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  1. Federal interagency communication strategies for addressing radiation emergencies and other public health crises.

    PubMed

    Miller, Charles W; McCurley, M Carol

    2011-11-01

    Federal agencies have a variety of roles and responsibilities related to communicating with the public before, during, and after a radiological emergency. To better understand the various efforts currently underway, the Radiation Studies Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened a roundtable of representatives from federal agencies with responsibility for communicating with the public about radiation emergencies. Roundtable participants shared valuable information about efforts underway to develop information and messages for a variety of audiences and agreed that continued interagency coordination and dialogue about communication before, during, and after an event are needed. The group suggested several strategies for future collaborative efforts and indicated a desire to continue working together to develop and assess messages for radiological emergency preparedness and response. The group also recommended that more work be done to determine whether messages need to be packaged or tailored for specific special populations and suggested that more research be conducted to answer questions about specific audience/cultural needs around communicating radiation risks. Since this roundtable, attendees have continued to work together to develop and test messages for the public.

  2. Addressing physicians' impaired communication skills.

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    Egener, Barry

    2008-11-01

    Deficient physician communication skills can lead to complaints by patients and colleagues. While there are many communication training courses for physicians, there are few descriptions of programs that address their deficiencies. This report describes the use of a coaching model developed by the author to remediate inadequate communication skills. The coaching model consists of a discrete set of communication skills that are gradually integrated into professional activities while debriefing that process in a supportive relationship. Outcomes are provided for the first 13 physicians coached after the approach was standardized. On a Likert scale (range, 1-7), with 7 expressing "high satisfaction," all participants rated the consultation in the 5-7 range (mean, 6.3), and all supervisors rated the consultation in the 6-7 range (mean, 6.7). A coaching model is effective in improving communication skills deemed inadequate by physicians' patients and colleagues. Future work should evaluate the impact of integrating coaching into health care organizations and on developing new tools to augment coaching.

  3. Federal Offices That Address Women's Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weber, Patricia A.; And Others

    This directory contains a listing of federal offices that address women's issues. Among the departments and agencies included are: the executive branch and the executive agencies departments of agriculture, commerce, defense (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy), education, health and human services, housing and…

  4. Federal Offices That Address Women's Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weber, Patricia A.; And Others

    This directory contains a listing of federal offices that address women's issues. Among the departments and agencies included are: the executive branch and the executive agencies departments of agriculture, commerce, defense (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy), education, health and human services, housing and…

  5. Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-26

    ... Part XVIII Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Ch. I Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. SUMMARY: Twice a year, in spring and fall...

  6. Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-20

    ... [The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions] Part XIX Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Ch. I Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions-Fall 2010 AGENCY: Federal...

  7. Federal research and development for satellite communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    A Committee on Satellite Communication (COSC) was formed under the auspices of the Space Applications Board (SAB) in order to study Federal research and development on satellite communications (SC). Discussion on whether to continue the research and development and the proper role of the Federal Government are addressed. Discussion focussed on six possible options for a Federal role in SC research and development: (1) the current NASA SC program; (2) an expanded NASA SC technology program; (3) a SC technology flight test support program; (4) an experimental SC technology flight program; (5) an experimental public service SC system program; and (6) an operational public service SC system program. Decision criteria and recommendations are presented.

  8. Federal Collaborations Addressing Climate Change and Water

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA works with other Federal Agencies to act on Climate Change. Together, these agencies can command action and coordinate efforts to help our nation adapt to climate change impacts. Collaborative works include executive initiatives and other partnerships.

  9. Frequency addressable beams for land mobile communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thompson, J. D.; Dubellay, G. G.

    1988-01-01

    Satellites used for mobile communications need to serve large numbers of small, low cost terminals. The most important parameters affecting the capacity of such systems are the satellite equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) and gain to noise temperature ratio (G/T) and available bandwidth. Satellites using frequency addressed beams provide high EIRP and G/T with high-gain antenna beams that also permit frequency reuse over the composite coverage area. Frequency addressing is easy to implement and compatible with low-cost terminals and offers higher capacity than alternative approaches.

  10. Assessing what to address in science communication

    PubMed Central

    Bruine de Bruin, Wändi; Bostrom, Ann

    2013-01-01

    As members of a democratic society, individuals face complex decisions about whether to support climate change mitigation, vaccinations, genetically modified food, nanotechnology, geoengineering, and so on. To inform people’s decisions and public debate, scientific experts at government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other organizations aim to provide understandable and scientifically accurate communication materials. Such communications aim to improve people’s understanding of the decision-relevant issues, and if needed, promote behavior change. Unfortunately, existing communications sometimes fail when scientific experts lack information about what people need to know to make more informed decisions or what wording people use to describe relevant concepts. We provide an introduction for scientific experts about how to use mental models research with intended audience members to inform their communication efforts. Specifically, we describe how to conduct interviews to characterize people’s decision-relevant beliefs or mental models of the topic under consideration, identify gaps and misconceptions in their knowledge, and reveal their preferred wording. We also describe methods for designing follow-up surveys with larger samples to examine the prevalence of beliefs as well as the relationships of beliefs with behaviors. Finally, we discuss how findings from these interviews and surveys can be used to design communications that effectively address gaps and misconceptions in people’s mental models in wording that they understand. We present applications to different scientific domains, showing that this approach leads to communications that improve recipients’ understanding and ability to make informed decisions. PMID:23942122

  11. Assessing what to address in science communication.

    PubMed

    Bruine de Bruin, Wändi; Bostrom, Ann

    2013-08-20

    As members of a democratic society, individuals face complex decisions about whether to support climate change mitigation, vaccinations, genetically modified food, nanotechnology, geoengineering, and so on. To inform people's decisions and public debate, scientific experts at government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other organizations aim to provide understandable and scientifically accurate communication materials. Such communications aim to improve people's understanding of the decision-relevant issues, and if needed, promote behavior change. Unfortunately, existing communications sometimes fail when scientific experts lack information about what people need to know to make more informed decisions or what wording people use to describe relevant concepts. We provide an introduction for scientific experts about how to use mental models research with intended audience members to inform their communication efforts. Specifically, we describe how to conduct interviews to characterize people's decision-relevant beliefs or mental models of the topic under consideration, identify gaps and misconceptions in their knowledge, and reveal their preferred wording. We also describe methods for designing follow-up surveys with larger samples to examine the prevalence of beliefs as well as the relationships of beliefs with behaviors. Finally, we discuss how findings from these interviews and surveys can be used to design communications that effectively address gaps and misconceptions in people's mental models in wording that they understand. We present applications to different scientific domains, showing that this approach leads to communications that improve recipients' understanding and ability to make informed decisions.

  12. Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1

    2009-12-01

    House - 12/02/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. 76 FR 5160 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). ADDRESSES: A copy of the charter is available at the...

  14. Addressing the Communication Needs of Business.

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    Hoggatt, Jack

    2003-01-01

    In a survey of 664 University of Wisconsin Eau Clair business graduates, 81% identified communication skills as essential, resulted corroborated by a survey of 138 employers. A model program now requires all college of business students to take core communication courses and a business communication certificate is offered. (Contains 10…

  15. Addressing the Communication Needs of Business.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoggatt, Jack

    2003-01-01

    In a survey of 664 University of Wisconsin Eau Clair business graduates, 81% identified communication skills as essential, resulted corroborated by a survey of 138 employers. A model program now requires all college of business students to take core communication courses and a business communication certificate is offered. (Contains 10…

  16. 49 CFR 551.33 - Address of communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROCEDURAL RULES Submittals in Writing § 551.33 Address of... Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications may not be addressed to a staff member's private address. ...

  17. 76 FR 44006 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and Request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

  18. 77 FR 58990 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

  19. 76 FR 27049 - Information Collection Being Submitted for Review by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-10

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY... collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the... Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature of Extent of Confidentiality: This collection addresses...

  20. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Alternative Communications and Dispatching Procedures

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Procedures Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation 80 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... No. 80 Special Federal Aviation Regulation 80—Alternative Communications and Dispatching Procedures 1. Applicability. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation applies to each holder of an air carrier or...

  1. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Alternative Communications and Dispatching Procedures

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Procedures Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation 80 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... No. 80 Special Federal Aviation Regulation 80—Alternative Communications and Dispatching Procedures 1. Applicability. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation applies to each holder of an air carrier or...

  2. Survey: Federal Aviation Administration National Communication Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The National Communication (NATCOM) Center (commonly known as the FAA Weather Message Switching Center), is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facility with responsibility for providing communication switching services to the National Weather Service (NWS), the FAA, commercial and private flight organizations under the auspices of the FAA, and DoD. Data handled by NATCOM include weather data, flight plans, and Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) on both national and international networks. The communications and data management functions are handled through four computer-controlled communication networks designated as WMSC, AFTN, A-BDIS, and NASNET. The functions of these networks are discussed with emphasis on those networks that support the different elements of the NWS. The primary network of concern to NASA, the WMSC (Weather Message Switching Center) network, performs approximately 60 percent of its work for the NWS, 20 percent for the State Department, and 20 percent for the FAA. This document discusses the current and future systems capabilities and workload of NATCOM in terms of new roles.

  3. 78 FR 42872 - Communication with the U.S. Copyright Office: Revised Addresses

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202 Communication with the U.S. Copyright Office: Revised Addresses AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The U.S....

  4. Addressing the Need for Electronic Communication in Foreign Language Teaching.

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    LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert

    Use of electronic communication options to access foreign language teaching resources is discussed, illustrated with examples from programs and applications found in New York State. The discussion is divided into four sections, each addressing an aspect of electronic communication for preparing for and teaching a foreign language: issues of access…

  5. 77 FR 3265 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-23

    ... Doc No: 2012-1165] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission... Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to...

  6. 77 FR 24490 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-24

    ... and property through the use of wire and radio communications. Federal Communications Commission... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under...

  7. Climate change risk perception and communication: addressing a critical moment?

    PubMed

    Pidgeon, Nick

    2012-06-01

    Climate change is an increasingly salient issue for societies and policy-makers worldwide. It now raises fundamental interdisciplinary issues of risk and uncertainty analysis and communication. The growing scientific consensus over the anthropogenic causes of climate change appears to sit at odds with the increasing use of risk discourses in policy: for example, to aid in climate adaptation decision making. All of this points to a need for a fundamental revision of our conceptualization of what it is to do climate risk communication. This Special Collection comprises seven papers stimulated by a workshop on "Climate Risk Perceptions and Communication" held at Cumberland Lodge Windsor in 2010. Topics addressed include climate uncertainties, images and the media, communication and public engagement, uncertainty transfer in climate communication, the role of emotions, localization of hazard impacts, and longitudinal analyses of climate perceptions. Climate change risk perceptions and communication work is critical for future climate policy and decisions. © 2012 Society for Risk Analysis.

  8. Communication skills training to address disruptive physician behavior.

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    Saxton, Rebecca

    2012-05-01

    Disruptive behavior among health care providers has been linked to negative patient outcomes. High-stress areas, including the perioperative setting, are especially prone to this behavior. The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate an educational communication skills intervention aimed at increasing the perceived self-efficacy of perioperative nurses to address disruptive physician behavior. Seventeen perioperative nurses participated in a two-day communication skills program presented by a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. By using paired t test analysis, I found that there was a statistically significant increase in total mean self-efficacy scores immediately after the intervention and four weeks after the intervention. In addition, four weeks after the intervention, participants reported the ability to address disruptive physician behavior 71% of the time. The results of this study suggest that one intervention strategy to address the serious threat of disruptive physician behavior to patient safety is to educate nurses in communication skills.

  9. 76 FR 22451 - Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Change in Business Address; American Economy...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds--Change in Business Address; American Economy... Address'' as follows: American Economy Insurance Company (NAIC 19690). Business Address: 350 E....

  10. 76 FR 38459 - Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Redomestication and Change in Business Address...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds--Redomestication and Change in Business Address; National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Company AGENCY: Financial Management Service,...

  11. 78 FR 2674 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As...

  12. 78 FR 30920 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  13. 78 FR 67145 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  14. 78 FR 67146 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  15. 78 FR 2673 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  16. 78 FR 66706 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-06

    ... commence full, authorized digital operations. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under...

  17. 76 FR 7206 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested February 3, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its...

  18. 77 FR 30529 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As...

  19. 77 FR 22573 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The...

  20. 77 FR 4559 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to...

  1. 76 FR 49476 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and Request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  2. 77 FR 10524 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  3. 76 FR 72921 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  4. 78 FR 64496 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  5. 75 FR 60458 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age...

  6. 75 FR 70004 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age...

  7. 75 FR 20844 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age...

  8. 75 FR 6031 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age...

  9. 75 FR 36153 - Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds-Change In Business Address: American Economy...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds--Change In Business Address: American Economy... Economy Insurance Company (NAIC 19690). BUSINESS ADDRESS: 500 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis,...

  10. Federal Research and Development for Satellite Communications.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.

    This report of the Committee on Satellite Communications (COSC) reviews a number of future communication needs which could be satisfied by satellite systems, including needs in fields such as education, health care delivery, hazard warning, navigation aids, search and rescue, electronic mail delivery, time and frequency dissemination, and…

  11. 76 FR 54234 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-31

    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications...

  12. 77 FR 12054 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-28

    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Room 7- A325...

  13. 78 FR 31541 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-24

    ... Doc No: 2013-12439] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  14. 75 FR 35027 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general...

  15. 77 FR 68778 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-16

    ... FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice... benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 154(i...

  16. 76 FR 60829 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-30

    ... information collection is essential to controlling potential interference to radio communications. (a... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY:...

  17. 75 FR 63473 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-15

    ...'s communications networks and critical infrastructure, the Commission adopted rules requiring... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

  18. 77 FR 28383 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further...

  19. 78 FR 76295 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further...

  20. 76 FR 78921 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal..., including the use of automated ] collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and...

  1. 78 FR 28594 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to...

  2. 76 FR 78919 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e)...

  3. 78 FR 5177 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the...

  4. 77 FR 27771 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e)...

  5. 78 FR 28595 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to...

  6. Native-Language Education: Addressing the Interests of Special Populations within U.S. Federal Policy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison

    2012-01-01

    This brief provides an overview of three federal laws that address native-language education and illustrates how these federal laws produce different results when coupled with state laws and other regional circumstances. For the purposes of this brief, native-language education refers to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and…

  7. 77 FR 24337 - Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce

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    ... Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce #0; #0; #0; Presidential Documents #0; #0; #0;#0;Federal... President ] Memorandum of April 18, 2012 Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the...), domestic violence remains a significant problem facing individuals, families, and communities. Domestic...

  8. Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE): Addressing Communication Skills.

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    Calhoun, Aaron W; Sutton, Erica R H; Barbee, Anita P; McClure, Beth; Bohnert, Carrie; Forest, Richard; Taillac, Peter; Fallat, Mary E

    2017-01-01

    Each year, 16,000 children suffer cardiopulmonary arrest, and in one urban study, 2% of pediatric EMS calls were attributed to pediatric arrests. This indicates a need for enhanced educational options for prehospital providers that address how to communicate to families in these difficult situations. In response, our team developed a cellular phone digital application (app) designed to assist EMS providers in self-debriefing these events, thereby improving their communication skills. The goal of this study was to pilot the app using a simulation-based investigative methodology. Video and didactic app content was generated using themes developed from a series of EMS focus groups and evaluated using volunteer EMS providers assessed during two identical nonaccidental trauma simulations. Intervention groups interacted with the app as a team between assessments, and control groups debriefed during that period as they normally would. Communication performance and gap analyses were measured using the Gap-Kalamazoo Consensus Statement Assessment Form. A total of 148 subjects divided into 38 subject groups (18 intervention groups and 20 control groups) were assessed. Comparison of initial intervention group and control group scores showed no statistically significant difference in performance (2.9/5 vs. 3.0/5; p = 0.33). Comparisons made during the second assessment revealed a statistically significant improvement in the intervention group scores, with a moderate to large effect size (3.1/5 control vs. 4.0/5 intervention; p < 0.001, r = 0.69, absolute value). Gap analysis data showed a similar pattern, with gaps of -0.6 and -0.5 (values suggesting team self-over-appraisal of communication abilities) present in both control and intervention groups (p = 0.515) at the initial assessment. This gap persisted in the control group at the time of the second assessment (-0.8), but was significantly reduced (0.04) in the intervention group (p = 0.013, r = 0.41, absolute value

  9. 75 FR 53694 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission... on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee'') will hold a meeting on...

  10. 78 FR 39289 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission... on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission...

  11. 78 FR 76831 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small...

  12. 78 FR 17664 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and further ways to reduce the information burden for small business...

  13. 77 FR 34948 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with...

  14. 78 FR 64212 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with...

  15. 77 FR 72861 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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  16. 77 FR 16837 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small...

  17. 78 FR 64212 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission; Comments Requested

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission; Comments... ] information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with...

  18. 77 FR 42497 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns...

  19. 77 FR 52030 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to...

  20. 77 FR 52028 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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  1. 77 FR 2981 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e)...

  2. 78 FR 28596 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns...

  3. 76 FR 30941 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e)...

  4. 78 FR 2994 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and further ways to reduce the information burden for small...

  5. 78 FR 14545 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns...

  6. 77 FR 70777 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting of the Communications Security, Reliability, and...

  7. 75 FR 56533 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau...

  8. Addressing the value of art in cartographic communication

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    Cartwright, William E.

    Contemporary methods for depicting the earth and its cultural and natural attributes use graphic and non-graphic formats, maps and map-related artefacts, for visualizing geography and building virtual landscapes and environments. The discipline area of cartography, traditionally, has applied art (design), science and technology to map making to design and realise these products. Prior to the mid-1950s, cartographic artefacts were built under the theoretical and practical 'umbrella' of this partnership of art, science and technology. However, since then, the theory and methodology associated with visualizing geography has focused on Science and Technology, and away from Art. This 'move' away from art was accelerated by: (1) computing, computers and complete automated systems; and (2) the 'quest' to gain 'scientific legitimacy' by using scientific visualization as a lodestone for gauging the 'quality' of theories and applications. Science and Technology has been embraced by cartography as a means to ensure that what is presented is scientifically 'correct' — products are considered to 'work' if they are scientifically 'elegant', 'technologically' 'buildable' and 'deliverable' using contemporary communication systems. But, it is argued, science or technology, need not always take on primary roles, and there now is a need to address the role that design should take to facilitate the further development of contemporary cartography, especially in the areas where new media has been applied to facilitate the building of geographical visualization tools. This paper will address how, by incorporating art elements into the design criteria of geographical visualization artefacts, 'different' visualization tools might be provided using all three elements of cartography: art, science and technology.

  9. 3 CFR - Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce

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    2013-01-01

    ... 18, 2012 Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce Memorandum... initial passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 (Public Law 103-322), domestic violence remains a significant problem facing individuals, families, and communities. Domestic violence causes two...

  10. 76 FR 22701 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other...

  11. 76 FR 13183 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested February 28, 2011. Summary: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its...

  12. 78 FR 46582 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

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    2013-08-01

    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council... Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability... to ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems. On March...

  13. Obsessions, Passions, and Communication Perversions: A Keynote Address.

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    Gumpert, Gary

    1999-01-01

    Considers the opinions about the communication department as perceived by the author's colleagues both from the communication department and from other departments. Reflects his academic inferiority complex in response to those opinions. Suggests a return to more a basic, primordial attitude--one which demands "continuity and change," but which…

  14. [Risk communication of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment during a food-related outbreak].

    PubMed

    Lohmann, M; Epp, A; Röder, B; Böl, G-F

    2013-01-01

    Information about and explanation of risks as well as the initiation of behavioral changes and preventive actions are core tasks of risk communication. During the EHEC/HUS outbreak in spring 2011, the governmental agencies responsible for risk communication mainly focused on these tasks. In general, risk communication is understood as a continuous, long-term process that aims at an adequate handling of risks. In contrast, crisis communication is focused rather on an acute event and aims at timely information and behavioral measures. During the EHEC/HUS outbreak, risk communication partly changed over to crisis communication. The risk communication activities of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitüt für Risikobewertung, BfR) during the EHEC/HUS outbreak are presented here. The results of a representative survey that was conducted in Germany shortly after the outbreak show details of the success of these risk communication activities. Finally, the necessity of communication about scientific uncertainty is addressed and new ways in risk communication with regard to new media are highlighted.

  15. Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1995 Presidential Address.

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    Milet, Lynn

    1997-01-01

    Discusses plans for AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology), including membership growth and services; leadership development; organizational structure and the need for restructuring; and strategic alliances with other professional associations and educators. (LRW)

  16. An Airborne Communications Roadmap for the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service: Overview and Status

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    Martzaklis, Konstantinos S.

    2007-01-01

    Following the events of September 11, 2001, the responsibilities, operations and numbers of the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) wer e greatly expanded. With this expansion, new critical research and te chnology needs were identified, including the need for air to ground telecommunications capabilities. To address this need, the FAMS has cr eated a working group to develop, deploy and enhance aviation communi cations with respect to security and law enforcement. This paper presents the working group's progress to date in generating a FAMS air-gro und communications roadmap identifying expected communications servic es, technology maturity, and technology gaps over a timeline. The paper includes a communications preliminary requirements summary and syst em performance characteristics needed to meet identified operational needs. The system engineering process utilized is presented beginning with the identification of users, their operational needs and relevant constraints. The operational needs are translated to desired airbor ne communications services. System technical performance requirements associated with the identified services are summarized. In addition, notional communications architectures addressing the requirements are presented. Finally, future plans to identify and assess potential ca ndidate systems and their associated technical architectures, gaps and barriers to implementation are discussed. The paper addresses the cu rrent, near term (within 5 years) and far term (10 years) timeframes for such an airborne communications system.

  17. 77 FR 25488 - Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Federally Integrated Communications System

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    ... Federal wireless system partner. This integrated communications system should provide for interoperability... SECURITY Coast Guard Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Federally Integrated Communications System AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for public comments. SUMMARY:...

  18. 77 FR 3772 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The...: None. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this...

  19. 76 FR 34704 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is...

  20. 78 FR 1860 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is...

  1. 78 FR 12058 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained...

  2. 77 FR 8255 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority...

  3. 78 FR 24744 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part.... Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information...

  4. 77 FR 20021 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As...-annual reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information...

  5. 78 FR 34097 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. ] SUMMARY: As... requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for the...

  6. 76 FR 70446 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this...

  7. 76 FR 33757 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The...,000. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority is...

  8. 78 FR 59028 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained...

  9. 76 FR 37351 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... reporting requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority...

  10. 76 FR 68759 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained... and provide written notice of such reductions to local subscribers, the local franchising authority...

  11. 78 FR 63466 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is...

  12. 78 FR 34098 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As.... The statutory authority citation for the information collection requirements is found at Section 226...

  13. 77 FR 24489 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is...

  14. 77 FR 33735 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47...

  15. 77 FR 32969 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As...: Recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for...

  16. 77 FR 5519 - Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory and FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory Analysis AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public availability of service contract inventory and analysis. SUMMARY: The...

  17. 77 FR 55838 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further... confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission...

  18. 78 FR 8526 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with... removed from this information collection. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch,...

  19. 75 FR 78993 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens invites the...

  20. 76 FR 18550 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general...

  1. 47 CFR 1.1805 - Federal Communications Commission Section 504 Programs and Activities Accessibility Handbook.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal Communications Commission Section 504... COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability In Programs or Activities Conducted By the Federal Communications Commission § 1.1805 Federal...

  2. 76 FR 68183 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ...] [FR Doc No: 2011-28518] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e)...

  3. Using Visual Script Interventions to Address Communication Skills

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    Ganz, Jennifer B.

    2007-01-01

    Visual scripts and related educational strategies such as video modeling and social script narratives provide visual or auditory cues to promote communication and social skills in children with disabilities. Visual scripts are particularly useful for teachers who work with children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and…

  4. Communicating with Families: A Challenge We Can and Must Address!

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    Rosenbaum, Peter

    2011-01-01

    It is important to underscore some basic "truths" about communicating with families--ideas that have been well described in the literature for the past several decades. The most important issue is that "truth disclosure" is a process, not an event. In the paper by Klein and colleagues (2011), it is apparent that most of the parents in the study…

  5. 77 FR 14059 - Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: Name, Address and Phone Number Change: Van Tol...

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    2012-03-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: Name, Address and Phone Number Change: Van..., Massachusetts 01810. The new phone number is (978) 662-5131. Federal bond-approving officials should...

  6. 45 CFR 2523.70 - Will the Corporation give special consideration to Federal agency applications that address...

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    2010-10-01

    ... special consideration to Federal agency applications that address certain needs? Yes. The Corporation will... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Will the Corporation give special consideration to Federal agency applications that address certain needs? 2523.70 Section 2523.70 Public Welfare...

  7. 45 CFR 2523.70 - Will the Corporation give special consideration to Federal agency applications that address...

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    2011-10-01

    ... special consideration to Federal agency applications that address certain needs? Yes. The Corporation will... 45 Public Welfare 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Will the Corporation give special consideration to Federal agency applications that address certain needs? 2523.70 Section 2523.70 Public Welfare...

  8. Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Technologies Keynote Address

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    Lebacqz, J. Victor

    2004-01-01

    Slides for the Keynote Address present graphics to enhance the discussion of NASA's vision, the National Space Exploration Initiative, current Mars exploration, and aeronautics exploration. The presentation also focuses on development of an Air Transportation System and transformation from present systems.

  9. 49 CFR 220.43 - Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules.

