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Niketche: A Story of Success
Martins, Ana Margarida Dias
Ellipsis , 2009,
Abstract: I argue that the success of Niketche owes more to the limits its internal exotic charge draws to provocation than to its provocative taboo-lifting undertone. Chiziane’s attempt to question received patriarchal representations of ethnic and gender difference ends up re-affirming patriarchal power by representing what I call an ‘internal exotic’.
success story: OSK DHCP in pure Python  [cached]
The Python Papers Monograph , 2010,
Abstract: DHCP System in Python Deployed for Big ISP in KoreaThis talk is about the success story of implementing and deploying of úDHCP server & management system ù in Pyton for the famous ISP in Korea who has over 2 millions of subscribers. In the market, there are already powerful DHCP solutions made by big vendors like Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent. Implementing something in Python is easy but competing and providing something which makes the customer satisfied is not a simple thing.
Republic of Moldova – the success story of the Eastern Partnership  [cached]
Vasile Rotaru
Sfera Politicii , 2012,
Abstract: The power change in Ukraine and the violent crackdown on the post electoral protestors in Belarus jeopardize the Eastern Partnership. The EU’s efforts to democratize and stabilize its eastern border could become more and more difficult if Brussels does not find quickly a solution to keep the six partners interested in its projects. This paper examines the latest challenges of the Eastern Partnership and the reasons why the Republic of Moldova could be the successful story the Eastern Partnership is seeking.
Reconstruction and Analysis on Demand: A Success Story  [PDF]
C. D. Jones
Physics , 2003,
Abstract: The traditional design of an HEP reconstruction system partitions the problem into a series of modules. A reconstruction job is then just a sequence of modules run in a particular order with each module reading data from the event and placing new data into the event. The problem with such a design is it is up to the user to place the modules in the correct order and CPU time is wasted calculating quantities that may not be used if the event is rejected based on some other criteria. The CLEO III analysis/reconstruction system takes a different approach: on demand processing (otherwise known as lazy evaluation). Jobs are still partitioned into smaller components which we call Producers. However, Producers register what data they produce. The first time a datum is requested for an event the Producer's algorithm is run. Sources work similarly, registering what data they can retrieve but delaying retrieval until the data is requested. Data analysis and filtering are done via a separate set of modules called Processors. We have been using this system for four years and it has been a huge success. The data access implementation has proven to be very easy to use and extremely efficient. Reconstruction jobs are easy to configure and additional event filters can be added efficiently and robustly -- access to correct data is automatically guaranteed. The true test of success: physicists have embraced this model for analysis even though the old model is still supported.
Why Women Matter: the Story of Microcredit
Charlotte E Lott
Journal of Law and Commerce , 2009, DOI: 10.5195/jlc.2009.28
Abstract: Alice Amoateng of Ghana is on her second loan of around $100 to set up and expand a clothing trading business. She borrowed the money from a microfinance institution, Sinapi Aba Trust, because she had no access to credit from the banking system. This microfinance institution was able to lend her money by using a group lending system, in which groups of women are jointly responsible for repayment of the loan. The loans allowed her to make her business more profitable and to spend the extra income on her children’s education and her family’s medical expenses. In addition to the loan, she received training in business and leadership, and she was elected to public office to represent her community.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms and breast cancer: not yet a success story
Rulla M Tamimi
Breast Cancer Research , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/bcr1529
Abstract: There is considerable evidence that genetics plays a role in breast cancer. Women with a family history of breast cancer are at a near twofold increased risk for breast cancer. Identification of highly penetrant genes has supported the notion that breast cancer is a genetic disease. However, these genes (e.g. BRCA1 and BRCA2) account for a very small percentage of breast cancers in the population [1]. The common disease-common variant hypothesis has been one of the overarching suppositions driving many of the breast cancer association studies [2,3]. This hypothesis suggests that the risk attributable to genetics for common diseases will come from alleles that are not under severe negative selection and that are in the population at a relatively high frequency. This hypothesis is appealing from a public health perspective because common variants will have the greatest impact at the population level.The sequencing of the human genome and discovery of millions of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) [4] provided the opportunity to characterize human genetic variation and its impact on breast cancer systematically. Numerous studies have examined low penetrance susceptibility polymorphisms in candidate genes, with some reporting significant findings. However, for the most part these associations could not be replicated in subsequent studies, suggesting that the original observations were due to chance [5]. In a pooled analysis of 46 association studies examining polymorphisms in 18 different genes, only three polymorphisms were significantly associated with breast cancer [5]. Despite considerable efforts made during the past few years to study genetic variation and breast cancer, there has been little success in identifying important contributions to breast cancer. The lack of robust and consistent findings from single SNP association studies led to the explosion of haplotype studies, which promised to examine more comprehensively the association between common genetic
Breastfeeding and the nutritional transition in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: a success story?
Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2003000700013
Abstract: the objectives of this paper are to examine recent breastfeeding duration trends in latin america and the caribbean to document: (a) rural-urban differentials, (b) differences in educational levels, and (c) changes in breastfeeding duration across time. secondary data analyses were conducted with 23 demographic and health surveys collected between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. results indicate that median breastfeeding duration is still greater in rural (as compared to urban) areas and among less (versus more) educated women, although these differentials are decreasing with time. in five of the six countries examined for secular trends, breastfeeding duration continues to increase in both rural and urban areas. breastfeeding duration in urban and rural areas was strongly correlated within countries. breastfeeding duration improved more among women with the highest and declined among those with the lowest levels of education. results indicate that breastfeeding duration has increased in latin america and the caribbean at a time when the opposite was predicted, given the region's increased urbanization. breastfeeding protection policies and promotion programs may explain part of the increase in breastfeeding duration.
Breastfeeding and the nutritional transition in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: a success story?  [cached]
Pérez-Escamilla Rafael
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2003,
Abstract: The objectives of this paper are to examine recent breastfeeding duration trends in Latin America and the Caribbean to document: (a) rural-urban differentials, (b) differences in educational levels, and (c) changes in breastfeeding duration across time. Secondary data analyses were conducted with 23 Demographic and Health Surveys collected between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Results indicate that median breastfeeding duration is still greater in rural (as compared to urban) areas and among less (versus more) educated women, although these differentials are decreasing with time. In five of the six countries examined for secular trends, breastfeeding duration continues to increase in both rural and urban areas. Breastfeeding duration in urban and rural areas was strongly correlated within countries. Breastfeeding duration improved more among women with the highest and declined among those with the lowest levels of education. Results indicate that breastfeeding duration has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean at a time when the opposite was predicted, given the region's increased urbanization. Breastfeeding protection policies and promotion programs may explain part of the increase in breastfeeding duration.
Quality Improvement in a Global Competitive Marketplace- Success Story from Nigeria  [cached]
IRECHUKWU Nkechi Eugenia
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v5n1p211
Abstract: In today’s global competitive marketplace, the demands of customers are increasing as they require improved quality products and services. This article puts forward a framework for quality management in organizations with reference to Owena Bank in Nigeria which launched the Programme code-named “Quality is Money (QIM)”, a domesticated version of Total Quality Management and a scheme tagged “Error-Free Banking or We Pay”. For this study, the fifty six (56) organizations in Nigeria that responded represent fifty five per cent (55%) of the total number sampled. The propositions are tested using simple statistical table with responses “YES” and “NO”. The tables show that 35organizations (62.5%) have actually implemented TQM, while 32 organizations (91.4%) were successful. The results support the argument that the level of success among organizations that have implemented TQM in Nigeria is high considering the fact that three out of every four that have implemented were successful. These results should encourage organizations that are still contemplating its implementation.
Women’s attitudes towards discontinuation of female genital mutilation in Egypt  [cached]
Koustuv Dalal,Stephen Lawoko,Bjarne Jansson
Journal of Injury and Violence Research , 2010,
Abstract: BACKGROUND: To examine women’s attitude towards discontinuation of female genital mutilation (FGM) in association with their access to information, knowledge of health effects and cultural beliefs concerning FGM in Egypt. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 9159 women, using data from the household survey in Egypt by Demographic and Health survey 2003. A comprehensive questionnaire covering attitudes towards FGM, demographics, and access to information was used. Chi-square analysis and logistic regression were applied to investigate how demographics, level of education, access to information, knowledge of health consequences and cultural beliefs influence women’s attitudes towards FGM. RESULTS: Among the demographic variables, discontinuation of FGM was independently associated with urban residency and post-secondary education. Moreover, women who were informed by the media, and those who had attended community meetings, church, or mosque where FGM was discussed, as well as women who were aware of the negative health consequences of FGM, were more likely to support discontinuation of FGM. By contrast, women with positive cultural conceptions of FGM were less likely to favour its discontinuation. CONCLUSIONS: Public education and information dissemination aiming to change current cultural notions favouring FGM practice – through community and religious leaders, and radio and television programs – may play an important role in modifying women’s attitudes towards FGM. These findings have some implications for intervention and policy.
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