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Religion und Identit t bei den Dia'ang auf Pantar, Indonesien: Eine ethnographische Fallstudie eines gewaltt tigen Konflikts [Religion and Identity Among the Di'ang on Pantar, Indonesia: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Violent Conflict]
Bettina Volk
ASEAS : ?sterreichische Zeitschrift für Südostasienwissenschaften , 2008,
Abstract: Anfang 2007 brachen auf der Insel Pantar im Osten Indonesiens Unruhen zwischen zwei Ethnien, den Mauta und den Bara aus. Durch die betroffenen, aber nicht beteiligten Dia’ang wurden diese Ausschreitung als religi s motiviert gedeutet. Diese Interpretation spiegelt die Angst der Dia’ang wider, aufgrund ihrer christlichen Konfession Opfer von Angriffen zu werden. Diese Deutung zeigt, wie fragil das scheinbar friedliche Zusammenleben zwischen Muslimen und Christen auf Pantar ist und welche tiefen Spannungen hinter dieser idyllischen Fassade bestehen. ----- At the beginning of 2007 a violent conflict broke out between the Mauta and the Bara, two ethnic groups of the Pantar island in Eastern Indonesia. The not involved but by the consequences affected Dia'ang interpreted this into religious motivated riots, which refl ects their fear of being attacked because of their Christian religion. This reinterpretation shows how fragile the seemingly peaceful coexistence of Muslims and Christians is on Pantar and how deep the tensions behind this image are.
A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by Roger Beck
Katharina Volk
Aestimatio : Critical Reviews in the History of Science , 2006,
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The Dynamics of the Biosphere
Tyler Volk
Revista Umbral , 2009,
Abstract: : The biosphere is the thin, interconnected system of all living things and three environmental matrices of atmosphere, ocean, and soil. Organisms are coupled to each other in the traditional ecological interactions, such as the food webs. But organisms are also coupled by nutrient intakes from the matrices and waste inputs to the matrices. All together, these intakes and inputs create a global metabolism. The result is a biosphere system in which wastes from certain biochemical guilds of organisms are nutrients for other guilds, and in which free by-products from different guilds have affected the large-scale chemistry and thus habitability of the biosphere’s environmental matrices. Today, humans, through the combustion of fossil fuels and the waste emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, are altering the chemistry of the atmosphere and the other environmental matrices, faster than the global carbon cycle can adjust. We are responsible for these changes, which will cause ever more global warming and other effects, and therefore we must look for ways to create a more sustainable future. Key words: Sustainable, carbon emissions, biosphere, global warming.
Persistent massive attractors of smooth maps
Denis Volk
Mathematics , 2011, DOI: 10.1017/etds.2012.139
Abstract: For a smooth manifold of any dimension greater than one, we present an open set of smooth endomorphisms such that any of them has a transitive attractor with a non-empty interior. These maps are $m$-fold non-branched coverings, $m \ge 3$. The construction applies to any manifold of the form $S^1 \times M$, where $S^1$ is the standard circle and $M$ is an arbitrary manifold.
Almost every Interval Translation Map of three intervals is finite type
Denis Volk
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: Interval translation maps (ITMs) are a non-invertible generalization of interval exchange transformations (IETs). The dynamics of finite type ITMs is similar to IETs, while infinite type ITMs are known to exhibit new interesting effects. In this paper, we prove the finiteness conjecture for the ITMs of three intervals. Namely, the subset of ITMs of finite type contains an open, dense, and full Lebesgue measure subset of the space of ITMs of three intervals. For this, we show that any ITM of three intervals can be reduced either to a rotation or to a double rotation.
Social Partner Agreements and Local Regulatory Legal Acts in the Labor Law of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine  [PDF]
Kirill L. Tomashevski, Elena A. Volk
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2011.21002
Abstract: The legal nature of a tariff agreement became the subject of study first by French jurists (Lambert, Deslenre, B. Reno) in the 1890s, and, since the beginning of the XXth century, by German (F. Lotmar, H. Zinzgeimer, etc.) and Russian jurists (L.S. Tal , I.S.Vojtinsky). Moreover, already in 1900 G. Zultser and F. Lotmar elaborated and published a draft Swiss law on a working tariff agreement, and in 1906 a similar draft government law was prepared in France.
