Note: This page contains sample records for the topic workshop ostrava czech from Science.gov.
While these samples are representative of the content of Science.gov,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of Science.gov
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.
Last update: November 12, 2013.
1

The Main Ostrava Whetstone: composition, sedimentary processes, palaeogeography and geochronology of a major Mississippian volcaniclastic unit of the Upper Silesian Basin (Poland and Czech Republic)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Main Ostrava Whetstone (MOW) is an important lithostratigraphic horizon of the Late Carboniferous sedimentary fill of the late Palaeozoic foreland Upper Silesian Basin. It is the largest and best-identified volcanogenic horizon in the basin, reaching thicknesses of 15.3 m and occupying an area of ca 2,973 km2 and a volume after lithification of 9.24 km3. It consists of volcanic materials transported to the basin probably by an aeolian process. Just after sedimentation, these materials were redeposited a short distance away in a shallow water environment. Granularity corresponds to a range from argillaceous siltstones to fine-grained sandstones. The components are dominated by glass shards replaced by clay minerals (mixed illite-smectite structures) in addition to quartz of volcanogenic and terrigenous origins. Sanidine and a plagioclase close to albite are also present. The sedimentary structures, micro-structures and composition of the MOW indicate variable and dynamic hydrodynamic conditions. The MOW represents a series of flooding events, which could be connected with unusual rainfall. Such major flooding events were most likely induced by volcanic eruptions. The available drill-core log data were used to construct a digital model of the whetstone, which showed an east-west zonality in the thicknesses, with the majority being synsedimentary. CA-TIMS U-Pb dating the volcanogenic zircons yields an age of 327.35 ą 0.15 Ma. The source location of the volcanogenic material is not clear; however, it is presumed to have been located in the west of the Upper Silesian Basin.

Jirásek, Jakub; Hýlová, Lada; Sivek, Martin; Jureczka, Janusz; Martínek, Karel; Sýkorová, Ivana; Schmitz, Mark

2013-06-01

2

An indicative method for determination of the most hazardous changes in slopes of the subsidence basins in underground coal mining area in Ostrava (Czech Republic).  

PubMed

Considering growing population and decreasing mineral resource reserves, the issue of undermining has been and shall remain very topical. This study aims to identify the mutual connections between mined out panels of a deposit and the final manifestations on the ground surface related to deep black coal mining. On the grounds of the identified connections, the study describes a method to simplify a common evaluation of undermined areas according to building site categories. Within the study, a demarcation of the areas was conducted in two localities in Czech Republic influenced by the effects of undermining in the Upper-Silesian Basin. In the allotment of the CSM Mine, an area unsuitable for founding structures was defined from the centre of the worked out workings to the distance of 175 m from the panel's edge, for which the corresponding break angle is 78.3°. Similarly, in the allotment of the Paskov Mine, an area unsuitable for founding structures was determined to the distance of 500 m from the panel's edge, for which the corresponding break angle is 50.2°. This demarcation may be implemented prior to deposit mining being aware of several physical-mechanical parameters of rocks in the deposit's overburden. Having mined out a particular section of a deposit, it is recommended to verify the values of break angle using the method described herein. The study may be applied as a relatively fast and effective method to evaluate future land use for planning. PMID:22371037

Marschalko, Marian; Yilmaz, Isik; K?ístková, Veronika; Fuka, Mat?j; Kube?ka, Karel; Bouchal, Tomáš

2012-02-29

3

Reflections on Czech Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International comparisons help us explore the assumptions made about U.S. schools, students, and pedagogy. That is why the author decided to spend five months in the Czech Republic teaching science education courses at Palacky and Ostrava Universities and learning about the Czech education system. As a result, the new context challenged his…

Svec, Michael

2007-01-01

4

A US-Czech Republic Cooperative Research Program in Friction Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1999 a Cooperative Research Program was initiated between the Center for Advanced Friction Studies of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Central Analytical Laboratories of the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Czech Academy of Sciences provided funding for the program. This collaboration grew out of contacts made between administrators of

Zdenek WEISS; Vaclav ROUBICEK; Peter FILIP

5

[Screening ROP in the University Hospital Ostrava].  

PubMed

Objective: to analyze the group of premature infants who were examined by an ophthalmologist in screening for ROP (retinopathy of prematurity) at the University Hospital in Ostrava. Methods: A retrospective observational case series. We reviewed and analyzed clinical records of all the premature infants born before the 32nd gestational week examined by ophthalmologist in ROP screening at the University Hospital in Ostrava in the period from 1. 9. 2011 to 31. 8. 2012. Childrens gestational age at birth, birth weight, postconceptional age (PCA) of the child at the time of the first ocular inspection, at the time of diagnosis ROP and at the time of any intervention, possible risk factors of ROP (Apgar score in the 1st minute, duration of oxygen therapy, FiO2 (%) (percentage fraction of oxygen in the inspired gas mixture), duration of mechanical ventilation, transfusion of erythrocytes (resuspended leukodepleted), presence of sepsis / infection in the perinatal period and duration of phototherapy) were evaluated. Eye examination was performed in local anesthesia with the use of an eyelid retractor, in artificial mydriasis, using an indirect ophthalmoscope and digital imaging system RetCam 3. Results: 138 premature infants with an average gestational age at birth of 29.8 weeks, average birth weight 1385 g, were included in this study. Thirty-four children (24.6 %) were diagnosed with ROP, in all cases 1st stage at the time of diagnosis. An ophthalmologist indicated and subsequently implemented intervention (cryotherapy / laser treatment) in the case of five children (14.7 %) with ROP under general anesthesia. Average duration of oxygen therapy at infants with ROP was 371 hours, in the group without ROP 84 hours. The difference between the average values was statistically significant [t (37) = -3.69, P <= 0.0007]. Average time of mechanical ventilation in the case of children with ROP were 229 hours, in the group without ROP 41 hours [t (35) = -2.99, P <0.005]. In the case of children with ROP, we noticed on average 3 transfusions of erythrocytes, in the group without ROP 1 transfusion [t (40) = -3.94, P <= 0.0003]. The average value of the Apgar score in the 1st minute of children with ROP group was 6.3 and children without ROP 7.8. The difference between the average values of Apgar score in the 1st minute was between both groups statistically significant [t (136) = 4.06, P <= 0.00008]. Sepsis / infection in the perinatal period occurred in 30 (88.2 %) children with ROP, in comparison with 46 (44.2 %) children with sepsis / infection without ROP. Average duration of phototherapy in infants with ROP was 42.4 hours, in the group without ROP 53.6 hours [t(136) = 1,21, P<= 0,2]. Conclusion: This study demonstrated statistically significant correlation of Apgar score in the 1st minute, duration of oxygen therapy, duration of mechanical ventilation, transfusion of erythrocytes and presence of sepsis / infection on the onset and progression of ROP at premature infants in our group. No effect of FiO2 (%) and duration of phototherapy on the onset and progression of ROP was demonstrated.Key words: ROP, retinopathy of prematurity, ROP screening, RetCam 3, risk factors of ROP. PMID:23964868

Timkovi?, J; N?m?anský, J; Cholevík, D; Kolar?íková, V; Mašek, P; Pokrývková, M; Polá?ková, R

2013-05-01

6

Proceedings of a workshop to identify dog welfare issues in the US, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain and the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of this paper are first to review scientific and ethical considerations regarding the welfare of dogs in the US, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and Japan, as well as to examine research perspectives of people working within the field of applied ethology. As a guide, the Five Freedoms should be considered for dogs as with other species of animals

Katherine Albro Houpt; Deborah Goodwin; Yoshiko Uchida; Eva Baranyiová; Jaume Fatjó; Yoshie Kakuma

2007-01-01

7

CzechGeo/EPOS - Building a national data portal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CzechGeo/EPOS is the consortium of seven geoscience institutions in the Czech Republic (Institute of Geophysics AS CR Prague, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics AS CR Prague, Institute of Geonics AS CR Ostrava, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague, and Research Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Topography Zdiby). These institutions operate a distributed system of seismic, GPS, magnetic, gravimetric and geodynamic observatories. The operational and personal costs of CzechGeo/EPOS are mostly covered by the Ministry of education, sports and youth within the support of twelve large research infrastructures in the Czech Republic. Web pages of the project www.czechgeo.cz are being built as a data portal which should integrate all the data and services provided by the involved institutions and research infrastructures. Seismic portal offers selected portions of digital data from permanent, local and temporary seismic stations, locations of seismic events in the country and worldwide, daily seismograms from permanent observatories and local seismic network Webnet, seismic bulletins and catalogs, and macroseismic observations on the territory of the Czech Republic. Magnetic portal involves besides real-time magnetograms also recent state of geomagnetic activity and its forecast for the next day. GPS portal will provide preprocessed data from regional GPS stations. Building the national portal is closely related with the development of the Preparatory phase of the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) project.

Zednik, J.; Hejda, P.

2012-04-01

8

Innovative Physics Teaching Conferences in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even today, with all of the instant communication technologies available, we are still often unaware of all that happens in other parts of the world. In the middle of Europe, in the Czech Republic, physics teachers have created a couple of innovative conferences--or "workshops" might be a better term. Having attended two of each, I think they're…

Milbrandt, Rod

2010-01-01

9

Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sandstone plateaus cut by canyons with rockshelters in Luxembourg, Germany and the northern Czech Republic remain relatively unexplored archaeologically. In northern Bohemia, Czech Republic, these were mainly settled during the Mesolithic. Recent surveys have revealed a network of Mesoltihic sites representing short and long-term occupations in canyon rockshelters. One long-term (Pod zubem) and one short-term site (Pod k?ídlem) were

Bruce L. Hardy; A. Svoboda; Olof Palme House

10

Czech Fiction? Kafka and History in Czech Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of Czech literature of the twentieth century leans heavily on the political and historical context of a given time period. This is not true of Franz Kafka, but his work is nonetheless reflective of many elements of Czech history after the turn of the century. This paper explores the role that Kafka’s The Trial and Czech political and social

Zachary Macholz

2005-01-01

11

Czech Basic Course: Folklore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is designed for use in the advanced phase of the Defense Language Institute's "Basic Course" in Czech. It is used in the advanced phase as a part of cultural background information. Reading selections, with vocabulary lists, include: (1) ethnography; (2) incantations and spells; (3) proverbs, sayings, and weather lore; (4) fairy tales…

Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

12

Distance Education in Eastern Europe; Status Report: Distance Education in the Czech Republic; Conference Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes two articles that highlight changes in Eastern Europe's distance education in higher education institutions since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Examines the high demand for distance education in the Czech Republic and the need for training in distance education technology; and reports on the fourth Romanian Internet Learning Workshop

Wheeler, Steve; Zlamalova, Helena; English, Susan

2000-01-01

13

English-Czech Phrasebook with Useful Wordlist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A phrasebook for Czech-speaking refugees in the United States groups phrases in 19 units covering a wide range of situations and introducing the daily activities of American life. Two wordlists, one Czech-English and one English-Czech, provide the terms most frequently needed. The book is intended as a reference book for immediate use and not as a…

Lustig, Josef, Ed.

14

Environmental “Citizen Suits” in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

For several decades citizens of the Czech Republic have endured a severely degraded environment, stemming partially from reportedly lax enforcement of environmental protection laws. During this period, Czech citizens have lacked the right to litigate citizen suits as a means of increasing environmental enforcement and have never initiated civil litigation against a polluter. However, since 1958, Czech citizens have exercised

Dietrich Earnhart

2000-01-01

15

Performance Assessment in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes mathematics and science instruction in the Czech Republic and results from the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Czech performance on the written test was excellent, but performance assessment results show the low priority given hands-on tasks and performance assessment in the Czech…

Paleckova, Jana

1999-01-01

16

Climate variability and climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Workshop summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Representatives from fifteen countries met in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 11-15, 1995, to share results from the analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to global climate change. The workshop focused on the issues of global climate change and its impacts on various sectors of a national economy. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which has been signed by

N. Bhatti; R. R. Cirillo; R. K. Dixon

1995-01-01

17

Czech Culture in Prague: Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prague's main feature is that, out of many cultural treasures, it preserved its architectural culture and put it to practical use to present day. Particularly Prague has embraced a wealth of architectural styles from many ages. From the Romanesque, the Gothic culture of Czech's pinnacle age, Baroque, Neo Classicism, the Art Nouveau style buildings that concentrated in Prague at the

Kyuchin Kim

2003-01-01

18

Workshop Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews a leadership development aerospace educators workshop held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, July 22, 1977, and an introductory/advanced aerospace workshop held at Central Washington State College. (SL)|

Journal of Aerospace Education, 1977

1977-01-01

19

Czech Comparative Education in the Bipolar World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article considers the influence of official government policy on Czech comparative education, by tracing changes in its ideological and geopolitical orientation, as well as attempts by the Czech education community to sustain a balance in international orientation toward notions of democracy and human progress. The period of the cold war…

Walterova, Eliska

2006-01-01

20

Digital archiving of scientific information - Czech experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with description of activities in the Czech Republic related to digital archiving. First of all the general situation in the field is described in order to give insight in the state of art in the field in the Czech Republic. The key part of this paper deals with description of design and implementation of a pilot system

P. Slavik; P. Mach; M. Snorek

21

ICT AND AGRITOURISM IN CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tourism is regarded as the world’s future. Agritourism is a unique symbiosis of agriculture and tourism. Based on extensive analysis of the state agritourism in the Czech Republic, it was found that information on agritourism facilities is very diverse and disorderly, lacking a specialized portal for agro-tourism. Agritourism facilities in the Czech Republic is several thousand, but most of them

Zdenek Havlicek; Vaclav Lohr; Petr Benda

2009-01-01

22

Ecological persistence in the Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian, Namurian A) Megafloral record of the Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The Serpukhovian (Namurian A) stratigraphy of the Ostrava Formation, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Czech Republic, consists of coal-bearing paralic sediments underlain by marine deposits in a cyclothemic nature similar to those in the Pennsylvanian of Euramerica. The thickness of the formation exceeds 3000 m, in which >170 coals are identified in a foreland basin setting. Fifty-five genetic cycles are identified in the present study, using transgressional erosional surfaces as lower and upper boundaries. Terrestrial plant-macrofossil assemblages are preserved within each cycle, mostly associated with coals, and these represent a sampling of the coastal plain vegetation. New high-precision isotope dilution-thermal ionization mass spectrometry U-Pb ages on zircons from tonsteins of two coals provide chronometric constraints for the Serpukhovian. Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean clustering and Bayesian statistical classification group macrofloral assemblages into four distinct stratigraphic clusters, with assemblages persisting for <18 cycles before compositional change. Cycle duration, based on Ludmila (328.84{+-}0.16 Ma) and Karel (328.01{+-}0.08 Ma) tonsteins, overlaps the short-period (100 kyr) eccentricity cycle at the 95% confidence interval. These dates push the beginning of the Serpukhovian several million years deeper in time. An estimate for the Visean-Serpukhovian boundary is proposed at similar to 330 Ma. Late Mississippian wetland ecosystems persisted for >1.8 million years before regional perturbation, extirpation, or extinction of taxa occurred. Significant changes in the composition of macrofloral clusters occur across major marine intervals.

Gastaldo, R.A.; Purkynova, E.; Simunek, Z.; Schmitz, M.D. [Colby College, Waterville, ME (United States). Dept. of Geology

2009-05-15

23

Czech Republic to Become Member of ESO  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, an agreement was signed in Prague between ESO and the Czech Republic, aiming to make the latter become a full member of ESO as of 1 January 2007. "The future membership of the Czech Republic in ESO opens for the Czech astronomers completely new opportunities and possibilities. It will foster this discipline on the highest quality level and open new opportunities for Czech industry to actively cooperate in research and development of high-tech instruments for astronomical research," said Miroslava Kopicová, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. ESO PR Photo 52/06 ESO PR Photo 52/06 Signing Ceremony "We warmly welcome the Czech Republic as the thirteenth member of ESO," said Catherine Cesarsky, ESO's Director General. "The timing couldn't be better chosen: with the Very Large Telescope, Europe is now at the forefront of ground-based astronomy, and with the construction of ALMA and the final studies for the European Extremely Large Telescope, we will ensure that this will remain so for several decades. We look forward to working together with our Czech colleagues towards these successes." The signing event took place at the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Prague. Following ratification by the Czech Parliament, the Czech Republic with thus join the twelve present member states of ESO, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere: Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Czech Republic is the first country from Central and Eastern Europe to join ESO. Astronomy in the Czech Republic has a very long tradition that dates from as far back as 3500 BC. Four centuries ago, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler established themselves in Prague at the invitation of the emperor Rudolph II, laying the ground for the first golden age in astronomy. Later, eminent scientists such as Christian Doppler, Ernst Mach and Albert Einstein stayed in the famous city for periods of time. The Czech capital also played host to the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, first in 1967 and, more recently, in August 2006. Astronomy in the Czech Republic is shared between the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences and several leading universities, in Prague, Brno and Opava, among others. The Astronomical Institute operates the Ondrejov Observatory, with a 2-m optical telescope and a 10-m radio telescope. Czech astronomers are very active in many fields of this science, such as solar and stellar physics, and the study of interstellar matter, galaxies and planetary systems. Created in 1962, ESO, which quite fittingly means 'ace' in the Czech language, provides state-of-the-art research facilities to European astronomers and astrophysicists. ESO's activities cover a wide spectrum including the design and construction of world-class ground-based observational facilities for the member-state scientists, large telescope projects, design of innovative scientific instruments, developing new and advanced technologies, furthering European co-operation and carrying out European educational programmes. Whilst the Headquarters are located in Garching near Munich, Germany, ESO operates three observational sites in the Chilean Atacama desert. The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, a 2 600m high mountain south of Antofagasta. At La Silla, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile at 2 400m altitude, ESO operates several medium-sized optical telescopes. The third site is the 5 000m high Llano de Chajnantor, near San Pedro de Atacama. Here a new submillimetre telescope (APEX) is in operation, and a giant array of 12-m submillimetre antennas (ALMA) is under development. Over 1 600 proposals are made each year for the use of the ESO telescopes.

2006-12-01

24

Summer Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, this five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their studentsďż˝ learning with cases.

2010-01-01

25

Workshop Recommendations  

Cancer.gov

NCI/ISMRM Workshop on Higher Field (1.5 T and UP) in Oncology: Strategic Frontiers in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Glasgow, Scotland April 20, 2001 Purposes 1. To identify current and future clinical opportunities for oncological imaging using

26

[Botulism in the Czech Republic].  

PubMed

In a retrospective study the authors analyzed 76 cases of botulism reported in 1961-1989 in the Czech Republic. The analysis of descriptive data pertained to the annual incidence of botulism with a maximum of cases in 1966, 1973 and 1984 (11, 7 and 6 cases); geographical distribution with a maximum incidence in the South and Central Bohemian region (100,000 population); age distribution with a predominance in subjects above 15 years. The dominating vehicle of botulism was in 61% of the notified cases a home-prepared food; usually a galantine, aspic, liver paste, pork with vegetables, and smoked pork. In 1966 and 1973 a processed food predominated as vehicle: pickled herring and tomato, red peppers and sausage. The results of the retrospective study were compared in the discussion with the problem of botulism in other countries. The authors discuss the danger of undetected botulism and the necessity of an anti-botulin serum (Bossea). PMID:2004397

Srámová, H; Benes, C; Václavík, I

1991-01-25

27

Cyber Defence in the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This article briefly describes the state of cyber defence in the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (Czech Army for short) and some of the problems associated with military and public computer networks interconnecting.

J. Kaderka M. Jirsa

2010-01-01

28

Partnership for nuclear power in the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A catalogue is presented of 27 organizations involved in the Czech nuclear programme. Characteristics and addresses are given of the Czech electrical utility, plant and component manufacturers, the uranium mining company, design and engineering companies,...

1995-01-01

29

Modern Czech Studies. Brown Slavic Contributions, Volume XI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains the following papers: "Texas Czech of Texas Czechs: An Ethnolinguistic Perspective on Language Use in a Dying Language Community" (Lida Dutkova); "Language Variation in an Immigrant Community: Language and Community Maintenance" (Eva Eckert); "Some Special Problems of Imperfective Derivation in Czech" (Charles Townsend);…

Levitsky, Alexander, Ed.; Ueda, Masako, Ed.

1999-01-01

30

76 FR 60505 - Food Defense Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002] Food Defense Workshop; Public Workshop AGENCY...a public workshop entitled ``Food Defense Workshop.'' This public workshop...intended to provide information about food defense as it relates to food...

2011-09-29

31

Operational research in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the development of operational research in Czechoslovakia since the end of World War II, reports on the consequences of the split of Czechoslovakia into two separate states in 1993 and informs on the position of operational research in the contemporary emerging market economy of the Czech Republic. Special attention is given to the role of the journal

Miroslav Manas

1995-01-01

32

Management Development Practices in the Czech Reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent experience with HRM in the Czech Republic points some employers to a conclusion that means a rather critical evaluation of this concept. The initial enthusiasm for modern practices that were presented under HR headings as the best ways in leadership, motivation at work and labour relations was replace d by pragmatic approaches. Business leaders seem to be disappointed and

Zuzana Dvo

33

Police Integrity and the Czech Police Officers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Velvet Revolution of 1989 ended the socialist period in former Czechoslovakia. Sixteen years after the transition toward democratic policing, we explore the integrity contours of the Czech police. In the summer of 2005, we surveyed more than 600 police officers from East Bohemia regarding their perceptions about the seriousness of police corruption, the appropriate punishment such misconduct deserves and

Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovlc; Tara OConnor Shelley

2007-01-01

34

Neophytes on walls in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The neophytic wall flora in the Czech Republic was studied using 935 phytosociological relevés recorded on wall habitats by different authors. In comparison with other habitat types in the country, a high number of neophytes (14%, calculated from 479 species of vascular plants) was recorded on walls. Most of them occur only accidentaly with low frequency. The most frequent neophytes

Deana Láníková

35

Islamic Extremism in the Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Czech Republic, like other post-communist countries in Central Europe, has not faced Islamic extremism to the same extent as its Western European counterparts. For a country otherwise at the center of Europe and the European idea, why in this respect ...

V. Barca

2010-01-01

36

Innovative Teachers at Today's Czech Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in the Czech Republic is at the onset of a very important reform. Its goals are outlined in the National Education Development Programme (so called "White Book," 2001) in quite a detailed manner. The reform should lead to the achievement of certain proportional and quantitative indicators and to the attainment of a target qualitative…

Novotny, Petr

2003-01-01

37

On Reflective Practitioner Research in Czech Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a study of reflective practice, which has been a gradual process in education in the Czech Republic. Until the 1990s, most research and development in education and in preservice and inservice teacher education and training had been different from this reflective approach. Instead, quantitative research approaches had been…

Pol, Milan

38

Language Management in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph, based on the Language Management model, provides information on both the "simple" (discourse-based) and "organised" modes of attention to language problems in the Czech Republic. This includes but is not limited to the language policy of the State. This approach does not satisfy itself with discussing problems of language varieties…

Neustupny, J. V.; Nekvapil, Jiri

2003-01-01

39

Problems Connected with the Utilisation of Mineral Resources in Advanced and Developing Countries. Their Impacts on the Teaching Process at VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava ( Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mineral raw materials form a part of the economic foundation of each state. Their share in creating the gross national product is usually inversely proportional to the economic development of the state. At present fundamental differences exist between industrial and developing countries in the consumption of mineral raw materials per habitant.This manifests itself especially in fuels and energy minerals. These

Miroslav Palas

40

Between Geopolitics and Anti-Geopolitics: Czech Political Thought  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the role of geopolitics in modern Czech political thinking. It draws on the distinction between geopolitics and anti-geopolitics to argue that the dominant tradition of Czech political thinking is anti-geopolitical. This anti-geopolitics is presented by a review of four central figures of Czech political thought since the nineteenth century (Palacký, Masaryk, Nejedlý and Havel). However, it also

Petr Drulák

2006-01-01

41

The Pacific Climate Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1984, a workshop was held on climate variability in the eastern North Pacific and western North America. From it has emerged an annual series of workshops held at the Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, Calif. The workshops have been largely sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The third workshop in the series was held March 25-28, 1986.

Mooers, Christopher N. K.; Peterson, D. H.; Cayan, Daniel R.

42

Climatology of lightning in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has utilized lightning data from the Central European Lightning Detection Network (CELDN) since 1999. The CELDN primarily focuses on the detection of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning but intra-cloud (IC) lightning detection is also available. Lightning detection is used by the CHMI forecasters as an additional source to radar and satellite data for nowcasting of severe storms. Lightning data are also quantitatively used in automatic nowcasting applications. The quality of lightning data can be evaluated using their climatological characteristics. Climatological characteristics are also useful for defining decision thresholds that are valuable for human forecasters as well as for automatic nowcasting applications. The seven-year period from 2002 to 2008, which had relatively even-quality lightning data, was used to calculate the spatial and temporal distributions of lightning. The monthly number of CG strokes varies depending on the season. The highest number of CG strokes occurs during summer, with more than 20 days of at least five detected CG strokes on the Czech Republic territory in June and July. The least number of CG stokes occurs in winter, with less than three days per month having at least five detected CG stokes. The mean diurnal distribution of CG strokes peaks between 1500 and 1600 UTC and reaches a minimum between 0500 and 0800 UTC. The average spatial distribution of CG strokes shows sharp local maxima corresponding with the locations of the TV broadcast towers. The average spatial distribution of CG flash density, calculated on a 20 × 20 km grid, shows the maximum (3.23 flashes km - 2 year - 1 ) in the western part of Czech Republic and the minimum (0.92 flashes km - 2 year - 1 ) in the south-southeast of the Czech Republic. In addition, lightning characteristics related to the identified convective cells, such as distribution of the lightning stroke rates or relation to the radar derived by Vertically Integrated Liquid, are presented.

Novák, Petr; Kyznarová, Hana

2011-06-01

43

Eye Health Care in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: An analysis of eye health care in the Czech Republic as of 1998 was performed. Methods: A questionnaire was used to obtain information from all 59 in-patient eye departments. Results: The number of ophthalmologists per 1 million inhabitants was 95. The number of cataract operations per 1 million inhabitants was 4,209: phaco-emulsification (36,926 surgeries, 85.2%), extracapsular extraction (6,094 surgeries,

Ivo Kocur; Pavel Kuchynka

2002-01-01

44

Seasonal Forecasts for the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seasonal forecasts (forecasting the climate months and years ahead) are issued by many meteorological centers in the world. Despite the fact, that the forecasts don't provide a detailed weather forecast but only the statistical summary of the weather events occurring in a given season (or a decade, a month, a year), they can be used for long-term strategic planning in agriculture, forestry, landscape management and others. Seasonal forecasts are not produced in the Czech Republic, but there are efforts to use results from ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) and to issue the forecasts in the future. In the paper, the attention is paid to an application of statistical downscaling methods (PCA -Principal Component Analysis, MLR - Multiple Linear Regression and NN -Neural networks) to the multi-model ensemble datasets of temperature and precipitation from DEMETER (Development of a European Multi-Model Ensemble System for Seasonal to Interannual Prediction) for the area of the Czech Republic, first of all to the datasets from the European forecast model ECMWF. Some skill measures (for example MSESS - Mean Squared Error Skill Score) based on results from some meteorological stations in the Czech Republic are presented.

Pechkova, Jana

2013-04-01

45

Health tourism in a Czech health spa.  

PubMed

This paper is about the changing shape of health tourism in a Czech spa town. The research focuses on balneotherapy as a traditional Czech healing technique, which involves complex drinking and bathing therapies, as it is increasingly being incorporated into the development of a Czech health tourism industry. Today, the health tourism industry in Mariánske Lázne is attempting to 'harmoniously' combine three elements--balneology, travel and business activities. One detects subtle shifts and consequent incongruities as doctors struggle for control over the medical portion of spa hotels. At the same time, marketing groups are creating new packages for a general clientele, and the implementation of these new packages de-medicalizes balneotherapy. Related to the issue of the doctor's authority in the spa, the changes occurring with the privatization of tourism entails the entrance of 'tourists' to Mariánske Lázne who are not necessarily seeking spa treatment but who are still staying at spa hotels. There is a general consensus among spa doctors and employees that balneotherapy has become commodified. Thus, while balneotherapy remains a traditional form of therapy, the commercial context in which it exists has created a new form of health tourism. PMID:21563003

Speier, Amy R

2011-04-01

46

Extreme wind climate in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extreme wind events belong to the most damaging weather-related hazards in Czech Republic. Therefore a complex survey is performed to exploit the wind data available over the period of industrial measurements in Czech Republic for extreme wind analysis. The object of the survey is to find the limitations of wind data available, to analyze the conditions for extreme wind events and to try to enhance the knowledge about the statistical behavior of extreme wind. The data quality showed itself as a major issue. The homogeneity of extreme wind data is broken in many cases as the extreme wind values are highly dependent on the measuring instrumentation and changes in neighborhood. It also may be difficult to distinguish between correct high wind data and erroneous values. The individual analysis and quality assessment of wind data used in extremal analysis is therefore essential. There are generally two basic groups of extreme wind events typical in the Czech Republic and generally over the mid-latitudes: The "convective" events (can be also called as "squalls") are primarily initiated by deep convection, whereas the primary cause for "non-convective" (synoptic) events is large-scale pressure gradient. The subject is, however, a bit more complex, as the pressure gradient inducing high wind in higher atmospheric levels or wind shear can be a significant factor in convective events; on the other hand, convection may increase wind speeds in otherwise "non-convective" synoptic-scale windstorms. In addition, there are some special phenomena that should be treated individually: the physical principle and climatological behavior (frequency, magnitude and area affected) of tornadoes make them very different from common convective straight winds; this is in lesser scale also the case of "foehn" or "bora" effects belonging to non-convective events. These effects, however, do not play major role over the Czech Republic. In Czech Republic, the overall impact of convective and non-convective extreme wind events is roughly at the same order. The convective events usually occur from April to August, whereas the non-convective events are typical for cold months from October to March. In mountainous regions, the non-convective events are most important, however, the impact of convective storms is high in lowlands, partially because of the seasonal foliage. The convective events are usually connected with squall lines or frontal waves. The non-convective events are mostly caused by strong southwest to northwest flow; a smaller specific group of these events, typical for some regions, is connected with south to southeast flow.

Pop, L.; Hanslian, D.; Jiri, H.

2011-12-01

47

Saltcake Dissolution Workshop, FY 1999.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the FY 1998 Saltcake Dissolution Workshop, participants identified nine tasks to be performed prior to the FY 1999 workshop. Discussions during the workshop indicated that significant progress was made in each area. The workshop focused on the stre...

E. C. Beahm

2001-01-01

48

Behavioural Differences of Dogs of Various Ages in Czech Households  

Microsoft Academic Search

Baranyiová E., A. Holub, M. Tyrlík, B. Janáăková, M. Ernstová: Behavioural Differences of Dogs of Various Ages in Czech Households. Acta Vet. Brno 2004, 73: 229-233. The aim of the study was to evaluate the behaviour of dogs of various ages as viewed by their owners in the Czech Republic. The data were obtained in a questionnaire. The dogs were

E. BARANYIOVÁ; A. HOLUB; M. TYRLÍK; B. JANÁâKOVÁ; M. ERNSTOVÁ

2004-01-01

49

Czech Borderland Series (Re-colonization in the 1950s)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1945-1949, the Czech borderland witnessed the migration of approximately 5 million people - the German minority was displaced outside Czechoslovakia and the borderland was subsequently colonized by Czechs and Slovaks. The result was a completely new national, economic, political and cultural structure of the borderland, marking the end of the first stage of the post-war development of the territory.

Lubomír Slezák

2007-01-01

50

Two centuries of growth among Czech children and youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

The trend of increasing height can be interpreted as a reflection of the unfolding progress of civilization. Height changes among children and adolescents are good markers of this trend. We analyze the secular trend in the heights of children and adolescents in the Czech Republic on the basis of data from anthropological surveys. The earliest height data pertain to Czech

J. Vignerová; M. Brabec; P. Bláha

2006-01-01

51

The Uraniummining and Storage of Nuclear Waste in Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper describes the situation in the uranium mining and spent fuel management in the Czech Republic. Uranium mining has a long history in the Jachymov area. By the 1960s Czech mines producing 3000 tons a year. After 1989 the uranium mine are mostly closed down and only one active mine in Rozna is active and it is being phased out.

?echák, Tomáš; Kluso?, Jaroslav

52

Generational Accounts in the Czech Republic (in English)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The generational accounting approach used in this paper incorporates projected demographic development and the parameters of current Czech fiscal policy into an intertemporal government budget constraint. Compared with public-debt and deficit data, the economic indicators based on generational accounting are forward looking and yield additional information about fiscal policy. To assess the sustainability of Czech public budgets, the authors constructed

Kamil Dybczak

2006-01-01

53

The academic voice in English and Czech higher education quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper sets out to report on a research project investigating the academic voice in higher education quality in the UK and the Czech Republic. It aims to describe the origins and reasons for introducing quality monitoring and assurance into higher education, showing the differences and impacts on higher education quality in England and the Czech Republic, including

Patricie Mertova; Len Webster

2009-01-01

54

The Bologna Process and the Czech System of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech system of education has been through several years of relatively intensive transformation efforts reflecting the international processes of transformation of higher education the Czech Republic joined. The most important external stimulus directing the transformation process is the so-called Bologna process. These complex and…

Pol, Milan

2005-01-01

55

Czech Schools and the Opportunities of Grant Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the consequences of recent changes in Czech society and education is that schools are more than ever expected to be able to gain support for their activities, searching for them over and above the regular extra-school grant resources. It seems that today's opportunities of grant and foundation support to Czech schools are quite varied. The…

Pol, Milan; Rabusicova, Milada; Sedova, Klara

2003-01-01

56

The Czech Way of Inclusion through an Experiential Education Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to present the development of inclusive experiential education courses in the Czech Republic. The inclusion of people with disabilities (PWD) in recreation, sport, and education has become more prevalent in Czech society. This article describes the conceptual meaning of the term inclusion from both a historical and…

Kudlacek, Martin; Bocarro, Jason; Jirasek, Ivo; Hanus, Radek

2009-01-01

57

The Czech Reception of Irish Literature: the 1930s  

Microsoft Academic Search

As this contribution is a follow-up to my study of the Czech reception of Irish literature until the 1930s (Grmela 1999), it seems appropriate to begin with a brief summary of that first study's contents. When giving an overview of the Czech response to Irish literature beginning in the 1800s, I pointed out the fact that most of the critical

Josef Grmela

58

Workshop introduction  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) has three subprograms that directly reduce the nuclear/radiological threat; Convert (Highly Enriched Uranium), Protect (Facilities), and Remove (Materials). The primary mission of the Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP) falls under the 'Remove' subset. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a venue for joint-technical collaboration between the OSRP and the Nuclear Radiation Safety Service (NRSS). Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative and the Soviet equivalent both promoted the spread of the paradoxical (peaceful and harmful) properties of the atom. The focus of nonproliferation efforts has been rightly dedicated to fissile materials and the threat they pose. Continued emphasis on radioactive materials must also be encouraged. An unquantifiable threat still exists in the prolific quantity of sealed radioactive sources (sources) spread worldwide. It does not appear that the momentum of the evolution in the numerous beneficial applications of radioactive sources will subside in the near future. Numerous expert studies have demonstrated the potentially devastating economic and psychological impacts of terrorist use of a radiological dispersal or emitting device. The development of such a weapon, from the acquisition of the material to the technical knowledge needed to develop and use it, is straightforward. There are many documented accounts worldwide of accidental and purposeful diversions of radioactive materials from regulatory control. The burden of securing sealed sources often falls upon the source owner, who may not have a disposal pathway once the source reaches the end of its useful life. This disposal problem is exacerbated by some source owners not having the resources to safely and compliantly store them. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data suggests that, in the US alone, there are tens of thousands of high-activity (IAEA Category I and II) sources in thousands of devices; and there are many more tens of thousands of smaller sources scattered among thousands of other NRC licensees. As a result of the ubiquitous nature and undeterminable number of current and legacy sources, even in developed countries they can be abandoned, disposed of in a haphazard manner, lost, stolen, and/or otherwise fallout of regulatory control. Supply and demand of sources, being market based, is more or less fluid. Normative security of radioactive sources exists, but varies in each country, and is loosely implemented through non-legally binding recommendations and standards provided by International Atomic Energy Agency technical documents and cooperation and through bilateral efforts such as this workshop where we share best-practices with one another. Much of the reason for the difficulty in securing sealed sources rests in the enormous need for their beneficial applications in the medical, industrial, and agricultural sectors. Alternative technologies to replace high-risk sources continue to be explored, but very few of these alternative solutions have reached the development stage for common usage and distribution. The beneficial uses of sources must be allowed to continue; however, to minimize the potential for their misuse, current controls and regulating mechanisms must be constantly evaluated to ensure the benefits gained outweigh potential risks. From a global perspective, an evaluation and modification of requirements over the entire life cycle of sources from their manufacture to their final disposition is required. The proper removal and disposal of vulnerable disused or orphan sources is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment. One of our goals in this workshop is to share our methodologies for recovering sources and learn how they differ or are similar to the challenges faced in recovering, storing, and disposing of sources in the Republic of Georgia . The suggestions we will make are flexible in allowing for the imperfect situations and capabilities we have all encountered in sour

Streeper, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

59

Decentralization in the Czech Republic: The European Union, Political Parties, and the Creation of Regional Assemblies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study begins with an exploration of the external (European Union) and internal (Czech political parties) forces that shaped the creation of regional assemblies in the Czech Republic. The institutional and administrative requirements of EU regional policy served as a catalyst for the creation of Czech regional governments. Domestic struggles over decentralization, particularly among Czech political parties, are reflected in

James T. LaPlant; Michael Baun; Jiri Lach; Dan Marek

2004-01-01

60

Occupational respiratory diseases in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

This paper presents the profile of occupational respiratory diseases in the Czech Republic. In a retrospective study the author analyzes structure, causes, occurrence, and trends of occupational diseases. Between 1996 and 2000, a total of 2,127 new cases were recorded, of which 62.0% were pneumoconioses caused by dust containing free silica, 21.0% were occupational asthma or allergic rhinitis and the rest were divided between lung cancer (10.0%), asbestos-related disorders (4.4%) and variety of other respiratory diseases (2.7%). During the period of the investigations, the decreasing trend of occupational respiratory diseases, which began in 1992, has continued. PMID:12725473

Brhel, Petr

2003-04-01

61

Could Workshops Become Obsolete?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses some of the limitations of the use of sheltered workshops and behavior modification in vocational rehabilitation for the handicapped and promotes the possibility of on-the-job training as an alternative to sheltered workshops. (EA)

Riscalla, Louise

1974-01-01

62

Biofuels workshop II. Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication contains the presentations held in the Biofuels workshop II, arranged by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry and the United States Department of Energy. The scope of the second workshop included all aspects of research and developm...

