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76 FR 29642 - Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard...Miami Beach, Florida during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of...

2011-05-23

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78 FR 22814 - Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast...special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach,...

2013-04-17

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77 FR 44522 - Special Local Regulations; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY: Coast...in Miami, Florida during the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday,...

2012-07-30

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78 FR 54599 - Safety Zone; 2013 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; 2013 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY: Coast...in Miami, Florida during the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on October...

2013-09-05

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77 FR 63720 - Special Local Regulations; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY: Coast...in Miami, Florida during the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday,...

2012-10-17

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76 FR 53824 - Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL AGENCY: Coast...Miami, Florida during the 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday,...

2011-08-30

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76 FR 24840 - Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Register Volume 76, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2011)] [Proposed Rules] [Pages 24840-24843...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL AGENCY...Florida during the 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Rohto Ironman...

2011-05-03

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77 FR 60302 - Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0728] RIN 1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY...east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the Red Bull Flugtag. The Red Bull Flugtag is scheduled to take place on...

2012-10-03

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78 FR 40079 - Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2013-0180] RIN 1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY...of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida, during the Red Bull Flugtag event. The Red Bull Flugtag is scheduled to take place on...

2013-07-03

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78 FR 57061 - Special Local Regulation; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2013-0180] RIN 1625-AA08 Special Local Regulation; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL AGENCY...east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida, during the Red Bull Flugtag. The Red Bull Flugtag is scheduled to take place on...

2013-09-17

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77 FR 71734 - Proposed Modification of the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace Area; and the Ft Lauderdale, FL, Class C...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Modification of the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace Area; and the Ft Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace Area; Public Meetings AGENCY...the Class B airspace at Miami, FL, and the Class C airspace at Ft Lauderdale, FL. The purpose of these meetings is to...

2012-12-04

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75 FR 57373 - Amendment to Class D Airspace; Miami Opa Locka Airport, FL, and Hollywood, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. 10-ASO-30] Amendment to Class D Airspace; Miami Opa Locka Airport, FL...SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace at Opa Locka Airport, Miami, FL...coordinates for Opa Locka Airport in the Class D airspace for Miami and Hollywood, FL....

2010-09-21

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77 FR 16928 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miami River, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety concern. This 90 day test...the start of Miami Marlins home baseball games. Tugs and tugs with tows, public vessels...congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety concern and whether a...

2012-03-23

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33 CFR 100.729 - Columbus Day Regatta, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100.729 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.729 Columbus Day Regatta, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. (a) Regulated...

2013-07-01

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77 FR 75550 - Special Local Regulations; 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Biscayne Bay...Miami River in Miami, FL during the 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship. The event will...life on navigable waters during the 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship. C....

2012-12-21

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78 FR 54585 - Safety Zone; Escape to Miami Triathlon, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the United States during the event. The safety zone establishes...public comments prior to the event. Any delay in the effective...September 29, 2013, US Road Sports and Entertainment Group are...Escape to Miami Triathlon. The event will be held on the waters...

2013-09-05

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77 FR 43554 - Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0191] RIN 1625-AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne...Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The regulated navigation area will be enforced annually...

2012-07-25

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77 FR 62437 - Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0191] RIN 1625-AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne...the Columbus Day weekend regulated navigation area on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The amended regulated navigation area alters the boundaries of...

2012-10-15

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76 FR 73996 - Special Local Regulations; Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Biscayne...Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida during the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, a series of sailboat races. The Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta...

2011-11-30

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76 FR 24837 - Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2011-0044] RIN 1625-AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne...proposes to establish a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) on Biscayne Bay in Miami...Required to transit the regulated navigation area at no more than 15 knots;...

2011-05-03

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A Multi-Season Study of the Effects of MODIS Sea-Surface Temperatures on Operational WRF Forecasts at NWS Miami, FL  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Studies at the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPORT) Center have suggested that the use of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sea-surface temperature (SST) composites in regional weather forecast models can have a significant positive impact on short-term numerical weather prediction in coastal regions. Recent work by LaCasse et al (2007, Monthly Weather Review) highlights lower atmospheric differences in regional numerical simulations over the Florida offshore waters using 2-km SST composites derived from the MODIS instrument aboard the polar-orbiting Aqua and Terra Earth Observing System satellites. To help quantify the value of this impact on NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), the SPORT Center and the NWS WFO at Miami, FL (MIA) are collaborating on a project to investigate the impact of using the high-resolution MODIS SST fields within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) prediction system. The project's goal is to determine whether more accurate specification of the lower-boundary forcing within WRF will result in improved land/sea fluxes and hence, more accurate evolution of coastal mesoscale circulations and the associated sensible weather elements. The NWS MIA is currently running WRF in real-time to support daily forecast operations, using the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model dynamical core within the NWS Science and Training Resource Center's Environmental Modeling System (EMS) software. Twenty-seven hour forecasts are run dally initialized at 0300, 0900, 1500, and 2100 UTC on a domain with 4-km grid spacing covering the southern half of Florida and adjacent waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Each model run is initialized using the Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS) analyses available in AWIPS. The SSTs are initialized with the NCEP Real-Time Global (RTG) analyses at 1/12deg resolution (approx.9 km); however, the RTG product does not exhibit fine-scale details consistent with its grid resolution. SPORT is conducting parallel WRF EMS runs identical to the operational runs at NWS MIA except for the use of MODIS SST composites in place of the RTG product as the initial and boundary conditions over water, The MODIS SST composites for initializing the SPORT WRF runs are generated on a 2-km grid four times daily at 0400, 0700, 1600, and 1900 UTC, based on the times of the overhead passes of the Aqua and Terra satellites. The incorporation of the MODIS SST data into the SPORT WRF runs is staggered such that SSTs are updated with a new composite every six hours in each of the WRF runs. From mid-February to July 2007, over 500 parallel WRF simulations have been collected for analysis and verification. This paper will present verification results comparing the NWS MIA operational WRF runs to the SPORT experimental runs, and highlight any substantial differences noted in the predicted mesoscale phenomena for specific cases.

Case, Jonathan L.; Santos, Pablo; Lazarus, Steven M.; Splitt, Michael E.; Haines, Stephanie L.; Dembek, Scott R.; Lapenta, William M.

2008-01-01

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Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 4): Munisport Landfill site, Dade County, North Miami, FL. (First remedial action), July 1990. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The 291-acre Munisport Landfill site, including a 170-acre, inactive municipal landfill, is within the city of North Miami, Dade County, Florida. The city of North Miami leased 291 acres to Munisport for recreational development in 1971 which began filling low-lying areas of the site with clean fill and construction debris. In 1975, a temporary permit allowed solid waste to be used as fill above the water table. However, in 1976, a State inspection found twelve 55-gallon drums that were leaking wastes onsite; a violation was issued, and these drums were removed offsite by the city. Landfilling operations ceased in 1981, but closure has not yet taken place. Leachate from the landfill waste still poses a significant threat to the aquatic organisms in the Mangrove Preserve. The ground water is no longer used for potable purposes as a result of salt water intrusion. The contaminants of concern affecting the ground water include VOCs such as benzene and toluene; other organics; metals, such as arsenic, chromium, and lead; and other inorganics.

Not Available

1990-07-26

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Miami Jitneys.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents the findings and conclusions of a study of the Miami jitneys to determine 'how private minibus services might be most productively integrated into Dade County's public transportation system'. The study has found that the jitneys carry ...

1992-01-01

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Miami Interpretive Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid growth and diversity of the City of Miami has left its inhabitants somewhat lost in a city with much to offer. The challenge of this thesis is to provide Miami with an architectural proposal that enhances an understanding of its own urban context through both its form and function. Specifically, the Miami Interpretive Center (M.I.C.) will offer the

Raul Esteban Bejel

1998-01-01

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PROCEEDINGS: SECOND CONFERENCE ON WASTE HEAT MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION HELD AT MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA IN DECEMBER 1978, VOLUME 2  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document most presentations made during the Second Conference on Waste Heat Management and Utilization, held December 4-6, 1978, at Miami Beach, FL. Presentations were grouped by areas of concern: general, utilization, mathematical modeling, ecological effects, co...

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PROCEEDINGS: SECOND CONFERENCE ON WATER HEAT MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION HELD AT MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA IN DECEMBER 1978, VOLUME 1  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document most presentations made during the Second Conference on Waste Heat Management and Utilization, held December 4-6, 1978, at Miami Beach, FL. Presentations were grouped by areas of concern: general, utilization, mathematical modeling, ecological effects, co...

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78 FR 33965 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee-Big Cypress Airfield, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee-Big Cypress Airfield, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation...descriptor are corrected to read Immokalee-Big Cypress Airfield, FL. DATES: Effective...2013, establishes Class E airspace at Big Cypress Airfield, Immokalee, FL (78...

2013-06-06

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75 FR 74145 - Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2010 Harley Davidson FL Series Motorcycles...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Nonconforming 2010 Harley Davidson FL Series Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation AGENCY...nonconforming 2010 Harley Davidson FL Series Motorcycles are eligible for importation...that 2010 Harley Davidson FL Series Motorcycles that were not originally...

2010-11-30

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75 FR 16331 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panama City, Tyndall AFB, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panama City, Tyndall AFB, FL AGENCY: Federal...action establishes Class E airspace at Panama City, FL, to accommodate Standard Instrument...part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Panama City, FL, to provide controlled...

2010-04-01

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Listening Post in Miami.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In early January 1959, Fidel Castro forced the ouster of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and would soon assume control in Havana. I had no inkling that within two weeks I would be in Miami as head-and sole staffer-of a newly authorized field office of th...

J. F. Gleichauf

2001-01-01

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33 CFR 80.735 - Miami, FL to Long Key, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...S. 1) and bridges from latitude 25°19.3 N., longitude 80°16.0 W., at Little Angelfish Creek to the radar dome charted on Long Key at approximate position latitude 24°49.3 N., longitude 80°49.2 W. [CGD...

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 80.727 - Cape Canaveral, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...St. Lucie Inlet. (e) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity of the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (f) A line drawn across the seaward extremity of the...

2013-07-01

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46 CFR 7.95 - St. Johns Point, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Lighted Whistle Buoy 2); thence to Jupiter Island bearing approximately 180° true...line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity...the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (i) A line drawn from the...

2013-10-01

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46 CFR 7.95 - St. Johns Point, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Lighted Whistle Buoy 2); thence to Jupiter Island bearing approximately 180° true...line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity...the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (i) A line drawn from the...

2009-10-01

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33 CFR 80.727 - Cape Canaveral, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...St. Lucie Inlet. (e) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity of the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (f) A line drawn across the seaward extremity of the...

2009-07-01

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46 CFR 7.95 - St. Johns Point, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Lighted Whistle Buoy 2); thence to Jupiter Island bearing approximately 180° true...line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity...the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (i) A line drawn from the...

2010-10-01

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33 CFR 80.727 - Cape Canaveral, FL to Miami Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...St. Lucie Inlet. (e) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity of the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. (f) A line drawn across the seaward extremity of the...

2010-07-01

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75 FR 32268 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panama City, Tyndall AFB, FL.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. 10-ASO-22] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panama City, Tyndall AFB, FL. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...1, 2010 that establishes Class E airspace at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, June 8,...

2010-06-08

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77 FR 50065 - Safety Zone; Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, Atlantic Ocean; Jacksonville Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, Atlantic Ocean; Jacksonville Beach, FL AGENCY...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Jacksonville Beach, Florida...host an air show event over the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville Beach, FL....

2012-08-20

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33 CFR 110.188 - Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Miami Beach, Fla.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Miami Beach, Fla...Anchorage Grounds § 110.188 Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Miami Beach, Fla...vessel shall be anchored in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the...

2013-07-01

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77 FR 10960 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek, Islamorada, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0047] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek, Islamorada, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard...from the regulation governing the operation of Snake Creek Bridge, mile 0.5, across Snake Creek, in Islamorada, Florida. The...

2012-02-24

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78 FR 22363 - Environmental Impact Statement for the All Aboard Florida Miami-Orlando Passenger Rail Project  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Aboard Florida Miami-- Orlando Passenger Rail Project AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration...constructing and operating an intercity passenger rail service proposed by the private company...infrastructure improvements to existing rail corridor right-of- way between...

2013-04-15

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Miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI) is a compact laser interferometer that was developed by Ball to satisfy the sensor needs of various pointing and tracking applications. These include: (1) attitude sensing for fast-steering mirrors and other optical elements, (2) structural monitoring and control for optical benches and other structures requiring micro-positioning, and (3) high-precision encoders for use in measuring the angular position of gimballed payloads and drives. MIAMI is constructed from off-the-shelf optical elements, using the inherent precision of the optical faces for alignment when feasible. In the present configuration, the laser light makes eight passes between the sensor head and the retroreflective target, amplifying the sensitivity of this device by a factor of eight. The interference of the two laser beams create fringe patterns, and the separation between fringes is equivalent to one wavelength of laser light (0.6328 micrometers). MIAMI uses interpolation to further subdivide each fringe spacing by a factor of 8 or 16, depending on configuration. MIAMI exhibits excellent performance characteristics, Its angular resolution is 175 nanoradians, and it achieves this with incremental data rates exceeding 5 MHz. MIAMI can accommodate rapid slew rates (greater than 50 deg/sec) and large angular travel (greater than +/- 20 deg). When used as a linear calibration sensor, MIAMI is capable of approxiamtely 10 nanometer linear resolution. The compact design (approximately 5 cubic in.) and light weight (approximately 8 oz) for the sensor head optics make it a very attractive candidate for space sensor applications.

Bauer, Robert J.

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77 FR 34208 - Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. 12-ASO-27] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL AGENCY...SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Leesburg, FL, changing...Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class D and Class E airspace at Leesburg, FL....

2012-06-11

45

FL-ATE Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page presents the publications of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing (FL-ATE), including journal articles, online resources, and curriculum resources from 2006 to the present. Visitors will find materials on Best Practices for Student Robotics Camps, Manufacturing Career Pathways, and Florida-specific manufacturing resources.

2011-09-19

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Miami Bound: Issues in Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Outdoor Pursuit Center at Miami University, Ohio, has provided an outdoor orientation experience for incoming first-year students since 1995. The experience provides an environment that is effective in easing the transition into higher education settings. Student trip coordinators, student facilitators, faculty, and professional staff use

Parks, Russell E.

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Planning and Pain in Miami.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Miami-Dade Community College (Florida), faced with rapidly changing community and student needs, became known for strategic, swift, student-oriented planning and adaptation to ethnic diversity. Ironically, the president who undertook this challenge, handing over more policy setting and control to faculty and staff, was criticized for moving too

Wolverton, Mimi

1996-01-01

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33 CFR 165.726 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida. 165.726 Section 165.726 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 165.726 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida. 165.726 Section 165.726 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

2011-07-01

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33 CFR 165.726 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida. 165.726 Section 165.726 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

2010-07-01

51

33 CFR 165.726 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Areas; Miami River, Miami, Florida. 165.726 Section 165.726 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

2012-07-01

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Chronic drug use and reproductive health care among low-income women in Miami, Florida: A comparative study of access, need, and utilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interviews of low-income women in Miami, FL, addressed reproductive health issues in a stratified, network-referred sample of chronic drug users (CDUs) and socially and ethnically similar women who were not CDUs. Women who were not CDUs were significantly more likely to report a regular source of health care than CDUs. About one third of each group reported experiencing reproductive health

Lee A. Crandall; Lisa R. Metsch; Clyde B. McCoy; Dale D. Chitwood; Hayley Tobias

2003-01-01

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78 FR 729 - Ellman Battery Superfund Site; Orlando, Orange County, FL; Notice of Settlement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CERCLA-04-2012-3780] Ellman Battery Superfund Site; Orlando, Orange County, FL; Notice of Settlement AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Action at the Ellman Battery Superfund Site located in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. DATES: The Agency will consider public...

2013-01-04

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77 FR 15600 - Special Local Regulation; Emerald Coast Super Boat Grand Prix; Saint Andrew Bay; Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Super Boat Grand Prix; Saint Andrew Bay; Panama City, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...regulation for a portion of Saint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FL. This action is necessary for...speed boat race on Saint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FL on May 6, 2012. This...

2012-03-16

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A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Final /s/ in Miami Cuban Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the variation of syllable- and word-final /s/ among two generations of Cubans in Miami, Florida (USA): older, early exile immigrants who arrived in Miami as adults in the 1960s and 1970s, and young Miami-born Cubans whose maternal and paternal grandparents immigrated to Miami from Cuba prior to 1980. Since sibilant weakening is

Lynch, Andrew

2009-01-01

56

76 FR 76044 - Safety Zone; Power Line Replacement, West Bay, Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Power Line Replacement, West Bay, Panama City, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final...T08-0983 Safety Zone; Power Line Replacement, West Bay, Panama City, FL (a) Location. The following area is a safety...

2011-12-06

57

75 FR 5007 - Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...to establish Class D and E airspace at Panama City, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation...SIAPs) for the new Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport. This...

2010-02-01

58

75 FR 14385 - Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10-ASO-10] Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...would remove Class D and Class E airspace areas at Panama City-Bay County Airport, Panama City, FL, as the old airport and control...

2010-03-25

59

75 FR 13670 - Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...establishes Class D and E Airspace at Panama City, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation...SIAPs) for the new Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport. This...

2010-03-23

60

75 FR 43818 - Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10-ASO-10] Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...This action removes the Class D and E Airspace at Panama City- Bay County Airport, Panama City, FL, as the airport has closed and...

2010-07-27

61

78 FR 34570 - Special Local Regulations; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL AGENCY...Dora in Tavares, Florida, during the Pro Hydro-X Tour, a series of high-speed personal...entitled Special Local Regulations; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL...

2013-06-10

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77 FR 50062 - Safety Zone; Embry-Riddle Wings and Waves, Atlantic Ocean; Daytona Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Embry-Riddle Wings and Waves, Atlantic Ocean; Daytona Beach, FL AGENCY...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Daytona Beach, Florida...host an air show event over the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, FL. In...

2012-08-20

63

76 FR 60961 - Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Kissimmee, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Compatibility Program; Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Kissimmee, FL AGENCY: Federal Aviation...the FAA approved the Kissimmee Gateway Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update. Some...FAA's approval of the Kissimmee Gateway Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update...

2011-09-30

64

78 FR 67999 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Treasure Island, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Treasure Island, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...operating schedule that governs the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge, mile 119.0, Treasure Island, Florida. The Treasure Island Bridge...

2013-11-13

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77 FR 55787 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Clay County, FL, and Incorporated Areas  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. FEMA-B-1222] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Clay County, FL, and Incorporated Areas AGENCY: Federal...issuance of a revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report....

2012-09-11

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77 FR 50926 - Security Zones; Certain Dangerous Cargo Vessels, Tampa, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA87 Security Zones; Certain Dangerous Cargo Vessels, Tampa, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...security zones around Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) vessels, which are vessels carrying anhydrous ammonia, liquefied propane...

2012-08-23

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77 FR 11387 - Safety Zone; Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Safety Zone; Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL AGENCY...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale...in aerobatic maneuvers over the Atlantic Ocean. It is expected that...

2012-02-27

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78 FR 57480 - Safety Zone; 2013 Annual Islamorada Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Atlantic Ocean; Islamorada, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Atlantic Ocean; Islamorada, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Islamorada, Florida, during...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located in Islamorada,...

2013-09-19

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77 FR 50019 - Safety Zone; Cocoa Beach Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Cocoa Beach Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located east of Cocoa Beach...in aerobatic maneuvers over the Atlantic Ocean east of Cocoa Beach,...

2012-08-20

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78 FR 57796 - Safety Zone; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Safety Zone; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, Florida during...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, Florida....

2013-09-20

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78 FR 18235 - Special Local Regulations; 2013 Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Fort Lauderdale, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulations; 2013 Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Fort Lauderdale, FL AGENCY...special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance of Port Everglades...Sunday, April 21, 2013. The Atlantic Ocean exclusion area will be...

2013-03-26

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33 CFR 117.307 - Miami River, North Fork.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Florida § 117.307 Miami River, North Fork. The draw of the FDOT Railroad Bridge, mile 5.3 at Miami, shall open...

2013-07-01

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78 FR 75899 - Safety Zone; 2013 Holiday Boat Parades, Captain of the Port Miami Zone; FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...River Daymarker 7, east of the Glynn Mayo Highway Bridge in Jupiter, Florida. A special local regulation was previously promulgated...River Daymarker 7, east of the Glynn Mayo Highway Bridge in Jupiter, Florida. The moving zone will include a buffer zone...

2013-12-13

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77 FR 4247 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...The normal operating schedule for the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) is set forth in 33 CFR 117.261(nn). 33 CFR 117.261(nn) requires the bridge to open on signal; except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday,...

2012-01-27

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NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Report: HETA No. 2004-0146-2947, Transportation Security Administration-Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On February 20, 2004, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida. The HHE r...

2004-01-01

76

Miami Dade College and the Engaging Power of the Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay, the president of Miami Dade College describes the anchoring role that the institution plays in the Miami metropolitan region, with a particular emphasis on the many arts and cultural contributions. These efforts, combined with the economic and workforce development endeavors, make Miami Dade College a model anchor institution.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013

2013-01-01

77

6.NS It's Warmer in Miami  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: One morning the temperature is -28$^\\circ$ in Anchorage, Alaska, and 65$^\\circ$ in Miami, Florida. How many degrees warmer was it in Miami than in Anch...

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Andrew's Aftermath: Hurricane "Saves" Miami Public Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS). Topics discussed include the community's response to the sudden lack of library services; the use of library branches as emergency relief centers and communications centers; library disaster policies; and visions for MDPLS under a new director. (LRW)

St. Lifer, Evan

1994-01-01

79

Miami University's Language Courses in Luxembourg.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Miami University of Ohio's language program in Luxembourg is described and evaluated. The university's European Center is located in Luxembourg and functions in close cooperation with the parent university. Native Luxembourgers teach the French and German classes with a heavy emphasis on drills using the traditional Dartmouth approach. The

Tomarken, Annette H.

80

33 CFR 80.760 - Horeshoe Point, FL to Rock Island, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Horeshoe Point, FL to Rock Island, FL. 80.760 Section 80...Coast § 80.760 Horeshoe Point, FL to Rock Island, FL. (a) Except inside...and rivers from Horseshoe Point to the Rock Islands. (b) A north-south...

2013-07-01

81

33 CFR 80.805 - Rock Island, FL to Cape San Blas, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Rock Island, FL to Cape San Blas, FL. 80.805... Eighth District § 80.805 Rock Island, FL to Cape San Blas, FL. (a...longitude 84°22.7 W., to Dog Island Reef East Light 1; thence a...

2013-07-01

82

33 CFR 80.748 - Cape Romano, FL to Sanibel Island, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Cape Romano, FL to Sanibel Island, FL. 80.748 Section 80.748...80.748 Cape Romano, FL to Sanibel Island, FL. (a) A line drawn across Big...the northwesternmost extremity of Coconut Island 000°T across Capri Pass....

2013-07-01

83

33 CFR 80.723 - Amelia Island, FL to Cape Canaveral, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Amelia Island, FL to Cape Canaveral, FL. 80.723...Seventh District § 80.723 Amelia Island, FL to Cape Canaveral, FL. (a...from the southernmost extremity of Amelia Island to the northeasternmost extremity of...

2013-07-01

84

33 CFR 80.750 - Sanibel Island, FL to St. Petersburg, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Sanibel Island, FL to St. Petersburg, FL. 80...LINES Gulf Coast § 80.750 Sanibel Island, FL to St. Petersburg, FL. ...bridge over Blind Pass, between Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, and lines...

2013-07-01

85

Clinical intestinal transplantation: Experience in Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intestinal transplantation can be a life-saving procedure for patients with intestinal failure and life-threatening complications of the underlying disease or total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The transplantation techniques at the University of Miami were based on our Pittsburgh experience and the organs were separated as needed following Starzl's cluster principle. According to the latter all intra-abdominal organs are like a grape

T. Karatzas; F. Khan; A. G. Tzakis

1997-01-01

86

76 FR 80333 - Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Miami, Florida Area Under Alternative Site Framework  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...entry. The proposed zone would include three ``magnet'' sites in Miami- Dade County: Proposed Site 1 (520 acres)--Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, 1015 North America Way, Miami; Proposed Site 2 (423 acres)-- Flagler Logistics Hub,...

2011-12-23

87

78 FR 17094 - Safety Zone; 2013 Naval Air Station Key West Air Spectacular, Boca Chica Channel; Boca Chica, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2013 Naval Air Station Key West Air Spectacular, Boca Chica Channel; Boca Chica, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Boca Chica Channel in Boca Chica, Florida, during the...

2013-03-20

88

76 FR 72369 - Safety Zone; Marco Island Marriott Charity Fireworks Display, Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Marco Island Marriott Charity Fireworks Display, Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco...

2011-11-23

89

A Delphi examination of the University of Miami\\/Miami-Dade Community College joint doctoral program from the staff development perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on the impact of staff development on community college faculty and staff. Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida has an award-winning Teaching\\/Learning Project for professional development. One component of this is a joint doctoral program in higher education between the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. Through this program, Miami-Dade Community College employees have received financial, scheduling,

Nancy K. Loane

1993-01-01

90

Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources, 5th, Miami Beach, FL, December 13-15, 1982, Proceedings of Condensed Papers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The rate of progress and state of the art in various alternative energy systems is assessed in a series of extended abstracts. Renewable energy sources such as hydroelectricity, solar heating, wind power, solar cells, bioconversion, OTEC, and alcohol are discussed. Attention is given to thermal energy storage, solar stills, hydrogen fuel systems, and the economics of wind power. Fusion, breeder, and fission reactors are considered, as are geothermal energy extraction, wave energy systems, the CO2 effects on the atmosphere caused by burning fuels, and conservation and waste utilization technologies. Finally, energy education programs and national energy policy are investigated

Veziroglu, T. N.

1982-10-01

91

Alternative energy sources IV; Proceedings of the Fourth Miami International Conference, Miami Beach, FL, December 14-16, 1981. Volume 1 - Solar Collectors Storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aspects of solar measurements, solar collectors, selective coatings, thermal storage, phase change storage, and heat exchangers are discussed. The analysis and testing of flat-plate solar collectors are addressed. The development and uses of plastic collectors, a solar water heating system, solar energy collecting oil barrels, a glass collector panel, and a two-phase thermosyphon system are considered. Studies of stratification in thermal storage, of packed bed and fluidized bed systems, and of thermal storage in solar towers, in wall passive systems, and in reversible chemical reactions are reported. Phase change storage by direct contact processes and in residential solar space heating and cooling is examined, as are new materials and surface characteristics for solar heat storage. The use of R-11 and Freon-113 in heat exchange is discussed. No individual items are abstracted in this volume

Veziroglu, T. N.

1982-10-01

92

Alternative energy sources IV; Proceedings of the Fourth Miami International Conference, Miami Beach, FL, December 14-16, 1981. Volume 1 - Solar Collectors Storage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aspects of solar measurements, solar collectors, selective coatings, thermal storage, phase change storage, and heat exchangers are discussed. The analysis and testing of flat-plate solar collectors are addressed. The development and uses of plastic collectors, a solar water heating system, solar energy collecting oil barrels, a glass collector panel, and a two-phase thermosyphon system are considered. Studies of stratification in

T. N. Veziroglu

1982-01-01

93

78 FR 16296 - Record of Decision for the Coral Reef Restoration Plan, Biscayne National Park, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Record of Decision for the Coral Reef Restoration Plan, Biscayne National Park, FL AGENCY...Decision (ROD) for the Coral Reef Restoration Plan (Plan) for Biscayne National...submerged resources. The goal of coral reef restoration actions in Biscayne National Park...

2013-03-14

94

78 FR 11094 - Safety Zone; Lake Worth Dredge Operations, Lake Worth Inlet; West Palm Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Lake Worth Inlet; West Palm Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast...Lake Worth Inlet, West Palm Beach, Florida, to provide...designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective...delay in the effective date of this rule would be...Lake Worth Inlet in West Palm Beach, Florida....

2013-02-15

95

78 FR 70901 - Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located south of Key West,...

2013-11-27

96

77 FR 75853 - Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located south of Key West,...

2012-12-26

97

University of Miami Libraries: Lydia Cabrera Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Miami Libraries' Cuban Heritage Collection is the home of the Lydia Cabrera Papers. Visitors unfamiliar with Cabrera will be enlightened by the digital collection of "correspondence, manuscripts, original drawings, field notes, interviews, photographs, illustrations, and paper laces." Those familiar with her documentation of Afro-Cuban culture and religion will surely learn some new information from this extensive collection. The "Lydia Cabrera Papers Finding Aid" link on the right hand side of the homepage will take visitors to this "work-in-progress" finding aid that contains Series I (correspondence) and Series II (personal papers). Back on the homepage, visitors can "search" or "browse" the collection. Once a document has been opened, users can "add document to favorites", "add page to favorites", or copy and paste the URL for future use.

98

Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida  

ScienceCinema

Miami-Dade County, Florida will be piping methane gas from their regional landfill to the adjacent wastewater plant to generate a significant portion of the massive facility's future electricity needs.

Alvarez, Carlos; Oliver, LeAnn; Kronheim, Steve; Gonzalez, Jorge; Woods-Richardson, Kathleen;

2013-05-29

99

Department Reengineering Improves Service at Miami-Dade Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Details the process of reengineering Miami-Dade Community College's maintenance department to lower costs while increasing services. Changes included work flow, communications, purchasing, staffing, and technology methods. (EV)

Menendez, Alfredo

2002-01-01

100

The Use of Utility Accounting Software at Miami University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how Miami University successfully developed an accounting software package that tracked and recorded their utility usage, including examples of its graphics and reporting components. Background information examining the decision to pursue an energy management software package is included. (GR)

Wenner, Paul

1999-01-01

101

Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida  

SciTech Connect

Miami-Dade County, Florida will be piping methane gas from their regional landfill to the adjacent wastewater plant to generate a significant portion of the massive facility's future electricity needs.

Alvarez, Carlos; Oliver, LeAnn; Kronheim, Steve; Gonzalez, Jorge; Woods-Richardson, Kathleen

2011-01-01

102

The Design Competition Strategy at the University of Miami.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Miami's campus design competition is described, selected comments from the jury's deliberation and oral report are presented, and the entries of the 5 grand prize winners, 10 honorable mention winners, and additional entries are reproduced. (MSE)

Warburton, Ralph

1989-01-01

103

78 FR 68026 - Foreign-Trade Zone 32-Miami, Florida, Authorization of Production Activity, Almod Diamonds, Ltd...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Foreign-Trade Zone 32--Miami, Florida, Authorization of Production Activity, Almod Diamonds, Ltd. (Jewelry and Precious Stones), Miami, Florida On June 21, 2013, the Greater Miami Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 32, submitted a...

2013-11-13

104

University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center  

SciTech Connect

This report documents all activity of the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center (MIIAC) grant awarded by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Industrial Technology Program (ITP). This grant was coordinated through a collaborative effort with the Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES) located at Rutgers University in New Jersey (www.caes.rutgers.edu) which acted as the programs Field Manager. The grants duration included fiscal years 2003-2006 (September 2002 August 2006), and operated under the direction of Dr. Shihab Asfour, Director (MIIAC). MIIACs main goal was to provide energy assessments for local manufacturing firms. Energy consumption, productivity enhancement, and waste management were the focus of each assessment. Energy savings, cost savings, implementation costs, and simple payback periods were quantified using scientific methodologies and techniques. Over the four-year period of the grant, the total number of industrial assessments conducted was 91, resulting in 604 assessment recommendations and the following savings: 73,519,747 kWh, 435,722 MMBTU, and $10,024,453 in cost savings. A total of 16 undergraduate and graduate students were trained on energy assessment. Companies in over 40 different zip codes were assessed.

Asfour, Shihab, S.

2007-01-29

105

Miami thrives: weaving a poverty reduction coalition.  

