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GIS Ostrava 2013 21. 23. 1. 2013, Ostrava URBANISMUS PODPORUJC ROLI TRAMVAJOV DOPRAVY.  

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GIS Ostrava 2013 21. ­ 23. 1. 2013, Ostrava URBANISMUS PODPORUJÍCÍ ROLI TRAMVAJOV? DOPRAVY. ANALÝZA, komfort a citelnost). Analýzy jsou provedeny v prostedí GIS prostednictvím metod síové analýzy a mapové areas. The analyses are carried out with GIS methods (network analyses). Data availability for the Czech

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Report on the Workshop ''Seven Years in Chile: The Accomplishments and Goals of Czech Astronomers at ESO''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Czech Republic has been a member of ESO since 2007 and the workshop was held to mark this occasion. The primary aims of the workshop were to highlight the science done by Czech-affiliated astronomers who make use of ESO facilities and to encourage greater use of these facilities, particularly by the younger generation of astronomers in the Czech Republic.

Kabth, P.; Kawka, A.; Paunzen, E.; Vennes, S.

2014-06-01

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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?stkov, Veronika; Fuka, Mat?j; Kube?ka, Karel; Bouchal, Tom

2013-01-01

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NATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery  

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]aroslav Vrba, an internationally known authority on water pollution presented the Avery Lecture of many pumping wells. And this type of water pollution is from the application of fertilizersNATO Workshop Explores World-Wide Nitrate Problems Czech Hydrologist Avery Lecturer on Pollution

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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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

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Research needs identified at the second PCB workshop in Brno, Czech Republic, May 711, 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than 150 scientists from the Americas, Europe, and Asia met in Brno, Czech Republic, in May 2002 at the Second PCB Workshop, entitled Recent Advances in the Environmental Toxicology and Health Effects of PCBs. NIEHS\\/EPA-Superfund Basic Research Program, the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky, and the Research Centre for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

L Hansen; M Machala; L Fischer; M James; B Hennig; H Glauert; J.-F Narbonne; L van Bree; T Schultz; P Grevatt; W Suk; I Holoubek; L Robertson

2005-01-01

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Shedding of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts by Felidae in zoos in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995 and 1996, the shedding of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts was monitored in the faeces of Felidae in six zoos in the Czech Republic. In all, 2287 samples of faeces from 19 species of Felidae were examined. In Ostrava Zoo, four episodes of shedding of Toxoplasma-like oocysts were identified, using a flotation examination, in a pair of wild cats (Felis

D. Lukeov; I. Literk

1998-01-01

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Behavior of metals in a combined wastewater collection system in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  

PubMed

In combined wastewater collection systems, the concentrations of metals and the form of metal occurrence (dissolved form and bonding of metals to total suspended solids) influence the efficiency of capturing metals into sludge in wastewater treatment plants. The variability of metal concentrations was determined for 12 sampling sites during dry weather periods (DWP) and wet weather periods (WWP). Wastewater during DWP contain in dissolved form 77% of cadmium, 75% of nickel, 66% of arsenic, 57% of manganese and 50% of zinc and copper. Other metals are preferably bound to suspended particulates: 65% of chromium, iron, vanadium, mercury and 91% of lead. Comparison of metal concentrations in wastewater during DWP and WWP can be used to determine non-point source contributions. During WWP, metal concentrations increase by 24 to 25% for cadmium and zinc, 22% for nickel and 18% for copper. Urine and feces are responsible for a very small portion (<15%) of the total content of metals. Households are the main source of cadmium and copper (64% of total concentrations of these metals in wastewater). PMID:25790515

Raclavska, Helena; Drozdova, Jarmila; Skrobankova, Hana; Raclavsky, Konstantin

2015-02-01

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Urban Air Pollution by Nanoparticles in Ostrava Region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Air pollution harms human health and the environment. Ostrava's agglomeration and its immediate vicinity suffer regular exceeding of air pollution limits due to its geomorphologic location and present heavy industry. Maximum exceedances of air quality standards and especially PM10 which 24 hour limit value is in EU 50?g.m-3, must not be exceeded more than 35 days per year. This limit is being still often exceeded. In the year 2011 such as situation occurred 126 times. It is very important then for identify sources of air pollution to find out maximum information about air borne dust, like size distribution, chemical composition of individual size fractions, morphology of particulate matter together with other parameters like meteorological conditions, year season etc. Our measurement started two years ago. We focus on the critical situation when there are values of PM10 over a long period above the limit. In winter season it is so called inversion. By default, during the campaign it is measured size distribution of air born dust in range 5.6 nm -560nm by FMPS and using the sampler NanoId are collected samples in range 1nm - 35?m in 12 size fractions for chemical analysis and morphological observations. This contribution deals with results of size distributions only.

Zde?ka, Kali?kov; Vladimr, M?ka; Karel, Lach; Pavel, Danihelka

2013-04-01

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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

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Properties of the Loess Sediments in Ostrava Region (Czech Republic) and Comparison with Some Other Loess Sediments  

PubMed Central

This study deals with a methodical identification and evaluation of physical-mechanical properties of one genetic type of geological structure. This is represented by an engineering-geological zone of eolian sediments, which is regionally rather abundant. The paper contributes to a need to identify typical soil properties for widespread geological environments in a particular region and thus add to good engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers' awareness in the region. Such information is much required as it permits comparing results of newly conducted engineering-geological investigations and research with the results characteristic for the region in question. It is vital for engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers to be sufficiently informed on the foundation soil properties of widespread geological environments because of professionalism and higher quality of their work results. Comparing other loess sediment studies worldwide it was discovered that the physical properties of the most abundant clays of low to medium plasticity, sandy clays, and sands as foundation soils vary as for the plasticity index, porosity, natural water content, and bulk density to a certain extent but not as significantly as once expected. PMID:24391464

Marschalko, Marian; Yilmaz, I??k; Fojtova, Lucie; Lamich, David; Bednarik, Martin

2013-01-01

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition, pages 3340, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007 c 2007 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Acquisition, pages 33 is important for theories of language acquisition. Currently much of this data is absent in the annotated to developing and evaluating different theo- ries of child language acquisition (CLA). Particularly important

Korhonen, Anna

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Proceedings of the workshop on Cerebellum, Basal Ganglia and Cortical Connections Unmasked in Health and Disorder Held in Brno, Czech Republic, October 17th, 2013.  

PubMed

The proceedings of the workshop synthesize the experimental, preclinical, and clinical data suggesting that the cerebellum, basal ganglia (BG), and their connections play an important role in pathophysiology of various movement disorders (like Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes) or neurodevelopmental disorders (like autism). The contributions from individual distinguished speakers cover the neuroanatomical research of complex networks, neuroimaging data showing that the cerebellum and BG are connected to a wide range of other central nervous system structures involved in movement control. Especially, the cerebellum plays a more complex role in how the brain functions than previously thought. PMID:25205331

Bare, Martin; Apps, Richard; Kikinis, Zora; Timmann, Dagmar; Oz, Gulin; Ashe, James J; Loft, Michaela; Koutsikou, Stella; Cerminara, Nadia; Bushara, Khalaf O; Kaprek, Tom

2015-04-01

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Mineralogy of weathering processes on the spoil dumps in the Ostrava-Karvina Coal District  

SciTech Connect

Exploitation of coal in the Ostrava-Karvina Coal District is accompanies by the accumulation of large amounts of waste materials: spoil rocks from mine works, wastes from processing plants, and coal slurries. This waste often is sued for landscape preparation, or it is deposited on spoil dumps. According to their composition, carboniferous materials (siltstones, silt-claystones with admixtures of coal matter prevailing, and fine-grained feldspathic sandstones and subgraywackes) are considered to be relatively harmless to the environment. Problems resulting from reclaiming spoil dumps have resulted in more detailed study of the relationship between carboniferous materials and the environment, specifically, the relationship between spoil dumps and such factors as the ecosystems and acidification, geochemical reactivity of carboniferous rocks,a nd stability of minerals. Geological processes of environmental concern in this case include the mineralogy of weathering products with production of salts (evaporation) and the degradation of clay fractions. Geochemical and botanical factors of origin of soils on spoil dumps were described by Stalmachova and Matysek. The authors report a study in which changes in the clay minerals from dumps are compared with paragneiss of clay minerals on the carboniferous outcrops.

Matysek, D.; Bielesz, M. [Univ. of Mining and Metallurgy, Ostrava (Czechoslovakia)

1994-12-31

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Furniture distribution in Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the New European Members panorama the Czech Republic is the second largest home furniture consumer (behind Poland), with a volume of consumption at retail prices of about Euro 2 billion. Czech Republic is the largest home furniture importer among the new European Member countries. In the Czech Republic the larger part of total sales of home furniture are made

Sara Paoletti; Mauro Spinelli

2008-01-01

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Shedding of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts by Felidae in zoos in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

In 1995 and 1996, the shedding of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts was monitored in the faeces of Felidae in six zoos in the Czech Republic. In all, 2287 samples of faeces from 19 species of Felidae were examined. In Ostrava Zoo, four episodes of shedding of Toxoplasma-like oocysts were identified, using a flotation examination, in a pair of wild cats (Felis silvestris), six episodes in a wild cat held separately, and three episodes in a pair of Amur leopard cats (F. euptilurus). After the passage of sporulated oocysts through laboratory mice, T. gondii was confirmed in the pair of wild cats (three episodes), in the wild cat held separately (three episodes) and in the pair of Amur leopard cats (one episode). In Jihlava Zoo, one episode of shedding of T. gondii oocyst was identified in Geoffroy's cat (Oncifelis geoffroyi) using flotation and isolation examination. The possible sources of toxoplasmosis of the Felidae in zoos are discussed. PMID:9493305

Lukesov, D; Literk, I

1998-01-15

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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.

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Genetics Home Reference: Czech dysplasia  

MedlinePLUS

... information Additional NIH Resources National Institutes of Health Educational resources Information pages Patient support For patients and families ... the diagnosis or management of Czech dysplasia in Educational resources and Patient support . General information about the diagnosis ...

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Czech Student Attitudes towards Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates 540 Czech lower secondary students' attitudes towards geography. It examined the general influence of gender and grade level on attitudes towards geography with an emphasis on four specific areas in particular: geography as a school subject; geography and the environment; the importance of geography; and the relevance of

Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina

2012-01-01

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Reading Authentic Czech, Volume I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book of instructional materials for reading in Czech are intended for college-level students, and are designed to bring native English-speakers from an 0+ (Novice High) to a 1+ (Intermediate High) language proficiency level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/Interagency Language Roundtable proficiency scale. The

Privorotsky, Grazyna

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Czech Children's Drawing of Nature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do world children draw nature pictures in a certain way? Range of mountains in the background, a sun, couple clouds, a river rising from mountains. Is this type of drawing universal in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper? The sample size from Czech Republic included 33 participants from two kindergartens. They were 5 and 6

Yilmaz, Zuhal; Kubiatko, Milan; Topal, Hatice

2012-01-01

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Aging in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The goal was to provide an overview of main issues relevant to aging in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic is a former Eastern Bloc nation of about 10.5 million. Older adults are overrepresented relative to those under age 15. Life expectancy currently hovers around 78 years (75 for men/81 for women), a number slightly higher than most of Eastern Europe but lower than most of Western Europe. Cardiovascular diseases account for about 50% of all mortality, which is one of the highest rates in Europe and therefore of particular concern. Lifestyle habits, especially high alcohol consumption, a high rate of smokers, and high-fat diet relative to most other European countries and the United States, combined with relatively low expenditures for health promotion, appear important in the context of high cardiovascular mortality. Long-term care is funded mostly by state and local governments. The country has tried to address issues associated with insufficient capacity and low quality in long-term care, a particularly prominent problem in the Czech Republic compared with other European countries. The recently established International Clinical Research Center brings new possibilities for collaborative research in the Czech Republic, including research specific to aging. Improving long-term care and establishing methodologically sound longitudinal data sets are among the most pressing issues, although sustaining the pension system strained by increasing life expectancy, low retirement age, and extensive government-sponsored benefits has also recently emerged as a critical issue. PMID:24855314

Andel, Ross

2014-12-01

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IEA participating countries Czech Republic  

E-print Network

STATISTICS #12;2 IEA participating countries Australia Austria Belgium Canada Czech Republic Denmark Finland;3 The International Energy Agency The IEA, which was established in November 1974, has over the years gained policy makers, companies involved in the energy field and scholars. In 1997 the IEA produced a handy

Schrijver, Karel

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Texas Czech: The Language of Texans Who Say They Speak "A Different Type of Czech."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use elicited data from ethnolinguistic fieldwork in two historically Czech Moravian communities in Central Texas to analyze typical features of Texas Czech, a reduced immigrant variety of Czech based on the dialects of 19th century Northeastern Moravia. Identified structural features that show relatively high attrition rates, as well as those that

Dutkova-Cope, Lida

2001-01-01

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76 FR 76384 - U.S. Education Mission to Poland and Czech Republic Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Trade Administration U.S. Education Mission to Poland and Czech Republic Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic, April 15-19...an education industry trade mission to Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic from April 15 to...

2011-12-07

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Healthcare reforms in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health-care reform is everywhere. Although different countries are moving at different speeds, using somewhat different means and different routes, they are all trying to arrive at the same place. The place is called better value for money in health care. Presents details of the health-care reforms taking place in the Czech Republic, identifying and discussing the main strands of Czech

Alan Earl-Slater

1996-01-01

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Czech Basic Course: Air Force Dialogues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is one of a series of supplementary materials used in the final phase of the "Czech Basic Course" developed and implemented at the Defense Language Institute. The purpose of this text is to acquaint students with specialized airport terminology pertaining to takeoff and landing precedures conducted in Czech. The dialogues, presented in

Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

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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

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Population perspectives of the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The authors present population projections for the Czech Republic to the year 2010. Forecasts are made of mortality, fertility, migration, the total population, the economically active population, and the post-reproductive population. (SUMMARY IN CZE) PMID:12291382

Burcin, B; Kucera, M; Kucera, T

1993-01-01

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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 Kopicov, 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

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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

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Counseling in the Czech Republic: History, Status, and Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the history and current status of counseling in the Czech Republic. Recommendations for advancement of the profession in a postcommunist era are offered, including the incorporation of social justice principals for the benefit of Gypsies and immigrants, collaboration between Czech and non-Czech counselors, and counseling

Simons, Jack D.; Hutchison, Brian; Bastecka, Zuzana

2012-01-01

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Changes in governance structure of czech enterprises: 1989 - 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

Properties rights and governance structures of the Czechs enterprises are often criticize by the Czech political opposition as well as by some foreign experts and managers. The optimistic macroeconomic results for the Czech economy (inflation, budget surpluses) are still not reflected in the present condition of enterprises. Changes in enterprises are accomplished much slower and they are much less visible

Ji? Havel

1996-01-01

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Educator workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Numerous workshops are held each year through the NASA Educator Resource Center to help teachers and educators not only incorporate technology into their classroom, but also aid them in curriculum development. For information concerning workshop schedules, call 1-800-237-1821 in Louisiana and Mississippi or (601) 688-3338.

1994-01-01

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Early Childhood Presentation of Czech Dysplasia  

PubMed Central

Czech dysplasia, metatarsal type is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder that is characterized by early-onset, progressive arthritis, brachydactyly of the 3rd and 4th toes, and characteristic radiographic findings in patients of normal stature. Patients with Czech dysplasia typically present in late childhood or later. In the present report, whole exome sequencing identified a mutation in COL2A1 (c.823C>T, p.R275C) known to be associated with Czech dysplasia in a 3.5 year old female who had a family history of early-onset arthritis and who was asymptomatic except for prominent knees. The use of whole exome sequencing facilitated diagnosis of this rare disease (less than 15 families in the literature) in the presymptomatic period and thus enabled us to provide early anticipatory guidance and genetic counseling for the family. PMID:23448908

Burrage, Lindsay C.; Lu, James T.; Liu, David S.; Moss, Timothy J.; Gibbs, Richard; Schlesinger, Alan E.; Bacino, Carlos A.; Campeau, Philippe M.; Lee, Brendan H.

2013-01-01

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PREFACE: 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'13)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dear Readers, The 22nd annual International Laser Physics Workshop, LPHYS'13, took place in the City of Prague, the Czech Republic. The conference gathered 387 participants from 34 countries. It was hosted by the Institute of Physics at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Czech Technical University in Prague. At this occasion, the LPHYS'13 Steering and the Advisory & Program Committees of the conference would like extend its sincere gratitude to Professor Miroslav Jelnek, Co-Chair and Head of the Local Organizing Committee and his team for the outstanding job performed on organizing, arranging, managing and putting in order the conference that lead to its successful resulting conclusion. As a result of scientific seminars at the Workshop, we would like to present to you the following conference proceedings published in this volume of the IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Please be advised that the 23rd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'14) will take place from 14-18 July, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by Institute of Electronics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. LPHYS'13 Steering and Advisory & Program Committees

Steering, LPHYS'13; Advisory; Committees, Program

2014-03-01

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Relationship Lending in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of an analysis of data on individual bank loans of nonfinancial corporations in the Czech Republic taken from the CNB’s Central Credit Register. It focuses on the question of how firms obtain financing from domestic banks. The results show that the vast majority of non-financial corporations use the services of just one relationship lender. Small

Adam Gersl; Petr Jakubik

2010-01-01

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Changes in Information Systems in Czech Agriculture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study carried out in 1998 (reported in the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2003) of the information systems used by farmers in the Czech Republic to access information and advice was repeated in 2003. The research aim was to assess whether, and how, the systems had changed during these five years. The perceived importance of 10

Slavik, Milan

2004-01-01

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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 students? learning with cases.

2010-01-01

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Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The food made by plants is a source of energy for other organisms living in ecosystems. In this workshop we will investigate the flow of energy from plants to animals as we construct food webs and energy pyramids.

2010-01-01

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[Paediatric and adolescence gynaecology in Czech Republic].  

PubMed

Pediatric gynecology is a subdivision of gynecology and obstetrics and completes its care of women. The founder of the subject, Rudolf Peter, considered its essential role in the prevention of woman infertility. Important difference represents the lack of estrogens and the absence of sexual life. The most frequent diseases of this age are vaginal discherge (vulvovaginitis), bleeding during non-estrogenized period, onset and disturbancies of menstrual cycle, labial adhesions, congenitalal malformations, disorders of pubertal development and tumors. Pediatric gynecology is an independent specialization in the respect to Insurance companies, it is an independent professional specialization (attestation) and it has its own international exam IFEPAG. Pediatric gynecologists are organized in the Czech Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology CLS JEP and internationally in FIGIJ federation. Both organizations organizes Czech and international scientific congresses. PMID:16921784

Horejs, J

2006-01-01

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Approach of Czech regulatory body to LBB  

SciTech Connect

At present there are two NPPs equipped with PWR units in Czech Republic. The Dukovany, NPP is about ten years in operation (four units 440 MW - WWBFL model 213) and Tomelin NPP is under construction (two units 1000 MW - WWER model 320). Both NPPs were built to Soviet design and according to Soviet regulations and standards but most of equipment for primary circuits was supplied by home manufacturers. The objective of the Czech LBB program is to prove the LBB status of the primary piping systems of there NPPs and the LBB concept is a part of strategy to meet western style safety standards. The reason for the Czech LBB project is a lack of some standard safety Facilities too. For both Dukovany and Tomelin NPPs a full LBB analysis should be carried out. The application of LBB to the piping system should be also a cost effective means to avoid installations of pipe whip restraints and jet shields. The Czech regulatory body issued non-mandatory requirement, {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} which is in compliance with national legal documents and which is based on the US NRC Regulatory Procedures and US standards (ASMF CODE, ANSI). The requirement has been published in the document {open_quotes}Safety of Nuclear Facilities{close_quotes} No 1/1991 as {open_quotes}Requirements on the Content and Format of Safety Reports and their Supplements{close_quote} and consist of two parts (1) procedure for obtaining proof of evidence {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} (2) leak detection systems for the pressurized reactor primary circuit. At present some changes concerning both parts of the above document will be introduced. The reasons for this modifications will be presented.

Tendera, P.

1997-04-01

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Approach for Czech regulatory body to LBB  

SciTech Connect

At present there are two NPPs equipped with PWR units in Czech Republic. The Dukovany NPP is about ten years in operation (four units 440 MW - WWER model 213) and Temelin NPP is under construction (two units 1000 MW-WWER model 320). Both NPPs were built to Soviet design and according to Soviet regulations and standards but most of equipment for primary circuits was supplied by home manufactures. The objective for the Czech LBB programme is to prove the LBB status of the primary piping systems of these NPPs and the LBB concept is a part of strategy to meet western style safety standards. The reason for the Czech LBB project is a lack of some standard safety facilities, too. For both Dukovany and Temolin NPPs a full LBB analysis should be carried out. The application of LBB to the piping system should be also a cost effective means to avoid installations of pipe whip restraints and jet shields. The Czech regulatory body issued non-mandatory requirement {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} which is in compliance with national legal documents and which is based on the US NRC Regulatory Procedures and US standards (ASME, CODE, ANSI). The requirement has been published in the document {open_quotes}Safety of Nuclear Facilities{close_quotes} No. 1/1991 as {open_quotes}Requirements on the Content and Format of Safety Reports and their Supplements{close_quotes} and consists of two parts (1) procedure for obtaining proof of evidence {open_quotes}Leak Before Break{close_quotes} (2) leak detection systems for the pressurized reactor primary circuit. At present some changes concerning both parts of the above document will be introduced. The reasons for this modifications will be presented.

Tendera, P. [State Office for Nuclear Safety (SONS), Prague (Czech Republic)

1997-04-01

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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 Marinske Lzne 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 Marinske Lzne 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

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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

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Women's Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Women's Workshop Notebook is the tool used in the nine-week course designed for the mature woman returning to school at Antelope Valley College. The notebook exercises along with the group interaction and instruction stress the importance of personal assessment of strengths, weaknesses, dreams, deliberations and life history in

Karelius, Karen

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Winter Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials on 11 topics presented at a winter workshop for Quebec outdoor educators have been compiled into this booklet. Action story, instant replay, shoe factory, sound and action, and find an object to fit the description are described and recommended as group dynamic activities. Directions for five games (Superlative Selection; Data

Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.

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Sesame Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sesame Workshop (formerly CTW Online) was created as a test site for "parenting information and Sesame Street activities for kids" but don't be fooled; the site is designed for adults. Content varies from parenting advice to a coloring book that parents can print to a current politics section to a selected entertainment (books, toys, music etc.) guide.

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NCI Workshop  

Cancer.gov

NCI Workshop Advanced Technologies for Breast Cancer Radiation of Intact Breast Excellent LOCAL CONTROL (95 % at 5 years) achieved with standard dose 50 Gy Whole Breast plus boost to primary site NO NEED to Dose Escalate OARs: Skin, Lung, Heart (Left

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Workshop Proceedings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes workshop discussions on adolescent prejudice; making the most of the media in improving school attendance; services available to children--treatment centers; truancy in Ontario; and discipline. Presented at the 64th annual conference of the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978. (Author/LPG)

Jackoway, Marlin K.

1979-01-01

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Tertiary Education in the Czech Republic: The Pathway to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes recent policy proposals to reform Czech tertiary education. A brief overview of the evolution of Czech tertiary education presents the background against which emerging policy trends in education are examined. We relate the changes in tertiary education to the policy framework and recommendations of the OECD, underpinned by

Pesik, Richard; Gounko, Tatiana

2011-01-01

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Financially advantageous products for nonprofit sector in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Czech Republic (CR) there are about 60 100 nonprofit nongovernmental organisations (NPO). They present quite big amount of potential customers, making use of various services which are needed for their function. In this paper offers of various kinds of services for NPO in the Czech Republic were analysed. Special offers of banks, insurance companies, post, phone and others

Pavlina Haltofova; Sven Khler

2007-01-01

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Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2005, we dissected 102 wildfowl from the Czech Republic and 73 wildfowl from Poland including representatives of Anseriformes, Gruiformes and Gaviiformes. Schistosome infection was found in a total of 21 (29%) and 23 (23%) birds from Poland and the Czech Republic, respectively. All infected birds belonged to the order Anseriformes. The prevalences of nasal and visceral species were, respectively,

Jitka Rudolfov; D. T. J. Littlewood; Jilj Sitko; Petr Hork

2007-01-01

54

Attitudes of Czech and Slovak gynecologists toward family planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was held among 155 gynecologists of the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (CSFR) who visited a national gynecological congress. The sample was fairly comparable to the total group of Czech and Slovak gynecologists concerning sex, age and county. Questions were asked on personal and professional characteristics, experience with the provision of contraception, attitudes toward family planning and

A. Ph Visser; R. Uzel; E. Ketting; N. Bruyniks; B. J. Oddens

1993-01-01

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Language Planning for Romani in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Czech Republic, Romani language planning has long been a controversial subject. The question informing the current research is whether the European Charter's goal of protecting, maintaining and invigorating Romani is attainable in a culture driven by standard language ideology, Czech society's aversion to multiculturalism and an

Eckert, Eva

2015-01-01

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http://www.isc.tohoku.ac.jp/map.html 1 Dr. Jan Hrdlicka (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)  

E-print Network

energy, alternative fuels and future research in combustion technologies · The presentation describes (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic) · Renewable energy in Europe: Wind and solar current situation with the energy share for electricity generation in Europe and the present state

Murota, Kazuo

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Astronomy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Astronomy Workshop from the University of Maryland features interactives, animations, calculators, and other online computer-assisted learning tools enabling middle-school and older students to investigate the solar system and the universe. Units allow students to investigate astronomical distances and the size of objects in the universe; examine what might happen if objects collide; investigate orbital mechanics; visualize the distribution and motions of objects in the solar system; and many other topics.

Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton

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[History of the Czech gerontology and geriatrics].  

PubMed

Development of Czech gerontology and geriatrics can be associated with the Prague gerontology, namely with the First Faculty of Medicine (formally the Faculty of General Medicine). Prague school of gerontology was established. The decisive events related to the subject are described. Paper is based on the already published information on the history of the specialization and on the personal memorials of personal observers in the last fifty years. Reflections on the origin and establishment of a new medical specialization conclude the paper. PMID:17091735

Pacovsk, V

2006-01-01

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SWOT analysis of the Czech Radon programme.  

PubMed

Since the early 1990s, the Czech Republic has been one of the countries that carry out a radon programme on its territory, with the aim of protecting people from unnecessary long-term exposure in their homes. Since that time, many achievements have been registered, and many unexpected difficulties have cropped up. This may be the right moment to take some time out to analyse the state of the programme and to determine the direction for its future development. An extended SWOT analysis can serve as a useful tool for this purpose. Originally, SWOT analyses were used exclusively by for-profit organisations aiming to evaluate their perspectives, develop strategies and make plans in order to achieve their objectives. More recently, it has been used in a wide range of decision-making situations when a desired end-state is to be defined. Here, an extended SWOT analysis is used to formulate possible beneficial strategies for advancing anti-radon policy in the Czech Republic. PMID:24729595

Fojtkov, I

2014-07-01

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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. PMID:22738178

2012-01-01

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The Ideological Foundations of the Czech New Wave  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines Czechoslovakia's cinematic output during the 1960's and suggests that the Czech New Wave was a predictable response of a culture attracted by, but unwilling to come to terms with, socialist art. (MH)

Bates, Robin

1977-01-01

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78 FR 70574 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia; Determinations On the basis...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia of grain-oriented electrical...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia. Accordingly,...

2013-11-26

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Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present activities of Czech variable star observers organized in the Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society. We work in four observing projects: B.R.N.O. - eclipsing binaries, MEDUZA - intrinsic variable stars, TRESCA - transiting exoplanets and candidates, HERO - objects of high energy astrophysics. Detailed information together with O-C gate (database of eclipsing binaries minima timings) and OEJV (Open European Journal on Variable stars) are available on our internet portal http://var.astro.cz.

Brt, L.; Zejda, M.

2010-12-01

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Workshop Registration The workshop registration fee includes workshop  

E-print Network

, South Korea on August 4-6, 2010. SWAT workshops will be held on August 2-3, 2010 at the Korea Institute Korea Institute of Construction Technology Water Resources Research Division E-mail: nwkim&Workshops August2-3,2010 SWATWorkshops Ilsan,Korea August4-6,2010 SWATConference Seoul,Korea The Korean

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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

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ICP-MS Workshop  

SciTech Connect

This is a short document that explains the materials that will be transmitted to LLNL and DNN HQ regarding the ICP-MS Workshop held at PNNL June 17-19th. The goal of the information is to pass on to LLNL information regarding the planning and preparations for the Workshop at PNNL in preparation of the SIMS workshop at LLNL.

Carman, April J.; Eiden, Gregory C.

2014-11-01

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Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

E-print Network

Mission for the Human Explora- tion of Mars was assembled in 1993­1994 through a series of workshopsMars Surface Mission Workshop October 4­5, 1997 Lunar and Planetary Institute #12;MARS SURFACE Boulevard Houston TX 77058-1113 LPI Contribution No. 934 #12;ii Mars Surface Mission Workshop Compiled

Rathbun, Julie A.

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Thematic Issue: Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles in this publication trace the historical development of the theatre workshop, explain the relationship between the workshop and experimental theatre, and analyze the ways in which current drama workshops teach and develop the dramatic skills of the participants. The topics discussed include the special skills, production-oriented, and

Kirby, Michael, Ed.

1978-01-01

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DIAPER INDUSTRY WORKSHOP REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is the product of a one-day workshop on the diaper industry that was sponsored by the U.S. EPA. our topics covered during the workshop were public health and safety, recycling, composting, and product life cycle analysis. he primary objective of the workshop was to id...

