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Gateway cities: círculos bancarios, concentración y dispersión en el ambiente urbano brasile?o
Consoni Rossi,Eliana; Taylor,Peter J;
EURE (Santiago) , 2007, DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71612007000300007
Abstract: this exploratory study shows how the major hanks operating in brazil in 2003 apply the two global practices - concentration and dispersion - in the brazilian urban environment. four global and two domestic location strategies of those banks were identified. the strategies were found employing the multivariate method of principal component analysis in a matrix of 54 cities versus 31 banks. in the light of world city functions, the gateway city concept as defined by alan pred was the basis for interpreting the six bank location strategies. the hinterland of a world city was understood as its functional links to other cities in the country, created in the global economy by advanced producer services in the world city. according to the results, the city of sao paulo articulates the national and the global economies as the main gateway city in brazil. additionally, they point to curitiba as an alternative brazilian gateway city. the results also show that high-accumulated sales in a city contribute only slightly to the city performance in global banking circles
Gateway cities: círculos bancarios, concentración y dispersión en el ambiente urbano brasile o
Eliana Consoni Rossi,Peter J Taylor
EURE (Santiago) , 2007,
Abstract: Este estudio muestra cómo los principales bancos en operación en Brasil, durante el 2003, aplican las dos prácticas de la globalízación -concentración y dispersión- en el ambiente urbano brasile o. Cuatro estrategias globales de localízación de estos bancos y dos domésticas fueron identificadas. Las seis estrategias resultan de la aplicación de uno de los métodos de análisis multivariado, el análisis de componentes principales, en una matriz compuesta por 54 ciudades y 31 bancos. Consideradas las funciones de la ciudad mundial, se adoptó el concepto de gateway city, de Alan Pred, para interpretar las respectivas estrategias. La hinterland de la ciudad mundial fue entendida como sus enlaces funcionales con otras ciudades del país, creados en la economía global por los productores de servicios con alto valor agregado, ubicados en la ciudad mundial. Los resultados revelan que San Pablo articula las economías nacional y global como gateway city y que Curitiba emerge como una alternativa a San Pablo en esta función. Además, muestran que la producción en ventas de importantes ciudades de la red urbana brasile a poco contribuye para el desempe o de estas urbes en el contexto globafizado de los bancos This exploratory study shows how the major hanks operating in Brazil in 2003 apply the two global practices - concentration and dispersion - in the Brazilian urban environment. Four global and two domestic location strategies of those banks were identified. The strategies were found employing the multivariate method of principal component analysis in a matrix of 54 cities versus 31 banks. In the light of world city functions, the gateway city concept as defined by Alan Pred was the basis for interpreting the six bank location strategies. The hinterland of a world city was understood as its functional links to other cities in the country, created in the global economy by advanced producer services in the world city. According to the results, the city of Sao Paulo articulates the national and the global economies as the main gateway city in Brazil. Additionally, they point to Curitiba as an alternative Brazilian gateway city. The results also show that high-accumulated sales in a city contribute only slightly to the city performance in global banking circles
Real-time PCR detection of Plasmodium directly from whole blood and filter paper samples
Brian J Taylor, Kimberly A Martin, Eliana Arango, Olga M Agudelo, Amanda Maestre, Stephanie K Yanow
Malaria Journal , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-244
Abstract: Reagents designed to specifically overcome PCR inhibition and quenching of fluorescence were evaluated for real-time PCR amplification of Plasmodium DNA directly from blood. Whole blood from clinical samples and dried blood spots collected in the field in Colombia were tested.Amplification and fluorescence detection by real-time PCR were optimal with 40× SYBR? Green dye and 5% blood volume in the PCR reaction. Plasmodium DNA was detected directly from both whole blood and dried blood spots from clinical samples. The sensitivity and specificity ranged from 93-100% compared with PCR performed on purified Plasmodium DNA.The methodology described facilitates high-throughput testing of blood samples collected in the field by fluorescence-based real-time PCR. This method can be applied to a broad range of clinical studies with the advantages of immediate sample testing, lower experimental costs and time-savings.The availability of sensitive diagnostic tools for malaria is critical to ensure appropriate treatment for patients and to preserve the lifespan of effective anti-malarials. In the field, the most common tools for malaria diagnosis are microscopy and rapid detection tests (RDTs), which are performed directly from the blood sample. Molecular methods that amplify and detect Plasmodium DNA using specific reagents and platforms, such as real-time PCR, provide far greater sensitivity, but are not yet usable at the point-of-care. However, these methods have important applications in clinical research studies that involve the analysis of blood samples collected in the field, including genotyping parasite populations and monitoring drug resistance, genetic characterization of vaccine candidates, anti-malarial efficacy trials and surveillance programs [1-3].The performance of molecular tests largely depends on the quality of the parasite DNA. Highly purified DNA requires laborious sample processing and costly reagents, kits or equipment, whereas cruder extraction methods of
CDS Evaluation Model with Neural Networks  [PDF]
Eliana Angelini, Alessandro Ludovici
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2009, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2009.21003
Abstract: This paper provides a methodology for valuing credit default swaps (CDS). In these financial instruments a sequence of payments is promised in return for protection against the credit losses in the event of default. Given the widespread use of credit default swaps, one major concern is whether the credit risk has been priced accurately. Credit risk assessment of counterparty is an area of renewed interest due to the present financial crises. This article proposes a non parametric model for estimating pricing of the CDS, using learning networks, based on the structural approach pioneered by Merton [1] as regards the independent variables; he proposed a model for as-sessing the credit risk of a company by characterizing the company’s equity as a call option on its assets. The model that we are introducing turns out peculiar not only for the use of the neural network, but also for the use of the implied volatility of one-year options written on the shares of the analyzed companies, instead of historical volatility: this leads to a higher capability of getting the signals launched by the market about the future creditworthiness of the firm (historic volatility, being a medium value, brings in temporal lags in the evaluation). Besides, our analysis differs from the structural approach for the fact that it considers the 30-month mean-reverting historical series for CDS spreads, and this turns out to be one of the main advantages of our forward-looking model.