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    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Radio communications consistent with federal... Radio and Wireless Communication Procedures § 220.43 Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules. Radio communication shall not be used in connection with a railroad...

  10. 49 CFR 220.43 - Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Radio communications consistent with federal... Radio and Wireless Communication Procedures § 220.43 Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules. Radio communication shall not be used in connection with a railroad...

  11. 49 CFR 220.43 - Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Radio communications consistent with federal... Radio and Wireless Communication Procedures § 220.43 Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules. Radio communication shall not be used in connection with a railroad...

  12. 76 FR 72922 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

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    2011-11-28

    ... location accuracy, and network security. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council... Communications Commission's (FCC) third Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council...

  13. 77 FR 57085 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission...

  14. 76 FR 64348 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission...

  15. 78 FR 21354 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission...

  16. 77 FR 6113 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC's) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission...

  17. The Federal Communications Commission and the Communications Satellite Corporation: A Question of Ownership.

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    Lee, William E.

    When NASA announced in 1960 that private enterprise would produce communication satellites, rather than the Federal government, several large corporations proposed a joint venture involving a group of international carriers and electronic manufacturers, while American Telephone and Telegraph requested sole ownership. At that time, the Federal…

  18. Force communication in multicellular tissues addressed by laser nanosurgery.

    PubMed

    Colombelli, Julien; Solon, Jérôme

    2013-04-01

    Cell contractility is a prominent mechanism driving multicellular tissue development and remodeling. Forces originated by the actomyosin cytoskeleton not only act within the cell body but can also propagate many layers away from the contraction source and grant tissues the ability to organize collectively and to achieve robust remodeling through development. Tissue tension is being thoroughly investigated in model organisms and increasing evidence is revealing the major role played by the communication, dynamics and propagation of cell-to-cell physical forces in multicellular remodeling. Recently, pulsed-laser-based surgery has fostered in vivo experimental studies to investigate intracellular and supracellular forces in action. The technique offers a unique method to perturb mechanical equilibrium in a subpopulation of cells or in a single cell, while the overall tissue remains intact. In particular, improved ablation precision with short laser pulses and the combination of this technique with biophysical models now allow an in-depth understanding of the role of cellular mechanics in tissue morphogenesis. We first characterize laser ablation modes available to perform intracellular, cellular, or multi-cellular ablation via the example of the model monolayer tissue of the amnioserosa of Drosophila by relating subnanosecond laser pulse energy to ablation efficiency and the probability of cavitation bubble formation. We then review recent laser nanosurgery experiments that have been performed in cultured cells and that tackle actomyosin mechanics and provide molecular insights into force-sensing mechanisms. We finally review studies showing the central role of laser ablation in revealing the nature and orientation of forces involved in intracellular contractility and force mechanosensing in tissue development, e.g., axis elongation, branching morphogenesis, or tissue invagination. We discuss the perspectives offered by the technique in force-based cell

  19. 75 FR 62816 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... advertising sales agreements do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity and that all such... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

  20. 75 FR 48333 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (e) ways...

  1. 76 FR 13183 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns...

  2. 77 FR 68777 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ... technician who did the work be entered in the station records. These records will reflect whether or not... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission,...

  3. 78 FR 72884 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... authority is contained in Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden...

  4. 78 FR 37812 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... authority for this collection is contained in Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended...

  5. 75 FR 27778 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... proper testing procedures are used; 2) to ensure that potential interference to radio communications is... Doc No: 2010-11827] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested May 13, 2010. SUMMARY: The...

  6. Indoor Air Quality: Federal and State Actions To Address the Indoor Air Quality Problems of Selected Buildings.

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    Guerrero, Peter F.

    U.S. House of Representative members requested that the General Accounting Office determine what federal and state actions have been taken in addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns raised in certain school, state, and federal buildings within Vermont, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. This report responds to this request and describes…

  7. A Bibliography of Communication, Rhetoric, and Public Address for the Year 1971.

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    Shearer, Ned A., Comp.

    This selective bibliography covers 1971 publications on communication, rhetoric, and public address, as well as material from other fields that would be of interest to speech communication scholars. Part 1 is a list of other bibliographies. Part 2 contains citations on research theory and methodology. Parts 3 and 4 contain references on ancient…

  8. 75 FR 4389 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... for Local Exchange Carriers, Low-Volume Long Distance Users, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal... data); and 3) cost support information. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch,...

  9. 78 FR 18338 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested

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    ... ILECs. Shapefiles are a commonly used, digitized, geographic information system (GIS) format. Accurate... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments... and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following...

  10. The first federal budget under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Addressing social determinants of health?

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    Ruckert, Arne; Labonté, Ronald

    2016-08-15

    A challenging budget environment during the Harper years has meant that crucial investments in the social determinants of health (SDHs) have increasingly been neglected. The tabling of what is widely considered a more progressive budget with expansionary fiscal elements under the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, raises the question as to what extent this budget invests in policy areas that are crucial for achieving a more equitable distribution in the social determinants of health, as promised in the Liberal party platform. In this commentary, we argue that the first Liberal budget represents a step in the right direction, but that this first step needs to be followed up with a sustained commitment to address the pervasive (and unfair) social inequalities that are the root cause of persistent health inequities in Canada. We conclude that the first Trudeau budget, while moving in the right direction, does not fully embody the sustained policy changes needed to effectively address SDHs, including a more expansive role for the federal government in the redistribution of income and wealth.

  11. 78 FR 26362 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

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    ... Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments...: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained...

  12. The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-05-14

    4 FCC Structure .......................................................................................................................6...for additional information on the history of the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission Congressional Research Service 6 FCC Structure The

  13. 76 FR 50215 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small... statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Such...

  14. 76 FR 40911 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 154(i), 303 and 308 of the...

  15. 78 FR 77678 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 303(n...

  16. 77 FR 72346 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part... retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections...

  17. 76 FR 39872 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The...: $1,440,000. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for...

  18. 76 FR 28031 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 161, 303(g...

  19. 78 FR 59026 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The.... Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is...

  20. 76 FR 38395 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The... benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 157...

  1. 78 FR 12753 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part... retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. section 4...

  2. 77 FR 8868 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As... retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Sections 4...

  3. 77 FR 55837 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-09-11

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information... Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov and Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT...

  4. 77 FR 48153 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

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    2012-08-13

    ...In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) will hold its fifth meeting. The CSRIC will vote on recommendations from several Working Groups and receive progress reports from the remaining Working Groups.

  5. 76 FR 27053 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to... Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or to Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  6. 76 FR 7847 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (e) ways to... the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov . For Further Information...

  7. 76 FR 5159 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with....gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  8. 76 FR 57986 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2011-09-19

    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (e) ways... the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

  9. 75 FR 61487 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with....gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  10. 76 FR 5157 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with....gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov . For Further...

  11. 47 CFR 1.1805 - Federal Communications Commission Section 504 Programs and Activities Accessibility Handbook.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Federal Communications Commission Section 504... COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability In Programs or Activities Conducted By the Federal...

  12. 9 CFR 390.9 - Communications with State and other Federal government agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Federal government agencies. 390.9 Section 390.9 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION... INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION § 390.9 Communications with State and other Federal government agencies. (a... recalling products, or incorporated into agency-prepared records, to State and other Federal...

  13. 9 CFR 390.9 - Communications with State and other Federal government agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Federal government agencies. 390.9 Section 390.9 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION... INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION § 390.9 Communications with State and other Federal government agencies. (a... recalling products, or incorporated into agency-prepared records, to State and other Federal...

  14. 9 CFR 390.9 - Communications with State and other Federal government agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Federal government agencies. 390.9 Section 390.9 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION... INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION § 390.9 Communications with State and other Federal government agencies. (a... recalling products, or incorporated into agency-prepared records, to State and other Federal...

  15. 9 CFR 390.9 - Communications with State and other Federal government agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Federal government agencies. 390.9 Section 390.9 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION... INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION § 390.9 Communications with State and other Federal government agencies. (a... recalling products, or incorporated into agency-prepared records, to State and other Federal...

  16. 9 CFR 390.9 - Communications with State and other Federal government agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Federal government agencies. 390.9 Section 390.9 Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION... INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION § 390.9 Communications with State and other Federal government agencies. (a... recalling products, or incorporated into agency-prepared records, to State and other Federal...

  17. 76 FR 39872 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information...

  18. Trends and Milestones: Leveraging Federal Funding in the States To Address Olmstead [and] Growing Waiting Lists.

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    Hemp, Richard; Parish, Susan; Braddock, David, Ed.; Smith, Gary, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This article discusses using existing state resources not currently used for matching purposes to leverage additional federal Medicaid funding for community services and supports for persons with mental retardation. A table is provided that lists state funds potentially available to match additional federal Medicaid funding. (Contains six…

  19. Trends and Milestones: Leveraging Federal Funding in the States To Address Olmstead [and] Growing Waiting Lists.

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    Hemp, Richard; Parish, Susan; Braddock, David, Ed.; Smith, Gary, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This article discusses using existing state resources not currently used for matching purposes to leverage additional federal Medicaid funding for community services and supports for persons with mental retardation. A table is provided that lists state funds potentially available to match additional federal Medicaid funding. (Contains six…

  20. Negotiating Pragmatic Competence in Computer Mediated Communication: The Case of Korean Address Terms

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    Kim, Eun Young; Brown, Lucien

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines how L2 learners of Korean manifest pragmatic competence in their use of address terms in computer mediated communication (CMC) and how they use these terms to negotiate their identities. Four UK-based learners of Korean with competence levels ranging from Novice High through Intermediate High participated in the study,…

  1. Portrayal as a Way of Addressing Problems in Communicating Evaluation Findings.

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    Hall, Melvin E.

    Program portrayal is one way of addressing the need for increased descriptive capability in evaluation research. Portrayal supplements traditional reporting by utilizing subjective, anecdotal, or impressionistic information, in an appropriately communicable form, to enrich the description of program transactions, settings, and outcomes. It is…

  2. Portrayal as a Way of Addressing Problems in Communicating Evaluation Findings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, Melvin E.

    Program portrayal is one way of addressing the need for increased descriptive capability in evaluation research. Portrayal supplements traditional reporting by utilizing subjective, anecdotal, or impressionistic information, in an appropriately communicable form, to enrich the description of program transactions, settings, and outcomes. It is…

  3. Negotiating Pragmatic Competence in Computer Mediated Communication: The Case of Korean Address Terms

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kim, Eun Young; Brown, Lucien

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines how L2 learners of Korean manifest pragmatic competence in their use of address terms in computer mediated communication (CMC) and how they use these terms to negotiate their identities. Four UK-based learners of Korean with competence levels ranging from Novice High through Intermediate High participated in the study,…

  4. Cross-Cultural Communication: A Program Addressing the Effect of Migration on South African Education.

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    Potgieter, Christo; Bredenkamp, Esther

    2002-01-01

    Presents general background information on migration in South Africa and its effect on education. Described a cross-cultural communication program that addresses creatively the outcomes of migration, including its theoretical model, an application, program operation for learners and educators, and challenges. Reviews lessons learned by migrant…

  5. Seeing the Trees within the Forest: Addressing the Needs of Children without Parental Care in the Russian Federation

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    Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J.; Grigorenko, Elena L.

    2015-01-01

    In this essay, we comment on the dominant practice in high-resource societies of placing children without biological parental care (CwoBPC) into substitution families, and the promotion of this solution as evidence-based and state of the art. As the Russian Federation has formulated and is now addressing in matching legislation, it possibly…

  6. Seeing the Trees within the Forest: Addressing the Needs of Children without Parental Care in the Russian Federation

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    Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J.; Grigorenko, Elena L.

    2015-01-01

    In this essay, we comment on the dominant practice in high-resource societies of placing children without biological parental care (CwoBPC) into substitution families, and the promotion of this solution as evidence-based and state of the art. As the Russian Federation has formulated and is now addressing in matching legislation, it possibly…

  7. 2 CFR 180.25 - What must a Federal agency address in its implementation of the guidance?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2 Grants and Agreements 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What must a Federal agency address in its... under § 180.135 to let an excluded person participate in a covered transaction. (2) State whether the... transactions” in addition to the examples provided in § 180.970. (2) Identify any types of nonprocurement...

  8. Federal Health Care Center: VA and DOD Need to Address Ongoing Difficulties and Better Prepare for Future Integrations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-02-01

    intended to improve quality of care through reviews of individual provider decisions and actions by health care professionals who are qualified to...accomplished; establish bidirectional internal lines of communication that flows freely throughout the organization; and deliver quality health care...Integration on Their Efficiency, Quality of Work, and Job Satisfaction Page 35 GAO-16-280 VA and DOD Federal Health Care Center

  9. 78 FR 34381 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    .... The information collection is used to calculate the effective radiated power (ERP) that the station is transmitting to ensure that ERP does not exceed 100 W PEP. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J....

  10. 75 FR 30024 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with... for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No...

  11. 76 FR 30716 - Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory

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    ... by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has... Federal Communications Commission's Web site at the following link: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia...

  12. 75 FR 9599 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov and... collection send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  13. 75 FR 39937 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... to the Federal Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov and Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control...

  14. Crisis Communication Consultation of the Federal Reserve Bank System

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    Chandler, Robert C.; Wallace, J. D.

    2008-01-01

    This article, designed for both consulting practitioners and academics, reveals what it is like to do a high-level and high-profile client consultancy. This consultancy was highly informed by and assumes a working knowledge of instructional communication theory, research, and methods as well as drawing upon contemporary communication scholarship…

  15. Crisis Communication Consultation of the Federal Reserve Bank System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chandler, Robert C.; Wallace, J. D.

    2008-01-01

    This article, designed for both consulting practitioners and academics, reveals what it is like to do a high-level and high-profile client consultancy. This consultancy was highly informed by and assumes a working knowledge of instructional communication theory, research, and methods as well as drawing upon contemporary communication scholarship…

  16. 78 FR 79448 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2013-12-30

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  17. 78 FR 79446 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2013-12-30

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  18. 78 FR 79447 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  19. 46 CFR 121.502 - Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... PASSENGERS VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Radio § 121.502 Requirements of the Federal... 46 Shipping 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. 121.502 Section 121.502 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL...

  20. 78 FR 73535 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... Congress, in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, to dedicate 2.4 MHz of electromagnetic spectrum in the 746-806 MHz band for public safety services. Section 90.179 requires that Part 90 licensees that share use...-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to...

  1. 76 FR 79680 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following...

  2. 76 FR 2113 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    .... Title: Section 73.1250, Broadcasting Emergency Information. Type of Review: Extension of a currently... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s),...

  3. 77 FR 1935 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ...), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take..., respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public... necessary to implement a uniform registration process as well as safe and effective lighting procedures for...

  4. 76 FR 3892 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take... comply with the Commission's rules regarding RF safety, antenna marking and lighting, equipment...

  5. 49 CFR 220.43 - Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules. 220.43 Section 220.43 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAILROAD...

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  7. 78 FR 8526 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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  8. Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Take Actions to Address Challenges in Meeting Federal Renewable Energy Goals

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    2009-12-01

    of energy from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power, (1) the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the 2005 Act) directs DOD to consume at least 3...federal agencies to increase their use of renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power. First, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the 2005 Act...installations located in the 50 states. 10In this report, we define “renewable energy” as energy generated from solar ; wind; biomass; landfill gas; ocean

  9. 75 FR 6663 - Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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  11. 49 CFR 220.43 - Radio communications consistent with federal regulations and railroad operating rules.

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    2011-10-01

    ... regulations and railroad operating rules. 220.43 Section 220.43 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAILROAD COMMUNICATIONS... regulations and railroad operating rules. Radio communication shall not be used in connection with a...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with... for this collection of information is contained Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934,...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (e) ways to... Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office...

  15. 16 CFR 0.2 - Official address.

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    2013-01-01

    ... Official address. The principal office of the Commission is at Washington, DC. All communications to the Commission should be addressed to the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington,...

  16. 16 CFR 0.2 - Official address.

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    2014-01-01

    ... Official address. The principal office of the Commission is at Washington, DC. All communications to the Commission should be addressed to the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington,...

  17. 16 CFR 0.2 - Official address.

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    2012-01-01

    ... Official address. The principal office of the Commission is at Washington, DC. All communications to the Commission should be addressed to the Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC...

  18. Addressing the key communication barriers between microbiology laboratories and clinical units: a qualitative study.

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    Skodvin, Brita; Aase, Karina; Brekken, Anita Løvås; Charani, Esmita; Lindemann, Paul Christoffer; Smith, Ingrid

    2017-09-01

    Many countries are on the brink of establishing antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals nationwide. In a previous study we found that communication between microbiology laboratories and clinical units is a barrier to implementing efficient antibiotic stewardship programmes in Norway. We have now addressed the key communication barriers between microbiology laboratories and clinical units from a laboratory point of view. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 employees (managers, doctors and technicians) from six diverse Norwegian microbiological laboratories, representing all four regional health authorities. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was applied, identifying emergent themes, subthemes and corresponding descriptions. The main barrier to communication is disruption involving specimen logistics, information on request forms, verbal reporting of test results and information transfer between poorly integrated IT systems. Furthermore, communication is challenged by lack of insight into each other's area of expertise and limited provision of laboratory services, leading to prolonged turnaround time, limited advisory services and restricted opening hours. Communication between microbiology laboratories and clinical units can be improved by a review of testing processes, educational programmes to increase insights into the other's area of expertise, an evaluation of work tasks and expansion of rapid and point-of-care test services. Antibiotic stewardship programmes may serve as a valuable framework to establish these measures.

  19. Federal communication about obesity in the Dietary Guidelines and checkoff programs.

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    Wilde, Parke E

    2006-06-01

    The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans focus on obesity prevention. They recommend increased consumption of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, and low-fat dairy products, within a balanced diet whose total calories have been moderately reduced. Meanwhile, other well-known and well-funded federally sponsored consumer communications promote increased total consumption of beef, pork, and dairy products, including energy dense foods such as bacon cheeseburgers, barbecue pork ribs, pizza, and butter. These latter communications are sponsored by the federal government's commodity promotion programs, known as "checkoff" programs. The programs are established by Congress, approved by a majority of the commodity's producers, managed jointly by a producer board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and funded through a tax on the producers. The federal government enforces the collection of more than 600 million US dollars annually in mandatory assessments, approves the advertising and marketing programs, and defends checkoff communication in court as the federal government's own message-in legal jargon, as its own "government speech." Federal support for promoting fruits and vegetables is small by comparison. The checkoff programs recently have become more clearly identified as federal programs. After a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of the checkoff programs, calls for consistency with the Dietary Guidelines may get louder. The current inconsistencies in federal communication undermine the effectiveness of the Dietary Guidelines as an antidote to the shortcomings of the private sector market for information about weight and obesity.

  20. Potential Applications of Cable Television (CATV) to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Communications Mission.

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    1983-07-01

    8217D-RI31 326 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF CABLE TELEVISION (CATY) TO i2 THE FEMA (FEDERAL EM.. (U) CONTROL ENERGY CORP BOSTON MR D D GILLIGAN ET AL. JUL...9. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10. PROGRAM ELEMENT. PROJECT, TASK AREA & WORK UNIT NUMBERS Control Energy Corporation 470 Atlantic...Avenue Boston, MA 02210 ______________ 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS 12. REPORT DATE Federal Emergency Management Agency July, 1983 OAM

  1. Department of Defense Federal Hazard Communication Training Program

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    1988-04-01

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Oxidizer Chemical material that supplies the oxygen required to start or support fire. Common...Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.1200). The student workbook is your personal reference on the...2-19 LESSON 3: TYPES OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH HAZARDS ......................... 3-1 Introduction

  2. Addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues from the inside: one federal agency's approach.

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    Craft, E M; Mulvey, K P

    2001-06-01

    The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to protect and serve underserved and vulnerable populations. Congress established SAMHSA under Public Law 102-321 on October 1, 1992, to strengthen the nation's health care capacity to provide prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services for substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA works in partnership with states, communities, and private organizations to address the needs of people with substance abuse and mental illnesses as well as the community risk factors that contribute to these illnesses. As part of its efforts to address the unique needs of special populations, SAMHSA has reached out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. SAMHSA and its centers (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and Center for Mental Health Services) have made a concerted effort, through both policy and programs, to develop services responsive to this community.

  3. Communication strategies to address geohydrological risks: the POLARIS web initiative in Italy

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    Salvati, Paola; Pernice, Umberto; Bianchi, Cinzia; Marchesini, Ivan; Fiorucci, Federica; Guzzetti, Fausto

    2016-06-01

    Floods and landslides are common phenomena that cause serious damage and pose a severe threat to the population of Italy. The social and economic impact of floods and landslides in Italy is severe, and strategies to target the mitigation of the effects of these phenomena are needed. In the last few years, the scientific community has started to use web technology to communicate information on geohydrological hazards and the associated risks. However, the communication is often targeted at technical experts. In the attempt to communicate relevant information on geohydrological hazards with potential human consequences to a broader audience, we designed the POpoLazione A RISchio (POLARIS) website. POLARIS publishes accurate information on geohydrological risk to the population of Italy, including periodic reports on landslide and flood risk, analyses of specific damaging events and blog posts on landslide and flood events. By monitoring the access to POLARIS in the 21-month period between January 2014 and October 2015, we found that access increased during particularly damaging geohydrological events and immediately after the website was advertised by press releases. POLARIS demonstrates that the scientific community can implement suitable communication strategies that address different societal audiences, exploiting the role of mass media and social media. The strategies can help multiple audiences understand how risks can be reduced through appropriate measures and behaviours, contributing to increasing the resilience of the population to geohydrological risk.

  4. Addressing non-communicable diseases in Malaysia: an integrative process of systems and community

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and NCD risk factors in Malaysia have risen substantially in the last two decades. The Malaysian Ministry of Health responded by implementing, “The National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases (NSP-NCD) 2010-2014”, and the “NCD Prevention 1Malaysia” (NCDP-1M) programme. This paper outlines the primary health system context in which the NCDP-1M is framed. We also discuss the role of community in facilitating the integration of this programme, and outline some of the key challenges in addressing the sustainability of the plan over the next few years. The paper thus provides an analysis of an integration of a programme that involved a multi-sectoral approach with the view to contributing to a broader discourse on the development of responsive health systems. PMID:25080846

  5. Generating local addresses and communication sets for data-parallel programs

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    Chatterjee, Siddhartha; Gilbert, John R.; Long, Fred J. E.; Schreiber, Robert; Teng, Shang-Hua

    1993-01-01

    Generating local addresses and communication sets is an important issue in distributed-memory implementations of data-parallel languages such as High Performance FORTRAN. We show that, for an array A affinely aligned to a template that is distributed across p processors with a cyclic(k) distribution and a computation involving the regular section A(l:h:s), the local memory access sequence for any processor is characterized by a finite state machine of at most k states. We present fast algorithms for computing the essential information about these state machines, and extend the framework to handle multidimensional arrays. We also show how to generate communication sets using the state machine approach. Performance results show that this solution requires very little run-time overhead and acceptable preprocessing time.

  6. Generating local addresses and communication sets for data-parallel programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chatterjee, Siddhartha; Gilbert, John R.; Long, Fred J. E.; Schreiber, Robert; Teng, Shang-Hua

    1993-01-01

    Generating local addresses and communication sets is an important issue in distributed-memory implementations of data-parallel languages such as High Performance Fortran. We show that for an array A affinely aligned to a template that is distributed across p processors with a cyclic(k) distribution, and a computation involving the regular section A, the local memory access sequence for any processor is characterized by a finite state machine of at most k states. We present fast algorithms for computing the essential information about these state machines, and extend the framework to handle multidimensional arrays. We also show how to generate communication sets using the state machine approach. Performance results show that this solution requires very little runtime overhead and acceptable preprocessing time.

  7. Mental health and addiction workforce development: federal leadership is needed to address the growing crisis.

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    Hoge, Michael A; Stuart, Gail W; Morris, John; Flaherty, Michael T; Paris, Manuel; Goplerud, Eric

    2013-11-01

    The mental health and addiction workforce has long been plagued by shortages, high turnover, a lack of diversity, and concerns about its effectiveness. This article presents a framework to guide workforce policy and practice, emphasizing the need to train other health care providers as well as individuals in recovery to address behavioral health needs; strengthen recruitment, retention, and training of specialist behavioral health providers; and improve the financial and technical assistance infrastructure to better support and sustain the workforce. The pressing challenge is to scale up existing plans and strategies and to implement them in ways that have a meaningful impact on the size and effectiveness of the workforce. The aging and increasing diversity of the US population, combined with the expanded access to services that will be created by health reform, make it imperative to take immediate action.

  8. Addressing the Federal-State-Local Interface Issues During a Catastrophic Event Such as an Anthrax Attack

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    Stein, Steven L.; Lesperance, Ann M.; Upton, Jaki F.

