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Rosenau, Tuesday, 6 January, 1903

Stein, Itzik Karnac Books ePub

The committee's next stop was in Rosenau. The clear air and the cold weather made this village an ideal place for a clinic where sufferers of the most severe lung conditions could recover. Rashab had previously checked himself in there for a year.

He had shared the ward at the sanatorium with other patients with similar symptoms who were meticulously checked by doctors who secretly trusted more in divine intervention than in the science they practiced.

Each patient had a private room and was cared for by nurses who checked his temperature and searched the sheets for traces of blood. A few red spots on a handkerchief, a fever a few tenths of a degree higher, weight loss and pale skin could mean all the difference between a treatable illness and fatal tuberculosis. Those in whom a more advanced stage of the disease was detected were put up in a special wing to which no convalescent wished to be sent.

After dinner, the patients would usually meet in a small room where they read, played board games or were entertained by a magician, a forgotten singer or an in-vogue journalist. Rashab, on the other hand, preferred to retire to his room, where he continued to further his studies in his beloved books, or meditated on his forefathers’ teachings.

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17: Impact of Grapevine Preharvest Treatments with Elicitor on the Occurrence and Toxigenesis of Ochratoxigenic Fungi

Compant, S.; Mathieu, F. CABI PDF

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Impact of Grapevine Preharvest

Treatments with Elicitor on the

Occurrence and Toxigenesis of Ochratoxigenic Fungi

C. Dachoupakan, C. Strub, V. Martinez,

J.-C. Baccou and S. Schorr-Galindo*

Joint Research Unit on Integrated Approach to Food Quality – Food

Safety Team, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Introduction

Ochratoxin A (OTA), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name: l-phenylalanine-N-[(5-chloro-3,4-dihydro-8-hydroxy-3-methyl-1-oxo-1H-2benzopyran-7-yl) carbonyl]-(R)-isocoumarin (Ringot et al., 2006), is a mycotoxin, a product of the secondary metabolism of moulds, and is one of the most common naturally occurring mycotoxins that contaminates a wide range of different plant products including cereals, coffee beans, cocoa, nuts, spices, dried fruits, beer and wine

(Miraglia et al., 2002). OTA is a compound with recognized nephrotoxic activity, which is possibly involved in Balkans endemic nephropathy (BEN) (Vrabcheva et al.,

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Appendix Technology Permission Slip

William M. Ferriter Solution Tree Press ePub

Often, teachers and administrators feel uncomfortable about introducing digital tools to students because of Internet safety risks that are widely reported in the media. These fears are completely understandable! In fact, moving forward with digital projects before articulating specific actions that parents, teachers, and students should take to keep safe online would be nothing short of irresponsible. Teaching students strategies for self-protection is a basic requirement for any educator interested in using digital tools to facilitate instruction.

This document outlines both the reasons that digital tools should play a larger role in classroom instruction and the behaviors expected of parents, teachers, and students in 21st century classrooms. It can be used as a permission slip to generate commitment to Internet safety before digital projects are started.

Dear Parents,

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing parents and teachers is preparing students for a future that is rapidly changing yet poorly defined. New content and information is constantly being created, new partnerships developed across global boundaries are becoming commonplace, and new tools are connecting workers who once would have remained isolated.

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5 Working on the Railroad

Edited by Don L Hofsommer and H Roger Indiana University Press ePub

The distinguished American railroad historian Richard C. Overton liked to make the point that “the railroad was commonly the first wage-earning experience for farm boys.” And that statement frequently held true for Iowans. Farm lads often found agricultural work unattractive; the monotony of farm life, with its seasonal and daily cycles of often backbreaking toil, was hardly enjoyable. For decades the chance to become a railroader held bright promises. The likelihood of a steady job in an expanding industry, which by 1920 employed more than two million workers nationally, looked good indeed. As railroad unions or “brotherhoods” gained strength, pay increased and for some railroaders this meant having the means to buy a home and to have other extras for the family. Over time brotherhoods contributed to an improved work environment, including safer conditions. Then there was the excitement of the work, especially in train service, for virtually every day would hold different experiences. Furthermore, at a time when most people did not journey far from home and when paid vacations and leisure weekends had not yet evolved, a railroader could travel great distances at little or no cost, often using a trip or annual pass, or perhaps by showing a brotherhood membership card to an accommodating train crew. “There were a lot of thrills being a railroader and I was glad that I made that choice,” opined a former Appanoose County farm boy who, as a teenager with only a country school education, became a fireman and later a locomotive engineer for the Wabash Railroad in Moulton.

