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Chapter 3

Douglas Fisher Solution Tree Press PDF
When the principal calls late at night on a holiday weekend, it’s usually not a good thing. In our case, it turned out to be a great learning opportunity but a challenging one. We received a call on Labor Day weekend with a plea:“Can you cover the twelfth-grade English classes for six weeks while the teacher is out on family medical leave?” Until that time, the oldest students we’d ever taught were ninth graders. We had both taught elementary and middle school and had spent a lot of time with freshmen in previous years. We really didn't know much about the senior year or the curriculum. We were faced with a problem and one that would require our ability to consolidate our understanding of teaching and learning to design meaningful experiences for the students. We had to learn a new curriculum quickly. We had to consider the developmental differences between our students of the past and the students who would be in our classrooms now. We had to figure out how to engage 140 students at the same time. As a result of school-level systems thinking, the faculty had decided that seniors needed some experiences with large-format lectures to be successful in college. See All Chapters
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17. The Citrus Orthezia Praelongorthezia praelonga (Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), a Potential Invasive Species

Pena, J.E., Editor CAB International PDF


The citrus orthezia,

Praelongorthezia praelonga (Douglas)

(Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), a potential invasive species

Takumasa Kondo,1 Ana Lucia Peronti,2 Ferenc Kozár3 and Éva Szita3

Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Corpoica, Colombia;


Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva, Universidade Federal de São

Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos/SP, Brazil; 3Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian

Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary


The citrus orthezia, Praelongorthezia praelonga

(Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), is a highly polyphagous scale insect that causes plant damage both directly by its feeding and indirectly due to its associated sooty molds. This Neotropical species currently is largely confined to Central and

South America and the Caribbean Region, but has the potential to be invasive if accidentally introduced into other climatically suitable parts of the world. The citrus orthezia was recently introduced into the Afro-tropical region where it has become a pest. This chapter provides a brief summary of the vast literature on the citrus orthezia, which is often difficult to access, including its taxonomy, biology, host records, economic importance, world distribution, integrated pest management (including chemical, mechanical, cultural, physical and biological control strategies) and quarantine methods. The scale insect can have multiple generations per year and has a lengthy life cycle lasting between 40 and 200 days.

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2. Thomas F. McKinney Before Moving to Onion Creek, 1801–1850

Henson, Margaret Swett Texas State Historical Assn Press ePub



THOMAS FREEMAN MCKINNEY was born November 1, 1801, the eldest son of Abraham and Eleanor “Nelly” Prather McKinney. He had four sisters and three brothers. Neighbors recognized McKinney’s father as a great hunter who took minimal interest in farming or raising horses like his father, Charles. Charles McKinney, an immigrant, arrived in Virginia in the 1750s and raised horses on the Virginia-North Carolina border in an area where neighbors raced thoroughbreds and quarter horses. In 1784 Charles moved his family and the horses through the Cumberland Gap into the Kentucky bluegrass region. Young “Freeman,” as his mother called him in honor of her step-grandfather, adopted the skills of both his father and grandfather; he appreciated good horses and was an excellent marksman. Abraham moved his family west to Christian County, Kentucky, by 1811 and onward to Howard County, Missouri Territory, in 1819.1

In 1823 at age twenty-two, and now known as “Mac” to his friends, McKinney took his horse and rifle to follow the Santa Fe trail with his distant cousin Philip Allen Sublett, kin to the mountain men of that name. The cousins joined Stephen Cooper’s second expedition to Santa Fe that left Franklin, Missouri, in May 1823, with pack horses loaded with trading goods. The party suffered a serious Indian attack southwest of Fort Osage and some members suffered terrible thirst when the group lost its way between water holes taking the Cimarron Cutoff in southwestern Kansas. They finally reached Santa Fe in November, where they discovered that the townspeople had already spent their money on the goods of a group of Missouri traders that had arrived earlier. The two adventurers joined an armed group heading south through El Paso to Chihuahua, which was a major trading outpost. Its residents were eager for United States-made goods, and unlike Santa Fe residents dependent on the arrival of annual payrolls, had a ready silver supply with a mint and a thriving economy. The cousins may have even travelled south to Durango.2 During this journey, the pair learned sufficient Spanish for trading purposes.