    2010-02-01

    On October 9, 2008, federal, state and local policy makers, emergency managers, and medical and public health officials convened in Seattle, Washington, for a workshop on Addressing the Federal-State-Local Interface Issues During a Catastrophic Event Such as an Anthrax Attack. The day-long symposium was aimed at generating a dialogue about recovery and restoration through a discussion of the associated challenges that impact entire communities, including people, infrastructure, and critical systems. The Principal Federal Official (PFO) provided an overview of the role of the PFO in a catastrophic event. A high-level summary of an anthrax scenario was presented. The remainder of the day was focused on interactive discussions among federal, state and local emergency management experts in the areas of: • Decision-making, prioritization, and command and control • Public health/medical services • Community resiliency and continuity of government. Key topics and issues that resulted from discussions included: • Local representation in the Joint Field Office (JFO) • JFO transition to the Long-Term Recovery Office • Process for prioritization of needs • Process for regional coordination • Prioritization - process and federal/military intervention • Allocation of limited resources • Re-entry decision and consistency • Importance of maintaining a healthy hospital system • Need for a process to establish a consensus on when it is safe to re-enter. This needs to be across all jurisdictions including the military. • Insurance coverage for both private businesses and individuals • Interaction between the government and industry. The symposium was sponsored by the Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration, a collaborative regional program jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense. To aid the program’s efforts and inform the development of blueprint for recovery from a biological incident

  9. 78 FR 79450 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden(s) and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  10. 75 FR 63472 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ...: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to the Federal Communications Commission. To... to collect information on the type of technology used to provide broadband to consumers, the price...

  11. 76 FR 24878 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... Licensing System (ULS). As a result of the ULS rule conversions in connection with this information collection, 47 CFR 90.477(a), interconnected systems now file all information (100 percent) electronically... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

  12. 77 FR 8256 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... restoration. The Commission updated the process by increasing the number of reporting entities to ensure.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-1003. Title: Communications Disaster Information Reporting...: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, and state, local...

  13. 75 FR 58385 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it... find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC....gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  14. 46 CFR 184.502 - Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

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    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. 184.502 Section 184.502 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Radio § 184...

  15. 46 CFR 184.502 - Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. 184.502 Section 184.502 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Radio § 184...

  16. 46 CFR 184.502 - Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. 184.502 Section 184.502 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Radio § 184...

  17. The Federal Communications Commission and the Fairness Doctrine: Public Interest Failure?

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    Jung, Donald J.

    Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision abolishing the Fairness Doctrine rested on unquestionable and untestable ideological assumptions, this paper asserts that the FCC has pursued broadcast deregulation with inadequate consideration of either social scientists' knowledge about the news media and their audiences, and…

  18. 77 FR 3265 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b... LECs will have to make a one-time filing to allow them to assess charges for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). We also estimate that an additional 2,840 competitive and incumbent LECs will have to...

  19. 78 FR 72883 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission... information technology; and further ways to reduce the information burden for small business concerns with... public to assess the impact of the universal service support mechanisms. This information...

  20. 78 FR 23930 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further... collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.936 states...

  1. 78 FR 8528 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further... Assessment: No impact(s). Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. The statutory authority for this...

  2. 78 FR 5176 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information technology; and ways to ] further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with....'' Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information...

  3. 75 FR 68788 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ...] [FR Doc No: 2010-28285] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s... or other forms of information technology, and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection... Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy...

  4. 78 FR 8527 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments... information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with... impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: If the Commission requests applicants to submit...

  5. 78 FR 32251 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further... this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR...

  6. 77 FR 15108 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small... Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Applicants may request that information...

  7. 78 FR 2993 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further...: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment:...

  8. 76 FR 33283 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated..., including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways...: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact...

  9. 78 FR 72889 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the... failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid Control Number. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should...

  10. 75 FR 39937 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... or via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-xxxx. Title: Structure and...

  11. 75 FR 9600 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... (202) 395-5167, or via e-mail to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov and PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-0560. Title...

  12. The Federal Communications Commission and the Fairness Doctrine: Public Interest Failure?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jung, Donald J.

    Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision abolishing the Fairness Doctrine rested on unquestionable and untestable ideological assumptions, this paper asserts that the FCC has pursued broadcast deregulation with inadequate consideration of either social scientists' knowledge about the news media and their audiences, and…

  13. Religious Broadcasting, the Establishment Clause, and Federal Communications Commission Regulatory Policy.

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    Netteburg, Kermit

    This paper examines the question of whether the religious broadcasting industry has indirectly received unconstitutional aid from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It reviews individual FCC cases involving religious programing and religious broadcasters, the constitutional meaning of the establishment clause, and the limits the courts…

  14. Federal High Performance Computing and Communications Program. The Department of Energy Component.

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    Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Research.

    This report, profusely illustrated with color photographs and other graphics, elaborates on the Department of Energy (DOE) research program in High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC). The DOE is one of seven agency programs within the Federal Research and Development Program working on HPCC. The DOE HPCC program emphasizes research in…

  15. 76 FR 72205 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

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    ... IEC 62287-1. After reviewing the information described in the certification application, the U.S... specified in IEC 62287-1. A certification application for an AIS device submitted to the Commission must... specified in IEC 62287-1, a copy of the technical data and the instruction manual(s). Federal Communications...

  16. An obesity educational intervention for medical students addressing weight bias and communication skills using standardized patients.

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    Kushner, Robert F; Zeiss, Dinah M; Feinglass, Joseph M; Yelen, Marsha

    2014-03-18

    In order to manage the increasing worldwide problem of obesity, medical students will need to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and counsel patients with obesity. Few educational intervention studies have been conducted with medical students addressing stigma and communication skills with patients who are overweight or obese. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in students' attitudes and beliefs about obesity, and their confidence in communication skills after a structured educational intervention that included a clinical encounter with an overweight standardized patient (SP). First year medical students (n = 127, 47% female) enrolled in a communications unit were instructed to discuss the SPs' overweight status and probe about their perceptions of being overweight during an 8 minute encounter. Prior to the session, students were asked to read two articles on communication and stigma as background information. Reflections on the readings and their performance with the SP were conducted prior to and after the encounter when students met in small groups. A newly constructed 16 item questionnaire was completed before, immediately after and one year after the session. Scale analysis was performed based on a priori classification of item intent. Three scales emerged from the questionnaire: negative obesity stereotyping (7 items), empathy (3 items), and counseling confidence (3 items). There were small but significant immediate post-intervention improvements in stereotyping (p = .002) and empathy (p < .0001) and a very large mean improvement in confidence (p < .0001). Significant improvement between baseline and immediate follow-up responses were maintained for empathy and counseling at one year after the encounter but stereotyping reverted to the baseline mean. Percent of students with improved scale scores immediately and at one year follow up were as follows: stereotyping 53.1% and 57.8%; empathy 48.4% and 47.7%; and confidence

  17. An obesity educational intervention for medical students addressing weight bias and communication skills using standardized patients

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background In order to manage the increasing worldwide problem of obesity, medical students will need to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and counsel patients with obesity. Few educational intervention studies have been conducted with medical students addressing stigma and communication skills with patients who are overweight or obese. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in students' attitudes and beliefs about obesity, and their confidence in communication skills after a structured educational intervention that included a clinical encounter with an overweight standardized patient (SP). Methods First year medical students (n = 127, 47% female) enrolled in a communications unit were instructed to discuss the SPs' overweight status and probe about their perceptions of being overweight during an 8 minute encounter. Prior to the session, students were asked to read two articles on communication and stigma as background information. Reflections on the readings and their performance with the SP were conducted prior to and after the encounter when students met in small groups. A newly constructed 16 item questionnaire was completed before, immediately after and one year after the session. Scale analysis was performed based on a priori classification of item intent. Results Three scales emerged from the questionnaire: negative obesity stereotyping (7 items), empathy (3 items), and counseling confidence (3 items). There were small but significant immediate post-intervention improvements in stereotyping (p = .002) and empathy (p < .0001) and a very large mean improvement in confidence (p < .0001). Significant improvement between baseline and immediate follow-up responses were maintained for empathy and counseling at one year after the encounter but stereotyping reverted to the baseline mean. Percent of students with improved scale scores immediately and at one year follow up were as follows: stereotyping 53.1% and 57.8%; empathy

  18. 11 CFR 114.3 - Disbursements for communications to the restricted class in connection with a Federal election.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Disbursements for communications to the... ELECTION COMMISSION GENERAL CORPORATE AND LABOR ORGANIZATION ACTIVITY § 114.3 Disbursements for communications to the restricted class in connection with a Federal election. (a) General. (1) Corporations...

  19. 77 FR 28382 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-14

    ... information from respondents: personal information in the form of names, addresses, job titles and demographic... Information Number (TIN) and/or Social Security Number (SSN). The FCC's electronic CORES Registration System... of FCC/MB-1 SORN, publish a Notice in the Federal ] Register, and post both documents on the FCC...

  20. 75 FR 54878 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-09

    ... possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at ] Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to the Federal... Regulation of Interstate Services of Non-Price Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and...

  1. 41 CFR 102-73.190 - What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease? 102-73.190 Section 102-73.190 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL ESTATE...

  2. 41 CFR 102-73.190 - What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease? 102-73.190 Section 102-73.190 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL ESTATE...

  3. Let the Games Begin: New Opportunities to Address Climate Change Communication, Education, and Decision Support

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    Rooney-varga, J. N.; Sterman, J.; Jones, A.; Johnston, E.; Rath, K.; Nease, J.

    2014-12-01

    A rapid transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient society is not only possible, but could also bring many co-benefits for public health, economic wellbeing, social equity, and more. The science supporting an urgent need for such a transition has never been clearer. Yet, social science data are also clear: the public in the US (and many other similar developed economies) does not, on average, share this sense of urgency, nor have policymakers shown a willingness to put scientific evidence above the perceptions of their constituents. The gulf between scientific and public understanding of climate change has spurred research on climate change communication, learning, and decision-making, identifying barriers such as misconceptions and faulty mental models of the climate and energy systems; poor understanding of complex, dynamic systems generally; and affective and social barriers to learning and action. There is also a growing opportunity to address these barriers, through tools that rely on active learning, that are social, engaging (and even fun), and that are grounded in rigorous science. An increasing number of decision-support computer simulations are being developed, intended to make complex technical problems accessible to non-experts in an interactive format. At the same time, the use of scenario planning, role-playing games, and active learning approaches are gaining ground in policy and education spheres. Simulation-based role-playing games bring these approaches together and can provide powerful learning experiences: they offer the potential to compress time and reality; create experiences without requiring the 'real thing;' explore the consequences of our decisions that often unfold over decades; and open affective and social learning pathways. Here, we offer a perspective on the potential of these tools in climate change education, communication, and decision-support, and a brief demonstration of one tool we have developed, World Energy.

  4. Getting the Message Across: An Analysis of Foodborne Outbreak Communications Between Federal, State, and Local Health Agencies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-01

    research, understanding problems or gaps in communications between federal, state, and local regulators, creating a more complex picture of what...AGENCY COMMUNICATION ............................................108 H. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM .............................................112 I...PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES USED TO SUPPORT OUTBREAK COMMUNICATIONS ...................................................113 IV. CONCLUSIONS

  5. Communication Challenges Learners Face Online: Why Addressing CMC and Language Proficiency Will Not Solve Learners' Problems

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    Jung-Ivannikova, Liubov

    2016-01-01

    Computer-mediated communication (CMC) has been argued to cause (mis)communication issues. Research and practice suggest a range of tactics and strategies for educators focused on how to encourage and foster communication in a virtual learning environment (VLE) (eg, Salmon). However, while frameworks such as Salmon's support the effective…

  6. Communication Challenges Learners Face Online: Why Addressing CMC and Language Proficiency Will Not Solve Learners' Problems

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    Jung-Ivannikova, Liubov

    2016-01-01

    Computer-mediated communication (CMC) has been argued to cause (mis)communication issues. Research and practice suggest a range of tactics and strategies for educators focused on how to encourage and foster communication in a virtual learning environment (VLE) (eg, Salmon). However, while frameworks such as Salmon's support the effective…

  7. The Style It Takes: How Do UK Universities Communicate Their Identity through Welcome Addresses?

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    Huisman, Jeroen; Mampaey, Jelle

    2016-01-01

    In times when universities are becoming less self-evident, these organisations may be confounded in terms of which aspects of their activities and performances they should communicate with their stakeholders. A related question--central to our study--is how they communicate. This paper analyses the style of one particular type of communication:…

  8. The Style It Takes: How Do UK Universities Communicate Their Identity through Welcome Addresses?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huisman, Jeroen; Mampaey, Jelle

    2016-01-01

    In times when universities are becoming less self-evident, these organisations may be confounded in terms of which aspects of their activities and performances they should communicate with their stakeholders. A related question--central to our study--is how they communicate. This paper analyses the style of one particular type of communication:…

  9. A Holistic Approach towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Addressing Education Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

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    Ra, Sungsup; Chin, Brian; Lim, Cher Ping

    2016-01-01

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers opportunities for governments to address key education challenges of quality, equity, and efficiency. While governments and educational institutions in developed countries may have taken up these opportunities, many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific region have often missed them out.…

  10. A Holistic Approach towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Addressing Education Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

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    Ra, Sungsup; Chin, Brian; Lim, Cher Ping

    2016-01-01

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers opportunities for governments to address key education challenges of quality, equity, and efficiency. While governments and educational institutions in developed countries may have taken up these opportunities, many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific region have often missed them out.…

  11. Communicating with the crowd: speakers use abstract messages when addressing larger audiences.

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    Joshi, Priyanka D; Wakslak, Cheryl J

    2014-02-01

    Audience characteristics often shape communicators' message framing. Drawing from construal level theory, we suggest that when speaking to many individuals, communicators frame messages in terms of superordinate characteristics that focus attention on the essence of the message. On the other hand, when communicating with a single individual, communicators increasingly describe events and actions in terms of their concrete details. Using different communication tasks and measures of construal, we show that speakers communicating with many individuals, compared with 1 person, describe events more abstractly (Study 1), describe themselves as more trait-like (Study 2), and use more desirability-related persuasive messages (Study 3). Furthermore, speakers' motivation to communicate with their audience moderates their tendency to frame messages based on audience size (Studies 3 and 4). This audience-size abstraction effect is eliminated when a large audience is described as homogeneous, suggesting that people use abstract construal strategically in order to connect across a disparate group of individuals (Study 5). Finally, we show that participants' experienced fluency in communication is influenced by the match between message abstraction and audience size (Study 6).

  12. Interpersonal Communication between Partners: Addressing the Issues of Safe Sex Practices.

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    Williams, Kymber N.

    The increase in the incidence and mortality rates of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for Americans in the United States suggests that health communicators need to reach sexually active Americans with prevention information. If successful interpersonal communication skills can be cultivated,…

  13. Addressing Electronic Communications System Learning through a Radar-Based Active Learning Project

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    Hernandez-Jayo, Unai; López-Garde, Juan-Manuel; Rodríguez-Seco, J. Emilio

    2015-01-01

    In the Master's of Telecommunication Engineering program at the University of Deusto, Spain, courses in communication circuit design, electronic instrumentation, advanced systems for signal processing and radiocommunication systems allow students to acquire concepts crucial to the fields of electronics and communication. During the educational…

  14. 47 CFR 97.23 - Mailing address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Mailing address. 97.23 Section 97.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO... name and mailing address. The mailing address must be in an area where the amateur service is regulated...

  15. 47 CFR 97.23 - Mailing address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Mailing address. 97.23 Section 97.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO... name and mailing address. The mailing address must be in an area where the amateur service is regulated...

  16. 47 CFR 97.23 - Mailing address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Mailing address. 97.23 Section 97.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO... name and mailing address. The mailing address must be in an area where the amateur service is regulated...

  17. 47 CFR 97.23 - Mailing address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Mailing address. 97.23 Section 97.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO... name and mailing address. The mailing address must be in an area where the amateur service is regulated...

  18. 47 CFR 97.23 - Mailing address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Mailing address. 97.23 Section 97.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO... name and mailing address. The mailing address must be in an area where the amateur service is regulated...

  19. 47 CFR 13.10 - Licensee address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Licensee address. 13.10 Section 13.10 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMERCIAL RADIO OPERATORS General § 13.10 Licensee address. In accordance with § 1.923 of this chapter all applications must specify an address where...

  20. Addressing Methodological Challenges in Large Communication Datasets: Collecting and Coding Longitudinal Interactions in Home Hospice Cancer Care

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    Reblin, Maija; Clayton, Margaret F; John, Kevin K; Ellington, Lee

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we present strategies for collecting and coding a large longitudinal communication dataset collected across multiple sites, consisting of over 2000 hours of digital audio recordings from approximately 300 families. We describe our methods within the context of implementing a large-scale study of communication during cancer home hospice nurse visits, but this procedure could be adapted to communication datasets across a wide variety of settings. This research is the first study designed to capture home hospice nurse-caregiver communication, a highly understudied location and type of communication event. We present a detailed example protocol encompassing data collection in the home environment, large-scale, multi-site secure data management, the development of theoretically-based communication coding, and strategies for preventing coder drift and ensuring reliability of analyses. Although each of these challenges have the potential to undermine the utility of the data, reliability between coders is often the only issue consistently reported and addressed in the literature. Overall, our approach demonstrates rigor and provides a “how-to” example for managing large, digitally-recorded data sets from collection through analysis. These strategies can inform other large-scale health communication research. PMID:26580414

  1. A Decade of Indecency Enforcement: A Study of How the Federal Communications Commission Assesses Indecency Fines (1987-1997).

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    Rivera-Sanchez, Milagros; Ballard, Michelle

    1998-01-01

    Contributes to scholarship on press freedom, indecency, and federal regulation by examining the 36 cases between 1987-1997 in which the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued indecency fines. Investigates various factors and finds that, while the FCC appears to follow a fairly predictable pattern, there are elements of arbitrariness. (SR)

  2. A Study of the Federal Communications Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Regulation--An Agency in Search of a Standard.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowie, Nolan A.; Whitehead, John W.

    This study examines the performance of the Federal Courts and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in monitoring the efforts of broadcasters to guarantee equal employment opportunity, focusing on the use of employment statistics as an indication of effective equal-employment practices. Sections of the study include: court decisions…

  3. A Study of the Federal Communications Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Regulation--An Agency in Search of a Standard.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowie, Nolan A.; Whitehead, John W.

    This study examines the performance of the Federal Courts and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in monitoring the efforts of broadcasters to guarantee equal employment opportunity, focusing on the use of employment statistics as an indication of effective equal-employment practices. Sections of the study include: court decisions…

  4. Policy Options to Address Crucial Communication Gaps in the Incident Command System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-09-01

    California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection COML Communications Unit Leader COMT Communication Technician EBRPD East Bay Regional Parks...Laguna Fire 1970 - One of California’s Worst Wildfires.” Available at http://www.cccarto.com/cal_wildfire/laguna/fire.html, Accessed August 10, 2012...NIMS - The Evolution of the National Incident Management System.” Fire Rescue Magazine, August 2011. 15 compatibility, and department emergency

  5. Working with Local, State and Federal Partners to Address Health Education Needs of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees in Houston: A CDC Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoover, D. Michele; Dopson, Stephanie; Drehobl, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    For health educators to successfully meet the challenges of responding to public health emergencies, it is important to establish and understand the role of collaborations with local, state and federal partners in identifying potential public health issues and to develop theory-based models or strategies to address these issues before, during and…

  6. Military Personnel. The DOD and Coast Guard Academies Have Taken Steps to Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault, but Greater Federal Oversight is Needed

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month Assists the senior commander to meet annual SAPR training requirements, including orientation for newly assigned...by providing sexual harassment and assault orientation briefings for new students and personnel. Each of the DOD academies employs different...Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault, but Greater Federal Oversight Is Needed January 2008 GAO-08-296 Report Documentation

  7. The development of technical and spectrum requirements for meeting federal, state and local public safety agency communication requirements through the year 2010, establishment of rules and requirements for priority access service--FCC. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1998-11-02

    The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted a First Report and Order ("First Report") contemporaneously with a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that is summarized elsewhere in this edition of the Federal Register. In the First Report, the Commission amends its rules relating to public safety communications in the 764-806 MHz band ("700 MHz band") that the Commission previously reallocated for public safety services and in general. This action commences the process of assigning licenses for frequencies in the 700 MHz band and addresses an urgent need for additional public safety radio spectrum and the need for nationwide interoperability among local, state, and federal entities. By this action, the Commission also takes additional steps toward achieving its goals of developing a flexible regulatory framework to meet vital current and future public safety communications needs and ensuring that sufficient spectrum to accommodate efficient, effective telecommunications facilities and services will be available to satisfy public safety communications needs into the 21st century.

  8. 11 CFR 300.71 - Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2013-01-01 2012-01-01 true Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)). 300.71 Section 300.71 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  9. 11 CFR 300.71 - Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)). 300.71 Section 300.71 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  10. 11 CFR 300.71 - Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Federal funds required for certain public communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(1)). 300.71 Section 300.71 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  11. 11 CFR 300.72 - Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)). 300.72 Section 300.72 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  12. 11 CFR 300.72 - Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)). 300.72 Section 300.72 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  13. 11 CFR 300.72 - Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2013-01-01 2012-01-01 true Federal funds not required for certain communications (2 U.S.C. 441i(f)(2)). 300.72 Section 300.72 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 2002-(BCRA) REGULATIONS NON-FEDERAL FUNDS State and Local Candidates § 300...

  14. 26 CFR 1.1071-1 - Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 11 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission. 1.1071-1 Section 1.1071-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE... Communications Commission. (a)(1) At the election of the taxpayer, section 1071 postpones the recognition of...

  15. 26 CFR 1.1071-1 - Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 11 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission. 1.1071-1 Section 1.1071-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE... Communications Commission. (a)(1) At the election of the taxpayer, section 1071 postpones the recognition of...

  16. TODAY: National Wildlife Federation Recognizes EPA Administrator as Conservationist of the Year/Administrator to give keynote address

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will be recognized as Conservationist of the Year by the National Wildlife Federation at their 80 th Anniversary Luncheon.

  17. Summary of Executive Order 12898 - Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Summarizes E.O. 12898, which focuses on the environmental and human health effects of federal actions on minority and low-income populations. It directs each agency to develop a strategy for implementing environmental justice.

  18. Addressing health literacy through clear health communication: a training program for internal medicine residents.

    PubMed

    Green, Jamie A; Gonzaga, Alda Maria; Cohen, Elan D; Spagnoletti, Carla L

    2014-04-01

    To develop, pilot, and test the effectiveness of a clear health communication curriculum to improve resident knowledge, attitudes, and skills regarding health literacy. Thirty-one internal medicine residents participated in a small group curriculum that included didactic teaching, practice with a standardized patient, and individualized feedback on videotaped encounters with real patients. Outcomes were assessed using a pre-post survey and a communication skills checklist. Mean knowledge scores increased significantly from 60.3% to 77.6% (p<0.001). Residents also reported increased familiarity with the concept of health literacy (mean response 3.2 vs. 4.5 on a 5 point scale), importance placed on health literacy (4.2 vs. 4.9), frequency of considering health literacy in patient care (3.3 vs. 4.0), and confidence in communicating with low literacy patients (3.3 vs. 4.1) (all p<0.001). Use of plain language increased significantly from 33% to 86% (p=0.023). There were nonsignificant increases in the use of teach-back (0-36%, p=0.116) and encouraging questions (0-14%, p=0.502). Training in clear health communication improves resident knowledge, attitudes, and skills regarding health literacy. The increased use of clear health communication techniques can significantly improve the care and outcomes of vulnerable patients with limited health literacy. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Simulation study of unmanned aerial vehicle communication networks addressing bandwidth disruptions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wei, Sixiao; Ge, Linqiang; Yu, Wei; Chen, Genshe; Pham, Khanh; Blasch, Erik; Shen, Dan; Lu, Chao

    2014-06-01

    To date, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used for numerous applications. UAVs can directly connect to ground stations or satellites to transfer data. Multiple UAVs can communicate and cooperate with each other and then construct an ad-hoc network. Multi-UAV systems have the potential to provide reliable and timely services for end users in addition to satellite networks. In this paper, we conduct a simulation study for evaluating the network performance of multi-UAV systems and satellite networks using the ns-2 networking simulation tool. Our simulation results show that UAV communication networks can achieve better network performance than satellite networks and with a lower cost and increased timeliness. We also investigate security resiliency of UAV networks. As a case study, we simulate false data injection attacks against UAV communication networks in ns-2 and demonstrate the impact of false data injection attacks on network performance.

  20. Frequency of GP communication addressing the patient's resources and coping strategies in medical interviews: a video-based observational study.

    PubMed

    Mjaaland, Trond A; Finset, Arnstein

    2009-07-01

    There is increasing focus on patient-centred communicative approaches in medical consultations, but few studies have shown the extent to which patients' positive coping strategies and psychological assets are addressed by general practitioners (GPs) on a regular day at the office. This study measures the frequency of GPs' use of questions and comments addressing their patients' coping strategies or resources. Twenty-four GPs were video-recorded in 145 consultations. The consultations were coded using a modified version of the Roter Interaction Analysis System. In this study, we also developed four additional coding categories based on cognitive therapy and solution-focused therapy: attribution, resources, coping, and solution-focused techniques.The reliability between coders was established, a factor analysis was applied to test the relationship between the communication categories, and a tentative validating exercise was performed by reversed coding. Cohen's kappa was 0.52 between coders. Only 2% of the utterances could be categorized as resource or coping oriented. Six GPs contributed 59% of these utterances. The factor analysis identified two factors, one task oriented and one patient oriented. The frequency of communication about coping and resources was very low. Communication skills training for GPs in this field is required. Further validating studies of this kind of measurement tool are warranted.

