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Isolation of cellulolytic activities from Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle)
FU Rehman, M Aslam, MI Tariq, A Shaheen, AJ Sami, NH Naveed, AI Batool
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2009,
Abstract: Cellulolytic enzymes have immense potential to convert cellulosic biomass into useful products. Tribolium castaneum crude proteins were isolated to screen the cellulolytic activities. The activity was established by substrate-agar plate assay and confirmed by endoglucanase assay. Cellulolytic activity was further purified and characterized using the different chromatographic techniques and electrophoresis. Gel filtration chromatography showed the presence of multiple forms of enzyme activities with different molecular weights. Stability of enzyme activity was investigated at different temperatures and pH. Optimum pH for was found 4.8 at 40oC determined as optimum temperature. Gradually decreasing Enzyme activity remained half at 60oC. Zymography and SDS-PAGE showed the presence of multiple forms of endoglucanase activities (Cel I and Cel II) with molecular weight of 55 kDa and 35 kDa.
Beyond “Methodological Islamism”? A Thematic Discussion of Muslim Minorities in Europe  [PDF]
Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood
Advances in Applied Sociology (AASoci) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2013.37039
Abstract: In this discussion we offer an overview of the place of Muslim actors in European scholarship. We especially focus on the second and subsequent generations of European Muslims, and how future research agendas could conceptualise the relationship between contemporary Muslim identity and citizenship regimes in Europe. We explore the way in which our understanding is formed by a concern with socio- economic processes, cultural adaptations and civic status. We include questions of citizenship and “difference”, and the extent to which there has been a re-imagining and re-forming of national collectivities in the face of Muslim claims-making. By claims-making we invoke a further register which centres on the creation of a Muslim infrastructure, perhaps through modes of religious pluralism (or opposition to it), and how this interacts with prevailing ideas that to greater and lesser extents inform public policies e.g., multiculturalism, interculturalism, cohesion, secularism, or Leitkulture, amongst others. While the latter register focuses more on nation-state politics, there is a further transnational dimension in the Muslim experience in Europe, and this assumes an important trajectory in the ways discussed. It is argued that Muslim identities in Europe contain many social layers that are often independent of scriptural texts; such that the appellation of “Muslim” can be appropriated without any unanimity on Islamic matters. We conclude by observing how this point is understudied, and as a consequence the dynamic features of Muslims’ leadership in Europe remain unexplored.a
No-Wait Flowshops to Minimize Total Tardiness with Setup Times  [PDF]
Tariq Aldowaisan, Ali Allahverdi
Intelligent Control and Automation (ICA) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ica.2015.61005
Abstract: The m-machine no-wait flowshop scheduling problem is addressed where setup times are treated as separate from processing times. The objective is to minimize total tardiness. Different dispatching rules have been investigated and three were found to be superior. Two heuristics, a simulated annealing (SA) and a genetic algorithm (GA), have been proposed by using the best performing dispatching rule as the initial solution for SA, and the three superior dispatching rules as part of the initial population for GA. Moreover, improved versions of SA and GA are proposed using an insertion algorithm. Extensive computational experiments reveal that the improved versions of SA and GA perform about 95% better than SA and GA. The improved version of GA outperforms the improved version of SA by about 3.5%.
Impact of the Fermeuse Wind Farm on Newfoundland Grid  [PDF]
Seyedali Meghdadi, Tariq Iqbal
Energy and Power Engineering (EPE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/epe.2015.76025
Abstract: This paper aims to study the impact of the Fermeuse wind farm (46°58'42\"N 52°57'18\"W) through simulation of wind turbines driven by doubly fed induction generator which feed AC power to the isolated utility grid of Newfoundland. The focus is on the determination of both voltage and system stability constraints. The complete system is modeled and simulated in Matlab Simulink environment.