E. Alakangas

1993-01-01

63

Workshop Materials Spring 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2009. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials Workshop I Handout - pdf Workshop II Handout - pdf Workshop III Handout - pdf IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. Advanced IA Features Sample IA Project 1 - Adding video and images to your project Sample IA Project 2 - Adding video, audio, images, and rss feeds to your project Sample Activities A true AUTO-mobile - ...

Heather

2008-09-08

64

Overview of healthcare system in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

The healthcare system in the Czech Republic underwent and still is undergoing dramatic changes since the Velvet revolution in 1989. History of the Czech healthcare system, main healthcare laws, and the current status of healthcare documented in the main healthcare indicators is described based on the several main sources as well as delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in healthcare system. The material is based mainly on Czech Health Statistics 2009, and HiT Summary, Health Care Systems in Translation, 2005, public information of Ministry of Health CR.

2012-01-01

65

Applied antineutrino physics workshop.  

SciTech Connect

This workshop is the fourth one of a series that includes the Neutrino Geophysics Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii, which I attended in 2005. This workshop was organized by the Astro-Particle and Cosmology laboratory in the recently opened Condoret building of the University of Paris. More information, including copies of the presentations, on the workshop is available on the website: www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/AAP2007/. The workshop aims at opening neutrino physics to various fields such that it can be applied in geosciences, nuclear industry (reactor and spent fuel monitoring) and non-proliferation. The workshop was attended by over 60 people from Europe, USA, Asia and Brazil. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Comprehensive nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The workshop also included a workshop dinner on board of a river boat sailing the Seine river.

Lund, James C.

2008-01-01

66

Data Collection Challenges: Lessons Learned From The Czech Capital Markets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Network Science Center s Frontier Markets research project is developing methodologies to classify Capital Market networks. A research team consisting of two researchers and three cadets from the Network Science center visited the Czech Republic from ...

E. Szablowski J. Balstad K. Cassidy M. Moten

2012-01-01

67

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2004: Czech Republic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Czech Republic is a constitutional democracy with a bicameral Parliament, led by a parliamentarily elected President as head of state, and a presidentially appointed Prime Minister as head of government. In 2003, Parliament elected Vaclav Klaus as Pre...

2005-01-01

68

An Energy Overview of the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Office of Fossil Energy is maintaining a web site that is meant to provide useful business- and energy-related information about countries and regions of the world for exporters, project developers, and researchers. The site consists of more than 130 country pages (organized into seven different world regions), with each country page having its own set of links to information sources about that country. There are also more than 30 Country Energy Overviews at the web site -- each of these is a comprehensive review of a specific country's entire energy situation, including sections on Energy Policy, Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Hydroelectric/Renewables, Nuclear Power, Energy Transmission Infrastructure, Electricity, Electric Industry Overview, Environmental Activities, Privatization, Trade, and Economic Situation. The specific country highlighted in this Country Energy Overview is the Czech Republic. The site is designed to be dynamic. Updates to the overviews will be made as need an d resources permit.

anon.

2003-10-17

69

The issue of surrogacy in Czech law.  

PubMed

Surrogacy is thought to be one of the most controversial methods of assisted reproduction. It involves cases where a commissioning couple asks a surrogate mother to give birth to a child that will be conceived from their egg and sperm because the woman from the commissioning couple is not able to bear the child to full term herself. They conclude an agreement where the surrogate mother binds herself to terminate all her parental rights to the child immediately after the child's birth and to delegate them together with the child to the commissioning couple. Ethical dilemmas concerning the issue of surrogacy together with all the possibilities of today's globalised world that enable infertile couples to find surrogate mothers abroad in case the legal regulations of their country put a ban on it create a space for a legislator to try to find a solution that will avoid all the risks and highlight a number of positives on the other hand. A Czech legislator is currently trying to find this solution and even though there are few children demonstrably born to surrogate mothers in the Czech Republic, the whole process of surrogacy still proceeds in a legal vacuum at the moment. We can only find the legal definition of a mother of a child as a woman that gives him or her birth and a provision of law that makes all the legal acts that evade the law void. Some practical consequences of this situation will be described in the text together with possibilities and the inspiration that comes from foreign legal regulations and cases. PMID:22908742

Lojková, Jana

2012-03-01

70

Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The Czech thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network was established in 1997. Its aim is to pursue a regular independent quality audit in Czech radiotherapy centres and to support state supervision.Materials and methods: The audit is realised via mailed TL dosimetry. The TLD system consists of encapsulated LiF:Mg,Ti powder (type MT-N) read with Harshaw manual reader model 4000. Basic

Daniela Kroutil??ková; Josef Novotný; Libor Judas

2003-01-01

71

NEW OUTBREAK OF SWINE INFLUENZA IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buchta J., P. Lány, M. ÎiĎlavsk?, J. Thurnvaldová, Z. Pospí‰il: New Outbreak of Swine Influenza in the Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 2001, 70: 321-325. Swine influenza has not caused any serious health or economic losses in the Czech Republic since the end of the 1960's. No manifestations of this disease have been confirmed in pig herds during the last

J. BUCHTA; P. LÁNY; M. ÎIÎLAVSK; J. THURNVALDOVÁ; Z. POSPÍ

72

SMOKING BEHAVIOUR OF CZECH ADOLESCENTS: RESULTS OF THE GLOBAL YOUTH TOBACCO SURVEY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The Czech Republic Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a school-based survey of students in grades 7-9, conducted in 2002. A two-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for all of the Czech Republic. On a large sample of students (N=4,149) from 7 - 9th grade it reveals that smoking among children has been continually growing.

73

Innovative confinement concepts workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop occurred in California during the week preceding the Second Symposium on Current Trends in International Fusion Research. An informal report was made to the Second Symposium. A summary of the Workshop concluded that some very promising ideas were presented, that innovative concept development is a central element of the restructured US DOE. Fusion Energy Sciences program, and that the Workshop should promote real scientific progress in fusion.

Kirkpatrick, R.C.

1998-06-01

74

Micro Bunches Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings represent papers presented at the Micro Bunches Workshop held at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The topics discussed include new technologies for producing short bunches such as RF electron guns with laser driven photocathodes in linacs and storage rings. The workshop was organized to gather researchers in the production of short bunches in electron linacs and storage rings together with the users of coherent radiation. There were 53 papers presented at the workshop and 51ave been abstracted for the Energy Science and Technology database.(AIP)

Blum, E.; Dienes, M.; Murphy, J. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

1996-07-01

75

Czech Republic: Biotechnology. Moving Ahead, Slowly But Surely 2008. GAIN Report Number EZ8007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Czech Republic belongs to a limited number of countries in Europe with a pragmatic and scientific based approach to agricultural biotechnology. The Czech government, including its Ministry of Environment, works hard to provide objective, factually bas...

J. Mikulasova

2008-01-01

76

Workshop on Schizophrenia  

Microsoft Academic Search

On November 29-30, 1995, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine brought together experts in schizophrenia and specialists in other areas of the biological sciences in a workshop aimed at promoting the application of the latest biological information to this clinical problem. The workshop paid particular attention to evidence of pathology in the brains of people with

Samuel H. Barondes; Bruce M. Alberts; Nancy C. Andreasen; Cornelia Bargmann; Francine Benes; Patricia Goldman-Rakic; Irving Gottesman; Stephen F. Heinemann; Edward G. Jones; Marc Kirschner; David Lewis; Martin Raff; Allen Roses; John Rubenstein; Solomon Snyder; Stanley J. Watson; Daniel R. Weinberger; Robert H. Yolken

1997-01-01

77

Warehouse Sanitation Workshop Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop handbook contains information and reference materials on proper food warehouse sanitation. The materials have been used at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food warehouse sanitation workshops, and are selected by the FDA for use by food warehouse operators and for training warehouse sanitation employees. The handbook is divided…

Food and Drug Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC.

78

(Acid rain workshop)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traveler presented a paper entitled Susceptibility of Asian Ecosystems to Soil-Mediated Acid Rain Damage'' at the Second Workshop on Acid Rain in Asia. The workshop was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois), and Resource Management Associates (Madison, Wisconsin) and was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the United Nations Environment

1990-01-01

79

Report on the workshop \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

A workshop on 'Decay Spectroscopy at CARIBU: Advanced Fuel Cycle Applications, Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics' will be held at Argonne National Laboratory on April 14-16, 2011. The aim of the workshop is to discuss opportunities for decay studies at the Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) of the ATLAS facility with emphasis on advanced fuel cycle (AFC) applications, nuclear structure

F. Kondev; M. P. Carpenter; P. Chowdhury; J. A. Clark; C. J. Lister; A. L. Nichols; D. Swewryniak

2011-01-01

80

Focus group workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This highly interactive workshop reviews the theory and practice of focus group methods, and shows how technical communicators can use focus groups to understand the issues and needs of audiences, users, and customers. The workshop covers focus group theory, design considerations, capturing and analyzing data, and validating data through member checking.

James Conklin; George Hayhoe

2010-01-01

81

The NISO Metasearch Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a workshop held by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to look at issues involving metasearch systems. The goal of the workshop was to bring together integrated library system vendors, metasearch system vendors, and information providers, such as publishers and aggregators, to determine if there were some areas that were ripe for either standardization or defining guidelines

Mark Needleman

2003-01-01

82

[The age of formation of Czech clinical medicine].  

PubMed

Era of Emperor Francis Joseph I is said to be a golden age for the Czech nation. It can be found in numerous panegyric articles to any jubilee of the emperor's rule. What was formally dictated by respect brought by education and by the system of the Greek and Roman tradition adopted in Austria in Middle Ages, seams to be valid today as most of the contemporary technical and economical progress roots within those days. The Czech cultures namely music and art reached international acknowledgement. Though with difficulties, Czech achieved in education and in science as a full-fledged language. After the year 1848 an average citizen was entitled to such freedom as never before. Technical, economical and cultural progress enabled real ascent of the Czech society and its social differentiation. In sixties, after the Austria-Hungary Alignment, Hapsburg government undertook no serious restrains. Such development was nothing unusual. Similar one underwent after the period of storms all European societies from south to north and form west to east. They brought ideas of the French revolution and years 1848/1849 are therefore called "the spring of European nations". In all countries where revolutionary ideas were represented and various countermeasures were accepted, governments were forced to accept temporary arrangements (in Austrian monarchy it was the promise of constitution, language compromise etc.). Nevertheless, in the second half of the 19th century the most important condition for further revival was the long period of peace and stability of international relations. The internal stability of the Austrian monarchy was achieved for long time by the Austria-Hungary Alignment in 1867. After the lost battle at Hradec Kralove in summer 1866 it became clear that contemporary centralistic organization of the state, balancing between absolutism and constitutionalism is not further tenable. Years long pressure of patriotic forces in the parliament brought about division of the Charles-Ferdinand University. Important role in the partition of the Czech Medical Faculty from the German one had the foundation of the Czech Medical Society and the Czech Medical Journal in 1862 patronaged by professors Purkyn?, Eiselt, Grégr and others. That was the platform for the conception of the Czech medical terminology. Partition of faculties was decided by the law, which was accepted at February 28, 1882. The Czech Medical Faculty was opened only at 1883 because Emperor resolved that professors themselves had to decide to either faculty their clinics would belong. Only professor Eiselt with the First clinic of internal medicine, Weiss with the clinic of surgery and Streng with clinic of obstetrics were assigned to the Czech faculty. Till the official opening on October 15, 1882 all other departments and clinics had to be organized. Though Professor Vilem Weiss as the head of the department and dean of the faculty had his opening Czech lecture already on April 28, 1882, due to material and personal reasons the Czech Medical Faculty was opened only one year later than Faculties of law and philosophy. Most of the eminent members of the Medical faculty remained at the German faculty. However, having higher number of students the Czech faculty became larger and was attended by students from the whole Slavonic world. PMID:12650032

Sváb, J

2002-11-22

83

Czech Adolescents at the Beginning of the 90s: How they use their time  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report includes some results of Czech part of the ‘Euronet Pilot Study’. The sample consisted of 257 subjects, 114 girls and 143 boys, 13–18 years of age. At first, socio-historical background of Czech adolescents is briefly described. The adolescents were asked to describe their activities during a regular school day. Descriptive results for the complete Czech sample are presented

Petr Macek

1996-01-01

84

The Security of a Small State – The Historical Experience of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article deals with the problem of the security of a small state, specifically the Czech Republic, one of the key states in Central Europe. The author recapitulates historical facts and events that are known mostly in the Czech environment and less so abroad. In addition, he tries to present the opinions and publications of Czech authors to demonstrate that

Zden?k Veselý

2007-01-01

85

The White Book Launched: On the Prospects of Education in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article wants to present the National Education Development Programme of the Czech Republic, also known as the White Book, to large international audiences. The vision of Czech education is hereunder discussed within the framework of the development of the Czech educational policy in the 1990's, pointing out the Programme's essential ideas.…

Pol, Milan; Rabusicova, Milada

2003-01-01

86

The Seeing and the Seen: Contrasting Perspectives of Post-Communist Czech Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyses both foreign (primarily western European and North American) and Czech perspectives of Czech schooling in the post-communist era. Qualitative content analysis is performed on documentary sources written by scholars about Czech schooling. The analysis examines which topics are highlighted, what are the main patterns and what is…

Perry, Laura B.

2005-01-01

87

The seeing and the seen: contrasting perspectives of post?communist Czech schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyses both foreign (primarily western European and North American) and Czech perspectives of Czech schooling in the post?communist era. Qualitative content analysis is performed on documentary sources written by scholars about Czech schooling. The analysis examines which topics are highlighted, what are the main patterns and what is the overall perspective of the document. The analysis is guided

Laura B. Perry

2005-01-01

88

Analyses of selected Maps of Czech Lands from the Period 1518 - 1720  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preliminary results of research on old maps of Czech Lands deposited at the Map Collection of Charles University (CU) in Prague are presented. The extensive cartographic collection belongs among the most important collections in the Czech Republic. Maps of Czech Lands, i.e. Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, created by individuals in the period of 1518 - 1720 are part of our

T. B. Bayer; M. P. Potucková; M. C. Cábelka

2009-01-01

89

Climate variability and climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Workshop summary  

SciTech Connect

Representatives from fifteen countries met in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 11-15, 1995, to share results from the analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to global climate change. The workshop focused on the issues of global climate change and its impacts on various sectors of a national economy. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which has been signed by more than 150 governments worldwide, calls on signatory parties to develop and communicate measures they are implementing to respond to global climate change. An analysis of a country`s vulnerability to changes in the climate helps it identify suitable adaptation measures. These analyses are designed to determine the extent of the impacts of global climate change on sensitive sectors such as agricultural crops, forests, grasslands and livestock, water resources, and coastal areas. Once it is determined how vulnerable a country may be to climate change, it is possible to identify adaptation measures for ameliorating some or all of the effects.The objectives of the vulnerability and adaptation workshop were to: The objectives of the vulnerability and adaptation workshop were to: Provide an opportunity for countries to describe their study results; Encourage countries to learn from the experience of the more complete assessments and adjust their studies accordingly; Identify issues and analyses that require further investigation; and Summarize results and experiences for governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

Bhatti, N.; Cirillo, R.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Dixon, R.K. [U.S. Country Studies Program, Washington, DC (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31

90

Low-weight Neonatal Survival Paradox in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Analysis of vital statistics for the Czech Republic between 1986 and 1993, including 3,254 infant deaths from 350,978 first births to married and single women who conceived at ages 18–29 years, revealed a neonatal survival advantage for low-weight infants born to disadvantaged (single, less educated) women, particularly for deaths from congenital anomalies. This advantage largely disappeared after the neonatal period. The same patterns have been observed for low-weight infants born to black women in the United States. Since the Czech Republic had an ethnically homogenous population, virtually universal prenatal care, and uniform institutional conditions for delivery, Czech results must be attributed to social rather than to biologic or medical circumstances. This strengthens the contention that in the United States, the black neonatal survival paradox may be due as much to race-related social stigmatization and consequent disadvantage as to any hypothesized hereditary influences on birth-weight-specific survival.

Carlson, Elwood; Hoem, Jan M.

2009-01-01

91

Workshop by Design: Planning a Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an Ohio Library Association guide for planning workshops, detailed instructions are given for forming a committee, holding meetings, selecting and paying the speaker, and developing the program. Budgets and fees are discussed along with information on federal funding. Practical guidance is also provided about equipment, table arrangements,…

Spencer, Dorothy; Parsons, A. Chapman

92

Oh God, Not Another Teaching Workshop!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the teaching effectiveness workshop experiences for engineering professors. Lists several workshop titles and describes participants' responses. Provides suggestions for successful workshops. (YP)

Felder, Richard M.; And Others

1989-01-01

93

Continental Scientific Drilling Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Second Continental Scientific Drilling Program Workshop took place June 12-14, 1986, on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. Like the workshop held in Houston a year earlier, the Rapid City workshop was sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The NSF portion of the Continental Scientific Drilling Program (CSDP) is administered by a consortium of 36 universities through a nonprofit corporation named Deep Observation and Sampling of the Earth' Continental Crust, Inc., or more simply, DOSECC.

Papike, J. J.; Stehli, F. G.

94

NCI Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

U.S.-Mexico Cytogenetics Laboratory Standardization ProjectApril 7-8, 2011Mexico City, MexicoThis workshop included site visits and a one-day workshop with institutions and laboratories located near Mexico City to determine the current state-of-the-science and to introduce a pilot program for the standardization of cytogenetics testing, reporting, and review. The workshop was co-organized by NCI, American Society of Hematology (ASH), and Agrupación Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematología (AMEH).

95

Internet addiction disorder and chatting in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

This study analyzes connections between online chatting and the Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). In the research are compared two groups of respondents--Czech online chat users and Czech university students. The set of answers designed by Kimberly Young, of the University of Pittsburgh, was the common base for research. The research showed that IAD is known among university students, that some of them spend an enormous time on the Internet, and that many of them feel it is a problem. The research also clearly showed that the most serious chat users more often have problems with IAD than other university students. PMID:15667048

Simkova, Barbora; Cincera, Jan

2004-10-01

96

[Salmonellosis outbreaks in the Czech Republic in 2012].  

PubMed

In 2012, the Brno laboratory of the National Institute of Public Health investigated 143 human and 10 food-borne Salmonella strains. All strains were linked to salmonellosis outbreaks in various areas or represented rare serotypes that had emerged more often in some periods. These strains were matched to 22 outbreaks reported in the Czech Republic. Phenotyping and genotyping revealed that the cause of most outbreaks (82%) was the serotype Enteritidis, but other serotypes that are rare in the Czech Republic (S. Mikawasima, S. 9,12:l,v:-, S. Indiana, or S. Stanley) were also involved in some outbreaks. PMID:23964966

Petra, Myšková; Renáta, Karpíšková; Daniela, D?di?ová

2013-07-01

97

Primary Rock Temperature Fields in Czech and Polish Part of the Upper of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin / Pole temperatury pierwotnej ska? w czeskiej i polskiej cz??ci górno?l?skiego okr?gu w?glowego  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Knowledge of the temperature of rock mass is no doubt of substantial meaning, both for the solution of economicaly demanding protection of mine workers in difficult microclimatic environment and for perspective usage of geothermal energy from the depth of the earth. International cooperation of our and Polish specialists is in this sense more than welcome, also because the exploitation of coal seams takes place in the same Upper Silesia rock coal basin. This profesional article is concentrated on complex analysis of temperature fields of the Ostrava- Karviná district, mainly from results of thermologging measurements in geological survey boreholes both on surface and underground, and also from the actual temperature measurements in the coal mines. One chapter of this article describes the original approach to the survey of temperature field and its prognosis in the Polish part of the Upper Silesia coal basin by a researcher from GIG Katowice. The most suitable method of analysis of primary temperature field seemed the preparation of isocurves of temperature(isothermal lines) for the existing mine working areas, even if the method of obtaining them was different. The Czech method is based on determination of the quantitative dependence of temperature on the rock mass depth from the abovementioned measurement results, calculation of geothermal gradients and the following recalculation of real temperature values for various depth levels. Then isothermal lines for these depth levels are created together with colour distingushing of their value limits. The Polish method is sufficiently described in a dedicated chapter. The conclusion of the article underlines the decisive role of the structuraly tectonic composition of the rock mass on the temperature field in the long term thermic evolution of the Earth.

Doležal, Libor; Knechtel, Józef; Taufer, Antonín; Trávní?ek, Ludvík

2013-03-01

98

opening remarks - REMS workshop  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text VersionPage 1. June 7 FDA Workshop: Social Science Methodologies 1 ... 6 Panelists • Panelists include following experts: – Social science professionals ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

99

Successful Instructional Development Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways in which instructional development activities can be transformed into eagerly awaited opportunities for personal and institutional growth are discussed. The teaching workshop conducted by an expert from another campus is discussed. (MLW)

Browne, M. Neil; Keeley, Stuart M.

1988-01-01

100

Technology-Transfer Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A workshop was held to generate a better understanding of the many diverse factors and steps involved in the technology transfer process. The introductory presentations reviewed relevant theories, addressed the importance of planning for the process, and ...

1982-01-01

101

Workshop: Teaching Primitive Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the concrete and spiritual aspects of teaching workshops on survival skills or primitive arts. Gives details on lostproofing, or ways to teach a child not to get lost in the outdoors; building a survival shelter; and wilderness cooking. (CDS)|

Jordison, Jerry

1999-01-01

102

An Aerospace Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the 16-day, 10,000 mile national tour of the nation's major aerospace research and development centers by 65 students enrolled in Central Washington State College's Summer Aerospace Workshop. (Author/MB)|

Hill, Bill

1972-01-01

103

Public Workshop: Registration Form  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... FDA Public Workshop Application in Advances in Nucleic Acid and Protein Based Detection Methods to Multiplex Detection of Transfusion ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents/workshopsmeetingsconferences

104

Vernier Training Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vernier sponsors a number of free workshops for physics teachers nationwide for training with their data-collection and hands-on technology. The opportunities are located in a variety of cities, online training, videos, or personalized professional development.

2004-11-28

105

Food Defense Awareness Workshops  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... workshop, please visit New Mexico State Southwest Border Food Safety and ... held in cooperation with the International Dairy Foods Association at ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/fooddefense

106

Proceedings--Streams Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This proceedings is the result of a Streams Workshop sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Research/Resource Management Cooperative (SARRMC). The purpose of SARRMC is to provide coordinated research, extension and educational support of programs to achiev...

J. G. Eller C. Amundsen C. Eason D. D. Tarbet J. D. Gregory

1979-01-01

107

FDA Public Workshop  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text VersionPage 1. FDA Public Workshop Clinical Development Programs for Sedation Productions Speaker, Panelist and Moderator Disclosure Form ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

108

Transportation Management Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This report is a compilation of discussions presented at the Transportation Management Workshop held in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Topics include waste packaging, personnel training, robotics, transportation routing, certification, containers, and waste classification.

Not Available

1993-10-01

109

Second Quaternary dating workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The second Quaternary dating methods workshop was held at Lucas Heights and sponsored by ANSTO and AINSE. Topics covered include, isotope and thermoluminescence dating, usage of accelerator and thermal ionisation mass spectrometry in environmental studies...

1999-01-01

110

Flywheel energy storage workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since the November 1993 Flywheel Workshop, there has been a major surge of interest in Flywheel Energy Storage. Numerous flywheel programs have been funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Hybr...

D. O'Kain J. Carmack

1995-01-01

111

Suppression Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A workshop on the Chemical Suppression of Rocket Afterburning and of Gun Muzzle Flash was held at the Ballistic Research Laboratory on 11 and 12 June 1986. It brought together scientists representing six countries to share their collective fundamental und...

J. M. Heimerl

1987-01-01

112

FSMA Meetings, Hearings, & Workshops  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

FSMA Meetings, Public Hearings, and Workshops. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma

113

Geothermal Effluent Sampling Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report outlines the major recommendations resulting from a workshop to identify gaps in existing geothermal effluent sampling methodologies, define needed research to fill those gaps, and recommend strategies to lead to a standardized sampling method...

1981-01-01

114

The Workshop Elf.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses various personalities encountered in a writing workshop. Outlines the relationships and assumptions between writers. Provides parallels between these relationships and a story being written by the author. (PM)

Diogenes, Marvin

2001-01-01

115

Cybernetics and Workshop Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cybernetic sessions allow for the investigation of several variables concurrently, resulting in a large volume of input compacted into a concise time frame. Three session questions are reproduced to illustrate the variety of ideas generated relative to workshop design. (Author)

Eckstein, Daniel G.

1979-01-01

116

Public Workshop Agenda  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Page 2. FDA Public Workshop Agenda Phase Out of CFC-Propelled Epinephrine Inhalation Aerosol September 25, 2009 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

117

Interpersonal Communications Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The major purpose of an interpersonal communications workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice skills in face-to-face communication, individual communicating style, group and organizational factors which affect ...

S. Buel C. Hosford

1972-01-01

118

Naval Aviation Culture Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis contends that Culture Workshops are beneficial in preventing and/or reducing aviation mishaps. Organizational culture impacts a unit's performance -- for better or for worse. This research defines organizational culture and describes the dynam...

R. V. Rubio

2008-01-01

119

Workshop on Architecture Competence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes a workshop on architecture competence that was held at the Carnegie Mellon(R) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in June of 2008. The SEI invited accomplished practitioners from government, academia, and industry to discuss key is...

J. Klein L. Bass M. Klein P. Clements R. Kazman

2009-01-01

120

Provocative Questions Workshop  

Cancer.gov

Provocative Questions Workshop August 2, 2011 UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Los Angeles, California Final Participant List Chair Edward Harlow, Ph.D Chair Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Harvard Medical

121

Energy Management Workshop: Supermarkets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Material used in an FEA-sponsored workshop on energy management in supermarkets is presented. Information is included on: conducting energy surveys, selecting energy management personnel, identifying energy conservation opportunities, and planning and imp...

1980-01-01

122

Energy Management Workshop: Restaurants.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop was aimed at making restaurant owners and operators aware of the need for energy conservation and of the means for implementing energy conservation programs in the restaurant industry. Information is presented on conducting energy use survey...

1975-01-01

123

Special parallel processing workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report contains viewgraphs from the Special Parallel Processing Workshop. These viewgraphs deal with topics such as parallel processing performance, message passing, queue structure, and other basic concept detailing with parallel processing.

NONE

1994-12-01

124

A Workshop Approach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The science workshop approach is a method of organizing learning centers in developmentally based primary programs. The approach centers on providing a series of meaningful experiences around core science concepts. These experiences are presented in the f

Jones, Ithel

1999-11-01

125

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the

D. P. Hamilton

2005-01-01

126

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the

D. P. Hamilton; M. L. Malayeri; K. M. A. Pahlevan; W. C. Jacobson

2004-01-01

127

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy

D. P. Hamilton; M. L. Asbury

1999-01-01

128

INCREASE IN STROKE DEATHS AFTER 1997 IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Yearly mortality data on stroke in the Czech Republic, recorded from 1950 to 1999, were analysed. About 50- and 21-year cycles were suggested, regardless of whether all data were considered or whether they were analysed for men and women separately. After detrending, a self- starting cumulative sum (CUSUM) control chart showed,an increase in stroke deaths that took place around

B Fier; G Cornélissen; J Siegelová; J Duek; P Homolka; V Mazánková; F Halberg

129

Overview of Particle Production Facilities Available in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

A brief overview of particle production facilities available in Czech Republic is given. In particular are described the facilities at the Nuclear Physics Institute in Rez near Prague, namely: an isochronous cyclotron, an electrostatic accelerator tandetron and a microtron. An outline of the main research projects carried out is included.

Kugler, Andrej [Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 25068 Rez (Czech Republic)

2007-11-26

130

Problem of wind power plant engineering in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper summarizes conclusions following from the research of utilization of wind power plants in the Czech Republic. Situation in the planned and real shares of renewable sources with more detailed specification of the opportunities for development of wind power plants is described specifically. The paper also presents the results of analysis of operational statuses of the most frequently used

S. Misak; L. Prokop

2009-01-01

131

Large vocabulary ASR for spontaneous czech in the MALACH project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes LVCSR research into the automatic transcription of spontaneous Czech speech in the MALACH (Multilingual Access to Large Spoken Archives) project. This project attempts to provide improved access to the large multilingual spoken archives collected by the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (VHF) (www.vhf.org) by advancing the state of the art in automated speech recognition. We

Josef Psutka; Pavel Ircing; Vlasta Radová; William J. Byrne; Jan Hajic; Jirí Mírovský; Samuel Gustman

2003-01-01

132

GROVING MOBILITY AND LAND USE IN CZECH CITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban sprawl and current unsatisfactory state of traffic in historical East and Central European cities has a number of causes. One of them is the discrepancy between the layout of the urban structure and the present-day requirements made by the volume of traffic. The physical environment of Czech towns and cities was formed for less demanding modes of traffic. Other

Karel Schmeidler

133

Czech Participation in International X-Ray Observatory (IXO)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Here we describe the recent status of Czech participation in the IXO (International X-ray Observatory) space mission, with emphasis on the development of new technologies and test samples of X-ray mirrors with precise surfaces, based on new materials, and their applications in space. In addition, alternative X-ray optical arrangements are investigated, such as Kirkpatrick-Baez systems.

Hudec, R.; Pína, L.; Maršíková, V.; Inneman, A.; Skulinová, M.; Míka, M.

134

Possible genetic damage in the Czech nuclear power plant workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of our study was to identify occupational risk of irradiation exposure in the Czech nuclear power plant workers. We analyzed levels of chromosomal aberrations, a well-known biomarker of early biological effects and a predictor of cancer risk. We applied the conventional method of cytogenetic analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH, whole chromosome painting for chromosomes 1 and

Radim J. Sram; Pavel Rössner; Jiri Rubes; Olena Beskid; Zdik Dusek; Irena Chvatalova; Jana Schmuczerova; Alena Milcova; Ivo Solansky; Hana Bavorova; Dana Ocadlikova; Olga Kopecna; Petra Musilova

2006-01-01

135

Active labor market policies, job matching and the Czech miracle  

Microsoft Academic Search

A common explanation of low unemployment rates in the Czech Republic (CR) is the stance of active labor market policies (ALMPs), in particular, the extensive use of ALMP instruments and an effective delivery system. Using a large panel of quarterly data from employment office districts, we estimate the effects of ALMPs on the job matching process in the CR. In

Tito Boeri; Michael C. Burda

1996-01-01

136

Active Labour Market Policies, Job Matching and the Czech Miracle  

Microsoft Academic Search

A common explanation of low unemployment rates in the Czech Republic (CR) is the stance of active labour market policies (ALMPs), in particular the extensive use of ALMP instruments and an effective delivery system. Using a large panel of quarterly data from employment office districts, we estimate the effects of ALMPs on the job matching process in the CR. In

Tito Boeri; Michael C. Burda

1995-01-01

137

Czech and Polish Higher Education - from Bureaucracy to Market Competition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims to compare two aspects of the education systems in two East European countries. As the political history of the Czech Republic and Poland in the past fifty years is similar, the authors compare the countries' de- velopment in tackling educational inequalities and attempt to evaluate their poli- cies and reforms from the beginning of socialism to date.

NATALIE SIMONOVÁ; DOMINIK ANTONOWICZ

2006-01-01

138

GLOBE in the Czech Republic: A Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents results of the evaluation of the GLOBE program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) in the Czech Republic. The evaluation explores the implementation of the program in schools and its impact on research skills. Four hundred and sixty six pupils, aged 13, from 28 different schools participated in the…

Cincera, Jan; Maskova, Veronika

2011-01-01

139

Situation of School Self-Evaluation in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is focused on school self-evaluation in the Czech Republic. It offers the overview of main changes which took place after 1989 and provided a broad social framework for operation of schools. Also, it links self-evaluation to recent legislation which explicitly determines its state of art and also steps to be taken in the near future.…

Pol, Milan; Vastatkova, Jana

2005-01-01

140

Grammatical Gender in Speech Production: Evidence from Czech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three experiments demonstrate gender congruency effects (i.e., naming times of a picture are faster when the name of the target picture and a distractor noun are gender congruent) in Czech. In the first experiment, subjects named the pictures by producing gender-marked demonstrative pronouns and a noun. In the second and third experiments,…

Bordag, Denisa; Pechmann, Thomas

2008-01-01

141

The Academic Voice in English and Czech Higher Education Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper sets out to report on a research project investigating the academic voice in higher education quality in the UK and the Czech Republic. It aims to describe the origins and reasons for introducing quality monitoring and assurance into higher education, showing the differences and impacts on higher education quality in England…

Mertova, Patricie; Webster, Len

2009-01-01

142

Feedback in Educational Communication in Czech Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces an empirical study that examines how teachers evaluate pupils' responses. The study draws on research undertaken at four secondary schools in the Czech Republic. It transpires that feedback has a stable position in the structure of communication; however, it is used only to verify pupils' responses and not to elaborate them.…

Sedova, Klara; Svaricek, Roman

2012-01-01

143

Financing Higher Education: Czech Republic 1990-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech system of financing higher education is described, tracing trends in various categories of expenditure in the last decade, spending in relation to gross domestic product, 1990 legislation increasing institutional autonomy and responsibility, core financing in the first few years of the law, developments since 1992, the 1995 budget,…

Fogel, Daniel S.; Winkler, Jan

1996-01-01

144

Access to Higher Education in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses higher education in the Czech Republic in light of the 1989 Velvet Revolution and the 1993 division of Czechoslovakia, focusing on secondary schools, motivation to enter higher education, admissions, funding, the state university system, capacity limits, and other barriers to access. (MDM)

Sebkova, Helena

1996-01-01

145

Civic Education in the Czech Republic. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes some aspects of the transition taking place in Czech educational efforts since the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989, particularly changes in the teaching of civic education in the schools. The paper takes the position that governments find it important to mold new generations in areas of civic responsibility, whatever the nature of…

Mauch, James

146

Kindergarten in the Czech Republic: Tradition and Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of past and present early childhood education in the Czech Republic and describes current kindergarten programs. Discusses recent issues, such as decentralization of kindergarten, changing kindergarten curricula, inclusion of special needs children, options for kindergarten programs, and parent involvement. Concludes by noting…

Mayfield, Margie I.