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23 The Deceptive Résumé

Perkins, John Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

While I was in Colombia, word arrived that Jake Dauber had retired as MAIN’s president. As expected, chairman and CEO Mac Hall appointed Bruno as Dauber’s replacement. The phone lines between Boston and Barranquilla went crazy. Everyone predicted that I, too, would soon be promoted; after all, I was one of Bruno’s most trusted protégés.

These changes and rumors were an added incentive for me to review my own position. While still in Colombia, I followed Paula’s advice and read the Spanish version of my résumé. It shocked me. Back in Boston, I pulled out both the English original and a November 1978 copy of Mainlines, the corporate magazine; that edition featured me in an article titled “Specialists Offer MAIN’s Clients New Services” (figure 1 and figure 2).

I once had taken great pride in that résumé and that article, and yet now, seeing them as Paula did, I felt a growing sense of anger. The material in these documents represented intentional deceptions. The basic facts were correct, but the important stories behind the facts were omitted. And these documents carried a deeper significance, a reality that reflected our times and reached to the core of our current march to global empire: they epitomized a strategy calculated to convey appearances, to shield an underlying reality. In a strange way, they symbolized the story of my life up to that point, a glossy veneer covering synthetic surfaces.

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CHAPTER TWO: Jung: the spell of the shadow

Costello, Stephen J. Karnac Books ePub

“On a chair lay a razor, besmeared with blood. On the hearth were two or three long and thick tresses of grey human hair, also dabbled in blood, and seeming to have been pulled out by the roots … a search was made in the chimney, and (horrible to relate!) the corpse of the daughter, head downward, was dragged therefrom … Upon the fire were many severe scratches and, upon the throat, dark bruises, and deep indentations of finger nails, as if the deceased had been throttled to death … the party made its way into a small paved yard in the rear of the building, where lay the corpse of the old lady, with her throat so entirely cut that, upon an attempt to raise her, the head fell off. The body, as well as the head, was fearfully mutilated—the former so much so as scarcely to retain any semblance of humanity”

Edgar Allan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) pioneered “analytical psychology”, thus differentiating his psychology from its Freudian counterpart. Nowhere in Jung’s writings is there a systematic treatment of pale criminality, but he does mention criminals in relation to his early word association tests, and he addresses the issue of the pale and rosy criminal in his seminar on Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, which I will examine. His conceptualisations on the shadow are directly relevant here and will also be explored in some detail. Before doing so, however, it seems appropriate to delineate some central Jungian concepts, as they will recur in our analysis of the contribution of analytical psychology to criminality. These comments serve also as a succinct introduction to Jungian psychology.

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3 Use High-Yield, Research-Based Strategies

Heflebower, Tammy; Hoegh, Jan K. Marzano Research ePub

CHAPTER 3

Use High-Yield, Research-Based Strategies

You can change your mindset.

—Carol Dweck

We all want strategies, techniques, and tools that will magically transform students into engaged learners who can’t wait to enter our classrooms and master the work. As teachers, we want this so much that, when we have opportunities for professional development, we most often ask for strategies and teaching techniques. Fullan (2008) calls this search for strategies “‘techniquey’—seeking tools as solutions instead of getting at the underlying issues” (p. 130). Techniquey strategies don’t solve problems and bring about change, because there are underlying issues present in schools that prevent students from achieving at their full potential—and we can’t solve the problem of low achievement with a single strategy. However, there are strategies and effective teaching tools that do influence student learning and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and research (Hattie, 2012) provides a list of the most effective ones, some of which we examine in this chapter. Too often we are trying our best, but we are not using the most effective high-yield, research-based learning strategies. To influence student learning, we need to choose and refine strategies, techniques, and tools that are proven by the research to make a difference.

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14. Book Review of The Arrow and the Lyre: A Study of the Role of Love in the Works of Hirschbach

Kohut, Heinz Karnac Books ePub

Thomas Mann is close to the analyst’s heart because of his rational attitude toward psychoanalysis and his respect for Freud. One must, however, agree with Hirschbach who maintains that the influence of psychoanalysis on Mann’s writings should not be overestimated. He sees Freud’s work as only one of the sources of Mann’s intellectual, philosophical, and artistic outlook; and he mentions the German romanticists, and Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wagner, and Goethe as having been of equal or greater importance.