  1. Radio Interoperability: Addressing the Real Reasons We Don’t Communicate Well During Emergencies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-03-01

    This is an issue we cannot simply “ buy ” our way out of by merely deploying more equipment. 4 Newsday...platforms, thus enabling agency-specific communications to continue?) First responders will tend to revert to daily habits in times of crisis, instead of...recognition of the need for improved human interoperability 16 Y2K refers to millennial change of

  2. Communicating about smoke from wildland fire: challenges and ways to address them

    Treesearch

    Christine S. Olsen; Danielle K. Mazzotta; Eric Toman; A. Paige. Fischer

    2014-01-01

    Wildland fire and associated management efforts are dominant topics in natural resource fields. Smoke from fires can be a nuisance and pose serious health risks and aggravate pre-existing health conditions. When it results in reduced visibility near roadways, smoke can also pose hazardous driving conditions and reduce the scenic value of vistas. Communicating about...

  3. Intervening to address communication difficulties in incarcerated youth: A Phase 1 clinical trial.

    PubMed

    Snow, Pamela C; Woodward, Mary N

    2017-08-01

    Although a number of studies have described high rates of wide-ranging language difficulties in youth offender samples, minimal intervention research has been conducted with this population. The aim of this study was to implement a small-scale speech-language pathology (SLP) intervention study in a secure youth justice facility and to identify key practical challenges associated with conducting SLP interventions in youth custodial settings. Six young males were recruited and underwent assessment via a range of standardised and self-report communication measures. Measures of nonverbal IQ and of therapeutic engagement were also employed, and participants' own goals concerning communication competence were incorporated into treatment. Participants completed seven to 16 weeks' of 1:1 SLP intervention, once or twice per week. Therapeutic engagement was generally strong. All participants made gains and responded favourably regarding the usefulness of the intervention. Many practical issues conspired to make this a challenging SLP intervention setting. Youth custodial sentences represent an important opportunity for high-risk youths with compromised communication skills to receive specialist SLP therapeutic services to reduce the impact of their communication difficulties post-release into the community.

  4. Teaching First Language Speakers to Communicate across Linguistic Difference: Addressing Attitudes, Comprehension, and Strategies

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    Subtirelu, Nicholas Close; Lindemann, Stephanie

    2016-01-01

    While most research in applied linguistics has focused on second language (L2) speakers and their language capabilities, the success of interaction between such speakers and first language (L1) speakers also relies on the positive attitudes and communication skills of the L1 speakers. However, some research has suggested that many L1 speakers lack…

  5. How Golden West College Is Addressing Pedagogical, Assessment, and Accountability Concerns through Integrated Spoken Communication Labs.

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    Flores, Norma Landa

    This paper describes how results of the Golden West College Speech Department's program review led to the alignment of performance-based communication prerequisite and outcome expectations for: student placement recommendation; consistency of course curriculum and sequencing; measures of content-based competencies; and measures of…

  6. How communication of genetic information within the family is addressed in genetic counselling: a systematic review of research evidence.

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    Mendes, Álvaro; Paneque, Milena; Sousa, Liliana; Clarke, Angus; Sequeiros, Jorge

    2016-03-01

    Supporting consultands to communicate risk information with their relatives is key to obtaining the full benefits of genetic health care. To understand how health-care professionals address this issue in clinical practice and what interventions are used specifically to assist consultands in their communication of genetic information to appropriate relatives, we conducted a systematic review. Four electronic databases and four subject-specific journals were searched for papers published, in English, between January 1997 and May 2014. Of 2926 papers identified initially, 14 papers met the inclusion criteria for the review and were heterogeneous in design, setting and methods. Thematic data analysis has shown that dissemination of information within families is actively encouraged and supported by professionals. Three overarching themes emerged: (1) direct contact from genetic services: sending letters to relatives of mutation carriers; (2) professionals' encouragement of initially reluctant consultands to share relevant information with at-risk relatives and (3) assisting consultands in communicating genetic information to their at-risk relatives, which included as subthemes (i) psychoeducational guidance and (ii) written information aids. Findings suggest that professionals' practice and interventions are predicated on the need to proactively encourage family communication. We discuss this in the context of what guidance of consultands by professionals might be appropriate, as best practices to facilitate family communication, and of the limits to non-directiveness in genetic counselling.

  7. Interstellar laser communication: implementability criterion and optimisation conditions for the addressed signal search and sending

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    Mankevich, S. K.; Orlov, E. P.

    2016-10-01

    Using new opportunities offered by the construction of large optical telescopes, a laser radiation receiver with an iodine active quantum filter, high-energy iodine lasers with a diffraction-limited beam divergence and the discovery of exoplanets of the Earth type, including those located relatively not far from the Sun, we analyse the implementability of interstellar laser communication under the conditions, when the central spot of the diffraction pattern at the place of the laser signal reception by means of large optical telescopes can be made smaller than the orbit of the planet, and the signals come to the specified point of the orbit not synchronously with the planet motion because of the error in the determination of the distance between the Sun and the star, around which the planet chosen for communication rotates.

  8. The Ability of Narrative Communication to Address Health-related Social Norms

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    Moran, Meghan Bridgid; Murphy, Sheila T.; Frank, Lauren; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes

    2013-01-01

    Social norms are an important predictor of health behavior and have been targeted by a variety of health communication campaigns. However, these campaigns often encounter challenges related to the socially specific context in which norms exist: specifically, the extent to which the target population identifies with the reference group presented in the ad and the extent to which the target population believes the campaign's message. We argue that because of its capacity to effect identification among viewers, narrative communication is particularly appropriate for impacting social norms and, consequently, behavioral intention. This manuscript presents the results of a randomized trial testing the effectiveness of two films – one narrative, one non-narrative – in changing perceived social norms and behavioral intention regarding Pap testing to detect cervical cancer. Results of the study indicate that the narrative film was in fact more effective at producing positive changes in perceived norm and intention. PMID:24179677

  9. Storytelling/narrative theory to address health communication with minority populations.

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    Lee, Haeok; Fawcett, Jacqueline; DeMarco, Rosanna

    2016-05-01

    To explain the development and application of storytelling/narrative theory in health disparities intervention research as a way to promote health communication and behavior change among racial, ethnic, and minority populations. The proposed storytelling theory helps explain that storytelling affects changes in attitude and health behavior of the viewer through realism, identification, and transportation. The proposed storytelling/narrative theory can be a guide to develop culturally grounded narrative interventions that have the ability to connect with hard-to-reach populations. Narrative communication is context-dependent because it derives meaning from the surrounding situation and provides situation-based stories that are a pathway to processing story content. Although storytelling is grounded in nursing practice and education, it is underutilized in nursing interventional research. Future efforts are needed to extend theory-based narrative intervention studies designed to change attitude and behaviors that will reduce health disparities among minorities. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Do not attempt resuscitation decisions in a cancer centre: addressing difficult ethical and communication issues.

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    Reid, C; Jeffrey, D

    2002-04-08

    Talking to patients about 'Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' decisions is difficult for many doctors. Communication about 'Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' decisions should occur as part of a wider discussion of treatment goals at an earlier stage in the patient's illness. A doctor should not initiate any treatment, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if he/she does not believe it will benefit the patient. An ethical framework is offered which may be of practical help in clarifying decision-making.

  11. Tailored Educational Approaches for Consumer Health (TEACH): a model system for addressing health communication.

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    Cohn, Wendy F; Pannone, Aaron; Schubart, Jane; Lyman, Jason; Kinzie, Mable; Broshek, Donna K; Guterbock, Thomas M; Hartman, David; Mick, David; Bolmey, Armando; Garson, Arthur T

    2006-01-01

    The Consumer Health Education Institute (CHEDI) has developed a model system to improve the quality and effectiveness of patient education and health communication. Through assessment of characteristics and preferences, segmentation into groups and matching with the appropriate materials, we have demonstrated that patients and health consumers have different health information needs and preferences which show promise as a basis for selecting or designing the most appropriate materials or programs.

  12. 75 FR 6590 - Coordinated Communications

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    ...; ] FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 11 CFR Parts 100 and 109 Coordinated Communications AGENCY: Federal Election... Communications published on October 21, 2009, in order to elicit comments addressing the impact of the Supreme... proposed rules regarding coordinated communications. No final decision has been made by the Commission...

  13. Rulemaking To Amend Dates in Federal Implementation Plans Addressing Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter (79 FR 71663)

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    EPA amends the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect compliance deadlines for CSAPR as revised by the action of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granting the EPA’s motion to lift the previous stay of CSAPR and delay its deadlines by 3 years.

  14. A Framework to Address Challenges in Communicating the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

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    Winett, Liana; Wallack, Lawrence; Richardson, Dawn; Boone-Heinonen, Janne; Messer, Lynne

    2016-09-01

    Findings from the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) suggest that some of the most pressing public health problems facing communities today may begin much earlier than previously understood. In particular, this body of work provides evidence that social, physical, chemical, environmental, and behavioral influences in early life play a significant role in establishing vulnerabilities for chronic disease later in life. Further, because this work points to the importance of adverse environmental exposures that cluster in population groups, it suggests that existing opportunities to intervene at a population level may need to refocus their efforts "upstream" to sufficiently combat the fundamental causes of disease. To translate these findings into improved public health, however, the distance between scientific discovery and population application will need to be bridged by conversations across a breadth of disciplines and social roles. And importantly, those involved will likely begin without a shared vocabulary or conceptual starting point. The purpose of this paper is to support and inform the translation of DOHaD findings from the bench to population-level health promotion and disease prevention, by: (1) discussing the unique communication challenges inherent to translation of DOHaD for broad audiences, (2) introducing the First-hit/Second-hit Framework with an epidemiologic planning matrix as a model for conceptualizing and structuring communication around DOHaD, and (3) discussing the ways in which patterns of communicating DOHaD findings can expand the range of solutions considered and encourage discussion of population-level solutions in relation to one another, rather than in isolation.

  15. Workplace-based assessment of communication skills: A pilot project addressing feasibility, acceptance and reliability.

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    Weyers, Simone; Jemi, Iman; Karger, André; Raski, Bianca; Rotthoff, Thomas; Pentzek, Michael; Mortsiefer, Achim

    2016-01-01

    Background: Imparting communication skills has been given great importance in medical curricula. In addition to standardized assessments, students should communicate with real patients in actual clinical situations during workplace-based assessments and receive structured feedback on their performance. The aim of this project was to pilot a formative testing method for workplace-based assessment. Our investigation centered in particular on whether or not physicians view the method as feasible and how high acceptance is among students. In addition, we assessed the reliability of the method. Method: As part of the project, 16 students held two consultations each with chronically ill patients at the medical practice where they were completing GP training. These consultations were video-recorded. The trained mentoring physician rated the student's performance and provided feedback immediately following the consultations using the Berlin Global Rating scale (BGR). Two impartial, trained raters also evaluated the videos using BGR. For qualitative and quantitative analysis, information on how physicians and students viewed feasibility and their levels of acceptance was collected in written form in a partially standardized manner. To test for reliability, the test-retest reliability was calculated for both of the overall evaluations given by each rater. The inter-rater reliability was determined for the three evaluations of each individual consultation. Results: The formative assessment method was rated positively by both physicians and students. It is relatively easy to integrate into daily routines. Its significant value lies in the personal, structured and recurring feedback. The two overall scores for each patient consultation given by the two impartial raters correlate moderately. The degree of uniformity among the three raters in respect to the individual consultations is low. Discussion: Within the scope of this pilot project, only a small sample of physicians and

  16. Do not attempt resuscitation decisions in a cancer centre: addressing difficult ethical and communication issues

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    Reid, C; Jeffrey, D

    2002-01-01

    Talking to patients about ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ decisions is difficult for many doctors. Communication about ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ decisions should occur as part of a wider discussion of treatment goals at an earlier stage in the patient's illness. A doctor should not initiate any treatment, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if he/she does not believe it will benefit the patient. An ethical framework is offered which may be of practical help in clarifying decision-making. British Journal of Cancer (2002) 86, 1057–1060. DOI: 10.1038/sj/bjc/6600205 www.bjcancer.com © 2002 Cancer Research UK PMID:11953848

  17. Workplace-based assessment of communication skills: A pilot project addressing feasibility, acceptance and reliability

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    Weyers, Simone; Jemi, Iman; Karger, André; Raski, Bianca; Rotthoff, Thomas; Pentzek, Michael; Mortsiefer, Achim

    2016-01-01

    Background: Imparting communication skills has been given great importance in medical curricula. In addition to standardized assessments, students should communicate with real patients in actual clinical situations during workplace-based assessments and receive structured feedback on their performance. The aim of this project was to pilot a formative testing method for workplace-based assessment. Our investigation centered in particular on whether or not physicians view the method as feasible and how high acceptance is among students. In addition, we assessed the reliability of the method. Method: As part of the project, 16 students held two consultations each with chronically ill patients at the medical practice where they were completing GP training. These consultations were video-recorded. The trained mentoring physician rated the student’s performance and provided feedback immediately following the consultations using the Berlin Global Rating scale (BGR). Two impartial, trained raters also evaluated the videos using BGR. For qualitative and quantitative analysis, information on how physicians and students viewed feasibility and their levels of acceptance was collected in written form in a partially standardized manner. To test for reliability, the test-retest reliability was calculated for both of the overall evaluations given by each rater. The inter-rater reliability was determined for the three evaluations of each individual consultation. Results: The formative assessment method was rated positively by both physicians and students. It is relatively easy to integrate into daily routines. Its significant value lies in the personal, structured and recurring feedback. The two overall scores for each patient consultation given by the two impartial raters correlate moderately. The degree of uniformity among the three raters in respect to the individual consultations is low. Discussion: Within the scope of this pilot project, only a small sample of physicians and

  18. Narratives and images used by public communication campaigns addressing social determinants of health and health disparities.

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    Clarke, Christopher E; Niederdeppe, Jeff; Lundell, Helen C

    2012-12-01

    Researchers have increasingly focused on how social determinants of health (SDH) influence health outcomes and disparities. They have also explored strategies for raising public awareness and mobilizing support for policies to address SDH, with particular attention to narrative and image-based information. These efforts will need to overcome low public awareness and concern about SDH; few organized campaigns; and limited descriptions of existing message content. To begin addressing these challenges, we analyzed characteristics of 58 narratives and 135 visual images disseminated by two national SDH awareness initiatives: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America and the PBS-produced documentary film Unnatural Causes. Certain types of SDH, including income/wealth and one's home and workplace environment, were emphasized more heavily than others. Solutions for addressing SDH often involved combinations of self-driven motivation (such as changes in personal health behaviors) along with externally-driven factors such as government policy related to urban revitilization. Images, especially graphs and charts, drew connections among SDH, health outcomes, and other variables, such as the relationship between mother's education and infant mortality as well as the link between heart disease and education levels within communities. We discuss implications of these findings for raising awareness of SDH and health disparities in the US through narrative and visual means.

  19. Narratives and Images Used by Public Communication Campaigns Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities

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    Clarke, Christopher E.; Niederdeppe, Jeff; Lundell, Helen C.

    2012-01-01

    Researchers have increasingly focused on how social determinants of health (SDH) influence health outcomes and disparities. They have also explored strategies for raising public awareness and mobilizing support for policies to address SDH, with particular attention to narrative and image-based information. These efforts will need to overcome low public awareness and concern about SDH; few organized campaigns; and limited descriptions of existing message content. To begin addressing these challenges, we analyzed characteristics of 58 narratives and 135 visual images disseminated by two national SDH awareness initiatives: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America and the PBS-produced documentary film Unnatural Causes. Certain types of SDH, including income/wealth and one’s home and workplace environment, were emphasized more heavily than others. Solutions for addressing SDH often involved combinations of self-driven motivation (such as changes in personal health behaviors) along with externally-driven factors such as government policy related to urban revitilization. Images, especially graphs and charts, drew connections among SDH, health outcomes, and other variables, such as the relationship between mother’s education and infant mortality as well as the link between heart disease and education levels within communities. We discuss implications of these findings for raising awareness of SDH and health disparities in the US through narrative and visual means. PMID:23330220

  20. The Open Data Imperative: How the Cultural Heritage Community Can Address the Federal Mandate. CLIR Publication No. 171

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    Allard, Suzie; Lee, Christopher; McGovern, Nancy Y.; Bishop, Alice

    2016-01-01

    Data are a valuable national resource for a variety of stakeholders across all sectors of society. Dramatic advances in information and communication technology have opened up unprecedented opportunities for broad public access, innovative research, and citizen engagement, but this potential can be realized only if data are properly managed and…

  1. Words that make pills easier to swallow: a communication typology to address practical and perceptual barriers to medication intake behavior

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    Linn, Annemiek J; van Weert, Julia CM; Schouten, Barbara C; Smit, Edith G; van Bodegraven, Ad A; van Dijk, Liset

    2012-01-01

    Purpose The barriers to patients’ successful medication intake behavior could be reduced through tailored communication about these barriers. The aim of this study is therefore (1) to develop a new communication typology to address these barriers to successful medication intake behavior, and (2) to examine the relationship between the use of the typology and the reduction of the barriers to successful medication intake behavior. Patients and methods Based on a literature review, the practical and perceptual barriers to successful medication intake behavior typology (PPB-typology) was developed. The PPB-typology addresses four potential types of barriers that can be either practical (memory and daily routine barriers) or perceptual (concern and necessity barriers). The typology describes tailored communication strategies that are organized according to barriers and communication strategies that are organized according to provider and patient roles. Eighty consultations concerning first-time medication use between nurses and inflammatory bowel disease patients were videotaped. The verbal content of the consultations was analyzed using a coding system based on the PPB-typology. The Medication Understanding and Use Self-efficacy Scale and the Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire Scale were used as indicators of patients’ barriers and correlated with PPB-related scores. Results The results showed that nurses generally did not communicate with patients according to the typology. However, when they did, fewer barriers to successful medication intake behavior were identified. A significant association was found between nurses who encouraged question-asking behavior and memory barriers (r = −0.228, P = 0.042) and between nurses who summarized information (r = −0.254, P = 0.023) or used cartoons or pictures (r = −0.249, P = 0.026) and concern barriers. Moreover, a significant relationship between patients’ emotional cues about side effects and perceived concern

  2. 77 FR 24709 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2012-04-25

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

  3. Mapping of Health Communication and Education Strategies Addressing the Public Health Dangers of Illicit Online Pharmacies.

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    Anderson, Allison C; Mackey, Tim K; Attaran, Amir; Liang, Bryan A

    2016-01-01

    Illicit online pharmacies are a growing global public health concern. Stakeholders have started to engage in health promotion activities to educate the public, yet their scope and impact has not been examined. We wished to identify health promotion activities focused on consumer awareness regarding the risks of illicit online pharmacies. Organizations engaged on the issue were first identified using a set of engagement criteria. We then reviewed these organizations for health promotion programs, educational components, public service announcements, and social media engagement. Our review identified 13 organizations across a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Of these organizations, 69.2% (n = 9) had at least one type of health promotion activity targeting consumers. Although the vast majority of these organizations were active on Facebook or Twitter, many did not have dedicated content regarding online pharmacies (Facebook: 45.5%, Twitter: 58.3%). An online survey administered to 6 respondents employed by organizations identified in this study found that all organizations had dedicated programs on the issue, but only half had media planning strategies in place to measure the effectiveness of their programs. Overall, our results indicate that though some organizations are actively engaged on the issue, communication and education initiatives have had questionable effectiveness in reaching the public. We note that only a few organizations offered comprehensive and dedicated content to raise awareness on the issue and were effective in social media communications. In response, more robust collaborative efforts between stakeholders are needed to educate and protect the consumer about this public health and patient safety danger.

  4. Vocal imitation in parrots allows addressing of specific individuals in a dynamic communication network.

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    Balsby, Thorsten J S; Momberg, Jane Vestergaard; Dabelsteen, Torben

    2012-01-01

    Parrots in captivity are known for their ability to vocally imitate humans and recently it has been shown that wild-living orange-fronted conures are able to immediately imitate other individuals' contact calls. The function of this exceptional ability to imitate remains unclear. However, orange-fronted conures live in fission-fusion flocks where they encounter many different individuals every day, and it is possible that their vocal imitation ability is a flexible means to address a specific individual within a flock. We tested this via playback to short-term captive wild conures. Test birds were placed together in pairs in outdoor aviaries to form simple flocks. To simulate imitation of a specific individual these pairs received playback of contact calls that primarily imitate one of the two birds. Overall, individuals that received simulated vocal imitations of its calls responded more frequently and faster than the other individual. This suggests that orange-fronted conures can use imitations of contact calls to address specific individuals of a flock. In the discussion we argue that the fission-fusion flock dynamics of many parrot species has been an important factor in evolving conures' and other parrots' exceptional ability to imitate.

  5. Addressing geographical variation in the progression of non-communicable diseases in Peru: the CRONICAS cohort study protocol.

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    Miranda, J Jaime; Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio; Smeeth, Liam; Gilman, Robert H; Checkley, William

    2012-01-01

    Background The rise in non-communicable diseases in developing countries has gained increased attention. Given that around 80% of deaths related to non-communicable diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries, there is a need for local knowledge to address such problems. Longitudinal studies can provide valuable information about disease burden of non-communicable diseases in Latin America to inform both public health and clinical settings. Methods The CRONICAS cohort is a longitudinal study performed in three Peruvian settings that differ by degree of urbanisation, level of outdoor and indoor pollution and altitude. The author sought to enrol an age- and sex-stratified random sample of 1000 participants at each site. Study procedures include questionnaires on socio-demographics and well-known risk factors for cardiopulmonary disease, blood draw, anthropometry and body composition, blood pressure and spirometry before and after bronchodilators. All participants will be visited at baseline, at 20 and 40 months. A random sample of 100 households at each site will be assessed for 24 h particulate matter concentration. Primary outcomes include prevalence of risk factors for cardiopulmonary diseases, changes in blood pressure and blood glucose over time and decline in lung function. Discussion There is an urgent need to characterise the prevalence and burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Peru is a middle-income country currently undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition. This longitudinal study will provide valuable information on cardiopulmonary outcomes in three different settings and will provide a platform to address potential interventions that are locally relevant or applicable to other similar settings in Latin America.

  6. Addressing geographical variation in the progression of non-communicable diseases in Peru: the CRONICAS cohort study protocol

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    Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio; Smeeth, Liam; Gilman, Robert H; Checkley, William

    2012-01-01

    Background The rise in non-communicable diseases in developing countries has gained increased attention. Given that around 80% of deaths related to non-communicable diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries, there is a need for local knowledge to address such problems. Longitudinal studies can provide valuable information about disease burden of non-communicable diseases in Latin America to inform both public health and clinical settings. Methods The CRONICAS cohort is a longitudinal study performed in three Peruvian settings that differ by degree of urbanisation, level of outdoor and indoor pollution and altitude. The author sought to enrol an age- and sex-stratified random sample of 1000 participants at each site. Study procedures include questionnaires on socio-demographics and well-known risk factors for cardiopulmonary disease, blood draw, anthropometry and body composition, blood pressure and spirometry before and after bronchodilators. All participants will be visited at baseline, at 20 and 40 months. A random sample of 100 households at each site will be assessed for 24 h particulate matter concentration. Primary outcomes include prevalence of risk factors for cardiopulmonary diseases, changes in blood pressure and blood glucose over time and decline in lung function. Discussion There is an urgent need to characterise the prevalence and burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Peru is a middle-income country currently undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition. This longitudinal study will provide valuable information on cardiopulmonary outcomes in three different settings and will provide a platform to address potential interventions that are locally relevant or applicable to other similar settings in Latin America. PMID:22240652

  7. 16 CFR 0.2 - Official address.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Official address. 0.2 Section 0.2 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ORGANIZATION, PROCEDURES AND RULES OF PRACTICE ORGANIZATION § 0.2 Official address. The principal office of the Commission is at Washington, DC. All communications to the...

  8. [Analysis of health policies to prevent non communicable diseases in the Wallonie-Brussels Federation].

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    Gahungu, T; Coppieters, Y; Berghmans, L

    2014-01-01

    Because of their high prevalence and constant increase, and their impact in terms of human and financial costs, non-communicable diseases (NCD) represent an important public health issue. Recognizing this alarming situation, the international Community took decisive commitments to reduce the spread of this epidemic of the 21st century. These commitments have been translated in the national prevention and care policies. In the Wallonie-Brussels Federation (WBF), a set of health policies to prevent non communicable diseases was initiated. The objectives of the study were to describe, explore promotion and primary and secondary prevention against NCDs policies in WBF, to highlight the main challenges and issues, and to provide some recommendations to concerned actors. To achieve the objectives of this study, a literature review and a qualitative approach were used. Semi-structured interviews of key stakeholders were conducted in WBF. It involved 14 actors selected for their involvement in the formulation and implementation of these policies. It appears that the Belgian institutional complexity, the lack of willingness of policymakers in prevention and health promotion, the lack of a comprehensive structured policy of prevention and health promotion and an absence of any coordination structure are the main obstacles facing the formulation and implementation of these policies.

  9. Political advocacy and research both needed to address federal-provincial gaps in service: Manitoba First Nations Personal Care Homes.

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    Roscelli, Margaret

    2005-01-01

    First Nation residents within Personal Care Homes (PCHs) are the most vulnerable segment of First Nations society and are in need of continuing care. Recent conditions imposed through unilateral decision-making by the federal government are placing the existence and continued operations of PCHs in jeopardy. This article documents the current state of First Nation PCHs in Manitoba. In January 2003, the federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) announced conditions with which First Nation PCHs must comply or face closure. For instance, none of the PCHs were licensed in accordance with provincial legislation. Such provincial licensing would enable them to access provincial funding. However, provinces are wary of licensing on-reserve PCHs, and First Nations are reluctant to come under provincial health authority. First Nations continue to press for recognition of their own jurisdiction to set standards which emphasize their own culturally-based responsibilities and rights. As of October 2003, on-reserve PCHs have undergone infrastructure assessments to determine upgrades required to meet provincial building codes and standards in preparation for licensing. The First Nations plan to develop their own standards and licensing. Conditional licensing would ensure that PCHs continued to operate while renovations are made and funding allocations worked out. PCHs are a critical component in the spectrum of health care offered in First Nations communities. The imposition of conditions on the continued provision of federal funding to on-reserve PCHs is seen by First Nations as a restriction of the accessibility of culturally appropriate care for the most vulnerable segment of the First Nations population.