1998-01-01

147

Reviews of National Policies for Education - Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes the difficulties encountered in the transformation of education in the Czech Republic and identifies change in policies and structures that could stimulate further reform in the needed directions. The book contains two parts with 15 chapters. Part 1 describes the development of education since the political change as rapid and…

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

148

Czech for Americans. A Beginning Level Competency-Based Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The course in beginning-level Czech is designed for adult students and businesspersons needing to learn use of the language in everyday circumstances. It emphasizes speaking and listening skills and contextualized language, focusing on meaning over form. The materials consist of 44 instructional units on nine topics: first social contact; social…

Campora, Olga Kovarova

149

Czech Agricultural Sector: Organisational Structure and Its Transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes and evaluates the impact of the transition process in the agricultural sector in the Czech Republic; its objective is to analyse and clarify the outcome of transition, and the prospects of the sector. The paper starts with examination of agriculture under the communist regime, continues with the transformation process, in particular changes in total economic output, employment,

Jarka Chloupkova

2002-01-01

150

Relationship Lending in Emerging Markets: Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on how firms obtain financing from domestic banks, using a unique loan-level data set for the Czech Republic. The results show that the vast majority of firms use the services of just one relationship lender. Small and young firms in technology- and knowledge-intensive industries tend to concentrate their credit needs in a single bank, whereas less creditworthy

Adam Geršl; Petr Jakubík

2011-01-01

151

Relationship Lending in Emerging Markets: Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on how firms obtain financing from domestic banks, using a unique loan-level data set for the Czech Republic. The results show that the vast majority of firms use the services of just one relationship lender. Small and young firms in technology- and knowledge-intensive industries tend to concentrate their credit needs in a single bank, whereas less creditworthy

Adam Geršl; Petr Jakubík

152

Innovation and Education Policy in SMEs: A Czech Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the late 1990s, the Czech government implemented policies to enhance the role of small/medium-sized enterprises in innovation, including grants, subsidies, and tax credits. Education and training have focused on information/communications technologies. Future policy developments must be guided by trends in the global knowledge-based economy as…

Lloyd-Reason, Lester; Muller, Karel; Wall, Stuart

2002-01-01

153

Federal Arctic Research Information Workshop: Workshop proceedings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Federal Arctic Research Information Workshop was organized on behalf of the Inter-Agency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) in order to facilitate the exchange of information on Federal research to fulfill the intent of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984. The workshop was held on 19-21 Mar. 1991, and representatives from Federal agencies were invited to report on recent accomplishments of research and related activities and to exchange information on current and future projects and programs. The various Federal agencies included the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, and Transportation. The Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution also presented papers.

Geiselman, Joy; Mitchell, Kathryn L.

1991-07-01

154

Moral judgment competence of nursing students in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the level of moral judgment competence in students of nursing at the University of Ostrava Faculty of Medicine, and whether it is influenced by the field of study, type of study, current year of study and age. The design of the study was cross-sectional. The survey sample comprised 662 full-time and part-time students of General Nursing and Midwifery. To measure ethical competence, Lind's Moral Judgment Test (MJT, 1995) was used. The nursing students showed low C-index scores (the mean C-index was 14.24ą9.56). The C-index was significantly influenced only by the type of study and age (p<0.05). Part-time students and those over 30years of age had the lowest C-index scores. On average, the students preferred stages 5 and 6 of moral judgment, that is the post-conventional level. Due to the nursing students' lower C-index scores, methods developing ethical argumentation should be introduced into nursing ethics courses. PMID:22795743

Bužgová, Radka; Sikorová, Lucie

2012-07-13

155

Thin Film Solar Cell Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A summation of responses to questions posed to the thin-film solar cell workshop and the ensuing discussion is provided. Participants in the workshop included photovoltaic manufacturers (both thin film and crystalline), cell performance investigators, and...

J. Armstrong F. Jeffrey

1993-01-01

156

An Interprofessional Pediatric Prescribing Workshop  

PubMed Central

Objective. To design, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional learning workshop on pediatric prescribing. Design. An interactive workshop on pediatric prescribing was designed and delivered by pediatricians and pharmacists to fourth-year medical and pharmacy students on 3 university campus settings. Students were assigned to either interprofessional workshop groups (pharmacy and medical students) or non-interprofessional workshop groups (medical students only). Assessment. Two hundred thirty students completed the workshops and 92% returned both the pre- and post-workshop questionnaires. Attitudes toward interprofessional learning significantly improved among students in the interprofessional workshop groups (p< 0.001) and confidence in prescribing for pediatric patients significantly improved among all students (p< 0.001). Conclusions. The workshop improved medical and pharmacy students’ knowledge and confidence in pediatric prescribing and significantly improved their attitudes toward working and learning with other professionals.

Yuen, Sebastian; Hunt, Linda; Emond, Alan

2012-01-01

157

Heat Pipe Applications Workshop Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proceedings of the Heat Pipe Applications Workshop, held at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory October 20-21, 1977, are reported. This workshop, which brought together representatives of the Department of Energy and of a dozen industrial organizatio...

W. A. Ranken

1978-01-01

158

PREFACE: Galactic Center Workshop 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

We are pleased to present the proceedings from the Galactic Center Workshop 2006---From the Center of the Milky Way to Nearby Low-Luminosity Galactic Nuclei. The conference took place in the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany, on 18 to 22 April 2006. It is the third workshop of this kind, following the Galactic Center Workshops held 1998 in Tucson, Arizona, and 2002

Rainer Schödel; Geoffrey C. Bower; Michael P. Muno; Sergei Nayakshin; Thomas Ott

2006-01-01

159

The Dacum Workshop. Dacum 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, the second in a series of four volumes on the Designing a Curriculum (Dacum) process, is intended to familiarize prospective Dacum workshop participants with the goals and procedures of the workshop. The first section of the booklet comprises a description of a Dacum workshop as a means of bringing together educators and employers…

Mitchell, Barbara J.

160

Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The writing workshop has endured and even flourished in thousands of schools across the country because no other approach or program matches the writing workshop when it comes to growing strong writers. This guide introduces and explains the writing workshop and reveals how it can be a potent tool for empowering young writers. The guide aims to…

Fletcher, Ralph; Portalupi, JoAnn

161

Workshop on molecular animation.  

PubMed

From February 25 to 26, 2010, in San Francisco, the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI) and the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI) hosted a molecular animation workshop for 21 structural biologists, molecular animators, and creators of molecular visualization software. Molecular animation aims to visualize scientific understanding of biomolecular processes and structures. The primary goal of the workshop was to identify the necessary tools for producing high-quality molecular animations, understanding complex molecular and cellular structures, creating publication supplementary materials and conference presentations, and teaching science to students and the public. Another use of molecular animation emerged in the workshop: helping to focus scientific inquiry about the motions of molecules and enhancing informal communication within and between laboratories. PMID:20947014

Bromberg, Sarina; Chiu, Wah; Ferrin, Thomas E

2010-10-13

162

Chromosome 19 International Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Second International Workshop on Human Chromosome 19 was hosted on January 25 and 26, 1992, by the Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands, at the 'Meerdal Conference Center'. The workshop was supported by a grant from the European Community obtained through HUGO, the Dutch Research Organization (NWO) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Travel support for American participants was provided by the Department of Energy. The goals of this workshop were to produce genetic, physical and integrated maps of chromosome 19, to identify inconsistencies and gaps, and to discuss and exchange resources and techniques available for the completion of these maps. The second day of the meeting was largely devoted to region or disease specific efforts. In particular, the meeting served as a platform for assessing and discussing the recent progress made into the molecular elucidation of myotonic dystrophy.

Pericak-Vance, M.A. (Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Medical Center); Ropers, H.H. (Univ. Hospital Nijmegen, (The Netherlands). Dept. of Human Genetics); Carrano, A.J. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States))

1993-01-04

163

Workshop on Molecular Animation  

PubMed Central

Summary February 25–26, 2010, in San Francisco, the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics (RBVI) and the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI) hosted a molecular animation workshop for 21 structural biologists, molecular animators, and creators of molecular visualization software. Molecular animation aims to visualize scientific understanding of biomolecular processes and structures. The primary goal of the workshop was to identify the necessary tools for: producing high quality molecular animations, understanding complex molecular and cellular structures, creating publication supplementary materials and conference presentations, and teaching science to students and the public. Another use of molecular animation emerged in the workshop: helping to focus scientific inquiry about the motions of molecules and enhancing informal communication within and between laboratories.

Bromberg, Sarina; Chiu, Wah; Ferrin, Thomas E.

2011-01-01

164

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Scale of the Universe: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Scientific Notation: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

1999-12-01

165

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Scale of the Universe: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Scientific Notation: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

1999-09-01

166

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: ANIMATED ORBITS OF PLANETS AND MOONS: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. SOLAR SYSTEM COLLISIONS: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. SCIENTIFIC NOTATION: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. ORBITAL SIMULATIONS: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP BULLETIN BOARD: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

2000-05-01

167

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed, and maintained at the University of Maryland, for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 91 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of the explosion, crater size, magnitude of the planetquake generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Planetary and Satellite Data Calculators: These tools allow the user to easily calculate physical data for all of the planets or satellites simultaneously, making comparison very easy. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.; Proctor, A.

2001-12-01

168

Cost-effective energy efficiency in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

Energy efficiency is a particularly important issue in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. Much of the energy used in the Czech Republic is supplied by lignite, a soft brown form of coal. Its combustion is largely responsible for an extreme acid rain problem and other forms of air pollution and land use complications. Additionally, inefficient energy use is prevalent, placing additional stresses on an already fragile economy. This paper reports on a project in the mid-sized (250,000 residents) and industrial city of Plzen, in the Czech Republic. The Facility Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) process, developed by PNL for the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), was applied to the city to determine the level of cost-effective energy efficiency potential in the city. Significant potential was found to exist, primarily in large, cooperatively owned apartment buildings heated by district systems.

Shankle, S.A.; Secrest, T.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Zemen, Z.; Popelka, A.

1994-08-01

169

President of Czech Republic visits ESO's Paranal Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 6 April 2011, the ESO Paranal Observatory was honoured with a visit from the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, and his wife Livia Klausová, who also took the opportunity to admire Cerro Armazones, the future site of the planned E-ELT. The distinguished visitor was shown the technical installations at the observatory, and was present when the dome of one of the four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes of ESO's Very Large Telescope opened for a night's observing at Cerro Paranal, the world's most advanced visible-light observatory. "I'm delighted to welcome President Klaus to the Paranal Observatory and to show him first-hand the world-leading astronomical facility that ESO has designed, has built, and operates for European astronomy," said ESO's Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. President Klaus replied, "I am very impressed by the remarkable technology that ESO has built here in the heart of the desert. Czech astronomers are already making good use of these facilities and we look forward to having Czech industry and its scientific community contribute to the future E-ELT." From the VLT platform, the President had the opportunity to admire Cerro Armazones as well as other spectacular views of Chile's Atacama Desert surrounding Paranal. Adjacent to Cerro Paranal, Armazones has been chosen as the site for the future E-ELT (see eso1018). ESO is seeking approval from its governing bodies by the end of 2011 for the go-ahead for the 1-billion euro E-ELT. Construction is expected to begin in 2012 and the start of operations is planned for early in the next decade. President Klaus was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech Ambassador in Chile, Zdenek Kubánek, dignitaries of the government, and a Czech industrial delegation. The group was hosted at Paranal by the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, the ESO Representative in Chile, Massimo Tarenghi, the Director of Operations, Andreas Kaufer, and Jan Palous, Czech representative at the ESO Council. After the opening of the telescopes, President Klaus had the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the VLT platform. Then he visited the VLT control room, which operates the four Unit Telescopes and the VLT Interferometer (VLTI). Here, the President took part in the start of observations from the console of one of the VLT Unit telescopes. More information ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. It is supported by 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and VISTA, the world's largest survey telescope. ESO is the European partner of a revolutionary astronomical telescope ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. ESO is currently planning a 42-metre European Extremely Large optical/near-infrared Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky".

2011-04-01

170

The 2001 serological survey in the Czech Republic--rubella.  

PubMed

In total, 3,009 sera from a representative population sample of the Czech Republic, 1508 females and 1,501 males, were tested by EIA using a commercial kit ETI-RUBEK-G Plus manufactured by Dia Sorin, Italy. The vaccination strategy was as follows: vaccination of 12-year-old girls since 1982 and all 2-year-olds vaccinated since 1986. Currently, all women under 31 years of age and all men under 17 years of age have been vaccinated. The results of the serological survey confirmed lower seropositivity rates in young men compared to vaccinated women of the same age as expected. An epidemic outbreak of rubeola among young men is another evidence of that The seropositivity rate of 2- 9-year-old vaccinee children reaches almost 95%. The long-term morbidity trend in the Czech Republic is downward sloping, with a marked differentiation between the male and female populations. PMID:15080259

Mrázová, M; Smelhausová, M; Sestáková, Z; Svandová, E; Benes, C

2003-12-01

171

Democratization, crime, punishment and public attitudes in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the partial results of three surveys of the Czech public regarding the issues of crime and punishment.\\u000a As rising levels of crime have accompanied the democratic transition, so have rising calls for increased repression of criminal\\u000a offenders, such as strong opinions in favor of reinstating the death penalty. At the same time, however, various other factors\\u000a in

Jiri Burianek

1997-01-01

172

Regional DSD: The Business Case for a Czech Brewer  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a PPAS is a beverage producer in the Czech Republic. Although PPAS has implemented a standard ERP backend solution for DSD-specific\\u000a IT support, the execution of the tour itself remained paper based. Struggling with the cost-intensive paper-driven DSD processes,\\u000a PPAS decided to enhance to a mobile DSD solution to enable automation and to overcome the inefficiencies. In this section,\\u000a PPAS shows

Pavel Pucelik; Alberto Zamora

173

Enterprise performance and management turnover in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the effect of management turnover on changes in enterprise performance, using a cross-section of 706 Czech firms over the 1993–1997 period. Controlling for initial conditions, equity holdings by managers, and firm- and sector-specific effects, we find that the appointment of new managers is associated with improvements in profit margins and labor productivity, particularly if those managers were selected

Stijn Claessens; Simeon Djankov

1999-01-01

174

Radiation Source Replacement Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a Radiation Source Replacement Workshop in Houston Texas on October 27-28, 2010, which provided a forum for industry and researchers to exchange information and to discuss the issues relating to replacement of AmBe, and potentially other isotope sources used in well logging.

Griffin, Jeffrey W.; Moran, Traci L.; Bond, Leonard J.

2010-12-01

175

ABC Workshop 2005 Program  

Cancer.gov

ABC Workshop 2007 Program October 4, 2007 9:00 –10:00 Registration 10AM-12 PM 10AM Welcome Michael Dean 10:30 Session 1 Chair- Malini Rhaghavan 10:30 Talk 1 Malini Rhaghavan The transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP)

176

Ecological Quality Assurance Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication is a workshop proceedings where 40 people from about 25 organizations across the U.S. and Canada discussed QA concepts and how they apply to ecological research. After an introductory session, three plenary papers were given (Morrison from...

1988-01-01

177

World without Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author examines the history of segregation for blind and handicapped persons and the relationship of segregation to social attitudes and opportunities. He also questions the relevance of sheltered workshops today. The El Paso Lighthouse "enclave with industry" program is presented as one model for moving toward a "natural proportion"…

Winkley, William M.

1985-01-01

178

Microwave Workshop for Windows.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Microwave Workshop for Windows" consists of three programs that act as teaching aid and provide a circuit design utility within the field of microwave engineering. The first program is a computer representation of a graphical design tool; the second is an accurate visual and analytical representation of a microwave test bench; the third is a…

White, Colin

1998-01-01

179

Polar ozone workshop. Abstracts  

SciTech Connect

Results of the proceedings of the Polar Ozone Workshop held in Snowmass, CO, on May 9 to 13, 1988 are given. Topics covered include ozone depletion, ozonometry, polar meteorology, polar stratospheric clouds, remote sensing of trace gases, atmospheric chemistry and dynamical simulations.

Aikin, A.C.

1988-05-01

180

Inspiration card workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we start from the position that sources of inspiration play an important role in the design process albeit in a frequently intangible way. We present the Inspiration Card Workshop as a collaborative method for combining findings from domain studies, represented in Domain Cards, with sources of inspiration from applications of technology, represented in Technology Cards, to create

Kim Halskov; Peter Dalsgĺrd

2006-01-01

181

African Outreach Workshop 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the 1974 African Outreach Workshop planned and coordinated by the African Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its major aim was to assist teachers in developing curriculum units on African using materials available in their local community. A second aim was for the African Studies Program to…

Schmidt, Nancy J.

182

ABC Workshop 2012 Program  

Cancer.gov

9th North American ABC Workshop 2012 Program Thursday September 27th 2012 8:00 –9:00am Registration 9:00am Welcome Remarks: Dr. Michael Dean 9:10-10:40am Session 1: Genetic Diseases and ABC Transporters Chairs William Gahl and Karobi Moitra

183

Roadmap Internet Training Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Roadmap Internet Training Workshop is a free Internet navigation seminar available in step-by-step lessons. It will teach you how to send email, join and unjoin mailing lists, perform remote logins, use the Web, FTP, Gopher and much more. All lessons are posted on the gopher site and can be completed at the student's pace. gopher to:

184

[25 years Mycotoxin workshop].  

PubMed

Mycotoxin research has a long tradition in Germany and is documented by a series of annual meetings which started 25 years ago. This paper gives an historical review on these Mycotoxin-Workshops. The first mycotoxin workshop in 1979 at the Federal Centre for Meat Research in Kulmbach was initiated by the former Federal Ministry of Agriculture and mainly thought to bring together scientists from the Federal research facilities. Main topics at that early time of mycotoxin research were food and feed safety, the mycology of toxin producers, the analysis and toxicology of mycotoxins. In the following years the Mycotoxin Workshop was influenced not only by working groups from the Federal research facilities but also from universities, state laboratories, other organisations and research scientists from outside Germany and with different disciplines. The number of participants increased from 19 at the beginning to more than 150 up to now and in order to organise these annual meetings at varying locations, in 1997 the society for mycotoxin research was founded. Since that time the Society for Mycotoxin Research (www.mykotoxin.de) is responsible for the organisation of the Mycotoxin Workshops.In addition the Society for Mycotoxin Research organizes the Brigitte Gedek science award, endowed with ˘ 10,000, and the Münchner Mycotoxin fellowship program, both intented to promote scientific research in mycotoxinology. PMID:23604758

Gareis, M

2003-06-01

185

Microwave Workshop for Windows.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Microwave Workshop for Windows" consists of three programs that act as teaching aid and provide a circuit design utility within the field of microwave engineering. The first program is a computer representation of a graphical design tool; the second is an accurate visual and analytical representation of a microwave test bench; the third is a more…

White, Colin

1998-01-01

186

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop presents information on mentoring relationships within child care settings. Articles are: (1) "Mentoring Teachers...A Partnership in Learning" (Patricia Scallan-Berl); (2) "The Potential Gains of Peer Mentoring among Children" (Leslie Moguil); (3) "Mentoring Advocates in the Context of Early Childhood Education" (Sessy Nyman); and…

Scallan-Berl, Patricia; Moguil, Leslie; Nyman, Sessy I.; Mercado, Miriam Mercado

2003-01-01

187

Pump Operation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual was developed for use at workshops designed as an extension of training for water and wastewater treatment personnel. The course consists of lecture-discussions and hands-on activities. Each of the lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing that…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

188

Grant Workshop Overview  

Cancer.gov

NCI CPFP Grant Workshop Overview January 3-7, 2005 Monday, 1/3: 1) review course materials 2) discuss grant nomenclature; grant “anatomy” 3) identify sources of information and assistance/grant targets Tuesday, 1/4: Advice from the Funders Carolyn

189

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workshop presents information on mentoring relationships within child care settings. Articles are: (1) "Mentoring Teachers...A Partnership in Learning" (Patricia Scallan-Berl); (2) "The Potential Gains of Peer Mentoring among Children" (Leslie Moguil); (3) "Mentoring Advocates in the Context of Early Childhood Education" (Sessy Nyman); and…

Scallan-Berl, Patricia; Moguil, Leslie; Nyman, Sessy I.; Mercado, Miriam Mercado

2003-01-01

190

Liberating the Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The sheltered workshop model for the retarded is being changed to a non-sheltered community and business model of vocational services in Detroit, Michigan. Methods used included creation of their own businesses by rehabilitation companies and provision of job training and placement within businesses by an on-site trainer. (DB)

Maxwell, Mark S.

1986-01-01

191

Conducting Leadership Training Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this publication is to provide informational and organizational aid to students, teachers and administrators interested in developing and strengthening student leadership through local and regional student leadership training workshops. Divided into two major parts, the first part discusses the improvement of leadership training…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

192

Child Development: Workshop I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Workshops on child development explored the cognitive development of children, mass media and its effects on children, parenting, the emotional and personality development of children, and educating the exceptional child, including the gifted. The discussion of cognitive development focused on the need to collect information about cognitive…

Ismail, Maznah; And Others

193

Dimensional stability workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An edited transcript of a workshop on dimensional stability is presented. The topics were: (1) an overview of dimensional instability in all kinds of materials, emphasizing the sources; and (2) instabilities in glass and glass ceramics, including unique measurement techniques and previously unpublished data.

Marschall, Charles W.; Hagy, Henry E.

1990-11-01

194

Flywheel energy storage workshop  

SciTech Connect

Since the November 1993 Flywheel Workshop, there has been a major surge of interest in Flywheel Energy Storage. Numerous flywheel programs have been funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Hybrid Vehicle Program, and by private investment. Several new prototype systems have been built and are being tested. The operational performance characteristics of flywheel energy storage are being recognized as attractive for a number of potential applications. Programs are underway to develop flywheels for cars, buses, boats, trains, satellites, and for electric utility applications such as power quality, uninterruptible power supplies, and load leveling. With the tremendous amount of flywheel activity during the last two years, this workshop should again provide an excellent opportunity for presentation of new information. This workshop is jointly sponsored by ARPA and DOE to provide a review of the status of current flywheel programs and to provide a forum for presentation of new flywheel technology. Technology areas of interest include flywheel applications, flywheel systems, design, materials, fabrication, assembly, safety & containment, ball bearings, magnetic bearings, motor/generators, power electronics, mounting systems, test procedures, and systems integration. Information from the workshop will help guide ARPA & DOE planning for future flywheel programs. This document is comprised of detailed viewgraphs.

O`Kain, D.; Carmack, J. [comps.

1995-12-31

195

Preventive Maintenance Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to upgrade the knowledge of experienced water and wastewater treatment plant operators. The course consists of lecture-discussions and hands-on activities. Each of the lessons has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing a topic.…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

196

Pump Operation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed as an extension of training for water and wastewater treatment personnel. The course consists of lecture-discussions and hands-on activities. Each of the lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing that…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

197

Beginnings Workshop: Storytelling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four workshop articles discuss storytelling techniques and sources: (1) "Beginning with Peekaboo: Storytelling as Interaction" (Robert Munsch); (2) "You, Yes, You: Storytelling from Many Cultures" (Margaret Read MacDonald); (3) "When the Wolf Both Is and Is Not a Wolf: The Language of Puppets" (Mariano Dolci); and (4) "Finding Our Voices: The…

Munsch, Robert; And Others

1994-01-01

198

Identification of factors affecting birth rate in Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is concerned with identifying economic factors primarily that affect birth rates in Czech Republic. To find the relationship between the magnitudes, we used the multivariate regression analysis and for modeling, we used a time series of annual values (1994-2011) both economic indicators and indicators related to demographics. Due to potential problems with apparent dependence we first cleansed all series obtained from the Czech Statistical Office using first differences. It is clear from the final model that meets all assumptions that there is a positive correlation between birth rates and the financial situation of households. We described the financial situation of households by GDP per capita, gross wages and consumer price index. As expected a positive correlation was proved for GDP per capita and gross wages and negative dependence was proved for the consumer price index. In addition to these economic variables in the model there were used also demographic characteristics of the workforce and the number of employed people. It can be stated that if the Czech Republic wants to support an increase in the birth rate, it is necessary to consider the financial support for households with small children.

Zámková, Martina; Blašková, Veronika

2013-10-01

199

The use of rubber dam among Czech dental practitioners.  

PubMed

Rubber dam is considered an ideal device for tooth isolation. Nevertheless, its usage is quite rare in the Czech Republic. The aim of this study was: firstly, to gather and evaluate information regarding the use of rubber dam by dentists in the Czech Republic and to compare it with other countries; secondly to find out whether there are any influencing factors as to rubber dam usage; and finally to find out frequency of rubber dam use separately in endodontic treatment and in placing fillings of different materials. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted. Dentists filled in the questionnaires during dental conventions, educational events, conferences and congresses. Rubber dam was routinely used by less than eight per cent of the respondents (n = 35); less than twenty-two per cent of the respondents (n = 97) used rubber dam occasionally, and more than seventy per cent of the respondents (n = 317) has never use it. The results showed that rubber dam is not used frequently in the Czech Republic. If rubber dam is used, then it is typically for endodontic treatment or composite fillings. There were several factors with a statistically significant influence on the usage of rubber dam, such as gender, length of professional career, percentage of direct payments, previous experience in using rubber dam, and undergraduate training in rubber dam use. PMID:22283107

Kapitán, Martin; Sustová, Zdenka

2011-01-01

200

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - TeraGrid Data Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop brought together users, developers, and center leaders to discuss and determine both the near-term directions and the longer-term possibilities. Topics of interest included global file systems, point to point data transfer issues, and cataloguing of data for retrieval. The planned outcome of this workshop was a white paper that serves as a roadmap for data management and movement going forward. The workshop was held during January 9-11, 2007.

201

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop was intended to bring the applications and tools communities who will be using petascale systems together so that they could influence each other to improve the overall state of petascale computing. Issues that came up during the workshop included the desire for: better tools, adjusted policies and practices in the centers, more libraries, better languages and programming models, more communication and better collaboration, and increased training and education. The next steps from the workshop are primarily educational, organizational, and communicational. The workshop was held on June 9, 2008.

202

DIETARY INTAKES, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND PREDICTORS OF CHILD OBESITY AMONG 4-6th GRADERS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The prevalence of child obesity in the Czech Republic has increased in the last several years, especially among school-aged children. While obesity trends are closely monitored in the Czech Republic, very little is known about the dietary habits and exercise behaviors of Czech children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nutrient intakes and physical activity, as well

Lenka Humeníková; Gail E. Gates

203

Geoengineering design parameters workshop  

SciTech Connect

A one-day workshop on the subject of the geotechnical design parameters, in situ stress and rock mass strength, for a nuclear waste repository in basalt was held in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 25, 1989. A panel comprised of five widely recognized experts in the field of rock mechanics, met to discuss the state of stress at the Hanford Site and the strength of a basalt rock mass. This report summarizes the discussions that took place and presents a set of final position statements developed collaboratively by the panel and the workshop moderator. The report concludes with a set of specific recommendations for future actions considered necessary to adequately define the in situ stress and the rock mass strength at the Hanford Site and to document the position of the Basalt Waste Isolation Project in respect to these two critical design parameters.

St. John, C.M. (Agapito (J.F.T.) and Associates, Grand Junction, CO (USA)); Kim, Kunsoo (Rockwell International Corp., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations)

1985-12-12

204

(Acid rain workshop)  

SciTech Connect

The traveler presented a paper entitled Susceptibility of Asian Ecosystems to Soil-Mediated Acid Rain Damage'' at the Second Workshop on Acid Rain in Asia. The workshop was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois), and Resource Management Associates (Madison, Wisconsin) and was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the World Bank. Papers presented on the first day discussed how the experience gained with acid rain in North America and Europe might be applied to the Asian situation. Papers describing energy use projections, sulfur emissions, and effects of acid rain in several Asian countries were presented on the second day. The remaining time was allotted to discussion, planning, and writing plans for a future research program.

Turner, R.S.

1990-12-05

205

Magnet measurement workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report covers the deliberations of the participants the workshop and some subsequent contributions. Section III, the report of the rotating coil group, includes a summary table of the major measuring systems in use today, with separate sections on each. Section IV is the summary report of the group that addressed other measuring techniques. Because one of the limits of all the techniques being considered is electronic data acquisition, Section V addresses this topic. A set of issues relevant to magnetic field measurements of SSC dipoles was raised and addressed during the workshop. These are included as Section VI. Section VII includes a complete list of attendees with their addresses and a separate list of the members of the two working groups.

NONE

1986-12-01

206

PREFACE: Collapse Calderas Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Caldera-formation is one of the most awe-inspiring and powerful displays of nature's force. Resultant deposits may cover vast areas and significantly alter the immediate topography. Post-collapse activity may include resurgence, unrest, intra-caldera volcanism and potentially the start of a new magmatic cycle, perhaps eventually leading to renewed collapse. Since volcanoes and their eruptions are the surface manifestation of magmatic processes, calderas provide key insights into the generation and evolution of large-volume silicic magma bodies in the Earth's crust. Despite their potentially ferocious nature, calderas play a crucial role in modern society's life. Collapse calderas host essential economic deposits and supply power for many via the exploitation of geothermal reservoirs, and thus receive considerable scientific, economic and industrial attention. Calderas also attract millions of visitors world-wide with their spectacular scenic displays. To build on the outcomes of the 2005 calderas workshop in Tenerife (Spain) and to assess the most recent advances on caldera research, a follow-up meeting was proposed to be held in Mexico in 2008. This abstract volume presents contributions to the 2nd Calderas Workshop held at Hotel Misión La Muralla, Querétaro, Mexico, 19-25 October 2008. The title of the workshop `Reconstructing the evolution of collapse calderas: Magma storage, mobilisation and eruption' set the theme for five days of presentations and discussions, both at the venue as well as during visits to the surrounding calderas of Amealco, Amazcala and Huichapan. The multi-disciplinary workshop was attended by more than 40 scientist from North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Contributions covered five thematic topics: geology, geochemistry/petrology, structural analysis/modelling, geophysics, and hazards. The workshop was generously supported by the International Association of Volcanology and the Chemistry of The Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through the Coordinación de la Investigación Científica, the Institute of Physics Publishing services, the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Querétaro (CONCYTEQ). The workshop represented the key activity of the IAVCEI Commission on Collapse Calderas in 2008. We, the workshop organizers, would like to express our gratitude to all workshop participants, the staff of Misión La Muralla, the Centro de Geociencias of UNAM for administrative and logistic support, to Adelina Geyer for web support, to María Inés Rojano for organization of logistics, the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí for logistics support, the Comisiňn Nacional de Electricidad for authorizing a visit to Los Azufres geothermal field, and to all sponsors that provided financial support. We expect these proceedings to stimulate further fruitful discussions, which we hope will be continued at a future meeting. Jo Gottsmann and Gerardo Aguirre-Diaz October 2008

Gottsmann, Jo; Aguirre-Diaz, Gerardo

2008-10-01

207

Workshop Physics Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page contains the free download of WPtools, the software developed to accompany Workshop Physics. It allows students to use a custom toolbar to analyze data and create mathematical models in Excel spreadsheet format. Versions are available for both Mac and PC systems. Workshop Physics is an activity-based approach to teaching calculus-based introductory physics in which traditional lectures are replaced by student investigation and experimentation. It was developed and class-tested by Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College and coworkers. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full instructional module on the topic of Oscillations, available at no cost. A link to additional modules for a two-semester Calculus-based course, available for purchase through the publisher, is also found in Related Materials on this page.

Laws, Priscilla W.

2008-08-18

208

Reading Authentic Czech, Volume II: Authentic Readings, Proficiency-Based Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is the second volume of a supplementary textbook to be used either in the classroom or by individual students at home. It is not meant to replace other textbooks that focus on the intensive teaching of Czech grammar and vocabulary. One of the most important features of this book is its use of unaltered, authentic Czech materials. The…

Privorotsky, Grazyna

209

Accelerator driven reactors and nuclear waste management projects in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech Republic is almost the only country in the central Europe which continues with the construction of nuclear power reactors. Its small territory and dense population causes public worries concerning the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel. The Czech nuclear scientists and the power companies and the nuclear industries are therefore looking for alterative solutions. The Los Alamos ATW

Rostislav Mach

1995-01-01

210

Infiltration of Austrian Economists Ideas into Teaching at Czech Universities before the Year 1989  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ideas of the founding fathers of the Austrian school and of their initial followers had influenced the development of the Czech economic thought very strongly before 1948. After this year the tradition was forcibly interrupted, but it had not been dismantled completely. Students of some Czech Universities could obtain information on the existence of Austrian school in courses of

Jitka Koderová

2006-01-01

211

Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Injecting Drug Users in the Czech Republic – Prevalence and Associated Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the population of Czech injecting drug users (IDUs). Design: Multicentric cross-sectional study. Setting: A convenience sample of injecting drug users was recruited using the snowball sampling method. Participants: Sample of 760 IDUs from 9 different Czech regions. Measurement: We used one-drop instant blood tests

Tomas Zabransky; Viktor Mravcik; Blanka Korcisova; Vratislav Rehak

2006-01-01

212

Gastric Ulceration and Exercise Intensity in Standardbred Racehorses in Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bezdűková, B., P. Jahn, M. Vyskoăil, J. Plach?: Gastric Ulceration and Exercise Intensityin Standardbred Racehorses in Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 2005, 74: 67-71. The objective of our study was to determine prevalence of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in individual groups of Standardbred horses in the Czech Republic divided in accordance to training intensity, to determine association between training

B. BEZDůKOVÁ; P. JAHN; M. VYSKOâIL; J. PLACH

213

Short Term Load Forecasting Models in Czech Republic Using Soft Computing Paradigms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a comparative study of six soft computing models namely multilayer perceptron networks, Elman recurrent neural network, radial basis function network, Hopfield model, fuzzy inference system and hybrid fuzzy neural network for the hourly electricity demand forecast of Czech Republic. The soft computing models were trained and tested using the actual hourly load data obtained from the Czech

Muhammad Riaz Khan; Ajith Abraham

2004-01-01

214

Policies to Promote Innovation in the Czech Republic. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 498  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Czech government considers innovation policy a key component of the effort to improve the business environment. This paper underscores the importance for the Czech Republic of expanding R&D activities that have a potential for commercial innovation. It also points to the relevance of good general business conditions in encouraging research…

Goglio, Alessandro

2006-01-01

215

The Influence of Urbanization on the Behaviour of Dogs in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Baranyiová E., A. Holub, M. Tyrlík, B. Janáăková, M. Ernstová: The Influence of Urbanization on the Behaviour of Dogs in the Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 74, 2005: 401-409. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of urbanization in the Czech Republic upon the co-existence of domesticated dogs and their owners. We divided the data from a

E. BARANYIOVÁ; A. HOLUB; M. TYRLÍK; B. JANÁâKOVÁ; M. ERNSTOVÁ

2005-01-01

216

Corporate Interest Rates and the Financial Accelerator in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze the determinants of the corporate interest rates and the financial accelerator in the Czech Republic. Using a unique panel of 448 Czech firms from 1996 to 2002, we find that selected balance sheet indicators influence significantly the firm-specific interest rates. In particular, debt structure and cash flow have significant effects on interest rates, while indicators on collateral play

Jarko FidrmucI

2008-01-01

217

Getting Education Right for Long-term Growth in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech education system is performing reasonably well. Secondary-school participation and completion rates have traditionally been high, and continue to be so. PISA results are above average, with Czech students performing among the best in the OECD in problem-solving abilities, particularly for mathematics and science. Though tertiary attainment is low in the population as a whole, the enrolment rate is

Alessandro Goglio

2006-01-01

218

Developing inclusive educational practices for refugee children in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

All children in the Czech Republic have the legal right to primary education, regardless of nationality and legal status. This article is based on a study of refugee children and their educational situation. The study reveals that refugee students in the Czech Republic are not benefiting fully from this fundamental right and that their educational future is in jeopardy. The

Markéta Ba?áková

2011-01-01

219

Prevalence of Coxiella burnetti Infection in Military Training Areas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lit era k I.: Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii Infection in Military Training Areas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Acta vet. Brno 1995, 64: 179-186. Between 1987 and 1992, the presence of antibodies to the Q fever agent was investigated in seven military training areas (MTA) on the territory of the Czech republic and Slovakia. Using a com­ plement fixation

I. Literák

1995-01-01

220

The Cross Currents of Technology Transfer: The Czech and Slovak Library Information Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A simplified account of an extensive library automation and networking project that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation initiated and funded in the Czech and Slovak republics is provided in this paper. The proposal to establish "The Czech and Slovak Library Information Network" (CASLIN) commenced in January 1993. Storage, document preservation,…

Lass, Andrew

221

Reading Authentic Czech, Volume II: Authentic Readings, Proficiency-Based Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is the second volume of a supplementary textbook to be used either in the classroom or by individual students at home. It is not meant to replace other textbooks that focus on the intensive teaching of Czech grammar and vocabulary. One of the most important features of this book is its use of unaltered, authentic Czech materials. The…

Privorotsky, Grazyna

222

How old maps are used to investigate modern environmental issues in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Austrian Geological Survey and Czech geological organizations have in their archives source materials that can be used for the landscape restoration. At many places in the Czech Republic, considerable changes of the environment took place due to building and other industrial activities, especially the mining of mineral raw materials. Changes of relief, river networks and hydrogeological conditions are conspicuous.