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Climate Change Workshop 2007  

E-print Network

1 Climate Change Workshop 2007 Adaptive Management and Resilience Relevant for the Platte River, UNL Climate Change Workshop 2007 · Resilience ·Why it matters · Adaptive Management ·How it helps ·Adaptive Capacity · What it is Overview Climate Change Workshop 2007 "A public Domain, once a velvet carpet

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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[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, Grgr 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

Svb, J

2002-11-22

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Geophysical research in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

General interest in Earth studies has a long tradition in the Czech Republic that dates back to the German physician, Georg Agricola, a pioneer in scientific classifications of minerals collected in North Bohemia's Ore Mountains during the early 16th century. Astronomy flourished during the rule of Hapsburg Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612). Modern geophysics developed in the middle of the 18th century from systematic meteorological observations and continued in the 19th century with H. Benndorfs seismological experiment in the mining town of Pribram.In 1920, the State Geophysical Institute was created, with Vaclav Laska as its first director. The institute's research activities concentrated on seismology and geomagnetism. In 1945, the Chair of Geophysics was established at the Charles University in Prague, reflecting the increasing interest in geophysical studies. The Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences was founded in 1952, the same year that the first Conference of Czechoslovak Geophysicists passed the resolution that an institute of geophysics should be reestablished within the new academy as the coordinating and leading institution of basic geophysical research.

?ermk, Vladimir

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From Ethnocultural Pride to Promoting the Texas Czech Vernacular: Current Maintenance Efforts and Unexplored Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Texas Czech is a product of over a century and a half of contact between Moravian Czech and English in Texas. While Texans of this descent have largely maintained a sense of distinctive ethnic identity and have creatively re-authenticated their ancestors' traditions into a unique Texas Czech culture, their language is now on the verge of

Cope, Lida

2011-01-01

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New reports of Vaucheria species (Vaucheriales, Xanthophyceae, Heterokontophyta) from the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

New reports of Vaucheria species (Vaucheriales, Xanthophyceae, Heterokontophyta) from the Czech Republic; e-mail: veronika_kaufnerova@atlas.cz Abstract: Several Vaucheria species from the Czech RepublicNg for the first time from the Czech Republic. Three other species, V. terrestris (vaucHer) LyNgb., V. sessilis

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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

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Workshop Materials Fall 2008  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop I & II. 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 I Handout - pdf Workshop II Handout - pdf IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. PBL Journal - pdf - You need to fill this out between workshop I and workshop II. PBL Cheat Sheet - pdf - If you want to use Problem-based learning, this has some recommendations. PBL Learning Shell Project - An Instructional Architect you can copy ...

Heather

2009-02-25

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Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains papers for the Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and cosponsored by DOE and NIST. The workshop was held in Westlake, Ohio, 27-29 Mar. 1995. The workshop covered thermal barrier coating (TBC) issues related to applications, processing, properties, and modeling. The intent of the workshop was to highlight the state of knowledge on TBC's and to identify critical gaps in knowledge that may hinder TBC use in advanced applications. The workshop goals were achieved through presentations by 22 speakers representing industry, academia, and government as well as through extensive discussion periods.

Brindley, W. J. (Compiler)

1995-01-01

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Warning against the dangers of wildfires in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many fire risk models have been developed for various temporal and spatial scales and application purposes. The integrated warning service in the Czech Republic is used for wildfire risk assessment model of FDI (Fire Danger Index). The FDI model is being developed in the Doksany observatory based on evaluation of weather conditions. FDI model describes danger of wildfire for vegetation covered countryside. There are five levels of danger: 1 - very low risk, 2 - low risk, 3 - moderate risk, 4 - high risk, 5 - very high risk. Simply say higher index value, reflects to higher risk of wildfire. As input data, the model uses measured values from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute stations network as well as ALADIN's model predicted conditions. The modelling process computes upper soil profile moisture, surface moistening and the spreading speed of fire. Early warning system for wildfires prevention in the Czech Republic is used since 2006.

Mozny, M.; Bares, D.; Virag, M.; Stalmacher, J.

2009-04-01

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Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland.  

PubMed

In 2005, we dissected 102 wildfowl from the Czech Republic and 73 wildfowl from Poland including representatives of Anseriformes, Gruiformes and Gaviiformes. Schistosome infection was found in a total of 21 (29%) and 23 (23%) birds from Poland and the Czech Republic, respectively. All infected birds belonged to the order Anseriformes. The prevalences of nasal and visceral species were, respectively, 22% and 16% in Poland and 6% and 19% in the Czech Republic. Four species of schistosomes were found: Bilharziella polonica Kowalewski, 1895, Trichobilharzia regenti Hork, Kolfov et Dvork, 1998, T. szidati Neuhaus, 1952, and an undetermined schistosome from the intestinal wall of Anas penelope L. The finding of T. szidati represents the first record of the parasite from natural final host since the species description. PMID:17886736

Rudolfov, Jitka; Littlewood, D T J; Sitko, Jilj; Hork, Petr

2007-06-01

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Pojiten vkladu: soucasn stav, srovnn a perspektiva v kontextu EU \\/ Credit Insurance: EU context [available in Czech only  

Microsoft Academic Search

Czech laws on Deposit Guarantee-Schemes are characterized. It is described history of rise of the Czech Deposit Insurance Fund and dynamics of its basic characteristics. Czech deposit guarantee system is compared with the European system and with the European Directive on Deposit Guarantee-Schemes. It is calculated the effective rate of taxation by the compulsory payment to Czech Deposit Insurance Fund,

Ji? Hlavcek

2006-01-01

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Publications, Reports, Workshops | Radiation Research Program (RRP)  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Search this site Publications, Reports, Workshops Main Published Workshop and Working Group Reports Workshop Presentations and Reports Selected RRP Staff Publications Last Updated: 05/15/14 Workshop Presentations and Reports Workshop

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Contextual influences on human resource management in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comprises the first stage of a two-part study on emerging paradigms of human resource management in the Czech Republic. Conceptualises the process by means of appropriate HRM models and stakeholder analysis in order to link the external environment to the organisation. Predicts that influence of external stakeholders will shape a paradigm characterised by government intervention and an insider model of

Anne Mills

1998-01-01

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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 Rssner; 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

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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

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School Psychology in the Czech Republic: Development, Status and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This intensive exploratory research maps the working conditions of school psychologists in the Czech Republic. An electronic questionnaire consisting of 71 questions (58 quantitative, 13 qualitative) from nine fields was used as a research tool. The respondent sample ("N"?=?63; 53 females, 10 males) indicate that they are largely

Kavensk, Veronika; Smkalov, Eleonora; mahaj, Jan

2013-01-01

86

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

87

Nuclear medicine training and practice in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Nuclear medicine in the Czech Republic is a full specialty with an exclusive practice. Since the training program was organized and structured in recent years, residents have had access to the specialty of nuclear medicine, starting with a two-year general internship (in internal medicine or radiology). At present, nuclear medicine services are provided in 45 departments. In total, 119 nuclear medicine specialists are currently registered. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, five years of training are necessary; the first two years consist of a general internship in internal medicine or radiology. The remaining three years consist of training in the nuclear medicine specialty itself, but includes three months of practice in radiology. Twenty-one physicians are currently in nuclear medicine training and a mean of three specialists pass the final exam per year. The syllabus is very similar to that of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), namely concerning the minimum recommended numbers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In principle, the Czech law requires continuous medical education for all practicing doctors. The Czech Medical Chamber has provided a continuing medical education (CME) system. Other national CMEs are not accepted in Czech Republic. PMID:24867257

Kamnek, Milan; Koranda, Pavel

2014-08-01

88

Eight new Rubus species described from Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight newRubus species are described from the area of Czech Republic (western Czechoslovakia), four of them belonging to ser.Discolores, and one by one to subsect.Rubus, ser.Rhamnifolii, ser.Micantes and ser.Hystrices. *** DIRECT SUPPORT *** AAY02002 00005

Josef Holub

1991-01-01

89

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

90

Extent Matters: Exposure to Sexual Material among Czech Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents use media that exposes them to sexual material. This study focused on adolescents in the Czech Republic, a country with relatively high rates of exposure to sexual material (ESM). A sample of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years ("N" = 495) taken from the project EU Kids Online II was examined for predictors of the following:

evckov, Anna; erek, Jan; Machckov, Hana; mahel, David

2013-01-01

91

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

92

Lunar Commercialization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation describes the goals and rules of the workshop on Lunar Commercialization. The goal of the workshop is to explore the viability of using public-private partnerships to open the new space frontier. The bulk of the workshop was a team competition to create a innovative business plan for the commercialization of the moon. The public private partnership concept is reviewed, and the open architecture as an infrastructure for potential external cooperation. Some possible lunar commercialization elements are reviewed.

Martin, Gary L.

2008-01-01

93

CARE 3 User's Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A user's workshop for CARE 3, a reliability assessment tool designed and developed especially for the evaluation of high reliability fault tolerant digital systems, was held at NASA Langley Research Center on October 6 to 7, 1987. The main purpose of the workshop was to assess the evolutionary status of CARE 3. The activities of the workshop are documented and papers are included by user's of CARE 3 and NASA. Features and limitations of CARE 3 and comparisons to other tools are presented. The conclusions to a workshop questionaire are also discussed.

1988-01-01

94

Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the agenda and presentation abstracts for the Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop, sponsored by NASA, DOE, and NIST. The workshop covered thermal barrier coating (TBC) issues related to applications, processing, properties, and modeling. The intent of the workshop was to highlight the state of knowledge on TBC's and to identify critical gaps in knowledge that may hinder TBC use in advanced applications. The workshop goals were achieved through presentations by 22 speakers representing industry, academia, and government as well as through extensive discussion periods.

Brindley, W. J. (compiler); Lee, W. Y. (compiler); Goedjen, J. G. (compiler); Dapkunas, S. J. (compiler)

1995-01-01

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PREFACE: European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis is an annual event that has been organised since 2003 by Control Engineering departments of several European universities in Germany, France, the UK, Poland, Italy, Hungary and Denmark. The overall planning of the workshops is conducted by the Intelligent Control and Diagnosis (ICD) steering committee. This year's ACD workshop took place at HTW Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) and was organised by the Control Engineering group of School of Engineering I of HTW Berlin. 38 papers were presented at ACD 2014, with contributions spanning a variety of fields in modern control science: Discrete control, nonlinear control, model predictive control, system identification, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control, control applications, applications of fuzzy logic, as well as modelling and simulation, the latter two forming a basis for all tasks in modern control. Three interesting and high-quality plenary lectures were delivered. The first plenary speaker was Wolfgang Weber from Pepperl+Fuchs, a German manufacturer of state-of-the-art industrial sensors and process interfaces. The second and third plenary speakers were two internationally high-ranked researchers in their respective fields, Prof. Didier Theilliol from Universit de Lorraine and Prof. Carsten Scherer from Universitt Stuttgart. Taken together, the three plenary lectures sought to contribute to closing the gap between theory and applications. On behalf of the whole ACD 2014 organising committee, we would like to thank all those who submitted papers and participated in the workshop. We hope it was a fruitful and memorable event for all. Together we are looking forward to the next ACD workshop in 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Horst Schulte (General Chair), Sren Georg (Programme Chair)

Schulte, Horst; Georg, Sren

2014-12-01

96

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

97

The First Celtic Language Technology Workshop Proceedings of the Workshop  

E-print Network

CLTW 2014 The First Celtic Language Technology Workshop Proceedings of the Workshop A Workshop Technology Workshop (CLTW) John Judge, Teresa Lynn, Monica Ward and Brian Raghallaigh (eds.) ii #12;Introduction Language Technology and Computational Linguistics research innovations in recent years have given

98

Sensors Workshop summary report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of the efforts of three workshops is presented. The presentation describes those technological developments that would contribute most to sensor subsystem optimization and improvement of NASA's data acquisition capabilities, and summarizes the recommendations of the sensor technology panels from the most recent workshops.

1977-01-01

99

Proceedings IEA Workshop Legionella  

E-print Network

of the workshop is to investigate the risk of bacterial growth in solar water heaters and the risk of Legionnaire's disease for future growth of the solar water heaters market. The workshop was divided in three parts be not less than 60C. 95% of thermal Solar panels sys- tems are both for hot water and for water heating

100

BEHAVIORAL TEST METHODS WORKSHOP.  

EPA Science Inventory

This manuscript is the report from a workshop on behavioral testing methods that was held in Philadelphia PA on June 20-21, 2003. The workshop evaluated various aspects of behavioral testing methodology with the overall objective of identifying factors to improve the conduct of ...

101

Productivity Workshop Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a plan for conducting productivity workshops sponsored by state vocational education agencies for state agency staff, field vocational educators, and representatives of businesses and industry. The rationale is discussed, and workshop goals and objectives are stated. Suggested procedures are described for the attainment of

Drewes, Donald W.

102

IA Thursday Workshop, Spring 2010  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IA Workshop handouts for Spring 2010 Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2010. 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 ...

Mr. Olsen

2010-01-19

103

77 FR 43846 - Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Medical Devices Workshop; Notice of Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Drug Administration Pediatric Medical Devices Workshop; Notice of Workshop...following workshop: FDA Pediatric Medical Devices Workshop. This meeting is intended...events/FDA_OOPD_Pediatric_Medical_Devices_Workshop. Please note...

2012-07-26

104

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

105

Toxoplasmosis in wild mammals from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii was determined in wild mammals in the Czech Republic from 1981 to 1990. The biological prevalence of T. gondii was < 1% in insectivores (n = 578), 12% in carnivores (n = 112), 1% in rodents except muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) (n = 5,163), 24% in muskrats (n = 437), 5% in lagomorphs (n = 293), 0% in ruminants (n = 456), and 2% in wild boars (Sus scrofa) (n = 136). The seroprevalence (Sabin-Feldman dye test, titre > or = 1:4) of T. gondii was 15% in ruminants (n = 421), and 15% in wild boars (n = 124). Antibodies to T. gondii also were found in four of 10 carnivores. Toxoplasmosis is a common infection in wild mammals from the Czech Republic, but its prevalence varies considerable according to taxonomic groups and different localities where wild mammals live. PMID:9249693

Hejlcek, K; Literk, I; Nezval, J

1997-07-01

106

Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in cats from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Sera of 414 cats coming from different parts of the Czech Republic were tested for N. caninum antibodies. Sera samples were collected during years 2002-2011. N. caninum antibodies were detected by a commercial competitive-inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) with cut off ?30% inhibition. Samples positive in cELISA were confirmed by an indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT); titre ?50 was considered positive. In total, 137 (33%) cats reacted positively in cELISA; N. caninum antibodies in IFAT were detected in 16 (3.86%) cats with titres 50 and 100. In 6 cats, positive for N. caninum antibodies, T. gondii antibodies were also detected by IFAT. It is the first report of N. caninum antibodies in domestic cats from the Czech Republic and third report in Europe. PMID:24827111

Sedlk, Kamil; Bartova, Eva; Machacova, Tereza

2014-06-01

107

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, Vclav Klaus, and his wife Livia Klausov, 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 Kubnek, 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

108

BoLA DYA polymorphism in Czech cattle.  

PubMed

Polymorphism at the BoLA DYA locus was determined in two groups of Czech Black Pied cattle by PCR-RFLP detecting substitutions at nucleotide positions 112 and 219. Animals for this study were nonrandomly selected according to their health status in two BoLA-associated infections: bovine leukosis (n = 59) and Johne's disease (n = 36). A group of noninfected Czech Red Pied cows (n = 37) was used for comparison. The frequencies of DYA alleles and haplotypes were virtually identical in the two selected groups as well as in the infection-free animals. In contrast, distribution of BoLA DRB3.2 alleles differed considerably between the infected groups as expected based on the previously detected associations with BoLA. The results suggest that the polymorphism of the DYA unexpressed gene was not influenced by selecting animals for this study according to their health status. PMID:9619400

Horn, P; Matiasovic, J; Trtkov, K; Pavlk, I

1998-01-01

109

Models of Bank Financing of Czech Corporations and Credit Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of an analysis of data on individual bank loans of non-financial corporations in the Czech Republic taken from the CNB’s Central Register of Credits. It focuses on the question of how firms obtain financing from domestic banks. The results show that the vast majority of non-financial corporations use the services of just one relationship lender.

Adam Gersl; Petr Jakubik

110

Boron concentration measurement system for the Czech BNCT project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the framework of the Czech Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) project a Prompt Gamma Ray Analysis (PGRA) facility for the determination of the boron concentration in biological samples was built at light-water reactor at ?e. The facility utilizes the beam of thermal neutrons from a neutron guide. The pure beam of thermal neutrons and background conditions enables the determination of 1 ppm with the reasonable statistical error 5% within 15 minutes.

Honztko, J.; Tomandl, I.

2000-07-01

111

The Development of Accounting Higher Education in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg (13161378) introduced the first known regular bookkeeping into Bohemia. He required keeping\\u000a records about royal and manorial funds. At that time Czech accounting followed the older German patterns and corresponded\\u000a slightly to the fragmentary single-entry bookkeeping system (cash, receivables, property, and debts).\\u000a \\u000a Charles IV sent for Italian experts in order to manage finance and accounting

Miloslav Janhuba

112

The future market in electricity in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic has signed the Association Agreement with the European Union in early nineties and it has been the Republic's goal to accede to full membership in the European Union. In the power sector, the Directive 96/92/EC is, in this respect, the most important document. The Czech Energy Law was become effective from 1995 in a compromise form which proved to stay well short of perfection. Unfortunately, a number of articles and provisions fail to be consistent with the relevant EU documents, and even far less so with Directive 96/92/EC. The draft Energy Policy of the Czech Republic as presented officially in May 1997, has already definitely stressed some basic features of the future market in electricity. Regrettably, also in the draft Energy Policy some pressing long-term problems fail to be recognized or addressed and also areas failing to conform with the European power industry laws can be found in it. For the Czech Republic, it will be useful to utilize the experience of mainly the smaller EU countries and to proceed in pursuance of the findings of a thorough analysis and in a stepwise manner. In the first phase, it will be enough to make those moves which are common for all the conceivable solutions. Directive 96/92/EC does not prescribe a change in the structure of the existing electric power sector and far less any change in the ownership relation. In the same token, Directive 96/92/EC does not charge the member states with any duty to launch a wholesale market in electricity (pool of exchange). That is reserved under the discretion of the member states. Nowhere throughout the Directive is encountered any requirement to reduce the market strength of the dominant entities, if such exist.

Vacik, J.

1998-07-01

113

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.

Zmkov, Martina; Blakov, Veronika

2013-10-01

114

Cancer in the elderly in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Population ageing presents a challenge to oncological care due to the particularities of cancer treatment in this population. We evaluate cancer epidemiology, treatment and survival, in the Czech Republic by age groups. Data published by the Czech National Cancer Registry from the years 2006 to 2010 were used for this study. The following cancer types were evaluated: colorectal, pancreatic, head and neck, lung, skin melanoma, breast, gynaecological, prostate, kidney and stomach cancers. The following data were recorded and analysed: crude incidence by 5-year age group; dynamics of crude incidence rates in the age group ?70 years; disease stage; percentage of patients treated by surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy; and age standardised 1-year mortality and 5-year relative survival according to age group. Patients over age 70 accounted for 41% and 46%, respectively, of the cancer incidence and mortality of the whole population. Anticancer therapies are significantly less common in patients over age 70 (P?Czech Republic, the crude cancer incidence in seniors is increasing. In general, elderly patients are undertreated, with worse treatment results compared with younger patients. PMID:25657076

Petera, J; Duek, L; Sirk, I; Soumarova, R; Jarkovsky, J

2015-03-01

115

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 Agrupacin Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematologa (AMEH).

116

Soil Moisture Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Soil Moisture Workshop was held at the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland on January 17-19, 1978. The objectives of the Workshop were to evaluate the state of the art of remote sensing of soil moisture; examine the needs of potential users; and make recommendations concerning the future of soil moisture research and development. To accomplish these objectives, small working groups were organized in advance of the Workshop to prepare position papers. These papers served as the basis for this report.

Heilman, J. L. (editor); Moore, D. G. (editor); Schmugge, T. J. (editor); Friedman, D. B. (editor)

1978-01-01

117

78 FR 65283 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Germany...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Poland, and the Russian Federation: Initiation...482-3874 (the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and the Russian Federation (Russia...Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia (the Petitions) filed...

2013-10-31

118

78 FR 59059 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing...imports from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia that are alleged to be sold in the United...

2013-09-25

119

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

120

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

121

Workshops & Outcomes Provocative Questions  

Cancer.gov

The participants of the first Provocative Questions meeting supported the idea that the format of small workshops are a useful means to engage in conversations about questions that might stimulate innovative research on various aspects of cancer.

122

GEOTHERMAL EFFLUENT SAMPLING WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

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 methodology....

123

Horizon 2020 Proposal Workshop  

E-print Network

Horizon 2020 Proposal Workshop "Marie Sklodowska Curie ­ Proposals for Individual fellowships" 16th Research Cooperation, University of Potsdam) 10:40 ­ 11:30 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions ­ Individual

Potsdam, Universität

124

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mechanical Components Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center hosted a workshop on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, to discuss space mechanisms technology. The theme for this workshop was 'Working in the Cold,' a focus on space mechanisms that must operate at low temperatures. We define 'cold' as below -60C (210 K), such as would be found near the equator of Mars. However, we are also concerned with much colder temperatures such as in permanently dark craters of the Moon (about 40 K).

Oswald, Fred B. (Editor)

2002-01-01

125

OEXP Analysis Tools Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication summarizes the software needs and available analysis tools presented at the OEXP Analysis Tools Workshop held at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia on June 21 to 22, 1988. The objective of the workshop was to identify available spacecraft system (and subsystem) analysis and engineering design tools, and mission planning and analysis software that could be used for various NASA Office of Exploration (code Z) studies, specifically lunar and Mars missions.

Garrett, L. Bernard; Wright, Robert L.; Badi, Deborah; Findlay, John T.

1988-01-01

126

Nutrition and Genomics Workshop  

Cancer.gov

This workshop was a joint NCI, USDA, and American Society for Nutritional Sciences effort to raise awareness of the linkages between nutrients and genes as determinants of growth, development, and disease risk. The ultimate goal was to promote the use of new and innovative gene technologies in the science of nutrition. This workshop capitalized on the expertise of various disciplines to showcase opportunities for examining nutrients as modifiers of genes and gene products.

127

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mechanical Components Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center hosted a workshop to discuss the state of drive systems technology needed for space exploration. The Workshop was held Thursday, November 2, 2000. About 70 space mechanisms experts shared their experiences from working in this field and considered technology development that will be needed to support future space exploration in the next 10 to 30 years.

Oswald, Fred B. (Editor)

2001-01-01

128

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mechanical Components Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center hosted a workshop on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, to discuss space mechanisms technology. The theme for this workshop was 'Working in the Cold,' a focus on space mechanisms that must operate at low temperatures. We define 'cold' as below -60C (210 K), such as would be found near the equator of Mars. However, we are also concerned with much colder temperatures such as in permanently dark craters of the Moon (about 40 K).

Oswald, Fred B.

2002-09-01

129

Naturalized plants have smaller genomes than their non-invading relatives: a flow cytometric analysis of the Czech alien flora  

E-print Network

analysis of the Czech alien flora Naturalizované rostliny mají mensí genom nez neinvadující druhy than their non-invading relatives: a flow cytometric analysis of the Czech alien flora. ­ Preslia 82 in 93 alien species naturalized in the Czech Republic, belonging to 32 families, by using flow cytometry

Kratochvíl, Lukas

130

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 Humenkov; Gail E. Gates

131

Testing New Quasigeoid for the Czech Republic for Computation of Heights from GPS Observations  

Microsoft Academic Search

For testing of suitability of the new quasigeoid for computation of the heights from GPS observations are used: 1. Stations of the Czech National Geodynamic Network (GEODYN). Quasigeoid fitted to this network is called solution CR2000. 2. Observations on the geoid profile on the territory of the Czech Republic. New quasigeoid was compared with other models (EGM96, EGG97). 3. Points

J. KOSTELECK; I. PEEK; J. IMEK; A. ZEMAN

132

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

133

Teachers and School Culture in the Czech Republic before and after 1989  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the findings of research on school culture in post-totalitarian society in the Czech Republic. The research explored restructuralisation and reculturalisation in the Czech school education system through analysis of school culture in one school located in a midsized town in the central part of the country. In-depth

Moree, Dana

2013-01-01

134

Built-in appliances distribution and brand image in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides a qualitative and quantitative study of the distribution of built-in appliances in the Czech Republic as well as an analysis of the trade satisfaction of the main brands of built-in appliances present in the Czech market. The research includes an overview of the kitchen furniture market providing data on the supply and trade of kitchen furniture, consumption,

Aurelio Volpe

2005-01-01

135

Income differentiation of households in various regions of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper deals with income differentiation of households in different regions of the Czech Republic. Actual analysis are based on previous considerations about the origins and dynamics of income disparities in the Czech republic, about the method used to definethe group of respondents, the characteristics of a file with an emphasis on the income variable, the share of social transfers

Jana Stvkov; Zuzana Prochzkov

2011-01-01

136

Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic  

E-print Network

are reported new and Hypnum recurvatum confirmed for the bryoflora of the Czech Republic. The two HypnumHypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic Dv novinky v bryoflóe Ceské republiky ­ Hypnum sauteri a Lescuraea patens Jan K u c e r a 1 , Zbynk H r a d í

Kucera, Jan

137

Social inequalities in alcohol consumption in the Czech Republic: A multilevel analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Czech Republic traditionally ranks among the countries with the highest alcohol, consumption. This paper examines both risk and protective factors for frequent of alcohol, consumption in the Czech population using multilevel analysis. Risk factors were measured at the, individual level and at the area level. The individual-level data were obtained from a survey for a, sample of 3526 respondents aged

Dagmara Dzrov; Jana Spilkov; Hynek Pikhart

2010-01-01

138

FOUR-YEAR EFFORTTHE President Barack Obama, Prague, Czech Republic, April 5, 2009  

E-print Network

FOUR-YEAR EFFORTTHE President Barack Obama, Prague, Czech Republic, April 5, 2009 Contributions vulnerable nuclear and radiological material at civilian sites worldwide President Barack Obama Prague, Czech T #12;President Obama's nuclear security agenda, laid out in his historic speech in Prague on April 5

Kemner, Ken

139

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 and

Goglio, Alessandro

2006-01-01

140

Ris-R-1447 (EN) Danish-Czech Wind Resource Know-  

E-print Network

-study of wind speeds inside the country as well as an investigation of the electricity tariffs and their impact Czech wind resource overview. 9 2.4 Study of Czech feed-in tariffs for wind-produced electricity. 9 2 state. The present project was then established in 1999 with the aim of assisting in building up wind

141

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

142

Taxonomy of Rubus ser. Discolores in the Czech Republic and adjacent regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current state of the taxonomy of Rubus ser. Discolores in the Czech Republic is summarized. Since 1995, when the group was treated in the Flora of the Czech Republic (Holub 1995), six new species have been recognized, some of which are also known from adjacent areas. They are de- scribed in the present study: R. austroslovacus Trvn?ek, R. flos-amygdalae

Taxonomie serie Discolores

2005-01-01

143

LPHYS'13: 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (Prague, 1519 July 2013)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 22nd annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'13) will be held from 1519 July 2013 in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, at the Hotel Krystal and Czech Technical University hosted this year by the Institute of Physics ASCR and Czech Technical University in Prague. LPHYS'13 continues a series of workshops that took place in Dubna, 1992; Dubna/Volga river tour, 1993; New York, 1994; Moscow/Volga river tour (jointly with NATO SILAP Workshop), 1995; Moscow, 1996; Prague, 1997; Berlin, 1998; Budapest, 1999; Bordeaux, 2000; Moscow, 2001; Bratislava, 2002; Hamburg, 2003; Trieste, 2004; Kyoto, 2005; Lausanne, 2006; Len, 2007; Trondheim, 2008; Barcelona, 2009; Foz do Iguau, 2010; Sarajevo, 2011; and Calgary, 2012. The total number of participants this year is expected to be about 400. In the past, annual participation was typically from over 30 countries. 2013 Chairmen: Miroslav Jelinek (Czech Republic) and Pavel P Pashinin (Russia) LPHYS'13 will offer eight scientific section seminars and one general symposium: Seminar 1 Modern Trends in Laser Physics Seminar 2 Strong Field & Attosecond Physics Seminar 3 Biophotonics Seminar 4 Physics of Lasers Seminar 5 Nonlinear Optics & Spectroscopy Seminar 6 Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms Seminar 7 Quantum Information Science Seminar 8 Fiber Optics Symposium Extreme Light Technologies, Science and Applications Abstract of your presentation A one-page abstract should contain: title; list of all co-authors (the name of the speaker underlined); affiliations; correspondence addresses including phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses; and the text of the abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the following co-chairs of the scientific seminars and the symposium: Kirill A Prokhorov (Seminar 1) E-mail: cyrpro@gpi.ru Mikhail V Fedorov (Seminar 2) E-mail: fedorov@ran.gpi.ru Sergey A Gonchukov (Seminar 3) E-mail: gonchukov@mephi.ru Ivan A Shcherbakov (Seminar 4) E-mail: gbufetova@lsk.gpi.ru Vladimir A Makarov (Seminar 5) E-mail: makarov@msu.ilc.edu.ru Vyacheslav I Yukalov (Seminar 6) E-mail: yukalov@theor.jinr.ru Sergei P Kulik (Seminar 7) E-mail: sergei.kulik@gmail.com Sergey A Babin (Seminar 8) E-mail: babin@iae.nsk.su Nikolay B Narozhny (Symposium) E-mail: narozhny@theor.mephi.ru Deadlines Sending an entry visa support form, if needed: 15 April 2013 Receiving an abstract of your presentation: 15 April 2013 Sending a registration form: 15 April 2013 Workshop early payment fee: 15 April 2013 Workshop full payment fee: 1 July 2013 Workshop full payment fee at the conference site: on arrival On-campus accommodation reservation (recommended): 15 May 2013 Manuscript to be published in the Workshop proceedings: 15 December 2013 Additional information for LPHYS'13 can be found at www.lasphys.com

Yevseyev, Alexander V.

2013-04-01

144

77 FR 12313 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...and Time: This public workshop will be held on April...Location: This public workshop will be held at FAPC...contact conference coordinators Karen Smith or Andrea...has verified the Web site address, but we are...April 10, 2012. The workshop has a $400...