PubMed

In an environment where community based organizations are asked to do increasingly more to alleviate the effects of complex social problems, networks and coalitions are becoming the answer for increasing scale, efficiency, coordination, and most importantly, social impact. This paper highlights the formation of a poverty reduction coalition in south Florida. Our case study approach chronicles a developing coalition in Miami-Dade County and the role of one organization acting as lead to the initiative. Drawing on interviews with lead organization staff, participant observation field notes, network mapping and analysis of documents and artifacts from the initiative, we analyze the local organizational context and illuminate important processes associated with supporting a developing coalition. Findings offer a picture of the interorganizational relationships in the community using social network analysis and identify the organizational capacity factors that contribute to and inhibit the formation of a cohesive and effective coalition in this context. This study also highlights the utility of an action research approach to organizational learning about coalition-building in such a way that informs decision making. PMID:24748284

Evans, Scotney D; Rosen, Adam D; Kesten, Stacey M; Moore, Wendy

2014-06-01

106

Mixed convection heat transfer; Proceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, November 17-22, 1985  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Among the topics discussed are: prediction of turbulent heat transfer in flows past a cylindrical cavity; turbulent heat transfer in rotating rectangular ducts; and visualization of secondary flow patterns in an isothermally heated curved pipe. Consideration is also given to: laminar mixed convection in the entrance region of a horizontal annulus; two-dimensional mixed convection along a flat plate mixed convection flow about slender bodies of revolution; and measurement of laminar mixed convection from an inclined surface. Additional topics discussed include: the effects of opposing buoyancy on the flow of free and wall jets; mixed convection heat transfer around a rotating heated cylinder; and combined buoyancy effects of thermal and mass diffusion on laminar forced convection heat transfer in a vertical tube.

Armaly, B. F.; Yao, L. S.

1985-12-01

107

Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 20th, Miami Beach, FL, August 18-23, 1985, Proceedings. Volumes 1, 2, & 3  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Topics related to aerospace power are discussed, taking into account trends and issues of military space power systems technology, space station power system advanced development, the application and use of nuclear power for future spacecraft, the current status of advanced solar array technology development, the application of a parabolic trough concentrator to space station power needs, life test results of the Intelsat-V nickel-cadmium battery, and metal hydride hydrogen storage in nickel hydrogen batteries. Other subjects explored are concerned with alternative fuels, biomass energy, biomedical power, coal gasification, electric power cycles, and electric propulsion. Attention is given to an advanced terrestrial vehicle electric propulsion systems assessment, fuel cells as electric propulsion power plants, a sinewave synthesis for high efficiency dc-ac conversion, steam desulfurization of coal, leadless transfer of energy into the body to power implanted blood pumps, oil production via entrained flow pyrolysis of biomass, and a New Zealand synthetic gasoline plant.

1985-12-01

108

Biking to work in Miami. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the project was to produce and distribute a guide to commuting by bicycle in the Miami metropolitan area. The area is uniquely suited to bicycling because of its pleasant year-round climate and relatively flat topography. Persuading even a small percentage of automobile commuters to try biking to work could result in substantial energy savings in Miami as in most other major metropolitan areas. Seven of the largest employment centers in the area were selected as major commuter destinations suitable for bicycle commuters. Safe and scenic ways of commuting to these areas by bicycle were mapped and described in a series of short narratives. Additional material on safe riding techniques and the choice of equipment was developed. The resulting 40 page booklet, Biking to Work in Miami, was printed and distributed by the author to local cycling groups, bicycle interests, and others. Copies were also sent to interested parties outside the Miami area. The initial reception has been very encouraging and a number of favorable reply cards have been received with useful comments and suggestions. A revised version aimed at stimulating bikers to avail of the soon-to-be-opened rapid transit system is being considered. A writer for the Miami Herald is interested in using parts of the Guide for a series in the newspaper.

Kerr, O.

1982-08-01

109

Draw from Miami-Dade County Public and Private Schools. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report addresses data gathered from the Miami-Dade County Public and Private Schools. This report covers Fall/Spring terms 1999-00 through 2001-02. Completers are from 28 traditional public and 11 special public high schools in Miami-Dade County. These completers are 21 years old or younger. In 2002, Miami-Dade County Public High School

Baldwin, Anne

110

Energy efficiency at the University of Miami  

SciTech Connect

The University of Miami (UM) has embarked on a very important and worthwhile mission: ``To make UM one of the most energy efficient universities in the nation by the year 2000``. In order for the University to meet this goal the authors knew they would need to take advantage of all the available technologies and address the freon issues. In June 1990 the Coral Gables Campus had five chilled Water Production Plants, each representing small independent systems serving from four to ten buildings. Because of energy conservation measures of the past, each plant had excess capacity. At that time they also had identified about 600 tons of old falling-apart air conditioning equipment. The Capital Construction Program was beginning design efforts for a new Music Recital Hall and an addition to the Law Library. With all this considered it made sense to develop a common chilled water loop to connect these plants and provide a vehicle to capitalize on available capacity. In early 1991 Florida Power and Light offered a new CILC rate with criteria that the chilled water plants met. It allowed them to produce air conditioning at 5.8 cents a kWh, compared to 7.5 cents a kWh, at the buildings. This, added to the reality of not having to maintain or replace the old systems, made this the number 1 priority project. They were convinced that this could give them a competitive edge over other institutions because it insured that they could produce air conditioning at the least cost per square foot.

Atherton, V. [Univ. of Miami, FL (United States); Anzoategui, F.

1996-07-01

111

Trends in Kaposi's Sarcoma in Miami Beach from 1987 to 2007  

PubMed Central

Purpose. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare low-grade vascular tumor associated with the human herpes virus 8. By analyzing the epidemiology, staging, and treatment of KS, we hoped to improve the quality of care at our institution. Methods. Review of the Mount Sinai Medical Center tumor registry database in Miami Beach, FL, USA, identified 143 cases of KS between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 2007. Results. The majority of patients were non-Hispanic whites, non smoking males diagnosed between 1987 and 1996. Most of the patients were HIV positive, with an equal percentage diagnosed with local or distant disease. Most patients received no chemotherapy or radiation. There were no significant differences in patient survival based on sex, HIV status, or radiation received. There was a trend toward improved survival among older patients who smoked, received no chemotherapy, and had localized stage at diagnosis. Multivariate analysis revealed that non-Hispanic whites had a significant worse survival than Hispanic whites (HR = 0.55, 95% CI (0.33, 0.90), P = 0.02). Patients diagnosed between 1987 and 1996 had a worse survival than those between 1997 and 2007 (HR = 0.33 (95% CI 0.19, 0.55), P < 0.0001). Conclusion. This large retrospective study provides further insight into KS. Ethnicity and date of diagnosis are important predictors of long-term survival.

Zeichner, Simon B.; Ruiz, Ana L.; Suciu, Gabriel P.; Zeichner, Rachel Lerner; Rodriguez, Estelamari

2012-01-01

112

Miami-Dade Community College Fact Book, 1993-1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared for an audience unfamiliar with Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC), as well as for college personnel, this factbook provides a historical overview of the college, information on success and impact, perceptions of MDCC at state and national levels, and information on college resources. The factbook provides: (1) a list of MDCC's values

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.

113

Biking to Work in Miami. Final Technical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of the project was to produce and distribute a guide to commuting by bicycle in the Miami metropolitan area. The area is uniquely suited to bicycling because of its pleasant year-round climate and relatively flat topography. Persuading even ...

O. Kerr

1982-01-01

114

Interactive Video at Miami-Dade Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the experiences of the Division of Computer-Based Instructional Development and Research at Miami-Dade Community College in developing interactive video programs, this paper explains what interactive video is, outlines the process used in creating such programs, and describes two specific applications of interactive video technology.

Tross, Glenn; Di Stefano, Mary F.

115

Energy basis for Miami, Florida, and other urban systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A systems study is presented of Miami, Florida, with data collected for the years 1950-72. Cross-correlation analysis of the data, calculation of urban indices, computer simulation of mathematical models, and construction of a land use map are discussed along with calculation of major economic, fossil fuel, and natural energy flows, estimations of energy available from solar energy technology, and a

J. J. Zucchetto

1975-01-01

116

Teaching the Arts: Miami's New World School of the Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study of the New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida) outlines the planning, problem solving, and management involved in establishing the school. The New World School is both a public high school and college, providing intensive training in the performing and visual arts, as well as a full academic curriculum. A brief history,

Walesh, Sidney L.

117

Student Opinions About Health Services at Miami. Survey Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A random sample of Miami University undergraduate and graduate students were surveyed to determine their opinions about health care at the university. Most of the questions dealt with the university's student health service and satisfaction with the quality of medical treatment at the facility, perception of the staff's performance and interest in

Keller, Michael J.

118

The Miami Linguistic Reading Program, 1965-1968. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information related to the implementation of the Miami Linguistic Reading Program for Spanish-speaking and American Indian children in 6 New Mexico school systems is presented. School systems utilizing and reporting on the program are: (1) the West Las Vegas School System; (2) Anton Chico Elementary School in Santa Rosa; (3) Pojoaque Valley

Digneo, Ellen Hartnett, Ed.; Shaya, Tila, Ed.

119

76 FR 30822 - Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...11-12] Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, FL AGENCY: U.S. Customs and...Protection (CBP) by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport...

2011-05-27

120

76 FR 53822 - Safety Zone; Labor Day at the Landing Santa Rosa Sound, Fort Walton Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Labor Day at the Landing Santa Rosa Sound, Fort Walton Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone for a portion of the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Florida extending...conduct a fireworks display on the Santa Rosa Sound, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida from...

2011-08-30

121

76 FR 26931 - Safety Zone; Second Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Cocoa Beach, Florida...will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Cocoa Beach,...

2011-05-10

122

The Curriculum Development Project for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Miami-Dade Junior College, Miami, Florida. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During Phase I of an Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grant, a five-member committee developed a curriculum for a medical laboratory technology program at Miami-Dade Junior College by: (1) defining competencies which differentiate a certified laboratory assistant from a medical laboratory technician, (2) translating expected laboratory

Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Div. of Allied Health Studies.

123

Trace elements and synthetic organic compounds in streambed sediment and fish tissue in the Great and Little Miami River basins, Ohio and Indiana, 1990-98  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Streambed-sediment and fish-tissue samples were collected at eight sites in the Great and Little Miami Basins as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program. The samples were analyzed for trace elements and synthetic organic compounds, including organochlorine insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and semivolatile compounds (SVOCs). Data from state-agency investigations within the study unit (more than 200 sites) were incorporated to gain a broader perspective of the occurrence and distribution of contaminants in the study unit. All data were compared to streambed-sediment-quality guidelines and fish-tissue guidelines to identify elevated contaminant concentrations. Guideline exceedances were plotted on distribution maps to identify areas in the study unit that may be of potential concern for wildlife health. Several trace elements were detected in both sediment and fish-tissue samples. In sediment, lead and zinc were most frequently detected at levels that may have adverse effects on aquatic organisms. Generally, only one of the trace elements analyzed for per site exceeded concentrations above which adverse biological effects are frequently anticipated. Organochlorine insecticides were infrequently detected in sediment or fish tissue throughout the study unit. More organochlorine insecticides were detected in fish tissues than in sediment; however, more guidelines were exceeded in sediment. No distinct geographic overlap between sediment and fish-tissue sites was evident with respect to elevated organochlorine insecticide concentrations. Sediment-quality guideline exceedances were generally widespread throughout the study unit, whereas fish-tissue guidelines were exceeded only on the Mad River. PCBs were detected more often in fish tissue than in sediment throughout the study unit. Elevated PCB concentrations in fish tissue were common and widespread. No distinct geographic overlap of PCB exceedances was evident between sediment and fish-tissue sites. In sediments, elevated concentrations were detected most often for SVOCs, particularly for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Areas where SVOC guidelines were frequently exceeded include the Great Miami River main stem from Dayton to south of Hamilton, and the Upper Little Miami River Basin in Greene County. Overall, a higher frequency of trace-element detections in fish tissue and sediment trace-element guideline exceedances was found in the Great Miami River Basin than in the Little Miami River Basin. Organochlorine insecticide guidelines for fish tissue and sediment, as well as PCB and SVOC guidelines for sediment also were exceeded more frequently in the Great Miami River Basin. PCB guideline exceedances for fish tissue were found more often in the Little Miami River Basin.

Janosy, Stephanie D.

2003-01-01

124

Art in Public Places: Miami-Dade County  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When many people think of Miami, they think of beautiful beaches and palm trees. Certainly the city have a surfeit of both things, but the area also has remarkable public art in great abundance. All told, Miami-Dade County has over 600 pieces of public art and visitors can learn about each and every single piece right here. The site has five primary sections, including About, News, Collection, For Artists, and Resources. Visitors can start by using the clickable map to learn about the artist of each piece, along with its exact location, date of installation, materials, and other germane details. Click on over to the Collection to learn about forthcoming works, repair projects, and the very interesting "Adopt an Artwork" program. Moving along, the For Artists area is replete with information on how artists can get involved with this amazing initiative.

2013-01-01

125

Carl Graham Fisher Mr. Miami Beach and much more  

Microsoft Academic Search

Carl Graham Fisher, an Indiana native, was the man whoamong other accomplishmentsconceived and built Miami Beach, Montauk Manor (on Long Island), the Indianapolis Speedway, and the country-crossing Lincoln and Dixie highways (which foreshadowed today's interstate highway system). Born into poverty, Fisher left home at age 12 to support his family. He made a name for himself in bicycle endurance racing

Stanley Turkel

2001-01-01

126

Reducing in fl uenza spreading over the airline network.  

PubMed

Disease spreading through human travel networks has been a topic of great interest in recent years, such as with swine in fl uenza or SARS pandemics. Most studies have proposed removing highly connected nodes (hubs) to control spreading. Here, we test alternative strategies using edge removal ( fl ight cancellation) for spreading over the airline network. Flight cancellation was more ef fi cient than shutting down whole airports: spreading took 81% longer if solely selected fl ights were removed, compared to a 52% reduction when entire airports were shutdown, affecting the same number of fl ights. PMID:20020673

Marcelino, Jose; Kaiser, Marcus

2009-01-01

127

The Teaching Learning Enterprise: Miami-Dade Community College's Blueprint for Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In March of 1986, Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) instituted the Miami-Dade Teaching/Learning Project (MDTLP) to help the college improve teaching and learning and respond to the needs of non-traditional students. This book uses a description and evaluation of the MDTLP to present practical guidelines for organizing, managing,

Jenrette, Mardee S.; Napoli, Vince

128

To know us is to love us: The public relations campaign to sell a Business-tourist-friendly Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

The corporate public relations campaign of the Miami, Florida, business community and tourism industry to counter negative perceptions of key publics and pro-actively promote a positive image of Miami is explored. The study reviews data from a period of about 10 years from the travel industry, crime statistics, and other public data regarding perceptions of Miami, as well as the

Donn James Tilson; Don W. Stacks

1997-01-01

129

75 FR 79293 - Amendment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Vero Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Lucie County International Airport, Fort Pierce, FL. This action makes the adjustment...Lucie County International Airport, Fort Pierce, FL. The FAA has determined that this...Lucie County International Airport, Fort Pierce, FL. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR...

2010-12-20

130

78 FR 25384 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Immokalee, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Big Cypress Airfield. This action enhances the safety...

2013-05-01

131

78 FR 52425 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umatilla, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Umatilla, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Umatilla Municipal Airport. This action enhances the...

2013-08-23

132

Asymmetric Total Synthesis of the Epoxykinamycin FL-120B'**  

PubMed Central

Turn up the heat: An asymmetric total synthesis of the epoxykinamycin FL-120B is reported. The synthesis establishes a route to epoxide-containing diazobenzofluorenes which could potentially serve as monomers to the dimeric lomaiviticins. Key steps include Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation, Stille coupling, and intramolecular Friedel-Crafts acylation of atropisomeric carboxylic acids at elevated temperatures to construct the FL-120B core structure.

Scully, Stephen S.; Porco, John A.

2012-01-01

133

An antilisterial bacteriocin BacFL31 produced by Enterococcus faecium FL31 with a novel structure containing hydroxyproline residues.  

PubMed

A new bacterium called FL31, which was selected for its antimicrobial activity against the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, was identified as Enterococcus faecium and noted to produce an antibacterial proteinaceous substance (BacFL31). The active peptide from the cell-free supernatant of E. faecium FL31 was purified in four steps and the results revealed a single band with an estimated molecular mass of approximately 3.5kDa. The N-terminal amino acid sequence of the purified BacFL31 "GLEESXGHXGQXGPXGPXGAXGP" (X=hydroxyproline) showed the presence of six hydroxyproline residues. It displayed a bactericidal mode of action against L.monocytogenes. Its application at 400AU/g was also noted to constitute an effective approach for preventing the contamination and growth of the pathogenic bacterium L. monocytogenes during the storage of minced beef meat at 4C. PMID:24583094

Chakchouk-Mtibaa, Ahlem; Elleuch, Lobna; Smaoui, Slim; Najah, Soumaya; Sellem, Imen; Abdelkafi, Slim; Mellouli, Lotfi

2014-06-01

134

Prescription drug abuse among ecstasy users in Miami.  

PubMed

This study examines the nature, extent and consequences of prescription drug abuse among 143 ecstasy users in Miami. Participants were recruited through nightclub and college campus outreach, and through respondent referrals. Instrumentation included the Risk Behavior Assessment, Substance Abuse Module and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. Median age was 23, 42% were female and 50% Hispanic. An arrest history was reported by 44%, and 33% reported prior drug/alcohol treatment. Prescription drug abuse was reported by 87%; alprazolam (57%), oxycodone (36%), hydrocodone (32%) and diazepam (30%) were cited most often. Prescription drug abusers were more likely to report polydrug use, drug treatment histories, risky drug use behaviors, and symptoms of depression. They also reported numerous physical, psychological and social consequences of prescription drug abuse. Additional studies among larger samples are needed to understand the processes of prescription drug access and the extent of integration in club drug using cultures. PMID:16368653

Kurtz, Steven P; Inciardi, James A; Surratt, Hilary L; Cottler, Linda

2005-01-01

135

Hurricane Modification and Adaptation in Miami-Dade County, Florida  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Annual losses from tropical cyclones (TCs) in the United States are estimated to average about $10-billion/year. Damages can be caused by wind, storm surge, and floods. Some U.S. coastal areas experience high TC wind speeds and contain geophysical features vulnerable to storm surges and flooding. Since the Miami-Dade County coastline contains a range of topography, bathymetry and infrastructure with different susceptibilities to TCs, optimal policy choices regarding methods to reduce TC damages depend strongly on locale. Various adaptation techniques, including "hardening", are available to reduce damages from TCs. Strategies to reduce the intensity of a TC, while still hypothetical, offer a very different approach to reducing damages. Here we investigate tropical cyclone wind and storm surge damage reduction for five areas along the Miami-Dade County coastline either by hardening buildings or by the hypothetical application of wind-wave pumps to modify storms. We calculate surge height and wind speed as functions of return period and sea surface temperature reduction by wind-wave pumps. We then estimate costs and economic losses with the FEMA HAZUS-MH MR3 damage model and census data on property at risk. All areas experience more surge damages for short return periods, and more wind damages for long periods. The return period at which the dominating hazard component switches depends on location. We also calculate the seasonal expected fraction of control damage for different scenarios to reduce damages. Surge damages are best reduced through a surge barrier. Wind damages are best reduced by a portfolio of techniques that, assuming they work and are correctly deployed, include wind-wave pumps.

Klima, K.; Lin, N.; Emanuel, K.; Morgan, G.; Grossmann, I.

2012-12-01

136

Transfer or Threshold: The Relationship between L1 and FL Comprehension Monitoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A crucial area in FL reading research is the transfer of reading skills from L1 to FL. Among all the reading skills, comprehension monitoring plays an important role. This study examines relationship between comprehension monitoring outcomes in L1 and FL reading among Chinese learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) with different FL

Han, Feifei

2012-01-01

137

Executive Summary: 3rd International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium in Miami, GIBS Technical Memorandum.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document highlights some of the major discoveries and research findings presented during the Third International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, held in Miami from November 29 to December 2, 2005, with emphasis on US EEZs.

2008-01-01

138

78 FR 50139 - Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Miami Nice Tours  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...commercial driver's license (CDL) provisions of part 383 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) (49 CFR 350-399) for itself and 50 European drivers. Miami, a motor carrier, would employ the 50 European drivers to conduct...

2013-08-16

139

Solar-Energy Workshops Held at Miami-Dade Public Libraries, 1981-1982. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Over a two year period, the Miami-Dade Public Library System gave 12 free solar energy programs throughout Dade County in its various branches; Solar Water Heater Workshops, where registered participants actually took part in building or putting together ...

1982-01-01

140

Post-Circuit Blues: Motivations and Consequences of Crystal Meth Use Among Gay Men in Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

Miami, Florida was at the vanguard of the rise of circuit parties and attendant club drug useespecially ecstasy, GHB, and ketaminein the 1990s. Crystal methamphetamine, a drug of abuse among gay men for some years on the West coast, gradually moved east toward the end of the decade and recently became prevalent in Miami. This paper reports the results of

Steven P. Kurtz

2005-01-01

141

24. SATURN V Fl ENGINE TEST FIRING ON TEST STAND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

24. SATURN V F-l ENGINE TEST FIRING ON TEST STAND 1A. - Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Test Stand 1-A, Test Area 1-120, north end of Jupiter Boulevard, Boron, Kern County, CA

142

Urban Systemic Reform: A Discussion Among Policy Makers, Implementors, and Evaluators Interactive Symposium: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Urban Systemic Progam. An Evolution from Miami-Dade USI to Miami RISE USP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Florida's Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is preparing all children for success in the mathematics and science, technology-dependent 21st century. Ongoing National Science Foundation funding catalyzed substantial changes in the systemic reform movement of mathematics and science education from 1994-99. The Miami-Dade USI produced

Thornton, Constance; Wongbundhit, Yuwadee

143

33 CFR 100.720 - Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL. 100.720 Section 100.720...100.720 Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL. (a) Regulated area. The regulated area...

2013-07-01

144

33 CFR 100.719 - Annual Suncoast Offshore Challenge; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Annual Suncoast Offshore Challenge; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL. 100.719 Section 100.719... § 100.719 Annual Suncoast Offshore Challenge; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL. (a) Regulated area. The regulated area...

2013-07-01

145

33 CFR 334.525 - Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL; restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL; restricted...ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.525 Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL;...

2013-07-01

146

33 CFR 334.525 - Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL; restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL; restricted...ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.525 Atlantic Ocean off John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL;...

2010-07-01

147

A Snapshot of Teacher Perceptions on Full Inclusion in an International Urban Community: Miami-Dade County, Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Miami Dade County Public Schools serves an international community with the highest poverty rate of any large U.S. city as well as the highest percentage of immigrants calling it "home" of any large city throughout the world. This article examines: (a) how Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fifth largest school district in the United

Watnick, Beryl; Sacks, Arlene

2006-01-01

148

Miami-Dade County Public High School Graduates: Suggestions for Recruitment. Information Capsule 2000-07C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report summarizes key indicators for Miami-Dade County public high schools to provide information useful to recruiters at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) (Florida). Schools are grouped into high, moderate, and low performing categories based on the Florida School Indicators report. The report also displays continuation rates into public

Morris, Cathy

149

Crumbling Schools: Tens of Millions Wasted in Slow, Sloppy Construction, and Miami-Dade Children Are the Losers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series of articles examines the condition of public schools and public school construction in Florida's Miami and Dade Counties. To prepare the series, the Miami Herald studied thousands of pages of construction records, correspondence, school district reports, and accounting statements over 15 years. It analyzed state and national

Cenziper, Debbie; Grotto, Jason

150

Destination of Miami-Dade County Public High School Graduates the Year Following Their Graduation. Information Capsule.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research brief examines the destination of Miami-Dade County public high school graduates the year following their graduation. For 1998-99, 58% continued into public postsecondary education, with 37% (375) enrolling at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) (Florida), 9.6% at Florida International University (FIU), and 10.4% at other colleges

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.

151

Urban Evapotranspiration and Carbon Dioxide Flux in Miami - Dade, Florida  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations are leading indicators of secular climate change. With increasing awareness of the consequences of climate change, methods for monitoring this change are becoming more important daily. Of particular interest is the carbon dioxide exchange between natural and urban landscapes and the correlation of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Monitoring Evapotranspiration (ET) is important for assessments of water availability for growing populations. ET is surprisingly understudied in the hydrologic cycle considering ET removes as much as 80 to over 100% of precipitation back into the atmosphere as water vapor. Lack of understanding in spatial and temporal ET estimates can limit the credibility of hydrologic water budgets designed to promote sustainable water use and resolve water-use conflicts. Eddy covariance (EC) methods are commonly used to estimate ET and CO2 fluxes. The EC platform consist of a (CSAT) 3-D Sonic Anemometer and a Li-Cor Open Path CO2/ H2O Analyzer. Measurements collected at 10 Hz create a very large data sets. A EC flux tower located in the Snapper Creek Well Field as part of a study to estimate ET for the Miami Dade County Water and Sewer project. Data has been collected from December 17, 2009 to August 30, 2010. QA/QC is performed with the EdiRe data processing software according to Ameri-flux protocols. ET estimates along with other data--latent-heat flux, sensible-heat flux, rainfall, air temperature, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance, net radiation, soil-heat flux and relative humidity--can be used to aid in the development of water management policies and regulations. Currently, many financial institutions have adopted an understanding about baseline environmental monitoring. The Equator Principle is an example of a voluntary standard for managing social and environmental risk in project financing and has changed the way in which projects are financed.

Bernier, T.; Hopper, W.

2010-12-01

152

Miami-Dade Quality Counts: QRS Profile. The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a profile of Miami-Dade's Quality Counts prepared as part of the Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study. The profile consists of several sections and their corresponding descriptions including: (1) Program Information; (2) Rating Details; (3) Quality Indicators for Center-Based Programs; (4) Indicators for

Child Trends, 2010

2010-01-01

153

Report on the Quality of the Water of the Little Miami River and Tributaries, Ohio.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report gives the quality of the water of the Little Miami River Basin located in Ohio. Air and water temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen were determined in the field. Samples were collected and returned to the laboratory for analyses of nutrients (n...

C. E. Runas L. P. Parrish L. A. Resi

1971-01-01

154

Middle School Mathematics in Miami-Dade Public Schools: Reform and Technology Considerations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews the mathematics program of Miami-Dade public schools in grades 5 through 8 and provides recommendations about how technology might be used to improve learning opportunities for students. The main conclusion of the study and the conceptual foundation for all the conclusions and recommendations is that technology use must be

Valdez, Gilbert

155

The transnational dimensions of identity formation: Adult children of immigrants in Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article draws on the insights of research on transnational migration to reconsider the process of identity formation among children of immigrants and the patterns of acculturation associated with different trajectories of segmented assimilation. Extending the research on segmented assimilation and identity formation among children of immigrants in early adulthood, the article uses the third wave of the Miami CILS

William Haller; Patricia Landolt

2005-01-01

156

University of Miami Hurricane Football Team Off-Season Strength Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The off-season football strength training and conditioning program at the University of Miami was developed to emphasize commitment and continued intensity of effort on the part of the individual player. The program emphasizes the intrinsic rewards of physical conditioning, positive reinforcement for effort, and individual responsibility for

Ganong, Ray

157

CLAST Results for June 2000: Miami-Dade Community College and Statewide. Information Capsule.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of the June 2000 CLAST administration are reported in this information capsule. Results are reported for first-time examinees, retake examinees, and students earning alternatives to the CLAST requirement. During this administration period, 3,858 Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) (Florida) students earned an alternative in at least

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.

158

Development and Validation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale (MUDAS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

College students need to be prepared for a global environment, and assessing student awareness about issues of diversity is critical to this preparation. This study chronicles the validation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale (MUDAS). This instrument is designed to measure the level of student awareness about issues of culture, intergroup interaction, social justice, and the degree to which

G. Susan Mosley-Howard; Raymond Witte; Aimin Wang

2011-01-01

159

UMPE: The University of Miami Parabolic Equation Model. Version 1.0.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Solving the acoustic wave equation using the parabolic approximation is a popular approach of many available underwater acoustic models. Here we develop and present a version of the PE model developed at the University of Miami from 1989 to the present un...

K. B. Smith F. D. Tappert

1993-01-01

160

Educational Needs Assessment of Adults in the Globe-Miami Area. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to identify vocational programs which would meet the educational desires and aspirations of the community and the manpower training needs of business and industry, Eastern Arizona College (EAC) conducted a needs assessment of the Globe-Miami area. During the Spring semester of 1973-74, existing demographic and other data were reviewed; a

Eastern Arizona Coll., Thatcher.

161

55th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference (Miami, Florida, November 30-December 3, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Close to 1,100 people attended the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida from November 30-December 3, 2005. A record number of proposals were submitted this year (548), with 392 papers, symposia, and round tables accepted. This year's conference theme was inclusiveness and synthesis

Hoffman, James V., Ed.; Schallert, Diane L., Ed.; Fairbanks, Colleen M., Ed.; Worthy, Jo, Ed.; Maloch, Beth, Ed.

2006-01-01

162

Ethnic Enclaves: A Comparison of the Cuban and Black Economies in Miami.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hypotheses that link the relative advantage in ethnic enclaves to their economic structures are tested in a comparative analysis of Cuban and Black businesses in Miami, Florida. Businesses in the advantaged Cuban community were more interdependent and less dependent on majority industry than businesses in the less-advantaged Black enclaves.

Wilson, Kenneth L.; Martin, W. Allen

1982-01-01

163

Microsoft Word - PCP_2Feb10_Miami_SumMin_FINAL-for508.doc  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENTS CANCER PANEL AMERICAS DEMOGRAPHIC AND C ULTURAL TRANSFORMATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CANCER ENTERPRISE February 2, 2010 Miami, Florida OVERVIEW This meeting was the fourth in the Presidents Cancer Panels (PCP, the

164

Land Acquisition Practices of the Miami-Dade County School District. Special Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review, requested by the Florida Legislature, answers six questions about Miami-Dade County School District's land acquisition practices. The six questions are: (1) Does the district effectively identify its facility needs and plan for those needs? (2) Does the district acquire the land it needs? (3) Has the district adopted land acquisition

Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.

165

Integrating Inquiry-Guided Learning across the Curriculum: The Top 25 Project at Miami University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2006, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) launched a major initiative, the Top 25 Project, to embed inquiry-guided learning (IGL) into its largest-enrollment courses across the university. These are generally entry-level classes and thus affect many students: 75 percent of incoming students on its main campus in 2010 were in at least one Top 25

Taylor, Beverley A. P.; Bakker, Andrea I.; Nadler, Marjorie Keeshan; Shore, Cecilia; Dietz-Uhler, Beth

2012-01-01

166

Nine Elderly Fire Victims in Residential Hotel, Miami, Florida, April 6, 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Early in the morning of April 6, 1990, a fire in a Miami Beach hotel killed nine occupants and injured 24, including 4 firefighters. The building, known as the Fontana Hotel, was originally constructed in 1951. Although the building was officially designa...

C. Jennings

1990-01-01

167

Visitors' Motivation for Attending the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Miami Beach, Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study was to identify the major factors that motivated visitors to attend the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami Beach, Florida, and determine whether these factors varied among the visitors from the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia. A survey of 475 visitors to South Florida was conducted in February 2006. Forty?four

Yvette Reisinger

2008-01-01

168

Longitudinal Relationships between Neighboring Behavior and Depressive Symptoms in Hispanic Older Adults in Miami, Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the relationship between neighboring behavior and depressive symptoms across 3 years in a prospective study of 273 community-dwelling, Hispanic older adults in Miami, Florida. The analyses extend the literature by testing for a bidirectional or reciprocal relationship between neighboring behavior and depressive symptoms over

Brown, Scott C.; Mason, Craig A.; Perrino, Tatiana; Hirama, Ikkei; Verdeja, Rosa; Spokane, Arnold R.; Cruza-Guet, Maria Cristina; Lopez, Barbara; Pantin, Hilda; Szapocznik, Jose

2009-01-01

169

Wild Coastline Birds as Reservoirs of Broad-Spectrum-?-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Miami Beach, Florida  

PubMed Central

A high rate of broad-spectrum-?-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates was identified from seagull and pelican feces collected in the Miami Beach, Florida, area. The most commonly identified resistance determinants were CMY-2 and CTX-M-15. Those wild birds might be therefore considered vehicles for wide dissemination of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States.

Potron, Anais; De La Cuesta, Carolina; Cleary, Timothy; Nordmann, Patrice; Munoz-Price, L. Silvia

2012-01-01

170

Nietzsche's Ubermensch in the Hyperreal Flux: An Analysis of Blade Runner, Fight Club, and Miami Vice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzes how Nietzsche's philosophy of the Ubermensch and Baudrillard's ideas about simulation and hyperreality apply to the journeys undertaken by the protagonists of the films, Blade Runner, Fight Club, and Miami Vice. Explores how the protagonists adapt and master their unique worlds through self-awareness, self-reliance, and strength resulting from radical self-exposure to hardship.

