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  1. 43 CFR 3181.3 - Parties to unit agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... proposed agreement. All such parties must be invited to join the agreement. If any party fails or refuses to join the agreement, the proponent of the agreement, at the time it is filed for approval,...

  2. 78 FR 51726 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-21

    ...-Maersk A/S; China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd.; CMA. CGM, S.A.; Compa a Chilena de Navegaci n...: CSCL/CMA CGM Slot Exchange Agreement Asia--U.S. East Coast. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd., China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., and CMA CGM S.A. Filing Party: Draughn...

  3. 7 CFR 1782.19 - Third party agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) SERVICING OF WATER AND WASTE PROGRAMS § 1782.19 Third party agreements. The State Director may authorize third party operation, maintenance, and management of an Agency financed facility. The borrower's attorney must review the contract, management agreement, written lease, or other...

  4. 7 CFR 1782.19 - Third party agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) SERVICING OF WATER AND WASTE PROGRAMS § 1782.19 Third party agreements. The State Director may authorize third party operation, maintenance, and management of an Agency financed facility. The borrower's attorney must review the contract, management agreement, written lease, or other...

  5. 7 CFR 1782.19 - Third party agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) SERVICING OF WATER AND WASTE PROGRAMS § 1782.19 Third party agreements. The State Director may authorize third party operation, maintenance, and management of an Agency financed facility. The borrower's attorney must review the contract, management agreement, written lease, or other...

  6. 77 FR 32115 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2012-05-31

    ... Agreement Western Mediterranean-U.S. East Coast. Parties: CMA CGM, S.A. and A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S. Filing.... Synopsis: The amendment would add Morocco to the geographic scope of the agreement. Agreement No.:...

  7. 75 FR 19402 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-14

    .... Agreement No.: 012042-002. Title: MOL/ELJSA Slot Exchange Agreement. Parties: Evergreen Line Joint Service.... Title: MOL/APL/HMM Asia/USWC Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd.; APL Co... sold, and updates party addresses. Agreement No.: 012044-003. Title: MOL/CMA CGM Slot Charter...

  8. Three-party authenticated key agreements for optimal communication

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Tian-Fu; Hwang, Tzonelih

    2017-01-01

    Authenticated key agreements enable users to determine session keys, and to securely communicate with others over an insecure channel via the session keys. This study investigates the lower bounds on communications for three-party authenticated key agreements and considers whether or not the sub-keys for generating a session key can be revealed in the channel. Since two clients do not share any common secret key, they require the help of the server to authenticate their identities and exchange confidential and authenticated information over insecure networks. However, if the session key security is based on asymmetric cryptosystems, then revealing the sub-keys cannot compromise the session key. The clients can directly exchange the sub-keys and reduce the transmissions. In addition, authenticated key agreements were developed by using the derived results of the lower bounds on communications. Compared with related approaches, the proposed protocols had fewer transmissions and realized the lower bounds on communications. PMID:28355253

  9. 77 FR 12304 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2012-02-29

    ... Exchange Agreement Asia--U.S. East Coast. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd., China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., and CMA CGM S.A. Filing Party: Tara L. Leiter, Esquire; Blank Rome... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to...

  10. 46 CFR 201.103 - Opportunity for agreement of parties and settlement of case.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... objection of any party in any hearing on the matter. When any settlement does not dispose of the whole... Agreements (Rule 10) § 201.103 Opportunity for agreement of parties and settlement of case. Where time,...

  11. Two-party quantum key agreement against collective noise

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    He, Ye-Feng; Ma, Wen-Ping

    2016-12-01

    In this paper, two two-party quantum key agreement protocols are proposed with logical χ -states and logical Bell states. These two protocols can be immune to the collective-dephasing noise and the collective-rotation noise, respectively. They make full use of the measurement correlation property of multi-particle entangled states and the delayed measurement technique. This ensures that two participants can exchange the secret keys of each other and fairly establishes a shared key. There is no information leakage problem when establishing a shared key. The use of the delayed measurement technique and the decoy state technology makes the two protocols resist against both participant and outsider attacks. Furthermore, the two protocols are congenitally free from the Trojan horse attacks and have high qubit efficiency.

  12. 7 CFR 1951.224 - Third party agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... sufficient control by the borrower over the operation, maintenance, and management of the facility to assure... over its assets and/or over the operation, management, and maintenance of the facility to the extent... of a facility to be operated, maintained or managed by a third party under a contract,...

  13. Tri-party agreement databases, access mechanism and procedures. Revision 2

    SciTech Connect

    Brulotte, P.J.

    1996-01-01

    This document contains the information required for the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to access databases related to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement). It identifies the procedure required to obtain access to the Hanford Site computer networks and the Tri-Party Agreement related databases. It addresses security requirements, access methods, database availability dates, database access procedures, and the minimum computer hardware and software configurations required to operate within the Hanford Site networks. This document supersedes any previous agreements including the Administrative Agreement to Provide Computer Access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Administrative Agreement to Provide Computer Access to Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), agreements that were signed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL) in June 1990, Access approval to EPA and Ecology is extended by RL to include all Tri-Party Agreement relevant databases named in this document via the documented access method and date. Access to databases and systems not listed in this document will be granted as determined necessary and negotiated among Ecology, EPA, and RL through the Tri-Party Agreement Project Managers. The Tri-Party Agreement Project Managers are the primary points of contact for all activities to be carried out under the Tri-Party Agreement. Action Plan. Access to the Tri-Party Agreement related databases and systems does not provide or imply any ownership on behalf of Ecology or EPA whether public or private of either the database or the system. Access to identified systems and databases does not include access to network/system administrative control information, network maps, etc.

  14. 75 FR 71704 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-11-24

    ... Shipping Company S.A.; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. Filing... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the..., CMA CGM S.A., and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen...

  15. 78 FR 55697 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-09-11

    ... Container Lines Americas, Inc.; CSAV Group North America; Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp.; Hamburg... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments ] on the agreements to the... Shipping Company S.A., CMA CGM, S.A./ANL Singapore Pte Ltd., and Hapag-Lloyd AG. Filing Parties: Wayne...

  16. Multi-party Quantum Key Agreement without Entanglement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cai, Bin-Bin; Guo, Gong-De; Lin, Song

    2016-12-01

    A new efficient quantum key agreement protocol without entanglement is proposed. In this protocol, each user encodes his secret key into the traveling particles by performing one of four rotation operations that one cannot perfectly distinguish. In the end, all users can simultaneously obtain the final shared key. The security of the presented protocol against some common attacks is discussed. It is shown that this protocol can effectively protect the privacy of each user and satisfy the requirement of fairness in theory. Moreover, the quantum carriers and the encoding operations used in the protocol can be achieved in realistic physical devices. Therefore, the presented protocol is feasible with current technology.

  17. Multi-party Quantum Key Agreement without Entanglement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cai, Bin-Bin; Guo, Gong-De; Lin, Song

    2017-04-01

    A new efficient quantum key agreement protocol without entanglement is proposed. In this protocol, each user encodes his secret key into the traveling particles by performing one of four rotation operations that one cannot perfectly distinguish. In the end, all users can simultaneously obtain the final shared key. The security of the presented protocol against some common attacks is discussed. It is shown that this protocol can effectively protect the privacy of each user and satisfy the requirement of fairness in theory. Moreover, the quantum carriers and the encoding operations used in the protocol can be achieved in realistic physical devices. Therefore, the presented protocol is feasible with current technology.

  18. Two-party quantum key agreement based on four-particle GHZ states

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    He, Ye-Feng; Ma, Wen-Ping

    2016-04-01

    Based on four-particle GHZ states, the double CNOT operation and the delayed measurement technique, a two-party quantum key agreement (QKA) protocols is proposed. The double CNOT operation makes each four-particle GHZ state collapse into two independent quantum states without any entanglement. Furthermore, one party can directly know the two quantum states and the other party can be aware of the two quantum states by using the corresponding measurement. According to the initial states of the two quantum states, two parties can extract the secret keys of each other by using the publicly announced value or by performing the delayed measurement, respectively. Then the protocol achieves the fair establishment of a shared key. The security analysis shows that the new protocol can resist against participant attacks, the Trojan horse attacks and other outsider attacks. Furthermore, the new protocol also has no information leakage problem and has high qubit efficiency.

  19. An efficient three-party password-based key agreement protocol using extended chaotic maps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shu, Jian

    2015-06-01

    Three-party password-based key agreement protocols allow two users to authenticate each other via a public channel and establish a session key with the aid of a trusted server. Recently, Farash et al. [Farash M S, Attari M A 2014 “An efficient and provably secure three-party password-based authenticated key exchange protocol based on Chebyshev chaotic maps”, Nonlinear Dynamics 77(7): 399-411] proposed a three-party key agreement protocol by using the extended chaotic maps. They claimed that their protocol could achieve strong security. In the present paper, we analyze Farash et al.’s protocol and point out that this protocol is vulnerable to off-line password guessing attack and suffers communication burden. To handle the issue, we propose an efficient three-party password-based key agreement protocol using extended chaotic maps, which uses neither symmetric cryptosystems nor the server’s public key. Compared with the relevant schemes, our protocol provides better performance in terms of computation and communication. Therefore, it is suitable for practical applications. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61462033).

  20. The North American Free Trade Agreement: Implications for the parties and world oil markets

    SciTech Connect

    Verleger, P.K. Jr.

    1993-12-31

    The proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been criticized because it failed to open Mexico`s hydrocarbon reserves to development by private parties. This failure is an economic tragedy. Consumer welfare will clearly be reduced as a consequence. However, the loss is confined to Mexico where economic growth rates may be reduced by as much as one half of one percent per year. Otherwise, the agreement will have insignificant impacts on the world oil market. Future levels of production and prices will be unaffected by the agreement. 24 refs., 6 tabs.

  1. 75 FR 4821 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2010-01-29

    .... Pte. Ltd.; American President Lines, Ltd.; A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S; CMA CGM, S.A.; Atlantic Container Line; China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd; China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the...

  2. Two-party quantum key agreement protocol with four-particle entangled states

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    He, Yefeng; Ma, Wenping

    2016-09-01

    Based on four-particle entangled states and the delayed measurement technique, a two-party quantum key agreement protocol is proposed in this paper. In the protocol, two participants can deduce the measurement results of each other’s initial quantum states in terms of the measurement correlation property of four-particle entangled states. According to the corresponding initial quantum states deduced by themselves, two parties can extract the secret keys of each other by using the publicly announced value or by performing the delayed measurement, respectively. This guarantees the fair establishment of a shared key. Since each particle in quantum channel is transmitted only once, the protocol is congenitally free from the Trojan horse attacks. The security analysis shows that the protocol not only can resist against both participant and outsider attacks but also has no information leakage problem. Moreover, it has high qubit efficiency.

  3. The effects of urgency to reach agreement on the process and outcome of multi-party natural resource negotiations

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lamb, B.L.; Taylor, J.G.; Burkardt, N.; Gillette, S.C.

    2005-01-01

    We studied seven hydropower license consultations to examine the role of a sense of urgency to reach agreement. Hydropower licensing consultations were studied because the statutory requirement for consultation encourages negotiation, all such consultations are similar, and a negotiated settlement is not a foregone result. Cases selected for analysis met screening criteria. Structured interviews were conducted with participants after the negotiations had been concluded. Respondent recollections were checked against the documentary record. A sense of urgency to reach agreement was a significant factor in the completion of these negotiations; where there was no shared sense of urgency, purposeful delay adversely affected the negotiations. Although a sense of urgency was experienced by at least one party in each case, only a shared sense of urgency at the end of the process proved significant. Delay did not prevent ultimate agreement but a shared sense of urgency brought speedier agreement and greater satisfaction with the negotiation.

  4. Trade-Offs in Information-Theoretic Multi-party One-Way Key Agreement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Renner, Renato; Wolf, Stefan; Wullschleger, Jürg

    We consider the following scenario involving three honest parties, Alice, Bob, and Carol, as well as an adversary, Eve. Each party has access to a single piece of information, jointly distributed according to some distribution P. Additionally, authentic public communication is possible from Alice to Carol and from Bob to Carol. Their goal is to establish two information-theoretically secret keys, one known to Alice and Carol, and one known to Bob and Carol. We derive joint bounds on the lengths of these keys. Our protocols combine distributed variants of Slepian-Wolf coding and the leftover hash lemma. The obtained bounds are expressed in terms of smooth Rényi entropies and show that these quantities are useful in this—single-serving—context as well.

  5. Depot Sales of Goods and Services to Private Parties: Pricing in Partnering Agreements

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-07-01

    Public - private partnerships are agreements among organic depot maintenance activities and private industries or other entities to perform work or...shared risk than less collaborative business arrangements. Because the effort to build strong public - private partnerships within the Department of Defense

  6. Sun signs Valdez Principles; rejoining CMA

    SciTech Connect

    Kirschner, E.

    1993-02-17

    Four year after an investors' group developed the Valdez Principles in response to the Exxon oil spill, Sun Co. (Philadelphia) has become the first major corporation to sign on to the environmental commitment. Sun also says it plans to rejoin the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) in light of new emphasis on its chemical business and to recommit to the Responsible Care program. Sun negotiated the commitment's working with the Coalition for Economically Responsible Economies (CERES; New York), which devised the code of conduct, now called the CERES Principles. It requries goals of reducing environmental impact, as well as annual environmental auditing and public reporting of results. Annual environmental reporting is coming,' says Sun chairman and CEO Robert H. Campbell. CERES' report provides credibility and accountability, he says. Sun's signing is the onset of a stampede,' says New York City Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman, who advises on investment of the city's $47-billion pension funds. CERES says that between tens of' Fortune 500 companies have shown interest in a negotiated code. The 50 other signers are smaller companies. Du Pont says it is waiting to see Sun's agreement. Campbell says the commitment complements Sun's five-year-old program, which incorporates the American Petroleum Institute program and CMA's Responsible Care initiative. I don't think anything will change that the customer will notice,' he adds.

  7. An Extended Chaotic Maps-Based Three-Party Password-Authenticated Key Agreement with User Anonymity.

    PubMed

    Lu, Yanrong; Li, Lixiang; Zhang, Hao; Yang, Yixian

    2016-01-01

    User anonymity is one of the key security features of an authenticated key agreement especially for communicating messages via an insecure network. Owing to the better properties and higher performance of chaotic theory, the chaotic maps have been introduced into the security schemes, and hence numerous key agreement schemes have been put forward under chaotic-maps. Recently, Xie et al. released an enhanced scheme under Farash et al.'s scheme and claimed their improvements could withstand the security loopholes pointed out in the scheme of Farash et al., i.e., resistance to the off-line password guessing and user impersonation attacks. Nevertheless, through our careful analysis, the improvements were released by Xie et al. still could not solve the problems troubled in Farash et al‥ Besides, Xie et al.'s improvements failed to achieve the user anonymity and the session key security. With the purpose of eliminating the security risks of the scheme of Xie et al., we design an anonymous password-based three-party authenticated key agreement under chaotic maps. Both the formal analysis and the formal security verification using AVISPA are presented. Also, BAN logic is used to show the correctness of the enhancements. Furthermore, we also demonstrate that the design thwarts most of the common attacks. We also make a comparison between the recent chaotic-maps based schemes and our enhancements in terms of performance.

  8. An Extended Chaotic Maps-Based Three-Party Password-Authenticated Key Agreement with User Anonymity

    PubMed Central

    Lu, Yanrong; Li, Lixiang; Zhang, Hao; Yang, Yixian

    2016-01-01

    User anonymity is one of the key security features of an authenticated key agreement especially for communicating messages via an insecure network. Owing to the better properties and higher performance of chaotic theory, the chaotic maps have been introduced into the security schemes, and hence numerous key agreement schemes have been put forward under chaotic-maps. Recently, Xie et al. released an enhanced scheme under Farash et al.’s scheme and claimed their improvements could withstand the security loopholes pointed out in the scheme of Farash et al., i.e., resistance to the off-line password guessing and user impersonation attacks. Nevertheless, through our careful analysis, the improvements were released by Xie et al. still could not solve the problems troubled in Farash et al‥ Besides, Xie et al.’s improvements failed to achieve the user anonymity and the session key security. With the purpose of eliminating the security risks of the scheme of Xie et al., we design an anonymous password-based three-party authenticated key agreement under chaotic maps. Both the formal analysis and the formal security verification using AVISPA are presented. Also, BAN logic is used to show the correctness of the enhancements. Furthermore, we also demonstrate that the design thwarts most of the common attacks. We also make a comparison between the recent chaotic-maps based schemes and our enhancements in terms of performance. PMID:27101305

  9. 75 FR 11180 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-03-10

    ... Mediterranean Sea, adjust the amount of space chartered to CCNI, and provide future adjustments to the slot.... Moller-Maersk A/S, CMA CGM S.A., and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R....

  10. 78 FR 5440 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-01-25

    ...-Maersk A/S; China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd.; CMA CGM, S.A.; Compa a Chilena de Navegaci n... transportation infrastructure and decrease port-related pollution emissions. The parties requested...

  11. 76 FR 12962 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-03-09

    ..., CMA CGM S.A., and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The amendment would add a...

  12. Radio Continuum Emission from FS CMa Stars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rodríguez, L. F.; Báez-Rubio, A.; Miroshnichenko, A. S.

    2012-04-01

    The FS CMa stars exhibit bright optical emission-line spectra and strong IR excesses. Very little is known of their radio characteristics. We analyzed archive Very Large Array data to search for radio continuum emission in a sample of them. There are good quality data for seven of the ~40 known FS CMa stars. Of these seven stars, five turn out to have associated radio emission. Two of these stars, CI Cam and MWC 300, have been previously reported in the literature as radio emitters. We present and briefly discuss the radio detection of the other three sources: FS CMa (the prototype of the class), AS 381, and MWC 922. The radio emission is most probably of a free-free nature but additional observations are required to better characterize it.

  13. 78 FR 78956 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-12-27

    ... overall slots allocations. The amendment also adds new language authorizing Maersk Line to charter space to CMA CGM on its TP6 service. Agreement No.: 012238. Title: HLAG/Maersk Line Gulf-Central America... . Agreement No.: 012032-009. Title: CMA CGM/MSC/Maersk Line North and Central China-US Pacific Coast...

  14. 21 CFR 203.36 - Fulfillment houses, shipping and mailing services, comarketing agreements, and third-party...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fulfillment houses, shipping and mailing services... Samples § 203.36 Fulfillment houses, shipping and mailing services, comarketing agreements, and third... manufacturer or authorized distributor of record that uses a fulfillment house, shipping or mailing service,...

  15. The X-ray binary, UW CMa

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heap, S. R.

    1982-01-01

    The UW CMa is a close, eclipsing binary composed of an O7f primary with a stron wind and a less luminous O-type companion. It was found that UW CMa a variable X-ray source, whose X-ray variations are in phase with its optical light curve. Since both components of the binary system are O stars, accretion by a compact object is ruled out as a mechanism for generating X-rays. The UW CMa represents a new class of X-ray binaries, in which X-rays result from the collision of a wind from one star with the surface or wind of the other star. It is hypothesised that the impact of a wind against a star generates a shock wave about 0.25 stellar radii above the stellar surface, and material behind the shock front, heated to bout 10 million degrees, radiates the X-ray apparent X-ray variability is due to its location between the two stars, where it undergoes eclipses. The high temperature region maintains an ionization cavity in the wind, as detected with IUE. The ionization cavity is the source of depletion of absorbing ions in the wind between the two stars.

  16. 76 FR 66304 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-10-26

    ..., CMA CGM S.A., and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The Amendment provides for a... Transpacific Service between Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd. and T.S. Lines. Parties: Hainan P O Shipping...

  17. 76 FR 28778 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-05-18

    ... Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW.; Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis...: Anne E. Mickey, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis...-Maersk A/S; CMA CGM S.A.; Hamburg-Sud; and Hapag-Lloyd AG. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen...

  18. Exploring the market for third-party-owned residential photovoltaic systems: insights from lease and power-purchase agreement contract structures and costs in California

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Davidson, Carolyn; Steinberg, Daniel; Margolis, Robert

    2015-02-01

    Over the past several years, third-party-ownership (TPO) structures for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems have become the predominant ownership model in the US residential market. Under a TPO contract, the PV system host typically makes payments to the third-party owner of the system. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the total TPO contract payments made by the customer can differ significantly from payments in which the system host directly purchases the system. Furthermore, payments can vary depending on TPO contract structure. To date, a paucity of data on TPO contracts has precluded studies evaluating trends in TPO contract cost. This study relies on a sample of 1113 contracts for residential PV systems installed in 2010-2012 under the California Solar Initiative to evaluate how the timing of payments under a TPO contract impacts the ultimate cost of the system to the customer. Furthermore, we evaluate how the total cost of TPO systems to customers has changed through time, and the degree to which contract costs have tracked trends in the installed costs of a PV system. We find that the structure of the contract and the timing of the payments have financial implications for the customer: (1) power-purchase contracts, on average, cost more than leases, (2) no-money-down contracts are more costly than prepaid contracts, assuming a customer’s discount rate is lower than 17% and (3) contracts that include escalator clauses cost more, for both power-purchase agreements and leases, at most plausible discount rates. In addition, all contract costs exhibit a wide range, and do not parallel trends in installed costs over time.

  19. Evaluation of Effect of CMA Radius on SOQPSK Equalization

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-23

    the International Telemetry Conference ( ITC ) 2004, San Diego, CA. [3] A.Cole-Rhodes, H. Umuolo, F. Moazzami, M. Rice, “Real-Time CMA Equalization...of SOQPSK for Aeronautical Telemetry”, submitted to ITC 2014. [4] A.Cole-Rhodes, H. Umuolo, F. Moazzami, M. Rice, “A Block Processing Approach to CMA

  20. 5 CFR 2422.16 - May parties enter into election agreements, and if they do not will the Regional Director direct...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... and issue a Direction of Election, without prejudice to the rights of a party to file objections to... directed election. A Direction of Election issued under this section will be issued without prejudice...

  1. 5 CFR 2422.16 - May parties enter into election agreements, and if they do not will the Regional Director direct...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... and issue a Direction of Election, without prejudice to the rights of a party to file objections to... directed election. A Direction of Election issued under this section will be issued without prejudice...

  2. 78 FR 70300 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-11-25

    ... name Maersk Line; CMA CGM S.A.; and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R... between each of Asia, North Europe, and the Mediterranean on the one hand and the U.S. on the other...

  3. 76 FR 20668 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-04-13

    ... amendment deletes Hanjin Shipping as a party to the Agreement. Agreement No.: 012105-001. Title: SCM Lines Transportes/CCNI Agreement. Parties: Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica S.A. and SCM...

  4. CMA Member Survey: Network Management Systems Showing Little Improvement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lusa, John M.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses results of a survey of 112 network and telecom managers--members of the Communications Managers Association (CMA)--to identify problems relating to the operation of large enterprise networks. Results are presented in a table under categories of: respondent profile; network management systems; carrier management; enterprise management;…

  5. The evolution of CMA bands in Citrus and related genera.

    PubMed

    e Silva, Ana Emília Barros; Marques, André; dos Santos, Karla G B; Guerra, Marcelo

    2010-06-01

    Most species of Citrus and related genera display a similar karyotype with 2n = 18 and a variable number of terminal heterochromatic blocks positively stained with chromomycin A(3) (CMA(+) bands). Some of these blocks are 45S rDNA sites, whereas others may correspond to the main GC-rich satellite DNA found in several Citrus species. In the present work, the distribution of the 45S rDNA and the main satellite DNA isolated from C. sinensis (CsSat) were investigated by in situ hybridization in seven species of Citrus, two species of closely related genera (Fortunella obovata and Poncirus trifoliata) and four species of the subfamily Aurantioideae, which were less related to Citrus (Atalantia monophylla, Murraya paniculata, Severinia buxifolia, and Triphasia trifolia). In Citrus, Fortunella, and Poncirus, most CMA(+) bands colocalized only with CsSat sites, whereas others colocalized only with rDNA sites. However, some of these species displayed a few CMA(+) bands that colocalized with sites of both probes and other CMA(+) bands that did not colocalized with any of the probes. On the other hand, in the four species less related to Citrus, no CsSat signal was found on chromosomes. On Southern blot, the CsSat probe hybridized with genomic DNA from Citrus, Fortunella, and Poncirus at high stringency only, while under the less stringent conditions, it also hybridized with distantly related species. Therefore, CsSat sequences are the principal component of the heterochromatic blocks of Citrus, Poncirus, and Fortunella, whereas CsSat-like sequences seem to be widespread in the subfamily Aurantioideae. These data further suggest that the variable number of terminal CMA(+) bands observed on chromosomes of Citrus and related genera are probably the consequence of amplification or reduction in the number of CsSat-like sequences distributed on chromosome termini, paralleled by mutation and homogenization events, as proposed by the library hypothesis.

  6. 78 FR 63474 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-10-24

    ... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the....gov . Agreement No.: 012204-001. Title: ELJSA-Hanjin Shipping Slot Exchange Agreement. Parties: Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement and Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. Filing Party: Paul M. Keane,...

  7. 75 FR 61757 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-10-06

    ....: 012071-001. Title: APL/Hanjin Reciprocal Space Charter Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd... Agreement. Parties: Eagle Marine Services, Ltd.; Ports of America Outer Harbor Terminal, LLC; Port...

  8. 75 FR 8719 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-02-25

    ....gov . Agreement No.: 011346-020. Title: Israel Trade Conference Agreement. Parties: American President.... Filing Party: Howard A. Levy, Esq.; Chairman; Israel Trade Conference; 80 Wall Street, Suite 1117;...

  9. Evaluating CMA Equalization of SOQPSK-TG for Aeronautical Telemetry

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-03-01

    Aeronautical Telemetry March 2015 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release: distribution unlimited. Test Resource Management...Equalization of SOQPK-TG Data for Aeronautical Telemetry 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER: W900KK-13-C-0026 5b. GRANT NUMBER: N/A 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6...This standard is defined and used for aeronautical telemetry. Based on the iNET-packet structure, the adaptive block processing CMA equalizer can be

  10. Joint statement on resuscitative interventions (update 1995). CMA policy summary.

    PubMed Central

    1995-01-01

    This joint statement includes: guiding principles for health care facilities when developing cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) policy; CPR as a treatment option; competence; the treatment decision, its communication, implementation and review; and palliative care and other treatment. This joint statement was approved by the Canadian Healthcare Association, the CMA, the Canadian Nurses Association and the Catholic Health Association of Canada and was developed in cooperation with the Canadian Bar Association. PMID:7489560

  11. Real-Time CMA Equalization of SOQPSK for Aeronautical Telemetry

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-01

    Telemetry Conference ( ITC ) 2004, San Diego, CA. [3] A.Cole-Rhodes, H. Umuolo, F. Moazzami, M. Rice, “A Block Processing Approach to CMA Equalization...Systems, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 2340–2352, October 2013. [7] M. Rice, M. Saquib, M.S. Afran, A.Cole-Rhodes, F. Moazzami, “A Comparison of Three Equalization Techniques for iNET-formatted SOQPSK-TG”, submitted to ITC 2014.

  12. Joint statement on resuscitative interventions (update 1995). CMA policy summary.

    PubMed

    1995-12-01

    This joint statement includes: guiding principles for health care facilities when developing cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) policy; CPR as a treatment option; competence; the treatment decision, its communication, implementation and review; and palliative care and other treatment. This joint statement was approved by the Canadian Healthcare Association, the CMA, the Canadian Nurses Association and the Catholic Health Association of Canada and was developed in cooperation with the Canadian Bar Association.

  13. 7 CFR 1425.13 - Uniform marketing agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Uniform marketing agreement. 1425.13 Section 1425.13... OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.13 Uniform marketing agreement. (a) A CMA must enter into a uniform marketing agreement with each member...

  14. 7 CFR 1425.13 - Uniform marketing agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Uniform marketing agreement. 1425.13 Section 1425.13... OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.13 Uniform marketing agreement. (a) A CMA must enter into a uniform marketing agreement with each member...

  15. 7 CFR 1425.13 - Uniform marketing agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Uniform marketing agreement. 1425.13 Section 1425.13... OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.13 Uniform marketing agreement. (a) A CMA must enter into a uniform marketing agreement with each member...

  16. 7 CFR 1425.13 - Uniform marketing agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Uniform marketing agreement. 1425.13 Section 1425.13... OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.13 Uniform marketing agreement. (a) A CMA must enter into a uniform marketing agreement with each member...

  17. 7 CFR 1425.13 - Uniform marketing agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Uniform marketing agreement. 1425.13 Section 1425.13... OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.13 Uniform marketing agreement. (a) A CMA must enter into a uniform marketing agreement with each member...

