel

    President Bill Clinton, who was helping his wife Hillary campaign for the nomination, "What does it say-mail: lvavreck@ucla.edu #12;Abstract Would the outcome of the 2008 election have been different if Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, or a past Democratic nominee (like John Kerry or Al Gore) had been the nominee

  9. Stem Cells: It's Good To Have Choices

    PubMed Central

    Bellayr, Ian H.; Li, Yong

    2009-01-01

    Three types of stem cells, embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells, are currently studied by scientists. Barack Obama's presidency has opened the door for stem cell research by revoking statements and orders made during the former President Bush's administration. This provisional period will allow the National Institute of Health to rewrite policies governing how federal funds are distributed for stem cell research. These new regulations will grant more freedom to researchers wishing to use stem cells in their research and challenge them to determine the most appropriate stem cell treatment for a given disorder. PMID:20161527

  10. Semaine portes-ouvertes du DIMANCHE 11 au vendredi 16 JANVIER dans tous nos groupes d'arts martiaux! ACTIVIT CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM

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    'arts martiaux! Remarques ACTIVITÉ CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURÉE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM Club d'Aïkido 02 020 0101 Débutant Lu 17h à 18h25 (cours) et Ve 18h30 à 20h25 (pratique ACTIVITÉ CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURÉE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM Club de

  11. Emergency Medicine Resident Involvement in EMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adam M. Ray; David P. Sole

    2007-01-01

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities are a required component of Emergency Medicine (EM) residency training. To determine resident involvement with EMS, all 135 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited and 34 American Osteopathic Association-accredited EM residencies were surveyed in June 2005 regarding the EMS activities required of their residents. One hundred twelve surveys were completed (66% response rate). Observing with

  12. PRODUÇÃO SUSTENTÁVEL EM RESERVAS EXTRATIVISTAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jose Otavio Valiante; Osmar Siena

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho discute questões relacionadas à produção sustentável em Reservas Extrativistas (RESEX). Com a finalidade de identificar temas prioritários foi aplicada a ferramenta Brainwriting 6-3-5, tendo como pano de fundo a Reserva Extrativista do Rio Ouro Preto\\/RO, com uma equipe de técnicos do IBAMA em Guajará-Mirim\\/RO e representantes da comunidade da RESEX. Em um segundo momento foi aplicado um questionário

  13. DOUTORADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2014/02

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    DOUTORADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2014/02 Este edital se destina especificamente a candidatos ao Doutorado em Teologia, com início em agosto de 2014. 1. Objetivo: O Programa de Doutorado em Teologia visa o eclesiásticos. 2. Duração: 48 meses, com início em agosto de 2014 e término em julho de 2018. 3. Áreas de

  14. Identified EM Earthquake Precursors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Kenneth, II; Saxton, Patrick

    2014-05-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After a number of custom rock experiments, two hypotheses were formed which could answer the EM wave model. The first hypothesis concerned a sufficient and continuous electron movement either by surface or penetrative flow, and the second regarded a novel approach to radio transmission. Electron flow along fracture surfaces was determined to be inadequate in creating strong EM fields, because rock has a very high electrical resistance making it a high quality insulator. Penetrative flow could not be corroborated as well, because it was discovered that rock was absorbing and confining electrons to a very thin skin depth. Radio wave transmission and detection worked with every single test administered. This hypothesis was reviewed for propagating, long-wave generation with sufficient amplitude, and the capability of penetrating solid rock. Additionally, fracture spaces, either air or ion-filled, can facilitate this concept from great depths and allow for surficial detection. A few propagating precursor signals have been detected in the field occurring with associated phases using custom-built loop antennae. Field testing was conducted in Southern California from 2006-2011, and outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013. The antennae have mobility and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. At the Southern California field sites, one loop antenna was positioned for omni-directional reception and also detected a strong First Schumann Resonance; however, additional Schumann Resonances were absent. At the Timpson, TX field sites, loop antennae were positioned for directional reception, due to earthquake-induced, hydraulic fracturing activity currently conducted by the oil and gas industry. Two strong signals, one moderately strong signal, and approximately 6-8 weaker signals were detected in the immediate vicinity. The three stronger signals were mapped by a biangulation technique, followed by a triangulation technique for confirmation. This was the first antenna mapping technique ever performed for determining possible earthquake epicenters. Six and a half months later, Timpson experienced two M4 (M4.1 and M4.3) earthquakes on September 2, 2013 followed by a M2.4 earthquake three days later, all occurring at a depth of five kilometers. The Timpson earthquake activity now has a cyclical rate and a forecast was given to the proper authorities. As a result, the Southern California and Timpson, TX field results led to an improved design and construction of a third prototype antenna. With a loop antenna array, a viable communication system, and continuous monitoring, a full fracture cycle can be established and observed in real-time. In addition, field data could be reviewed quickly for assessment and lead to a much more improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursors determined by this method appear to surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

  15. Induction coilgun for EM mortar

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Kaye; B. Turman; M. Aubuchon; D. Lamppa; G. Mann; Edward van Reuth; K. Fulton; G. Malejko; P. Magnotti; D. Nguyen; D. Borgwarth; A. Johnson; R. Poppe

    2007-01-01

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investigating electromagnetic (EM) guns for the next generation combat vehicle providing improved performance and survivability without the use of propellant. The two-year program was initiated in 2005 to design a coilgun and a railgun to launch an existing mortar round with an EM armature in laboratory conditions at speeds to increase range beyond

  16. CURSO DE ESPECIALIZAO EM FISIOTERAPIA

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    dois módulos no domingo e dois no Hospital Universitário em Florianópolis. LOCAL: Rua Pedro João. Enviar Documentação para: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Campus Araranguá Rua Pedro João$ 425,00. Vencimento no 5º dia útil do mês. (1ª parcela em julho de 2012). PROGRAMA Virologia Genética

  17. IMAGES OF BLACK AMERICANS

    PubMed Central

    Fiske, Susan T.; Bergsieker, Hilary B.; Russell, Ann Marie; Williams, Lyle

    2013-01-01

    Images of Black Americans are becoming remarkably diverse, enabling Barack Obama to defy simple-minded stereotypes and succeed. Understood through the Stereotype Content Model’s demonstrably fundamental trait dimensions of perceived warmth and competence, images of Black Americans show three relevant patterns. Stereotyping by omission allows non-Blacks to accentuate the positive, excluding any lingering negativity but implying it by its absence; specifically, describing Black Americans as gregarious and passionate suggests warmth but ignores competence and implies its lack. Obama’s credentials prevented him from being cast as incompetent, though the experience debate continued. His legendary calm and passionate charisma saved him on the warmth dimension. Social class subtypes for Black Americans differentiate dramatically between low-income Blacks and Black professionals, among both non-Black and Black samples. Obama clearly fit the moderately warm, highly competent Black-professional subtype. Finally, the campaign’s events (and nonevents) allowed voter habituation to overcome non-Blacks’ automatic emotional vigilance to Black Americans. PMID:24235974

  18. Obamacare 2012: prognosis unclear for interventional pain management.

    PubMed

    Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Hirsch, Joshua A

    2012-01-01

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally referred to as ObamaCare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. ACA has substantially changed the landscape of medical practice in the United States and continues to influence all sectors, in particular evolving specialties such as interventional pain management. ObamaCare has been signed into law amidst major political fallouts, has sustained a Supreme Court challenge and emerged bruised, but still very much alive. While proponents argue that ObamaCare will provide insurance for almost everyone, with an improvement in the quality of and reduction in the cost of health care,, opponents criticize it as being a massive bureaucracy laden with penalties and taxes, that will ultimately eliminate personal medicine and individual practices. Based on the 2 years since the passage of ACA in 2010, the prognosis for interventional pain management is unclear. The damage sustained to interventional pain management and the majority of medicine practices is irreparable. ObamaCare may provide insurance for all, but with cuts in Medicare to fund Obamacare, a limited expansion of Medicaid, the inadequate funding of exchanges, declining employer health insurance coverage and skyrocketing disability claims, the coverage will be practically nonexistent. ObamaCare is composed of numerous organizations and bureaucracies charged with controlling the practice of medicine through the extension of regulations. Apart from cutting reimbursements and reducing access to interventional pain management, administration officials are determined to increase the role of midlevel practitioners and reduce the role of individual physicians by liberalizing the scope of practice regulations and introducing proposals to reduce medical education and training. PMID:22996858

  19. College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course or concur: MA 213. EM 302 MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE SOLIDS. (3 of Engineering or consent of chairperson, and EM 221; prereq or concur: MA 214. EM 313 DYNAMICS. (3

  20. Dicas para cruzeiros Todos os anos, milhes de cidados americanos saem em cruzeiros de frias. Em

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    Dicas para cruzeiros Todos os anos, milhões de cidadãos americanos saem em cruzeiros de férias. Em 2003, aproximadamente 8,3 milhões de passageiros embarcaram em diversos portos norte-americanos em cruzeiros de férias (fonte: Cruise Lines International Association). As viagens em navios de cruzeiro expõem

  1. Investigao em clulas estaminais no Biocant deu origem a cinco patentes em dois anos

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Investigação em células estaminais no Biocant deu origem a cinco patentes em dois anos A investigação em células estaminais (do cordão umbilical) no parque tecnológico Biocant, em Cantanhede, resultou, nos últimos dois anos, em cinco patentes, duas delas já licenciadas a empresas, disse à Lusa o

  2. Anlise do desmatamento em 2009, em especial em municpios e reas

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    em Outros Usos - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 14.000 16.000 18.000 20.000 2001 2002 2003 desmatamento em Glebas - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 14.000 16.000 18.000 20.000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Histórico do desmatamento em Assentamentos - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000

  3. Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election

    PubMed Central

    Rand, David G.; Pfeiffer, Thomas; Dreber, Anna; Sheketoff, Rachel W.; Wernerfelt, Nils C.; Benkler, Yochai

    2009-01-01

    People often favor members of their own group, while discriminating against members of other groups. Such in-group favoritism has been shown to play an important role in human cooperation. However, in the face of changing conflicts and shifting alliances, it is essential for group identities to be flexible. Using the dictator game from behavioral economics, we demonstrate the remodeling of group identities among supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After Clinton's concession in June 2008, Democrats were more generous toward supporters of their own preferred candidate than to supporters of the other Democratic candidate. The bias observed in June persisted into August, and disappeared only in early September after the Democratic National Convention. We also observe a strong gender effect, with bias both appearing and subsiding among men only. This experimental study illustrates a dynamic change in bias, tracking the realignment of real world conflict lines and public efforts to reconstitute group identity. The change in salient group identity we describe here likely contributed to the victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. PMID:19332775

  4. Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election.

    PubMed

    Rand, David G; Pfeiffer, Thomas; Dreber, Anna; Sheketoff, Rachel W; Wernerfelt, Nils C; Benkler, Yochai

    2009-04-14

    People often favor members of their own group, while discriminating against members of other groups. Such in-group favoritism has been shown to play an important role in human cooperation. However, in the face of changing conflicts and shifting alliances, it is essential for group identities to be flexible. Using the dictator game from behavioral economics, we demonstrate the remodeling of group identities among supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After Clinton's concession in June 2008, Democrats were more generous toward supporters of their own preferred candidate than to supporters of the other Democratic candidate. The bias observed in June persisted into August, and disappeared only in early September after the Democratic National Convention. We also observe a strong gender effect, with bias both appearing and subsiding among men only. This experimental study illustrates a dynamic change in bias, tracking the realignment of real world conflict lines and public efforts to reconstitute group identity. The change in salient group identity we describe here likely contributed to the victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. PMID:19332775

  5. Antimicrobial Activity of Pomegranate and Green Tea Extract on <em>Propionibacterium Acnes, Propionibacterium Granulosum, Staphylococcus Aureusem> and <em>Staphylococcus Epidermidisem>.

    PubMed

    Li, Zhaoping; Summanen, Paula H; Downes, Julia; Corbett, Karen; Komoriya, Tomoe; Henning, Susanne M; Kim, Jenny; Finegold, Sydney M

    2015-06-01

    We used pomegranate extract (POMx), pomegranate juice (POM juice) and green tea extract (GT) to establish in vitro activities against bacteria implicated in the pathogenesis of acne. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 94 <em>Propionibacterium acnes, Propionibacterium granulosum, Staphylococcus aureus,em> and <em>Staphylococcus epidermidisem> strains were determined by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-approved agar dilution technique. Total phenolics content of the phytochemicals was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu method and the polyphenol composition by HPLC. Bacteria were identified by 16S rRNA sequence analysis. GT MIC of 400 ?g/ml or less was obtained for 98% of the strains tested. 64% of <em>P. acnesem> strains had POMx MICs at 50 ?g/ml whereas 36% had MIC >400 ?g/ml. POMx, POM juice, and GT showed inhibitory activity against all the <em>P. granulosumem> strains at ?100 ?g/ml. POMx and GT inhibited all the <em>S. aureusem> strains at 400 ?g/ml or below, and POM juice had an MIC of 200 ?g/ml against 17 <em>S. aureusem> strains. POMx inhibited <em>S. epidermidisem> strains at 25 ?g/ml, whereas POM juice MICs were ?200 ?g/ml. The antibacterial properties of POMx and GT on the most common bacteria associated with the development and progression of acne suggest that these extracts may offer a better preventative/therapeutic regimen with fewer side effects than those currently available.

    <em>J Drugs Dermatolem>. 2015;14(6):574-578. PMID:26091382

  6. MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA TAXONOMIA MICROBIANA Faculdade de Cincias

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA TAXONOMIA MICROBIANA ­ Faculdade de Ciências Objectivos: O principal e métodos utilizados em taxonomia microbiana (em particular de procariotas), encarada nas suas/diagnóstico utilizados actualmente em taxonomia bacteriana. Constituem objectivos adicionais a discussão da

  7. Populações estelares em galáxias HII

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Westera, P.; Cuisinier, F.; Telles, E.; Kehrig, C.

    2003-08-01

    Analisamos o conteúdo estelar de 74 galáxias HII a partir do contínuo observado nos espectros ópticos dessas galáxias, utilizando métodos de síntese de população estelar. Descobrimos que todas as galáxias para as quais encontramos soluções contêm uma população estelar velha que domina a massa estelar, e numa maioria dessas também encontramos evidência de uma população de idade intermediaria além da geração jovem que está se formando agora. Concluímos que a formação estelar dessas galáxias se realiza em surtos individuais, Esses surtos são interrompidos por longos períodos de inatividade, com os primeiros consumindo a maior parte do gás. Sugerimos, portanto, que as galáxias HII sejam galáxias anãs normais flagradas em um período de surto.

  8. ESTUDO DO MEIO EM UMESTUDO DO MEIO EM UM BAIRRO POPULAR NABAIRRO POPULAR NA

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    ESTUDO DO MEIO EM UMESTUDO DO MEIO EM UM BAIRRO POPULAR NABAIRRO POPULAR NA CIDADE DECIDADE DE DIDÁTICA EM QUE CONSITE O NOSSOEM QUE CONSITE O NOSSO PROJETO?PROJETO? MATERIAISMATERIAIS CAPACITAÇÃO PARTICIPATIVOORÇAMENTO PARTICIPATIVO #12;ALGUNS PROBLEMASALGUNS PROBLEMAS PROJETOS FUTUROSPROJETOS FUTUROS COORDENAÇÃO EM

  9. EM and Stochastic EM algorithms for reliability mixture models under random censoring

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EM and Stochastic EM algorithms for reliability mixture models under random censoring Laurent.chauveau@univ-orleans.fr April 6, 2012 Abstract We present in this paper several iterative methods based on EM and Stochas- tic EM methodology, that allow to estimate parametric or semiparametric mix- ture models for randomly

  10. (7) PRÁTICAS DE EDUCAÇÃO AMBIENTAL EM AULAS DE QUÍMICA EM UMA VISÃO SOCIOAMBIENTAL: PERSPECTIVAS E DESAFIOS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wildson L. P. Santos; Patrícia F. L. Machado; Roseli T. Matsunaga; Elton L. Silva; Erlete S. Vasconcellos; Valéria R. Santana

    2010-01-01

    Neste artigo, são apresentados resultados obtidos em quatro estudos de casos sobre a introdução de educação ambiental em uma visão socioambiental em aulas de Química. A discussão dos resultados levanta reflexões sobre perspectivas e desafios para a educação ambiental no ensino de Química. São demonstradas sugestões de atividades possíveis de serem desenvolvidas em aulas de Químicas. Várias fontes de dados

  11. Review -EM Waves Wavelengths of 108 to

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    #12;Review - EM Waves EM Waves Wavelengths of 108 to 10-16 meters (10-1024 Hz) Traveling wave) given by BES rrr ×= 0 1 )(sin 111 22 0 2 00 tkxE c E c EBS m -=== Review - EM Waves 2 0 1 mpeak E c pr = c I pr = c I pr 2 = Total absorption Total reflection EM Waves: Radiation pressure #12;Source

  12. Ordem orientacional em sistemas com interaes competitivas

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    Stariolo, Daniel Adrián

    Ordem orientacional em sistemas com interações competitivas Daniel A. Stariolo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 2012 i #12;Sumário 1 Ordem em sistemas de matéria condensada 1 1.1 Ordem posicional e orientacional em cristais líquidos, microemul- sões e copolímeros de dibloco

  13. PRMIO PRIMUS INTER PARES Construir em equipa

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    PRÉMIO PRIMUS INTER PARES Construir em equipa as lideranças futuras 24 jovens testam competências na semifinal, em Peniche. Só um será o primeiro entre os seus pares Primeiro exercício da semifinal, como o imagi- nam. Como vão poder resumir o seu percurso profissional daqui a 25 anos, em 2038? Nas

  14. Pesquisas em Astrofsica no Oswaldo Duarte Miranda

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    Pesquisas em Astrofísica no INPE Oswaldo Duarte Miranda Divisão de Astrofísica ­ DAS #12 sua influência na magnetosfera terrestre. Abaixo: mapa do Sol em 22 GHz #12; Física do Meio Investigações são feitas através de observações em várias faixas do espectro eletromagnético, utilizandose

  15. Halibut/Sablefish EM Pilot Project

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    Halibut/Sablefish EM Pilot Project A Collaboration Involving: · Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assn · Engage stakeholders in developing a workable at-sea monitoring program · Field test EM hardware effective means of deploying EM hardware among vessels and retrieving data · Summarize study findings

  16. Falta de investimento prejudica sector em Portugal

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Falta de investimento prejudica sector em Portugal O país tem bons profissionais e potencialidades comunidade científica, em aplicar os conhecimentos na área e Portugal "tem uma boa infra-estrutura humana e, mas em Portugal investe-se apenas nos três primeiros anos - leva muitos investigadores a desistir

  17. Segurana em Sistemas Distribudos confidencialidade

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    Rodriguez, Noemi

    chamada de segredo compartilhado · também chamada de criptografia simétrica criptografar texto chaves secretas · como fazer para as duas partes compartilharem um segredo? · uso de Key Distribution conceito com Diffie-Hellman, em 1976 ­ D-H apenas para estabelecimento de segredo compartilhado