Anthony Pate

2009-01-01

171

Educational Plant Survey: Miami-Dade Community College, May 22-26, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pursuant to Florida educational legislation, this report presents findings of an educational plant survey conducted in May 1995 at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC). The report is designed to aid the formulation of plans for housing the educational program, student population, faculty, administrators, staff, and auxiliary and ancillary services

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Educational Facilities.

172

The Traditional Non-Traditional Landscape Architecture Studio: Education through Service Learning in Miami, OK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research will illustrate the importance of a recent service learning project that was conducted for Miami, Oklahoma, by landscape architecture graduate students and faculty of the University of Oklahoma. Students and faculty partnered with the community to form the studio design team. Education in the landscape architecture studio at the

Loon, Leehu

2010-01-01

173

Creating Demand Parents: Approaches to Parental Involvement in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the parental involvement policies and programs of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the country's fourth largest school district. Through a holistic case research methodology, it explores the multiple perspectives and practices of district- and school-level employees who are charged with involving families

Kakli, Zenub

2010-01-01

174

Caring for Immigrants: Health Care Safety Nets in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Houston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report assesses how the loss of Medicaid coverage following welfare reform has influenced changes in health care systems for immigrants in four urban areas: Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Houston, Texas; and Miami, Florida. Survey data indicate that over half of low-income immigrants were uninsured in 1998, a level roughly

Ku, Leighton; Freilich, Alyse

175

Adverb Code-Switching among Miami's Haitian Creole-English Second Generation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings for adverbs and adverbial phrases in a naturalistic corpus of Miami Haitian Creole-English code-switching show that one language, Haitian Creole, asymmetrically supplies the grammatical frame while the other language, English, asymmetrically supplies mixed lexical categories like adverbs. Traces of code-switching with an English frame

Hebblethwaite, Benjamin

2010-01-01

176

Empowering Students through Creativity: Art Therapy in Miami-Dade County Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been at the forefront of integrating art therapy in schools since 1979, helping children with emotional/behavioral disabilities become more receptive to academic involvement while maximizing their social and emotional potential. This article describes the history, development, current configuration,

Isis, Patricia D.; Bush, Janet; Siegel, Craig A.; Ventura, Yehoshua

2010-01-01

177

33 CFR 334.605 - Meloy Channel, U.S. Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida; restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...approval from the Base Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Base Miami Beach or his/her designated representative. (3) Fishing, trawling, net-fishing, and other aquatic activities are prohibited in the restricted area without prior approval from the...

2013-07-01

178

ILS/MLS (Instrument Landing System/Microwave Landing System) Comparison Tests at Miami/Tamiami, Florida Airport.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A series of flight tests were performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center at the Miami/Tamiami, Florida Airport, to compare the course quality of an instrumented landing system (ILS) with a collected Microwave Landing System (M...

J. Townsend

1989-01-01

179

76 FR 49408 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Listing of the Miami Blue Butterfly as...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Listing of the Miami Blue Butterfly as Endangered, and Proposed Listing of the Cassius Blue, Ceraunus Blue, and Nickerbean Blue Butterflies as Threatened Due to Similarity of...

2011-08-10

180

ILS/MLS (Instrumented Landing System/Microwave Landing System) Comparison Tests at Miami/Tamiami, Florida Airport.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A series of flight tests were performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center at the Miami/Tamiami, Florida Airport, to compare the course quality of an instrumented landing system (ILS) with a collocated Microwave Landing System (...

J. Townsend

1989-01-01

181

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 94-0096-2433, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, Florida; Miami, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an evaluation was begun into possible hazardous conditions at the Fruit Fly Detection Program (SIC-9641), Gainesville and Miami, Florida. The concern was centered a...

M. Kiefer S. W. Lenhart S. Salisbury

1994-01-01

182

FlAsH-PALM: Super-resolution Pointillist Imaging with FlAsH-Tetracysteine Labeling.  

PubMed

Super-resolution light microscopy including pointillist methods based on single molecule localization (e.g., PALM/STORM) allow to image protein structures much smaller than the diffraction limit (200-300 nm). However, commonly used labeling strategies such as antibodies or protein fusions have several important drawbacks, including the risk to alter the function or distribution of the imaged proteins. We recently demonstrated that pointillist imaging can be performed using the alternative labeling technique known as FlAsH, which better preserves protein function, is compatible with live cell imaging, and may help reach single nanometer resolution. We applied FlAsH-PALM to visualize HIV integrase in isolated virions or infected cells, allowing us to obtain sub-diffraction resolution images of this enzyme's spatial distribution and analyze HIV morphology without altering viral replication. The technique should also prove useful to image delicate proteins in intracellular vesicles and organelles at high resolution. Here, we present a detailed protocol in order to facilitate the application of FLAsH-PALM to other proteins and biological structures. PMID:24947382

Lelek, Mickal; Di Nunzio, Francesca; Zimmer, Christophe

2014-01-01

183

Changes in saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer, Hialeah-Miami Springs area, Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A lobe of salty groundwater that had intruded the Hialeah-Miami Springs area municipal well field, adjacent to the Miami and Tamiami Canals in Dade County, Florida, was stabilized after flow-regulation structures were installed in the canals in 1946. However, in 1971, the saltwater began to readvance toward the center of the well field because of water level declines caused by large increases in withdrawals during a near-record dry season. To better protect the well field, a temporary flow-regulation structure, constructed in 1971, in the Tamiami Canal was moved in 1976 to a permanent site, about 3,000 ft farther seaward; this converted that tidal reach of canal to a controlled reach under a sustained freshwater head. This water management procedure resulted in dilution of the intruding saltwater lobe and a marked concentration of its size even though large municipal withdrawals continued. (USGS)

Klein, Howard; Ratzlaff, Karl W.

1989-01-01

184

University of Miami Neuro-Spinal Index (UMNI): a quantitative method for determining spinal cord function.  

PubMed

At the University of Miami we have developed a quantitative scale for assessing spinal cord function and have utilised this scale in evaluating acute spinal cord injury patients over the last year. The assessments are performed by specially trained physical therapists who see the patients within an hour of their arrival at the hospital emergency room. The University of Miami Neuro-Spinal Index (UMNI) utilises standard methods of spinal cord functional assessment to produce a numerical value which can be used to determine change in a patient's status, even when the change is minimal. The UMNI yields both a sensory and motor scale which can be dealt with individually or in combination. This scale permits one to compare across patients, quantitative changes in status regardless of the initial of injury. The UMNI is sensitive to small changes. We are in the process of determining the UMNI's potential as a predictor of outcome. PMID:7443286

Klose, K J; Green, B A; Smith, R S; Adkins, R H; MacDonald, A M

1980-10-01

185

Depressive Symptoms Among Urban Hispanic Older Adults in Miami: Prevalence and Sociodemographic Correlates  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study documents a 35%?prevalence of clinically relevant depressive symptoms in a population-based sample of mostly Cuban older adults residing in a low-income, urban Miami neighborhood. This rate is comparable to, or higher than, prevalence rates reported by most other population-based samples of U.S. older adults. Logistic regression analyses indicate that perceived financial strain was the only sociodemographic factor associated

Tatiana Perrino; Scott C. Brown; Craig A. Mason; Jos Szapocznik

2008-01-01

186

Troy-Miami Library, Troy, Ohio solar energy system performance evaluation, November 1979April 1980  

Microsoft Academic Search

Performance data for the solar space heating system at the Troy-Miami Library in Troy, Ohio, are presented and analyzed. The solar system utilizes 3264 sq. ft. of Owens-Illinois Sunpak Shaped Reflector evacuated tube collectors and a 5000 gallon underground steel-lined fiberglass water storage tank to heat the 23,000 sq. ft. building. The solar system performance can be briefly summarized: solar

Dudzik

1980-01-01

187

Electrofishing survey of the Great Miami River. Annual report, September 1993  

SciTech Connect

Fish sampling by electroshocking in the Great Miami River above and below the Fernald sit was designed to determine changes in the health of the fish community compared to the previous nine years and to collect samples for uranium analysis in fish filets. This document contains information describing the findings of this program. Topics discussed include: physical and chemical parameters, species richness, species diversity, and water analysis.

Stocker, L.E.; Miller, M.C.; Engman, J.; Evans, R.L.; Koch, R.W.; Brence, W.A. [Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States)

1994-01-01

188

The spectral distribution of biologically active solar radiation at Miami, Florida, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spectral distribution of solar radiation was studied under different sky conditions during a 15-month period in Miami, Florida (USA), and over a latitudinal gradient at solar maximum. Spectroradiometric scans were characterized for total irradiance (3003000 nm) and the relative energetic and photon contributions of the following wavelength regions: UV-B (300320 nm); UV-A (320400 nm); B (400500 nm); PAR (400700

David W. Lee; Kelsey R. Downum

1991-01-01

189

Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening Among Haitian Immigrant Women in Little Haiti, Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has not examined barriers to mammography screening among Haitian immigrant women through their own discourse.\\u000a Community Health Workers conducted in-depth interviews with Haitian women in Little Haiti, Miami. We used a grounded theory\\u000a approach to analyze data from the in-depth interviews. Emergent themes coalesced into three core categories of screening barriers:\\u000a Structural, Psychosocial, and Socio-Cultural. We developed a

Erin Kobetz; Janelle Menard; Betsy Barton; Jennifer Cudris Maldonado; Joshua Diem; Pascale Denize Auguste; Larry Pierre

2010-01-01

190

Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening Among Haitian Immigrant Women in Little Haiti, Miami  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has not examined barriers to Pap test screening among Haitian immigrant women through their own discourse.\\u000a Community Health Workers conducted in-depth interviews with Haitian women in Little Haiti, Miami. We used a grounded theory\\u000a approach to analyze data from the in-depth interviews. Emergent themes coalesced into three core categories of screening barriers:\\u000a structural, psychosocial, and sociocultural. We developed

Janelle Menard; Erin Kobetz; Jennifer Cudris Maldonado; Betsy Barton; Jenny Blanco; Joshua Diem

2010-01-01

191

Conversion of an incontinent urinary conduit to a continent urinary reservoir (Miami Pouch)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. External urinary or gastrointestinal appliances can impair a patient's quality of life. We report on the feasibility of converting an incontinent colonic urinary diversion to a continent urinary reservoir (Miami Pouch).Case. We describe the case of a 66-year-old white female with a history of stage Ib2 cervical cancer treated by radical abdominal hysterectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy. The patient

Victor Benezra; Nicholas C. Lambrou; Emery M. Salom; Manuel A. Penalver

2004-01-01

192

Informal Education and Climate Change: An Example From The Miami Science Museum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Miami Science Museum recently took part in the National Conversation on Climate Action, held on October 4, 2007. This nationwide event encouraged members of the general public to explore local climate policy options. It provided an opportunity for citizens to discuss the issues and science of climate change with experts and policy makers, as well as neighbors and friends. During the day, the Miami Science Museum hosted a variety of events with something for everyone. Local school groups played DECIDE games and competed to find the most "treasure" in trash. Members and visitors were encouraged to leave their mark by posting comments and ideas about climate change. A "Gates of Change" exhibit provided dramatic visual indication of the effects of climate change and sea level rise. And a special "Meet the scientists" forum allowed the general public to discuss the facts and fictions of climate change with experts from Miami University's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. This activity was part of the Association of Science and Technology Centers' (ASTC) International action on Global Warming (IGLO) program. ASTC is the largest association of public science venues, and has 540 member institutions in 40 countries.

Delaughter, J.

2007-12-01

193

Trace metal concentration in Trade Wind aerosols collected over Barbados and Miami.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

African mineral dust aerosols are transported by trade winds to Barbados and often reach Miami. The trace metals contained in these aerosols play an important role in biogeochemical processes and thus the global carbon cycle. High-volume bulk aerosols were collected in the summer dust season (June-September) of 2003 and 2004 in Miami and Barbados on Whatman-41 filters and microwave digested using a modified version of EPA method 3051. Aliquots of digested samples were tested for trace metal concentrations by ICP-MS. Excellent agreement with gravimetrically determined ashed weights was observed with dust concentrations calculated based on Al crustal abundance. As a major component, aluminum averaged 8.7% content in agreement to 8.1% crustal abundance, and was used to examine other trace metals. Al, Fe, V, Cr, Mn, Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, As, Tl, Ba, Cd, Pb and REE's were examined and deviations from average crustal abundance are discussed in relationship to temporal variation and meteorological conditions. In addition, trace metal pollutants in Miami aerosols were examined relative to the relatively clean samples offered by Barbados.

Trapp, J. M.; Millero, F. J.; Prospero, J. M.

2007-12-01

194

Multilingual Competence Development in the Greek Educational System: FL Teachers' Beliefs and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The European Commission has aimed to increase diversification in the languages taught at primary and secondary educational level and to strive for multilingualism in all state members for the past two decades. The study was conducted with the aim to provide an account of foreign language (FL) teachers' beliefs regarding multilingualism and FL

Griva, Eleni; Chostelidou, Dora

2012-01-01

195

33 CFR 80.720 - St. Simons Island, GA to Amelia Island, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false St. Simons Island, GA to Amelia Island, FL. 80.720 Section 80.720 Navigation...LINES Seventh District § 80.720 St. Simons Island, GA to Amelia Island, FL. (a) A line...

2013-07-01

196

46 CFR 7.85 - St. Simons Island, GA to Little Talbot Island, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false St. Simons Island, GA to Little Talbot Island, FL. 7.85 Section 7.85 Shipping ...LINES Atlantic Coast § 7.85 St. Simons Island, GA to Little Talbot Island, FL. (a) A line...

2013-10-01

197

78 FR 25383 - Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Palm Beach, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Class E Airspace in the West Palm Beach, FL area, as new Standard...SIAPs) have been developed at Palm Beach County Park Airport...operations within the West Palm Beach, FL airspace area. This...coordinates of the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC,...

2013-05-01

198

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2009-07-01

199

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2013-07-01

200

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2010-07-01

201

Political Asylum Applicants. Financial Effect on Local Services in the Miami Area. Fact Sheet for the Honorable Bob Graham and the Honorable Connie Mack, U.S. Senate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This fact sheet discusses the effect of Nicaraguan immigrants entering the country at Brownsville (Texas) on local service providers in Miami (Florida). During individual meetings held on February 1, 1989 with Miami area officials, concerns were expressed over the immigrants' general welfare and the financial strain on local organizations

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.

202

Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Miami, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Miami to conduct water-quality activities. This quality-assurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Miami USGS for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures that are documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities are meant to complement the Miami USGS quality-assurance plans for surface-water and ground-water activities.

compiled by Lietz, A. C.

2003-01-01

203

33 CFR 100.736 - Annual Fort Myers Beach air show; Fort Myers Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100.736 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.736 Annual Fort Myers Beach air show; Fort Myers Beach, FL....

2013-07-01

204

33 CFR 100.740 - Annual Offshore Super Series Boat Race; Fort Myers Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100.740 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.740 Annual Offshore Super Series Boat Race; Fort Myers Beach, FL....

2013-07-01

205

33 CFR 100.718 - Annual Suncoast Kilo Run; Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100.718 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.718 Annual Suncoast Kilo Run; Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, FL. (a)...

2013-07-01

206

78 FR 6262 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Immokalee, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Big Cypress Airfield. This action would enhance the safety...

2013-01-30

207

77 FR 65462 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; La Belle, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at La Belle, FL, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at La Belle Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety...

2012-10-29

208

77 FR 33685 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcadia, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Arcadia, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Arcadia Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the...

2012-06-07

209

78 FR 14477 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pine Island, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Pine Island, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Pine Island Heliport. This action would...

2013-03-06

210

78 FR 14474 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Captiva, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Captiva, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Upper Captiva Island Heliport. This...

2013-03-06

211

76 FR 66871 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Inverness, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Inverness, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Inverness Airport. This action would enhance the safety and...

2011-10-28

212

BENTHIC-PELAGIC PROCESSES IN PENSACOLA BAY, FL: EFFECTS OF LIGHT ON OXYGEN FLUXES  

EPA Science Inventory

Eutrophication caused by excess nutrients can exacerbate hypoxia by increasing bottom water and sediment respiration. However, in shallow sub-tropical estuaries, the euphotic zone often extends below the pycnocline allowing oxygen fluxes in Pensacola Bay, FL, USA. Measurements we...

213

Hydrodynamic and Morphologic Analysis of Design Alternatives for Ponce De Leon Inlet, FL.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Despite years of engineering efforts, studies, and maintenance by USACE, Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL still suffers from severe shoaling and channel migration leading to hazardous navigation and mechanical stress on the north jetty. To help remove the stalemat...

P. J. Christian

2011-01-01

214

Theoretical and experimental investigation of the intensity response of DFB-FL to external acousticexcitation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The intensity response of Distributed-Feedback fiber laser (DFB-FL) to external acoustic excitation has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. The transfer function for external acoustic excitation modulation has been obtained, and the intensity response characteristics of DFB-FL to external acoustic excitation are described by simulation. Through experiments we observe a signal of 16.5 kHz with 25 dB in the DFB-FL RIN spectrum as the external acoustic pressure is 10.25 Pa. The signal power obtained in time domain is 0.033 ?W and acoustic pressure sensitivity which is calculated as -169.8 dB re ?W/?Pa at 16.5 kHz, which confirms that DFB-FL has the potential to be used as an intensity-type acoustic sensor.

Wang, P. P.; Chang, J.; Zhu, C. G.; Zhao, Y. J.; Sun, Z. H.; Zhang, X. L.; Peng, G. D.

2013-07-01

215

78 FR 33966 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pine Island, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This action establishes Class E Airspace at Pine Island, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Pine Island Heliport. This action...

2013-06-06

216

Detailed Bathymetric Surveys Offshore Santa Rosa Island, FL: Before and After Hurricane Ivan (September 16, 2004)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two weeks before Hurricane Ivan reworked the shores and nearshore seafloor of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, swath bathymetry surveys were conducted with high-frequency (300 and 455 kHz) multibeam echosounders in three areas offshore Santa Rosa Island, FL, an 80-km barrier island extending west from Destin to Pensacola Bay, FL. These surveys were repeated in late October 2004, six weeks

Barbara J. Kraft; Christian de Moustier

2010-01-01

217

Photograph No. FL1259 is an 8' x 10" enlargement from ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph No. FL-12-59 is an 8' x 10" enlargement from a 4" x 5" negative. Photocopy of drawing (1937 construction drawing by State of Florida State Road Department in possession of Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Office, Chipley, Florida) STANDARD CONCRETE HANDRAIL, SHOWING PLAN, ELEVATION, AND DETAILS - Apalachicola River Bridge, State Route 20 spanning the Apalachicola River, Blountstown, Calhoun County, FL

218

Focused risk assessment: Mound Plant, Miami-Erie Canal Operable Unit 4  

SciTech Connect

In 1969, an underground waste line at Mound Plant ruptured and released plutonium-238 in a dilute nitric acid solution to the surrounding soils. Most of the acid was neutralized by the native soils. The plutonium, which in a neutral solution is tightly sorbed onto clay particles, remained within the spill area. During remediation, a severe storm eroded some of the contaminated soil. Fine grained plutonium-contaminated clay particles were carried away through the natural drainage courses to the remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal adjacent to Mound Plant, and then into the Great Miami River. This focused risk assessment considers exposure pathways relevant to site conditions, including incidental ingestion of contaminated soils, ingestion of drinking water and fish, and inhalation of resuspended soils and sediments. For each potential exposure pathway, a simplified conceptual model and exposure scenarios have been used to develop conservative estimates of potential radiation dose equivalents and health risks. The conservatism of the dose and risk estimates provides a substantive margin of safety in assuring that the public health is protected.

Rogers, D.R.; Dunning, D.F.

1994-09-29

219

78 FR 24765 - Notice of Intent To Close 16 Field Offices  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Syracuse, NY; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Springfield, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Flint, MI...Syracuse, NY; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Springfield, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Flint, MI...in Jacksonville and Miami, FL. d. Springfield, IL field office--HUD will...

2013-04-26

220

PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON THE POPULATION GENETICS OF THE CENTRAL STONEROLLER (COMPOSTOMA ANOMALUM) FROM THE GREAT MIAMI RIVER BASIN, OHIO  

EPA Science Inventory

Molecular approaches are particularly useful for measuring genetic diversity and were applied to samples of central stonerollers obtained from sites along tributaries to the Great Miami River in Ohio. We used Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis to assess the level o...

221

PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON THE POPULATION GENETICS OF THE CENTRAL STONEROLLER (CAMPOSTOMA ANOMALUM) FROM THE GREAT MIAMI RIVER BASIN, OHIO  

EPA Science Inventory

Molecular approaches are particularly useful for measuring genetic diversity and were applied to samples of central stonerollers obtained from sites along tributaries to the Great Miami River in Ohio. We used Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis to assess the level of...

222

Rebel with a Cause: A School Board Member Calls for Reform in Miami-Dade County Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case describes the experience of a new school board member in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Marta Perez, as she discovers a wide range of ethical and management problems in the school district and attempts to deal with them. Layered throughout the case are challenges pertaining to the school board's roles and responsibilities,

Manning, Tom

2011-01-01

223

Photography and Oral History as a Means of Chronicling the Homeless in Miami: The "StreetWays" Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the use of Photography and Oral History research methods as part of a collaborative research project on homelessness in Miami. Issues involving the use of documentary photography and oral history as a means of creating greater social awareness in the general public are explored, as well as broader issues of Social Justice.

Provenzo, Eugene F.; Ameen, Edward; Bengochea, Alain; Doorn, Kristen; Pontier, Ryan; Sembiante, Sabrina

2011-01-01

224

Teachers of Life--Learners for Life: Faculty Stories in Service Learning from Miami-Dade Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains faculty stories about experiences with service learning from Miami-Dade Community College. The stories are first-hand accounts of real learning and how lives change because of that experience. The stories come from teachers who see themselves as facilitators of a student's own active learning; who look for and commend

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.

225

Child Health and Well-Being in Miami-Dade County: 2007 Baseline Survey Results. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January through April 2007, the Children's Trust sponsored a population-based survey of parents of children ages birth through 17 in Miami-Dade County to provide a baseline of data on child health and well-being, and to discern unmet needs for services in the Trust's primary impact areas and strategic investments. The survey was conducted by

Lippman, Laura; Guzman, Lina; Vandivere, Sharon; Atienza, Astrid; Rivers, Andrew

2007-01-01

226

A Profile of Employed Students at Miami-Dade Community College. Research Report #94-20R.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), in Florida, to determine the demographic and academic characteristics of students by their employment status. Surveys were sent to a sample of 3,045 students classified as unemployed, working 1-20 hours per week, working 21-40 hours per week, or working more than 40 hours per week.

Fisher, Sylvia K.

227

Accountability at Miami-Dade Community College: A Report to the State. Research Report #94-08R.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Representing Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC) mandated report to the state on accountability efforts, this document provides discussions and tables related to statewide accountability measures, providing local data and comparisons to statewide outcomes where possible. The following measures are addressed: high school graduate enrollment by

Belcher, Marcia J.

228

A Focus on Students: The Better Opportunities for Disadvantaged Hispanics Program of the Miami-Dade Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the Better Opportunities for Disadvantaged Hispanics program of the Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) (Florida). More than 35 percent of Dade County's total population is comprised of Hispanic residents, with many seeking higher education at a community college. The Better Opportunities program was started to respond to and

Melendez, Edwin; Suarez, Carlos

229

EVALUATING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NUTRIENT AND SEDIMENT DYNAMICS, ECOLOGY AND LAND USE IN THE LITTLE MIAMI RIVER WATERSHED  

EPA Science Inventory

The goal of this project, and associated research, is to establish thresholds for ecological response to land use and disturbance in agricultural and mixed land use watersheds within the Little Miami River Watershed. A secondary goal is to develop tools and insights that will aid...

230

Public Health Assessment for Munisport Landfill, North Miami, Dade County, Florida, Region 4. CERCLIS No. FLD084535442.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Munisport Landfill site is an inactive landfill in, and owned by, the City of North Miami, Florida. The site is an urban area adjacent to the Oleta River Recreational Area, a state mangrove preserve, and Biscayne Bay. Soil, sediments, surface water, a...

1993-01-01

231

78 FR 39964 - Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2907A and R-2907B, Lake George, FL; and R-2910, Pinecastle, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...controlling agency (i.e., Jacksonville ARTCC) for access by other airspace users...Jacksonville ARTC Center'' with ``Jacksonville ARTCC.'' The using agency for R-2907A is...Controlling agency. FAA, Jacksonville ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Navy, Fleet...

2013-07-03

232

FLOOD REDUCTION EFFICIENCY OF THE WATER-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN DADE COUNTY (MIAMI), FLORIDA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two tropical weather systems, Hurricane Donna (1960) and Tropical Storm Dennis (1981), produced nearly equivalent amounts of rainfall in a 48-hour period south of the Miami (Florida) area. These two systems caused extensive flooding over a 600-square mile area, which is primarily agricultural and low density residential. The 1960 and 1981 storms caused the highest water levels recorded in south Dade County since flood-control measures were initiated for south Florida in 1949. Ground-water levels during both storms rose 4 to 8 feet over most of the area causing widespread inundation. Operation of the water-management system in 1981 provided flood protection and rapid recession of ground-water levels thereby minimizing damage.

Waller, Bradley, G.

1986-01-01

233

Correlation analysis of a ground-water level monitoring network, Miami-Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey cooperative ground-water monitoring program in Miami-Dade County, Florida, expanded from 4 to 98 continuously recording water-level monitoring wells during the 1939-2001 period. Network design was based on area specific assessments; however, no countywide statistical assessments of network coverage had been performed for the purpose of assessing network redundancy. To aid in the assessment of network redundancy, correlation analyses were performed using S-PLUS 2000 statistical analysis software for daily maximum water-level data from 98 monitoring wells for the November 1, 1973, to October 31, 2000 period. Because of the complexities of the hydrologic, water-supply, and water-management systems in Miami-Dade County and the changes that have occurred to these systems through time, spatial and temporal variations in the degree of correlation had to be considered. To assess temporal variation in correlation, water-level data from each well were subdivided by year and by wet and dry seasons. For each well, year, and season, correlation analyses were performed on the data from those wells that had available data. For selected wells, the resulting correlation coefficients from each year and season were plotted with respect to time. To assess spatial variation in correlation, the coefficients determined from the correlation analysis were averaged. These average wet- and dry-season correlation coefficients were plotted spatially using geographic information system software. Wells with water-level data that correlated with a coefficient of 0.95 or greater were almost always located in relatively close proximity to each other. Five areas were identified where the water-level data from wells within the area remained correlated with that of other wells in the area during the wet and dry seasons. These areas are located in or near the C-1 and C-102 basins (2 wells), in or near the C-6 and C-7 basins (2 wells), near the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Well Field (2 wells), near the Hialeah-Miami Springs Well Field (6 wells), and near the West Well Field (21 wells). Data from the remaining 65 wells (most of the wells in the network) generally were not correlated with those of other wells during both the wet and dry seasons with an average coefficient of 0.95 or greater for the comparison. Because many of the wells near the West Well Field and some near the Hialeah-Miami Springs Well Field had not been in operation for very long (most having been installed in 1994), the averaged correlation coefficients for these wells were often determined using only a few seasons of data. For the few instances where water-level data were found to be well correlated on average for a lengthy period of record, short-term declines in correlation were often identified. In general, it would be beneficial to compare data for longer periods of record than currently available.

Prinos, Scott T.

2005-01-01

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A randomized effectiveness trial of a sex education program for minority youth in Miami, Florida.  

PubMed

Through this study the authors assessed the outcomes of a randomized effectiveness trial of Project U-Turn, a comprehensive sex education program for at-risk youth in Miami, Florida. Data collection occurred at pretest, three month, and six month follow-ups with a sample of teenagers randomly selected and assigned to treatment (n = 549) and control (n = 424) groups. Results from logistical and generalized multilevel modeling indicated the program did not contribute to teen responses at three or six month follow-ups. Other variables, however, had some influence on predicting teen responses to questions about their current and future sexual activity. Gender, use of alcohol, and participation in religious services predicted responses from teens at pretest and at three and six month follow-ups. Discussion of the findings, as well as implications for evidence-based social work with teens conclude the article. PMID:23581800

Sherr, Michael E; Pooler, David; Stamey, James; Jones, Johnny; Dyer, Preston

2013-01-01

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Direct Entry Enrollments of Miami-Dade County High School Graduates: Fall and Spring (Winter) Terms, 1995-1996 through 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report covers direct entry enrollments of Miami-Dade County high school students for Fall and Spring (Winter) terms of 1995-96 through 1999-2000. Research finds that in 1999-2000, 4,688 high school graduates enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), 36.6% of the graduating class. An increase was seen from 1996-1997. Ethnic draws from

Baldwin, Anne

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An intravenous (i.v.) route-compatible formulation of FL118, a survivin, Mcl-1, XIAP, and cIAP2 selective inhibitor, improves FL118 antitumor efficacy and therapeutic index (TI)  

PubMed Central

We recently reported a novel anticancer small molecule, designated FL118, which was discovered via high throughput screening (HTS), and followed by hit-lead in vitro and in vivo analysis. FL118 selectively inhibits the expression of four major cancer survival-associated gene products (survivin, Mcl-1, XIAP, and cIAP2) and shows promising antitumor activity in animal models of human cancers when administered using a weekly x 4 schedule (Ling et al., PLOS ONE. 2012, 7: e45571). Here, we compared the antitumor efficacy and therapeutic index (TI) of FL118 in a newly developed Tween 80-free formulation that can be delivered intravenously (i.v.) and intraperitoneally (i.p.) against the previous Tween 80-containing formulation that can only be delivered via an i.p. route. We found that the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) for FL118 in the i.v. formulation increases 3-7 fold in comparison with the MTD of FL118 in the i.p. formulation. FL118 in the i.v. recipe was able to eliminate human tumor xenografts in all three major schedules tested (daily x 5, q2 x 5 and weekly x 5). In contrast, FL118 was able to eliminate human tumor xenografts in the i.p. formulation only with the weekly x 4 schedule previously reported. The TI of FL118 in the i.v. formulation reached 5-6 in the most effective schedule, while the TI of FL118 in the i.p. formulation was only 1.3 - 2. These findings overcome several clinical challenges including FL118 formulation to realize clinically compatible drug administration routes, and expanding effective treatment schedules. The striking improvement of the TI makes FL118 a much safer drug for further development toward clinical trials.

Ling, Xiang; Li, Fengzhi

2013-01-01

237

The LO-BaFL method and ALS microarray expression analysis  

PubMed Central

Background Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (sALS) is a devastating, complex disease of unknown etiology. We studied this disease with microarray technology to capture as much biological complexity as possible. The Affymetrix-focused BaFL pipeline takes into account problems with probes that arise from physical and biological properties, so we adapted it to handle the long-oligonucleotide probes on our arrays (hence LO-BaFL). The revised method was tested against a validated array experiment and then used in a meta-analysis of peripheral white blood cells from healthy control samples in two experiments. We predicted differentially expressed (DE) genes in our sALS data, combining the results obtained using the TM4 suite of tools with those from the LO-BaFL method. Those predictions were tested using qRT-PCR assays. Results LO-BaFL filtering and DE testing accurately predicted previously validated DE genes in a published experiment on coronary artery disease (CAD). Filtering healthy control data from the sALS and CAD studies with LO-BaFL resulted in highly correlated expression levels across many genes. After bioinformatics analysis, twelve genes from the sALS DE gene list were selected for independent testing using qRT-PCR assays. High-quality RNA from six healthy Control and six sALS samples yielded the predicted differential expression for 7 genes: TARDBP, SKIV2L2, C12orf35, DYNLT1, ACTG1, B2M, and ILKAP. Four of the seven have been previously described in sALS studies, while ACTG1, B2M and ILKAP appear in the context of this disease for the first time. Supplementary material can be accessed at: http://webpages.uncc.edu/~cbaciu/LO-BaFL/supplementary_data.html. Conclusion LO-BaFL predicts DE results that are broadly similar to those of other methods. The small healthy control cohort in the sALS study is a reasonable foundation for predicting DE genes. Modifying the BaFL pipeline allowed us to remove noise and systematic errors, improving the power of this study, which had a small sample size. Each bioinformatics approach revealed DE genes not predicted by the other; subsequent PCR assays confirmed seven of twelve candidates, a relatively high success rate.