T. Cernajsek; C. Hauser; K. Posmourny

2004-01-01

223

Diversity in Language: Outdoor Terminology in the Czech Republic and Britain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews literature related to outdoor terminology as it is used within the languages of British English and Czech. It provides the background to the outdoors in the Czech Republic where terminology has adopted and adapted many English language outdoor terms. The paper analyses the differences and similarities between terms and deals…

Turcova, Ivana; Martin, Andy; Neuman, Jan

2005-01-01

224

Contemporary Czech Emerging Adults: Generation Growing Up in the Period of Social Changes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Similarly to other European countries, in the Czech Republic scholars can identify a developmental stage of emerging adulthood. There has been a lack of studies describing subjective feelings and personal everyday experiences of young Czechs at this age. Results of the quantitative Study 1 indicate that two thirds of respondents experience the…

Macek, Petr; Bejcek, Josef; Vanickova, Jitka

2007-01-01

225

Formula Funding of Higher Education in the Czech Republic: Creating an Open System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The new funding system of Czech higher education, linking funds allocated and student enrollment patterns, is explained and compared with the British system. It is found that the Czech system does not address the issue of enrollment control. Related policy issues and possible future policy directions are examined. (MSE)

Turner, D. A.

1994-01-01

226

Site Selection and Geological Research Connected with High Level Waste Disposal Programme in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attempts to solve the problem of high-level waste disposal including the spent fuel from nuclear power plants have been made in the Czech Republic for over the 10 years. Already in 1991 the Ministry of Environment entitled The Czech Geological Survey to deal with the siting of the locality for HLW disposal and the project No. 3308 ''The geological research

Tomas

2003-01-01

227

The Czech Republic on the UN Security Council: The Rwandan Genocide  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The Rwanda civil war that in 1994 degenerated into a slaughter of the country's Tutsi, amounting to genocide, was possibly the world's most devastating bloodbath of the 1990s. In 1994, the newly formed Czech Republic took up its place as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council; Karel Kovanda was the Czech Ambassador at the time. Drawing on internal

Karel Kovanda

2010-01-01

228

The Czech Republic on the UN Security Council: The Rwandan Genocide  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Rwanda civil war that in 1994 degenerated into a slaughter of the country's Tutsi, amounting to genocide, was possibly the world's most devastating bloodbath of the 1990s. In 1994, the newly formed Czech Republic took up its place as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council; Karel Kovanda was the Czech Ambassador at the time. Drawing on internal

Karel Kovanda

2010-01-01

229

Discovery management workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two dozen participants assembled under the direction of the NASA Solar System Exploration Division (SEED) April 13-15, 1993. Participants supported the goals of cheaper and faster solar system exploration. The workshop concluded that the Discovery Program concept and goals are viable. Management concerns are articulated in the final report. Appendix A includes lists of participants in alphabetical order, by functional area, and by organization type. Appendix B includes the agenda for the meeting.

1993-05-01

230

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested in large university survey courses, as well as smaller classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. It has also been used in High School and Junior High School science classes. Below are some tools in the Astronomy Workshop. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Planetary Calculators (New!): Calculate a simple formula, e.g. the escape velocity, simultaneously for all planets and moons in the Solar System. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Build Your Own Solar System (New!): Choose the masses of up to four planets, and their orbital sizes and shapes, and explore the prospects for life in your creation. Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

2000-10-01

231

Conclusions of the workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

During this Workshop, it was concluded that a Proton-Proton Collider with an energy of 100 TeV per beam and a luminosity of about 10³⁾ cm⁝² s⁝š is feasible. The most important technical requirement for the realization of such a project is a large bending field. For instance, a field of 13 Tesla would be desirable. This is twice the field

Ruggiero

1996-01-01

232

Workshop Introduction Astrenet Aspect Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

AAA 2006 is the first Astrenet Aspect Analysis workshop, a workshop that brings together the Aspect Oriented Software Development community and the community currently gathered under the ASTReNet network namely: Program Analysis, Slicing and Transformation. The workshop, held in Benevento, Italy, brings together these two groups to listen to expert researchers, panelists and keynotes and to discuss state-of-the-art tools, techniques

Mark Harman; Sue Black; Paolo Tonella

2006-01-01

233

Tether Dynamics Simulation Workshop summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Tether Dynamics Simulation Workshop focused on the efforts of the Tether Applications Simulation Working Group (TASWG) to catalog various dynamics simulations, document environmental models, and provide a set of verified simulation results. The workshop consisted of reports on these activities and the presentation of papers on current dynamics topics of general interest. This paper documents the work performed at the Workshop and the results and recommendations for further work.

Rupp, Charles C.

1988-01-01

234

Charging systems for municipal solid waste: experience from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The paper presents results of research into municipal waste treatment in the Czech Republic. Its special focus is on the impacts of various municipal solid waste charging systems on separating and recycling efforts of municipalities and households. The municipal solid waste charging systems are shortly described first, including the principles of the relevant Czech legislation. It shows that the Czech waste legislation provides space for implementing Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) models in the Czech Republic. The main results of representative surveys conducted by the authors within the EU PAYT project in 2003 in selected Czech municipalities and Prague households are shown. The survey confirmed that in municipalities that apply the PAYT charging system, citizens separate more waste and produce less residual waste. The survey data analysis has also shown which factors contributing to satisfactory waste separation are relevant and should be taken into the account when providing policy recommendations for introducing PAYT charging systems in other cities. PMID:18804364

Sauer, Petr; Parízková, Libuse; Hadrabová, Alena

2008-09-18

235

Accelerator driven reactors and nuclear waste management projects in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic is almost the only country in the central Europe which continues with the construction of nuclear power reactors. Its small territory and dense population causes public worries concerning the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel. The Czech nuclear scientists and the power companies and the nuclear industries are therefore looking for alterative solutions. The Los Alamos ATW project had received a positive response in the Czech mass-media and even in the industrial and governmental quarters. The recent scientific symposium ''Accelerator driven reactors and nuclear waste management'' convened at the Liblice castle near Prague, 27-29.6. 1994 and sponsored by the Czech Energy Company CEZ, reviewed the competencies and experimental basis in the Czech republic and made the first attempt to formulate the national approach and to establish international collaboration in this area.

Janouch, Frantisek; Mach, Rostislav [Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden); Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rez near Prague (Czech Republic)

1995-09-15

236

Workshop on Radio Transients  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

abstract-type="normal">SummaryWe are entering a new era in the study of variable and transient radio sources. This workshop discussed the instruments and the strategies employed to study those sources, how they are identified and classified, how results from different surveys can be compared, and how radio observations tie in with those at other wavelengths. The emphasis was on learning what common ground there is between the plethora of on-going projects, how methods and code can be shared, and how best practices regarding survey strategy could be adopted. The workshop featured the four topics below. Each topic commenced with a fairly brief introductory talk, which then developed into discussion. By way of preparation, participants had been invited to upload and discuss one slide per topic to a wiki ahead of the workshop. 1. Telescopes, instrumentation and survey strategy. New radio facilities and on-going projects (including upgrades) are both studying the variability of the radio sky, and searching for transients. The discussion first centred on the status of those facilities, and on projects with a time-domain focus, both ongoing and planned, before turning to factors driving choices of instrumentation, such as phased array versus single pixel feeds, the field of view, spatial and time resolution, frequency and bandwidth, depth, area, and cadence of the surveys. 2. Detection, pipelines, and classification. The workshop debated (a) the factors that influence decisions to study variability in the (u,v) plane, in images, or in catalogues, (b) whether, and how much, pipeline code could potentially be shared between one project and another, and which software packages are best for different approaches, (c) how data are stored and later accessed, and (d) how transients and variables are defined and classified. 3. Statistics, interpretation, and synthesis. It then discussed how (i) the choice of facility and strategy and (ii) detection and classification schemes influence what is seen (in terms of types of object and rates) by different surveys, (iii) how results from different surveys could be compared, and (iv) how what we know from existing surveys drives choices (i) and (ii), particularly as regards finding new classes of object. 4. Multiwavelength approaches. The workshop concluded by discussing what information is needed from wavelengths other than radio in order to classify transients and variables adequately and predict their rates as a function of topics (1), (2) and (3). It asked what the constraints are on responding to, and issuing triggers for, follow-up observations, and how that might feed back into considerations for designing our telescopes and surveys.

Croft, Steve; Gaensler, Bryan

2012-04-01

237

Optical Network Testbeds Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This is the summary report of the third annual Optical Networking Testbed Workshop (ONT3), which brought together leading members of the international advanced research community to address major challenges in creating next generation communication services and technologies. Networking research and development (R&D) communities throughout the world continue to discover new methods and technologies that are enabling breakthroughs in advanced communications. These discoveries are keystones for building the foundation of the future economy, which requires the sophisticated management of extremely large qualities of digital information through high performance communications. This innovation is made possible by basic research and experiments within laboratories and on specialized testbeds. Initial network research and development initiatives are driven by diverse motives, including attempts to solve existing complex problems, the desire to create powerful new technologies that do not exist using traditional methods, and the need to create tools to address specific challenges, including those mandated by large scale science or government agency mission agendas. Many new discoveries related to communications technologies transition to wide-spread deployment through standards organizations and commercialization. These transition paths allow for new communications capabilities that drive many sectors of the digital economy. In the last few years, networking R&D has increasingly focused on advancing multiple new capabilities enabled by next generation optical networking. Both US Federal networking R&D and other national R&D initiatives, such as those organized by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan are creating optical networking technologies that allow for new, powerful communication services. Among the most promising services are those based on new types of multi-service or hybrid networks, which use new optical networking technologies. Several years ago, when many of these optical networking research topics were first being investigated, they were the subject of controversial debate. The new techniques challenged many long-held concepts related to architecture and technology. However, today all major networking organizations are transitioning toward infrastructure that incorporates these new concepts. This progress has been assisted through the series of Optical Networking Testbed Workshops (ONT). The first (ONT1) outlined a general framework of key issues and topics and developed a series of recommendations (www.nren.nasa.gov/workshop7). The second (ONT2) developed a common vision of optical network technologies, services, infrastructure, and organizations (www.nren.nasa.gov/workshop8). Processes that allow for a common vision encourage widespread deployment of these types of resources among advanced networking communities. Also, such a shared vision enables key concepts and technologies to migrate from basic research testbeds to wider networking communities. The ONT-3 workshop built on these earlier activities by expanding discussion to include additional considerations of the international interoperability and of greater impact of optical networking technology on networking in general. In accordance with this recognition, the workshop confirmed that future-oriented research and development is indispensable to fundamentally change the current Internet architecture to create a global network incorporating completely new concepts. The workshop also recognized that the first priority to allow for this progress is basic research and development, including international collaborative activities, which are important for the global realization of interoperability of a new generation architecture.

Joe Mambretti

2007-06-01

238

DFNB49 is an important cause of non-syndromic deafness in Czech Roma patients but not in the general Czech population.  

PubMed

Due to endogamy, the Roma have a higher risk for autosomal recessive (AR) disorders. We used homozygosity mapping on single-nucleotide polymorphism chips in one Czech Roma consanguineous family with non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL). The second largest homozygous region in a deaf patient was mapped to the previously reported DFNB49 region. The MARVELD2 gene was recently reported as a causal gene for NSHL DFNB49. Sequencing of the MARVELD2 gene revealed a previously reported homozygous mutation c.1331+2 T>C (IVS4 + 2 T>C) in the deaf child. Subsequently, the same mutation was found in two more Roma families from an additional 19 unrelated Czech Roma patients with deafness tested for the MARVELD2 gene. To explore the importance of MARVELD2 mutations and DFNB49 for the general Czech and Central European population with early hearing loss we also tested 40 unrelated Czech patients with AR NSHL. No pathogenic mutation in the MARVELD2 gene was found in a group of 40 Czech non-Roma patients. Mutations in the MARVELD2 gene seem to be a significant cause of early NSHL in Czech Roma and this gene should be tested in this group of patients after GJB2. PMID:22097895

Šafka Brožková, D; Lašt?vková, J; Št?pánková, H; Kr?tová, M; Trková, M; Myška, P; Seeman, P

2011-12-13

239

Menopause research: The Korpilampi workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

A workshop on menopause research focused on three topics: (1) problems and issues in the definition of menopausal status: (2) problems and issues in cross-cultural research: (3) the contributions which research in the behavioural sciences can make to clinical research and practice. Among the conclusions reached by the workshop was the recommendation that researchers should adopt a standard definition of

Patricia Kaufert; Margaret Lock; Sonja McKinlay; Yewoubdar Beyenne; Jean Coope; Donna Davis; Mona Eliasson; Maryvonne Gognalons-Nicolet; Madeleine Goodman; Arne Holte

1986-01-01

240

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986--1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more....

L. Mrig

1993-01-01

241

The KIND Workshop Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) produces this workshop guide which offers a scripted workshop with handouts for elementary educators interested in sharing curriculum-based activities dedicated to helping young people develop values of kindness and respect toward people, animals, and the Earth. This guide…

Sirch, Willow Ann

242

College Ready Resource Development Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Building on the success of the Open Source Physics (OSP) workshop sessions held in 2012, Drs. Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni from Davidson College will be facilitating two workshops on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus during the week of June 24-29. These workshops will provide physics and physical science teachers from College Ready core partner schools the opportunity to expand their instructional and technical capacity while learning how to incorporate existing OSP and Physlet-based curricular materials into their classroom lesson plans and activities. While a portion of the workshop will be allocated to content knowledge and learning how to utilize existing materials already available on the OSP Collection on ComPADRE, the majority of each three-day workshop will consist of teachers collecting, organizing, and developing curricular materials that they will use in their classrooms and distributed to CR partners. Examples of likely outcomes from the workshop are: lesson plans, teacher tutorials, simulation documentation, student worksheets, and Tracker video analysis exercises. It is not necessary that the workshop participants are familiar with OSP materials, just an interest in customizing interactive exercises for the classroom and laboratory. Material for this workshop is available in a ComPADRE shared file folder: http://www.compadre.org/OSP/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=10133&FID=34668&code=99258E2414

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2013-06-21

243

A Sheltered Workshop in Belgium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program of a sheltered workshop for the mentally retarded in Belgium is explained to show that workshops which contract industrial job orders can be economically sufficient and at the same time develop technical skills and stimulate socially acceptable behavior patterns or personality development. (GW)

Rylant, Bob

1972-01-01

244

Oak Ridge hosts applications workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

From October 1–3, 2001 a workshop on Applications of Neutron Scattering to Materials Science was held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The workshop was organized through the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Sponsors included Oak Ridge Associated Universities, University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Georgia Institute of Technology, and North Carolina State University. More than 160 attended from

Xun-Li Wang; Allen Ekkebus; Linda Harton; Tom Holden; Lee Magid

2002-01-01

245

NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains the proceedings of the 34th Annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on November 27-29, 2001. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the U.S. Governme...

2002-01-01

246

New technology integration planning workshop  

SciTech Connect

Purpose of the Workshop was to provide guidance, reflecting electric utility industry viewpoints, for developing and directing its research and development program structures to facilitate the integration of new energy technologies into electric utility systems. The Workshop was structured to directly elicit the positions and viewpoints representative of electric utility companies.

Not Available

1980-01-01

247

The International Water Cycle Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scientists from Japan, Europe, and the United States met at the International Water Cycle Workshop, in Seattle, Washington, last summer. The goals of this workshop were to review a draft implementation of the water cycle component to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS), and to develop a companion ``water cycle road map'' that would provide specific actions and

Norman L. Miller; Toshio Koike; Eric F. Wood; Richard Lawford; Einar-Arne Herland

2005-01-01

248

Nordic Nanotechnology Workshop: Conference Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains a brief summary of the recent Nordic Nanotechnology Workshop which the author attended. The workshop provided a forum for scientists from the Nordic region to meet and discuss plants to present pre-proposals to Nordisk Industrifond. T...

S. J. Savage

2003-01-01

249

A Person Centered Communication Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A person centered communication workshop was developed to help aspiring facilitators achieve a set of listening and responding skills with which to initiate and/or sustain facilitative interactions. The workshop has been helpful to teachers, teacher aides, counselors, speech-audiology therapists, and pupil personnel workers. (LBH)|

Boyd, John D.

1977-01-01

250

Proceedings: 1989 EPRI radwaste workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Electric Power Research Institute and the Radwaste Operations Subcommittee of the American society of mechanical Engineers annually sponsor a workshop in Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management. The workshop provides a forum for the exchange of practical operational experiences as they relate to radwaste management. As such, radwaste professionals offer their knowledge and expertise, making a valuable contribution to the quality and success of this workshop. The proceedings of the eleventh radwaste workshop, held June 1989, addressed the following pertinent issues: economics of waste; dry active waste; volume reduction; wet waste processing; and regulatory affairs. Highlights of the workshop included: the economic advantages of optimizing water and waste treatment; the state-of-the-art in DAW in-plant processing; the pros and cons of a mobile demineralizer system; and an update of current disposal site operations and regulations to name a few.

Nelson, L. (Ascent Administrative Services, Boulder, CO (USA))

1990-04-01

251

Sheltered Workshop Study. A Nationwide Report on Sheltered Workshops and Their Employment of Handicapped Individuals. Volume I. Workshop Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are results from a survey of 2,530 sheltered workshop programs serving handicapped persons. Initial sections review the historical development of workshops, federal regulations affecting workshops, and previous related studies. Data are provided on the following topics: characteristics of workshops and clients (including a table on…

Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.

252

An overview of the Czech Bone Marrow Donor Registry.  

PubMed

The Czech Bone Marrow Donor registry (CBMD) was founded in 1991 in the National HLA centre at Prague's Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine. In the same year, the CBMD submitted its data to the Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW). Another line of CBMD's international cooperation is accomplished through computer linkup with the European Donor Secretariat (E.D.S) network. Donors are being recruited constantly through blood transfusion units and other volunteers are enrolled through the mass media. All the methodology used is developed in compliance with the standards of the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI). CBMD closely cooperates with clinical centres for transplantation of bone marrow, stem cells (PBSC) and cord blood from unrelated donors. More than 7,000 potential bone marrow typed in HLA-A, B locus have been registered. Besides potential bone marrow donors, frozen cells of cord blood are kept by CBMD. Search requests from registries all over word come via E.D.S. daily except for weekends. Since its foundation in 1991, nearly 20,000 international requests have been handled. During the last two years, 5 CBMD donors provided their bone marrow to Czech patients, one donor provided stem cells (PBSC) and one donor provided bone marrow + stem cells (PBSC). To date, more than 20 transplantations from unrelated donors have been performed in Prague's transplant centres. PMID:9916632

Kupková, L; Ivasková, E; Hána, I; Korínková, P; Vítek, A; Starý, J

1998-12-01

253

Pedigree analysis of Czech Holstein calves with schistosoma reflexum  

PubMed Central

Background Schistosoma reflexum (SR) is congenital syndrome briefly characterized by visceral eventration, severe dorsoflexion and ankylosis of the spine and arthrogryposis. A genetic etiology has been proposed, but conclusive evidence has not yet been provided. Methods Pedigree analysis was carried out in 29 cases of SR in Czech Holsteins and Holstein crosses. Genetic relationship was evaluated and inbreeding coefficients calculated. Pedigrees of 15 Czech Holsteins fathering non-SR affected calves were used for comparison. Results Twenty-one cases occurred in one pedigree founded by three sires while three SR calves occurred in another pedigree with a common grandfather. The sex ratio between affected males and females was 11:6. Affected calves shared common ancestors different from those shared by the unaffected calves. The inbreeding coefficient in the SR affected calves was not increased compared to unaffected calves. Conclusions The findings are consistent with SR being inherited autosomal recessively. Further studies are however needed to confirm this and therefore a breeding trial is recommended where a suspected heterozygous sire is mated to closely related females.

2012-01-01

254

RAGtime 8/9: Workshops on black holes and neutron stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this Proceedings, the talks presented during workshops Proceedings of RAGtime 8/9: Workshops on black holes and neutron stars, 15-19/19-21 September 2006/2007, Hradec nad Moravicí, Opava, Czech Republic are collected. Relativistic Astrophysics Group (RAG) at the Institute of Physics, the Faculty of Philosophy and Science of the Silesian University in Opava, started a series of Workshops on Black Holes and Neutron Stars called RAGtime in 1999. The purpose of the workshops was to provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in the field of relativistic astrophysics related to accretion processes onto black holes and neutron stars, and to general physical phenomena connected to the properties of black holes and their vicinity, and the internal structure of neutron stars or quark stars, as they were obtained by collaborating research groups at the Silesian University in Opava, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, the Institute of Astrophysics at University of Oxford, the Department of Astrophysics of Göteborg University, the Institute of Physics at the University of Bergen, the Institute of Astronomy of the Polish Academy of Science, and other remarkable institutes. The RAGtime workshops are also vitally important for students of theoretical physics and/or astrophysics at the Silesian University in Opava, because they have a unique opportunity to be regularly in direct contact with the most recent results of relativistic astrophysics and they also have a possibility to discuss problems with leading astrophysicists of worldwide reputation like Marek Abramowicz, John Miller, Jeff McClintock, Ron Remillard, W?odzimierz Klu?niak, Shoji Kato, Luciano Rezzolla, Vladimír Karas, Petr Hadrava and others. We would like to thank all the authors for careful preparation of their contributions. We are also indebted to the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic for providing financial support in the framework of the Grant MSM 4781305903, and all other sponsors for their contributions to the successful course of the last RAGtime meetings.

Hledík, S.; Stuchlík, Z.

2007-12-01

255

The August 2002 flood in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The floods in August 2002 in the Czech Republic were caused by very intensive and large-scale rainfall that hit mainly the southern and western part of the country. There were two following rainfall events, the first on the {6th} and {7th} August and the second on the {11th} and {12th} August. The total sum of areal rainfall was 150 to 200 mm; in mountain areas more than 250 mm and in some localities even more than 300 mm. Such large-scale rainfall amounts are extraordinary for Czech conditions. The first wave of rainfall caused floods in the majority of rivers. There were 10 to 20 year floods, exceptionally 100-year (and more) floods on rivers in the southern and western part of the country. When the second wave of rainfall followed the first one, rivers were already full of water and soils were saturated: therefore the runoff response was rapid and massive. Water levels in all rivers rose very quickly again and they reached their historical maxima in many places. Peak discharges in most streams reached or exceeded a 100-year flood and in some rivers a 1000-year flood. The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Moldau and the Berounka (left hand tributary of the Moldau). The flow in the Moldau River can be partly controlled by operation of many reservoirs in the upstream reaches of the river (the Moldau cascade), the flow in Berounka is not influenced. During the first flood event the major part of the wave was retained by the reservoirs and the discharge in Prague was reduced. During the second event the inflow into the reservoir system was so high that reservoirs were filled before the peak occurred. The peak flow from the Berounka River coincided with the maximum outflow from the Moldau. As a consequence, on 14th August the peak discharge in Prague was about 5200 {m3/s} (the long-term mean discharge is 150 {m3/s}) and is preliminarily judged to be a 500-year flood. The influence of the Moldau cascade on the course of the flood has been analysed. It is clear that the cascade cannot protect Prague during such an extreme flood. Below the confluence of the Moldau and Elbe rivers the flood wave propagated in the Elbe and flooded a large area along the river. Therefore the peak discharge decreased a little. The flood caused enormous damage and losses in all regions including the towns of Budweis, Pilsen and Prague. About 100 towns and villages were completely flooded and 350 were partly flooded. 1.6 million people were affected by the flood, 220 thousand were moved from their houses, 15 people died. The total losses are assessed to be 2 to 3 billion Euro. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) is a governmental institution responsible for monitoring and forecasting the weather and hydrological conditions in the Czech Republic. During the flood in August 2002, the CHMI was continually preparing information, forecasts and reports for decision-making bodies, the public and the rescue system. Overall, the flood protection and rescue system worked very well and many protective measures were performed during the flood, including the evacuation of people. In general, the system was more effective than it was during the previous catastrophic flood in 1997 in the Oder basin. The experience from the 1997 event and the adoption of new laws on crisis management and the integrated rescue system had a positive influence the response of people.

Sercl, P.; Stehlik, J.

2003-04-01

256

Workshops for problem-solving and training  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper documents the workshop process as a beneficial training tool for nuclear facility safeguards and security (SAS). Described are the workshop benefits, development phases, implementation steps, conduct, and follow-up. A workshop, as described there, is a directed effort that results in a written product. The workshop process is used by the DOE Central Training Academy (CTA). So far, the

Ransom

1991-01-01

257

Conducting a design workshop in the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author describes the intent and format of a classroom design workshop. The goals of the design workshop and the design project are presented, and the results of the projects are compared with prior years' results when no design workshop was implemented. It is observed that the workshop technique can produce beneficial results for both students and professors working on

Susan A. Roth Garrod

1989-01-01

258

Sheltered Workshops; A Handbook. Revised Edition 1966.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Source material for the establishment and maintenance of sheltered workshop programs is arranged in chronological order. Aspects described include planning considerations, how to get started, program of services, operating the workshop, personnel, state and federal labor laws, workshop standards, and the future of the workshop. Appendixes provide…

National Association of Sheltered Workshops and Homebound Programs, Inc., Washington, DC.

259

IA Tuesday Workshop Materials, Spring 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All Workshop Materials during Spring 2010 for printing and viewing. Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2009. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials * Day 1 Handout with workshop requirements * Day 2 Handout ...

Olsen, Mr.

2010-01-19

260

Workshop on Subcritical Neutron Production  

SciTech Connect

Executive Summary of the Workshop on Subcritical Neutron Production A workshop on Subcritical Neutron Production was sponsored by the East-West Center of the University of Maryland on October 11-13, 2004. The subject of the workshop was the application of subcritical neutrons to transmutation of actinides. The workshop was attended by members of the fission, accelerator and fusion communities. Papers on the state of development of neutron production by accelerators, fusion devices, and fission reactors were presented. Discussions were held on the potential of these technologies to solve the problems of spent nuclear waste storage and nuclear non-proliferation presented by current and future nuclear power reactors. A list of participants including their affiliation and their E-Mail addresses is attached. The workshop concluded that the technologies, presently available or under development, hold out the exciting possibility of improving the environmental quality and long term energy resources of nuclear power while strengthening proliferation resistance. The workshop participants agreed on the following statements. The workshop considered a number of technologies to deal with spent nuclear fuels and current actinide inventories. The conclusion was reached that substantial increase in nuclear power production will require that the issue of spent nuclear fuel be resolved. The Workshop concluded that 14 MeV fusion neutrons can be used to destroy nuclear reactor by-products, some of which would otherwise have to be stored for geologic periods of time. The production of 14 MeV neutrons is based on existing fusion technologies at different research institutions in several countries around the world. At the present time this technology is used to produce 14 MeV neutrons in JET. More development work will be required, however, to bring fusion technology to the level where it can be used for actinide burning on an industrial scale. The workshop concluded that the potential of current fusion technology to utilize the actinides for generating energy and destroying long-lived fission products calls for a greater international effort in the area of fusion driven sub-critical systems The Workshop recommends that a series of steps be carried out by the technical community leading to a proof-of-principle facility. The workshop strongly recommends that the fusion community work closely with other technical communities to ensure that a wider range of technical solutions is available to solve the spent fuel problem and to utilize the current actinide inventories. The workshop formed a small group to facilitate follow-up interactions and cooperative work. It was agreed that a follow-on workshop, possibly under the aegis of the IAEA, will be held in April of 2005.

Walter Sadowski; Roald Sagdeev

2006-06-26

261

Wavelet and Eigen-Space Feature Extraction for Classification of Metallography Images  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this contribution a comparison of two approaches for classification of metallography images from the steel plant of Mittal Steel Ostrava plc (Ostrava, Czech Republic) is presented. The aim of the classification is to monitor the pro- cess quality in the steel plant. The first classifier represents images by feature vec- tors extracted using the wavelet transformation, while the feature

Pavel Praks; Marcin Grzegorzek; Rudolf Moravec; Ladislav Válek; Ebroul Izquierdo

2007-01-01

262

Droughts in the Czech Lands, 1090-2012 AD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses droughts in the Czech Lands in the 1090-2012 AD period, basing its findings on documentary evidence and instrumental records. Various documentary sources were employed for the selection of drought events, which were then interpreted at a monthly level. While the data on droughts before 1500 AD are scarce, the analysis concentrated mainly on droughts after this time. A dry year in 1501-1804 period (i.e. pre-instrumental times) was defined as a calendar year in the course of which dry patterns occurred on at least two consecutive months. Using this definition, 129 dry years were identified (an average of one drought per 2.4 yr). From the 16th to the 18th centuries these figures become 41, 36 and 49 yr respectively, with the prevailing occurrence of dry months from April to September (73.7%). Drought indices - SPEI-1, Z-index and PDSI - calculated for the Czech Lands for April-September describe drought patterns between 1805 and 2012 (the instrumental period). N-year recurrence intervals were calculated for each of the three indices. Using N ? 5 yr, SPEI-1 indicates 40 drought years, Z-index 39 yr and PDSI 47 yr. SPEI-1 and Z-index recorded 100 yr drought in 1834, 1842, 1868, 1947 and 2003 (50 yr drought in 1992). PDSI as an indicator of long-term drought disclosed two important drought periods: 1863-1874 and 2004-2012. The first period was related to a lack of precipitation, the other may be attributed to recent temperature increases without significant changes in precipitation. Droughts from the pre-instrumental and instrumental period were used to compile a long-term chronology for the Czech Lands. The number of years with drought has fluctuated between 26 in 1951-2000 and 16 in 1651-1700. Only nine drought years were recorded between 1641 and 1680, while between 1981 and 2012 the figure was 22 yr. A number of past severe droughts are described in detail: in 1540, 1590, 1616, 1718 and 1719. A discussion of the results centres around the uncertainty problem, the spatial variability of droughts, comparison with tree-ring reconstructions from southern Moravia, and the broader central European context.

Brázdil, R.; Dobrovolný, P.; Trnka, M.; Kotyza, O.; ?ezní?ková, L.; Valášek, H.; Zahradní?ek, P.; Št?pánek, P.

2013-08-01

263

Droughts in the Czech Lands, 1090-2012 AD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses droughts in the Czech Lands in the 1090-2012 AD period, basing its findings on documentary evidence and instrumental records. Various documentary sources were employed for the selection of drought events, which were then interpreted at a monthly level. While the data on droughts before 1500 AD are scarce, the analysis concentrated mainly on droughts after this time. A dry year in 1501-1804 period (i.e. pre-instrumental times) was defined as a calendar year in the course of which dry patterns occurred on at least two consecutive months. Using this definition, 129 dry years were identified (an average of one drought per 2.4 yr). From the 16th to the 18th centuries these figures become 41, 36 and 49 yr, respectively, with the prevailing occurrence of dry months from April to September (73.7%). Drought indices - SPEI-1, Z-index and PDSI - calculated for the Czech Lands for April-September describe drought patterns between 1805 and 2012 (the instrumental period). N year recurrence intervals were calculated for each of the three indices. Using N ? 5 yr, SPEI-1 indicates 40 drought years, Z-index 39 yr and PDSI 47 yr. SPEI-1 and Z-index recorded 100 yr drought in 1834, 1842, 1868, 1947 and 2003 (50 yr drought in 1992). PDSI as an indicator of long-term drought disclosed two important drought periods: 1863-1874 and 2004-2012. The first period was related to a lack of precipitation, the other may be attributed to recent temperature increases without significant changes in precipitation. Droughts from the pre-instrumental and instrumental period were used to compile a long-term chronology for the Czech Lands. The number of years with drought has fluctuated between 26 in 1951-2000 and 16 in 1651-1700. Only nine drought years were recorded between 1641 and 1680, while between 1981 and 2012 the figure was 22 yr. A number of past severe droughts are described in detail: in 1540, 1590, 1616, 1718 and 1719. A discussion of the results centres around the uncertainty problem, the spatial variability of droughts, comparison with tree-ring reconstructions from southern Moravia, and the broader Central European context.

Brázdil, R.; Dobrovolný, P.; Trnka, M.; Kotyza, O.; ?ezní?ková, L.; Valášek, H.; Zahradní?ek, P.; Št?pánek, P.

2013-05-01

264

Accountability and Impunity: Investigations Into Sterilization Without Informed Consent in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On December 23, 2005, the Czech Public Defender of Rights issued a report confirming that some Romani women had been sterilized without informed consent. His report constitutes an unflinching examination of several highly sensitive issues: the relationshi...

2006-01-01

265

Aeromagnetic data workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on aeromagnetic data, sponsored by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was held in Boulder, Colo., November 16-18, 1982, to evaluate the requirements for a national aeromagnetic database. The following recommendations were developed by J . R. Heirtzler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; W. J. Hinze, Purdue University; A. M. Hittelman, ARCO Exploration Company; K. Svendsen, CIRES, University of Colorado; D. M. Clark, National Geophysical Data Center; T. M, Anderson, Union Oil of California; and P. Ochsner and R. Van Nieuwenhuise, Cities Service.1. A national aeromagnetic anomaly data file of available digital data and a central distribution center are urgently needed in the United States.

Clark, David M.; Hittelman, Allen M.

266

Torus Workshop 2012  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The nature and origin of the dusty material at the heart of active galaxies - whether it is inflowing, outflowing, its relation to star formation, etc. - has profound implications for our understanding of the evolution and lifecycle of AGN. A sound understanding of local AGN will also allow us to model them with confidence and apply our models to forthcoming observations of objects in the distant Universe. The last few years have seen numerous developments in the field: exquisitely sensitive Spitzer spectra have revealed the infrared properties of large numbers of AGN; mid-infrared interferometry is an increasingly mature technique; and models of increasing sophistication have been developed to explore the observations, to name just a few examples. The Torus 2012 workshop was held at the University of Texas, San Antonio in December 2012. Specialists in these and related areas gathered to share knowledge, debate ideas, and come to the best possible understanding of the dusty structures in AGN.

Mason, R.; Alonso-Herrero, A.; Packham, C.