2012-02-29

145

76 FR 60505 - Food Defense Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...and Time: This public workshop will be held on November...Location: The public workshop will be held at the...contact conference coordinator Karen Smith or Andrea...has verified the Web site address, but FDA is...October 21, 2011. The workshop has a $150...

2011-09-29

146

Conducting Effective Staff Development Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staff development workshops conducted by library media specialists can assist teachers to integrate information literacy skills and technology into their curricula. Guidelines are presented on the planning and implementation of such workshops.

Bishop, Kay; Janczak, Sue

2005-01-01

147

GPR use and activities in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the field of civil engineering applications in the Czech Republic, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used particularly for the diagnostics of roads and bridges. There is no producer of GPR in the Czech Republic, sets of different producers are used, particularly Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (USA) and MAL GeoScience (Sweden). The measurement results are mostly processed by software Radan, Road Doctor Pro, ReflexW and RadEx. The only technical specification in the Czech Republic is TP 233 issued by the Ministry of Transport, which describes the diagnostics of roads by GPR. Apart from a basic description of the method and a measurement system, it mentions possible applications. The only application where accuracy is mentioned is the locating of dowels and tie bars in concrete road pavements, which states that if calibration is performed, the expected depth accuracy is up to 1.0 cm. The following R&D project is currently in progress: New diagnostics methods as a supporting decision tool for maintenance and repair of road pavements - their contribution and ways of their usage (2012-2014) The project aims to test possible non-destructive methods (particularly GPR and laser scanning), make recommendations when and how to use specific methods for individual applications and for changes in technical specifications. The following R&D projects have been recently completed: Position of dowels and tie bars in rigid pavements and importance of their correct placement to pavement performance and service life (2012-2013) The project included an analysis of individual NDT methods used for the location of dowels and tie bars and for testing of their accuracy - GPR, MIT-scan and GPR in combination with a metal detector. Multichannel ground penetrating radar as a tool for monitoring of road and bridge structures (2009-2011) The project included detection of hollow spaces under non-reinforced concrete pavements, detection of excessive amount of water in road construction layers, and measuring of crack depths in road pavements. The concrete structure diagnostics development through the use of WPR (Wall Penetrating Radar) scanner (2008-2010) The project was focused on the development of WPR for non-destructive diagnostics of concrete structures, as an accurate and reliable device for diagnostic survey, even at less easily accessible places. The results of road diagnostics by GPR are still not stored in the Road Database. In 2013, CDV designed a method how to perform assessment of the position of dowels and tie bars in concrete road pavements and the way how to register the measurement results of road layer thicknesses in the Road Database. The comparative measurements of devices used for the measurements of variable parameters of roads are performed according to technical specification of the Ministry of Transport TP 207: Accuracy Experiment. The specification deals with devices measuring surface properties and deflections of road pavements. GPR is not included there. In 2013, CDV designed a method how to perform this experiment for continual measurements of pavement layer thicknesses by GPR on reference road sections. The designed method is based on the first realized comparison measurement of pavement layer thicknesses at two-kilometre asphalt motorway section. 6 Czech companies participated in the comparative measurement. Wider use of GPR method will allow to clarify measurement accuracy for individual applications. The performance of comparative measurements together with issuing of authorization for measurement will guarantee that the measurements on Czech road network are only performed by companies with required knowledge and experience. This work is a contribution to COST Action TU1208, which is supported by the project of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic No. TE01020168: Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure.

Stryk, Josef; Matula, Radek

2014-05-01

148

t4 Workshop Report*  

PubMed Central

Summary Despite wide-spread consensus on the need to transform toxicology and risk assessment in order to keep pace with technological and computational changes that have revolutionized the life sciences, there remains much work to be done to achieve the vision of toxicology based on a mechanistic foundation. A workshop was organized to explore one key aspect of this transformation the development of Pathways of Toxicity (PoT) as a key tool for hazard identification based on systems biology. Several issues were discussed in depth in the workshop: The first was the challenge of formally defining the concept of a PoT as distinct from, but complementary to, other toxicological pathway concepts such as mode of action (MoA). The workshop came up with a preliminary definition of PoT as A molecular definition of cellular processes shown to mediate adverse outcomes of toxicants. It is further recognized that normal physiological pathways exist that maintain homeostasis and these, sufficiently perturbed, can become PoT. Second, the workshop sought to define the adequate public and commercial resources for PoT information, including data, visualization, analyses, tools, and use-cases, as well as the kinds of efforts that will be necessary to enable the creation of such a resource. Third, the workshop explored ways in which systems biology approaches could inform pathway annotation, and which resources are needed and available that can provide relevant PoT information to the diverse user communities. PMID:24127042

Kleensang, Andre; Maertens, Alexandra; Rosenberg, Michael; Fitzpatrick, Suzanne; Lamb, Justin; Auerbach, Scott; Brennan, Richard; Crofton, Kevin M.; Gordon, Ben; Fornace, Albert J.; Gaido, Kevin; Gerhold, David; Haw, Robin; Henney, Adriano; Maayan, Avi; McBride, Mary; Monti, Stefano; Ochs, Michael F.; Pandey, Akhilesh; Sharan, Roded; Stierum, Rob; Tugendreich, Stuart; Willett, Catherine; Wittwehr, Clemens; Xia, Jianguo; Patton, Geoffrey W.; Arvidson, Kirk; Bouhifd, Mounir; Hogberg, Helena T.; Luechtefeld, Thomas; Smirnova, Lena; Zhao, Liang; Adeleye, Yeyejide; Kanehisa, Minoru; Carmichael, Paul; Andersen, Melvin E.; Hartung, Thomas

2014-01-01

149

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

150

Workshop on Molecular Animation  

PubMed Central

Summary February 2526, 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.

2011-01-01

151

(Advanced robotics program workshop)  

SciTech Connect

The traveler attended the Advanced Robotics Program Workshop on Manipulators, Sensors and Steps Towards Mobility, that was organized by the German Nuclear Research Center in Karlsruhe (KFK), FRG, May 11--13, 1987. The traveler presented a paper on Multi-Sensor Integration for a Mobile Robot Using Concurrent Computing''. Following the workshop, the traveler visited the Institute for Informatics at Karlsruhe University, since the originally planned visit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Automation in Stuttgart was included in the workshop program. The traveler obtained important information on Japanese and German projects in robotics for nuclear fission and fusion reactors, that are similar in scope and approach to the DOE/NE Program in Robotics for Advanced Reactors.

Mann, R.C.

1987-05-28

152

Final Scientific EFNUDAT Workshop  

ScienceCinema

The Final Scientific EFNUDAT Workshop - organized by the CERN/EN-STI group on behalf of n_TOF Collaboration - will be held at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) from 30 August to 2 September 2010 inclusive.EFNUDAT website: http://www.efnudat.euTopics of interest include: Data evaluationCross section measurementsExperimental techniquesUncertainties and covariancesFission propertiesCurrent and future facilitiesInternational Advisory Committee: C. Barreau (CENBG, France)T. Belgya (IKI KFKI, Hungary)E. Gonzalez (CIEMAT, Spain)F. Gunsing (CEA, France)F.-J. Hambsch (IRMM, Belgium)A. Junghans (FZD, Germany)R. Nolte (PTB, Germany)S. Pomp (TSL UU, Sweden)Workshop Organizing Committee: Enrico Chiaveri (Chairman)Marco CalvianiSamuel AndriamonjeEric BerthoumieuxCarlos GuerreroRoberto LositoVasilis VlachoudisWorkshop Assistant: Graldine Jean

None

2011-10-06

153

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

154

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

155

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

156

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

157

Magnetic Suspension Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to identify the state of magnetic suspension technology in such areas as rotating systems, pointing of experiments or subsystems, payload isolation, and superconducting materials, a workshop on Magnetic Suspension Technology was held at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on 2-4 Feb. 1988. The workshop included five technical sessions in which a total of 24 papers were presented. The technical sessions covered the areas of pointing, isolation, and measurement, rotating systems, modeling and control, and superconductors. A list of attendees is provided.

Keckler, Claude R. (editor); Groom, Nelson J. (editor); Britcher, Colin P. (editor)

1993-01-01

158

Online Small Business Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the Canada Business Service Centres, the Online Small Business Workshop is a highly-detailed and thorough online course on arming new business owners with the tools they need to start a new business. The class is broken down into five lessons. The course begins with "Starting with a Good Idea" and walks users through the rest of the steps ending with "Basic Regulations for Getting Started" including taxes, incorporation, and even a start-up checklist. The Online Small Business Workshop offers an enormous amount of information, and it is best digested in smaller sessions rather than all at once.

159

Upgrading selected Czech coals for home and industrial heating  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic has large coal reserves, particularly brown coal and lignite, and to a lesser extent, bituminous coal. Concurrent with the recent political changes, there has been a reassessment of the role of coal for electrical and heating energy in the future economy, owing to the large dependence on brown coal and lignite and the implementation of more stringent environmental regulations. These coals have a relatively high sulfur content, typically 1-3 wt%, and ash content, leading to significant SO{sub 2} and other gaseous and particulate emissions. Some of the bituminous coals also exhibit high ash content. Against this background, the Energy & Environmental Research Center, on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, undertook a project on upgrading Czech coals to achieve desired fuel properties. The purpose of the project was to assist the city of Usti nad Labem in Northern Bohemia in developing cost-effective alternatives for reducing environmental emissions from district and home heating systems.

Musich, M.A.; Young, B.C.

1995-12-31

160

Experiences of the first PICC team in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The first specialist nursing team placing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in the Czech Republic was established in September 2012. During 2013 the team placed 167 PICCs and 162 midline catheters. In another 6 patients the insertion was not successful. PICCs were inserted mainly for oncology patients; while midline catheters were inserted for patients admitted to general wards. Average duration of catheter insertion was 91 days (range 7-285 days) for PICCs and 14 days (range 2-40 days) for midline catheters. During follow up of PICCs, catheter infection rate was 0.3/1000 days, vein thrombosis rate 0.4/1000 days, catheter occlusion 0.4/1000 days, and catheter displacement 0.33/1000 days. For midline catheters infection rate was 1.4/1000 days, vein thrombosis 5.2/1000 days, catheter occlusion 2.6/1000 days, and catheter displacement 2.2/1000 days. The authors hope that these results will motivate other hospitals in the Czech republic to establish PICC teams, as in other European countries. PMID:25616129

Lisova, Katerina; Paulinova, Vendula; Zemanova, Katerina; Hromadkova, Jaroslava

2015-01-01

161

The new on-line Czech Food Composition Database.  

PubMed

The new on-line Czech Food Composition Database (FCDB) was launched on http://www.czfcdb.cz in December 2010 as a main freely available channel for dissemination of Czech food composition data. The application is based on a complied FCDB documented according to the EuroFIR standardised procedure for full value documentation and indexing of foods by the LanguaL Thesaurus. A content management system was implemented for administration of the website and performing data export (comma-separated values or EuroFIR XML transport package formats) by a compiler. Reference/s are provided for each published value with linking to available freely accessible on-line sources of data (e.g. full texts, EuroFIR Document Repository, on-line national FCDBs). LanguaL codes are displayed within each food record as searchable keywords of the database. A photo (or a photo gallery) is used as a visual descriptor of a food item. The application is searchable on foods, components, food groups, alphabet and a multi-field advanced search. PMID:23601403

Machackova, Marie; Holasova, Marie; Maskova, Eva

2013-10-01

162

Beginnings of rocket development in the czech lands (Czechoslovakia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although the first references are from the 15th Century when both Hussites and crusaders are said to have used rockets during the Hussite Wars (also known as the Bohemian Wars) there is no strong evidence that rockets were actually used at that time. It is worth noting that Konrad Kyeser, who described several rockets in his Bellifortis manuscript written 1402-1405, served as advisor to Bohemian King Wenceslas IV. Rockets were in fact used as fireworks from the 16th century in noble circles. Some of these were built by Vav?inec K?i?ka z Bit\\vsky, who also published a book on fireworks, in which he described how to build rockets for firework displays. Czech soldiers were also involved in the creation of a rocket regiment in the Austrian (Austro-Hungarian) army in the first half of the 19th century. The pioneering era of modern rocket development began in the Czech lands during the 1920s. The first rockets were succesfully launched by Ludvk O?enek in 1930 with one of them possibly reaching an altitude of 2000 metres. Vladimr Mandl, lawyer and author of the first book on the subject of space law, patented his project for a stage rocket (vysokostoupajc raketa) in 1932, but this project never came to fruition. There were several factories during the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1939-1945, when the Czech lands were occupied by Nazi Germany, where parts for German Mark A-4/V-2 rockets were produced, but none of the Czech technicians or constructors were able to build an entire rocket. The main goal of the Czech aircraft industry after WW2 was to revive the stagnant aircraft industry. There was no place to create a rocket industry. Concerns about a rocket industry appeared at the end of the 1950s. The Political Board of the Central Committee of the Czechoslovak Communist Party started to study the possibilities of creating a rocket industry after the first flight into space and particularly after US nuclear weapons were based in Italy and West Germany in 1957 and 1959. The first project involved the meteorological rockets Sokol I and Sokol II in 1960, which were never completed, as the rocket industry came under the exclusive sphere of interest of the Soviet Union. In Czechoslovakia only a Rocket Research and Test Institute was created by the Czechoslovak Ministry of Defence in 1963. The first Czechoslovak rockets to find practical use were launched in 1965. This study has been created as a part of the scientific project: Vzkumn zm?r MSM 0021620827 ?esk zem? uprost?ed Evropy v minulosti a dnes, blok V/d: ?esk vysoko\\vskolsk vzd?lanost.

Plavec, Michal

2011-11-01

163

PREFACE: International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are interested in singular perturbation problems and hysteresis as common strongly nonlinear phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The wording `strongly nonlinear' means that linearization will not encapsulate the observed phenomena. Often these two types of phenomena are manifested for different stages of the same or similar processes. A number of fundamental hysteresis models can be considered as limit cases of time relaxation processes, or admit an approximation by a differential equation which is singular with respect to a particular parameter. However, the amount of interaction between practitioners of theories of systems with time relaxation and systems with hysteresis (and between the `relaxation' and `hysteresis' research communities) is still low, and cross-fertilization is small. In recent years Ireland has become a home for a series of prestigious International Workshops in Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis: International Workshop on Multi-rate Processes and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 3-8 April 2006). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 55. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2008.htm International Workshop on Hysteresis and Multi-scale Asymptotics (University College Cork, Ireland, 17-21 March 2004). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 22. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm International Workshop on Relaxation Oscillations and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 1-6 April 2002). The related collection of invited lectures, was published as a volume Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2005. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/hamsa2004.htm International Workshop on Geometrical Methods of Nonlinear Analysis and Semiconductor Laser Dynamics (University College Cork, Ireland, 5-5 April 2001). A collection of invited papers has been published as a special issue of Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: Nonlinear dynamics of laser and reacting systems, and is available online at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm. See further information at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm Among the aims of these workshops were to bring together leading experts in singular perturbations and hysteresis phenomena in applied problems; to discuss important problems in areas such as reacting systems, semiconductor lasers, shock phenomena in economic modelling, fluid mechanics, etc with an emphasis on hysteresis and singular perturbations; to learn and to share modern techniques in areas of common interest. The `International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis' (University College Cork, Ireland, April 3-8, 2006) brought together more than 70 scientists (including more than 10 students), actively researching in the areas of dynamical systems with hysteresis and singular perturbations, to analyze those phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The countries represented at the Workshop included Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and USA. All papers published in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the Editors. Reviews were conducted by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. The Workshop has been sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), KE Consulting group, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, University College Cork (UCC), Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, UCC, Cork, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC, Cork, Irish Mathematical Society, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, University of Limerick, Cork Institute of Technology, and Heineken. The supportive affiliation of the European Geophysics Society, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and Laboratoire Poncelet is grateful

Mortell, Michael P.; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei; Rachinskii, Dmitrii; Sobolev, Vladimir A.

2008-07-01

164

Microsoft PowerPoint - Lim Workshops  

Cancer.gov

BRN Symposium Workshops Workshop 1A: Blood BiospecimensScott Patterson PhD (Amgen)Niels Heegard MD DSci (Staten Serum) Workshop 1B: Tissue Biospecimens Stephen Hewitt MD PhD (NCI) Steven Gutman MD (U. Cent. FL) Workshop 1C: Biofluids Robert Star MD (NIH/NIDDK) Workshop

165

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks with Senator Hoeven....

166

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

167

Synthetic Vision Workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The second NASA sponsored Workshop on Synthetic/Enhanced Vision (S/EV) Display Systems was conducted January 27-29, 1998 at the NASA Langley Research Center. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a forum for interested parties to discuss topics in the Synthetic Vision (SV) element of the NASA Aviation Safety Program and to encourage those interested parties to participate in the development, prototyping, and implementation of S/EV systems that enhance aviation safety. The SV element addresses the potential safety benefits of synthetic/enhanced vision display systems for low-end general aviation aircraft, high-end general aviation aircraft (business jets), and commercial transports. Attendance at this workshop consisted of about 112 persons including representatives from industry, the FAA, and other government organizations (NOAA, NIMA, etc.). The workshop provided opportunities for interested individuals to give presentations on the state of the art in potentially applicable systems, as well as to discuss areas of research that might be considered for inclusion within the Synthetic Vision Element program to contribute to the reduction of the fatal aircraft accident rate. Panel discussions on topical areas such as databases, displays, certification issues, and sensors were conducted, with time allowed for audience participation.

Kramer, Lynda J. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

168

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

169

NABC 19 Workshops Summary  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

There were three Breakout Workshops held during NABC 19 with the following topics: 1) Sustainability: Impacts and Issues, 2) Technology: Biomass, Fuels, and Coproducts, and 3) Economics and Sustainability. There were seven breakout groups for each of the topics with each group having a Facilitat...

170

Space Processing Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gravitational effects on electrodeposition were studied on the KC-135 aircraft parabolic flight paths. An experiment to investigate the effect of the hyperthermal atomic oxygen atmosphere on sensitive surfaces was flown on Space Shuttle Flight STS-18. A participant list and schedule for the Fluids Experiment System (FES) Workshop are given.

1984-01-01

171

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks to reporters about how USGS m...

172

Job Search Workshop Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bilingual curriculum was developed by job search counselors at a Seattle nonprofit social service agency in conjunction with Washington state's welfare reform initiative, WorkFirst. The workshops were 30-hours long and were given over a 2-week period. The classes were conducted in the students' native language, as well as in English by an

Ferraro, Carole

173

Polar Ozone Workshop. Abstracts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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, Arthur C.

1988-01-01

174

Events Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

In Vivo Small Animal Imaging Workshop March 23, 2009 12:00 AM - March 26, 2009 12:00 AM 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Interventional Radiology March 07, 2009 12:00 AM - March 12, 2009 12:00 AM 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular

175

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

176

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

177

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKSHOP  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Since the dawn of time, humanity has survived by utilizing plants. Incorporation of new and diverse plant materials, including fruit, has driven the development of civilization. The objective of this workshop was to summarize plant exploration over four time periods, from ancient Egypt through the 1...

178

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:

179

ACID AEROSOL MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the discussion and results of the U.S. EPA Acid Aerosol Measurement Workshop, conducted February 1-3, 1989, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. t was held in response to recommendations by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) regarding ...

180

Physics Teachers Workshop  

ScienceCinema

INL is looking for the nation's top high school physics teachers to attend our July workshop in Idaho Falls. Participants get to learn from nuclear researchers, tour facilities including a research reactor and interact with peers from across the country. You can learn more about INL projects at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory

Huggins, DaNel; Calhoun, John; Palmer, Alyson; Thorpe, Steve; Vanderveen, Anne;

2013-05-28

181

Workshop on Molecular Evolution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Molecular evolution has become the nexus of many areas of biological research. It both brings together and enriches such areas as biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, population genetics, systematics, developmental biology, genomics, bioinformatics, in vitro evolution, and molecular ecology. The Workshop provides an important contribution to these fields in that it promotes interdisciplinary research and interaction, and thus provides a glue that sticks together disparate fields. Due to the wide range of fields addressed by the study of molecular evolution, it is difficult to offer a comprehensive course in a university setting. It is rare for a single institution to maintain expertise in all necessary areas. In contrast, the Workshop is uniquely able to provide necessary breadth and depth by utilizing a large number of faculty with appropriate expertise. Furthermore, the flexible nature of the Workshop allows for rapid adaptation to changes in the dynamic field of molecular evolution. For example, the 2003 Workshop included recently emergent research areas of molecular evolution of development and genomics.

Cummings, Michael P.

2004-01-01

182

Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclides  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Abstracts of papers presented at the Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclides are compiled. The major topic areas covered include: new techniques for measuring nuclides such as tandem accelerator and resonance mass spectrometry; solar modulation of cosmic rays; pre-irradiation histories of extraterrestrial materials; terrestrial studies; simulations and cross sections; nuclide production rate calculations; and meteoritic nuclides.

Reedy, R. C. (editor); Englert, P. (editor)

1986-01-01

183

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

184

Build a Toy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Working as if they are engineers who work for (the hypothetical) Build-a-Toy Workshop company, students apply their imaginations and the engineering design process to design and build prototype toys with moving parts. They set up electric circuits using batteries, wire and motors. They create plans for project material expenses to meet a budget.

2014-09-18

185

PROCEEDINGS WORKSHOP ON  

E-print Network

Male Sterility in Genetically Modified Crops by Henry Daniell 84 Integrating the BiologicalPROCEEDINGS WORKSHOP ON CONFINEMENT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS DURING FIELD TESTING September-Pollinated Plant Made Pharmaceutical and Plant Made Industrial Crops Using Corn as a Model 9 Confinement During

Pappu, Hanu R.

186

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. Senator Hoeven addresses industry officials and the media, explaining that the oil and gas i...

187

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce addresses industry officials and the...

188

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS scientist Chris Schenk speaks with Congressman Rick Berg of North Dakota....

189

Bakken Workshop 2011  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

In 2011, Senator Hoeven of North Dakota hosted the USGS Energy Resources Program and oil and gas industry officials in North Dakota to a workshop to determine whether or not to reassess the Bakken Formation. USGS Energy Resources Program Coordinator Brenda Pierce speaks with Ed Murphy, State Geologi...

190

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.

191

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

192

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.

193

Room Arrangement. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Workshop articles address the importance of room arrangement in early childhood settings: "Creating Environments that Intrigue and Delight Children and Adults" (Wendy Shepherd and Jennifer Eaton); "3 Keys to Flexible Room Arrangement" (Elizabeth Prescott); "Mood: The Spirit of Place" (Anita Rui Olds); and "Meeting Adult Needs within the Classroom"

Shepherd, Wendy; And Others

1997-01-01

194

The workshop Participants  

E-print Network

:10 Introduction to the GEOTRACES programme and the goals of the Workshop 10:00 The Mediterranean Sea: a GEOTRACES) Interaction between GEOTRACES and GO-SHIP in the Mediterranean Sea: report on a GO-SHIP Med-section in 2011 (T Masqué) Trace element distribution and cycling (C Jeandel et al.) Contaminants in the Mediterranean Sea

Henderson, Gideon

195

AASTRA Leadership Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

American Astronomical Society Teacher Resource Agent Institutes were held in the summers of 1994-1996. From the 215 Agents, sixteen were selected to attend a follow-up leadership workshop for three weeks in July, 1997 at University of Texas at Austin. The workshop followed the recommendations of both the AASTRA formative evaluator and the National Science Education Standards in allowing the participants time to reflect on their practice as teachers and as teacher-leaders. At no financial charge to the project, the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory contributed three workshops of three hours each. These workshops, plus one given by the PI, were taken from "Facilitating Systemic Change in Science and Mathematics Education : A Toolkit for Professional Developers" [ISBN 1-878234-08-0]. In addition, McDonald Observatory contributed six nights of telescope time on the 30-inch telescope with a CCD prime focus camera. In Austin, several astronomers lectured on their research; most of the lectures correlated with the research projects in progress at the Observatory during the teachers' observing run. Several observers allowed the teachers to participate in their observing sessions on the larger telescopes. Participant evaluation of the Leadership Workshop was very positive, both in terms of enhancing their self-image as leaders, enriching their repertoire of activities to use within their classrooms, and introducing them to modern astronomical research techniques. AASTRA is supported by NSF under grant ESI 93- 53377 and the AAS. Additional support is provided by Loyola University of Chicago, Northern Arizona University of Flagstaff, University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Hemenway, M. K.

1998-05-01

196

[Diagnosis and therapy of chronic hepatitis B: Czech national guidelines].  

PubMed

The new recommendations reflect the increase in knowledge that has been reported since the release of previous Czech guidelines in April 2009. According to qualified estimates, there are 350-400 million people with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection worldwide. The Czech Republic is among the countries with a low prevalence of HBV infection. According to the latest seroprevalent study, 0.56 % of the Czech citizens were chronically infected with HBV in 2001. HBV infection can lead to serious life-threatening liver damage - fulminant hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The goals of treatment are to prolong the length of life and improve its quality by preventing the progression of chronic hepatitis to cirrhosis, cirrhosis decompensation and development of HCC. The goals can be achieved if HBV replication is suppressed in a sustained manner. Then, the accompanying reduction in histological activity lowers the risk of cirrhosis and HCC, particularly in non-cirrhotic patients. Currently, two different strategies for treating chronic hepatitis B are available. Treatment of finite duration is with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN), entecavir (ETV), or tenofovir (TDV). A 48-week course of PEG-IFN is mainly recommended for HBeAg-positive patients with the best chance of anti-HBe seroconversion. Finite-duration of ETV or TDV treatment is available for HBeAg-positive patients who seroconvert to anti-HBe on treatment. However, treatment duration is unpredictable prior to the therapy as it depends on the timing of anti-HBe seroconversion and the treatment continuation following anti-HBe seroconversion (therapy should be prolonged for additional 12 months after anti-HBe seroconversion). Long-term ETV or TDV therapy is necessary for HBeAg-positive patients who do not develop anti-HBe seroconversion and for HBeAg-negative patients. This strategy is also recommended for patients with cirrhosis irrespective of the initial HBeAg status or anti-HBe seroconversion on treatment. The advantage of ETV and TDV is based on their high potency and optimal resistance profile. PMID:25702055

Husa, Petr; perl, Jan; Urbnek, Petr; Plek, Stanislav; Kmpel, Petr; Ronovsk, Lud?ek

2014-12-01

197

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.

198

See, Now They Vanish: Third-Person Perfect Auxiliaries in Old and Middle Czech  

E-print Network

This article argues that Czech retained a semantic distinction between the expression of current relevance/emphasis and a neutral preterit in third-person compound preterit forms until the late sixteenth century. The ...

Dickey, Stephen M.

2013-01-01

199

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.

200

Rickettsiae in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Tick-borne rickettsiae are an important topic in the field of emerging infectious diseases. In the study, we screened a total of 1473 field-collected Ixodes ricinus ticks (1294 nymphs, 99 males, and 80 females) for the presence of human pathogenic rickettsiae (Rickettsia helvetica, R. monacensis, 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis', and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) in natural and urban ecosystems using molecular techniques. The minimum infection rate (MIR) for Rickettsia spp. was found to be 2.9% in an urban park and 3.4% in a natural forest ecosystem; for 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis', we observed MIRs of 0.4% in the city park and 4.4% in the natural habitat, while for A. phagocytophilum the MIR was 9.4% and 1.9%, respectively. Our study provides the first data on the occurrence of human pathogenic rickettsiae in questing I. ricinus ticks in the Czech Republic. PMID:24252265

Venclikova, Kristyna; Rudolf, Ivo; Mendel, Jan; Betasova, Lenka; Hubalek, Zdenek

2014-03-01

201

Job satisfaction and subjective well-being among Czech nurses.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between domains of the job satisfaction and components of subjective well-being in nurses. A convenience sample of hospital nurses was recruited from six hospitals in Czech Republic. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires that included the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale, the Positive Affect Scale, the Negative Affect Scale and the Personal Well-being Index. We confirmed low association between job satisfaction and subjective well-being of nurses. Satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, co-workers and family/work balance accounted for only a small percentage of variance in cognitive component of subjective well-being. Positive affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling. Negative affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling and intention to leave the actual workplace. Low percentage of the variance suggests that subjective well-being is not strongly influenced by job satisfaction. PMID:24713016

Gurkov, Elena; Harokov, Sylvie; Duka, Jozef; iakov, Katarna

2014-04-01

202

Pornography and sex crimes in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Pornography continues to be a contentious matter with those on the one side arguing it detrimental to society while others argue it is pleasurable to many and a feature of free speech. The advent of the Internet with the ready availability of sexually explicit materials thereon particularly has seemed to raise questions of its influence. Following the effects of a new law in the Czech Republic that allowed pornography to a society previously having forbidden it allowed us to monitor the change in sex related crime that followed the change. As found in all other countries in which the phenomenon has been studied, rape and other sex crimes did not increase. Of particular note is that this country, like Denmark and Japan, had a prolonged interval during which possession of child pornography was not illegal and, like those other countries, showed a significant decrease in the incidence of child sex abuse. PMID:21116701

Diamond, Milton; Jozifkova, Eva; Weiss, Petr

2011-10-01

203

1st Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference and 3rd Czech Proteomic Conference.  