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Henderson, Hazel Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Let us now examine more closely 1995, a watershed year in global affairs. Millennial anxieties and hopes were focused on the fiftieth anniversary of the UN. Clearly, the UN needed reinvigorating, restructuring, and reforming. Almost since its founding in 1945, the Cold War had slowly warped its politics and structures in the ideological crossfire of the superpowers, and the veto had often crippled the decisions of its Security Council. The General Assembly had become a forum for the rest of the world—an important function and safety valve for the world’s unsolved problems and human agendas. Too often this led the more powerful nations to bypass the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which was designed to be an equal counterpart to the Security Council. ECOSOC and other agencies of the UN, like the Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), had become forums for what were then called “Third World” issues and withered; some agencies— the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Economic, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)—were politicized.

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Losing: My Religion

Oakley, Chris Karnac Books ePub

For many of us in this secular age it is stating the obvious to acknowledge that religion, certainly in any organised sense, has lost its grip. We appear to have fallen out of love with it. As an effect of this there is an enormous vacuum, a God shaped hole in our lives. A situation vacant. And it looks as if football has become that which for so many fills that vacuum.

G.K.Chesterton, a devout Catholic, thought that when people stop believing in God it is not that they start to believe in nothing. Rather they'll believe in anything. Psychoanalysis, which can also operate as a substitute “religion”, is unequivocally linked to love, although not necessarily love of the analyst. It is as if what is at stake is that psychoanalysis offers the potentiality to love with one's whole heart. Remember the religious rallying call “Love God with all your heart and all your soul and all your might.”, and perhaps the same goes for football. Indeed it is hardly novel for football, both with the utmost seriousness and simultaneously facetiously, to be likened to a religious order. Its adherents seen as modern day equivalents of religious devotees, the away fans as hedge priests, all suffused with spiritual fanaticism, enthusiastically partaking in a secular communion.

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Blaming, 1998 (UD, uncatalogued)

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF


Two sonnets


When shall we cease setting ourselves up as

Kings and despots, tyrants and emperors?

Every day we make up our own laws,

One for others, not for us of course.

We look about at an enchanted sky,

Billows of clouds, stretches of ardent blue

And almost believe that part of us can vie

With creating a fall of rain, a tumble of snow.

We act as if everything we can know is brought

About by us, but when things all go wrong

And we are betrayed and darkens every thought

Then we start inveighing against a God who has strong

Terrible power and blame him because we are caught

In a cloud of chaos, anguish that lasts so long.


When there’s an earthquake or a tornado we

Speak of ‘Acts of God’ and blame some power.

Not in our grasp, for weather so cruelly

Smashing our forests and gardens, washing each flower

Away for good. But when the sea is calm

And the sun high and happiness rules our world

We take the credit for it. God causes harm

We think and superficial we are and bold.

We should give thanks for marvels, we should be glad

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4. Defending Home and Country

Ralph A. Wooster Texas State Historical Assn ePub



Private John P. Offield, Company A, Twelfth Texas Cavalry (Parson’s Brigade). Courtesy Lawrence T. Jones III, Austin.

WHILE THE STRUGGLE to defend the Confederacy continued in 1863 and 1864, people in the northwestern counties of Texas fought to protect their homes from Indian attacks.

Just before Christmas 1863, a band of over three hundred Comanche Indians crossed the Red River and made a major raid into Montague and Cooke Counties, killing a dozen citizens, burning ten homes, and carrying off numerous horses and several women. Confederate and state troops gave pursuit but the raiders escaped back into Indian Territory before they could be overtaken.60

Although there were several small raids during the spring and summer of 1864, there was not another major Indian incursion until October 1864, when over five hundred Kiowas and Comanches led by the Comanche Little Buffalo crossed the Red River and rode southward into Young County. The raiders divided into several parties which attacked ranches and farms along Elm Creek, a tributary of the Brazos. Troops from Col. James Bourland’s Frontier Regiment and Maj. William Quayle’s Frontier District rode to assist families who took refuge in two small fortified stockades, but arrived after the Indians had withdrawn, taking seven women and children captives with them. The troopers followed the Indians for over one hundred miles before they gave up the chase.61

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7. The development of gender identity

Chiland, Colette Karnac Books ePub

The intersexed (1.7% of the general population, 3% present genital ambiguity) and transsexual individuals (one in every 30 000 to 100 000, depending on the statistics quoted) form only a small proportion of the general population. We can, however, learn much about the development of gender identity by studying them.

I. In the other’s mind

Gender identity is usually considered to be a secondary phenomenon, developing in the context of the classic Oedipus complex between three and five years of age, or in the early genital phase (Roiphe and Galenson), i.e. in the second half of the second year of life. That may well involve the individual’s representation of what the difference between the sexes actually is, but not his or her feeling of gender identity, which develops earlier. The self is not neuter; it has gender.