2012-12-01

267

Workshop on Extreme Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

abstract-type="normal">SummaryNever before has there been such a wealth of versatile ground- and space-based facilities with which to detect variable emission across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond, to non-EM signals such as neutrinos and gravitational waves, to probe the most extreme phenomena in the Universe. The variable sky is already providing a wealth of new and surprising observations of phenomena such as GRBs, SNe and AGN that are pushing current theories beyond the state of the art. Multi-messenger follow-up will soon become de rigeur, and upcoming radio and optical all-sky transient surveys will revolutionise the study of the transient Universe. In addition to the technical and data challenges presented by such surveys, a major new challenge will be the interpretation of the wealth of available data and the identification of the underlying physics of new classes of variable (and potentially exotic) objects. Theoretical predictions will be vital for interpreting these future transient discoveries. The goal of this workshop was to bring together theorists and observers in order to identify unexplored synergies across three main research areas of extreme physics: gamma-ray bursts, supernovć and, more generically, relativistic jets. It aimed to discuss key outstanding questions in these rapidly moving fields, such as the composition and acceleration of GRB and AGN jets, GRB progenitors and central engines, the origin of the wide range of observed variability time-scales in GRB prompt and after-glow light curves and related cosmological applications, the physics of the newly-discovered ultra-luminous SN-like optical transients-as well as to speculate on what we might hope to discover with future technology. The workshop absorbed two 90-minute sessions, selecting 3 main science topics (Relativistic Jets, GRBs and SNe) which it organised as structured discussions driven by a series of short but provocative questions. The final session featured a panel-led debate but with full audience participation.

Mundell, Carole; Sullivan, Mark

2012-04-01

268

Characterisation of multiresistant Brachyspira hyodysenteriae isolates from Czech pig farms.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the importance of clonal spread of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae resistant to pleuromutilins (tiamulin, valnemulin) on farms in the Czech Republic. Agar dilution method and macrorestriction fragment profile analysis by pulsed field gel electrophoresis were used to characterise 35 B hyodysenteriae isolates that were obtained from clinical cases of swine dysentery on 32 farms between 2000 and 2005. Most isolates showed multiple resistances to tiamulin, valnemulin, tylosin and lincomycin. A total of six pulsotypes were detected in these multiresistant isolates. An analysis of epidemiological data showed that multiresistant B hyodysenteriae isolates were more often detected on fattening farms (59 per cent), compared with farms with other types of production. Furthermore, it was found that multiresistant B hyodysenteriae clones were most frequently selected on farms with endemic incidence of swine dysentery. This finding was confirmed by the characterisation of 21 B hyodysenteriae isolates obtained from three large-scale operations in seven consecutive years. PMID:21493555

Sperling, D; Smola, J; Cízek, A

2011-02-21

269

Interaction of radon and smoking among Czech uranium miners.  

PubMed

The study is based on a case-control study nested within a cohort study (11 000 miners and 1074 lung cancers). The controls were individually matched by year of birth and attained age. Smoking data were collected in person or from relatives of deceased subjects or from medical files. The study resulted in 850 cases of lung cancer with smoking data. The linear dependence of lung cancer relative risk (RR) on radon exposure adjusted for smoking was not substantially different from analyses when smoking was ignored and reflected mainly the risk among smokers. However, the excess RR per unit exposure among never smokers (70 cases) was substantially higher in comparison with that in smokers, reflecting differences in lung morphometry and clearance. The RRs from combined effects are substantially lower than the risk derived from the multiplicative model, but somewhat higher than those from the additive model. The work was supported by the Czech Ministry of Health (IGA NS 10596). PMID:21471126

Tomasek, L

2011-04-06

270

Returning HEU Fuel from the Czech Republic to Russia  

SciTech Connect

In December 1999, representatives from the United States, Russian Federation, and International Atomic Energy Agency began working on a program to return Russian supplied, highly enriched, uranium fuel stored at foreign research reactors to Russia. Now, under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative’s Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program, this effort has repatriated over 800 kg of highly enriched uranium to Russia from over 10 countries. In May 2004, the “Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Concerning Cooperation for the Transfer of Russian Produced Research Reactor Nuclear Fuel to the Russian Federation” was signed. This agreement provides legal authority for the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program and establishes parameters whereby eligible countries may return highly enriched uranium spent and fresh fuel assemblies and other fissile materials to Russia. On December 8, 2007, one of the largest shipments of highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel was successfully made from a Russian-designed nuclear research reactor in the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation. This accomplishment is the culmination of years of planning, negotiations, and hard work. The United States, Russian Federation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have been working together. In February 2003, Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program representatives met with the Nuclear Research Institute in Rež, Czech Republic, and discussed the return of their highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel to the Russian Federation for reprocessing. Nearly 5 years later, the shipment was made. This article discusses the planning, preparations, coordination, and cooperation required to make this important international shipment.

Michael Tyacke; Dr. Igor Bolshinsky

2010-09-01

271

Theory and practice of informed consent in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The large-scale change of Czech society since 1989 has involved the democratic transformation of the health system. To empower the patient was one important goal of the healthcare reform launched immediately after the Velvet Revolution. The process has been enhanced by the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union and the adoption of important European conventions regulating the area. The concept of informed consent and a culture of negotiation are being inserted into a traditionally paternalistic culture. Our article describes the current situation on the issue of the communication of information on state of health and treatment, and on the question of the participation of the patient in decisions on treatment. We present empirical results of a public opinion survey on this issue. The results show a still prevailing submissive attitude towards the physicians, despite the fact that the concept of informed consent has become more and more publicly familiar (42% of respondents gave the completely correct answer regarding informed consent). The impact of age, education and sex on answers to the questionnaire was analysed. Men, younger and more educated respondents were more likely to show the autonomous attitude, whereas women, older and less educated people tended to show the traditional submissive attitude. Further, our article raises the question of the cultural and historical background within which the current ethically and legally binding norms (products of western democracies, in fact) are interpreted. The question is how far cultural modifications are tolerable in the practical implementation of universal ethical constructs (informed consent). PMID:17470503

Krizova, Eva; Simek, Jiri

2007-05-01

272

Actigenetic of ACE gene polymorphism in Czech obese sedentary females.  

PubMed

Obesity is a serious health problem worldwide and many genes have been implicated in determination of obesity, but our knowledge of the genes responsible for individual differences in weight loss after physical intervention are poor. One of the candidate genes is a gene for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) ant its insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism. We have analyzed the association between the ACE gene variant in intervened obese females. Twenty four unrelated healthy obese (BMI > 29.9 kg/m(2), with abdominal type of obesity) premenopausal (age between 25 and 45 years) Czech Caucasian sedentary and non-diabetic females, pre-selected according the ACE I/D polymorphism (twelve II and twelve DD homozygotes) were studied in a medical research centre. They underwent 9 weeks intervention program (combination of the lowering of dietary intake to optimal level for the age and 3 times a week physical activity at fitness centre). The participants were supervised to sustain a heart rate of 65 % of maximum. Anthropometrical, biochemical parameters and body composition (Bodystat 1500) were analyzed before and after the intervention. Our study suggest, that in Czech Caucasian females I/D polymorphism within the ACE gene will have no major effect on weight loss. Interestingly, we have detected, that in obese females II genotype was associated with higher increase in basal metabolic rate (202 kcal per day) then in DD homozygotes (p<0.05), thus at least under some circumstances, this genetic variant may have an slight effect on BMI development. PMID:19857036

Suchánek, P; Hubácek, J A; Králová Lesná, I; Pinekerová, V; Adámková, V

2009-01-01

273

Proposals in for Czech firms; cooperation likely with eastern Germany  

SciTech Connect

Two Western groups - Shell and a consortium made up of Agip, Conoco, and Total - have offered to buy the refining operations of Chemopetrol Litvinov and Kaucuk Kralupy, both in the Czech republic. Meanwhile, Amoco, Neste, and PCD are looking at the possibility of acquiring some of the plastics plants at Litvinov. Amoco is interested in the polypropylene operations, Neste in polyethylene, and PCD in both. The two Czech firms are included in the second wave of privatization, which will begin in midyear. So far, there have been no offers for the 80,000-m.t./year polystyrene and 60,000-m.t./year styrene butadiene rubber operations belonging to Kralupy, although Atochem representatives recently visited the plants. Litvinov is carrying out revamping operations at its core unit, a 12-year-old, 450,000-m.t./year ethylene plant. The plant, currently running at 400,000 m.t./year, supplies downstream plants, Neratovice, and sells on the export markets. An existing ethylene pipeline between Litvinov and Bohlen in eastern Germany, which used to supply an average 100,000 m.t./year of ethylene to Bohen in exchange for naphtha, is virtually unused. One proposal involves reactivating this exchange to secure ethylene feedstock for plants in eastern Germany. According to some sources, a preliminary decision has been made to shut down the 100,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Leuna and possibly to expand the Bohlen cracker by 100,000 m.t./year, to 400,000 m.t./year by the late 1990s.

Alperowicz, N.

1993-02-10

274

Media and old age – the agenda and research in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech Republic has a long lasting tradition of research in geriatrics. In comparison Czech gerontology, social gerontology\\u000a and sociology of age can be considered quite recent disciplines. Mainly due to the current demographic conditions these fields\\u000a are gradually gaining on importance. Long-term low fertility rates (1.19 children per a woman in 1999; 1.18 in 2003 but 1.42\\u000a in 2007)

Lucie Vidovi?ová; Renáta Sedláková

275

Nutrition in Ten-Year-Old Children of the Liberec Area (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Food intake and nutrition were studied in a representative population of 10-year-olds living in the Czech Republic (n = 339), along with biological parameters (anthropometry, cholesterol) and social factors. The weight\\/height2 body mass index was normal (average = 17 kg\\/m2), in spite of energy intake (about 8,000 kJ) 10% below Czech recommendations. The protein-fat-carbohydrate distribution ofthe diet was 11, 35

Tatjana Soltysova; France Bellisle

1994-01-01

276

Electronic Health Record in Cardiology: Pilot Application in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EuroMISE Centre-Cardio is focusing on new approaches to electronic health record, considering also the Czech healthcare environment. The development of new approaches is based on experience gathered in I4C and TripleC projects of the European Union. In the paper we discuss basic requirements on electronic health record and special needs of the Czech healthcare system. Finally, pilot application named

Jana Zvarova; Petr Hanzlicek; Josef Spidlen

277

Exhaustion from ExplanationReading Czech Gender Studies in the 1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frustrations attending East\\/West feminist dialogs in the early days of post-socialism were particularly visible in the Czech Republic. English-language publications explained why Czechs were not going to accept feminism easily, despite the growth of new gender studies centers. This article explores the works of three scholars who participated in these discussions: sociologist Marie ?ermáková, philosopher and sociologist Hana Havelková, and

Rebecca Nash

2002-01-01

278

Czelta:. AN Overview of the Czech Large-Area Time Coincidence Array  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CZELTA (CZEch Large-area Time coincidence Array) is a sparse network of stations for the detection of cosmic rays with energy higher than 1014 eV. The detector system covers large area in the Czech Republic and is related to the similar experiment ALTA in Canada. The network is designed to study non-random component of cosmic rays over large distances. We present the design of the detection system, obtained results, and our outreach activities connected to the project.

Smolek, K.; ?ermák, J.; Hubík, J.; Pospíšil, S.; P?idal, P.; Smejkal, J.; Štekl, I.; Blaschke, F.; Lichard, P.; Vícha, V.

2011-06-01

279

Mitochondrial DNA Variability in the Czech Population, with Application to the Ethnic History of Slavs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variability was studied in a sam- ple of 179 individuals representing the Czech population of Western Bohe- mia. Sequencing of two hypervariable segments, HVS I and HVS II, in combination with screening of coding-region haplogroup-specific RFLP markers revealed that most Czech mtDNAs belong to the common West Eurasian mitochondrial haplogroups (H, pre-V, HV*, J, T, U, N1,

Boris A. Malyarchuk; Tomas. Vanecek; Maria A. Perkova; Miroslava V. Derenko; Miroslav. Sip

2006-01-01

280

The General Principles of the Diachronic Part of the Czech National Corpus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The diachronic part of the Czech National Corpus (CNC) has been organized as a general basis for the study of the entire his-\\u000a tory of Czech (from the 2nd half of the 13th century to 1990). It has been built around four principles, namely representativeness,\\u000a authen- ticity, transcription, and preservation of maximum amount of informa- tion contained in the text.

Karel Kucera

1999-01-01

281

Transcript: FDA Opioid Conversion Workshop  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... FDA Opioid Conversion Workshop 07-29-2013 1 want to get into the weeds, but erudite transformation 2 that allowed them to do that calculation. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

282

Production Systems in Sheltered Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents data regarding production systems of 123 sheltered workshops for the use of administrators interested in developing production systems appropriate to their clients' requirements. The essential systems characteristics of a sheltered wor...

W. H. Button B. K. Lubow

1971-01-01

283

Workshop on Language Student Attrition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Seventy individuals from Government agencies (military and civilian), academia, and contractor organizations attended all or parts of a Workshop on student Attrition held at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, CA 2...

B. E. Whelan

2001-01-01

284

Stabilization and Economic Growth Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

INTRODUCTION: On November 12, 2008, CNA, which operates the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research, and the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) hosted a workshop on stabilization and economic growth. ...

F. D. Kramer J. Gregoire J. H. Gaffney R. Megahan

2009-01-01

285

Utility solar water heating workshops  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project was to explore the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM measure. Expected benefits from the workshops included an increased awareness and interest by utilities in solar water heating as well as greater understanding by federal research and policy officials of utility perspectives for purposes of planning and programming. Ultimately, the project could result in better information transfer, increased implementation of solar water heating programs, greater penetration of solar systems, and more effective research projects. The objective of the workshops was satisfied. Each workshop succeeded in exploring the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM option. The participants provided a range of ideas and suggestions regarding useful next steps for utilities and NREL. According to evaluations, the participants believed the workshops were very valuable, and they returned to their utilities with new information, ideas, and commitment.

Barrett, L.B. (Barrett Consulting Associates, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (United States))

1992-01-01

286

International Forum on Reactor Ageing Management (IFRAM); Proceedings of the European Engagement Workshop held in Petten, The Netherlands, 25th – 27th May 2010  

SciTech Connect

The report provides the proceedings of the workshop that engaged European representatives to discuss the formation of an International Forum for Reactor Aging Management. There were 29 participants who came from the following countries or international/European Organizations: IAEA, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and EC/JRC. There was a large variety in types of organisations, i.e. utilities, safety authorities, TVOs and research institutes, providing large variety in the presentations. The meeting supported establishing an IFRAM Global Steering Committee and moving forward with the development of this important network.

Martin, Oliver; Bieth, Michel; Bond, Leonard J.; Carpenter, C. E. (Gene)

2010-08-14

287

Midwest Transmission Workshop II Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 After introductions of all participants, Abby Arnold, RESOLVE, reviewed the purpose of the meeting and the agenda. The purpose of the workshop was to share the results of the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) scenario development for wind and other fuel sources and the corresponding implications for transmission throughout the MISO control area. The workshop agenda is included in Attachment A.

Kevin Bryan

2002-12-05

288

IFPA Meeting 2008 Workshops Report  

PubMed Central

Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting. At the IFPA meeting 2008 diverse topics were discussed in 12 themed workshops. Topics covered included: immunology of placentation; galectins and trophoblast invasion; signaling in implantation and invasion; markers to identify trophoblast subpopulations; placental pathology; placental toxicology; stereology; placental transport of fatty acids; placental mesenchymal stem cells; comparative placentation; trophoblast and neoplasia; trophoblast differentiation. This report is a summary of the various topics covered.

Lash, G.E.; Ansari, T.; Bischof, P.; Burton, G.J.; Chamley, L.; Crocker, I.; Dantzer, V.; Desoye, G.; Drewlo, S.; Fazleabas, A.; Jansson, T.; Keating, S.; Kliman, H.J.; Lang, I.; Mayhew, T.; Meiri, H.; Miller, R.K.; Nelson, D.M.; Pfarrer, C.; Roberts, C.; Samar, M.; Sharma, S.; Shiverick, K.; Strunk, D.; Turner, M.A.; Huppertz, B.

2009-01-01

289

Valles Caldera workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Continental Scientific Drilling Project (CSDP) Workshop, attended by 87 scientists, focusing on the Valles caldera was hosted by the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, on October 5-7, 1982, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The caldera, a large, Quaternary magmahydrothermal system, lies at the intersection of the Rio Grande rift and the Jemez lineament in north-central New Mexico and is a prime site for the first deep drill holes.One major objective of CSDP is to develop a broad scientific understanding of the roots of an active hydrothermal system associated with recent igneous intrusion. Surface geological, geophysical, geochemical, and hydrological data, along with information from shallow exploratory drillholes, will be used in the process of interactive development and testing of models and hypotheses for such systems. Ultimately, deep drilling will be essential to provide direct sampling of fluids and rocks at depth and to measure directly the critical in situ physical parameters. Thus, deep drilling research becomes an integral and necessary component in the synthesis, refinement, and verification of three-dimensional models of hydrothermal-magma systems and processes.

Riecker, Robert E.

290

Traumatic wound microbiome workshop.  

PubMed

On May 9-10, 2011, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, as the Army Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease, assembled over a dozen leaders in areas related to research into the communities of microorganisms which colonize and infect traumatic wounds. The objectives of the workshop were to obtain guidance for government researchers, to spur research community involvement in the field of traumatic wound research informed by a microbiome perspective, and to spark collaborative efforts serving the Wounded Warriors and similarly wounded civilians. During the discussions, it was made clear that the complexity of these infections will only be met by developing a new art of clinical practice that engages the numerous microbes and their ecology. It requires the support of dedicated laboratories and technologists who advance research methods such as community sequencing, as well as the kinds of data analysis expertise and facilities. These strategies already appear to be bearing fruit in the clinical management of chronic wounds. There are now funding announcements and programs supporting this area of research open to extramural collaborators. PMID:22622764

Kirkup, B C; Craft, D W; Palys, T; Black, C; Heitkamp, R; Li, C; Lu, Y; Matlock, N; McQueary, C; Michels, A; Peck, G; Si, Y; Summers, A M; Thompson, M; Zurawski, D V

2012-05-24

291

X-chromosome workshop.  

PubMed

Researchers presented results of ongoing research to the X-chromosome workshop of the Fifth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, covering a wide range of disorders: X-linked infantile spasms; a complex phenotype associated with deletions of Xp11; male homosexuality; degree of handedness; bipolar affective disorder; schizophrenia; childhood onset psychosis; and autism. This report summarizes the presentations, as well as reviewing previous studies. The focus of this report is on linkage findings for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder from a number of groups. For schizophrenia, low positive lod scores were obtained for markers DXS991 and DXS993 from two studies, although the sharing of alleles was greatest from brother-brother pairs in one study, and sister-sister in the other. Data from the Irish schizophrenia study was also submitted, with no strong evidence for linkage on the X chromosome. For bipolar disease, following the report of a Finnish family linked to Xq24-q27, the Columbia group reported some positive results for this region from 57 families, however, another group found no evidence for linkage to this region. Of interest, is the clustering of low positive linkage results that point to regions for possible further study. PMID:9686435

Paterson, A D

1998-01-01

292

Background of the workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The long-term effects of the Challenger accident on solar-terrestrial science resulted in the need to examine the near-term missions under development for the next five years. The workshop was organized to seek ideas and opinions about the future of solar-terrestrial flight programs. Included are considerations of all types of space platforms, i.e., balloons, rockets, free flying satellites, and the variety of platforms supported by NASA astronauts. Specific issues include: the establishment of the level of understanding to be accomplished with the completion of the current worldwide program of research in solar-terrestrial sciences; the identification of major questions to be answered by the future solar-terrestrial sciences research program as it might be if initiated within the next ten years; the identification of space capabilities to be available to the future program and provision of input about the Space Physics Division's priorities for using these to accomplish its future scientific program; and mapping a program strategy to accomplish a future program of research in the solar-terrestrial sciences within the research community's perception of capabilities and constraints.

1989-09-01

293

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

The paper and presentations compiled in this volume form the Proceedings of the fourth in a series of Workshops sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI/DOE) under the general theme of photovoltaic module reliability during the period 1986--1990. The reliability Photo Voltaic (PV) modules/systems is exceedingly important along with the initial cost and efficiency of modules if the PV technology has to make a major impact in the power generation market, and for it to compete with the conventional electricity producing technologies. The reliability of photovoltaic modules has progressed significantly in the last few years as evidenced by warranties available on commercial modules of as long as 12 years. However, there is still need for substantial research and testing required to improve module field reliability to levels of 30 years or more. Several small groups of researchers are involved in this research, development, and monitoring activity around the world. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in this field were brought together under SERI/DOE sponsorship to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this important field. The papers presented here reflect this effort.

Mrig, L. (ed.)

1990-01-01

294

Long Term Knowledge Retention Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations of a workshop held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology on March 15-16, 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to identify challenges, research, and implementation i...

E. Subrahmanian J. Lubell S. Rachuri W. Regli

2008-01-01

295

Advanced tubular evacuated solar collector workshop. Summary  

SciTech Connect

A summary of a workshop on advanced tubular evacuated solar collectors is presented. Workshop topics include stationary concentrating collectors, extrusion of glass tubes, selective surface coatings, reflectors, heat pipe absorbers, getters and outgassing, tube assembly and design and installation.

Not Available

1985-01-01

296

ARS Immunology Research Workshop Proceedings, 2003.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On behalf of the National Program Staff, welcome to the '2003 ARS Immunology Research Workshop.' The scientists participating in the workshop include Immunologists working in very different fields and we hope the diversity of disease models, animal specie...

T. Allen R. Callahan

2005-01-01

297

Records and Reports in Rehabilitation Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bulletin was written as a guide for rehabilitation workshop managers in keeping records to insure compliance with Department of Labor requirements for workshops and disabled workers and to insure sound management practices. It discusses timekeeping, ...

A. J. Lamb

1970-01-01

298

WEAR (World Engineering Anthropometry Resource) Workshop 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is an interdisciplinary workshop focused on anthropometrics and broad-based data sharing in this field. Topics include anthropometrics data itself, 3-D modeling of the human body, and database standardization to maximize utility. During this workshop...

2003-01-01

299

Evaluation of the Career Planning Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

People who apply to participate in this workshop appear to be genuinely interested in personal development. Participants reported that they were not very happy with several aspects of their jobs prior to the workshop. Predominant personality characteristi...

L. W. Gibson

1986-01-01

300

[Dengue Fever cases in czech workers returning from the maldives].  

PubMed

Aim: The objective of this study is to present epidemiological characteristics and clinical symptoms of dengue fever cases in Czech workers who acquired the infection while working on the island of Fushivelavaru, Maldives. Furthermore, the study compares the sensitivity of novel direct detection assays, i.e. Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and detection of Dengue NS1 antigen.Material and Methods: The retrospective study evaluated the clinical course of dengue fever cases in Czech workers returning from a job in the Maldives who were diagnosed with dengue virus infection from September 1 to October 31, 2012. The laboratory diagnosis of dengue fever was based on the serological detection of IgM and IgG antibodies, detection of dengue NS1 antigen by enzyme-linked immunosobent assay (ELISA), and detection of dengue virus DNA by RT-PCR. Results: The infection with dengue virus was confirmed in 18 males with a median age of 40 years (IQR 36-47) who returned from a job in the Maldives. Only one patient required admission to the hospital while the others were treated on an outpatient basis. The most frequently observed symptoms were fever (18), headache (9), muscle and joint pain (8 and 7, respectively), and rash (9). Typical laboratory findings were leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenia, a low CRP level, and elevated aminotransferase activity. The clinical course was uncomplicated in all patients. The dengue NS1 antigen detection (positive in all 10 patients with acute dengue fever) showed significantly higher sensitivity than the detection of viral RNA using RT-PCR (positive in 4 patients), p = 0.011. Conclusion: Although the vast majority of dengue fever cases are diagnosed among travellers returning from the tropics, the presented study points out the risks posed by dengue fever to long-term workers in endemic areas. The infection in the serologically naďve hosts is usually uncomplicated; however, infected persons are at significant risk of developing a severe complicated clinical course if challenged by another serotype. Furthermore, sick leaves or premature departures cause a considerable economic burden to employers. In the diagnosis of acute dengue fever, preference should be given to highly sensitive and specific tests for the direct detection of dengue virus (NS1 antigen and RT-PCR assays). Keywords: dengue - flaviviruses - imported infections - fever. PMID:24116697

Trojánek, Milan; Tomí?ková, Dora; Rohá?ová, Hana; Kosina, Pavel; Gebouský, Jan; Dvo?ák, Jan; Chmelik, Vaclav; Batistová, Kv?toslava; Husa, Petr; Maixner, Jan; Sojková, Nad?žda; Zelená, Hana; Marešová, Vilma; Stejskal, František

2013-01-01

301

Risk Mapping Case Study: Industrial Area Of Trinec Town (Czech Republic) potentially endangered by floods and landslides  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of present questions in the context of natural and technological risk mapping, which become important in last years, is analysis and assessment of selected types of multirisks. It results from relevant R&D projetcs and also from international workshops and conferences. From various surveys and presented activities it is evident existence a lot of data and methodological approaches for single risk categories but a lack of tested methodological approaches for multirisks. Within framework of workgroup was done literature search of multirisk assessment methodologies and innovations. The idea of this relatively small, local scale case study arose during the 3rd Risk Mapping Workshop, coordinated by EC DG JRC, IPSC in November 2007. The proposal was based on the previous risk analysis and assessment project, which has been done for Frydek-Mistek County area (Czech Republic) in the year 2002. Several industrial facilities in the Trinec are partly situated in the inundation area of river Olše and are partly protected by concrete barriers built on the banks of Olše. It has to be mentioned that these banks are unstable and in the permanent slow movement. If iron-concrete barriers will be overflowed by water as the result of sudden bank landslide or flood wave, it could trigger several industrial accidents on steel and energy production facilities. Area is highly developed from demographic and socioeconomic point of view. Selected area is in high stage of geological, engineering geological and hydrogeological investigation. Most important scenarios of acidents in the area were developed by What-If analysis and Black box analysis (just growth of several different scenarios; qualitative analysis). In the period of few years later, more QRA analyses of industrial risks were proceeded separately, thanks to District Office, public and Seveso II Directive requirements. General scenarios of multi-hazard events was considered. In the case study, three methodologies was applied to assess hazard and risk: qualitative approach based on German methodology of Risk matrix compilation; quantitative approach based on statistical methods previously used for the area between two towns Hlohovec and Sered in Slovakia; quantitative approach for the modelling of the floods on the river Olse based on model HEC-RAS. For evaluation of selected scenarios impacts to the facilities and also to the public, including evaluation of present barriers, was used also method of expert assesment. With regard to the preliminary results it could be estimated, that flooding of industrial facilities is less probable due to existing barriers, but several usefull recomendations for similar prone areas could be derived. Acknowledgements This work is partially supported by the Czech Ministry of the Evnironment in the frame of R&D project "Comprehensive Interactions between Natural Processes and Industry with Regard to Major Accident Prevention and Emergency Planning" (Registration Number: SPII 1a10 45/07).

Dobes, P.; Hrdina, P.; Kotatko, A.; Danihelka, P.; Bednarik, M.; Krejci, O.; Kasperakova, D.

2009-04-01

302

Proceedings: Radioactive Low Level Waste Management Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the proceedings of an EPRI workshop on low level waste management. The workshop was the fifth in a series to aid utility personnel in assessing technologies for decommissioning nuclear power plants. This workshop focused on specific aspects of low level waste management as they relate to nuclear plant decommissioning. Workshop information will help utilities assess benefits of waste management, select technologies for their individual projects, and reduce decommissioning costs.

None

2000-05-01

303

Third workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering convened at Stanford University on December 14, 1977, with 104 attendees from six nations. In keeping with the recommendations expressed by the participants at the Second Workshop, the format of the Workshop was retained, with three days of technical sessions devoted to reservoir physics, well and reservoir testing, field development, and mathematical modeling

H. J. Jr. Ramey; P. Kruger

1977-01-01

304

Wind Power Finance and Investment Workshop 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

The workshop had 33 presentations by the leading industry experts in the wind finance and investment area. The workshop presented wind industry opportunities and advice to the financial community. The program also included two concurrent sessions, Wind 100, which offered wind energy novices a comprehensive introduction to wind energy fundamentals, and Transmission Policy and Regulations. Other workshop topics included: Bringing

anon

2004-01-01

305

Rural Technical Assistance Center Workshop Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This reference guide contains summaries of workshops developed by the Rural Technical Assistance Centers (R-TACs) at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory to provide assistance to Chapter 1 personnel. The booklet describes currently available standard workshops from which rural educators may select. Most workshops can range from an…

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

306

Improving Biology Performance with Workshop Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

This 2-year quasi-experiment evaluated the effect of peer-led workshop groups on performance of minority and majority undergraduate biology students. The workshop intervention used was modeled after a program pioneered by Treisman (1992). Majority volunteers randomly assigned to workshops (n = 61) performed significantly better than those assigned to the control group (n = 60, p < 0.05) without spending more

Wendi K. Born; William Revelle; Lawrence H. Pinto

2002-01-01

307

Selling to Industry for Sheltered Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for staffs of sheltered workshops for handicapped individuals, the guide presents a plan for selling the workshop idea to industry, hints on meeting obstacles, and ideas for expanding and upgrading workshop contract promotion. Brief sections cover the following topics (example subtopics are in parentheses): finding work contract…

Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.

308

Sixth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR ENGINEERING WORKSHOP, STANFORD GEOTHERMAL PROGRAM Henry J. Ramey, Jr., and Paul Kruger Co-Principal Investigators Ian G. Donaldson Program Manager Stanford Geothermal Program The Sixth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering convened at Stanford University on December 16, 1980. As with previous Workshops the attendance was around 100 with a significant participation from

H. J. Jr. Ramey; P. Kruger

1980-01-01

309

5TH Annual 1995 International Acquisitions Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proceedings of the 5th International Acquisitions Workshop are presented. These workshops draw keen interest because of the concern here in the United States to find and to make better use of foreign information. The focus of this year's workshop is t...

1995-01-01

310

Selling to Industry for Sheltered Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for staffs of sheltered workshops for handicapped individuals, the guide presents a plan for selling the workshop idea to industry, hints on meeting obstacles, and ideas for expanding and upgrading workshop contract promotion. Brief sections cover the following topics (example subtopics are in parentheses): finding work contract prospects…

Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.

311

Midwest Transmission Workshop III Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 On March 12-13, 2002, the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC), in cooperation with regional stakeholders, held a two-day workshop: Planning for Electrical Transmission Needs in the Upper Midwest. The workshop was the outgrowth of an effort to develop a forum and process for consideration of transmission options that strives for equitable allocation of benefits and impacts among all affected parties. The goal of this workshop was to provide a catalyst for an enhanced, inclusive process for transmission planning with participation of and acceptance by all affected stakeholders. Participants in the meeting included representatives of state and regional regulatory agencies, utilities and power generators, the wind industry, environmental and landowner interests, and other interested parties (see Attachment A for a list of meeting participants).

Kevin Bryan

2003-03-12

312

Workshop on geophysical grain flows  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

“Geophysical Grain Flows: Fluid-Grain Interactions in Coastal Sand Transport” was the focus of a workshop held from March 10 to 14 on Amelia Island, Fla. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Florida. Approximately thirty-five participants from ten different countries attended, representing universities, government laboratories, and private companies. During the workshop, one of the largest and strongest storms in the recorded history of North America impacted the eastern half of the United States. The local response of the beach at Amelia Island to this storm was striking and somewhat surprising. There was substantial accretion and widening of the beach. While the morphological changes in the beach profile were of medium to large scale, it is intriguing to realize that the changes resulted from the integrated motion of an uncountable number of sand grains, each moving more or less independently, yet cumulatively producing a wider beach.

Hanes, Daniel M.

313

Cleanroom Energy Efficiency Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

On March 15, 1999, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a workshop focused on energy efficiency in Cleanroom facilities. The workshop was held as part of a multiyear effort sponsored by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the California Energy Commission. It is part of a project that concentrates on improving energy efficiency in Laboratory type facilities including cleanrooms. The project targets the broad market of laboratory and cleanroom facilities, and thus cross-cuts many different industries and institutions. This workshop was intended to raise awareness by sharing case study success stories, providing a forum for industry networking on energy issues, contributing LBNL expertise in research to date, determining barriers to implementation and possible solutions, and soliciting input for further research.

Tschudi, Bill

1999-03-15

314

Sea level/ODP workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sixty-six scientists from academia, government, and industry met recently for a 3-day Joint Oceanographic Institutions/U.S. Science Advisory Committee workshop in El Paso, Tex. Their purpose was to consolidate strategies for the study of sea level change within the Ocean Drilling Program. A document summarizing their findings will be available this spring from JOI, Inc., while the following is a report outlining preliminary workshop conclusions.Three facts provided the incentive to convene this workshop: an international array of marine scientists [COSOD II, 1987] determined that a major goal of ocean drilling in the next decade should be to improve understanding of the timing, magnitude, and causal mechanisms of sea level change; the complexity of deriving a eustatic signal from the rock record underscores the importance o f a carefully organized approach; and acquiring adequate survey data and developing critically important technologies requires a lead time of several years ahead of ODP drilling.

Mountain, Gregory; Watkins, Joel

315

Environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Czech Republic.  

PubMed

1 Objectives of this study were (1) to compare concentrations of individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in air of polluted and nonpolluted area of Czech Republic during winter and summer periods and (2) to verify if urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP), as supposed practical biological marker, permits the assessment of spacial and temporal variations in environmental PAH exposure. 2 The study population consisted of three groups: (1) a group of 22 physical exercise students who regularly train outside, from the university situated in a polluted town, spending 14 days in winter and 14 days in summer in 'non-polluted' mountains; (2) a control group of 22 residents from the town and (3) a control group of 18 residents from the mountains. 3 The total PAH concentrations (sum of 13 individual PAH) were 19.3 and 104.6 ng/m3 in town and in mountains, respectively, during summer and 86.6 and 261 ng/m3 during winter. 4 Median 1-OHP levels ranged between 0.03 and 0.13 mumol/mol creatinine for controls and between 0.04 and 0.12 mumol/mol creatinine for students. No relationship was found between pyrene levels in air and group means of urinary 1-OHP. Our results show that other factors (probably PAH in food) contribute in masking air pollution influence on urinary 1-OHP levels in subjects non-occupationally exposed to PAH. PMID:9363476

Vyskocil, A; Fiala, Z; Fialova, D; Krajak, V; Viau, C

1997-10-01

316

[Ocular sparganosis in the Czech Republic--a case report].  

PubMed

The authors report a case of 14-year-old boy presented to the Ophthalmologic Department of University Hospital in Olomouc with the diagnosis af acute anterior uveitis. A living parasite has been detected in the anterior chamber in a slit lamp examination. The vitreous and retina remained uninvolved. The acute iridocyclitis associated with parasitic infection is a very rare cause of anterior uveitis in Central Europe. The patient underwent surgical removal of the parasite via paracentesis. The inflammation resolved under the treatment with atropine and dexamethasone drops within a few days. Histopathological examination revealed the parasite as a young larval stage of tapeworm from family Pseudophyllidea (sparganum). Based on the analysis of development cycles of different types of tapeworms and according the literature data on tapeworms found in the Czech Republic genus Spirometra seemed to be the most plausible cause of the patient's disease. As the most probable source of viable parasites authors suspect swallowed water containing tiny infected crustaceans in the dam near the town Olomouc in Moravia. PMID:16958022

Rehák, M; Kolárová, L; Kohnová, I; Rehák, J; Mohlerová, S; Fric, E; Chrapek, O

2006-08-01

317

Manganese biogeochemistry in a central Czech Republic catchment  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Mn biogeochemistry was studied from 1994 to 2003 in a small forested catchment in the central Czech Republic using the watershed mass balance approach together with measurements of internal stores and fluxes. Mn inputs in bulk deposition were relatively constant during a period of sharply decreasing acidic deposition, suggesting that the Mn source was terrestrial, and not from fossil fuel combustion. Mn inputs in bulk deposition and Mn supplied by weathering each averaged 13 mg m-2 year-1 (26 mg m -2 year-1 total input), whereas Mn export in streamwater and groundwater averaged 43 mg m-2 year-1. Thus an additional Mn source is needed to account for 17 mg m-2 year -1. Internal fluxes and pools of Mn were significantly greater than annual inputs and outputs. Throughfall Mn flux was 70 mg m-2 year-1, litterfall Mn flux was 103 mg m-2 year -1, and Mn net uptake by vegetation was 62 mg m-2 year-1. Large pools of labile or potentially labile Mn were present in biomass and surficial soil horizons. Small leakages from these large pools likely supply the additional Mn needed to close the watershed mass balance. This leakage may reflect an adjustment of the ecosystem to recent changes in atmospheric acidity. ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Navratil, T.; Shanley, J. B.; Skrivan, P.; Kram, P.; Mihaljevic, M.; Drahota, P.