PubMed

The 1st Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference was organized together with the 3rd Czech Proteomic Conference in the TOP Hotel, Prague in the Czech Republic from the 29th to the 31st October, 2007. The aim was to strengthen links with scientists from Central and Eastern Europe including Russia, which until now have been weak or nonexistent, and to highlight the emergence of excellent proteomic studies from various countries, which until now were not visible. PMID:18282121

Kovarova, Hana; Gadher, Suresh Jivan; Archakov, Alexander

2008-02-01

204

Use of a soil moisture network for drought monitoring in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 2000, the network of stations that make up the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has measured the soil moisture\\u000a content at the 0- to 0.9-m layer using sensors placed within the natural soil profile under closely cropped grass cover. Using\\u000a information from 8years of continuous observation at seven stations throughout the Czech Republic, we verified the usefulness\\u000a of the Soil

Martin Mozny; Mirek Trnka; Zdenek Zalud; Petr Hlavinka; Jiri Nekovar; Vera Potop; Michal Virag

2011-01-01

205

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 Initiatives 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 Re, 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

206

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

Suchnek, P; Hubcek, J A; Krlov Lesn, I; Pinekerov, V; Admkov, V

2009-01-01

207

Advanced power assessment for Czech lignite. Task 3.6, Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The US has invested heavily in research, development, and demonstration of efficient and environmentally acceptable technologies for the use of coal. The US has the opportunity to use its leadership position to market a range of advanced coal-based technologies internationally. For example, coal mining output in the Czech Republic has been decreasing. This decrease in demand can be attributed mainly to the changing structure of the Czech economy and to environmental constraints. The continued production of energy from indigenous brown coals is a major concern for the Czech Republic. The strong desire to continue to use this resource is a challenge. The Energy and Environmental Research Center undertook two major efforts recently. One effort involved an assessment of opportunities for commercialization of US coal technologies in the Czech Republic. This report is the result of that effort. The technology assessment focused on the utilization of Czech brown coals. These coals are high in ash and sulfur, and the information presented in this report focuses on the utilization of these brown coals in an economically and environmentally friendly manner. Sections 3--5 present options for utilizing the as-mined coal, while Sections 6 and 7 present options for upgrading and generating alternative uses for the lignite. Contents include Czech Republic national energy perspectives; powering; emissions control; advanced power generation systems; assessment of lignite-upgrading technologies; and alternative markets for lignite.

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

1995-12-01

208

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 Moravic, 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 Gteborg 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, Vladimr 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.

Hledk, S.; Stuchlk, Z.

2007-12-01

209

Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol (QP) Workshop was convened to deal with three specific aspects of the initial handling of a returned Mars sample: 1) biocontainment, to prevent uncontrolled release of sample material into the terrestrial environment; 2) life detection, to examine the sample for evidence of live organisms; and 3) biohazard testing, to determine if the sample poses any threat to terrestrial life forms and the Earth's biosphere. During the first part of the Workshop, several tutorials were presented on topics related to the workshop in order to give all participants a common basis in the technical areas necessary to achieve the objectives of the Workshop.

DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Editor); Bagby, John (Editor); Race, Margaret (Editor); Rummel, John (Editor)

1999-01-01

210

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

211

Modified Composite Materials Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The reduction or elimination of the hazard which results from accidental release of graphite fibers from composite materials was studied at a workshop. At the workshop, groups were organized to consider six topics: epoxy modifications, epoxy replacement, fiber modifications, fiber coatings and new fibers, hybrids, and fiber release testing. Because of the time required to develop a new material and acquire a design data base, most of the workers concluded that a modified composite material would require about four to five years of development and testing before it could be applied to aircraft structures. The hybrid working group considered that some hybrid composites which reduce the risk of accidental fiber release might be put into service over the near term. The fiber release testing working group recommended a coordinated effort to define a suitable laboratory test.

Dicus, D. L. (compiler)

1978-01-01

212

(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

213

Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop was held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on September 4-5, 1997, to address the surface elements of the Mars Reference Mission now being reviewed by NASA. The workshop considered the current reference mission and addressed the types of activities that would be expected for science and resource exploration and facilities operations. A set of activities was defined that can be used to construct "vignettes" of the surface mission. These vignettes can form the basis for describing the importance of the surface mission, for illustrating aspects of the surface mission, and for allowing others to extend and revise these initial ideas. The topic is rich with opportunities for additional conceptualization. It is recommended that NASA consider supporting university design teams to conduct further analysis of the possibilities.

Duke, M. B. (Editor)

1997-01-01

214

Composites Damage Tolerance Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Composite Damage Tolerance Workshop included participants from NASA, academia, and private industry. The objectives of the workshop were to begin dialogue in order to establish a working group within the Agency, create awareness of damage tolerance requirements for Constellation, and discuss potential composite hardware for the Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) Upper Stage (US) and Crew Module. It was proposed that a composites damage tolerance working group be created that acts within the framework of the existing NASA Fracture Control Methodology Panel. The working group charter would be to identify damage tolerance gaps and obstacles for implementation of composite structures into manned space flight systems and to develop strategies and recommendations to overcome these obstacles.

Gregg, Wayne

2006-01-01

215

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 Misin La Muralla, Quertaro, 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 Autnoma de Mxico (UNAM) through the Coordinacin de la Investigacin Cientfica, the Institute of Physics Publishing services, the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologa de Quertaro (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 Misin La Muralla, the Centro de Geociencias of UNAM for administrative and logistic support, to Adelina Geyer for web support, to Mara Ins Rojano for organization of logistics, the Universidad Autnoma de San Luis Potos for logistics support, the Comisin 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

216

Seismic Anisotropy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

P wave anisotropy, the direction dependence of P wave velocities, is widely recognized to exist in the crust and upper mantle. The anisotropic effects of layered media, of aligned crystals in ductile rock, and of aligned cracks in brittle rock have been observed or have been speculated to yield information on earth structure and geomechanical processes. Crustal and upper mantle P wave seismic anisotropy were the principal subject in 1982 at the First International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy (IIWSA), at Suzdal, U.S.S.R. The workshop proceedings, with a comprehensive overview of seismic anisotropy, appeared in the January 1984 issue of the Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (GJRAS, vol. 76).

Leary, Peter

217

Imaging Sciences Workshop Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the proceedings of the Imaging Sciences Workshop sponsored by C.A.S.LS., the Center for Advanced Signal & Image Sciences. The Center, established primarily to provide a forum where researchers can freely exchange ideas on the signal and image sciences in a comfortable intellectual environment, has grown over the last two years with the opening of a Reference Library (located in Building 272). The Technical Program for the 1996 Workshop include a variety of efforts in the Imaging Sciences including applications in the Microwave Imaging, highlighted by the Micro-Impulse Radar (MIR) system invented at LLNL, as well as other applications in this area. Special sessions organized by various individuals in Speech, Acoustic Ocean Imaging, Radar Ocean Imaging, Ultrasonic Imaging, and Optical Imaging discuss various applica- tions of real world problems. For the more theoretical, sessions on Imaging Algorithms and Computed Tomography were organized as well as for the more pragmatic featuring a session on Imaging Systems.

Candy, J.V.

1996-11-21

218

Rayleigh Scattering Diagnostics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Rayleigh Scattering Diagnostics Workshop was held July 25-26, 1995 at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of the workshop was to foster timely exchange of information and expertise acquired by researchers and users of laser based Rayleigh scattering diagnostics for aerospace flow facilities and other applications. This Conference Publication includes the 12 technical presentations and transcriptions of the two panel discussions. The first panel was made up of 'users' of optical diagnostics, mainly in aerospace test facilities, and its purpose was to assess areas of potential applications of Rayleigh scattering diagnostics. The second panel was made up of active researchers in Rayleigh scattering diagnostics, and its purpose was to discuss the direction of future work.

Seasholtz, Richard (Compiler)

1996-01-01

219

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

220

Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 1; AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996. The main workshop is divided into two smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on March 4-6. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on March 6-8. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Green, Robert O. (Editor)

1996-01-01

221

Discovery management workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1993-01-01

222

Space solar power workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic energy alternatives have assumed new importance in the light of growing energy demand, scarce supplies and environmental stress. The Space Solar Power Workshop (SSPW) http:\\/\\/classweb.gatech.edu\\/conf\\/sspw\\/ was created as a cooperative software and hardware development forum to better understand the SSP engineering and business model. It exists, to educate the interested public about this SSP opportunity. The SSPW intends to

D. Preble

2001-01-01

223

Workshop on Harmonic Oscillators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Proceedings of a workshop on Harmonic Oscillators held at the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland on March 25 - 28, 1992 are presented. The harmonic oscillator formalism is playing an important role in many branches of physics. This is the simplest mathematical device which can connect the basic principle of physics with what is observed in the real world. The harmonic oscillator is the bridge between pure and applied physics.

Han, D. (editor); Kim, Y. S. (editor); Zachary, W. W. (editor)

1993-01-01

224

Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Workshop concentrated on reviewing and refining the science experiments planned for the UAV Demonstration Flights (UDF) scheduled at the Oklahoma Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) in April 1994. These experiments were focused around the following sets of parameters: Clear sky, daylight; Clear-sky, night-to-day transition; Clear sky - improve/validate the accuracy of radiative fluxes derived from satellite-based measurements; Daylight, clouds of opportunity; and, Daylight, broken clouds.

Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

1995-04-01

225

Smoking behaviour of Czech adolescents: results of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey in the Czech Republic, 2002.  

PubMed

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. According to the results of this study, over 34% of the respondents smoke. Results of the study help us to understand social and attitudinal factors that affect adolescent smoking habits. Social factors include particularly the convenient availability of cigarettes and the lack of the legal regulation of the retail of cigarettes: over one half of all smokers under 15 years of age regularly purchase cigarettes in regular retail outlets; 72% of them reported never having been restricted in their purchases because of their age. Advertising and media coverage appears to be another important factor that affects smoking in this age group. Over 80% of children under 15 years of age reported that they have been exposed to the tobacco advertising. The study also allows an interesting analysis of the exposure to the environmental tobacco smoke. Compared to non-smokers, this exposure has been significantly higher in the case of smokers--both in their homes and at other locations (58% vs. 25%, and 90% vs. 57% respectively). The analysis of the data also revealed a strong misconception about the health risks related to passive smoking among smokers. The study provides three key findings for health promotion: (1) it is necessary to exert a continuous pressure on the political representation to strictly enforce the regulations of tobacco distribution and availability to minors; (2) school health education as well as community oriented prevention programs need to explicitly communicate non-smoking as a standard; and (3) it is important to increase the attractiveness and availability of smoking cessation programs. PMID:15068204

Sovinov, H; Csmy, L

2004-03-01

226

Exozodiacal Dust Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of the workshop was to understand what effect circumstellar dust clouds will have on NASA's proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) mission's ability to search for terrestrial-sized planets orbiting stars in the solar neighborhood. The workshop participants reviewed the properties of TPF, summarized what is known about the local zodiacal cloud and about exozodiacal clouds, and determined what additional knowledge must be obtained to help design TPF for maximum effectiveness within its cost constraint. Recommendations were made for ways to obtain that additional knowledge, at minimum cost. The workshop brought together approximately 70 scientists, from four different countries. The active participants included astronomers involved in the study of the local zodiacal cloud, in the formation of stars and planetary systems, and in the technologies and techniques of ground- and space-based infrared interferometry. During the course of the meeting, 15 invited talks and 20 contributed poster papers were presented, and there were four working sessions. This is a collection of the invited talks, contributed poster papers, and summaries of the working sessions.

Backman, D. E. (Editor); Caroff, L. J. (Editor); Sandford, S. A. (Editor); Wooden, D. H. (Editor)

1998-01-01

227

Climate WorkshopsClimate Workshops for Department Chairsp  

E-print Network

Climate WorkshopsClimate Workshops for Department Chairsp University of Wisconsin ADVANCE-IT Slides) #12;Why focus on departmental climate? Individuals experience climate in their immediate workplace negative climate than male faculty Improving department climate is critical for retention and advancement

Tilbury, Dawn

228

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

229

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

230

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the third containing summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1995-01-01

231

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Fourth Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held in Washington, D. C. October 25-29, 1993 The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, October 25-26 (the summaries for this workshop appear in this volume, Volume 1); The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TMIS) workshop, on October 27 (the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2); and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, October 28-29 (the summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3).

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1993-01-01

232

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the first of three containing summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1995-01-01

233

Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 2: TIMS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is the second volume of the summaries for the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 23-26, 1995. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop on January 23-24. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1; (2) The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop on January 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in volume 3; and (3) The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop on January 26. The summaries for this workshop appear in this volume.

Realmuto, Vincent J. (editor)

1995-01-01

234

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 2: TIMS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is volume 2 of a three volume set of publications that contain the summaries for the Fourth Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on October 25-29, 1993. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on October 25-26. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1. The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on October 27. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on October 28-29. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 3.

Realmuto, Vincent J. (editor)

1993-01-01

235

A Portable Computer Security Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have developed a computer security workshop designed to instruct post-secondary instructors who want to start a course or laboratory exercise sequence in computer security. This workshop has also been used to provide computer security education to IT professionals and students. It is effective in communicating basic computer security principles

Wagner, Paul J.; Phillips, Andrew T.

2006-01-01

236

ASRF Workshops Title Date Presenters  

E-print Network

will be held in the Adam Smith Research Foundation Seminar Room between 12.30 1.30pm. Tea and coffee.mcconnell@lbss.gla.ac.uk; ext 4725), indicating which workshop(s) you wish to attend. Adam Smith Research Foundation Seminar

Guo, Zaoyang

237

School-Wide Literacy Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A population of students attending a rural elementary school (grades one to five) in the state of Washington participated in literacy workshops for ten weeks. The literacy workshops took place during school time from 1:25 to 2:25, Monday through Thursday. There were a total of 21 groups (based on ability and age) ranging in size from 11 to 27

Whitney, Patricia

2004-01-01

238

Presentation Skills Workshops for Nurses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Workshops were held to prepare nurses (n=87) to present results of professional activities. One year after the course, 20 had made oral and 30 written presentations. The workshops increased their confidence and were considered practical, informal, and nonthreatening. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)

Kinn, S.; Kenyon, M.

2002-01-01

239

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

240

ACID AEROSOL MEASUREMENT INTERCOMPARISON WORKSHOP  

EPA Science Inventory

This report documents the discussions and results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Acid Aerosol Measurement Method intercomparison Workshop, held April 10-11, 1991 in Research Triangle Park, NC. he workshop was designed to achieve two objectives: (1) to repor...

241

Improving the Results of Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first of a two-part series of articles on how we can improve the quality of workshops is concerned with the functions of the design committee in the planning stages. Workshop objectives, participants, and design are discussed in detail. (BP)

Nadler, Leonard

1976-01-01

242

WORKSHOP ON PRIMARY SULFATE EMISSIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

This article is a summary report on a workshop, Measurement Technology and Characterization of Primary Sulfur Oxides Emission from Combustion Sources. The objectives of the workshop were: to review and discuss current measurement methods and problem areas for sulfur oxides emissi...

243

Working Together: The Partnership Between the Czech and German Greens as a Model for Wider CzechGerman Co-operation?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this article is to analyse the pattern and nature of co-operation between the Green parties of the Czech Republic and Germany. Given the disparity in size and political importance of the two parties, initially the article seeks to account for this discrepancy by detailing the very different circumstances in which the two parties came into existence. Similarly,

Karl Cordell; Zden?k Hausvater

2006-01-01

244

Congenital cataract, facial dysmorphism and demyelinating neuropathy (CCFDN) in 10 Czech gypsy children frequent and underestimated cause of disability among Czech gypsies  

PubMed Central

Background Congenital Cataract Facial Dysmorphism and demyelinating Neuropathy (CCFDN, OMIM 604468) is an autosomal recessive multi-system disorder which was first described in Bulgarian Gypsies in 1999. It is caused by the homozygous founder mutation c.863?+?389C?>?T in the CTDP1 gene. The syndrome has been described exclusively in patients of Gypsy ancestry. The prevalence of this disorder in the Gypsy population in the Czech Republic and Central Europe is not known and is probably underestimated and under-diagnosed. Methods We clinically diagnosed and assessed 10 CCFDN children living in the Czech Republic. All patients are children of different ages, all of Gypsy origin born in the Czech Republic. Molecular genetic testing for the founder CTDP1 gene mutation was performed. Results All patients are homozygous for the c.863?+?389C?>?T mutation in the CTDP1 gene. All patients presented a bilateral congenital cataract and microphthalmos and had early cataract surgery. Correct diagnosis was not made until the age of two. All patients had variably delayed motor milestones. Gait is characteristically paleocerebellar in all the patients. Mental retardation was variable and usually mild. Conclusions Clinical diagnosis of CCFDN should be easy for an informed pediatrician or neurologist by the obligate signalling trias of congenital bilateral cataract, developmental delay and later demyelinating neuropathy. Our data indicate a probably high prevalence of CCFDN in the Czech Gypsy ethnic subpopulation. PMID:24690360

2014-01-01

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Music and the Nature: Input of the Czech Composers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extraordinary occasions for art of any kind - music, creative graphic and plastic arts, literature (classic, modern incl. science fiction), theatre, cinema, etc. - exist to harmonise individual personal interests with those of the humanity well-being and of the Nature and also to cultivate individual spirituality and the appropriate values. Arts can be applied as irreplaceable means for making any human being better, for improving his sense for solidarity and for increasing his ethical sensibility. An interest for the art should be cultivated already since the childhood. - How much of inspiration for numerous composers all over the world has been given by the Nature, how much of inspiration for people who by listening to such a music are increasing nobility of their behaviour as well as their friendly approach to the Nature. - Many classical music works have been written with a strong inspiration by the Nature itself from the past until today. The actual Year of the Czech Music gives the possibility to present the most famous Czech composers inspired by the Nature (selected examples only): Bed?ich Smetana (1824 - 1884): At the sea shore - a concert etude for piano inspired by his stay in Gteborg (Sweden); Vltava (Moldau) - a symphonic poem from the cycle "My country" inspired by the river crossing Bohemia from the South to Prague; From the Bohemian woods and meadows - another symphonic poem from the same cycle. Antonn Dvo?k (1841 - 1904): V p?rod? (In the Nature) - a work for orchestra Leo Jan?ek (1854 - 1928): P?hody li\\vsky Bystrou\\vsky (The Cunning Little Vixen) - an opera situated mostly in a forest. Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951): Velk ir rodn lny (Big large native fields) - a choir for men singers inspired by the nature in the region where the composer as a boy from Prague was visiting his grand-father. Vt?zslav Novk (1870 - 1949): In Tatra mountains - a symphonic poem expressing the author's passion for the famous Slovak mountains. Josef Suk (1874 - 1935): Pohdka lta (A Summer's Tale) - a work for orchestra remembering a relax and consolation in beauties of the Nature. Bohuslav Martin? (1890 - 1959): Otvrn studnek (The Opening of the Springs) - cantata for soli, female chorus and instrumental accompaniment remembering old local customs of purifying water in the wells when spring comes.

Nemec, Vaclav; Nemcova, Lidmila

2014-05-01

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Radiocaesium levels in game in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The paper summarizes results of monitoring of (137)Cs activities in game species roaming in the woods over the territory of the Czech Republic for the time interval of 1986-2012. Geometric means and other statistical characteristics were estimated from the data sets on the assumption of log-normal distribution of the data from the time interval 2004-2012 where the character of data distribution had displayed no significant change. Geometric means (in Bq/kg) in meat were: wild boar 5.1, red deer 1.9, roe deer 0.77 and feathered game 0.14. The mean value in the less frequent game amounted to 0.36 Bq/kg. The geometrical standard deviation (GSD) widely varied from 1.6 to 21 for the studied species. Based on mass activity dependence on time, we assessed the effective and environmental half-lives of activity decline. For red deer and roe deer, the effective (137)Cs half-life was 2.9 and 3.2 years, and environmental half-life 3.2 and 3.6 years respectively. The effective half-life of (137)Cs in wild boar of 38 years was determined with large uncertainty and it shows constant influx of (137)Cs activity to the digestive tract of wild boars. A statistically significant season-based (137)Cs level was found in red deer and wild boar. Higher winter and spring activities of (137)Cs in wild boar are linked with decreasing access to naturally occurring food with lower (137)Cs content (chestnuts, acorns, and beech nuts), making boar grub around for ground-deposited food (often for mushrooms with higher activity). Higher winter activities of (137)Cs in red deer meat, most probably, are due to lower access to green diet in winter. The average annual committed effective dose for Czech population based on estimates of game species meat consumption between 2004 and 2012 was insignificant, only 0.03?Sv. PMID:25464037

krkal, Jan; Rulk, Petr; Fantnov, Karin; Mihalk, Jn; Timkov, Jana

2015-01-01

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Songwriter's workshop: The planning and implementation of \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the role, planning and implementation of The Little Compton Songwriter's Workshop on August 13th, 2011 at The Little Compton Community Center. Directing a songwriter's workshop requires significant planning. Designing a curriculum, securing a facility, determining the scheduling of events and advertising are all important aspects of implementing a successful songwriter's workshop. A workshop questionnaire

Joseph A Doyle

2011-01-01

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NIEHS SNPs Workshop January 10 -11, 2008  

E-print Network

at http://egp.gs.washington.edu/agenda.html. Application Enrollment is limited. To apply, please complete and submit the online form at the workshop web page (http://egp to the The Brown Hotel on the workshop web page (http://egp.gs.washington.edu/workshop.html). Location The workshop

Rouchka, Eric

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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 Ole and are partly protected by concrete barriers built on the banks of Ole. 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

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Life cycle thinking in waste management: summary of European Commission's Malta 2005 workshop and pilot studies.  

PubMed

Life cycle thinking is essential to consider the implications of different waste management systems beyond their traditional regional boundaries. Building on data provided by representatives of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, the European Commission's DG JRC conducted a series of life cycle pilot studies in the context of municipal waste management. The results were presented in a JRC workshop in Malta, where the government representatives also outlined their national strategies focusing on the main related achievements. Proposed follow-up activities include a close interaction with the Commission's project, the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment, to develop straightforward European life cycle guidelines for the management of various wastes. PMID:17433661

Koneczny, Karol; Pennington, David W

2007-01-01

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Melioidosis diagnostic workshop, 2013.  

PubMed

Melioidosis is a severe disease that can be difficult to diagnose because of its diverse clinical manifestations and a lack of adequate diagnostic capabilities for suspected cases. There is broad interest in improving detection and diagnosis of this disease not only in melioidosis-endemic regions but also outside these regions because melioidosis may be underreported and poses a potential bioterrorism challenge for public health authorities. Therefore, a workshop of academic, government, and private sector personnel from around the world was convened to discuss the current state of melioidosis diagnostics, diagnostic needs, and future directions. PMID:25626057

Hoffmaster, Alex R; AuCoin, David; Baccam, Prasith; Baggett, Henry C; Baird, Rob; Bhengsri, Saithip; Blaney, David D; Brett, Paul J; Brooks, Timothy J G; Brown, Katherine A; Chantratita, Narisara; Cheng, Allen C; Dance, David A B; Decuypere, Saskia; Defenbaugh, Dawn; Gee, Jay E; Houghton, Raymond; Jorakate, Possawat; Lertmemongkolchai, Ganjana; Limmathurotsakul, Direk; Merlin, Toby L; Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay; Norton, Robert; Peacock, Sharon J; Rolim, Dionne B; Simpson, Andrew J; Steinmetz, Ivo; Stoddard, Robyn A; Stokes, Martha M; Sue, David; Tuanyok, Apichai; Whistler, Toni; Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn; Walke, Henry T

2015-02-01

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Martian Clouds Data Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The major topics covered were a discussion of the structure of relational data base systems and features of the Britton Lee Relational Data Base Management System (RDBMS); a discussion of the workshop's objectives, approach, and research scenarios; and an overview of the Atmospheres Node User's Guide, which details the datasets stored on the Britton Lee, the structure of the query and data analysis system, and examples of the exact menu screens encountered. Also discussed were experience with the system, review of the system performance, and a strategy to produce queries and performance data retrievals of mutual interest. The goals were defined as examining correlations between cloud occurrence, water vapor abundance, and surface properties.

Lee, Steven (editor)

1987-01-01

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CENDI Indexing Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The CENDI Indexing Workshop held at NASA Headquarters, Two Independence Square, 300 E Street, Washington, DC, on September 21-22, 1994 focused on the following topics: machine aided indexing, indexing quality, an indexing pilot project, the MedIndEx Prototype, Department of Energy/Office of Scientific and Technical Information indexing activities, high-tech coding structures, category indexing schemes, and the Government Information Locator Service. This publication consists mostly of viewgraphs related to the above noted topics. In an appendix is a description of the Government Information Locator Service.

1994-01-01

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School Workshops on Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Do you want to know how to make students volunteer to stay all night long watching the stars with their telescopes freezing? Or how to inspire decent adults to prepare a `queue-list to Jupiter', wait for their turn for hours, and control that no one approaches the telescope bypassing the line? Or how to attract people of all age to forget their laziness and duties, and to get up at 3 a.m. to watch the transit of Venus? If your answer is `yes', then come and see what can be done at the School Workshops on Astronomy.

Molenda-?akowicz, J.; ?akowicz, G.

2015-03-01

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Melioidosis Diagnostic Workshop, 20131  

PubMed Central

Melioidosis is a severe disease that can be difficult to diagnose because of its diverse clinical manifestations and a lack of adequate diagnostic capabilities for suspected cases. There is broad interest in improving detection and diagnosis of this disease not only in melioidosis-endemic regions but also outside these regions because melioidosis may be underreported and poses a potential bioterrorism challenge for public health authorities. Therefore, a workshop of academic, government, and private sector personnel from around the world was convened to discuss the current state of melioidosis diagnostics, diagnostic needs, and future directions. PMID:25626057

AuCoin, David; Baccam, Prasith; Baggett, Henry C.; Baird, Rob; Bhengsri, Saithip; Blaney, David D.; Brett, Paul J.; Brooks, Timothy J.G.; Brown, Katherine A.; Chantratita, Narisara; Cheng, Allen C.; Dance, David A.B.; Decuypere, Saskia; Defenbaugh, Dawn; Gee, Jay E.; Houghton, Raymond; Jorakate, Possawat; Lertmemongkolchai, Ganjana; Limmathurotsakul, Direk; Merlin, Toby L.; Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay; Norton, Robert; Peacock, Sharon J.; Rolim, Dionne B.; Simpson, Andrew J.; Steinmetz, Ivo; Stoddard, Robyn A.; Stokes, Martha M.; Sue, David; Tuanyok, Apichai; Whistler, Toni; Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn; Walke, Henry T.

2015-01-01

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Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 16, 1991, the NASA Headquarters Propulsion, Power, and Energy Division and the NASA Lewis Research Center Low Thrust Propulsion Branch hosted a workshop attended by key experts in magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters and associated sciences. The scope was limited to high power MPD thrusters suitable for major NASA space exploration missions, and its purpose was to initiate the process of increasing the expectations and prospects for MPD research, primarily by increasing the level of cooperation, interaction, and communication between parties within the MPD community.

1991-01-01

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Image Registration Workshop Proceedings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Automatic image registration has often been considered as a preliminary step for higher-level processing, such as object recognition or data fusion. But with the unprecedented amounts of data which are being and will continue to be generated by newly developed sensors, the very topic of automatic image registration has become and important research topic. This workshop presents a collection of very high quality work which has been grouped in four main areas: (1) theoretical aspects of image registration; (2) applications to satellite imagery; (3) applications to medical imagery; and (4) image registration for computer vision research.

LeMoigne, Jacqueline (Editor)

1997-01-01

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Space Weather Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This workshop will focus on what space weather is about and its impact on society. An overall picture will be "painted" describing the Sun's influence through the solar wind on the near-Earth space environment, including the aurora, killer electrons at geosynchronous orbit, million ampere electric currents through the ionosphere and along magnetic field lines, and the generation of giga-Watts of natural radio waves. Reference material in the form of Internet sites will be provided so that teachers can discuss space weather in the classroom and enable students to learn more about this topic.

Gallagher, D. L.

2004-01-01

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Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

The first constructed wetland (CW) for wastewater treatment was built in the Czech Republic in 1989. This recent survey shows that at the end of 1999 101 systems are in operation and several more are under construction. 95 CWs are designed with sub-surface horizontal flow, 6 systems are hybrid with a combination of vertical and horizontal flow beds. Most systems (56) were designed for the treatment of municipal and domestic sewage while 38 CWs were designed for the treatment of wastewater from combined sewer systems. The most commonly used size of vegetated beds is 1,001-2,500 m2 (31 systems) followed by the area between 51-250 m2 (19%). The area of vegetated bed of the largest system is 4,493 m2. Size distribution is quite evenly spread from very small systems (PE = 3 or 4) up to 1,000 PE. However, most systems (44) were sized to treat wastewater from sources between 101 and 500 PE. The most commonly used macrophyte is Common reed (Phragmites australis) which is used in 34 systems as a monotypic stand and in 44 systems in combination with other macrophytes, most frequently with Reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) (31 systems) and cattails (Typha spp.) (8 systems). PMID:11804120

Vymazal, J

2001-01-01

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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

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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

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[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

Rehk, M; Kolrov, L; Kohnov, I; Rehk, J; Mohlerov, S; Fric, E; Chrapek, O

2006-08-01

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Czech Infrasonic Monitoring System - Measurements in an Earthquake Epicenter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Czech infrasonic monitoring system (micobarograph and ionospheric Doppler measurements) together with seismometer and magnetometer made measurements in the epicenter of a relatively weak (M = 3.8) earthquake on 28 October 2008. At the closest station NKC (distance from the epicenter d = 2.2 km) a microbarograph, seismograph and magnetometer were located, at another close station STC a microbarograph and seismograph were installed. One ionospheric Doppler path was quasi-vertical with the ionospheric reflection point at d = 10 km. One more station with microbarograph and seismograph was located about 155 km apart. As far as we know, these have been the first infrasonic measurements during earthquake in the epicentre zone. Main results: (1) Infrasonic oscillations (~1-12 Hz) in the epicenter region appear to be excited essentially by the vertical seismic oscillations. (2) The observed oscillations are real epicentral infrasound not caused by seismic shaking of the instruments or by meteorological phenomena. (3) Seismo-infrasonic oscillations observed 155 km apart from the epicenter were excited in situ by seismic waves. (4) No earthquake-related infrasonic effects have been observed in the ionosphere. (5) The ratio of observational to theoretical transfer function was around 0.8 due to slightly lower microbarograph sensitivity at frequencies of infrasonic peaks. (6) Necessity to make vibration tests of instruments is pointed out in order to be sure that observed effects are not effects of mechanical shaking of the instrument. The results (1), (2), (3) and (6) seem to be of some relevance to CTBT.

