Burtic D.,University of Oradea |
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering | Year: 2012
Looking on the mass media industry management during economic crisis, we notice that this field is undergoing, even outside economic context, real bursts of crisis. In the first part of this study, we'll try to analyse briefly the way in which mass media is perceived and presented in recent articles and interviews written by different journalists or public figures. In the second part, we'll describe a few performance elements within Romanian mass media industry. In this respect, we suggest three analysis concepts: expansion, audience and income. The third part will focus on management by objectives. We will try to demonstrate the link between management objectives and results from a quality perspective. If the objectives are political, quality is not really important or is defined in a different way. In the last part of our study, the emphasis is on limits as well as on quality and performance proposals in mass media industry in times of economic crisis.
Weiss D.,Medizinische Klinik |
Marti G.,Medizinische Klinik |
Mouton W.,Chirurgische Klinik |
Wermke W.,Universita |
Kummer O.,Medizinische Klinik
Ultraschall in der Medizin | Year: 2010
Aim: Described are the clinical and, especially, the contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic presentation and recovery of four cases of fascioliasis occurring between December 2008 and February 2009. Materials and Methods: A detailed history, clinical examination and laboratory investigation were followed by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography of the liver and serological evidence for the presence of antibodies. A final contrast-enhanced ultrasound was performed 6 weeks after treatment with triclabendazole. Results: The patients displayed a variety of symptoms ranging from vasospastic myocardial infarction diagnosed via coronary angiography and a first-time occurrence of migraine as a result of hypereosinophilia to fever with weight loss and tumor-like liver lesions. The contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic hepatic changes in fascioliasis are characterized by segmental arterial hyperemia with emphasis on the liver periphery and subcapsular canalicular sparing corresponding to parenchymal necrosis and hemorrhage. In the later phases areas with inflammatory changes were unmasked due to phlebitis of the small portal vessels and granulomatous parenchymal changes. All four patients were successfully treated with triclabendazole without experiencing any serious side effects. Conclusion: Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography is well suited for the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic fascioliasis. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart - New York.
Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications III - Proceedings of the International Symposium, CompIMAGE 2012 | Year: 2012
For architects, analysing architectural heritage means performing all those operations that are useful for getting to know it, in order to gather together all the data and information needed for its promotion, regeneration or, quite simply, maintenance. These operations take place through drawing and surveying the urban context first of all, in order to understand the place, then the building as a whole, and lastly its most important details. It is precisely through drawing that a journey of subjective awareness is made through the space, and images are created which clarify not only the individual features but also the relationships that link them together. Drawing, therefore, not only represents a technique for illustrating, but also and especially a fundamental element for reading architectural heritage. The contrast between man's creation and the untamed environment, that is, the contraposition of built and natural environments in a context such as the city of Venice, provides much food for thought and inspires graphic experimentation. In this city, not only can the beauty of individual pieces of architecture be observed, but the images of the buildings themselves as they are reflected in the Lagoon can also be enjoyed. These images constantly change dimension, shape and even their colours, depending on how much light there is on a particular day and what time of day it is.It is this marriage between the vertical façades of the buildings and their horizontal reflections in the Lagoon that has been sought in freehand drawings from life, experimenting with different traditional drawing techniques such as pencil, coloured pencil, various coloured pens and watercolours. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group.
Cucciolito M.E.,University of Naples Federico II |
De Felice V.,Universita |
Roviello G.,University of Naples Federico II |
Ruffo F.,University of Naples Federico II
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry | Year: 2011
This review provides a survey of the key-class of Pt0 complexes of general formula [Pt(N,N′-chelate)(η2-olefin)]. The main spectroscopic, structural and chemical features are discussed, in terms of electronic and steric properties of the ancillary ligands. The versatile reactivity towards electrophiles is described as a very useful entry to Pt II compounds with a wide assortment of ligands, such as halido, hydrido, hydrocarbyl, organometal, organoelement and carbene fragments, in some cases stabilised for the first time by the careful choice of the N,N′-ligand. Remarkably, the reactions can be an equilibrium, and their relevant thermodynamic parameters have also been collected, thus allowing a thorough discussion of the electronic and steric factors which affect its position. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
"EuPRAXIA will define the missing step towards a new generation of plasma accelerators with the potential for dramatically reduced size and cost," said EuPRAXIA coordinator Ralph Assmann from DESY. "It will ensure that Europe is kept at the forefront of accelerator-based science and applications." The EuPRAXIA consortium includes 16 laboratories and universities from five EU member states. In addition, it includes 18 associated partners from eight countries, involving leading institutes in the EU, Japan, China and the United States. Particle accelerators have evolved over the last 90 years into powerful and versatile machines for discoveries and applications. Today some 30,000 accelerators are operated around the world, among those some of the largest machines built by human mankind. A new technology for particle acceleration has emerged and has demonstrated accelerating fields a thousand times beyond those presently used: Plasma acceleration uses electrically charged plasmas, generated by strong lasers, instead of the usual radio frequency used in conventional accelerators, to boost particles like electrons to high energies. By the end of 2019, EuPRAXIA will produce a conceptual design report for the worldwide first five Giga-Electronvolts plasma-based accelerator with industrial beam quality and dedicated user areas. EuPRAXIA is the required intermediate step between proof-of-principle experiments and versatile ultra-compact accelerators for industry, medicine or science, e.g. at the energy frontier of particle physics as a plasma linear collider. The study will design accelerator technology, laser systems and feedbacks for improving the quality of plasma-accelerated electron beams. Two user areas will be developed for a novel free-electron laser, high-energy physics and other applications. An implementation model will be proposed, including a comparative study of possible sites in Europe, a cost estimate and a model for distributed construction but installation at one central site. As a new large research infrastructure, EuPRAXIA would place Europe at the forefront of the development of novel accelerators driven by the world's most powerful lasers from European industry in the 2020's. The EuPRAXIA consortium has the following participants: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) and Synchrotron SOLEIL from France, DESY and the University of Hamburg from Germany, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenible (ENEA) and Sapienza Universita di Roma from Italy and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) from Portugal, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, University of Oxford, University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London from the UK. Associated partners are: Jiaotong University Shanghai and Tsingua University Beijing from China, Extreme Light Infrastructures - Beams (ELI-B) in Czech Republic, University of Lille in France, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Osaka University and RIKEN Spring-8 Center from Japan, Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München from Germany, Wigner Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Science in Hungary, University of Lund in Sweden, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, Center for Accelerator Science and Education at Stony Brook University & Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in the U.S.