  10. Innovative patient-centered skills training addressing challenging issues in cancer communications: Using patient's stories that teach.

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    Bishop, Thomas W; Gorniewicz, James; Floyd, Michael; Tudiver, Fred; Odom, Amy; Zoppi, Kathy

    2016-05-01

    This workshop demonstrated the utility of a patient-centered web-based/digital Breaking Bad News communication training module designed to educate learners of various levels and disciplines. This training module is designed for independent, self-directed learning as well as group instruction. These interactive educational interventions are based upon video-recorded patient stories. Curriculum development was the result of an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort involving faculty from the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Graduate Storytelling Program and the departments of Family and Internal Medicine at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. The specific goals of the BBN training module are to assist learners in: (1) understanding a five-step patient-centered model that is based upon needs, preferences, and expectations of patients with cancer and (2) individualizing communication that is consistent with patient preferences in discussing emotions, informational detail, prognosis and timeline, and whether or not to discuss end-of-life issues. The pedagogical approach to the training module is to cycle through Emotional Engagement, Data, Modeled Practices, Adaptation Opportunities, and Feedback. The communication skills addressed are rooted in concepts found within the Reaching Common Ground communication training. A randomized control study investigating the effectiveness of the Breaking Bad News module found that medical students as well as resident physicians improved their communication skills as measured by an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Four other similarly designed modules were also created: Living Through Treatment, Transitions: From Curable to Treatable/From Treatable to End-of-Life, Spirituality, and Family. © The Author(s) 2016.

  11. Integrating psychology with interpersonal communication skills in undergraduate nursing education: addressing the challenges.

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    McCarthy, Bridie; Trace, Anna; O'Donovan, Moira

    2014-05-01

    The inclusion of the social, behavioural and bio-sciences is acknowledged as essential to the development of the art and science of nursing. Nonetheless, the literature highlights on-going debate about the content and delivery of these subject areas in undergraduate nursing education. The bio-sciences and social sciences in particular have received much attention but more recently the inclusion of psychology in nursing curricula is gaining momentum. Studies conducted on nursing students' views of these supporting sciences have also highlighted problems with their understanding, relevance and application to nursing practice. Although broad guidelines are given as to what should be included, no detail is given as to how much detail or at what level these subjects should be taught. Subsequently, approved institutions are responsible for their own course content. This has resulted in inconsistent and varied approaches to integrating the sciences in undergraduate nursing curricula. Following a recent review of the undergraduate nursing curriculum in one university in the Republic of Ireland a decision was made to combine the teaching, learning and assessment of Applied Psychology with Interpersonal Communication skills. This paper will describe the developmental process and evaluation of the integrated module. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Addressing Houston's Bad Air Days: Advancing Environmental Justice Advocacy with Geospatial Analysis and Science Communication

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    Johnson, C.; White, R.; Phartiyal, P.

    2016-12-01

    Evidence indicates that chronic exposure to chemical pollutants contributes to and exacerbates negative health impacts, and that the burden of exposure falls disproportionately upon low-income, Black, and Latino communities. These data, however, are often inaccessible or too technical for the community groups who need it to raise public awareness and to inform decision makers. Recognizing the many challenges of communicating science to a non-technical audience, the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based policy and advocacy organization, partnered with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), an environmental justice organization based in Manchester in Houston, to develop products that would visualize the technical information needed to strengthen TEJAS' advocacy work. The products were created with the intention of educating and engaging community members and to raise the profile of these issues with community residents, local government and regional EPA officials. Together, we were able to map the geographic distribution of contaminants, health risks, and demographic information to tell the story of inequity in Houston. Our spatial analysis accounts for multiple sources of air pollution exposure and associated health risks, overlaid with demographic information in Manchester. The talk will discuss the various ways we used maps to display high level data to be accessible for community members. The analysis will ultimately be used by TEJAS to strengthen its advocacy around chemical safety by: 1) educating community members on the hazards and health risks of local pollutants, 2) increasing community awareness of local emergency planning and response procedures, and 3) providing scientific evidence to decision makers to demand prevention and reduction in chemical exposure for their community.

  13. A microfluidic device for depositing and addressing two cell populations with intercellular population communication capability.

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    Lovchik, Robert D; Tonna, Noemi; Bianco, Fabio; Matteoli, Michela; Delamarche, Emmanuel

    2010-04-01

    We present a method for depositing cells in the microchambers of a sealed microfluidic device and establishing flow across the chambers independently and serially. The device comprises a transparent poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic network (MFN) having 2 cell chambers with a volume of 0.49 microL, 6 microchannels for servicing the chambers, and 1 microchannel linking both chambers. The MFN is sealed with a Si chip having 6 vias and ports that can be left open or connected to high-precision pumps. Liquids are drawn through each chamber in parallel or sequentially at flow rates from 0.1 to 10 microL min(-1). Plugs of liquid as small as 0.5 microL can be passed in one chamber within 5 s to 5 min. Plugs of liquid can also be introduced into a chamber for residence times of up to 30 min. By injecting different liquids into 3 ports, 3 adjacent laminar streams of liquid can be drawn inside one chamber with lateral concentration gradients between the streams ranging from 20 to 500 microm. The flexibility of this device for depositing cells and exposing them to liquids in parallel or serially is illustrated by depositing two types of cells, murine N9 microglia and human SH-S5Y5 neuroblastoma. Microfluidic communication between the chambers is illustrated by stimulating N9 microglia using ATP to induce these cells to release plasma membrane vesicles. The vesicles are drawn through the second chamber containing neuroblastoma and collected in a port of the device for off-chip analysis using confocal fluorescence microscopy. Cells in the MFN can also be fixed using a solution of formaldehyde for further analysis after disassembly of the MFN and Si lid. This microfluidic device offers a simple, flexible, and powerful method for depositing two cell populations in separate chambers and may help investigating pathways between the cells populations.

  14. Collaborations to address barriers for people with communication disabilities in Ghana: considering the World Report on Disability.

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    Crowley, Catherine; Baigorri, Miriam; Ntim, Clement; Bukari, Belinda; Oseibagyina, Albert; Kitcher, Emmanuel; Paintsil, Albert; Ampomah, Opoku Ware; Laing, Anthony

    2013-02-01

    The World Health Organization's World Report on Disability underscores the need to identify and address barriers that limit people with disabilities from having access to services. Wylie, McAllister, Davidson, and Marshall (2013) consider the impact of that report on people with communication disabilities (PWCD). Over the past 5 years, the authors have worked together in Ghana to address the needs of PWCD. With only about 10 university-trained speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in Ghana, the barriers to PWCD receiving services are quite high. The authors are working together and with others to establish the first speech-language pathology program in Ghana. The authors also work to identify ways to share with PWCD and their families knowledge and skills on how to improve the communicative function of PWCD. In doing so, the authors have learned valuable lessons about the role of an SLP, especially when considering under-served PWCD, lessons that are applicable to both Majority and Minority World countries. This commentary describes the authors' work over the past 5 years, and describes initiatives that have had some measure of success in reducing barriers to access to information and services needed by PWCD and their caregivers and communities.

  15. African American Women and HIV/AIDS: A National Call for Targeted Health Communication Strategies to Address a Disparity

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    Arya, Monisha; Behforouz, Heidi L.; Viswanath, Kasisomayajula

    2013-01-01

    Dr Arya is assistant professor of medicine in the section of infectious diseases at the Baylor College of Medicine and a health services researcher at the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies in Houston. Dr Behforouz is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, medical and executive director of the Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment Project, and associate physician in the Brigham Internal Medicine Associates at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr Viswanath is associate professor of society, human development and health at the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston. At the time of manuscript submission, Dr Arya was a fellow in the division of infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. African American women are disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. To address this disparity, the CDC released a call for targeted communication campaigns in African American communities. The mass media is an HIV/AIDS information source used by African Americans, and media initiatives can be cost-effective for delivering HIV prevention messages. Needed is research in communities at risk to determine the messages needed and the preferred formats and channels with which to deliver the messages so that targeted communication campaigns can be part of the multifaceted approach to ending the HIV/AIDS disparity affecting African American women. PMID:19271331

  16. Principals' Personal Variables and Information and Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Capital Territory Senior Secondary Schools, Abuja, Nigeria

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    Ogunshola, Roseline Folashade; Adeniyi, Abiodun

    2017-01-01

    The study investigated principals' personal variables and information and communication technology utilization in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senior secondary schools, Abuja, Nigeria. The study adopted the correlational research design. The study used a sample of 94 senior secondary schools (including public and private) in FCT. Stratified…

  17. Using Implementation and Program Theory to Examine Communication Strategies in National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program

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    Palmer, Dain; Dann, Shari L.

    2004-01-01

    Our evaluative approach used implementation theory and program theory, adapted from Weiss (1998) to examine communication processes and results for a national wildlife habitat stewardship education program. Using a mail survey of 1427 participants certified in National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Backyard Wildlife Habitat (BWH) program and a study…

  18. In Re Complaint of the Black Caucus of the United States House of Representatives Before the Federal Communications Commission.

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    Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

    In December 1972 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied a request of the black Congressmen of the Black Caucus (BC) that it order the television networks to make free prime time available for the BC to reply to social matters in the President's State of the Union message. The BC argued that they were entitled to time balance coverage…

  19. Using Implementation and Program Theory to Examine Communication Strategies in National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program

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    Palmer, Dain; Dann, Shari L.

    2004-01-01

    Our evaluative approach used implementation theory and program theory, adapted from Weiss (1998) to examine communication processes and results for a national wildlife habitat stewardship education program. Using a mail survey of 1427 participants certified in National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Backyard Wildlife Habitat (BWH) program and a study…

  20. 26 CFR 1.1071-1 - Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission.

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    2013-04-01

    ... necessary or appropriate to effectuate a change in a policy of, or the adoption of a new policy by, such... policies of Federal Communications Commission. 1.1071-1 Section 1.1071-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Changes to...

  1. 26 CFR 1.1071-1 - Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission.

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    2012-04-01

    ... necessary or appropriate to effectuate a change in a policy of, or the adoption of a new policy by, such... policies of Federal Communications Commission. 1.1071-1 Section 1.1071-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Changes to...

  2. Barriers to communication and cooperation in addressing community impacts of radioactive releases from research facilities

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    Harrach, Robert J.; Peterson, S. Ring

    1999-05-05

    compromise, between the environmental activist groups participating in the two cases. A degree of contentiousness existed from the start among the participants in the Berkeley case particularly between the environmental activists and the scientists/regulators that was not approached in the Livermore case, and which was and still is severe enough to stifle meaningful progress. The Berkeley activists are considerably more aggressive, we believe, in arguing their points of view, making demands about what should be done, and verbally assailing the scientists and government regulators. We offer the following comments on the barriers to communication and cooperation that distinguish the Berkeley and Livermore cases. In no particular order, they are (a) the presence of a higher degree of polarization between the Berkeley activists and the "establishment," as represented by government scientists and regulators, (b) the absence, in the Berkeley case, of an activist leader with skills and effectiveness comparable to a well-known leader in Livermore, (c) frequent displays by several of the Berkeley activists of incivility, distrust, and disrespect for the regulators and scientists, (d) extraordinary difficulties in reaching consensus in the Tritium Issues Work Group meetings, perhaps because goals diverged among the factions, (e) a considerable degree of resentment by the Berkeley activists over the imbalance in conditions of participation, pitting well-paid, tax-supported professionals against "citizen volunteers," (f) the brick wall that divides the perspectives of "no safe dose" and "levels below regulatory concern" when trying to reach conclusions about radiation dangers to the community, and (g) unwillingness to consider both sides of the risk-reward coin: benefits to the community and society at large of the tritium labeling activity, vs. the health risk from small quantities of tritium released to the environment.

  3. Access to Oral Health Care: The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Addressing Disparities and Expanding Access

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    Shi, Leiyu; Hayashi, Arthur Seiji; Sharma, Ravi; Daly, Charles; Ngo-Metzger, Quyen

    2013-01-01

    Objectives. We examined utilization, unmet need, and satisfaction with oral health services among Federally Qualified Health Center patients. We examined correlates of unmet need to guide efforts to increase access to oral health services among underserved populations. Methods. Using the 2009 Health Center Patient Survey, we performed multivariate logistic regressions to examine factors associated with access to dental care at health centers, unmet need, and patient experience. Results. We found no racial or ethnic disparities in access to timely oral health care among health center patients; however, uninsured patients and those whose insurance does not provide dental coverage experienced restricted access and greater unmet need. Slightly more than half of health center patients had a dental visit in the past year, but 1 in 7 reported that their most recent visit was at least 5 years ago. Among health center patients who accessed dental care at their health center, satisfaction was high. Conclusions. These results underscore the critical role that health centers play in national efforts to improve oral health status and eliminate disparities in access to timely and appropriate dental services. PMID:23327254

  4. Commencement Address.

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    Burch, Dean

    Trinity University and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) share many of the same ground rules; tolerance for diversity, willingness to change, and a guaranteed opportunity for competition in the marketplace of goods, services, and ideas. But a Presidential commission hanging on an office wall is not a hunting license to shape the…

  5. 76 FR 10362 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... final reports that detail recommendations to the Commission on topics including cybersecurity best.... Postal Service Mail to Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications... Communications Commission. Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability...

  6. Offshore Finfish Aquaculture in the United States: An Examination of Federal Laws That Could be Used to Address Environmental and Occupational Public Health Risks

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    Fry, Jillian P.; Love, David C.; Shukla, Arunima; Lee, Ryan M.

    2014-01-01

    Half of the world’s edible seafood comes from aquaculture, and the United States (US) government is working to develop an offshore finfish aquaculture industry in federal waters. To date, US aquaculture has largely been regulated at the state level, and creating an offshore aquaculture industry will require the development of a new regulatory structure. Some aquaculture practices involve hazardous working conditions and the use of veterinary drugs, agrochemicals, and questionable farming methods, which could raise environmental and occupational public health concerns if these methods are employed in the offshore finfish industry in the US. This policy analysis aims to inform public health professionals and other stakeholders in the policy debate regarding how offshore finfish aquaculture should be regulated in the US to protect human health; previous policy analyses on this topic have focused on environmental impacts. We identified 20 federal laws related to offshore finfish aquaculture, including 11 that are relevant to preventing, controlling, or monitoring potential public health risks. Given the novelty of the industry in the US, myriad relevant laws, and jurisdictional issues in an offshore setting, federal agencies need to work collaboratively and transparently to ensure that a comprehensive and functional regulatory structure is established that addresses the potential public health risks associated with this type of food production. PMID:25415208

  7. Offshore finfish aquaculture in the United States: An examination of federal laws that could be used to address environmental and occupational public health risks.

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    Fry, Jillian P; Love, David C; Shukla, Arunima; Lee, Ryan M

    2014-11-19

    Half of the world's edible seafood comes from aquaculture, and the United States (US) government is working to develop an offshore finfish aquaculture industry in federal waters. To date, US aquaculture has largely been regulated at the state level, and creating an offshore aquaculture industry will require the development of a new regulatory structure. Some aquaculture practices involve hazardous working conditions and the use of veterinary drugs, agrochemicals, and questionable farming methods, which could raise environmental and occupational public health concerns if these methods are employed in the offshore finfish industry in the US. This policy analysis aims to inform public health professionals and other stakeholders in the policy debate regarding how offshore finfish aquaculture should be regulated in the US to protect human health; previous policy analyses on this topic have focused on environmental impacts. We identified 20 federal laws related to offshore finfish aquaculture, including 11 that are relevant to preventing, controlling, or monitoring potential public health risks. Given the novelty of the industry in the US, myriad relevant laws, and jurisdictional issues in an offshore setting, federal agencies need to work collaboratively and transparently to ensure that a comprehensive and functional regulatory structure is established that addresses the potential public health risks associated with this type of food production.

  8. An implementation of Software Defined Radios for federated aerospace networks: Informing satellite implementations using an inter-balloon communications experiment

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    Akhtyamov, Rustam; Cruz, Ignasi Lluch i.; Matevosyan, Hripsime; Knoll, Dominik; Pica, Udrivolf; Lisi, Marco; Golkar, Alessandro

    2016-06-01

    Novel space mission concepts such as Federated Satellite Systems promise to enhance sustainability, robustness, and reliability of current missions by means of in-orbit sharing of space assets. This new paradigm requires the utilization of several technologies in order to confer flexibility and re-configurability to communications systems among heterogeneous spacecrafts. This paper illustrates the results of the experimental demonstration of the value proposition of federated satellites through two stratospheric balloons interoperating with a tracking ground station through Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software Defined Radios (SDRs). The paper reports telemetry analysis and characterizes the communications network that was realized in-flight. Furthermore, it provides details on an in-flight anomaly experienced by one of the balloons, which was recovered through the use of the federated technology that has been developed. The anomaly experienced led to the early loss of the directional link from the ground station to the affected stratospheric balloon node after 15 min in flight. Nevertheless, thanks to the federated approach among the systems, the ground station was still able to retrieve the balloon's data in real time through the network system, for which the other balloon operated as a federated relay for 45 min in flight, uninterrupted. In other words, the federated approach to the system allowed triplicating the useful lifetime of the defective system, which would have not been possible to realize otherwise. Such anomaly coincidentally demonstrated the value of the federated approach to space systems design. The paper paves the way for future tests on space assets.

  9. Communication with U.S. federal decision makers : a primer with notes on the use of computer models as a means of communication.

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    Webb, Erik Karl; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll

    2009-10-01

    This document outlines ways to more effectively communicate with U.S. Federal decision makers by outlining the structure, authority, and motivations of various Federal groups, how to find the trusted advisors, and how to structure communication. All three branches of Federal governments have decision makers engaged in resolving major policy issues. The Legislative Branch (Congress) negotiates the authority and the resources that can be used by the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch has some latitude in implementation and prioritizing resources. The Judicial Branch resolves disputes. The goal of all decision makers is to choose and implement the option that best fits the needs and wants of the community. However, understanding the risk of technical, political and/or financial infeasibility and possible unintended consequences is extremely difficult. Primarily, decision makers are supported in their deliberations by trusted advisors who engage in the analysis of options as well as the day-to-day tasks associated with multi-party negotiations. In the best case, the trusted advisors use many sources of information to inform the process including the opinion of experts and if possible predictive analysis from which they can evaluate the projected consequences of their decisions. The paper covers the following: (1) Understanding Executive and Legislative decision makers - What can these decision makers do? (2) Finding the target audience - Who are the internal and external trusted advisors? (3) Packaging the message - How do we parse and integrate information, and how do we use computer simulation or models in policy communication?

  10. Study for establishment of the Rio Grande Communications Network connecting federal, state and private facilities in New Mexico

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    Heflin, W.H.

    1985-04-30

    Prime objective of NMT Inc. is the facilitation of technological transfer out of the Federal Laboratories at Sandia and Los Alamos to the universities and private sector companies, thereby attracting additional high-technology company programs to locate within the Rio Grande Research Corridor. This was to be done by NMT Inc.'s owning and operating the Rio Grande Communication Network (RGCN). The first interface requirements for the proposed first service offering of electronic mail have been outlined.

  11. Secure ADS-B: Towards Airborne Communications Security in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-03-01

    Koziel, Eric A. Effects of Architecture on Information Leakage of a Hardware Advanced Encryption Standard Implementation . Master’s thesis , Air Force...SECURE ADS-B: TOWARDS AIRBORNE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION’S NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THESIS ...Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED The views expressed in this thesis are those of

  12. 78 FR 59024 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information... Homeland Security Bureau. Form No.: FCC Form 601. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved... Public Mobile Services, Personal Communications Services, General Wireless Communications...

  13. 12 CFR 544.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly related to the business of... statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings association. ...

  14. 12 CFR 544.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    ..., political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly related to the business of... statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings association. ...

  15. 12 CFR 144.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    2013-01-01

    ... general economic, political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly... conduct, or (iii) Makes statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings...

  16. 12 CFR 544.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    ..., political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly related to the business of... statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings association. ...

  17. 12 CFR 544.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    2014-01-01

    ..., political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly related to the business of... statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings association. ...

  18. 12 CFR 144.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    2012-01-01

    ... general economic, political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly... conduct, or (iii) Makes statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings...

  19. 12 CFR 544.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    ..., political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly related to the business of... statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings association. ...

  20. 12 CFR 144.8 - Communication between members of a Federal mutual savings association.

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    2014-01-01

    ... general economic, political, racial, religious, social, or similar cause, that is not significantly... conduct, or (iii) Makes statements impugning the stability and soundness of the Federal savings...

  1. Enabling Secure XMPP Communications in Federated IoT Clouds Through XEP 0027 and SAML/SASL SSO.

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    Celesti, Antonio; Fazio, Maria; Villari, Massimo

    2017-02-07

    Nowadays, in the panorama of Internet of Things (IoT), finding a right compromise between interactivity and security is not trivial at all. Currently, most of pervasive communication technologies are designed to work locally. As a consequence, the development of large-scale Internet services and applications is not so easy for IoT Cloud providers. The main issue is that both IoT architectures and services have started as simple but they are becoming more and more complex. Consequently, the web service technology is often inappropriate. Recently, many operators in both academia and industry fields are considering the possibility to adopt the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for the implementation of IoT Cloud communication systems. In fact, XMPP offers many advantages in term of real-time capabilities, efficient data distribution, service discovery and inter-domain communication compared to other technologies. Nevertheless, the protocol lacks of native security, data confidentiality and trustworthy federation features. In this paper, considering an XMPP-based IoT Cloud architectural model, we discuss how can be possible to enforce message signing/encryption and Single-Sign On (SSO) authentication respectively for secure inter-module and inter-domain communications in a federated environment. Experiments prove that security mechanisms introduce an acceptable overhead, considering the obvious advantages achieved in terms of data trustiness and privacy.

  2. Enabling Secure XMPP Communications in Federated IoT Clouds Through XEP 0027 and SAML/SASL SSO

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    Celesti, Antonio; Fazio, Maria; Villari, Massimo

    2017-01-01

    Nowadays, in the panorama of Internet of Things (IoT), finding a right compromise between interactivity and security is not trivial at all. Currently, most of pervasive communication technologies are designed to work locally. As a consequence, the development of large-scale Internet services and applications is not so easy for IoT Cloud providers. The main issue is that both IoT architectures and services have started as simple but they are becoming more and more complex. Consequently, the web service technology is often inappropriate. Recently, many operators in both academia and industry fields are considering the possibility to adopt the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for the implementation of IoT Cloud communication systems. In fact, XMPP offers many advantages in term of real-time capabilities, efficient data distribution, service discovery and inter-domain communication compared to other technologies. Nevertheless, the protocol lacks of native security, data confidentiality and trustworthy federation features. In this paper, considering an XMPP-based IoT Cloud architectural model, we discuss how can be possible to enforce message signing/encryption and Single-Sign On (SSO) authentication respectively for secure inter-module and inter-domain communications in a federated environment. Experiments prove that security mechanisms introduce an acceptable overhead, considering the obvious advantages achieved in terms of data trustiness and privacy. PMID:28178214

  3. An assessment of non-communicable diseases, diabetes, and related risk factors in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Chuuk: a systems perspective.

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    Ichiho, Henry M; Shomour, Moria; Marar, Julio; Lippwe, Kipier; Aitaoto, Nia

    2013-05-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as a health emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).1 This assessment, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Chuuk and describes the burdens due to selected NCDs (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, chronic kidney disease); and assesses the system of service capacity and current activities for service delivery, data collection and reporting as well as identifying the issues that need to be addressed. There has been a 9.2% decline in the total population between 2000 and 2010. Findings of medical and health data reveal that diabetes, myocardial infarction, and septicemia are the leading causes of death and lower limb surgical procedures and amputations was a major problem that was addressed with a foot care education program to prevent amputations. No data were available on the prevalence of diabetes among the population of Chuuk. Other findings show significant gaps in the system of administrative, clinical, data, and support services to address these NCDs. There is a lack of policy and procedure manuals, coordination among providers, and common standards of care. There is no functional data system to identify and track patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Priority issues and problems were identified for the clinical, administrative, and data systems.

  4. An Assessment of Non-Communicable Diseases, Diabetes, and Related Risk Factors in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Kosrae: A Systems Perspective

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    Tolenoa, Nena; Taulung, Livinson; Mongkeya, Maria; Lippwe, Kipier; Aitaoto, Nia

    2013-01-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as a health emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).1 This assessment, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Kosrae and describes the burdens due to NCDs, including diabetes, and assesses the system of service capacity and current activities for service delivery, data collection and reporting as well as identifying the issues that need to be addressed. There has been a 13.9% decline in the population between 2000 and 2010. Findings reveal that the risk factors of poor diet, lack of physical activity, and lifestyle behaviors lead to overweight and obesity and subsequent NCD that are a significant factor in the morbidity and mortality of the population. Leading causes of death were due to nutrition and metabolic diseases followed by diseases of the circulatory system. Data from selected community programs show that the prevalence of overweight and obese participants ranged between 82% and 95% and the rate of reported diabetes ranged from 13% to 14%. Other findings show significant gaps in the system of administrative, clinical, data, and support services to address these NCD. There is no functional data system that is able to identify, register, or track patients with diabetes. Priority administrative and clinical issues were identified that need to be addressed to begin to mitigate the burdens of NCDs among the residents of Kosrae State. PMID:23900387

  5. An assessment of non-communicable diseases, diabetes, and related risk factors in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Kosrae: a systems perspective.