Lastovicka, J.; Chum, J.; Sindelarova, T.

2010-12-01

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IMPLEMENTING CLIMATE WORKSHOPS FOR DEPARTMENT EVALUATION OF THE WORKSHOP PRESENTED TO CIC  

E-print Network

institution 8 Other 0 II. RATINGS AND COMMENTS ON WORKSHOP CONTENT (Note: Written comments in this document............................................................................. 3 II. RATINGS AND COMMENTS ON WORKSHOP CONTENT.......................................................... 3 III. RATINGS AND COMMENTS ON WORKSHOP AIMS AND GOAL ATTAINMENT............... 7 A. WHAT

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Learning-and Teaching-Friendly Environment in Contemporary Czech School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contribution is another output of a three-year research project called Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and School Culture (Towards the Role of ICT in the Development of Czech School Culture, Czech Science Foundation, grant #406/03/P119). The author presents some results of this empirical research stage, addressing the key

Zounek, Jiri

2005-01-01

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Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic diversity and invasion patterns  

E-print Network

Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic diversity and invasion patterns. ­ Preslia 84: 155­255. A complete list of all alien taxa ever recorded in the flora

Kratochvíl, Lukas

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Improving Public-spending Efficiency in Czech Regions and Municipalities. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 499  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper looks at ways of ensuring Czech regions and municipalities are fully motivated to make efficiency improvements in public service provision and so help achieve countrywide fiscal sustainability. The very large number of small municipalities in the Czech Republic means that scale economies are difficult to exploit and the policy options

Hemmings, Philip

2006-01-01

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Paper Title: Continuity and Change across Regimes: The Case of the Czech Union for the Protection of Nature  

Microsoft Academic Search

To understand how NGOs cope with significant transitions, we studied the Czech Union for the Protection of Nature (CSOP), a conservation organization in the Czech Republic that has endured since 1979. We conducted ten depth interviews with members of the organization's governing council, with each being in office for one or more time periods from shortly before the fall of

JoAnn Carmin; Deborah Balser

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Filip Sroubek Curriculum Vitae B.S. (Computer Science) 1996, Czech Technical University, Dept. of Computer Science and  

E-print Network

in the Imaging and Vision Dept., CSIC, Madrid, Spain (nominee of the Spanish States Secretary of Education at Dresden University, Germany. Teaching: · Teaching at Charles University and the Czech Technical University: "Variational methods in Image processing"; since 2010. · Teaching at the Czech Technical University, Faculty

Savicky, Petr

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A Note on the Relay Attacks on e-passports The Case of Czech e-passports  

E-print Network

A Note on the Relay Attacks on e-passports The Case of Czech e-passports Martin Hlav´ac1 and Tom experimental observations concerning Czech e-passports. These show clearly an inherent weakness rooted in lower layers of ISO 14443. As the behavior is unavoidable, it induces a question on whether the e- passport

271

NASA Discovery Program Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of the workshop was to review concepts for Discover-class missions that would follow the first two missions (MESUR-Pathfinder and NEAR) of this new program. The concepts had been generated by scientists involved in NASA's Solar System Exploration Program to carry out scientifically important investigations within strict guidelines -- $150 million cap on development cost and 3 year cap on development schedule. Like the Astrophysics Small Explorers (SMEX), such 'faster and cheaper' missions could provide vitality to solar system exploration research by returning high quality data more frequently and regularly and by involving many more young researchers than normally participate directly in larger missions. An announcement of opportunity (AO) to propose a Discovery mission to NASA is expected to be released in about two years time. One purpose of the workshop was to assist Code SL in deciding how to allocate its advanced programs resources. A second, complimentary purpose was to provide the concept proposers with feedback to allow them to better prepare for the AO.

1992-01-01

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Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through the Microgravity Science and Applications Division (MSAD) of the Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) at NASA Headquarters, a program entitled, Advanced Technology Development (ATD) was promulgated with the objective of providing advanced technologies that will enable the development of future microgravity science and applications experimental flight hardware. Among the ATD projects one, Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics (MCD), has the objective of developing advanced diagnostic techniques and technologies to provide nonperturbing measurements of combustion characteristics and parameters that will enhance the scientific integrity and quality of microgravity combustion experiments. As part of the approach to this project, a workshop was held on July 28 and 29, 1987, at the NASA Lewis Research Center. A small group of laser combustion diagnosticians met with a group of microgravity combustion experimenters to discuss the science requirements, the state-of-the-art of laser diagnostic technology, and plan the direction for near-, intermediate-, and long-term programs. This publication describes the proceedings of that workshop.

Santoro, Gilbert J. (editor); Greenberg, Paul S. (editor); Piltch, Nancy D. (editor)

1988-01-01

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Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 2; AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996, was divided into two smaller workshops:(1) The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop. This current paper, Volume 2 of the Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, presents the summaries for The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop.

Kim, Yun-Jin (Editor)

1996-01-01

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Mars 2005 Sample Return Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Convened at the request of Dr. Jurgen Rahe of the NASA Office of Space Science, the purpose of this workshop was to reexamine the science issues that will determine how an optimum sample return mission would be carried out in 2005 given the new context that has emerged for Mars exploration since the last such workshop was held (in 1987). The results and summary of discussion that took place at the meeting are contained in this volume. The community was invited to participate in the preparation of the final written report by browsing through the agenda and reading the text and viewgraphs provided by workshop participants and submitting comments for that section.

Gulick, V. C. (Editor)

1997-01-01

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Summary of Cumulus Parameterization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop on cumulus parameterization took place at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from December 3-5, 2001. The major objectives of this workshop were (1) to review the problem of representation of moist processes in large-scale models (mesoscale models, Numerical Weather Prediction models and Atmospheric General Circulation Models), (2) to review the state-of-the-art in cumulus parameterization schemes, and (3) to discuss the need for future research and applications. There were a total of 31 presentations and about 100 participants from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and South Korea. The specific presentations and discussions during the workshop are summarized in this paper.

Tao, Wei-Kuo; Starr, David OC.; Hou, Arthur; Newman, Paul; Sud, Yogesh

2002-01-01

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75 FR 29775 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...employees. Seats are limited; please submit your registration as soon as possible. Course space...Food_Labeling_Workshop.html or submit your full name, business or organization name, complete mailing address, telephone...

2010-05-27

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75 FR 74736 - Food Labeling Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...employees. Seats are limited; please submit your registration as soon as possible. Workshop space...edu/foodlabel/register.php, or submit your full name, business or organization name, complete mailing address, telephone...

2010-12-01

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[Implementation of performance indicators in the czech breast cancer screening programme -? results of the regular monitoring].  

PubMed

The Czech organised breast cancer screening programme was initiated in 2002. Collection of data on screening mammography examinations, subsequent diagnostic procedures, and final dia-gnosis is an indispensable part of the programme. Data collection is obligatory for all accredited centres, in accordance with regulations issued by the Czech Ministry of Health. This contribution aims to demonstrate the recent results of quality monitoring of the accredited centres. Quality indicators, whose definition complies with international standards, involve the women's participation, the volume of performed examinations, the accuracy of screening mammography, the use of preoperative diagnostics, and the proportion of early detected tumours. Our evaluation documents a continuous improvement in quality of the Czech mammography screening programme, which is thereby in full agreement with international recommendations on quality assurance. PMID:25494896

Mjek, O; Barto?kov, H; Dane, J; Skovajsov, M; Duek, L

2014-01-01

279

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 Vyehrad 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.

Brzdil, Rudolf; Chrom, Kate?ina; Dobrovoln, Petr; ?ernoch, Zbyn?k

2012-11-01

280

Workshop home page Aug. 6-8, 2001  

Cancer.gov

DIET, DNA METHYLATION PROCESSES AND HEALTH WORKSHOP Workshop Dates: August 6-8, 2001 Workshop Site: Natcher Conference CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesda, Maryland Overview: The trans-HHS workshop on "Diet, DNA Methylation

281

Mars Pathfinder Landing Site Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Pathfinder Project is an approved Discovery-class mission that will place a lander and rover on the surface of the Red Planet in July 1997. The Mars Pathfinder Landing Site Workshop was designed to allow the Mars scientific community to provide input as to where to land Pathfinder on Mars. The workshop was attended by over 60 people from around the United States and from Europe. Over 20 landing sites were proposed at the workshop, and the scientific questions and problems concerning each were addressed. The workshop and the discussion that occured during and afterward have significantly improved the ability to select a scientifically exciting but safe landing site on Mars.

Golombek, Matthew (editor)

1994-01-01

282

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

283

COCOS'02, A Workshop on  

E-print Network

this report wishes to thank the organizers, Christian Bliek and Djamila Sam-Harold for the administrative work that went into the workshop, and to thank the entire scientific committee for the excellent combination of topics and researchers

Global Constrained Optimization; Held October; R. Baker Kearfott

284

Workshop on Mars Telescopic Observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop, held August 14-15, 1995, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was organized and planned with two primary goals in mind: The first goal was to facilitate discussions among and between amateur and professional observers and to create a workshop environment fostering collaborations and comparisons within the Mars observing community. The second goal was to explore the role of continuing telescopic observations of Mars in the upcoming era of increased spacecraft exploration. The 24 papers presented at the workshop described the current NASA plans for Mars exploration over the next decade, current and recent Mars research being performed by professional astronomers, and current and past Mars observations being performed by amateur observers and observing associations. The workshop was divided into short topical sessions concentrating on programmatic overviews, groundbased support of upcoming spacecraft experiments, atmospheric observations, surface observations, modeling and numerical studies, and contributions from amateur astronomers.

Bell, J. F., III (Editor); Moersch, J. E. (Editor)

1995-01-01

285

Trans-NIH Angiogenesis Workshop  

Cancer.gov

Meetings & Events Home Agenda Speaker Biosketches Abstracts Logistics Contact Welcome! OBJECTIVES The objectives of this workshop are to: identify gaps and opportunities in integrating basic, translational, and clinical research in the prevention

286

Signal sciences workshop proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This meeting is aimed primarily at signal processing and controls. The technical program for the 1997 Workshop includes a variety of efforts in the Signal Sciences with applications in the Microtechnology Area a new program at LLNL and a future area of application for both Signal/Image Sciences. Special sessions organized by various individuals in Seismic and Optical Signal Processing as well as Micro-Impulse Radar Processing highlight the program, while the speakers at the Signal Processing Applications session discuss various applications of signal processing/control to real world problems. For the more theoretical, a session on Signal Processing Algorithms was organized as well as for the more pragmatic, featuring a session on Real-Time Signal Processing.

Candy, J.V.

1997-05-01

287

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

288

Welding in Space Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The potential was discussed for welding in space, its advantages and disadvantages, and what type of programs can benefit from the capability. Review of the various presentations and comments made in the course of the workshop suggests several routes to obtaining a better understanding of how welding processes can be used in NASA's initiatives in space. They are as follows: (1) development of a document identifying well processes and equipment requirements applicable to space and lunar environments; (2) more demonstrations of welding particular hardware which are to be used in the above environments, especially for space repair operations; (3) increased awareness among contractors responsible for building space equipment as to the potential for welding operations in space and on other planetary bodies; and (4) continuation of space welding research projects is important to maintain awareness within NASA that welding in space is viable and beneficial.

Workman, Gary L.

1990-01-01

289

Aviation Particle Emissions Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Aviation Particle Emissions Workshop was held on November 18 19, 2003, in Cleveland, Ohio. It was sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) under the Vehicle Systems Program (VSP) and the Ultra- Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) Project. The objectives were to build a sound foundation for a comprehensive particulate research roadmap and to provide a forum for discussion among U.S. stakeholders and researchers. Presentations included perspectives from the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and United States airports. There were five interactive technical sessions: sampling methodology, measurement methodology, particle modeling, database, inventory and test venue, and air quality. Each group presented technical issues which generated excellent discussion. The five session leads collaborated with their members to present summaries and conclusions to each content area.

Wey, Chowen C. (Editor)

2004-01-01

290

Seals Code Development Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Seals Workshop of 1995 industrial code (INDSEAL) release include ICYL, GCYLT, IFACE, GFACE, SPIRALG, SPIRALI, DYSEAL, and KTK. The scientific code (SCISEAL) release includes conjugate heat transfer and multidomain with rotordynamic capability. Several seals and bearings codes (e.g., HYDROFLEX, HYDROTRAN, HYDROB3D, FLOWCON1, FLOWCON2) are presented and results compared. Current computational and experimental emphasis includes multiple connected cavity flows with goals of reducing parasitic losses and gas ingestion. Labyrinth seals continue to play a significant role in sealing with face, honeycomb, and new sealing concepts under investigation for advanced engine concepts in view of strict environmental constraints. The clean sheet approach to engine design is advocated with program directions and anticipated percentage SFC reductions cited. Future activities center on engine applications with coupled seal/power/secondary flow streams.

Hendricks, Robert C. (Compiler); Liang, Anita D. (Compiler)

1996-01-01

291

Workshop of the World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The West Midlands region of England has been an important center of commerce and industry for well over five hundred years. The city of Coventry was a dominant center of wool and clothing manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and Birmingham was a prime location of industry during the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on the collections of museums in Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent (and others), the Workshop of the World website brings together some of the compelling inventions that came out of the West Midlands region in the 19th century. Visitors can look over several dozen of these inventions, including an automatic wood screw making machine, a button shank making device, and a rotative steam engine. Each object is accompanied by a photo or illustration, and a short essay gives detailed background information about the object's importance and use.

292

6th International Microbeam Workshop  

SciTech Connect

The extended abstracts which are submitted here present a summary of the proceedings of the 6th International Workshop/12th LH Gray Workshop: Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response, held at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK on March, 29th-31st, 2003. In 1993 the 4th LH Gray Workshop entitled ''Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response'' was held at the Gray Cancer Institute in Northwood. This was organized by Prof BD Michael, Dr M. Folkard and Dr KM Prise and brought together 40 participants interested in developing and applying new microbeam technology to problems in radiation biology (1). The workshop was an undoubted success and has spawned a series of subsequent workshops every two years. In the past, these workshops have been highly successful in bringing together groups interested in developing and applying micro-irradiation techniques to the study of cell and tissue damage by ionizing radiations. Following the first microbeam workshop, there has been a rapid growth in the number of centres developing radiobiology microbeams, or planning to do so and there are currently 15-20 worldwide. Much of the recent research using microbeams has used them to study low-dose effects and ''non-targeted'' responses such bystander effects, genomic instability and adaptive responses. The goal of the 6th workshop was to build on our knowledge of the development of microbeam approaches and the application to radiation biology in the future with the meeting stretching over a 3 day period. Over 80 participants reviewed the current state of radiobiology microbeam research worldwide and reported on new technological developments both in the fields of physics and biology.

Dr Kevin M. Prise

2004-01-01

293

Workshop on the Archean Mantle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Workshop on the Archaen mantle considers and discusses evidence for the nature of earth's Archaen mantle, including its composition, age and structure, influence on the origin and evolution of earth's crust, and relationship to mantle and crustal evolution of the other terrestrial planets. The summaries of presentations and discussions are based on recordings made during the workshop and on notes taken by those who agreed to serve as summarizers.

Ashwal, L. D. (editor)

1989-01-01

294

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. PMID:19084270

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

295

Fourth Aircraft Interior Noise Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fourth in a series of NASA/SAE Interior Noise Workshops was held on May 19 and 20, 1992. The theme of the workshop was new technology and applications for aircraft noise with emphasis on source noise prediction; cabin noise prediction; cabin noise control, including active and passive methods; and cabin interior noise procedures. This report is a compilation of the presentations made at the meeting which addressed the above issues.

Stephens, David G. (compiler)

1992-01-01

296

Workshop on NASA workstation technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

RIACS hosted a workshop which was designed to foster communication among those people within NASA working on workstation related technology, to share technology, and to learn about new developments and futures in the larger university and industrial workstation communities. Herein, the workshop is documented along with its conclusions. It was learned that there is both a large amount of commonality of requirements and a wide variation in the modernness of in-use technology among the represented NASA centers.

Brown, Robert L.

1990-01-01

297

Fourth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Conference Publication contains 84 papers presented at the Fourth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio, from May 19 to 21, 1997. The purpose of the workshop was twofold: to exchange information about the progress and promise of combustion science in microgravity and to provide a forum to discuss which areas in microgravity combustion science need to be expanded profitably and which should be included in upcoming NASA Research Announcements (NRA).

Sacksteder, Kurt R. (Compiler)

1997-01-01

298

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

299

Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop, 1997  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains papers from the 1997 Thermal Barrier Coatings Workshop, sponsored by the TBC Interagency Coordination Committee. The Workshop was held in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, May 19-21, 1997. The papers cover the topics of heat transfer and conductivity of thermal barrier coatings, failure mechanisms and characterization of the coatings as well as characterization of coating deposition methods. Speakers included research, development and user groups in academia, industry and government.

Brindley, William J. (Compiler)

1998-01-01

300

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. [ed.] [ed.

1992-11-01

301

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

SciTech Connect

This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. (ed.) [ed.

1992-01-01

302

Turbulence Modeling Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advances in turbulence modeling are needed in order to calculate high Reynolds number flows near the onset of separation and beyond. To this end, the participants in this workshop made the following recommendations. (1) A national/international database and standards for turbulence modeling assessment should be established. Existing experimental data sets should be reviewed and categorized. Advantage should be taken of other efforts already under-way, such as that of the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion (ERCOFTAC) consortium. Carefully selected "unit" experiments will be needed, as well as advances in instrumentation, to fill the gaps in existing datasets. A high priority should be given to document existing turbulence model capabilities in a standard form, including numerical implementation issues such as grid quality and resolution. (2) NASA should support long-term research on Algebraic Stress Models and Reynolds Stress Models. The emphasis should be placed on improving the length-scale equation, since it is the least understood and is a key component of two-equation and higher models. Second priority should be given to the development of improved near-wall models. Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES) would provide valuable guidance in developing and validating new Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models. Although not the focus of this workshop, DNS, LES, and hybrid methods currently represent viable approaches for analysis on a limited basis. Therefore, although computer limitations require the use of RANS methods for realistic configurations at high Reynolds number in the foreseeable future, a balanced effort in turbulence modeling development, validation, and implementation should include these approaches as well.

Rubinstein, R. (Editor); Rumsey, C. L. (Editor); Salas, M. D. (Editor); Thomas, J. L. (Editor); Bushnell, Dennis M. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

303

Summaries of the Seventh JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop January 12-16, 1998. Volume 1; AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Seventh JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on January 12-16, 1998. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops, and each workshop has a volume as follows: (1) Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) Workshop; (2) Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Workshop; and (3) Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) Workshop. This Volume 1 publication contains 58 papers taken from the AVIRIS workshop.

Green, Robert O. (Editor)

1998-01-01

304

78 FR 24779 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Telemanagement Forum  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Sykora Data Center, Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC; NORDUnet A/S, Kastrup, DENMARK; Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones CNT EP, Quito, ECUADOR; Aito Technologies, Espoo, FINLAND; Gridit, Salo, FINLAND; IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES, Fontenay...

2013-04-26

305

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

306

Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma in Moravia (Czech Republic): Taxonomic notes and the distribution of previously described species  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dandelions (Taraxacum) of the section Erythrosperma were studied in Moravia, Czech Republic, where both sexual diploid and apomictic polyploid species occur. Diploid species T. erythrospermum grows in the warmest part of southern Moravia and is confined to natural dry grasslands, whereas some apomictic species have ranges extending up to the submontane regions and prefer ruderal habits. Altogether, 21 apomictic types

R. Vasut

2003-01-01

307

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

308

Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia in Cesk Budjovice, Czech Republic  

E-print Network

of the Czech Republic (AS CR). Ph.D. students have a full access to the research and information facilities, Institute of Soil Biology), Institute of Botany AS CR, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics AS CR levels: bachelors, masters and doctoral studies. The faculty is divided into 12 departments. A head

South Bohemia, University of

309

Attitudes of stakeholders towards the Podyji\\/Thaya River Basin National Park in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

In August 2000, a survey of public opinion was carried out among visitors, local residents and representatives of local self-governments in the territory of the Podyji\\/Thaya River Basin National Park in the Czech Republic. The goal was to obtain stakeholders opinions and attitudes towards nature conservation, the National Park and tourism within the territory which used to be closed to

Martin Cihar; Jindriska Stankova

2006-01-01

310

Mycobacteria in the environment of pig farms in the Czech Republic between 2003 and 2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Czech Republic, most mycobacterial infections in pigs are caused by the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC ) and potentially pathogenic mycobacteria (PPM) derived from the environment. This study was undertaken after the isolation of PPM from various components of the environment of pig herds between 1996 and 2002 (Matlova et al., Veterinarni Medicina, 48, 2003, 343-357). Between 2003 and

K. Krizova; L. Matlova; A. Horvathova; M. Moravkova; V. Beran; T. Boisselet; V. Babak; I. Slan; I. Pavlik

2010-01-01

311

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

312

Small and Medium Enterprises in the Czech Republic - The Possibilities of Financing their International Business Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the beginning of nineties small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constituted a new phenomenon in the Czech economy. Their role increased during past fi fteen years but the development and internationalisation of their activities have been infl uenced by many barriers. The shortage of fi nancial recourses, lack of experience, information and knowledge were the most important among them. Step

Eva ?ernohlvkov

2005-01-01

313

Intergenerational Patterns in Beliefs About Women's Roles Among Adolescents and Their Parents in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sixty-nine dyads consisting of an adolescent (age 15 or 16) and his or her parent living in the Polish-speaking region of the Czech Republic completed the adolescent or short version of the Attitudes Toward Women Scale (Galambos, Petersen, Richards, & Gitelson, 1985; Spence, Helmreich, & Stapp, 1973). The attitudes of parents and their adolescent children were significantly correlated, and the

Barbara Shebloski; Judith L. Gibbons

1998-01-01

314

Mothers or Institutions? How Women Work and Care in Slovenia and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers women's and men's roles in the labour market and the different ways in which care-work is shared in Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Effective policy measures can prevent parenting of young children becoming one of the greatest risks of falling into poverty. The authors discuss to what extent the prevailing ideals of care influence the policies in

Lenka Formnkov; Ivana Dobroti?

2011-01-01

315

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 Flajhans; Otomar Linhart; V?ra lechtov; Vlastimil lechta

1999-01-01

316

Personality and Religion among Secondary School Pupils in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The short-form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire was completed by 1,780 boys and 1,634 girls attending secondary schools in the Czech Republic, together with the Francis Scale of Attitude towards Christianity. On the one hand, two of the findings are consistent with those from a series of studies employing the same measure of religiosity

Francis, Leslie J.; Quesnell, Michael; Lewis, Christopher A.

2010-01-01

317

Lost in Translation: Ever Changing and Competing Purposes for National Examinations in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In reaction to central control of schooling by the Soviet Union, the Czech Republic countered with what some say was the most decentralized system in Europe. While the political move to democracy was extraordinarily successful, there were numerous governments between 1989 and the present. The combination of the decentralized control of schooling

Greger, D.; Kifer, E.

2012-01-01

318

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

319

Reproductive characteristics of neophytes in the Czech Republic: traits of invasive and non-invasive species  

E-print Network

establishment, terminal velocity Introduction Biological invasions are among the most dynamically developing invasive is an important part of research in biological invasions and still repre- sents an ultimate goalReproductive characteristics of neophytes in the Czech Republic: traits of invasive and non-invasive

Kratochvíl, Lukas

320

Viscera of Slaughtered Ruminants and Potential Threats to Human Health in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Veerek V., A. Kozk, M. Malena, P. Chloupek, V. Pitkov: Viscera of Slaughtered Ruminants and Potential Threats to Human Health in the Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 2003, 72: 631-638. In the present study, potential human health threats posed by the viscera of slaughtered ruminants were investigated. The categories of ruminants monitored included the cattle (except calves), calves, sheep and

V. VEEREK; A. KOZK; M. MALENA; P. CHLOUPEK; V. PI

321

Political changes and trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the Czech Republic, 1985-92  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Mortality from cardiovascular diseases is substantially higher in central and eastern Europe than in the west. After the fall of communism, these countries have undergone radical changes in their political, social, and economic environments but little is known about the impact of these changes on health behaviours or risk factors. Data from the Czech Republic, a country whose mortality

M Bobak; Z Skodova; Z Pisa; R Poledne; M Marmot

1997-01-01

322

Adult Learning in the Nineteenth Century in the Mirror of Novels and Short Stories: Czech Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Czech novels and short stories dealing with life in the 19th century were reviewed for information about how adults in rural areas of Czechoslovakia learned and the topics that interested them. The literature review confirmed that adults living in rural areas of Czechoslovakia in the 19th century generally had a great desire for education,

Kulich, Jindra

323

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

324

BOHEMIAN VOICE: CONTENTION, BROTHERHOOD AND JOURNALISM AMONG CZECH PEOPLE IN AMERICA, 1860-1910  

E-print Network

-century, a stable group of men made Czech-language journalism and publishing in America. They included Karel Jon?? in Wisconsin, V?clav ?najdr in Cleveland, Franti?ek Boleslav Zdr?bek and August Geringer in Chicago, and Jan Rosick? in Omaha. Students...

Chroust, David Z.

2010-07-14

325

Incidence of animal poisoning cases in the Czech Republic: current situation  

PubMed Central

This article reports the most frequent cases of poisoning in farm animals, horses, cats, dogs, wild animals, fish and honey-bees in the Czech Republic. At present, there are fewer cases of acute poisoning caused by high doses of toxic substances but there are more and more cases of chronic poisoning as a consequence of environmental pollution. PMID:21217846

Modr, Helena; Svobodov, Zde?ka

2009-01-01

326

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 problem,

New, William S.; Merry, Michael S.

2010-01-01

327

Usutu virus in blackbirds (Turdus merula), Czech Republic, 2011-2012.  

PubMed

The central European lineage of Usutu virus was isolated from a blackbird (Turdus merula), which was found dead in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, in 2011. The virus RNA was detected in two other dead blackbirds in Brno during 2012. PMID:23095331

Hublek, Z; Rudolf, I; ?apek, M; Bakonyi, T; Betov, L; Nowotny, N

2014-06-01

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ICT and Czech School Culture -- Towards the Pre-Research Phase of a Research Project  

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The contribution is one of the partial outcomes of a three-year project called Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and School Culture (Czech Science Foundation, grant #406/03/P119). In this paper the author deals with the pre-research phase of the project whose main goal was to complete the existing knowledge of the topic and thus

Zounek, Jiri

2004-01-01

329

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

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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 and

Kubatova, Slava

2012-01-01

330

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief history of the Tissue Bank (TB) of the University Hospital Hradec Krlov, 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

331

A nationwide blood spot screening study for Fabry disease in Czech Republic haemodialysis patient population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Fabry disease (FD) is a genetic disorder characterized by accumulation of trihexosylceramide in lysosomes of various tissues leading to multiorgan manifestations, including progressive renal disease. Previous screening studies have shown that a non- neglectable proportion of haemodialysis(HD) patients have unsuspected FD. An extensive FD screening study, the largest to date, has been conducted in HD patients in Czech Republic.

Miroslav Merta; Jana Reiterova; Jana Ledvinova; Helena Poupetova ; Robert Dobrovolny ; Romana Rysava ; Dita Maixnerova ; Jan Bultas; Jitka Slivkova; Doris Sobotova; Vladimir Tesar

2006-01-01

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[Mortality of the Czech and the Slovak populations considering historically low mortality rates].  

PubMed

The mortality rates of the Slovak and Czech populations of Czechoslovakia from 1953 to 1988 are analyzed. The lowest death rates in the country's history were achieved for all age groups during this period. The authors calculate that a significant increase in life expectancy for both ethnic groups will occur in 1988. (SUMMARY IN ENG AND RUS) PMID:12343370

Burcin, B; Stloukal, L

1991-01-01

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[Population prospects in the Czech Republic (demographic prognosis to the year 2010)].  