2012-01-01

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Effects of bottom sediments on infiltration from the Miami and tributary canals to the Biscayne aquifer, Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Infiltration from the Miami Canal and its tributaries is an important source of recharge to the Biscayne aquifer in the vicinity of the Miami Springs-Hialeah well fields. Estimates of pumpage contributed by canal infiltration decreased from nearly 100 percent in the late 1940 's to 50 percent in May 1973 while well field pumpage increased from less than 50 Mgal/d to 120 Mgal/d. As increased withdrawals enlarge the well field 's cone of depression, the threat of saltwater intrusion during dry periods has been increased. Data on water quality, water levels, and canal bottom sediments indicate that sediments greatly impede infiltration from the canals in the areas most affected by pumping. Bottom sediments reduce coliform bacteria, pesticides, PCB, metals, and other suspended materials infiltrating canal water. (Woodard-USGS)

Miller, Wesley L.

1978-01-01

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Are Miami-Dade Community College Leavers Actually Transferees to Other Educational Institutions? Information Capsule #94-07C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted in December 1994 at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), in Florida, to determine the current educational status of Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) students identified as leavers in 1991-92. Results showed that of 8,475 M-DCC leavers: (1) 36% were considered to be employed in the state since they could

Baldwin, Anne

240

HIV, HBV, and HCV Infections Among Drug-Involved, Inner-City, Street Sex Workers in Miami, Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the rates of HIV, HBV, and HCV seropositivity among drug-involved, female street sex workers in low-income, inner-city sections of Miami, Florida; further, their sociodemographic characteristics, drug use, and sexual risk behaviors were assessed; and predictors of infection were reported. A sample of 586 sex workers was recruited through targeted sampling methods, interviewed, and counseled and tested for

James A. Inciardi; Hilary L. Surratt; Steven P. Kurtz

2006-01-01

241

Space competition between seagrass and Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskaal) Lamouroux following simulated disturbances in Lassing Park, FL  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental study was conducted in Tampa Bay, FL to examine the response to disturbance of two co-occurring subtidal plants: the alga Caulerpa prolifera and the seagrass Halodule wrightii (Ascherson). Some recent studies have called into question the assumption that fast-growing rhizoidal Caulerpa species have the potential to outcompete and rapidly replace local seagrasses. In the Fall of 2002 an

Nathaniel B. Stafford; Susan S. Bell

2006-01-01

242

Immunoproteome analysis of soluble and membrane proteins of Shigella fl exneri 2457T  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIM: To profi le the immunogenic proteins of Shigella flexneri (S. flexneri ) expressed during human infection using a proteomic approach. METHODS: Soluble and membrane protein extractions of S. fl exneri 2457T were separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). Proteins were transferred to PVDF membrane and immunoblotted with sera from shigellosis patients. Reactive protein spots were matched to Coomassie stained

Amy V Jennison; Rubhana Raqib; Naresh K Verm

2006-01-01

243

78 FR 69803 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Venice, FL  

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...operating schedule that governs the Hatchett Creek (US-41) Twin Bridges, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 56.9, Venice, FL...Changing the operational scheduled of the Hatchett Creek (US-41) Twin Bridges will allow the Iron Man Triathlon event to be...

2013-11-21

244

77 FR 22667 - Amendment of Restricted Area R-2917, De Funiak Springs, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...remain a safe distance from an FPS-85 radar site. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC...Springs, FL, which surrounds an FPS-85 radar system located at that site (61 FR 0004...to provide protected airspace around the radar site because the radio frequency...

2012-04-17

245

Action, Interaction, and Reaction: The Video Camera and the FL Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses of pre-recorded and student-generated videotape recordings in the foreign language (FL) classroom are described and discussed from the perspective of their utility in helping students achieve target language communicative competence. It is suggested that viewing authentic video materials provides an opportunity to observe extralinguistic

Armstrong, Kimberly M.; Yetter-Vassot, Cindy

246

FL/SL Reading Comprehension Knowledge and Attitudes of Post-graduate Students at the University of Exeter, UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: There is limited research on the FL/SL reading comprehension of Non-native speakers of English at the post-graduate level at university. Purpose: This study investigated the knowledge of and the attitude towards FL/SL reading comprehension through (1) the effect of (a) post-graduate specialization, and (b) nationality, (2) the

Ahmed, Abdelhamid Mohamed Abdelhamid

2007-01-01

247

Non-oral drug delivery in Parkinson's disease: a summary from the symposium at the 7th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. 10-14 November 2002, Miami, FL, USA.  

PubMed

This symposium reviewed the issues of non-oral therapy in the late stage Parkinson's disease (PD). The accepted standard treatment of PD is oral levodopa or oral dopamine agonists. However, the long-term complications and limitations of this treatment might be improved by changing therapy from the present pulsatile stimulation to a more constant stimulation of central dopamine receptors. Stimulation of these receptors may be possible with non-oral drug delivery treatments. Many of these non-oral options have been evaluated during the last few decades to find a more continuous drug delivery. The non-oral treatment options include invasive measures such as intraduodenal levodopa, subcutaneous apomorphin and most recently, the non-invasive transdermal (patch) delivery system, with the novel dopamine agonist rotigotine (Aderis Pharmaceuticals Inc.). The benefits of the non-oral, more continuous dopaminergic treatment of PD needs to be demonstrated in clinical trials and long-term clinical practice, before they can be considered as potential replacements of the standard oral therapy. PMID:12667123

Behrens, Stephan; Sommerville, Kenneth

2003-04-01

248

Accounting for Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children are increasingly described as agents and agency is important to arguments for children's rights and participation. Yet agency is rarely defined or theorised in childhood studies. This article reviews common uses and meanings of agency and argues that critical, social conceptualisations have yet to be extensively taken up in childhood

Valentine, Kylie

2011-01-01

249

Geoarchaeology and Geochronology of the Miami (Clovis) Site, Southern High Plains of Texas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Miami site, excavated in 1937, is in a small "playa" basin on the High Plains surface. The site is one of the earliest documented co-occurrences of Clovis points and mammoth. Reinvestigation of the site and related collections was undertaken to better understand the stratigraphy, geochronology, and archaeology. The basin, 23 m diameter 1.6 m deep, filled with (1) dark gray silty clay, and (2) near the top of the section, a lens of well-sorted silt or loess. The basin started to fill ca. 13,700 yr B.P., the loess dates to ca. 11,400 yr B.P., and the bone bed probably dates to ca. 11,400-10,500 yr B.P. The loess may be the local manifestation of a "Clovis drought." The partial remains of five mammoths (three adults and two juveniles) were recovered in 1937; no other animal remains are known. The bone is heavily weathered and there are no clear indications of human modification. Artifacts found at the site include three Clovis points and a scraper found among the bones and two flakes and a scraper found on the surface near the playa. The origins of the bone and stone assemblage are uncertain but four scenarios are offered: a successful mammoth kill, an unsuccessful kill with wounded animals dying at the watering hole, opportunistic scavenging following natural deaths, or a palimpsest of multiple deaths following both natural and human causes.

Holliday, Vance T.; Haynes, C. Vance; Hofman, Jack L.; Meltzer, David J.

1994-03-01

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Innovations at Miami practice show promise for treating high-risk Medicare patients.  

PubMed

Patients with five or more chronic conditions drive most Medicare costs. Our organization, ChenMed, developed a scalable primary care-led delivery model that focuses on this population while getting reimbursed through full-risk capitation by Medicare Advantage plans. ChenMed is a primary care-led group practice based in Florida that serves low-to-moderate-income elderly patients, largely through the Medicare Advantage program. Our model includes a number of innovations: a one-stop-shop approach for delivering multispecialty services in the community, smaller physician panel sizes of 350-450 patients that allow for intensive health coaching and preventive care, on-site physician pharmacy dispensing, a collaborative physician culture with peer review, and customized information technology. These innovations have improved patient medication adherence, increased the time doctors and patients spend together, and led to high rates of patient satisfaction. Additionally, our Medicare patients have substantially lower rates of hospital use than their peers in the Miami Medicare market. Creating chronic disease centers focused on seniors with multiple chronic conditions is a promising delivery system innovation with major potential to improve the cost and quality of care. PMID:23733982

Tanio, Craig; Chen, Christopher

2013-06-01

251

Electrofishing survey of the Great Miami River. Annual report, September 7, 1995--September 8, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Fish were collected, using electroshocking techniques, from three sites in the Great Miami River (GMR) (September 7 and 8, 1995) as part of an annual survey for Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation (FERMCO). The objective was to collect fish fillets for uranium analysis and examine the health of the fish community in comparison to data collected during the past eleven years. Samples were taken from upstream (river mile = RM; RM 38) and downstream (RM 19) of the Fernald site as well as from near the Fernald effluent line (RM 24). RM 38 is isolated from upstream fish migration by two dams located near Hamilton, Ohio and fish collected from this site should not be influenced by processes at the downstream sites. Samples of 549 fish from 29 species belonging to nine families provided seventy-two samples for uranium analysis by an independent laboratory. Chemical analysis of water samples collected at each site was used to determine the effect of chemical parameters on the fish community. This study focused on comparison of the density, biomass and diversity of the fish community between sites and between years.

Evans, R.L.; Miller, M.C.; Moller, B.J.; Marsh, S.L. [Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1996-03-01

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Electrofishing survey of the Great Miami River, September 17--18, 1996. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

The electrofishing survey of fish from the Great Miami River at RM 19, 24 and 38 from late summer 1996 demonstrated the sensitivity of the fish community to microhabitat variation. The variation was particularly clear between the pooled, low flow sections of the river and the runs, where fast current habitats occurred. In 1996, like most recent years, the differences were obvious between Rm 24 and RM 19 and RM 38. River Mile 24 was characterized by a fish community of current-loving fish, dominated by Catastomidae (suckers), and Ictaluridae (catfish). In contrast, samples from pooled stations at RM 19 and 38 were dominated by Centrarchidae, Clupeidae and Cyprinidae, particularly the carp. The microhabitats sampled around the abutments of bridges at RM 19 and 38 where fast current and physical structure occurred, both resembled the community at RM 24. Changes in the fish communities associated with the upstream/downstream changes in stream volume, channel size, morphology, etc., were evidenced by the community coefficients which showed least similarity between the most distant sites.

Moller, B.; Miller, M.C.; Buschelmann, F.; Evans, R.L. [Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences

1996-12-31

253

Use of HIV primary care by HIV-positive Haitian immigrants in Miami, Florida.  

PubMed

Little is known about the use of HIV primary care among Haitian immigrants in the USA. The present study utilizes data from a survey of HIV-positive Haitians recruited from an HIV primary care clinic in Miami, Florida, to examine barriers and facilitators of regular use of HIV care by this population. Selection of measures was guided by the Andersen Model of Health Services Utilization for Vulnerable Populations. The dependent variable, regular use of HIV primary care, was operationalized as completion of four or more HIV primary care visits during the previous 12 months. Of the 96 participants surveyed, approximately three-fourths did not graduate from high school and reported an annual income of up to $5000. Seventy-nine percent of participants completed four or more visits in the past year. On univariate as well as multivariate analyses, participants without formal education or those with high psychological distress were significantly less likely to have used HIV primary care regularly than those who attended school or who were less distressed, respectively. The findings emphasize the need for health care practitioners to pay close attention to the education level and the mental health status of their Haitian HIV patients. The data also suggest that once these individuals are linked to care and offered assistance with their daily challenges, they are very likely to stay connected to care and to take their antiretroviral medicines. PMID:21271398

Saint-Jean, Gilbert; Metsch, Lisa; Gomez-Marin, Orlando; Pierre, Colbert; Jeanty, Yves; Rodriguez, Allan; Malow, Robert

2011-04-01

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Water conservation quantities vs customer opinion and satisfaction with water efficient appliances in Miami, Florida.  

PubMed

During 2006-2007, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA, provided incentives for low income and senior residents in single family homes for retrofitting with high efficiency fixtures. The participating residences were retrofitted with high-efficiency toilets, showerheads, and aerators. In 2012, a telephone survey was conducted to evaluate the satisfaction of the participants and the associated effects on water conservation practices. This study evaluates the attitudes and opinions of the participants relative to water use efficiency measures and the actual reduction in water consumption characteristics of the participating households. The participant characteristics were analyzed to identify correlations between the socio-demographic factors, program satisfaction and actual water savings. Approximately 65.5% of the survey respondents reported changes in their water use habits and 76.6% reported noticeable reduction in their water bills. The analyses showed that the satisfaction levels of the participants were closely correlated with the actual water savings. The results also showed that satisfaction level along with water saving potential (i.e., implementation of water efficiency devices) or change of water use habits has provided positive synergistic effect on actual water savings. The majority of the participants surveyed (81.3-89.1%) reported positive attitudes for water conservation incentive program and the benefits of the high efficiency fixtures. PMID:23850763

Lee, Mengshan; Tansel, Berrin

2013-10-15

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Feast/famine regulation by transcription factor FL11 for the survival of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus OT3.  

PubMed

Transcriptional repressor FL11 from the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Pyrococcus OT3, was crystallized in its dimer form in complex with a DNA duplex, TGAAAWWWTTTCA. Chemical contacting of FL11 to the terminal 5 bps, and DNA bending by propeller twisting at WWW confirmed specificity of the interaction. Dimer-binding sites were identified in promoters of approximately 200 transcription units coding, for example, H+-ATPase and NAD(P)H dehydrogenase. In the presence of lysine, four FL11 dimers were shown to assemble into an octamer, thereby covering the fl11 promoter. In the "feast" mode, when P. OT3 grows on amino acids, the FL11 octamer will terminate transcription of fl11, as was shown in vitro, thereby derepressing transcription of many metabolic genes. In the "famine" mode in the absence of lysine, approximately 6000 FL11 dimers present per cell will arrest growth. This regulation resembles global regulation by Escherichia coli leucine-responsive regulatory protein, and hints at a prototype of transcription regulations now highly diverged. PMID:18073105

Yokoyama, Katsushi; Ishijima, Sanae A; Koike, Hideaki; Kurihara, Chitose; Shimowasa, Ai; Kabasawa, Mamiko; Kawashima, Tsuyoshi; Suzuki, Masashi

2007-12-01

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77 FR 29981 - Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Pensacola, FL 32502; telephone: (850) 433- 3336. The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Miami Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL 33133; telephone: (305) 858-2500. The Review Workshop will be held...

2012-05-21

257

(1)H, (13)C and (15)N resonance assignments of the Onconase FL-G zymogen.  

PubMed

Onconase() FL-G zymogen is a 120 residue protein produced by circular permutation of the native Onconase() sequence. In this construction, the wild type N- and C-termini are linked by a 16 residue segment and new N- and C-termini are generated at wild type positions R73 and S72. This novel segment linking the native N- and C-termini is designed to obstruct Onconase's() active site and encloses a cleavage site for the HIV-1 protease. As a first step towards the resolution of its 3D structure and the study of its structure-function relationships, we report here the nearly complete NMR (1)H, (13)C and (15)N resonance chemical shift assignments at pH 5.2 and 35C (BMRB deposit no 17973). The results presented here clearly show that the structure of the wild type Onconase() is conserved in the FL-G zymogen. PMID:22392335

Serrano, Soraya; Calls, Mariona; Vilanova, Maria; Benito, Antoni; Laurents, Douglas V; Rib, Marc; Bruix, Marta

2013-04-01

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A simple method for staining of nucleoproteide equivalents in human FL cell chromosomes.  

PubMed

Chick embryo cell monolayers (CEC) treated by acidified thiazine dyes (pH 5 to 3) arrived into a mitogenic state. The diffuse dispersed chromatin of the nuclei clustered on the nuclear membranes and on the nucleoli in chromosome-like figures is usually estimated by electron microscopy. The clustering process could better be followed by light microscopy. The same treatment with acidified thiazine dyes on Fogh and Lund (FL) cell monolayers led unequivocally to induction of pre-formed chromosomes in interphasic cells with the same location as in the CEC. On the other hand, in metaphasic nuclei of FL cells, the above stain showed a cluster of deeply stained granules and pale stained strings. The last cluster model could be observed in the interior of metaphasic chromosomes aligned along the chromosomal arms in longitudinal, horizontal and/or crisscross position. These cluster patterns differ from conventional chromosomal bands obtained by Giemsa of fluorescent staining. PMID:2424278

Tonew, M S

1985-01-01

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Optical Observations of the Cataclysmic Variable FL Ceti, Evidence for a Decrease in Orbital Period  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

FL Ceti is a short period cataclysmic variable star belonging to the highly magnetic subclass of polars. Our one second time resolution light curves show dramatic eclipses, as well as a well defined ingress and egress features. We collected 35 hours of broad band optical photometry on FL Ceti at the 82" reflector in the McDonald Observatory. We observed 23 eclipses of the system in 2011. Combining timings of these eclipses with previously publish data we obtain preliminary evidence which indicate that the orbital period of the system is decreasing. We discuss the implications for the derived period derivative and mass transfer rate. This research is supported in part by NSF grant 0958783.

Gomez, Sebastian; Mason, P. A.; Robinson, E. L.

2014-01-01

260

Galvanic corrosion between orthodontic wires and brackets in fl uoride mouthwashes  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The aim of this investigation was to determine the infl uence of fl uoride in certain mouthwashes on the risk of corrosion through galvanic coupling of orthodontic wires and brackets. Two titanium alloy wires, nickel-titanium (NiTi) and copper-nickel-titanium (CuNiTi), and the three most commonly used brackets, titanium (Ti), iron-chromium-nickel (FeCrNi) and cobalt-chromium (CoCr), were tested in a reference solution

Nicolas Schiff; Mickal Boinet; Laurent Morgon; Michle Lissac; Francis Dalard; Brigitte Grosgogeat

2006-01-01

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Use of Farmers Markets by Mothers of WIC Recipients, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2011  

PubMed Central

Introduction Farmers market-based interventions, including the Farmers Market Nutrition Program of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), represent a promising strategy for improving dietary behaviors in low-income communities. Little is known, however, about the health-related characteristics of low-income parents who frequent farmers markets in urban settings. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between family-health factors and the use of farmers markets by mothers of WIC recipients. Methods We recruited a convenience sample of mothers of children seeking care at a primary care clinic in a large urban public hospital in Miami, Florida, in 2011 (n = 181 total). The clinic was adjacent to a newly established farmers market at the hospital. Each mother completed an interviewer-administered survey that included self-reported measures of maternal and child health, acculturation, dietary behaviors, food insecurity, and use of farmers markets. Results Reported use of farmers markets was independently associated with maternal history of diabetes (odds ratio [OR], 6.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.338.3) and increased maternal vegetable (but not fruit) consumption (OR, 3.5; 95% CI, 1.58.1). Intended future use of farmers markets was independently associated with being unemployed (OR, 2.4; 95% CI, 1.05.7), increased maternal vegetable consumption (OR, 2.5; 95% CI, 1.15.7), and food insecurity (OR, 3.6; 95% CI, 1.310.3). Conclusions This study provides a snapshot of factors associated with farmers market use in a diverse population of urban low-income families. Understanding these factors may inform public health approaches to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in communities at high risk for preventable chronic conditions.

Grin, Benjamin M.; Gayle, Tamara L.; Saravia, Diana C.

2013-01-01

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Electrofishing survey of the Great Miami River, September 1994 Annual Report  

SciTech Connect

Fish sampling by electroshocking in the Great Miami River upstream and downstream the Fernald site (September 25 and 26, 1994) was designed to determine changes in the health of the fish community compared to the previous ten years and to collect samples for uranium analyses in fish fillets. Samples of 853 fish, from 27 species, eight families and three sites at river mile (RM) 38, RM 24, and RM 19 provided seventy-eight samples for uranium analyses by an independent laboratory. The biomass of fish caught per hour was greatest at RM 24 > RM 19 > RM 3 8. The diversity index and the heaviest fish community was RM 24 > RM 38 > RM 19. The pooled site at RM 38 near Hamilton was diagnostically separated from the other sites by the young-of-the-year (YOY) golden redhorse, smallmouth bass and golden shiner. The darns at Hamilton acted as an effective barrier against fish migration upriver. Larger freshwater drum, gizzard shad, channel catfish and flathead catfish, which might be expected in rapid current reaches of mid-sized rivers characterize RM 24. The pool at RM 19 was distinguished from the others by YOY gizzard shad, bluegill, and longear sunfish. Thus the fish community in 1994 was separated ecologically by the physical features of the habitat more than by water quality differences between sites. These data suggest that the Fernald effluents in September were having no detectable effects on the distribution of fishes, independent of changes in habitat quality separated on physical attributes of the river channel at each site.

Stocker, L.E.; Miller, M.C.; Evans, R.L.; Koch, R.W. [Univ. of Cincinatti, OH (United States). Dept. of Biological Science

1995-01-01

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Small Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: University of Miami Experience  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To describe University of Miami experience in the treatment of small cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Methods and Materials: A total of 12 patients with nonmetastatic small cell carcinoma of the head and neck were treated between April 1987 and September 2007. Radiotherapy was the primary local treatment modality for 8 patients. Results: Of the 12 patients, 8 had died after a median follow-up of 13 months. The 4 patients who were alive were followed for a median of 14 months. The Kaplan-Meier estimate of the proportion of small cell head-and-neck cancer patients surviving to 1 and 2 years was 63% and 26%, respectively. The percentage of patients remaining disease free at 1 and 2 years was 71% and 44%, respectively. The patients with tonsil/parotid gland cancer had significantly greater disease-specific survival compared with the other patients. The median survival time was 30 months in the tonsil/parotid group compared with 15.2 months in the other group (patients with small cell carcinoma of the sinonasal cavity, nasopharynx, and larynx). A total of 4 patients developed recurrence, 3 of whom had a distant failure component. The treatment modality was not associated with a difference in disease-specific survival. The 1-year disease-specific survival rate was 73% in the radiotherapy or radiotherapy/chemotherapy group compared with 67% in the other group. Conclusion: Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is a reasonable alternative to surgery for patients with small cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Patients with tonsillar or parotid small cell carcinomas did better than other sites. More aggressive treatment might be warranted for patients with sinonasal carcinoma. The outcome, however, continues to be suboptimal, and more effective therapy is needed because most patients had a component of local and distant failure.

Hatoum, Georges F. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (United States)], E-mail: ghatoum1@med.miami.edu; Patton, Brandon; Takita, Cristiane; Abdel-Wahab, May; LaFave, Kelly; Weed, Donald [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (United States); Reis, Isildinha M. [Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (United States)

2009-06-01

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76 FR 55298 - Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace and Amendment of Class E; Brooksville, FL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Brooksville, FL. to accommodate a new air traffic control tower at Hernando County...is necessary for the support of air traffic operations at Hernando County Airport...Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization, Federal...

2011-09-07

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78 FR 19195 - RH International, LLC, 2531 West Maryland Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629, Respondent, Mohammad Reza (a/k...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...33629, Respondent, Mohammad Reza (a/k/a Ray) Hajian, 2531 West Maryland Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629, Related...denial order. Mohammad Reza (a/k/a ``Ray'') Hajian (``Hajian'') is the owner and operator of RH...

2013-03-29

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Anticancer drug FL118 is more than a survivin inhibitor: where is the Achilles' heel of cancer?  

PubMed Central

Can a solution be found that overcomes all chemotherapy and/or radiation resistance resulting from different genetic and epigenetic alternations in various cancer types? The answer is likely NO. However, there are two ways that may be followed to approach this goal. One way is through the use of poly-therapies that target multiple mechanisms to kill cancer cells, which is the current state of the art. This approach raises issues of high costs and/or toxic limitations, since the toxicities of each agent are often additive. This poly-pharmacy approach has not proven to be a major success, although it has proven to be superior to most current mono-pharmacy approaches. The other way to approach the goal is to find a single anticancer drug that targets multiple different treatment resistant mechanisms. In this regard, a small chemical molecule (FL118) was recently discovered by serendipity during targeted discovery of anticancer drugs using the survivin gene as a target and biomarker. FL118 was found to not only inhibit multiple antiapoptotic proteins (survivin, XIAP, cIAP2) in the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) family, but to also inhibit the antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1 in the Bcl-2 family, while inducing the pro-apoptotic proteins Bax and Bim expression. Importantly, inhibition of these target genes and of tumor growth by FL118 is independent of p53 status (wild type, mutant or null), although mechanisms of action may be distinct among cells with different p53 status. Therefore, FL118 may effectively control cancer that loses functional p53, in which most DNA damage drugs (if not all) show a marked lack of efficiency. Recent studies further revealed that the superior anticancer activity of FL118 is highly dependent on its primary structure and steric configuration, suggesting that FL118 may be a promising drug platform for generating novel derivatives based on its core structure. Intriguingly, although FL118 has structural similarity to irinotecan and topotecan, two FDA-approved topoisomerase 1 (Top1) inhibitors for cancer treatment, cancer cells with Top1 mutations shows little contributions of treatment resistance to FL118 antitumor activity, while strikingly increasing irinotecan and topotecan resistance. Furthermore, both irinotecan and topotecan are the efflux pump ABCG2 substrates; cancer cells with high expression of ABCG2 showed strong irinotecan and topotecan resistance. In contrast, FL118 is not an ABCG2 substrate; ABCG2 overexpression in cancer cells does not show resistance to FL118 treatment. Current evidence suggests that future studies may unravel more unexpected mechanisms of action for this unique small molecule FL118.

Li, Fengzhi

2014-01-01

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33 CFR 3.35-10 - Sector Miami Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...thence south to the northern boundary of Collier County, FL, at longitude 81°3000...thence following along the boundaries of Collier County east along the northern boundary...eastern boundary to the southern boundary of Collier County; thence south along the western...

2009-07-01

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Helicopter electromagnetic survey of the Model Land Area, Southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes a helicopter electromagnetic survey flown over the Model Land Area in southeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida, to map saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer. The survey, which is located south and east of Florida City, Florida, covers an area of 115 square kilometers with a flight-line spacing of 400 meters. A five-frequency, horizontal, coplanar bird with frequencies ranging from 400 to 100,000 Hertz was used. The data were interpreted using differential resistivity analysis and inversion to produce cross sections and resistivity depth-slice maps. The depth of investigation is as deep as 100 meters in freshwater-saturated portions of the Biscayne aquifer and the depth diminishes to about 50 meters in areas that are intruded by saltwater. The results compare favorably with ground-based, time-domain electromagnetic soundings and induction logs from observation wells in the area. The base of a high-resistivity, freshwater-saturated zone mapped in the northern 2 kilometers of the survey area corresponds quite well with the base of the surficial aquifer that has been determined by drilling. In general, saltwater in the survey area extends 9 to 12 kilometers inland from the coast; however, there is a long nose of saltwater centered along the Card Sound Road Canal that extends 15 kilometers inland. The cause of this preferential intrusion is likely due to uncontrolled surface flow along the canal and subsequent leakage of saltwater into the aquifer. Saltwater also extends farther inland in the area between U.S. Highway 1 and Card Sound Road than it does to the west of this area. Until 1944, a railroad grade occupied the current location of U.S. Highway 1. Borrow ditches associated with the railroad grade connected to Barnes Sound and allowed saltwater to flow during droughts and storm surges to within a few kilometers of Florida City. Relicts of this saltwater that settled to the bottom of the Biscayne aquifer can be seen in the helicopter electromagnetic data. The area to the west of U.S. Highway 1 is more resistive in the upper 10 meters than the area to the east of the road; this reflects the influence of surface-water flows that are blocked by U.S. Highway 1. Between Card Sound Road and U.S. Highway 1, resistivities are slightly lower compared to adjacent areas. In the southern portion of the survey area, the surficial aquifer underlying the Biscayne aquifer is more resistive; this indicates that it contains fresher water than that found at the base of the Biscayne aquifer.

Fitterman, David V.; Deszcz-Pan, Maria; Prinos, Scott T.

2012-01-01

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Other Agencies and Research  

Cancer.gov

Back to Main Other Resources on I-131 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Toxic Substances/Exposures New Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: I-131 (CME credits) Hanford Community Health Project Educational Materials about

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Federal Emergency Management Agency  

MedlinePLUS

Federal Emergency Management Agency Skip to Main Content About Contact Us FAQs Languages English Espaol Franais Ti?ngVi?t ??????? ???? Kreyl Ayisyen ... Business National Preparedness National Preparedness System National Incident Management System Training Continuity of Operations Integrated Public Alert ...

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Regulating the Rating Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major rating agenciesMoodys Investor Services, Standard and Poors, and Fitchrate debt instruments and companies. A debt instruments rating principally reflects whether the instrument is likely to be repaid on a timely basis, and, increasingly, the amount that might be recovered should the instrument default. The rating agencies terminology, and in particular, the designation for the highest rating category, AAA,

Claire A. Hill

2004-01-01

272

Antipsikotik lalarn Yol At Kilo Artfl: Genlerin Pay Ne?  

Microsoft Academic Search

ZET: Antipsikotik ilalarn yol at kilo artfl: genlerin pay ne? kinci kuflak antipsikotik ilalarn kullanmnn yaygnlaflmas ile birlikte baz metabolik yan etkiler dikkati ekmeye bafllamfltr. Bunlardan bi- ri de kilo almdr. Kilo alm hem genel salk hem de psikiyatrik mor- bidite ynnden nemli bir sorundur. Baz hastalar antipsikotik ilala- rn bu yan etkisine daha duyarl grnmektedir. Bu duyarllkta gene- tik

Kemal Ya; Aylin Ya

273

33 CFR 165.761 - Security Zones; Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades, Port of Miami, and Port of Key West, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Florida. A fixed security zone encompasses all waters between Watson Park and Star Island on the MacArthur Causeway south to the Port of Miami...to 25°46.88 N, 080°10.84 W, and ending on Watson Park at 25°47.00 N, 080°10.67 W. The...

2010-07-01

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The Efficacy of PCI's "Reading Program--Level One": A Report of a Randomized Experiment in Brevard Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program--Level One" for students with severe disabilities. During the 2007-2008 academic year. Empirical Education conducted a randomized control trial (RCT) in two Florida districts, Brevard and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For this experimental

Toby, Megan; Ma, Boya; Jaciw, Andrew; Cabalo, Jessica

2008-01-01

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The Efficacy of PCI's Reading Program--Level One: A Report of a Randomized Experiment in Brevard Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Research Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program--Level One" for students with severe disabilities. During the 2007-2008 academic year. Empirical Education conducted a randomized control trial (RCT) in two Florida districts, Brevard and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For this experimental

Empirical Education Inc., 2008

2008-01-01

276

National Transportation Safety Board Highway Accident Report: Truck-Tractor Semitrailer Rear-End Collision Into Passenger Vehicles On Interstate 44 Near Miami, Oklahoma, on June 26, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

About 1:19 p.m. on June 26, 2009, a multivehicle accident occurred on Interstate 44 (I-44) near Miami, Oklahoma, shortly after a minor accident in the vicinity had resulted in a traffic queue. A truck driver operating a Volvo truck-tractor in combination ...

2010-01-01

277

Curricular Patterns for Students Who Have Experienced the General Education Reforms at Miami-Dade Community College. Research Report No. 87-13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the late 1970's and early 1980's, Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) implemented a series of academic reforms, including the adoption of minimum academic standards, mandatory basic skills testing, and the establishment of new general education course requirements. In order to assess the success of the reforms in shaping the curricular patterns

Morris, Cathy; And Others

278

Indicators of Success for University Transfer of Miami-Dade Community College Graduates in Business/Management, Computer Science, and Engineering. Research Report No. 93-03R.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While most associate in arts (AA) graduates who transfer to the Florida State University System (SUS) achieve satisfactory grade point averages, some do not. For Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) graduates, over 22% of the students in some disciplines have achieved grade point averages (GPA's) under 2.0. For the disciplines of

Baldwin, Anne

279

Self-management factors, influences, and conditions for type 2 diabetes among Black ethnic groups in Miami, Florida and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Dahlgren and Whitehead ecological theory provides the framework for a cross-sectional design to compare socio-demographic characteristics, living and working conditions, and lifestyle daily habits as well as cultural and ecological factors among six diabetic multiethnic Black groups in Miami and Abidjan. Approximately 180 Black Americans (African-, Caribbean-, and Haitian-) and 180 Black Africans (Akan, Malinke, and Krou) aged 20

Virginie Marie Zoumenou

2006-01-01

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Miami-Dade Community College 1984 Institutional Self-Study. Volume VII: Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus Study (Evaluation of the Center for Business and Industry).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a systematic, in-depth assessment of Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) educational programs, student support systems, and selected campus-level activities, this volume of the college's institutional self-study report examines the impact and effectiveness of the Center for Business and Industry (CBI) at MDCC's Wolfson Campus.

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.

281

New Directions in Children's Literature; Report on the Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Children's Literature (5th, Miami University, April 24, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains representative papers presented at the annual conference on children's literature at Miami University, 24 April 1976. The papers are: "New Directions for Children's Literature" by Sam Leaton Sebesta; "Storytelling: An Ancient Delight" by E. Ann Johnson; "Folklore" by Soledad Newman; "Using Bibliotherapy and Television in the

Tway, Eileen, Ed.