    PubMed

    Ichiho, Henry M; Tolenoa, Nena; Taulung, Livinson; Mongkeya, Maria; Lippwe, Kipier; Aitaoto, Nia

    2013-05-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as a health emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). This assessment, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Kosrae and describes the burdens due to NCDs, including diabetes, and assesses the system of service capacity and current activities for service delivery, data collection and reporting as well as identifying the issues that need to be addressed. There has been a 13.9% decline in the population between 2000 and 2010. Findings reveal that the risk factors of poor diet, lack of physical activity, and lifestyle behaviors lead to overweight and obesity and subsequent NCD that are a significant factor in the morbidity and mortality of the population. Leading causes of death were due to nutrition and metabolic diseases followed by diseases of the circulatory system. Data from selected community programs show that the prevalence of overweight and obese participants ranged between 82% and 95% and the rate of reported diabetes ranged from 13% to 14%. Other findings show significant gaps in the system of administrative, clinical, data, and support services to address these NCD. There is no functional data system that is able to identify, register, or track patients with diabetes. Priority administrative and clinical issues were identified that need to be addressed to begin to mitigate the burdens of NCDs among the residents of Kosrae State.

  6. NASA GSFC Science Communication Working Group: Addressing Barriers to Scientist and Engineer Participation in Education and Public Outreach Activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bleacher, L.; Hsu, B. C.; Campbell, B. A.; Hess, M.

    2011-12-01

    The Science Communication Working Group (SCWG) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been in existence since late 2007. The SCWG is comprised of education and public outreach (E/PO) professionals, public affairs specialists, scientists, and engineers. The goals of the SCWG are to identify barriers to scientist and engineer engagement in E/PO activities and to enable those scientists and engineers who wish to contribute to E/PO to be able to do so. SCWG members have held meetings with scientists and engineers across GSFC to determine barriers to their involvement in E/PO. During these meetings, SCWG members presented examples of successful, ongoing E/PO projects, encouraged active research scientists and engineers to talk about their own E/PO efforts and what worked for them, discussed the E/PO working environment, discussed opportunities for getting involved in E/PO (particularly in high-impact efforts that do not take much time), handed out booklets on effective E/PO, and asked scientists and engineers what they need to engage in E/PO. The identified barriers were consistent among scientists in GSFC's four science divisions (Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, and astrophysics). Common barriers included 1) lack of time, 2) lack of funding support, 3) lack of value placed on doing E/PO by supervisors, 4) lack of training on doing appropriate/effective E/PO for different audiences, 5) lack of awareness and information about opportunities, 6) lack of understanding of what E/PO really is, and 7) level of effort required to do E/PO. Engineers reported similar issues, but the issues of time and funding support were more pronounced due to their highly structured work day and environment. Since the barriers were identified, the SCWG has taken a number of steps to address and rectify them. Steps have included holding various events to introduce scientists and engineers to E/PO staff and opportunities including an E/PO Open House, brown bag seminars on

  7. 75 FR 70166 - Federal Communications Commission Announces Public Meetings and Invites Comment on the...

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    ... Comment on the Environmental Effects of Its Antenna Structure Registration Program AGENCY: Federal... Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) program and invites comment on the environmental effects of its antenna structure registration program. DATES: Interested parties may file comments on or before...

  8. Foreign Languages: Workforce Planning Could Help Address Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls. Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate.

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    Westin, Susan S.

    This statement examines the nature and impact of foreign language proficiency and personnel shortages in the Army, State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), discussing strategies used to address these shortages and efforts made to address current and projected shortages. All four agencies reported…

  9. An assessment of non-communicable diseases, diabetes, and related risk factors in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Pohnpei: a systems perspective.

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    Ichiho, Henry M; Anson, Robina; Keller, Elizabeth; Lippwe, Kipier; Aitaoto, Nia

    2013-05-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as a health emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).1 This assessment, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Pohnpei and describes the burden due to selected NCD (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, chronic kidney disease); and assesses the system of service capacity and current activities for service delivery, data collection and reporting as well as identifies the issues that need to be addressed. Findings reveal that the risk factors of poor diet, lack of physical activity, and lifestyle behaviors lead to overweight and obesity and subsequent NCD that are significant factors in the morbidity and mortality of the population. Leading causes of death were due to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. Population survey data show that 32.1% of the adult population had diabetes with a higher rate among women (37.1%) when compared to men (26.4%). The data also showed that 73.1% of the adult population was overweight or obese. Other findings show significant gaps in the system of administrative, clinical, data, and support services to address these NCD. There is no overall planning document for the prevention and control of NCDs or diabetes. There is evidence of little communication among the medical and health care providers which leads to fragmentation of care and loss of continuity of care. Based on some of the findings, priority issues and problems that need to be addressed for the administrative and clinical systems are identified.

  10. 78 FR 29369 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-20

    ... services or equipment), and section 718 (Internet browsers on mobile phones) of the Communications Act of... requires web browsers included on mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind...

  11. 76 FR 32360 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-06-06

    ...: Part 27--Miscellaneous Wireless Communications Services in the 2.3 GHz Band. Form No.: N/A. Type of... Service (SDARS), Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry (AMT), and Deep Space Network (DSN) operations in...

  12. 75 FR 74050 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... include: Cybersecurity best practices, ISP network protection practices, transition to NG9-1-1, technical..., Associate Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau...

  13. 78 FR 69851 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

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    2013-11-21

    ... including emergency warning systems, 9-1-1 location accuracy, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), and... security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems. On March 19, 2013, the FCC,...

  14. 47 CFR 32.19 - Address for reports and correspondence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Address for reports and correspondence. 32.19 Section 32.19 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES General Instructions § 32.19 Address...

  15. Addressing College Drinking through Curriculum Infusion: A Study of the Use of Experience-Based Learning in the Communication Classroom

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    Lederman, Linda C.; Stewart, Lea P.; Russ, Travis L.

    2007-01-01

    This study examined whether the use of a norms-based simulation in a communication class can influence students' misperceptions about college drinking. Participants (N = 462) were enrolled in two undergraduate communication courses: one in which the simulation was used and another that served as a control. Results indicated that participating in…

  16. 78 FR 52528 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ... for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 1, 4(i), 201-205, 214, 254 and 403... federal Lifeline certification procedures. See 47 CFR 54.416(a)(1)-(2) (2013). ETCs are required to... Commission and the Administrator as well as the number of subscribers de-enrolled for non-usage. See 47...

  17. 75 FR 60457 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ...; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and... CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. For additional information..., Administration, and Oversight; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Schools and Libraries...

  18. 75 FR 19395 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ....Herman@fcc.gov . ] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-1136. Title: Spectrum Dashboard..., the FCC has created the Spectrum Dashboard, a database of the frequency bands from 225 MHz - 3.7 GHz available for non-federal uses, including for broadband deployment across the nation. The Spectrum Dashboard...

  19. 75 FR 26959 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ... it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC... Respondents and Responses: 52 respondents; 103 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 - 5 hours. Frequency...-rural carriers within the state to receive federal high-cost universal service support to certify...

  20. 76 FR 67187 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    .... Title: Ultra Wideband Transmission Systems Operating Under part 15. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review... operators of the Ultra Wideband (UWB) imaging systems to coordinate with other Federal agencies via the FCC... systems in order to avoid interference with sensitive U.S. government radio systems. The UWB...

  1. 77 FR 39241 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    2012-07-02

    ... requirement by querying a database maintained by a state agency or third party for that purpose, when... subscribers at enrollment by accessing available state or federal eligibility databases. Where the underlying... information and attestation from the consumer that they understand the purpose of the Lifeline program...

  2. 78 FR 72889 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2013-12-04

    ... Compensation Regime; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Lifeline and Link-Up; Universal Service... control number. There are no changes to the FCC Form 525 or FCC Form 481, which are part of this... collection 3060-0972, to this information collection. There are no changes to the currently approved...

  3. NON-COMMUNICABLE CHRONIC DISEASES RISK PREVALENCE OF FAMILY MEDICINE PATIENTS IN THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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    Hrabac, Boris; Spasojevic, Nada

    2016-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study is to represent the prevalence of non-communicable diseases risks among patients of family medicine practices in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Risks prevalence was obtained from an organized massive screening being performed by 100 family medicine teams in four cities of the Federation of B&H during 2013. Material and Methods: Our concept of “preventive treatment of a patient” included detecting and monitoring the following chronic non-communicable diseases risk factors: (a) hypertension; (b) obesity; (c) smoking; (d) physical inactivity; and (e) dyslipidemia; (f) diabetes mellitus. Our sample of examined patients was 46.638. Results: Highest risk prevalence within entire F B&H is observed for dyslipidemia (90.3%) and physical inactivity (64.7%). Lowest prevalence was found for blood sugar and hypertension at 19.2% and 21.6%, respectively. Smoking prevalence of the examined patients was 28.4%. Prevalence of the obesity as health risk (ITM > 30) was 25.5 %. It is of interest that statistically significant differences of individual risk prevalence among cities are evident. Risk distribution among cities ranked from highest to lowest prevalence, shows clearly that Sarajevo is leading in four risks compared to the other cities, while Zenica is ranked lowest for four risk factors. The examined population of the four cities can be ranked from lowest to highest prevalence of the examined risk factors as follows: Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla, and Zenica. PMID:27047259

  4. 76 FR 15980 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    ...: Section 76.309, Customer Service Obligations; Section 76.1602, Customer Service--General Information, Section 76.1603, Customer Service--Rate and Service Changes and Section 76.1619, Information and... Section 629 of the Communications Act (Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996). Section 629...

  5. 75 FR 62536 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2010-10-12

    ... employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently... Communications Commission (FCC) via e-mail to: PRA@fcc.gov . To view a copy of this information collection... ``Submit'' button to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, and (6) when the list of FCC ICRs...

  6. Communication barriers to applying federal research in support of land management in the United States

    Treesearch

    Vita Wright

    2007-01-01

    Barriers to effective communication between researchers and managers can ultimately result in barriers to the application of scientific knowledge and technology for land management. Both individual and organizational barriers are important in terms of how they affect the first three stages of the innovation-decision process: 1) knowledge, where an individual is exposed...

  7. 76 FR 17650 - Federal Communications Commission Recharters and Seeks Nominations for Membership on the...

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    2011-03-30

    ... generation alerting system that leverages advanced technologies and the Internet, including social media..., public safety communications systems, and media) on key issues such as cybersecurity, Next General 9-1-1... media) on key issues such as cybersecurity, Next General 9-1-1, next generation emergency alerting, and...

  8. 76 FR 37352 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-06-27

    ....206 requires cable television systems to disclose any station practices offered to commercial...: Section 73.1942 Candidates Rates; Section 76.206 Candidate Rates; Section 76.1611 Political Cable Rates... information. Needs and Uses: Section 315 of the Communications Act directs broadcast stations and...

  9. 78 FR 36188 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    2013-06-17

    ... sign information; it modifies the existing burden, and slightly increases the cost burden--specifically... respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology... Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 8,231 hours. Total Annual Cost: N/A. Privacy Impact...

  10. 75 FR 31435 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2010-06-03

    ... via email to PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing... year clearance from them. There is no change in the Commission's burden estimates. There is no change... Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director...

  11. Potential applications of cable television (CATV) to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) communications mission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gilligan, D. D.; Abtahi, H.; Becker, J. R., Jr.; Frantz, S. W.

    1983-07-01

    The history, technology, economics, regulation and vulnerability to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects of cable television are examined. Recommendations are made concerning FEMA integration of cable television systems into the FEMA emergency communications system and the protection of cable television systems for EMP effects.

  12. 75 FR 12239 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-03-15

    ... status and damage information and/or resource requirements. In the event of a natural disaster or other... Control No: 3060-1003. Title: Communications Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). Form No.: N/A... requested on a daily basis during a declared emergency and activation of the Disaster Information...

  13. 77 FR 14519 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-03-12

    ... representative sampling (taking into account size (by number of communications assistants) and location) of five... the call center infrastructure, and for all core call center functions (automatic call distribution... license agreement for automatic call distribution; 7. For all applicants, copies of employment...

  14. 76 FR 17347 - Aviation Communications

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    2011-03-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1, 2 and 87 Aviation Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or...

  15. 78 FR 6276 - Aviation Communications

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    2013-01-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 87 Aviation Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rules. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) invites comment...

  16. 76 FR 33653 - Maritime Communications

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    2011-06-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 2, 80 and 90 Maritime Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or...

  17. Department of Defense Federal Hazard Communication Training Program, Trainer’s Guide

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-04-01

    Health Adminis- tration’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.1200). In the interest of economy and efficiency, DoD Components are advised...Notes: Review of Videotape Segment 2B ..................................................... 2-44 LESSON 3: TYPES OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH HAZARDS...Exercise 3A-2 ........................................... 3-16 Introduction to Videotape Segment 3B: Types of Health Hazards

  18. Federal and State Responses to the Emergency Response Communications Program. Draft Report, March 1979.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-06-01

    comentarios relacionados con el informe titulado "Emergency Response Communications Program". Le agradecer6 estudie este informe y favor de enviarle...sus comentarios respecto al mismo directamente al Contraalmirante Venzke. Anexo I State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations EXECUTiVE 04AMBER...unconvinced that user requirements have really been developed. No real distinction is made between the way an emergency creates undue demands on the

  19. 75 FR 16119 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2010-03-31

    ... below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to... new entrants. Incumbent LECs must price such services at rates that are cost-based and just...

  20. 75 FR 148 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-01-04

    ... below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov... other carriers at reasonable prices on an unbundled basis. These ``unbundled network elements''...

  1. 76 FR 26727 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-05-09

    ... households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's system of records... each piece of equipment distributed, the identity of and contact information, including street and e... equipment distributed, the identity of and contact information, including street and e-mail addresses,...

  2. 78 FR 39285 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2013-07-01

    ... burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a... this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your... via Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov . To submit your PRA comments to the FCC by email...

  3. 76 FR 22703 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2011-04-22

    ... its regulatees. To facilitate this effort, the Commission publishes various Public Notices and Fact..., FCC Form 499-A, FCC499-Q, the Commission has required regulatees to provide e-mail address and revenue... notifications, we also provide regulatees with a ``true-up,'' i.e., to fit, place or shape...

  4. 76 FR 45569 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

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    2011-07-29

    ...: OMB Control No.: 3060-0987. Title: Section 20.18(l)(1)(i-iii) and 20.18(l)(2)(i-iii), 911 Callback... number, but is programmed to make outgoing 911 calls. The Commission addressed issues arising from the inability of a PSAP operator to call back a 911 caller who becomes disconnected when using a non-service...

  5. 78 FR 26363 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2013-05-06

    ...: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party disclosure requirement; On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to... AM, FM or TV station be posted in a conspicuous place at the place the licensee considers to be the... name and address of the person and place where the station records are maintained, shall be...

  6. 75 FR 4818 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-01-29

    ... Children's Television Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters. The Second Order addressed several matters relating to the obligation of television licensees to provide educational programming for children and the obligation of television licensees and cable operators to protect children from excessive and...

  7. 76 FR 24482 - Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-05-02

    ... written statement to the Commission and the TRS Fund administrator containing the locations ] of all of... in writing at least 30 days prior to any change to their call centers' locations, including the...) incoming telephone number and IP address (if call originates with an IP-based device) at the time of call...

  8. 76 FR 10030 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2011-02-23

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. Addresses: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via e-mail to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and...

  9. 76 FR 21739 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...

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    2011-04-18

    ...; (k) For commercial radio and TV broadcast stations and non-exempt NCE broadcast stations, a list of... the public file quarterly; (l) For Commercial radio stations, a list of community issues addressed by... within 7 days of the last day of broadcast; (o) Commercial radio and TV licensees who provide...

  10. 78 FR 37814 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov mailto: PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov mailto: Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR... Williams at (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-0466. Title: Sections...

  11. 77 FR 69622 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-11-20

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov mailto: PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov mailto: Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR... Williams at (202) 418-2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-xxxx. Title: Establishment...

  12. 77 FR 75433 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-12-20

    ... advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918...

  13. 75 FR 20352 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... specific entry options for telephone companies wishing to enter the video programming marketplace, one... the Commission's notice and enrollment requirements for unaffiliated video programming providers. 47... with a statement addressing the issues in dispute. Such refilings must be served on any objecting...

  14. The development of technical and spectrum requirements for meeting federal, state and local public safety agency communication requirements through the year 2010, establishment of rules and requirements for priority access service--FCC. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    1998-11-02

    The federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted a Third Notice of Proposed Rule Making ("Third Notice") contemporaneously with a First Report and Order ("First Report") that is summarized elsewhere in this edition of the Federal Register. By its Third Notice, the Commission makes a range of proposals and seeks comment relating to public safety communications in the 746-806 MHz band ("700 MHz band") and in general. The Commission invites comment on how to license the 8.8 megahertz of 700 MHz band spectrum designated as reserved in the First Report and on whether to directly license each state or use a regional planning process to administer the nationwide interoperability frequencies (2.6 MHz of spectrum designated in the First Report) pursuant to the national interoperability plan to be established by the National Coordination Committee. The Third Notice also discusses protection requirements for the Global Navigation Satellite Systems and offers proposals to facilitate use of nationwide interoperability in public safety bands below 512 MHz. Finally, because many of the automated and intelligent machines and systems on which public safety entities depend for their operations were not designed to take into account the date change that will occur on January 1, 2000, the Commission also seeks comment on how best to ascertain the extent, reach, and effectiveness of Year 2000 compliance initiatives that have been or are being undertaken by public safety entities, to better understand the nature of the Year 2000 problem and the potential risks posed to public safety communications networks. This action addresses an urgent need for additional public safety radio spectrum and the need for nationwide interoperability among local, state, and federal entities. By this action, the Commission also takes additional steps toward achieving its goals of developing a flexible regulatory framework to meet vital current and future public safety communications needs and

  15. Addressing Youth Mental Health Issues in BC's K-12 Public Schools: A BCTF Submission. A Brief to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth from the British Columbia Teachers' Federation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) has taken an active role in addressing both youth and teacher mental health issues in recent years, and will continue to do so. The BCTF is a participant in the British Columbia (BC) School-Based Mental Health Collaborative, has a web page with resources to support teachers in understanding mental…

  16. An Overview of Teaching Communication of Bad News in Medical School: Should a Lecture be Adequate to Address the Topic?

    PubMed

    Coutinho, Filipe; Ramessur, Anisha

    2016-12-30

    Delivering bad news is very common in medical daily practice. Several studies have shown a lack of effective communication skills amongst medical students, particularly concerning how to deliver bad news. The SPIKES protocol allows communicating bad news in a 6-step method. The aim of this study is to investigate the perspective of students related to this subject. A 45 minute lecture "Breaking Bad News" was given to 160 students in the fifth and sixth years of the Medicine course, using the SPIKES' protocol training. After the lecture, an online survey was given to all students, and a cross-sectional and descriptive analysis of data extracted from survey was undertaken. Fifty-four students (21% of overall) answered the online survey. Eighty three percent said that theme should have an important role in their further daily medical practice, and most of students rated the physicians' role as challenging. Sixty percent of students expressed that communicating bad news was an integral part of the medical course curriculum. Regarding the SPIKES´ protocol, 48% felt that the first step would be the easiest to put in practice, and 40% felt that the fifth step related to "Emotions" would be the most difficult. In general, the students would like to gain competencies in breaking bad news using a practical approach Conclusions: Students highly valued theoretical and practical approaches in teaching of communication of bad news. Therefore, we encourage a combination approach in pre-graduate medical education.

  17. Statement of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, on H.R. 13015, a Bill to Replace the Communications Act of 1934 with the "Communications Act of 1978" before the subcommittee on Communications of the House Committee on Interstate & Foreign Commerce, July 18, 1978.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferris, Charles D.

    H.R. 13015, the proposed revision of the Communications Act of 1934, is consistent in many aspects with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) trends toward greater reliance on marketplace forces than on regulation, but some portions of the bill should be reexamined before the final rewrite. First, the new bill would shift from a "public…

  18. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Current address for purpose of... Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION REGISTRATION Registration § 3.30..., commodity pool operator, commodity trading advisor, floor trader that is a non-natural person, or...

  19. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Current address for purpose of... Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION REGISTRATION Registration § 3.30..., introducing broker, commodity pool operator, commodity trading advisor, or leverage transaction merchant...

  20. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... application for registration (Form 7-R or Form 8-R) or as submitted on the biographical supplement (Form 8-R... relating to a biographical supplement submitted for or on behalf of a principal to the futures commission... Association of any change of the address an the application for registration, biographical supplement,...

  1. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... application for registration (Form 7-R or Form 8-R) or as submitted on the biographical supplement (Form 8-R... relating to a biographical supplement submitted for or on behalf of a principal to the futures commission... application for registration, biographical supplement, or other address filed with the National...

  2. Rulemaking to Affirm Interim Amendments to Dates in Federal Implementation Plans Addressing Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter (81 FR 13275)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This rulemaking affirms and makes permanent certain amendments previously made on an interim basis to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provisions implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).

  3. 78 FR 33092 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2013-06-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)...

  4. 77 FR 70434 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2012-11-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...

  5. 78 FR 67362 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2013-11-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...

  6. 77 FR 30289 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2012-05-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...

  7. 76 FR 58513 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2011-09-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...

  8. Knowing You, Knowing Me (KYKM): an interactive game to address positive mother-daughter communication and relationships

    PubMed Central

    Katsikitis, Mary; Jones, Christian; Muscat, Melody; Crawford, Kate

    2014-01-01

    This technical report describes an interactive game environment designed to bring mothers and their adolescent daughters together to discuss three issues that have previously been shown in the literature to be of concern to families, as young girls transition from middle childhood to the adolescent years. The game is called Knowing you, Knowing me or KYKM, and is used to help mothers and daughters discuss the following three topics: positive communication skills, relationship building, and managing risky behaviors in the social environment. As the game remains untested, its limitations and future implications of its utility are discussed. PMID:25071682

  9. A Green Strategy for Federated and Heterogeneous Clouds with Communicating Workloads

    PubMed Central

    Plà, Lluis M.; Lérida, Josep Ll.

    2014-01-01

    Providers of cloud environments must tackle the challenge of configuring their system to provide maximal performance while minimizing the cost of resources used. However, at the same time, they must guarantee an SLA (service-level agreement) to the users. The SLA is usually associated with a certain level of QoS (quality of service). As response time is perhaps the most widely used QoS metric, it was also the one chosen in this work. This paper presents a green strategy (GS) model for heterogeneous cloud systems. We provide a solution for heterogeneous job-communicating tasks and heterogeneous VMs that make up the nodes of the cloud. In addition to guaranteeing the SLA, the main goal is to optimize energy savings. The solution results in an equation that must be solved by a solver with nonlinear capabilities. The results obtained from modelling the policies to be executed by a solver demonstrate the applicability of our proposal for saving energy and guaranteeing the SLA. PMID:25478589

  10. A green strategy for federated and heterogeneous clouds with communicating workloads.

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    Mateo, Jordi; Vilaplana, Jordi; Plà, Lluis M; Lérida, Josep Ll; Solsona, Francesc

    2014-01-01

    Providers of cloud environments must tackle the challenge of configuring their system to provide maximal performance while minimizing the cost of resources used. However, at the same time, they must guarantee an SLA (service-level agreement) to the users. The SLA is usually associated with a certain level of QoS (quality of service). As response time is perhaps the most widely used QoS metric, it was also the one chosen in this work. This paper presents a green strategy (GS) model for heterogeneous cloud systems. We provide a solution for heterogeneous job-communicating tasks and heterogeneous VMs that make up the nodes of the cloud. In addition to guaranteeing the SLA, the main goal is to optimize energy savings. The solution results in an equation that must be solved by a solver with nonlinear capabilities. The results obtained from modelling the policies to be executed by a solver demonstrate the applicability of our proposal for saving energy and guaranteeing the SLA.

  11. An assessment of non-communicable diseases, diabetes, and related risk factors in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Yap: a systems perspective.

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    Ichiho, Henry M; Yurow, Julie; Lippwe, Kipier; Aitaoto, Nia

    2013-05-01

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as a health emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).1 This assessment, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia, State of Yap, and describes the burdens due to diabetes and other NCDs (heart disease, hypertension, stroke, chronic renal disease), and assesses the system of service capacity and current activities for service delivery, data collection and reporting as well as identifying the issues that need to be addressed. There has been a 1.2% increase in the population between 2000 and 2010; however, there was a significant increase in the 45-64 year old age group. Findings reveal that the risk factors of poor diet, lack of physical activity, and lifestyle behaviors lead to overweight and obesity and subsequent NCD that are a significant factor in the morbidity and mortality of the population. The leading causes of death include cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Local household surveys show that 63% to 80% of the adults and 20.5% to 33.8% of the children were overweight or obese. The surveys also showed that 23% of the adult population had diabetes and 35% were hypertensive. Other findings show significant gaps in the system of administrative, clinical, data, and support services to address these NCD. There is a policy and procedure manual that guides the NCD staff. There is no functional data system that is able to identify, register, or track patients with diabetes and other NCDs. Priority administrative and clinical issues were identified.