  18. Pgina Inicial Empresas Start-ups portuguesas mostram-se hoje a investidores suecos em Lisboa Empresas criadas em

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Página Inicial Empresas Start-ups portuguesas mostram-se hoje a investidores suecos em Lisboa Empresas criadas em Portugal atingem as 31.400 em 2012 e superam... As empresas criadas em Portugal ascenderam a 31.400 em 2012, superando os... REGISTO | COMUNIDADE | Insolvência de empresas aumentou 41% em

  19. Aprovado pelo Colegiado do Curso de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia em 16 de Julho de 1999. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Aprovado pelo Colegiado do Curso de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia em 16 de Julho de 1999. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM FARMACOLOGIA DO CENTRO DE CIÊNCIAS BIOLÓGICAS DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA CAPÍTULO I SEÇÃO I DO OBJETIVO Art. 1o - O Curso de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia em

  20. Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7

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    Doyle, Peter

    Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3 D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12; Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D 1

  1. Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7

    E-print Network

    Doyle, Peter

    Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12;Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D1 2

  2. Development of an EMS curriculum.

    PubMed

    Brice, Jane H; Perina, Debra G; Liu, J Marc; Braude, Darren A; Rinnert, Kathy J; MacDonald, Russell D

    2014-01-01

    Emergency medical services (EMS) became an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved subspecialty of emergency medicine in September 2010. Achieving specialty or subspecialty recognition in an area of medical practice requires a unique body of knowledge, a scientific basis for the practice, a significant number of physicians who dedicate a portion of their practice to the area, and a sufficient number of fellowship programs. To prepare EMS fellows for successful completion of fellowship training, a lifetime of subspecialty practice, and certification examination, a formalized structured fellowship curriculum is necessary. A functional curriculum is one that takes the entire body of knowledge necessary to appropriately practice in the identified area and codifies it into a training blueprint to ensure that all of the items are covered over the prescribed training period. A curriculum can be as detailed as desired but typically all major headings and subheadings of the core content are identified and addressed. Common curricular components, specific to each area of the core content, include goals and objectives, implementation methods, evaluation, and outcomes assessment methods. Implementation methods can include simulation, observations, didactics, and experiential elements. Evaluation and outcomes assessment methods can include direct observation of patient assessment and treatment skills, structured patient simulations, 360° feedback, written and oral testing, and retrospective chart reviews. This paper describes a curriculum that is congruent with the current EMS core content, as well as providing a 12-month format to deploy the curriculum in an EMS fellowship program. Key words: curriculum; education; emergency medical services; fellowships and scholarships. PMID:24156509

  3. Complaints against an EMS system.

    PubMed

    Colwell, Christopher B; Pons, Peter T; Pi, Randy

    2003-11-01

    Complaints against Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies represent a concerning and potentially time-consuming problem for all involved in the delivery of prehospital emergency medical care. The objective of this study was to identify the source of complaints against an EMS system to help focus quality and performance improvement and customer service efforts. We conducted a retrospective review of complaints filed against a busy urban EMS agency over a 6-year period. All complaints were included, totaled by season and by year, and categorized by originator and nature of the complaint. A total of 286 complaints were registered during the 6-year period, with an average of 48 per year and 9.3 per 10,000 responses. The most common originators of complaints were patients (53%) followed by medical personnel (19%) and family members or friends (12%). Rude behavior accounted for 23% of the complaints registered, followed by technical skills (20%), transport problems (18%), and loss of belongings (13%). The identification of areas of dissatisfaction will allow focused quality and performance improvement programs directed at customer service and risk management. PMID:14654181

  4. Colleges Angle for Billions to Build Obama's Broadband Network

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    As the federal government prepares to pour billions of stimulus dollars into increased broadband Internet access, colleges are trying to claim much of the money and shape the emerging national networking policy. Their focus is $4.7-billion that will be doled out under a new grant program administered by a small Commerce Department agency called…

  5. Watching President Obama and Congress grapple with health-care

    E-print Network

    Gabrieli, John

    Phone Industry 8 Polymorphism Applied 9 SDM's Route to Systems Thinking 10 Integrating Knowledge 13 SDM Systems Thinking Conference 20 Calendar SDM has Rx for MD seeking health systems perspective > continued's domain boundaries by considering systems thinking approaches to complex problems in health care, energy

  6. 7 Questions about Education for McCain and Obama

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mitchell, Bruce

    2008-01-01

    Thomas Jefferson was one of the main architects of that famous "new world" state which rejected the rule of kings and queens in favor of a government by the people. He argued vigorously that in order to make such a governmental structure work, a strong system of public education was a basic prerequisite. Given the various problems which have…

  7. Hip-Hop, the "Obama Effect," and Urban Science Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Emdin, Christopher; Lee, Okhee

    2012-01-01

    Background/Context: With the ever increasing diversity of schools, and the persistent need to develop teaching strategies for the students who attend today's urban schools, hip-hop culture has been proposed to be a means through which urban youth can find success in school. As a result, studies of the role of hip-hop in urban education have grown…

  8. Tragic Rights: The Rights Critique in the Age of Obama

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robin West

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses the absence of the Rights Critique in the modern era, and its impact on the current formulation of rights in America. The three-pronged rights critique-–that U.S. constitutional rights politically insulate and valorize subordination, legitimate and thus perpetrate greater injustices than they address, and socially alienate us from community--was nearly ubiquitous in the 1980s. Since that time, it

  9. POLMEROS EM SUPERFCIES Polmeros adsorvidos na superfcies de partculas

    E-print Network

    Loh, Watson

    POLÍMEROS EM SUPERFÍCIES Polímeros adsorvidos na superfícies de partículas coloidais Polímeros em interfaces líquidas Polímeros em interfaces sólidas #12;Polímeros em solução - Teoria de Flory-Hugghins #12;Polímeros em solução - Teoria de Flory-Hugghins Gm = kT(1ln1 + 2/N ln2 + 12) 1 = solvente 2 = polímero (Gm

  10. Random swap EM algorithm for Gaussian mixture models Qinpei Zhao

    E-print Network

    Joensuu, University of

    Random swap EM algorithm for Gaussian mixture models Qinpei Zhao , Ville Hautamäki, Ismo. Borgefors Keywords: Expectation maximization Random swap EM Gaussian mixture model Split and merge EM Genetic-based EM Data clustering a b s t r a c t Expectation maximization (EM) algorithm is a popular way

  11. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E, França, 2003 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM para o Mestrado (*) CMS-207-4 Técnicas Experimentais em Ciência dos Materiais I CMS-300-4 Mecânica

  12. Lietuvos teritorijos žem?s plutos deformacij? ir seismotektoninio potencialo ryšys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zakarevi?ius, Algimantas; Stanionis, Arminas; Levinskait?, Daiva

    2010-01-01

    Lietuvoje yra statini?, kelian?i? ekologinio pavojaus gr?sm? (Ignalinos atomin? elektrin?, Mažeiki? naftos perdirbimo ?mon?, chemijos gamyklos Jonavoje bei K?dainiuose ir pan.). Seisminiai ?vykiai gali sutrikdyti ši? ?moni? veikl? ir net lemti didel? pavoj? aplinkai, t. y. gali b?ti sukelta didel? aplinkos tarša chemin?mis bei radioaktyviosiomis medžiagomis. Seisminius ?vykius lemia teritorijos seismotektoninis potencialas. Seismotektoninis potencialas ir Žem?s plutos deformacijos yra tarpusavyje susij? rei\\vskiniai, kuriuos sukelia dažnai tie patys giluminiai procesai Žem?s gelm?se. Žem?s plutos deformacij? tyrimas yra vienas iš informacijos šaltini? prognozuojant teritorijos seismotektonin? aktyvum?. Straipsnyje nagrin?jamos Žem?s plutos horizontaliosios deformacijos, nustatomi Žem?s plutos ?tempi? poky?iai Lietuvos teritorijoje pagal GPS matavim? duomenis. Atlikus tyrimus pagal pateikiam? Žem?s plutos horizontali?j? deformacij? ir ?tempi? tyrimo metodik?, gauti nauji horizontali?j? deformacij? charakteristik? bei ?tempi? poky?i? rezultatai ir nustatytos j? s?sajos su seismotektoniniu potencialu.

  13. Servidor tem direito a licena para acompanha cnjuge aprovado em concurso em outro estado

    E-print Network

    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Servidor tem direito a licença para acompanha cônjuge aprovado em concurso em outro estado O servidor público tem direito a licença para acompanhamento do cônjuge se este for aprovado em concurso Federal da 4ª Região (TRF4), o tribunal concedeu apenas o direito a licença não-remunerada, mas não

  14. Disperses leo em gua (o/w) ou gua em leo (w/o) Fase contnua / fase dispersa.

    E-print Network

    Loh, Watson

    Emulsões Dispersões óleo em água (o/w) ou água em óleo (w/o) Fase contínua / fase dispersa. Agente solubilidade da fase dispersa em gotas menores - "Ostwald Ripening" ­ mais pronunciado em fases mais miscíveis) ­ SLES/betaína (b)- inverso #12;3. Barreira eletrostática ou estérica Repulsão eletrostática em

  15. Em 1959 cursava o terceiro colegial no Julinho em Porto Alegre, onde recebi o folheto "Voc tem pensado em fsica?" que mais tarde soube ter sido produzido

    E-print Network

    dos Santos, C.A.

    Em 1959 cursava o terceiro colegial no Julinho em Porto Alegre, onde recebi o folheto "Você tem pensado em física?" que mais tarde soube ter sido produzido pelo Darcy. Estava indeciso entre física e som e a cores a bela tarde em que, dentro de um bonde Petrópolis, passando pela Protásio diante do

  16. O ESPAÇO DA UVA TRANSFORMADO EM AGRONEGÓCIO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mariza Cezira Campagner; Gervasio Castro de Rezende

    2008-01-01

    O presente artigo tem por objetivo apresentar algumas das redefinições do trabalho agrícola resultantes do processo de reestruturação do espaço da uva transformado em agronegócio, no qual se tem expandido o agronegócio de frutas tropicais. A metodologia está organizada em torno de atualização da pesquisa bibliográfica e as temáticas de interesse; realização de trabalhos na área de estudo. Conclui que

  17. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenador Acadêmico Dirceu Luis Herdies Membros do Conselho de Curso Luis Gustavo Gonçalves de Gonçalves José Antonio Marengo Orsini Clóvis Angeli Sansigolo Innocentini, Ph.D., Univ. of Reading, 1986 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA PROGRAMAÇÃO ANUAL DAS

  18. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenadora Acadêmica Maria Paulete Pereira Martins Membros do Conselho de Curso Dirceu Luis Herdies Luis Gustavo Gonçalves de Gonçalves José Antonio Marengo., 1969 Valdir Innocentini, Ph.D., Univ. of Reading, 1986 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA

  19. TR-IIS-07-012 aEM: Targeted Aggressive

    E-print Network

    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    . (1997) proposed the parameterized EM (pEM) algorithm to accelerate EM for Bayesian Networks, and Luis and Leslie (1999) applied pEM for Mixtures of Gaussians. The pEM algorithm accelerates the convergence . They showed that pEM converges faster than EM and the convergence is guaranteed when 1 pEM

  20. M em ory for Item s and M em ory for R elations in the Procedural/D eclarative M em ory Fram ew ork

    E-print Network

    Poldrack, Russ

    M em ory for Item s and M em ory for R elations in the Procedural/D eclarative M em ory Fram ew ork ard Eichenbaum Boston U niversity, U SA A m ajor area of research in m em ory and am nesia concerns the item specificity of im plicit m em ory. In this paper w e address several issues about the nature of im

  1. EM International, July 1994, Volume 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking out and leveraging foreign technology, data, and resources in keeping with EM`s mandate to protect public health and the environment through the safe and cost-effective remediation of the Department`s nuclear weapons sites. EM works closely with foreign governments, industry, and universities to obtain innovative environmental technologies, scientific and engineering expertise, and operations experience that will support EM`s objectives. Where appropriate, these international resources are used to manage the more urgent risks at our sites, secure a safe workplace, help build consensus on critical issues, and strengthen our technology development program. Through international agreements EM engages in cooperative exchange of information, technology, and individuals. Currently, we are managing agreements with a dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. These agreements focus on environmental restoration, waste management, transportation of radioactive wastes, and decontamination and decommissioning. This publication contains the following articles: in situ remediation integrated program; in-situ characterization and inspection of tanks; multimedia environmental pollutant assessment system (MEPAS); LLNL wet oxidation -- AEA technology. Besides these articles, this publication covers: EU activities with Russia; technology transfer activities; and international organization activities.

  2. EM Algorithms from a Non-Stochastic Perspective Charles Byrne

    E-print Network

    Byrne, Charles

    EM Algorithms from a Non-Stochastic Perspective Charles Byrne August 27, 2013 Abstract The EM for estimat- ing parameters in statistics, the essence of the EM algorithm is not stochastic. The conventional formulation of the EM algorithm given in many texts and papers on the subject is inadequate. A new formulation

  3. EM Algorithms Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu)

    E-print Network

    Byrne, Charles

    EM Algorithms Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu) Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA 01854, USA March 6, 2011 Abstract The EM algorithm is not a single algorithm algorithm based on the EM framework we refer to as an "EM algorithm". Because there is no inclusive theory

  4. On the Geometry of EM algorithms David R. Hunter

    E-print Network

    Hunter, David

    of the parameter. Key Words: EM algorithm, MM algorithm 1 Introduction The term "EM algorithm" has been aroundOn the Geometry of EM algorithms David R. Hunter Technical report no. 0303 Department of Statistics that underlies all EM algorithms gives an appreciation for certain aspects of their behavior. Using several

  5. EMS offshore. A new horizon for paramedics.

    PubMed

    Mallard, A S

    1991-10-01

    The difficulty in getting medical aid to offshore drilling platforms can be a source of life-threatening delays. Recently, some companies have charted new waters by actually stationing EMS crews on their rigs. PMID:10116023

  6. The EM Side-Channel(s)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dakshi Agrawal; Bruce Archambeault; Josyula R. Rao; Pankaj Rohatgi

    2002-01-01

    We present results of a systematic investigation of leakage of compromising information via electromagnetic (EM) emanations\\u000a from CMOS devices. These emanations are shown to consist of a multiplicity of signals, each leaking somewhat different information\\u000a about the underlying computation. We show that not only can EM emanations be used to attack cryptographic devices where the\\u000a power side-channel is unavailable, they

  7. EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation Alternative sampling of the DEM Reconstructing stellar DEM and metallicity

    E-print Network

    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation, 2010 #12;EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation are and µ. #12;EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation

  8. Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard

    SciTech Connect

    Logan, J.; Sullivan, P.; Short, W.; Bird, L.; James, T. L.; Shah, M. R.

    2009-02-01

    This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the impacts of a proposed 20% national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2021, which has been advanced in the U.S. Congress by Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. The paper was prepared before the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, and thus does not consider important changes in renewable energy (RE) policy that need to be addressed in follow-on analysis. We use NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to evaluate the impacts of the RPS requirements on the energy sector and consider design issues associated with renewable energy certificate (REC) trading markets.

  9. In Brief: Improving science education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2010-09-01

    Over the course of the next decade, 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers should be recruited in the United States, and 1000 new STEM-focused schools should be created, according to a 16 September report, “Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future.” Noting that the United States lags behind other nations in STEM education at the elementary and secondary levels, the report, prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, also recommends improving federal coordination and leadership on STEM education and supporting a state-led movement for shared standards in math and science. The release of the report coincides with President Barack Obama's announcement of the launch of Change the Equation, an organization that aims to help with math and science education. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp and http://www.changetheequation.org/.

  10. First, Do No Harm: The US Sexually Transmitted Disease Experiments in Guatemala

    PubMed Central

    García, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Beginning in 1946, the United States government immorally and unethically—and, arguably, illegally—engaged in research experiments in which more than 5000 uninformed and unconsenting Guatemalan people were intentionally infected with bacteria that cause sexually transmitted diseases. Many have been left untreated to the present day. Although US President Barack Obama apologized in 2010, and although the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues found the Guatemalan experiments morally wrong, little if anything has been done to compensate the victims and their families. We explore the backdrop for this unethical medical research and violation of human rights and call for steps the United States should take to provide relief and compensation to Guatemala and its people. PMID:24134370

  11. From healing to witchcraft: on ritual speech and roboticization in the hospital.

    PubMed

    Pine, Adrienne

    2011-06-01

    Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), touted as a panacea by U.S. political actors ranging from Newt Gingrich to Barack Obama, is central to emerging forms of healthcare governance which Holmes et al.-in their critique of the institutionalization of magical thinking brought about by Orwellian techno-Newspeak-have provocatively labeled fascistic. Drawing from data collected over 3 years of working with and teaching continuing education (CE) courses for thousands of registered nurses as lead political educator for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), I argue that HIT is an integral component of a broader technological restructuring of healthcare and thus society, both of which are part of a social discourse that is tied to a transformative system of ritual speech, with profound implications for healthcare work, patient health, and democracy. PMID:21567263

  12. Sustainability at BPA May 2011

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2011-05-01

    BPA’s approach to sustainability is built on the agency’s foundation of environmental stewardship partnered with its commitment to operational excellence. Around the world today, sustainable business practices are driving innovation, opening opportunities for resource and cost efficiencies, as well as increasing employee engagement and productivity. Business jumped on the bandwagon early finding that sustainability can be an important component of their company’s competitive advantage. A 2010 survey by the United Nations Global Compact/Accenture of 766 CEOs from around the globe found that, despite the economic downturn, 93 percent of the CEOs surveyed see sustainability as critical to their company’s future success. Calling on the federal government to “lead by example,” President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13514 in October 2009 to green the government by improving “environmental, energy and economic performance.”

  13. Famous talker effects in spoken word recognition.

    PubMed

    Maibauer, Alisa M; Markis, Teresa A; Newell, Jessica; McLennan, Conor T

    2014-01-01

    Previous work has demonstrated that talker-specific representations affect spoken word recognition relatively late during processing. However, participants in these studies were listening to unfamiliar talkers. In the present research, we used a long-term repetition-priming paradigm and a speeded-shadowing task and presented listeners with famous talkers. In Experiment 1, half the words were spoken by Barack Obama, and half by Hillary Clinton. Reaction times (RTs) to repeated words were shorter than those to unprimed words only when repeated by the same talker. However, in Experiment 2, using nonfamous talkers, RTs to repeated words were shorter than those to unprimed words both when repeated by the same talker and when repeated by a different talker. Taken together, the results demonstrate that talker-specific details can affect the perception of spoken words relatively early during processing when words are spoken by famous talkers. PMID:24366633

  14. REGIMENTO DO MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS1 REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    1 REGIMENTO DO MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS1 REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE MESTRADO Curso de Mestrado Profissional conduz ao grau de Mestre Profissional em Agroecossistemas. Art. 2º Curso e constam de resolução desse órgão. Sendo dinâmicas, áreas de concentração e linhas de pesquisa

  15. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, REA DE CONCENTRAO EM

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÂO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO TÍTULO IV DO CORPO DOCENTE Art. 7o ­ O Corpo Docente do Curso é constituído por. Parágrafo 1o ­ Poderão fazer parte do Corpo Docente do Curso, como professores colaboradores, docentes de

  16. Charge, from EM fields only

    E-print Network

    R. L. Collins

    2007-03-04

    Consider the electric field E about an electron. Its source has been thought a substance called charge, enclosed within a small volume that defines the size of the electron. Scattering experiments find no size at all. Charge is useful, but mysterious. This study concludes that charge is not real. Useful, but not real. Absent real charge, the electric field must look to a different source. We know another electric field, vxB, not sourced by charge. A simple model of the electron, using EM fields only, has been found that generates an electric field vxB very like E. Gauss' law finds the model contains charge, but div vxB cannot find the charge density. The model contains a permanent magnetic flux quantum, configured as a dipole. The dipolar B fields spin around the symmetry axis, accounting for angular momentum. Spin stabilizes the magnetic flux quantum, and creates the vxB electric field. Stability in this model is dynamic. Energy is exchanged between the dipolar magnetic moment and an encircling toroidal displacement current, at the Compton frequency, mc^2/h = 1.24x10^20 Hz. The electric field undulates at this rate, instead of being static like E associated with charge. Absent any real charge, we have to abandon the notion that size of a charged particle is that of a small sack full of charge. The only electric field is vxB, and its source is not charge. What is the size of an electron? Coulomb scattering finds it point-like, but its spinning B fields extend to infinity.