  18. 75 FR 44261 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2010-07-28

    ... agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the... Agreement. Parties: COSCO Container Lines Company, Limited; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Yangming (UK) Ltd.; and Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. Filing Party: Amy Cano; Nixon Peabody LLP; 555 West Fifth Street,...

  19. 78 FR 36781 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-06-19

    ... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the... . Agreement No.: 012211. Title: COSCON/Zim Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: COSCO Container Lines Co, Ltd. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627...

  20. 77 FR 76482 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2012-12-28

    ... carrier); A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line; China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Company Limited and China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited (operating as a single carrier); CMA CGM, S.A.; COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd; Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement; Hanjin...

  1. 78 FR 28596 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2013-05-15

    ....: 012207. Title: CMA CGM/APL Slot Exchange Agreement, North Europe & Westmed--U.S. Gulf and East Coast... exchange space ] with each other in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts on the one hand, and Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Malta, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain on...

  2. ALMA observations of TiO2 around VY CMa

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    De Beck, Elvire; Vlemmings, Wouter; Muller, Sébastien; Black, John H.; O'Gorman, Eamon; Richards, Anita M. S.; Baudry, Alain; Maercker, Matthias; Decin, Leen; Humphreys, Elizabeth M.

    2016-07-01

    Titanium dioxide, TiO2, is a refractory species that could play a crucial role in the dust-condensation sequence around oxygen-rich evolved stars. We present and discuss the detections of 15 emission lines of TiO2 with ALMA in the complex environment of the red supergiant VY CMa. The observations reveal a highly clumpy, anisotropic outflow in which the TiO2 emission likely traces gas exposed to the stellar radiation field. We find evidence for a roughly east-west oriented, accelerating bipolar-like structure, of which the blue component runs into and breaks up around a solid continuum component. We see a distinct tail to the south-west for some transitions, consistent with features seen in the optical and near-infrared. We find that a significant fraction of TiO2 remains in the gas phase outside the dust-formation zone and suggest that this species might play only a minor role in the dust-condensation process around extreme oxygen-rich evolved stars like VY CMa.

  3. 76 FR 16420 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-03-23

    ....gov . Agreement No.: 011790-001. Title: Dole Ocean Cargo Express/King Ocean Services Limited Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Dole Ocean Cargo Express, Inc., and King Ocean Services Limited. Filing Party... of King Ocean, and restate the Agreement. Agreement No.: 012088-001. Title: Hanjin and...

  4. 76 FR 17653 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-03-30

    ... Mexico, US East Coast Service. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd.; China Shipping... Vessel Sharing Agreement. Parties: COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.; Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.; Pacific... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to...

  5. 78 FR 14546 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2013-03-06

    ....: 012195. Title: CSCL/UASC Slot Exchange Agreement. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (acting as a single party) and United Arab Shipping... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the...

  6. 76 FR 54235 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2011-08-31

    .... Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd.; China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.; Evergreen Lines Joint Service Agreement; and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. Filing Party: Tara L... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the...

  7. 78 FR 72890 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-12-04

    ... (UK) Limited, and Compagnie Maritime Marfret S.A. Filing Party: Draughn B. Arbona, Esq.; Senior... amendment removes Yang Ming Transport Corp. as party to the Agreement. Agreement No.: 012084-003. Title... (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (acting as a single party); United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.); and Yang...

  8. 78 FR 15951 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-03-13

    ... agreement. Agreement No.: 012196. Title: MSC/CSAV Ecuador--North Europe Vessel Sharing Agreement. Parties... on the U.S. East Coast on the one hand, and from ports on the U.S. East Coast to Panama and...

  9. 75 FR 42445 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2010-07-21

    ... No.: 012105. Title: SCM Lines Transportes/CCNI Agreement. Parties: Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica S.A. and SCM Lines Transportes Maritimos Sociedade Unipessoal, LDA. Filing Party: John P....

  10. 78 FR 53455 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-08-29

    ... . Agreement No.: 011689-015. Title: Zim/CSCL Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.; China Shipping Container Line Co., Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to...

  11. 76 FR 76411 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-12-07

    ....gov . Agreement No.: 012148. Title: CSCL/POS Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd., China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., and Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to...

  12. 76 FR 38177 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-06-29

    ... Street, 46th Floor; Los Angeles, CA 90013. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space in the trade from Vietnam to U.S. West Coast. Agreement No.: 012132. Title: Crowley/King Ocean Charter and Sailing Agreement. Parties: Crowley Latin America Services, LLC and King Ocean...

  13. The 2008 Outburst in the Young Stellar System Z CMa: The First Detection of Twin Jets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Whelan, E. T.; Dougados, C.; Perrin, M. D.; Bonnefoy, M.; Bains, I.; Redman, M. P.; Ray, T. P.; Bouy, H.; Benisty, M.; Bouvier, J.; Chauvin, G.; Garcia, P. J. V.; Grankvin, K.; Malbet, F.

    2010-09-01

    The Z CMa binary is understood to undergo both FU Orionis (FUOR) and EX Orionis (EXOR) type outbursts. While the SE component has been spectroscopically classified as an FUOR, the NW component, a Herbig Be star, is the source of the EXOR outbursts. The system has been identified as the source of a large outflow; however, previous studies have failed to identify the driver. Here, we present adaptive optics assisted [Fe II] spectro-images which reveal for the first time the presence of two small-scale jets. Observations made using OSIRIS at the Keck Observatory show the Herbig Be star to be the source of the parsec-scale outflow, which within 2'' of the source shows signs of wiggling and the FUOR to be driving a ~0farcs4 jet. The wiggling of the Herbig Be star's jet is evidence for an additional companion which could in fact be generating the EXOR outbursts, the last of which began in 2008. Indeed, the dynamical scale of the wiggling corresponds to a timescale of 4-8 years which is in agreement with the timescale of these outbursts. The spectro-images also show a bow-shock-shaped feature and possible associated knots. The origin of this structure is as of yet unclear. Finally, interesting low velocity structure is also observed. One possibility is that it originates in a wide-angle outflow launched from a circumbinary disk.

  14. Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA) a Clinical Diagnostic Tool in the Prenatal and Postnatal Settings.

    PubMed

    Batzir, Nurit Assia; Shohat, Mordechai; Maya, Idit

    2015-09-01

    Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) is a technology used for the detection of clinically-significant microdeietions or duplications, with a high sensitivity for submicroscopic aberrations. It is able to detect changes as small as 5-10Kb in size - a resolution up to 1000 times higher than that of conventional karyotyping. CMA is used for uncovering copy number variants (CNVs) thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of a variety of disorders, primarily neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital anomalies. CMA may be applied in the prenatal or postnatal setting, with unique benefits and limitations in each setting. The growing use of CMA makes it essential for practicing physicians to understand the principles of this technology and be aware of its powers and limitations.

  15. CMA-HT: a crowd motion analysis framework based on heat-transfer analog model

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liang, Yu; Melvin, William; Sritharan, Subramania I.; Fernandes, Shane; Barker, Darrell

    2012-06-01

    Crowd motion analysis covers the detection, tracking, recognition, and behavior interpretation of target group from persistent surveillance video data. This project is dedicated to investigating a crowd motion analysis system based on a heat-transfer-analog model (denoted as CMA-HT for simplicity), and a generic modeling and simulation framework describing crowd motion behavior. CMA-HT is formulated by coupling the statistical analysis of crowd's historical behavior at a given location, geographic information system, and crowd motion dynamics. The mathematical derivation of the CMA-HT model and the innovative methods involved in the framework's implementation will be discussed in detail. Using the sample video data collected by Central Florida University as benchmark, CMA-HT is employed to measure and identify anomalous personnel or group responses in the video.

  16. 76 FR 64944 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-10-19

    ...: Hamburg-Sud (``HSDG''); Alianca Navegacao e Logistica Ltda. e CIA (``Alianca''); Compania Sud Americana de...-010. Title: Maritime Credit Agreement. Parties: Alianca Navegacao e Logistica Ltda. & Cia.;...

  17. Correlation between sperm DNA fragmentation index and CMA3 positive spermatozoa in globozoospermic patients.

    PubMed

    Hosseinifar, H; Yazdanikhah, S; Modarresi, T; Totonchi, M; Sadighi Gilani, M A; Sabbaghian, M

    2015-05-01

    The absence of the acrosome causes the situation which is called globozoospermia. There are a few studies, mostly as case reports, about correlation between levels of sperm DNA damage in patients with total round-headed spermatozoa. We investigated this correlation as well as CMA3 positive spermatozoa in 20 globozoospermic men (with more than 90% round-headed spermatozoa) attending to Royan Institute. Semen samples divided into three parts to semen analysis, to measure DNA fragmentation index (DFI) using sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and to detect CMA3(+) sperm cells by chromomycin A3 staining and fluorescent microscopy. Our results showed that there were significant differences in sperm concentration, total sperm motility, and normal morphology between patients and controls group (p < 0.001). Moreover, the average of DFI and CMA3 positive spermatozoa in patients group significantly increases compared with control group (p < 0.001). A significant correlation between DFI and CMA3(+) in total population was also detected in patients group (r = 0.45, p = 0.046). To our knowledge, this is the largest study about correlation between DNA damage levels and CMA3 positive spermatozoa with round head sperm cells in total globozoospermic men. It seems that the increase in DNA damage may be because of defective sperm DNA compaction, as we detected CMA3 positive sperm cells in these patients.

  18. 75 FR 78245 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-15

    ... Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd., China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd., and Compania Sud... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the.... Parties: Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd., and T.S. Lines Ltd. Filing Party: Neal A. Mayer, Esq.;...

  19. 77 FR 27227 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2012-05-09

    ....S. East Coast Service. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the...; Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment would add Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. as party to...

  20. 78 FR 8533 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2013-02-06

    ....; Nordana Line A/ S; and Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esq.; 211 Central Park... Agreement. Parties: Dole Ocean Cargo Express, Inc., and King Ocean Services Limited. Filing Party: Wayne R...: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW. Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis:...

  1. 49 CFR 383.75 - Third party testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Third party testing. 383.75 Section 383.75... STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES Testing and Licensing Procedures § 383.75 Third party testing. (a... CDL skills testing certificate upon the execution of a third party skills testing agreement. (4)...

  2. 78 FR 44563 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2013-07-24

    ....: 012213. Title: Simatech/ELJSA Slot Purchase Agreement. Parties: Simatech Americas S.A. and Evergreen Line..., LLP; 61 Broadway, Suite 3000, New York, NY 10006- 2802. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes...

  3. 78 FR 68444 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-14

    ... . Agreement No.: 010071-040. Title: Cruise Lines International Association Agreement. Parties: AMA Waterways; American Cruise Lines, Inc.; Avalon Waterways; Azamara Cruises; Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises, Inc.; Costa Cruise Lines; Crystal Cruises; Cunard Line; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America...

  4. 75 FR 2141 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-01-14

    ....gov . Agreement No.: 010071-037. ] Title: Cruise Lines International Association Agreement. Parties: AMA Waterways; American Cruise Lines, Inc.; Azamara Cruises; Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises, Inc.; Costa Cruise Lines; Crystal Cruises; Cunard Line; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America...

  5. 77 FR 33459 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-06

    ... Agreement and to share the cost of same. Agreement No.: 012173. Title: Hyundai/MOL/APL Asia/Latin America/U... authorizes Hyundai to charter space to MOL and APL in the relevant trade and to authorize the parties...

  6. 75 FR 6397 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2010-02-09

    ....gov . Agreement No.: 011346-019. Title: Israel Trade Conference Agreement. Parties: A.P. Moller-Maersk..., Esq.; Chairman; Israel Trade Conference; 80 Wall Street, Suite 1117; New York, NY 10005-3602....

  7. 76 FR 63618 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    2011-10-13

    ... Singapore. Agreement No.: 012138. Title: CSAV/CCNI Venezuela Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Compana Sud... Venezuela. Dated: October 7, 2011. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Karen V. Gregory,...

  8. 75 FR 80499 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    2010-12-22

    ...-Lloyd AG; Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; and United Arab... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the Secretary... No.: 012108-001. Title: The World Liner Data Agreement. Parties: ANL Container Line Pty Ltd.;...

  9. 5 CFR 2422.16 - Election agreements or directed elections.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Election agreements or directed elections... Election agreements or directed elections. (a) Election agreements. Parties are encouraged to enter into election agreements. (b) Regional Director directed election. If the parties are unable to agree...

  10. On the Binary Origin of FS CMa Stars: Young Massive Clusters as Test Beds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    de la Fuente, D.; Najarro, F.; Garcia, M.

    2017-02-01

    FS CMa stars are low-luminosity objects showing the B[e] phenomenon whose evolutionary origin is yet to be unraveled. Various binary-related hypotheses have been recently proposed, two of them involving a spiral-in evolution of the binary orbit. The latter occurs more often in dense stellar environments, such as young massive clusters (YMCs). Hence, a systematic study of FS CMa stars in YMCs would be crucial to find out how these objects are created. Two FS CMa stars have been confirmed and three candidates have been found in YMCs through a search method based on narrow-band photometry at Paschen-α and the neighboring continuum. We apply this method to archival data from the Paschen-α survey of the Galactic Center region, yielding a new candidate in the Quintuplet cluster. Limitations of this method and other alternatives are briefly discussed.

  11. Effects of water and CMA in mitigating industrial road dust resuspension

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Amato, Fulvio; Escrig, Alberto; Sanfelix, Vicenta; Celades, Irina; Reche, Cristina; Monfort, Eliseo; Querol, Xavier

    2016-04-01

    Water spraying and/or chemical suppressants such as salts and polymers have been suggested to reduce road dust resuspension due to their capability to increase adhesion, and therefore the effective size and weight of particles, but contrasting results have been obtained so further testing are needed. This study presents the first results of street washing and Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) efficiencies at two industrial roads (paved and unpaved) in the Mediterranean region where the high solar radiation, warm climate, and scarce precipitation, may play a key role in determining the efficiency of mitigation techniques Results show that, at both sites, street washing (water only) was more effective than CMA. Street washing made observe 18% (daily basis) and >90% (first hour) reductions of kerbside PM10 concentrations for the paved and unpaved road respectively, while with CMA PM10 decrease was generally lower and with less statistical significance.

  12. 5 CFR 841.1007 - Agreement modification and termination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... of the agreement in writing to the other party. The other party must accept or reject the... either party on 60 calendar days written notice. (c) OPM may modify this agreement unilaterally through the rule making process described in sections 553, 1103, and 1105 of title 5, United States Code....

  13. Toward Understanding the B[e] Phenomenon. II. New Galactic FS CMa Stars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miroshnichenko, A. S.; Manset, N.; Kusakin, A. V.; Chentsov, E. L.; Klochkova, V. G.; Zharikov, S. V.; Gray, R. O.; Grankin, K. N.; Gandet, T. L.; Bjorkman, K. S.; Rudy, R. J.; Lynch, D. K.; Venturini, C. C.; Mazuk, S.; Puetter, R. C.; Perry, R. B.; Levato, H.; Grosso, M.; Bernabei, S.; Polcaro, V. F.; Viotti, R. F.; Norci, L.; Kuratov, K. S.

    2007-12-01

    FS CMa stars form a group of objects with the B[e] phenomenon that were previously known as unclassified B[e] stars or B[e] stars with warm dust (B[e]WD) until recently. They exhibit strong emission-line spectra and strong IR excesses, most likely due to recently formed circumstellar dust. These properties have been suggested to be due to ongoing or recent rapid mass exchange in binary systems with hot primaries and various types of secondaries. The first paper of this series reported an analysis of the available information about previously known Galactic objects with the B[e] phenomenon, the initial selection of the FS CMa group objects, and a qualitative explanation of their properties. This paper reports the results of our new search for more FS CMa objects in the IRAS Point Source Catalog. We present new photometric criteria for identifying FS CMa stars as well as the first results of our observations of nine new FS CMa group members. With this addition, the FS CMa group has now 40 members, becoming the largest among the dust-forming hot star groups. We also present nine objects with no evidence for the B[e] phenomenon, but with newly discovered spectral line emission and/or strong IR excesses. Partially based on data obtained at the 6 m BTA Telescope of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 3.6 m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, 3 m Shane Telescope of the Lick Observatory, 2.7 m Harlan J. Smith and 2.1 m Otto Struve Telescopes of the McDonald Observatory, 2.1 m telescope of the San Pedro Martir Observatory, 1.5 m telescope of the Loiano Observatory, and 0.8 m telescope of the Dark Sky Observatory.

  14. Suspension agreements: The status quota

    SciTech Connect

    1996-01-01

    Since the initial filing of anti-dumping actions uranium imports from the former Soviet Union, a maze of filings, agreements, amendments, bills, measures, and deals have emerged on which only the closest observers remain current. Even with all the actions that have taken place, none of the parties appear content with the status quo and changes to the agreements are ongoing. Given this dynamic state of affairs, a recap of events and a summary of the current agreements is helpful for understanding the concerns of the involved parties and digesting future events.

  15. [Chromosome CPD(PI/DAPI)- and CMA/DAPI-banding patterns in Allium cepa L].

    PubMed

    Kim, E S; Punina, E O; Rodionov, A V

    2002-04-01

    Chromosome banding patterns of Allium cepa L. were obtained by using fluorochrome combinations chromomycin A3 (CMA) + 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), DAPI + actinomycin D (AMD) and propidium iodide (PI) + DAPI. In A. cepa, telomeric heterochromatin displayed dull fluorescence after staining with DAPI and DAPI/AMD. After staining with the GC-specific CMA and AT-specific DAPI, the CMA-positive fluorescence of the NOR region and the telomeric bands of C-heterochromatin was observed. In combination with DAPI, PI, a dye with low AT/GC specificity, produced almost uniform fluorescence of chromosomal arms and heterochromatin, whereas the NOR-adjoining regions displayed bright fluorescence. Denaturation of chromosomal DNA (95 degrees C for 1-3 min) followed by renaturation in the 2 x SSC buffer (37 degrees C, 12 h) altered the chromosome fluorescence patterns: specific PI-positive bands appeared and the contrast of CMA-banding increased. Bright fluorescence of the NOR and adjoining regions was also observed in the case. Three-minute denaturation led also to a bright PI-positive fluorescence of telomeric heterochromatin. The denaturation of chromosomal DNA before staining results in changes of the DAPI fluorescence pattern and in the appearance of DAPI fluorescence in GR-rich NOP regions. The mechanisms underlying the effects of denaturation/renaturation procedures on chromosome banding patterns obtained with different fluorochromes are discussed.

  16. 50 CFR 221.41 - How may parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... information needed for the case? 221.41 Section 221.41 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES... parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case? (a) General. By agreement of the parties or with the permission of the ALJ, a party may obtain discovery of information to assist the party...

  17. 50 CFR 221.41 - How may parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... information needed for the case? 221.41 Section 221.41 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES... parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case? (a) General. By agreement of the parties or with the permission of the ALJ, a party may obtain discovery of information to assist the party...

  18. 50 CFR 221.41 - How may parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... information needed for the case? 221.41 Section 221.41 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES... parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case? (a) General. By agreement of the parties or with the permission of the ALJ, a party may obtain discovery of information to assist the party...

  19. 50 CFR 221.41 - How may parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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    ... information needed for the case? 221.41 Section 221.41 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES... parties obtain discovery of information needed for the case? (a) General. By agreement of the parties or with the permission of the ALJ, a party may obtain discovery of information to assist the party...

  20. LM-CMA: An Alternative to L-BFGS for Large-Scale Black Box Optimization.

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    Loshchilov, Ilya

    2017-01-01

    Limited-memory BFGS (L-BFGS; Liu and Nocedal, 1989 ) is often considered to be the method of choice for continuous optimization when first- or second-order information is available. However, the use of L-BFGS can be complicated in a black box scenario where gradient information is not available and therefore should be numerically estimated. The accuracy of this estimation, obtained by finite difference methods, is often problem-dependent and may lead to premature convergence of the algorithm. This article demonstrates an alternative to L-BFGS, the limited memory covariance matrix adaptation evolution strategy (LM-CMA) proposed by Loshchilov ( 2014 ). LM-CMA is a stochastic derivative-free algorithm for numerical optimization of nonlinear, nonconvex optimization problems. Inspired by L-BFGS, LM-CMA samples candidate solutions according to a covariance matrix reproduced from m direction vectors selected during the optimization process. The decomposition of the covariance matrix into Cholesky factors allows reducing the memory complexity to [Formula: see text], where n is the number of decision variables. The time complexity of sampling one candidate solution is also [Formula: see text] but scales as only about 25 scalar-vector multiplications in practice. The algorithm has an important property of invariance with respect to strictly increasing transformations of the objective function; such transformations do not compromise its ability to approach the optimum. LM-CMA outperforms the original CMA-ES and its large-scale versions on nonseparable ill-conditioned problems with a factor increasing with problem dimension. Invariance properties of the algorithm do not prevent it from demonstrating a comparable performance to L-BFGS on nontrivial large-scale smooth and nonsmooth optimization problems.

  1. Conformal Microwave Array (CMA) Applicators for Hyperthermia of Diffuse Chestwall Recurrence

    PubMed Central

    Stauffer, Paul R.; Maccarini, Paolo; Arunachalam, Kavitha; Craciunescu, Oana; Diederich, Chris; Juang, Titania; Rossetto, Francesca; Schlorff, Jaime; Milligan, Andrew; Hsu, Joe; Sneed, Penny; Vujaskovic, Zeljko

    2010-01-01

    Purpose This article summarizes the evolution of microwave array applicators for heating large area chestwall disease as an adjuvant to external beam radiation, systemic chemotherapy, and potentially simultaneous brachytherapy. Methods Current devices used for thermotherapy of chestwall recurrence are reviewed. The largest conformal array applicator to date is evaluated in four studies: i) ability to conform to the torso is demonstrated with a CT scan of a torso phantom and MR scan of the conformal waterbolus component on a mastectomy patient; ii) Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and temperature distributions are calculated with electromagnetic and thermal simulation software for a mastectomy patient; iii). SAR patterns are measured with a scanning SAR probe in liquid muscle phantom for a buried coplanar waveguide CMA; and iv) heating patterns and patient tolerance of CMA applicators are characterized in a clinical pilot study with 13 patients. Results CT and MR scans demonstrate excellent conformity of CMA applicators to contoured anatomy. Simulations demonstrate effective control of heating over contoured anatomy. Measurements confirm effective coverage of large treatment areas with no gaps. In 42 hyperthermia treatments, CMA applicators provided well-tolerated effective heating of up to 500cm2 regions, achieving target temperatures of Tmin=41.4±0.7°C, T90=42.1±0.6°C, Tave=42.8±0.6°C, and Tmax=44.3±0.8°C as measured in an average of 90 points per treatment. Summary The CMA applicator is an effective thermal therapy device for heating large-area superficial disease such as diffuse chestwall recurrence. It is able to cover over three times the treatment area of conventional hyperthermia devices while conforming to typical body contours. PMID:20849262

  2. 5 CFR 831.1906 - Agreement modification and termination.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Termination of manufacturing license agreements... Termination of manufacturing license agreements and technical assistance agreements. The U.S. party to a manufacturing license or a technical assistance agreement must inform the Directorate of Defense Trade...

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  11. Action on RRSPs remains at top of CMA's priority list in 1995, board decides

    PubMed Central

    Sullivan, Patrick

    1995-01-01

    Potential changes to registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) regulations “continue to generate a huge amount of concern” among physicians, the Board of Directors was told at its December meeting. That anxiety explains why the RRSP issue and related lobbying will remain at the top of the CMA's priority list in 1995. The other major topic of concern during the 3-day meeting was the federal government's proposed gun-control legislation. If doctors are going to have a responsibility to report patients whose ownership of firearms may make them a danger to themselves or others, the CMA wants to ensure that physicians who make such reports are protected under the law. Imagesp254-ap255-a

  12. Preliminary comparison of the CMA, ECMWF, NCEP, and JMA ensemble prediction systems

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    Duan, Mingkeng; Ma, Juhui; Wang, Panxing

    2012-02-01

    Based on The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) dataset, using various verification methods, the performances of four typical ensemble prediction systems (EPSs) from the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) are compared preliminarily. The verification focuses on the 500-hPa geopotential height forecast fields in the mid- and high-latitude Eurasian region during July 2007 and January 2008. The results show that for the forecast of 500-hPa geopotential height, in both summer and winter, the ECMWF EPS exhibits the highest forecast skill, followed by that of NCEP, then by JMA, and the CMA EPS gets in the last. The better system behaviors benefit from the better combination of the following: data assimilation system, numerical models, initial perturbations, and stochastic model perturbations. For the medium-range forecast, the ensemble forecasting can effectively filter out the forecast errors associated with the initial uncertainty, and the reliability and resolution (the two basic attributions of the forecast system) of these EPSs are better in winter than in summer. Specifically, the CMA EPS has certain advantage on the reliability of ensemble probabilistic forecasts. The forecasts are easy to be underestimated by the JMA EPS. The deficiency of ensemble spread, which is the universal problem of EPS, also turns up in this study. Although the systems of ECMWF, NCEP, and JMA have more ensemble members, this problem cannot be ignored. This preliminary comparison helps to further recognize the prediction capability of the four EPSs over the Eurasian region, provides important references for wide applications of the TIGGE dataset, and supplies useful information for improving the CMA EPS.

  13. Physicians debate Internet-related marital problems on CMA's online service

    PubMed Central

    Sullivan, P

    1997-01-01

    The Internet itself has been the topic recently on the CMA's Internet-based discussion group for physicians, Clinical Q&A. A recent discussion involved physicians from around the country who have dealt with patients with marital problems related to the Internet. They concluded that the Internet may have made problems manifest, but the underlying issue--marital disharmony--already existed. PMID:9176432

  14. Professional unity to be a key focus for CMA in 1996

    PubMed Central

    Sullivan, Patrick

    1996-01-01

    The need for professional unity in the face of growing government pressure is to be a key focus of the CMA's 1996 activities, the Board of Directors decided at its December meeting. This will become clear as its future of health care campaign develops, with twin components of patient and physician advocacy. The board also learned that details about a major antismoking project have been finalized and of potential expansion within the Department of Publications.

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  3. Body Parties: Les parties du corps.

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    Sable, Marilyn

    2001-01-01

    Describes an activity for middle school learners of French called "body parties, or giant body part people. It is an arts and crafts project that students do mostly at home. The activity will help students understand and manipulate body part vocabulary. (Author/VWL)

  4. 7 CFR 958.90 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Additional parties. 958.90 Section 958.90 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN CERTAIN...

  5. 7 CFR 958.90 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Additional parties. 958.90 Section 958.90 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN CERTAIN...

  6. 7 CFR 955.91 - Additional parties.

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    2012-01-01

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  8. 7 CFR 955.91 - Additional parties.

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  9. 7 CFR 955.91 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  10. 7 CFR 955.91 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Additional parties. 955.91 Section 955.91 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VIDALIA ONIONS GROWN IN...

  11. Reducing the time complexity of the derandomized evolution strategy with covariance matrix adaptation (CMA-ES).

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    Hansen, Nikolaus; Müller, Sibylle D; Koumoutsakos, Petros

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents a novel evolutionary optimization strategy based on the derandomized evolution strategy with covariance matrix adaptation (CMA-ES). This new approach is intended to reduce the number of generations required for convergence to the optimum. Reducing the number of generations, i.e., the time complexity of the algorithm, is important if a large population size is desired: (1) to reduce the effect of noise; (2) to improve global search properties; and (3) to implement the algorithm on (highly) parallel machines. Our method results in a highly parallel algorithm which scales favorably with large numbers of processors. This is accomplished by efficiently incorporating the available information from a large population, thus significantly reducing the number of generations needed to adapt the covariance matrix. The original version of the CMA-ES was designed to reliably adapt the covariance matrix in small populations but it cannot exploit large populations efficiently. Our modifications scale up the efficiency to population sizes of up to 10n, where n is the problem dimension. This method has been applied to a large number of test problems, demonstrating that in many cases the CMA-ES can be advanced from quadratic to linear time complexity.

  12. FS CMa Type Objects - Products of Intermediate-Mass Non-Conservative Evolution

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    Miroshnichenko, A. S.

    2017-02-01

    The group of FS CMa type objects was formed nearly 10 years ago based on previously unclassified objects with the B[e] phenomenon. The main observational features of the group objects include strong emission-line spectra, typical of hot stars, and infrared excesses due to radiation of mostly hot circumstellar dust. Nearly one third of the group objects exhibit various signs of a cool stellar component that indicates a binary nature. The hot components have been shown to have nearly main sequence luminosities. However, mass loss rates that are much higher than those expected from single hot stars in this region of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram are required to explain the observed emission-line strengths. Nevertheless, spectroscopic orbits have been determined only in two cases. The evolutionary state of the FS CMa objects is still not well constrained, although several possibilities, such as pre-main-sequence stars or proto-planetary nebulae, have been eliminated. I will review typical properties of the FS CMa objects and focus on a few well-studied examples. Possible evolutionary scenarios leading to the observed features will be discussed. Searching strategies for finding more group objects as well as their predecessor and successor objects will be outlined.