A baby (though in some languages the word is grammatically neuter) is never neuter as far as the parents are concerned; and the latter strongly influence the infant’s growing awareness of what he or she is. For the parents, their baby began to have a specific gender in their Oedipal dreams as children and adolescents, then again during the mother’s pregnancy in their fantasies involving the forthcoming child. (According to Michel Soulé, learning of the baby’s sex by means of ultrasound scans is equivalent to a voluntary abortion of fantasy representation, but this is not in fact the case: knowledge of what the scans say does not interrupt fantasy activity. Some parents, however, prefer to remain in the dark and do not wish to be informed of the scan results on this particular point.) The baby is there, and must be either a boy or a girl, not something neuter. Whenever there is any doubt about which sex to attribute to the new-born, such that the doctors request that any decision be postponed until a later date, this is intolerable for the child’s parents. [See Anne-Marie Rajon’s remarkable article (1988).] The child must be given a name, and choosing a first name which could apply equally well to both sexes [Lee, for instance] does not answer the question asked by family and friends: “A boy or a girl?”. Cathecting the child’s sex determines a whole series of words, feelings, attitudes and behaviour. From the very beginning of life babies are treated differently according to whether they are girls or boys; much research still has to be done to highlight the actual details of this phenomenon. According to Lézine, Robin and Cortial [1975: 140]: “Any discrepancy between the infant’s own rhythm and the mother’s facilitating or restricting attitude seems to be more pronounced in the case of girls than in that of boys.”

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Chapter 20. Fibromyalgia

Mindell R.Ph. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub


ibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue and multiple tender points. The word is derived from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek words for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Tender points are specific places on the bodysuch as the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and upper and lower extremitieswhere people with fibromyalgia feel pain in response to slight pressure.

According to a paper published by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia affects three to six million Americans. Between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women, but men and children also can be affected. Most people are diagnosed during middle age, although the symptoms often become present earlier in life. People with certain rheumatic diseasessuch as rheumatoid arthritis or lupusmay be more likely to have fibromyalgia. Several studies have indicated that women who have a family member with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it themselves.

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Periodic, Aperiodic, and Partly Periodic Clocks in Scientific Simulations

Hamid R. Arabnia, George A. Gravvanis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Scientific Computing | CSC'14 |


Periodic, Aperiodic, and Partly Periodic Clocks in Scientific Simulations

Clarence Lehman1 and Adrienne Keen2

1 University of Minnesota, 123 Snyder Hall, 1475 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA

2 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

“Professor Einstein says that time differs from place to place. . .

If time is not true, what purpose have watchmakers?”

—Allen Moore, Dave Gibbons, 1986

Abstract— In microscale simulations that forecast stochastic times for future events, most new events develop internally, either within a simulated entity or from interactions among entities in the simulation. Births, deaths, infections, migrations, and other events can arise internally in this way.

However, some events arise exogenously, entirely outside the system, while others are triggered routinely by calendar times rather than by internal conditions. For example, in simulating the population of a region without its surrounding world, immigration of new individuals into the region would be exogenous, occurring at fixed or random intervals. For individuals in the simulation, the timing of medical checkups or other appointments could similarly occur at regular or irregular intervals, independently of other conditions in the simulation. Here we describe a way to implement clocks for such events, inspired by work on a large-scale epidemiological simulation program [1]. The clocks can tick deterministically or randomly following any probability distribution. Two forms of clocks, periodic and aperiodic, simulate natural processes such as oscillatory signals or radioactive decay. A third form, which we call partly periodic, does not typically occur in nature, but is devised to match empirical counts exactly. The design we describe is general and can be applied to any individual-based, agent-based, discrete event, or other microscale simulation model that stochastically schedules future events [2].

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Chapter Four - Getting Connected after a Long Absence—Fathers Re-Entering their Children's Lives: Conflicts of Interest, Belief, and Attachment

Gorell Barnes, Gill Karnac Books ePub

Greater attention is now paid to ways of protecting and encouraging non-married fathers’ links to their children following any form of parental separation. This has come about through the more assertive claims of fathers themselves, network support groups (Fatherhood Institute, 2012), a heightened awareness of children's rights to an ongoing relationship with both their parents, as well as to a human rights ethic within family law on the right to family life (Collier & Sheldon, 2008). Legal links between unmarried fathers and their children have been strengthened by the inclusion of fathers’ names on a child's birth certificate, and legal responsibilities that go alongside this have been enacted. In the social domain, promoting fathers’ involvement to address youth crime and boys’ educational underachievement has tended to rely on mobilising ideas of masculinity, authority, and power quite different to those ideas informing policy agendas aimed at engaging fathers in a relationship with young children. These are based on intimacy, nurture, and connectedness. Lewis et al. (2002) noted this ongoing dichotomy of fatherhood; fathers as strong but uncaring, necessary for their contribution to order and discipline vs. eager and caring, but rejected by hostile mothers. In daily family experience where fathers and children are connected, emotional co-regulation can develop within a framework in which exploration and attachment lead on to the development of age appropriate discipline, so that both nurture and authority are incorporated and these aspects of fathering become joined up (Hill et al., 2014).