  17. EMS adaptation for climate change

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pan, C.; Chang, Y.; Wen, J.; Tsai, M.

    2010-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to find an appropriate scenario of pre-hospital transportation of an emergency medical service (EMS) system for burdensome casualties resulting from extreme climate events. A case of natural catastrophic events in Taiwan, 88 wind-caused disasters, was reviewed and analyzed. A sequential-conveyance method was designed to shorten the casualty transportation time and to promote the efficiency of ambulance services. A proposed mobile emergency medical center was first constructed in a safe area, but nearby the disaster area. The Center consists of professional medical personnel who process the triage of incoming patients and take care of casualties with minor injuries. Ambulances in the Center were ready to sequentially convey the casualties with severer conditions to an assigned hospital that is distant from the disaster area for further treatment. The study suggests that if we could construct a spacious and well-equipped mobile emergency medical center, only a small portion of casualties would need to be transferred to distant hospitals. This would reduce the over-crowding problem in hospital ERs. First-line ambulances only reciprocated between the mobile emergency medical center and the disaster area, saving time and shortening the working distances. Second-line ambulances were highly regulated between the mobile emergency medical center and requested hospitals. The ambulance service of the sequential-conveyance method was found to be more efficient than the conventional method and was concluded to be more profitable and reasonable on paper in adapting to climate change. Therefore, additional practical work should be launched to collect more precise quantitative data.

  18. Filter banks and the EM algorithm

    SciTech Connect

    Mair, B.A.; Carroll, R.B.; Anderson, J.M.M. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1996-12-31

    In this paper, we present a wavelet based modification of the ML-EM algorithm for reconstructing positron emission tomography images. By using the filter bank implementation of the wavelet transform, this algorithm has the flexibility to incorporate a priori information, while maintaining the same computational complexity as the standard ML-EM algorithm. Thus, it has a significant computational advantage over usual Bayesian methods. It differs from recent wavelet-based Bayesian methods as it achieves {open_quotes}regularization{close_quotes} by an adaptive, wavelet-based method of thresholding which minimizes Stein`s Unbiased Estimate of Risk. The basic method consists of applying Donoho and Johnstone`s SureShrink wavelet denoising of the Poisson data, and then applying the standard ML-EM algorithm to the denoised data. A more elaborate method is discussed in which a wavelet denoising step is inserted after each EM iteration. This technique differs from previous smoothing techniques applied to the ML-EM algorithm since it is able to recover edges in discontinuous images.

  19. Risk Communication Within the EM Program

    SciTech Connect

    Edelson, M.

    2003-02-26

    The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management program (EM) conducts the most extensive environmental remediation effort in the world. The annual EM budgets have exceeded $6,000,000,000 for approximately ten years and EM has assumed responsibility for the cleanup of the largest DOE reservations (i.e., at Hanford, Washington, Aiken, South Carolina, and Idaho Falls, Idaho) as well as the facilities at Rocky Flats, Colorado and in Ohio. Each of these sites has areas of extensive radioactive and chemical contamination, numerous surplus facilities that require decontamination and removal, while some have special nuclear material that requires secure storage. The EM program has been criticized for being ineffective (1) and has been repeatedly reorganized to address perceived shortcomings. The most recent reorganization was announced in 2001 to become effective at the beginning of the 2003 Federal Fiscal Year (i.e., October 2002). It was preceded by a ''top to bottom'' review (TTBR) of the program (2) that identified several deficiencies that were to be corrected as a result of the reorganization. One prominent outcome of the TTBR was the identification of ''risk reduction'' as an organizing principle to prioritize the activities of the new EM program. The new program also sought to accelerate progress by identifying a set of critical activities at each site that could be accelerated and result in more rapid site closure, with attendant risk, cost, and schedule benefits. This paper investigates how the new emphasis on risk reduction in the EM program has been communicated to EM stakeholders and regulators. It focuses on the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) as a case study and finds that there is little evidence for a new emphasis on risk reduction in EM communications with RFETS stakeholders. Discussions between DOE and RFETS stakeholders often refer to ''risk,'' but the word serves as a placeholder for other concepts. Thus ''risk'' communication at RFETS is lively and involves important issues, but often does not inform participants about true ''risk reduction.''

  20. Simplex EMS users knock company's service support

    SciTech Connect

    Cohn, L.

    1982-06-14

    Simplex Tape Recorder Co. is not responding fast enough to please some of its energy management system (EMS) users who need service or new parts. The users complain that Simplex load-shedding, time-of-day control, and duty-cycling functions do not compare with the quality of its security and fire functions. Company spokesmen claim that service and parts are available on a 24-hour basis from technically-trained personnel. The company has sold time clocks since 1959, and marketed microprocessor-based EMS equipment since 1980. Users and service managers disagree over reported delays. (DCK)

  1. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixtures

    E-print Network

    Jordan, Michael

    1995-04-21

    "Expectation-Maximization'' (EM) algorithm and gradient-based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite Gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space is obtained from the gradient via a ...

  2. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Coordenador Acadêmico Reinaldo Roberto Rosa, Dr, participação em todos os WORCAPs (Workshop dos Cursos de Mestrado e Doutorado da CAP) e, obrigatoriedade de

  3. EM-ONE : an architecture for reflective commonsense thinking

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    Singh, Pushpinder, 1972-2006.

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes EM-ONE, an architecture for commonsense thinking capable of reflective reasoning about situations involving physical, social, and mental dimensions. EM-ONE uses as its knowledge base a library of ...

  4. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA CENTRO DE EXCELNCIA EM TURISMO -CET

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA CENTRO DE EXCEL�NCIA EM TURISMO - CET PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 01/2013 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 01/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM TURISMO PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO

  5. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA CENTRO DE EXCELNCIA EM TURISMO -CET

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA CENTRO DE EXCEL�NCIA EM TURISMO - CET PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 04/2013 1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 04/2012 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO

  6. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Lucero, Jorge Carlos

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 01/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO PARA O SEGUNDO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2012 1. PREÂMBULO 1.1 A Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em ECOLOGIA, no uso de suas

  7. Pesquisa em Memria ltima alterao: 10 de Outubro de 2006

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    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    Pesquisa em Memória Secundária Última alteração: 10 de Outubro de 2006 Transparências elaboradas, Leonardo Mata #12;Projeto de Algoritmos ­ Cap.1 Introdução 1 Introdução · Pesquisa em memória secundária transferências). · Memórias secundárias: apenas um registro pode ser acessado em um dado momento (acesso

  8. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  9. Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Cappe

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    Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Capp´e LTCI, TELECOM ParisTech & CNRS Abstract recursive) version of the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm. It is first shown that under suitable mixing assumptions, the large sample behavior of the traditional (batch) EM algorithm may be analyzed

  10. 7 CFR 759.6 - EM to be made available.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false EM to be made available. 759.6 Section 759...DESIGNATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS § 759.6 EM to be made available. (a) For purposes of the EM Program under part 764, subpart I, of...

  11. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lei Xu; Michael I. Jordan

    1996-01-01

    We build up the mathematical connection between the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm and gradient-based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space is obtained from the gradient via a projection matrix P, and we provide an explicit expression for the matrix. We then analyze the convergence of EM in terms of

  12. COMBINATION OF EM AND DC MEASUREMENTS FOR UPPER CRUSTAL STUDIES

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    Harinarayana, T.

    COMBINATION OF EM AND DC MEASUREMENTS FOR UPPER CRUSTAL STUDIES T. HARINARAYANA National geophysical methods, electrical (E) and electromagnetic (EM) methods also suffer from ambiguity benefit of obtaining more confidence in the derived model, joint use of E and EM methods has added

  13. Em dvida o valor de cortes a devolver s universidades

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Em dúvida o valor de cortes a devolver às universidades Secretário de Estado reuniu-se ontem com o a garantia de que "a muito curto prazo" se- rão entregues os 30 milhões em dívida, revelou ao JN o rei- tor verbas cortadas que são entregues em valores inferiores". "Nos próximos dias, tenho de tomar decisões

  14. EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices, Gates and Integrated Circuit

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    Anlage, Steven

    EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices, Gates and Integrated Circuit Interconnects Dept. of Electrical Xi Shao, Parvez N. Guzdar Akin Akturk, Zeynep Dilli, Bo Yang, Todd Firestone #12;EM Effects Verify with experiments: Chips fabricated through MOSIS #12;Outline EM Coupling: Levels Investigated Task

  15. Galp investe em cincia no Brasil Margarida Davim

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Galp investe em ciência no Brasil Margarida Davim margarida.davim@sol.pt Lei brasileira obriga petrolíferas a investir 1% dos lucros em investigação. Até 2017, Galp deve apoiar projectos no valor de 140 dólares em investiga- ção e projectos científicos no Brasil até 2017. O investimento - cerca de 102

  16. Online EM for Unsupervised Models Percy Liang Dan Klein

    E-print Network

    Pratt, Vaughan

    Online EM for Unsupervised Models Percy Liang Dan Klein Computer Science Division, EECS Department) EM algorithm plays an important role in unsupervised induction, but it some- times suffers from slow find bet- ter solutions than those found by batch EM. We support these findings on four unsuper- vised

  17. Ps-Graduao em Gerenciamento de Sistemas Espaciais Disciplina Isolada

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    Pós-Graduação em Gerenciamento de Sistemas Espaciais Disciplina Isolada Documentos a serem apresentados na secretaria do CSE: comprovante de: matricula do candidato em Curso de Pós-Graduação ou de ser Substituído por Declaração que conste data de colação de grau. Em hipótese alguma será aceito aluno que não

  18. Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Cappe

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Capp´e LTCI, Telecom ParisTech & CNRS Abstract in the Expectation-Maximization (EM) methodology consists in reparameterizing the problem using complete in HMMs based on an auxiliary recursion. Although the proposed online EM algorithm resembles a classical

  19. EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices Gates and Integrated Circuit

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    Anlage, Steven

    EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices Gates and Integrated Circuit Interconnects Dept. of Electrical Xi Shao, Parvez N. Guzdar4 Akin Akturk, Zeynep Dilli, Yun Bai, Todd Firestone #12;EM Effects. Verify with experiments: Chips fabricated through MOSIS #12;Outline EM Coupling: Levels Investigated Task

  20. Parallel EM Learning for Symbolic-Statistical Models

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    Sato, Taisuke

    Parallel EM Learning for Symbolic- Statistical Models Yusuke Izumi Department of Computer Science as previous author) sato@mi.cs.titech.ac.jp keywords: parallel EM algorithm, symbolic-statistical models, PRISM, distributed parallel computing Summary EM learning, i.e. parameter learning for probabilistic

  1. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  2. EM DESTAQUE Resgate do Chipre empurra bolsas para o vermelho

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    EM DESTAQUE Resgate do Chipre empurra bolsas para o vermelho Resgate da União Europeia ao Chipre: Interessados em inve têm de se preparar - Câmara de co Moçambique: Portugueses que pro de Comércio triplicou em dois anos Outros sites Impresa: SIC TV Mais Escape Olhares J. Letras V. Júnior E. Informática

  3. 7 CFR 759.6 - EM to be made available.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false EM to be made available. 759.6 Section 759...DESIGNATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS § 759.6 EM to be made available. (a) For purposes of the EM Program under part 764, subpart I, of...

  4. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  5. Electromagnetic ``Bubbles'' and Shock Waves: Unipolar, Nonoscillating EM Solitons

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. E. Kaplan; P. L. Shkolnikov

    1995-01-01

    We show that atomic gases can support solitary pulses of a unipolar electromagnetic field (``EM bubbles'') with amplitude up to the atomic field ( ~109 V\\/cm) and duration down to ~ 10-16 s. EM bubbles propagate without dispersion, are stable, and are insensitive to the change of gas density. Atomic gasses can also support an EM shock wave forming a

  6. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    Sistema de recomendação: uma abordagem por ltro colaborativo baseado em modelos 1 Dárlinton Barbosa FeresPUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n 19/10 Sistemas de Recomendação: uma abordagem por filtro colaborativo baseado em modelos Dárlinton Barbosa Feres Carvalho Ruy Luiz Milidiú

  7. Marvin, robô construtor para competição em robótica móvel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    André Martin Narciso; Carlos Augusto; Bentes da Silva; Jackson Paul Matsuura

    renatohsp@gmail .com Resumo: Este artigo é sobre a construção do robô autônomo Marvin o Construtor, que foi construído para participar da IV Competição IEEE Brasileira de Robô. A tarefa consiste em empilhar blocos em uma área predeterminada em um menor tempo possível, ganha a torre mais alta. O robô, construído por alunos do Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), foi construído

  8. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 19/02/2003. TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de PósGraduação a nível de Mestrado e Doutorado em Computação Aplicada CAP, doravante referido como Curso, objetiva formar e capacitar pessoal de nível

  9. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenadora Acadêmica do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David, Doutor, INPE, 2006. #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E

  10. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 04/11/2004. TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de PósGraduação a nível de Mestrado e Doutorado em Computação Aplicada CAP, doravante referido como Curso, objetiva formar e capacitar pessoal de nível

  11. Incentives for P2P-Assisted Content Distribution: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

    E-print Network

    Wierman, Adam

    Incentives for P2P-Assisted Content Distribution: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em Vinod Ramaswamy distributors to search for methods of defraying costs. One technique that is often suggested for defraying

  12. Novo modelo em 2015 para financiar

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    não tem sido cabal- mente aplicada. O que o Governo propõe agora é "criar um modelo de financiamento Governo vai agora discutir com as universidades e politécnicos como pôr a ideia em prática, dos indicadores ao modo como são calculados. "Solicitámos hoje o contributo das instituições. Agora vai começar o

  13. Efficient Scanning for EM Based Target Localization

    E-print Network

    Fua, Pascal

    of the time. 1 Introduction Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopes (FIB-SEM) and their ability Image Fig. 1. FIB-SEM Scanning Process. The microscope repeatedly scans the surface of a sample blockEfficient Scanning for EM Based Target Localization Raphael Sznitman, Aurelien Lucchi, Natasa

  14. EM Algorithms for PCA and SPCA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sam T. Roweis

    1997-01-01

    Abstract I present an expectation - maximization (EM) algorithm for principal component analysis (PCA) The algorithm allows a few eigenvectors and eigenvalues to be extracted from large collections of high dimensional data It is computationally very efficient in space and time It also natu - rally accommodates missing information I also introduce a new variant of PCA called sensible principal

  15. EM algorithms for ML factor analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald B. Rubin; Dorothy T. Thayer

    1982-01-01

    The details of EM algorithms for maximum likelihood factor analysis are presented for both the exploratory and confirmatory models. The algorithm is essentially the same for both cases and involves only simple least squares regression operations; the largest matrix inversion required is for aq ×q symmetric matrix whereq is the matrix of factors. The example that is used demonstrates that

  16. EMS Division Potential Benefits of Selected

    E-print Network

    Validation Program for ONR 300 KW Test Stand Motor 3.7 MW Motor Operated Successfully with SC magnet at full Homopolar Motors & Projections for Ship Propulsion Topics NOTE: Search for the interplay of technical disciplines!!!!! #12;EMS Division Homopolar Motor Outline ·Homopolar Motor Basics ·Homopolar Motor Technology

  17. Recursos Estratégicos em Propriedades Rurais Familiares

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marcelo Fernandes Pacheco Dias; Eugenio Avila Pedrozo

    2008-01-01

    A agricultura familiar tem papel importante nos agronegócios. A manutenção desses agricultores é uma das preocupações prioritárias dos governos. Também é amplamente conhecido o fato que o desempenho das propriedades familiares varia significativamente. Esse artigo busca contribuir para a explicação do porquê dessa variação de desempenho, através da Teoria Baseado em Recursos (RBV). Nesse sentido, foi desenvolvido um estudo exploratório

  18. EM Algorithm for Symmetric Causal Independence Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rasa Jurgelenaite; Tom Heskes

    2006-01-01

    Causal independence modelling is a well-known method both for reducing the size of probability tables and for explaining the underly- ing mechanisms in Bayesian networks. In this paper, we present the EM algorithm to learn the parameters in causal independence models based on the symmetric Boolean function. The developed algorithm enables us to assess the practical usefulness of the symmetric

  19. ESPÉCIES DO GÊNERO Eimeria (APICOMPLEXA: EIMERIIDAE) EM TAMANDUÁS-BANDEIRA (Myrmecophaga tridactyla LINNAEUS, 1758) EM CATIVEIRO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    FAGNER LUIZ DA C. FREITAS; ANDRÉ S. ZANETTI; CÉLIO R. MACHADO; ROSANGELA Z. MACHADO

    1 ABSTRACT:- FREITAS, F.L. DA C.; ALMEIDA, K. DE S.; ZANETTI, A.S.; NASCIMENTO, A.A. DO; MACHADO, C. R.; MACHADO, R.Z. (Species of the genus Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758) in captivity). Espécies do gênero Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) em Tamanduás-bandeira (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758) em cativeiro. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 15, n. 1, p.

  20. Information geometry of the EM and em algorithms for neural networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shun-ichi Amari

    1995-01-01

    In order to realize an input-output relation given by noise-contaminated examples,it is effective to use a stochastic model of neural networks. A model networkincludes hidden units whose activation values are not specified nor observed. It isuseful to estimate the hidden variables from the observed or specified input-outputdata based on the stochastic model. Two algorithms, the EM - and em-algorithms,have so

  1. Estado atual do tratamento da coronariopatia crônica em pacientes diabéticos: evidências e controvérsias baseadas em ensaios clínicos

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Neuza H. Lopes; Jeane M. Tsutsui; Whady A. Hueb

    2007-01-01

    RESUMO Diabetes mellitus é um dos principais fatores de risco para a doença arterial coronária. A doença progride de forma mais acelerada em pacientes diabéticos e está associada com pior prognóstico. Embora a revascularização miocárdica garanta alívio rápido dos sintomas em pacientes com doença arterial coronária documentada, não existe substancial evidência de benefício prognóstico, salvo em situações anatômicas específicas. Adicionalmente,

  2. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 07/11/2006

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 07/11/2006 TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de pósgraduação em Computação Aplicada, doravante referido como Curso, mantém programas de Mestrado e Doutorado com objetivo de formar e capacitar pessoal

  3. Crosshole EM in steel-cased boreholes

    SciTech Connect

    Wilt, M.; Lee, K.H.; Becker, A.; Spies, B.; Wang, B.