  12. Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Strauss, Andre

    The following essays on communication are presented: communication as a condition of survival, communication for special purposes, the means of transmission of communication, communication within social and economic structures, the teaching of communication through the press, the teaching of modern languages, communication as a point of departure,…

  13. Optic neuropathy after anterior communicating artery aneurysm clipping: 3 cases and techniques to address a correctable pitfall.

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    Linzey, Joseph R; Chen, Kevin S; Savastano, Luis; Thompson, B Gregory; Pandey, Aditya S

    2017-08-25

    Brain shifts following microsurgical clip ligation of anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms can lead to mechanical compression of the optic nerve by the clip. Recognition of this condition and early repositioning of clips can lead to reversal of vision loss. The authors identified 3 patients with an afferent pupillary defect following microsurgical clipping of ACoA aneurysms. Different treatment options were used for each patient. All patients underwent reexploration, and the aneurysm clips were repositioned to prevent clip-related compression of the optic nerve. Near-complete restoration of vision was achieved at the last clinic follow-up visit in all 3 patients. Clip ligation of ACoA aneurysms has the potential to cause clip-related compression of the optic nerve. Postoperative visual examination is of utmost importance, and if any changes are discovered, reexploration should be considered as repositioning of the clips may lead to resolution of visual deterioration.

  14. Remarks of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission before the Sixth Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Airlie, Virginia, May 12, 1978.

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    Ferris, Charles D.

    It is important for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reexamine its policy research goals and processes and to encourage the entry of economists into the regulatory process. The entire regulatory structure of the FCC should be reappraised; regulation should be used to help the natural forces of the marketplace function more…

  15. Remarks of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission before the 27th Annual Convention, National Cable Television Association, New Orleans Hilton, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2, 1978.

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    Ferris, Charles D.

    If cable television is to survive in the competitive marketplace, it will have to show increased foresight in designing new services and facilities. Cable television regulations, which may have been an impediment to past growth, should be fully reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and deleted or corrected if necessary; but cable…

  16. Building Bridges to the Information Superhighway: Annual Report of the Disabilities Issues Task Force, Federal Communications Commission (March 1995--April 1996).

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    Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

    This report describes activities and accomplishments of the Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues Task Force on disabilities issues from March 1995 through April 1996, its first year. Introductory material includes a message from the chairman of the Commission and a statement of the Task Force's purpose, which is to address…

  17. "The Real Power", An Interview With Benjamin L. Hooks, the First Black to be Appointed a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

    Despite the fact that the television industry has made some progress away from its totally white orientation, the industry as a whole still has a long way to go before it can be said to afford fair treatment to blacks. More blacks must gain access to the centers of power--such as the Federal Communications Commission--from which change emanates,…

  18. Access is Fairness: A Petition for Reconsideration of the Federal Communications Commission's Fairness Report, F.C.C. Docket No. 19260. Summary.

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    Jacklin, Phil; And Others

    This petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), proposes an "adequate access policy" that would enable broadcasters to comply with the FCC's Fairness Doctrine. Following this policy, broadcasters would provide individuals with free public access time in the form of "free-speech messages"--one-minute,…

  19. Institutional Cooperation: The Role of the Federal, State, and Local Education Agencies in Addressing the Educational Problems of the Pacific Region.

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    Frey, George T.

    A concerted effort to pool resources and coordinate work by federal, state, and local educational agencies will be necessary to overcome the fragmentation that is occurring due to the current climate of changing demographics, increasing illiteracy, and the social effects of minorities in our schools. California has shown major changes in the…

  20. Information and meaning revisiting Shannon's theory of communication and extending it to address todays technical problems.

    SciTech Connect

    Bauer, Travis LaDell

    2009-12-01

    This paper has three goals. The first is to review Shannon's theory of information and the subsequent advances leading to today's statistics-based text analysis algorithms, showing that the semantics of the text is neglected. The second goal is to propose an extension of Shannon's original model that can take into account semantics, where the 'semantics' of a message is understood in terms of the intended or actual changes on the recipient of a message. The third goal is to propose several lines of research that naturally fall out of the proposed model. Each computational approach to solving some problem rests on an underlying model or set of models that describe how key phenomena in the real world are represented and how they are manipulated. These models are both liberating and constraining. They are liberating in that they suggest a path of development for new tools and algorithms. They are constraining in that they intentionally ignore other potential paths of development. Modern statistical-based text analysis algorithms have a specific intellectual history and set of underlying models rooted in Shannon's theory of communication. For Shannon, language is treated as a stochastic generator of symbol sequences. Shannon himself, subsequently Weaver, and at least one of his predecessors are all explicit in their decision to exclude semantics from their models. This rejection of semantics as 'irrelevant to the engineering problem' is elegant and combined with developments particularly by Salton and subsequently by Latent Semantic Analysis, has led to a whole collection of powerful algorithms and an industry for data mining technologies. However, the kinds of problems currently facing us go beyond what can be accounted for by this stochastic model. Today's problems increasingly focus on the semantics of specific pieces of information. And although progress is being made with the old models, it seems natural to develop or extend information theory to account for

  1. Provider communication and role modeling related to patients' perceptions and use of a federally qualified health center-based farmers' market.

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    Friedman, Daniela B; Freedman, Darcy A; Choi, Seul Ki; Anadu, Edith C; Brandt, Heather M; Carvalho, Natalia; Hurley, Thomas G; Young, Vicki M; Hébert, James R

    2014-03-01

    Farmers' markets have the potential to improve the health of underserved communities, shape people's perceptions, values, and behaviors about healthy eating, and serve as a social space for both community members and vendors. This study explored the influence of health care provider communication and role modeling for diabetic patients within the context of a farmers' market located at a federally qualified health center. Although provider communication about diet decreased over time, communication strategies included: providing patients with "prescriptions" and vouchers for market purchases; educating patients about diet; and modeling healthy purchases. Data from patient interviews and provider surveys revealed that patients enjoyed social aspects of the market including interactions with their health care provider, and providers distributed prescriptions and vouchers to patients, shopped at the market, and believed that the market had potential to improve the health of staff and patients of the federally qualified health center. Provider modeling of healthy behaviors may influence patients' food-related perceptions and dietary behaviors.

  2. The accident at Gorleben: A case study of risk communication and risk amplification in the Federal Republic of Germany

    SciTech Connect

    Peters, H P; Hennen, L

    1988-07-01

    On May 12, 1987 an accident happened in the ``pilot mine`` at Gorleben in the Federal Republic of Germany where the feasibility of a repository or high-radioactive nuclear waste is currently being investigated. A miner was killed during that accident and two others were severely injured. Although this accident happened during conventional mining work and had nothing to do with radioactive waste, this event received much public attention and news coverage and had a strong impact on the political debate on the Gorleben project of a repository mine for radioactive waste and even on the nuclear power controversy in general. This study does not aim to evaluate the accident that happened in the Gorleben pilot mine from a geological point of view nor does it aim to evaluate the West German waste disposal concept. All information given in chapter 2 on these aspects should be considered as background information, useful in understanding the subject of this case study: the risk communication concerning the Gorleben project in general and the accident in the shaft in particular.

  3. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Transponder Loading Data Conversion Software. User's guide and software maintenance manual, version 1.2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mallasch, Paul G.

    1993-01-01

    This volume contains the complete software system documentation for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Transponder Loading Data Conversion Software (FIX-FCC). This software was written to facilitate the formatting and conversion of FCC Transponder Occupancy (Loading) Data before it is loaded into the NASA Geosynchronous Satellite Orbital Statistics Database System (GSOSTATS). The information that FCC supplies NASA is in report form and must be converted into a form readable by the database management software used in the GSOSTATS application. Both the User's Guide and Software Maintenance Manual are contained in this document. This volume of documentation passed an independent quality assurance review and certification by the Product Assurance and Security Office of the Planning Research Corporation (PRC). The manuals were reviewed for format, content, and readability. The Software Management and Assurance Program (SMAP) life cycle and documentation standards were used in the development of this document. Accordingly, these standards were used in the review. Refer to the System/Software Test/Product Assurance Report for the Geosynchronous Satellite Orbital Statistics Database System (GSOSTATS) for additional information.

  4. COMMENTS, AND LEGAL BRIEF AND COMMENTS, BEFORE THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DOMESTIC NON-COMMON CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS-SATELLITE FACILITIES BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, DOCKET 16495.

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    Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

    VOLUME I OF THE FORD FOUNDATION SUBMISSION TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION STATES THE FOUNDATION'S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, DESCRIBES THE SCOPE, SERVICES, COMPONENTS, AND COST OF A PROPOSED NATIONAL BROADCASTERS' NON-PROFIT SATELLITE SERVICE (BNS), ASSERTS THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND OPERATIONAL BENEFITS OF SUCH A SYSTEM, AND…

  5. 47 CFR 32.19 - Address for reports and correspondence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Address for reports and correspondence. 32.19 Section 32.19 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES... reports and correspondence. Reports, statements, and correspondence submitted to the...

  6. 47 CFR 32.19 - Address for reports and correspondence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Address for reports and correspondence. 32.19 Section 32.19 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES... reports and correspondence. Reports, statements, and correspondence submitted to the...

  7. 47 CFR 32.19 - Address for reports and correspondence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Address for reports and correspondence. 32.19 Section 32.19 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES... reports and correspondence. Reports, statements, and correspondence submitted to the...

  8. 47 CFR 32.19 - Address for reports and correspondence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Address for reports and correspondence. 32.19 Section 32.19 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES... reports and correspondence. Reports, statements, and correspondence submitted to the...

  9. Arctic Planning: DOD Expects to Play a Supporting Role to Other Federal Agencies and Has Efforts Under Way to Address Capability Needs and Update Plans

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-01

    example, in 2014 DOD tested a new communication system— the Mobile User Objective System—that is intended to provide a secure, ultra -high-frequency...national security needs, stating that DOD does not anticipate a need to begin construction of additional bases or a deepwater port in Alaska before 2020.b...in Nome, Alaska, to support a deepwater port. Page 21 GAO-15-566 Arctic Planning Capability need Actions taken by the Department of

  10. Observing the Great Plains Low-Level Jet Using the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS): A Comparison with Boundary Layer Profiler Observations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Skinner, P. S.; Basu, S.

    2009-12-01

    Wind resources derived from the nocturnal low-level jet of the Great Plains of the United States are a driving factor in the proliferation of wind energy facilities across the region. Accurate diagnosis and forecasting of the low-level jet is important to not only assess the wind resource but to estimate the potential for shear-induced stress generation on turbine rotors. This study will examine the utility of Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) observations in diagnosing low-level jet events across the Texas Panhandle. ACARS observations from Lubbock International Airport (KLBB) will be compared to observations from a 915 MHZ Doppler radar vertical boundary-layer profiler with 60m vertical resolution located at the field experiment site of Texas Tech University. The ability of ACARS data to adequately observe low-level jet events during the spring and summer of 2009 will be assessed and presented.

  11. Toward core inter-professional health promotion competencies to address the non-communicable diseases and their risk factors through knowledge translation: curriculum content assessment.

    PubMed

    Dean, Elizabeth; Moffat, Marilyn; Skinner, Margot; Dornelas de Andrade, Armele; Myezwa, Hellen; Söderlund, Anne

    2014-07-14

    To increase the global impact of health promotion related to non-communicable diseases, health professionals need evidence-based core competencies in health assessment and lifestyle behavior change. Assessment of health promotion curricula by health professional programs is a first step. Such program assessment is a means of 1. demonstrating collective commitment across health professionals to prevent non-communicable diseases; 2. addressing the knowledge translation gap between what is known about non-communicable diseases and their risk factors consistent with 'best' practice; and, 3. establishing core health-based competencies in the entry-level curricula of established health professions. Consistent with the World Health Organization's definition of health (i.e., physical, emotional and social wellbeing) and the Ottawa Charter, health promotion competencies are those that support health rather than reduce signs and symptoms primarily. A process algorithm to guide the implementation of health promotion competencies by health professionals is described. The algorithm outlines steps from the initial assessment of a patient's/client's health and the indications for health behavior change, to the determination of whether that health professional assumes primary responsibility for implementing health behavior change interventions or refers the patient/client to others.An evidence-based template for assessment of the health promotion curriculum content of health professional education programs is outlined. It includes clinically-relevant behavior change theory; health assessment/examination tools; and health behavior change strategies/interventions that can be readily integrated into health professionals' practices. Assessment of the curricula in health professional education programs with respect to health promotion competencies is a compelling and potentially cost-effective initial means of preventing and reversing non-communicable diseases. Learning evidence

  12. Toward core inter-professional health promotion competencies to address the non-communicable diseases and their risk factors through knowledge translation: Curriculum content assessment

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background To increase the global impact of health promotion related to non-communicable diseases, health professionals need evidence-based core competencies in health assessment and lifestyle behavior change. Assessment of health promotion curricula by health professional programs is a first step. Such program assessment is a means of 1. demonstrating collective commitment across health professionals to prevent non-communicable diseases; 2. addressing the knowledge translation gap between what is known about non-communicable diseases and their risk factors consistent with ‘best’ practice; and, 3. establishing core health-based competencies in the entry-level curricula of established health professions. Discussion Consistent with the World Health Organization’s definition of health (i.e., physical, emotional and social wellbeing) and the Ottawa Charter, health promotion competencies are those that support health rather than reduce signs and symptoms primarily. A process algorithm to guide the implementation of health promotion competencies by health professionals is described. The algorithm outlines steps from the initial assessment of a patient’s/client’s health and the indications for health behavior change, to the determination of whether that health professional assumes primary responsibility for implementing health behavior change interventions or refers the patient/client to others. An evidence-based template for assessment of the health promotion curriculum content of health professional education programs is outlined. It includes clinically-relevant behavior change theory; health assessment/examination tools; and health behavior change strategies/interventions that can be readily integrated into health professionals’ practices. Summary Assessment of the curricula in health professional education programs with respect to health promotion competencies is a compelling and potentially cost-effective initial means of preventing and reversing non-communicable

  13. Exploring the potential for using results-based financing to address non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background The burden of disease due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and funding for global health is increasingly limited. As a large contributor of development assistance for health, the US government has the potential to influence overall trends in NCDs. Results-based financing (RBF) has been proposed as a strategy to increase aid effectiveness and efficiency through incentives for positive performance and results in health programs, but its potential for addressing NCDs has not been explored. Methods Qualitative methods including literature review and key informant interviews were used to identify promising RBF mechanisms for addressing NCDs in resource-limited settings. Eight key informants identified by area of expertise participated in semi-structured interviews. Results The majority of RBF schemes to date have been applied to maternal and child health. Evidence from existing RBF programs suggests that RBF principles can be applied to health programs for NCDs. Several options were identified for US involvement with RBF for NCDs. Conclusion There is potential for the US to have a significant impact on NCDs in LMICs through a comprehensive RBF strategy for global health. RBF mechanisms should be tested for use in NCD programs through pilot programs incorporating robust impact evaluations. PMID:23368959

  14. The Healthy African American Families' risk communications initiative: using community partnered participatory research to address preterm birth at the local level.

    PubMed

    Jones, Loretta; Wright, Kynna; Wright, Aziza; Brown, Neysa Dillon; Broussard, Marsha; Hogan, Vijaya

    2010-01-01

    Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death for African Americans and is significantly associated with lifelong morbidity. Primary prevention efforts using medical strategies to reduce the rates of preterm birth have been unsuccessful. Using community partnered participatory processes, the Healthy African American Families project in Los Angeles developed a multilevel, risk communications strategy to promote awareness about preterm birth in the local community. Participants included community members, community-based organizations, local government, healthcare providers, and national-level advocates. The initiative focused on increasing social support for pregnant women, providing current information on preterm birth risks, and improving quality of health services. The initiative includes components addressing community education, mass media, provider education, and community advocacy. Products include 100 Intentional Acts of Kindness toward a Pregnant Woman, a doorknob brochure on signs and symptoms of preterm labor, and an education manual on preterm birth and other African American health issues. Cooperation, affiliation, and community self-help were key aspects of the planning process and the health promotion products. Additional community benefits included increased leadership and skills development. The process and products described here may be useful in other communities and for addressing other health outcomes in communities of color.

  15. Provider Communication and Role Modeling Related to Patients' Perceptions and Use of a Federally Qualified Health Center-based Farmers' Market

    PubMed Central

    Friedman, Daniela B.; Freedman, Darcy A.; Choi, Seul Ki; Anadu, Edith C.; Brandt, Heather M.; Carvalho, Natalia; Hurley, Thomas G.; Young, Vicki M.; Hebert, James R.

    2013-01-01

    Farmers’ markets have the potential to improve the health of underserved communities, shape people’s perceptions, values, and behaviors about healthy eating, and serve as a social space for both community members and vendors. This study explored the influence of health care provider communication and role modeling for diabetic patients within the context of a farmers’ market located at a federally qualified health center (FQHC). Although provider communication about diet decreased over time, communication strategies included: providing patients with “prescriptions” and vouchers for market purchases; educating patients about diet; and modeling healthy purchases. Data from patient interviews and provider surveys revealed that patients enjoyed social aspects of the market including interactions with their health care provider, and providers distributed prescriptions and vouchers to patients, shopped at the market, and believed the market had potential to improve the health of FHQC staff and patients. Provider modeling of healthy behaviors may influence patients’ food-related perceptions and dietary behaviors. PMID:23986503

  16. 47 CFR 101.1307 - Permissible communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Permissible communications. 101.1307 Section 101.1307 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Multiple Address Systems General Provisions § 101.1307...

  17. 47 CFR 101.1307 - Permissible communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Permissible communications. 101.1307 Section 101.1307 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Multiple Address Systems General Provisions § 101.1307...

  18. 47 CFR 101.1307 - Permissible communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Permissible communications. 101.1307 Section 101.1307 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Multiple Address Systems General Provisions § 101.1307...

  19. New Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Western Industrialized Countries. Communication Manual. Summary Report of a Colloquium (Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, December 17-19, 1982).

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    Keune, Reinhard, Ed.

    This publication presents the papers and discussion highlights of an international colloquium on new communications technologies which was held to provide a forum for debate on economic, political and social impacts of new communication technologies by western representatives from media, academia, politics, and industry. The following papers were…

  20. New Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Western Industrialized Countries. Communication Manual. Summary Report of a Colloquium (Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, December 17-19, 1982).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keune, Reinhard, Ed.

    This publication presents the papers and discussion highlights of an international colloquium on new communications technologies which was held to provide a forum for debate on economic, political and social impacts of new communication technologies by western representatives from media, academia, politics, and industry. The following papers were…

  1. Communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stouffer, Donald D.

    1990-01-01

    Communication in its many forms is a critical component for an effective Space Grant Program. Good communication is needed within individual Space Grant College/Consortia, for example between consortium affiliates and the consortium program office. Effective communication between the several programs, NASA Headquarters, and NASA field centers also is required. Further, communication among the above program elements, industry, local and state government, and the public also are necessary for meeting program objectives.

  2. Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hancock, Alan

    An informal introduction to the study of communication deals with the major topics in the field. It presents basic theories of communication and language, reviews how language takes on meaning, explains the stimulus-response and Piaget theories of learning, and presents major theories dealing with communications and society. These theories include…

  3. Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hancock, Alan

    An informal introduction to the study of communication deals with the major topics in the field. It presents basic theories of communication and language, reviews how language takes on meaning, explains the stimulus-response and Piaget theories of learning, and presents major theories dealing with communications and society. These theories include…

  4. Stories From the Field: The Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Address the Health Needs of Underserved Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Farach, Nasim; Faba, Gladys; Julian, Soroya; Mejía, Felipe; Cabieses, Báltica; D'Agostino, Marcelo; Cortinois, Andrea A

    2015-01-01

    As their availability grew exponentially in the last 20 years, the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health has been widely espoused, with many emphasizing their potential to decrease health inequities. Nonetheless, there is scarce availability of information regarding ICT as tools to further equity in health, specifically in Latin American and Caribbean settings. Our aim was to identify initiatives that used ICT to address the health needs of underserved populations in Latin America and Caribbean. Among these projects, explore the rationale behind the selection of ICT as a key component, probe perceptions regarding contributions to health equity, and describe the challenges faced during implementation. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study. Interviews were completed via Skype or face-to-face meetings using a semistructured interview guide. Following participant consent, interviews were audio recorded and verbatim transcriptions were developed. All transcriptions were coded using ATLASti7 software. The text was analyzed for patterns, shared themes, and diverging opinions. Emerging findings were reviewed by all interviewers and shared with participants for feedback. We interviewed representatives from eight organizations in six Latin American and Caribbean countries that prominently employed ICT in health communication, advocacy, or surveillance projects. ICT expanded project's geographic coverage, increased their reach into marginalized or hard-to-reach groups, and allowed real-time data collection. Perceptions of contributions to health equity resided mainly in the provision of health information and linkage to health services to members of groups experiencing greater morbidity because of poverty, remote place of residence, lack of relevant public programs, and/or stigma and discrimination, and in more timely responses by authorities to the health needs of these groups as a result of the increased availability of strategic

  5. Stories From the Field: The Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Address the Health Needs of Underserved Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean

    PubMed Central

    Faba, Gladys; Julian, Soroya; Mejía, Felipe; Cabieses, Báltica; D'Agostino, Marcelo; Cortinois, Andrea A

    2015-01-01

    Background As their availability grew exponentially in the last 20 years, the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health has been widely espoused, with many emphasizing their potential to decrease health inequities. Nonetheless, there is scarce availability of information regarding ICT as tools to further equity in health, specifically in Latin American and Caribbean settings. Objective Our aim was to identify initiatives that used ICT to address the health needs of underserved populations in Latin America and Caribbean. Among these projects, explore the rationale behind the selection of ICT as a key component, probe perceptions regarding contributions to health equity, and describe the challenges faced during implementation. Methods We conducted an exploratory qualitative study. Interviews were completed via Skype or face-to-face meetings using a semistructured interview guide. Following participant consent, interviews were audio recorded and verbatim transcriptions were developed. All transcriptions were coded using ATLASti7 software. The text was analyzed for patterns, shared themes, and diverging opinions. Emerging findings were reviewed by all interviewers and shared with participants for feedback. Results We interviewed representatives from eight organizations in six Latin American and Caribbean countries that prominently employed ICT in health communication, advocacy, or surveillance projects. ICT expanded project's geographic coverage, increased their reach into marginalized or hard-to-reach groups, and allowed real-time data collection. Perceptions of contributions to health equity resided mainly in the provision of health information and linkage to health services to members of groups experiencing greater morbidity because of poverty, remote place of residence, lack of relevant public programs, and/or stigma and discrimination, and in more timely responses by authorities to the health needs of these groups as a result of the

  6. Addressing the “Other” Health Literacy Competencies—Knowledge, Dispositions, and Oral/Aural Communication: Development of TALKDOC, an Intervention Assessment Tool

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    HELITZER, DEBORAH; HOLLIS, CHRISTINE; SANDERS, MARGARET; ROYBAL, SUZANNE

    2013-01-01

    Most health literacy assessments evaluate literacy skills including reading, writing; numeracy and interpretation of tables, graphs, diagrams and charts. Some assess understanding of health systems, and the ability to adequately apply one’s skills to specific health-related tasks or demands in health situations. However, to achieve functional health literacy, the ability to “obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions,” other health literacy dimensions should be assessed: a person’s knowledge and attitudes about a health issue affects his or her ability to and interest in participating in his or her own care. In patient care settings, the abilities to listen, ask questions and check one’s understanding are crucial to making appropriate decisions and carrying out instructions. Although literacy is a skill associated with educational attainment and therefore difficult to change in a short time, health education interventions can address health literacy domains such as knowledge, attitudes and oral communication skills. For this reason, an instrument that can assess these constructs is a valuable part of a health educator’s toolbox. The authors describe the development and process and outcomes of testing a novel instrument targeted to assess HPV and cervical cancer health literacy competencies, TALKDOC, including its validation with the Health Activities Literacy Scale. PMID:23030568

  7. Addressing the "other" health literacy competencies--knowledge, dispositions, and oral/aural communication: development of TALKDOC, an intervention assessment tool.

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    Helitzer, Deborah; Hollis, Christine; Sanders, Margaret; Roybal, Suzanne

    2012-01-01

    Most health literacy assessments evaluate literacy skills including reading, writing; numeracy and interpretation of tables, graphs, diagrams and charts. Some assess understanding of health systems, and the ability to adequately apply one's skills to specific health-related tasks or demands in health situations. However, to achieve functional health literacy, the ability to "obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions," other health literacy dimensions should be assessed: a person's knowledge and attitudes about a health issue affects his or her ability to and interest in participating in his or her own care. In patient care settings, the abilities to listen, ask questions and check one's understanding are crucial to making appropriate decisions and carrying out instructions. Although literacy is a skill associated with educational attainment and therefore difficult to change in a short time, health education interventions can address health literacy domains such as knowledge, attitudes and oral communication skills. For this reason, an instrument that can assess these constructs is a valuable part of a health educator's toolbox. The authors describe the development and process and outcomes of testing a novel instrument targeted to assess HPV and cervical cancer health literacy competencies, TALKDOC, including its validation with the Health Activities Literacy Scale.

  8. Opening Address

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    Yamada, T.