282

Parents of Kids with Disabilities Change Their Lives with Pioneering Leadership Program: Miami-Area Parents Become Effective Advocates for their Own Children and Others  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents of children with a serious disability often face monumental challenges. They can end up feeling isolated, angry, and overwhelmed. This article describes The Parent Leadership Development (PLD) Project, a pioneering program spearheaded by the Parent to Parent of Miami and funded by The Children's Trust. The 11 parents participating in this

Exceptional Parent, 2007

2007-01-01

283

Conformational detection of prion protein with biarsenical labeling and FlAsH fluorescence  

SciTech Connect

Prion diseases are associated with the misfolding of the host-encoded cellular prion protein (PrP{sup C}) into a disease associated form (PrP{sup Sc}). Recombinant PrP can be refolded into either an {alpha}-helical rich conformation ({alpha}-PrP) resembling PrP{sup C} or a {beta}-sheet rich, protease resistant form similar to PrP{sup Sc}. Here, we generated tetracysteine tagged recombinant PrP, folded this into {alpha}- or {beta}-PrP and determined the levels of FlAsH fluorescence. Insertion of the tetracysteine tag at three different sites within the 91-111 epitope readily distinguished {beta}-PrP from {alpha}-PrP upon FlAsH labeling. Labelling of tetracysteine tagged PrP in the {alpha}-helical form showed minimal fluorescence, whereas labeling of tagged PrP in the {beta}-sheet form showed high fluorescence indicating that this region is exposed upon conversion. This highlights a region of PrP that can be implicated in the development of diagnostics and is a novel, protease free mechanism for distinguishing PrP{sup Sc} from PrP{sup C}. This technique may also be applied to any protein that undergoes conformational change and/or misfolding such as those involved in other neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases.

Coleman, Bradley M. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Nisbet, Rebecca M.; Han, Sen [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Department of Pathology and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Cappai, Roberto [Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Department of Pathology and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Hatters, Danny M. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Department of Pathology and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Hill, Andrew F. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Department of Pathology and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia)], E-mail: a.hill@unimelb.edu.au

2009-03-13

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Rotational Diffusion of the ?2a Adrenergic Receptor Revealed by FlAsH Labeling in Living Cells  

PubMed Central

The fluorescein arsenical hairpin binder (FlAsH) shows much promise to determine the relative orientations of protein regions and structures even in living cells and in the plasma membrane. In this study, we characterized FlAsH's photophysical properties by steady-state anisotropy and time-resolved single photon counting for further applications with G-protein coupled receptors. We find that FlAsH has a relatively high initial anisotropy of 0.31 0.01 and a three-component fluorescence lifetime with an average of 4.1 0.1 ns. We characterized the FlAsH fluorophore orientation in the ?2A adrenergic receptor revealing rigid orientations of FlAsH in the membrane plane for rotational correlation times of ?50 ns in living cells. To elucidate the fluorophore-membrane orientation and rotational correlation time, an anisotropy treatment similar to that of another researcher (Axelrod, D. 1979. Biophys. J. 26:557573) was developed. The rotational correlation times were observed to increase by up to 16 ns after agonist addition. The rotational correlation time also allowed for a comparison to the theoretical relationship between translational and rotational diffusion (originally proposed by Saffman, P. G., and M. Delbrck. 1975. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 72:31113113) and revealed a discrepancy of a factor between 10 and 100.

Spille, Jan-Hendrik; Zurn, Alexander; Hoffmann, Carsten; Lohse, Martin J.; Harms, Gregory S.

2011-01-01

285

Federal Law on Consumer Deception: An Agency by Agency Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A comprehensive analysis of statutes and regulations on consumer deception administered by thirty government agencies is provided in this report. Each agency's chapter includes a brief description of the agency, and a detailed listing of all deceptive trade practices prohibited by that agency's enabling legislation, regulations, or other sources

Zweibel, George J.

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Status of liver and gastrointestinal transplantation at the University of Miami.  

PubMed

The liver transplant program at the University of Miami, established in 1987, was rejuvenated in June 1994 with the addition of new staff and expanded to include all organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Since its inception, 630 patients have been transplanted in the program. During the past 2 years we performed 349 transplants in 318 patients (livers n = 323 in 298 patients, liver + kidneys n = 13, liver + islet n = 10, liver + kidney + islets n = 1, liver + heart n = 10, liver + lung n = 1). These included 4 split-liver, 3 living-related, multiple reduced-sized and one "Domino" liver transplant. We have an active pediatric program and 10% of our transplanted patients are pediatric. Our overall patient and graft survival rates were 81% and 78%, respectively. The intestinal transplant program was launched in August 1994. To date we have performed 22 intestinal transplants, in 9 adults and 13 children. These transplants included 4 isolated intestinal, 11 combined liver-intestinal and 7 multivisceral transplants. Overall patient and graft survival rates were 55% and 50%, respectively. During the past 2 years several studies involving immunosuppressive agents were carried out: 1)Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) was used as induction therapy and as rescue therapy in patients with steroid-resistant rejection. Tacrolimus toxicity, and chronic rejection; 2) Neoral was compared with Tacrolimus in patients with Hepatitis C; and 3) MMF was added as triple therapy for the intestinal transplants. We used alpha interferon-2b (alpha-IFN) in hepatitis C positive patients in the early posttransplant period and found that it appears to be a safe drug. There was no increase in rejection in patients receiving alpha-IFN, and patient and graft survival were the same as in our overall patient population. A combination a-IFN with Ribavirin will be undertaken in the near future. The use of Lamivudine in hepatitis B patients was shown to be effective in preventing and treating recurrence of hepatitis B posttransplant. Unmodified donor bone marrow cells (DBMC) were isolated from the vertebral bodies of the same cadaveric liver donors. Donor bone marrow dose, number of cells and/or number (or timing) of infusions were investigated to determine which variables affected the ability of DBMC to engraft in the liver recipient. The long-term benefit of DBMC needs further follow-up. Although, our patient and graft survival for liver transplant recipients is comparable to other large centers nationally and internationally, we still have some challenges to overcome. These include: 1) control and prevention of recurrent HCV, 2) improved treatment for hepatocellular cancer pre- and posttransplant, and 3) treatment and prevention of chronic rejection. Intestinal transplantation remains an even greater challenge. Diagnostic tests to determine intestinal function need further development and although MMF has shown some promise in this field, newer immunosuppressive medications need to be investigated to prevent rejection and avoid over immunosuppression. PMID:9286568

Weppler, D; Khan, R; Fragulidis, G P; Nery, J R; Ricordi, C; Tzakis, A G

1996-01-01

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Floridas Miami Tequesta Indian Site, Its Calusa Indian Locations, the Matacumbe Keys, and Orlandos Wikiwa Springs Generate Environmentally Significant EMFs.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Florida purchased the Tequesta ([Langue] doc Christ Spirit-signal) Indian site along the Miami River site that vigorously pulsates with even minor rainstorms entering or leaving the area. Although there is a laughable chimera of a fountain of youth associated with Ponce de Leons discovery of the Florida peninsula in about AD 1513, the Calusa (Royal Christ Jesus Spirit-signal) Indian Nation has an associated significance with EMF signals they possibly monitored throughout their area of activity. Our efforts have also led to the investigation of cultural and other influences implied by the Matacumbe Keys that indicate a shared commonality of awareness with Native Americans of the northeast such as Metacomet, or regions like Maines Grand Lake Matagamon and its associated electromagnetic Spirit Signal. Wikiwa Springs near Orlando shares much with Massachusetts (adherent of serpent Jesus Christ Spirit-signal) Natick, and New Hampshires Naticook Island. These are the locales of environmentally sensitive instrumentation.

Mac Dougall, Jean S.; Mc Leod, Roger D.; Mc Leod, David M.

2003-10-01

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Public health assessment for Munisport landfill, North Miami, Dade County, Florida, Region 4. CERCLIS No. FLD084535442. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Munisport Landfill site is an inactive landfill in, and owned by, the City of North Miami, Florida. The site is an urban area adjacent to the Oleta River Recreational Area, a state mangrove preserve, and Biscayne Bay. Soil, sediments, surface water, and ground water are contaminated. The authors selected ammonia, benzene, di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, cadmium, carbon disulfide, chloromethane, coliform bacteria, dieldrin, lead, methylene chloride, pentachlorophenol, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), styrene, vanadium, and zinc as contaminants of concern. Accidentally ingesting contaminated soil and surface water, and breathing contaminated smoke are completed human exposure pathways. Children who swam in the landfill lakes risked bacterial and viral infections. Based on the available data, the authors categorize the Munisport Landfill site as an indeterminate public health hazard.

Not Available

1993-01-28

289

Posterior Spine Fusion with Moss-Miami Instrumentation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiographic, Clinical and Patient-Centered Outcomes  

PubMed Central

This paper evaluates the efficacy the Moss-Miami System instrumentation for surgical treatment of spinal deformity. Eight-five patients with AIS underwent a posterior spinal fusion with using this system between 1994 and 1998. Radiographs of the spine were taken preoperatively, at discharge, one year after surgery, and at the latest follow-up (average of 2.5 year, range 2 to 6 years). All radiographs were assessed for curve magnitude, coronal balance, kyphosis, lordosis, junctional kyphosis, and sagittal balance. The scoliosis research society instrument was administered at the final follow-up. the average curve correction ranged from 53 to 65 percent. All patients showed solid fusion by final follow-up. three patients required a second operation for complications related to their scoliosis; two patients showed a rod fracture without evidence of pseudoarthrosis or curve progression. Two transient neurological complications related to the surgery were observed. SRS results were favorable with regard to function and cosmetic appearance.

Maio, Fernando De; Dolan, Lori A; Luna, Vincenzo De; Weinstein, Stuart L

2007-01-01

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Satellite Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms at the University of Miami Center for Oceans and Human Health  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the NSF-NIEHS Center for Oceans and Human Health at the University of Miami, research is being conducted into the remote sensing of ocean color signatures associated with the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Data from the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) are down-linked at the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and processed in near-real time to produce mapped fields of water leaving radiance in the ocean color bands, derived quantities including inherent optical properties (IOPs) of seawater, chlorophyll concentration, and sea-surface temperature. Images of these fields are available in near-real time on a web-server. The server also provides access to the data files themselves. One of the applications currently being researched using these data is the identification of HABs over the Central West Florida Shelf where blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis have a nearly annual occurance. Since chlorophyll concentration alone cannot be used as a unique variable to determine algal taxonomy, other spectral features or optical properties must be brought into play to discriminate among different phytoplankton types. A published technique developed for SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) to detect K. brevis (based on high concentration of chlorophyll and low particulate backscatter) was transitioned to measurements of Terra MODIS and replicated the results. These were confirmed by comparisons with in situ measurements. This technique is currently being applied to a multi-year time series of remote measurements from the Aqua MODIS and tested against ship-based data.

Minnett, P. J.; Carvalho, G.; Baringer, W.; Banzon, V.

2007-05-01

291

Home Health Agency Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of an evaluation of the Medicare certification program for home health agencies (HHAs), we examined the extent to which certification findings were related to patient outcomes. In a previous study, we collected longitudinal patient data for a national sample of 42 HHAs and developed precise patient outcome measures. In this study, the outcome measures were compared to certification

Robert E. Schlenker

1996-01-01

292

The Central Intelligence Agency's \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Congress and the media recently have claimed that various activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-from rendition operations, to the destruction of videotapes, to the maintenance of secret detention facilities overseas--are illegal. Critics levied similar charges against the CIA thirty-five years ago, with regard to activities contained in the \\

Daniel L Pines

2009-01-01

293

One agency's formula.  

PubMed

Specialty teams are said to be an innovative solution for providing the coordinated, cost-effective care sought by managed care companies. This article describes one home health agency's systematic process for development of disease management and specialized skills teams. PMID:9274196

Oriol, M D

1997-07-01

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Mitochondrial impairment increases FL-PINK1 levels by calcium-dependent gene expression.  

PubMed

Mutations of the PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1) gene are a cause of autosomal recessive Parkinson's disease (PD). This gene encodes a mitochondrial serine/threonine kinase, which is partly localized to mitochondria, and has been shown to play a role in protecting neuronal cells from oxidative stress and cell death, perhaps related to its role in mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy. In this study, we report that increased mitochondrial PINK1 levels observed in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells after carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophelyhydrazone (CCCP) treatment were due to de novo protein synthesis, and not just increased stabilization of full length PINK1 (FL-PINK1). PINK1 mRNA levels were significantly increased by 4-fold after 24h. FL-PINK1 protein levels at this time point were significantly higher than vehicle-treated, or cells treated with CCCP for 3h, despite mitochondrial content being decreased by 29%. We have also shown that CCCP dissipated the mitochondrial membrane potential (??m) and induced entry of extracellular calcium through L/N-type calcium channels. The calcium chelating agent BAPTA-AM impaired the CCCP-induced PINK1 mRNA and protein expression. Furthermore, CCCP treatment activated the transcription factor c-Fos in a calcium-dependent manner. These data indicate that PINK1 expression is significantly increased upon CCCP-induced mitophagy in a calcium-dependent manner. This increase in expression continues after peak Parkin mitochondrial translocation, suggesting a role for PINK1 in mitophagy that is downstream of ubiquitination of mitochondrial substrates. This sensitivity to intracellular calcium levels supports the hypothesis that PINK1 may also play a role in cellular calcium homeostasis and neuroprotection. PMID:24184327

Gmez-Snchez, Rubn; Gegg, Matthew E; Bravo-San Pedro, Jos M; Niso-Santano, Mireia; Alvarez-Erviti, Lydia; Pizarro-Estrella, Elisa; Gutirrez-Martn, Yolanda; Alvarez-Barrientos, Alberto; Fuentes, Jos M; Gonzlez-Polo, Rosa Ana; Schapira, Anthony H V

2014-02-01

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Canadian International Development Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As concerns grow about assisting countries in the developing world in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable, it should not surprise Scout Report readers that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada's federal agency that is charged with coordinating Canada's efforts to reduce poverty and "to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world." First-time visitors would do well to take a look at the FAQ section and read the description under the heading under "What is international development?" for some brief background material. After that, the "Features" area on the homepage provides a host of topical information on the subject, along with a rather nice interactive map titled "Developing World". Visitors can also learn about the CIDA's primary objectives in their Sustainable Development Strategy 2004-2006 document.

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77 FR 14032 - John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System; Lee County, FL, and Newport County, RI...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...123] John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System; Lee County, FL, and Newport...of two John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) draft revised maps for...Coordinator, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and...

2012-03-08

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The FLC-like gene BvFL1 is not a major regulator of vernalization response in biennial beets.  

PubMed

Many plant species in temperate climate regions require vernalization over winter to initiate flowering. Flowering Locus C (FLC) and FLC-like genes are key regulators of vernalization requirement and growth habit in winter-annual and perennial Brassicaceae. In the biennial crop species Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris in the evolutionarily distant Caryophyllales clade of core eudicots growth habit and bolting time are controlled by the vernalization and photoperiod response gene BTC1 and the downstream BvFT1-BvFT2 module. B. vulgaris also contains a vernalization-responsive FLC homolog (BvFL1). Here, to further elucidate the regulation of vernalization response and growth habit in beet, we functionally characterized BvFL1 by RNAi and over-expression in transgenic plants. BvFL1 RNAi neither eliminated the requirement for vernalization of biennial beets nor had a major effect on bolting time after vernalization. Over-expression of BvFL1 resulted in a moderate late-bolting phenotype, with bolting after vernalization being delayed by approximately 1 week. By contrast, RNAi-induced down-regulation of the BvFT1-BvFT2 module led to a strong delay in bolting after vernalization by several weeks. The data demonstrate for the first time that an FLC homolog does not play a major role in the control of vernalization response in a dicot species outside the Brassicaceae. PMID:24782884

Vogt, Sebastian H; Weyens, Guy; Lefbvre, Marc; Bork, Bettina; Schechert, Axel; Mller, Andreas E

2014-01-01

298

Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus cereus Strain BcFL2013, a Clinical Isolate Similar to G9241  

PubMed Central

Bacillus cereus strains, such as G9241, causing anthrax-like illnesses have recently been discovered. We report the genome sequence of a clinical strain, B. cereus BcFL2013, which is similar to G9241, recovered from a patient in Florida.

Marston, Chung K.; Sammons, Scott A.; Burroughs, Mark A.; Hoffmaster, Alex R.

2014-01-01

299

IMPACT OF HURRICANE ANDREW ON ORNAMENTAL NURSERY PROFITABILITY IN DADE COUNTY (FL). Paper Presented to Florida State Horticultural Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The large ornamental nursery industry in Dade County (FL) was devastated by hurricane Andrew in August, 1992. The storm damaged or destroyed approximately 1,300 acres of nursery shadehouses and greenhouses, and over 4,000 acres of woody ornamental nursery crops. The extent of damages to nurseries was surveyed shortly after the storm. A group of 11 nursery managers who suffered extensive

DeArmand L. Hull; Alan W. Hodges

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The FLC-like gene BvFL1 is not a major regulator of vernalization response in biennial beets  

PubMed Central

Many plant species in temperate climate regions require vernalization over winter to initiate flowering. Flowering Locus C (FLC) and FLC-like genes are key regulators of vernalization requirement and growth habit in winter-annual and perennial Brassicaceae. In the biennial crop species Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris in the evolutionarily distant Caryophyllales clade of core eudicots growth habit and bolting time are controlled by the vernalization and photoperiod response gene BTC1 and the downstream BvFT1-BvFT2 module. B. vulgaris also contains a vernalization-responsive FLC homolog (BvFL1). Here, to further elucidate the regulation of vernalization response and growth habit in beet, we functionally characterized BvFL1 by RNAi and over-expression in transgenic plants. BvFL1 RNAi neither eliminated the requirement for vernalization of biennial beets nor had a major effect on bolting time after vernalization. Over-expression of BvFL1 resulted in a moderate late-bolting phenotype, with bolting after vernalization being delayed by approximately 1 week. By contrast, RNAi-induced down-regulation of the BvFT1-BvFT2 module led to a strong delay in bolting after vernalization by several weeks. The data demonstrate for the first time that an FLC homolog does not play a major role in the control of vernalization response in a dicot species outside the Brassicaceae.

Vogt, Sebastian H.; Weyens, Guy; Lefebvre, Marc; Bork, Bettina; Schechert, Axel; Muller, Andreas E.

2014-01-01

301

Adventitious Rooting of Stem Cuttings of Yellow-fl owered Magnolia Cultivars is Infl uenced by Time after Budbreak and Indole3-butyric Acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Certain cultivars of magnolia are desirable in landscapes for their uncommon yellow fl owers. While cultivars derived from Magnolia acuminata L. (cucumbertree mag- nolia) are diffi cult to propagate by stem cuttings, some with mixed parentage appear easier to propagate in this manner. We propagated six yellow-fl owered cultivars vegetatively by applying 0, 8, 16, or 30 gkg -1 (0,

Jyotsna Sharma; Gary W. Knox; Maria Lucia Ishida

302

Annual Peak-Flow and Peak Dam-Pool-Elevation Frequency Characteristics of Selected Dry Dams in the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes the results of a study to determine frequency characteristics of post-regulation annual peak flows at streamflow-gaging stations near the Taylorsville, Huffman, and Germantown dry dams in the Miami Conservancy District flood-protection system (southwestern Ohio), and of annual peak elevations of the corresponding dam pools. Log-Pearson Type III distributions were fit to annual peak flow values for the period 1921 or 1922 through 2007 (the most recent year of published peak flow values at the time of this analysis) and annual peak dam-pool storage values for the period 1922- 2008 to determine peaks with recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years. Once storages had been estimated for the various recurrence intervals, corresponding dam-pool elevations were determined from elevation-storage ratings provided by the Miami Conservancy District.

Koltun, G. F.

2009-01-01

303

Using state-of-the-art technology to evaluate saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer of Miami-Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The fresh groundwater supplies of many communities have been adversely affected or limited by saltwater intrusion. An insufficient understanding of the origin of intruded saltwater may lead to inefficient or ineffective water-resource management. A 20082012 cooperative U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Miami-Dade County study of saltwater intrusion describes state-of-the art technology used to evaluate the origin and distribution of this saltwater.

Prinos, Scott T.

2014-01-01

304

28 CFR 58.13 - Procedures all agencies shall follow when applying to become approved agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...all agencies shall follow when applying to become approved agencies. 58.13 Section...all agencies shall follow when applying to become approved agencies. (a) An agency applying to become an approved agency shall obtain an...

2013-07-01

305

Developing Moral Agency through Narrative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper poses the following question: When, in spite of knowing that it is wrong, people go on to hurt others, what does this mean for the development of moral agency? We begin by defining moral agency and briefly sketching relations between moral agency and other concepts. We then outline what three extant literatures suggest about this

Pasupathi, Monisha; Wainryb, Cecilia

2010-01-01

306

European Space Agency: Rosetta  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Rosetta is the European Space Agency's comet exploration spacecraft. Materials presented here describe the space craft and its mission, which is to rendezvous with and orbit Comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and soft-land an instrument package on the comet's nucleus. En route to the comet, it will perform fly-bys of two asteroids, Steins and Lutetia. Topics include a mission summary, background science, information on the orbiter and lander, and a mission schedule. An image gallery is also provided that contains pictures of the spacecraft, imagery taken by the spacecraft, pictures of the launch, and others.

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A Novel Small Molecule FL118 That Selectively Inhibits Survivin, Mcl-1, XIAP and cIAP2 in a p53-Independent Manner, Shows Superior Antitumor Activity  

PubMed Central

Drug/radiation resistance to treatment and tumor relapse are major obstacles in identifying a cure for cancer. Development of novel agents that address these challenges would therefore be of the upmost importance in the fight against cancer. In this regard, studies show that the antiapoptotic protein survivin is a central molecule involved in both hurdles. Using cancer cell-based survivin-reporter systems (US 7,569,221 B2) via high throughput screening (HTS) of compound libraries, followed by in vitro and in vivo analyses of HTS-derived hit-lead compounds, we identified a novel anticancer compound (designated FL118). FL118 shows structural similarity to irinotecan. However, while the inhibition of DNA topoisomerase 1 activity by FL118 was no better than the active form of irinotecan, SN-38 at 1 M, FL118 effectively inhibited cancer cell growth at less than nM levels in a p53 status-independent manner. Moreover, FL118 selectively inhibited survivin promoter activity and gene expression also in a p53 status-independent manner. Although the survivin promoter-reporter system was used for the identification of FL118, our studies revealed that FL118 not only inhibits survivin expression but also selectively and independently inhibits three additional cancer-associated survival genes (Mcl-1, XIAP and cIAP2) in a p53 status-independent manner, while showing no inhibitory effects on control genes. Genetic silencing or overexpression of FL118 targets demonstrated a role for these targets in FL118s effects. Follow-up in vivo studies revealed that FL118 exhibits superior antitumor efficacy in human tumor xenograft models in comparison with irinotecan, topotecan, doxorubicin, 5-FU, gemcitabine, docetaxel, oxaliplatin, cytoxan and cisplatin, and a majority of mice treated with FL118 showed tumor regression with a weekly 4 schedule. FL118 induced favorable body-weight-loss profiles (temporary and reversible) and was able to eliminate large tumors. Together, the molecular targeting features of FL118 plus its superior antitumor activity warrant its further development toward clinical trials.

Cheng, Qiuying; Keefe, James T.; Rustum, Youcef M.; Li, Fengzhi

2012-01-01

308

VII Photo Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To say that we in the modern world are bombarded with visual mass-produced images is, to say the least, a vast understatement. Photography certainly provides many of these images, yet only a small portion of their number qualify as compelling or worthy of more than a quick glance. Fortunately, there is the VII Photo Agency website, which contains dozens of thought-provoking photo essays that capture some of the zeitgeist of our time. Founded in 2001 by a group of seven photo-journalists, the VII Photo Agencyâs work is united by âa sense that, in the act of communication at the very least, all is not lost; the seeds of hope and resolution inform even the darkest records of inhumanity; reparation is always possible; despair is never absolute.â Some of the very fine photo essays that may be perused here include a selection of images that document the rapid growth and dynamism of Shanghai, a day in the life of President George W. Bush, and an intimate photo essay of Philip Roth. The other photo essays may be viewed by topic, including those that deal with the recent U.S. presidential elections and the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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Population data of the AmpFlSTR NGM loci in South Portuguese population.  

PubMed

Allele frequencies and other relevant forensic parameters for 15 loci studied with AmpFlSTR(R) NGM kit were calculated in a population of individuals residing in the south of Portugal. Blood stain samples were obtained from a total of 452 unrelated individuals involved in paternity testing casework. The kit has five loci - D10S1248, D22S1045, D2S441, D1S1656 and D12S391 not present in any other kit used in our laboratory (Powerplex 16 System and Identifiler Plus). In our laboratory, this new kit is used as a screening tool to solve deficient cases as fatherless paternity test, and to help in paternity investigations with only one genetic incompatibility after the use of routine seventeen loci. Furthermore, this five loci included in the European Standard Set are also recommended by the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes "ENFSI" and the European DNA Profiling group "EDNAP". These studies are necessary to calculate statistical forensic parameters such as power of discrimination, power of exclusion, minimum allele frequency. Statistical parameters such as heterozigoty, homozigoty and combined power of exclusion were determinated. This kind of study is part of the Quality Program for Certificated Forensic Laboratories. PMID:23131317

Ribeiro, Teresa; Dario, Paulo; Vital, Ndia; Sanches, Susana; Espinheira, Rosa; Geada, Helena; Costa-Santos, Jorge

2013-02-01

310

Comparison of Chloroflexus aurantiacus strain J-10-fl proteomes of cells grown chemoheterotrophically and photoheterotrophically  

SciTech Connect

Chloroflexus aurantiacus J-10-fl is a thermophilic green bacterium, a filamentous anoxygenic phototroph, and the model organism of the phylum Chloroflexi. We applied high-throughput, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in a global quantitative proteomics investigation of C. aurantiacus cells grown under oxic (chemoorganoheterotrophically) and anoxic (photoorganoheterotrophically) redox states. Our global analysis identified 13,524 high-confidence peptides that matched to 1,286 annotated proteins, 242 of which were either uniquely identified or significantly increased in abundance under anoxic culture conditions. Fifty-three of the 242 proteins are previously characterized photosynthesis-related proteins, including chlorosome proteins, proteins involved in the bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis, 3-hydroxypropionate (3-OHP) CO2 fixation pathway, and components of electron transport chains. The remaining 190 proteins have not previously been reported. Of these, five proteins were found to be encoded by genes from a novel operon and observed only in photoheterotrophically grown cells. These proteins candidates may prove useful in further deciphering the phototrophic physiology of C. aurantiacus and other filamentous anoxygenic phototrophs.

Cao, Li; Bryant, Donald A.; Schepmoes, Athena A.; Vogl, Kajetan; Smith, Richard D.; Lipton, Mary S.; Callister, Stephen J.

2012-01-17

311

Burden of Human Papillomavirus among Haitian Immigrants in Miami, Florida: Community-Based Participatory Research in Action  

PubMed Central

Background. Haitian immigrant women residing in Little Haiti, a large ethnic enclave in Miami-Dade County, experience the highest cervical cancer incidence rates in South Florida. While this disparity primarily reflects lack of access to screening with cervical cytology, the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer worldwide, varies by population and may contribute to excess rate of disease. Our study examined the prevalence of oncogenic and nononcogenic HPV types and risk factors for HPV infection in Little Haiti. Methods. As part of an ongoing community-based participatory research initiative, community health workers recruited study participants between 2007 and 2008, instructed women on self-collecting cervicovaginal specimens, and collected sociodemographic and healthcare access data. Results. Of the 242 women who contributed adequate specimens, the overall prevalence of HPV was 20.7%, with oncogenic HPV infections (13.2% of women) outnumbering nononcogenic infections (7.4%). Age-specific prevalence of oncogenic HPV was highest in women 1830 years (38.9%) although the prevalence of oncogenic HPV does not appear to be elevated relative to the general U.S. population. The high prevalence of oncogenic types in women over 60 years may indicate a substantial number of persistent infections at high risk of progression to precancer.

Kobetz, Erin; Kish, Jonathan K.; Campos, Nicole G.; Koru-Sengul, Tulay; Bishop, Ian; Lipshultz, Hannah; Barton, Betsy; Barbee, Lindley

2012-01-01

312

European Space Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European equivalent to NASA, formed of 16 member countries. Users can access information on ESA's activities, including such topics as Earth observation, human spaceflight, and various aspects of space science. The educational section includes exercises for high school and college students and a teachers' section with projects, classroom tools, and training information. The kids' section includes lab activities, games, and news articles written for younger students. A multimedia gallery is provided that contains imagery of Mars, Earth, and other objects in the solar system, artists' conceptions of spacecraft, and others. There is also a media center which provides press releases, information notes, and information on ESA television broadcasts. Miscellaneous services include an events calendar, list of publications, and a "frequently asked questions" section. The site can be translated into a variety of languages.

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Environmental Protection Agency: Wetlands  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created this site to inform the general public about their role in wetland preservation and restoration. At the top of their page, visitors can read the "What they are" area to get some basic definitions, look over some fact sheets, and learn about the recent history of wetlands in the United States. Also on the homepage are sections such as "Why Protect Wetlands?", "How are Wetlands Protected?", and "What You Can Do To Protect our Vital Resource". These sections are meant for general audiences, and they might be used in classroom settings as a way to illuminate the role of the EPA and some of the broader concerns surrounding different natural environments. The right-hand side of the homepage features "In the News" items about recent regulatory changes, interagency agreements, and public hearings and comment periods. Finally, on the left-hand side of the page contains thematic sections like "Monitoring and Assessment", "Restoration", and "Education".

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European Environment Agency (EEA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Environment Agency (EEA) Website contains a huge selection of online environmental information, data, and reports pertaining to all fifteen EU states, as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway. Information is organized by themes, and the site employs a powerful multilingual search feature. Themes include environmental issues, sectors and activities, information related to specific media, regions, and actions for environmental improvement. The site also contains EEA publications and reports, as well as a data service providing access to data sets covering at least all EU member states. Finally, the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET) provides a network which "facilitates co-operation and flow of data and information between EIONET partners and with the EEA." The EEA Website is a large, research-oriented repository of information.

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76 FR 1523 - New Agency Logos  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Guidance for Agency Use of Third-Party Web sites and Applications, and the...on agency letterhead, all agency social media sites, and other agency...business cards; (2) On all NARA web and social media sites (intranet and...

2011-01-11

316

On the Bernstein-Gel'fand-Gel'fand correspondence and a result of Eisenbud, Fl{\\\\o}ystad, and Schreyer  

Microsoft Academic Search

We show that a combination between a remark from the well known note of I.N. Bernstein, I.M. Gel'fand and S.I. Gel'fand and the idea, systematically investigated in a recent work of D. Eisenbud, G. Fl{\\\\o}ystad and F.-O. Schreyer, of taking Tate resolution over exterior algebras leads to quick proofs of the main results of these two papers. This combination is

Iustin Coanda

2002-01-01

317

75 FR 80372 - Proposed Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2907A and R-2907B, Lake George, FL; and R-2910...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...controlling agency (i.e., Jacksonville ARTCC) for access by other airspace users...Controlling agency. FAA Jacksonville ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Navy, Fleet Area...Controlling agency. FAA, Jacksonville ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Navy, Fleet...

2010-12-22

318

Environmental Protection Agency: Wetlands  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created this site to inform the general public about their role in wetland preservation and restoration. At the top of their page, visitors can click on the "What are Wetlands?" area to get some basic definitions, look over some fact sheets, and learn about the recent history of wetlands in the United States. Also on the homepage are sections such as "Why Protect Wetlands?", "How are Wetlands Protected?", and "What You Can Do To Protect our Vital Resource". These sections are meant for general audiences, and they might be used in classroom settings as a way to illuminate the role of the EPA and some of the broader concerns surrounding different natural environments. The right-hand side of the homepage features "In the News" items about recent regulatory changes, interagency agreements, and public hearings and comment periods. Finally, on the left-hand side of the page contains thematic sections like "Monitoring and Assessment", "Restoration", and "Education".

2009-07-06

319

Characterization and optimization of hydrogen production by a salt water blue-green alga Oscillatoria sp. Miami BG 7. II - Use of immobilization for enhancement of hydrogen production  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technique of cellular immobilization was applied to the process of hydrogen photoproduction of nonheterocystous, filamentous marine blue-green alga, Oscillatoria sp. Miami BG 7. Immobilization with agar significantly improved the rate and longevity of hydrogen production, compared to free cell suspensions. Rates of H2 production in excess of 13 microliters H2 mg dry/wt h were observed and hydrogen production was sustained for three weeks. Immobilization also provided some stabilization to environmental variability and was adaptable to outdoor light conditions. In general, immobilization provides significant advantages for the production and maintenance of hydrogen photoproduction for this strain.