    1996-07-01

    The application of crosshole EM methods through steel well-casing was investigated in theoretical, laboratory and field studies. A numerical code was developed that calculates the attenuation and phase delay of an EM dipole signal propagated through a steel well casing lodged in a homogeneous medium. The code was validated with a scale model and used for sensitivity studies of casing and formation properties. Finally, field measurements were made in an oil field undergoing waterflooding. Our most important findings are that (1) crosshole surveys are feasible using a well pair with one metallic and one non-metallic casing. (2) The casing effect seems be localized within the pipe section that includes the sensor. (3) The effects of the casing can be corrected using simple means and (4) crosshole field data that are sensitive to both formation and casing were acquired in a working environment.

  4. Topic-based language models using EM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Gildea; Thomas Hofmann

    1999-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a novel statistical language model to capture topic-related long-range dependencies. Topics are mod- eled in a latent variable framework in which we also derive an EM algorithm to perform a topic factor decomposition based on a segmented training corpus. The topic model is combined with a standard language model to be used for on-line word

  5. Telescópio de patrulhamento solar em 12 GHz

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Utsumi, F.; Costa, J. E. R.

    2003-08-01

    O telescópio de patrulhamento solar é um instrumento dedicado à observação de explosões solares com início de suas operações em janeiro de 2002, trabalhando próximo ao pico de emissão do espectro girossincrotrônico (12 GHz). Trata-se de um arranjo de três antenas concebido para a detecção de explosões e determinação em tempo real da localização da região emissora. Porém, desde sua implementação em uma montagem equatorial movimentada por um sistema de rotação constante (15 graus/hora) o rastreio apresentou pequenas variações de velocidade e folgas nas caixas de engrenagens. Assim, tornou-se necessária a construção de um sistema de correção automática do apontamento que era de fundamental importância para os objetivos do projeto. No segundo semestre de 2002 empreendemos uma série de tarefas com o objetivo de automatizar completamente o rastreio, a calibração, a aquisição de dados, controle de ganhos, offsets e transferência dos dados pela internet através de um projeto custeado pela FAPESP. O rastreio automático é realizado através de um inversor que controla a freqüência da rede de alimentação do motor de rastreio podendo fazer micro-correções na direção leste-oeste conforme os radiômetros desta direção detectem uma variação relativa do sinal. Foi adicionado também um motor na direção da declinação para correção automática da variação da direção norte-sul. Após a implementação deste sistema a precisão do rastreio melhorou para um desvio máximo de 30 segundos de arco, o que está muito bom para este projeto. O Telescópio se encontra em funcionamento automático desde março de 2003 e já conta com várias explosões observadas após a conclusão desta fase de automação. Estamos apresentando as explosões mais intensas do período e com as suas respectivas posições no disco solar.

  6. Simplex EMS users knock company's service support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cohn

    1982-01-01

    Simplex Tape Recorder Co. is not responding fast enough to please some of its energy management system (EMS) users who need service or new parts. The users complain that Simplex load-shedding, time-of-day control, and duty-cycling functions do not compare with the quality of its security and fire functions. Company spokesmen claim that service and parts are available on a 24-hour

  7. Helicopter EMS: Research Endpoints and Potential Benefits

    PubMed Central

    Thomas, Stephen H.; Arthur, Annette O.

    2012-01-01

    Patients, EMS systems, and healthcare regions benefit from Helicopter EMS (HEMS) utilization. This article discusses these benefits in terms of specific endpoints utilized in research projects. The endpoint of interest, be it primary, secondary, or surrogate, is important to understand in the deployment of HEMS resources or in planning further HEMS outcomes research. The most important outcomes are those which show potential benefits to the patients, such as functional survival, pain relief, and earlier ALS care. Case reports are also important “outcomes” publications. The benefits of HEMS in the rural setting is the ability to provide timely access to Level I or Level II trauma centers and in nontrauma, interfacility transport of cardiac, stroke, and even sepsis patients. Many HEMS crews have pharmacologic and procedural capabilities that bring a different level of care to a trauma scene or small referring hospital, especially in the rural setting. Regional healthcare and EMS system's benefit from HEMS by their capability to extend the advanced level of care throughout a region, provide a “backup” for areas with limited ALS coverage, minimize transport times, make available direct transport to specialized centers, and offer flexibility of transport in overloaded hospital systems. PMID:22203905

  8. TESE DE DOUTORADO EM ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS ELETRNICOS E DE AUTOMAO

    E-print Network

    de Queiroz, Ricardo L.

    TESE DE DOUTORADO EM ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS ELETRÔNICOS E DE AUTOMAÇÃO CODIFICAÇÃO DE VÍDEO ESCALONÁVEL EM COMPLEXIDADE E EM ENERGIA Tiago Alves da Fonseca Brasília, agosto de 2012 UNIVERSIDADE DE ENGENHARIA ELÉTRICA CODIFICAÇÃO DE VÍDEO ESCALONÁVEL EM COMPLEXIDADE E EM ENERGIA Tiago Alves da Fonseca

  9. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

    E-print Network

    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2004 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica em reunião de 19 de março de 2004 e em Reunião do Conselho de (dez) horas de aulas ministradas ao longo do semestre, em disciplinas de graduação de 60 (sessenta

  10. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

    E-print Network

    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL.inf.ufrgs.br/pgmicro Lista, em ordem alfabética, dos selecionados ao curso de Mestrado com ingresso em 2012/01 André Luiz de PósGraduação em Microeletrônica #12;PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO

  11. MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR EM ESPÉCIES ARBÓREAS NATIVAS DA BACIA DO RIO TIBAGI, PARANÁ

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Waldemar Zangaro; Silvio M. A. Nisizaki; Juliana C. B. Domingos; Emilia M. Nakano

    RESUMO: Relata-se a incidência da colonização de micorriza arbuscular (MA) e a resposta à inocu- lação em 81 espécies arbóreas nativas da bacia do rio Tibagi (PR), em condições de casa de vegetação. Também é relatada a incidência da colonização de MA em 51 espécies arbóreas nativas coletadas em áreas em início de sucessão arbórea e no interior da floresta

  12. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA

    E-print Network

    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 03/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO SEMESTRE LETIVO DE 2014 PRE�MBULO O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da

  13. Online EM for Unsupervised Models NAACL June 3, 2009

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Online EM for Unsupervised Models NAACL ­ June 3, 2009 Percy Liang Dan Klein #12;Based on a true.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 accuracy Batch EM 2 #12;Based on a true story Part-of-speech induction: DT NNP NNP VBD The European Commission agreed 20 40 60 80 iterations 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 accuracy Batch EM Online

  14. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DO PERFIL DA APICULTURA EM CAPÃO BONITO E ADJACÊNCIAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristina Fachini; Ricardo Firetti; Eduardo Cardoso De Oliveira; Antonio Assiz De Carvalho Filho

    2008-01-01

    O Sudoeste Paulista é a segunda maior região do Estado em importância para a apicultura tendo totalizado em 2006 o valor de produção de R$ 3.052.402 com 17.135 colméias. Em 2006 os “produtores de mel” de Capão Bonito existiam “produtores de mel” que tinham a apicultura como principal fonte de renda até agricultores familiares que tinham a produção de mel

  15. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Elisabete Caria Moraes, Doutora, INPE, 2002 Conselho do Curso Elisabete Caria Moraes - Presidente Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Membro

  16. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Flávio Jorge Ponzoni, Doutor, UFPR, 1993 Conselho do Curso Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Presidente Mauricio Alves Moreira - Membro

  17. Analysis and applicability of the Dutch EMS system into countries developing EMS systems.

    PubMed

    Dib, Joe E; Naderi, Sassan; Sheridan, Indrani A; Alagappan, Kumar

    2006-01-01

    Development of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is a challenging task for administrators, government agencies, and politicians. Factors such as the political climate, governmental support, and monetary resources heavily influence and shape the development of an EMS system. There are various systems in place to meet the functional needs and abilities of different regions while maintaining the basic principle of providing fast attention to those in need, and transportation to a definitive care facility. In this report, we describe the current Dutch EMS system in Amsterdam and the methods of daily pre-hospital health care delivery used, while exploring its potential applicability in developing nations. The Dutch EMS system is a nurse-driven triage system, both at the dispatch level and at the treatment level. Of the approximate yearly 165,000 calls received at the dispatch center, 40% of the requests were triaged based on national protocols such that no emergency ambulance dispatching was necessary. Furthermore, 30% of patients were treated at the scene, and did not subsequently require emergency transport to a definitive care facility. PMID:16434351

  18. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, REA DE CONCENTRAO EM

    E-print Network

    direito a voto; que deverá ser o representante e Coordenador Acadêmico da Área de Concentração e membro do presidente em seus impedimentos temporários) com direito a voto. O coordenador do Conselho de Área de;2 III ­ um representante do Corpo Discente, com direito a voto; Art. 5o ­ Os integrantes do Conselho de

  19. O perfil do médico em formação em radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Glauce Cerqueira Corrêa da Silva; Hilton Augusto Koch; Evandro Guimarães de Sousa

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Identificar diferenças no perfil psicossocial do especializando e médico residente em radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem, avaliar a aspiração profissional e as motivações internas que os influenciaram a escolher a especialidade radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem e se o nível de satisfação profissional melhora a relação médico-paciente. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi aplicado um questionário com 26 perguntas que constava

  20. HISTÓRIA, LITERATURA E DITADURA: O CASO JOÃO PAZ EM INCIDENTE EM ANTARES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniela Freitas Torres; Elaine dos Santos

    This article refers to a possible critic of the Brazilian military and dictatorial regime in the 1960´s and 1970s, trough the eyes of João Paz, a character in the novel of Erico Veríssimo, Incidente em Antares . The research, from a bibliographic point of view, has been based on recent theories that relate to facts in the History and Literature

  1. EM threat analysis for wireless systems.

    SciTech Connect

    Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Schniter, P. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory)

    2006-06-01

    Modern digital radio systems are complex and must be carefully designed, especially when expected to operate in harsh propagation environments. The ability to accurately predict the effects of propagation on wireless radio performance could lead to more efficient radio designs as well as the ability to perform vulnerability analyses before and after system deployment. In this report, the authors--experts in electromagnetic (EM) modeling and wireless communication theory--describe the construction of a simulation environment that is capable of quantifying the effects of wireless propagation on the performance of digital communication.

  2. Communication - An Effective Tool for Implementing ISO 14001/EMS

    SciTech Connect

    Rachel Damewood; Bowen Huntsman

    2004-04-01

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) received ISO 14001/EMS certification in June 2002. Communication played an effective role in implementing ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL. This paper describes communication strategies used during the implementation and certification processes. The INEEL achieved Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) and Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status in 2001. ISMS implemented a formal process to plan and execute work. VPP facilitated worker involvement by establishing geographic units at various facilities with employee points of contact and management champions. The INEEL Environmental Management System (EMS) was developed to integrate the environmental functional area into its ISMS and VPP. Since the core functions of ISMS, VPP, and EMS are interchangeable, they were easy to integrate. Communication is essential to successfully implement an EMS. (According to ISO 14001 requirements, communication interacts with 12 other elements of the requirements.) We developed communication strategies that integrated ISMS, VPP, and EMS. For example, the ISMS, VPP, and EMS Web sites communicated messages to the work force, such as “VPP emphasizes the people side of doing business, ISMS emphasizes the system side of doing business, and EMS emphasizes the systems to protect the environment; but they all define work, identify and analyze hazards, and mitigate the hazards.” As a result of this integration, the work force supported and implemented the EMS. In addition, the INEEL established a cross-functional communication team to assist with implementing the EMS. The team included members from the Training and Communication organizations, VPP office, Pollution Prevention, Employee and Media Relations, a union representative, facility environmental support, and EMS staff. This crossfunctional team used various communication strategies to promote our EMS to all organization levels and successfully implemented EMS activities through VPP geographic units. In summary, the ISMS and VPP process at the INEEL provided the basic framework of management support and worker involvement to implement our EMS. A cross-functional communication team was established to facilitate the implementation with great success. Communication has been an effective tool for implementing an ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL.

  3. AVALIAÇÃO DA PRESENÇA DE ENDOSSIMBIONTES Cardinium em DIFERENTES ESPÉCIES DE ARTRÓPODES.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A presença de endossimbiontes do gênero Cardinium em alguns grupos de artrópodes foi recentemente relatada e relacionada com diversas alterações reprodutivas em seus hospedeiros, tais como feminilização de ácaros, partenogênese em parasitóides, incompatibilidade citoplasmática e aumento da fecundida...

  4. Ideas for On-Chip Measurement of EM Interference

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    Anlage, Steven

    Ideas for On-Chip Measurement of EM Interference by R. Jacob Baker Boise State University #12;Noninvasive Ckts Must not interfere with circuit operation Connect to on-chip circuitry Robust operation (tolerant to EM interference) Example: Connect measuring circuit to clock distribution tree. What happens

  5. 10 CFR Appendixes E-M to Part 52 - [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    10 Energy 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false [Reserved] E Appendixes E-M to Part 52 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Appendixes E-M to Part 52...

  6. 10 CFR Appendixes E-M to Part 52 - [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false [Reserved] E Appendixes E-M to Part 52 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Appendixes E-M to Part 52...

  7. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 2/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO ECOLOGIA, no uso de suas atribuições legais, estabelece e torrna público as normas do processo seletivo

  8. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 3/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO Ecologia, no uso de suas atribuições legais, torna público e estabelece a retificação do Edital nº 02

  9. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

    E-print Network

    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 03/2010 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO ECOLOGIA no uso de suas atribuições legais, estabelece e torna públicas as normas do processo seletivo para

  10. Asymptotic Distribution of the EMS Option Price Estimator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jin-Chuan Duan; Geneviève Gauthier; Jean-Guy Simonato

    2001-01-01

    Monte Carlo simulation is commonly used for computing prices of derivative securities when an analytical solution does not exist. Recently, a new simulation technique known as empirical martingale simulation (EMS) has been proposed by Duan and Simonato (1998) as a way of improving simulation accuracy. EMS has one drawback however. Because of the dependency among sample paths created by the

  11. AVALIAÇÃO BIOMECÂNICA DOS TRABALHADORES EM MARCENARIAS NO DISTRITO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nilton Cesar Fiedler; Natália S. Menezes; Nuno C. Azevedo; José Reinaldo Moreira da Silva

    2003-01-01

    A pesquisa foi desenvolvida com base em dados coletados com funcionários de marcenarias no Distrito Federal com o objetivo de fazer uma avaliação biomecânica do trabalhador nas mais diversas máquinas. A avaliação foi feita com a filmagem dos trabalhadores em perfil, avaliação das forças envolvidas e posterior congelamento das imagens e medição dos ângulos das articulações para análise no software

  12. Mecnica Eststica Introduo e Sistemas clssicos em equilbrio, ensembles: microcannico,

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    Stariolo, Daniel Adrián

    Mecânica Estística 2012 Súmula · Introdução e Sistemas clássicos em equilíbrio, ensembles na física e em outras ciências. · Estatísticas quânticas, sistemas de bósons: estatística de Bose-Einstein, sis- temas de férmions: estatística de Fermi-Dirac, exemplos. · Transições de fase: modelos de

  13. Motivac~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados

    E-print Network

    Rodriguez, Noemi

    Motiva¸c~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados Consist^encia: modelos baseados do cliente Implementa¸c~ao Localiza¸c~ao de r´eplicas Replica¸c~ao Sistemas Distribu´idos junho de 2013 Replica¸c~ao #12;Motiva¸c~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados Consist^encia: modelos baseados do cliente

  14. EM algorithm for sparse representation-based image inpainting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohamed-jalal Fadili; Jean-luc Starck

    2005-01-01

    We introduce an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for image inpainting based on a penalized likelihood formulated using linear sparse representations. Taking advantage of the sparsity of representations, a regularization through a prior penalty is imposed on the reconstructed coefficients. From a statistical point of view, the inpainting can be viewed as an estimation problem with missing data. The EM framework is

  15. Psiquiatria baseada em evidências Evidence-based psychiatry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maurício S de Lima; Bernardo GO Soaresb e; Josué Bacaltchuk

    Em psiquiatria, observa-se grande variabilidade de práticas clínicas, muitas vezes desnecessária. Essas varia- ções podem estar relacionadas à ausência de evidência científica confiável ou ao desconhecimento das evidên- cias de boa qualidade disponíveis. A medicina baseada em evidências (MBE) é uma combinação de estratégias que busca assegurar que o cuidado individual do paciente seja baseado na melhor informação disponível, a

  16. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenador Acadêmico do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David dos, USA, 1997 Antonio Osny de Toledo do CTA/IEAV, Doutor, ITA, Brasil, 1996 #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E

  17. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenador Acadêmico do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David dos Mendonça do IAE/CTA, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA, 1997 #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE

  18. EM 385-1-1, 2008 Major Changes and Rationale

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1, 2008 Change #6 Major Changes and Rationale Sections 11, 18 and 16 (Cranes and Hoisting, change wording to Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs)/Forklifts and Telehandlers. All PITs and telehandlers (EM 385-1-1, Appendices I, Q and S) · Appendix I, DELETE ­ Rationale: Crane Testing Requirements

  19. ELEKTRA: Um Chatterbot para Uso em Ambiente Educacional

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Denise Leonhardt; Daiane Dorneles de Castro; Liane Margarida; Rockenbach Tarouco

    2003-01-01

    **** Resumo. A E ducação à Distância vem despertando muito interesse de pesquisadores de diversas áreas. Por isso, também vem sendo muito a bordada em congressos, workshops e seminários. Muito se discute sobre a união entre tecnologia e educação visando complementar a formação de estudantes. Com a pesquisa em Inteligência Artificial, surgiram os chatterbots. Chatterbots são programas destinados a demonstrar

  20. Institutional Design for EMS-Based Government Procurement Policies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthew Potoski; Aseem Prakash

    2006-01-01

    In recent years scholars have highlighted the public policy potential of using voluntary programs based on environmental management systems (EMS) to improve firms' environmental and regulatory performance. While firms receive some benefits for joining EMS-based voluntary programs, these incentives could be strengthened if governments mandated joining such programs as a precondition for participating in government procurement. While we support Arnold

  1. accredited clinical research, EMS and non-operative

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    Cinabro, David

    accredited clinical research, EMS and non-operative sports fellowships to supplement our are magnified by their young wide eyes. I have had many come back to me later--most of whom I do not recall and nationally. In my short time in the SIC world, I have had the opportunity to view the other EM departments

  2. An approximate EM Homographical Iterative Closest Point algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Markus Louw; Fred Nicolls

    This paper describes an approximately expectation- maximization (EM) formulation of a homographical iterative closest point registration approach (henceforth HICP). We show that such an EM approach allows the algorithm to converge faster, and more robustly in the presence of noise. Although this algorithm can register points transformed by a more general set of linear transformations than the original Iterative Closest

  3. Cytogenetic characterization of the CHO mutant EM9

    SciTech Connect

    Dillehay, L.E.; Thompson, L.H.; Carrano, A.V.