  13. Are B[e] Stars of FS CMa-Type Related to Double Periodic Variables?

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    Mennickent, R.

    2017-02-01

    We have recently examined the relation between two types of intermediate-mass interacting binaries; the strongly interacting W Serpentis stars and the enigmatic double periodic variables (DPVs). In both cases, the analysis of WISE and 2MASS photometry indicates the presence of color excess that might be attributed to circumstellar matter. This is supported by the presence of Balmer emission lines and by the light curve models. However, W Serpentis stars are sometimes less massive than DPVs and usually show changes in their orbital periods. In this contribution, a third type of object has been examined, the B[e] stars of the FS CMa type, of which 30% have been found to be binaries. They are located in a similar region of the HR diagram to DPVs, but show stronger emission lines and larger color excess. Since theoretical models indicate that all these close binaries pass by epochs of strong mass loss, at least some of the FS CMa systems might be precursors of DPVs, closer to the stage of mass ratio reversal. Fundamental stellar parameters for FS CMa stars are still scarce; more studies are needed, especially spectroscopic ones, to clarify this possibility.

  14. Production of low-cost calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) as an environmentally friendly deicer from cheese whey

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    Yang, S.T.; Zhu, H.; Li, Y.; Tang, I.C.

    1993-12-31

    About 28 billion lbs of cheese whey are being wasted in the US because of the high biological oxygen demand (BOD) of whey, disposing of surplus whey is a pollution problem. An innovative, wide-scale solution to the whey disposal problem is to use whey as a zero- or low-cost feedstock for the production of an environmentally safe, noncorrosive, road deicer-calcium magnesium acetate (CMA). CMA can be used to replace some of the 10 to 14 million tons road salt used in the North America for deicing. A novel anaerobic fermentation process is developed to produce calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) from whey permeate. A co-culture consisting of homolactic (S. lactis) and homoacetic (C. formicoaceticum) bacteria was used to convert whey lactose to lactate and then to acetate in continuous, immobilized cell bioreactors. The acetate yield from lactose was {approximately}95% (wt/wt), and the final concentration of acetic acid was 4%. The acetic acid present in the fermentation broth can be recovered by solvent-extraction with a tertiary amine and reacted with dolomitic lime (Ca/MgO) to form a concentrated (>25%) CMA solution. About 25 tons CMA can be produced from a plant processing 1 million lbs whey permeate (4.5% lactose) per day. The production costs are estimated at {approximately}$220/ton CMA, which is only about one third of the present market price for CMA deicer. Therefore, about 0.8 million tons/yr CMA deicer can be produced from the currently unused whey. This will partially fulfill market demand for economically and environmentally sound chemicals for roadway deicing. This also will provide a viable solution to the whey disposal problem currently facing many dairies in the North America.

  15. Quantum key agreement protocols with four-qubit cluster states

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    He, Ye-Feng; Ma, Wen-Ping

    2015-09-01

    Based on unitary operations and four-qubit cluster states, a two-party and a three-party quantum key agreement protocols are proposed, respectively, in this paper. The two-party protocol allows that each participant contributes equally to the agreement key by one party performing the unitary operations on two photons of a cluster state and another party performing the delayed measurement on the transformed cluster state. In the three-party scheme, each party can extract the other two parties' secret keys, respectively, encoded in the different photons of the same cluster state by performing the measurement with cluster basis and fairly generates the shared key. The security analysis shows that the two protocols can resist against both participant and outsider attacks. Furthermore, the two protocols also achieve high qubit efficiency.

  16. Assessing the Party Platforms.

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    Farrell, Patrick J.

    1980-01-01

    From the perspective of a Catholic educator, the author examines the education planks of the 1980 Democratic and Republican Party platforms, particularly those planks relating to private education and tuition tax credits. (SJL)

  17. The effects of calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) deicing material on the water quality of Bear Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon, 1999

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    Tanner, Dwight Q.; Wood, Tamara M.

    2000-01-01

    This report presents the results of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, done in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), to evaluate the effects of the highway deicing material, calcium magnesium acetate (CMA), on the water quality of Bear Creek, in the Cascade Range of Oregon. ODOT began using CMA (an alternative deicer that has fewer adverse environmental effects than road salt) in the mid-1990s and began this study with the USGS to ensure that there were no unexpected effects on the water quality of Bear Creek. Streamflow, precipitation, dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductance, and water temperature were measured continuously through the 1998?99 winter. There was no measurable effect of the application of CMA to Highway 26 on the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), calcium concentration, or magnesium concentration of Bear Creek and its tributaries. BOD was small in all of the water samples, some of which were collected before CMA application, and some of which were collected after application. Five-day BOD values ranged from 0.1 milligrams per liter to 1.5 milligrams per liter, and 20-day BOD values ranged from 0.2 milligrams per liter to 2.0 milligrams per liter. Dissolved copper concentrations in a small tributary ditch on the north side of Highway 26 exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aquatic life criteria on three occasions. These exceedances were probably not caused by the application of CMA because (1) one of the samples was a background sample (no recent CMA application), and (2) dissolved copper was not detected in Bear Creek water samples to which CMA was added during laboratory experiments.

  18. IUE observations of HL CMa and the winds of cataclysmic variables

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    Mauche, C. W.; Raymond, J. C.

    1987-01-01

    As evidenced by the P Cygni profiles of their ultraviolet resonance lines, cataclysmic variables - like early-type stars - are known to have extensive, high velocity winds. Assisted by AAVSO visual data and IUE ultraviolet spectra, an observational and theoretical study of the P Cygni profiles of the dwarf nova HL CMa is presented. As these profiles are dependent upon the ionization structure of the wind, a model of a radiatively-driven shocked wind for cataclysmic variables is described, and results for the temperature and ionization structure of the outflowing gas are presented.

  19. 78 FR 66713 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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  1. 77 FR 10743 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... Sharing Agreement. Parties: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, S.A. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services... trade between countries in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada....: 201160-003. Title: Marine Terminal Lease and Operating Agreement Between Broward County and...

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  3. 40 CFR 6.303 - Third-party agreements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... developed, including the project's scope, and guide and participate in the collection, analysis, and... and any associated documents without using EPA financial assistance (including required match). (2... specifying that the contractor has no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project (see 40...

  4. 40 CFR 6.303 - Third-party agreements.

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    2011-07-01

    ... developed, including the project's scope, and guide and participate in the collection, analysis, and... and any associated documents without using EPA financial assistance (including required match). (2... specifying that the contractor has no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project (see 40...

  5. Acetylation targets HSD17B4 for degradation via the CMA pathway in response to estrone.

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    Zhang, Ye; Xu, Ying-Ying; Yao, Chuan-Bo; Li, Jin-Tao; Zhao, Xiang-Ning; Yang, Hong-Bin; Zhang, Min; Yin, Miao; Chen, Jing; Lei, Qun-Ying

    2017-03-04

    Dysregulation of hormone metabolism is implicated in human breast cancer. 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 4 (HSD17B4) catalyzes the conversion of estradiol (E2) to estrone (E1), and is associated with the pathogenesis and development of various cancers. Here we show that E1 upregulates HSD17B4 acetylation at lysine 669 (K669) and thereby promotes HSD17B4 degradation via chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA), while a single mutation at K669 reverses the degradation and confers migratory and invasive properties to MCF7 cells upon E1 treatment. CREBBP and SIRT3 dynamically control K669 acetylation level of HSD17B4 in response to E1. More importantly, K669 acetylation is inversely correlated with HSD17B4 in human breast cancer tissues. Our study reveals a crosstalk between acetylation and CMA degradation in HSD17B4 regulation, and a critical role of the regulation in the malignant progression of breast cancer.

  6. Capability of Neutrophils to Form NETs Is Not Directly Influenced by a CMA-Targeting Peptide

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    Maueröder, Christian; Schall, Nicolas; Meyer, Frédéric; Mahajan, Aparna; Garnier, Benjamin; Hahn, Jonas; Kienhöfer, Deborah; Hoffmann, Markus H.; Muller, Sylviane

    2017-01-01

    During inflammatory reaction, neutrophils exhibit numerous cellular and immunological functions, notably the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and autophagy. NETs are composed of decondensed chromatin fibers coated with various antimicrobial molecules derived from neutrophil granules. NETs participate in antimicrobial defense and can also display detrimental roles and notably trigger some of the immune features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases. Autophagy is a complex and finely regulated mechanism involved in the cell survival/death balance that may be connected to NET formation. To shed some light on the connection between autophagy and NET formation, we designed a number of experiments in human neutrophils and both in normal and lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice to determine whether the synthetic peptide P140, which is capable of selectively modulating chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) in lymphocytes, could alter NET formation. P140/Lupuzor™ is currently being evaluated in phase III clinical trials involving SLE patients. Overall our in vitro and in vivo studies established that P140 does not influence NET formation, cytokine/chemokine production, or CMA in neutrophils. Thus, the beneficial effect of P140/Lupuzor™ in SLE is apparently not directly related to modulation of neutrophil function. PMID:28191006

  7. THE PAN-PACIFIC PLANET SEARCH. I. A GIANT PLANET ORBITING 7 CMa

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    Wittenmyer, Robert A.; Tinney, C. G.; Endl, Michael; Wang Liang; Johnson, John Asher; O'Toole, S. J.

    2011-12-20

    We introduce the Pan-Pacific Planet Search, a survey of 170 metal-rich Southern Hemisphere subgiants using the 3.9 m Anglo-Australian Telescope. We report the first discovery from this program, a giant planet orbiting 7 CMa (HD 47205) with a period of 763 {+-} 17 days, eccentricity e = 0.14 {+-} 0.06, and msin i = 2.6 {+-} 0.6 M{sub Jup}. The host star is a K giant with a mass of 1.5 {+-} 0.3 M{sub Sun} and metallicity [Fe/H] = 0.21 {+-} 0.10. The mass and period of 7 CMa b are typical of planets which have been found to orbit intermediate-mass stars (M{sub *} > 1.3 M{sub Sun }). Hipparcos photometry shows this star to be stable to 0.0004 mag on the radial-velocity period, giving confidence that this signal can be attributed to reflex motion caused by an orbiting planet.

  8. High diversity in CMA3/DAPI-banding patterns in Heteropterans.

    PubMed

    Bardella, V B; Grazia, J; Fernandes, J A M; Vanzela, A L L

    2014-01-01

    Heteroptera is the most numerous and diverse suborder of Hemiptera, with about 38,000 species. This diversity also involves cytogenetic features, including chromosome number and a sex determining system. Information about heterochromatin occurrence and distribution is scarce in heteropterans, but still, there is some evidence of variability. We determined the chromosome number and CMA3/DAPI-banding pattern of 179 individuals of 25 heteropteran species from Brazil. Eight species of Pentatomidae exhibited a constant chromosome number (2n = 12 + XY), but in Coreidae (12 species), Largidae (1 species), Rhopalidae (1 species), and Pyrrhocoridae (3 species), the numbers ranged from 2n = 10 + 2m + X0 to 2n = 24 + 2m + X0. Although there were no large differences in the chromosome size between species, the CMA3/DAPI-banding patterns differed markedly. Among the genera, species of Edessa, Spartocera, Hypselonotus, Phtia,Holhymenia and Euryophthalmus showed a large accumulation of heterochromatin, while the other species exhibited few or no heterochromatic bands. In general, when heterochromatin was more accumulated, this occurred preferentially at terminal positions, except in Holhymenia histrio, which exhibited intercalary bands. This study made it possible to identify some chromosome rearrangements and to enhance our knowledge of the evolutionary mechanisms that determine karyotype differentiation in Heteroptera.

  9. 22 CFR 19.7-4 - Form of agreement.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Form of agreement. 19.7-4 Section 19.7-4... THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM § 19.7-4 Form of agreement. (a) A spousal agreement is any legal agreement between the parties accepted by PER/ER/RET as meeting the requirements...

  10. "Don't let others design your future", new CMA president tells physicians. Interview by Nancy Robb.

    PubMed Central

    Kazimirski, J

    1996-01-01

    Dr. Judith Kazimirski of Nova Scotia becomes the CMA's 126th president during the association's annual meeting in Sydney, NS, this month. She says her priority for the next year is to help the CMA play a lead role as the debate intensifies about the future of health and health care in Canada. "The time is right for a very public debate about what people want their system to be, what problems they're having, and how reform is moving ahead," she says, "and physicians have a critical leadership role to play." Images p452-a PMID:8801012

  11. South Georgia Autograph Parties.

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    Womack, Geneva H.

    1978-01-01

    The manager of the South Georgia College Bookstore describes several autograph parties used as a sales promotion technique. The planning process, including initial contacts with the guest authors, are discussed, and the schedules and events of the authors' visits are reviewed. (JMD)

  12. College Party Intervention Checklist

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    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Off-campus parties are a major source of underage and excessive drinking among college students and cause alcohol-related problems for students and residents. This checklist is a brief, evidence-based guide for campus-based prevention professionals. It is designed to give the basic information needed to develop, implement, and evaluate an…

  13. The Radish Party

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    Piotrowski, Jeff; Mildenstein, Tammy; Dungan, Kathy; Brewer, Carol

    2007-01-01

    The Radish Party inquiry is designed to teach the importance and relevance of soil organic matter to young students. In this investigation, students grow radishes in three different kinds of soils: sand, sand plus nutrients, and potting soil (soil that includes organic matter). The experience described here was conducted with first- and…

  14. Invitation to a Puzzle Party.

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    Palmer, Libby

    1980-01-01

    The author describes how her personal interest in puzzles led her to create Puzzle Parties at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Now regular events, these puzzle parties attract several hundred adults and children from the community. (SJL)

  15. Control of coal combustion SO[sub 2] and NO[sub x] emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA

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    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.

    1992-01-01

    The principal objectives of the proposed research are two-fold: (A) To understand the mechanism and assess the effectiveness of sulfur capture by the chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA). And (B) To evaluate the NO[sub x] reduction capabilities of CMA by burning the organic constituents of the chemical (the acetate) and reducing NO to stable N[sub 2] The optimum conditions and the location of CMA introduction in the furnace will be identified. To achieve these goals water solutions of CMA or dry powders of CMA will be injected into hot air or gases simulating the furnace exhaust (containing CO[sub 2], SO[sub x] NO[sub x], H[sub 2]O, O[sub 2] etc.) and the composition of gaseous and solid products of the reaction will be monitored. The processes of burning the organic acetate as well as the calcination, sintering and sulfation of the remaining solid will be studied in detail.

  16. SEARCH FOR A MAGNETIC FIELD VIA CIRCULAR POLARIZATION IN THE WOLF-RAYET STAR EZ CMa

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    De la Chevrotiere, A.; St-Louis, N.; Moffat, A. F. J.; Collaboration: MiMeS Collaboration

    2013-02-20

    We report on the first deep, direct search for a magnetic field via the circular polarization of Zeeman splitting in a Wolf-Rayet (W-R) star. Using the highly efficient ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, we observed at three different epochs one of the best W-R candidates in the sky expected to harbor a magnetic field, the bright, highly variable WN4 star EZ CMa = WR6 = HD 50896. We looked for the characteristic circular polarization (Stokes V) pattern in strong emission lines that would arise as a consequence of a global, rotating magnetic field with a split monopole configuration. We also obtained nearly simultaneous linear polarization spectra (Stokes Q and U), which are dominated by electron scattering, most likely from a flattened wind with large-scale corotating structures. As the star rotates with a period of 3.766 days, our view of the wind changes, which in turn affects the value of the linear polarization in lines versus continuum at the {approx}0.2% level. Depending on the epoch of observation, our Stokes V data were affected by significant crosstalk from Stokes Q and U to V. We removed this spurious signal from the circular polarization data and experimented with various levels of spectral binning to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of our data. In the end, no magnetic field is unambiguously detected in EZ CMa. Assuming that the star is intrinsically magnetic and harbors a split monopole configuration, we find an upper limit of B {approx} 100 G for the intensity of its field in the line-forming regions of the stellar wind.

  17. 22 CFR 124.8 - Clauses required both in manufacturing license agreements and technical assistance agreements.

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    2011-04-01

    ... subject to all United States laws and regulations relating to exports and to all administrative acts of the U.S. Government pursuant to such laws and regulations.” (3) “The parties to this agreement agree that the obligations contained in this agreement shall not affect the performance of any...

  18. Multi-Party Quantum Steganography

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    Mihara, Takashi

    2017-02-01

    Steganography has been proposed as a data hiding technique. As a derivation, quantum steganography based on quantum physics has also been proposed. In this paper, we extend the results in presented (Mihara, Phys. Lett. 379, 952 2015) and propose a multi-party quantum steganography technique that combines quantum error-correcting codes with entanglement. The proposed protocol shares an entangled state among n +1 parties and sends n secret messages, corresponding to the n parties, to the other party. With no knowledge of the other secret messages, the n parties can construct a stego message by cooperating with each other. Finally, we propose a protocol for sending qubits using the same technique.

  19. Multi-Party Quantum Steganography

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    Mihara, Takashi

    2016-11-01

    Steganography has been proposed as a data hiding technique. As a derivation, quantum steganography based on quantum physics has also been proposed. In this paper, we extend the results in presented (Mihara, Phys. Lett. 379, 952 2015) and propose a multi-party quantum steganography technique that combines quantum error-correcting codes with entanglement. The proposed protocol shares an entangled state among n +1 parties and sends n secret messages, corresponding to the n parties, to the other party. With no knowledge of the other secret messages, the n parties can construct a stego message by cooperating with each other. Finally, we propose a protocol for sending qubits using the same technique.

  20. 14 CFR 1274.909 - Term of agreement.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Term of agreement. 1274.909 Section 1274.909 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH.... If all resources are expended prior to the expiration date of the agreement, the parties have...

  1. Major Collective Bargaining Agreements: Training and Retraining Provisions.

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    Lunden, Leon E.

    This report analyses approaches to training of workers developed by parties to collective bargaining agreements. The Bureau of Labor Statistics examined 1823 major collective bargaining agreements each covering 1,000 workers or more. Fewer than 20% (344) of the agreements contained training and retraining provisions. Training clauses (provisions)…

  2. 78 FR 1862 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    .... & Cia.; A.P. Moller- Maersk A/S trading under the name of Maersk Line; China Shipping Container Lines Co... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the... Sud Americana de Vapores, S.A.; COSCO Container Lines Company Limited; Dole Ocean Cargo...

  3. 75 FR 51073 - Notice of Agreement Filed

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    ... Navegacao e Logistica Ltda.; China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited; Compania Sud Americana de Vapores, S.A.; Companhia Libra de Navegacao; COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd.; Emirates Shipping Lines... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the...

  4. 75 FR 82025 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... Working Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd.; APL Co., Pte. Ltd; Hapag- Lloyd AG; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; Orient Overseas Container Line (Europe) Limited; Orient Overseas Container Line, Inc. Orient Overseas Container Line, Inc. Filing...

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    ..., South Asia, Middle East (including the Persian Gulf region), Spain, Italy, Egypt, Panama, Jamaica, and Canada, on the one hand, and U.S. East Coast ports via the Panama and Suez canals, on the other hand, as... Working Agreement Asia to USEC and PNW-Suez/PNW & Panama Loops. Parties: A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and...

  6. 30 CFR 1208.9 - Agreements.

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    ...-party agreements, relating to the method and costs of delivery of royalty oil, or crude oil exchanged... pursuant to this part except for purposes of an exchange for other crude oil on a volume or equivalent value basis. (c) Royalty oil purchased under this part, or crude oil received in exchange for...

  7. 30 CFR 1208.9 - Agreements.

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    2011-07-01

    ... any oral third-party agreements, relating to the method and costs of delivery of royalty oil, or crude... purchases pursuant to this part except for purposes of an exchange for other crude oil on a volume or equivalent value basis. (c) Royalty oil purchased under this part, or crude oil received in exchange for...

  8. 30 CFR 1208.9 - Agreements.

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    2012-07-01

    ...-party agreements, relating to the method and costs of delivery of royalty oil, or crude oil exchanged... pursuant to this part except for purposes of an exchange for other crude oil on a volume or equivalent value basis. (c) Royalty oil purchased under this part, or crude oil received in exchange for...

  9. 48 CFR 519.7010 - Agreement contents.

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    2010-10-01

    .... (j) Plan for accomplishing contract work should the Mentor-Protégé Agreement be terminated or a party... the mentor firm's semi-annual reports (see 519.7015). The protégé must submit a “Lessons...

  10. 36 CFR 254.14 - Exchange agreement.

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    2012-07-01

    ... ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.14 Exchange agreement. (a) The parties to a proposed exchange may enter into... outstanding interests, stipulation of any necessary cash equalization, and all other terms and conditions necessary to complete an exchange; (2) Inclusion of the terms regarding responsibility for...

  11. 36 CFR 254.14 - Exchange agreement.

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    2013-07-01

    ... ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.14 Exchange agreement. (a) The parties to a proposed exchange may enter into... outstanding interests, stipulation of any necessary cash equalization, and all other terms and conditions necessary to complete an exchange; (2) Inclusion of the terms regarding responsibility for...

  12. 36 CFR 254.14 - Exchange agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.14 Exchange agreement. (a) The parties to a proposed exchange may enter into... outstanding interests, stipulation of any necessary cash equalization, and all other terms and conditions necessary to complete an exchange; (2) Inclusion of the terms regarding responsibility for...

  13. 36 CFR 254.14 - Exchange agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.14 Exchange agreement. (a) The parties to a proposed exchange may enter into... outstanding interests, stipulation of any necessary cash equalization, and all other terms and conditions necessary to complete an exchange; (2) Inclusion of the terms regarding responsibility for...

  14. 36 CFR 254.14 - Exchange agreement.

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    2011-07-01

    ... ADJUSTMENTS Land Exchanges § 254.14 Exchange agreement. (a) The parties to a proposed exchange may enter into... outstanding interests, stipulation of any necessary cash equalization, and all other terms and conditions necessary to complete an exchange; (2) Inclusion of the terms regarding responsibility for...

  15. 77 FR 42310 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice... 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The amendment would add China to the geographic scope,...

  16. 78 FR 75345 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... carriage of cargo in the trade between ports in Chile and U.S. Atlantic Coast ports. Agreement No.: 012235... arrangements in connection with the carriage of cargo in the trade between ports in Chile and U.S. West Coast... the parties to charter space to each other in the trade ports in Chile and United States...

  17. 30 CFR 208.9 - Agreements.

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    2010-07-01

    ...-party agreements, relating to the method and costs of delivery of royalty oil, or crude oil exchanged... pursuant to this part except for purposes of an exchange for other crude oil on a volume or equivalent value basis. (c) Royalty oil purchased under this part, or crude oil received in exchange for...

  18. Time-Dependent Spectral Feature Variations of the FS CMa Star HD 50138

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    Jeřábková, T.; Korčáková, D.; Miroshnichenko, A. S.; Danford, S.; Zharikov, S. V.; Kříček, R.; Zasche, P.; Votruba, V.; Šlechta, M.; Škoda, P.; Janík, J.

    2017-02-01

    HD 50138 (V743 Mon, MWC 158, or IRAS 06491-0654) is a B[e] star of the FS CMa type. It is supposed to be a post-main-sequence star, which is still not highly evolved. The presence of a gaseous and dusty envelope precludes direct observations of the central object, and the possible binarity and physical nature of HD 50138 remains unclear. We present a long-term spectroscopic monitoring of this object over the last 20 years (Jeřábková et al. 2016). Based on the obtained data, we confirm a quasi-periodic behavior of the object's spectral variability with two newly found long periods manifested in the Hα and forbidden [O I] lines. The rotating structures around the object are supported by the detection of moving humps in the Hα profile. Our results are consistent with either mass transfer in a binary system or the presence of an outflowing disk. Since our data cannot confirm the presence of a binary companion, the origin of such systems remains an interesting problem for further investigation.

  19. ITC-CMA partnership and data needs for alkylphenols and ethoxylates

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    Rattner, B.A.; Rice, C.P.; Walker, J.D.

    1996-01-01

    The ITC has been an independent advisory committee to the EPA Administrator since enactment of the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976. The ITC identifies and coordinates U.S. Government data needs for TSCA-regulable chemicals, and makes recommendations to the Administrator for priority testing consideration. Chemicals recommended by the ITC are added to the TSCA Priority Testing List that is revised semi-annually in Reports to the Administrator. In recent Reports, the ITC added alkylphenols (APs) and ethoxylates to the Priority Testing List. About 500 million pounds are produced annually for industrial processing, cleaning and personal care products. APs have been detected in the tissues of fish from the Great Lakes, and one AP (nonylphenol) causes vitellogenin gene expression in trout hepatocytes. Numerous APs and ethoxylates were recommended by the ITC because data are needed on: (1) chemical composition, (2) environmental fate of parent chemicals and impurities, and (3) health and ecological effects (including toxicokinetics and endocrine-modulating effects). In response to the ITC's recommendations, two activities have ensued. First, the EPA promulgated rules requiring manufacturers, importers and processors of APs and ethoxylates to submit production and exposure reports, and unpublished health and safety studies, for review. Second, the Alkylphenols and Ethoxylates Panel of Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the ITC formed a Dialogue Group to discuss the data needs. Data needs and activities initiated by the Dialogue Group will be presented.

  20. CoCMA: Energy-Efficient Coverage Control in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks Using a Memetic Algorithm

    PubMed Central

    Jiang, Joe-Air; Chen, Chia-Pang; Chuang, Cheng-Long; Lin, Tzu-Shiang; Tseng, Chwan-Lu; Yang, En-Cheng; Wang, Yung-Chung

    2009-01-01

    Deployment of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has drawn much attention in recent years. Given the limited energy for sensor nodes, it is critical to implement WSNs with energy efficiency designs. Sensing coverage in networks, on the other hand, may degrade gradually over time after WSNs are activated. For mission-critical applications, therefore, energy-efficient coverage control should be taken into consideration to support the quality of service (QoS) of WSNs. Usually, coverage-controlling strategies present some challenging problems: (1) resolving the conflicts while determining which nodes should be turned off to conserve energy; (2) designing an optimal wake-up scheme that avoids awakening more nodes than necessary. In this paper, we implement an energy-efficient coverage control in cluster-based WSNs using a Memetic Algorithm (MA)-based approach, entitled CoCMA, to resolve the challenging problems. The CoCMA contains two optimization strategies: a MA-based schedule for sensor nodes and a wake-up scheme, which are responsible to prolong the network lifetime while maintaining coverage preservation. The MA-based schedule is applied to a given WSN to avoid unnecessary energy consumption caused by the redundant nodes. During the network operation, the wake-up scheme awakens sleeping sensor nodes to recover coverage hole caused by dead nodes. The performance evaluation of the proposed CoCMA was conducted on a cluster-based WSN (CWSN) under either a random or a uniform deployment of sensor nodes. Simulation results show that the performance yielded by the combination of MA and wake-up scheme is better than that in some existing approaches. Furthermore, CoCMA is able to activate fewer sensor nodes to monitor the required sensing area. PMID:22408561

  1. DISTANCE AND KINEMATICS OF THE RED HYPERGIANT VY CMa: VERY LONG BASELINE ARRAY AND VERY LARGE ARRAY ASTROMETRY

    SciTech Connect

    Zhang, B.; Reid, M. J.; Menten, K. M.; Zheng, X. W.

    2012-01-01

    We report astrometric results of phase-referencing very long baseline interferometry observations of 43 GHz SiO maser emission toward the red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). We measured a trigonometric parallax of 0.83 {+-} 0.08 mas, corresponding to a distance of 1.20{sup +0.13}{sub -0.10} kpc. Compared to previous studies, the spatial distribution of SiO masers has changed dramatically, while its total extent remains similar. The internal motions of the maser spots are up to 1.4 mas yr{sup -1}, corresponding to 8 km s{sup -1}, and show a tendency for expansion. After modeling the expansion of maser spots, we derived an absolute proper motion for the central star of {mu}{sub x} = -2.8 {+-} 0.2 and {mu}{sub y} = 2.6 {+-} 0.2 mas yr{sup -1} eastward and northward, respectively. Based on the maser distribution from the VLBA observations, and the relative position between the radio photosphere and the SiO maser emission at 43 GHz from the complementary Very Large Array observations, we estimate the absolute position of VY CMa at mean epoch 2006.53 to be {alpha}{sub J2000} = 07{sup h}22{sup m}58.{sup s}3259 {+-} 0.{sup s}0007, {delta}{sub J2000} = -25 Degree-Sign 46'03.''063 {+-} 0.''010. The position and proper motion of VY CMa from the VLBA observations differ significantly with values measured by the Hipparcos satellite. These discrepancies are most likely associated with inhomogeneities and dust scattering the optical light in the circumstellar envelope. The absolute proper motion measured with VLBA suggests that VY CMa may be drifting out of the giant molecular cloud to the east of it.