A Comparison of Saudi Building Code with 1997 UBC for Provisions of Modal Response Spectrum Analysis Using a Real Building  [PDF]
Tariq M. Nahhas
Open Journal of Earthquake Research (OJER) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojer.2017.62006
Abstract: The study uses an actual building to compare the modal response spectrum analysis results of Saudi Building Code (SBC) and the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC) used in Saudi Arabia before the introduction of SBC. A sample of four buildings with reported analysis of comparison between IBC and UBC is taken for confirming the comparison. Eight sample places from SBC map for Saudi Arabia together with two sample places of high seismic activity in USA were taken for the comparisons. The study used software package ETABS in this study for modeling and analysis. The results are dissimilar from the comparisons reported for test places of USA. It is concluded that at most places SBC base shear is higher for both ELFP and MRSA. However, the results cannot be generalized and considered always right. The same is factual for overturning moments. Consequently, we cannot report that SBC is more conservative than UBC for all scenarios.
Impact of Firm Specific Factors on Profitability of Firms in Food Sector  [PDF]
Nousheen Tariq Bhutta, Arshad Hasan
Open Journal of Accounting (OJAcct) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojacct.2013.22005
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the impact of firm specific and macroeconomic factors on profitability of food sector in Pakistan. This study explores the impact of firm specific factors on profitability of companies listed in food sector ofKarachistock market in the presence of food inflation by employing multivariate regression analysis in common effect setting for the period of 2002-2006. The firm specific factors include debt to equity, tangibility, growth and size and macroeconomic factor include food inflation. Findings of study reveal the presence of significant negative relationship between size and profitability. However, tangibility, growth of the firm and food inflation are found insignificantly positively related to profitability. Similarly, an insignificant negative relationship is observed between debt to equity ratio of firm and its profitability. Empirical results provide evidence that the profitability of food sector is shaped by firm specific factors and not macroeconomic variables. One important limitation of study is that it only considers one macroeconomic factor i.e. food inflation. In future studies more macroeconomic factors will be explored to examine their impact on profitability of food sector firms. However, this study still provides significant insight about dynamics of profitability in food sector and helps in making optimal decisions of resource allocation in food sector of Pakistani equity market.
Design and Implementation of a Parking Helper
Tariq Jamil
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2009,
Design and Implementation of a Wireless Automatic Meter Reading System
Tariq Jamil
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2008,
Reproduction of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) on Different Host-grains
Tariq Bashir
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences , 2002,
Abstract: The ability of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.), to reproduce on different host-grains was studied. The number of F1 adults emerged on wheat (551 per 5 pairs) was significantly higher than that emerged on maize (121 per 5 pairs). The beetles did not reproduce at all on groundnut. The mean weight of beetles emerged on maize (61.43 mg per 50 beetles) was significantly greater than those emerged on wheat (60.64 mg per beetles). It is suggested that amongst different host-grains used in these studies, wheat is the most productive host, maize is a suitable host and groundnut is a non-host for this particular strain of R. dominica.
Brand Personification of Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor and Warid
Tariq Jalees
Market Forces , 2006,
Abstract: The purpose of this study was review the concept of brand personification and its importance in marketing; review previously developed brand personality scales; developbrand personality scale that is brand- category and cultural specific; and use it for measuring the brand personality of Mobilink, Telenor, Warid and U-phone. Brand personification is an old concept; it evolved in early fifties when celebrities started to endorse brands. The use of famous peoples and their personalities not only helps marketers position their brands but it seduces those consumers to purchase the products who identify themselves with these stars. Aaker’s (1997) research “Brand Personality Dimensions” is considered as the pioneering research on brand personification. Three different studies on brand personality scales have been used in this research for developing a brand personification scale that is brand-category and Pakistani cultural specific. A sample of one hundred and twenty was drawn. Most respondents were in the age range of (16-25 years) as suggested by the mobile service providers. The questionnaire administered to the respondents was based on rating and nominal scale; it has 27 items including personal related items. The brand personification of Mobilink was found to be “competence”, ufone it was “sincerity”, Telenor was “sophistication” and Warid was” excitement”. Standard deviation of the respondents on the four-brandpersonification ranged from .78 to .87. Negative skew nesses were found in all fourbrand personification ratings. The hypothesis relating to the means of α of factor “A” being equal was rejected. Similarly the hypothesis relating to the means of β of factor “B” being equal was rejected. The hypothesis stipulating that the factors A and B do not interact to affect the mean responses was also rejected.
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