    1983-12-12

    A remarkable property of the Chinese hamster ovary mutant EM9 is its very high baseline frequency of sister-chromatid exchange (SCE), about 110 per cell. EM9 is also hypersensitive (7-fold) to the induction of SCE by EMS. The high baseline SCE frequency in EM9 appears to be the result of a single mutational event. DNA replication in EM9 and AA8 was studied using pulse labeling and alkaline elution. After a 1 hour labeling period, the majority of the labeled DNA elutes rapidly indicating the small size of the nascent single-stranded molecules. In the absence of BradUrd substitution more than 50% of the labeled DNA is retained on the filter after a 1 hour chase.

  4. Contour extracting with combination particle filtering and EM algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Meng, Bo; Zhu, Ming

    2008-03-01

    The problem of extracting continuous structures from images is a difficult issue in early pattern recognition and image processing. Tracking with contours in a filtering framework requires a dynamical model for prediction. Recently, Particle filter, is widely used because its multiple hypotheses and versatility within framework. However, the good choice of the propagation function is still its main problem. In this paper, an improved particle filter, EM-PF algorithm is proposed which using the EM (Expectation-Maximization) algorithm to learn the dynamical models. The EM algorithm can explicitly learn the parameters of the dynamical models from training sequences. The advantage of using the EM algorithm in particle filter is that it is capable of improve tracking contour by having accurate model parameters. Though the experiment results, we show how our EM-PF can be applied to produces more robust and accurate extracting.

  5. Responsabilidade Social e Estratégia Internacional: pressupostos teóricos e diretrizes para a atuação de multinacionais em países em desenvolvimento

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eloi Junior Damke; Queila Regina Souza

    Resumo: A questão da Responsabilidade Social corporativa tem sido considerada, entre muitos autores da área da administração , como um tema de relevância crescente na formulação de estratégias empresariais. Considerando o contexto atual em que se fundamentam estas proposições, este trabalho procura relacionar alguns dos principais argumentos favoráveis e desfavoráveis à responsabilida de social das empresas privadas, em especial aquelas

  6. Hanford Site performance summary: EM funded programs

    SciTech Connect

    Edwards, C.

    1995-09-01

    Hanford performance at fiscal year end reflects a three percent unfavorable schedule variance ($46.3 million*) which was an improvement over August 1995 ($46.3 million for September versus $65.9 million for August) and is below established reporting thresholds (greater than 3 percent). The majority of the behind schedule condition (53 percent) is attributed to EM-40 (Office of Environmental Restoration [ER]) and is a result of late receipt of funds, procurement delays, and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work planned but not accomplished. Other primary contributors to the behind schedule condition are associated with tank farm upgrades, high-level waste disposal and work for others (support to the US Department of Energy-Headquarters [DOE-HQ]). The remaining behind schedule condition is distributed throughout the remaining Hanford programs and do not share common causes. A breakdown of individuals listed on page 8.

  7. Occupational infectious disease exposures in EMS personnel.

    PubMed

    Reed, E; Daya, M R; Jui, J; Grellman, K; Gerber, L; Loveless, M O

    1993-01-01

    Reports of occupationally transmitted hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prompted the Portland Bureau of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (PFB) to institute a comprehensive program for handling and tracking on-the-job infectious disease exposures. Data were collected for a 2-year period beginning January 1, 1988, and ending December 31, 1989, utilizing verbal and written exposure reports, prehospital care reports, and PFB statistical information. Two hundred and fifty-six (256) exposures were categorized. The overall incidence of reported exposure was 4.4/1,000 emergency medical service (EMS) calls. Of these exposures, 14 (5.5%) were needle sticks, 15 (5.9%) were eye splashes, 8 (3.1%) were mucous membrane exposures, 38 (14.8%) were exposure to nonintact skin, 120 (46.9%) were exposures to intact skin, and 61 (23.8%) involved respiratory exposure only. The incidence of exposure of nonintact skin or mucous membranes to blood or body fluids and needle sticks was 1.3/1,000 EMS calls. Forty-eight individuals (64% of those incurring needle sticks, or exposure of non-intact skin or mucous membranes to blood or body fluids) were treated and followed for signs of infection. Of this group, 11 individuals (26%) previously vaccinated against hepatitis B demonstrated inadequate HBsAb titers at the time of exposure. Requests for HIV and HBV information on source patients were made for needle sticks or exposure of nonintact skin or mucous membranes to blood or high-risk body fluids. Information on the source patient's HIV status was obtained for 57% of these requests.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8445190

  8. Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristhine L. Chagas; Diego G. Figuerôa; Ênio H. Rios; Gérson Carvalho; Gustavo Mascarenhas; Ives D. Barbosa; João M. Braghiroli; João N. Tupiná; Mariana F. Miranda; Naiara A. Fraga; Luis F. Adan

    2007-01-01

    A Síndrome Metabólica caracteriza-se pela associação de fatores de risco cardiovascular, como obesidade, resistência à insulina, dislipidemia e hipertensão arterial. Sua prevalência geral em crianças e adolescentes norte-americanos é de 3-4%, mas atinge 28,7% naqueles com Índice de Massa Corpórea (IMC) = percentil 95. Observa-se que os fatores predisponentes à síndrome se manifestam desde a vida intra-uterina. Apesar de bem

  9. PROTOCOLO DE COLETA DE MATERIAL BIOLGICO PARA ESTUDOS DE GENTICA MOLECULAR EM CARNVOROS E OUTROS

    E-print Network

    Eizirik, Eduardo

    PROTOCOLO DE COLETA DE MATERIAL BIOLÓGICO PARA ESTUDOS DE GENÉTICA MOLECULAR EM CARNÍVOROS E OUTROS encontrados mortos (p. ex. em estradas), peles apreendidas e qualquer outro material disponível. Apesar de a ênfase atual de nossas pesquisas em genética ser em carnívoros neotropicais, pesquisas similares com

  10. INVERSION OF EM DATA TO RECOVER 1-D CONDUCTIVITY AND A GEOMETRIC SURVEY PARAMETER

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    INVERSION OF EM DATA TO RECOVER 1-D CONDUCTIVITY AND A GEOMETRIC SURVEY PARAMETER By Sean Eugene electromagnetic (EM) data. There are two types of data which are of particular interest: airborne EM (AEM) and ground based horizontal loop EM (HLEM). When dealing with AEM data there is a potential for errors

  11. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2007 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, no uso de suas atribuições regimentais, em reunião realizada, para participação de alunos e professores permanentes em congressos nacionais e internacionais, e dá

  12. Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM Longin Jan Latecki Maximization (EM) step. By evaluating EM approximation quality we are able to recognize a locally optimal solution, and modify the number of model components and their parameters. Consequently, EM can converge

  13. COMPORTAMENTO E CARACTERIZAO ELETROQUMICA DE MICROELETRODOS DE DIAMANTE DOPADO COM BORO EM

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    COMPORTAMENTO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO ELETROQUÍMICA DE MICROELETRODOS DE DIAMANTE DOPADO COM BORO EM FIO janela de potencial em meio aquoso, inércia química e excelente resistência à passivação, que é de importância considerável em eletroanalítica2 . Por outro lado, em sua maioria, os EDDB descritos na literatura

  14. Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM Longin Jan Latecki to evaluate the approximation quality obtained in each Expecta- tion Maximization (EM) step. By evaluating EM components and their parameters. Consequently, EM can converge only to a globally optimal solution

  15. Ensino Superior de excelncia altura em que o Ensino Superior portugus granjeia de significativa notoriedade

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Ensino Superior de excelência Numa altura em que o Ensino Superior português granjeia de.° melhor do mundo em 20 12, tendo subido uma posição em relação ao ranking do ano anterior. Portugal melhora em todos os indicadores avaliados pela lista elaborada pela rede internacional Universitas 2 1

  16. EM TECNOLOGIA Os recm-licenciados tm sentido a eteuada taxa

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    FORMAÇÃO EM TECNOLOGIA Os recém-licenciados têm sentido a eteuada taxa de desemprego do país. No momento de escolher o curso o frequentar o gosto já não é o principal factor a ter em conta, cada ue^ mais delas a serem leccionadas também em regime pós-laboral. A oferta passa por cursos como a Licenciatura em

  17. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL-Graduação em Microeletrônica, em reunião de 13 de agosto de 2008, Resolve - A aprovação na disciplina MIC59 obrigatória MIC02 Concepção de Circuitos em Alta Escala (VLSI), 4 créditos. Prof. Henri Ivanov Boudinov

  18. Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM Algorithm Expectation Maximisation

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    Englebienne, Gwenn

    Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM AlgorithmMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM Algorithm 1 Introduction 2 Everything observed 3 k Extensions to EM #12;Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM

  19. Can current EMS dispatch protocols identify layperson-reported sentinel conditions?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith W. Neely; Jayant Eldurkar; Markley E. R. Drake

    2000-01-01

    Introduction. Managed care organizations are seeking opportunities to capitate for emergency medical services (EMS). These and others pressures are motivating EMS planners to find innovative ways to redeploy existing EMS resources. A successful redeployment of resources implies a mechanism for more carefully matching EMS resources to need than currently exists. Objective. To determine whether the methods dispatchers currently use to

  20. Medically Unnecessary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transports Among Children Ages 0 to 17 Years

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Daniel Patterson; Elizabeth G. Baxley; Janice C. Probst; James R. Hussey; Charity G. Moore

    2006-01-01

    Objectives: Estimate the prevalence of medically unnecessary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transports among children. Methods: We linked EMS and emergency department (ED) billing records for all EMS-to-hospital transports of children originating in three counties in South Carolina between January 1, 2001 and March 31, 2003. EMS responses resulting in no transport, transports to destinations other than the ED, or multiple

  1. SOLUC ~OES PARA CONTROLO VISUAL DE MOVIMENTO: APLICAC ~AO EM SEGUIMENTO

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    Barreto, Joao

    , movimento direita- esquerda tamb´em designado por "eye pan", e eleva¸c~ao, movimento cima- baixo tamb´emSOLUC¸ ~OES PARA CONTROLO VISUAL DE MOVIMENTO: APLICAC¸ ~AO EM SEGUIMENTO COM VIS~AO ACTIVA Provas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.1.1 Seguimento com o Olho Cicl´opico . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.1.2 Seguimento em Verg

  2. EM algorithm estimation of TCM scheme over multipath fading

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    Gunawan, Wiedy

    1997-01-01

    The performance of Trellis Coded Modulation scheme via Expectation-Maximization algorithm utilizing a Kalman filter over multipath fading is presented. EM algorithm offers an easier computation than the classical ML estimation does. To get a better...

  3. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Flávio Jorge Ponzoni, Doutor, UFPR, 1993 Conselho do Curso Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Presidente Douglas F. M. Gherardi - Membro

  4. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Coordenador Acadêmico Sandra Aparecida Sandri, Dra (Workshop dos Cursos de Mestrado e Doutorado da CAP) e, obrigatoriedade de submeter trabalho a todos os

  5. EMS-Vision: a perceptual system for autonomous vehicles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rudolf Gregor; Michael Lützeler; Martin Pellkofer; K.-H. Siedersberger; Ernst Dieter Dickmanns

    2002-01-01

    The paper gives a survey on the new Expectation- based Multifocal Saccadic Vision (EMS-Vision) system for autonomous vehicle guidance developed at the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UBM). EMS-Vision is the third generation dynamic vision system following the 4-D approach. Its core element is a new camera arrangement, mounted on a high bandwidth pan-tilt head for active gaze control. Central knowledge

  6. Captulo 39 Operadores Lineares NaoLimitados em Espacos de

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    Barata, João Carlos Alves

    Jâ??anos von Neumann (1903--1957). Von Neumann tambâ??em adotou os nomes de Johann von Neumann e Johnâ?ao­limitados em espaâ?ºcos de Hilbert foi desenvolvida originalmente por von Neumann 1 no final dos anos 20 e no in limitados. O propâ??osito especâ??�fico de von Neumann era prover a entâ?ao nascente Mecâ??anica Quâ??antica de

  7. Preliminary Experiment of EM Technology on Waste Water Treatment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gede Ngurah Wididana

    The objective of the experiment was to investigate the effect of EM4 on improving the quality of waste water. The experiment was conducted in two locations of candy factory, viz Nestle and Trebor Companies in Jakarta. The EM4 was treated in laboratory condition to the effluent of waste water of non adjusted pH (pH 4.0) and adjusted pH (pH 7.44)

  8. A History and Informal Assessment of the <em>Slacker Astronomyem> Podcast

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Price, Aaron; Gay, Pamela; Searle, Travis; Brissenden, Gina

    Slacker Astronomyem> is a weekly podcast that covers a recent astronomical news event or discovery. The show has a unique style consisting of irreverent, over-the-top humor combined with a healthy dose of hard science. According to our demographic analysis, the combination of this style and the unique podcasting distribution mechanism allows the show to reach audiences younger and busier than those reached via traditional channels. We report on the successes and challenges of the first year of the show, and provide an informal assessment of its role as a source for astronomical news and concepts for its approximately 15,500 weekly listeners.

  9. Regras para atribuio e renovao de bolsas CAPES e CNPq Art. 1 Os cursos de ps-graduao em nvel de mestrado e doutorado em Computao Aplicada (CAP)

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    Regras para atribuição e renovação de bolsas CAPES e CNPq Art. 1º ­ Os cursos de pós-graduação em nível de mestrado e doutorado em Computação Aplicada (CAP) do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais a sua proposta de dissertação em até 15 (quinze) meses após o seu ingresso no programa; Art. 3º ­ Não

  10. Mais de metade do total de investigadores do Pas est no ensino superior. Estes passaram de 50%, em

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    %, em 1995, para 62%, em 2010 Maria Joio Alexandre Ao longo dos últimos anos, a des- pesa das empresas privadas em investigação e desenvolvimen- to (I6D) aumentou. E, ao contrário do Estado, os gastos em investigação diminuíram. É, assim, natural que o número de investigadores doutorados em atividades de I6D

  11. Astronomia para/com crianças carentes em Limeira

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    Bretones, P. S.; Oliveira, V. C.

    2003-08-01

    Em 2001, o Instituto Superior de Ciências Aplicadas (ISCA Faculdades de Limeira) iniciou um projeto pelo qual o Observatório do Morro Azul empreendeu uma parceria com o Centro de Promoção Social Municipal (CEPROSOM), instituição mantida pela Prefeitura Municipal de Limeira para atender crianças e adolescentes carentes. O CEPROSOM contava com dois projetos: Projeto Centro de Convivência Infantil (CCI) e Programa Criança e Adolescente (PCA), que atendiam crianças e adolescentes em Centros Comunitários de diversas áreas da cidade. Esses projetos têm como prioridades estabelecer atividades prazerosas para as crianças no sentido de retirá-las das ruas. Assim sendo, as crianças passaram a ter mais um tipo de atividade - as visitas ao observatório. Este painel descreve as várias fases do projeto, que envolveu: reuniões de planejamento, curso de Astronomia para as orientadoras dos CCIs e PCAs, atividades relacionadas a visitas das crianças ao Observatório, proposta de construção de gnômons e relógios de Sol nos diversos Centros Comunitários de Limeira e divulgação do projeto na imprensa. O painel inclui discussões sobre a aprendizagem de crianças carentes, relatos que mostram a postura das orientadoras sobre a pertinência do ensino de Astronomia, relatos do monitor que fez o atendimento no Observatório e o que o número de crianças atendidas representou para as atividades da instituição desde o início de suas atividades e, em particular, em 2001. Os resultados são baseados na análise de relatos das orientadoras e do monitor do Observatório, registros de visitas e matérias da imprensa local. Conclui com uma avaliação do que tal projeto representou para as Instituições participantes. Para o Observatório, em particular, foi feita uma análise com relação às outras modalidades de atendimentos que envolvem alunos de escolas e público em geral. Também é abordada a questão do compromisso social do Observatório na educação do público em questão.

  12. Degradation of Benzodiazepines after 120 Days of EMS Deployment

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    McMullan, Jason T.; Jones, Elizabeth; Barnhart, Bruce; Denninghoff, Kurt; Spaite, Daniel; Zaleski, Erin; Silbergleit, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Introduction EMS treatment of status epilepticus improves outcomes, but the benzodiazepine best suited for EMS use is unclear, given potential high environmental temperature exposures. Objective To describe the degradation of diazepam, lorazepam, and midazolam as a function of temperature exposure and time over 120 days of storage on active EMS units. Methods Study boxes containing vials of diazepam, lorazepam, and midazolam were distributed to 4 active EMS units in each of 2 EMS systems in the southwestern United States during May–August 2011. The boxes logged temperature every minute and were stored in EMS units per local agency policy. Two vials of each drug were removed from each box at 30-day intervals and underwent high-performance liquid chromatography to determine drug concentration. Concentration was analyzed as mean (and 95%CI) percent of initial labeled concentration as a function of time and mean kinetic temperature (MKT). Results 192 samples were collected (2 samples of each drug from each of 4 units per city at 4 time-points). After 120 days, the mean relative concentration (95%CI) of diazepam was 97.0% (95.7–98.2%) and of midazolam was 99.0% (97.7–100.2%). Lorazepam experienced modest degradation by 60 days (95.6% [91.6–99.5%]) and substantial degradation at 90 days (90.3% [85.2-95.4%]) and 120 days (86.5% [80.7–92.3%]). Mean MKT was 31.6°C (95%CI 27.1–36.1). Increasing MKT was associated with greater degradation of lorazepam, but not midazolam or diazepam. Conclusions Midazolam and diazepam experienced minimal degradation throughout 120 days of EMS deployment in high-heat environments. Lorazepam experienced significant degradation over 120 days and appeared especially sensitive to higher MKT exposure. PMID:24548058

  13. F589 -QUINTA LISTA DE EXERCICIOS 1. Mostre, para um atomo de Thompson, que um eletron que esta em movimento em

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    ´a em movimento em uma ´orbita circular est´avel gira com a mesma frequ^encia com que ele oscilaria em. Mostre que a frequ^encia de rota¸c~ao de um el´etron em um ´atomo no modelo de hidrog^enio de Bohr ´e´etron de um ´atomo de hidrog^enio em um estado com n=8? 1 #12;9. Mostre que quando a energia cin´etica de

  14. Obama and the Transatlantic Left: Learning to Walk and Fight again

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Werner A. Perger

    ? During the twentieth century, America's progressives and Europe's social democrats maintained an intensive exchange of socio-political ideas. The best-known results of this transfer of ideas were the Ameri- can New Deal reform project and the transatlantic Third Way between Clinton, Blair and Schröder. However, the transatlantic exchange of progressive ideas came to a halt after governments changed in the

  15. President Obama honors BME researcher Jeffrey Capadona with Presidential Early Career Award

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    on cues from the environment. Inspiration for the breakthrough came from the sea cucumber, which turns's faculty in 2010 and studies the nervous system's response to implanted medical devices. "Within

  16. MOST POPULAR MOST SHARED Obama to outline counterterrorism reforms | VIDEO1.

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    Calyam, Prasad

    Foundation to experimental research in network science and engineering. GENI, a virtual laboratory at the frontier of network science and engin for exploring future internets at scale, creates major opportunities

  17. [President Obama's health care reform: lessons to and from the Israeli health care system].