    2014-12-01

    related fields such as nuclear astrophysics, hypernuclear physics, hadron physics, and condensate matter physics so on. In fact, in this workshop, we also discuss the clustering aspects in the related fields. Thus, I expect in this workshop we can grasp the present status of the nuclear cluster physics and demonstrate its perspective in near future. This workshop is sponsored by several institutes and organizations. In particular, I would express our thanks for financial supports to Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, Center for Nuclear Study (CNS), University of Tokyo, Joint Institute for Computational Fundamental Science (JICFuS), and RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator- Based Science. They are cohosting this workshop. I would like also to appreciate my University, Kanto Gakuin University, who offers this nice place for one week and helps us to hold this workshop smoothly and conveniently. Today, the president of my University, Prof. Kuku, is here to present a welcome address. Thank you very much. Finally, with many of the participants leading this field both in theory and in experiment, we wish this workshop offers an opportunity to simulate communications not only during the workshop but also in the future. In addition, we hope you enjoy exploring city of Yokohama and the area around, as well as scientific discussions. Thank you very much for your attention.

  9. Curbing the Employer's Power to Suppress Communication: A Review of State and Federal Statutes Protecting the Communication of Private Sector At Will Employees.

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    Sanders, Wayne

    Most employees in the United States are employees at will--they can be fired for any or no reason. In one exception to this rule, however, federal or state statutes protect employee expression, most significantly in the area of private employee testimony. The protective schemes developed by Congress and the state legislatures are of two types:…

  10. To improve public participation and overall decision-making at the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.

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    Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6

    2009-04-30

    House - 05/04/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Challenging the One-Way Paradigm for More Effective Science Communication: A Critical Review of Two Public Campaigns Addressing Contentious Environmental Issues

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    McEntee, Marie; Mortimer, Claire

    2013-01-01

    This article examines two large-scale public communication campaigns to explore the appropriateness and effectiveness of using one-way communication in contentious environmental issues. The findings show while one-way communication can be successfully employed in contentious issues, it is not appropriate for all contexts and may contribute to…

  12. Challenging the One-Way Paradigm for More Effective Science Communication: A Critical Review of Two Public Campaigns Addressing Contentious Environmental Issues

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    McEntee, Marie; Mortimer, Claire

    2013-01-01

    This article examines two large-scale public communication campaigns to explore the appropriateness and effectiveness of using one-way communication in contentious environmental issues. The findings show while one-way communication can be successfully employed in contentious issues, it is not appropriate for all contexts and may contribute to…

  13. Communicate!

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    Chase, Stuart

    This ten chapter book is designed to provide high school students with an understanding of basic communication processes. The first five chapters include discussions of language development, function, and acquisition in relation to both human and non-human communication. The sixth chapter contains specimen linguistic analyses of speech and…

  14. Communication

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Griner, James

    2010-01-01

    NASA s communication work for the UAS Command and Control area will build upon work currently being conducted under NASA Recovery Act funds. Communication portions of UAS NextGen ConOps, Stateof- the-Art assessment, and Gap Analysis. Preliminary simulations for UAS CNPC link scalability assessment. Surrogate UAS aircraft upgrades. This work will also leverage FY10 in-guide funding for communication link model development. UAS are currently managed through exceptions and are operating using DoD frequencies for line-of-sight (LOS) and satellite-based communications links, low-power LOS links in amateur bands, or unlicensed Instrument/Scientific/Medical (ISM) frequencies. None of these frequency bands are designated for Safety and Regularity of Flight. No radio-frequency (RF) spectrum has been allocated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specifically for UAS command and control links, for either LOS or Beyond LOS (BLOS) communication.

  15. Under Federal Pressure, District Addresses ELLs

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01

    Nurta Muktar, a 17-year-old refugee of Somali heritage, learned to read this school year at East High School. It likely would not have happened if East High did not provide classes in basic reading skills for English-language learners (ELLs). And the school likely would not have such classes, some Salt Lake City teachers say, if the U.S.…

  16. Under Federal Pressure, District Addresses ELLs

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01

    Nurta Muktar, a 17-year-old refugee of Somali heritage, learned to read this school year at East High School. It likely would not have happened if East High did not provide classes in basic reading skills for English-language learners (ELLs). And the school likely would not have such classes, some Salt Lake City teachers say, if the U.S.…

  17. Progress and Challenges in Mainstreaming Climate Change in Federal Water Resources and Environmental Planning: Data Selection, Technical Methods, Decision Paradigms, and Climate Change Communication

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    Ferguson, I. M.; Gangopadhyay, S.; Elsner, M. M.; Broman, D.

    2016-12-01

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is a federal agency tasked with developing and managing water supply and hydropower projects throughout the Western U.S. Over the past decade, Reclamation and other federal agencies have adopted new guidelines, directives, and mandates that require consideration of climate change in water resources and environmental planning and decision making. The scientific community has developed a vast number of climate projections, along with an array of models and methods to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources. However, water resources engineers, planners, and decision makers continue to face challenges regarding how best to use the available data and tools to support major water resources decisions, including decisions regarding major infrastructure investments and long-term operating criteria. These decisions may affect local communities, national agricultural and energy economies, and critical environmental resources. Examples of challenges include: How to choose between the large number of available climate projection datasets? How to consider uncertainties in future climate while constraining the number of projections or scenarios analyzed to accommodate modeling resource limitations? How to communicate climate change information and uncertainties to decision makers, stakeholders, and the public? And, How to select a decision making framework when design or operating alternatives may differ between climate change scenarios. This presentation will discuss recent progress and ongoing challenges to integrating climate change information into water resources and environmental planning. Discussion will focus on the intersection between technical challenges and decision making paradigms through the lens of this federal water management agency.

  18. 11 CFR 114.3 - Disbursements for communications to the restricted class in connection with a Federal election.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... candidates and political committees. See 11 CFR 100.16 and 114.2(c) regarding independent expenditures and... clearly identified candidate(s) or candidates of a clearly identified political party may be distributed... constitutes a communications of the views of the corporation or the labor organization, and is not the...

  19. National Security Restraints of the Federal Government on Academic Freedom and Scientific Communication in the United States.

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    Schwab, Jessica D.

    1990-01-01

    Examines the historic and continuing conflict between academic freedom and national security. Topics discussed include regulation and enforcement, restricted technologies, international committees, statutes, Executive Orders, and the Corson Report on scientific communication and national security. A list of recent events in which academic…

  20. The Development of Public Policies to Address Non-communicable Diseases in the Caribbean Country of Barbados: The Importance of Problem Framing and Policy Entrepreneurs.

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    Unwin, Nigel; Samuels, T Alafia; Hassell, Trevor; Brownson, Ross C; Guell, Cornelia

    2016-06-15

    Government policy measures have a key role to play in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Caribbean, a middle-income region, has the highest per capita burden of NCDs in the Americas. Our aim was to examine policy development and implementation between the years 2000 and 2013 on NCD prevention and control in Barbados, and to investigate factors promoting, and hindering, success. A qualitative case study design was used involving a structured policy document review and semi-structured interviews with key informants, identified through stakeholder analysis and 'cascading.' Documents were abstracted into a standard form. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and underwent framework analysis, guided by the multiple streams framework (MSF). There were 25 key informants, from the Ministry of Health (MoH), other government Ministries, civil society organisations, and the private sector. A significant policy window opened between 2005 and 2007 in which new posts to address NCDs were created in the MoH, and a government supported multi-sectoral national NCD commission was established. Factors contributing to this government commitment and funding included a high level of awareness, throughout society, of the NCD burden, including media coverage of local research findings; the availability of policy recommendations by international bodies that could be adopted locally, notably the framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC); and the activities of local highly respected policy entrepreneurs with access to senior politicians, who were able to bring together political concern for the problem with potential policy solutions. However, factors were also identified that hindered multi-sectoral policy development in several areas, including around nutrition, physical activity, and alcohol. These included a lack of consensus (valence) on the nature of the problem, often framed as being predominantly one of individuals needing to take

  1. The Development of Public Policies to Address Non-communicable Diseases in the Caribbean Country of Barbados: The Importance of Problem Framing and Policy Entrepreneurs

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    Unwin, Nigel; Samuels, T. Alafia; Hassell, Trevor; Brownson, Ross C.; Guell, Cornelia

    2017-01-01

    Background: Government policy measures have a key role to play in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Caribbean, a middle-income region, has the highest per capita burden of NCDs in the Americas. Our aim was to examine policy development and implementation between the years 2000 and 2013 on NCD prevention and control in Barbados, and to investigate factors promoting, and hindering, success. Methods: A qualitative case study design was used involving a structured policy document review and semi-structured interviews with key informants, identified through stakeholder analysis and ‘cascading.’ Documents were abstracted into a standard form. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and underwent framework analysis, guided by the multiple streams framework (MSF). There were 25 key informants, from the Ministry of Health (MoH), other government Ministries, civil society organisations, and the private sector. Results: A significant policy window opened between 2005 and 2007 in which new posts to address NCDs were created in the MoH, and a government supported multi-sectoral national NCD commission was established. Factors contributing to this government commitment and funding included a high level of awareness, throughout society, of the NCD burden, including media coverage of local research findings; the availability of policy recommendations by international bodies that could be adopted locally, notably the framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC); and the activities of local highly respected policy entrepreneurs with access to senior politicians, who were able to bring together political concern for the problem with potential policy solutions. However, factors were also identified that hindered multi-sectoral policy development in several areas, including around nutrition, physical activity, and alcohol. These included a lack of consensus (valence) on the nature of the problem, often framed as being predominantly one of

  2. Text messaging as a strategy to address the limits of audio-based communication during mass-gathering events with high ambient noise.

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    Lund, Adam; Wong, Daniel; Lewis, Kerrie; Turris, Sheila A; Vaisler, Sean; Gutman, Samuel

    2013-02-01

    The provision of medical care in environments with high levels of ambient noise (HLAN), such as concerts or sporting events, presents unique communication challenges. Audio transmissions can be incomprehensible to the receivers. Text-based communications may be a valuable primary and/or secondary means of communication in this type of setting. To evaluate the usability of text-based communications in parallel with standard two-way radio communications during mass-gathering (MG) events in the context of HLAN. This Canadian study used outcome survey methods to evaluate the performance of communication devices during MG events. Ten standard commercially available handheld smart phones loaded with basic voice and data plans were assigned to health care providers (HCPs) for use as an adjunct to the medical team's typical radio-based communication. Common text messaging and chat platforms were trialed. Both efficacy and provider satisfaction were evaluated. During a 23-month period, the smart phones were deployed at 17 events with HLAN for a total of 40 event days or approximately 460 hours of active use. Survey responses from health care providers (177) and dispatchers (26) were analyzed. The response rate was unknown due to the method of recruitment. Of the 155 HCP responses to the question measuring difficulty of communication in environments with HLAN, 68.4% agreed that they "occasionally" or "frequently" found it difficult to clearly understand voice communications via two-way radio. Similarly, of the 23 dispatcher responses to the same item, 65.2% of the responses indicated that "occasionally" or "frequently" HLAN negatively affected the ability to communicate clearly with team members. Of the 168 HCP responses to the item assessing whether text-based communication improved the ability to understand and respond to calls when compared to radio alone, 86.3% "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that this was the case. The dispatcher responses (n = 21) to the same item also

  3. Communications

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    Bailenson, Jeremy; Buzzanell, Patrice; Deetz, Stanley; Tewksbury, David; Thompson, Robert J.; Turow, Joseph; Bichelmeyer, Barbara; Bishop, M. J.; Gayeski, Diane

    2013-01-01

    Scholars representing the field of communications were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Jeremy Bailenson, Patrice Buzzanell, Stanley Deetz, David Tewksbury, Robert J. Thompson, and…

  4. Communications

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    Bailenson, Jeremy; Buzzanell, Patrice; Deetz, Stanley; Tewksbury, David; Thompson, Robert J.; Turow, Joseph; Bichelmeyer, Barbara; Bishop, M. J.; Gayeski, Diane

    2013-01-01

    Scholars representing the field of communications were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Jeremy Bailenson, Patrice Buzzanell, Stanley Deetz, David Tewksbury, Robert J. Thompson, and…

  5. Addressing healthcare.

    PubMed

    Daly, Rich

    2013-02-11

    Though President Barack Obama has rarely made healthcare references in his State of the Union addresses, health policy experts are hoping he changes that strategy this year. "The question is: Will he say anything? You would hope that he would, given that that was the major issue he started his presidency with," says Dr. James Weinstein, left, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system.

  6. 47 CFR 1.1952 - Use and disclosure of mailing addresses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Section 1.1952 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Collection of Claims Owed the United States Cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service § 1.1952 Use and... Treasury (or designee) to obtain a debtor's mailing address from the records of the Internal...

  7. 47 CFR 68.322 - Changes in name, address, ownership or control of responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Changes in name, address, ownership or control of responsible party. 68.322 Section 68.322 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES (CONTINUED) CONNECTION OF TERMINAL EQUIPMENT TO THE TELEPHONE...

  8. Glossary of optical communication terms

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Beaty, James S.

    1991-04-01

    This glossary contains definitions of technical terms commonly used in the field of optical communication. It is intended for those who already have a technical background (engineers, scientists, and technicians), but are not familiar with the terminology of optical communication. Readers should note that for purposes of Federal procurement, official definitions of terms related to telecommunication, of which optical communication is a subset, may be found in Federal Standard 1037A, Glossary of Telecommunications. (A revision, FS-1037B, is in preparation.) The present document contains a number of entries not found in FS-1037B, and although not legally an arbiter of the official definitions found there, serves in many cases to amplify and/or clarify those definitions, Also, among the notes accompanying the definitions herein are a number of mini-totorials that address certain matters which experience has shown to have led to confusion on the part of some individuals involved in one or more aspects of optical communication.

  9. Opening Address

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abalakin, V. K.

    1997-03-01

    Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure and honor for me to invite you on the occasion of the IAU Colloquium International Cooperation in Dissemination of the Astronomical Data to the Central (Pulkovo) Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This distinguished gathering of experts in the vast field of modern methods for archiving and managing almost infinite astronomical data files of everlasting value will doubtlessly make a considerable and important contribution to success in the present and future research in astronomy. All of us are witnesses of a great technological, even psychological upturn that occurs in the everyday astronomical practice. The small but the most powerful handy devices known as desktop, laptop, or even palm-top PCs, have rendered a tedious calculating work and stressing search in the card-file or book-form catalogs to a pure pleasure and raised an admiration for those brilliant minds that have invented such a kind of hard- and software. The networks of all kinds and sorts -- Internet, Bitnet, World Wide Web, etc. -- have realized ancient dreams of a Man to fly with thought all over the world communicating with other human beings. But ... don't forget that the most real and valuable communication is the live one, when one can see the face and the eyes of his (or her) partner, listen to his voice as large as life, and the only opportunity for this is to stay together. And this just occurs at the colloquium like ours! So, let me heartily welcome you to the Pulkovo Observatory.

  10. Rhetoric, Public Address, and Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1981 (Vol. 42 Nos. 1 through 6).

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    ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.

    This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 13 titles deal with the following topics: (1) a paradigm for the study of communicative style; (2) the rhetoric of conversion in Ohio's abolitionist campaign; (3) a generic approach to the rhetoric of the United States Supreme…

  11. Communication Departments in (Pro) Action: A Case Study of an On-Campus Mini-Conference To Address Concerns about the Quality, Centrality and Viability of the Communication Major.

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    Everett, Marcia; Rudd, Andrew E.

    The National Communication Association's Assessment Packet identified divisions between and among sub-fields of communication as threatening the viability of departments on many campuses and possibly even the integrity of the discipline. In 2000 James Applegate advocated in "Spectra" the importance of unity for developing a strong…

  12. Media communication strategies for climate-friendly lifestyles - Addressing middle and lower class consumers for social-cultural change via Entertainment-Education

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    Lubjuhn, S.; Pratt, N.

    2009-11-01

    This paper argues that Entertainment-Education (E-E) is a striking communication strategy for reaching middle and lower socio-economic classes with climate-friendly lifestyle messages. On the international level (e.g. in the US and the Netherlands) E-E approaches are being theoretically grounded, whereas in Germany they are not yet. Therefore further theoretical discussion and mapping of E-E approaches is central for future research. As a first step towards providing further theoretical foundations for E-E in the field of sustainability, the authors suggest a threefold mapping of E-E approaches. The threefold mapping of E-E approaches for communicating climate-friendly lifestyles to middle and lower class consumers is based on recent results from academic research and practical developments on the media market. The commonalities among the three is that they all promote pro-sustainability messages in an affective-orientated rather than cognitive-orientated, factual manner. Differences can be found in: the sender of the sustainability message, the targeted consumer groups and the media approach in use. Based on this, the paper draws the conclusion that two new paths for further research activities in the field of Entertainment-Education can be proposed: (1) Improving the existing approaches in practice by using theoretical foundation from the E-E field. This comprises at its core (A) to do formative, process and summative effect research on the messages and (B) to use E-E theory from the field of social psychology, sociology and communication science for further improvement and (2) Generating new E-E theories by analyzing the existing practical approaches in the media to communicate climate change.

  13. Inaugural address

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Joshi, P. S.

    2014-03-01

    From jets to cosmos to cosmic censorship P S Joshi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India E-mail: psj@tifr.res.in 1. Introduction At the outset, I should like to acknowledge that part of the title above, which tries to capture the main flavour of this meeting, and has been borrowed from one of the plenary talks at the conference. When we set out to make the programme for the conference, we thought of beginning with observations on the Universe, but then we certainly wanted to go further and address deeper questions, which were at the very foundations of our inquiry, and understanding on the nature and structure of the Universe. I believe, we succeeded to a good extent, and it is all here for you in the form of these Conference Proceedings, which have been aptly titled as 'Vishwa Mimansa', which could be possibly translated as 'Analysis of the Universe'! It is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to the ICGC-2011 meeting at Goa. The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) series of meetings are being organized by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG), and the first such meeting was planned and conducted in Goa in 1987, with subsequent meetings taking place at a duration of about four years at various locations in India. So, it was thought appropriate to return to Goa to celebrate the 25 years of the ICGC meetings. The recollections from that first meeting have been recorded elsewhere here in these Proceedings. The research and teaching on gravitation and cosmology was initiated quite early in India, by V V Narlikar at the Banares Hindu University, and by N R Sen in Kolkata in the 1930s. In course of time, this activity grew and gained momentum, and in early 1969, at the felicitation held for the 60 years of V V Narlikar at a conference in Ahmedabad, P C Vaidya proposed the formation of the IAGRG society, with V V Narlikar being the first President. This

  14. An Inquiry Relative to Preparation for a General World Administrative Radio Conference of the International Telecommunication Union to Consider Revision of the International Radio Regulations; Report and Order before the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. Docket No. 20271.

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    Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

    This "Report and Order" from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) represents the examination of thousands of comments and an expert determination of the future needs of the nongovernmental users of the radio spectrum in the United States. The proposals it contains will be part of the United States' proposals at the 1979 World…

  15. Convocation address.

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    Kakodkar, A

    1999-07-01

    This convocation addressed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar focuses on the challenges faced by graduating students. In his speech, he emphasized the high level of excellence achieved by the industrial sector; however, he noted that there has been a loss of initiative in maximizing value addition, which was worsened by an increasing population pressure. In facing a stiff competition in the external and domestic markets, it is imperative to maximize value addition within the country in a competitive manner and capture the highest possible market share. To achieve this, high-quality human resources are central. Likewise, family planning programs should become more effective and direct available resources toward national advantage. To boost the domestic market, he suggests the need to search for strengths to achieve leadership position in those areas. First, an insight into the relationship between the lifestyles and the needs of our people and the natural resource endowment must be gained. Second, remodeling of the education system must be undertaken to prepare the people for adding the necessary innovative content in our value addition activities. Lastly, Dr. Kakodkar emphasizes the significance of developing a strong bond between parents and children to provide a sound foundation and allow the education system to grow upon it.

  16. Communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bonelle, G. J.

    1984-01-01

    Communications in any system is one of the last technologies to be considered, and sometimes it is considered too late to impact the system. This was somewhat the impression on reviewing the NASA budget for two mission scenarios for the space station. However, that budget fortunately was well spent, and the money was spent to get the most benefit per dollar. Another thing that is very often forgotten is that technology is not produced in a vacuum. In fact, in conducting independent research and development (IR&D), the first phase is to define the requirements which must be time phased, becuase very often the conditions will change during the life of the system. From the requirements, a set of architectures that are at least representative of that era are produced. If the exact requirements were not established, at least boundaries are set on the requirements for that architecture. When this is completed, then the technology that is really needed is defined. The major criticism of the work that was presented to the panel is the lack of a firm set of requirements.

  17. Communications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bonelle, G. J.

    1984-01-01

    Communications in any system is one of the last technologies to be considered, and sometimes it is considered too late to impact the system. This was somewhat the impression on reviewing the NASA budget for two mission scenarios for the space station. However, that budget fortunately was well spent, and the money was spent to get the most benefit per dollar. Another thing that is very often forgotten is that technology is not produced in a vacuum. In fact, in conducting independent research and development (IR&D), the first phase is to define the requirements which must be time phased, becuase very often the conditions will change during the life of the system. From the requirements, a set of architectures that are at least representative of that era are produced. If the exact requirements were not established, at least boundaries are set on the requirements for that architecture. When this is completed, then the technology that is really needed is defined. The major criticism of the work that was presented to the panel is the lack of a firm set of requirements.

  18. Convocation address.

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    Ghatowar, P S

    1993-07-01

    The Union Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare in India addressed the 35th convocation of the International Institute for Population Sciences in Bombay in 1993. Officials in developing countries have been concerned about population growth for more than 30 years and have instituted policies to reduce population growth. In the 1960s, population growth in developing countries was around 2.5%, but today it is about 2%. Despite this decline, the world will have 1 billion more individuals by the year 2001. 95% of these new people will be born in developing countries. India's population size is so great that India does not have the time to wait for development to reduce population growth. Population needs to be viewed as an integrated part of overall development, since it is linked to poverty, illiteracy, environmental damage, gender issues, and reproductive health. Despite a large population size, India has made some important advancements in health and family planning. For example, India has reduced population growth (to 2.14% annually between 1981-1991), infant mortality, and its birth rate. It has increased the contraceptive use rate and life expectancy. Its southern states have been more successful at achieving demographic goals than have the northern states. India needs to implement efforts to improve living conditions, to change attitudes and perceptions about small families and contraception, and to promote family planning acceptance earlier among young couples. Improvement of living conditions is especially important in India, since almost 33% of the people live in poverty. India needs to invest in nutrition, health, and education. The mass media and nongovernmental organizations need to create population awareness and demand for family planning services. Improvement in women's status accelerates fertility decline, as has happened in Kerala State. The government needs to facilitate generation of jobs. Community participation is needed for India to achieve

  19. Presidential address.

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    Vohra, U

    1993-07-01

    The Secretary of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare serves as Chair of the Executive Council of the International Institute for Population Sciences in Bombay. She addressed its 35th convocation in 1993. Global population stands at 5.43 billion and increases by about 90 million people each year. 84 million of these new people are born in developing countries. India contributes 17 million new people annually. The annual population growth rate in India is about 2%. Its population size will probably surpass 1 billion by the 2000. High population growth rates are a leading obstacle to socioeconomic development in developing countries. Governments of many developing countries recognize this problem and have expanded their family planning programs to stabilize population growth. Asian countries that have done so and have completed the fertility transition include China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Burma, Malaysia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam have not yet completed the transition. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, and Pakistan are half-way through the transition. High population growth rates put pressure on land by fragmenting finite land resources, increasing the number of landless laborers and unemployment, and by causing considerable rural-urban migration. All these factors bring about social stress and burden civic services. India has reduced its total fertility rate from 5.2 to 3.9 between 1971 and 1991. Some Indian states have already achieved replacement fertility. Considerable disparity in socioeconomic development exists among states and districts. For example, the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh have female literacy rates lower than 27%, while that for Kerala is 87%. Overall, infant mortality has fallen from 110 to 80 between 1981 and 1990. In Uttar Pradesh, it has fallen from 150 to 98, while it is at 17 in Kerala. India needs innovative approaches to increase contraceptive prevalence rates

  20. Welcome Address

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kiku, H.

    2014-12-01

    Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor for me to present my welcome address in the 3rd International Workshop on "State of the Art in Nuclear Cluster Physics"(SOTANCP3), as the president of Kanto Gakuin University. Particularly to those from abroad more than 17 countries, I am very grateful for your participation after long long trips from your home to Yokohama. On the behalf of the Kanto Gakuin University, we certainly welcome your visit to our university and stay in Yokohama. First I would like to introduce Kanto Gakuin University briefly. Kanto Gakuin University, which is called KGU, traces its roots back to the Yokohama Baptist Seminary founded in 1884 in Yamate, Yokohama. The seminary's founder was Albert Arnold Bennett, alumnus of Brown University, who came to Japan from the United States to establish a theological seminary for cultivating and training Japanese missionaries. Now KGU is a major member of the Kanto Gakuin School Corporation, which is composed of two kindergartens, two primary schools, two junior high schools, two senior high schools as well as KGU. In this university, we have eight faculties with graduate school including Humanities, Economics, Law, Sciences and Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Design, Human and Environmental Studies, Nursing, and Law School. Over eleven thousands students are currently learning in our university. By the way, my major is the geotechnical engineering, and I belong to the faculty of Sciences and Engineering in my university. Prof. T. Yamada, here, is my colleague in the same faculty. I know that the nuclear physics is one of the most active academic fields in the world. In fact, about half of the participants, namely, more than 50 scientists, come from abroad in this conference. Moreover, I know that the nuclear physics is related to not only the other fundamental physics such as the elementary particle physics and astrophysics but also chemistry, medical sciences, medical cares, and radiation metrology