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How Can We Both Win?A Quick Demonstration

Jonamay Lambert HRD Press, Inc. PDF

How Can We Both Win?

A Quick Demonstration

10 minutes


To help participants understand the difference between working against one another and working together toward a mutual end when resolving a dispute.


MATERIALS: Prizes, Candy, Money, or Trainer’s Choice


1. Ask for volunteers to demonstrate the concept of “Win-Lose” and “Win-Win.”

Select two volunteers of the same sex and have them come to the front of the room.

2. Ask them to sit face to face. Explain that they are going to compete in an arm wrestling match. If there is a small table available, put it between the volunteers, and ask them to sit in such a way that they can arm wrestle.

(With no table, have them sit in such a way that their knees will be braced against each other.)

3. Explain that you will give a prize to the winner each time an opponent is beaten.

4. Allow several rounds and give out prizes to each winner. On the third or fourth round, suggest that opponents think about partnering so that both sides can win. Once they get the idea of partnering rather than trying to defeat one another, they then realize that they can work back and forth in such a way that each can take turns winning and earn prizes. The activity is then over.

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Gordon, Edward E. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Every enterprise is a learning and teaching institution. Training and development must be built into it on all levels—training and development that never stops.

—Peter Drucker

Across the United States a wide spectrum of secondary-education career initiatives is now under way. These are local community collaborations with business, foundations, public entities, and nonprofit organizations. They represent an essential component in rebuilding the local education-to-employment talent pipeline. Let us look at a cross-section of these schools.

For more than forty years, Philadelphia Academies, Inc. has provided the talent to hundreds of city and regional businesses through the United States’ oldest career-academy program. Philadelphia Academies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization funded by the local business community to provide career-focused programming that prepares students for employment and postsecondary education.

In 1968 Philadelphia experienced some of the worst riots in the city’s history. Economic stagnation, poverty, and soaring unemployment had planted the seeds of growing discontent. In tackling this crisis, community, business, education, labor, and government leaders forged a new coalition. They decided to focus on the soaring high school dropout rate.

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32. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones: A Sermon Seen

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

A Sermon Seen


It warmed my heart when Mark Sanborn, whom I’ve shared a speaking platform with a number of times, decided to write an essay about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Charlie’s positive attitude had a major impact on my faith and my life. I’ll never forget the last time I talked to Tremendous, just before his death from cancer. I said, “When you get to heaven, will you tell us what it’s like?” Tremendous was weak but his answer illustrated what kind of guy he was. “I wouldn’t have the words to describe it! If I did, you’d probably commit suicide!” Thanks, Mark, for sharing about such a great servant leader—my friend and mentor, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. —KB

EDGAR GUEST WAS born in England but moved to the United States where he became known as “The People’s Poet.” He penned more than 11,000 poems, which were syndicated in 300 newspapers and collected in more than 20 books. One of his best-loved poems is a classic familiar to many called “Sermons We See.” In it he says, “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day / I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.”

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CHAPTER THREE: “Dracula”: from Stoker’s classic of compulsion to Arthur’s dark room

Gary Winship Karnac Books ePub

The myth of vampirism, especially retold in Bram Stoker’s (1897) classic gothic tale Dracula, offers us a compelling account of obsession. With insights beyond many text-books, Stoker’s Dracula is arguably indicative reading for any student studying addiction and compulsive disorders. The tale of Dracula weaves together many common threads of repetition-compulsion, and is of especial relevance in terms of the elements of allure, danger, and death. It is not uncommon for addicts to tell stories of their binges, recounting their close calls with death with some relish. The imago of the sickly pale addict whose relentless drug habit is draining him of his life and drawing him ever downwards towards death has become something of a cultural icon for the tragedy of modernity. The perpetuity of Prometheus’s punishment, bound to a rock, having his liver devoured every day by a vulture, like the tale of Dracula suggests to us the cycle of living death, and this is the central theme I explore over the next chapters. But I begin here with Arthur, my client who asked a question that set the frame for this chapter.

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