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    Balicer, Ran D; Shadmi, Efrat

    2011-08-01

    In March 2010 the United States enacted the most significant health care reform in several decades. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, amongst other provisions, addresses two of the main current shortcomings of the U.S. health system: the large portion of the population that are uninsured and the high percentage of hsealth expenditures (mostly private] which amounts to about 16% of the GDP. Changes to the current structure and financing of the U.S. health system will have implications for other health systems, for science (e.g., through enhanced federal funding for comparative effectiveness research), and for technological advance (e.g., through accelerated development and use of electronic health records). There are several lessons from the reform, and the factors leading to its implementation, for the Israeli health system. Firstly, the basic principles of the Israeli health system are a source of pride, and undermining its main values can have deleterious effects. Overreliance on private, out-of-pocket, spending and lack of support for public practice of medicine (in community and hospital settings) will weaken the public sector, strengthen the private sector, and could result in a tiered lower quality and less accessible public system with greater widening of gaps in health and health care utilization. This paper reviews the main provisions of the U.S. health care reform and the potential implications for the IsraeLi health system. PMID:21939111

  18. Obama's Education Plan: The Theory of Action behind Turning Around America's Worst Schools

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    Rogers-Chapman, M. Felicity

    2015-01-01

    Policy makers' attempts to improve low-achieving schools through reform measures are not new to the 21st century. Research asserts that this policy churn has done little, if anything, to change student achievement levels. Based on the research, I assert that policy reforms such as teacher evaluations and test-based assessment, and school…

  19. The Federal Role in Adolescent Literacy from Johnson through Obama: A Policy Regimes Analysis

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    Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…

  20. EMS Stretcher “Misadventures” in a Large, Urban EMS System: A Descriptive Analysis of Contributing Factors and Resultant Injuries

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    Goodloe, Jeffrey M.; Crowder, Christopher J.; Arthur, Annette O.; Thomas, Stephen H.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose. There is a paucity of data regarding EMS stretcher-operation-related injuries. This study describes and analyzes characteristics associated with undesirable stretcher operations, with or without resultant injury in a large, urban EMS agency. Methods. In the study agency, all stretcher-related “misadventures” are required to be documented, regardless of whether injury results. All stretcher-related reports between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 were queried in retrospective analysis, avoiding Hawthorne effect in stretcher operations. Results. During the year studied, 129,110 patients were transported. 23 stretcher incidents were reported (0.16 per 1,000 transports). No patient injury occurred. Four EMS providers sustained minor injuries. Among contributing aspects, the most common involved operations surrounding the stretcher-ambulance safety latch, 14/23 (60.9%). From a personnel injury prevention perspective, there exists a significant relationship between combative patients and crew injury related to stretcher operation, Fisher's exact test 0.048. Conclusions. In this large, urban EMS system, the incidence of injury related to stretcher operations in the one-year study period is markedly low, with few personnel injuries and no patient injuries incurred. Safety for EMS personnel and patients could be advanced by educational initiatives that highlight specific events and conditions contributing to stretcher-related adverse events. PMID:22606379

  1. Conceptual design of the ATLAS EM muon chamber support structures

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    Von Boehn-Buchholz, R; Tchepournov, V; Wotschack, J

    1998-01-01

    The conceptual design of the support structures of the EM muon chambers is presented. On each side of the detector the EM chambers are arranged in four layers: one layer of MDTs and the three layers of TGCs. The chambers are mounted on four individual wheel structures per side. The four wheels are inclined by 1.23% and suspended from two longitudinal beams parallel to the beam axis. In order to allow for the opening of the ATLAS detector the wheels can be displaced longitudinally over a distance of 6 m. In addition individual wheels can be separated from each other by up to 1 m for maintenance purposes.

  2. EM Calorimeters for SoLID at Jefferson Lab

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    Z.W. Zhao, J. Huang, M. Meziane, X. Zheng, P.E. Reimer, D. Armstrong, T. Averett, W. Deconinck

    2012-12-01

    Several approved experiments at Jefferson Lab for the 12 GeV era will use the proposed Solenoid Large Intensity Device (SoLID) spectrometer. Two EM calorimeters with a total area of 15 square meters are required for electron identification and electron-pion separation. The challenge is to build calorimeters that can withstand high radiation doses in high magnetic field region and bring photon signals to low field region for readout. Several types of calorimeters were considered and we are favoring Shashlyk type as a result of balancing performance and cost. Our preliminary design and simulation of SoLID EM calorimeters are presented.

  3. EM Cygni: a study of its eclipse timings

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    Sz. Csizmadia; Zs. Nagy; T. Borkovits; T. Hegedus; I. B. Biro; Z. T. Kiss

    2007-09-17

    EM Cygni is a Z Cam-subtype eclipsing dwarf nova. Its orbital period variations were reported in the past but the results were in conflict to each other while other studies allowed the possibility of no period variation. In this study we report accurate new times of minima of this eclipsing binary and update its O-C diagram. We also estimate the mass transfer rate in EM Cygni system and conclude that the mass transfer is far from the critical value. The mass transfer rate determined from the eclipse timings is in agreement with the spectroscopically determined value.

  4. EM-31 Alternative and Enhanced Chemical Cleaning Program

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    King, Bill (SRNL) [SRNL

    2010-11-01

    King's introduction to his presentation made 5 important points: 1) Numerous SRS tanks scheduled for closure (contract commitments); 2) Cannot remove all sludge by mechanical means due to obstructions; 3) Chemical removal technology needed (likely oxalic acid); 4) Post - dissolution neutralization required prior to transfer to compliant tanks; 5) Sodium oxalate salts precipitate on neutralization and have negative downstream impacts. There were three SRS chemical cleaning programs in 2010: Baseline: 8wt percent OA batch contact, ECC: 1-3 wt. percent OA with oxalate destruction, and the Alternative/Enhanced Chemical Cleaning (EM-31). This talk is on the EM-31 program.

  5. 0.5setgray00.5setgray1 Determinao de coeficientes em equaes

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    Cipolatti, Rolci

    no primeiro equipamento de tomografia por Raios-X, constru´ido em 1972, por Hounsfield, nos laborat´orios EMI, Inglaterra. Por esses desenvolvimentos, Cormack e Hounsfield receberam o Pr^emio Nobel de medicina em 1979

  6. Determinao de Coeficientes em EDP e Gerao de Imagens para Diagnstico

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    Cipolatti, Rolci

    -X, constru´ido em 1972, por Hounsfield, nos laborat´orios EMI, Inglaterra. Por esses desenvolvimentos, Cormack e Hounsfield receberam o Pr^emio Nobel de medicina em 1979. . ­ p.4/19 #12;Tipos de interação de

  7. Cryo-EM structure of a 3D DNA-origami object Xiao-chen Baia

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    Dietz, Hendrik

    solutions free from nucleic acid stains and gel matrix residues (Fig. S2). Cryo-EM Single-Particle Analysis object was designed to be suitable for structure determination by cryo-EM single- particle analysis

  8. SubspaceEM: A fast maximum-a-posteriori algorithm for cryo-EM single particle reconstruction.

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    Dvornek, Nicha C; Sigworth, Fred J; Tagare, Hemant D

    2015-05-01

    Single particle reconstruction methods based on the maximum-likelihood principle and the expectation-maximization (E-M) algorithm are popular because of their ability to produce high resolution structures. However, these algorithms are computationally very expensive, requiring a network of computational servers. To overcome this computational bottleneck, we propose a new mathematical framework for accelerating maximum-likelihood reconstructions. The speedup is by orders of magnitude and the proposed algorithm produces similar quality reconstructions compared to the standard maximum-likelihood formulation. Our approach uses subspace approximations of the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) data and projection images, greatly reducing the number of image transformations and comparisons that are computed. Experiments using simulated and actual cryo-EM data show that speedup in overall execution time compared to traditional maximum-likelihood reconstruction reaches factors of over 300. PMID:25839831

  9. Practice patterns of graduates of a CCFP(EM) residency program

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    Varner, Catherine; Ovens, Howard; Letovsky, Eric; Borgundvaag, Bjug

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Objective To determine the practice settings of graduates of a residency program that leads to a Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP[EM]). Design Web-based survey using standard Dillman methodology. Setting Canada. Participants All graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency training program at the University of Toronto (U of T) in Ontario between 1982 and 2009. Main outcome measures Practice type and location, job satisfaction, and nonclinical EM activities of graduates of a CCFP(EM) residency program. Results Of 146 graduates surveyed, 88 responded (response rate of 60.3%). All of the respondents indicated that they had practised EM at some point after completing the CCFP(EM) program at U of T. At survey completion, 76.7% were practising EM. Of the EM-practising cohort, 93.9% worked in urban or suburban hospitals as opposed to rural settings. Those practising EM expressed high levels of job satisfaction, with 83.3% reporting a score of 8 or higher on a 10-point satisfaction scale. Most (57.0%) of the graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency program at U of T had participated in leadership activities in EM on local, provincial, or national levels. Conclusion Most graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency program continue to practise EM, and most of them practise in urban and suburban environments. The low attrition rate of CCFP(EM) graduates should be regarded as a success of the CCFP(EM) program, and the geographic distribution of all physicians, including EM providers, warrants further study to help plan future physician resources in Canada. PMID:22798475

  10. Erros comuns de ingls em artigos cientficos escritos por pessoas de lngua portuguesa

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    Song, Siang Wun

    Erros comuns de inglês em artigos científicos escritos por pessoas de língua portuguesa Siang Wun comuns de inglês em artigos científicos escritos por pessoa #12;Introdução Baseado em experiência acumulada ao longo dos anos, ao revisar artigos escritos em inglês principalmente por pessoas de língua

  11. Sistemas Distribuidos e Redes de Sensores Comunicac~ao em Grupo

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    Rodriguez, Noemi

    Sistemas Distribu´idos e Redes de Sensores Comunica¸c~ao em Grupo abril de 2013 Comunica¸c~ao em grupo #12;Grupos em Aplica¸c~oes Distribu´idas exemplos: replica¸c~ao de servi¸cos clientes com estado compartilhado computa¸c~ao cient´ifica ... Primitiva de comunica¸c~ao em grupo um processo envia uma mensagem

  12. PREVALÊNCIA DE ENDOSSIMBIONTES Cardinium EM POPULAÇÕES DE ÁCAROS Brevipalpus phoenicis DE DIFERENTES REGIÕES BRASILEIRAS.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Em B. phoenicis (Geijskes) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), ácaro vetor de importantes fitovírus, a presença de endossimbiontes do gênero Cardinium relaciona-se ao processo de feminilização dos machos, acarretando em elevada proporção de fêmeas em populações naturais. Até o momento, não é conhecido se este e...

  13. EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet

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    Amir, Yair

    EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet: A Wireless Soil Ecology Sensor Network R the Beginning... EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 2 · The Cast · An ecologist: Katalin Szlavecz · An undergrad Step EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 3 · The sensors were thoroughly tested in the lab · 2 out of 6

  14. Online EM Algorithm for Latent Data Models Olivier Cappe & Eric Moulines

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Online EM Algorithm for Latent Data Models Olivier Capp´e & Eric Moulines LTCI, TELECOM Paris (also sometimes called adaptive or recursive) version of the Expectation-Maximisation (EM) algorithm (1984), this approach is more directly connected to the usual EM algorithm and does not rely

  15. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Programa de Pós Graduação em Microeletrônica - Prédio 43412 ­ Sala 213 Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 - Campus.inf.ufrgs.br/pgmicro Fone/3316-6156 RESOLUÇÃO Nº 01/2007 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, no uso de suas

  16. ANLISE DE SUPERFCIES BOMBARDEADAS POR FEIXES DE ELTRONS AUTOFOCALIZADOS EM UM SISTEMA DE PLAMA

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    ANÁLISE DE SUPERFÍCIES BOMBARDEADAS POR FEIXES DE ELÉTRONS AUTOFOCALIZADOS EM UM SISTEMA DE PLAMA/LAP/INPE, Orientador) RESUMO Este trabalho, iniciado em agosto de 2004, tem como objetivo a continuidade ao projeto de Iniciação Científica em andamento desde 2003, para a aplicação de pulsos rápidos de calor resultantes de

  17. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2008 Esta Resolução revoga a Resolução 02/2004 de 19 de março de 2004. A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, em reunião de 13 de agosto de 2008, Resolve Incluir no currículo dos alunos do Programa de Pós

  18. Ronaldo Gonalves dos Santos QP 433 / 2001 Tpico Especiais em Fsico-Qumica de

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    Loh, Watson

    Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos QP 433 / 2001 1 QP-433 Tópico Especiais em Físico-Química de Soluões de Polímeros e Surfatantes ASSOCIAÇÃO DE ASFALTENOS EM SOLUÇÃO Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos 1 petróleo utiliza métodos para simplificá-lo através de processos de separação em frações com propriedades

  19. Penalized maximum-likelihood image reconstruction using space-alternating generalized EM algorithms

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    Jeffrey A. Fessler; Alfred O. Hero III

    1995-01-01

    Most expectation-maximization (EM) type algorithmsfor penalized maximum-likelihood image reconstructionconverge slowly, particularly when one incorporatesadditive background effects such as scatter, random coincidences,dark current, or cosmic radiation. In addition,regularizing smoothness penalties (or priors) introduce parametercoupling, rendering intractable the M-steps of mostEM-type algorithms. This paper presents space-alternatinggeneralized EM (SAGE) algorithms for image...

  20. Equilbrio de fases em solues de polmeros 1 Termodinmica de solues de polmeros

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    Loh, Watson

    Equilíbrio de fases em soluções de polímeros 1 ­ Termodinâmica de soluções de polímeros A figura 1]. Figura 1: Energia livre de mistura de um sistema binário em função da composição x2. A mistura de composição p é instável e sapara-se em duas fases de composição p'e p" de energias livre de mistura menores

  1. INT 10-2A, Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter Week #8 -EM Probes

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    INT 10-2A, Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter Week #8 - EM Probes ALL TALKS IN ROOM C-421 Chatterjee, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre "Elliptic Flow of EM Signals" 10:30 am ­ Rainer Fries, Texas A & M University "Jet Chemistry and Contributions to EM Signals" Thursday, July 15 9:00 am ­ Vincenzo

  2. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Grande do Sul, reuniu-se a Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica (PGMICRO), com a presença dosº semestre de 2005. A Comissão aprovou o seguinte calendário: a) matrícula dos alunos em 08 e 09 de

  3. Agregao em solventes no aquosos Anfifilicidade vs. Liofobicidade solventes de alta energia

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    Loh, Watson

    Agregação em solventes não aquosos Anfifilicidade vs. Liofobicidade ­ solventes de alta energia coesiva Parâmetro de Gordon = / (Vm)1/3 (valores entre 2,7 e 1,3 J m-3) Não há evidências de agregação em) ­ micelas unimoleculares Micela/Agregado ­ micela significa agregados estáveis/constantes em uma faixa de

  4. Lateen EM: Unsupervised Training with Multiple Objectives, Applied to Dependency Grammar Induction

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Lateen EM: Unsupervised Training with Multiple Objectives, Applied to Dependency Grammar Induction in unsupervised training by using additional im- perfect objectives. In its simplest form, lateen EM alternates between the two objectives of ordinary "soft" and "hard" expectation max- imization (EM) algorithms

  5. INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS CONCURSO PBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE

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    INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS CONCURSO PÚBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE NÍVEL SUPERIOR DA CARREIRA DE PESQUISA EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA O DIRETOR DO INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE para o Concurso Público para Provimento de Vagas em Cargos de Nível Superior da Carreira de Pesquisa

  6. Neural Computation, 8, 129--151, 1996. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for

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    Roberts, Stephen

    Neural Computation, 8, 129--151, 1996. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian the mathematical connection between the ``Expectation­Maximization'' (EM) algorithm and gradient­based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite Gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space

  7. Accelerating EM Clustering to Find High Quality Solutions Carlos Ordonez Edward Omiecinski

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    Ordonez, Carlos

    Accelerating EM Clustering to Find High Quality Solutions Carlos Ordonez Edward Omiecinski Teradata Clustering is one of the most important techniques used in Data Mining. This article focuses on the EM quality clustering solutions. This work introduces several improvements to the EM clustering algorithm

  8. EM2I: A Term in Search of the Infrastructure of Electronic Markets

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    Guo, Jingzhi

    EM2I: A Term in Search of the Infrastructure of Electronic Markets Jingzhi Guo Department@umac.mo Abstract. The title of this paper was chosen to introduce what EM2I really means and how it could researchers may come up with valuable opinions. 1. What is EM2I? In the preparation of this symposium

  9. EM Wave Coupling Noise Modeling Based on Chebyshev Approximation and Exact Moment Formulation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EM Wave Coupling Noise Modeling Based on Chebyshev Approximation and Exact Moment Formulation presents a new mathematical approach to modeling EM wave coupling noise so that it can be eas- ily to model the distributed sources arising in the Telegrapher's equations due to EM wave coupling. A uni

  10. Extended EM for Planar Approximation of 3D Data Rolf Lakaemper Longin Jan Latecki

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Extended EM for Planar Approximation of 3D Data Rolf Lakaemper Longin Jan Latecki Computer (EM) algorithm. This allows for precise adjustment of the number of patches, independent from the initial model. The proposed approach overcomes the problem of classical EM, which produces an optimal

  11. O que TerraMA2 ? ... um sistema computacional, baseado em uma

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    Domingues, Margarete Oliveira

    O que é TerraMA2 ? ... é um sistema computacional, baseado em uma arquitetura de serviços, aberta exemplos são: qualidade do ar, qualidade da água, epidemias, gasodutos, barragens de rejeito em área de marés com ressacas em regiões portuárias, dentre outros. Que tipos de dados posso coletar na internet

  12. Aquilo que no tem sido dito no debate sobre a "Cincia em crise"

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Aquilo que não tem sido dito no debate sobre a "Ciência em crise" José Manuel Fernandes Extremo últimos dias a experiência de mais uma "zona de J desastre". Desta vez, garante- se, o que está em causa é o futuro da Ciência em Portugal. Como é típico nestas situações, o "consenso" que rapidamente se

  13. The EM Algorithm, Its Stochastic Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges and Opportunities for OR

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    The EM Algorithm, Its Stochastic Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges School of Business University of Maryland wjank@rhsmith.umd.edu January 9, 2006 Abstract The EM algorithm is a very powerful optimization method and has reached popularity in many fields. Unfortunately, EM is only

  14. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL INTERNO DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - UFRGS I - DOS OBJETIVOS Art. l - O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica (PGMICRO) da Universidade

  15. UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL PROGRAMA DE PSGRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL PROGRAMA DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA Grade de SEXTA 8:30 10:30 MIC02 CONCEPÇÃO DE CIRCUITOS EM ALTA ESCALA (VLSI) (Prof. Sergio Bampi) (II) MIC02 CONCEPÇÃO DE CIRCUITOS EM ALTA ESCALA (VLSI) (Prof. Sergio Bampi) (II) MIC69