Phlips, E. J.; Mitsui, A.

1986-01-01

320

International Atomic Energy Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), an organization related to the U.N., has the admirable goal of promoting the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. The IEAE website has an abundance of nuclear-related resources, news and scientific information. To become familiar with the history of nuclear energy, there is a timeline that can be accessed by clicking on "The IAEA in Time: Decisive Years" or "Interactive Timeline", both located in the top third of the homepage. Many of the items on the timeline link to a further explanation of an event, and some have accompanying images that can be expanded. Clicking on the "News Centre" tab at the top of the page will take the visitor to a menu on the left hand side of the page that includes "Feature Stories", "Transcripts", "Media Advisories", and "Multimedia". Visitors shouldn't miss clicking on the Multimedia link to choose from several links, including "Imagebank", "Photo Essays", "Podcasts", as well as IAEA Films and Video Clips that date back to 1928. The Photo Essays offer slideshows on such topics as how nuclear applications are used in art preservation and restoration; how sterilizing Medflies with x-rays in the Middle East reduces their population and thus allows farmers to use fewer pesticides on their crops; and how the IAEA is helping developing countries, like Nicaragua, set up cancer treatment centers. Under the "Publications" tab at the top of the homepage, visitors can find a multitude of publications, some for the layperson, and some for scientists, policymakers, and educators. Some of the publication categories include "Scientific and Technical Publications", "International Standards, Guides and Codes", "IAEA Documents and Conventions", and "Booklets and Topical Articles".

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CRCHD E-bulletin  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD recently hosted the first Geographical Management Program Summit for GMaP grantees and partners on September 29th in Miami, FL. The meeting was held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and had over 100 in attendance.

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75 FR 22408 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Type: New OFF & NVO License. Miami Envios Express Inc. (NVO), 7468 S.W. 117th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183. Officers: Mauricio Perez, President, (Qualifying Individual). Freddy Acevedo, Secretary. Application Type: Add OFF Service. Midas...

2010-04-28

323

78 FR 38042 - The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Courthouse, 300 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132.'' and add ``Bank United Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146'' in its place. Dated: June 19, 2013. Anne E. Rung, Acting Associate...

2013-06-25

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A white-box approach to microarray probe response characterization: the BaFL pipeline  

PubMed Central

Background Microarrays depend on appropriate probe design to deliver the promise of accurate genome-wide measurement. Probe design, ideally, produces a unique probe-target match with homogeneous duplex stability over the complete set of probes. Much of microarray pre-processing is concerned with adjusting for non-ideal probes that do not report target concentration accurately. Cross-hybridizing probes (non-unique), probe composition and structure, as well as platform effects such as instrument limitations, have been shown to affect the interpretation of signal. Data cleansing pipelines seldom filter specifically for these constraints, relying instead on general statistical tests to remove the most variable probes from the samples in a study. This adjusts probes contributing to ProbeSet (gene) values in a study-specific manner. We refer to the complete set of factors as biologically applied filter levels (BaFL) and have assembled an analysis pipeline for managing them consistently. The pipeline and associated experiments reported here examine the outcome of comprehensively excluding probes affected by known factors on inter-experiment target behavior consistency. Results We present here a 'white box' probe filtering and intensity transformation protocol that incorporates currently understood factors affecting probe and target interactions; the method has been tested on data from the Affymetrix human GeneChip HG-U95Av2, using two independent datasets from studies of a complex lung adenocarcinoma phenotype. The protocol incorporates probe-specific effects from SNPs, cross-hybridization and low heteroduplex affinity, as well as effects from scanner sensitivity, sample batches, and includes simple statistical tests for identifying unresolved biological factors leading to sample variability. Subsequent to filtering for these factors, the consistency and reliability of the remaining measurements is shown to be markedly improved. Conclusions The data cleansing protocol yields reproducible estimates of a given probe or ProbeSet's (gene's) relative expression that translates across datasets, allowing for credible cross-experiment comparisons. We provide supporting evidence for the validity of removing several large classes of probes, and for our approaches for removing outlying samples. The resulting expression profiles demonstrate consistency across the two independent datasets. Finally, we demonstrate that, given an appropriate sampling pool, the method enhances the t-test's statistical power to discriminate significantly different means over sample classes.

2009-01-01

325

Agency Play: Dimensions of Agency for Interactive Narrative Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agency in interactive narrative is often narrowly understood as a user's freedom to either perform virtually embodied ac- tions or alter the mechanics of narration at will, followed by an implicit assumption of \\

D. Fox Harrell; Jichen Zhu

2009-01-01

326

DNA typing using AmpFlSTR Y-filer for very long-term stored specimens.  

PubMed

Aware that long-term storage bloodstain generally reduces numbers of detectable loci, we performed DNA typing with bloodstains stored at room temperature for 22-30years, then extracted DNA from the bloodstains using the AmpFlSTR Y-filer PCR Amplification Kit. We performed electrophoresis with an ABI 310 Genetic Analyzer and determined alleles using GeneMapper ID v3.2 software. Our results suggest that Y-filer finds certain loci more difficult to anneal than others. PMID:19299190

Tsukada, Kazuhiko; Shimizu, Maiko; Kurasawa, Yoshinobu; Kasahara, Koichi

2009-04-01

327

Treatment planning methodology for the Miami Multichannel Applicator following the American Brachytherapy Society recently published guidelines: the Lahey Clinic experience.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to develop a standardized procedure from simulation to treatment delivery for the multichannel Miami applicator, in order to increase planning consistency and reduce errors. A plan is generated prior to the 1st treatment using the CT images acquired with the applicator in place, and used for all 3 fractions. To confirm the application placement before each treatment fraction, an AP image is acquired and compared with the AP baseline image taken at simulation. A preplanning table is generated using the EBRT doses and is used to compute the maximum allowable D2cc for bladder, rectum, and sigmoid, and the mean allowable dose for the upper vaginal wall per HDR brachytherapy fraction. These data are used to establish the criteria for treatment planning dose optimization. A step-by-step treatment planning approach was developed to ensure appropriate coverage for the tumor (D90 > 100% prescribed dose of 700 cGy/fraction) and the uninvolved vaginal surface (dose for the entire treatment length > 600 cGy/fraction), while keeping the organs at risk below the tolerance doses. The equivalent dose 2 Gy (EQD2) tolerances for the critical structures are based on the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) recently published guidelines. An independent second check is performed before the 1st treatment using an in-house Excel spreadsheet. This methodology was successfully applied for our first few cases. For these patients: the cumulative tumor dose was 74-79 EQD2 Gy10 (ABS recommended range 70-85); tumor D90 was >100% of prescribed dose (range 101%-105%); cumulative D2cc for bladder, rectum, and sigmoid were lower than the tolerances of 90, 75, and 75 EQD2 Gy3, respectively; cumulative upper vaginal wall mean dose was below the tolerance of 120 EQD2 Gy3; the second check agreement was within 5%. By using a standardized procedure the planning consistency was increased and all dosimetric criteria were met. PMID:23318396

Iftimia, Ileana; Cirino, Eileen T; Mower, Herbert W; McKee, Andrea B

2013-01-01

328

Planning and Assessing Agency Training.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Theoretical literature and research findings about relations between work performance and training are integrated into a conceptual framework for planning and evaluating different training programs and policies, along with agency management of training pr...

J. Fine

1979-01-01

329

Agency-Hired Hotel Housekeepers  

PubMed Central

Hotel housekeepers experience unique workplace hazards and characteristics that increase their risks for poor health outcomes. Todays agency-hiring practices may further marginalize hotel housekeepers and negatively impact their health. Yet the impact of such hiring practices on the health of this vulnerable worker group remains unexplored. This article presents the debate regarding agency-hiring practices and how these practices may influence the health and well-being of hotel housekeepers. Implications for occupational health nurses are also discussed.

Sanon, Marie-Anne V.

2014-01-01

330

The Impact of Dual Agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1984, the State of Hawaiis legislature enacted a law making it mandatory for real estate agents engaged in dual agency\\u000a relationships (i.e., when the sellers and the buyers agents are employed by the same real estate firm) to disclose this\\u000a fact to both parties in writing. The assumption was that the dual agency relation was damaging to the seller.

JNoel Gardiner; Jeffrey Heisler; Jarl G. Kallberg; Crocker H. Liu

2007-01-01

331

Regulatory Agencies on the River  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learners will identify existing government agencies charged with safeguarding water quality, their geographic jurisdiction, and their subjects of concern, such as water quality laws, information, testing, and enforcement, and identify water quality issues and ways citizens can have a role in the action of government agencies. This activity is part of the Ground Truth Studies Teacher Handbook, which provides more than 20 activities to build student understanding of global change and remote sensing, and includes background chapters for teachers, glossary, and appendices.

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MEETING REPORT: OMG Technical Committee Meeting in Orlando, FL, sees significant enhancement to CORBA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Object Management Group (OMG) Platform Technology Committee (PTC) ratified its support for a new asynchronous messaging service for CORBA at OMG's recent Technical Committee Meeting in Orlando, FL. The meeting, held from 8 - 12 June, saw the PTC send the Messaging Service out for a final vote among the OMG membership. The Messaging Service, which will integrate Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) with CORBA, will give CORBA a true asynchronous messaging capability - something of great interest to users and developers. Formal adoption of the specification will most likely occur by the end of the year. The Messaging Service The Messaging Service, when adopted, will be the world's first standard for Message Oriented Middleware and will give CORBA a true asynchronous messaging capability. Asynchronous messaging allows developers to build simpler, richer client environments. With asynchronous messaging there is less need for multi-threaded clients because the Asynchronous Method Invocation is non-blocking, meaning the client thread can continue work while the application waits for a reply. David Curtis, Director of Platform Technology for OMG, said: `This messaging service is one of the more valuable additions to CORBA. It enhances CORBA's existing asynchronous messaging capabilities which is a feature of many popular message oriented middleware products. This service will allow better integration between ORBs and MOM products. This enhanced messaging capability will only make CORBA more valuable for builders of distributed object systems.' The Messaging Service is one of sixteen technologies currently being worked on by the PTC. Additionally, seventeen Revision Task Forces (RTFs) are working on keeping OMG specifications up to date. The purpose of these Revision Task Forces is to take input from the implementors of OMG specifications and clarify or make necessary changes based on the implementor's input. The RTFs also ensure that the specifications remain up to date with changes in the OMA and with industry advances in general. Domain work Thirty-eight technology processes are ongoing in the Domain Technology Committee (DTC). These range over a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, life sciences, manufacturing, business objects, electronic commerce, finance, transportation, utilities, and distributed simulation. These processes aim to enhance CORBA's value and provide interoperability for specific vertical industries. At the Orlando meeting, the Domain Technology Committee issued the following requests to industry: Telecom Wireless Access Request For Information (RFI); Statistics RFI; Clinical Image Access Service Request For Proposal (RFP); Distributed Simulation Request For Comment (RFC). The newly-formed Statistics group at OMG plans to standarize interfaces for Statistical Services in CORBA, and their RFI, to which any person or company can respond, asks for input and guidance as they start this work which will impact the broad spectrum of industries and processes which use statistics. The Clinical Image Access Service will standarize access to important medical images including digital x-rays, MRI scans, and other formats. The Distributed Simulation RFC, when complete, will establish the Distributed Simulation High-Level Architecture of the US Defense Military Simulation Office as an OMG standard. For the next 90 days any person or company, not only OMG members, may submit their comments on the submission. The OMG looks forward to its next meeting to be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 27 - 31 July and hosted by Nokia. OMG encourages anyone considering OMG membership to attend the meeting as a guest. For more information on attending call +1-508-820-4300 or e-mail info@omg.org. Note: descriptions for all RFPs, RFIs and RFCs in progress are available for viewing on the OMG Website at http://www.omg.org/schedule.htm, or contact OMG for a copy of the `Work in Progress' document. For more information on the OMG Technology Process please call Jeurgen Boldt, OMG Process Manager, at +1-508-820-43

1998-06-01

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Enhanced Disease Surveillance during the 2012 Republican National Convention, Tampa, FL  

PubMed Central

Objective To describe disease and illness surveillance utilized during the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) held August 2630, 2012 in Tampa, FL. Introduction While the Tampa Bay Area has previously hosted other high profile events that required heightened disease surveillance (e.g., two Super Bowls), the 2012 RNC marked the first national special security event (NSSE) held in Florida. The Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD), in conjunction with the Pinellas County Health Department (PinCHD) coordinated disease surveillance activities during this time frame. This presentation will focus of the disease surveillance efforts of the Hillsborough County Health Department during the 2012 RNC. In addition to the surveillance systems that are used routinely, the HCHD Epidemiology Program implemented additional systems designed to rapidly detect individual cases and outbreaks of public health importance. The short duration of RNC, coupled with the large number of visitors to our area, provided additional surveillance challenges. Tropical Storm Isaac, which threatened Tampa in the days leading up to RNC, and an overwhelming law enforcement presence likely dissuaded many protestors from coming to Tampa. As a result, a tiny fraction of the number of protestors that were expected actually showed up. Methods Our normal daily analysis of the emergency department (ED) data using the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) was expanded to look in detail at ED volumes and chief complaints of those patients who live outside of a 5-county Tampa Bay area. This analysis used patient zip code to determine place of residence. Additionally, ESSENCE queries were utilized to look for heat, tear gas, and RNC related exposures. The ESSENCE system also receives Poison Control data every 15 minutes. Expanded analyses of the Poison Control data were conducted as well. Two Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) were deployed in Tampa during the RNC. Data was collected electronically and transmitted through ESSENCE as well. The HCHD also asked infection preventionists, health care providers, hotels, labs, and Mosquito Control to lower their reporting threshold to us during the RNC period. We provided updates to all our partners with respect to diseases and outbreaks of public health importance occurring in our county. Results No epidemiologic events linked to the RNC were detected through the HCHDs enhanced surveillance that was conducted. Decreased patient volumes were seen during the RNC at our EDs closest to the convention site. No significant increases in ED visits from outside of our 5-county area were noted during the RNC. Urgent care centers reported seeing patients associated with the RNC for a variety of reasons including respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. DMAT surveillance showed mainly routine visits but four secret service agents did seek care for respiratory illness during the convention. Conclusions Substantial time and resources were devoted to disease surveillance in the 6 months leading up to the RNC and during the event. While no epidemiologic events were detected, the public health surveillance infrastructure has clearly been strengthened in our county. We are receiving our ED syndromic data, from many of our hospitals, every two hours as opposed to every day. We have established relationships with our urgent case centers and hope to begin receiving urgent care center data on a daily basis in the near future. Receiving DMAT data through ESSENCE could prove very useful in the future, especially in Florida where hurricanes are always a threat. Lastly the improved relationships with our health care providers should be beneficial as we move forward.

Atrubin, David; Wiese, Michael; Snider, Rebecca; Workman, Kiley; McDougle, Warren

2013-01-01

334

29 CFR 2703.2 - Designated agency ethics official and alternate designated agency ethics official.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Designated agency ethics official and alternate designated agency ethics official. 2703.2 Section 2703.2...AND CONDUCT § 2703.2 Designated agency ethics official and alternate designated agency...

2013-07-01

335

31 CFR 0.104 - Designated Agency Ethics Official and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Designated Agency Ethics Official and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official. 0.104 Section 0.104 ...Responsibilities § 0.104 Designated Agency Ethics Official and Alternate Designated Agency...

2013-07-01

336

43 CFR 10010.12 - Cooperating agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Initiating the NEPA Process § 10010.12 Cooperating agencies...cooperating agencies for Commission sponsored NEPA procedures and in seeking designation...may be a cooperating agency in Commission NEPA proceedings by agreement. The...

2013-10-01

337

Correspondence between the Florida Multiple Assessment Programs and Services (MAPS) and the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) at Miami-Dade Community College Based on Students Who Wrote Both Tests. Research Report No. 87-21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) to determine the comparability of the two tests used in Florida to assess students' entry-level skills, the Florida Multiple Assessment Programs and Services (MAPS) battery and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The study also sought to determine the effect of altering SAT cutoff scores

Vorp, Ron

338

ANNUAL VOLUME OF PROCEEDINGS, ADDRESSES, AND RESEARCH PAPERS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (53D, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A VERBATIM REPORTING OF PRESENTATIONS MADE AT THE 53D ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, HELD IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967, INCLUDES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE BARRY G. LOWES, CHAIRMAN OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION, ON PURPOSES, PROBLEMS, AND

FOSTER, CHARLES W.

339

Comparative Effectiveness of PCI Education's "PCI Reading Program": Phase 2--A Report of a Comparison Group Study in Brevard Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Research Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the comparative effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program" through a five-year longitudinal study. Phase 1 of the study consisted of a randomized control trial studying the efficacy of the "PCI Reading Program-Level One" that was conducted in the 2007-2008 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Empirical Education Inc., 2010

2010-01-01

340

Challenges in analysis of high-molar mass dextrans: comparison of HPSEC, AsFlFFF and DOSY NMR spectroscopy.  

PubMed

Dilute solutions of various dextran standards, a high-molar mass (HMM) commercial dextran from Leuconostoc spp., and HMM dextrans isolated from Weissella confusa and Leuconostoc citreum were analyzed with high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC), asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF), and diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY). HPSEC analyses were performed in aqueous and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solutions, while only aqueous solutions were utilized in AsFlFFF and DOSY. The study showed that all methods were applicable to dextran analysis, but differences between the aqueous and DMSO-based solutions were obtained for HMM samples. These differences were attributed to the presence of aggregates in aqueous solution that were less prevalent in DMSO. The study showed that DOSY provides an estimate of the size of HMM dextrans, though calibration standards may be required for each experimental set-up. To our knowledge, this is the first study utilizing these three methods in analyzing HMM dextrans. PMID:24274497

Maina, Ndegwa Henry; Pitknen, Leena; Heikkinen, Sami; Tuomainen, Pivi; Virkki, Liisa; Tenkanen, Maija

2014-01-01

341

77 FR 47048 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and...

2012-08-07

342

77 FR 15365 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and...

2012-03-15

343

77 FR 51791 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and...

2012-08-27

344

77 FR 58364 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department...Blessing, EI-40, Energy Information Administration, Department of...

2012-09-20

345

Health Consultation: Surface Soil, Little Farm Mobile Home Park, Village of El Portal, Miami-Dade County, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At the Little Farm mobile home park, the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) and the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) top priority is to ensure nearby residents have the best information to safeguard their health. The Little ...

2010-01-01

346

28 CFR 81.4 - Referral of reports where the designated agency is not a law enforcement agency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the designated agency is not a law enforcement agency. 81.4 Section 81...the designated agency is not a law enforcement agency. Where a report of...designated agency that is not a law enforcement agency involves...

2013-07-01

347

Merger of Science Agencies Proposed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A bill proposing the establishment of a cabinet-level Department of Science, Space, Energy and Technology was introduced in the House of Representatives on July 1 by Robert Walker (R-Pa.), George Brown (D-Calif.), Ron Packard (R-Calif.), and Joe Kolter (D-Pa.). The department would be a conglomerate of existing civilian science and technology agencies, including NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the National Technical Information Service, and research functions at the Department of Energy.

1992-07-01

348

Awe, uncertainty, and agency detection.  

PubMed

Across five studies, we found that awe increases both supernatural belief (Studies 1, 2, and 5) and intentional-pattern perception (Studies 3 and 4)-two phenomena that have been linked to agency detection, or the tendency to interpret events as the consequence of intentional and purpose-driven agents. Effects were both directly and conceptually replicated, and mediational analyses revealed that these effects were driven by the influence of awe on tolerance for uncertainty. Experiences of awe decreased tolerance for uncertainty, which, in turn, increased the tendency to believe in nonhuman agents and to perceive human agency in random events. PMID:24247728

Valdesolo, Piercarlo; Graham, Jesse

2014-01-01

349

US Trade and Development Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1981, the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) is an independent federal agency that "assists in the creation of jobs for Americans by helping US companies pursue overseas business opportunities." The TDA provides funds for feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training grants, business workshops, and various forms of technical assistance to American businesses in middle-income and developing countries. Resources on-site include current import-export news, the bi-weekly newsletter TDA Pipeline, and the TDA Library -- a searchable database of FDA report summaries.

350

45 CFR 90.34 - Agency reports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

45 Public Welfare 1 2013-10-01...2013-10-01 false Agency reports. 90.34 Section 90.34 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL...Agencies? § 90.34 Agency reports. Each agency shall...

2013-10-01

351

Characterization of heterotrimeric nucleotide-depleted G?(i)-proteins by Bodipy-FL-GTP?S fluorescence anisotropy.  

PubMed

Recombinant heterotrimeric G-protein ?(i1), ?(i2) and ?(i3) subunits were purified in GDP-depleting conditions by affinity chromatography using StrepII-tagged ???? subunits. Real-time monitoring of fluorescence anisotropy of Bodipy-FL-GTP?S was used for characterization of nucleotide binding properties and inactivation of the purified proteins. All GDP-depleted ?(i) were unstable at room temperature and therefore nucleotide binding could be characterized only in a nonequilibrium state. In comparison to Mg?, Mn? inhibited nucleotide binding to all ?(i)-heterotrimers studied and accelerated nucleotide release. Mn? had stabilizing effect on the nucleotide free state of the ?(i1) subunit, whereas both Mn? as well as G-protein activation by mastoparan destabilized the ?(i2) subunit. PMID:22659491

Tntson, Lauri; Babina, Anna; Vsumaa, Taavi; Kopanchuk, Sergei; Rinken, Ago

2012-08-15

352

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  

EPA Science Inventory

The US Environmental Protection Agency helps state and local governments protect the environment by encouraging good environmental management and by regulating human activities to ensure clean air and water. At the Corvallis research laboratory for the EPA, we improve the ways t...

353

Agency, Information and Corporate Investment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay surveys the body of research that asks how the efficiency of corporate investment is influenced by problems of asymmetric information and agency. I organize the material around two basic questions. First, does the external capital market channel the right amount of money to each firm? That is, does the market get across-firm allocations right, so that the marginal

Jeremy C. Stein

2001-01-01

354

Making Correction a Community Agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Correctional systems are in great need of cooperation from other health and welfare agencies in order to achieve their goals of rehabilitation and reduction of recidivism. Such cooperation has not been forthcoming because of the stigma attached to correc tional work; the low success rate in dealing with criminals; the lack of funds and other resources; the self-sufficient orientation of

Wallace Mandell

1971-01-01

355

Young writers construction of agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers young learners construction of agency in the context of classroom writing lessons. It draws on data from the Esme Fairbairn-funded project, From Talk to Text: Using Talk to Support Writing, which investigated the relationship between talk and writing in early years classrooms. The paper reports on results from in-depth interviews with pairs of children in six classrooms

Ros Fisher

2010-01-01

356

Young Writers' Construction of Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers young learners' construction of agency in the context of classroom writing lessons. It draws on data from the Esmee Fairbairn-funded project, "From Talk to Text: Using Talk to Support Writing", which investigated the relationship between talk and writing in early years classrooms. The paper reports on results from in-depth

Fisher, Ros

2010-01-01

357

YOUNG WRITERS' SENSE OF AGENCY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the extent to which young children in classrooms develop a sense of agency as writers: how do they balance their knowledge of the 'public world of symbols' with the expression of their own ideas? It draws on data from the Esme Fairbairn funded project: From Talk to Text, using talk to support writing which investigated the relationship

Ros Fisher

358

Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA). Directive  

SciTech Connect

Under the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by Title 10, United States Code, the Directive reissues DoD Directive 5105.31, November 3, 1971, to update the responsibilities, functions, relationship, and authorities of the Defense Nuclear Agency.

Furtner, R.

1987-03-18

359

Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scoping Workshop on Terrestrial and Coastal Carbon Fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg, FL, May 6-8, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Despite their relatively small surface area, ocean margins may have a significant impact on global biogeochemical cycles and, potentially, the global air-sea fluxes of carbon dioxide. Margins are characterized by intense geochemical and biological processing of carbon and other elements and exchange large amounts of matter and energy with the open ocean. The area-specific rates of productivity, biogeochemical cycling, and organic/inorganic matter sequestration are high in coastal margins, with as much as half of the global integrated new production occurring over the continental shelves and slopes (Walsh, 1991; Doney and Hood, 2002; Jahnke, in press). However, the current lack of knowledge and understanding of biogeochemical processes occurring at the ocean margins has left them largely ignored in most of the previous global assessments of the oceanic carbon cycle (Doney and Hood, 2002). A major source of North American and global uncertainty is the Gulf of Mexico, a large semi-enclosed subtropical basin bordered by the United States, Mexico, and Cuba. Like many of the marginal oceans worldwide, the Gulf of Mexico remains largely unsampled and poorly characterized in terms of its air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide and other carbon fluxes. In May 2008, the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scoping Workshop on Terrestrial and Coastal Carbon Fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico was held in St. Petersburg, FL, to address the information gaps of carbon fluxes associated with the Gulf of Mexico and to offer recommendations to guide future research. The meeting was attended by over 90 participants from over 50 U.S. and Mexican institutions and agencies. The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry program (OCB; http://www.us-ocb.org/) sponsored this workshop with support from the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of South Florida. The goal of the workshop was to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines studying terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems to discuss the state of knowledge in carbon fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico, data gaps, and overarching questions in the Gulf of Mexico system. The discussions at the workshop were intended to stimulate integrated studies of marine and terrestrial biogeochemical cycles and associated ecosystems that will help to establish the role of the Gulf of Mexico in the carbon cycle and how it might evolve in the face of environmental change. The information derived from the plenary sessions, questions, and recommendations formulated by the participants will drive future research projects. Further discussion of carbon dynamics is needed to address scales of variability, the infrastructure required for study, and the modeling framework for cross-system integration. During the workshop, participants discussed and provided a number of priorities and recommendations, which are listed on p. 2 of the report. Participants recognized that the key to understanding the Gulf of Mexico system requires international collaboration with scientists from countries adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. Improved collaboration across existing research community boundaries will be critical and should be encouraged by the funding agencies.

Robbins, L. L.; Coble, P. G.; Clayton, T. D.; Cai, W. J.

2009-01-01

360

When the fl# Is Not the fl#.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses descriptions of the way in which an optical system controls the quantity of light that reaches a point on the image plane, a basic feature of optical imaging systems such as cameras, telescopes, and microscopes. (JRH)

Biermann, Mark L.; Biermann, Lois A. A.

1996-01-01

361

Evaluating advertising agency performance: actions to enhance the client\\/agency relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

States that very little useful information exists on how clients rate advertising agencies. Sets out to rectify this by conducting a questionnaire survey of 130 clients of advertising agencies to assess how they rate the performance of agencies. Suggests that this information would be beneficial to agencies in offering a better service or managing the client\\/agency relationship more effectively. Outlines

Jonathan M. Lace

1998-01-01

362

49 CFR 222.17 - How can a State agency become a recognized State agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false How can a State agency become a recognized State agency? 222.17... § 222.17 How can a State agency become a recognized State agency? (a...safety and/or highway and road safety may become a recognized State agency by...

2013-10-01

363

75 FR 16483 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NW 68th Street, Miami, FL 33166, Officers: Leticia Machuca, President/Secretary (Qualifying Individual), Hugo M. Marte, Vice President Marine Experts, Inc., 8009 NW 36th Street, 220, Doral, FL 33166, Officers: Ivan Garcez,...

2010-04-01

364

Il y a des Gens qui Disent que... = "There Are People Who Say that"... beyond Grammatical Accuracy in FL Learners' Writing: Issues of Non-Nativeness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws on data used in the pilot application of data-driven pedagogical strategies for dealing with non-nativeness in the writing of advanced FL learners of French to expose attendant practical problems and theoretical issues. The discussion focuses on the question of vagueness in academic writing and involves a three-way comparison of

Guillot, Marie-Noelle

2005-01-01

365

Enhanced Immune Response and Protective Effects of Nano-chitosan-based DNA Vaccine Encoding T Cell Epitopes of Esat-6 and FL against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection  

PubMed Central

Development of a novel and effective vaccine against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is a challenging for preventing TB infection. In this study, a novel nanoparticle-based recombinant DNA vaccine was developed, which contains Esat-6 three T cell epitopes (Esat-6/3e) and fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (FL) genes (termed Esat-6/3e-FL), and was enveloped with chitosan (CS) nanoparticles (nano-chitosan). The immunologic and protective efficacy of the nano-chitosan-based DNA vaccine (termed nano-Esat-6/3e-FL) was assessed in C57BL/6 mice after intramuscular prime vaccination with the plasmids DNA and nasal boost with the Esat-6/3e peptides. The results showed that the immunized mice remarkably elicited enhanced T cell responses and protection against M.tb H37Rv challenge. These findings indicate that the nano-chitosan can significantly elevate the immunologic and protective effects of the DNA vaccine, and the nano-Esat-6/3e-FL is a useful vaccine for preventing M.tb infection in mice.

Feng, Ganzhu; Jiang, Qingtao; Xia, Mei; Lu, Yanlai; Qiu, Wen; Zhao, Dan; Lu, Liwei; Peng, Guangyong; Wang, Yingwei

2013-01-01

366

Congressional Oversight of Agency Public Communications: Implications of Agency New Media Use, March 14, 2012.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report intends to assist Congress in its oversight of executive branch agencies public communications. Here, public communications refers to agency communications that are directed to the public. Many, and perhaps most, federal agencies routinely com...

K. R. Kosar

2012-01-01

367

77 FR 22347 - Agency Information Collection Agencies: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested Reinstatement...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Expired: Survey of General Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies, 2012 ACTION: 60-Day...collection, Survey of General Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies (SGPLEA), 2012...collection: Survey of General Purpose Law Enforcement Agencies (SGPLEA),...

2012-04-13

368

Neutralization of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 primary isolate JR-FL by human monoclonal antibodies correlates with antibody binding to the oligomeric form of the envelope glycoprotein complex.  

PubMed Central

To test whether antibodies that are neutralizing or nonneutralizing for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) primary isolates can be distinguished by their affinities for the oligomeric envelope glycoproteins, we selected HIV-1(JR-FL) as a model primary virus and a panel of 13 human monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and evaluated three parameters: (i) half-maximal binding to recombinant monomeric envelope, gp120(JR-FL); (ii) half-maximal binding to oligomeric envelope of HIV-1(JR-FL) expressed on the surface of transfected 293 cells; and (iii) neutralization of HIV-1(JR-FL) in a peripheral blood mononuclear cell-based neutralization assay. Two conclusions can be drawn from these experiments. First, we confirm that antibody interactions with monomeric gp120 do not predict primary virus neutralization. Second, we show that neutralization correlates qualitatively with the relative affinity of an antibody for the oligomeric envelope glycoproteins, at least for HIV-1(JR-FL).

Fouts, T R; Binley, J M; Trkola, A; Robinson, J E; Moore, J P

1997-01-01

369

The National Security Agency Declassified  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new electronic briefing book from the National Security Archive (last reviewed in the November 12, 1999 Scout Report) offers a peek inside the creation, evolution, and management of the National Security Agency (NSA). Originally founded as the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) in 1948, the name and function of the agency was changed in 1952, when its role was expanded beyond merely coordinating the activities of the military service signals intelligence units. Dating from 1948 to 1998, the fifteen original documents in this briefing book include the memo from President Truman, which in part established the NSA, key Department of Defense directives, examples of NSA intelligence work and reporting, a top secret NSA position paper regarding American intelligence service involvement in the deaths of Michael DeVine and Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, and a recent organization chart. While scholars and students will benefit most from this latest release, it should appeal to anyone with an interest in the shadowy world of intelligence operations.

370

34 CFR 303.22 - Lead agency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 303.22 Lead agency. Lead agency means the...

2013-07-01

371

10 CFR 961.5 - Federal agencies.  

...RADIOACTIVE WASTE General 961.5 Federal agencies. Federal agencies or departments requiring DOE's disposal services for SNF and/or HLW will be accommodated by a suitable interagency agreement reflecting, as appropriate, the terms and...

2014-01-01

372

48 CFR 1253.303 - Agency forms.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustration of Forms 1253.303 Agency forms. This subpart contains illustrations of DOT and other agency forms specified by the TAR for use in DOT...

2013-10-01

373

77 FR 17464 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection...Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department...of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Attn: Douglas...