PubMed

"Computation of the [Czech Republic] population prognosis based on the 1991 census results was carried out in 8 variants.... All variants of prognostic computation suggest that round the year 2005 there will be attained the maximum population numbers." (SUMMARY IN ENG AND RUS) PMID:12318939

Burcin, B; Kucera, M; Kucera, T

1994-01-01

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Self-reported risk factors related to the most frequent musculoskeletal complaints among Czech dentists  

PubMed Central

The purpose of the study was to describe the occurrence of the most common complaints related to MSDs in Czech dentists and to assess the risk factors affecting them. A questionnaire survey of 581 Czech dentists (the response rate 72.6%) was conducted in 2011. The questionnaire ascertained general information about the respondents, their work habits and environment along with the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. The respondents filled out the questionnaires during the educational events organized by the Czech Dental Chamber. At least mild difficulties associated with the motoric system were reported by 96.9% of the respondents, with 66.3% of respondents reporting moderate or major difficulties. Back and neck pain followed by shoulder pain and headache were the most common complaints in our sample. According to our data: age, gender, length of practice, a history of serious MSDs, the occurrence of MSDs in blood relatives, the perception of work as psychologically demanding, and especially a perceived moderate/bad general health were significantly associated with the four most common musculoskeletal complaints. Some of the factors were found as protective. This study suggests that MSDs represent a significant burden for Czech dentists and further research is needed to elucidate this issue. PMID:25327296

HODACOVA, Lenka; SUSTOVA, Zdenka; CERMAKOVA, Eva; KAPITAN, Martin; SMEJKALOVA, Jindra

2014-01-01

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The Effects of Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within VAR and the structural VAR framework. Subject to various sensitivity tests, we find that contractionary monetary policy shock has a negative effect on the degree of economic activity and price level, both with a peak response after one year or so. Regarding the prices at

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horvath

2007-01-01

336

The Effects of Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within the VAR, structural VAR, and factor-augmented VAR frameworks. We document a well-functioning transmission mechanism similar to the euro area countries, especially in terms of persistence of monetary policy shocks. Subject to various sensitivity tests, we find that a contractionary monetary policy shock has a negative

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horvath

2008-01-01

337

The Effects of Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within VAR and the structural VAR framework. We document well-functioning transmission mechanism similar to the euro area countries, especially in terms of persistence of monetary policy shocks. Subject to various sensitivity tests, we find that contractionary monetary policy shock has a negative effect on the degree

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horvth

2007-01-01

338

The Effects of Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within the VAR, structural VAR, and factor-augmented VAR frameworks. We document a wellfunctioning transmission mechanism similar to the euro area countries, especially in terms of persistence of monetary policy shocks. Subject to various sensitivity tests, we find that a contractionary monetary policy shock has a negative

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horvath

2008-01-01

339

Sentence Imitation as a Marker of SLI in Czech: Disproportionate Impairment of Verbs and Clitics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The authors examined sentence imitation as a potential clinical marker of specific language impairment (SLI) in Czech and its use to identify grammatical markers of SLI. Method: Children with SLI and the age-and language-matched control groups (total N = 57) were presented with a sentence imitation task, a receptive vocabulary task, and

Smolk, Filip; Vvru, Petra

2014-01-01

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Czech households: Escalating consumption and strong changes in the structure of savings during period 1995 - 20041  

Microsoft Academic Search

Role of the households in any economy is important especially by fact that they pro- mote economic growth through their expenditure. Withal it depends on not only the growth rate of households' consumption but also on how large is the proportion on households' expenditure to the total expenditure on GDP. In the Czech Republic the final consumption expenditure by households

Drahomra Dubsk

341

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

342

Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens, two additions to the moss flora of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypnum sauteri and Lescuraea patens are reported new and Hypnum recurvatum confirmed for the bryoflora of the Czech Republic. The two Hypnum species have been discovered in the valley of Rudn potok brook, Lescuraea patens has so far been recorded at several microsites in the glacial cirques of Mt Kotel, Labsk d?l valley and psk jma cirque (all localities in

Blanka B; Pavel Hjek

343

Experiential Learning in Education for Sustainable Development: Experiences from a Czech-Kazakh Social Learning Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents experience from a joint Czech-Kazakh project based on experiential education. The goal of the project was to develop trust and cooperation between various stakeholders to promote effective public participation in local sustainable development issues in Kazakhstan. The article describes the methodology of the programme and its

Cincera, Jan

2013-01-01

344

Habitat preference for entomopathogenic nematodes, their insect hosts and new faunistic records for the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Steinernematids and heterorhabditids are widespread soil nematodes. The dependence of their distribution on habitat type, soil texture, soil pH, and altitude has been studied in some detail, while much less is known about how their occurrence depends on the abundance and habitat preference of their insect hosts. Here we surveyed the entomopathogenic nematode fauna of the Czech Republic and evaluated

Zden?k Mr?ek; Stanislav Be?v?; Pavel Kindlmann; Jana Jerskov

2005-01-01

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Comparing Eighth-Grade Diagnostic Test Results for Korean, Czech, and American Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Diagnostic analyses were conducted on data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study second population (TIMSS-R; 1999) from the United States, Korea, and the Czech Republic in terms of test item attributes (i.e., content, processing skills, and item format) and inferred students' knowledge. The Rule Space model (K. Tatsuoka, 1998)

Um, Eunkyoung; Dogan, Enis; Im, Seongah; Tatsuoka, Kimumi; Corter, James E.

346

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 Lacinov; Jan Munzar; Marek Franc

2007-01-01

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Documentary evidence on strong winds related to convective storms in the Czech Republic since AD 1500  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article summarizes information about the occurrence of strong winds connected with convective storms in the Czech Republic for the last 500 years obtained on the basis of the study of historical documentary sources. Documentary evidence about strong winds is characterized with respect to its advantages and drawbacks. Principles are stated for setting up the database of strong winds and

Petr Dobrovoln; Rudolf Brzdil

2003-01-01

348

Tornadoes within the Czech Republic: from early medieval chronicles to the internet society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the historical documentation of tornadoes and the awareness of tornadic events in the area of the present Czech Republic throughout the last nine centuries. The oldest records of tornado occurrence in the region can be found in chronicles from the first half of the 12th centurythe two most interesting of these are presented here in translation from

Martin Setvk; Milan lek; Jan Munzar

2003-01-01

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CZECH MYCOL. 59(2): 215226, 2007 The ascomycete Meliniomyces variabilis isolated from  

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a sporocarp of Hydnotrya tulasnei (Pezizales) intracellularly colonises roots of ecto- and ericoid mycorrhizal HRSELOVÁ 5 , JANA ALBRECHTOVÁ 1, 2 and MIROSLAV VOSÁTKA 1 1 Department of Mycorrhizal Symbioses, Institute roots of ecto- and ericoid mycorrhizal host plants. ­ Czech Mycol. 59(2): 215­226. Attempts to isolate

Janouskova, Martina

350

Genome-wide differential gene expression in children exposed to air pollution in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Teplice area in the Czech Republic is a mining district where elevated levels of air pollution including airborne carcinogens, have been demonstrated, especially during winter time. This environmental exposure can impact human health; in particular children may be more vulnerable. To study the impact of air pollution in children at the transcriptional level, peripheral blood cells were subjected to

D. M. van Leeuwen; M. H. M. van Herwijnen; M. Pedersen; L. E. Knudsen; M. Kirsch-Volders; R. J. Sram; Y. C. M. Staal; E. Bajak; J. H. M. van Delft; J. C. S. Kleinjans

2006-01-01

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Health needs of the Roma population in the Czech and Slovak Republics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the growing literature on the human rights of Roma people in Central Europe, their relatively poor health status is often mentioned. However, little concrete information exists about the contemporary health status of the Roma in this region. We sought information on the health of the Roma in two of countries with significant Roma minorities, the Czech and Slovak Republics,

Ilona Koupilov; Helen Epstein; Jan Hol???k; Steve Hajioff; Martin McKee

2001-01-01

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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 Prbram, 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

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Czech-German Relations in the Context of Shadows of the Past and Geographical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Czech-German relations developed in a complex way during the twentieth century. This article addresses the mutual historical and current relations of these nations, in light of historical events in the last century. The analysis is based on the study of period geography textbooks (as an example of one of the tools used to create a picture of the

Matukov, Alena; Rousov, Magdalena

2014-01-01

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Typology of Perfectionism in a Group of Mathematically Gifted Czech Adolescents over One Decade  

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This study assessed differences in Parker's typology of perfectionism (healthy perfectionist, unhealthy perfectionist, and nonperfectionist). We compared the results from previous research with follow-up 2005 and 2010 data collected from highly gifted Czech mathematicians aged 12 to 16 years. The study examined whether the same three

Porteov, rka; Urbnek, Tom

2013-01-01

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Czech Phycology, Olonwuc, J: 41-52, 200J 41 Aigae and cyanoprokaryotic species from peat  

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Czech Phycology, Olonwuc, J: 41-52, 200J 41 Aigae and cyanoprokaryotic species from peat bogs peat bogs and backwatersin Bohemia. Localities in the vicinity of the reservoir and in the core zone microbiotopes (Table 1) in the following investigated areas: acidophilous peat bog Mrtv Iuh, Smrinsk

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Controlling personnel: Management and motive in the transformation of the Czech Enterprise  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines the position and function of personnel management during the transformation of four former state enterprises in the Czech Republic. The personnel department had become a strong symbol of the pre-1989 regime because of its communist associations, and the new enterprise managers found it necessary to exercise control over its development during the enterprise transition to privatized status.

Anna Soulsby; Ed Clark

1998-01-01

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AUCO Czech Economic Review 4 (2010) 330340 Acta Universitatis Carolinae Oeconomica  

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economic crisis since the great depression in the 1930's emphasize the importance of the attempts to studyAUCO Czech Economic Review 4 (2010) 330­340 Acta Universitatis Carolinae Oeconomica Received 3 March 2010; Accepted 5 September 2010 Dynamics of Stock Market Correlations Dror Y. Kenett, Yoash

Jacob, Eshel Ben

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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

359

Reflections on the main schools of the world psychology in the Czech interwar psychology.  

PubMed

The author deals with the reasons for the different level of acceptance of the three important psychological perspectives (Gestalt psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis) in the Czech interwar psychology. Gestalt psychology was probably the most accepted approach, which was at least partly caused by its founding in the neighboring Germany. It was an academic perspective that was convenient for the professional ambitions of its representatives as well as for their endeavor to establish psychology as a serious scientific discipline. On the contrary, the acceptance of behaviorism was rather negative or indifferent. Czech psychologists perceived it as a predominantly foreign, extraneous school of thinking. They preferred the studies on consciousness and the method of introspection over empirical research. Psychoanalysis also has never taken deeper roots in Czechoslovakia. Some Czech intellectuals accepted the existence of unconsciousness but they criticized Freudian sexual symbolism (Peroutka, Capek). Negative attitudes of the politicians Masaryk and Benes also contributed to the cool reception of this school. With sporadic exceptions, the psychoanalytic thinking was developed only in a small Jewish-German-Czech circle. PMID:19244831

Plhkov, Alena

2008-11-01

360

Li'l Red Schoolhouse workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Education specialists at Stennis conduct staff development workshops for elementary and secondary teachers of math, science and technology and other subjects as well as specialized workshops conducted in the NASA Li'l Red Schoolhouse.

1993-01-01

361

Two Approaches to Job-Hunting Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job-hunting workshops at the University of Kentucky and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are discussed. These workshops are designed to help students plan careers and develop skills, such as interviewing, for obtaining specific jobs. (RP)

Walker, Bruce J.; And Others

1973-01-01

362

Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series  

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Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series For more information on all our workshops & seminars, please visit Risk Management Institute website. Registration is not required. For enquiries: Prof. Yu Jun Singapore Management University Prof. Fan Jianqing Princeton University Title: Dating

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series  

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Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series Light refreshments will be served during, investments, derivatives, risk management, and empirical methods in finance. For more information on all our workshops & seminars, please visit Risk Management Institute website. Registration is not required

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series  

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Risk Management Institute RMI Research Workshop Series Light refreshments will be served during School. For more information on all our workshops & seminars, please visit Risk Management Institute risk sharing and costly participation. Market makers have low costs and continuously participate

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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Agricolaite, a new mineral of uranium from Jchymov, 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 Jchymov, 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) , ? 95.108(2), V 1144.71(4) 3, 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.

Skla, Roman; Ondru, Petr; Veselovsk, Frantiek; Csa?ov, Ivana; Hlouek, Jan

2011-11-01

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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

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Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the report resulting from the first workshop of the series on development of the criteria for a Mars sample handling protocol. Workshop 1 was held in Bethesda, Maryland on March 20-22, 2000. This report serves to document the proceedings of Workshop 1; it summarizes relevant background information, provides an overview of the deliberations to date, and helps frame issues that will need further attention or resolution in upcoming workshops. Specific recommendations are not part of this report.

Rummel, John D. (Editor); Race, Margaret S. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

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[Longitudinal epidemiology of leptospirosis in the Czech Republic (1963-2003)].  

PubMed

After higher rates of occupational or leisure diseases recorded in the Czech Republic in the second half of the last century it was found that the last climatic changes and catastrophic floods of 1997 and 2002 were followed by outbreaks of leptospirosis as the only re-emerging postflood infection. While in tropics and subtropics the monsoon season is typically followed by highly increased rates of leptospirosis in humans, even, with fatal outcomes, this phenomenon remained unknown under the climatic conditions of the Czech Republic where human leptospirosis has been reported rather sporadically, mostly in natural foci of infection, and its incidence rate is usually about 0.3% per 100,000 population. Nevertheless, after the unexpected vast floods of 1997 and 2002 that also afflicted natural foci of leptospirosis, the rates of reported and serologically confirmed cases of leptospirosis in the Czech Republic were three times as high as usual with the specific morbidity reaching 0.9 case per 100,000 population. In 1997, as many as 7156 persons were tested for leptospirosis in the Czech Republic: the disease was diagnosed and reported in 94 patients and in 2002, 92 out of 4999 persons tested were diagnosed with leptospirosis. Two thirds of these cases were from inundation areas, half of them being directly associated with floods (exposure to residual water, flood mud in cellars, etc.). Four case of Weil disease reported in 1997 were fatal. As many as 41 deaths from Weil disease have been reported in the Czech Republic since 1963 when the disease became reportable. PMID:15807384

Zitek, K; Benes, C

2005-02-01

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Autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophies in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Background Autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD2) include a number of disorders with heterogeneous etiology that cause predominantly weakness and wasting of the shoulder and pelvic girdle muscles. In this study, we determined the frequency of LGMD subtypes within a cohort of Czech LGMD2 patients using mutational analysis of the CAPN3, FKRP, SGCA, and ANO5 genes. Methods PCR-sequencing analysis; sequence capture and targeted resequencing. Results Mutations of the CAPN3 gene are the most common cause of LGMD2, and mutations in this gene were identified in 71 patients in a set of 218 Czech probands with a suspicion of LGMD2. Totally, we detected 37 different mutations of which 12 have been described only in Czech LGMD2A patients. The mutation c.550delA is the most frequent among our LGMD2A probands and was detected in 47.1% of CAPN3 mutant alleles. The frequency of particular forms of LGMD2 was 32.6% for LGMD2A (71 probands), 4.1% for LGMD2I (9 probands), 2.8% for LGMD2D (6 probands), and 1.4% for LGMD2L (3 probands). Further, we present the first results of a new approach established in the Czech Republic for diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases: sequence capture and targeted resequencing. Using this approach, we identified patients with mutations in the DYSF and SGCB genes. Conclusions We characterised a cohort of Czech LGMD2 patients on the basis of mutation analysis of genes associated with the most common forms of LGMD2 in the European population and subsequently compared the occurrence of particular forms of LGMD2 among countries on the basis of our results and published studies. PMID:25135358

2014-01-01

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LWA Ionospheric Workshop Christopher Watts1  

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and their propagation directions, b) traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) and their relationship to acoustic wavesLWA Ionospheric Workshop Christopher Watts1 and Kenneth Dymond2 with: Ronald Caton5 , Clayton Coker The LWA Ionospheric Workshop was held in parallel with the CEDAR workshop at the Eldorado Hotel on Sunday

Ellingson, Steven W.

371

Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop  

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Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508 Please RSVP by February 21 St's Self-Defense Workshop Norfolk Karate Academy, 814 West 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508 Please RSVP by March

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Career Information Workshops, 1978-79.  

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This publication reports an Oregon project to organize workshops to enable interested people to learn about the full range of benefits and requirements of a state career information system and to initiate the local developmental process if they decide to proceed. Chapter 1 addresses the need for Career Information Workshops and workshop

McKinlay, Bruce

373

Internet Workshop: Making Time for Literacy.  

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Describes a new instructional framework, Internet Workshop, designed around three themes reflecting how literacy is changing. Notes that the Internet Workshop consists of an independent reading of information on the Internet around a topic and a location initially designated by the teacher; it concludes with a short workshop session where students

Leu, Donald J., Jr.

2002-01-01

374

AICTE & NPTEL Sponsored Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics  

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AICTE & NPTEL Sponsored Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics 04th to 06th September 2014 Resource Person To The Coordinator (Workshop on Acoustic Phonetics) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute in attending the Short term workshop on "Acoustic Phonetics" Name of the applicant : Qualification

Krishnapura, Nagendra

375

North Star Workshop Connecting the Minnesota  

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North Star Workshop summary Connecting the Minnesota Safety Agenda: Towards Zero Deaths June 11-13, 2001 Earle Brown Center St. Paul Campus University of Minnesota North Star Workshop SUMMARY or a loved one. At the North Star Safety workshop, participants with a con- cern for public safety came

Minnesota, University of

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Interactive Workshop "Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in  

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Interactive Workshop "Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme" The workshop will take place at Uppsala University. 1. Workshop Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative will obtain general and latest information about the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, in particular about

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WASTE DISPOSAL WORKSHOPS: ANTHRAX CONTAMINATED WASTE  

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WASTE DISPOSAL WORKSHOPS: ANTHRAX CONTAMINATED WASTE January 2010 Prepared for the Interagency DE-AC05-76RL01830 Waste Disposal Workshops: Anthrax-Contaminated Waste AM Lesperance JF Upton SL #12;#12;PNNL-SA-69994 Waste Disposal Workshops: Anthrax- Contaminated Waste AM Lesperance JF Upton SL

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1996 Coolant Flow Management Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following compilation of documents includes a list of the 66 attendees, a copy of the viewgraphs presented, and a summary of the discussions held after each session at the 1996 Coolant Flow Management Workshop held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, adjacent to the NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio on December 12-13, 1996. The workshop was organized by H. Joseph Gladden and Steven A. Hippensteele of NASA Lewis Research Center. Participants in this workshop included Coolant Flow Management team members from NASA Lewis, their support service contractors, the turbine engine companies, and the universities. The participants were involved with research projects, contracts and grants relating to: (1) details of turbine internal passages, (2) computational film cooling capabilities, and (3) the effects of heat transfer on both sides. The purpose of the workshop was to assemble the team members, along with others who work in gas turbine cooling research, to discuss needed research and recommend approaches that can be incorporated into the Center's Coolant Flow Management program. The workshop was divided into three sessions: (1) Internal Coolant Passage Presentations, (2) Film Cooling Presentations, and (3) Coolant Flow Integration and Optimization. Following each session there was a group discussion period.

Hippensteele, Steven A. (Editor)

1997-01-01

379

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 to 1990. The reliability photovoltaic (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 warrantees 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 U.S., 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.

380

Photonics Explorer Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Photonics Explorer is an intra-curricular educational kit developed in a European project with a pan-European collaboration of over 35 teachers and science education professors. Unlike conventional educational outreach kits, the Photonics Explorer is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly in school curricula and enhance and complement the teaching and learning of science and optics in the classroom. The kit equips teachers with class sets of experimental components, provided within a supporting didactic framework and is designed for lower and upper secondary students (12-18 years). The kit is provided completely free of charge to teachers in conjunction with teacher training courses. The workshop will provide an overview of the Photonics Explorer intra-curricular kit and give teachers the opportunity to work hands-on with the material and didactic content of two modules, `Light Signals' (lower secondary) and `Diffraction and Interference'(upper secondary). We also aim to receive feedback regarding the content, components and didactic framework from teachers from non- European countries, to understand the relevance of the kit for their teaching and the ability for such a kit to integrate into non-EU curricula.

Prasad, Amrita; Debaes, Nathalie

2014-07-01

381

International Workshop on Anisotropy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy was held in Suzdal, USSR, from the 11th to the 19th of May 1982. The meeting was sponsored by IASPEI, UNESCO, and the Academy of Sciences, USSR, and was organized largely by E. M. Chesnokov and V. A. Magnitsky. Forty-five scientists from Czechoslovakia (2), FRG (1), GDR (1), Japan (1), India (1), UK (4), USA (3), and USSR (32) discussed the theory, observation, and causes o f seismic anisotropy.The most important conclusion from a wide variety of observations was that seismic anisotropy can be demonstrated as a very common, if not ubiquitous, property of much of the crust and upper mantle of the earth and may be important in a wide range of investigations. The anisotropy may be caused by a number of phenomena, including oriented crystals (mechanisms reviewed by Christensen, USA, and Babuska, Czechoslovakia); lithological alignments, as in oil shales; fine layering (reviewed by Liakhovitsky, USSR); and the direct effects o f stress (Nikitin and Chesnokov, USSR); but the commonest cause of anisotropy in the upper crust is probably aligned cracks (Crampin, UK).

Crampin, S.

382

Background of the workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1989-01-01

383

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

384

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

385

WMO Regional Satellite Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "Regional Training Course on the Use of Environmental Satellite Data in Meteorological Applications for RAIII and IV," which took place in Crdoba, Argentina between September 22 and October 3, 2008, was sponsored by WMO and NOAA NWS, and organized with the assistance of CONAE, CIRA, UBA, INPE, Eumetsat and The COMET Program. The goal of the training course was to increase the skills of Latin American meteorologists for providing better services through the use of environmental satellites. This Webcast collection offers the following seven lectures presented at the workshop, five in Spanish, and two in English: 1) Sistemas que cruzan el ecuador: Intrusiones en el hemisferio Norte y Sur (Mr. Mike Davison, HPC International Desk); 2) Los productos de Meteosat y Metop para las Amricas (Mr. Jos Prieto, EUMETSAT); 3) Procesos de mesoescala y tiempo severo. Influencia de la corriente en chorro en capas bajas en el Sudeste de Sudamrica en la conveccin profunda (Matilde Nicolini, Grupo de Modelado de Mesoescala CIMA-CONICET/DCAO-Universidad de Buenos Aires); 4) Datos y productos satelitarios disponibles para Sudamrica (Lic. Gloria Cristina Pujol); 5) Forecasts and Warnings of Aviation Hazards:Turbulence and 6) Warnings of Aviation Hazards: Detecting Icing Clouds (Mr. Herbert Puempel, WMO/RMTC); and 7) Ciclognesis (Mrs. Claudia M. Campetella, Dpto. de Ciencias de la Atmsfera y los Ocanos, Universidad de Buenos Aires). Note: Most of the lectures in this collection are delivered in Spanish. Accordingly, the quiz and survey are available only in Spanish.

COMET

2009-06-03

386

Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series: Workshop 4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In preparation for missions to Mars that will involve the return of samples to Earth, it will be necessary to prepare for the receiving, handling, testing, distributing, and archiving of martian materials here on Earth. Previous groups and committees have studied selected aspects of sample return activities, but specific detailed protocols for the handling and testing of returned samples must still be developed. To further refine the requirements for sample hazard testing and to develop the criteria for subsequent release of sample materials from quarantine, the NASA Planetary Protection Officer convened a series of workshops in 2000-2001. The overall objective of the Workshop Series was to produce a Draft Protocol by which returned martian sample materials can be assessed for biological hazards and examined for evidence of life (extant or extinct) while safeguarding the purity of the samples from possible terrestrial contamination. This report also provides a record of the proceedings of Workshop 4, the final Workshop of the Series, which was held in Arlington, Virginia, June 5-7, 2001. During Workshop 4, the sub-groups were provided with a draft of the protocol compiled in May 2001 from the work done at prior Workshops in the Series. Then eight sub-groups were formed to discuss the following assigned topics: Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Physical/Chemical Testing Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Life Detection Testing Review and Assess the Draft Protocol for Biohazard Testing Environmental and Health/Monitoring and Safety Issues Requirements of the Draft Protocol for Facilities and Equipment Contingency Planning for Different Outcomes of the Draft Protocol Personnel Management Considerations in Implementation of the Draft Protocol Draft Protocol Implementation Process and Update Concepts This report provides the first complete presentation of the Draft Protocol for Mars Sample Handling to meet planetary protection needs. This Draft Protocol, which was compiled from deliberations and recommendations from earlier Workshops in the Series, represents a consensus that emerged from the discussions of all the sub-groups assembled over the course of the five Workshops of the Series. These discussions converged on a conceptual approach to sample handling, as well as on specific analytical requirements. Discussions also identified important issues requiring attention, as well as research and development needed for protocol implementation.

Race Margaret S. (Editor); DeVincenzi, Donald L. (Editor); Rummel, John D. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara E. (Editor)

2001-01-01

387

NASA Workshop on Biological Adaptation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A workshop was convened to review the current program in Space Biology Biological Adaptation Research and its objectives and to identify future research directions. Two research areas emerged from these deliberations: gravitational effects on structures and biomineralization and gravity affected regulatory mechanisms. The participants also recommended that research concentrate on rapidly growing animals, since gravity effects may be more pronounced during growth and development. Both research areas were defined and future research directions were identified. The recommendations of the workshop will assist the Life Sciences Division of NASA in it assessment and long-range planning of these areas of space biology. Equally important, the workshop was intended to stimulate thought and research among those attending so that they would, in turn, interest, excite, and involve other members of the academic community in research efforts relevant to these programs.

Morey-Holton, Emily (editor); Tischler, Marc (editor)

1988-01-01

388

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

389

Space Mechanisms Technology Workshop Proceedings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the years, NASA has experienced a number of troublesome mechanism anomalies. Because of this, the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance initiated a workshop to evaluate the current space mechanism state-of-the-art and to determine the obstacles that will have to be met in order to achieve NASA's future missions goals. Seventy experts in the field attended the workshop. The experts identified current and perceived future space mechanisms obstacles. For each obstacle, the participants identified technology deficiencies, the current state-of-the-art, and applicable NASA, DOD, and industry missions. In addition, the participants at the workshop looked at technology needs for current missions, technology needs for future missions, what new technology is needed to improve the reliability of mechanisms, what can be done to improve technology development and the dissemination of information, and what do we do next.

Fusaro, Robert L. (Editor)

1999-01-01

390

GLOBE Hydrology Workshop SEIP program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Matt Krigbaum (left), a teacher at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor, Mich., pours water from the Pearl River into a turbidity tube to measure the river's light penetration. Krigbaum, along with Lois Williams, principal at Elizabeth Courville Elementary in Detroit, Mich.; and Carolyn Martin and Arlene Wittmer, teachers at Elizabeth Courville Elementary; conducted the experiment during a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) hydrology workshop. GLOBE is a worldwide, hands-on science education program in which teachers can become certified to implement the program at their schools after taking hydrology, land cover/biology, atmosphere/climate and soil protocol workshops. Twelve teachers from across the country attended the recent weeklong GLOBE training at SSC, offered through its Educator Resource Center and the NASA Explorer Schools program. All workshops are free and offer continuing education units.

2005-01-01

391

Workshop on the RHIC performance  

SciTech Connect

The most recent conceptual design manual for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven was published in May 1986 (BNL 51932). The purpose of this workshop was to review the design specifications in this RHIC reference manual, and to discuss in detail possible improvements in machine performance by addressing four main areas. These areas are beam-beam interactions, stochastic cooling, rf and bunch instabilities. The contents of this proceedings are as follows. Following an overview of the workshop, in which the motivation and goals are discussed in detail, transcripts of the first day talks are given. Many of these transcripts are copies of the original transparencies presented at the meeting. The following four sections contain contributed papers, that resulted from discussions at the workshop within each of the four working groups. In addition, there is a group summary for each of the four working groups at the beginning of each section. Finally, a list of participants is given.

Khiari, F.; Milutinovic, J.; Ratti, A.; Rhoades-Brown, M.J. (eds.)

1988-07-01

392

Proceedings of the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the proceedings of the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop, convened May 1-3, 2002 at NASA's Ames Research Center. Sponsored by the NASA Office of Space Science (OSS), this programmatic workshop is held periodically by NASA to discuss the current state of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of laboratory astrophysics and to identify the science priorities (needs) in support of NASA's space missions. An important goal of the Workshop is to provide input to OSS in the form of a white paper for incorporation in its strategic planning. This report comprises a record of the complete proceedings of the Workshop and the Laboratory Astrophysics White Paper drafted at the Workshop.

Salama, Farid (Editor)

2002-01-01

393

Plans for Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper summarizes the plans for the first Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop. The workshop is designed to assess the state of the art of computational methods for predicting unsteady flow fields and aeroelastic response. The goals are to provide an impartial forum to evaluate the effectiveness of existing computer codes and modeling techniques, and to identify computational and experimental areas needing additional research and development. Three subject configurations have been chosen from existing wind tunnel data sets where there is pertinent experimental data available for comparison. For each case chosen, the wind tunnel testing was conducted using forced oscillation of the model at specified frequencies

Heeg, Jennifer; Ballmann, Josef; Bhatia, Kumar; Blades, Eric; Boucke, Alexander; Chwalowski, Pawel; Dietz, Guido; Dowell, Earl; Florance, Jennifer P.; Hansen, Thorsten; Mani, Mori; Marvriplis, Dimitri; Perry, Boyd, III; Ritter, Markus; Schuster, David M.; Smith, Marilyn; Taylor, Paul; Whiting, Brent; Wieseman, Carol C.

2011-01-01

394

Advanced cytoreductive surgery workshop report.  

PubMed

The Advanced Course in Cytoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Peritoneal Surface Malignancies was held at the University of California Irvine Medical Center on November 4-5, 2011. The course director was Dr Robert E. Bristow, the Philip J. DiSaia Chair and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Meeting information was distributed via e-mail blasts by the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. The workshop was comprised of didactic modules, a cadaver laboratory, and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy demonstration. This was a not-for-profit workshop, and registration fees were used to support course faculty travel to UC Irvine and pay for the cadavers. PMID:23095776

Tewari, Krishnansu S

2012-11-01

395

Workshop on momentum distributions: Summary  

SciTech Connect

This has been an extraordinary Workshop touching many branches of physics. The Workshop has treated momentum distributions in fluid and solid condensed matter, in nuclei, and in electronic systems. Both theoretical and experimental concepts and methods have been considered in all these branches. A variety of specific illustrations and applications in physical systems have been presented. One finds that some common unifying themes emerge. One finds, also, that some examples are available to illustrate where one branch is more mature than others and to contrast where expectations for future progress may be most encouraged. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Simmons, R.O.

1988-01-01

396

Summary of experimental insertions workshop  

SciTech Connect

The last ISABELLE workshop of the summer 1976 series, which was held at Brookhaven, August 16-20, focused on the design and utilization of the experimental insertions. The goals of the workshop, which were somewhat more general than might be suggested by the title, are: (1) review the ISABELLE proposal from the point of view of experimental use; (2) contribute useful information on the ''open questions'' in the ISABELLE design; (3) develop data for experimental equipment and operating cost estimates; and (4) project a first approximation to ISABELLE operating modes.

Sandweiss, J.; Month, M.

1976-01-01

397

OAST Space Theme Workshop 1976  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Papers that provide a technical foundation including research and technology base candidates for each of six space themes - space power, space industrialization, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, exploration of the solar system, global service, and advanced transportation systems - are presented. The material is mainly intended for further use by workshop participants and NASA elements concerned with space research and technology. While the data presented do not represent official plans or positions, they are part of the process of evolving such plans and positions. The information contained reflects the efforts of workshop participants and should be an aid in the successful implementation and execution of the Agency's near- and far-term advanced technology program.

Sadin, S. R.