Mann understood and used artistically the tenet of psychoanalysis that explains “many of the occurrences in our daily lives as instances of an outgrowth of our own unconscious will” (p. 108). Hirschbach quotes, as an outstanding example of Mann’s grasp of this principle, the chapter from Joseph and His Brothers “in which Isaac blesses Jacob instead of Esau. No one can be mistaken about the fact that the father wants to bestow the blessing upon the ‘younger’ of the twins, wants to be deceived.” Hirschbach also gives illustrations from Mann’s later novels, especially from Joseph, and demonstrates the artistic use which Mann made of his knowledge of the Oedipus complex, of sexual dream symbolism, of flight into illness, and the like.

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5. Free Will and Divine Sovereignty

Hugh J. McCann Indiana University Press ePub

 

A satisfactory resolution of the problems canvassed in the last chapter can be had in only one way: by according God an active role as creator in the production of human action. To revert to the Openness view would be to give away too much—to accede, in effect, to the anti-theist's objection that belief in the God of tradition cannot be sustained in the face of the world's sin and suffering. And nothing short of a full involvement in the operations of creaturely wills seems consistent with the omniscience and sovereignty appropriate to a God who is as perfect as we can imagine him to be. But what shall we then say about libertarian freedom, which in the standard free-will defense places the primary responsibility for moral evil on us, and insulates God from our sinfulness? One option is simply to drop the idea of libertarianism, and opt for a completely different notion of human freedom. That was the reaction of Jonathan Edwards, who would never have accorded less than complete sovereignty to God, and whose version of free will is straightforward Lockean compatibilism.1 Compatibilist freedom is a conditional matter: I am free in acting just in case I would have done otherwise if some causal condition had been different—if, for example, I had chosen to behave differently, or if behaving differently had been my strongest desire. This kind of account permits both my action and the choice that led to it to have been determined, in which case they simply form part of the natural causal order. If that is all there is to free will, God can easily be complete master of the universe, as well as fully cognizant of all that occurs in it, for he can make the world a completely deterministic affair, in which all that will ever occur is fixed from the beginning in accordance with natural law.

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6 The Loire Valley

Rynn, Margie FrommerMedia ePub

Château de Villandry, Loire Valley

Just 2 hours south of Paris, the Loire Valley enchants visitors with a stunning landscape of castles and vineyards straight out of a fairy tale. King François I and his Renaissance court left a spectacular cultural legacy, earning the entire valley a place on the World Heritage Site list. History buffs can trace Joan of Arc from Orléans to ­Chinon; romantics fall in love with the storybook châteaux of Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, and Ussé; garden lovers revel in the verdant paradise of Chaumont and Villandry; gastronomes tantalize their palates at Michelin-starred restaurants and rustic auberges; and outdoor adventurers can see it all by bike.

As its name would imply, the region’s rolling hills and forests hug the winding Loire River, encompassing 800 sq. km (308 sq. miles) of land south of Ile-de-France, from the city of Orléans and extending west to Nantes on the Atlantic coast. Most visitors use Tours or Orléans as their starting point; however, the towns of Blois, Amboise, or Saumur make excellent bases for exploring the region.

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Chapter 10. Flying

Kathryn U. Hulings University of North Texas Press PDF

Flying

For a moment, suspended over an expanse of nothingness, their col-

lective breath only a speckle in the span of totality, my family flew. Of course, I wasn’t with them; I am permanently grounded by my abdomen full of internal adhesions. So, when my family took to the skies without me on a clear summer day in Southern Colorado, it was meant to be a secret. It was a secret for more reasons than just a kindness to spare me any feelings of envy; those motivations would become clearer as the story unfolded. Regardless, I wasn’t supposed to find out—but all covert adventures eventually find a voice. Someone always rats.

Michael, who was fourteen at the time, was the rat of this particular frolic in the wild blue yonder.

“Mommy,” he whispered into the phone from the comfort of a cozy room at a Holiday Inn, “I have a secret.”

Michael, Jim, and Edie had traveled to Cañon City to compete in the Summer Swim Club State Meet. They’d left me home to relax, to find my bearings after a hot, sweaty July filled with physical challenges.

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7 Along the Way: 1971–87

Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press ePub

BY THE 1970S, RAILROADS WERE AMATURE INDUStry.” It was not a term of endearment. Indeed, many observersX were ready to write off the industry, consigning it – soon, they said – to the dustbin of history. The naysayers got it wrong, happy to say, but the long decade of the 1970s proved wrenching in the extreme for those who held affection for the industry at large, for the individual companies, for the trains they ran, and for the employees who worked for them. It would be a grim ten years. Yes, there was a glimmer of hope, and a new era beckoned. It would be a hard slog getting there, but over the next several years, a very different industry would emerge – slimmed down, deregulated, and led by a talented and innovative management cadre. A new era, to be sure, one that resembled the past only at the margins.

