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Fountain

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Strangers

Each face repeats its former attitude.

How with our glances we beset the street!

Each man and woman in their separate mood

Pass through the dust of wind and do not know

It is their own reflections that they meet,

So shared are feelings which we undergo.

Yet straining towards a meeting we depart

(Still fixed upon stark shadows we have grown)

The simple, present and intrinsic heart,

And feel that others move in worlds which we

Could pass as foreigners but never own:

There are more meeting-places than we see.

Stripped to the cries of children or the words

A blind man speaks who begs an alms to come,

We move in doubt and stealthily towards

Wide squares where shadows draw back from a place

Sun is set free in, and it feels like some

Room where we recognise each human face.

Fountain

Let it disturb no more at first

Than the hint of a pool predicted far in a forest,

Or a sea so far away that you have to open

Your window to hear it.

Think of it then as elemental, as being

Necessity,

Not for a cup to be taken to it and not

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The Grid (1963)

Bion, Wilfred R. Karnac Books PDF

The Grid (1963)

*Later changed to ‘Inquiry’. See ‘The Grid’ (1971) (Volume X, p. vii).

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David Cooperrider Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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3: Endosperm Development and Cell Specialization

Larkins, B.A. CABI PDF

3 

1

Endosperm Development and Cell

Specialization

Junpeng Zhan1, Joanne M. Dannenhoffer2 and Ramin Yadegari1,*

School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, USA; 2Department of Biology,

Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA

3.1 Introduction

The endosperm of angiosperms is a seed structure that provides nutrients and signals for embryo development and seedling germination (Li and Berger, 2012; Olsen and

Becraft, 2013). In cereal crops, it occupies the largest portion of the mature grain, contains large amounts of storage compounds including primarily carbohydrates and storage proteins, and is an important source of biofuel (Lopes and Larkins, 1993; Sabelli and Larkins, 2009; FAO, 2015). Because of its value and relatively large size, maize endosperm has become a model system for studies of endosperm development.

Angiosperm seed development is initiated by a double fertilization during which one of two sperm cells fuses with the egg cell within the female gametophyte (embryo sac) to produce the diploid embryo (1 maternal:1 paternal) and the other fertilizes the central cell to form the triploid endosperm

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CHAPTER ONE: The enigma of the transference

Karnac Books ePub

The enigma of the transference

Edgar A. Levenson, M.D.

Psychoanalysis from its inception has been biased towards theory, metapsychology, presumably the font of the mutative therapeutic action. Far less emphasis has been put on the phenomenology of therapeutic action; that is, on how people change. This valorization of metapsychology is increasingly coming under scrutiny, however, as the erstwhile sharp-edged doctrinaire distinctions between positions blur and attention shifts to an emergent neu-ropsychological paradigm; at this stage of knowledge really more a metaphor than a genuine model (Pulver 2003). In other words, now that it is less clear that we are right and that you are wrong, we are all beginning to wonder what it is we are doing when we do what we all know how to do.

Metapsychology, for all its claim to ontological truth, always reflects the current culture, the social context in which we are all imbedded, but of which we are largely unaware. As Gregory Bateson said, the point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer (Bateson 1979: 87). The current emphasis on the vicissitudes of early mothering, especially as described in attachment theory, reflects a cultural change, from the patriarchal, Oedipal-oriented (conflict and envy) world in which I both grew up and became an analyst, to a matriarchal, nurturing one in which mothering (early) and empathy is privileged. One also notes, not inconsequentially, that the demographics of psychoanalysis have shifted from largely male and medical to female and psychological along with a radical shift in the economics. Believe it or not, when I entered the field in the early fifties, psychoanalysis was the second highest paid medical specialty and we had waiting lists! Clearly this made for a therapeutic milieu that tolerated more frustration and tempted therapist less to over-aggressive interventions.

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3. The Steps to Managing Your Health

Nitzi-George R.P.H., Diaove Basic Health Publications ePub

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ellness is a major focus in todays living. We have modified our diets, stopped smoking, gotten flu shots, and listened to health reports on the nightly news. We are more conscious of healthy living and preventing disease than we are educated on how to live with disease.

What steps do you take when you get sick? Do you ignore the symptoms and hope they will go away? Do you go to the drugstore and look for something to take for the symptoms? If the symptoms get worse, do you talk to a friend or family member? Are you the type of person who will read up on the symptoms instead of going to the doctor? Why is the first instinct to figure things out for ourselves?

There are many possible reasons why we avoid the doctor when we first get sick. Maybe we:

• Do not have insurance.

• Had a bad experience in the past.

• Cannot afford the fee.

• Do not think it is serious.

• Are afraid to acknowledge that we are sick.