1977-01-01

398

Extreme Conditions Modeling Workshop Report  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Extreme Conditions Modeling (ECM) Workshop in Albuquerque, NM on May 13th-14th, 2014. The objective of the workshop was to review the current state of knowledge on how to model WECs in extreme conditions (e.g. hurricanes and other large storms) and to suggest how U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and national laboratory resources could be used to improve ECM methods for the benefit of the wave energy industry.

Coe, R. G.; Neary, V. S.; Lawson, M. J.; Yu, Y.; Weber, J.

2014-07-01

399

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

400

Nonepileptic seizures treatment workshop summary.  

PubMed

In May 2005, an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers gathered in Bethesda, MD, USA, for a workshop to discuss the development of treatments for patients with nonepileptic seizures (NES). Specific subgroup topics that were covered included: pediatric NES; presenting the diagnosis of NES, outcome measures for NES trials; classification of NES subtypes; and pharmacological treatment approaches and psychotherapies. The intent was to develop specific research strategies that can be expanded to involve a large segment of the epilepsy and psychiatric treatment communities. Various projects have resulted from the workshop, including the initial development of a prospective randomized clinical trial for NES. PMID:16540377

LaFrance, W Curt; Alper, Kenneth; Babcock, Debra; Barry, John J; Benbadis, Selim; Caplan, Rochelle; Gates, John; Jacobs, Margaret; Kanner, Andres; Martin, Roy; Rundhaugen, Lynn; Stewart, Randy; Vert, Christina

2006-05-01

401

The Compton Observatory Science Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Compton Observatory Science Workshop was held in Annapolis, Maryland on September 23-25, 1991. The primary purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among scientists with interests in various areas of high energy astrophysics, with emphasis on the scientific capabilities of the Compton Observatory. Early scientific results, as well as reports on in-flight instrument performance and calibrations are presented. Guest investigator data products, analysis techniques, and associated software were discussed. Scientific topics covered included active galaxies, cosmic gamma ray bursts, solar physics, pulsars, novae, supernovae, galactic binary sources, and diffuse galactic and extragalactic emission.

Shrader, Chris R. (editor); Gehrels, Neil (editor); Dennis, Brian (editor)

1992-01-01

402

Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, March 4-8, 1996. Volume 2; AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996. The main workshop is divided into two smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on March 4-6. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on March 6-8. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

Kim, Yunjin (Editor)

1996-01-01

403

Blood Transfusion Service in the Czech Republic ? Organization, Regulation and Guidelines, Quality and Safety, Perspectives and Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Czech Republic became EU member in 2004. Blood transfusion service is hospital based and dispersed. The Czech Republic is self-sufficient in blood components and plasma for fractionation. Donor population constituting mostly of voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is stable and relatively safe. A total of 19 HIV-positive donors have been detected during last 20 years, the incidence for HBV and

Renata Zimov; Petr Turek

2006-01-01

404

Management strategies in the Czech telecommunications sector: a comparative study of ?esk Telecom and T-Mobile  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article compares employment relations (ER) strategies at the incumbent fixed line Czech telecommunications company (TelCo), ?esk Telecom (?T), and the T-Mobile subsidiary, T-Mobile Czech Republic (TMCZ). It considers the extent to which the firms were able to introduce Western-style HRM practices within the context of three changing dynamics. First, the collapse of communism in the former Czechoslovakia was followed

Peter Ross

2008-01-01

405

Perspective of Cross-Cutting Criteria as a Major Instrument to Determination of Critical Infrastructure in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is concerned by issue of cross-cutting criteria by view of European Union and relevant Member States and regional level. Therefore it defines general solution for designation process of critical infrastructure elements. The paper consequently presents comparison of cross-cutting criteria in the Czech Republic and European Union. Thoughtful look of crosscutting criteria and regional critical infrastructure is following collated by present knowledge in realm of critical infrastructure in the Czech Republic.

Novotn, Petr; Rostek, Petr

2014-12-01

406

A cseh szak 50 ve (19552005) (50 years of the Czech Department 19552005).  

E-print Network

, one of the biggest benefits issuing from the conference was that the schol- ars were given an opportunity to present their opinions to a broader, interna- tional audience and discuss questions of Czech culture and literature. Such meetings always... encourage the expres- sion of new ideas and inspire original interpretations and reinterpretations of texts and cultural phenomena. The book is divided into three parts according to subject. 1. The first part presents the history of Czech studies...

Janiec-Nyitrai, Agnieszka

2009-01-01

407

Dreams of the Great Past in Czech Romantic Poetry: Edmund B?etislav Kaizl and His Poem K?ivoklt  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the relations between the dreams of the great past, i.e., the reflections of legendary historical places, events and personalities, in Czech translations of English Romantic poetry, in particular Thomas Moore and Lord Byron, in the context of Czech Romanticism in the 1830s through 1850s. The poem K?ivoklt, rmovan chronika (K?ivoklt, a Chronicle in Rhyme) (1858) by Edmund

Bohuslav Mnek

408

Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strains Isolated in the Czech Republic between 1984 and 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a collection of 66 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strains isolated between 1984 and 2002 in the Czech Republic, genes coding for antibiotic resistance were determined by using specific PCRs. We found that the pentadrug-resistant ACSSuT clone first appeared in the Czech Republic in 1990. A new variant of the aadA gene designated aadA21 is described, the 5 end of

M. Faldynova; M. Pravcova; F. Sisak; H. Havlickova; I. Kolackova; A. Cizek; R. Karpiskova; I. Rychlik

2002-01-01

409

Regional Innovation Policies in the Czech Republic and the Case of Prague: An Emerging Role of a Regional Level?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of the development of Czech innovation policy which started to get its shape in the first years of the 21st century. The article traces its origins to a number of interlinked factorsthe introduction of European regional policy in the Czech Republic, the increased inflow of foreign direct investment into R&D-intensive

Ji? Blaek; David Uhl?

2007-01-01

410

Proceedings of Minnowbrook Workshops I to VI  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This DVD collection includes the complete proceedings of Minnowbrook Workshops I through VI. Titles include Minnowbrook I - 1993 Workshop on End-Stage Boundary Layer Transition (NASA/CP-2007-214667, CASI ID 20070038942), Minnowbrook II - 1997 Workshop on Boundary Layer Transition in Turbomachines (NASA/CP-1998-206958, CASI ID 19980206205), Minnowbrook III - 2000 Workshop on Boundary Layer Transition and Unsteady Aspects of Turbomachinery Flow (NASA/CP-2001-210888, CASI ID 20020067662), Minnowbrook IV - 2003 Workshop on Transition and Unsteady Aspects of Turbomachinery Flows (NASA TM-2004-212913, CASI ID 20040121174), Minnowbrook V - 2006 Workshop on Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery (NASA/CP-2006-214484, CASI ID 20070024781), and Minnowbrook VI - 2009 Workshop on Flow Physics and Control for Internal and External Aerodynamics (NACA/CP-2010-216112, CASI ID 20100018557).

2012-01-01

411

Colorectal cancer prevention in the Czech Republic: time trends in performance indicators and current situation after 10 years of screening.  

PubMed

The incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the Czech Republic is significant. The National CRC Screening Program started in 2000 and was further enhanced in 2009. In 2010, the European Guidelines were introduced. The aim of the present trend study was to evaluate the quality of the Czech National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program using early performance and long-term impact indicators. The screening program has been assessed using data from three sources: the Czech National Cancer Registry, the Czech National Reference Centre, and the Czech CRC Screening Registry. The data were compared with a set of recommended quality control indicators. Between 2006 and 2010, a total of 1 881 299 fecal occult blood tests were performed, of which 87 397 were positive (4.6%). Until 2011, a total of 68 527 fecal occult blood test follow-up colonoscopies were performed. In addition, between 2009 and 2011, a total of 10 309 screening colonoscopies were performed. As a result, a total of 25 255 adenomas (32.0% rate) and 3379 CRCs (4.3% rate) were detected. A trend of cancer detection in earlier stages has been observed. The overall program coverage has increased to 22.7% of the target population in 2010. The majority of European guidelines' quality indicators for nonpopulation-based programs were implemented in the Czech National CRC Screening program. An improvement in program management was accompanied by an increase in coverage as well as other performance indicators. PMID:24129196

Suchanek, Stepan; Majek, Ondrej; Vojtechova, Gabriela; Minarikova, Petra; Rotnaglova, Barbora; Seifert, Bohumil; Minarik, Marek; Kozeny, Pavel; Dusek, Ladislav; Zavoral, Miroslav

2014-01-01

412

PREFACE: 6th International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis (MURPHYS2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis (MURPHYS) conference series focuses on multiple scale systems, singular perturbation problems, phase transitions and hysteresis phenomena occurring in physical, biological, chemical, economical, engineering and information systems. The 6th edition was hosted by Stefan cel Mare University in the city of Suceava located in the beautiful multicultural land of Bukovina, Romania, from May 21 to 24, 2012. This continued the series of biennial multidisciplinary conferences organized in Cork, Ireland from 2002 to 2008 and in Pcs, Hungary in 2010. The MURPHYS 2012 Workshop brought together more than 50 researchers in hysteresis and multi-scale phenomena from the United State of America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine, and Romania. Participants shared and discussed new developments of analytical techniques and numerical methods along with a variety of their applications in various areas, including material sciences, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering and civil structures, biological and eco-systems, economics and finance. The Workshop was sponsored by the European Social Fund through Sectoral Operational Program Human Resources 2007-2013 (PRO-DOCT) and Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava. The Organizing Committee was co-chaired by Mihai Dimian from Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava (Romania), Amalia Ivanyi from the University of Pecs (Hungary), and Dmitrii Rachinskii from the University College Cork (Ireland). All papers published in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the Editors. Reviews were conducted by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. The Guest Editors wish to place on record their sincere gratitude to Miss Sarah Toms for the assistance she provided during the publication process. More information about the Workshop can be found at http://www.murphys.usv.ro/ Mihai Dimian and Dmitrii Rachinskii Guest Editors for Journal of Physics: Conference Series Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis

Dimian, Mihai; Rachinskii, Dmitrii

2015-02-01

413

Summaries of the 4th Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the summaries for the Fourth Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on October 25-29, 1993. The main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on October 25-26, whose summaries appear in Volume 1; The Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on October 27, whose summaries appear in Volume 2; and The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on October 28-29, whose summaries appear in this volume, Volume 3.

Vanzyl, Jakob (editor)

1993-01-01

414

Summaries of the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop. Volume 1: AVIRIS Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication contains the preliminary agenda and summaries for the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on 1-5 June 1992. This main workshop is divided into three smaller workshops as follows: (1) the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on June 1 and 2; (2) the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS) workshop, on June 3; and (3) the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on June 4 and 5. The summaries are contained in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

Green, Robert O. (editor)

1992-01-01

415

Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Connecting with the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers" is a video workshop for middle school teachers of the arts and other subjects. The workshop includes eight hour-long video programs and a companion workshop guide and Web site. The workshop shows middle school teachers why and how to integrate the arts (dance, music, theatre, and

Annenberg Media, 2005

2005-01-01

416

Summary and report on four national environmental workshops  

SciTech Connect

Individual abstracts were prepared for the summaries of four workshops held during the last two years: (1) Integrated Assessment for Energy Related Environmental Standards Workshop - Berkeley, California, November 1978; (2) National Ecological Assessment Workshop - Savannah, Georgia, January 1979; (3) National/Regional Modelling Workshop - Reston, Virginia, May 1979; (4) Groundwater Workshop - Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 1980. (JGB)

House, Peter W.

1980-07-01

417

A comparison of lead pollution record in Sphagnum peat with known historical Pb emission rates in the British Isles and the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vertical Pb concentration gradients and isotope ratios (206Pb\\/207Pb, 208Pb\\/207Pb) are reported for five 210Pb-dated Sphagnum peat profiles. The studied peat bogs are in the British Isles (Thorne Moors, England; Mull, Scotland; and Connemara, Eire) and central Europe (Ocean, northern Czech Republic; Rybarenska slat, southern Czech Republic). Both the U.K. and the Czech Republic experienced maximum Pb emissions from AgPb smelting

Martin Novak; Yigal Erel; Leona Zemanova; Simon H. Bottrell; Marie Adamova

2008-01-01

418

[First results of participation of the Czech Republic in the 7th Framework Programme, priority Health, in years 2007-2013].  

PubMed

European Commission has announced the first preliminary results of participation in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), priority Health. The overview presents the basic statistics regarding the participation of the Czech teams, universities, institutions, and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in FP7 projects. The aim of the article is to present the basic data on the projects with the Czech participation, the EU financial contribution for Czech teams and the main research topics. PMID:24041023

Kinkorov, Judita

2013-01-01

419

The 1987 Ground Vortex Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the current understanding of the ground vortex phenomena and their effects on aircraft, and to establish directions for further research on advanced, high-performance aircraft designs, particularly those concepts utilizing powered-lift systems; e.g., V/STOL. ASTOVL, and STOL aircraft.

Margason, Richard J. (editor)

1988-01-01

420

Mars exploration study workshop 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

421

ELECTROLYSIS-UTILITY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP  

E-print Network

ELECTROLYSIS-UTILITY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP Renaissance Suites at Flatirons, Broomfield, CO SeptemberQueen, Energetics 9:00 am Electrolysis Hydrogen Generation, Steve Cohen, Teledyne Energy Systems 9:20 am Commission 1:00 pm Electrolysis Technology Development and Fueling Infrastructure Options, Matthew Kauffman

422

Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop  

E-print Network

Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop September 22-23, 2004 Broomfield, CO Shawna McQueen #12-spread deployment of electrolysis based hydrogen production in the U.S. #12;Key Drivers ! Water electrolysis will be needed in the early stages ! DOE electrolysis cost goal: $2.85/kg by 2010 ! Today's cost is $4-$6/kg H2

423

Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop II  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop E convened in Tucson, Arizona, in October 1997 by popular demand slightly over two years following the first successful Mars Telescopic Observations Workshop, held in Ithaca, New York, in August 1995. Experts on Mars from the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and the United States were present. Twenty-eight oral presentations were made and generous time allotted for useful discussions among participants. The goals of the workshop were to (1) summarize active groundbased observing programs and evaluate them in the context of current and future space missions to Mars, (2) discuss new technologies and instrumentation in the context of changing emphasis of observations and theory useful for groundbased observing, and (3) more fully understand capabilities of current and planned Mars missions to better judge which groundbased observations are and will continue to be of importance to our overall Mars program. In addition, the exciting new discoveries presented from the Pathfinder experiments and the progress report from the Mars Global Surveyor infused the participants with satisfaction for the successes achieved in the early stages of these missions. Just as exciting was the enthusiasm for new groundbased programs designed to address new challenges resulting from mission science results. We would like to thank the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as well as Dr. David Black, director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the staff of the Institute's Publications and Program Services Department for providing logistical, administrative, and publication support services for this workshop.

Sprague, A. L. (Editor); Bell, J. F., III (Editor)

1997-01-01

424

Play and Culture. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five articles on the interactions of play and culture in early childhood education. The workshop titles are: "Play and Cultural Differences" (Cronin and Jones); "Play in a Classroom of Iu-Mien Children: (Evans); "The Culture of Play: A Personal Perspective" (Jarman); "'But They're Only Playing': Interpreting Play to Parents" (Cooper); and

Cronin, Sharon; Jones, Elizabeth; Evans, Kathleen; Jarman, Cheryl Greer; Cooper, Renatta M.; Reynolds, Gretchen

1999-01-01

425

Ocular Foreign Body Removal Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A technique used to teach removal of foreign bodies from eyes uses freshly slaughtered calves' eyes in which metal particles are embedded at different depths. The approach develops both mechanical skills and problem-oriented evaluation and management of patients. Preparation and presentation of workshops using the technique are also discussed.

Potaznik, Walter; And Others

1991-01-01

426

Notes for the Workshop on  

E-print Network

Notes for the Workshop on Combination Testing Cem Kaner January 2006 Copyright (c) Cem Kaner 2006 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA. These notes are partially based on research useful possibilities? Note: If you can't map the full set of possible tests easily to a combination chart

427

Software for an Evaluation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the "Educational Software Preview Guide," this article discusses trends; lists selected software titles related to the Internet, arts, multilingualism and multiculturalism, multimedia and edutainment, and authentic experience, cross curricular and alternative assessment; and describes how to conduct a software evaluation workshop. Lists

Johnson, Judi Mathis

1997-01-01

428

The 1975 GSFC Battery Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proceedings of the 1975 Goddard Space Flight Center Battery Workshop are presented. The major topics of discussion were nickel cadmium batteries and, to a lesser extent, nickel hydrogen batteries. Battery design, manufacturing techniques, testing programs, and electrochemical characteristics were considered. The utilization of these batteries for spacecraft power supplies was given particular attention.

1975-01-01

429

Workshop report Impact of Global  

E-print Network

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ON FOOD/NUTRITION AND WATER IN RELATION TO HUMAN HEALTH 21­23 March 2012 Wellcome Trust. Background 4. Challenges for human health: food and nutrition 5. Challenges for human health: water 6Workshop report Impact of Global Environmental Change on Food/Nutrition and Water in Relation

Rambaut, Andrew

430

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...

431

National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 96, held at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico on October 27-30, 1996. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E.; Freeman, Ginger L.; Jacobs, James; Parkin, Don M.

1997-01-01

432

Object Oriented Risk Analysis Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the framework of the RISET Project (Interfaculty Network of Support to Education and Technology) an educational tool for introducing risk analysis has been developed. This workshop enables to carry a group of students (role-play game) through a step-by-step process of risk identification and quantification. The aim is to assess risk in a characteristic alpine village regarding natural hazards (rockfall, snow avalanche, flooding) and is oriented to affected objects such as buildings, infrastructures... The workshop contains the following steps: 1.- Planning of the study and definition of stakeholders 2.- Hazard identification 3.- Risk analysis 4.- Risk assessment 5.- Proposition of mitigation measures 6- Risk management and cost-benefit analysis. During the process, information related to past events and useful concepts are provided in order to bring up discussion and decision making. The Risk Matrix and other graphical tools allow having a visual representation of the risk level and help to prioritize counter measures. At the end of the workshop, there is the possibility to compare the results between different groups and print out a summarizing report. This approach provides a rapid and comprehensible risk evaluation. The workshop is accessible from the internet and will be used for educational purposes at bachelor and master level as well as for external persons dealing with risk analysis.

Pons, M. Gell I.; Jaboyedoff, M.

2009-04-01

433

Microsoft Excel 2007 Advanced Workshop  

E-print Network

on to Excel Macros Visual Basic for Applica ons (VBA) Macro Defini on: A macro is a sequence of VBA statements that performs an ac on with Excel. It is a series of commands that either the user 1 03/01/11 Microsoft Excel 2007 401 Advanced Workshop Streamlining Your Work with Macros

California at San Diego, University of

434

A Workshop in Clinical Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-day workshop for medical faculty (but also adapted for nursing and allied health instructors) has been designed that incorporates both attitudinal and cognitive objectives, including learning the characteristics of effective clinical teaching, evaluating an observed clinical teaching situation, and applying the characteristics of effective

Stritter, Frank T.; Hain, Jack H.

1977-01-01

435

Second Workshop on Spacecraft Glow  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various aspects of space glow were considered. Results of a workshop held on May 6 to 7, 1985, at the Space Science Laboratory of NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama are presented. The topics of discussion are divided as follows: (1) in situ observations; (2) theoretical calculations; (3) laboratory measurements; and (4) future experiments.

Waite, J. H., Jr. (editor); Moorehead, T. W. (editor)

1985-01-01

436

Activated Sludge Process Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to upgrade the knowledge of experienced wastewater treatment plant operators. 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 topic. Areas covered in this manual include: types and factors

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

437

Basic Gas Chlorination Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was developed for use at workshops designed to introduce treatment plant operators to the safe operation and maintenance of gas chlorination systems employing the variable vacuum gas chlorinator. Each of the lessons in this document has clearly stated behavioral objectives to tell the trainee what he should know or do after completing

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto.

438

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.

439

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

440

EDITORIAL: Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop, Kardamyli, Greece, 2009 Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop, Kardamyli, Greece, 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop 2009 was part of a very successful series of international workshops which were conceived at the 1985 Laser Acceleration of Particles Workshop in Malibu, California. Since its inception, the workshop has been held in Asia and in Europe (Kardamyli, Kyoto, Presqu'ile de Giens, Portovenere, Taipei and the Azores). The purpose of the workshops is

Bob Bingham; Patric Muggli

2011-01-01

441

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

442

Variation in DNA?ploidy Levels of Reynoutria Taxa in the Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

The genus Reynoutria is represented by four taxa in the Czech Republic: Reynoutria japonica var. japonica, R. japonica var. compacta, R. sachalinensis and R. bohemica. 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. bohemica 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. bohemica 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

MANDK, BOHUMIL; PYEK, PETR; LYSK, MARTIN; SUDA, JAN; KRAHULCOV, ANNA; BMOV, KATE?INA

2003-01-01

443

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

2011-11-01

444

Overview of large scale experiments performed within the LBB project in the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

During several recent years NRI Rez has been performing the LBB analyses of safety significant primary circuit pipings of NPPs in Czech and Slovak Republics. The analyses covered the NPPs with reactors WWER 440 Type 230 and 213 and WWER 1000 Type 320. Within the relevant LBB projects undertaken with the aim to prove the fulfilling of the requirements of LBB, a series of large scale experiments were performed. The goal of these experiments was to verify the properties of the components selected, and to prove the quality and/or conservatism of assessments used in the LBB-analyses. In this poster, a brief overview of experiments performed in Czech Republic under guidance of NRI Rez is presented.

Kadecka, P.; Lauerova, D. [Nuclear Research Institute, Rez (Czechoslovakia)

1997-04-01

445

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. PMID:23227241

Hart, Vlastimil; Kuta, Tom; N?mec, Pavel; Blhov, Veronika; Jeek, Milo; Novkov, Petra; Begall, Sabine; ?erven, Jaroslav; Hanzal, Vladimr; Malkemper, Erich Pascal; tpek, Kamil; Vole, Christiane; Burda, Hynek

2012-01-01

446

Lunar Regolith Biomining: Workshop Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 5th and 6th, 2007, NASA Ames Research Center hosted a workshop entitled 'Lunar Regolith Biomining'. The workshop addressed the feasibility of biologically-based mining of the lunar regolith along with identification of views and concepts for moving this topic forward to NASA. Workshop presentations provided background in topics of interest that served as the foundation for discussion in the subsequent breakout sessions. The first topical area included the history, status, and issues with biomining on Earth to familiarize all attendees with current activities. These presentations related the primary considerations in existing biomining, e.g., microbes of choice, pH of reactions, time and temperature, specific mining applications and locations, and benefits and/or limitations of biomining. The second area reviewed existing research efforts addressing biomining of planetary surfaces (Mars, Moon), including microbial considerations, and chemical necessities in biomining and biofuel production. The last element pertained to other non-biological considerations and influences in biomining efforts on the lunar surface such as radiation fluxes and effects, and the application of small satellite experiments to learn more about the lunar and Martian surfaces. Following the presentations, the workshop attendees divided into three breakout sessions to discuss areas of interest in greater detail and to define next steps in determining the feasibility of lunar regolith biomining. Topics for each of the three breakout sessions included: 1) bio-communities of choice, target product(s), and suggested ground studies; 2) physical/environmental issues and ground studies; and 3) the development of reference experiments for the Astrobiology Small payloads Workshop. The results of the breakout sessions are summarized and a list of participants is included.

Dalton, Bonnie P.; Roberto, Frank F.

2008-01-01

447

[Objective need for cancer prevention in the czech republic and europe, and the state thereof].  

PubMed

There is no doubt today of the need for cancer prevention. The growing incidence of cancer itself provides a sufficient justification for prevention programmes. A review of literature presented in this paper also documents the strong background of evidence-based cancer prevention programmes. The article also provides a critical analysis of the current status of primary cancer prevention and cancer screening in the Czech Republic in contrast with available international comparisons. Relevant international data have been obtained from the regularly repeated "Health at a Glance" studies (published by the OECD). Although the Czech Republic is one of the countries with the highest cancer burden in Europe, it has failed to develop and support a cancer prevention policy on a central level, and this also applies to smoking prevention. The Czech population needs an effective national strategy for the support of cancer prevention, as well as a strategy which would ensure equitable cancer care in terms of both quality and correct indication; a strategy which would be sustainable for at least 10 to 15 years to come.Key words: oncology - screening - risk factor - prevention - population burden This study was supported by the project 36/14//NAP "Development and implementation of methodology for the evaluation of effectiveness of personalised invitations of citizens to cancer screening programmes" as part of the pro-gram-me of the Czech Ministry of Health "National action plans and conceptions". The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study. The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE "uniform requirements" for biomedical papers. PMID:25494886

Duek, L; Mjek, O; Muk, J; Pavlk, T; Koptkov, J; Gregor, J

2014-01-01

448

Human Papillomavirus Genotype Distribution in Czech Women and Men with Diseases Etiologically Linked to HPV  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundThe HPV prevalence and genotype distribution are important for the estimation of the impact of HPV-based cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination on the incidence of diseases etiologically linked to HPVs. The HPV genotype distribution varies across different geographical regions. Therefore, we investigated the type-specific HPV prevalence in Czech women and men with anogenital diseases.MethodsWe analyzed 157 squamous cell carcinoma

Ruth Tachezy; Jana Smahelova; Martina Salakova; Marc Arbyn; Lukas Rob; Petr Skapa; Tomas Jirasek; Eva Hamsikova

2011-01-01

449

How Pythagoras' theorem is taught in Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Shanghai: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to explore certain characteristics of the mathematics classroom by investigating how teachers from three\\u000a different cultures, namely, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Shanghai, handle Pythagoras' theorem at eighth grade.\\u000a \\u000a Based on a fine-grained analysis of one lesson, from each of the three places, some features in terms of the ways of handling\\u000a the same topic were

Rongjin Huang; Frederick K. S. Leung

2002-01-01

450

Relationship Lending, Firms Behaviour and Credit Risk: Evidence from the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of an analysis of data on individual bank loans of non-financial corporations in the Czech Republic taken from the CNBs Central Credit Register. It focuses on the question of how firms obtain financing from domestic banks. The results show that the vast majority of non-financial corporations use the services of just one relationship lender. Small

Adam Gersl; Petr Jakubk

2010-01-01

451

CHARACTERIZATION OF DIOXIN-LIKE ACTIVITY OF SEDIMENTS FROM A CZECH RIVER BASIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synthetic organic chemicals are present in environmental compartments as complex mixtures and therefore their potential effects are difficult to predict. In this study, in vitro bioassays using wild-type fish and rat hepatoma cell lines and their corresponding recombinant cell systems were used to evaluate 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-like activity in extracts of sediments collected from rivers of the Czech Republic. All the

Klara Hilscherova; Kurunthachalam Kannan; Youn-Seok Kang; Ivan Holoubek; Miroslav Machala; Shigeki Masunaga; Junko Nakanishi; John P. Giesy

2001-01-01

452

Relationships between sudden weather changes in summer and mortality in the Czech Republic, 19862005  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examines the relationship between sudden changes in weather conditions in summer, represented by (1) sudden air\\u000a temperature changes, (2) sudden atmospheric pressure changes, and (3) passages of strong atmospheric fronts; and variations\\u000a in daily mortality in the population of the Czech Republic. The events are selected from data covering 19862005 and compared\\u000a with the database of daily excess

Eva Plavcov; Jan Kysel

2010-01-01

453

Cardiovascular drug utilisation and socio-economic inequalities in 20 districts of the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To analyse whether there exists a socio-economic gradient in utilisation of cardiovascular drugs at the district level in the Czech Republic. Methods: The aggregated data on drug utilisation during the period 1997-2000, expressed in defined daily doses per 1000 inhabitants per day, were obtained from the General Health Insurance Company. Socio-economic characteristics of the districts in year 2000 (percentage

Kvetoslava Gorecka; Alena Linhartova; Jiri Vlcek; Ivan Tilser

2005-01-01

454

Tornadoes within the Czech Republic: from early medieval chronicles to the "internet society"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper addresses the historical documentation of tornadoes and the awareness of tornadic events in the area of the present Czech Republic throughout the last nine centuries. The oldest records of tornado occurrence in the region can be found in chronicles from the first half of the 12th centurythe two most interesting of these are presented here in translation from the original Latin texts. Several other cases of possible tornadoes and waterspouts can be found in chronicles from the 12th and 13th centuries. However, from the descriptions of the events, it is not always clear if the phenomenon was a tornado, waterspout, dust swirl, or if it was of a non-tornadic nature. From the 14th to 19th centuries, tornado records are rather scarce for the region. However, this is likely to have a non-meteorological explanation. Gregor Mendel's (1871) essay " Die Windhose vom 13. October 1870" can be considered as a distinctive "breakpoint" in the documentation history of tornadoes in the territory of the present Czech Republic, followed later by the work of Edler von Wahlburg [Das Wetter 28 (1911) 135] and Wegener [Wind-und-Wasserhosen in Europa. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig, 1917]. During the "socialist" period, the term " tornado" was seldom used and they were poorly understood, producing a view that "tornadoes do not occur in Central Europe". The situation began to change with the works of Munzar [Tromby (tonda) na zem? esk republiky v letech 1119-1993. Zborn?k Dejin Fyziky, vol. XI. Voj. Akadmia SNP, Liptovsk Mikul, pp. 69-72, 1993 (in Czech)] and lek [Meteorol. Zpr. 47 (1994) 172], and new records showed that about one tornado per year occurred between 1994 and 1999. Finally, between 2000 and 2002, the number of documented tornadoes in the Czech Republic was five to eight cases per year.