IC for years was Iowa’s premier handler of packinghouse products, but reflecting a broad pattern, billings slipped in the 1970s as packers relocated their plants and as they increasingly turned to trucks for their transportation needs. Six days a week, however, IC in August 1976 still wheeled tonnage eastward from John Morell’s huge facility at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Train 776, shown here slipping through Matlock in northwest Iowa, would hand off most of its consist to train 676 from Sioux City at Cherokee.

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1. Discovering an Orderly World

Wheatley, Margaret J. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

One learns to hope that nature possesses an order that one may aspire to comprehend.

—C. N. Yang

 

It has taken us a long while to get here—a nine-mile hike up a gradual ascent over rocky paths. My horse, newly trained to pack equipment and still an amateur, has bumped against my back, bruised my heels, and finally, unavoidably, stepped on my toe, smashing it against the inside of my boot. But it’s been worth it. Here are the American Rockies at their clichéd best. The stream where I sit soaking my feet glistens on for miles I can’t see, into green grasses that bend to the wind. There are pine trees, mountains, hawks, and off at the far edge of the meadow a moose who sees us and moves to hide her great girth behind a tree that is only four inches wide. The tree extends just to the edge of each eyeball. We laugh, but I suspect there’s a lesson in it for all of us.

For months, I have been studying process structures—things that sustain their identity over time yet are not locked rigidly into any one physical form. This stream that swirls around my feet is the most beautiful one I’ve encountered. Because it is vacation, I resist thinking too deeply about this stream, but as I relax into its flow, images stir and gently whorl the surface.

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5. Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates: The Possibilities for Alternative Visions

Pearl Bowser Indiana University Press ePub

MICHELE WALLACE

Within the closed world they create, stereotypes can be studied as an idealized definition of the different. The closed world of language, a system of references which creates the illusion of completeness and wholeness, carries and is carried by the need to stereotype.

—Sander Gilman, Difference and Pathology1

The role of stereotypes is to make visible the invisible, so that there is no danger of it creeping up on us unawares; and to make fast, firm and separate what is in reality fluid and much closer to the norm than the dominant value system cares to admit.

—Richard Dyer, The Matter of Images2

The most prominent conceptions of black stereotypes in cinema studies, as conceived by Donald Bogle and Thomas Cripps, define such representations too narrowly—as harmful, reductive, and denigrating.3 Even recent endeavors to revise old approaches, for instance that of Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, do not quite succeed in addressing some of the most problematic issues. Rather, their emphasis is on devaluing stereotype analysis generally as an outmoded and not sufficiently subtle “negative/positive images” criticism.4 If we are to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater, we need to follow the deconstructive work of Sander Gilman, Eve Sedgwick, and Richard Dyer and reconceptualize stereotypes or “types” as something of greater importance, ambiguity, and theoretical sophistication.5 Otherwise, distinguishing aesthetic achievement from the presumably deadening influence of stereotypes becomes all but impossible.

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Commentary

Karnac Books ePub

Rainer Krause

T he paper I am commenting on was published in 1974 in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association as the T second of a two-part contribution to the covering a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic association at Dallas in 1972. The first part, twenty-five pages long, had the title “Barriers to falling and remaining in love” and appeared in the same year and in the same Journal (Kernberg, 1974a). Obviously, the second paper became more influential than the first. According to the editor, it was cited very often and had a high impact factor in modern jargon, which is, however, not rare with Otto Kernberg’s work. Some of the basic ideas were published in German in a three hundred-page book, Liebesbeziehungen— Normalität und Pathologie (Love relations—normality and pathology) by the famous Klett Cotta Company (Kernberg, 2007). At that time, the basic ideas about the so-called “borderline conditions” had been seven years on the market, but the description was schem-atical and not in depth in a clinical way (Kernberg, 1967). The book on borderline conditions and pathological narcissism appeared one year later. The application of this new thinking on love, sexuality, and perversions was not yet formulated. So, these two papers are the first attempt to apply the central points of his borderline thinking and research to love, and especially mature love. Both papers include eleven case vignettes describing treatment courses leading to mature love or failure. In fact most of the cases end up in failure. This leads, however, to a certain scarcity in the description of mature love, favouring a detailed characterization about what kind of personality organization is detrimental for love in general and for mature love in particular.

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