2007-01-01

318

Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in Adults: The Czech Republic Experience  

PubMed Central

Background. Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is currently the third most frequent pathogen of bacterial meningitis in adults. Methods. A prospective study of patients with LM meningitis in a Czech tertiary care hospital, carried out from 1997 to 2012. Results. Thirty-one patients were diagnosed with LM meningitis, which was 7% of a total of 440 adult patients with acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) over a 16-year period. Their median age was 63 years, range 26–80 years. Nineteen patients (61%) had underlying immunocompromising comorbidity; 15 patients (48%) were older than 65 years. Fourteen patients (45%) had arterial hypertension. The typical triad of fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status was present in 21 patients (68%). The median count of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocytes was 680/?L, protein level 2.6?g/L, and glucose ratio 0.28. Four patients (13%) died, and nine (29%) survived with moderate to severe sequelae. Conclusion. LM meningitis is known to affect immunosuppressed and elderly patients. Arterial hypertension seems to be another important predisposing factor. Clinical symptoms, CSF findings, and disease outcomes, did not significantly differ from other community-acquired ABM in our study, although the CSF leukocyte count was lower. Ampicillin showed good clinical and bacteriological efficacy in the majority of patients.

Rozsypal, Hanus; Smiskova, Dita; Benes, Jiri

2013-01-01

319

Avian haemosporidians in haematophagous insects in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The degree to which avian haemosporidian parasites can exploit different vectors as a definitive host has ecological implications for their transmission and biogeography. Studies targeting haemosporidian parasites using precise molecular detection methods are almost lacking in Central Europe, however. Here, we utilized PCR-based molecular methods to detect avian haemosporidians in insect vectors in the Czech Republic. Nine lineages of parasites belonging to three genera, Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon, were detected in pooled samples of insect individuals, of which three lineages had not yet been discovered in previous studies. All three Leucocytozoon lineages were found exclusively in black flies, while five Haemoproteus lineages were found in biting midges. The most abundant insect species Culicoides kibunensis harbored three Haemoproteus lineages, and the second-most numerous species Culicoides segnis even four. The positive mosquitoes of Culex pipiens complex hosted two parasite lineages, one Plasmodium and one Haemoproteus, the latter of which, however, could suggest the aberrant development of this parasite in an unusual invertebrate host. The co-occurrence of Haemoproteus ROFI1 and TURDUS2 lineages in both insects and birds at the same study plot suggests a transmission of these lineages during breeding season of birds. PMID:23224608

Synek, Petr; Munclinger, Pavel; Albrecht, Tomáš; Votýpka, Jan

2012-12-06

320

Newly identified historical tornadoes in the Czech Republic from 16th to the 20th centuries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tornadoes have occurred in the territory of the Czech Republic throughout history. Although their frequency and intensity are not as high as in the USA, they can cause severe damage as well. That is why a systematic effort to document individual occurrences of this dangerous meteorological phenomenon as far as possible back into the past began in the 1990s. The aim of this investigation is to extend the first European catalogue of tornadoes originally published by Wegener [Wegener A., 1917. Wind-und Wasserhosen in Europe], by the addition of these cases from the Czech Republic. This paper adds further to Setvák, Šálek and Munzar [Setvák M., Šálek M., Munzar J., 2003. Tornadoes within the Czech Republic—from medieval chronicles to the internet society. Atmos. Res. 67 68, 589 605], who reported the earliest documented tornado in the land of the Czech Republic which occurred in AD 1119 in Prague. In so doing, it presents recently discovered tornado cases from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, found in a variety of historical sources since the last ECSS conference held in Prague in 2002. In particular we will focus on the case from Jablonec nad Nisou (northern Bohemia) in 1925, which was probably the first case in the Czech Republic with accompanying photographic documentation of damage caused by a tornado.

Lacinová, Martina; Munzar, Jan; Franc, Marek

2007-02-01

321

1993 Radiation Protection Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The 1993 DOE Radiation Protection Workshop was conducted from April 13 through 15, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 400 Department of Energy Headquarters and Field personnel and contractors from the DOE radiological protection community attended the Workshop. Forty-nine papers were presented in eleven separate sessions: Radiological Control Manual Implementation, New Approaches to Instrumentation and Calibration, Radiological Training Programs and Initiatives, External Dosimetry, Internal Dosimetry, Radiation Exposure Reporting and Recordkeeping, Air Sampling and Monitoring Issues, Decontamination and Decommissioning of Sites, Contamination Monitoring and Control, ALARA/Radiological Engineering, and Current and Future Health Physics Research. Individual papers are indexed separately on the database.

Not Available

1993-12-31

322

Nuclear propulsion project workshop summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A joint DOE/DOD/NASA Nuclear Propulsion Project is being planned and implemented under the leadership of the NASA Lewis Research Center. The plan includes both Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Nuclear Thermal Propulsion. Two major national workshops were held in the summer of 1990 to provide a data base for and identify technology needs for a wide range of NTP and NEP concepts. A Joint DOE/DOD/NASA steering committee has reviewed the results and recommendations from the workshops and identified the high priority issues for near-term implementation. Efforts will be initiated on these issues in FY91 by an interdepartmental/agency team based on available resources.

Miller, Thomas J.; Clark, John S.; Barnett, John W., Dr.

1991-01-01

323

Screening of short- and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins in selected riverine sediments and sludge from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wide distribution of chlorinated paraffins in the environment has already been demonstrated in several studies; however, information about their levels in the Central Europe is still very limited. First study focused on the SCCP contamination of the Czech aquatic environment have been performed recently, and its results motivated the authors to analyze sediments from a wide set of the Czech

Petra P?ibylová; Jana Klánová; Ivan Holoubek

2006-01-01

324

HIV infection and high risk behavior among patients attending an STD referral clinic in Prague, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: This survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV infection and associated risk behaviour in a high risk population of clients attending an STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic. METHODS: Between September 1994 and January 1995, clients entering the Apolinar STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic, were enrolled in a blinded, unlinked HIV antibody seroprevalence study. Non-identifying demographic

J. Mikl; Z. Sudar; P. F. Smith; M. Bruckova; J. Jedlicka; V. Kastankova; R. Tryzna; J. DeHovitz

1998-01-01

325

The Whole World Revolves Around It: Sex Education and Sex Reform in First Republic Czech Print Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores attitudes towards sex and sexuality in First Republic Czechoslovakia (1918-1938), focusing on the urban Czech population. By looking at articles, advertisements and references to sex and sexuality in Czech periodicals from 1920 to 1935, it shows that inter-war Czechoslovaks were enthusiastic participants in closely linked discourses about hygiene, physical culture, sex education, birth control and sex reform,

Karla Huebner

2010-01-01

326

Changing Patterns of Drug Use in the Czech Republic during the Post-Communist Era: A Qualitative Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author carried out a reconstruction of the development of the Czech Republic's drug scene on the basis of the results of key research studies that made use of qualitative methods; he also utilized a multilayer timeline according to target groups and socio-historical perspectives. The last decade of the 20th century was a period in which the Czech drug scene

Michal Miovský

2007-01-01

327

Capital markets, financial intermediaries, and corporate governance : an empirical assessment of the top ten voucher funds in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Voucher privatization was expected to result in widely dispersed ownership with little effect on firms'governance. But in the first wave of privatization, more than 70 percent of Czech vouchers went to investment funds and the 10 largest Czech and Slovak investment funds (surveyed for this study) acquired roughly half of all voucher points. And the large funds can influence corporate

Roland Egerer

1995-01-01

328

Pu Workshop Letter  

SciTech Connect

In preparation for the upcoming Pu Workshop in Livermore, CA, USA, during July 14 and 15, 2006, we have begun to give some thought as to how the meeting will be structured and what will be discussed. Below, you will find our first proposal as to the agenda and contents of the meeting. From you, we need your feedback and suggestions concerning the desirability of each aspect of our proposal. Hopefully, we will be able to converge to a format that is acceptable to all parties. First, it now appears that we will be limited to three main sessions, Friday morning (July 14), Friday afternoon (July 14) and Saturday morning (July 15). The Pu Futures Meeting will conclude on Thursday, July 13. Following a social excursion, the Russian participants will be transported from Monterey Bay to their hotel in Livermore. We anticipate that the hotel will be the Residence Inn at 1000 Airway Blvd in Livermore. However, the hotel arrangements still need to be confirmed. We expect that many of our participants will begin their travels homeward in the afternoon of Saturday, July 15 and the morning of Sunday, July 16. Associated with the three main sessions, we propose that there be three main topics. Each session will have an individual focus. Because of the limited time available, we will need to make some judicious choices concerning the focus and the speakers for each session. We will also have a poster session associated with each session, to facilitate discussions, and a rotating set of Lab Tours, to maximize participation in the tour and minimize the disruption of the speaking schedule. Presently, we are planning a tour of the Dynamical Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM) facilities, but this is still in a preliminary stage. We estimate that for each session and topic, there will be time for five (5) speakers. We propose that, typically, there be three (3) Russian and two (2) American speakers per session. We also propose that each session have a chair (or two chairs), who will be given a small amount of time to set the stage for the upcoming talks and pose previously prepared, crucial questions. While this imposes a significant burden upon the session chairs, it seems to us that such an arrangement will maximize the impact of each session. While some of the topics overlap with those at Pu Futures, we propose that there will be enough complementarity and amplification of specific topics that the overlap will be minimal.

Tobin, J G; Schwartz, A J; Fluss, M

2006-03-06

329

Evaluation of a sex education workshop.  

PubMed

Thirty-two first year medical students who attended a 1 day sex education workshop and seven of their classmates who did not attend the workshop were given the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT) both 1 month before and 3 months after the workshop. The workshop group on retest had scores significantly higher than their pretest scores in the areas of sexual knowledge, autoeroticism and sexual myths. The scores of the no-workshop group did not change significantly on any of the parameters.Evidently, knowledge can be increased and attitudes liberalized by means of an intensive day-long workshop and such changes may persist beyong the immediate period of the workshop. PMID:979716

Hadorn, D; Grant, I

1976-09-01

330

Mapping strategies: Chromosome 16 workshop  

SciTech Connect

The following topics from a workshop on chromosome 16 are briefly discussed: genetic map of chromosome 16; chromosome breakpoint map of chromosome 16; integrated physical/genetic map of chromosome 16; pulsed field map of the 16p13.2--p13.3 region (3 sheets); and a report of the HGM10 chromosome 16 committee.

Not Available

1989-01-01

331

EPS Workshop on Nuclear Winters  

Microsoft Academic Search

This workshop was held in Geneva in October 1986 and was attended by invited delegates from both East (14) and West (13), members of the ACPS (5) and the President. Relevant disciplines as well as Physics were represented which lead to comprehensive discussions.The factors which have a bearing on the probabilities of a nuclear winter were reviewed using the SCOPE-ENUWAR

D H Parkinson

1988-01-01

332

EPS Workshop on Nuclear Winters  

Microsoft Academic Search

This workshop was held in Geneva in October 1986 and was attended by invited delegates from both East (14) and West (13), members of the ACPS (5) and the President. Relevant disciplines as well as Physics were represented which lead to comprehensive discussions. The factors which have a bearing on the probabilities of a nuclear winter were reviewed using the

D. H. Parkinson

1988-01-01

333

Proceedings: 2000 NOx Controls Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The 2000 EPRI workshop on nitrogen oxide (NOx) controls for utility boilers provided a medium for member utilities to augment their knowledge of recent operating experience and developments on NOx control technologies. The event focused on improving methods of compliance with emission regulations mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 without jeopardizing efficiency and plant performance.

None

2001-04-01

334

Mars exploration study workshop 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A year-long NASA-wide study effort has led to the development of an innovative strategy for the human exploration of Mars. The latest Mars Exploration Study Workshop 2 advanced a design reference mission (DRM) that significantly reduces the perceived high costs, complex infrastructure, and long schedules associated with previous Mars scenarios. This surface-oriented philosophy emphasizes the development of high-leveraging surface technologies in lieu of concentrating exclusively on space transportation technologies and development strategies. As a result of the DRM's balanced approach to mission and crew risk, element commonality, and technology development, human missions to Mars can be accomplished without the need for complex assembly operations in low-Earth orbit. This report, which summarizes the Mars Exploration Study Workshop held at the Ames Research Center on May 24-25, 1993, provides an overview of the status of the Mars Exploration Study, material presented at the workshop, and discussions of open items being addressed by the study team. The workshop assembled three teams of experts to discuss cost, dual-use technology, and international involvement, and to generate a working group white paper addressing these issues. The three position papers which were generated are included in section three of this publication.

Duke, Michael B.; Budden, Nancy Ann

1993-11-01

335

Workshop on Water on Mars.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The opening session of the Workshop focused on one of the most debated areas of Mars volatiles research-the size of the planet's past and present bulk water content. Current estimates of the inventory of H2O on Mars range from an equivalent layer of liqui...

S. Clifford

1984-01-01

336

Surface Water Treatment Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to increase the knowledge of experienced water treatment plant operators. Each of the fourteen lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing that topic. Areas covered in this manual include: basic water…

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

337

Have Sheltered Workshops a Future?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of problems faced by sheltered workshops for disabled persons (low placement rates in open employment, nonconsideration of individual needs, poor financial rewards) includes an outline of a habilitation model featuring improved staff training, production and wages, vocational and nonvocational options, organization of training, and…

Kirby, Neil

1986-01-01

338

National solar water heater workshop  

SciTech Connect

The National Solar Water Heater Workshop (NSWHW) program directly resolves the major problem inhibiting the widespread application of solar energy for domestic water heating - that of bridging the gap, by an educational program, between well-known solar technology and the application of that technology. This is accomplished by workshop sponsors throughout the nation, conducting workshops to educate homeowners on solar principles, and installation, operation, and maintenance of their solar system. During a workshop, students personally fabricate two or more collectors and complete a plumbing subsystem, all of which have been developed and specified by Arizona State University (ASU). The program appeals to do-it-yourselfers and handyman type persons who by their example become strong solar advocates to their neighbors and acquaintances. A market for the commercial solar industry is thus also generated as other homeowners acquire installed systems from the local solar industry. A central thrust of this program is the establishment of local solar hardware suppliers who can supply the demand of the students for solar hardware kits. This is a DOE program approved for 2 years and is funded at $600,000 for the first year with $400,000 to be funded for the second year. At the end of 2 years, it is envisioned that 50,000 domestic solar water heaters will have been installed throughout the nation and trust territories which will result in savings in the order of 131 million kWh, 447 billion Btu and 8 million dollars.

Mumma, S.A.; Ashland, M.

1981-01-01

339

KDD Cup and workshop 2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

The KDD Cup is the oldest of the many data mining competitions that are now popular [1]. It is an integral part of the annual ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). In 2007, the traditional KDD Cup competition was augmented with a workshop with a focus on the concurrently active Netflix Prize competition [2]. The

James Bennett; Charles Elkan; Bing Liu; Padhraic Smyth; Domonkos Tikk

2007-01-01

340

PROCEEDINGS: MULTIPOLLUTANT SORBENT REACTIVITY WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

The report is a compilation of technical papers and visual aids presented by representatives of industry, academia, and government agencies at a workshop on multipollutant sorbent reactivity that was held at EPA's Environmental Research Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, on Ju...

341

Workshop yoga for computer users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our bodies have been built to move! In our postmodern age we are spending too many hours in sedentary position, especially those hours spent in front of our computers. To counter the effects of this join us for Awakening the Spirit Within. A 60 minute workshop for the practice of breathe work, mindfulness, and a series of 20 minute office

Mohd Abdullah; Cylynne Edgelow

2011-01-01

342

The Astronomy Workshop: Enhanced Tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive World Wide Web tools that were developed under the direction of Doug Hamilton for use in undergraduate classes and by the general public. The philosophy of the site is to foster student interest in astronomy by using their fascination with computers and the internet. We are upgrading the \\

Melissa N. Hayes-Gehrke; G. Deming

2007-01-01

343

Cord Blood Licensure: A Workshop  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Date and Time: The workshop will be held on March 8, 2010 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and March 9, 2010 from 8.30 am to 5:00 pm. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents/workshopsmeetingsconferences

344

Writing Workshop: Sharing and Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a procedure for peer editing in a junior high school writing workshop in which sentences of the work to be edited were copied onto individual pieces of paper and rearranged by each peer reviewer. States that differences were noted and the author chose which order to adopt. (RS)|

Leibnitz, Mary

1989-01-01

345

Shallow Water Acoustics Workshop, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Shallow Water Acoustics Workshop was held at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, 9-11 February 1983, under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research. The Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity was the host organization....

M. Schulkin

1983-01-01

346

The tornado history of the Czech Lands, AD 1119-2010  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Documentary evidence is employed to present the history of tornadoes in the Czech Lands (recently Czech Republic) in AD 1119-2010. Based on contemporaneous descriptions of events, tornadoes are categorised as proven or probable. They are analysed collectively in terms of their spatio-temporal changes, annual variation, specific features, and impacts according to the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale. The first documented tornado, on 30 July 1119, did great damage to Vyšehrad Castle in Prague (EF3). Only three other tornadoes were recorded before AD 1500. In the following three centuries, the number fluctuated between 11 and 16 events per century. Documented tornado frequency increased significantly from the 19th century onwards, reaching peaks in 1931-1940 (44 tornadoes) and particularly in 2001-2010 (56 tornadoes); this rise, however, reflects the availability of relevant sources as well as increased social awareness and advances in communication technology. A total of 264 tornado days and 307 tornadoes were documented for the Czech Lands in 1119-2010. Although they are relatively homogeneously extended over the territory of the Czech Republic, tornadoes tend to occur more frequently at lower and medium altitudes. The highest frequency of tornadoes is recorded for the summer half-year (mainly from June to August), although they may develop between March and October. Probable tornadoes have also been recorded in the winter months. The strongest tornadoes in the Czech Lands may be classified as EF3, largely with significant damage to buildings and trees, but 13 related deaths have also been recorded. The paper presents not only a new chronology and climatology for Czech tornadoes but is also an important contribution to the study of tornadoes in Europe.

Brázdil, Rudolf; Chromá, Kate?ina; Dobrovolný, Petr; ?ernoch, Zbyn?k

2012-11-01

347

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a two-day Risk Management Techniques and Practice (RMTAP) workshop held September 18-19 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop, which was sponsored by the SC/Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, was to assess current and emerging techniques, practices, and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding, managing, and mitigating the risks associated with acquiring leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing centers (HPCCs). Representatives from fifteen high-performance computing (HPC) organizations, four HPC vendor partners, and three government agencies attended the workshop. The overall workshop findings were: (1) Standard risk management techniques and tools are in the aggregate applicable to projects at HPCCs and are commonly employed by the HPC community; (2) HPC projects have characteristics that necessitate a tailoring of the standard risk management practices; (3) All HPCC acquisition projects can benefit by employing risk management, but the specific choice of risk management processes and tools is less important to the success of the project; (4) The special relationship between the HPCCs and HPC vendors must be reflected in the risk management strategy; (5) Best practices findings include developing a prioritized risk register with special attention to the top risks, establishing a practice of regular meetings and status updates with the platform partner, supporting regular and open reviews that engage the interests and expertise of a wide range of staff and stakeholders, and documenting and sharing the acquisition/build/deployment experience; and (6) Top risk categories include system scaling issues, request for proposal/contract and acceptance testing, and vendor technical or business problems. HPC, by its very nature, is an exercise in multi-level risk management. Every aspect of stewarding HPCCs into the petascale era, from identification of the program drivers to the details of procurement actions and simulation environment component deployments, represents unprecedented challenges and requires effective risk management. The fundamental purpose of this workshop was to go beyond risk management processes as such and learn how to weave effective risk management practices, techniques, and methods into all aspects of migrating HPCCs into the next generation of leadership computing systems. This workshop was a follow-on to the Petascale System Integration Workshop hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)/NERSC last year. It was intended to leverage and extend the risk management experience of the participants by looking for common best practices and unique processes that have been especially successful. This workshop assessed the effectiveness of tools and techniques that are or could be helpful in HPCC risk management, with a special emphasis on how practice meets process. As the saying goes: 'In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is'. Finally, the workshop brought together a network of experts who shared information as technology moves into the petascale era and beyond.

Quinn, T; Zosel, M

2008-12-02

348

Site Selection and Geological Research Connected with High Level Waste Disposal Programme in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

Attempts to solve the problem of high-level waste disposal including the spent fuel from nuclear power plants have been made in the Czech Republic for over the 10 years. Already in 1991 the Ministry of Environment entitled The Czech Geological Survey to deal with the siting of the locality for HLW disposal and the project No. 3308 ''The geological research of the safe disposal of high level waste'' had started. Within this project a sub-project ''A selection of perspective HLW disposal sites in the Bohemian Massif'' has been elaborated and 27 prospective areas were identified in the Czech Republic. This selection has been later narrowed to 8 areas which are recently studied in more detail. As a parallel research activity with siting a granitic body Melechov Massif in Central Moldanubian Pluton has been chosen as a test site and the 1st stage of research i.e. evaluation and study of its geological, hydrogeological, geophysical, tectonic and structural properties has been already completed. The Melechov Massif was selected as a test site after the recommendation of WATRP (Waste Management Assessment and Technical Review Programme) mission of IAEA (1993) because it represents an area analogous with the host geological environment for the future HLW and spent fuel disposal in the Czech Republic, i.e. variscan granitoids. It is necessary to say that this site would not be in a locality where the deep repository will be built, although it is a site suitable for oriented research for the sampling and collection of descriptive data using up to date and advanced scientific methods. The Czech Republic HLW and spent fuel disposal programme is now based on The Concept of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management (''Concept'' hereinafter) which has been prepared in compliance with energy policy approved by Government Decree No. 50 of 12th January 2000 and approved by the Government in May 2002. Preparation of the Concept was required, amongst other reasons in connection with preparations for the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union and in connection with the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management adopted under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which was signed by the Czech Republic in 1997. According to the approved Concept it is expected that a deep geological repository in the Czech Republic will be built in granitic rocks.

Tomas, J.

2003-02-25

349

Privatisation, Decentralisation And Governance In Education In The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany And Sweden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as evaluation, assessment and reporting. It shows that such trends have been most radical in the Czech Republic and Sweden, while England has centralised curriculum policy and France has devolved some decision-making to bodies at lower levels, but as representatives of the central state.

Daun, Holger

2004-07-01

350

Biological monitoring of child lead exposure in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed Central

The area around the Pribram lead smelter has been recognized to be heavily contaminated by lead (Pb). In the early 1970s, several episodes of livestock lead intoxication were reported in this area; thereafter, several epidemiological and ecological studies focused on exposure of children. In contrast to earlier studies, the recent investigation (1992-1994) revealed significantly lower exposure to lead. From 1986-1990, recorded average blood lead levels were about 37.2 micrograms lead (Pb)/100 ml in an elementary school population living in a neighborhood close to the smelter (within 3 km of the plant). The present study, however, has found mean blood lead levels of 11.35 micrograms/100 ml (95% CI = 9.32; 13.82) among a comparable group of children. In addition to blood lead, tooth lead was used to assess exposure among children. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed between the geometric mean tooth lead level of 6.44 micrograms Pb/g (n = 13; 95% CI = 3.95; 10.50) in the most contaminated zone and 1.43 micrograms Pb/g (n = 35; 95% CI = 1.11; 1.84) in zones farther away from the point source. Both biomarkers, blood and tooth lead levels, reflect a similar pattern of lead exposure in children. This study has attempted a quantitative assessment of risk factors associated with elevated lead exposure in the Czech Republic. Content of lead in soil, residential distance from the smelter, consumption of locally grown vegetables or fruits, drinking water from local wells, the mother's educational level, cigarette consumption among family members, and the number of children in the family were factors positively related (p < 0.05) to blood lead levels. The resulting blood lead level was found to be inversely proportional to the child's age. Images Figure 1.

Cikrt, M; Smerhovsky, Z; Blaha, K; Nerudova, J; Sediva, V; Fornuskova, H; Knotkova, J; Roth, Z; Kodl, M; Fitzgerald, E

1997-01-01

351

Genetic Engineering Workshop Report, 2010  

SciTech Connect

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Bioinformatics group has recently taken on a role in DTRA's Transformation Medical Technologies (TMT) program. The high-level goal of TMT is to accelerate the development of broad-spectrum countermeasures. To achieve this goal, there is a need to assess the genetic engineering (GE) approaches, potential application as well as detection and mitigation strategies. LLNL was tasked to coordinate a workshop to determine the scope of investments that DTRA should make to stay current with the rapid advances in genetic engineering technologies, so that accidental or malicious uses of GE technologies could be adequately detected and characterized. Attachment A is an earlier report produced by LLNL for TMT that provides some relevant background on Genetic Engineering detection. A workshop was held on September 23-24, 2010 in Springfield, Virginia. It was attended by a total of 55 people (see Attachment B). Twenty four (44%) of the attendees were academic researchers involved in GE or bioinformatics technology, 6 (11%) were from DTRA or the TMT program management, 7 (13%) were current TMT performers (including Jonathan Allen and Tom Slezak of LLNL who hosted the workshop), 11 (20%) were from other Federal agencies, and 7 (13%) were from industries that are involved in genetic engineering. Several attendees could be placed in multiple categories. There were 26 attendees (47%) who were from out of the DC area and received travel assistance through Invitational Travel Orders (ITOs). We note that this workshop could not have been as successful without the ability to invite experts from outside of the Beltway region. This workshop was an unclassified discussion of the science behind current genetic engineering capabilities. US citizenship was not required for attendance. While this may have limited some discussions concerning risk, we felt that it was more important for this first workshop to focus on the scientific state of the art. We also consciously chose to not dwell on matters of policy (for example, screening of commercial gene or oligo synthesis orders), as multiple other forums for policy discussion have taken place in recent years. We acknowledge that other workshops on topics relevant to genetic engineering should be held, some of which may need to take place at higher classification levels. The workshop moderators would like to acknowledge the enthusiastic participation of the attendees in the discussions. Special thanks are given to Sofi Ibrahim, for his extensive assistance on helping this report reach its final form. The genetic engineering workshop brought together a diverse mix of genetic engineering pioneers and experts, Federal agency representatives concerned with abuses of genetic engineering, TMT performers, bioinformatics experts, and representatives from industry involved with large-scale genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Several talks established the current range of genetic engineering capabilities and the relative difficulties of identifying and characterizing the results of their use. Extensive discussions established a number of recommendations to DTRA of how to direct future research investments so that any mis-use of genetic engineering techniques can be promptly identified and characterized.

Allen, J; Slezak, T

2010-11-03

352

[Bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the Czech Republic. The Working Group for Monitoring Resistance in the Czech Republic].  

PubMed

In 1991 the authors made an investigation on the resistance of clinically important bacteria. Seventeen antibiotic centres in the Czech Republic participated in the investigation. The resistance to antibiotics of 32,567 strains of twelve bacterial species isolated from hospitalized patients depends on 1. the type of bacteria and antibiotics, 2. the source (specimen of pathological material) and 3. the locality (hospital). The resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to oxacillin with the exception of one hospital is not more than 6%, in rare instances also resistance to vancomycin was encountered. The frequency of resistance of gram-negative rods to so-called reserve antibiotics (cephalosporins of the third generation, quinolones and amikacin) depends markedly on the type of bacteria, being highest in typical causal agents of hospital infections--Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Providencia rettgeri and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. With the exception of cephalosporins the resistance of gram-negative rods and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from urine is much greater than in strains from other clinical materials. The frequency of resistance in faculty hospitals which concentrate patients with more serious diseases is high, the highest resistance was, however, recorded in the North Bohemian area--in pneumococci against penicillin (13%) and in haemophili against ampicillin (17%). Every hospital is a closed ecological niche with a typical bacterial population and resistance rate. A competent estimate of an adequate and probably effective antibiotic for immediate initiation of treatment of an urgent infection can thus be made only by somebody with close and steady knowledge of the state of resistance in a given hospital. PMID:8111828

Urbásková, P; Schindler, J

1994-01-01

353

Report on a recent deep-seated landslide at Gírová Mt., Czech Republic, triggered by a heavy rainfall: The Gírová Mt., Outer West Carpathians; Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large deep-seated landslide, triggered by a heavy rainfall, activated early in the morning on May 19, 2010 along the SW\\u000a slope of Gírová Mt., NE Czech Republic. The landslide occurred within a zone of pre-existing deep-seated gravitational deformation,\\u000a and it was accompanied with pronounced ground liquefying in the central and lower portion of the sliding mass. The precipitation\\u000a that

Ivo Baro?; Tomᚠ?ehánek; Ji?í Vošmik; Vít?zslav Musel; Lucie Kondrová

354

From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the most popular courses in physics is astronomy. However, the topics taught require visualizations that are not familiar to the typical students in these courses. To address this issue, we have created a set of flexible resources for the teaching of introductory astronomy based on two- and three-dimensional simulations. These simulations are created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS) which is a free and open source tool for creating Java simulations. Because EJS allows teachers to easily change simulations, existing simulations can be customized to the type of astronomy course one is teaching. In this workshop, we will describe how to use and modify astronomy simulations such as the celestial sphere, Ptolemaic and Copernican models, Keplerian orbits including eclipses, galactic collisions, and orbits about black holes. Material for this workshop is available in a ComPADRE shared file folder: http://www.compadre.org/osp/filingcabinet/bookmarks.cfm?FID=30679

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario; Timberlake, Todd

2012-07-19

355

Designing Courses with Moodle Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this hands-on workshop participants will create a demo Moodle site that incorporates text, multimedia resources, and OSP simulations. This workshop will benefit high school and college teachers who wish to use Moodle for curriculum distribution and course management. We will discuss the pedagogical and technical issues and have participants add to their demo Moodle site resources and activities such as warm-up (JiTT) pre-class questions, in-class polling (Peer Instruction with IPAL) using mobile devices and/or clickers, Open Source Physics models, and other resources from ComPADRE. Participants will leave with copies of their demo Moodle site, providing resources for use in their Fall courses. Participants may bring their own laptops.

Junkin, William; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2013-07-11

356

Technology transfer: Insider protection workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Safeguards Evaluation Method--Insider Threat, developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a field-applicable tool to evaluate facility safeguards against theft or diversion of special nuclear material (SNM) by nonviolent insiders. To ensure successful transfer of this technology from the laboratory to DOE field offices and contractors, LLNL developed a three-part package. The package includes a workbook, user-friendly microcomputer software, and a three-day training program. The workbook guides an evaluation team through the Safeguards Evaluation Method and provides forms for gathering data. The microcomputer software assists in the evaluation of safeguards effectiveness. The software is designed for safeguards analysts with no previous computer experience. The three-day training program is called the Insider Protection Workshop. The workshop students learn how to use the workbook and the computer software to assess insider vulnerabilities and to evaluate the benefits and costs of potential improvements.

Strait, R.S.; Renis, T.A.

1986-01-01

357

EDITORIAL: The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany. FLTPD is a biennial European event in which scientists working on low-temperature plasmas present their recent results, pointing out in particular the originality of the diagnostic techniques used. The idea of starting this series of workshops was born in a discussion between Frieder Döbele, Bill Graham and myself when travelling together from Bar Harbor, USA (after the 6th LAPD) to Montreal, Canada in October 1993. It became evident that we had been lacking a European meeting that could bring together experts in the field of low-temperature plasma diagnostics and create the possibility to share the knowledge of these diagnostics with new generations of scientists. The first FLTPD was held in Les Houches, France, in February 1995 and since then it has been organized in the spring of all odd-numbered years in different European countries, as shown in the following table. YearLocationChair of LOC 1995Les Houches, FranceJ Derouard 1997Bad Honnef, GermanyF Döbele 1999Saillon, SwitzerlandCh Hollenstein 2001Rolduc, NetherlandsR van de Sanden 2003Speccia, ItalyS De Benedictis 2005Les Houches, FranceN Sadeghi 2007Cumbria, UKM Bowden 2009Blansko, Czech RepublicF Krcma 2011Zinnowitz, GermanyJ Röpke To encourage brainstorming and extended discussions among participants, FLTPD meetings have always been organized in isolated locations with the number of attendees limited to about 70. Workshops extend over three and a half days with about 10 expert presentations by invited speakers (a few from overseas) and short oral or poster contributions. This special issue of Plasma Sources Science and Technology contains 11 articles representative of contributions to the last FLTPD in Zinnowitz. These peer-reviewed articles, which bring the 9th FLTPD to a wider audience, represent a snapshot of current topics in low-temperature plasma diagnostics. However, no attempt is made to give a full review of the field, which is in fact much wider and still rapidly developing. I hope, nevertheless, that readers will find this compilation useful and stimulating for their research and that the special edition will serve as a convenient reference source. My special thanks go to the Scientific Committee for their important contributions to the success of the workshop in selecting invited speakers. I also am particularly grateful to the Editorial Board of Plasma Sources Science and Technology for the publication of this special issue.

SAME ADDRESS--> Nader Sadeghi,

361

ZLEPŠENÍ KONKURENCESCHOPNOSTI ?ESKÉ EKONOMIKY IMPROVEMENT OF THE COMPETITIVE STRENGHT IN THE CZECH ECONOMY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The competitive strength and economic growth are influenced with outside and inside factors. From the existing experience as well as analyse and description of the situation in the Czech republic, in the terms of the National development plan, results that is necessary to uphold the total restructuring and modernizing of the economy which is connected with completing reformations, which advance

CHARVÁTOVÁ Dagmar

2006-01-01

362

Physical Activity of Older People: An Investigation of a Retirement Center in Olomouc, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides a look into the physical activities of the older people in Chválkovice, a retirement and senior center in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Three main topics or purposes emerged during this study. First, there is very little data or studies concerning physical activities in retirement homes or nursing homes. This study helps to provide more information in this area.