• Do not want to spend the money.

• Do not want to spend the time.

• Think we know how to treat ourselves.

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8. Waist Management

Hennessy M.D., Tim Basic Health Publications ePub

Hunger is a sweet sauce.
—DAD HENNESSY

It may be that the taste of extra salty french fries is imprinted in the pleasure center of my brain. It may be that the convenience of eating food prepared by someone else is too hard to resist. Or, it may simply be that the advertising experts have been successful in their ability to manipulate my behavior. Whatever the reason, I have to admit that I love fast food. This fact, although somewhat embarrassing, is undeniable. Each and every time I reward myself with this treat, I get an exhilarating rush.

As soon as I turn into the parking lot, my heart rate speeds up, my mood lightens, and my mouth waters in anticipation of the feast that is about to come. Frankly, there is not much difference between my reaction and the reaction a dog conditioned to come running once the dinner bell is rung might exhibit. I am basically wagging my tail as I patiently wait for the worker to give me my food.

Over the years, I have developed fond memories of these visits to the fast food restaurants. While some people may remember how they felt when we first landed on the moon, I can still recall how I felt the first time I was introduced to the concept of supersizing my meal. When asked if I would like to double the size of my food order for a few extra cents, it only took a fraction of a second to come to the realization that this was a good thing—a very good thing. I remember that my knee-jerk response, “Hell yeah,” drew attention from the other customers in the store that day because it had been a little too quick, a little too loud, and a little too enthusiastic. It would probably not have been my phrase of choice if I had actually thought about my response, but when dealing with the acquisition of food, a primal force ensuring survival sometimes takes hold of my brain. I can’t imagine anyone actually saying no to the supersize question. In many ways, it seems analogous to the ATM machine asking whether I would like an extra ten dollar bill for the small surcharge of fifty cents. “Hell yeah” would be blurted out again.

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CHAPTER 2: Leading Innovation

Tucker, Robert B. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Proctor & Gamble wasn’t a fun place to work in the early part of this decade. The company was struggling on all fronts. Growth had stalled, its brands were aging, and once-loyal customers were fleeing to lower-priced store brands. The business press was full of articles about how P&G’s leadership and stodgy culture were to blame. Analysts who covered the company for Wall Street seemed to relish pointing out that Procter hadn’t had a breakthrough product since 1963, when Head & Shoulders shampoo was introduced, and couldn’t seem to innovate no matter how hard it tried. In 2000, P&G’s board of directors ousted the CEO and replaced him with a company insider who was determined to get the company growing again—fast.

A.G. Lafley’s weapon of choice: innovation on all fronts. He shifted attention from commodity businesses in food and beverage, to higher-growth, higher-margin, lower-asset-intensive businesses such as health care, personal care, and beauty. He made a major commitment to accelerating growth in developing markets. And he put the word out that he wanted everyone to be involved in innovation. He began conducting annual innovation reviews in each business unit, and set stretch goals for internally generated growth. He and his senior team began giving out modest rewards in the form of stock options for creative ideas, and celebrated innovators and their achievements on P&G’s internal website.

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Nine The War in Northern Waters

H. P. Willmott Indiana University Press ePub

THE OUTSET OF WAR provided evidence of the elements of constancy and change in naval warfare. In past conflicts British sea power had been used in three roles: to enforce the close blockade of enemy bases and ports, to clear the seas of enemy warships and trade, and to carry the war in which Britain found itself to enemy overseas possessions. The mine and the submarine by 1912 had forced the British Navy to abandon close blockade in favor of observational blockade, but with reference to the elements of constancy, the outbreak of war in August 1914 saw British sea power set about its historic tasks. In clearing the seas Britain’s positional advantage astride German and Austro-Hungarian sea-borne lines of communication with the outside world ensured that enemy oceanic trade very quickly dwindled. The first six months of war saw 383 German and Austro-Hungarian steamers of 978,152 tons detained, sunk, or captured by the Allies and another 788 ships of 2,970,458 tons seek the security of neutral ports. The two Central Powers lost the services of some 61 percent of their merchant fleets in this single, opening phase of the war.

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Investigating Female Students’ Attitude towards Cheating and Plagiarism: A Study in King Saud University

Hamid R. Arabnia; Azita Bahrami; Victor A. Clincy; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

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Evaporation—Verification of Material Balancing Equation 179

EXPERIMENT

46

EVAPORATION—VERIFICATION OF

MATERIAL BALANCING EQUATION

AIM

To verify the material balancing equation during evaporation.