  2. Real-time experimental demonstration of PS-QPSK transmission with manipulated rotating and novel correlated CMA.

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    Li, Haibo; Zeng, Tao; Li, Jie; Jiang, Feng; Liu, Ziqing; Hu, Rong; Luo, Ming; Wang, Yuanxiang; Li, Xiang; Yang, Qi; Yu, Shaohua; Huang, Liyan; Cao, Li

    2016-07-25

    In this paper, we propose a novel manipulated rotating polarization switched quadrature phase shift keying (MR-PS-QPSK) technique, and corresponding correlated constant modulus algorithm (CMA) for signal recovery. The latter utilizes the correlation between the PS-QPSK symbols in the two polarizations to lock the phase of output signals. Then the signals in the two polarizations are merged according to the recovered switching bit, which suppresses the noise and simplifies the subsequent process. A field programmable gate array (FPGA) based real-time platform is built for experimental demonstration. The experimental results show that the proposed MR-PS-QPSK modulation format with correlated CMA can provide 3.2 dB optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) improvement over dual-polarization QPSK (DP-QPSK) at back-to-back case and 3.8 dB OSNR improvement after fiber transmission at the same symbol rate, which corresponds to be about 2 dB OSNR improvement at the same bit rate. The resource consumption analysis in FPGA digital signal processing blocks and logic utilizations shows that the MR-PS-QPSK with correlated CMA only requires a small additional computational effort.

  3. Clinical Utility of a Comprehensive, Whole Genome CMA Testing Platform in Pediatrics: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Simulated Patients in Physician Practices

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    Martin, Megan; DeMaria, Lisa; Florentino, Jhiedon; Paculdo, David; Vanzo, Rena; Wassman, E. Robert; Burgon, Trever

    2016-01-01

    Background Developmental disorders (DD), including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID), are a common group of clinical manifestations caused by a variety of genetic abnormalities. Genetic testing, including chromosomal microarray (CMA), plays an important role in diagnosing these conditions, but CMA can be limited by incomplete coverage of genetic abnormalities and lack of guidance for conditions rarely seen by treating physicians. Methods We conducted a longitudinal, randomized controlled trial investigating the impact of a higher resolution 2.8 million (MM) probe-CMA test on the quality of care delivered by practicing general pediatricians and specialists. To overcome the twin problems of finding an adequate sample size of multiple rare conditions and under/incorrect diagnoses, we used standardized simulated patients known as CPVs. Physicians, randomized into control and intervention groups, cared for the CPV pediatric patients with DD/ASD/ID. Care responses were scored against evidence-based criteria. In round one, participants could order diagnostic tests including existing CMA tests. In round two, intervention physicians could order the 2.8MM probe-CMA test. Outcome measures included overall quality of care and quality of the diagnosis and treatment plan. Results Physicians ordering CMA testing had 5.43% (p<0.001) higher overall quality scores than those who did not. Intervention physicians ordering the 2.8MM probe-CMA test had 7.20% (p<0.001) higher overall quality scores. Use of the 2.8MM probe-CMA test led to a 10.9% (p<0.001) improvement in the diagnosis and treatment score. Introduction of the 2.8MM probe-CMA test led to significant improvements in condition-specific interventions including an 8.3% (p = 0.04) improvement in evaluation and therapy for gross motor delays caused by Hunter syndrome, a 27.5% (p = 0.03) increase in early cognitive intervention for FOXG1-related disorder, and an 18.2% (p<0.001) improvement in

  4. 46 CFR 535.312 - Vessel charter party-exemption.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Vessel charter party-exemption. 535.312 Section 535.312 Shipping FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION REGULATIONS AFFECTING OCEAN SHIPPING IN FOREIGN COMMERCE OCEAN COMMON CARRIER AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR AGREEMENTS SUBJECT TO THE SHIPPING ACT OF 1984 Exemptions §...

  5. RED SUPERGIANTS AS POTENTIAL TYPE IIn SUPERNOVA PROGENITORS: SPATIALLY RESOLVED 4.6 {mu}m CO EMISSION AROUND VY CMa AND BETELGEUSE

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    Smith, Nathan; Hinkle, Kenneth H.; Ryde, Nils E-mail: hinkle@noao.edu

    2009-03-15

    We present high-resolution 4.6 {mu}m CO spectra of the circumstellar environments of two red supergiants (RSGs) that are potential supernova (SN) progenitors: Betelgeuse and VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa). Around Betelgeuse, {sup 12}CO emission within {+-}3'' ({+-}12 km s{sup -1}) follows a mildly clumpy but otherwise spherical shell, smaller than its {approx}55'' shell in K I {lambda}7699. In stark contrast, 4.6 {mu}m CO emission around VY CMa is coincident with bright K I in its clumpy asymmetric reflection nebula, within {+-}5'' ({+-}40 km s{sup -1}) of the star. Our CO data reveal redshifted features not seen in K I spectra of VY CMa, indicating a more isotropic distribution of gas punctuated by randomly distributed asymmetric clumps. The relative CO and K I distribution in Betelgeuse arises from ionization effects within a steady wind, whereas in VY CMa, K I is emitted from skins of CO cloudlets resulting from episodic mass ejections 500-1000 yr ago. In both cases, CO and K I trace potential pre-SN circumstellar matter: we conclude that an extreme RSG like VY CMa might produce a Type IIn event like SN 1988Z if it were to explode in its current state, but Betelgeuse will not. VY CMa demonstrates that luminous blue variables are not necessarily the only progenitors of SNe IIn, but it underscores the requirement that SNe IIn suffer enhanced episodic mass loss shortly before exploding.

  6. 37 CFR 401.12 - Licensing of background patent rights to third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Licensing of background patent rights to third parties. (a) A funding agreement with a small business firm... patent rights to third parties. 401.12 Section 401.12 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TECHNOLOGY POLICY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE BY NONPROFIT...

  7. 11 CFR 9002.8 - New party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false New party. 9002.8 Section 9002.8 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.8 New party. New party means a political party which is neither a major party nor a...

  8. 11 CFR 9002.8 - New party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false New party. 9002.8 Section 9002.8 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.8 New party. New party means a political party which is neither a major party nor a...

  9. On international fisheries agreements, entry deterrence, and ecological uncertainty.

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    Ellefsen, Hans; Grønbæk, Lone; Ravn-Jonsen, Lars

    2017-02-10

    A prerequisite for an international fisheries agreement (IFA) to be stable is that parties expect the benefits from joining the agreement to exceed the benefits from free riding on the agreement, and parties only comply with the agreement as long as this is true. The agreement, therefore, implicitly builds on an expectation of the ecological condition of the natural resource. Game theoretical models often assume that all parties have the same (often perfect) information about the resource and that the exploitation is an equilibrium use of the stock. As stated by experts in natural science, the fish ecology still has many open questions, for example how to predict population dynamics, migration patterns, food availability, etc. In some cases, parties disagree about the state, abundance, and migration of a stock, which can reduce the possibilities of reaching an agreement for exploitation of the stock. This paper develops a model and applies it to the North-East Atlantic mackerel fishery, in order to analyze an IFA under different ecological scenarios, and also combines the model with the economic theory of entry deterrence. The model is used empirically to determine whether the parties with original access to the resource have an advantage when forming an agreement with a new party in having the ability to fish the stock down to a smaller size and thereby prevent another party from entering into the fishery. With a basis in entry deterrence, combined with lack of information, the paper illustrates the obstacles that have made an agreement for the North-East Atlantic mackerel so difficult to achieve.

  10. 29 CFR 1425.2 - Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations. 1425.2... MEDIATION ASSISTANCE IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE § 1425.2 Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations. (a) In order that the Service may provide assistance to the parties, the party initiating negotiations...

  11. 29 CFR 1425.2 - Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations. 1425.2... MEDIATION ASSISTANCE IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE § 1425.2 Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations. (a) In order that the Service may provide assistance to the parties, the party initiating negotiations...

  12. B fields in OB stars (BOB): on the detection of weak magnetic fields in the two early B-type stars β CMa and ɛ CMa. Possible lack of a "magnetic desert" in massive stars

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    Fossati, L.; Castro, N.; Morel, T.; Langer, N.; Briquet, M.; Carroll, T. A.; Hubrig, S.; Nieva, M. F.; Oskinova, L. M.; Przybilla, N.; Schneider, F. R. N.; Schöller, M.; Simón-Díaz, S.; Ilyin, I.; de Koter, A.; Reisenegger, A.; Sana, H.

    2015-02-01

    Only a small fraction of massive stars seem to host a measurable structured magnetic field, whose origin is still unknown and whose implications for stellar evolution still need to be assessed. Within the context of the "B fields in OB stars (BOB)" collaboration, we used the HARPSpol spectropolarimeter to observe the early B-type stars β CMa (HD 44743; B1 II/III) and ɛ CMa (HD 52089; B1.5II) in December 2013 and April 2014. For both stars, we consistently detected the signature of a weak (<30 G in absolute value) longitudinal magnetic field, approximately constant with time. We determined the physical parameters of both stars and characterise their X-ray spectrum. For the β Cep star β CMa, our mode identification analysis led to determining a rotation period of 13.6 ± 1.2 days and of an inclination angle of the rotation axis of 57.6 ± 1.7°, with respect to the line of sight. On the basis of these measurements and assuming a dipolar field geometry, we derived a best fitting obliquity of about 22° and a dipolar magnetic field strength (Bd) of about 100 G (60 CMa we could only determine a lower limit on the dipolar magnetic field strength of 13 G. For this star, we determine that the rotation period ranges between 1.3 and 24 days. Our results imply that both stars are expected to have a dynamical magnetosphere, so the magnetic field is not able to support a circumstellar disk. We also conclude that both stars are most likely core hydrogen burning and that they have spent more than 2/3 of their main sequence lifetime. Ahistogram of the distribution of the dipolar magnetic field strength for the magnetic massive stars known to date does not show the magnetic field "desert" observed instead for intermediate-mass stars. The biases involved in the detection of (weak) magnetic

  13. CONSTRAINTS ON THE SURFACE MAGNETIC FIELDS AND AGE OF A COOL HYPERGIANT: XMM-NEWTON X-RAY OBSERVATIONS OF VY CMa

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    Montez, Rodolfo Jr.; Kastner, Joel H.; Humphreys, Roberta M.; Davidson, Kris; Turok, Rebecca L. E-mail: jhk@cis.rit.edu

    2015-02-10

    The complex circumstellar ejecta of highly evolved, cool hypergiants are indicative of multiple, asymmetric mass-loss events. To explore whether such episodic, non-isotropic mass loss may be driven by surface magnetic activity, we have observed the archetypical cool hypergiant VY CMa with the XMM-Newton X-ray satellite observatory. The hypergiant itself is not detected in these observations. From the upper limit on the X-ray flux from VY CMa at the time of our observations (F {sub X,} {sub UL} ≈ 8 × 10{sup –14} erg cm{sup –2} s{sup –1}, corresponding to log L{sub X} /L {sub bol} ≤ –8), we estimate an average surface magnetic field strength fB ≤ 2 × 10{sup –3} G (where f is the filling factor of magnetically active surface regions). These X-ray results for VY CMa represent the most stringent constraints to date on the magnetic field strength near the surface of a hypergiant. VY CMa's mass loss is episodic, however, and the hypergiant may have been in a state of low surface magnetic activity during the XMM observations. The XMM observations also yield detections of more than 100 X-ray sources within ∼15' of VY CMa, roughly 50 of which have near-infrared counterparts. Analysis of X-ray hardness ratios and IR colors indicates that some of these field sources may be young, late-type stars associated with VY CMa, its adjacent molecular cloud complex, and the young cluster NGC 2362. Further study of the VY CMa field is warranted, given the potential to ascertain the evolutionary timescale of this enigmatic, massive star.

  14. Constraints on the Surface Magnetic Fields and Age of a Cool Hypergiant: XMM-Newton X-Ray Observations of VY CMa

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    Montez, Rodolfo, Jr.; Kastner, Joel H.; Humphreys, Roberta M.; Turok, Rebecca L.; Davidson, Kris

    2015-02-01

    The complex circumstellar ejecta of highly evolved, cool hypergiants are indicative of multiple, asymmetric mass-loss events. To explore whether such episodic, non-isotropic mass loss may be driven by surface magnetic activity, we have observed the archetypical cool hypergiant VY CMa with the XMM-Newton X-ray satellite observatory. The hypergiant itself is not detected in these observations. From the upper limit on the X-ray flux from VY CMa at the time of our observations (F X, UL ≈ 8 × 10-14 erg cm-2 s-1, corresponding to log LX /L bol <= -8), we estimate an average surface magnetic field strength fB <= 2 × 10-3 G (where f is the filling factor of magnetically active surface regions). These X-ray results for VY CMa represent the most stringent constraints to date on the magnetic field strength near the surface of a hypergiant. VY CMa's mass loss is episodic, however, and the hypergiant may have been in a state of low surface magnetic activity during the XMM observations. The XMM observations also yield detections of more than 100 X-ray sources within ~15' of VY CMa, roughly 50 of which have near-infrared counterparts. Analysis of X-ray hardness ratios and IR colors indicates that some of these field sources may be young, late-type stars associated with VY CMa, its adjacent molecular cloud complex, and the young cluster NGC 2362. Further study of the VY CMa field is warranted, given the potential to ascertain the evolutionary timescale of this enigmatic, massive star.

  15. 14 CFR 1274.909 - Term of agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Term of agreement. 1274.909 Section 1274.909 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH... obligation to continue performance and may elect to cease at that point. The parties may extend...

  16. 22 CFR 1422.7 - Agreement for consent election.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Agreement for consent election. 1422.7 Section... REPRESENTATION PROCEEDINGS § 1422.7 Agreement for consent election. (a) All parties desiring to participate in an election being conducted pursuant to this section or § 1422.16, including intervenors who have met...

  17. 5 CFR 334.106 - Requirement for written agreement.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Requirement for written agreement. 334... TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS UNDER THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL ACT (IPA) § 334.106 Requirement for written... a written agreement recording the obligations and responsibilities of the parties, as specified in...

  18. 12 CFR 704.16 - Contracts/written agreements.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Contracts/written agreements. 704.16 Section... CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS § 704.16 Contracts/written agreements. Services, facilities, personnel, or equipment shared with any party shall be supported by a written contract, with the duties and responsibilities...

  19. 5 CFR 334.106 - Requirement for written agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Requirement for written agreement. 334... TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS UNDER THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL ACT (IPA) § 334.106 Requirement for written... a written agreement recording the obligations and responsibilities of the parties, as specified in...

  20. 48 CFR 42.1204 - Applicability of novation agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Novation and Change-of-Name Agreements 42... formation of a partnership. (b) A novation agreement is unnecessary when there is a change in the ownership of a contractor as a result of a stock purchase, with no legal change in the contracting party,...

  1. 48 CFR 42.1204 - Applicability of novation agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Novation and Change-of-Name Agreements 42... formation of a partnership. (b) A novation agreement is unnecessary when there is a change in the ownership of a contractor as a result of a stock purchase, with no legal change in the contracting party,...

  2. 76 FR 63833 - Commission Approval of Divestiture Agreements

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    2011-10-14

    ... performed in a short time frame, there was no need for parties to modify their agreements. In recent years... exclude particular types of future modifications from the requirement to obtain approval. When a divestiture agreement is approved, it is difficult to predict what types of future modifications the...

  3. 12 CFR 619.9200 - Loss-sharing agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Loss-sharing agreements. 619.9200 Section 619.9200 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 619.9200 Loss-sharing agreements. A contractual arrangement under which the parties agree to share losses...

  4. Sub-0.1'' optical imaging of the Z CMa jets with SPHERE/ZIMPOL

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    Antoniucci, S.; Podio, L.; Nisini, B.; Bacciotti, F.; Lagadec, E.; Sissa, E.; La Camera, A.; Giannini, T.; Schmid, H. M.; Gratton, R.; Turatto, M.; Desidera, S.; Bonnefoy, M.; Chauvin, G.; Dougados, C.; Bazzon, A.; Thalmann, C.; Langlois, M.

    2016-09-01

    Context. Crucial information on the mass accretion-ejection connection in young stars can be obtained from high spatial resolution images of jets in sources with known recurrent accretion outbursts. Aims: Using the VLT/SPHERE ZIMPOL instrument, we observed the young binary Z CMa that is composed of a Herbig Be star and a FUor object, both driving a jet. We aim to analyse the structure of the two jets, their relation with the properties of the driving sources, and their connection with previous accretion events observed in this target. Methods: We obtained optical images in the Hα and [O i] 6300 Å lines at the unprecedented angular resolution of ~0.03 arcsec, on which we have performed both continuum subtraction and deconvolution, thereby deriving results that are consistent with each other. Results: Our images reveal extended emission from both sources: a fairly compact and poorly collimated emission SW of the Herbig component and an extended collimated and precessing jet from the FUor component. The compact emission from the Herbig star is compatible with a wide-angle wind and is possibly connected to the recent outburst events shown by this component. The FUor jet is traced down to 70 mas (80 AU) from the source and is highly collimated with a width of 26-48 AU at distances 100-200 AU, which is similar to the width of jets from T Tauri stars. This strongly suggests that the same magneto-centrifugal jet-launching mechanism also operates in FUors. The observed jet wiggle can be modelled as originating from an orbital motion with a period of 4.2 yr around an unseen companion with mass between 0.48 and 1 M⊙. The jet mass loss rate Ṁjet was derived from the [O i] luminosity and comprises of between 1 × 10-8 and 1 × 10-6M⊙ yr-1. This is the first direct Ṁjet measurement from a jet in a FUor. If we assume previous mass accretion rate estimates obtained through modelling of the accretion disk, the derived range of Ṁjet would imply a very low mass

  5. Analysis of heterochromatin by combination of C-banding and CMA3 and DAPI staining in two fish species (Pimelodidae, Siluriformes).

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    Swarça, Ana C; Fenocchio, Alberto S; Cestari, Marta M; Dias, Ana L

    2003-09-01

    The chromosomes of Steindachneridion sp. (2n = 56) and Rhamdia quelen (2n = 58) were analyzed by C-banding (CB) and Chromomycin A3 (CMA3) and 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining, separately and consecutively, in order to understand the role of base-specific fluorochrome treatment after CB. Both species' chromosomes shared common staining profiles as follows. CB with Giemsa (CBG) revealed weak heterochromatic blocks in the telomeric regions of some chromosomes and conspicuous bands on the short arms of one chromosome pair, where nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) were evidenced by silver-staining. Without CB pretreatment, the NORs were stained conspicuously with CMA3, but not with DAPI. The latter uniformly stained all chromosomes, but leaving the NORs pale. Combination of CMA3 or DAPI staining with CB showed distinctive fluorescent blocks in the NOR-bearing short arms of the single chromosome pair along with several bright fluorescent signals on other chromosomes, which were not evidenced by single CMA3 or DAPI staining. These results suggest a modification of chromatin structure by CB treatment, which may increase the stainability of CMA3 and DAPI.

  6. 42 CFR 433.151 - Cooperative agreements and incentive payments-State plan requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...) A State plan must provide for entering into written cooperative agreements for enforcement of rights... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cooperative agreements and incentive payments-State... Third Party Liability Cooperative Agreements and Incentive Payments § 433.151 Cooperative agreements...

  7. 77 FR 26789 - Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response...

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    2012-05-07

    ... Agreement (the ``Lower Ley Creek Non-Owned Site Settlement Agreement'') in the bankruptcy matter, In re.... The Parties to the Lower Ley Creek Non-Owned Site Settlement Agreement are the Motors Liquidation.... The Lower Ley Creek Non- Owned Site Settlement Agreement resolves claims and causes of action of...

  8. 11 CFR 9002.6 - Major party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Major party. 9002.6 Section 9002.6 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.6 Major party. Major party means a political party whose candidate for the office...

  9. 11 CFR 9002.7 - Minor party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Minor party. 9002.7 Section 9002.7 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.7 Minor party. Minor party means a political party whose candidate for the office...

  10. Karyotype analysis of four jewel-beetle species (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) detected by standard staining, C-banding, AgNOR-banding and CMA3/DAPI staining

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    Karagyan, Gayane; Lachowska, Dorota; Kalashian, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Abstract The male karyotypes of Acmaeodera pilosellae persica Mannerheim, 1837 with 2n=20 (18+neoXY), Sphenoptera scovitzii Faldermann, 1835 (2n=38–46), Dicerca aenea validiuscula Semenov, 1895 – 2n=20 (18+Xyp) and Sphaerobothris aghababiani Volkovitsh et Kalashian, 1998 – 2n=16 (14+Xyp) were studied using conventional staining and different chromosome banding techniques: C-banding, AgNOR-banding, as well as fluorochrome Chromomycin A3 (CMA3) and DAPI. It is shown that C-positive segments are weakly visible in all four species which indicates a small amount of constitutive heterochromatin (CH). There were no signals after DAPI staining and some positive signals were discovered using CMA3 staining demonstrating absence of AT-rich DNA and presence of GC-rich clusters of CH. Nucleolus organizing regions (NORs) were revealed using Ag-NOR technique; argentophilic material mostly coincides with positive signals obtained using CMA3 staining. PMID:24260661

  11. Karyotype analysis of four jewel-beetle species (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) detected by standard staining, C-banding, AgNOR-banding and CMA3/DAPI staining.

    PubMed

    Karagyan, Gayane; Lachowska, Dorota; Kalashian, Mark

    2012-01-01

    The male karyotypes of Acmaeodera pilosellae persica Mannerheim, 1837 with 2n=20 (18+neoXY), Sphenoptera scovitzii Faldermann, 1835 (2n=38-46), Dicerca aenea validiuscula Semenov, 1895 - 2n=20 (18+Xyp) and Sphaerobothris aghababiani Volkovitsh et Kalashian, 1998 - 2n=16 (14+Xyp) were studied using conventional staining and different chromosome banding techniques: C-banding, AgNOR-banding, as well as fluorochrome Chromomycin A3 (CMA3) and DAPI. It is shown that C-positive segments are weakly visible in all four species which indicates a small amount of constitutive heterochromatin (CH). There were no signals after DAPI staining and some positive signals were discovered using CMA3 staining demonstrating absence of AT-rich DNA and presence of GC-rich clusters of CH. Nucleolus organizing regions (NORs) were revealed using Ag-NOR technique; argentophilic material mostly coincides with positive signals obtained using CMA3 staining.

  12. Nephrotoxicity of recreational party drugs.

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    Berney-Meyer, Linda; Putt, Tracey; Schollum, John; Walker, Robert

    2012-02-01

    N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) is the active ingredient in recreational 'party' pills with a stimulant, euphoric mechanism of action akin to that of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy). Many people (ab)use BZP-based party pills usually without any significant toxic effects. However, nephrotoxicity secondary to hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis has been reported. Another serious renal-related side-effect is hyponatraemia with acute cerebral oedema. There is also evidence that these agents may have a specific toxic effect producing acute kidney injury. Thus, acute kidney injury either direct or secondary to the effects of BZP or MDMA need to be considered when any individual presents with symptoms of a recreational party drug overdose.

  13. Cooperative research and development agreements at METC

    SciTech Connect

    Ludlow, J.C.; Jarr, L.A.; Anderson, R.J.

    1995-06-01

    The Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-502) provided a new mechanism for joint research between private parties and the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Joint projects under this law are called Cooperative Research And Development Agreements (CRADAs) and are simply agreements between METC and the private sector to work together on a mutually beneficial project. Of primary interest to METC is the development and deployment of: (1) clean, efficient power generation technologies, (2) technologies for the characterization and exploitation of the Nation`s natural gas resource, and (3) environmental remediation technologies.

  14. "Partying" hard: party style, motives for and effects of MDMA use at rave parties.

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    M ter Bogt, Tom F; Engels, Rutger C M E

    2005-01-01

    This study examines motives for and consequences of MDMA use at different types of dance parties in the Netherlands (2001 and 2002). Participants were 490 visitors of three different types of rave parties, "club/mellow," "trance/mainstream," and "hardcore" (34% female, mean age 22.3 years, 76.5% MDMA users). Partygoers are motivated primarily by the energetic and euphoric effects they expect from MDMA. Quantity of MDMA use is associated with hardcore and trance/mainstream party style, with the motives of euphoria, sexiness, self-insight, and sociability/flirtatiousness (negative), and with gender, educational level (negative), and MDMA use by friends. Women report more (acute) negative effects--depression, confusion, loss of control, suspiciousness, edginess, nausea, dizziness--than men; and in particular, women who are motivated to cope with their problems by using MDMA are at risk. Men's polydrug use and notably their motivation to conform to friends by using MDMA are associated with negative effects.

  15. 7 CFR 11.15 - Participation of third parties and interested parties in Division proceedings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., a Division proceeding may in fact result in the adjudication of the rights of a third party, e.g... this part, a third party includes any party for which a determination of the Division could lead to...

  16. 7 CFR 11.15 - Participation of third parties and interested parties in Division proceedings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., a Division proceeding may in fact result in the adjudication of the rights of a third party, e.g... this part, a third party includes any party for which a determination of the Division could lead to...

  17. Aerodynamics of a Party Balloon

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cross, Rod

    2007-01-01

    It is well-known that a party balloon can be made to fly erratically across a room, but it can also be used for quantitative measurements of other aspects of aerodynamics. Since a balloon is light and has a large surface area, even relatively weak aerodynamic forces can be readily demonstrated or measured in the classroom. Accurate measurements…

  18. AB024. Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) for the diagnosis of children with developmental delay and multiple congenital anomalies in Singapore

    PubMed Central

    Law, Hai-Yang; Brett, Maggie; Tan, Ene-Choo; Yong, Min-Hwee; Lai, Angeline

    2015-01-01

    Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) is a sensitive method to identify submicroscopic changes too small to be detected by conventional karyotyping. Due to its high-sensitivity in identifying regions with structural variation and hence the genes involved, it is recommended to be the first-tier genetic test for children with intellectual disabilities, development delay or multiple congenital anomalies, and is routinely available in USA and many countries in Europe. Our lab has started offering this as a clinical test based on the research experience on screening >400 children with developmental delay and multiple congenital anomalies since February 2014. To date, 271 patients have been screened using the Agilent 4×180K CGH + SNP array. Copy number variants (CNVs) ranging in size from 10 kb to 154 Mb were found in 109 patients (40%). Pathogenic and likely pathogenic CNVs were found in 55 (20%). These included 45 with deletions, 8 with duplications and 2 patients with both deletion and duplication. Recurrent microdeletion and microduplication syndromes including the Angelman/Prader-Willi syndrome [5], 1p36 microdeletion [3], Williams syndrome [2], 22q11.2 distal deletion syndrome [2], 16p13.3 microdeletion syndrome [2], Cat Eye syndrome, Cri du Chat syndrome, Miller Decker syndrome, 3q29 microdeletion, 15q24 microdeletion, and 1q43q44 syndrome were among the variants detected in our patients. CNVs of uncertain clinical significance were detected in 54 (20%) individuals: 32 were duplications, 18 were deletions and one with both deletion and duplication. However, due to the high cost of the test, parental testing was not performed and hence, significance of these variants could not be established conclusively. In conclusion, CMA is a powerful tool in identifying pathogenic chromosomal copy number alternations. However, due to the high cost of the test, parental testing for the cases where variants of uncertain significant are found is often not possible. CMA is useful

  19. Against Permitted Exploitation in Developing World Research Agreements.

    PubMed

    Wenner, Danielle M

    2016-04-01

    This paper examines the moral force of exploitation in developing world research agreements. Taking for granted that some clinical research which is conducted in the developing world but funded by developed world sponsors is exploitative, it asks whether a third party would be morally justified in enforcing limits on research agreements in order to ensure more fair and less exploitative outcomes. This question is particularly relevant when such exploitative transactions are entered into voluntarily by all relevant parties, and both research sponsors and host communities benefit from the resulting agreements. I show that defenders of the claim that exploitation ought to be permitted rely on a mischaracterization of certain forms of interference as unjustly paternalistic and two dubious empirical assumptions about the results of regulation. The view I put forward is that by evaluating a system of constraints on international research agreements, rather than individual transaction-level interference, we can better assess the alternatives to permitting exploitative research agreements.