Johanna Talbott; Donald N. Roberson Jr

2011-01-01

363

Financial reporting paradigms for financial instruments : Empirical study on the Czech and Romanian regulations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – It is well known that once regulatory bodies adopt a financial reporting paradigm, it becomes the guiding principle for accounting regulation. This paradigm itself in the field of accounting represents the starting point of the research. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the specific case of the Czech Republic and Romania, namely on aspects concerning

Carmen Giorgiana Bonaci; Dumitru Mati?; Jiri Strouhal

2008-01-01

364

Household Consumption in the Czech Republic: From Shopping Queues to Consumer Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article gathers a variety of evidence demonstrating the rapid development of household consumption in the Czech Republic during the post-1989 period. In the first section, the basic features of household consumption under the communist regime are described. In the second section, the transition to a market economy and its likely positive impact on the economic conditions and behaviour of

JI?? VE?ERNÍK

2008-01-01

365

Po?íta?ový kognitivní test - implementace ?eského jazyka Computerized cognitive test - implementation of Czech language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The assessment of cognitive functions and theirs monitoring through disease progression and therapy are important in clinical practice. Common neuropsychological tests are traditionally administered using paper-pencil and by trained psychologist. Recently, several, computer based cognitive tests were developed. No appropriate computer based cognitive tests for elderly, mainly computer-naive subjects, has been implemented in the Czech Republic and was translated

Vered Aharonson; Amos D. Korczyn; Michaela Mazancová

366

First record of the invasive species Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in the Vltava River (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dikerogammarus villosus, an amphipod crustacean of the Ponto-Caspian origin, was introduced into the Labe (Elbe) River from the Danube River in 1998 after the opening several of man-made canals and by 2001 it had invaded the whole German course of the Elbe and the lower part of Czech course of the river. In September of 2008 D. villosus was found

Nadezhda A. Berezina

2008-01-01

367

For Business, for Pleasure or for Necessity? The Czech Republic's Choices for Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on scholarly accounts from the study of Western Europe which seek to explain national preference formation in European Union member states, this article explores the factors which shape the Czech Republic's policy preferences at the EU level. It argues that whilst ideology, dependency and powerful economic interest groups have explanatory power, the key to explaining national preference formation in

Tim Haughton

2009-01-01

368

Distance Education in Eastern Europe; Status Report: Distance Education in the Czech Republic; Conference Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes two articles that highlight changes in Eastern Europe's distance education in higher education institutions since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Examines the high demand for distance education in the Czech Republic and the need for training in distance education technology; and reports on the fourth Romanian Internet Learning…

Wheeler, Steve; Zlamalova, Helena; English, Susan

2000-01-01

369

Attitudes to Education and Educational Pathway Preferences in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of education and its prestige has grown as a result of the socio-economic changes after 1989. However, the Czech population still attributes less importance to education as a success factor for life compared to more developed countries. Still, young people strive for as high a level of education as possible, the primary incentive…

Czesana, Vera; Kofronova, Olga

2004-01-01

370

Monitoring of recent mass movement activity in anthropogenic slopes of the Krusné Hory Mountains (Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent mass movements currently comprise one of the main morphogenetic processes in the extensive anthropogenic relief of the foreground of the Krusné Hory Mountains in the Czech Republic. These mass movements result in several types of deep-seated slope failures, depending on the type of movement and the water saturation of the landslide material. This paper presents the results of a

J. Burda; L. Zizka; J. Dohnal

2011-01-01

371

The Political Representation of Women in Mass Media Discourse in the Czech Republic 1990-1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Czech Republic the issue of the political participation of women has particular significance as the question that has opened up public discussion of the public status of women, perceived by the general public as the most conspicuous area of gender inequality of opportunity since 1989. The absence of discussion of the question under the communists meant that post-1989

HANA HAVELKOVÁ

372

Financial Market in the Czech Republic and Human Capital Investment: Private Financing of Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we investigate the possibilities of investing in human capital at the financial market of the Czech Republic. In particular, the conditions for this investment would be different among individuals due to the difference of bequest amount and the credit market condition in financing the money for human capital investment or education. There is also higher risk for

Václav Urbánek; Kate?ina Maršíková-Nepolská

2005-01-01

373

Analysing demand-side management potential: Situation in Europe and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Active response of electricity consumers to various conditions in the electric grid is a goal that is envisaged to be achieved within the smart grids concept. This paper attempts to summarize the knowledge obtained from analyses of the demand- side management (DSM) potential in various countries in order to identify potential benefits of introducing the DSM concept in the Czech

Ondrej Malik; Petr Havel

2011-01-01

374

Lustration as the securitization of democracy in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent representation of lustration, the systematic vetting of civil servants for ties to the communist-era secret police, sees this as a process of confession and redemption essential to the restoration of capitalism in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Against this view, lustration can be interpreted as the ‘securitization’ of democracy, an attempt to render the consolidation of the new

Kieran Williams

2003-01-01

375

Our Brothers Across the Ocean: The Czech Sokol in America to 1914 [1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the growth and development of the American Sokol movement from its origins in 1865 until the outbreak of the First World War, focusing on the role of the American Sokol in the infrastructure of Czech-American society, and its understanding of its national mission. The similarities and differences between the Sokol organizations in America and

Claire E. Nolte

2009-01-01

376

50 years of monitoring of the ozone layer in the Czech Republic - results and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Long-term observations of total ozone (TOZ) and vertical ozone profiles, the basic parameters of the ozone layer, have been performed at the Solar and Ozone Observatory (SOO) Hradec Kralove and at the Aerological Department (AD) Praha of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) since 1961 and 1992 respectively. The Dobson and Brewer spectrophotometers regularly calibrated towards the international references and electro-chemical

Karel Vanicek; Pavla Skrivankova; Ladislav Metelka; Martin Stanek

2010-01-01

377

Solving the "Gypsy Problem": "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines how the "discourse moment" constituted by "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic" might affect the future of schooling for Roma youth. In this article, the authors follow the scheme proposed by Lilie Chouliaraki and Norman Fairclough, who suggest a five-part framework for critical discourse analysis: statement of the…

New, William S.; Merry, Michael S.

2010-01-01

378

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Poor Posture in School Children in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and the main risk factors of poor posture in school children in the Czech Republic. Methods: The cross-sectional study examined representative sample of children aged 7, 11, and 15 years in the year 2003. From the overall number of 3600 children, 3520 (97.7%) attended and were…

Kratenova, Jana; Zejglicova, Kristyna; Maly, Marek; Filipova, Vera

2007-01-01

379

SEMEN QUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OF YOUNG CZECH MEN EXPOSED TO SEASONAL AIR POLLUTION  

EPA Science Inventory

Semen quality and reproductive health of young Czech men exposed to seasonal air pollution. Selevan SG, Borkovec L, Slott VL, Zudova Z, Rubes J, Evenson DP, Perreault SD. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460, USA. This study of male repr...

380

Total organic c and its decomposable part in arable soils in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total soil organic matter and its decomposable part have been studied in arable farm fields in the Czech Republic. One hundred and forty localities have been selected. Besides the soil types and subtypes (taxonomical soil units), textural units, total organic carbon content, and even geographical distribution was taken into account. Soil samples have been taken from the top soil (0?–?20?cm)

Jaromír Kubát; Dana Cerhanová; Jitka Nováková; Vladimír Klement; Pavel ?ermák; Ji?í Dostál

2004-01-01

381

Emergence of new modes of governance in activation policies: Czech experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper deals with the question to what extent implementation conditions influence the profile of activation policies in the Czech Republic. In this way, it helps to clarify more general questions: how are broader objectives of these policies specified at the bottom level of implementation and why activation policies differ among countries, although guided by similar general objectives

TomᚠSirovátka; Pavel Horák; Markéta Horáková

2007-01-01

382

Discursive Obstruction and Elite Opposition to Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extant research on social movements has highlighted activists' discursive tactics to challenge the state, yet little analytical attention focuses on elite efforts to dominate the discourse arena through the deployment of oppositional frames. This paper analyzes elite oppositional framing surrounding the placement of a highway bypass in the Czech…

Shriver, Thomas E.; Adams, Alison E.; Cable, Sherry

2013-01-01

383

Occurrence of extractable ink residuals in packaging materials used in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Residues of printing ink components were determined in 94 samples of packaging materials commercially used in the Czech Republic for food packaging. The samples tested included printed polyethylene and polypropylene films, co-extruded and laminated films, paperboard beverages boxes, foils for thermo sealing of polystyrene cups, and polypropylene cups. Printing ink components were extracted with diethylether, then separated and determined using

Z. Dupáková; J. Dobiáš; L. Votavová; K. Klaudisová; M. Voldrich

2010-01-01

384

Brief History of the Tissue Bank, Charles University Hospital, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief history of the Tissue Bank (TB) of the University Hospital Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, established by Dr. R. Klen in 1952 is presented. In Dr. Klen's original concept the TB was defined as a department specialised in the harvesting, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of various kinds of tissue for clinical and experimental practice. The first kinds of

Pavel M??i?ka

2000-01-01

385

Italian direct investment in the Czech Republic: the results of a fields analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper presents the first results of a filed survey on Italian investments in the Central and Eastern European countries. More specifically, this paper is focused on the Italian Investments in the Czech and Slovak Republic. The survey has a qualitative approach put it allows to develop some hypothesis that will be tested in a more comprehensive quantitative analysis.

Soukup Jindrich; Majocchi Antonio

2004-01-01

386

Problems in correlation of Czech national soil classification and World Reference Base 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of legacy data in international soil mapping projects entails the demand for the harmonisation of soil data. Accurate correlation between national and international soil classification units is an important prerequisite in global soil mapping and acquisition of harmonised soil data usable in environmental applications.The correlation of soil units at different taxonomic levels was undertaken to relate the Czech

Tereza Zádorová; Vít Penížek

2011-01-01

387

Genetic resources of commercially important fish species in the Czech Republic: present state and future strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1996, the Czech governmental programme on gene resources conservation of commercially important fish species has supported in situ conservation of rare\\/endangered breeds of common carp (Cyprinus carpio; nine breeds) and of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss; three breeds) by keeping broodstock of each as live gene banks on selected farms. Effective population size (Ne) is maintained at 120. As fish

Martin Flajšhans; Otomar Linhart; V?ra Šlechtová; Vlastimil Šlechta

1999-01-01

388

First Results of DSD Measurement by Videodistrometer in the Czech Republic in 1998-1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first results of the almost one year drop size distribution (DSD) measurement in the Czech Republic are summarised in this study. The ESA-ESTEC 2D videodistrometer was used to measure the rain drop parameters. The average DSD is shown to be of the gamma type. One minute DSDs were evaluated to test the accuracy of analytical DSD models. Parameters of

Ond?ej Fišer; Michael Schönhuber; Petr Pešice

2002-01-01

389

Newly identified historical tornadoes in the Czech Republic from 16th to the 20th centuries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tornadoes have occurred in the territory of the Czech Republic throughout history. Although their frequency and intensity are not as high as in the USA, they can cause severe damage as well. That is why a systematic effort to document individual occurrences of this dangerous meteorological phenomenon as far as possible back into the past began in the 1990s. The

Martina Lacinová; Jan Munzar; Marek Franc

2007-01-01

390

Labour Market Participation: The Impact of Social Benefits in the Czech Republic and Selected European Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to quantify the impact of social benefits on labour market participation in the Czech Republic and provides a comparison with selected European countries. It applies the logistic regression to estimate the probability of labour market participation depending on social benefits related to net wage of the individuals, controlling for individual and household characteristics. Our results indicate that

Kamila Fialová; Martina Mysíková

2009-01-01

391

Labor Market Participation: The Impact of Social Benefits in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to quantify the impact of social benefits on labor market participation in the Czech Republic. It applies the logistic regression to estimate the probability of labor market participation depending on social benefits related to net wage of the individuals, controlling for individual and household characteristics (age, presence of spouse and children etc.). The work disincentives via social

Kamila Fialová; Martina Mysíková

2009-01-01

392

Background Study on Employment and Labour Market in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current recession in the Czech Republic is driven by aggregate demand, unsustainable growth of wages, weak enforcement of the legal system, non-operational bankruptcy law, and poor corporate governance. The wage dispersion has been growing continuously, and wage setting has become increasingly more responsive to market forces. Education has…

Munich, Daniel; Jurajda, Stepan; Cihak, Martin

393

Preservation and Access to Manuscript Collections of the Czech National Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1996, the Czech National Library started a large-scale digitization of its extensive and invaluable collection of historical manuscripts and printed books. Each page of the selected documents is scanned using a high-resolution, full-color digital camera, processed, and archived on a CD-ROM disk. HTML coded description is added to the entire…

Karen, Vladimir; Psohlavec, Stanislav

394

Digitization of Manuscripts in the National Library of the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers the relationship of the quality of images with the needs of users of digitized manuscripts. Highlights include goals of digitization; for whom to digitize; experiences of the National Library of the Czech Republic digitizing and providing electronic access to historical documents; preparation of manuscript descriptions; usability of…

Psohlavec, Stanislav

1998-01-01

395

Mental Health Care System and Mental Health Expenditures in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Although the mental health care is a substantial component of the health system in the Czech Republic, there is a lack of information and research on mental health expenditures. Determining the level and profile of mental health expenditures is the first step in achieving awareness of the cost of mental illness to society. Aims of the Study: To describe

Martin Dlouhy

2004-01-01

396

PRIMARY PHASES AND NATURAL WEATHERING OF OLD LEAD ZINC PYROMETALLURGICAL SLAG FROM PRIBRAM, CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pyrometallurgical slag, produced 100-150 years ago from lead-zinc ores in the smelting region of Príbram, Czech Republic, contains elevated amounts of Zn and Pb. Knowledge of the distribution of these elements in the main phases and an investigation of natural weathering features represent the first step in the environmental assessment related to dumping of metallurgical sla g. Optical microscopy, scanning

V. Ettler; O. Legendre; F. Bodenan; J.-C. Touray

2001-01-01

397

Old age pension system reforms in the czech republic and slovenia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the introduction of old age pension reforms in the Czech Republic and Slovenia. It is designed firstly to define similarities and differences in enacted legislation affecting the pension systems of the observed countries after the fall of the communistic regime and secondly to compare the influence of the most significant factors which have caused these similarities or

Marie Valentová

2001-01-01

398

Background Study on Employment and Labour Market in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current recession in the Czech Republic is driven by aggregate demand, unsustainable growth of wages, weak enforcement of the legal system, non-operational bankruptcy law, and poor corporate governance. The wage dispersion has been growing continuously, and wage setting has become increasingly more responsive to market forces. Education has…

Munich, Daniel; Jurajda, Stepan; Cihak, Martin

399

The Economics of Renewable Energy - Example of Wind Energy in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In most industrialized countries, renewable energy is supported by policy schemes burden of which is distributed among taxpayers and energy consumers. Renewable sources of energy face a major problem because of their intermittency and that has not been adequately reflected in the discussions of their subsidies in the Czech Republic and in the analysis of the related costs. The article

Ivana Ryvolová; Alena Zemplinerová

2010-01-01

400

Reproductive agency and projects: Germans searching for egg donation in Spain and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

German patients in search of IVF with egg donation (which is prohibited by German law) are increasingly deciding to travel to clinics in other countries (mostly to the Czech Republic and Spain) that are able to provide them with the eggs of other women. Through three case studies of German couples who crossed international borders for IVF with egg donation,

Sven Bergmann

2011-01-01

401

Teachers' Ideas about Multicultural Education in a Changing Society: The Case of the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on Czech teachers' ideas about multicultural education at a time when the teaching of multicultural education has become obligatory for primary and secondary schools. After describing the broader context within which this reform has taken place--specifically, the transformation of the educational system and the changing ethnic…

Moree, Dana; Klaassen, Cees; Veugelers, Wiel

2008-01-01

402

Privatisation, Decentralisation and Governance in Education in The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Sweden differ culturally and economically, but they commonly exhibit general trends of decentralisation in the control of educational processes and outcomes. The present contribution looks at these five European countries as the venue for case studies in educational restructuring as well as…

Daun, Holger

2004-01-01

403

Educational Leadership Development in England and the Czech Republic: Comparing Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of educational leadership programmes and qualifications has become an international phenomenon in recent years. This article is one of a series that springs out of a British Council sponsored conference held in the Czech Republic in 2003, organized jointly by the Educational Management Centre of the Faculty of Education at Charles…

Brundrett, Mark; Slavikova, Lenka; Karabec, Stanislav; Murden, Brendan; Dering, Ann; Nicolaido, Maria

2006-01-01

404

Arts and Cultural Education at School in Europe. Czech Republic 2007/08  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on Czech Republic's arts and cultural education. The decisions related to cultural and creative dimension of education are made at the central level, by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The Ministry is responsible for the development of the Framework Educational Programme for Basic Education (FEP BE). One of the aims…

Lajdova, Andrea; Slavik, Jan

2008-01-01

405

Higher Education Finance Reform in the Czech Republic: Transitions in Thought and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education in the Czech Republic is going through an important transition, both politically and economically. New methods of financing university operations are necessary during the transition to a market economy as government funds are increasingly being drawn to other areas. Government and academic officials have worked together in the…

McMullen, Matthew S.

2004-01-01

406

Access to Higher Education in the Czech Republic: From Central Regulation to a Balance of Incentives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quantitative, institutional, and substantive changes in secondary and higher education in the Czech Republic since 1989, and shifts in their relationship to each other, are attributed to political and economic transformations. The influence of changes in both educational system and government regulation on the demand for and access to higher…

Koutsky, Jan

1996-01-01

407

The Changing Relationship Between the State and Higher Education in the Czech Republic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the change from total state control in Czech higher education to its democratization after 1989. It compares elements in the two systems, including legislative control, institutional administration, academic freedom, teaching and research, employment policies, curriculum design, access to higher education, and funding. The…

Worgan, Patricia

1995-01-01

408

Universities in Transition in the Czech Republic: The Case of the University of South Bohemia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines the history of Czech higher education, changes after the 1989 "Velvet Revolution," and possible future directions as the society as a whole adjusts to non-Soviet, democratic government. An early section describes the early development of higher education beginning with the founding of Charles University in 1348. The following…

Mauch, James

409

Civic Education in the Czech Republic: Curriculum Reform for Democratic Citizenship. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many cooperative civic education projects among U.S. and Central/Eastern European educators have emerged since the end of Communist Party Rule in the former Czechoslovakia. This digest describes a collaborative curriculum development project, Civic Education for the Czech Republic (CECR). The objective of CECR is to revise the existing social…

Hamot, Gregory E.

410

Higher Education Finance Reform in the Czech Republic Transitions in Thought and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes new methods of financing higher education in the Czech Republic. Key elements include the regionalization of higher education through tying regional institutions to some financing from the region's industry and increasing the role of local government, as well as a shift toward financial support by students and their families and a…

McMullen, Matthew S.

2000-01-01

411

Civic Education in the Czech Republic: Curriculum Reform for Democratic Citizenship. Evaluator's Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates a project undertaken in the Czech Republic to create lesson scenarios to revise the existing social studies curricular framework for the third form of secondary school (ages 17-18) with special reference to the overarching objectives for civic education reform started in 1989. These objectives included the elimination of…

Torney-Purta, Judith

412

Confrontation of management of nonprofit hospital in the USA (California), GB, in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nonprofit hospitals and their corporate governance in health care systems of California and Great Britain are shown as an equivalent variant to the legal and economic status of for-profit hospitals. The analysis of legal and economic statuses of nonprofit hospitals in California, Great Britain and the Czech Republic are summarized in Principles of Corporate Governance of Nonprofit Hospitals based on

TomᚠJežek

2010-01-01

413

Credit Allocation and Farm Structures in the Czech Republic, 1993–1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an analysis of primary survey data collected by the author, de novo family farms in the Czech Republic are shown to have had more limited receipt of credit during 1993–1997 than successor organisations to communist-era farms, which are corporate farms. Criteria for credit allocation are investigated for both farm types. It appears that there is a link between farm

Dirk J. Bezemer

2003-01-01

414

Credit Allocation and Farm Structures in the Czech Republic, 1993–1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an analysis of primary survey data collected by the author, de novo family farms in the Czech Republic are shown to have had more limited receipt of credit during 1993–1997 than successor organisations to communist-era farms, which are corporate farms. Criteria for credit allocation are investigated for both farm types. It appears that there is a link between farm

Dirk J Bezemer

415

Action Learning, Team Learning and Co-Operation in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This account of practice presents two cases of the application of Action Learning (AL) communication methodology as described by Marquardt [2004. "Optimising the power of action learning". Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing]. The teams were Czech and international top management teams. The AL methodology was used to improve cooperation…

Kubatova, Slava

2012-01-01

416

Unusual vegetation stability in a lowland pine forest area (Doksy region, Czech Republic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the Holocene is characterized by prominent vegetation changes, some vegetation types can reveal surprising stability. We studied Holocene woodland history in a sandstone pseudokarst area (Doksy region, Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic). Twelve soil profiles collected under native or semi-cultural pine forests were analyzed using anthracological methods. In seven of them, the age of profile bases was established using radiocarbon

Jan Novák; Ji?í Sádlo; Helena Svobodová-Svitavská

2012-01-01

417

Reported Prevalence of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices by Special Educators in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The reported level of use of eight instructional strategies in a sample of 531 special educators in the Czech Republic was examined in this study. Consistent with recent parallel studies in North America and Australia, the respondents reported that they used a combination of evidence-based instructional practices (such as direct instruction and…

Carter, Mark; Strnadova, Iva; Stephenson, Jennifer

2012-01-01

418

Fiscal Adjustment and Contingent Government Liabilities: Case Studies of the Czech Republic and Macedonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

September 1999Governments? contingent liabilities increase fiscal vulnerability, but are omitted in traditional measures of the current deficit. In the Czech Republic this omission may mean that fiscal adjustment has been overstated by 3 to 4 percent of annual GDP, with future budgets having to pay for past guarantees. The stock of existing contingent liabilities in Macedonia could add 2 to

Roumeen Islam; Hafez Ghanem; Hana Polackova Brixi

1999-01-01

419

Reservoirs' siltation measurments and sediment transport assessment in the Czech Republic, the Vrchlice catchment study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediment transport from agricultural land into rivers and reservoirs is a problem within the Czech Republic. This problem was highly accelerated almost 50 years ago during the communist period. At that time strong collectivization was undertaken leading to destruction of traditional landscape patterns, surface outflow, erosion processes intensification and surface water quality deterioration. Thirteen years after political changes erosion problems

Josef Krasa; Tomas Dostal; Anton Van Rompaey; Jiri Vaska; Karel Vrana

2005-01-01

420

SSC workshop on environmental radiation  

SciTech Connect

The Superconducting Super Collider is a 20 TeV-on-20 TeV proton beam collider where two 20-TeV proton accelerators whose beams, rotating in opposite senses, are brought into collision to provide 40 TeV in the center of mass. The scale of the project is set by the 6.6 tesla magnet guide field for the protons which results in a roughly circular machine with a circumference of 83 km (51.5 mi.). The energy scale of the proton beams and the physical scale of the machine are an order of magnitude greater than for any presently operating or contemplated proton accelerator yet the facility must be operated within the same strict radiological guidelines as existing accelerators in the US and Europe. To ensure that the facility conforms to existing and projected guidelines both in design and operation, the Workshop was charged to review the experience and practices of existing accelerator laboratories, to determine the relevant present and projected regulatory requirements, to review particle production and shielding data from accelerators and cosmic rays, to study the design and operational specifications of the Collider, to examine the parameters set forth in the Siting Parameters Document, and to evaluate the computational tools available to model the radiation patterns arising under various operational and failure scenarios. This report summarizes the extensive and intensive presentations and discussions of the Workshop. A great deal of material, much of it in the form of internal reports from the various laboratories and drafts of works in preparation, was provided by the participants for the various topics. This material, including the viewgraphs used by the presenters, forms the background and basis for the conclusions of the Workshop and, as such, is an important part of the Workshop. An introduction to the material and a catalog by topic are presented as section 6 of this report.

NONE

1986-01-09

421

AVI '94: An International Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fresh Mediterranean breezes of innovation enlivened the workshop conversations at Advanced Visual Interfaces '94 (Bari, Italy June 1--4, 1994). More than 100 participants met on the flower-gardened grounds of the Grande Albergo di Villa Romanazzi Carducci, whose modern hotel plus conference center complemented the beautifully restored old villa and the marble-lined swimming pool. Being together with active professionals from

Ben Shneiderman; AI Badre; Paulo Santos

1994-01-01

422

Workshop on rotifers in ecotoxicology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the workshop on rotifers in ecotoxicology was to stimulate discussions on new developments in the field. Discussions\\u000a about the use of biomolecular tools indicate that gene expression analysis with rotifers should be available in the next few\\u000a years. Such analyses will be a great asset as they enable ecotoxicologists to study molecular mechanisms of toxicity. Rotifers\\u000a also

Terry W. Snell; Célia Joaquim-Justo

2007-01-01

423

Model Transformations in Practice Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Model Transformations in Practice (MTiP) 2005 was a workshop which provided a forum for the model transformation community\\u000a to discuss practical model transformation issues. Although many different model transformation approaches have been proposed\\u000a and explored in recent years, there has been little work on comparing and contrasting various approaches. Without such comparisons,\\u000a it is hard to assess new model transformation

Jean Bézivin; Bernhard Rumpe; Andy Schürr; Laurence Tratt

2005-01-01

424

Agricolaite, a new mineral of uranium from Jáchymov, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new mineral agricolaite, a potassium uranyl carbonate with ideal formula K4(UO2)(CO3)3, occurs in vugs of ankerite gangue in gneisses in the abandoned Giftkiesstollen adit at Jáchymov, Czech Republic. The name is after Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German scholar and scientist. Agricolaite occurs as isolated equant irregular translucent grains to 0.3 mm with yellow color, pale yellow streak, and vitreous luster. It is brittle with uneven fracture and displays neither cleavage nor parting. Agricolaite is non-fluorescent. Mohs hardness is ~4. It is associated with aragonite, brochantite, posnjakite, malachite, rutherfordine, and "pseudo-voglite". Experimental density is higher than 3.3 g.cm-3, Dcalc is 3.531 g. cm-3. The mineral is monoclinic, space group C2/ c, with a 10.2380(2), b 9.1930(2), c 12.2110(3) Ĺ, ? 95.108(2)°, V 1144.71(4) Ĺ3, Z = 4. The strongest lines in the powder X-ray diffraction pattern are d( I)( hkl): 6.061(55)(002), 5.087(57)(200), 3.740(100)(202), 3.393(43)(113), 2.281(52)(402). Average composition based on ten electron microprobe analyses corresponds to (in wt.%) UO3 48.53, K2O 31.49, CO2(calc) 22.04 which gives the empirical formula K3.98(UO2)1.01(CO3)3.00. The crystal structure was solved from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data and refined to R 1 = 0.0184 on the basis of the 1,308 unique reflections with F o > 4 ?F o. The structure of agricolaite is identical to that of synthetic K4(UO2)(CO3)3 and consists of separate UO2(CO3)3 groups organized into layers parallel to (100) and two crystallographically non-equivalent sites occupied by K+ cations. Both the mineral and its name were approved by the IMA-CNMNC.

Skála, Roman; Ondruš, Petr; Veselovský, František; Císa?ová, Ivana; Hloušek, Jan

2011-11-01

425

Agricolaite, a new mineral of uranium from Jáchymov, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new mineral agricolaite, a potassium uranyl carbonate with ideal formula K4(UO2)(CO3)3, occurs in vugs of ankerite gangue in gneisses in the abandoned Giftkiesstollen adit at Jáchymov, Czech Republic. The name is after Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German scholar and scientist. Agricolaite occurs as isolated equant irregular translucent grains to 0.3 mm with yellow color, pale yellow streak, and vitreous luster. It is brittle with uneven fracture and displays neither cleavage nor parting. Agricolaite is non-fluorescent. Mohs hardness is ~4. It is associated with aragonite, brochantite, posnjakite, malachite, rutherfordine, and "pseudo-voglite". Experimental density is higher than 3.3 g.cm-3, Dcalc is 3.531 g. cm-3. The mineral is monoclinic, space group C2/c, with a 10.2380(2), b 9.1930(2), c 12.2110(3) Ĺ, ? 95.108(2)°, V 1144.71(4) Ĺ3, Z = 4. The strongest lines in the powder X-ray diffraction pattern are d(I)(hkl): 6.061(55)(002), 5.087(57)(200), 3.740(100)(202), 3.393(43)(113), 2.281(52)(402). Average composition based on ten electron microprobe analyses corresponds to (in wt.%) UO3 48.53, K2O 31.49, CO2(calc) 22.04 which gives the empirical formula K3.98(UO2)1.01(CO3)3.00. The crystal structure was solved from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data and refined to R 1 = 0.0184 on the basis of the 1,308 unique reflections with F o > 4?F o. The structure of agricolaite is identical to that of synthetic K4(UO2)(CO3)3 and consists of separate UO2(CO3)3 groups organized into layers parallel to (100) and two crystallographically non-equivalent sites occupied by K+ cations. Both the mineral and its name were approved by the IMA-CNMNC.

Skála, Roman; Ondruš, Petr; Veselovský, František; Císa?ová, Ivana; Hloušek, Jan

2011-09-01

426

Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the ``cave factor'' 1.5. The value of ``cave factor'' which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free 218Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter) thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of ``radon pockets'' with very high radon concentration, and enable study of the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave. Most of the results show the equilibrium factor around F = 0.2-0.7 and the unattached fraction around 2%-30%. One of the most important question remains: how accurately was the unattached fraction measured? Part of this project was to verify the influence of etched track detector position in the cave.

Thinova, Lenka; Rovenska, Katerina

2008-08-01

427

Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the 'cave factor' 1.5. The value of 'cave factor' which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free {sup 218}Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter); thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of 'radon pockets' with very high radon concentration, and enable study of the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave. Most of the results show the equilibrium factor around F = 0.2-0.7 and the unattached fraction around 2%-30%. One of the most important question remains: how accurately was the unattached fraction measured? Part of this project was to verify the influence of etched track detector position in the cave.

Thinova, Lenka; Rovenska, Katerina [Czech Technical University, FNSPE, Brehova 7, 115 19 Rague 1 (Czech Republic)

2008-08-07

428

Bowen's signal is not present in Czech fog series  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 1960’s it was demonstrated that extreme precipitation events occur more frequently on the third to fifth day after syzygies. The effect is sometimes called Bowen’s signal and similar lunar or semi-lunar modulation of meteorological parameters was later found also in ozone concentrations, sunshine, thunderstorm frequencies and in global temperatures observed by polar orbiting satellites. The original explanation suggested by Bowen was the variation of ice nuclei of meteoric origin, leading to variation of precipitation. Since that time alternative mechanisms have been proposed like rotation of the Earth around Earth-Moon barycentre or light reflected by the Moon (both effects small in magnitude), tidal influence on heat redistribution on the Earth or on the waves in the atmosphere. Possible source of variation of condensations nuclei in troposphere are also galactic cosmic rays affected by solar activity and the variability of their capture efficiency as a result of lunar distortion of the Earth’s magnetosphere. Recently we tried to study the possibility that also formation of fog, which depends on the number of effective condensations nuclei, may exhibit kind of lunar variation. We examined daily data about fog occurrence at two different meteorological stations in the Czech Republic in period 1961-2008. Mountain station Lysá hora (1322 m asl) is located in North-eastern Moravia and the lowland station Doksany (158 m asl) represents the lowest parts of Bohemia. The data were analysed by method of superposition of epochs with synodic month as epoch and the date of new moon as the null day. The resulting binary matrix consisting of 595 rows and 29 columns was then sub-divided by various criteria in order to uncover possible temporal or seasonal relations. The sums of individual columns (numbers of days with fog) were the signal we examined. No quasi-periodical semi-lunar variation was registered at both stations neither in the whole series nor in any of sub-intervals 1961-1979, 1980-2008, winter, summer, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON. This is no surprise at Lysá hora, where fog was registered even in summer in 64% of studied days (during winter it was as high as 79%) and variation coefficient of signal was merely 2.16%. Similar picture was observed at Doksany station, even though the occurrence of fog was much less, 23% in winter, 14% in summer with ?=18.68%. The possible conclusion is that synoptic and microclimatic effects dominate the formation of fog in so far that they mask any other physical causes.

Hejkrlik, L.; Tolasz, R.

2010-07-01

429

41 CFR 60-741.45 - Sheltered workshops.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Sheltered workshops. 60-741.45 Section 60-741...Affirmative Action Program § 60-741.45 Sheltered workshops. Contracts with sheltered workshops do not constitute affirmative...

2009-07-01

430

41 CFR 60-741.45 - Sheltered workshops.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Sheltered workshops. 60-741.45 Section 60-741...Affirmative Action Program § 60-741.45 Sheltered workshops. Contracts with sheltered workshops do not constitute affirmative...

2010-07-01

431

Telling Your Story Pilot Workshop Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Twenty Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution community members were surveyed on a pilot workshop entitled, Telling Your Story, or How to Survive a Classroom Visit. Participants were asked to complete pre- and post-workshop surveys concerning the content and presentation of the program. The report includes a series of recommendations on how to improve the workshop. The surveys are included at the end of the report.

432

Improving Biology Performance with Workshop Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

This 2-year quasi-experiment evaluated the effect of peer-led workshop groups on perfor- mance of minority and majority undergraduate biology students. The workshop intervention used was modeled after a program pioneered by Treisman (1992). Majority volunteers ran- domly assigned to workshops (nD 61) performed significantly better than those assigned to the control group (nD 60, p< 0:05) without spending more time

Wendi K. Born; William Revelle; Lawrence H. Pinto

2002-01-01

433

First International Workshop on Juris-Informatics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The First International Workshop on Juris-Informatics (ie: JURISIN workshop) was held on June 19, 2007 at World Convention\\u000a Center Summit in Miyazaki, Japan, as a part of the Twenty First Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence\\u000a (JSAI-2007). This workshop was organized to study legal issues from the perspective of informatics. Law is one of the oldest\\u000a practical applications

Katsumi Nitta; Ken Satoh; Satoshi Tojo

2007-01-01

434

Proceedings of the TOUGH Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on applications and enhancements of the TOUGH/MULKOM family of multiphase fluid and heat flow simulation programs was held at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on September 13 to 14, 1990. The workshop was attended by 62 scientists from seven countries with interests in geothermal reservoir engineering, nuclear waste isolation, unsaturated zone hydrology, environmental problems, and laboratory and field experimentation. The meeting featured 21 technical presentations, extended abstracts of which are reproduced in the present volume in unedited form. Simulator applications included processes on a broad range of space scales, from centimeters to kilometers, with transient times from seconds to geologic time scales. A number of code enhancements were reported that increased execution speeds for large 3-D problems by factors of order 20, reduced memory requirements, and improved user-friendliness. The workshop closed with an open discussion session that focussed on future needs and means for interaction in the TOUGH user community. Input from participants was gathered by means of a questionnaire that is reproduced in the appendix.

Pruess, Karsten

1990-09-01

435

SIAM Workshop: Focus on Diversity  

SciTech Connect

The Fourth SlAM Graduate Student Focus on Diversity workshop was held on July 12, 2000 at the Westin Rio Mar Hotel in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Department of Energy provided partial support for this event. The day-long workshop consisted of several different activities. The meeting opened with a discussion of some data collected by the American Mathematical Society on Ph.D.'s awarded in the U.S. to citizens and non-citizens, further classified as blacks, latinos, asians and native americans. The activity continued with nine technical talks by underrepresented minority graduate students, informal luncheon and pizza breaks to foster social interaction, and an evening forum chaired by Dr. Richard Tapia (Rice University) in which issues related to the participation of minorities in national meetings and proposal writing where discussed. These sessions were open to the entire SIAM community and served to highlight the progress, achievements, and aspirations of the workshop participants. The students attended as well the three SlAM plenary talks during the day and the community lecture in the evening. The activity had a lively participation of students and representatives from various academic institutions and sponsoring agencies. In particular, we had the participation of 24 undergraduate students from the Mathematics REU program of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao.

None

2000-07-12

436

National Workshop for Cultural Journalism (St. Louis, Missouri, August 9-12, 1979). Workshop Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue of "Hands On" compiles edited papers and workshop presentations from the national conference on cultural journalism and experiential learning projects in the Foxfire mode. The conference brought together 200 teachers, students, and professionals and offered technical workshops, presentation workshops about specific programs, and…

Reynolds, Sherrod T., Ed.

1980-01-01

437

Summer 1994 Computational Science Workshop. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the work performed by the University of New Mexico Principal Investigators and Research Assistants while hosting the highly successful Summer 1994 Computational Sciences Workshop in Albuquerque on August 6--11, 1994. Included in this report is a final budget for the workshop, along with a summary of the participants` evaluation of the workshop. The workshop proceeding have been delivered under separate cover. In order to assist in the organization of future workshops, we have also included in this report detailed documentation of the pre- and post-workshop activities associated with this contract. Specifically, we have included a section that documents the advertising performed, along with the manner in which applications were handled. A complete list of the workshop participants in this section. Sample letters that were generated while dealing with various commercial entities and departments at the University are also included in a section dealing with workshop logistics. Finally, we have included a section in this report that deals with suggestions for future workshops.