REQUIREMENTS

Beaker

(1)

Water bath

(1)

Tripod stand

(1)

Glass rod

(1)

Measuring cylinder

(1)

China dish

(1)

Hot air oven

(1)

Filter paper

NaCl

PRINCIPLE

Material quantities can be expressed in many ways: weight/weight (w/w), weight/volume (w/v), molar concentration (M), mole fraction and weight fraction. The weight/weight concentration is the weight of the solute divided by the total weight of the solution and this is the fractional form of the percentage composition by weight. The weight volume concentration is the weight of solute in the total volume of the solution. The molar concentration is the number of molecular weights of the solute expressed in kg per 1 m3 of the solution. The mole fraction is the ratio of the number of moles of the solute to the total number of moles of all species present in the solution. The weight fraction is the ratio of weight of solute to the total weight of the species present in the solution.

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A Software Toolkit for Stock Data Analysis Using Social Network Analysis Approach

Hamid R. Arabnia, Mary Q. Yang, George Jandieri, James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. on Advances in Big Data Analytics | ABDA'14 |

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A Software Toolkit for Stock Data Analysis Using Social Network

Analysis Approach

Junyan Zhang1 , Donglei Du 2 , and Weichang Du1

1 Faculty of Computer Science,2 Faculty of Business Administration

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Abstract— In this paper, we design an online analytical toolkit benefiting from the domain of Social Network Analysis. The objective is to provide a network centric perspective for analyzing stock data in facilitating portfolio management. The core process of this toolkit is to build a social network of stocks from NYSE and NASDAQ. In this network, each node is a stock and the weight of an edge is decided by the correlation coefficient calculated based on the historical daily returns between the two stocks involved. After filtering less significant nodes from user definitions, a proposed portfolio index is then generated to be an appropriate managed portfolio to users. This approach is implemented as a clientserver online toolkit, and finally evaluated through a case study on simulating trend of real portfolios (DJIA). The more matched peaks and valleys between both lines indicates the more similarities of both portfolios.

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10 WELLINGTON & THE WAIRARAPA

Diana Balham FrommerMedia ePub

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Wellington & the Wairarapa

Wellington might be our seat of government—you’ll see more suited civil servants here than anywhere else—but Wellingtonians sure know how to party when the ties come off! This is New Zealand’s coolest and most sophisticated city, a population little more than 200,000 shoehorned between a mercurial harbor and the hills, with the South Island on its doorstep and the rest of the North Island at its back. Wellingtonians live with its bracing breezes and love it just the same: As the saying here goes, “You can’t beat Wellington on a good day!” Take the cable car up to Kelburn, find a shady hideaway in the Botanic Gardens, see rare native animals at the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, get in touch with your funky self on Cuba St.—just jump right in.

Over the hill—in a geographic sense only!—lies the appealingly flat region known as the Wairarapa. It’s where Wellingtonians come for weekend rebalancing: to sip wine from some of the best boutique vineyards in the land, to chill out in the delightful little towns, and to experience the splendid isolation of its wild, unpeopled coast. But Wairarapa is full of pretty special locals, too, who are coming up with all sorts of interesting ways to celebrate their special place.

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3 The Choice Map

Adams, Marilee Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

When we resumed this conversation, Joseph pointed to a mural on the wall of his office. I’d noticed it before but hadn’t paid much attention to it. “This is what I call the Choice Map,” he explained. “It helps us become better observers of the two basic paths we take in life — the Learner Path and the Judger Path. When things aren’t working, you can use this map to figure out what’s in your way and find a better path for getting what you want.

“Notice the figure standing at the crossroads between the two paths at the left side of the Choice Map,” Joseph continued. “That represents you and me — every one of us. In every instant of our lives we’re faced with choosing between the Learner Path and the Judger Path. The smaller figures show what kinds of questions we ask on each path and what happens, depending on which path we take.”

From his chair Joseph directed a laser pointer at the map, swinging it back and forth between two little signs. The one by the Learner Path said, “Choose,” the one by the Judger Path said, “React.” I could see how imagining myself on one path or the other could be a way of observing my own choices and actions.

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Appendix I: Examples of Rating Methodologies

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

This appendix offers examples of five types of rating methodologies:

Adjectival rating

Color coding

Small business participation rating

Past performance rating

Numerical scoring.

This section offers two examples of adjectival rating.1 The first example is a rating scale for technical and management factors, and the second is a scale for past performance.

The following adjectival rating scale could be used to evaluate technical and management factors and significant subfactors. A proposal need not have all the characteristics listed in an adjectival category to receive that adjectival rating. The evaluators must use judgment to rate the proposal using these characteristics.

Outstanding: An outstanding proposal is characterized as follows:

The proposed approach indicates an exceptionally thorough and comprehensive understanding of the program goals, resources, schedules, and other aspects essential to performance of the program.

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