  20. Trade agreements on know-how discussed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Melnikov, A.

    1983-10-01

    Under the conditions of the present scientific and technical revolution the thirst for possessing advanced production experience and knowledge has led to a significant increase in the number of agreements on the transmission of know-how as compared with license agreements, whose objects are patented scientific and technical achievements. As a rule, the All-Union Litsenzintorg Association concludes agreements on the transmission of know-how in the USSR. A number of other foreign trade associations also conclude such agreements. In accordance with their charters operations are performed for the transmission of know-how, when the latter form an integral part of agreements on the export or import of goods based on the products list of these associations. An analysis of the terms of agreements on the transmission of know-how shows that the rights and duties of the parties to the agreement coincide in large measure with the rights and duties of the licensor and licensee according to the license agreement.

  1. Cooperative monitoring of regional security agreements

    SciTech Connect

    Pregenzer, A.L.; Vannoni, M.; Biringer, K.L.

    1996-11-01

    This paper argues that cooperative monitoring plays a critical role in the implementation of regional security agreements and confidence building measures. A framework for developing cooperative monitoring options is proposed and several possibilities for relating bilateral and regional monitoring systems to international monitoring systems are discussed. Three bilateral or regional agreements are analyzed briefly to illustrate different possibilities. These examples illustrate that the relationship of regional or bilateral arms control or security agreements to international agreements depends on a number of factors: the overlap of provisions between regional and international agreements; the degree of interest in a regional agreement among the international community; efficiency in implementing the agreement; and numerous political considerations. Given the importance of regional security to the international community, regions should be encouraged to develop their own infrastructure for implementing regional arms control and other security agreements. A regional infrastructure need not preclude participation in an international regime. On the contrary, establishing regional institutions for arms control and nonproliferation could result in more proactive participation of regional parties in developing solutions for regional and international problems, thereby strengthening existing and future international regimes. Possible first steps for strengthening regional infrastructures are identified and potential technical requirements are discussed.

  2. Successful associateship agreements.

    PubMed

    Crafton, B C

    1997-08-01

    When evaluating potential associateship agreements, dentists need to recognize and understand how status, noncompete clauses, scheduling and compensation affect the strength of an associateship agreement. Dentists should not enter an associateship agreement without fully understanding the agreement and its obligations or without the help of an accountant and an attorney.

  3. Control of coal combustion SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA. First quarterly project status report, 1 October 1992--31 December 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.

    1992-12-31

    The principal objectives of the proposed research are two-fold: (A) To understand the mechanism and assess the effectiveness of sulfur capture by the chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA). And (B) To evaluate the NO{sub x} reduction capabilities of CMA by burning the organic constituents of the chemical (the acetate) and reducing NO to stable N{sub 2} The optimum conditions and the location of CMA introduction in the furnace will be identified. To achieve these goals water solutions of CMA or dry powders of CMA will be injected into hot air or gases simulating the furnace exhaust (containing CO{sub 2}, SO{sub x} NO{sub x}, H{sub 2}O, O{sub 2} etc.) and the composition of gaseous and solid products of the reaction will be monitored. The processes of burning the organic acetate as well as the calcination, sintering and sulfation of the remaining solid will be studied in detail.

  4. Experimental analysis of singularity-avoidance techniques for CMA equalization in DP-QPSK 112-Gb/s optical systems.

    PubMed

    Rozental, Valery N; Portela, Thiago F; Souto, Diego V; Ferreira, Hugo B; Mello, Darli A A

    2011-09-12

    We experimentally investigate the singularity problem in DP-QPSK 112-Gb/s receivers using the CMA. Three algorithms are compared: Constrained, Two-Stage, and Multi-User. Although these algorithms have been individually evaluated, they have not been compared by extensive experiments. The transmission setup emulates amplifier noise; first-order PMD; and chromatic dispersion. It is shown that all algorithms effectively mitigate singularities. However, under certain conditions, the Multi-User and the Constrained algorithms--both used for system startup--outperformed the Two-Stage, which does not distinguish between system operation and startup. In light of its effectiveness and low computational complexity, we recommend the Constrained algorithm.

  5. Molecular characterization of constitutive heterochromatin in three species of Trypoxylon (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Trypoxylini) by CMA3/DAPI staining

    PubMed Central

    Menezes, Rodolpho Santos Telles; Carvalho, Antonio Freire; Silva, Janisete Gomes; Costa, Marco Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Previous cytogenetic analyses in Trypoxylon Latreille, 1796 have been basically restricted to C-banding. In the present study, base-specific CMA3 and DAPI fluorochrome staining were used to characterize the constitutive heterochromatin in three Trypoxylon species. The heterochromatin was GC-rich in all the species studied; however, in Trypoxylon nitidum F. Smith, 1856the molecular composition of the heterochromatinwasdifferent among chromosome pairs. Conversely, the euchromatin was AT-rich in the three species. These results suggest high conservatism in the euchromatic regions as opposed to the heterochromatic regions that have a high rate of changes. In this study, we report the karyotype of Trypoxylon rugifrons F. Smith, 1873which has the lowest chromosome number in the genus and other characteristics of the likely ancestral Trypoxylon karyotype. PMID:24260620

  6. Molecular characterization of constitutive heterochromatin in three species of Trypoxylon (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Trypoxylini) by CMA3/DAPI staining.

    PubMed

    Menezes, Rodolpho Santos Telles; Carvalho, Antonio Freire; Silva, Janisete Gomes; Costa, Marco Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Previous cytogenetic analyses in Trypoxylon Latreille, 1796 have been basically restricted to C-banding. In the present study, base-specific CMA3 and DAPI fluorochrome staining were used to characterize the constitutive heterochromatin in three Trypoxylon species. The heterochromatin was GC-rich in all the species studied; however, in Trypoxylon nitidum F. Smith, 1856the molecular composition of the heterochromatinwasdifferent among chromosome pairs. Conversely, the euchromatin was AT-rich in the three species. These results suggest high conservatism in the euchromatic regions as opposed to the heterochromatic regions that have a high rate of changes. In this study, we report the karyotype of Trypoxylon rugifrons F. Smith, 1873which has the lowest chromosome number in the genus and other characteristics of the likely ancestral Trypoxylon karyotype.

  7. Comparison of CMA joint statement on resuscitative interventions and New Brunswick hospital corporations' policies on end-of-life treatments.

    PubMed

    Poirier, N

    2000-01-01

    Why do most physicians have so much difficulty respecting the wishes of their terminally ill patients who refuse treatment? The normative pluralism model is introduced to answer this question. Comparative content analysis serves as the theoretical framework for evaluating the Canadian Medical Association Joint Statement on Resuscitative Interventions against the corresponding administrative policies of New Brunswick hospital corporations and relevant New Brunswick law. Despite protection afforded patients by law, fully 75% of New Brunswick hospital corporations' administrative policies permit physicians to ignore patients' expressed objection to treatments. The futility-of-treatment criteria in the CMA joint statement and in all provincial hospital corporations' policies authorize physicians to substitute their judgment for patients' expressed refusal of CPR. The author concludes that when medical professional norms conflict with the law, physicians tend to follow their professional normative order.

  8. 42 CFR 433.138 - Identifying liable third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... party data base and third party recovery unit so the agency may process claims under the third party... incorporate such information into the eligibility case file and into its third party data base and third party... eligibility case file and into its third party data base and third party recovery unit; and (iii) The...

  9. Drinking at College Parties: Examining the Influence of Student Host-Status and Party-Location

    PubMed Central

    Buettner, Cynthia K.; Khurana, Atika; Slesnick, Natasha

    2011-01-01

    The present research focuses on the party related drinking behaviors of college students and explores the differences in these behaviors based on students’ host status (i.e. party host vs. party attendee). Furthermore, we examine if the differences in party hosts and attendees’ drinking behaviors vary as a function of the party location (on-campus vs. off-campus). Multiple regression analyses were conducted using data from 3,796 undergraduates at a Midwestern University. Findings revealed a significant interaction between host status and party location, such that student party hosts reported significantly greater drink consumption and related consequences as compared to party attendees, only when the party was organized off-campus. For parties organized on-campus, student hosts reported lower drink consumption as compared to attendees. College-based preventive interventions should target students likely to host off-campus parties due to their high risk for involvement in heavy drinking. PMID:21862229

  10. 47 CFR 2.909 - Responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Equipment Authorization Procedures General Provisions § 2.909 Responsible party. The following parties are responsible for the compliance of radio frequency equipment with...

  11. 47 CFR 2.909 - Responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Equipment Authorization Procedures General Provisions § 2.909 Responsible party. The following parties are responsible for the compliance of radio frequency equipment with...

  12. 47 CFR 2.909 - Responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Equipment Authorization Procedures General Provisions § 2.909 Responsible party. The following parties are responsible for the compliance of radio frequency equipment with...

  13. 47 CFR 2.909 - Responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Equipment Authorization Procedures General Provisions § 2.909 Responsible party. The following parties are responsible for the compliance of radio frequency equipment with...

  14. 47 CFR 2.909 - Responsible party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Equipment Authorization Procedures General Provisions § 2.909 Responsible party. The following parties are responsible for the compliance of radio frequency equipment with...

  15. Turkish Islamism: The Refah Party

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1997-03-01

    after World War I, in contrast to many of the neighboring states. Mustafa Kemal , a distinguished military general responsible for securing Turkish...party in a secular state founded on the principles of Kemalism does seem surprising until the underlying issues are examined. Chapter 2 discusses the...so, he took for himself the name he is best known as: Atatürk —father of the Turks. His vision for Turkey’s future focused on “replacing the

  16. 11 CFR 9002.15 - Political party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Political party. 9002.15 Section 9002.15 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.15 Political party. Political party means an association, committee,...

  17. 24 CFR 180.310 - Parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... SECRETARY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY CONSOLIDATED HUD HEARING PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS MATTERS Parties § 180.310 Parties. (a... intervention beyond that time. An intervenor's right to participate as a party may be restricted by order...

  18. 16 CFR 1507.11 - Party poppers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Party poppers. 1507.11 Section 1507.11 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS FIREWORKS DEVICES § 1507.11 Party poppers. Party poppers (also known by other names such as “Champagne...

  19. 16 CFR 1507.11 - Party poppers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Party poppers. 1507.11 Section 1507.11 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS FIREWORKS DEVICES § 1507.11 Party poppers. Party poppers (also known by other names such as “Champagne...

  20. 16 CFR 1507.11 - Party poppers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Party poppers. 1507.11 Section 1507.11 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS FIREWORKS DEVICES § 1507.11 Party poppers. Party poppers (also known by other names such as “Champagne...

  1. 16 CFR 1507.11 - Party poppers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Party poppers. 1507.11 Section 1507.11 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS FIREWORKS DEVICES § 1507.11 Party poppers. Party poppers (also known by other names such as “Champagne...

  2. 16 CFR 1507.11 - Party poppers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Party poppers. 1507.11 Section 1507.11 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS FIREWORKS DEVICES § 1507.11 Party poppers. Party poppers (also known by other names such as “Champagne...

  3. 12 CFR 269a.1 - Party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Party. 269a.1 Section 269a.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.1 Party. The term Party means any person, employee, group of employees, labor...

  4. 12 CFR 269a.1 - Party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Party. 269a.1 Section 269a.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 269a.1 Party. The term Party means any person, employee, group of employees, labor organization, or bank...

  5. 12 CFR 269a.1 - Party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Party. 269a.1 Section 269a.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 269a.1 Party. The term Party means any person, employee, group of employees, labor organization, or bank...

  6. 12 CFR 269a.1 - Party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Party. 269a.1 Section 269a.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.1 Party. The term Party means any person, employee, group of employees, labor...

  7. 12 CFR 269a.1 - Party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Party. 269a.1 Section 269a.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.1 Party. The term Party means any person, employee, group of employees, labor...

  8. 77 FR 37948 - Free Trade Agreements; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on Dispute Settlement Lists for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-25

    ... Settlement Lists for U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) With Australia, Colombia, Korea, Morocco, and... United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (``USAFTA''), the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion... agreement in force between the United States and Colombia (the ``Parties''). The CTPA sets out...

  9. 46 CFR 535.311 - Low market share agreements-exemption.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Low market share agreements-exemption. 535.311 Section... Exemptions § 535.311 Low market share agreements—exemption. (a) Low market share agreement means any... which the combined market share, based on cargo volume, of the parties in any of the agreement's...

  10. 46 CFR 535.311 - Low market share agreements-exemption.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Low market share agreements-exemption. 535.311 Section... Exemptions § 535.311 Low market share agreements—exemption. (a) Low market share agreement means any... which the combined market share, based on cargo volume, of the parties in any of the agreement's...

  11. The Legality of the Training Agreement: Implications for the Vocational Coordinator.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stitt, Thomas; Stitt, Beverly

    1983-01-01

    The training agreement is a legal and binding contract that must be thoughtfully prepared and not classified as bothersome paperwork. The agreement will be effective only if it equitably protects all parties. The agreement must reflect the voluntary and cooperative commitment on the part of teacher, student, and employer. (JOW)

  12. 46 CFR 535.311 - Low market share agreements-exemption.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Low market share agreements-exemption. 535.311 Section... Exemptions § 535.311 Low market share agreements—exemption. (a) Low market share agreement means any... which the combined market share, based on cargo volume, of the parties in any of the agreement's...

  13. 46 CFR 535.311 - Low market share agreements-exemption.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Low market share agreements-exemption. 535.311 Section... Exemptions § 535.311 Low market share agreements—exemption. (a) Low market share agreement means any... which the combined market share, based on cargo volume, of the parties in any of the agreement's...

  14. 29 CFR 34.48 - Notification of Breach of Conciliation Agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Notification of Breach of Conciliation Agreement. 34.48... § 34.48 Notification of Breach of Conciliation Agreement. (a) Where a Governor is a party to a Conciliation Agreement, the Governor shall immediately notify the Director of a recipient's breach of any...

  15. 75 FR 14652 - Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 13, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-26

    ... Office of the Secretary Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 13, 2010 The...: DOT-OST-2010-0060. Date Filed: March 8, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport...: DOT-OST-2010-0061. Date Filed: March 8, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air...

  16. 78 FR 22542 - Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-16

    ..., Compensation, and Liability Act for the L.E. Carpenter/Dayco Superfund Site Located in Wharton Township, Morris... Agreement'') with L.E. Carpenter and Company (the ``Settling Party'') pursuant to Section 122 of the... provides for Settling Parties' payment of certain response costs incurred at the L.E....

  17. 31 CFR 800.220 - Party or parties to a transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Definitions § 800.220 Party or parties to a transaction. The terms party to a transaction and parties to a transaction mean: (a) In the case of an acquisition of...

  18. 49 CFR 604.37 - Appearances, parties, and rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... hearing order, the complainant(s), and FTA, as represented by the PO. (c) The parties to the hearing may... parties agree, the PO shall grant one extension of time to each party. The party seeking the extension of time shall submit a draft order to the PO to be signed by the PO and filed with the hearing docket....

  19. 29 CFR 901.5 - Agreement to refrain from strike or lockout.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... COMMISSION POLICY STATEMENT ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING DISPUTES AND APPLICABLE PROCEDURES § 901.5 Agreement to... request the parties to continue the terms or conditions of employment without the occurrence of a...

  20. Cooperative monitoring of regional security agreements

    SciTech Connect

    Pregenzer, A.L.; Vannoni, M.; Biringer, K.L.

    1995-08-01

    This paper argues that cooperative monitoring plays a critical role in the implementation of regional security agreements and confidence building measures. A framework for developing cooperative monitoring options is proposed and several possibilities for relating bilateral and regional monitoring systems to international monitoring systems are discussed. Three bilateral or regional agreements are analyzed briefly to illustrate different possibilities: (1) the demilitarization of the Sinai region between Israel and Egypt in the 1970s; (2) the 1991 quadripartite agreement for monitoring nuclear facilities among Brazil, Argentina, The Argentine-Brazilian Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials and the International Atomic Energy Agency; and (3) a bilateral Open Skies agreement between Hungary and Romania in 1991. These examples illustrate that the relationship of regional or bilateral arms control or security agreements to international agreements depends on a number of factors: the overlap of provisions between regional and international agreements; the degree of interest in a regional agreement among the international community; efficiency in implementing the agreement; and numerous political considerations.Given the importance of regional security to the international community, regions should be encouraged to develop their own infrastructure for implementing regional arms control and other security agreements. A regional infrastructure need not preclude participation in an international regime. On the contrary, establishing regional institutions for arms control and nonproliferation could result in more proactive participation of regional parties in developing solutions for regional and international problems, thereby strengthening existing and future international regimes. Possible first steps for strengthening regional infrastructures are identified and potential technical requirements are discussed.

  1. Overview of Labor Enforcement Issues in Free Trade Agreements

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-02-29

    mutually recognized labor laws (Article 29). By comparison, all provisions relating to commercial operations are enforceable under the NAFTA. Furthermore...including that a Party agrees to “not fail to effectively enforce its labor laws ... in a manner affecting trade” (Article 6.4). Under the Jordan agreement... labor laws are defined as U.S. internationally recognized worker rights. Technically under the agreement, all labor provisions and commercial

  2. Control of coal combustion SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA. [Third quarterly progress report], 1 July 1994--30 September 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.; Steciak, J.

    1994-11-01

    The principal objectives of this research are two-fold: (A) To understand the mechanism and assess the effectiveness of sulfur capture by the chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA); and (B) To evaluate the NO{sub x} reduction capabilities of CMA by pyrolyzing the organic constituents of the chemical (the acetate) and reducing NO to stable N{sub 2}. The optimum conditions and the location of CMA introduction in the furnace will be identified. To achieve these goals water solutions of CMA or dry powders of CMA were injected into hot air or gases simulating the furnace exhaust (containing SO{sub x}, NO{sub x} H{sub 2}O, O{sub 2} etc.) and the composition of gaseous and solid products of the reaction was monitored. The processes of burning the organic acetate as well as the calcination, sintering and sulfation of the remaining solid are studied. The effectiveness of ``homemade`` CMAs containing various amounts of calcium and magnesium was investigated to explore the role of the two chemicals in the NO{sub x} and mainly the SO{sub 2} capture processes. Finally, CMA was introduced in the matrix of coal particles by an ion exchange technique. Upon subsequent combustion, the SO{sub 2}-NO{sub x} emissions were monitored and compared to those from burning untreated coal. The composition and physical structure of the ash residues was examined. Both techniques (CMA pretreatment and CMA injection) may commercially be implemented separate or simultaneously. The work reported herein pertains to introducing dry CMA and other carboxylic salts of calcium: calcium formate (CF), calcium acetate (CA), calcium propanate (CP) and calcium benzoate (CB) in the post-flame region of the furnace and monitoring the SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x}, emissions.

  3. Control of coal combustion SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA. Seventh quarterly project status report, April 1, 1994--June 30, 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.

    1995-02-01

    The principal objectives of this research are two-fold: (A) To understand the mechanism and assess the effectiveness of sulfur capture by the chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA); and (B) To evaluate the NO{sub x} reduction capabilities of CMA by pyrolyzing the organic constituents of the chemical (the acetate) and reducing NO to stable N{sub 2}. The optimum conditions and the location of CMA introduction in the furnace will be identified. To achieve these goals water solutions of CMA or dry powders of CMA were injected into hot air or gases simulating the furnace exhaust (containing SO{sub x}, NO{sub x}, H{sub 2}O, O{sub 2} etc.) and the composition of gaseous and solid products of the reaction was monitored. The processes of burning the organic acetate as well as the calcination, sintering and sulfation of the remaining solid are studied. The effectiveness of {open_quotes}homemade{close_quotes} CMAs containing various amounts of calcium and magnesium was investigated to explore the role of the two chemicals in the NO{sub x} and mainly the SO{sub 2} capture processes. Finally, CMA was introduced in the matrix of coal particles by an ion exchange technique. Upon subsequent combustion, the SO{sub 2}-NO{sub x} emissions were monitored and compared to those from burning untreated coal. The composition and physical structure of the ash residues was examined. Both techniques (CMA pretreatment and CMA injection) may commercially be implemented separate or simultaneously. The work reported herein pertains to introducing dry or wet CMA in the post-flame region of the furnace and monitoring the SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions.

  4. 48 CFR 742.770 - Negotiated indirect cost rate agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION Indirect Cost Rates 742.770 Negotiated indirect cost... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Negotiated indirect cost... Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement, executed by both parties. The Negotiated Indirect Cost...

  5. 14 CFR 302.716 - Effect of conference agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of conference agreements. 302.716 Section 302.716 Aeronautics and Space OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION... answer by any party to the rate proceeding, all issues going to the establishment of a rate shall be...

  6. 14 CFR 302.716 - Effect of conference agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Effect of conference agreements. 302.716 Section 302.716 Aeronautics and Space OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION... answer by any party to the rate proceeding, all issues going to the establishment of a rate shall be...

  7. 30 CFR 906.30 - State-Federal cooperative agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... are regulated in accordance with the Program. If agreement cannot be reached, then either party may... measures that will insure that mining operations are regulated in accordance with the Program. F. Equipment... Federal inspection, if practicable, to facilitate a joint Federal/State inspection. All citizen...

  8. 30 CFR 901.30 - State-Federal cooperative agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... expended in regulating surface coal mining operations on Federal lands in Alabama in the absence of an... regulated in accordance with the Program. If agreement cannot be reached, then either party may terminate... will contact ASMC no less than 24 hours prior to the Federal inspection, if practicable, to...

  9. 75 FR 51061 - Joint and Several Liability Reallocation Agreement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-18

    ... Banks, section 4.4(a)(2)(E) provides: \\4\\ A right of subrogation means to stand in the place or ``shoes...) to that effect. The parties indicated they believe the debt-based method of allocation is more..., 2003)). IV. Effect of the Agreement In general, the alternative debt-based methodology requires...

  10. 24 CFR 401.550 - Monitoring and compliance agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... mortgage insurance programs. The regulatory agreement must contain remedies for breach, including monetary..., or contract with other parties to perform, the PAE's functions under this section if: (1) The project is subject to a PRA with a PAE that is not qualified to be a section 8 contract administrator; or...

  11. 21 CFR 26.78 - Agreements with other countries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Agreements with other countries. 26.78 Section 26.78 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL... have no force and effect with regard to the other party in terms of acceptance of the results...

  12. 21 CFR 26.78 - Agreements with other countries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Agreements with other countries. 26.78 Section 26.78 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL... have no force and effect with regard to the other party in terms of acceptance of the results...

  13. 42 CFR 433.138 - Identifying liable third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... eligibility case file and into its third party data base and third party recovery unit so the agency may... into its third party data base and third party recovery unit so the agency may process claims under the... liable third party resources into the eligibility case file and into its third party data base and...

  14. 42 CFR 433.138 - Identifying liable third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... eligibility case file and into its third party data base and third party recovery unit so the agency may... into its third party data base and third party recovery unit so the agency may process claims under the... liable third party resources into the eligibility case file and into its third party data base and...

  15. 28 CFR 68.19 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 68.19... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered in writing by the party served, or if the party served is a public or...

  16. 28 CFR 68.19 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 68.19... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered in writing by the party served, or if the party served is a public or...

  17. 43 CFR 4.1139 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 4.1139... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered in writing by the party served, or if the party served is a public or...

  18. 43 CFR 4.1139 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 4.1139... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered in writing by the party served, or if the party served is a public or...

  19. Mining agreements III

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This book cover the following: Forms of mining agreements; Preliminary letter agreements; Acquisition of mineral interests involving securities; Partnership tax treatment in mining agreements; Non-tax consequences of partnerships under state law; Protection against joint venturers' liabilities; Joint venture decision making; Mining royalties; Commingling and unitization provisions; Indemnification and insurance provisions; Area of interest provision; Dispute resolution; and Non-participation and default provisions.

  20. Short-Term Spectral Variability in the Binary FS CMa-Type Object MWC 728

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zharikov, S. V.; Miroshnichenko, A. S.

    2017-02-01

    We report the results of a long-term spectroscopic monitoring of the FS CM-type object MWC 728. We found that it is a binary system with a B5 ve (T1,eff = 14000±1000 K) primary and a G8 III (T2,eff ˜ 5000 K) secondary. Absorption lines of the cool star show regular variations with a semi-amplitude of ˜20 km s-1 and a period of 27.5 days. The system mass function is 2.3×10-2 M⊙, and its orbital plane is ˜ 13-15° tilted from the plane of the sky. The hot star has a projected rotational velocity of ˜110 km s-1 which implies a nearly breakup rotation at the equator. We detected strong variations of the Balmer and He I emission-line profiles on timescales from days to years. This points out to a variable stellar wind of the hot star in addition to the presence of a circum-primary gaseous disk. The strength of the absorption-line spectrum along with the optical and near-IR continuum suggest that the hot star contributes ˜60% of the V-band flux, the disk contributes ˜30%, and the cool star ˜10%.The binary system parameters, along with the interstellar extinction, suggest a distance of ˜1 kpc, that the cool star radius (˜8 R⊙) is smaller than its Roche lobe, and that the companions' mass ratio is q ˜0.5. Overall, the observed spectral variability and the presence of a strong IR-excess are in agreement with a model of a close binary system that has undergone a non-conservative mass-transfer.

  1. Analysis of the V-Band Light Curve of the Be Star ω CMa with the Viscous Decretion Disk Model

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ghoreyshi, M. R.; Carciofi, A. C.

    2017-02-01

    We analyze the V-band photometry data of the Be star ω CMa, observed over the last four decades. The data is fitted by hydrodynamic models based on the viscous decretion disk (VDD) theory, in which a disk around a fast-spinning Be star is formed by material ejected by the central star and driven to progressively wider orbits by means of viscous torques. For the first time, we apply the model for both the disk build up and the dissipation phases. Our simulations offer a good description of the photometric variability in both phases, which suggests that the VDD model adequately describes the disk structural evolution. Furthermore, our analysis allowed us to determine the viscosity parameter (α) of the gas, as well as the net mass loss rate. We find that α is variable, ranging from 0.1 to 1.0, and that buildup phases have larger values of α than the dissipation phases. Additionally, we find that, contrary to what is generally assumed, even during quiescence the outward mass flux is never zero, suggesting that the star alternates between a high mass loss phase (outburst) and a low mass loss phase (quiescence).

  2. Sex parties: female teen sexual experimentation.

    PubMed

    Toscano, Sharyl Eve

    2006-10-01

    Adolescent participants in a study aimed at exploring the nature and characteristics of girls' dating relationships revealed the phenomenon of sex parties. These teens defined a sex party as an opportunity to engage in sexual contact outside of typical dating relationships. Sexual activity could involve actual intercourse, but usually involved sex acts without vaginal intercourse. Data were collected through 22 semistructured interviews with female adolescents, ages 15-18. All the participants knew of sex parties, however, only a subgroup of these adolescents actually participated in activities loosely defined by teens as sex parties. Alcohol was common at these parties, but female teens asserted that they consumed alcohol willingly to relax, as opposed to being coerced to do so. Some teens expressed regret following participation in a sex party, although none reported sexual coercion or abuse.

  3. The niche party concept and its measurement

    PubMed Central

    Miller, Bernhard

    2015-01-01

    The concept of the niche party has become increasingly popular in analyses of party competition. Yet, existing approaches vary in their definitions and their measurement approaches. We propose using a minimal definition that allows us to compare political parties in terms of their ‘nicheness’. We argue that the conceptual core of the niche party concept is based on issue emphasis and that a niche party emphasizes policy areas neglected by its rivals. Based on this definition, we propose a continuous measure that allows for more fine-grained measurement of a party’s ‘nicheness’ than the dominant, dichotomous approaches and thereby limits the risk of measurement error. Drawing on data collected by the Comparative Manifesto Project, we show that (1) our measure has high face validity and (2) exposes differences among parties that are not captured by alternative, static or dichotomous measures. PMID:28066152

  4. Activist model of political party growth

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jeffs, Rebecca A.; Hayward, John; Roach, Paul A.; Wyburn, John

    2016-01-01

    The membership of British political parties has a direct influence on their political effectiveness. This paper applies the mathematics of epidemiology to the analysis of the growth and decline of such memberships. The party members are divided into activists and inactive members, where all activists influence the quality of party recruitment, but only a subset of activists recruit and thus govern numerical growth. The activists recruit for only a limited period, which acts as a restriction on further party growth. This Limited Activist model is applied to post-war and recent memberships of the Labour, Scottish National and Conservative parties. The model reproduces data trends, and relates realistically to historical narratives. It is concluded that the political parties analysed are not in danger of extinction but experience repeated periods of growth and decline in membership, albeit at lower numbers than in the past.

  5. Political Parties and Democracy in Haiti

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-06-01

    Social Movements in Chile and Peru , p. 203, Stanford University Press, 1998. Rohter, Larry, �Haiti Takes the Next Big Step,� The New York Times, p. E...is based on stable rules of interparty competition, parties with stable social roots, and party organizations independent of individuals� ambitions...responsible for this lack of development. Such factors include the actions of Haitian elites, lack of social organization, and a lack of party

  6. 7 CFR 958.90 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN CERTAIN DESIGNATED... contracting party at the time such counterpart is delivered to the Secretary, and the benefits,...