2012-03-26

374

Annual Peak-Flow Frequency Characteristics and (or) Peak Dam-Pool-Elevation Frequency Characteristics of Dry Dams and Selected Streamflow-Gaging Stations in the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes the results of a study to determine frequency characteristics of postregulation annual peak flows at streamflow-gaging stations at or near the Lockington, Taylorsville, Englewood, Huffman, and Germantown dry dams in the Miami Conservancy District flood-protection system (southwestern Ohio) and five other streamflow-gaging stations in the Great Miami River Basin further downstream from one or more of the dams. In addition, this report describes frequency characteristics of annual peak elevations of the dry-dam pools. In most cases, log-Pearson Type III distributions were fit to postregulation annual peak-flow values through 2007 (the most recent year of published peak-flow values at the time of this analysis) and annual peak dam-pool storage values for the period 1922-2008 to determine peaks with recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years. For one streamflow-gaging station (03272100) with a short period of record, frequency characteristics were estimated by means of a process involving interpolation of peak-flow yields determined for an upstream and downstream gage. Once storages had been estimated for the various recurrence intervals, corresponding dam-pool elevations were determined from elevation-storage ratings provided by the Miami Conservancy District.

Koltun, G. F.

2009-01-01

375

Principles of the Unification of Our Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do we need principles of the unification of our agency, our mode of acting? Immanuel Kant and Christine Korsgaard argue that the reflective structure of our mind forces us to have some conception of ourselves, others and the world--including our agency--and that it is through will and reason, and in particular principles of our agency, that we

Roth, Klas

2011-01-01

376

Subjective Quantitative Studies of Human Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Amartya Sen's writings have articulated the importance of human agency, and identified the need for information on agency freedom to inform our evaluation of social arrangements. Many approaches to poverty reduction stress the need for empowerment. This paper reviews "subjective quantitative measures of human agency at the individual level." It

Alkire, Sabina

2005-01-01

377

Agency, Language Learning, and Multilingual Spaces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the notion of agency in language learning and use as discursively, historically, and socially mediated. It further explores how agency can be understood as variously enabled and constrained as individuals move from one cultural, linguistic, and/or geographical space to another. These explorations focus on how agency is

Miller, Elizabeth R.

2012-01-01

378

40 CFR 1501.6 - Cooperating agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NEPA AND AGENCY PLANNING § 1501.6 Cooperating...emphasize agency cooperation early in the NEPA process. Upon request of the lead...participation of each cooperating agency in the NEPA process at the earliest possible...

2013-07-01

379

ENVIROSAT-2000 report: Federal agency satellite requirements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The requirement of Federal agencies, other than NOAA, for the data and services of civil operational environmental satellites (both polar orbiting and geostationary) are summarized. Agency plans for taking advantage of proposed future Earth sensing space systems, domestic and foreign, are cited also. Current data uses and future requirements are addressed as identified by each agency.

Cotter, D. (editor); Wolzer, I. (editor); Blake, N.; Jarman, J.; Lichy, D.; Pangburn, T.; Mcardle, R.; Paul, C.; Shaffer, L.; Thorley, G.

1985-01-01

380

Agency Theory: An Assessment and Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agency theory is an important, yet controversial, theory. This paper reviews agency theory, its contributions to organization theory, and the extant empirical work and develops testable propositions. The conclusions are that agency theory (a) offers unique insight into in- formation systems, outcome uncertainty, incentives, and risk and (b) is an empirically valid perspective, particularly when coupled with complementary perspectives. The

KATHLEEN M. EISENHARDT

1989-01-01

381

Environmental Protection Agency: Acid Rain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) acid rain portal. It consists of links to information on the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and some suggestions for ways to reduce its occurrence. There are also links to information for users about the problem in their areas, and to a selection of educational resources, including activities and science experiments, for students in all grades. Another set of links provides access to information on state and national data and statistics, acid rain legislation, and U.S. and international initiatives.

382

Environmental Protection Agency: Radon (Rn)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Indoor Air Quality division of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents this Web page dedicated to information about radon, the colorless and odorless radioactive known to cause lung cancer. In addition to general resources on radon (including a guide to reducing radon levels in the home), visitors will find information on how to obtain a free educational video (Breathing Easy: What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon) recently released by the EPA. Geared primarily toward homebuyers and sellers (as well as real estate professionals), this video thoroughly reviews radon science, lung cancer risk, home inspection, how to build a new home radon-resistant, and more.

383

Relaxed eddy accumulation measurements of ammonia, nitric acid, sulfur dioxide and particulate sulfate dry deposition near Tampa, FL, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The relaxed eddy accumulation (REA) method was utilized to measure fluxes of key atmospheric species, specifically ammonia (NH3), nitric acid (HNO3), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate sulfate (SO42-) to vegetation that is characteristic throughout the Tampa Bay Watershed. Three annular denuder systems (ADS), each consisting of two annular denuders and a filter pack in series, were deployed to accumulate gaseous constituents and fine-fraction particulates (Dp<2.5 m) in updraft and downdraft eddies, as well as in the mid-draft velocity range. Relaxed eddy accumulation samples, which were analyzed by ion chromatography, and continuous meteorological data were collected during the May 2002 Bay Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (BRACE) near Sydney, FL. For the chemical species of current interest, concentrations were 1.64 0.23 for NH3, 2.06 0.24 for HNO3, 3.49 0.50 for SO2 and 4.64 0.31 g m-3 for SO42-, and the deposition velocity (Vd) estimates for NH3, HNO3, SO2 and SO42- were 1.27 3.65, 3.63 1.47, 0.45 0.98 and 0.42 1.00 cm s-1, respectively. The results obtained confirm the expectation that the deposition of ammonia, nitric acid and particulate sulfate was controlled by aerodynamic and quasi-laminar layer resistances and that sulfur dioxide is relatively dependent upon stomatal conditions.

Toya Myles, La; Meyers, Tilden P.; Robinson, Larry

2007-07-01

384

Serum profiles of PCDDs and PCDFs, in individuals near the Escambia Wood Treating Company Superfund site in Pensacola, FL.  

PubMed

The Escambia Wood Treating Company (ETC) Superfund site, Pensacola, FL, is contaminated with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F), benzo(a)pyrene, lead and arsenic from pentachlorophenol (PCP), creosote, and other compounds used to treat utility poles and foundation pilings. Although ETC's operations ceased in 1982, soils in the areas surrounding the facility continue to exhibit elevated levels of contaminants attributable to ETC operations. In July 2000, individuals who may have been affected by contamination from the ETC site, including current and former residents and former workers and their household members were invited to participate in a study, which included a health and exposure history and routine blood analysis. We also conducted a toxicological health evaluation of a subset of these eligible workers/residents by analyzing serum levels of 17 PCDD/F congeners. Members of the ETC cohort exhibited elevated serum PCDD/F relative to the general population, and congener profiles in members of the cohort reflected patterns commonly observed in persons exposed to PCP. Hypertension prevalence in the cohort was found to correlate with PCDD/F levels, although no other significant relationships were identified with monitored health indices. PMID:17614120

Karouna-Renier, Natalie K; Rao, K Ranga; Lanza, John J; Davis, Deeya A; Wilson, Patricia A

2007-10-01

385

Agency, communion, and achievement motivation.  

PubMed

This study examined the relationship among (1) two aspects of college students' self-concept--the degree to which they reported an agentic or communion orientation, (2) two views of intelligence they might hold--entity and incremental, and (3) students' tendencies to report adopting attitudes and behaviors consistent with a mastery or learned-helpless orientation. Results from a survey of a sample of 306 Introductory Psychology students indicate that: (1) an incremental view of intelligence was associated with the adoption of mastery-oriented achievement attitudes and behaviors, while an entity view of intelligence was associated with the adoption of learned-helpless attitudes and behaviors; (2) both agentic and communion orientations were associated with a mastery orientation; (3) an agentic orientation was also associated with lower levels of learned-helpless attitudes and behaviors while a communion orientation was associated with higher levels of learned-helpless attitudes and behaviors; and (4) patterns in the correlation between agency and communion, on the one hand, and several indices of students' self-confidence in academic arenas, on the other, further supported this asymmetry in the role agency and communion orientations appear to play in determining college students' adjustment to academic challenges. PMID:9179326

Strage, A

1997-01-01

386

Agency, gait and self-consciousness.  

PubMed

Agency is an important aspect of bodily self-consciousness, allowing us to separate own movements from those induced by the environment and to distinguish own movements from those of other agents. Unsurprisingly, theoretical frameworks for agency such as central monitoring are closely tied to computational models of sensorimotor control. Until recently agency research has largely focussed on goal-directed movements of the upper limbs. In particular, the influence of performance-related sensory cues and the relevance of prediction signals for agency judgements have been studied through a variety of spatio-temporal mismatches between movement and the sensory consequences of movement. However, agents often perform a different type of movement; highly automated movements that involve the entire body such as walking, cycling, and swimming with potentially different agency mechanisms. Here, we review recent work about agency for full-body movements such as gait, highlighting the effects of performance-related visual and auditory cues on gait agency. Gait movements differ from upper limb actions. Gait is cyclic, more rarely immediately goal-directed, and is generally considered one of the most automatic and unconscious actions. We discuss such movement differences with respect to the functional mechanisms of full-body agency and body-part agency by linking these gait agency paradigms to computational models of motor control. This is followed by a selective review of gait control, locomotion, and models of motor control relying on prediction signals and underlining their relevance for full-body agency. PMID:22226801

Kannape, O A; Blanke, O

2012-02-01

387

Role of Light Intensity and Temperature in the Regulation of Hydrogen Photoproduction by the Marine Cyanobacterium Oscillatoria sp. Strain Miami BG7  

PubMed Central

The effects of several key environmental factors on the development and control of hydrogen production in the marine blue-green alga (cyanobacterium) Oscillatoria sp. strain Miami BG7 were studied in relation to the potential application of this strain to a bio-solar energy technology. The production of cellular biomass capable of evolving hydrogen gas was strongly affected by light intensity, temperature, and the input of ammonia as a nutrient. Depletion of combined nitrogen from the growth media was a prerequisite for the initiation of hydrogen production. Maximum hydrogen-producing capability coincided with the end of the linear phase of growth. Hydrogen production exhibited considerable flexibility to environmental extremes. The rate of production saturated at low light intensities (i.e., 15 to 30 ?Einsteins/m2 per s), and no photoinhibition was observed at high light intensity (i.e., 1,000 ?Einsteins/m2 per s). The upper temperature limit for production was 46C. Above the light compensation point for O2 evolution H2 production was inhibited. However, this problem was alleviated by two related phenomena. (i) The capacity of cells to evolve oxygen deteriorated with increasing culture age and nitrogen depletion, and (ii) the ability of these cells to produce oxygen in closed anaerobic hydrogen production systems was temporally limited.

Phlips, E. J.; Mitsui, A.

1983-01-01

388

Comparative amperometric study of uptake hydrogenase and hydrogen photoproduction activities between heterocystous cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica B629 and nonheterocystous cyanobacterium Oscillatoria sp. strain Miami BG7  

SciTech Connect

Heterocystous filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica B629 and nonheterocystous filamentous cyanobacterium Oscillatoria sp. strain Miami BG7 were cultured in media with N/sub 2/ as the sole nitrogen source; and activities of oxygen-dependent hydrogen uptake, photohydrogen production photooxygen evolution, and respiration were compared amperometrically under the same or similar experimental conditions for both strains. Distinct differences in these activities were observed in both strains. The rates of hydrogen photoproduction and hydrogen accumulation were significantly higher in Oscillatoria sp. strain BG7 than in A. cylindrica B629 at every light intensity tested. The major reason for the difference was attributable to the fact that the heterocystous cyanobacterium had a high rate of oxygen-dependent hydrogen consumption activity and the nonheterocystous cyanobacterium did not. The activity of oxygen photoevolution and respiration also contributed to the difference. Oscillatoria sp. strain BG7 had lower O/sub 2/ evolution and higher respiration than did A. cylindrica B629. Thus, the effect of O/sub 2/ on hydrogen photoproduction was minimized in Oscillatoria sp. strain BG7. 32 references, 5 figures.

Kumazawa, S.; Mitsui, A.

1985-08-01

389

Demonstration of ISCO Treatment of a DNAPL Source Zone at Launch Complex 34 in Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL  

EPA Science Inventory

The Interagency DNAPL Consortium (IDC) was formally established in 1999 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Department of Defense (DoD), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a vehicle for marshalling the resourc...

390

Characterization of a BODIPY-labeled {fl}uorescent fatty acid analogue. Binding to fatty acid-binding proteins, intracellular localization, and metabolism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The BODIPY-labeled fatty acid analogues are a useful addition to the tools employed to study the cellular uptake and metabolism\\u000a of lipids. In this study, we show that BODIPY FL C16 binds to purified liver and intestinal fatty acid-binding proteins with high affinity at a site similar to that for the physiological\\u000a fatty acid oleic acid. Further, in human intestinal

Alfred E. Thumser; Judith Storch

2007-01-01

391

Ruminal fermentation of mixed diets supplemented with St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) fl owers and pine (Pinus mugo) oil or mixtures containing these preparations  

Microsoft Academic Search

An in vitro investigation using the rumen simulation technique (Rusitec) was carried out to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of plant preparations with known antimicrobial properties on ruminal fermentation. The following preparations were added to a mixed forage- concentrate (1:1) diet (g\\/kg feed dry matter): Hypericum perforatum fl owers (2.86), essential oils of Pinus mugo (0.57) and a plant

C. R. Soliva; S. Widmer; M. Kreuzer

392

Environmental Protection Agency: Water Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teams of researchers at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work to provide scientific information and innovative technologies to support the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. The materials generated by these teams are contained within four areas that include Drinking Water and Systems, Water Quality Research, Water Monitoring, and Water Tools and Technology. Within Water Quality Research, Water Risk Management Research is a true stand-out. Visitors can learn about the EPA's work on aging water infrastructure by reading recent publications, looking over the Top Questions posed to the research team, or by checking out updates about their events. Also, visitors can look over the Featured Resource on the homepage, which rotates from week to week.

393

Agencies confer on global change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Organization of a national forum and the development of a scientific plan for studies on global change are among the initiatives that the U.S. Committee on Global Change (CGC) is considering as a way of focusing U.S. efforts to assess anthropogenic changes in the global environment. The committee, which met for the first time at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on June 1112, 1987, set out to determine the status of various national and international programs. The meeting also enabled the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other agency representatives to describe their past efforts and future plans and commitments toward a national global change program. Scientific organizations such as AGU and the Smithsonian Institution will probably be invited to take part in such a national forum and in the development of the scientific plan.

Sackett, Bill

394

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 1993 after a government white paper called for more coherence in the reporting and collection of higher education statistics in the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is "the central source for higher education statistics." Not surprisingly, the site features a detailed area devoted to publications and data sets available from the HESA, some of which are available for no cost on the Web site, and others which may be ordered on CD-ROM. There are also a number of data sets available at no charge that may be viewed and printed, or downloaded for free. The data sets are mostly from 1994 to 2002, and include statistics on students (such as ethnicity, subject of study, and institution level), staff, and institutional incomes and expenditures. The site is rounded out with a collection of related links that lead to related government bodies and funding councils.

395

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is committed to providing a high-quality comprehensive plan for future growth and development in the Chicagoland region. It's a tall order, and this website provides great information about their long-term development plan, which is called GO 20 2040. In the About area, visitors can learn more about CMAP, its staff members, budget, and their annual reports. The primary section of the site is the GO TO 2040 area. Here visitors can read the complete full-length plan and also consider the much shorter plan that is meant for general audiences. The report contains sections such as A Pivotal Moment, Livable Communities, Human Capital, and Efficient Governance. The Multimedia section contains profiles of residents in the service area for this plan, along with information about how the plan might be adopted. Programs & Resources contains mission statements on various thematic programs, including transportation, energy, water policy, and a very thorough gallery of maps.

396

Air Force Historical Research Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in World War II in Washington, D.C., the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) has the largest collection of US military aviation documents, with more than 70,000,000 pages all told within their holdings. Since 1949, it has been housed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, and is open to the general public, military students, researchers, and scholars. Visitors will find some interesting reading under the Studies tab, which includes "Numbered USAF Historical Studies", some of which are designated Secret, and others Unclassified. Also interesting are the "Short Studies on Recent Operations" available in PDF, and including such topics as "Weather in Air Campaigns, 1990-2003" and "The U.S. Air Force Response to Hurricane Katrina". Nearby, under "Other Studies", visitors will find "A Study of Females on Minuteman/Peacekeeper Crews, 31 January 1985" and "Chronology: 100 Years of Flight".

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Extraction of hyaluronic acid (HA) from rooster comb and characterization using flow field-flow fractionation (FlFFF) coupled with multiangle light scattering (MALS).  

PubMed

Hyaluronic acid (HA) was extracted in a relatively large scale from rooster comb using a method similar to that reported previously. The extraction method was modified to simplify and to reduce time and cost in order to accommodate a large-scale extraction. Five hundred grams of frozen rooster combs yielded about 500?mg of dried HA. Extracted HA was characterized using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF) coupled online to a multiangle light scattering detector and a refractive index detector to determine the molecular size, molecular weight (MW) distribution, and molecular conformation of HA. For characterization of HA, AsFlFFF was operated by a simplified two-step procedure, instead of the conventional three-step procedure, where the first two steps (sample loading and focusing) were combined into one to avoid the adsorption of viscous HA onto the channel membrane. The simplified two-step AsFlFFF yielded reasonably good separations of HA molecules based on their MWs. The weight average MW (M(w) ) and the average root-mean-square (RMS) radius of HA extracted from rooster comb were 1.2010(6) and 94.7?nm, respectively. When the sample solution was filtered through a 0.45??m disposable syringe filter, they were reduced down to 3.810(5) and 50.1?nm, respectively. PMID:20886521

Kang, Dong Young; Kim, Won-Suk; Heo, In Sook; Park, Young Hun; Lee, Seungho

2010-11-01

398

An extract from wax apple (Syzygium samarangense (Blume) Merrill and Perry) effects glycogenesis and glycolysis pathways in tumor necrosis factor-?-treated FL83B mouse hepatocytes.  

PubMed

FL83B mouse hepatocytes were treated with tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?) to induce insulin resistance to investigate the effect of a wax apple aqueous extract (WAE) in insulin-resistant mouse hepatocytes. The uptake of 2-[N-(7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1, 3-diazol-4-yl)amino]-2-deoxyglucose (2 NBDG), a fluorescent D-glucose derivative, was performed, and the metabolism of carbohydrates was evaluated by examining the expression of glycogenesis or glycolysis-related proteins in insulin-resistant hepatocytes. The results show that WAE significantly improves the uptake of glucose and enhances glycogen content in insulin-resistant FL83B mouse hepatocytes. The results from Western blot analysis also reveal that WAE increases the expression of glycogen synthase (GS), hexokinase (HXK), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), phosphofructokinase (PFK) and aldolase in TNF-? treated cells, indicating that WAE may ameliorate glucose metabolism by promoting glycogen synthesis and the glycolysis pathways in insulin-resistant FL83B mouse hepatocytes. PMID:23389304

Shen, Szu-Chuan; Chang, Wen-Chang; Chang, Chiao-Li

2013-02-01

399

Hydroxyl-specific fluorescence labeling of ABP-deoxyguanosine, PhIP-deoxyguanosine, and AFB1-formamidopyrimidine with BODIPY-FL.  

PubMed

Detection and analysis of DNA adducts resulting from endogenous or exogenous exposures to carcinogens are essential not only for quantifying biologically effective doses but also for establishing relationships between exposure and cancer risk. We have developed and validated a procedure of high sensitivity and specificity based on fluorescence labeling of DNA adducts combined with high-performance liquid chromatography-laser-induced fluorescence detection. The fluorescent dye 4,4-difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene-3-propionic acid (BODIPY FL) was used to label the deoxynucleoside adducts N-(2'-deoxyguanosine-8-yl)-4-aminobiphenyl and N-(2'-deoxyguanosine-8-yl)-2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine and the base adduct aflatoxin B(1)-formamidopyrimidine by acylation. The labeling reaction was carried out on adducts at 1pmol to 30nmol concentrations at 25 degrees C for 4h in dichloromethane with 200- to 5000-fold excess of BODIPY FL. BODIPY FL and its activating agents 1,3-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide and 4-dimethylaminopyridine were used at a molar ratio of 1:2:2. Under these conditions, all of the above adducts were quantitatively converted to bis-labeled products, as confirmed by mass spectrometry. Sites of derivatization of adduct deoxynucleosides were established primarily by nuclear magnetic resonance and by collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometric analysis, which indicated that the bis-BODIPY groups were located predominantely on the 3'- and 5'-hydroxyl groups of the deoxyribose ring. PMID:17081492

Jang, Hyun Gyung; Park, Misun; Wishnok, John S; Tannenbaum, Steven R; Wogan, Gerald N

2006-12-15

400

32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are...

2013-07-01

401

32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Defense] [Chapter Xix - CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY] [Part 1903 - CONDUCT ON...1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.] 32 NATIONAL...Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY...

2009-07-01

402

32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Defense] [Chapter Xix - CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY] [Part 1903 - CONDUCT ON...1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.] 32 NATIONAL...Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY...

2009-07-01

403

Rituximab combined with chemotherapy and interferon in follicular lymphoma patients: results of the GELA-GOELAMS FL2000 study.  

PubMed

The FL2000 study was undertaken to evaluate the combination of the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab with chemotherapy plus interferon in the first-line treatment of follicular lymphoma patients with a high tumor burden. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 12 courses of the chemotherapy regimen CHVP (cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, etoposide, and prednisolone) plus interferon-alpha2a (CHVP+I arm) over 18 months or 6 courses of the same chemotherapy regimen combined with 6 infusions of 375 mg/m(2) rituximab and interferon for the same time period (R-CHVP+I arm). After a median follow-up of 5 years, event-free survival estimates were, respectively, 37% (95% confidence interval [CI], 29%-44%) and 53% (95% CI, 45%-60%) in the CHVP+I and R-CHVP+I arm (P = .001). Five-year overall survival estimates were not statistically different in the CHVP+I (79%; 95% CI, 72%-84%) and R-CHVP+I (84%; 95% CI, 78%-84%) arms. In a multivariate regression analysis, event-free survival was significantly influenced by both the Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index score (hazard ratio = 2.08; 95% CI, 1.6%-2.8%) and the treatment arm (hazard ratio = 0.59; 95% CI, 0.44%-0.78%). With a 5-year follow-up, the combination of rituximab with CHVP+I provides superior disease control in follicular lymphoma patients despite a shorter duration of chemotherapy. This study's clinical trial was registered at the National Institutes of Health website as no. NCT00136552. PMID:18799723

Salles, Gilles; Mounier, Nicolas; de Guibert, Sophie; Morschhauser, Franck; Doyen, Chantal; Rossi, Jean-Franois; Haioun, Corinne; Brice, Pauline; Mah, Batrice; Bouabdallah, Reda; Audhuy, Bruno; Ferme, Christophe; Dartigeas, Caroline; Feugier, Pierre; Sebban, Catherine; Xerri, Luc; Foussard, Charles

2008-12-15

404

Multibeam observations of mine burial near Clearwater, FL, including comparisons to predictions of wave-induced burial  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A Kongsberg Simrad EM 3000 multibeam sonar (Kongsberg Simrad, Kongsberg, Norway) was used to conduct a set of six repeat high-resolution bathymetric surveys west of Indian Rocks Beach (IRB), just to the south of Clearwater, FL, between January and March 2003, to observe in situ scour and burial of instrumented inert mines and mine-like cylinders. Three closely located study sites were chosen: two fine-sand sites, a shallow one located in ??? 13 m of water depth and a deep site located in ???14 m of water depth; and a coarse-sand site in ???13 m. Results from these surveys indicate that mines deployed in fine sand are nearly buried within two months of deployment (i.e., they sunk 74.5% or more below the ambient seafloor depth). Mines deployed in coarse sand showed a lesser amount of scour, burying until they present roughly the same hydrodynamic roughness as the surrounding rippled bedforms. These data were also used to test the validity of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA) 2-D burial model. The model worked well in areas of fine sand, sufficiently predicting burial over the course of the experiment. In the area of coarse sand, the model greatly overpredicted the amount of burial. This is believed to be due to the presence of rippled bedforms around the mines, which affect local bottom morphodynamics and are not accounted for in the model, an issue currently being addressed by the modelers. This paper focuses specifically on two instrumented mines: an acoustic mine located in fine sand and an optical instrumented mine located in coarse sand. ?? 2007 IEEE.

Wolfson, M. L.; Naar, D. F.; Howd, P. A.; Locker, S. D.; Donahue, B. T.; Friedrichs, C. T.; Trembanis, A. C.; Richardson, M. D.; Wever, T. F.

2007-01-01

405

Volunteer-Friendliness of Nonprofit Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of volunteer-friendliness is introduced as a framework for nonprofit agencies to deal with the problem of dwindling volunteer availability. Volunteer-friendliness is defined as the extent to which a nonprofit agency's staff, policies, and programs provide a positive, pleasant, and rewarding experience for volunteers and prospective volunteers. It is hypothesized that volunteer-friendly agencies would have a very favorable impact

Charles J. Hobson; Anna Rominger; Kathryn Malec; Colleen L. Hobson; Kathy Evans

1997-01-01

406

Human agency in social cognitive theory.  

PubMed

The present article examines the nature and function of human agency within the conceptual model of triadic reciprocal causation. In analyzing the operation of human agency in this interactional causal structure, social cognitive theory accords a central role to cognitive, vicarious, self-reflective, and self-regulatory processes. The issues addressed concern the psychological mechanisms through which personal agency is exercised, the hierarchical structure of self-regulatory systems, eschewal of the dichotomous construal of self as agent and self as object, and the properties of a nondualistic but nonreductional conception of human agency. The relation of agent causality to the fundamental issues of freedom and determinism is also analyzed. PMID:2782727

Bandura, A

1989-09-01

407

20 CFR 603.23 - What information must State UC agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes...agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes of an IEVS? (a) Crossmatch with information from requesting...

2010-04-01

408

20 CFR 603.23 - What information must State UC agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes...agencies obtain from other agencies, and crossmatch with wage information, for purposes of an IEVS? (a) Crossmatch with information from requesting...

2009-04-01

409

WHY THE FL DROPOUTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A "COURSE DROPOUT" IS A STUDENT WHO DROPS HIS STUDY OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AFTER 2 YEARS IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE FULFILLS HIS MINIMUM FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE, BUT DOES NOT HAVE A SUFFICIENT MASTERY TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS. THE TREMENDOUS ATTRITION RATE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS HAS MANY

DUSEL, JOHN P.

410

Neutralization of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Primary Isolate JR-FL by Human Monoclonal Antibodies Correlates with Antibody Binding to the Oligomeric Form of the Envelope Glycoprotein Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

To test whether antibodies that are neutralizing or nonneutralizing for human immunodeficiency virus type 1(HIV-1)primaryisolatescanbedistinguishedbytheiraffinitiesfortheoligomericenvelopeglycoproteins,we selected HIV-1JR-FL as a model primary virus and a panel of 13 human monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and evaluated three parameters: (i) half-maximal binding to recombinant monomeric envelope, gp120JR-FL; (ii) half-maximal binding to oligomeric envelope of HIV-1JR-FLexpressed on the surface of transfected 293 cells; and (iii)

TIMOTHY R. FOUTS; JAMES M. BINLEY; ALEXANDRA TRKOLA; JAMES E. ROBINSON

411

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sustainable fishing is on everyone's lips lately, but the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been committed to "the highest level of economic and social benefits that is compatible with sustainable use of our tuna resources" since 1979. Visitors unfamiliar with how combating illegal fishing is accomplished should check out the "Monitoring, Control, Surveillance" link, which contains details about Operation Kurukuru, a recent surveillance operation. The operation was aimed at boats fishing without licenses or taking an amount of fish over the legal limit, such as the fishing vessel in Tuvalu that was found to have excessive shark fins onboard, and was thus fined $10,000 USD. Visitors might also like an article here that reports on a tuna data workshop in the Solomon Islands that addressed the role women could play as observers on fishing vessels to ensure proper catch data. As fishing vessels have typically had all male crews, employing a woman on the boat would require gender awareness measures and safety training, but the employment benefits for the women would be most welcome.

412

36 CFR 1231.14 - May the records of terminated agencies be transferred to another agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION RECORDS MANAGEMENT TRANSFER OF RECORDS FROM THE CUSTODY...of executive agencies whose functions are terminated or are in process...executive agency that inherits the function. All such transfers must be made in accordance...

2013-07-01

413

48 CFR 317.7002 - Potential multi-agency and intra-agency sources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...to deciding to use multi-agency or intra-agency contracting, the requesting organization must perform sufficient market research to consider the relative merits and costs of available contracts and contracting offices for meeting the...

2013-10-01

414

Bakhtin's theory of speech as human agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the contribution by the Russian social philosopher and cultural theoretician M.M. Bakhtin to the development of social sciences and, particularly, the author's relevance for the issue of agency. Design\\/methodology\\/approach The article provides some details about Bakhtin and discusses his theories and their influence. Findings Agency is always directed

Branka Mraovi?

2008-01-01

415

Agencies' Procurements of Private Health Club Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

o develop information on the extent and practices of federal agencies' procurements of private health club memberships, we analyzed the results of a questionnaire we developed and administered to 80 departments and agencies. (See app. V for a list of thes...

1992-01-01

416

Student Agency: Success, Failure, and Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in urban under-resourced schools are often disengaged from the curriculum. Distributing voice (agency) to them would seem an obvious counter to their alienation, allowing them to be co-constructors rather than objects of their education. Beyond being pragmatically sound, student agency is, arguably, a psychological and moral imperative.

Goodman, Joan F.; Eren, Nimet Suheyla

2013-01-01

417

"1970" Inter-Agency Health Meeting (Navajo).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An inter-agency health meeting regarding health services for Navajo Indians is reported on in this document. The meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, involved agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Navajo Tribe. Included in the proceedings are reports and remarks by

Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.

418

43 CFR 10010.11 - Lead agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Initiating the NEPA Process § 10010.11 Lead agencies. (a) The Commission...serve as lead, or, as appropriate, joint-lead agency for any NEPA procedure that is sponsored by or otherwise significantly...

2013-10-01

419

5 CFR 1620.46 - Agency responsibilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Date. The agencies must include the period of military service in the Thrift Savings Plan Service Computation Date (TSP-SCD) of all reemployed FERS employees. If the period of military service has not been credited, the agencies must submit an...

2009-01-01

420

5 CFR 1620.46 - Agency responsibilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Date. The agencies must include the period of military service in the Thrift Savings Plan Service Computation Date (TSP-SCD) of all reemployed FERS employees. If the period of military service has not been credited, the agencies must submit an...

2010-01-01

421

Creating Interagency Projects; School and Community Agencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conservation of energy and resources, recycling and reprogramming of excess school space, coordination and co-programming of human service agencies, and efficiency and economy are among the reasons why interagency programs share space, staff, and other resources. Citizens, professionals, agency executives, and elected officials are recognizing

Ringers, Joseph, Jr.

422

A Supervision Model for Public Agency Clinicians  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model for training and supervising clinical supervisors in public agencies is presented. The rationale, didactic training, and structure for the experiential process of group supervision of the supervisors in training are described. The evaluation of this model in one community service board agency indicated that the participants found the supervision training to positively impact their understanding of clinical supervision,

Hildy G. Getz; David Agnew

1999-01-01

423

A Supervision Model for Public Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

A supervision model for public agencies is presented which is built upon the premise that an isomorphic relationship exists between therapy and supervision. Therefore, this supervision model incorporates the principles and techniques of strategic therapy (Haley, 1976; Madanes, 1981) and proposes that various levels and forms of supervision can effectively be established within a public agency. The components of the

Wade Lewis

1988-01-01

424

Ethics and Agency in WPA Space.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that the ethical space of writing program administrator (WPA) work, the rhetorical, probable, and material space, includes an inescapable constraint, the unenforceability of rules. Presents and illustrates four themes in which to look at ethics and agency in WPA space: freedom and responsibility; enforceability and agency; "the horns of a

Duffey, Suellynn

2003-01-01

425

Investigate the Federal Agencies for Experiential Spots.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alerts career counselors to thousands of co-op, intern, and summer job opportunities that Central Intelligence Agency and other federal agencies offer each year. Notes that challenge is in locating the right job for the student. Provides information on where to call for information about federal employment, pay scales for federal experiential

Allen, Claudia

1993-01-01

426

State Library Agency Survey: Fiscal Year 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report marks the second release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2007. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative

Henderson, Everett; Manjarrez, C. Arturo; Miller, Kim A.; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Music, Christopher; O'Shea, Patricia; Sheckells, Cindy

2008-01-01

427

State Library Agency Survey: Fiscal Year 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report marks the third release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2008. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative

Henderson, Everett; Miller, Kim; Farrell, Michele; Brock, Faye; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Frid, Lisa; Hardesty, Laura; Music, Christopher; O'Shea, Patricia; Sheckells, Cindy

2009-01-01

428

Rhetorical Agency as Emergent and Enacted  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Individual agency is necessary for the possibility of rhetoric, and especially for deliberative rhetoric, which enables the composition of what Latour calls a good common world. Drawing on neurophenomenology, this essay defines individual agency as the process through which organisms create meanings through acting into the world and changing their

Cooper, Marilyn M.