  16. Sociedade de Investigaes Florestais DISTRIBUIO ESPACIAL DE CARBONO EM SOLO SOB FLORESTA

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    83 Sociedade de Investigações Florestais DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESPACIAL DE CARBONO EM SOLO SOB FLORESTA. Este trabalho foi desenvolvido em Juruena (MT), com os seguintes objetivos: estudo da distribuição espacial do teor de carbono e a estimativa do seu estoque na camada de 0- 0,60 m de solo em microbacias sob

  17. Convergence results for the EM approach to mixtures of experts architectures

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    Michael I. Jordan; Lei Xu

    1995-01-01

    The Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm is an iterative approach to maximum likelihood parameter estimation. Jordan and Jacobs recently proposed an EM algorithm for the mixture of experts architecture of Jacobs, Jordan, Nowlan and Hinton (1991) and the hierarchical mixture of experts architecture of Jordan and Jacobs (1992). They showed empirically that the EM algorithm for these architectures yields significantly faster convergence

  18. Electromigration-aware Routing for 3D ICs with Stress-aware EM Modeling

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    Lim, Sung Kyu

    Electromigration-aware Routing for 3D ICs with Stress-aware EM Modeling Jiwoo Pak Dept--Electromigration (EM) has become a key reliability con- cern for nanometer IC designs. For 3D ICs, higher current den- sity/temperature and TSV-induced thermal mechanical stress further exacerbate the EM issue compared

  19. FAST AND EFFICIENT MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING WITH THE ASCENT-EM ALGORITHM

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    FAST AND EFFICIENT MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING WITH THE ASCENT-EM ALGORITHM Wolfgang Jank Department@rhsmith.umd.edu Abstract In this paper we propose an efficient and fast EM algorithm for model-based clustering of large databases. Drawing ideas from its stochastic descendant, the Monte Carlo EM algorithm, the method uses only

  20. Sequence estimation in the presence of random parameters via the EM algorithm

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    Costas N. Georghiades; Jae Choong Han

    1997-01-01

    The expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm was first introduced in the statistics literature as an iterative procedure that under some conditions produces maximum-likelihood (hit) parameter estimates. In this paper we investigate the application of the EM algorithm to sequence estimation in the presence of random disturbances and additive white Gaussian noise. As examples of the use of the EM algorithm, we look

  1. Initializing EM Using the Properties of its Trajectories in Gaussian Mixtures

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    Biernacki, Christophe

    Initializing EM Using the Properties of its Trajectories in Gaussian Mixtures Christophe Biernacki@math.univ­fcomte.fr Abstract A strategy is proposed to initialize the EM algorithm in the multivariate Gaussian mixture context in an appropriate space including all possible EM trajectories. This space is simply defined by two relations

  2. Monotonically Overrelaxed EM Algorithms Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine

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    Yu, Yaming

    Monotonically Overrelaxed EM Algorithms Yaming Yu Department of Statistics, University the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm, focusing on preserving its simplicity and monotonic convergence, especially when EM is very slow. The method is applicable to more general fixed point algorithms. Its

  3. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, com a presença dos Felipe da Silva Guedes e do Coordenador em MICROELETRÔNICA Prof. Sergio Bampi, que deliberou sobre

  4. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - RS - CEP 91501-970 E-mail: Pgmicro@if.ufrgs.br Fone/3316-7198 REUNIÃO DA COMISSÃO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a Comissão Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em

  5. Stochastic Variants of EM: Monte Carlo, Quasi-Monte Carlo and More Wolfgang Jank

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    Stochastic Variants of EM: Monte Carlo, Quasi-Monte Carlo and More Wolfgang Jank Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland KEY WORDS: Monte Carlo EM; Stochas- tic Approximation denotes an unknown parameter vector. The EM (Expectation-Maximization) algorithm naturally appeals

  6. LETTER Communicated by Chris Williams Asymptotic Convergence Rate of the EM Algorithm for

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    Xu, Lei

    LETTER Communicated by Chris Williams Asymptotic Convergence Rate of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian that the convergence rate of the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm can be faster than those of convention rst convergence rate of the EM algorithm for gaussian mixtures locally around the true solution 2¤ is o.e0

  7. EMS Mutagenesis 101 From: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 323: Arabidopsis Protocols, Second Edition

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    Schumaker, Karen

    , EMS induces C-to-T changes resulting in C/G to T/A sub- stitutions, whereas methyl methanesulfonate in genomes (TILLING), ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) mutagenesis can be used for both forward and reverse mutagenesis; Arabidopsis; mutants. 1. Introduction Alkylating agents such as ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS

  8. Centro de Cincias Agrrias Coordenao do Curso de Graduao em Cincia e Tecnologia de Alimentos

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Centro de Ciências Agrárias Coordenação do Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos-2728 Regimento Interno do Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de alimentos Capítulo I ­ Das disposições iniciais Art. 1º - O Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, instituído pela Resolução 005

  9. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM GEOFSICA A ORGANIZAO GERAL

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM GEOFÍSICA ESPACIAL TÍTULO I A ORGANIZAÇÃO GERAL Art. 1 - O Curso de Pós-Graduação em Geofísica Espacial (GES) do INPE, com áreas de concentração em (i) Ciência do conhecimento direto de ciência ou de tecnologia associada. Art. 2 - O Curso de Geofísica Espacial (GES) reger

  10. Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM Wolfgang Jank Department@rhsmith.umd.edu November 17, 2003 Abstract In this paper we investigate an efficient implementation of the Monte Carlo EM al- gorithm based on Quasi-Monte Carlo sampling. The Monte Carlo EM algorithm is a stochastic version

  11. Parameter Estimation for the Bivariate Exponential Distribution by the EM Algorithm Based on Censored Samples

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    David D. Hanagal; K. A. Ahmadi

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, we estimate the parameters using the EM algorithm of the bivariate exponential distribution of Marshall-Olkin when the samples are right censored. The advantage of using the EM algorithm is that the observed data vector is viewed as being incomplete but regarded as an observable function of complete data. Then the EM algorithm exploits the reduced complexity of

  12. Perfil dos pacientes com hanseníase em área hiperendêmica da Amazônia do Maranhão, Brasil

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    Antônio Augusto; Jackson Maurício

    Resumo Estudo transversal, realizado de agosto\\/1998 a novembro\\/2000, envolvendo 207 pacientes hansenianos com o objetivo de analisar o perfil socioeconômico, demográfico e ambiental e as incapacidades físicas em decorrência da doença. O estudo foi desenvolvido em Buriticupu, área hiperendêmica em hanseníase, localizado na Amazônia do Maranhão. O grau de incapacidade foi determinado de acordo com o Ministério da Saúde do

  13. 34 em february 2014 awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ;february 2014 em 35awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association Eyes in the Sky Suspended34 em february 2014 awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association em · NASA AQAST to "see" gases and aerosols, even some invisi- ble to the human eye. With many satellites passing over

  14. Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms

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    Wu, Ying Nian

    Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms Zhangzhang Si1, Haifeng Gong1,2, Song-Chun Zhu1 scheme for learning image templates of object categories where the learning is not fully supervised. We and orientations to account for the deformations of object shapes. The model can be easily learned when the objects

  15. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Helicopter EMS for Trauma Patients

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    Peter A Gearhart; Richard Wuerz; A. Russell Localio

    1997-01-01

    Study objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of helicopter EMS for trauma patients. Methods: We applied a cost-effectiveness analysis from the service provider's perspective to cost and effectiveness estimates. The cost estimates comprise direct operating costs and additional survivors' hospital costs. The effectiveness estimates were calculated with the TRISS methodology from literature sources and data from a cohort of patients transported

  16. Skin detection using the EM algorithm with spatial constraints

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    Gevers, Theo

    Skin detection using the EM algorithm with spatial constraints A. Diplaros T. Gevers N. Vlassis,gevers,vlassis}@science.uva.nl Abstract ­ In this paper, we propose a color-based method for skin detection and segmentation, which also takes into account the spatial coherence of the skin pixels. We treat the problem of skin detection

  17. Unsupervised Classification of SAR Images using Hierarchical Agglomeration and EM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Unsupervised Classification of SAR Images using Hierarchical Agglomeration and EM Koray Kayabol algorithm for high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. The founda- tion of algorithm is based model for a mixture den- sity to obtain spatially smooth class segments. We test our algorithm on TerraSAR

  18. Geonics EM31 ISTerre Dernire mise jour : 19 mars 2012

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    for this test is ±1 mS/s. To adjust reading use the DC ZERO CONTROL, located under front panel. Remove battery #12;Using the Geonics EM31 Battery Check 1. Set MODE switch to OPER position and rotate RANGE switch to BA TT position. 2. If meter reads above ±4.4 then batteries are in good condition (C size) Initial

  19. A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ?

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    A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ? Dr. Charles F. Erooks, Secretary, American the plain white f l a g has a dark trh@&aLr f l a g above i t the prophesy is fair and warmer by Science Service Science Service, 1115 Conn. Ave., Washington, D .C . #12;

  20. MEETINGS AS GENRE SYSTEMS: SOME CONSEQUENCES FOR EMS DESIGN

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    Antunes, Pedro

    genres influenced the design and development of an Electronic Meeting System (EMS). In particular communication genre, part of the organizational repertoire of genres and genre system; (2) Instances from and reduction. On the other hand, genre systems reflect a communication view, both at micro level (the genres

  1. Hierarchical mixtures of experts and the EM algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

    1993-01-01

    We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIMs). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

  2. An EM algorithm for wavelet-based image restoration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mário A. T. Figueiredo; Robert D. Nowak

    2003-01-01

    Abstract: This paper introduces an expectation--maximization(EM) algorithm for image restoration (deconvolution) based on apenalized likelihood formulated in the wavelet domain. Regularizationis achieved by promoting a reconstruction with low-complexity,expressed in the wavelet coefficients, taking advantage ofthe well known sparsity of wavelet representations. Previous workshave investigated wavelet-based restoration but, except for certainspecial cases, the resulting criteria are solved...

  3. Generation of Standard EM Fields Using TEM Transmission Cells

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MYRON L. CRAWFORD

    1974-01-01

    A new technique developed at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) for establishing standard, uniform, electromagnetic (EM) fields in a shielded environment is described. The technique employs transverse electromagnetic (TEM) transmission cells that operate as 50 ¿ impedance-matched systems. A uniform TEM field is established inside a cell at any frequency of interestbelow that for which higher order modes begin

  4. The EM algorithm for graphical association models with missing data

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    Steffen L. Lauritzen

    1995-01-01

    It is shown how the computational scheme of Lauritzen and Spiegelhalter (1988) can be exploited to perform the E-step of the EM algorithm when applied to finding maximum likelihood estimates or penalized maximum likelihood estimates in hierarchical log-linear models and recursive models for contingency tables with missing data. The generalization to mixed association models introduced in Lauritzen and Wermuth (1989)

  5. Hierarchical Mixtures of Experts and the EM Algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

    1994-01-01

    We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIM's). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

  6. A Greedy EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixture NIKOS VLASSIS1

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    Likas, Aristidis

    a greedy algorithm for learning a general multivariate Gaussian mixture. We start with one componentA Greedy EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixture Learning NIKOS VLASSIS1 and ARISTIDIS LIKAS2 1 RWCP a Gaussian mixture which tries to overcome these limitations. In particular, starting with a single component

  7. Texas Hold 'em Online Poker: A Further Examination

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    Hopley, Anthony A. B.; Dempsey, Kevin; Nicki, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Playing Texas Hold 'em Online Poker (THOP) is on the rise. However, there is relatively little research examining factors that contribute to problem gambling in poker players. The aim of this study was to extend the research findings of Hopley and Nicki (2010). The negative mood states of depression, anxiety and stress were found to be linked to…

  8. A Generalized Partial Credit Model: Application of an EM Algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eiji Muraki

    1992-01-01

    The partial credit model (PCM) with a varying slope parameter is developed and called the generalized partial credit model (GPCM). The item step parameter of this model is decomposed to a location and a threshold parameter, following Andrich's (1978) rating scale formulation. The EM algorithm for estimating the model parameters is derived. The performance of this generalized model is compared

  9. 492 BOOK REVIEWS the missing data paradigm, and the EM

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    492 BOOK REVIEWS the missing data paradigm, and the EM algorithm. The book is well organized an annoying habit of omitting articles. The level of the book is that of advanced undergraduate courses for the book: researchers study­ ing Monte Carlo methods, scientists using Monte Carlo, and graduate students

  10. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    no modelo utilizado pelos sistemas de software. Entretanto, se modelos de nível mais altos fossem adotadosPUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 03/10 Estudo sobre Modelos de/10 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Abril, 2010 Estudo sobre Modelos de

  11. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    PUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 05/06 IPTV Conceitos, Padrões e Soluções Computação, No. 05/06 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Fevereiro, 2006 IPTV ) ! %& % * & + %& %& 1 >1 , 2 Soluções e provedores de serviço de IPTV 2.1 Soluções : %) % %) % 6

  12. Estudo anatômico do crescimento do fruto em Acca sellowiana Berg

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karin Esemann-Quadros; Ana Paula Mota; Gilberto Barbante Kerbauy; Miguel Pedro Guerra; Jean Pierre Henri Joseph Ducroquet; Rosete Pescador

    2008-01-01

    RESUMO - A Acca sellowiana Berg. (Myrtaceae) é uma frutífera nativa dos planaltos meridionais do Sul do Brasil e que se encontra em processo de domesticação. Seus frutos são doce-acidulados e podem ser consumidos in natura ou empregados para a produção de sucos e doces. Assim, informações sobre o desenvolvimento, morfologia e anatomia de seus frutos são de grande interesse

  13. Planejamento Estratgico do Curso de Bacharelado em Expresso Grfica-2012

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    Planejamento Estratégico do Curso de Bacharelado em Expressão Gráfica- 2012 Apresentação: O Curso disciplinas básicas e específicas. O curso é no período matutino e são ofertadas 44 vagas com entrada anual. Missão: O Curso tem como objetivo formar profissionais para elaboração de projetos técnicos nas áreas de

  14. Introduction of EM Algorithm into Color Image Segmentation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatsuya Yamazaki

    1998-01-01

    A color image segmentation method is proposed on the basis of the maximum likelihood (ML) estimation. The observed color image is considered as a mixture of multi-variate normal densities and the number of densities is assumed to be known. The EM algorithm is introduced in order to estimate and improve the parameters of the mixture of densities recursively. The initial

  15. Bayesian Gaussian process classification with the EM-EP algorithm.

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    Kim, Hyun-Chul; Ghahramani, Zoubin

    2006-12-01

    Gaussian process classifiers (GPCs) are Bayesian probabilistic kernel classifiers. In GPCs, the probability of belonging to a certain class at an input location is monotonically related to the value of some latent function at that location. Starting from a Gaussian process prior over this latent function, data are used to infer both the posterior over the latent function and the values of hyperparameters to determine various aspects of the function. Recently, the expectation propagation (EP) approach has been proposed to infer the posterior over the latent function. Based on this work, we present an approximate EM algorithm, the EM-EP algorithm, to learn both the latent function and the hyperparameters. This algorithm is found to converge in practice and provides an efficient Bayesian framework for learning hyperparameters of the kernel. A multiclass extension of the EM-EP algorithm for GPCs is also derived. In the experimental results, the EM-EP algorithms are as good or better than other methods for GPCs or Support Vector Machines (SVMs) with cross-validation. PMID:17108369

  16. Learning Context Cues for Synapse Segmentation in EM Volumes

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Learning Context Cues for Synapse Segmentation in EM Volumes Carlos Becker , Karim Ali, Graham spatial context into account and train a classifier that can effectively utilize cues such as the presence entirely in 3D. However, it does not exploit the contextual clues that allow human experts to distinguish

  17. Signs and Guides: Wayfinding Alternatives for the EMS Library.

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    Johnson, Johanna H.

    Concerned with increasing the accessibility of the collection of the Engineering/Math Sciences (EMS) Library at the University of California at Los Angeles through the use of self guidance systems, this practical study focused on the problem context, general library guides, and library signage in reviewing the literature, and conducted a survey of…

  18. Da universidade para o mercado de trabalho em onze pases

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Universia está a ser lançado em várias instituições de ensino superior portuguesas. Rede ibero-americana regista por mês 195 mil ofertas ANA BELA FERREIRA Desde quinta-feira que os 23 mil alunos da Universidade a pró-rei- tora, Ana Nunes de Almeida. Ao aderir a esta plataforma, que con- centra não só ofertas

  19. An EM algorithm for multivariate Poisson distribution and related models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dimitris Karlis

    2003-01-01

    Multivariate extensions of the Poisson distribution are plausible models for multivariate discrete data. The lack of estimation and inferential procedures reduces the applicability of such models. In this paper, an EM algorithm for Maximum Likelihood estimation of the parameters of the Multivariate Poisson distribution is described. The algorithm is based on the multivariate reduction technique that generates the Multivariate Poisson

  20. Persistent topology for cryo-EM data analysis.

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    Xia, Kelin; Wei, Guo-Wei

    2015-08-01

    In this work, we introduce persistent homology for the analysis of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) density maps. We identify the topological fingerprint or topological signature of noise, which is widespread in cryo-EM data. For low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) volumetric data, intrinsic topological features of biomolecular structures are indistinguishable from noise. To remove noise, we employ geometric flows that are found to preserve the intrinsic topological fingerprints of cryo-EM structures and diminish the topological signature of noise. In particular, persistent homology enables us to visualize the gradual separation of the topological fingerprints of cryo-EM structures from those of noise during the denoising process, which gives rise to a practical procedure for prescribing a noise threshold to extract cryo-EM structure information from noise contaminated data after certain iterations of the geometric flow equation. To further demonstrate the utility of persistent homology for cryo-EM data analysis, we consider a microtubule intermediate structure Electron Microscopy Data (EMD 1129). Three helix models, an alpha-tubulin monomer model, an alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin model, and an alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin dimer model, are constructed to fit the cryo-EM data. The least square fitting leads to similarly high correlation coefficients, which indicates that structure determination via optimization is an ill-posed inverse problem. However, these models have dramatically different topological fingerprints. Especially, linkages or connectivities that discriminate one model from another, play little role in the traditional density fitting or optimization but are very sensitive and crucial to topological fingerprints. The intrinsic topological features of the microtubule data are identified after topological denoising. By a comparison of the topological fingerprints of the original data and those of three models, we found that the third model is topologically favored. The present work offers persistent homology based new strategies for topological denoising and for resolving ill-posed inverse problems. Copyright © 2015?John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25851063

  1. DNA repair by Ogt alkyltransferase influences EMS mutational specificity.

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    Vidal, A; Abril, N; Pueyo, C

    1995-04-01

    Forward mutations induced by ethylmethane sulfonate (EMS) in the lacI gene of Escherichia coli were recovered from bacteria proficient or deficient in the alkyltransferase encoded by the constitutive ogt gene. EMS doses of 100 or 200 mM (Ogt+) and of 50 mM (Ogt-) were selected from the corresponding dose-response curves for DNA sequence analysis. A total of 239 induced mutations affecting the N-terminal region of the lacI gene were characterized. All mutations were G:C-->A:T transitions, consistent with the predominant role of the O6-ethylguanine miscoding lesion in mutagenesis by EMS. In the Ogt+ spectrum at the lowest tested dose of 100 mM EMS, guanines preceded by an A or T base at the 5' side were on average 3.2 times more likely to mutate than those preceded by a G or C base. This bias diminished at the higher EMS dose (200 mM) and disappeared in the Ogt- genetic background. Previously reported data for Ogt+ bacteria in a Uvr-proficient background show an opposite bias in favor of mutations at guanines preceded by a G or C base. The overall 5' flanking base influence was estimated as 8-fold. These data suggest that DNA repair by Ogt alkyltransferase plays an important role in the processing of ethylation-induced lesions responsible for GC-->AT transitions, influencing their ultimate distribution with respect to sequence context. The data further suggest that Ogt and UvrABC excision repair, the two major mechanisms of protection against the biological consequences of long-chain alkylating agents, show different DNA sequence specificity and that the relative importance of these two systems is highly dependent upon the chemical dose. PMID:7728961

  2. Effective Teaching of Photonics E&M Theory Using COMSOL

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Photonics and optical communications, after the exuberant growth and subsequent down turn in late 1990s and early 2000s, have entered a more mature and stable growth phase. As the technology of choice for long distance, high data rate, and high performance communication systems underlying the now ubiquitous Internet communications, photonics and optical communication professionals are and will continue to be in high demand. Because electromagnetic (E&M) theory is the foundation of photonics and optical communications, mastery of E&M theory is essential for those electrical engineering (EE) students who want to develop a career in this field. Traditionally, rigorous analytic skills in advanced mathematics especially in subjects such as partial differential equations (PDE) and linear algebra are a must to the understanding and applications of E&M theory, as well as photonic device and waveguide designs. However, as practical designs grow in complexity, even the most sophisticated and advanced analytic techniques in these mathematical subject areas can quickly fall short of being a suitable practical design tool. Standard industry practices utilize comprehensive software simulation packages to address these design needs. It is therefore appropriate and advantageous for EE students to learn and more importantly visualize the E&M theory by combining the basic mathematical principles, e.g., the Maxwell equations and wave equations, with practical software tools that they are more likely to use in their professional life. This paper discusses the introduction of COMSOL, a predominant industry PDE solver, to senior EE undergraduates as a learning tool of fundamental concepts in photonics such as transverse electrical (TE) modes and transverse magnetic (TM) modes in planar waveguide designs. This teaching method improves teaching effectiveness of E&M field and wave theory by helping the students better understand mathematical complexities through this readily available and reliable software tool. In addition to the theory, the students also gain the design capability using these industry standard software packages, and therefore bridging the gap between theory and practice.

