29,849 research outputs found

    Comparing the influence of structural funds programmes on regional development approaches in Western Scotland and Silesia : adaptation or assimilation?

    Get PDF
    The implementation of EU Structural Funds (SF) programmes is credited with influencing the focus and content of domestic regional development activities, enhancing coordination of national and sub-national levels tasked with regional development and strengthening partnerships between public, private and voluntary actors. However, the influence of programmes is uneven. Analyses, based on the Europeanization literature, present a complex relationship between EU and domestic factors. A range of variables has been identified to explain this differential influence. The paper contends that, when considering New Member States (NMS) from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), this approach requires reorientation. In the face of strategically weak and under-resourced domestic approaches, programmes are driving, rather than attempting to adjust, the domestic regional development agendas. To support this, the paper takes a comparative approach, assessing the influence of programmes in cases from opposite ends of the SF implementation spectrum: the UK (Western Scotland) and Poland (Silesia)

    Geriatrics and gerontology in Malta

    Get PDF
    Malta has been in the forefront of both Geriatrics and Gerontology since 1988 with the establishment of the International Institute on Ageing. Definitions of Geriatric medicine and gerontology are described, as well as under/postgraduate training opportunities in geriatrics and gerontology in Malta. Description of the two main associations of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the various geriatric services available in Malta are given, both in the public and private sector. The way forward is proposed for both geriatric medicine and gerontologypeer-reviewe

    Participatory breeding system for laying hens

    Get PDF
    Livestock breeds (and breeding systems) developed for intensive production systems often do not perform as expected in organic and extensive systems. For these alternative systems animals need good social and ranging behaviour, which is in general not necessary in intensive systems with greater confinement for the animals. Although this is the case in all the livestock species (e.g. dairy cows, pigs and sheep), in poultry, the differences between organic/free range and conventional systems are comparatively larg

    Focal rigidity of hyperbolic surfaces

    Full text link
    In this note, we consider the rigidity of the focal decomposition of closed hyperbolic surfaces. We show that, generically, the focal decomposition of a closed hyperbolic surface does not allow for non-trivial topological deformations, without changing the hyperbolic structure of the surface. By classical rigidity theory this is also true in dimension n≥3n \geq 3. Our current result extends a previous result that flat tori in dimension n≥2n \geq 2 that are focally equivalent are isometric modulo rescaling.Comment: Published in Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae Mathematica, Volumen 37, 2012, 149-159, 11 page

    A case of Diogenes Syndrome

    Get PDF
    Diogenes Syndrome is a syndrome of extreme selfneglect, domestic squalor, excessive hoarding, social withdrawal and refusal of all help and lack of concern regarding one’s personal residential situation. A case report of an 83 year old lady with mild dementia and Diogenes Syndrome is described.peer-reviewe

    Euro area governance: What went wrong in the euro area? How to repair it? Bruegel Policy Contribution 2010/05, June 2010

    Get PDF
    Bruegel Director Jean Pisani-Ferry focuses on the institutional response to the euro area crisis with the Van Rompuy Task Force being set up to reform economic governance. The task force is due to present its progress report shortly and the author examines two basic questions in this context– what went wrong in the euro area (and the lessons learnt from this) and consequently what are the three choices for reforming governance. He explains why implementation of existing rules need to be strengthened and why the Van Rompuy Task Force should revisit the fundamental principles on which the EMU is founded and resist the temptation to solely address divergences

    A study of a Java based framework for telecommunications services : a dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science, Massey University, New Zealand

    Get PDF
    Additional content held on disk with print copy in Library.In this report, we study some of the general issues surrounding the area of telecommunications service development including the history of telecommunications services, current service creation techniques and the network used by services. We also discuss the lack of service portability and reasons for it. The JAIN framework – a set of Java APIs for integrated networks – is introduced as an approach that elegantly addresses this. We present a survey of recent work in telecommunications services that relate to JAIN. This includes a discussion of the feature interaction problem, an overview of the Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture, in particular, its relationship with JAIN, and the rapidly advancing field of Internet Telephony. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the JAIN approach we present designs for two advanced services that use the JAIN framework. These services are Internet Call Waiting and Click-to-Dial. Finally, areas for future research are introduced


    Get PDF
    Learning module of "Membaca Gambar Teknik" is a teaching material of the students independently of "Membaca Gambar Teknik". The goal of the development learning module of "Membaca Gambar Teknik" is to produce a teaching material that can be used to the students to learn independently. In addition, the purpose of this development was to assess the feasibility of the module as a teaching material independently. Research and development method was used in this research. The sample subjects in this research are students of class X Mechanical Engineering SMK Negeri 2 Wonosari. Data collection technique that used in this research is a questionnaire. The data obtained are qualitative data in the form of comments and quantitative data in the form of scores with a range scale of 1 to 4. Data analysis techniques use the quantitative descriptive analysis techniques, then converted to qualitative data using a Likert scale to determine the feasibility of learning media are made. The results showed that (1) validation of the characteristic aspects of material expert module gets 90%, (2) validation of the display aspects of media expert gets 95.83%, the organization gets 85.71%, the consistency gets 75%, (3) validation of the communication aspects of linguists gets 75%, the truth of the language gets 66.67%, (4) a small group experiment of the characteristic aspects of the module gets 85.94%, the display gets 75.02%, the language gets 79.17%, the benefits of getting media are 91.67%, and (5) a large group experiment of the characteristic aspects of the module gets 71.67%, the display gets 75.625%, the language gets 80%, the benefits of getting media are 85.83%. Keywords : Learning Module of "Membaca Gambar Teknik

    Social cases?

    Get PDF
    This was a cross-sectional descriptive study of in-patients over the age of 60 years at St. Luke's hospital who were deemed to be social cases (SC). The majority (58.4%) were female and the mean age was 80 years (range 60-92, SD: 6.7 years). Most (80%) were found in medical wards. The mean length of stay was 22.5 days (range 1-290 days, SD: 36.4 days). Social cases were a frail group with a mean number of co-morbidities of 2.8 (range 0-6, SD:1.5). Dependency level was also high with a mean Barthel score of 6.8 (range 0-20, SD: 7.4). A diagnosis of dementia was documented on the patient's medical record in only 12%. However significant low Abbreviated Mental Test scores were found in 64% (mean AMT 5.0, range 0-9, SD: 2.8). These findings illustrate that most social cases at St. Luke's Hospital are not only there for `social' reasons but also have other factors involved, including a high dependency level in activities of daily living which hamper their discharge to the community. Rehabilitation using an interdisciplinary approach may help the less dependent return to the community.peer-reviewe
    • …