Setvk, Martin; lek, Milan; Munzar, Jan

455

The effects of monetary policy in the Czech Republic: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the effects of Czech monetary policy on the economy within the vector auto regression (VAR), structural\\u000a VAR, Bayesian VAR with sign restrictions, and factor-augmented VAR, frameworks. We document a well-functioning transmission\\u000a mechanism similar to the euro area countries, especially in terms of persistence of monetary policy shocks. Subject to various\\u000a sensitivity tests, we find that

Magdalena Morgese Borys; Roman Horvth; Michal Franta

2009-01-01

456

Genetic Analysis of Gitelman Syndrome Patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia Three Novel Mutations Found  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: To investigate the genetic cause of inherited hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis associated with Gitelmans syndrome, we searched for mutations in the SLC12A3 gene (thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter) among a set of patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Methods: We collected blood samples of patients from 16 families with characteristic clinical features. DNA was analyzed for mutation detection with SSCP and

Markta Urbanov; Jana Reiterov; Romana Ryav; Jitka tekrov; Miroslav Merta

2006-01-01

457

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

458

Mortality and displaced mortality during heat waves in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of this study were to assess impacts of hot summer periods on mortality in the Czech Republic and to quantify the size of the short-term displacement effect which resulted in lower than expected mortality after heat waves. The analysis covered the period 19822000 when several extraordinarily hot summers occurred in central Europe. Daily total all-cause mortality and mortality

Jan Kysel

2004-01-01

459

ESBL and AmpC beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in poultry in the Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major reason for resistance of Enterobacteriaceae to beta-lactam antibiotics is production of ESBLs and AmpC beta-lactamases. As their more detailed description in poultry is unavailable in the Czech Republic, the presented study aimed at assessing their occurrence and molecular characteristics. A total of 154 composite samples from broilers and 150 cloacal swabs from turkeys were examined. Production of ESBLs

M. Kolar; J. Bardon; M. Chroma; K. Hricova; T. Stosova; P. Sauer; D. Koukalova

2010-01-01

460

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis in Poultry of Middle Moravia, Czech Republic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kolfi M., J. Bardo, P. Sauer, M. Kesselov, L. ekanov, I. Vgnerov, D. Koukalov, P. Hejnar: Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis in Poultry of Middle Moravia, Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno 2005, 74: 249-253. The aim of the study was to detect antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis isolates from farm-reared poultry. During the period of June

M. KOL; J. BARDO; P. SAUER; M. KESSELOV; L. EKANOV; I. VGNEROV; D. KOUKALOV; P. HEJNAR

461

Obesity of Czech children and adolescents: relation to parental obesity and socioeconomic factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to estimate the change in overweight and obesity prevalence and the influence of socioeconomic\\u000a status and parental obesity on overweight and obesity of children and adolescents in the Czech Republic. The roles of family\\u000a history of obesity, dietary factors and physical activity were evaluated. The quota sample of 1,417 children and adolescents\\u000a aged 6.0017.99years

M. Kunesova; J. Vignerova; A. Steflov; J. Parzkova; J. Lajka; V. Hainer; P. Blaha; P. Hlavaty; P. Kalouskova; K. Hlavata; M. Wagenknecht

2007-01-01

462

Revison of an Atheloptic Visean Trilobite Association in the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently two new trilobite occurrences were discovered during geological mapping of fossiliferous shales of the B?ezina Formation around the village of B?ezina in the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic). The newly discovered localities are extraordinary because of the unexpected occurrence of articulated trilobite exoskeletons associated with brachiopods including supporting spines. The new atheloptic association of Mississippian trilobites is described for the first time from the Moravian Karst.

Rak, t?pn; Viktorn, Tom; Otava, Ji?

2015-01-01

463

Grid Induction -3rd hands on workshop  

E-print Network

technology for biomedical researchers. It will include lectures on computational challenges and HPC with the common aim of building on recent advances in grid technology and developing a service grid infrastructure in France CERN in Switzerland CESGA in Spain CESNET in the Czech Republic CGG in France CLPP-BAS in Bulgaria

Beimel, Amos

464

Personalised, predictive and preventive medication process in hospitalsstill rather missing: professional opinion survey on medication safety in Czech hospitals (based on professional opinions of recognised Czech health care experts)  

PubMed Central

The survey had the following aims: (1) to rationalise the hypothesis that risks and losses relating to medication process' errors in Czech hospitals are at least comparable with the other developed countries and EU countries especially, (2) to get a valid professional opinion/estimate on the rate of adverse drug events happening in Czech hospitals, (3) to point out that medication errors represent real and serious risks and (4) to induce the hospital management readiness to execute fundamental changes and improvements to medication processes. We read through a lot of studies inquiring into hospitals' medication safety. Then, we selected the studies which brought reliable findings and formulated credible conclusions. Finally, we addressed reputable Czech experts in health care and asked them structured questions whether the studies' findings and conclusions corresponded with our respondents' own experience in the Czech hospital clinical practice and what their own estimates of adverse drug events' consequences were like. Based on the reputable Czech health care expert opinions/estimates, the rate of a false drug administration may exceed 5%, and over 7% of those cause serious health complications to Czech hospital inpatients. Measured by an average length of stay (ALOS), the Czech inpatients, harmed by a false drug administration, stay in hospital for more than 2.6?days longer than necessary. Any positive changes to a currently used, traditional, ways of drug dispensing and administration, along with computerisation, automation, electronic traceability, validation, or verification, must well pay off. Referring to the above results, it seems to be wise to follow the EU priorities in health and health care improvements. Thus, a right usage of the financial means provided by the ECin terms of its new health programmes for the period 20142020 (e.g. Horizon 2020)has a good chance of a good result in doing the right things right, at the right time and in the right way. All citizens of the EU may benefit using the best practice. PMID:24834138

2014-01-01

465

Survey of cyanobacterial toxins in Czech water reservoirs--the first observation of neurotoxic saxitoxins.  

PubMed

The environmental occurrence and concentrations of cyanobacterial toxins (cyanotoxins) were investigated in the Czech Republic. Concentrations of microcystins (MCs), cylindrospermopsin (CYN) or saxitoxins (STXs) were determined immunochemically by ELISA assays in 30 water samples collected from the surface layers of 19 reservoirs during the summer season of 2010. MCs were detected in 18 reservoirs and 83 % of samples, with median and maximal concentration being 1.5 and 18.6 ?g/L, respectively. The high frequency of MC occurrence coincided with prevalence of cyanobacterium Microcystis sp., which was detected in 87 % samples, followed by Dolichospermum (Anabaena) sp. observed in 33 % samples. CYN was detected by ELISA only in one sample at a concentration of 1.2 ?g/L. STXs presence was indicated for the first time in Czech water reservoirs when the toxins were found at low concentrations (0.03-0.04 ?g/L) in two samples (7 %) collected from two different reservoirs, where STXs co-occurred with MCs and eventually also with CYN. In both STX-positive samples, the phytoplankton community was dominated by Microcystis sp., but Dolichospermum sp. and/or Aphanizomenon sp. were also present as putative producers of STX and/or CYN. Cyanotoxins commonly occurred in Czech water reservoirs, and MCs frequently at concentrations possibly associated with human health risks. MCs were the most prevalent and abundant cyanotoxins, but also other cyanotoxins were detected, though sporadically. Further research and regulatory monitoring of cyanotoxins other than MCs is therefore required. PMID:24659433

Jan?ula, Daniel; Strakov, Lucie; Sadlek, Jan; Marlek, Blahoslav; Babica, Pavel

2014-07-01

466

Consumers' beliefs and behavioural intentions towards organic food. Evidence from the Czech Republic.  

PubMed

Research has revealed that organic consumers share beliefs about positive health effects, environmentally friendly production and better taste of organic food. Yet, very little is known about the decisions of organic consumers in post-socialist countries with emerging organic food markets. In order to examine this area a representative data set (N=1054) from the Czech Republic was used. Target group of the study has become the Czech consumers that purchase organic food on regular basis. The consumers' behaviour was conceptualised with the use of the theory of planned behaviour (ToPB). Firstly, the ToPB model was tested, and secondly, belief-based factors that influence the decisions and behaviour of consumers were explored. The theory proved able to predict and explain the behaviour of Czech organic consumers. The best predictors of the intention to purchase organic food are attitudes towards the behaviour and subjective norms. Decisive positions in consumers' beliefs have product- and process-based qualities. PMID:22504401

Zagata, Lukas

2012-08-01

467

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010  

PubMed Central

We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the pork production chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain during 2010. A total of 337 fecal, liver, and meat samples from animals at slaughterhouses were tested for HEV by real-time quantitative PCR. Overall, HEV was higher in Italy (53%) and Spain (39%) than in Czech Republic (7.5%). HEV was detected most frequently in feces in Italy (41%) and Spain (39%) and in liver (5%) and meat (2.5%) in Czech Republic. Of 313 sausages sampled at processing and point of sale, HEV was detected only in Spain (6%). HEV sequencing confirmed only g3 HEV strains. Indicator virus (porcine adenovirus) was ubiquitous in fecal samples and absent in liver samples and was detected in 1 slaughterhouse meat sample. At point of sale, we found porcine adenovirus in sausages (1%2%). The possible dissemination of HEV and other fecal viruses through pork production demands containment measures. PMID:22840221

Di Bartolo, Ilaria; Diez-Valcarce, Marta; Vasickova, Petra; Kralik, Petr; Hernandez, Marta; Angeloni, Giorgia; Ostanello, Fabio; Bouwknegt, Martijn; Rodrguez-Lzaro, David; Pavlik, Ivo

2012-01-01

468

Management of Spent and Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources in the Czech Republic - 12124  

SciTech Connect

The Czech Republic is a country with a well-developed peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation. Sealed Radioactive Sources (further also SRS) are broadly used in many areas in the Czech Republic, e.g. in research, industry, medicine, education, agriculture, etc. Legislation in the field of ionizing radiation source utilization has been fully harmonized with European Community legislation. SRS utilization demands a proper system which must ensure the safe use of SRS, including the management of disused (spent) and orphaned SRS. In the Czech Republic, a comprehensive system of SRS management has been established that is comparable with systems in other developed countries. The system covers both legal and institutional aspects. The Central Register of Ionizing Radiation Sources is an important part of the system. It is a tracking system that covers all activities related to SRS, from their production or import to the end of their use (recycling or disposal). Many spent SRS are recycled and can be used for other purposes after inspection, repacking or reprocessing. When the disused SRS are not intended for further use, they are managed as radioactive waste (RAW). The system of SRS management also ensures the suitable resolution of situations connected with improper SRS handling (in the case of orphaned sources, accidents, etc.). (author)

Podlaha, J. [Nuclear Research Institute Rez, Husinec-Rez 130, CZ 250 68 (Czech Republic)

2012-07-01

469

First experience with the application of the METRo model in the Czech Republic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents our first experience with the application of the METRo model, which forecasts road surface temperature and road conditions (e.g., wet or dry surface, ice) in the Czech Republic. In our version, the model uses online measurements from road weather stations (RWS) in the Czech Republic and weather forecasts from ALADIN, the operational numerical weather prediction NWP model of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. The METRo model was quasi-operationally tested during the winter season (November 2012-February 2013) using data from 25 RWS. We compared three model runs with an emphasis on road surface temperature. The first run used the original model and served as a reference. The second run applied model output statistics (MOS) to ALADIN forecasts of temperature and humidity at 2 m above the ground, which are required by METRo. The third run applied METRo in a nowcasting mode by starting the model every hour and using new measurements available from the RWS. The results indicated that MOS improved the accuracy of the temperature and humidity at 2 m but had little impact on the forecasted road surface temperature. However, the nowcasting scheme significantly improved the accuracy of the forecasts for the initial 3 to 4 h. The evaluation of the METRo results suggests that the radiation flux forecast is crucial for an accurate road surface temperature forecast.

Sokol, Zbyn?k; Zacharov, Petr; Sedlk, Pavel; Hoek, Ji?; Bli?k, Vojt?ch; Chldov, Zuzana; Peice, Petr; kuthan, Miroslav

2014-06-01

470

WISELI'S WORKSHOPS FOR SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIRS: EVALUATION REPORT  

E-print Network

WISELI'S WORKSHOPS FOR SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIRS: EVALUATION REPORT Submitted to: Molly Carnes, Jo..................................................................................................................................... 3 Structure of the Workshops for Search Committee Chairs ............................................................................................................................... 13 Method 2: Follow-up Survey to Assess Impact of the Search Workshops

Sheridan, Jennifer

471

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

472

Compact stars and accretion disks: Workshop summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on `Compact Stars and Accretion Disks' was held on 11-12 August 1997 at the Australian National University. The workshop was opened by Professor Jeremy Mould, the Director of Mount Stromlo Observatory. The workshop was organised to coincide with visits to the ANU Astrophysical Theory Centre by Professor Ron Webbink from the University of Illinois, Professor Rainer Wehrse from the University of Heidelberg and Dr Chris Tout from the University of Cambridge. The workshop attracted over 25 participants nationwide. Participants included members of the Special Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Sydney, led by Professor Don Melrose, Professor Dick Manchester from the ATNF, Professor Ravi Sood from ADFA, Dr John Greenhill from the University of Tasmania and Dr Rosemary Mardling from Monash University. Dr Helen Johnston from AAO and Dr Kurt Liffman from AFDL also attended the workshop. The abstracts of twelve of the workshop papers are presented in this summary.

Li, J.

1998-07-01

473

1998 federal technical standards workshop: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The theme for the 1998 workshop was Standards Management -- A World of Change and Opportunities. The workshop`s goal was to further the implementation of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-113) through the sharing of standards management success stories, lessons learned, and emerging initiatives within the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The target audience for this workshop included agency/department and contractor personnel and representatives of standards developing organizations that either used technical standards in their work for the Federal Government of participated in standards writing/management activities in support of the missions and programs of Federal agencies/departments. As with previous standards workshops sponsored by the DOE, views on the technical subject areas under the workshop theme were solicited from and provided by agency Standards Executives and standards program managers, voluntary standards organizations, and the private sector. This report includes vugraphs of the presentations.

NONE

1998-10-01

474

The iron Triangle: Why The Wildlife Society Needs to Take a Position on Economic Growth Author(s): Brian Czech, Eugene Allen, David Batker, Paul Beier, Herman Daly, Jon Erickson,  

E-print Network

(s): Brian Czech, Eugene Allen, David Batker, Paul Beier, Herman Daly, Jon Erickson, Pamela Garrettson:whyThe WildlifeSociety needs totake a positionon economicgrowth BrianCzech,EugeneAllen,DavidBatker,Paul Beier

Vermont, University of

475

First IEEE International Workshop on Smart Environments SmartE 2010: Message from the workshop chairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the First IEEE International Workshop on Smart Environments, SmartE. It is our goal that this workshop would serve as a forum for researchers and developers in the area of smart environments to present results and to discuss ways in which we can advance this field. The workshop focuses on the theme of smart environments, in which smart homes,

Diane Cook; Michael Weber

2010-01-01

476

NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL H2/FC Manufacturing R&D Workshop  

E-print Network

Status #12;NREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop Automation Platforms Lean Cells Cam Driven Chassis RoboticNREL Manufacturing R&D Workshop NREL H2/FC Manufacturing R&D Workshop Automation Status Garry Sperrick garry@sperkllc.com 585-259-0311 August 11, 2011Automation Status #12;NREL Manufacturing R

477

Workshop Programme Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages  

E-print Network

i Workshop Programme 3rd Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora 08:45 ­ 09:00 Workshop opening & welcome 09:00 ­ 09:30 Diane Lillo-Martin, Deborah Chen Pichler: Development of sign language acquisition corpora 09:30 ­ 10

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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

479

[Epidemiology of screening-targeted cancers according to new data of the Czech National Cancer Registry].  

PubMed

The Czech Society for Oncology has developed an information system which combines the population-based Czech National Cancer Registry with clinical databases in order to cover the main areas of health care assessment - monitoring of the population burden, prediction of the number of cancer patients, diagnostic and treatment results. The presented data demonstrate a high cancer burden within the Czech population - each year there are approximately 8,000 new cases of colorectal cancer, 6,500 new cases of breast cancer, and 1,000 new cases of cervical cancer. And each year, about 4,000 people die from colorectal cancer, around 2,000 women die from breast cancer, and approximately 400 women die from cervical cancer in the Czech Republic. Population-based screening programmes focus on all of the above-mentioned groups of malignant tumours; therefore, it is essential to monitor epidemiological trends in order to assess the screening impact. Despite the high incidence rates of all three cancer types, the trend in mortality rates has been stable or has even decreased in the long term, which has inevitably led to a significant increase in the total prevalence of cancer patients. In 2011, the prevalence of colorectal cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer amounted to 51,064 people, 67,261 women and 17,398 women, respectively. When compared with the year 2001, there was a 59%, 69% and 25% increase in the prevalence of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, respectively. Undoubtedly, taking care of high numbers of cancer patients will continue to require significant financial resources in the near future. As the epidemiological burden is still on the increase, preventive programmes need to be further promoted, including secondary prevention, which is provided through organised screening programmes. Although effective methods exist for timely diagnosis of all three of the above-mentioned cancer types, the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic is being steadily worsened by a relatively high proportion of primary cancers being diagnosed too late. Each year, more than 50% of new colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed in clinical stage III or higher; in cervical cancer, this proportion is nearly 35%. By contrast, the well-promoted breast cancer screening programme has led to more than 75% of new cases of breast cancer being diagnosed in stages I or II, when the chance of successful treatment is significantly higher. PMID:25494887

Duek, L; Muk, J; Malkov, D; Mjek, O; Pavlk, T; Koptkov, J; Gregor, J; Brabec, P; Abrahmov, J

2014-01-01

480

Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Established in the early 1970s, EdGEO supports locally driven geosciences workshops for Canadian teachers. Workshops are organized by geoscientists and teachers, and typically have field, laboratory and classroom components. Grants of up to $3000 per workshop are available from the National EdGEO Program. By providing educational opportunities for today's teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a

L. A. Clinton; F. M. Haidl; L. A. Hymers; E. van der Flier-Keller

2009-01-01

481

International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010  

ScienceCinema

IWLC2010 International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010ECFA-CLIC-ILC joint meeting: Monday 18 October - Friday 22 October 2010Venue: CERN and CICG (International Conference Centre Geneva, Switzerland)This year, the International Workshop on Linear Colliders organized by the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) will study the physics, detectors and accelerator complex of a linear collider covering both CLIC and ILC options.Contact Workshop SecretariatIWLC2010 is hostedby CERN

None

2011-10-06

482

1997 Spacecraft Contamination and Coatings Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This volume contains the presentation charts of talks given at the "1997 Spacecraft Contamination and Coatings Workshop," held July 9-10, 1997, in Annapolis, Maryland. The workshop was attended by representatives from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Department of Defense, industry, and universities concerned with the the spacecraft contamination engineering and thermal control coatings. The workshop provided a forum for exchanging new developments in spacecraft contamination and coatings.

Chen, Philip T. (Compiler); Benner, Steve M. (Compiler)

1997-01-01

483

The USRA workshop report: Electrostatic fog dispersal  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Workshop was held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, on February 1-2, 1983. The Workshop was attended by seventeen experts in the scientific fields of fog and cloud physics, charged-particle electrodynamics, atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric electricity, and electro-gasdynamics. The major objective of the Workshop was to assess the scientific merits and scientific basis of the proposed system and to assess its potential for operational application.

Davis, M. H. (editor)

1983-01-01

484

SEARCHING FOR EXCELLENCE AND DIVERSITY: EVALUATION OF THE WORKSHOP PRESENTED  

E-print Network

(Note: Written comments in this document are verbatim responses from workshop participants, altered. RATINGS AND COMMENTS ON WORKSHOP CONTENT?......................................................................................3 V. GENERAL COMMENTS

Sheridan, Jennifer

485

Estimation of end of life mobile phones generation: The case study of the Czech Republic  

SciTech Connect

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In this paper, we define lifespan of mobile phones and estimate their average total lifespan. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The estimation of lifespan distribution is based on large sample of EoL mobile phones. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Total lifespan of Czech mobile phones is surprisingly long, exactly 7.99 years. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In the years 2010-20, about 26.3 million pieces of EoL mobile phones will be generated in the Czech Republic. - Abstract: The volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been rapidly growing in recent years. In the European Union (EU), legislation promoting the collection and recycling of WEEE has been in force since the year 2003. Yet, both current and recently suggested collection targets for WEEE are completely ineffective when it comes to collection and recycling of small WEEE (s-WEEE), with mobile phones as a typical example. Mobile phones are the most sold EEE and at the same time one of appliances with the lowest collection rate. To improve this situation, it is necessary to assess the amount of generated end of life (EoL) mobile phones as precisely as possible. This paper presents a method of assessment of EoL mobile phones generation based on delay model. Within the scope of this paper, the method has been applied on the Czech Republic data. However, this method can be applied also to other EoL appliances in or outside the Czech Republic. Our results show that the average total lifespan of Czech mobile phones is surprisingly long, exactly 7.99 years. We impute long lifespan particularly to a storage time of EoL mobile phones at households, estimated to be 4.35 years. In the years 1990-2000, only 45 thousands of EoL mobile phones were generated in the Czech Republic, while in the years 2000-2010 the number grew to 6.5 million pieces and it is estimated that in the years 2010-2020 about 26.3 million pieces will be generated. Current European legislation sets targets on collection and recycling of WEEE in general, but no specific collection target for EoL mobile phone exists. In the year 2010 only about 3-6% of Czech EoL mobile phones were collected for recovery and recycling. If we make similar estimation using an estimated average EU value, then within the next 10 years about 1.3 billion of EoL mobile phones would be available for recycling in the EU. This amount contains about 31 tonnes of gold and 325 tonnes of silver. Since Europe is dependent on import of many raw materials, efficient recycling of EoL products could help reduce this dependence. To set a working system of collection, it will be necessary to set new and realistic collection targets.

Polak, Milos, E-mail: mpolak@remasystem.cz; Drapalova, Lenka

2012-08-15

486

The Fifth Workshop on Galactic Chemodynamics  

E-print Network

The Fifth Workshop on Galactic Chemodynamics (GCDV) is the pre-eminent workshop devoted exclusively to observational and theoretical research into the formation and evolution of galaxies. GCDV brought together 46 researchers from 13 countries for an intensive workshop at Swinburne University in July 2003. Each of the 28 papers included in the workshop proceedings have been formally refereed in their entirety, published as a special volume of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, and available through NASA's Astronomical Data System (ADS).

Brad K. Gibson; Daisuke Kawata

2004-06-16

487

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

488

The Second NASA Formal Methods Workshop 1992  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary goal of the workshop was to bring together formal methods researchers and aerospace industry engineers to investigate new opportunities for applying formal methods to aerospace problems. The first part of the workshop was tutorial in nature. The second part of the workshop explored the potential of formal methods to address current aerospace design and verification problems. The third part of the workshop involved on-line demonstrations of state-of-the-art formal verification tools. Also, a detailed survey was filled in by the attendees; the results of the survey are compiled.

Johnson, Sally C. (compiler); Holloway, C. Michael (compiler); Butler, Ricky W. (compiler)

1992-01-01

489

Fifth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

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This conference proceedings document is a compilation of 120 papers presented orally or as poster displays to the Fifth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio on May 18-20, 1999. The purpose of the workshop is to present and exchange research results from theoretical and experimental work in combustion science using the reduced-gravity environment as a research tool. The results are contributed by researchers funded by NASA throughout the United States at universities, industry and government research agencies, and by researchers from at least eight international partner countries that are also participating in the microgravity combustion science research discipline. These research results are intended for use by public and private sector organizations for academic purposes, for the development of technologies needed for the Human Exploration and Development of Space, and to improve Earth-bound combustion and fire-safety related technologies.

Sacksteder, Kurt (Compiler)

1999-01-01

490

Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop  

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This conference proceedings document is a compilation of papers presented orally or as poster displays to the Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop held in Cleveland, Ohio on May 22-24, 2001. The purpose of the workshop is to present and exchange research results from theoretical and experimental work in combustion science using the reduced-gravity environment as a research tool. The results are contributed by researchers funded by NASA throughout the United States at universities, industry and government research agencies, and by researchers from international partner countries that are also participating in the microgravity combustion science research discipline. These research results are intended for use by public and private sector organizations for academic purposes, for the development of technologies needed for Human Exploration and Development of Space, and to improve Earth-bound combustion and fire-safety related technologies.

Sacksteder, Kurt (Compiler)

2001-01-01

491

NASA Formal Methods Workshop, 1990  

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The workshop brought together researchers involved in the NASA formal methods research effort for detailed technical interchange and provided a mechanism for interaction with representatives from the FAA and the aerospace industry. The workshop also included speakers from industry to debrief the formal methods researchers on the current state of practice in flight critical system design, verification, and certification. The goals were: define and characterize the verification problem for ultra-reliable life critical flight control systems and the current state of practice in industry today; determine the proper role of formal methods in addressing these problems, and assess the state of the art and recent progress toward applying formal methods to this area.

Butler, Ricky W. (compiler)

1990-01-01

492

Nuclear thermal propulsion workshop overview  

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NASA is planning an Exploration Technology Program as part of the Space Exploration Initiative to return U.S. astronauts to the moon, conduct intensive robotic exploration of the moon and Mars, and to conduct a piloted mission to Mars by 2019. Nuclear Propulsion is one of the key technology thrust for the human mission to Mars. The workshop addresses NTP (Nuclear Thermal Rocket) technologies with purpose to: assess the state-of-the-art of nuclear propulsion concepts; assess the potential benefits of the concepts for the mission to Mars; identify critical, enabling technologies; lay-out (first order) technology development plans including facility requirements; and estimate the cost of developing these technologies to flight-ready status. The output from the workshop will serve as a data base for nuclear propulsion project planning.

Clark, John S.

1991-01-01

493

Workshop summary: Space environmental effects  

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The workshop on Space Environmental Effects is summarized. The underlying concern of the group was related to the question of how well laboratory tests correlate with actual experience in space. The discussion ranged over topics pertaining to tests involving radiation, atomic oxygen, high voltage plasmas, contamination in low earth orbit, and new environmental effects that may have to be considered on arrays used for planetary surface power systems.

Meulenberg, A.; Anspaugh, B. E.

1991-01-01

494

Astrobiology Workshop: Leadership in Astrobiology  

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Astrobiology is defined in the 1996 NASA Strategic Plan as 'The study of the living universe.' At NASA's Ames Research Center, this endeavor encompasses the use of space to understand life's origin, evolution, and destiny in the universe. Life's origin refers to understanding the origin of life in the context of the origin and diversity of planetary systems. Life's evolution refers to understanding how living systems have adapted to Earth's changing environment, to the all-pervasive force of gravity, and how they may adapt to environments beyond Earth. Life's destiny refers to making long-term human presence in space a reality, and laying the foundation for understanding and managing changes in Earth's environment. The first Astrobiology Workshop brought together a diverse group of researchers to discuss the following general questions: Where and how are other habitable worlds formed? How does life originate? How have the Earth and its biosphere influenced each other over time? Can terrestrial life be sustained beyond our planet? How can we expand the human presence to Mars? The objectives of the Workshop included: discussing the scope of astrobiology, strengthening existing efforts for the study of life in the universe, identifying new cross-disciplinary programs with the greatest potential for scientific return, and suggesting steps needed to bring this program to reality. Ames has been assigned the lead role for astrobiology by NASA in recognition of its strong history of leadership in multidisciplinary research in the space, Earth, and life sciences and its pioneering work in studies of the living universe. This initial science workshop was established to lay the foundation for what is to become a national effort in astrobiology, with anticipated participation by the university community, other NASA centers, and other agencies. This workshop (the first meeting of its kind ever held) involved life, Earth, and space scientists in a truly interdisciplinary sharing of ideas related to life in the universe, and by all accounts was a resounding success.

DeVincenzi, D. (Editor); Briggs, G.; Cohen, M.; Cuzzi, J.; DesMarais, D.; Harper, L.; Morrison, D.; Pohorille, A.

1996-01-01

495

SSC workshop on environmental radiation  

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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

496

Thermosphere Dynamics Workshop, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Atmospheric observations reported on include recent measurements of thermospherical composition, gas temperatures, auroral emissions, ion-neutral collisional coupling, electric fields, and plasma convection. Theoretical studies reported on include model calculations of thermospherical general circulation, thermospheric tides, thermospheric tidal coupling to the lower atmosphere, interactions between thermospheic chemistry and dynamics and thermosphere-ionosphere coupling processes. The abstracts provide details given in each talk but the figures represent the fundamental information exchanged within the workshop

Mayr, H. G. (editor); Miller, N. J. (editor)

1986-01-01

497

Sound Equipment Workshop Operation & Maintenance  

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Z H2­ Zoom H2 ­ Zoom H4N ­ Sound Effects Libraryy ­ Questions and Pack-up Sound Equipment Workshop and Sound Effects Tools ­ Available from the SFU Surrey Library: Z H2 Z H4N· Zoom H2, Zoom H4N · 35 · Sound effects CD collection (a catalog is searchable/viewable online) ­ 2 hour loan · Most of Sound

498

Second thermal storage applications workshop  

SciTech Connect

On February 7 and 8, 1980, approximately 20 persons representing the management of both the Solar Thermal Power Systems Program (TPS) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Division of Central Solar Technology (CST) and the Thermal Energy Storage Program (TES) of the DOE Division of Energy Storage Systems (STOR) met in San Antonio, Texas, for the Second Thermal Storage Applications Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to review the joint Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Thermal Applications (TESSTA) Program between CST and STOR and to discuss important issues in implementing it. The meeting began with summaries of the seven major elements of the joint program (six receiver-related, storage development elements, and one advanced technology element). Then, a brief description along with supporting data was given of several issues related to the recent joint multiyear program plan (MYPP). Following this session, the participants were divided into three smaller groups representing the program elements that mainly supported large power, small power, and advanced technology activities. During the afternoon of the first day, each group prioritized the program elements through program budgets and discussed the issues defined as well as others of concern. On the morning of the second day, representatives of each group presented the group's results to the other participants. Major conclusions arising from the workshop are presented regarding program and budget. (LEW)

Wyman, C.E.; Larson, R.W.

1980-06-01

499

Proceedings of the TOUGH workshop  

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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--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. 171 refs., 91 figs., 16 tabs.

Pruess, K. [ed.

1990-09-01

500

SIAM Workshop: Focus on Diversity  

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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