2011-01-01

429

Origins and delineation of saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer and changes in the distribution of saltwater in Miami-Dade County, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Intrusion of saltwater into parts of the shallow karst Biscayne aquifer is a major concern for the 2.5 million residents of Miami-Dade County that rely on this aquifer as their primary drinking water supply. Saltwater intrusion of this aquifer began when the Everglades were drained to provide dry land for urban development and agriculture. The reduction in water levels caused by this drainage, combined with periodic droughts, allowed saltwater to flow inland along the base of the aquifer and to seep directly into the aquifer from the canals. The approximate inland extent of saltwater was last mapped in 1995. An examination of the inland extent of saltwater and the sources of saltwater in the aquifer was completed during 20082011 by using (1) all available salinity information, (2) time-series electromagnetic induction log datasets from 35 wells, (3) time-domain electromagnetic soundings collected at 79 locations, (4) a helicopter electromagnetic survey done during 2001 that was processed, calibrated, and published during the study, (5) cores and geophysical logs collected from 8 sites for stratigraphic analysis, (6) 8 new water-quality monitoring wells, and (7) analyses of 69 geochemical samples. The results of the study indicate that as of 2011 approximately 1,200 square kilometers (km2) of the mainland part of the Biscayne aquifer were intruded by saltwater. The saltwater front was mapped farther inland than it was in 1995 in eight areas totaling about 24.1 km2. In many of these areas, analyses indicated that saltwater had encroached along the base of the aquifer. The saltwater front was mapped closer to the coast than it was in 1995 in four areas totaling approximately 6.2 km2. The changes in the mapped extent of saltwater resulted from improved spatial information, actual movement of the saltwater front, or a combination of both. Salinity monitoring in some of the canals in Miami-Dade County between 1988 and 2010 indicated influxes of saltwater, with maximum salinities ranging from 1.4 to 32 practical salinity units (PSU) upstream of the salinity control structures. Time-series electromagnetic induction log data from monitoring wells G3601, G3608, and G3701, located adjacent to the Biscayne, Snapper Creek, and Black Creek Canals, respectively, and upstream of the salinity control structures, indicated shallow influxes of conductive water in the aquifer that likely resulted from leakage of brackish water or saltwater from these canals. The determination that saltwater influxes were recent is supported by the similarity in the oxygen and hydrogen stable isotope composition in samples from the Snapper Creek Canal, 1.6 kilometers (km) inland of a salinity control structure, and in samples from well G3608, which is adjacent to the canal, as well as by the relative ages of the water sampled from well G3608 and other wells open to the aquifer below the saltwater interface. Historical and recent salinity information from the Card Sound Road Canal, monitoring well FKS8 located adjacent to the canal, and the 2001 helicopter electromagnetic survey indicated that saltwater may occasionally leak from this canal as far inland as 15 km. This leakage may be prevented or reduced by a salinity control structure that was installed in May 2010. Saltwater also may have leaked from the Princeton Canal. Results of geochemical sampling and analysis indicate a close correspondence between droughts and saltwater intrusion. Tritium/helium-3 apparent (piston-flow) ages determined from samples of saltwater with chloride concentrations of about 1,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or greater generally corresponded to a period during which droughts were frequent. Comparison of average daily air temperatures in Miami, Florida, with estimates of recharge temperatures determined from the dissolved gas composition in water samples indicated that saltwater likely entered the aquifer in April or early May when water levels are typically at their lowest during the year. Conversely, most of the samples of freshwater with chloride concentrat

Prinos, Scott T.; Wacker, Michael A.; Cunningham, Kevin J.; Fitterman, David V.

2014-01-01

430

The Role of Federal Agencies in Education, InterAgency Coordination, and Impact Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many federal agencies invest in improving the nation's STEM literacy and preparing the future scientific and technical workforce. These efforts have raised questions about and how federal agencies, which are not primarily focused on education, should support education formal and inforaml education systems. In addition, there is a persistent concern about how federal agency education portfolios are balanced (given the

M. Feder

2010-01-01

431

Characterization of the Two Maize Embryo-Lethal Defective Kernel Mutants Rgh*-1210 and Fl*-1253b: Effects on Embryo and Gametophyte Development  

PubMed Central

We have examined the effects on embryonic and gametophytic development of two nonallelic defective-kernel mutants of maize. Earlier studies indicated that both mutants are abnormal in embryonic morphogenesis as well as in the formation of their endosperm. Mutant rgh*-1210 embryos depart from the normal embryogenic pathway at the proembryo and transition stage, by developing meristematic lobes and losing bilateral symmetry. They continue growth as irregular cell masses that enlarge and become necrotic. Somatic embryos arising in rgh*-1210 callus cultures display the rgh*-1210 mutant phenotype. Mutant fl*-1253B embryos are variably blocked from the coleoptilar stage through stage 2. Following formation of the shoot apex in the mutant embryos the leaf primordia and tissues surrounding the embryonic axis continue growth and cell division, while the scutellum ceases development and becomes hypertrophied. Mutant fl*-1253B embryos are unable to germinate, either in mutant kernels or as immature embryos in culture, and the mutant scutellar tissue does not produce regenerable callus. Expression of the fl*-1253B locus during male gametophytic development is revealed by a marked reduction in pollen transmission as a result of mutant expression during the interval between meiosis and the initiation of pollen tube growth. In both mutants, there is considerable proliferation of the aleurone cells of the endosperm. Mutant expression of rgh*-1210 in the female gametophyte is revealed by the abnormal antipodal cells of the embryo sac. These results show that these two gene loci play unique and crucial roles in normal morphogenesis of the embryo. In addition, it is evident that both mutants are pleiotropic in affecting the development of the endosperm and gametophyte as well as the embryo. These pleiotropisms suggest some commonality in the gene regulation of development in these three tissues.

Clark, J. K.; Sheridan, W. F.

1988-01-01

432

Quercetin 3-O-methyl ether protects FL83B cells from copper induced oxidative stress through the PI3K/Akt and MAPK/Erk pathway  

SciTech Connect

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that exhibits several biological functions in vitro and in vivo. Quercetin 3-O-methyl ether (Q3) is a natural product reported to have pharmaceutical activities, including antioxidative and anticancer activities. However, little is known about the mechanism by which it protects cells from oxidative stress. This study was designed to investigate the mechanisms by which Q3 protects against Cu{sup 2+}-induced cytotoxicity. Exposure to Cu{sup 2+} resulted in the death of mouse liver FL83B cells, characterized by apparent apoptotic features, including DNA fragmentation and increased nuclear condensation. Q3 markedly suppressed Cu{sup 2+}-induced apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction, characterized by reduced mitochondrial membrane potential, caspase-3 activation, and PARP cleavage, in Cu{sup 2+}-exposed cells. The involvement of PI3K, Akt, Erk, FOXO3A, and Mn-superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) was shown to be critical to the survival of Q3-treated FL83B cells. The liver of both larval and adult zebrafish showed severe damage after exposure to Cu{sup 2+} at a concentration of 5 ?M. Hepatic damage induced by Cu{sup 2+} was reduced by cotreatment with Q3. Survival of Cu{sup 2+}-exposed larval zebrafish was significantly increased by cotreatment with 15 ?M Q3. Our results indicated that Cu{sup 2+}-induced apoptosis in FL83B cells occurred via the generation of ROS, upregulation and phosphorylation of Erk, overexpression of 14-3-3, inactivation of Akt, and the downregulation of FOXO3A and MnSOD. Hence, these results also demonstrated that Q3 plays a protective role against oxidative damage in zebrafish liver and remarked the potential of Q3 to be used as an antioxidant for hepatocytes. Highlights: ? Protective effects of Q3 on Cu{sup 2+}-induced oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo. ? Cu{sup 2+} induced apoptosis in FL83B cells via ROS and the activation of Erk. ? Q3 abolishes Cu{sup 2+}-induced apoptosis through the PI3K/Akt and MAPK/Erk pathway.

Tseng, Hsiao-Ling, E-mail: lily1001224@gmail.com [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China); Li, Chia-Jung, E-mail: 97751101@stmail.tcu.edu.tw [Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)] [Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China); Huang, Lin-Huang, E-mail: yg1236@yahoo.com.tw [School of Medicine, Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [School of Medicine, Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Chen, Chun-Yao, E-mail: cychen@mail.tcu.edu.tw [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China); Tsai, Chun-Hao, E-mail: 100726105@stmail.tcu.edu.tw [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China); Lin, Chun-Nan, E-mail: lincna@cc.kmu.edu.tw [Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China) [Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Department of Biological Science and Technology, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Hsu, Hsue-Yin, E-mail: hsueyin@mail.tcu.edu.tw [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Life Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)

2012-10-01

433

Forensic validation of the PowerPlex ESI 16 STR Multiplex and comparison of performance with Amp Fl STR SGM Plus  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe the forensic validation of Promegas PowerPlex European Standard Investigator 16 (ESI 16) multiplex kit and compare\\u000a results generated with the AmpFlSTR SGM Plus (SGM+) multiplex. ESI 16 combines the loci contained within the SGM+ multiplex with five additional loci: D2S441,\\u000a D10S1248, D22S1045, D1S1656, and D12S391. A relative reduction in amplicon size of the SGM+ loci facilitates an increased

Valerie C. Tucker; Amanda J. Kirkham; Andrew J. Hopwood

434

5 CFR 792.105 - Agency responsibilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH, COUNSELING, AND WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.105 Agency responsibilities....

2014-01-01

435

5 CFR 572.102 - Agency discretion.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...EXPENSES; NEW APPOINTEES AND INTERVIEWS § 572.102 Agency discretion...travel and transportation or interview expenses in filling any position...the desirability of conducting interviews for a particular job or offering a recruiting...

2010-01-01

436

5 CFR 572.102 - Agency discretion.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...EXPENSES; NEW APPOINTEES AND INTERVIEWS § 572.102 Agency discretion...travel and transportation or interview expenses in filling any position...the desirability of conducting interviews for a particular job or offering a recruiting...

2009-01-01

437

76 FR 47516 - Personnel Management in Agencies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...potential gaps in effective leadership and implements and...core standards for the Leadership and Knowledge Management...require that agency leaders and managers-- (1) Manage people...ensure continuity of leadership, sustain a...

2011-08-05

438

50 CFR 296.10 - Agency review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.10 Agency review. (a) Within 30 days after the Chief, FDS, issues an initial determination, the claimant, or any other interested person who submitted evidence relating to the...

2009-10-01

439

50 CFR 296.10 - Agency review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.10 Agency review. (a) Within 30 days after the Chief, FDS, issues an initial determination, the claimant, or any other interested person who submitted evidence relating to the...

2013-10-01

440

50 CFR 296.10 - Agency review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.10 Agency review. (a) Within 30 days after the Chief, FDS, issues an initial determination, the claimant, or any other interested person who submitted evidence relating to the...

2010-10-01

441

48 CFR 3053.303 - Agency forms.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...agency-specified forms. To access these forms go to: http://www.dhs.gov (under Business, Acquisition Information) or https://dhsonline.dhs.gov/portal/jhtml/general/forms.jhtml . Form name Form No. Cumulative Claim and...

2010-10-01

442

Federal Demonstration Partnership Agency Specific Requirements  

NSF Publications Database

... signature(s). Funding Period Statutory language or agency policy may limit the maximum potential ... language may limit or prohibit the amount of allowable indirect costs. If such language applies to ...

443

77 FR 26749 - Agency Information Collection Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information...titled Legacy Management Labor Relations, but due to transfer of this function to the Office of General Counsel, the title...

2012-05-07

444

Strategic Planning Effectiveness in Public Transit Agencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this research is to measure the effectiveness of strategic planning models in public transit agencies. It seeks to support two principal areas. The first is an identification of organizational contextual, design, process, and top manageme...

I. O. Ugboro K. Obeng

2005-01-01

445

29 CFR 20.104 - Agency responsibilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of a past-due legally enforceable debt for tax refund offset, the DOL agency heads (or their...must ensure the confidentiality of taxpayer information as required by IRS in its Tax Information Security...

2013-07-01

446

48 CFR 5119.1004 - Participating agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SMALL BUSINESS AND SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS CONCERNS Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program 5119.1004 Participating agencies. Participation in this Dredging Program is...

2013-10-01

447

Acquisition Planning at the Defense Communications Agency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Defense Communications Agency (DCA) has evolved from functioning simply as primary manager and operator of the Defense Communications System to providing command, control, and communications (C3) mission analysis, long-term planning, and systems engin...

F. L. Adler J. S. Domin K. H. Ward

1984-01-01

448

18 CFR 415.40 - Administrative agency.  

...40 Conservation of Power and Water Resources DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL BASIN REGULATIONS-FLOOD...hazards, and: (1) Is located along the mainstem Delaware River or a major tributary thereof, or (2) An agency of a...

2014-04-01

449

White House Communications Agency - Phase II.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is the second of two reports resulting from our Audit of the White House Communications Agency. The Chairman, House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight; the Chairman, House Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and...

1996-01-01

450

Italian Space Agency Activities in Earth Observation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Italian space agency (ASI) activities in Earth observation range from ground segment application to planetary exploration activities. These activities are both in national and bilateral cooperation programs as well as in the framework of the Italian p...

G. Bianco L. Defusco G. Milillo G. Sylos-labini

1992-01-01

451

Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...substantial number of small entities'' (i.e., small governments, small businesses...rulemakings not subject to this policy (i.e., initiated prior to April 9, 1992...No. 3389. Agency Contact: Robert E. Kenney, Environmental Protection...

1994-04-25

452

37 CFR 501.7 - Agency determination.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...501.7 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND...controlled corporation without the written permission of the agency; and (3)...

2013-07-01

453

5 CFR 846.723 - Agency responsibilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...RETIREMENT SYSTEM-ELECTIONS OF COVERAGE 1998 Open Enrollment Elections Election Procedures...by an employing office before July 1, 1998, is deemed to have been received by the employing office on July 1, 1998. (d) An agency decision that...

2010-01-01

454

Strengthening State Library Administrative Agency (Territoral Library).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document describes the Basic State Plan Amendments for the Library Services and Construction Act in Guam and the regulations promulgated thereunder. The major projects described under the plan are: Strengthening State Library Administrative Agency; St...

1974-01-01

455

48 CFR 3053.303 - Agency forms.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...agency-specified forms. To access these forms go to: http://www.dhs.gov (under Business, Acquisition Information) or https://dhsonline.dhs.gov/portal/jhtml/general/forms.jhtml . Form name Form No....

2013-10-01

456

Public Youth Agencies: A Status Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organization of the National Association of Public Agencies for Youth, in St. Louis, Mo., in May 1961, signalized the rapid growth of public agencies in the field of delinquency prevention. This study reports on the main program features of eleven local (city and county) members of the N.A.P.A.Y. Budgets for the 1962-63 fiscal year for these organizations ranged from less

David S. Milne

1963-01-01

457

14 CFR 1261.606 - Salary offset request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). 1261...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). (a...the creditor agency must also advise NASA of the number of installments to be...

2010-01-01

458

14 CFR 1261.606 - Salary offset request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency).  

...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). 1261...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). (a...the creditor agency must also advise NASA of the number of installments to be...

2014-01-01

459

14 CFR 1261.606 - Salary offset request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). 1261...request by a creditor agency other than NASA (the current paying agency). (a...the creditor agency must also advise NASA of the number of installments to be...

2011-01-01

460

Characterization of 5-HT?A receptors and their complexes with G-proteins in budded baculovirus particles using fluorescence anisotropy of Bodipy-FL-NAN-190.  

PubMed

Bodipy-FL-NAN-190 was found to be well suited for characterization of ligand binding to 5-HT1A receptors expressed in budded baculovirus particles, as binding is accompanied by large increases in fluorescence intensity and anisotropy. This ligand appears to bind rapidly (t1/2,ass<1 min), reversibly (t1/2,diss?6 min) and has high affinity (Kd=0.30 0.13 nM). This fluorescence anisotropy assay based on Bodipy-FL-NAN-190 binding to baculovirus particles was also a suitable assay system for the pharmacological characterization of non-labelled serotonergic ligands, as well as being sensitive to the presence of G-proteins and guanine nucleotides. Coexpression of ?i subunits of human G-proteins in baculovirus particles resulted in the appearance of significantly greater proportion of nucleotide sensitive high affinity agonist binding sites. There were no significant differences between ?i1 and ?i3 subtypes, while ligand binding in the presence of ?i2 had higher sensitivity to GDP and Mn(2+). PMID:24508405

Tntson, Lauri; Kopanchuk, Sergei; Rinken, Ago

2014-02-01

461

45 CFR 400.55 - Availability of agency policies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Availability of agency policies. 400.55 Section 400...ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...55 Availability of agency policies. A State, or the agency...available to refugees the written policies of the RCA program,...

2010-10-01

462

32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

2013-07-01

463

Organizational Development for the Windham Regional Planning Agency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains an organizational study of the Windham Regional Planning Agency. The powers, organization, and functions of the agency are analyzed in relation to the agency's environment, particularly as policies of local, state, and federal governme...

R. Hultgren M. J. Tenzer

1971-01-01

464

44 CFR 351.22 - The Environmental Protection Agency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false The Environmental Protection Agency. 351.22 Section...Assignments § 351.22 The Environmental Protection Agency. (a) Establish...will be presented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Manual...

2013-10-01

465

48 CFR 33.103 - Protests to the agency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...need not be within the contracting officer's supervisory chain. When practicable, officials designated to conduct the...Agencies may include, as part of the agency protest process, a voluntary suspension period when agency protests are denied and the...

2013-10-01

466

Introduction to All-Hazards Preparedness for Transit Agencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Prepared by the Federal Transit Administrations (FTA) Office of Safety and Security, An Introduction to All-Hazards Preparedness for Transit Agencies is part of FTAs technical assistant to transit agencies. All-hazards preparedness for transit agencies is...

2010-01-01

467

48 CFR 15.604 - Agency points of contact.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Agency points of contact. 15.604 Section 15.604 Federal Acquisition...Unsolicited Proposals 15.604 Agency points of contact. (a) Preliminary contact with agency technical or other...

2013-10-01

468

32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903...Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated...

2010-07-01

469

32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8...Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering...

2010-07-01

470

75 FR 9003 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment AGENCY...enforcement of Hatch Act provisions on political activity in chapters 15 and 73 of title...Practice or Other Prohibited Activity (Agency Form Number...

2010-02-26

471

78 FR 25853 - Defense Logistics Agency Privacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is revising...procedures for the Defense Logistics Agency's implementation...and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities...follows: PART 323--DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY PRIVACY PROGRAM...

2013-05-03

472

77 FR 46653 - Defense Logistics Agency Privacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is proposing...procedures for the Defense Logistics Agency's implementation...and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities...follows: PART 323--DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY PRIVACY PROGRAM...

2012-08-06

473

28 CFR 115.71 - Criminal and administrative agency investigations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Criminal and administrative agency investigations...Jails Investigations § 115.71 Criminal and administrative agency investigations...quality of evidence appears to support criminal prosecution, the agency shall...

2013-07-01

474

76 FR 12763 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities...Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...and others use the information extensively. The National Science Foundation, as...

2011-03-08

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78 FR 56942 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request  

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...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities...Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...collection. Overview of this Information Collection: The Materials Research Science and Engineering...

2013-09-16

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75 FR 69135 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request  

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...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities...AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF...submitted the following information collection...

2010-11-10

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76 FR 21746 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance...  

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...SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service...AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency...

2011-04-18

478

Radiation protection challenges facing the federal agencies.  

PubMed

In the United States, federal agencies are responsible for setting national policy and performance expectations for radiation protection programs. National policy establishes a regulatory regime, under which society can realize the beneficial uses of radiation while at the same time protecting workers, the public, and environment from the potential hazards of radiation. The challenges facing federal agencies continue to revolve around finding the right balance between benefit and adverse impact. Federal agencies are petitioned to support the research community to provide a sound scientific basis for informing the decision-making process related to radiation protection policy. The federal agencies are further challenged to consider the deliberations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) who bring together the best technical minds in the field to consider the latest scientific information and provide recommendations for establishing comprehensive and coherent radiation protection programs. The uncertainty inherent in research and the conservatism in the models and recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP should be transparent and communicated because determining the level of uncertainty and the degree of conservatism acceptable to society is a challenge for, and the responsibility of, the federal agencies in creating performance-based policies in public health and radiation protection. It is through the federal government's open, inclusive, and democratic processes where society strikes the balance that defines adequate radiation protection policy, builds public trust, and allows the radiation protection professionals to properly implement and manage that policy. PMID:15303063

Jones, C Rick

2004-09-01

479

Combining Epidemiologic Information Across Space Agencies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space flight is a very unique occupational exposure with potential hazards that are not fully understood. A limited number of individuals have experienced the exposures incurred during space flight, and epidemiologic research would benefit from shared information across space agencies. However, data sharing can be problematic due to agency protection policies for personally identifiable information as well as medical records. Compliance with these protocols in the astronaut population is particularly difficult given the small, high-profile population under study. Creativity in combining data is necessary in order to overcome these difficulties and improve statistical power in research. This study presents methods in meta-analysis that may be used to combine non-attributable data across space agencies so that meaningful conclusions may be drawn about study interests. Methods for combining epidemiologic data across space agencies are presented, and the processes are demonstrated using life-time mortality data in U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts. This proof of concept was found to be an acceptable way of sharing data across agencies, and will be used in the future as more relevant research interests are identified.

Minard, Charles G.; Clark, April L.; Wear, Mary L.; Mason, Sara; Van Baalen, Mary

2010-01-01

480

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (85th, Miami, Florida, August 5-8, 2002). Advertising Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Advertising Division of the proceedings contains the following 20 papers: "Business and Communication Programs' Contribution in Advertising Education and Research: A Comparison" (Tien-tsung Lee); "Attributions of Advertising Influence Via Third-Person Perceptions: A Review and Synthesis" (Don Umphrey); "Advertising Agency Web Sites: Presence

2002

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76 FR 14969 - Public Availability of Environmental Protection Agency FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory  

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...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OARM-2011-0189...Public Availability of Environmental Protection Agency FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION:...

2011-03-18

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76 FR 35948 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities...  

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...of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to...mergers, branches, and certain other corporate activities.\\1\\ The CRA statute requires...hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required...

2011-06-20

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76 FR 16476 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities...  

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...of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to...mergers, branches, and certain other corporate activities.\\1\\ The CRA statute requires...hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required...

2011-03-23

484

Comparing Child Protective Investigation Performance between Law Enforcement Agencies and Child Welfare Agencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the comparative effectiveness of using law enforcement agencies for child protective investigation (CPI), in contrast with the traditional approach of CPI conducted by the public child welfare agency. The analysis uses 2006-2007 data from a natural experiment conducted in Florida to show modest differences in performance and

Jordan, Neil; Yampolskaya, Svetlana; Gustafson, Mara; Armstrong, Mary; McNeish, Roxann; Vargo, Amy

2011-01-01

485

Educational support agencies in some European countries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Economic and social constraints in the '50s and '60s resulted in an increasing interest in educational matters. As a response it was felt that a more professional and scientific approach in education was needed. Thus the educational specialist entered the labour market and institutional frameworks for educational support developed. Despite the common societal context, each country acquired its own unique educational support system. It will be argued that national pecularities in educational support systems are related to educational traditions. In order to clarify this, educational support agencies in some European countries are defined in terms of: the institutional level at which educational support agencies operate; and the functions and roles of support agencies in the education systems concerned.

Braaksma, J.; Heinink, A. L.

1993-05-01

486

Freedom, choice, and the sense of agency  

PubMed Central

The sense of agency is an intriguing aspect of human consciousness and is commonly defined as the sense that one is the author of their own actions and their consequences. In the current study, we varied the number of action alternatives (one, three, seven) that participants could select from and determined the effects on intentional binding which is believed to index the low-level sense of agency. Participants made self-paced button presses while viewing a conventional Libet clock and reported the perceived onset time of either the button presses or consequent auditory tones. We found that the binding effect was strongest when participants had the maximum number of alternatives, intermediate when they had medium level of action choice and lowest when they had no choice. We interpret our results in relation to the potential link between agency and the freedom to choose ones actions.

Barlas, Zeynep; Obhi, Sukhvinder S.

2013-01-01

487

Agency attribution and visuospatial perspective taking.  

PubMed

We tested whether processes that evoke agency interpretations and mental state attributions also lead to adoption of the actor's visuospatial perspective by the observer. Agency and mental state interpretations were manipulated by showing different film clips involving two triangles (the Frith-Happ animations). Participants made speeded spatial decisions while watching these films. The responses in the spatial task could be either the same or different when given from the perspective of the participant versus the perspective of one of the triangles. Reaction times were longer when the perspectives of the participants and triangles differed than when they were the same. This effect increased as the need to invoke agency interpretations in order to understand the films increased, and it increased for those films that had previously been shown to evoke mental state attributions. This demonstrates that processing of an agent's behavior co-occurs with perspective adoption, even in the case in which triangles are the actors. PMID:19966260

Zwickel, Jan

2009-12-01

488

NOAA administrator reviews agency progress and challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The approach of the new year is a traditional time to tally up successes, failures, and the path ahead. Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), examined some agency advances and significant challenges during the 7 December Union Agency Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting, during a press briefing, and in an interview with Eos. Lubchenco focused on several key areas including the concern about monitoring, mitigating, and managing extreme events; budgetary pressures the agency faces in current fiscal year (FY) 2012 and in FY 2013, with President Barack Obama on 18 November having signed into law a bill, HR 2112, following congressional agreement on a budget legislation conference report; and NOAA's newly released scientific integrity policy (see NOAA issues scientific integrity policy, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(50), 467, doi:10.1029/2011EO500004, 2011).

Showstack, Randy

2011-12-01

489

Blue Hole, Little Miami River.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in grades 10-12 are introduced to a romantic-realist approach to landscape painting using masterpiece by Robert S. Duncanson. The activity helps students consider the decisions artists make in choosing how they will interpret nature. (RM)

Thoman, Carol

1986-01-01

490

10 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Metropolitan Statistical Areas/Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas With 1980 Populations...  

...Huntington-Ashland MSA WV-KY-OH Indianapolis MSA IN Jackson MSA MS Jacksonville MSA FL Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol MSA...Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay MSA FL Memphis MSA TN-AR-MS Miami-Fort Lauderdale CMSA FL Milwaukee-Racine CMSA...

2014-01-01

491

Antibiotic-resistant organisms cultured from Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting estuarine waters of Charleston, SC and Indian River Lagoon, FL.  

PubMed

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from estuarine waters of Indian River Lagoon, FL (IRL) and Charleston, SC (CHS) were cultured to screen for microorganism colonization and to assess antibiotic sensitivity. Swabs (n = 909) were collected from the blowhole, gastric fluid, and feces of 171 individual dolphins The most frequently cultured organisms were Plesiomonas shigelloides (n = 161), Aeromonas hydrophila (n = 144), Escherichia coli (n = 85), and Pseudomonas fluorescens (n = 82). In descending frequency, organisms demonstrated resistance to erythromycin, ampicillin, and cephalothin. Human and animal pathogens resistant to antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine were cultured. Escherichia coli (E. coli) more often was resistant in IRL dolphins. Three cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were found at CHS. Emergence of antibiotic resistance is not confined to humans. Bottlenose dolphins may serve as sentinels for transfer of resistance from humans and animals or indicate that antibiotics are reaching the marine environment and causing resistance to emerge through selective pressure and genetic adaptation. PMID:19415386

Schaefer, Adam M; Goldstein, Juli D; Reif, John S; Fair, Patricia A; Bossart, Gregory D

2009-03-01

492

Three Roles for the Fluoride Ion in Palladium-Catalyzed Hiyama Reactions: Transmetalation of [ArPdFL2 ] by Ar'Si(OR)3.  

PubMed

From the kinetic data on the transmetalation/reductive elimination in fluoride-promoted Hiyama reactions, obtained using electrochemical techniques, it has been established that fluoride ions play three roles. F(-) reacts with trans-[ArPdBrL2 ] (L=PPh3 ) to form trans-[ArPdFL2 ], which reacts with Ar'Si(OMe)3 in the rate-determining transmetalation, whereas trans-[ArPdBrL2 ] does not react with Ar'Si(OMe)3 . F(-) reacts with Ar'Si(OMe)3 to deliver the unreactive silicate Ar'SiF(OMe)3 (-) , thus leading to two antagonistic kinetic effects. In addition, F(-) catalyzes the reductive elimination from intermediate trans-[ArPdAr'L2 ]. PMID:24861669

Amatore, Christian; Grimaud, Laurence; Le Duc, Gatan; Jutand, Anny

2014-07-01

493

75 FR 9821 - Disability Determinations by State Agency Disability Examiners  

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...Determinations by State Agency Disability Examiners AGENCY: Social Security Administration...are also experts in Social Security disability...other opinions of State agency medical and...are also experts in Social Security disability...other opinions of State agency medical...

2010-03-04

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75 FR 62676 - Disability Determinations by State Agency Disability Examiners  

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...Determinations by State Agency Disability Examiners AGENCY: Social Security Administration...II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act...the approval of a State agency medical or...are also experts in Social Security disability...other opinions of State agency medical...

2010-10-13

495

Federal Agencies Keep Early Childhood in Focus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal agencies and offices have important and exciting early childhood efforts underway. Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and within it, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)--which manages both the Child Care and Development Fund and the Head Start program, among other initiatives--and the U.S.

Karolak, Eric

2010-01-01

496

Federal agency support for healthy homes.  

PubMed

Numerous studies have demonstrated that housing interventions such as addressing structural deficiencies or lack of safety devices improve health. These successes, coupled with reports by health care and housing professionals of other health and safety issues in homes that they were unable to address, have renewed interest in promoting health by addressing unhealthy housing conditions--but with a holistic approach. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and US Environmental Protection Agency fund programs to improve indoor air and drinking water quality and prevent childhood lead poisoning. All of these programs offer valuable lessons for designing more integrated programs. The federal agencies and their grantees have demonstrated that interagency collaboration is essential for successful outcomes. However, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control recognize that no individual agency has all of the necessary resources or expertise to formulate national programs and policies and implement a national healthy homes agenda. Thus, they have come together with the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, the US Department of Agriculture, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Office of the Surgeon General to form an interagency working group to ensure that vigorous, healthy homes policies are implemented at federal, national, and community levels. PMID:20689381

Brown, Mary Jean; Ammon, Matthew; Grevatt, Peter

2010-01-01

497

Collaborations of Schools and Social Service Agencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past two decades, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of homeless students enrolled in US schools. This report explores collaborative efforts of schools and social service agencies working with homeless children and families. The project's goals were to identify frequently encountered barriers and successful strategies to overcome

Moore, Jan

2005-01-01

498

Adoption of Information Technology by Advertising Agencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since little empirical research has been conducted on adoption of currently available information technology by the advertising industry, a study explored the extent of advertising agencies' adoption of selected information technologies such as online database services and electronic mail. The study discussed data from earlier studies and analyzed

Herling, Thomas J.; Merskin, Debra

499

Advanced Research Projects Agency counterdrug program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Defense (DoD), in support of the National Drug Control Strategy, has designated that detecting and countering the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs is a high priority national security mission. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Counterdrug Program is assisting DoD in this objective by developing technology and prototype systems to enhance the capabilities of the

John J. Pennella

1994-01-01

500

A Formal Framework for Agency and Autonomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the recent rapid growth of interest in Multi- Agent Systems, both in artificial intelligence and soft- ware engineering, has come an associated difficulty concerning basic terms and concepts. In particular, the terms agency and autonomy are used with increas- ing frequency to denote different notions with differ- ent connotations. In this paper we lay the foundations for a principled

Michael Luck; Mark D'inverno

1995-01-01