  3. Signals Attenuation and Application of EM-MWD in China

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    Wang, R.; Liu, H.; Yang, Q.; Li, J.; Wu, D.

    2012-12-01

    In the course of drilling utilizes directional well and horizontal well, it is indispensable to master timely and exact geological guide information, and offering services for such complicated drilling is electromagnetic Measurement While Drilling (EM-MWD) which can measure guide data of drilling tool in the hole and formation data while drilling. This knowledge allows the directional driller to make appropriate mechanical corrections in drill string orientation that will allow the advancing drill bit to hit an intended subsurface target area. Based on electromagnetic field theory, the paper has studied the propagation particularity and attenuation regularity that the signals of electromagnetic wave for EM-MWD transmit in stratum. The paper also gives a brief introduction of the containing, the work principle and the main technology parameter of EM-MWD. To check up the performance of EM-MWD, the field test of 5 wells were carried out in Shengli Oilfield and Liaohe Oilfield. Numerical simulation results indicate the signal attenuation will be added with the decrease of the stratum resistibility. In the frequency range from 1 to 10 Hz the stratum absorptivity is tiny and does not add noticeably with the increase of the electromagnetic wave frequency and the decrease of the stratum resistibility. In the frequency range from 1 to 10000 Hz the stratum absorptivity does not increase noticeably with the decrease of the dielectric constant of the stratum. Field test demonstrate that EM-MWD receives successfully signal emitted from depth underground 1600 meters in Shengli oilfield and 2400 meters in Liaohe oilfield. Our results indicate that numerical simulation methods are comparable to field test.

  4. The NPR, NPT and the prospects for disarmament

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    Pilat, Joseph F [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-10-04

    In Prague's Hradcany Square on April 5, 2009, President Barack Obama offered a bold vision of the nuclear future that encompasses both reducing nuclear dangers and pursuing the goal of a world without nuclear weapons while maintaining, as long as nuclear weapons remain, a safe secure, and effective arsenal, to deter potential adversaries and to assure U.S. allies and other security partners that they can count on America's security commitments. The agenda put forward in Prague involves the full range of issues from deterrence to nonproliferation and disarmament. The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) report, reflecting the twin objectives of the Prague speech, for the first time places the United States effort to lead expanded international efforts to rebuild and strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime at the top the U.S. nuclear agenda. This attention underscores the fact that the top priority of the United States is to discourage additional states from acquiring nuclear weapon capabilities and to stop terrorist groups from acquiring weapon-usable nuclear materials. It also reinforced the view that positively influencing the 2010 Review Conference (RevCon) of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was a key objective of the Obama Administration. The NPR developed both the vision and the policy, but details of implementation will need to be developed and better understood. This paper will address the Nuclear Posture Review and its implementation, as well as it's relation to, and impact on, the NPT RevCon and the long term prospects for nonproliferation and disarmament.

  5. BUSCA LOCAL PARA POS-PROCESSAMENTO EM RESULTADOS DE OTIMIZAC~AO MULTI-OBJETIVO EM REDES DE FILAS

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    Cruz, Frederico

    topologia pr´e-especificada no sistema de filas. Potenciais usu´arios destes modelos de otimiza fato, tais modelos podem auxiliar na compreens~ao e melhoria de v´arios sistemas reais, incluindo otimiza¸c~ao de redes de filas finitas, a capacidade total do sistema em ´areas de espera deve ser a menor

  6. Application of Electromagnetic (EM) Separation Technology to Metal Refining Processes: A Review

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    Zhang, Lifeng; Wang, Shengqian; Dong, Anping; Gao, Jianwei; Damoah, Lucas Nana Wiredu

    2014-12-01

    Application of electromagnetic (EM) force to metal processing has been considered as an emerging technology for the production of clean metals and other advanced materials. In the current paper, the principle of EM separation was introduced and several schemes of imposing EM field, such as DC electric field with a crossed steady magnetic field, AC electric field, AC magnetic field, and traveling magnetic field were reviewed. The force around a single particle or multi-particles and their trajectories in the conductive liquid under EM field were discussed. Applications of EM technique to the purification of different liquid metals such as aluminum, zinc, magnesium, silicon, copper, and steel were summarized. Effects of EM processing parameters, such as the frequency of imposed field, imposed magnetic flux density, processing time, particle size, and the EM unit size on the EM purification efficiency were discussed. Experimental and theoretical investigations have showed that the separation efficiency of inclusions from the molten aluminum using EM purification could as high as over 90 pct. Meanwhile, the EM purification was also applied to separate intermetallic compounds from metal melt, such as ?-AlFeMnSi-phase from the molten aluminum. And then the potential industrial application of EM technique was proposed.

  7. Composting of rice straw with effective microorganisms (EM) and its influence on compost quality

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to assess the effect of EM application on the composting process of rice straw with goat manure and green waste and to evaluate the quality of both compost treatments. There are two treatment piles in this study, in which one pile was applied with EM and another pile without EM. Each treatment was replicated three times with 90 days of composting duration. The parameters for the temperature, pH, TOC and C/N ratio, show that decomposition of organic matter occurs during the 90-day period. The t-test conducted shows that there is a significant difference between compost with EM and compost without EM. The application of EM in compost increases the macro and micronutrient content. The following parameters support this conclusion: compost applied with EM has more N, P and K content (P?EM. Although the Fe in compost with EM is much higher (P?EM, for Zn and Cu, there is no significant difference between treatments. This study suggests that the application of EM is suitable to increase the mineralization in the composting process. The final resultant compost indicated that it was in the range of the matured level and can be used without any restriction. PMID:23390930

  8. Development of the Emergency Medical Services Role Identity Scale (EMS-RIS).

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    Donnelly, Elizabeth A; Siebert, Darcy; Siebert, Carl

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the development and validation of the theoretically grounded Emergency Medical Services Role Identity Scale (EMS-RIS), which measures four domains of EMS role identity. The EMS-RIS was developed using a mixed methods approach. Key informants informed item development and the scale was validated using a representative probability sample of EMS personnel. Factor analyses revealed a conceptually consistent, four-factor solution with sound psychometric properties as well as evidence of convergent and discriminant validities. Social workers work with EMS professionals in crisis settings and as their counselors when they are distressed. The EMS-RIS provides useful information for the assessment of and intervention with distressed EMS professionals, as well as how role identity may influence occupational stress. PMID:25760489

  9. Necessidade Urgente de Expanso de Programas de Preveno e Tratamento direcionados as Mulheres Trabalhadoras de Sexo em Moambique

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    Klein, Ophir

    Trabalhadoras de Sexo em Moçambique Em Moçambique, o HIV afecta desproporcionalmente as MTS. Mesmo assim, existe Sexo, Moçambique (IBBS-FSW) 2011-2012 em três grandes zonas urbanas do país: Maputo (incluindo Matola Executivo · As mulheres trabalhadoras do sexo (MTS) estão em maior risco de infecção pelo HIV e

  10. IMPLEMENTAC ~AO PARALELA DA LOCALIZAC ~AO DE MONTE CARLO PARA ROB^OS MOVEIS EM GPUS COMERCIAIS

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    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    IMPLEMENTAC¸ ~AO PARALELA DA LOCALIZAC¸ ~AO DE MONTE CARLO PARA ROB^OS M´OVEIS EM GPUS COMERCIAIS localiza¸c~ao de Monte Carlo (MCL) em GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). A capacidade de se localizar em¸c~ao principal foi o de prover estimativas de pose que fossem mais r´apidas e mais precisas em tempo real aos rob

  11. Magen David Adom--the EMS in Israel.

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    Ellis, Daniel Y; Sorene, Eliot

    2008-01-01

    Israel is a small country with a population of around 7 million. The sole EMS provider for Israel is Magen David Adom (MDA) (translated as 'Red Shield of David'). MDA also carries out the functions of a National Society (similar to the Red Cross) and provides all the blood and blood product services for the country. Nationwide, the organisation responds to over 1000 emergency calls a day and uses doctors, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and volunteers. Local geopolitics has meant that MDA has to be prepared for anything from everyday emergency calls to suicide bombings and regional wars. MDA also prides itself in being able to rapidly assemble and dispatch mobile aid teams to scenes of international disasters. Such a broad range of activities is unusual for a single EMS organisation. PMID:17767990

  12. EMS saves district $40,000 more than expected

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    Goldreyer, N.

    1986-03-17

    Energy management systems (EMS) in 17 Rosemount, Minnesota school buildings have saved $320,000, $40,000 more than expected, in a 17-month period. Payback was one year, five months earlier than was expected. The school district invested in 14 Enercon Data Model 424 and two Enercon Model 210 at a total cost of $280,000. Maintenance staff at the two high schools monitor and program the two 210 models, which are not connected to the central computer which controls the 424s through an IBM PC and a Smart Modem 300. Enercon was selected because of operating ease and the company's proximity to the school district. Except for one instance of lightning damage to one building, there have been no maintenance problems. The next conservation project will involve lighting retrofits that will connect with the EMS.

  13. Long Term Monitoring of EM Signals Near Parkfield CA

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    Kappler, K.; Morrison, H.; Egbert, G.

    2005-12-01

    Fluctuations of resistivity and anomalous electromagnetic (EM) signals have often been reported as precursors to earthquakes. Most of these reports are based on anecdotal observations of unusual phenomena associated with distant earthquakes, with anomalous signals that are often orders of magnitude larger than expected based on laboratory measurements. In an attempt to assess the validity of these reports, and to understand how such signals might be generated, anomalous EM signals and resistivity have been monitored since 1995 using magnetotelluric (MT) instruments at the site of the focused earthquake prediction experiment at Parkfield, CA. This EM monitoring array was fully operational and producing high quality data when the long awaited 28 Sept Mw=6.0 Parkfield earthquake occured. The Parkfield MT site, consisting of three magnetic induction coils and replicated orthogonal electric dipoles, was situated within a few kilometers of the northwestern end of the surface rupture, providing unprecedented observations of EM signals at a well calibrated site in very close proximity to a moderate (M~6) earthquake. A second MT site near Hollister, CA was also functioning well before, during, and after the earthquake, providing a callibrated reference for cancellation of normal EM variations due to ionospheric and magnetospheric sources. Analysis of this data using a variety of techniques has not revealed any anomalous signals which were unambiguos precursors to the 28 September Earthquake. In particular, residual E and B fields computed in both the time and frequency domains over the year 2004 using the remote Hollister site for prediction have been analyzed statistically, revealing no long term trends or changes in anomalous EM signal or noise levels in the months to days preceeding the earthquake. Similarly, no anomalous bursts of EM activity are seen immediately preceeding the earthquake. Based on our analysis of these residuals we conclude that any anomalous magnetic signals would have to be at least 2-3 orders of magnitude weaker than those reported to preceed the Loma Prieta earthquake. A strong co-seismic signal was observed. Much of this signal can probably be explained by motion of the sensors in the Earth's main field, although local electrokinetic effects in the vicinity of the sensor may also have contributed to these signals. Statisitcal analysis has also been performed on variations of daily estimates of apparent resistivity and phase at Parkfield. Systematic variations in these parameters are observed, including slow seasonal modulations and more rapid changes on time scales of a few days. However, comparison to weather records suggest that these signals are most probably related to ground moisture and precipitation events, modifying near surface distortion of the electric fields. Multivariate statistical analysis, including principal components and canonical coherence analysis have also been applited to the data, allowing alternate views of temporal variations of signal and noise characteristics. Although there are some anomalous signals deserving more careful study, there is no evidence from this analysis for significant anomalous EM signals preceeding the Parkfield earthquake.

  14. Superconducting Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) system for Grumman Maglev concept

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    Kalsi, Swarn S.

    1994-01-01

    The Grumman developed Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) Maglev system has the following key characteristics: a large operating airgap--40 mm; levitation at all speeds; both high speed and low speed applications; no deleterious effects on SC coils at low vehicle speeds; low magnetic field at the SC coil--less than 0.35 T; no need to use non-magnetic/non-metallic rebar in the guideway structure; low magnetic field in passenger cabin--approximately 1 G; low forces on the SC coil; employs state-of-the-art NbTi wire; no need for an active magnet quench protection system; and lower weight than a magnet system with copper coils. The EMS Maglev described in this paper does not require development of any new technologies. The system could be built with the existing SC magnet technology.

  15. Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) program: An introduction

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-12-01

    This booklet introduces the reader to the mission and functions of a major new unit within the US Department of Energy (DOE): the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). The Secretary of Energy established EM in November 1989, implementing a central purpose of DOE's first annual Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Five-Year Plan, which had appeared three months earlier. The contents of this booklet, and their arrangement, reflect the annual update of the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan supports DOE's strategy for meeting its 30-year compliance and cleanup goal. This strategy involves: focusing DOE's activities on eliminating or reducing known or recognized potential risks to worker and public health and the environment, containing or isolating, removing, or detoxifying onsite and offsite contamination, and developing technology to achieve DOE's environmental goals.

  16. The Role of EMS in Regionalized Systems of Care.

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    Drennan, Ian R; Verbeek, P Richard

    2015-07-01

    The parallel advancement of prehospital and in-hospital patient care has provided impetus for the development and implementation of regionalized systems of health care for patients suffering from acute, life-threatening injury and illness. Regardless of the patient's clinical condition, regionalized systems of care revolve around the premise of providing the right care to the right patient at the right time. Current regionalization strategies have shown improvements in the time to patient treatment and in patient outcome, with the incorporation of emergency medical services (EMS) bypass as a key component of the system of care. This article discusses the emerging role of EMS as a critical component of regionalized systems essential to ensure effective and efficient use of resources to improve patient outcome. We also examine some of the benefits and barriers to implementation of regionalized systems of care and avenues for future research. PMID:26073708

  17. EMS Mutagenesis in the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum

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    Tagu, Denis; Le Trionnaire, Gaël; Tanguy, Sylvie; Gauthier, Jean-Pierre; Huynh, Jean-René

    2014-01-01

    In aphids, clonal individuals can show distinct morphologic traits in response to environmental cues. Such phenotypic plasticity cannot be studied with classical genetic model organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans or Drosophila melanogaster. The genetic basis of this biological process remain unknown, as mutations affecting this process are not available in aphids. Here, we describe a protocol to treat third-stage larvae with an alkylating mutagen, ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), to generate random mutations within the Acyrthosiphon pisum genome. We found that even low concentrations of EMS were toxic for two genotypes of A. pisum. Mutagenesis efficiency was nevertheless assessed by estimating the occurrence of mutational events on the X chromosome. Indeed, any lethal mutation on the X-chromosome would kill males that are haploid on the X so that we used the proportion of males as an estimation of mutagenesis efficacy. We could assess a putative mutation rate of 0.4 per X-chromosome at 10 mM of EMS. We then applied this protocol to perform a small-scale mutagenesis on parthenogenetic individuals, which were screened for defects in their ability to produce sexual individuals in response to photoperiod shortening. We found one mutant line showing a reproducible altered photoperiodic response with a reduced production of males and the appearance of aberrant winged males (wing atrophy, alteration of legs morphology). This mutation appeared to be stable because it could be transmitted over several generations of parthenogenetic individuals. To our knowledge, this study represents the first example of an EMS-generated aphid mutant. PMID:24531730

  18. MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA GENMICA FUNCIONAL E COMPARATIVA Instituto Superior Tcnico

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA GEN�MICA FUNCIONAL E COMPARATIVA ­ Instituto Superior Técnico Objectivos Genómica Funcional e Comparativa, bem como a sua aplicação ao estudo da biologia à escala do genoma, numa. Metodologias experimentais para o estudo da regulação da expressão genética e genómica. 4. Genómica funcional

  19. Parameter estimation of superimposed signals using the EM algorithm

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    MEIR FEDER; EHUD WEINSTEIN

    1988-01-01

    A computationally efficient algorithm for parameter estimation of superimposed signals based on the two-step iterative EM (estimate-and-maximize, with an E step and an M step) algorithm is developed. The idea is to decompose the observed data into their signal components and then to estimate the parameters of each signal component separately. The algorithm iterates back and forth, using the current

  20. Convergence of EM image reconstruction algorithms with Gibbs smoothing

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    KENNETH LANGE

    1990-01-01

    P.J. Green has defined an OSL (one-step late) algorithm that retains the E-step of the EM algorithm (for image reconstruction in emission tomography) but provides an approximate solution to the M-step. Further modifications of the OSL algorithm guarantee convergence to the unique maximum of the log posterior function. Convergence is proved under a specific set of sufficient conditions. Several of