  7. 7 CFR 958.90 - Additional parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN CERTAIN DESIGNATED... contracting party at the time such counterpart is delivered to the Secretary, and the benefits,...

  8. Sender Authenticated Key Agreements without Random Oracles

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sato, Chifumi; Okamoto, Takeshi; Okamoto, Eiji

    The purpose of this paper is to study sender authenticated key agreements by a third party, which uses the received parameters to verify the fact that a sender of a message knows his long-term private key. In particular, we propose a standard model for the protocol among three entities for the first time. The security of this protocol depends on the difficulty of solving two new problems related to one-way isomorphisms and the decision co-bilinear Diffie-Hellman problem on multiplicative cyclic groups. It is the first time that the security of a key agreement has been formally proven by using negligible probability. We believe that our contribution gives many applications in the cryptographic community.

  9. Control of coal combustion SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA. Second quarterly project status report, 1 April 1993--30 June 1993

    SciTech Connect

    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.

    1993-09-01

    Objectives of the proposed research are two-fold: (A) To understand the mechanism and assess the effectiveness of sulfur capture by the chemical calcium magnesium acetate (CMA); and (B) To evaluate the NO{sub x} reduction capabilities of CMA by pyrolyzing the organic constituents of the chemical (the acetate) and reducing NO to stable N{sub 2}. The optimum conditions and the location of CMA introduction in the furnace will be identified. Water solutions of CMA or dry powders of CMA will be injected into hot air or gases simulating the furnace exhaust (containing CO{sub 2}, SO{sub x} NO{sub x} H{sub 2}O, O{sub 2} etc.) and the composition of gaseous and solid products of the reaction will be monitored. The processes of burning the organic acetate as well as the calcination, sintering and sulfation of the remaining solid will be studied. The effectiveness of ``homemade`` CMAs containing various amounts of calcium and magnesium will be investigated to explore the role of the two chemicals in the NO{sub x} and mainly the SO{sub 2} capture processes. CMA will be introduced in the matrix of coal particles by an ion exchange technique. Upon subsequent combustion, the SO{sub 2}-NO{sub x} emissions will be monitored and compared to those from burning untreated coal. The composition and physical structure of the ash residues will also be examined.

  10. Thousands "Party" down to Promote Public Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keller, Bess

    2004-01-01

    In this article, the author reports some 3,800 near-simultaneous "house parties" organized throughout Pennsylvania to call on their federal lawmakers to put more money into education. The parties, in which three-quarters of them were organized by teachers such as Jane Dugdale, are the main election-season event of a new coalition of…

  11. 7 CFR 29.28 - Interested party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Interested party. 29.28 Section 29.28 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... INSPECTION Regulations Definitions § 29.28 Interested party. The owner or other financially interested...

  12. Sex Parties: Female Teen Sexual Experimentation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Toscano, Sharyl Eve

    2006-01-01

    Adolescent participants in a study aimed at exploring the nature and characteristics of girls' dating relationships revealed the phenomenon of sex parties. These teens defined a "sex party" as an opportunity to engage in sexual contact outside of typical dating relationships. Sexual activity could involve actual intercourse, but usually involved…

  13. How to Host a Portrait Party

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hughes, Rama

    2011-01-01

    Simply put, a portrait party happens whenever two artists draw each other. In the classroom, portrait parties are a fun and versatile art game. They can be used to introduce students to a wide variety of artists and art skills. With practice, they are adjustable to any class period, and are appropriate for all ages. All one needs to start a…

  14. 28 CFR 51.7 - Political parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Political parties. 51.7 Section 51.7 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF SECTION 5 OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED General Provisions § 51.7 Political parties....

  15. 5 CFR 470.203 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.203 Section 470.203 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... Eligible parties. Research may be conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, or under contract...

  16. 5 CFR 470.203 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.203 Section 470.203 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... Eligible parties. Research may be conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, or under contract...

  17. 5 CFR 470.203 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.203 Section 470.203 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... Eligible parties. Research may be conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, or under contract...

  18. 5 CFR 470.203 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.203 Section 470.203 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... Eligible parties. Research may be conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, or under contract...

  19. 5 CFR 470.203 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.203 Section 470.203 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... Eligible parties. Research may be conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, or under contract...

  20. Women and Party Politics in Western Europe.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lovenduski, Joni

    1997-01-01

    Offers a comparative case study that deals with the impact of party politics on the representation of women. Specifically examines political parties and their legislative agendas developed in Great Britain and West Germany during the 1980s. Demonstrates how a careful teacher can synthesize feminist and non-feminist approaches to material. (MJP)

  1. 28 CFR 66.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 66.35 Section 66.35 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS...

  2. 28 CFR 66.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 66.35 Section 66.35 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS...

  3. 28 CFR 66.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 66.35 Section 66.35 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS...

  4. 28 CFR 66.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 66.35 Section 66.35 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS...

  5. 44 CFR 13.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 13.35 Section 13.35 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Post-Award Requirements Changes, Property, and...

  6. 44 CFR 13.35 - Subawards to debarred and suspended parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subawards to debarred and suspended parties. 13.35 Section 13.35 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Post-Award Requirements Changes, Property, and...

  7. 49 CFR 386.42 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 386.42 Section... MATERIALS PROCEEDINGS General Rules and Hearings § 386.42 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Without leave, any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party...

  8. 49 CFR 386.42 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 386.42 Section... MATERIALS PROCEEDINGS General Rules and Hearings § 386.42 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Without leave, any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party...

  9. 49 CFR 511.32 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 511.32 Section... Process § 511.32 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party served or, if the...

  10. 75 FR 79392 - Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-20

    ... given that on December 14, 2010, a proposed Delphi Harrison Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement (``Delphi Harrison Settlement Agreement'') in the bankruptcy matter, Motors Liquidation Company, et al., f/k... United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Parties to the Delphi...

  11. 14 CFR 1266.104 - Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration activities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... agreements for science or space exploration activities unrelated to the International Space Station. 1266.104... LIABILITY § 1266.104 Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration... cross-waiver of liability between the parties to agreements for NASA's science or space...

  12. Agreement between Board of Trustees, West Kern Community College District and Taft College Faculty Association, 1988-1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taft Coll., CA.

    This contractual agreement outlines the terms of employment in effect from 1988 to 1989. The 12 articles in the agreement set forth provisions related to: (1) parties to the agreement; (2) recognition of the association as exclusive representative; (3) definition of terms; (4) professional dues or fees and payroll deductions; (5) personal and…

  13. 14 CFR 1266.104 - Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration activities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... agreements for science or space exploration activities unrelated to the International Space Station. 1266.104... LIABILITY § 1266.104 Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration... cross-waiver of liability between the parties to agreements for NASA's science or space...

  14. 14 CFR § 1266.104 - Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration activities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... agreements for science or space exploration activities unrelated to the International Space Station. § 1266...-WAIVER OF LIABILITY § 1266.104 Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space... implement a cross-waiver of liability between the parties to agreements for NASA's science or...

  15. 14 CFR 1266.104 - Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration activities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... agreements for science or space exploration activities unrelated to the International Space Station. 1266.104... LIABILITY § 1266.104 Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration... cross-waiver of liability between the parties to agreements for NASA's science or space...

  16. 14 CFR 1266.104 - Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration activities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... agreements for science or space exploration activities unrelated to the International Space Station. 1266.104... LIABILITY § 1266.104 Cross-waiver of liability for launch agreements for science or space exploration... cross-waiver of liability between the parties to agreements for NASA's science or space...

  17. 43 CFR 30.150 - What action will the judge take if the interested parties agree to settle matters among themselves?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the probate proceeding if the judge finds that: (1) All parties to the agreement are advised as to all... Office of the Secretary of the Interior INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS PROCEDURES Consolidation and...

  18. 43 CFR 30.150 - What action will the judge take if the interested parties agree to settle matters among themselves?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the probate proceeding if the judge finds that: (1) All parties to the agreement are advised as to all... Office of the Secretary of the Interior INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS PROCEDURES Consolidation and...

  19. 43 CFR 30.150 - What action will the judge take if the interested parties agree to settle matters among themselves?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the probate proceeding if the judge finds that: (1) All parties to the agreement are advised as to all... Office of the Secretary of the Interior INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS PROCEDURES Consolidation and...

  20. 43 CFR 30.150 - What action will the judge take if the interested parties agree to settle matters among themselves?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... the probate proceeding if the judge finds that: (1) All parties to the agreement are advised as to all... Office of the Secretary of the Interior INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS PROCEDURES Consolidation and...

  1. 43 CFR 30.150 - What action will the judge take if the interested parties agree to settle matters among themselves?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the probate proceeding if the judge finds that: (1) All parties to the agreement are advised as to all... Office of the Secretary of the Interior INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS PROCEDURES Consolidation and...

  2. Control of coal combustion SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions by in-boiler injection of CMA. Sixth quarterly project status report, 1 January 1994--31 March 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Levendis, Y.A.; Wise, D.L.; Steciak, J.; Simons, G.

    1994-06-01

    Conclusions: 1. Impregnation of pulverized coal particles by CMA and CA (and to leser extent MA) was found to increase the combustion temperature of both the volatile and the char phases. Effects of the additives on the burntime of either of the two phases could not be clearly detected. 2. The pretreatment of pulverized (75-90{mu}m) and micronized (3.5{mu}m mean) and beneficiated coals with CMA, CA or MA (at a Ca/S = 2) substantially reduced the emission of SO{sub 2}, at gas temperatures between 1250 to 1450 K, followed by a cool-down zone, in fuel-lean combustion ({phi} = 0.35-0.57). 3. The combustion of CMA-, CA-, or MA-treated pulverized coal in normal air suggested that all three sulfur caption mechanisms, mentioned in the introduction, were evident in the present experiments. 4. The results of experiments in normal air and in atmospheres containing 40% oxygen suggested that the release and subsequent sulfation of CaO and MgO aerosols may be the main mechanism for sulfur removal in the virtually ash-free micronized coal that was treated with CMA. 5. NO{sub x} emissions were increased with higher gas temperatures. Micronized coal produced 25% less NO{sub x} than pulverized coal. This could be due to its lower nitrogen content and slightly more fuel-rich conditions for the micronized coal combustion, as well as localized fuel-rich conditions surrounding the small particles as the volatiles and char burn together. 6. The emissions of NO{sub x} from CMA-treated pulverized coal were similar to those from untreated coal, whereas CMA-treated micronized coal released slightly more NO{sub x} than it did when untreated. The latter event may be caused by the added fuel oxygen associated with the effective penetration of the CMA additive.

  3. Dealing with cryopreserved embryos upon divorce: a contractual approach aimed at preserving party expectations.

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    Petersen, Sara D

    2003-04-01

    The development of assisted reproductive technologies, including cryopreservation, or freezing, of embryos created through in vitro fertilization, has given rise to complex legal questions. Because cryopreservation permits indefinite storage of embryos, if couples fail to specify disposition directions, they may disagree regarding embryo treatment upon the occurrence of contingencies such as divorce. Few courts have resolved such disputes, and those that have appear to uphold the rights of the party seeking to prevent implantation in the absence of a written agreement specifying otherwise. In this Comment, Sara Petersen proposes that courts should draw upon contract law principles in determining whether the parties to such conflicts actually reached agreements regarding embryo disposition in the event of divorce. After analyzing existing precedent, the author assesses proposed approaches for deciding which party's interests should prevail and concludes that these methods are inherently ineffective. She then argues that, in an effort to preserve party expectations and to provide fair results, courts instead should examine whether the parties executed binding contracts or achieved mutual assent. Furthermore, she suggests that couples undergoing cryopreservation will be more likely to contemplate and to provide for various outcomes if they know that courts will look at evidence of their conversations and thought processes prior to cryopreserving their excess embryos.

  4. 77 FR 2720 - Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue for the Colville Post & Poles Superfund Site, Stevens...

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    2012-01-19

    ... executing and recording an environmental covenant. In exchange for this consideration, the proposed... Agreement, provides protection from third-party law suits for contribution, and will, in accordance with...

  5. Canadian Seismic Agreement

    SciTech Connect

    Wetmiller, R.J.; Lyons, J.A.; Shannon, W.E.; Munro, P.S.; Thomas, J.T.; Andrew, M.D.; Lapointe, S.P.; Lamontagne, M.; Wong, C.; Anglin, F.M.; Adams, J.; Cajka, M.G.; McNeil, W.; Drysdale, J.A. )

    1992-05-01

    This is a progress report of work carried out under the terms of a research agreement entitled the Canadian Seismic Agreement'' between the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Geophysics Division of the Geological Survey of Canada (GD/GSC) during the period from July 01, 1989 to June 30, 1990. The Canadian Seismic Agreement'' supports generally the operation of various seismograph stations in eastern Canada and the collection and analysis of earthquake data for the purpose of mitigating seismic hazards in eastern Canada and the northeastern US. The specific activities carried out in this one-year period are summarized below under four headings; Eastern Canada Telemetred Network and local network developments, Datalab developments, strong-motion network developments and earthquake activity. During this period the first surface fault unequivocably determined to have accompanied a historic earthquake in eastern North America, occurred in northern Quebec.

  6. FFTF Authorization Agreement

    SciTech Connect

    DAUTEL, W.A.

    2000-09-25

    The purpose of the Authorization Agreement is to serve as a mechanism whereby the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (RL) and Fluor Hanford (FH) jointly clarify and agree to key conditions for conducting work safely and efficiently in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). Work must be accomplished in a manner that achieves high levels of quality while protecting the environment and the safety and health of workers and the public, and complying with applicable contractual and regulatory requirements. It is the intent of this Agreement to address those items of significant importance in establishing and supporting the FFTF Authorization Envelope, but this Agreement in no way alters the terms and conditions of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC), Contract Number DE-AC06-96RL13200.

  7. 49 CFR 661.20 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS § 661.20 Rights of parties. (a) A party adversely..., the sole right of any third party under the Buy America provision is to petition FTA under...

  8. CMA abortion survey.

    PubMed Central

    1983-01-01

    Responses to the question as to whether abortions should be performed at the woman's request during the first trimester of pregnancy were evenly divided. There was support for abortion on socioeconomic grounds, during the first trimester, from 61.5% of the respondents. Termination of pregnancy beyond the first trimester was supported by a majority of the respondents only in cases in which the woman's life is in danger (73.9%) or in which there is evidence of a severe physical abnormality in the fetus (70.6%) or in cases in which the woman's physical health is in danger (55.5%). Those who said they would not support abortion under any circumstances constitute, at most, 5.1% of the respondents. Support for the maintenance or the elimination of therapeutic abortion committees was addressed in two questions and in both cases the respondents were evenly divided. The responses to these two questions were compared and found to be logically consistent. Only physicians should perform abortions, and they should be performed in hospitals with the woman either as an inpatient or, during the first trimester, as an outpatient. The performance of first-trimester abortions in provincially approved abortion clinics was supported by 47.3% of the respondents. Of the 885 respondents who wished to see some amendment to the Criminal Code, 409 stated that the term "health" as used in the Criminal Code relative to the legal grounds for therapeutic abortion should be defined. PMID:6861064

  9. OF 'COCKTAIL PARTIES' AND EXOPLANETS

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    Waldmann, I. P.

    2012-03-01

    The characterization of ever smaller and fainter extrasolar planets requires an intricate understanding of one's data and the analysis techniques used. Correcting the raw data at the 10{sup -4} level of accuracy in flux is one of the central challenges. This can be difficult for instruments that do not feature a calibration plan for such high precision measurements. Here, it is not always obvious how to de-correlate the data using auxiliary information of the instrument and it becomes paramount to know how well one can disentangle instrument systematics from one's data, given nothing but the data themselves. We propose a non-parametric machine learning algorithm, based on the concept of independent component analysis, to de-convolve the systematic noise and all non-Gaussian signals from the desired astrophysical signal. Such a 'blind' signal de-mixing is commonly known as the 'Cocktail Party problem' in signal processing. Given multiple simultaneous observations of the same exoplanetary eclipse, as in the case of spectrophotometry, we show that we can often disentangle systematic noise from the original light-curve signal without the use of any complementary information of the instrument. In this paper, we explore these signal extraction techniques using simulated data and two data sets observed with the Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS instrument. Another important application is the de-correlation of the exoplanetary signal from time-correlated stellar variability. Using data obtained by the Kepler mission we show that the desired signal can be de-convolved from the stellar noise using a single time series spanning several eclipse events. Such non-parametric techniques can provide important confirmations of the existent parametric corrections reported in the literature, and their associated results. Additionally they can substantially improve the precision exoplanetary light-curve analysis in the future.

  10. Synthesis, Biodistribution and In vitro Evaluation of Brain Permeable High Affinity Type 2 Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists [11C]MA2 and [18F]MA3

    PubMed Central

    Ahamed, Muneer; van Veghel, Daisy; Ullmer, Christoph; Van Laere, Koen; Verbruggen, Alfons; Bormans, Guy M.

    2016-01-01

    The type 2 cannabinoid receptor (CB2) is a member of the endocannabinoid system and is known for its important role in (neuro)inflammation. A PET-imaging agent that allows in vivo visualization of CB2 expression may thus allow quantification of neuroinflammation. In this paper, we report the synthesis, radiosynthesis, biodistribution and in vitro evaluation of a carbon-11 ([11C]MA2) and a fluorine-18 ([18F]MA3) labeled analog of a highly potent N-arylamide oxadiazole CB2 agonist (EC50 = 0.015 nM). MA2 and MA3 behaved as potent CB2 agonist (EC50: 3 nM and 0.1 nM, respectively) and their in vitro binding affinity for hCB2 was found to be 87 nM and 0.8 nM, respectively. Also MA3 (substituted with a fluoro ethyl group) was found to have higher binding affinity and EC50 values when compared to the originally reported trifluoromethyl analog 12. [11C]MA2 and [18F]MA3 were successfully synthesized with good radiochemical yield, high radiochemical purity and high specific activity. In mice, both tracers were efficiently cleared from blood and all major organs by the hepatobiliary pathway and importantly these compounds showed high brain uptake. In conclusion, [11C]MA2 and [18F]MA3 are shown to be high potent CB2 agonists with good brain uptake, these favorable characteristics makes them potential PET probes for in vivo imaging of brain CB2 receptors. However, in view of its higher affinity and selectivity, further detailed evaluation of MA3 as a PET tracer for CB2 is warranted. PMID:27713686

  11. SEARCHING FOR COOL DUST IN THE MID-TO-FAR INFRARED: THE MASS-LOSS HISTORIES OF THE HYPERGIANTS μ Cep, VY CMa, IRC+10420, AND ρ Cas

    SciTech Connect

    Shenoy, Dinesh; Humphreys, Roberta M.; Jones, Terry J.; Gehrz, Robert D.; Marengo, Massimo; Helton, L. Andrew; Hoffmann, William F.; Skemer, Andrew J.; Hinz, Philip M.

    2016-03-15

    We present mid- and far-IR imaging of four famous hypergiant stars: the red supergiants μ Cep and VY CMa, and the warm hypergiants IRC +10420 and ρ Cas. Our 11–37 μm SOFIA/FORCAST imaging probes cool dust not detected in visual and near-IR imaging studies. Adaptive optics 8–12 μm imaging of μ Cep and IRC +10420 with MMT/MIRAC reveals extended envelopes that are the likely sources of these stars’ strong silicate emission features. We find μ Cep’s mass-loss rate to have declined by about a factor of five over a 13,000 year history, ranging from 5 × 10{sup −6} down to ∼1× 10{sup −6} M{sub ⊙} yr{sup −1}. The morphology of VY CMa indicates a cooler dust component coincident with the highly asymmetric reflection nebulae seen in the visual and near-IR. The lack of cold dust at greater distances around VY CMa indicates that its mass-loss history is limited to the last ∼1200 years, with an average rate of 6 × 10{sup −4} M{sub ⊙} yr{sup −1}. We find two distinct periods in the mass-loss history of IRC +10420 with a high rate of 2 × 10{sup −3} M{sub ⊙} yr{sup −1} until approximately 2000 years ago, followed by an order of magnitude decrease in the recent past. We interpret this change as evidence of its evolution beyond the RSG stage. Our new infrared photometry of ρ Cas is consistent with emission from the expanding dust shell ejected in its 1946 eruption, with no evidence of newer dust formation from its more recent events.

  12. Cytogenetic analysis of Otiorhynchus bisulcatus (Fabricius, 1781) and O.(Zadrehus) atroapterus (De Geer, 1775) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae) using C bands, NORs, and DAPI/CMA3 staining.

    PubMed

    Holecová, Milada; Maryańska-Nadachowska, Anna; Rozek, Maria

    2013-01-01

    The structure of the karyotypes of two Otiorhynchus species belonging to separate subgenera, viz. Otiorhynchus s.str. bisulcatus and O. (Zadrehus) atroapterus, is compared and described for the first time. Both species have the same chromosome number (2n = 22), sex chromosome system of an achiasmate parachute type (Xy(p)), symmetric karyotype with the prevalence of metacentrics, similar meiotic behaviour, localization of NORs and positive DAPI signals. The main differences involve the morphology of autosomes and the X chromosome in the C-banding pattern and DAPI/CMA3 signals as well as in the presence of additional B chromosomes.

  13. Third Party Involvement in Barroom Conflicts

    PubMed Central

    Parks, Michael J.; Osgood, D. Wayne; Felson, Richard B.; Wells, Samantha; Graham, Kathryn

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the effect of situational variables on whether third parties intervene in conflicts in barroom settings, and whether they are aggressive or not when they intervene. Based on research on bystander intervention in emergencies, we hypothesized that third parties would be most likely to become involved in incidents with features that convey greater danger of serious harm. The situational variables indicative of danger were severity of aggression, whether the aggression was one-sided or mutual, gender, and level of intoxication of the initial participants in the conflict. Analyses consist of cross-tabulations and three-level Hierarchical Logistic Models (with bar, evening, and incidents as levels) for 860 incidents of verbal and physical aggression from 503 nights of observation in 87 large bars and clubs in Toronto, Canada. Third party involvement was more likely during incidents in which: (1) the aggression was more severe; (2) the aggression was mutual (vs. one-sided) aggression; (3) only males (vs. mixed gender) were involved; and (4) participants were more intoxicated. These incident characteristics were stronger predictors of nonaggressive third party involvement than aggressive third party involvement. The findings suggest that third parties are indeed responding to the perceived danger of serious harm. Improving our knowledge about this aspect of aggressive incidents is valuable for developing prevention and intervention approaches designed to reduce aggression in bars and other locations. PMID:23494773

  14. Third party involvement in barroom conflicts.

    PubMed

    Parks, Michael J; Osgood, D Wayne; Felson, Richard B; Wells, Samantha; Graham, Kathryn

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the effect of situational variables on whether third parties intervene in conflicts in barroom settings, and whether they are aggressive or not when they intervene. Based on research on bystander intervention in emergencies, we hypothesized that third parties would be most likely to become involved in incidents with features that convey greater danger of serious harm. The situational variables indicative of danger were severity of aggression, whether the aggression was one-sided or mutual, gender, and level of intoxication of the initial participants in the conflict. Analyses consist of cross-tabulations and three-level Hierarchical Logistic Models (with bar, evening, and incidents as levels) for 860 incidents of verbal and physical aggression from 503 nights of observation in 87 large bars and clubs in Toronto, Canada. Third party involvement was more likely during incidents in which: (1) the aggression was more severe; (2) the aggression was mutual (vs. one-sided) aggression; (3) only males (vs. mixed gender) were involved; and (4) participants were more intoxicated. These incident characteristics were stronger predictors of non-aggressive third party involvement than aggressive third party involvement. The findings suggest that third parties are indeed responding to the perceived danger of serious harm. Improving our knowledge about this aspect of aggressive incidents is valuable for developing prevention and intervention approaches designed to reduce aggression in bars and other locations.

  15. Multi-party quantum private comparison with an almost-dishonest third party

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    Huang, Sheng-Liang; Hwang, Tzonelih; Gope, Prosanta

    2015-11-01

    This article proposes the first multi-party quantum private comparison protocol with an almost-dishonest third party, where many participants can compare their secrets in either ascending or descending order without revealing any secret information to anyone. In order to do that, the participants need not to pre-share any secret key between them. As a consequence, the proposed scheme can be enforced in several environments such as multi-party ranking and multi-data ranking protocol.

  16. Countries renew rescue agreement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bush, Susan M.

    To insure long-term continuity for the international satellite search and rescue system, COSPAS/SARSAT, an intergovernmental agreement binding the four sponsoring nations to cooperate was signed July 1 in Paris. According to Russell Vollmers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agreement is binding for 15 years, with an automatic extension.The system marked the fifth anniversary of its first rescue last year, when on September 10, 1982, three persons were rescued. Begun in the 1970s by NASA as an experiment, COSPAS/SARSAT (a Russian-English acronym) is now a cooperative project among the United States, Canada, France, and the Soviet Union. Its goal is to reduce the time required to rescue air and maritime distress victims and also to locate victims who otherwise may not be found, thus using the satellite system as a life-saving device.

  17. Searching for Cool Dust in the Mid-to-Far Infrared: The Mass Loss Histories of the Hypergiants mu Cep, VY CMa, IRC +10420, and rho Cas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Humphreys, Roberta M.

    2016-01-01

    The most massive cool stars near the empircal upper limit of luminosity on the HR Diagram shed mass during brief, intense periods of enhanced mass loss. Their circumstellar environments show extensive and complex ejecta in scattered light at visual wavelengths. In the infrared, thermal emission from cooler dust in their ejecta can be used as a tracers of their mass loss histories. We combine high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from MMT/MIRAC (8 - 12 µm) with the new capabilities in far-infrared imaging of SOFIA/FORCAST and Herschel/PACS to probe further into the past for evidence of earlier mass loss for four famous objects: the red supergiants mu Cep and VY CMa and the yellow hypergiants IRC +10420 and rho Cas. We find evidence for a variable mass loss rate over several thousand years for mu Cep, while in contrast the lack of extended cold dust beyond VY CMa's visible ejecta indicates that its high mass loss episodes are recent. Despite its history of episodic mass loss, rho Cas has no resolved circumstellar ejecta. The new long wavelength photometry from FORCAST, however, confirms the presence of a slowly expanding dust shell from its 1946 event

  18. Multiparty Quantum Key Agreement Based on Quantum Search Algorithm

    PubMed Central

    Cao, Hao; Ma, Wenping

    2017-01-01

    Quantum key agreement is an important topic that the shared key must be negotiated equally by all participants, and any nontrivial subset of participants cannot fully determine the shared key. To date, the embed modes of subkey in all the previously proposed quantum key agreement protocols are based on either BB84 or entangled states. The research of the quantum key agreement protocol based on quantum search algorithms is still blank. In this paper, on the basis of investigating the properties of quantum search algorithms, we propose the first quantum key agreement protocol whose embed mode of subkey is based on a quantum search algorithm known as Grover’s algorithm. A novel example of protocols with 5 – party is presented. The efficiency analysis shows that our protocol is prior to existing MQKA protocols. Furthermore it is secure against both external attack and internal attacks. PMID:28332610

  19. Multiparty Quantum Key Agreement Based on Quantum Search Algorithm.

    PubMed

    Cao, Hao; Ma, Wenping

    2017-03-23

    Quantum key agreement is an important topic that the shared key must be negotiated equally by all participants, and any nontrivial subset of participants cannot fully determine the shared key. To date, the embed modes of subkey in all the previously proposed quantum key agreement protocols are based on either BB84 or entangled states. The research of the quantum key agreement protocol based on quantum search algorithms is still blank. In this paper, on the basis of investigating the properties of quantum search algorithms, we propose the first quantum key agreement protocol whose embed mode of subkey is based on a quantum search algorithm known as Grover's algorithm. A novel example of protocols with 5 - party is presented. The efficiency analysis shows that our protocol is prior to existing MQKA protocols. Furthermore it is secure against both external attack and internal attacks.

  20. Multiparty Quantum Key Agreement Based on Quantum Search Algorithm

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    Cao, Hao; Ma, Wenping

    2017-03-01

    Quantum key agreement is an important topic that the shared key must be negotiated equally by all participants, and any nontrivial subset of participants cannot fully determine the shared key. To date, the embed modes of subkey in all the previously proposed quantum key agreement protocols are based on either BB84 or entangled states. The research of the quantum key agreement protocol based on quantum search algorithms is still blank. In this paper, on the basis of investigating the properties of quantum search algorithms, we propose the first quantum key agreement protocol whose embed mode of subkey is based on a quantum search algorithm known as Grover’s algorithm. A novel example of protocols with 5 – party is presented. The efficiency analysis shows that our protocol is prior to existing MQKA protocols. Furthermore it is secure against both external attack and internal attacks.

