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De Assis Pimentel G.G.,State University of Maringa | Saito C.F.,UNICESUMAR
Motriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica | Year: 2010

This study approached people resident en the metropolitan region of Maringá, Paraná, with the objective to establish the profile of potential necessity and the interest for practice of adventure activities. It is significant the no-interest for the practice, although the major part of the population have a notion about which are the main adventure activities. Parachute, surf, hang glide are the most quoted and desired. The more important characteristics of people who practice sports are, according to the sample: have financial conditions, be tired with the routine and have physical conditions to practice. In agreement these characteristics as reality, common people tend to self-exclusion in the practice of adventure of leisure. Source

Souza R.A.D.,State University of Maringa | Araujo M.J.D.S.,UNICESUMAR
Engineering Failure Analysis | Year: 2011

Despite the fact that structural failures are not desirable, it's worth to observe that it always provides relevant information for enhance design and building techniques. Additionally, failure investigations can provide a clear understanding of the involved technical problems, avoiding known mistakes to be produced again. However, the causes of many structural failures are not registered in the technical literature, in a way that some unsubstantiated information produced by the media is usually prominent. The lack of technical reports concerning structural failures gives rise to the repetition of very basic errors, which may inclusive produce progressive failures. In this context, the present paper aims at providing the main reasons for the progressive failure of 15 reinforced concrete balconies of a residential building in Maringá, Paraná state, Brazil. The engineering techniques used for demolishing and reconstructing the balconies of the mentioned building are also discussed. Finally, it is important to highlight that the activities described in this article have contributed in a very positive way for recovering the right of property, the psychological health and the feeling of security of the residents of this damaged building. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

De Oliveira Carniatto C.H.,University of Sao Paulo | Leonardo J.M.L.O.,UNICESUMAR
Revista em Agronegocio e Meio Ambiente | Year: 2014

Wild animals are classified according to their geographical distribution. Endemic animals belong to native, migratory or non-migratory, land or water, species which naturally occur in natural biotypes. They are species which do not live in their natural habitat and are not ecologically dependent on humans. Exotic animals belong to species that do not occur naturally in a determined region, biome or ecosystem. Compared to local species, they are invasive or introduced species. Attendance of wild animals, endemic and exotic, in veterinary clinics and hospitals has become a rather common event during the last decades. Specimens originate from the Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA), environmental organs or from illegal private vivariums. Current analysis deals with a survey of wild birds from the Brazilian or exotic fauna attended at the veterinary hospital of the Centro Universitário de Maringá (CESUMAR) between 2005 and 2011. Methodology comprises analysis of attendance records in the files of the veterinary hospital of the Cesumar. Further, 109 files including 22 morphotypes distributed into 9 orders were reported: 39% cockatiel (47/109), followed by the parrot (15/109), of which 89% (89/109) belonged to private persons, with special emphasis on the popularity of wild birds as pets. Results show that attendance ofwild birds, free or not, is routine in the Cesumar's veterinary hospital. Laboratory and equipments for the attendance and management of these birds are highly important. Source

Greggio E.A.,UNICESUMAR | Bonini E.A.,Federal Technological University of Parana
Revista em Agronegocio e Meio Ambiente | Year: 2014

Due to the worldwide relevance in soybean cultivation, current assay, performed in the chemical laboratory of the Cocamar Cooperative in Maringá PR Brazil, analyzed the rates of protein, oil, humidity and acidity in soybean samples of stored grains and in the towns of the states of Mato Grosso and Paraná, Brazil. The interaction between rates was investigated and the acidity rate in soy seeds with different characteristics was evaluated. Experimental design was totally randomized and analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's test at 5% were employed for the comparison of means. Co-relationship between variables was performed by Pearson's Linear Co-relationship. Results of soy seeds with different characteristics showed high acidity rates mainly caused by storage. The commercial classification of the seeds is recommended to avoid high acidity rates in the soybean oil produced. Source

de Araujo M.I.,UNICESUMAR | Delariva R.L.,West Parana State University | Bonato K.O.,Federal University of Parana | da Silva J.C.,West Parana State University
Check List | Year: 2011

Itiz Stream is a first order tributary of the Ivaí River basin, located in a rural area of Marialva municipality, Paraná state. Fish were sampled in October, November and December 2007, September 2008 and March 2009, using electrofishing and a sieve technique in three stretches along the stream. We collected 20 species belonging to 13 genera, seven families and three orders. Only Poecilia reticulata was considered non-native species and five are probably undescribed. © 2011 Check List and Authors. Source

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