NONE

1994-12-31

438

Public Workshop: Statistical Process Controls for Blood ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Public Workshop: Statistical Process Controls for Blood Establishments - Archived Webcast Links. https://collaboration.fda.gov/p55208205/. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents/workshopsmeetingsconferences

439

Public Workshop: Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... 2013. There is no registration fee for the public workshop. Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents/workshopsmeetingsconferences

440

Ninth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The attendance at the Workshop was similar to last year's with 123 registered participants of which 22 represented 8 foreign countries. A record number of technical papers (about 60) were submitted for presentation at the Workshop. The Program Committee, therefore, decided to have several parallel sessions to accommodate most of the papers. This format proved unpopular and will not be repeated. Many of the participants felt that the Workshop lost some of its unique qualities by having parallel sessions. The Workshop has always been held near the middle of December during examination week at Stanford. This timing was reviewed in an open discussion at the Workshop. The Program Committee subsequently decided to move the Workshop to January. The Tenth Workshop will be held on January 22-24, 1985. The theme of the Workshop this year was ''field developments worldwide''. The Program Committee addressed this theme by encouraging participants to submit field development papers, and by inviting several international authorities to give presentations at the Workshop. Field developments in at least twelve countries were reported: China, El Salvador, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States. There were 58 technical presentations at the Workshop, of which 4 were not made available for publication. Several authors submitted papers not presented at the Workshop. However, these are included in the 60 papers of these Proceedings. The introductory address was given by Ron Toms of the U.S. Department of Energy, and the banquet speaker was A1 Cooper of Chevron Resources Company. An important contribution was made to the Workshop by the chairmen of the technical sessions. Other than Stanford Geothermal Program faculty members, they included: Don White (Field Developments), Bill D'Olier (Hydrothermal Systems), Herman Dykstra (Well Testing), Karsten Pruess (Well Testing), John Counsil (Reservoir Chemistry), Malcolm Mossman (Reservoir Chemistry), Greg Raasch (Production), Manny Nathenson (Injection), Susan Petty (Injection), Subir Sanyal (Simulation), Marty Molloy (Petrothermal), and Allen Moench (Reservoir Physics). The Workshop was organized by the Stanford Geothermal Program faculty, staff and students. We would like to thank Jean Cook, Joanne Hartford, Terri Ramey, Amy Osugi, and Marilyn King for their valued help with the Workshop arrangements and the Proceedings. We also owe thanks to the program students who arranged and operated the audio-visual equipment. The Ninth Workshop was supported by the Geothermal and Hydropower Technologies Division of the U . S . Department of Energy through contract DE-AT03-80SF11459. We deeply appreciate this continued support. H. J. Ramey, Jr., R. N. Horne, P. Kruger, W. E. Brigham, F. G. Miller, J. S . Gudmundsson -vii

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Kruger, P.; Miller, F.G.; Horne, R.N.; Brigham, W.E.; Gudmundsson, J.S. (Stanford Geothermal Program)

1983-12-15

441

Local Telephone Project for the Czech Republic Regarding the Assessment of the Business Plan of Kabelova Televize Jesenik. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study, conducted by Teleconsult International, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, The focus of this study was to establish strategic implementation of MICOS's Business Plan for entering the telecommunication market in the Czech Repu...

1999-01-01

442

Petrophysical properties of granite from the Melechov Massif, Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Melechov Massif is a granitic massif constituting the northernmost part of the Central Moldanubian Pluton, which belongs to the Moldanubian zone of the variscan belt in the Bohemian Massif. On an area of cca 100 km2 it is formed by 4 types of granite which are disposed in a concentric manner and are distinguished mainly by their grain size. All the granites are two-mica S-granites considered to be product of polyphase intrusion of magma issued from partial melting of the surrounding variscan metasediments. Relative to the variscan orogeny, the granites are considered to be post-orogenic and are related to isothermic decompression of upper- to middle-crust during collapse of the orogeny-thickened lithosphere. Ages of cooling derived from radiometric dating on monazites give values for all of the types 315 ą 10 Ma. The granite massif suffered brittle deformation related to cooling and induced volume contraction creating systems of joints and, in a lesser measure, faults. The Melechov massif was intensely studied during the last two decades, mainly because it has been established as a testing locality by the radioactive waste repository authority (RAWRA) of the Czech Republic. We have the intention to complement the studies done so far by detailed petrophysical and microstructural analysis of samples taken with respect to macroscopic brittle structures. Several methods are employed to reveal important differences in rock samples collected from distinct geological setting from surface outcrops, quarries and a borehole. The concerned petrophysical properties and/or related experimental methods are namely: thermal conductivity, permeability, porosity, P-wave velocity measurements; in most cases the anisotropy of these quantities is crucial. Preliminary analyses of permeability and porosity show low porosity ranging from 3,8 % for coarse-grained variety to 1,3 % for fine-grained variety and very low permeability ranging from X.10-18 m2 for fine-grained variety to X.10-20 m2 for coarse-grained variety. Preliminary analyses of P-wave velocity at low confining pressures (< 100 MPa) show values of more than 10 % of anisotropy for coarse-grained samples and 4-10 % of anisotropy for medium- to fine-grained samples. Analyses of thermal conductivity (TC) using high resolution optical scanning show several distinct phenomena affecting this quantity. Joint- or fissure-related oxide alteration in samples from outcrops and at shallow levels of borehole gives relative rise to TC values by cca 10 %, closed fissures reduce the TC by up to 20 %, mineralogy inhomogeneities result into increase of about 10 %. To specify and to increase the confidence of our results on borehole samples, which are suspect to be critically too small relative to the prerequisities of the used TC method, we will investigate the influence of volumetric dimensions of sample on the TC values as well as the possible error induced by measurement on a cylindrical surface as compared to measurement on an „infinite' sample.

Stanek, Martin; Ulrich, Stanislav; Geraud, Yves

2010-05-01

443

Mercury and Methylmercury Concentrations in Muscle Tissue of Fish Caught in Major Rivers of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kružíková K., T. Randák, R. Kenšová, H. Kroupová, D. Leontovy?ová, Z. Svobodová: Mercury and Methylmercury Concentrations in Muscle Tissue of Fish Caught in Major Rivers of the Czech Republic. Acta Vet Brno 2008, 77: 637-643. The aim of the study was to evaluate mercury contamination at twelve outlet sites of rivers in the Czech Republic (Labe, Oh?e, Vltava, Berounka, Sázava,

K. Kružíková; T. Randák; R. Kenšová; H. Kroupová; D. Leontovy?ová; Z. Svobodová

2008-01-01

444

Water quality changes in the Elbe River basin, Czech Republic, in the context of the post-socialist economic transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the temporal dynamics and spatial trends in water quality changes in the Elbe River basin in the context\\u000a of the post-socialist economic transition of the Czech Republic (Czechia). During the 1990s, the Czech portion of the Elbe\\u000a River Basin underwent significant changes in the quality of surface waters. After a long period of massive discharges of pollution,

Jakub Langhammer

2010-01-01

445

PREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMA GONDII IN FINISHING PIGS IN A LARGE-SCALE FARM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vostalová E., I. Literák, I. Pavlásek, K. Sedlák: Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Finishing Pigs in a Large-scale Farm in the Czech. Acta Vet. Brno 1999, 69: 209-212. In January, April and November 1999, slaughter pigs from a large-scale farm in South Bohemia, Czech Republic, were tested for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies and assayed for T. gondii. The complement fixation test

E. VOSTALOVÁ; I. LITERÁK; I. PAVLÁSEK; K. SEDLÁK

446

Fast Phonetic\\/Lexical Searching in the Archives of the Czech Holocaust Testimonies: Advancing Towards the MALACH Project Visions  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper we describe the system for a fast phonetic\\/lexical searching in the large archives of the Czech holocaust testimonies.\\u000a The developed system is the first step to a fulfillment of the MALACH project visions [1,2], at least as for an easier and\\u000a faster access to the Czech part of the archives. More than one thousand hours of spontaneous,

Josef Psutka; Jan Svec; Jan Vanek; Ales Prazák; Lubos Smídl

2010-01-01

447

Cereal harvest dates in the Czech Republic between 1501 and 2008 as a proxy for March–June temperature reconstruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cereal crop harvests reflect the weather patterns of the period immediately preceding them, and thus the dates at which they\\u000a begin may be used as a source of proxy data on regional climate. Using systematic phenological observations in the Czech Lands\\u000a (now known as the Czech Republic) after 1845, together with exploration of further surviving documentary evidence (chronicles,\\u000a diaries, financial

Martin Možný; Rudolf Brázdil; Petr Dobrovolný; Mirek Trnka

2012-01-01

448

Fourteenth workshop geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The Fourteenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering was held at Stanford University on January 24--26, 1989. Major areas of discussion include: (1) well testing; (2) various field results; (3) geoscience; (4) geochemistry; (5) reinjection; (6) hot dry rock; and (7) numerical modelling. For these workshop proceedings, individual papers are processed separately for the Energy Data Base.

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Kruger, P.; Horne, R.N.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Cook, J.W.

1989-12-31

449

Airborne Doppler Radar Data Analysis Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Airborne Doppler Radar Data Analysis Workshop, sponsored by the Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was the first to focus on analyzing airborne Doppler radar data. The workshop (held 13-16 March 2000 at NCAR) aimed to 1) summarize the current airborne Doppler radar data analysis techniques, and 2) promote the use of airborne

Wen-Chau Lee; Frank D. Marks; Craig Walther

2003-01-01

450

Evaluation of a Sex Education Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Medical students who attended the one-day workshop were compared with their classmates who did not. Results of before and after testing with the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT) showed that the workshop group's knowledge was increased and their attitudes were liberalized. (LBH)|

Hadorn, D.; Grant, I.

1976-01-01

451

Proceedings: 2003 ASME/EPRI Radwaste Workshop  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear utilities are continually evaluating methods to improve operations and reduce costs associated with radioactive waste management. The 26th Annual ASME/EPRI Workshop facilitates this effort by communicating technology and management improvements throughout the industry. This workshop, restricted to utility radwaste professionals, also serves to communicate practical in-plant improvements with the opportunity to discuss them in detail.

None

2004-05-01

452

Proceedings: 2002 ASME/EPRI Radwaste Workshop  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear utilities are continually evaluating methods to improve operations and reduce costs associated with radioactive waste management. The 25th Annual ASME/EPRI Workshop facilitates this effort by communicating technology and management improvements throughout the industry. This workshop, restricted to utility radwaste professionals, also serves to communicate practical in-plant improvements with the opportunity to discuss them in detail.

None

2002-11-01

453

Models and Molecules - A Workshop on Stereoisomers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A molecular model workshop aimed at first year university undergraduates has been devised to illustrate the concepts of organic stereochemistry. The students build models to teach the relationship within, and between, conformational isomers, enantiomers, and diastereomers. Exercises and questions are integrated into the workshop and the nomenclature used to describe each type of isomer is briefly explained.

Baker, Robert W.; George, Adrian V.; Harding, Margaret M.

1998-07-01

454

The regional electromagnetics workshop in the USA  

SciTech Connect

At the Second Regional Workshop, held at Argonne National Laboratory 23 to 24 June 1986, fifteen participants from four countries heard ten presentations on Problems 1, 2, and 6. This note includes information about the workshop and summaries of the results for Problems 1 and 2.

Turner, L.R.

1986-11-01

455

Workshop on Children and Domestic Abuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workshop coordinates with the publication of a volume of "The Future of Children." The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers, policymakers, health providers, and law enforcement to review available research literature on children and domestic violence. Topics that were addressed include prevalence and effect of exposure to…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

456

NASA Workshop on Impact Damage to Composites.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A compilation of slides presented at the NASA Workshop on Impact Damage to Composites held on March 19 and 20, 1991, at the Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia is given. The objective of the workshop was to review technology for evaluating impact d...

C. C. Poe

1991-01-01

457

Proceedings: ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security has posted online (.pdf format) the proceedings of a July 1999 workshop on "ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems and their implications for public policy." The online proceedings summarize the workshop presentations and provide an overview of participants and associated agencies.

458

Rotational Seismology Workshop of February 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A successful workshop titled Measuring the Rotation Effects of Strong Ground Motion was held simultaneously in Menlo Park and Pasadena via video conference on 16 February 2006. The purpose of the Workshop and this Report are to summarize existing data and...

A. Cochard B. S. Huang C. R. Hutt H. Igel J. R. Evans K. W. Hudnut V. Graizer

2007-01-01

459

Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using data collected from participants in an entrepreneurship education workshop series, the author examined the series' impact and tested a model of entrepreneurial intentions incorporating social and psychological factors. He found that entrepreneurial disposition and workshop participation significantly influenced intentions, exposure to role…

Pruett, Mark

2012-01-01

460

Maritime Threats Workshop. Volume 09-04.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States and Republic of the Philippines strengthened their strategic partnership when representatives of the two countries co-hosted the Maritime Threats Workshop, held in Cebu, Republic of the Philippines on 26-30 July 2004. The workshop focuse...

R. Wohlschlegel C. W. Turner K. Butts

2004-01-01

461

Introduction to Deaf-Blindness Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the agenda and materials distributed at a 1-day introductory workshop on deaf-blindness. Introductory material explains the workshop's purpose and rules. A short test contrasts facts and myths about deaf-blindness. A handout presents information on the dynamics of deaf-blindness, etiologies in the adult deaf-blind…

Rhodes, Larry

462

Leadership, Stewardship and the Volunteer: A Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a workshop designed to help participants to: (1) acquire an understanding and appreciation for the volunteer within the Orthodox Christian Church; (2) to learn about the Orthodox spirit of stewardship; and (3) to understand one's leadership as an extension of one's personal Orthodox Christian faith. The workshop is divided…

Counelis, James Steve

463

The Sheltered Workshop Dilemma: Reform, or Replacement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sheltered workshops for severely disabled persons should be reformed to emphasize job placement, transition to more independent work environments, and retraining and replacement of workshop staff. A national policy on the employment of disabled persons focusing on supported employment, least restrictive work environments, and career development is…

Whitehead, Claude W.

1986-01-01

464

Meca Workshop on Dust on Mars 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Articles and abstracts of articles presented at this workshop are given. It was the goal of the workshop to stimulate cooperative research on, and discussion of, dust related processes on Mars, and to provide background information and help in planning of...

S. Lee

1989-01-01

465

Workshop on Children and Domestic Abuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop coordinates with the publication of a volume of "The Future of Children." The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers, policymakers, health providers, and law enforcement to review available research literature on children and domestic violence. Topics that were addressed include prevalence and effect of exposure to…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

466

QSAR/VFAR Workshop, Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overarching goal of this workshop was to evaluate the potential uses of QSAR and VFAR to advance the rapid and efficient evaluation of chemicals and microbes of potential concern. To achieve this goal, the QSAR/VFAR workshop convened toxicologists, mi...

C. Baier-Anderson S. Siddhanti

2007-01-01

467

Collaborative Co-Design for Library Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a year-long application of critical information literacy theory for social-science-related library workshops. Each of these workshops had a customized section that included working with special collections and university archives. The students who participated ranged from incoming freshman to seniors at Stanford University.…

Roberts, Regina Lee; Taormina, Mattie

2013-01-01

468

Future Aviation Activities. 12th International Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 12th International Workshop on Future Aviation Activities was conducted by the Transportation Research Board on September 1820, 2002, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. This workshop, the most recent in a biennial series that was ...

2003-01-01

469

A Guide to Workshops on Challenging Racism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is designed for people experienced in facilitating workshops, contains materials for/about planning and conducting popular education workshops on challenging racism. Presented first are guidelines for using the handbook, a rationale for the proposed approach to unlearning racism, and guidelines for guarding against abuse…

Zanda, Antoinette

470

SEMINAR PUBLICATION: NONPOINT SOURCE WATERSHED WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

On January 29-31, 1991 the U.S. EPA's Center for Environmental Research Information ind Nonpoint Source Control Branch sponsored tile Nonpoint Source Watershed Workshop. he workshop addressed the management of nonpoint source water pollution problems on a watershed basis. sing a ...

471

Fiscal Officer Training Workshop, 1997. Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Extensive workshop materials are presented in this 1997 training guide for fiscal officers, business officers, bursars, loan managers, and others who have responsibility for Title IV college student financial aid programs. Workbook type material is provided for nine workshop sessions that cover the following topics: (1) Institutional…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

472

DERMAL AND NON-DIETARY EXPOSURE WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

A dermal and non-dietary ingestion exposure workshop was sponsored by U.S. EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) on September 17,1998. The purpose of this workshop was to gather information on the state-of-the-art in measuring and assessing children's exposures to ...

473

The US 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In preparation for the Total Solar Eclipse that will span across the United States in 2017, multiple eclipse workshops are being planned to bring together professional and amateur researchers, educators, and imagers. Our ultimate goal with these workshops is to maximize the amount and quality of data we can collect during the eclipse as well as to leverage this exciting event to educate and inspire people of all ages. Part of the workshops will be dedicated to discussing the science that can be learned from observing total solar eclipses, and part of the workshops will be dedicated to strategizing about how to mobilize and prepare communities in the path of totality. In this poster, we will share our preliminary results from the inaugural workshop in Maryland, April 2012.

Arndt, Martina B.; Habbal, S. R.; Wind Sherpas, Solar

2012-05-01

474

IA Workshop Materials, Cache County, Fall 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2009. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop Materials Day 1 Handout with workshop requirements Day 2 Handout with workshop requirements Day 3 Handout with workshop requirements Day 4 Handout IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. Day 3: In class activity Advanced IA Features Adding an Image to your IA project using Google Picasa (free to use) Adding a TeacherTube video to an IA project Adding a YouTube video to an IA project Using UEN to link to a document from the IA ...

Robertshaw, Brooke

2009-09-07

475

Environmental Management Science Program Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This program summary book is a compendium of project summaries submitted by principal investigators in the Environmental Management Science Program and Environmental Management/Energy Research Pilot Collaborative Research Program (Wolf-Broido Program). These summaries provide information about the most recent project activities and accomplishments. All projects will be represented at the workshop poster sessions, so you will have an opportunity to meet with the researchers. The projects will be presented in the same order at the poster session as they are presented in this summary book. Detailed questions about an individual project may be directed to the investigators involved.

None

1998-07-01

476

National stakeholder workshop summary report  

SciTech Connect

This is a summary of the plenary sessions and small group discussion sessions from the fourth National Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by the DOE Office of Worker and Community Transition held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 13--15, 1996. Topics of the sessions included work force planning and restructuring, worker participation in health and safety, review of actions and commitments, lessons learned in collective bargaining agreements, work force restructuring guidance, work force planning, update on community transition activities. Also included are appendices listing the participants and DOE contacts.

NONE

1996-06-01

477

MATE Summer Institutes and Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) hosts workshops and institutes each summer. The events are intended as professional development activities for college, high school and university faculty. The goals of the summer institutes are to: 1. Create an awareness of ocean activities related to marine research, exploration, and industry; 2. Highlight career opportunities associated with these activities; 3. Promote the teaching of higher-level technical, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills; and 4. Provide opportunities for educators to interact with employers- and vice versa.

2011-09-20

478

Midwest Transmission Workshop I Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 The meeting was opened with a review of the purposes of the workshop: (1) Present and discuss key studies and assessments of transmission upgrades, additions and related issues for the upper Midwest, including work that addresses the full range of views on these topics; (2) Understand the various transmission issues in the upper Midwest and discuss options for addressing the issues; and (3) Identify the decision makers and entities that need to play an active role if transmission issues are to be resolved, and agree on next steps for engaging these individuals and organizations through education, outreach, and information dissemination.

Kevin Bryan

2001-05-01

479

Association between Year of Birth and Cognitive Functions in Russia and the Czech Republic: Cross-Sectional Results of the HAPIEE Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To assess differences in cognitive functions by year of birth in Russia and the Czech Republic. Methods: A cross-sectional study in the general population of Novosibirsk (Russia) and 6 cities of the Czech Republic recruited random samples of men and women (3,874 Russians, 3,626 Czechs) aged 45–69 years in 2002 (i.e. born in 1933–1957). Word recall, verbal fluency (number

Martin Bobak; Marcus Richards; Sofia Malyutina; Ruzena Kubinova; Anne Peasey; Hynek Pikhart; Sergei Shishkin; Yuri Nikitin; Michael Marmot

2009-01-01

480

Arctic energy technologies workshop: proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this ''Arctic Energy Technologies Workshop'' were threefold: To acquaint participants with the current US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Arctic and Offshore Research Program. To obtain information on Arctic oil and gas development problem areas, and on current and planned research. To provide an opportunity for technical information exchange among engineers, geologists, geophysicists, physical scientists, oceanographers, statisticians, analysts, and other participants engaged in similar research areas. The first section of the proceedings is the keynote address ''Current Arctic Offshore Technology'', presented by Kenneth Croasdale, of K.R. Croasdale and Associates, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The second section of the proceedings includes 14 technical papers presented in two sessions at the Workshop: Sea Ice Research, and Seafloor/Soils Research. The third section of the proceedings includes the summaries of four work-group discussion sessions from the second day of the meeting: (1) Arctic Offshore Structures, (2) Arctic Offshore Pipelines, (3) Subice Development Systems, and (4) Polar-Capable Ice Vessels. The work groups addressed state-of-the-art, technical issues, R and D needs, and environmental concerns in these four areas. All papers in this proceedings have been processed for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

Not Available

1985-04-01

481

“Workshop Astronomy” at Dickinson College  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dickinson College, a 2400-student liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is recognized for the development of Workshop Physics. This innovative, calculus-based introductory course combines physics lectures and laboratories with integrated hands-on, small-group sessions. It allows students to do experiments, so that they will make their own observations and, with the guidance of the professor discover the principles of physics themselves. Since spring 2006, I have been developing an introductory solar-system astronomy course in the “Workshop” format at Dickinson. Students participate in discussions with their classmates and investigate astronomical concepts with computer simulations and guided inquiry. I emphasize “practical” astronomy (such as lunar phases, sky motions, and seasons) and physics concepts (such as density and Doppler shift); thus, my students become familiar with the basics of astronomy before developing a better understanding of the solar system. In my paper, I will discuss class activities and will evaluate their efficacy based on a comparison with traditionally-taught astronomy courses.

Morgan, Windsor A., Jr.

2006-12-01

482

Workshop on Computational Turbulence Modeling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current status and future development of turbulence modeling in computational fluid dynamics for aerospace propulsion systems. Various turbulence models have been developed and applied to different turbulent flows over the past several decades and it is becoming more and more urgent to assess their performance in various complex situations. In order to help users in selecting and implementing appropriate models in their engineering calculations, it is important to identify the capabilities as well as the deficiencies of these models. This also benefits turbulence modelers by permitting them to further improve upon the existing models. This workshop was designed for exchanging ideas and enhancing collaboration between different groups in the Lewis community who are using turbulence models in propulsion related CFD. In this respect this workshop will help the Lewis goal of excelling in propulsion related research. This meeting had seven sessions for presentations and one panel discussion over a period of two days. Each presentation session was assigned to one or two branches (or groups) to present their turbulence related research work. Each group was asked to address at least the following points: current status of turbulence model applications and developments in the research; progress and existing problems; and requests about turbulence modeling. The panel discussion session was designed for organizing committee members to answer management and technical questions from the audience and to make concluding remarks.

Shabbir, A.; Shih, T.-H.; Povinelli, L. A.

1994-01-01

483

Human Genome Diversity workshop 1  

SciTech Connect

The Human Genome Diversity Project (HGD) is an international interdisciplinary program whose goal is to reveal as much as possible about the current state of genetic diversity among humans and the processes that were responsible for that diversity. Classical premolecular techniques have already proved that a significant component of human genetic variability lies within populations rather than among them. New molecular techniques will permit a dramatic increase in the resolving power of genetic analysis at the population level. Recent social changes in many parts of the world threaten the identity of a number of populations that may be extremely important for understanding human evolutionary history. It is therefore urgent to conduct research on human variation in these areas, while there is still time. The plan is to identify the most representative descendants of ancestral human populations worldwide and then to preserve genetic records of these populations. This is a report of the Population Genetics Workshop (Workshop 1), the first of three to be held to plan HGD, which was focused on sampling strategies and analytic methods from population genetics. The topics discussed were sampling and population structure; analysis of populations; drift versus natural selection; modeling migration and population subdivision; and population structure and subdivision.

NONE

1992-12-31

484

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

This proceedings is the compilation of papers presented at the ninth PV Performance and Reliability Workshop held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel on September 4--6, 1996. This years workshop included presentations from 25 speakers and had over 100 attendees. All of the presentations that were given are included in this proceedings. Topics of the papers included: defining service lifetime and developing models for PV module lifetime; examining and determining failure and degradation mechanisms in PV modules; combining IEEE/IEC/UL testing procedures; AC module performance and reliability testing; inverter reliability/qualification testing; standardization of utility interconnect requirements for PV systems; need activities to separate variables by testing individual components of PV systems (e.g. cells, modules, batteries, inverters,charge controllers) for individual reliability and then test them in actual system configurations; more results reported from field experience on modules, inverters, batteries, and charge controllers from field deployed PV systems; and system certification and standardized testing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems.

Kroposki, B.

1996-10-01

485

HTS Wire Development Workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The 1994 High-Temperature Superconducting Wire Development Workshop was held on February 16--17 at the St. Petersburg Hilton and Towers in St. Petersburg, Florida. The meeting was hosted by Florida Power Corporation and sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Program for Electric Power Systems. The meeting focused on recent high-temperature superconducting wire development activities in the Department of Energy`s Superconductivity Systems program. The meeting opened with a general discussion on the needs and benefits of superconductivity from a utility perspective, the US global competitiveness position, and an outlook on the overall prospects of wire development. The meeting then focused on four important technology areas: Wire characterization: issues and needs; technology for overcoming barriers: weak links and flux pinning; manufacturing issues for long wire lengths; and physical properties of HTS coils. Following in-depth presentations, working groups were formed in each technology area to discuss the most important current research and development issues. The working groups identified research areas that have the potential for greatly enhancing the wire development effort. These areas are discussed in the summary reports from each of the working groups. This document is a compilation of the workshop proceedings including all general session presentations and summary reports from the working groups.

Not Available

1994-07-01

486

Sheltered Workshops and Transition: Old Bottles, New Wine?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a historical overview of sheltered workshops and presents information about service innovations and mission expansion. The first workshop in the United States was the Perkins Institute, opened in 1837 for individuals with visual handicaps. This workshop was typical of "categorical" workshops that were established during this…

Coombe, Edmund

487

Reproductive agency and projects: Germans searching for egg donation in Spain and the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

German patients in search of IVF with egg donation (which is prohibited by German law) are increasingly deciding to travel to clinics in other countries (mostly to the Czech Republic and Spain) that are able to provide them with the eggs of other women. Through three case studies of German couples who crossed international borders for IVF with egg donation, this article provides insight into these transnational practices aiming to circumvent restrictions in reproduction, whatever they may be. The material for this article is based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted in Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic, as well as research undertaken on IVF internet bulletin boards. The concepts of 'reproductive agency' and 'reproductive projects' are used to analyse the ways in which people search for information about treatments and clinics in other countries, how they embed the practice into their daily lives and how they deal with and position themselves regarding the need for reproductive travel. PMID:21840759

Bergmann, Sven

2011-07-02

488

Magnetic Alignment in Carps: Evidence from the Czech Christmas Fish Market  

PubMed Central

While magnetoreception in birds has been studied intensively, the literature on magnetoreception in bony fish, and particularly in non-migratory fish, is quite scarce. We examined alignment of common carps (Cyprinus carpio) at traditional Christmas sale in the Czech Republic. The sample comprised measurements of the directional bearings in 14,537 individual fish, distributed among 80 large circular plastic tubs, at 25 localities in the Czech Republic, during 817 sampling sessions, on seven subsequent days in December 2011. We found that carps displayed a statistically highly significant spontaneous preference to align their bodies along the North-South axis. In the absence of any other common orientation cues which could explain this directional preference, we attribute the alignment of the fish to the geomagnetic field lines. It is apparent that the display of magnetic alignment is a simple experimental paradigm of great heuristic potential.

Hart, Vlastimil; Kusta, Tomas; Nemec, Pavel; Blahova, Veronika; Jezek, Milos; Novakova, Petra; Begall, Sabine; Cerveny, Jaroslav; Hanzal, Vladimir; Malkemper, Erich Pascal; Stipek, Kamil; Vole, Christiane; Burda, Hynek

2012-01-01

489

Variation in DNA-ploidy Levels of Reynoutria Taxa in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The genus Reynoutria is represented by four taxa in the Czech Republic: Reynoutria japonica var. japonica, R. japonica var. compacta, R. sachalinensis and R. xbohemica. By using flow cytometry, cytological variability within the genus is described based on 257 Reynoutria samples. The varieties of R. japonica are cytologically uniform, var. japonica is exclusively octoploid (2n = 8x = 88) and var. compacta occurs only as a tetraploid (2n = 4x = 44), but R. sachalinensis and R. xbohemica exhibit some variation in chromosome numbers. Reynoutria sachalinensis is predominantly tetraploid (2n = 4 x = 44), but also occurs occasionally as hexaploid and octoploid cytotypes. The most common ploidy level in R. xbohemica is hexaploid (2n = 6x = 66), but tetraploid and octoploid clones were also found. The four taxa occurring in the Czech Republic are described briefly and the possible origins of the cytotypes discussed. PMID:12876190

Mandak, Bohumil; Pysek, Petr; Lysak, Martin; Suda, Jan; Krahulcova, Anna; Bimova, Katerina

2003-08-01

490

Allele frequency data for 17 short tandem repeats in a Czech population sample.  

PubMed

Allele frequencies for 17 short tandem repeats (STRs) autosomal loci (D2S1338, D3S1358, D5S818, D7S820, D8S1179, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, D19S433, D21S11, CSF1PO, FGA, PentaD, PentaE, TH01, TPOX, vWA) were studied in an extensive sample (max. N=1411) of unrelated individuals originating from the Czech Republic. Population and forensic parameters were estimated. Except for FGA and Penta E loci, no deviations from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were detected. A comparative analysis with published data revealed significant differences in allele frequencies for some loci from the Polish population and three Hungarian populations (Ashkenazim population and Romany populations from Debrecen and Baranya County, respectively). A combination of these 17 STR loci provides a powerful tool for forensic identification in the native Czech population. PMID:19948313

Simková, Halina; Faltus, Václav; Marvan, Richard; Pexa, Tomás; Stenzl, Vlastimil; Broucek, Jaroslav; Horínek, Ales; Mazura, Ivan; Zvárová, Jana

2009-02-13

491

Lung Cancer Risk among Czech Women: A Case–Control Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Few data are available to explain the ongoing increase in lung cancer mortality among Czech women. The study is aimed at examining the role of smoking and known or suspected cofactors.Methods. Data collected by in-person interviews from 269 female lung cancer cases and 1079 controls were analyzed using unconditional logistic regression and other methods.Results. Cigarette smoking was the most

Anton??n K. Kub??k; Petr Zatloukal; Ladislav Tomášek; Luboš Petruželka

2002-01-01

492

The Security–Environment Nexus Along The Czech-Austrian Border: Theory, Spatiality And Perception  

Microsoft Academic Search

This analysis deals with the issue of the security—environment nexus in the Czech-Austrian border region (Znojmo-Retz Area).\\u000a This research uses investigative tools from both the natural and social sciences. The issue is examined at three interconnected\\u000a planes: first, there is a theoretical plane dealing with the notion of environmental security (ES) in existing literature.\\u000a Specifically, focus is paid to the

Nikola Hynek; Aloi S. Hynek

493

An inquiry into good hospital governance: A New Zealand-Czech comparison  

PubMed Central

Background This paper contributes to research in health systems literature by examining the role of health boards in hospital governance. Health care ranks among the largest public sectors in OECD countries. Efficient governance of hospitals requires the responsible and effective use of funds, professional management and competent governing structures. In this study hospital governance practice in two health care systems – Czech Republic and New Zealand – is compared and contrasted. These countries were chosen as both, even though they are geographically distant, have a universal right to 'free' health care provided by the state and each has experienced periods of political change and ensuing economic restructuring. Ongoing change has provided the impetus for policy reform in their public hospital governance systems. Methods Two comparative case studies are presented. They define key similarities and differences between the two countries' health care systems. Each public hospital governance system is critically analysed and discussed in light of D W Taylor's nine principles of 'good governance'. Results While some similarities were found to exist, the key difference between the two countries is that while many forms of 'ad hoc' hospital governance exist in Czech hospitals, public hospitals in New Zealand are governed in a 'collegiate' way by elected District Health Boards. These findings are discussed in relation to each of the suggested nine principles utilized by Taylor. Conclusion This comparative case analysis demonstrates that although the New Zealand and Czech Republic health systems appear to show a large degree of convergence, their approaches to public hospital governance differ on several counts. Some of the principles of 'good governance' existed in the Czech hospitals and many were practiced in New Zealand. It would appear that the governance styles have evolved from particular historical circumstances to meet each country's specific requirements. Whether or not current practice could be improved by paying closer attention to theoretical models of 'good governance' is debatable.

Ditzel, Elizabeth; Strach, Pavel; Pirozek, Petr

2006-01-01

494

Bisphosphonates for bone metastatic disease from breast cancer—clinical practice in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background The use of bisphosphonates (BPs) represents a standard therapy of bone metastatic disease from breast cancer and has been\\u000a incorporated in many systemic international guidelines. We have tried to evaluate the use of BPs in current clinical practice\\u000a across the Czech Republic. Participants and methods A covering letter, questionnaires and pre-paid envelopes were mailed to the head oncologists of

Veronika Vokata; Karel Odrazka; Ales Kubena; Jiri Vlcek

2008-01-01

495

Jitex: a case study of apparel marketing in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

As Czech apparel and textile firms have moved towards privatization following the 1989 revolution, they have reduced their dependence on the state-owned export organization, Centrotex, and they have introduced in-house marketing activities, departments and strategies. Discusses the evolving marketing strategies at Jitex, a major formerly state-owned vertical knitting firm. Jitex employs 3,000 people and produces knitted underwear, T-shirts, jogging suits,

Suzanne Loker

1995-01-01

496

Athletic Career Termination Model in the Czech RepublicA Qualitative Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to explore the process of sport career termination in the Czech Republic, and was based on the theoretical-conceptual background of sport career transition models (Stambulova, 1997, 2003; Taylor and Ogilvie, 1994, 2001). Participants were six male and five female former elite athletes, averaging 14.6 years of athletic career experience. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews.

Jiri Kadlcik; Libor Flemr

2008-01-01

497

Digitizing the Zdenka and Stanley B. Winters Collection of Czech and Slovak Posters, 1920–1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

Donated to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the early 1990s, the Zdenka and Stanley B. Winters Collection of Czech and Slovak Posters, 1920–1991, consists of nearly 500 posters that address a range of subjects, including architecture, art, folklore, literature, music, nature, politics, sports, technology, theater, and tourism. This paper describes a project by UIUC's Slavic and East European

Patricia Hswe

2007-01-01

498

Revision of “ Abelia” fruits from the Paleogene of Hungary, Czech Republic and England  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four-winged propeller-like fruits formerly attributed to Abelia (Caprifoliaceae) from the Late Eocene Bembridge flora of England, the Late Eocene Ku?lin flora of Czech Republic and the Early Oligocene Óbuda and Eger-Kiseged floras of Hungary have been reinvestigated based on about 50 specimens. Specimens with intact pedicels show that the calyx is hypogynous rather than epigynous as previously interpreted. Because they

Steven R. Manchester; Lilla Hably

1997-01-01

499

Advanced power assessment for Czech lignite task 3.6. Topical report  

SciTech Connect

Major reforms in the Czech energy sector have been initiated to reverse 40 years of central planning, subsidized energy pricing, unchecked pollution from coal-fired plants, concerns over nuclear safety and fuel cycle management, and dependence on the former U.S.S.R. for oil, gas, and nuclear fuel processing. Prices for electricity, heat, and natural gas paid by industry are close to western levels, but subsidized prices for households are as much as 40% lower and below economic cost. State control of major energy enterprises is being reduced by moving toward government-regulated, investor-owned companies to raise needed capital, but with a strategic stake retained by the state. Foreign firms will participate in privatization, but they are not expected to acquire a controlling interest in Czech energy companies. Economic conditions in the Czech Republic are now improving after the disruptions caused by restructuring since 1989 and separation of the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republics in January 1993. The downturn in the economy after 1989 was concentrated in energy-intensive heavy industry, and recovery is paced by consumer trade, services, light industry and construction. Energy use in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) has declined, but it is still significantly higher than in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. The GDP increased by 2% in 1994 after dropping 22% between 1989 and 1993. A positive balance of payments has been achieved, with foreign investment offsetting a small trade deficit. The government`s external debt is only 4% of GDP. This report studies the application of lignite resources within the newly formulated energy policies of the republic, in light of a move toward privatization and stronger air pollution regulations. Lignite has represented the major energy source for the country.

Sondreal, E.A.; Mann, M.D.; Weber, G.W.; Young, B.C.

1995-12-01

500

Cuckoo Cuclus canorus parasitism on Acrocephalus Warblers in Southern Moravia in The Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The Reed Warbler,Acrocephalus scirpaceus, in the Lednice area, Southern Moravia in the Czech Republic, was parasitized by the Cuckoo,Cuculus canorus, at a rate of at least 18.0 %. The Cuckoo eggs showed poor mimesis with the Reed Warbler eggs, but showed a greater resemblance to the eggs of other species breeding in the area, including the Great Reed Warbler,A.

Arne Moksnes; Eivin Rřskaft; Vít?zslav Bi?ík; Marcel Honza; Ingar J. Řien

1993-01-01