  1. A Study of Hypergiant Mass Loss in the Near-To-Mid Infrared: VY CMa, IRC +10420, mu Cep and rho Cas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shenoy, Dinesh Prabhakar

    2016-01-01

    Stars of initial mass greater than 9 M_sun become red supergiants (RSGs), a short-lived stage during which they experience mass-loss that strongly influences their post-RSG evolution and end state. The highest luminosity RSGs, referred to here as hypergiants, experience episodic mass-loss whose mechanism remains poorly understood and motivates observations to help constrain it. This thesis studies mass loss from hypergiant stars with near-to-mid infrared imaging over a range of angular scales. The recent mass-loss history of the extreme red supergiant VY Canis Majoris and the warm hypergiant star IRC +10420 are studied at the sub-arcsecond scale with adaptive optics imaging and imaging polarimetry from 1 - 5 micron using LMIRCam on the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and MMT-Pol at the MMT Observatory. The nebular features of VY CMa are found to be highly polarized at 1.3 and 3.1 micron, with optically thick scattering required to reproduce the observed surface brightness. The flux of VY CMa's peculiar ``Southwest Clump'' is demonstrated to be due almost entirely to optically thick scattering, with little thermal emission, and with a lower limit mass of 5E-03 M_sun in this single feature. The imaging polarimetry of IRC +10420 at 2.2 micron resolves nebular emission with intrinsic polarization of 30%, with a high surface brightness indicating optically thick scattering largely in the plane of the sky. Using the polarimetry to constrain the scattered light emission, it is shown that the nebula's the emission is mostly thermal with a color temperature well above that for typical astrophysical dust. To probe further into hypergiants' history of mass-loss, mid-IR imaging with MMT/ MIRAC and SOFIA/FORCAST is used to study VY CMa, IRC +10420 and two additional hypergiants: the RSG mu Cep and the warm hypergiant rho Cas. Using DUSTY 1-D radiative transfer models, mu Cep's mass-loss rate is found to have declined by about a factor of 5 over a 13,000 history, ranging from 5E

  2. Antitrust law and collective physician negotiations with third parties: the relative value guide object lesson.

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    Pfizenmayer, R F

    1982-01-01

    This article examines the role of collective physician participation in the third-party reimbursement system. It critiques the Havighurst-Kissam analysis of the antitrust implications of professionally-developed relative value guides and, using lessons derived from the only litigated case on relative value guides, argues that collective physician input into third-party reimbursement plans can be made in a manner which is consistent with the antitrust law as and cost-containment policy objectives. In particular, collective "negotiations" by organized physicians with third parties, unaccompanied by fee agreements among physicians or by actual or threatened physician boycotts, are found to be procompetitive and hence permissible under the rule of reason.

  3. 49 CFR 1114.26 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1114.26... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Subject to the provisions of § 1114.21(b)(2), any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by...

  4. 16 CFR 1025.32 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1025.32... ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery, Compulsory Process § 1025.32 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to...

  5. 49 CFR 1114.26 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1114.26... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Subject to the provisions of § 1114.21(b)(2), any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by...

  6. 49 CFR 1114.26 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1114.26... Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Subject to the provisions of § 1114.21(b)(2), any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by...

  7. 16 CFR 1025.32 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1025.32... ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery, Compulsory Process § 1025.32 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to...

  8. 16 CFR 1025.32 - Written interrogatories to parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Written interrogatories to parties. 1025.32... ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery, Compulsory Process § 1025.32 Written interrogatories to parties. (a) Availability; procedures for use. Any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to...

  9. Multi-party quantum summation without a trusted third party based on single particles

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Cai; Situ, Haozhen; Huang, Qiong; Yang, Pingle

    We propose multi-party quantum summation protocols based on single particles, in which participants are allowed to compute the summation of their inputs without the help of a trusted third party and preserve the privacy of their inputs. Only one participant who generates the source particles needs to perform unitary operations and only single particles are needed in the beginning of the protocols.

  10. The Whig Party and the Rise of Common Schools, 1837-1854: Party and Policy Reexamined

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Groen, Mark

    2008-01-01

    The question of how Whig policies affected the early development of common schools has received little examination in either political or educational histories. There is evidence, however, that Whig party politics did influence early educational reformers. This paper considers the influence of Whig party politics on the emergence of state systems…

  11. Missing the Party: Political Categorization and Reasoning in the Absence of Party Label Cues.

    PubMed

    Heit, Evan; Nicholson, Stephen P

    2016-07-01

    This research addressed theoretical approaches in political science arguing that the American electorate is either poorly informed or dependent on party label cues, by assessing performance on political judgment tasks when party label information is missing. The research materials were created from the results of a national opinion survey held during a national election. The experiments themselves were run on nationally representative samples of adults, identified from another national electoral survey. Participants saw profiles of simulated individuals, including information about demographics and issue positions, but omitting party labels. In Experiment 1, participants successfully judged the likelihood of party membership based on the profiles. In Experiment 2, participants successfully voted based on their party interests. The results were mediated by participants' political knowledge. Conclusions are drawn with respect to theories from political science and issues in cognitive science regarding categorization and reasoning.

  12. Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners

    SciTech Connect

    Kollins, K.; Speer, B.; Cory, K.

    2009-11-01

    Residential and commercial end users of electricity who want to generate electricity using on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems face challenging initial and O&M costs. The third-party ownership power purchase agreement (PPA) finance model addresses these and other challenges. It allows developers to build and own PV systems on customers? properties and sell power back to customers. However, third-party electricity sales commonly face five regulatory challenges. The first three challenges involve legislative or regulatory definitions of electric utilities, power generation equipment, and providers of electric services. These definitions may compel third-party owners of solar PV systems to comply with regulations that may be cost prohibitive. Third-party owners face an additional challenge if they may not net meter, a practice that provides significant financial incentive to owning solar PV systems. Finally, municipalities and cooperatives worry about the regulatory implications of allowing an entity to sell electricity within their service territories. This paper summarizes these challenges, when they occur, and how they have been addressed in five states. This paper also presents alternative to the third-party ownership PPA finance model, including solar leases, contractual intermediaries, standardized contract language, federal investment tax credits, clean renewable energy bonds, and waived monopoly powers.

  13. Searching for Cool Dust in the Mid-to-far Infrared: The Mass-loss Histories of the Hypergiants μ Cep, VY CMa, IRC+10420, and ρ Cas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shenoy, Dinesh; Humphreys, Roberta M.; Jones, Terry J.; Marengo, Massimo; Gehrz, Robert D.; Helton, L. Andrew; Hoffmann, William F.; Skemer, Andrew J.; Hinz, Philip M.

    2016-03-01

    We present mid- and far-IR imaging of four famous hypergiant stars: the red supergiants μ Cep and VY CMa, and the warm hypergiants IRC +10420 and ρ Cas. Our 11-37 μm SOFIA/FORCAST imaging probes cool dust not detected in visual and near-IR imaging studies. Adaptive optics 8-12 μm imaging of μ Cep and IRC +10420 with MMT/MIRAC reveals extended envelopes that are the likely sources of these stars’ strong silicate emission features. We find μ Cep’s mass-loss rate to have declined by about a factor of five over a 13,000 year history, ranging from 5 × 10-6 down to ˜1× 10-6 M⊙ yr-1. The morphology of VY CMa indicates a cooler dust component coincident with the highly asymmetric reflection nebulae seen in the visual and near-IR. The lack of cold dust at greater distances around VY CMa indicates that its mass-loss history is limited to the last ˜1200 years, with an average rate of 6 × 10-4 M⊙ yr-1. We find two distinct periods in the mass-loss history of IRC +10420 with a high rate of 2 × 10-3 M⊙ yr-1 until approximately 2000 years ago, followed by an order of magnitude decrease in the recent past. We interpret this change as evidence of its evolution beyond the RSG stage. Our new infrared photometry of ρ Cas is consistent with emission from the expanding dust shell ejected in its 1946 eruption, with no evidence of newer dust formation from its more recent events. Based on observations obtained with: (1) the NASA/DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SOFIA is jointly operated by the Universities Space Research Association, Inc. (USRA), under NASA contract NAS2-97001, and the Deutsches SOFIA Institut (DSI) under DLR contract 50 OK 0901 to the University of Stuttgart; and (2) the MMT Observatory on Mt. Hopkins, AZ, a joint facility of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona.

  14. The 2008 outburst in the young stellar system Z CMa. III. Multi-epoch high-angular resolution images and spectra of the components in near-infrared

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bonnefoy, M.; Chauvin, G.; Dougados, C.; Kóspál, Á.; Benisty, M.; Duchêne, G.; Bouvier, J.; Garcia, P. J. V.; Whelan, E.; Antoniucci, S.; Podio, L.

    2017-01-01

    Context. Z CMa is a complex pre-main sequence binary with a current separation of 110 mas, known to consist of an FU Orionis star (SE component) and an embedded Herbig Be star (NW component). Although it represents a well-studied and characterized system, the origin of photometric variabilities, the component properties, and the physical configuration of the system remain mostly unknown. Aims: Immediately when the late-2008 outburst of Z CMa was announced to the community, we initiated a high angular resolution imaging campaign aimed at characterizing the outburst state of both components of the system in the near-infrared. Methods: We used the VLT/NACO and the Keck/NIRC2 near-infrared adaptive optics instrument to monitor the astrometric position and the near-infrared photometry of the Z CMa components during the outburst phase and one year after. The VLT/SINFONI and Keck/OSIRIS integral field spectroscrographs were in addition used to characterize for the first time the resolved spectral properties of the FU Orionis and the Herbig Be component during and after the outburst. Results: We confirm that the NW star dominates the system flux in the 1.1-3.8 μm range and is responsible for the photometric outburst. We extract the first medium-resolution (R 2000-4000) near-infrared (1.1-2.4 μm) spectra of the individual components. The SE component has a spectrum typical of FU Orionis objects. The NW component spectrum is characteristic of embedded outbursting protostars and EX Or objects. It displays numerous emission lines whose intensity correlates with the system activity. In particular, we find a correlation between the Brγ equivalent width and the system brightness. The bluing of the continuum of the NW component along with the absolute flux and color-variation of the system during the outburst suggests that the outburst was caused by a complex interplay between a variation of the extinction in the line of sight of the NW component on one hand, and the emission

  15. Conditioning two-party quantum teleportation within a three-party quantum channel

    SciTech Connect

    Pirandola, Stefano; Mancini, Stefano; Vitali, David

    2005-04-01

    We consider an arbitrary continuous-variable three-party Gaussian quantum state which is used to perform quantum teleportation of a pure Gaussian state between two of the parties (Alice and Bob). In turn, the third party (Charlie) can condition the process by means of local operations and classical communication. We find the best measurement that Charlie can implement on his own mode that preserves the Gaussian character of the three-mode state and optimizes the teleportation fidelity between Alice and Bob.

  16. A New Blind 2D-RAKE Receiver Based on CMA Criteria for Spread Spectrum Systems Suitable for Software Defined Radio Architecture

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Takayama, Kei; Kamiya, Yukihiro; Fujii, Takeo; Suzuki, Yasuo

    Spread Spectrum (SS) has been widely used for various wireless systems such as cellular systems, wireless local area network (LAN) and so on. Using multiple antennas at the receiver, two-dimensional (2D) RAKE is realized over the time- and the space-domain. However, it should be noted that the 2D-RAKE receiver must detect the bit timing prior to the RAKE combining. In case of deep fading, it is often difficult to detect it due to low signal-to-noise power ratio (SNR). To solve this problem, we propose a new blind 2D-RAKE receiver based on the constant modulus algorithm (CMA). Since it does not need a priori bit timing detection, it is possible to compensate frequency selective fading even in very low SNR environments. The proposed method is particularly suitable for the software defined radio (SDR) architecture. The performance of the proposed method is investigated through computer simulations.

  17. Cornerstone Third Party Alternative Cost Study

    SciTech Connect

    Vrieling, P. Douglas

    2013-10-15

    The attached cost analyses sheets have been developed for use in planning during the Third Party Alternative study currently underway for the Sandia CREATE project. This cost analysis builds upon the previously submitted base estimate dated June 14, 2013 and includes comparison information collected during a Market Validation exercise conducted in August/September 2013.

  18. 12 CFR 1203.3 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... cooperative association as defined in section 15(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act, 12 U.S.C. 1141j(a... 12 Banks and Banking 9 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Eligible parties. 1203.3 Section 1203.3 Banks... to business interests; (3) A charitable or other tax-exempt organization described in section...

  19. 34 CFR 682.203 - Responsible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Responsible parties. 682.203 Section 682.203 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM General Provisions § 682.203...

  20. 34 CFR 682.203 - Responsible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Responsible parties. 682.203 Section 682.203 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED) FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM General Provisions §...

  1. 34 CFR 682.203 - Responsible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Responsible parties. 682.203 Section 682.203 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED) FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM General Provisions §...

  2. 34 CFR 682.203 - Responsible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Responsible parties. 682.203 Section 682.203 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED) FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM General Provisions §...

  3. 34 CFR 682.203 - Responsible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Responsible parties. 682.203 Section 682.203 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED) FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM General Provisions §...

  4. 12 CFR 1203.3 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Eligible parties. 1203.3 Section 1203.3 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT... cooperative association as defined in section 15(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act, 12 U.S.C....

  5. Capuchin Monkeys Judge Third-Party Reciprocity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anderson, James R.; Takimoto, Ayaka; Kuroshima, Hika; Fujita, Kazuo

    2013-01-01

    Increasing interest is being shown in how children develop an understanding of reciprocity in social exchanges and fairness in resource distribution, including social exchanges between third parties. Although there are descriptions of reciprocity on a one-to-one basis in other species, whether nonhumans detect reciprocity and violations of…

  6. 7 CFR 29.28 - Interested party.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Interested party. 29.28 Section 29.28 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS...

  7. The Other Boston Tea Party. Teacher's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosal, Lorenca Consuelo; And Others

    A teachers' guide is presented that accompanies the video production of "The Other Boston Tea Party," a play used to teach about the U.S. Constitution and American legal and political systems. The play combines a comedy of manners with an historical approach to the issues surrounding the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate over…

  8. 5 CFR 470.303 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.303 Section 470.303 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... by the Office of Personnel Management and required Congressional and public review. (b) While only...

  9. 5 CFR 470.303 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.303 Section 470.303 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... by the Office of Personnel Management and required Congressional and public review. (b) While only...

  10. 5 CFR 470.303 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.303 Section 470.303 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... by the Office of Personnel Management and required Congressional and public review. (b) While only...

  11. 5 CFR 470.303 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.303 Section 470.303 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... by the Office of Personnel Management and required Congressional and public review. (b) While only...

  12. 5 CFR 470.303 - Eligible parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Eligible parties. 470.303 Section 470.303 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH... by the Office of Personnel Management and required Congressional and public review. (b) While only...

  13. 77 FR 60433 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-03

    .... Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., ] Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006... S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100;...

  14. 77 FR 63832 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-17

    ... Autoliners AS and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (``NYK''). Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I...-Lloyd AG. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100;...

  15. 77 FR 35384 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-13

    ...; and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I.... Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esquire, Cozen O'Connor, 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100;...

  16. 78 FR 40739 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-08

    .... Moller-Maersk A/S and Hapag-Lloyd AG. Filing Party: Robert K. Magovern, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I... Party: Marc J. Fink, Esquire; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC...

  17. 76 FR 49478 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-10

    ... Ocean Service de Venezuela; Seaboard Marine Ltd., and SeaFreight Line, Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde... amendment would replace King Ocean Service de Venezuela with King Ocean Services Limited, Inc. as a party...

  18. Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order quarterly progress report for the period ending June 30, 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-08-01

    This is the ninth quarterly report as required by the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Ecology et al. 1990), also known as the Tri-Party Agreement, established between the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). The Tri-Party Agreement sets the plan and schedule for achieving regulatory compliance and cleanup of waste sites at the Hanford Site. This report covers progress for the quarter that ended June 30, 1991. A total of 87 milestones have been completed to date. 39 refs., 1 fig.

  19. Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 CmaL (PSPTO4723), a DUF1330 family member, is needed to produce L-allo-isoleucine, a precursor for the phytotoxin coronatine

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato DC3000 produces the phytotoxin coronatine, a major determinant of the leaf chlorosis associated with DC3000 pathogenesis. The DC3000 PSPTO4723 (cmaL) gene is located in a genomic region encoding type III effectors, however it promotes chlorosis in the model plant...

  20. 78 FR 26779 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-08

    ..., Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 627 I Street NW.; Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: This amendment... Overseas Container Line (Europe) Limited. Filing Party: David F. Smith, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street... Overseas Container Line Inc. (Operating as one party). Filing Party: David F. Smith, Esq.; Cozen...

  1. 76 FR 19096 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-06

    ...-Maersk A/S and Hapag-Lloyd AG. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW.; Suite... Integrated Shipping Services Limited. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW... Shipping Services Limited (ZIM). Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 627 I Street, NW.;...

  2. 77 FR 68121 - Notice of Agreements Filed

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-15

    .... Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor LLP; 1627 I Street NW.; Suite 1100; Washington, DC.../Ro Services, Inc. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100.... Filing Party: Carlos E. Bayron; Bayron Law Offices, P.S.C.; P.O. Box 6461, Mayaguez, PR 00681....

  3. Mining Agreements with Indian Tribes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Luebben, Tom

    1976-01-01

    The article discusses aspects of negotiating agreements for exploration, development, and mining of hard minerals on Indian Reservations. The agreements discussed are typical of copper agreements, but the general points under discussion are applicable to most hard minerals except for uranium, coal, and oil which are substantially different.…

  4. Agreement and Attraction in Russian

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lorimor, Heidi; Bock, Kathryn; Zalkind, Ekaterina; Sheyman, Alina; Beard, Robert

    2008-01-01

    We assessed whether and under what conditions noncanonical agreement patterns occur in Russian, with the goal of understanding the factors involved in normal agreement. Russian is a morphosyntactically rich language in which agreement involves features for number, gender, and case. If consistent, overt specification of number and gender agreement…

  5. Agreement with Subjects in Lubukusu

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diercks, Michael J. K.

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation examines three topics in the morphosyntax of Lubukusu (Bantu, Kenya), all of which are concerned with agreement with subjects: locative inversion, complementizer agreement, and alternative agreement effects in subject extraction. Each topic reports novel Lubukusu data which are both typologically interesting and theoretically…

  6. 29 CFR 2200.22 - Representation of parties and intervenors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... officer or agent. (b) Affected employees in collective bargaining unit. Where an authorized employee... party. (d) Control of proceeding. A representative of a party or intervenor shall be deemed to...

  7. 77 FR 31010 - Proposed CERCLA Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs; Piqua Hospital Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-24

    ...] [FR Doc No: 2012-12627] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL-9677-5] Proposed CERCLA Agreement for... Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is... Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties...

  8. Education in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement: Kabuki Theatre Meets "Danse Macabre"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gardner, John

    2016-01-01

    The Good Friday Agreement (1998) between the UK and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, heralded a significant step forward in securing peace and stability for this troubled region of the British Isles. From the new-found stability, the previous fits and starts of education reform were replaced by a…

  9. 26 CFR 301.6229(f)-1 - Special rule for partial settlement agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... Pursuant to section 6226(c), a partner is a party to a partnership-level judicial proceeding with respect... additional amounts. When a partner settles partnership items, the settled partnership items convert to....6229(f)-1 Special rule for partial settlement agreements. (a) In general. If a partner enters into...

  10. 46 CFR 298.35 - Title XI Reserve Fund and Financial Agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., after making such distribution, the Company's Long-Term Debt does not exceed its Net Worth. In computing... sale of assets, will be excluded; (ii) Enter into any service, management or operating agreement for... Vessel or the Shipyard Project or any assets to any non-Related Party except as permitted in paragraph...

  11. Home-School Agreements: Explaining the Growth of "Juridification" and Contractualism in Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibson, Howard

    2013-01-01

    Since 1998 all maintained schools, academies and city technology colleges in England and Wales have been required to publish a home-school agreement. This documents the school's responsibilities and the obligations of parents, and itemises the behaviour expected of pupils. Most of the parties sign it, from as young as four, although there is no…

  12. 75 FR 11988 - Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending February 27, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... following Agreements were filed with the Department of Transportation under sections 412 and 414 of the...: DOT-OST-2010-0050. Date Filed: February 26, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air...

  13. 78 FR 19354 - Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 16, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 16, 2013 The...: DOT-OST-2013-0048. Date Filed: March 11, 2013. Parties: Members of the International Air...

  14. 75 FR 18253 - Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 27, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 27, 2010 The...: DOT-OST-2010-0077. Date Filed: March 26, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air...

  15. 76 FR 53898 - Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent; In Re: Ely Copper Mine...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-30

    ... AGENCY Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent; In Re: Ely Copper Mine... concerning the Ely Copper Mine Superfund Site in Vershire, Vermont with the following settling party: Ely... e-mail at gardner.ann@epa.gov . Additional information on the Ely Copper Mine Superfund Site can...

  16. 14 CFR 437.63 - Agreements with other entities involved in a launch or reentry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... a launch or reentry. 437.63 Section 437.63 Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION... Requirements § 437.63 Agreements with other entities involved in a launch or reentry. A permittee must comply... Federal launch range operator, a licensed launch site operator, or any other party that provides access...

  17. 14 CFR 437.63 - Agreements with other entities involved in a launch or reentry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... a launch or reentry. 437.63 Section 437.63 Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION... Requirements § 437.63 Agreements with other entities involved in a launch or reentry. A permittee must comply... Federal launch range operator, a licensed launch site operator, or any other party that provides access...

  18. 29 CFR 1425.2 - Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Notice to the Service of agreement negotiations. 1425.2 Section 1425.2 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE... be present at the grievance mediation conference. (3) Any times limits in the parties labor...

  19. Banishing Patch-Cables from LAN Parties

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baumung, Peter

    Although playing real-time multi-player games online over the Internet became more and more popular in the past few years, people still enjoy meeting for so-called "LAN Parties" because of higher social interaction. As the number of participants increases, the deployment of the required infrastructure (i.e. the LAN) however gets more and more bothersome. With the current availability of computers featuring WLAN support, substituting the LAN by an infrastructureless ad-hoc network seems a long awaited and time-saving step. This paper investigates how the wireless environment, its scarce bandwidth and the strong requirements of multi-player games regarding packet latencies constrain the number of a WLAN party's participants.

  20. Air Force Third Party Financing Management Guide.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-05-01

    ritic: ’ lf(trical rcquiremerts and the potential value of increased electrica ! hOup capaility. All of the above suggests strong consideration of full...system. In the case of internal labor disturbances, management is usually capable of operating the essential utility services as reded . Other measures...relating to "third party" supply of thermal and/or electrica ’ energy to U.S. Air Force base installations in the United States. Incorpora- tion of

  1. 21 CFR 1404.950 - Excluded Parties List System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Excluded Parties List System 1404.950 Section 1404.950 Food and Drugs OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) Definitions § 1404.950 Excluded Parties List System Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) means...

  2. 22 CFR 224.13 - Parties to the hearing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Parties to the hearing. 224.13 Section 224.13 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT § 224.13 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to the hearing shall be the defendant and...

  3. 22 CFR 224.13 - Parties to the hearing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Parties to the hearing. 224.13 Section 224.13 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT § 224.13 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to the hearing shall be the defendant and...

  4. 22 CFR 224.17 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rights of parties. 224.17 Section 224.17 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT § 224.17 Rights of parties. Except as otherwise limited by this part, all parties may: (a)...

  5. 22 CFR 224.17 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Rights of parties. 224.17 Section 224.17 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT § 224.17 Rights of parties. Except as otherwise limited by this part, all parties may: (a)...

  6. 47 CFR 97.115 - Third party communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.115 Third party communications. (a) An amateur... administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting... supervising the third party's participation; and (2) The third party is not a prior amateur service...

  7. 47 CFR 97.115 - Third party communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.115 Third party communications. (a) An amateur... administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting... supervising the third party's participation; and (2) The third party is not a prior amateur service...

  8. 47 CFR 97.115 - Third party communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.115 Third party communications. (a) An amateur... administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting... supervising the third party's participation; and (2) The third party is not a prior amateur service...

  9. 47 CFR 97.115 - Third party communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.115 Third party communications. (a) An amateur... administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting... supervising the third party's participation; and (2) The third party is not a prior amateur service...

  10. 47 CFR 97.115 - Third party communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.115 Third party communications. (a) An amateur... administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting... supervising the third party's participation; and (2) The third party is not a prior amateur service...

  11. 48 CFR 552.270-3 - Parties To Execute Lease.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Parties To Execute Lease... Parties To Execute Lease. As prescribed in 570.602, insert the following provision: Parties To Execute Lease (SEP 1999) (a) If the lease is executed by an attorney, agent, or trustee on behalf of the...

  12. 37 CFR 2.98 - Adding party to interference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Adding party to interference....98 Adding party to interference. A party may be added to an interference only upon petition to the... interference is not added, the examiner may suspend action on the application pending termination of...

  13. 37 CFR 2.98 - Adding party to interference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Adding party to interference....98 Adding party to interference. A party may be added to an interference only upon petition to the... interference is not added, the examiner may suspend action on the application pending termination of...

  14. 37 CFR 2.98 - Adding party to interference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Adding party to interference....98 Adding party to interference. A party may be added to an interference only upon petition to the... interference is not added, the examiner may suspend action on the application pending termination of...

  15. 37 CFR 2.98 - Adding party to interference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Adding party to interference....98 Adding party to interference. A party may be added to an interference only upon petition to the... interference is not added, the examiner may suspend action on the application pending termination of...

  16. 37 CFR 2.98 - Adding party to interference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Adding party to interference....98 Adding party to interference. A party may be added to an interference only upon petition to the... interference is not added, the examiner may suspend action on the application pending termination of...

  17. 15 CFR 18.18 - Comments by other parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Comments by other parties. 18.18 Section 18.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES Procedures for Considering Applications § 18.18 Comments by other parties. Any party to...

  18. 15 CFR 18.18 - Comments by other parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Comments by other parties. 18.18 Section 18.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES Procedures for Considering Applications § 18.18 Comments by other parties. Any party to...

  19. 15 CFR 18.18 - Comments by other parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Comments by other parties. 18.18 Section 18.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES Procedures for Considering Applications § 18.18 Comments by other parties. Any party to...

  20. 15 CFR 18.18 - Comments by other parties.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comments by other parties. 18.18 Section 18.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES Procedures for Considering Applications § 18.18 Comments by other parties. Any party to...

  1. 15 CFR 18.18 - Comments by other parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Comments by other parties. 18.18 Section 18.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES Procedures for Considering Applications § 18.18 Comments by other parties. Any party to...

  2. Nosy Neighbors: Third-Party Actors in Central American Conflicts

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    Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Beardsley, Kyle

    2004-01-01

    Scholars argue that third parties make rational calculations and intervene to influence interstate dispute outcomes in favor of their own objectives. Third parties affect not only conflict outcomes but also escalation and duration. Theories of third-party involvement are applied to understand the dynamics of intrastate war. An analysis of event…

  3. 10 CFR 13.17 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Rights of parties. 13.17 Section 13.17 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES § 13.17 Rights of parties. Except as otherwise limited by this part, all parties may— (a) Be accompanied, represented, and advised by a representative;...

  4. 19 CFR 163.8 - Third-party recordkeeper summons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Third-party recordkeeper summons. 163.8 Section... OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) RECORDKEEPING § 163.8 Third-party recordkeeper summons. (a) Notice... to a third-party recordkeeper requires the production of, or the giving of testimony relating...

  5. 10 CFR 13.13 - Parties to the hearing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Parties to the hearing. 13.13 Section 13.13 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES § 13.13 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to the hearing shall be the defendant and the authority. (b) Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3730(c)(5), a...

  6. The Dark Side of Altruistic Third-Party Punishment

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    Leibbrandt, Andreas; Lopez-Perez, Raul

    2011-01-01

    This article experimentally studies punishment from unaffected third parties in ten different games. The authors show that third-party punishment exhibits several features that are arguably undesirable. First, third parties punish strongly a decider if she chooses a socially efficient or a Pareto efficient allocation and becomes the richest party…

  7. A Practical Guide to Preventing and Dispersing Underage Drinking Parties

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    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This guide describes the role of enforcement and community organizations or groups in preventing underage drinking parties and how to safely disperse them. It describes the problem of underage drinking, in general, and youth-drinking parties in particular. It provides step-by-step information on how to address underage drinking parties and how to…

  8. 34 CFR 81.7 - Non-party participation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Non-party participation. 81.7 Section 81.7 Education... Provisions § 81.7 Non-party participation. (a) A person or organization, other than a party, that wishes to... application must— (1) Identify the case in which participation is sought; (2) State how the...