Applying Positive Psychology Principles to Soccer Interventions for People with Mental Health Difficulties  [PDF]
Bettina Friedrich, Oliver J. Mason
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2018.93023
Abstract: Adjunct exercise interventions for people with mental health difficulties have been shown to improve well-being while also increasing physical and social health. Soccer as a team sport is a particularly apt form of group-based exercise as it fosters social inclusion and communication skills potentially also across cultural and socio-economic barriers. We discuss how some exercise interventions such as those using soccer are potentially well-aligned with concepts from Positive Psychology such as Seligman’s five elements (PERMA) that determine “Eudaimonia” (a good life): Positive emotions (P), Engagement and Flow (E), Positive Relationships (R), Meaning (M), and Accomplishment (A). In the present study the perceived life improvements reported by participants of a London-based soccer intervention “Coping Through Football” (CTF) are analysed for content using these five elements. All but Meaning (M) could be identified clearly; Positive Relationship (R) and Accomplishment (A) were the most commonly reported components. The PERMA model offers a potentially highly relevant framework to measure changes in well-being in participants of adjunct physical exercise treatments in mental health. Further quantitative and qualitative evaluation using the PERMA categories has the clear potential to inform policy and funding decisions in the growing area of psychosocial interventions in public mental health.
Versatility of MicroRNA Biogenesis
Naama Volk,Noam Shomron
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019391
Abstract: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short single-stranded RNA molecules that regulate gene expression. MiRNAs originate from large primary (pri) and precursor (pre) transcripts that undergo various processing steps along their biogenesis pathway till they reach their mature and functional form. It is not clear, however, whether all miRNAs are processed similarly. Here we show that the ratio between pre-miRNA and mature miRNA forms varies between different miRNAs. Moreover, over-expression of several factors involved in miRNA biogenesis, including Exportin-5, Drosha, NF90a, NF45 and KSRP, displayed bidirectional effects on pre/mature miRNA ratios, suggesting their intricate biogenesis sensitivity. In an attempt to identify additional factors that might explain the versatility in miRNA biogenesis we have analyzed the contribution of two hnRNP family members, hnRNPH1 and hnRNPR. Knock-down or over-expression of these genes suggested that hnRNPR inhibits, whereas hnRNPH1 facilitates, miRNA processing. Overall, our results emphasize that miRNA biogenesis is versatile.
Immunodepression in the surgical patient and increased susceptibility to infection
Hans-Dieter Volk
Critical Care , 2002, DOI: 10.1186/cc1507
Abstract: Sepsis and septic multiple organ failure are leading causes of morbidity and death in critically ill patients. Alterations to the patient's immune system, with an excessive systemic inflammatory response on one hand and paralysis of cell-mediated immunity on the other, appear to be the key elements in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure and susceptibility to infection. Thus far, immune-based interventions have met with limited success, at least in phase III trials. A better understanding of the immunopathogenesis of multiple organ failure is needed if we are to develop new therapeutic strategies.During the past few years our knowledge in the field of sepsis improved through the use of new animal models that are closer to the human situation than were their predecessors, and as a result of novel immune diagnostic techniques. The paper by Angele and Faist [1] focuses on the effects of blood loss and surgical injury on cell-mediated responses, and it provides a comprehensive review on this important issue. Those authors themselves significantly contributed to our current 'state of the art' knowledge.The studies summarized in that review indicate that injury, trauma and blood loss result in a marked suppression in cell-mediated immunity that is associated with an increased susceptibility to wound infection and sepsis. In particular, the alterations in monocyte/macrophage and lymphocyte function are addressed. Monocytes from patients after blood loss, trauma and major surgery frequently exhibit depressed ex vivo secretion of tumour necrosis factor (TNF), IL-12 and other cytokines in response to lipopolysaccharide, and a downregulation in HLA-DR expression and antigen-presenting capacity. In addition, T cells, in particular type 1 cytokine-secreting T cells, show functional abnormalities. In some clinical situations an expansion of type 2 cytokine-secreting CD8+ T cells was observed. Moreover, B-cell deficiency was detected.In addition, the review notes important d
Effects of agricultural policy on the development of Slovenian agriculture during the transition and the process of accession to the European Union
Volk Tinea S.
Journal of Agricultural Sciences , 2005, DOI: 10.2298/jas0501075v
Abstract: The thesis analyzes the development of agricultural policy and agriculture in Slovenia in the period from 1992 to 2002. The analysis is based on the classification of agricultural policy and its measures, standard indicators used for analysis of development of agricultural policy and agriculture, and specific methods for evaluating the efficiency of agricultural policy (evaluation methods, simulation methods). The results show that the transition in Slovenia caused no marked shocks for agricultural production. The development goals for agriculture were set forth early (in 1992) and were modeled on the EU standards, and they remained unchanged throughout the transition. A protectionist development concept of agricultural policy was adopted, which assured a relatively high level of support to agriculture. Under this concept, the agricultural policy was substantially reoriented during the transition, but this happened gradually and was reflected above all in the re-instrumentation of policy and changes of the structure of support to agriculture. Agricultural policy was relatively successful. It managed to achieve most of the strategic development goals of agriculture and a high degree of compatibility with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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