  9. 12 CFR 269a.2 - Party in interest.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Party in interest. 269a.2 Section 269a.2 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 269a.2 Party in interest. The term party in interest means any person, employee, group...

  10. 12 CFR 269a.2 - Party in interest.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Party in interest. 269a.2 Section 269a.2 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.2 Party in interest. The term party in interest means any person,...

  11. 12 CFR 269a.2 - Party in interest.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Party in interest. 269a.2 Section 269a.2 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 269a.2 Party in interest. The term party in interest means any person, employee, group...

  12. 12 CFR 269a.2 - Party in interest.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Party in interest. 269a.2 Section 269a.2 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.2 Party in interest. The term party in interest means any person,...

  13. 12 CFR 269a.2 - Party in interest.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Party in interest. 269a.2 Section 269a.2 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DEFINITIONS § 269a.2 Party in interest. The term party in interest means any person,...

  14. 14 CFR 1264.112 - Parties to the hearing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Parties to the hearing. 1264.112 Section... PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL PENALTIES ACT OF 1986 § 1264.112 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to the... authorized by the provisions of that Act. (See section 3 of the False Claims Amendments Act of 1986, Pub....

  15. 29 CFR 22.17 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Rights of parties. 22.17 Section 22.17 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT OF 1986 § 22.17 Rights of parties. Except as otherwise limited by this part, all parties may— (a) Be accompanied, represented, and advised by a...

  16. 31 CFR 16.13 - Parties to the hearing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parties to the hearing. 16.13 Section 16.13 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT OF 1986 § 16.13 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to...

  17. 7 CFR 1.318 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Rights of parties. 1.318 Section 1.318 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS Procedures Related to Administrative Hearings Under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 § 1.318 Rights of parties. All parties may:...

  18. 21 CFR 1404.950 - Excluded Parties List System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Excluded Parties List System 1404.950 Section 1404.950 Food and Drugs OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) Definitions § 1404.950 Excluded Parties List System Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) means...

  19. Use of Third-Party Credibility in Hostile Situations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gorney, Carole M.

    A study analyzed the use of third-party credibility as a deliberate and systematic public relations strategy to regain credibility for an organization faced with public hostility. Four types of third-party usage are: citizen participation, outside investigation, adversarial advocacy, and employee dissemination. Third-party credibility as a public…

  20. 45 CFR 99.22 - Rights of parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Rights of parties. 99.22 Section 99.22 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR HEARINGS FOR THE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND Hearing Procedures § 99.22 Rights of parties. All parties may:...

  1. 49 CFR 383.75 - Third party testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Third party testing. 383.75 Section 383.75... STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES Testing and Licensing Procedures § 383.75 Third party testing. (a... inspections at least annually; (iii) Require that all third party examiners meet the same qualification...

  2. 29 CFR 2570.163 - Parties, how designated.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parties, how designated. 2570.163 Section 2570.163 Labor... ERISA Section 502(c)(8) § 2570.163 Parties, how designated. For 502(c)(8) civil penalty proceedings... proceeding; (2) How his or her participation as a party will contribute materially to the disposition of...

  3. 29 CFR 18.10 - Parties, how designated.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Parties, how designated. 18.10 Section 18.10 Labor Office... OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES General § 18.10 Parties, how designated. (a) The term party whenever.... Such petition shall concisely state: (1) Petitioner's interest in the proceeding, (2) how his or...

  4. 29 CFR 2570.113 - Parties, how designated.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parties, how designated. 2570.113 Section 2570.113 Labor... ERISA Section 502(c)(6) § 2570.113 Parties, how designated. For 502(c)(6) civil penalty proceedings... proceeding; (2) How his or her participation as a party will contribute materially to the disposition of...

  5. 29 CFR 2570.133 - Parties, how designated.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parties, how designated. 2570.133 Section 2570.133 Labor... ERISA Section 502(c)(7) § 2570.133 Parties, how designated. For 502(c)(7) civil penalty proceedings... proceeding; (2) How his or her participation as a party will contribute materially to the disposition of...

  6. Measure and collapse of participatory democracy in a two-party system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sznajd, Jozef

    2015-10-01

    Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so (Galileo Galilei). According to the above sentence we do not ask why we need to measure democracy but if it is possible to measure something which is not unequivocally defined. Although, it is unlikely a final agreement on the definition of democracy, the idea that it is a form of governance based on collective decision making seems to be uncontested. On the premise that in the high-quality democracy citizens (agents) not only must have equal participation rights but must want to participate in shaping decision, as an effective measure of democracy in a two party political system we propose the percentage of the total population that actually voted in a given elections only for two major parties. Thus, we disregard not only nonvoters but also smaller parties voters whom votes will not have a substantial impact on the election and consequently they will not be in the loop, even theoretically. To describe such a system a sociophysics model based on the $S=1$ Ising model (Blume-Capel) is proposed. The measure of democracy, V_D index, as a function of inter-party conflict is analyzed.

  7. Third Program Plan for DOE's participation in the IEA Working Party on Energy-Conservation Research and Development

    SciTech Connect

    1980-06-01

    The Plan documents the projects currently being conducted by the working party in which DOE is participating and the projects proposed by DOE for consideration by other IEA member nations. Chapter 1 reviews current and planned DOE commitments to existing implementing agreements: buildings and community systems; energy conservation in building complexes; energy cascading; heat pumps with thermal storage; advanced heat pumps; combustion; heat transfer and heat exchangers; energy storage; cement manufacturer; and high-temperature materials for automotive propulsion systems. Chapter 2 reviews planned DOE commitments to new implementing agreements: combustion; pulp and paper; iron and steel; food processing; urban waste; and alcohol additives to fuel. Appendix A discusses the mechanisms for establishing implementing agreements and annexes. Appendix B lists working party members and Appendix C describes the evaluation methodology.

  8. Agreements at the Pharmaceutical/University Interface.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ku, Katherine

    1987-01-01

    Specific agreements that arise at the interface between universities and pharmaceutical companies are described including sponsored research agreements, license agreements, clinical study agreements, material transfer agreements, and patient consent forms with respect to commercialization rights. (Author/MLW)

  9. International Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA provides grants and enters into cooperative agreements that support protecting human health and the environment while advancing U.S. national interests through international environmental collaboration.

  10. Experience and grammatical agreement: statistical learning shapes number agreement production.

    PubMed

    Haskell, Todd R; Thornton, Robert; Macdonald, Maryellen C

    2010-02-01

    A robust result in research on the production of grammatical agreement is that speakers are more likely to produce an erroneous verb with phrases such as the key to the cabinets, with a singular noun followed by a plural one, than with phrases such as the keys to the cabinet, where a plural noun is followed by a singular. These asymmetries are thought to reflect core language production processes. Previous accounts have attributed error patterns to a syntactic number feature present on plurals but not singulars. An alternative approach is presented in which a process similar to structural priming contributes to the error asymmetry via speakers' past experiences with related agreement constructions. A corpus analysis and two agreement production studies test this account. The results suggest that agreement production is shaped by statistical learning from past language experience. Implications for accounts of agreement are discussed.

  11. Experience and grammatical agreement: Statistical learning shapes number agreement production

    PubMed Central

    Haskell, Todd R.; Thornton, Robert; MacDonald, Maryellen C.

    2009-01-01

    A robust result in research on the production of grammatical agreement is that speakers are more likely to produce an erroneous verb with phrases such as the key to the cabinets, with a singular noun followed by a plural one, than with phrases such as the keys to the cabinet, where a plural noun is followed by a singular. These asymmetries are thought to reflect core language production processes. Previous accounts have attributed error patterns to a syntactic number feature present on plurals but not singulars. An alternative approach is presented in which a process similar to structural priming contributes to the error asymmetry via speakers' past experiences with related agreement constructions. A corpus analysis and two agreement production studies test this account. The results suggest that agreement production is shaped by statistical learning from past language experience. Implications for accounts of agreement are discussed. PMID:19942213

  12. Protecting the autonomy of states to enact tobacco control measures under trade and investment agreements.

    PubMed

    Mitchell, Andrew; Sheargold, Elizabeth

    2015-06-01

    Since the adoption of the WHO's WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, governments have been pursuing progressively stronger and more wide-reaching tobacco control measures. In response, tobacco companies are frequently using international trade and investment agreements as tools to challenge domestic tobacco control measures. Several significant new trade and investment agreements that some fear may provide new legal avenues to the tobacco industry to challenge health measures are currently under negotiation, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (a 12 party agreement of Asia-Pacific regional countries) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (an agreement between the USA and the European Union). This commentary examines different options for treaty provisions that the parties could employ in these agreements to minimise legal risks relating to tobacco control measures. It recommends that parties take a comprehensive approach, combining provisions that minimise the potential costs of litigation with provisions that increase the likelihood of a state successfully defending tobacco control measures in such litigation.

  13. Good things come to those who wait: late first offers facilitate creative agreements in negotiation.

    PubMed

    Sinaceur, Marwan; Maddux, William W; Vasiljevic, Dimitri; Perez Nückel, Ricardo; Galinsky, Adam D

    2013-06-01

    Although previous research has shown that making the first offer leads to a distributive advantage in negotiations, the current research explored how the timing of first offers affects the creativity of negotiation agreements. We hypothesized that making the first offer later rather than earlier in the negotiation would facilitate the discovery of creative agreements that better meet the parties' underlying interests. Experiment 1 demonstrated that compared with early first offers, late first offers facilitated creative agreements that better met the parties' underlying interests. Experiments 2a and 2b controlled for the duration of the negotiation and conceptually replicated this effect. The last two studies also demonstrated that the beneficial effect of late first offers was mediated by greater information exchange. Thus, negotiators need to consider the timing of first offers to fully capitalize on the first offer advantage. Implications for our understanding of creativity, motivated information exchange, and timing in negotiations are discussed.

  14. The simple economics of risk-sharing agreements between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry.

    PubMed

    Barros, Pedro Pita

    2011-04-01

    The introduction of new (and expensive) pharmaceutical products is one of the major challenges for health systems. The search for new institutional arrangements is natural. The use of the so-called risk-sharing agreements is one example. Recent discussions have somewhat neglected the economic fundamentals underlying risk-sharing agreements. We argue here that risk-sharing agreements, although attractive due to the principle of paying by results, also entail risks. Too many patients may be put under treatment. Prices are likely to be adjusted upward, in anticipation of future risk-sharing agreements between the pharmaceutical company and the third-party payer. An available instrument is a verification cost per patient treated, which allows obtaining the first-best allocation of patients to the new treatment, under the agreement. Overall, the welfare effects of risk-sharing agreements are ambiguous, and caution is urged regarding their use.

  15. The human mast cell chymase gene (CMA1): Mapping to the cathepsin G/granzyme gene cluster and lineage-restricted expression

    SciTech Connect

    Caughey, G.H.; Schaumberg, T.H.; Zerweck, E.H. ); Butterfield, J.H. ); Hanson, R.D.; Ley, T.J. ); Silverman, G.A. )

    1993-03-01

    Genes encoding T-cell receptor [alpha]/[delta] chains, neutrophil cathepsin G, and lymphocyte CGL/granzymes are closely linked on chromosomal band 14q11.2. The current work identifies the human mast cell chymase gene (CMA1) as the fourth protease in this cluster and maps the gene to within 150 kb of the cathepsin G gene. The gene order is centromere-T cell receptor [alpha]/[delta]-CGL-1/granzyme B-CGL-2/granzyme H-cathepsin G-chymase. Chymase and cathepsin G genes are shown to be cotranscribed in the human mast cell line HMC-1 and in U-937 cells. Other cells transcribe cathepsin G or CGL/granzyme genes, but not chymase genes, suggesting a capacity for independent regulation. Comparison of the 5[prime] flank of the chymase gene with those of cathepsin G and CGL/granzymes reveals little overall homology. Only short regions of the 5[prime] flanks of the human and murine chymase genes sequenced to date are similar, suggesting that they are more distantly related than human and rodent CGL-1/granzyme B, the flanks of which are highly homologous. The expression patterns and clustering of genes provide possible clues to the presence of locus control regions that orchestrate lineage-restricted expression of leukocyte and mast cell proteases. 30 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Cytogenetic analyses using C-banding and DAPI/CMA3 staining of four populations of the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, 1855 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)

    PubMed Central

    da Silva, Alexandra A.; Braga, Lucas S.; Guedes, Raul Narciso C.; Tavares, Mara G.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Cytogenetic data avalaible for the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, 1855 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), one of the most destructive pests of stored cereal grains, are controversial. Earlier studies focused on single populations and emphasized chromosome number and sex determination system. In this paper, the karyotypes of four populations of Sitophilus zeamais were characterized by conventional staining, C-banding and sequential staining with the fluorochromes chromomycin-A3/4-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (CMA3/DAPI). The analyses of metaphases obtained from the cerebral ganglia of last instar larvae and the testes of adults showed that the species had 2n = 22 chromosomes, with 10 autosomal pairs and a sex chromosome pair (XX in females and Xyp in males). Chromosome number, however, ranged from 2n = 22 to 26 due to the presence of 0–4 supernumerary chromosomes in individuals from the populations of Viçosa, Unai and Porto Alegre. With the exception of the Y chromosome, which was dot-like, all other chromosomes of this species were metacentric, including the supernumeraries. The heterochromatin was present in the centromeric regions of all autosomes and in the centromere of the X chromosome. The B chromosomes were partially or totally heterochromatic, and the Y chromosome was euchromatic. The heterochromatic regions were labeled with C-banding and DAPI, which showed that they were rich in AT base pairs. PMID:25893077

  17. Cytogenetic analyses using C-banding and DAPI/CMA3 staining of four populations of the maize weevil Sitophiluszeamais Motschulsky, 1855 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).

    PubMed

    da Silva, Alexandra A; Braga, Lucas S; Guedes, Raul Narciso C; Tavares, Mara G

    2015-01-01

    Cytogenetic data avalaible for the maize weevil Sitophiluszeamais Motschulsky, 1855 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), one of the most destructive pests of stored cereal grains, are controversial. Earlier studies focused on single populations and emphasized chromosome number and sex determination system. In this paper, the karyotypes of four populations of Sitophiluszeamais were characterized by conventional staining, C-banding and sequential staining with the fluorochromes chromomycin-A3/4-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (CMA3/DAPI). The analyses of metaphases obtained from the cerebral ganglia of last instar larvae and the testes of adults showed that the species had 2n = 22 chromosomes, with 10 autosomal pairs and a sex chromosome pair (XX in females and Xyp in males). Chromosome number, however, ranged from 2n = 22 to 26 due to the presence of 0-4 supernumerary chromosomes in individuals from the populations of Viçosa, Unai and Porto Alegre. With the exception of the Y chromosome, which was dot-like, all other chromosomes of this species were metacentric, including the supernumeraries. The heterochromatin was present in the centromeric regions of all autosomes and in the centromere of the X chromosome. The B chromosomes were partially or totally heterochromatic, and the Y chromosome was euchromatic. The heterochromatic regions were labeled with C-banding and DAPI, which showed that they were rich in AT base pairs.

  18. Holocentric chromosomes of psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) analysed by C-banding, silver impregnation and sequence specific fluorochromes CMA3 and DAPI.

    PubMed

    Golub, Natalia V; Nokkala, Seppo; Kuznetsova, Valentina G

    2004-01-01

    The pattern of nucleolus attachment and C-heterochromatin distribution and molecular composition in the karyotypes of psocid species Psococerastis gibbosa (2n = 16+X), Blaste conspurcata (2n = 16+X) and Amphipsocus japonicus (2n = 14+neo-XY) were studied by C-banding, silver impregnation and sequence specific fluorochromes CMA3 and DAPI. Every species was found to have a single nucleolus in male meiosis. In P. gibbosa the nucleolus is attached to an autosomal bivalent; in B. conspurcata to the X-chromosome; in A. japonicus to the neo-XY bivalent. The species show a rather small amount of constitutive heterochromatin, C-blocks demonstrating telomeric localization with rare exceptions. P. gibbosa is characterized by a polymorphism for C-blocks occurrence and distribution. In the autosomes of this species, C-heterochromatin consists of AT-rich DNA except for the nucleolus organizing region, which is also GC-rich; the X-chromosome shows both AT- and GC-rich clusters. In A. japonicus and B. conspurcata, C-heterochromatin of the autosomes and sex chromosomes consists of both GC-rich and AT-rich DNA clusters, which are largely co-localized.

  19. An efficient and secure Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol based on Chebyshev chaotic map

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    Yoon, Eun-Jun; Jeon, Il-Soo

    2011-06-01

    This paper proposes a new efficient and secure Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol based on Chebyshev chaotic map. The proposed key agreement protocol uses the semi-group property of Chebyshev polynomials to agree Diffie-Hellman based session key. The proposed protocol provides strong security compared with the previous related protocols. In addition, the proposed protocol does not require any timestamp information and greatly reduces computational costs between communication parties. As a result, the proposed protocol is more practical and provides computational/communicational efficiency compare with several previously proposed key agreement protocols based on Chebyshev chaotic map.

  20. Intensive sex partying amongst gay men in Sydney.

    PubMed

    Hurley, Michael; Prestage, Garrett

    2009-08-01

    Intensive sex partying is a framework developed to analyse specific frequent behaviours amongst a small minority of gay men in Sydney, Australia. The behaviours included a higher frequency of dance party attendance, more frequent sex, more anal sex, multiple sex partners, more unprotected anal intercourse with casual partners and more frequent drug taking. These occur at a contextual intersection between a sub-group of sexually adventurous gay men and 'party boys'. The men appear to be involved in both high-risk, adventurous sex practices and a specific form of partying distinguishable from dance partying and 'clubbing'. Sex partying occurs on multiple sites (domestic spaces; within dance parties; sex parties; sex-on-premises venues) and appears to be geared to the maximisation of sexual pleasure. Intensive sex partying describes this coincidence of factors and locates them in relation to the multiple pleasures offered by sex partying. It emphasises the importance of 'intensity' in order to understand better the relations between sex, drug use, pleasure, care and risk in some gay men's lives.

  1. Evaluation of the efficiency of tumor and tissue delivery of carrier-mediated agents (CMA) and small molecule (SM) agents in mice using a novel pharmacokinetic (PK) metric: relative distribution index over time (RDI-OT)

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    Madden, Andrew J.; Rawal, Sumit; Sandison, Katie; Schell, Ryan; Schorzman, Allison; Deal, Allison; Feng, Lan; Ma, Ping; Mumper, Russell; DeSimone, Joseph; Zamboni, William C.

    2014-11-01

    The pharmacokinetics (PK) of carrier-mediated agents (CMA) is dependent upon the carrier system. As a result, CMA PK differs greatly from the PK of small molecule (SM) drugs. Advantages of CMAs over SMs include prolonged circulation time in plasma, increased delivery to tumors, increased antitumor response, and decreased toxicity. In theory, CMAs provide greater tumor drug delivery than SMs due to their prolonged plasma circulation time. We sought to create a novel PK metric to evaluate the efficiency of tumor and tissue delivery of CMAs and SMs. We conducted a study evaluating the plasma, tumor, liver, and spleen PK of CMAs and SMs in mice bearing subcutaneous flank tumors using standard PK parameters and a novel PK metric entitled relative distribution over time (RDI-OT), which measures efficiency of delivery. RDI-OT is defined as the ratio of tissue drug concentration to plasma drug concentration at each time point. The standard concentration versus time area under the curve values (AUC) of CMAs were higher in all tissues and plasma compared with SMs. However, 8 of 17 SMs had greater tumor RDI-OT AUC0-last values than their CMA comparators and all SMs had greater tumor RDI-OT AUC0-6 h values than their CMA comparators. Our results indicate that in mice bearing flank tumor xenografts, SMs distribute into tumor more efficiently than CMAs. Further research in additional tumor models that may more closely resemble tumors seen in patients is needed to determine if our results are consistent in different model systems.

  2. Marmoset monkeys evaluate third-party reciprocity

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    Kawai, Nobuyuki; Yasue, Miyuki; Banno, Taku; Ichinohe, Noritaka

    2014-01-01

    Many non-human primates have been observed to reciprocate and to understand reciprocity in one-to-one social exchanges. A recent study demonstrated that capuchin monkeys are sensitive to both third-party reciprocity and violation of reciprocity; however, whether this sensitivity is a function of general intelligence, evidenced by their larger brain size relative to other primates, remains unclear. We hypothesized that highly pro-social primates, even with a relatively smaller brain, would be sensitive to others' reciprocity. Here, we show that common marmosets discriminated between human actors who reciprocated in social exchanges with others and those who did not. Monkeys accepted rewards less frequently from non-reciprocators than they did from reciprocators when the non-reciprocators had retained all food items, but they accepted rewards from both actors equally when they had observed reciprocal exchange between the actors. These results suggest that mechanisms to detect unfair reciprocity in third-party social exchanges do not require domain-general higher cognitive ability based on proportionally larger brains, but rather emerge from the cooperative and pro-social tendencies of species, and thereby suggest this ability evolved in multiple primate lineages. PMID:24850892

  3. Update on 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) party pills.

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    Monteiro, Márcia Sá; Bastos, Maria de Lourdes; Guedes de Pinho, Paula; Carvalho, Márcia

    2013-06-01

    N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) has become popular among recreational drug users as the major active ingredient of "party pills" due to its stimulant and euphoric properties. Before BZP legal restrictions, these pills were sold as a safe and legal alternative to classical amphetamines like ecstasy. New Zealand, given the size of its legal market prior to BZP control, is the country that most contributed to the knowledge about the patterns of use, motivations and positive and adverse effects resulting from its consumption, though the interest in BZP-party pills was observed all over the world. The use of these pills has been associated with hospitalizations for adverse events and continued availability over the Internet makes this intoxication a continued concern. This paper provides a review on the characteristics of BZP recreational use, specifically the target population, patterns and motivations of use, and evolution of legal status. Moreover, the in vivo and in vitro studies performed in order to understand its pharmacology, toxicology and kinetics are also discussed. Lastly, analytical methodologies for the identification of BZP in clinical and forensic settings are addressed.

  4. Political Parties and the Institutionalization of Education: A Comparative Analysis of Party Manifestos

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    Jakobi, Anja P.

    2011-01-01

    Education has been featured prominently in recent election campaigns in different countries. This article explains this observation by the idea of a world culture and the global institutionalization of education. It compares party manifestors of 25 OECD countries from 1946 onward, analyzing how education developed in election campaigns over time…

  5. Federal Facility Agreement progress report

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    The (SRS) Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) was made effective by the US. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV (EPA) on August 16, 1993. To meet the reporting requirements in Section XXV of the Agreement, the FFA Progress Report was developed. The FFA Progress Report is the first of a series of quarterly progress reports to be prepared by the SRS. As such this report describes the information and action taken to September 30, 1993 on the SRS units identified for investigation and remediation in the Agreement. This includes; rubble pits, runoff basins, retention basin, seepage basin, burning pits, H-Area Tank 16, and spill areas.

  6. Quick Guide: Power Purchase Agreements

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    2010-06-25

    Introduction to Federal power purchase agreements (PPAs), including available FEMP services and technical assistance as well as questions to ask when evaluating PPAs for a Federal renewable energy project.

  7. Pesticide Worker Safety Cooperative Agreements

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    The worker safety program cooperative agreements fund projects to educate pesticide applicators, handlers, and farmworkers on working safely with, and around, pesticides. Read about pesticide related grant opportunities and reports from previous grants.

  8. Good Agreements Make Good Friends

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    Han, The Anh; Pereira, Luís Moniz; Santos, Francisco C.; Lenaerts, Tom

    2013-01-01

    When starting a new collaborative endeavor, it pays to establish upfront how strongly your partner commits to the common goal and what compensation can be expected in case the collaboration is violated. Diverse examples in biological and social contexts have demonstrated the pervasiveness of making prior agreements on posterior compensations, suggesting that this behavior could have been shaped by natural selection. Here, we analyze the evolutionary relevance of such a commitment strategy and relate it to the costly punishment strategy, where no prior agreements are made. We show that when the cost of arranging a commitment deal lies within certain limits, substantial levels of cooperation can be achieved. Moreover, these levels are higher than that achieved by simple costly punishment, especially when one insists on sharing the arrangement cost. Not only do we show that good agreements make good friends, agreements based on shared costs result in even better outcomes. PMID:24045873

  9. Empirical agreement in model validation.

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    Jebeile, Julie; Barberousse, Anouk

    2016-04-01

    Empirical agreement is often used as an important criterion when assessing the validity of scientific models. However, it is by no means a sufficient criterion as a model can be so adjusted as to fit available data even though it is based on hypotheses whose plausibility is known to be questionable. Our aim in this paper is to investigate into the uses of empirical agreement within the process of model validation.

  10. Application Agreement and Integration Services

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    Driscoll, Kevin R.; Hall, Brendan; Schweiker, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    Application agreement and integration services are required by distributed, fault-tolerant, safety critical systems to assure required performance. An analysis of distributed and hierarchical agreement strategies are developed against the backdrop of observed agreement failures in fielded systems. The documented work was performed under NASA Task Order NNL10AB32T, Validation And Verification of Safety-Critical Integrated Distributed Systems Area 2. This document is intended to satisfy the requirements for deliverable 5.2.11 under Task 4.2.2.3. This report discusses the challenges of maintaining application agreement and integration services. A literature search is presented that documents previous work in the area of replica determinism. Sources of non-deterministic behavior are identified and examples are presented where system level agreement failed to be achieved. We then explore how TTEthernet services can be extended to supply some interesting application agreement frameworks. This document assumes that the reader is familiar with the TTEthernet protocol. The reader is advised to read the TTEthernet protocol standard [1] before reading this document. This document does not re-iterate the content of the standard.

  11. 29 CFR 22.13 - Parties to the hearing.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Parties to the hearing. 22.13 Section 22.13 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT OF 1986 § 22.13 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to the hearing shall be the defendant and the authority. (b) Pursuant to 31 U.S.C....

  12. 14 CFR § 1264.112 - Parties to the hearing.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Parties to the hearing. § 1264.112 Section... THE PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL PENALTIES ACT OF 1986 § 1264.112 Parties to the hearing. (a) The parties to... authorized by the provisions of that Act. (See section 3 of the False Claims Amendments Act of 1986, Pub....

  13. 75 FR 67749 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... Ltd.; and Hapag-Lloyd AG. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW....; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The amendment increases... Company S.A.G. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100,...

  14. 78 FR 59359 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ...: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor, 1627 I Street, NW; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The amendment... Services Limited, Inc. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100...: Seaboard Marine, Ltd. and King Ocean Services Limited, Inc. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen...

  15. 75 FR 69079 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ... O'Connor; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006. Synopsis: The amendment extends the... Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 627 I Street, NW.; Suite... USA, LLC and Trailer Bridge, Inc. Filing Parties: Marc J. Fink, Esq.; Cozen O'Connor; 1627 I...

  16. 77 FR 13604 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ...-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esquire; 211 Central Park W.; New York, NY 10024... Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esquire; Cozen O'Conner; 1627 I Street NW., Suite 1100; Washington...: BBC Chartering & Logistics GmbH & Co. KG; Beluga Chartering GmbH; Chipolbrok; Clipper Project...

  17. Misconduct in third-party assisted reproduction: a committee opinion.

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    2014-01-01

    Physicians who are told or discover information that would be material to another party's participation in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) arrangement (such as lawyer's, donor's, gestational carrier's, or intended parent's) should encourage disclosure to that party. In some instances, it is ethically and legally permissive for the physician to either disclose material information to an affected party or to transfer care of a patient to another willing provider. In all cases involving the legal status or rights of the parties, referral to legal professionals is advised.

  18. Physicists, Mathematicians and Astronomers - members of Communist Parties

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    Gaina, Alex

    2008-08-01

    It is shown that few of the best Soviet biographical sources in Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy give preference to members of the Communist Party of the USSR by a rate of 2 to 3 times, as compared with the nonmembers of Communist Party. The only biographical source in mathematics by Yu. V. Prokhorov, which indicates the membership to Communist Party of the USSR, shows that the chances of a Mathematician member of Communist party in the USSR were 5.3 times higher, than chances of a Mathematician non- communist.

  19. 46 CFR 201.30 - Parties; how designated.

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    2011-10-01

    ..., shall include any natural person, corporation, association, firm, partnership, trustee, receiver, agency, public or private organization, or governmental agency. A party requesting official action subject...

  20. 46 CFR 502.41 - Parties; how designated.

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    2011-10-01

    ... include any natural person, corporation, association, firm, partnership, trustee, receiver, agency, public or private organization, or governmental agency. A party who seeks relief or other affirmative...