A High Resolution Case Study of a Patient with Recurrent Plasmodium vivax Infections Shows That Relapses Were Caused by Meiotic Siblings
Andrew Taylor Bright,Micah J. Manary,Ryan Tewhey,Eliana M. Arango,Tina Wang,Nicholas J. Schork,Stephanie K. Yanow ,Elizabeth A. Winzeler
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002882
Abstract: Plasmodium vivax infects a hundred million people annually and endangers 40% of the world's population. Unlike Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax parasites can persist as a dormant stage in the liver, known as the hypnozoite, and these dormant forms can cause malaria relapses months or years after the initial mosquito bite. Here we analyze whole genome sequencing data from parasites in the blood of a patient who experienced consecutive P. vivax relapses over 33 months in a non-endemic country. By analyzing patterns of identity, read coverage, and the presence or absence of minor alleles in the initial polyclonal and subsequent monoclonal infections, we show that the parasites in the three infections are likely meiotic siblings. We infer that these siblings are descended from a single tetrad-like form that developed in the infecting mosquito midgut shortly after fertilization. In this natural cross we find the recombination rate for P. vivax to be 10 kb per centimorgan and we further observe areas of disequilibrium surrounding major drug resistance genes. Our data provide new strategies for studying multiclonal infections, which are common in all types of infectious diseases, and for distinguishing P. vivax relapses from reinfections in malaria endemic regions. This work provides a theoretical foundation for studies that aim to determine if new or existing drugs can provide a radical cure of P. vivax malaria.
Public Awareness and Performance Relating to the Implementation of a Low-Carbon Economy in China: A Case Study from Zhengzhou  [PDF]
Liping Chen, David Taylor
Low Carbon Economy (LCE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/lce.2011.22009
Abstract: This paper aims to examine levels of awareness and performance relating to the promotion of a Low-carbon economy (LCE) among the general public in Zhengzhou, China. The data and information used were derived from 300 question-naires distributed randomly among households in the west, south and north urban districts of Zhengazhou. The results indicate a combination of high awareness with poor understanding of LCE programmes among respondents, with the poor understanding probably due to a shortage of appropriate information from trusted sources and shortcomings in education. Respondents generally showed positive attitudes toward pro-environmental actions, such as refusing to use plastic bags, waste recycling, water and energy conservation. Apart from regulation and policies, they considered edu-cation and economic incentives as effective mechanisms to promote LCE implementation. Overall those consulted re-sponded favourably towards the prospect of LCE, with some reservations. Results of the study, though limited, suggest that the general public in China has the potential to be a facilitator of environmental improvements in the country.
The 1964 Wellington Study of Beatlemania Revisited  [PDF]
A. J. W. Taylor
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.515190
Abstract: In June 1964, an Honours class in clinical psychology set out to objectify the major parameters of crowd and audience reaction to the Beatles’ during the group’s three-day visit to Wellington, New Zealand. Advance publicity had warned of the “mass-hysteria” to be expected at the sight, sound and lyrics of the four lads from Liverpool. Adolescents anticipated their arrival eagerly, while the authorities were disparaging and somewhat fearful of the breakdown in law and order that might occur. The findings were published in Britain in 1966, taken a little further in the United States in1968, and the original published once more in Britain in 1992 by special request to encourage more psychologists to undertake research off campus. When writers from those countries mentioned the study recently near the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ visit, it seemed interesting to review the accretion of similar studies that might have occurred. Sadly, the outcome showed that psychologists had not taken mass-audience research any further. Hence it was thought appropriate to lift the Wellington study from obscurity, in the hope of inspiring the next generation to make amends.
The Impact of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah’s Scholarship Program in the U.S.  [PDF]
Charles Taylor, Wasmiah Albasri
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.210013
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the current Saudi educational landscape in the U.S. Information is provided on the King Abdullah Scholarship Program that makes it possible for Saudi students to study abroad, information on the top states and colleges with the largest Saudi student enrollments, and what the future looks like for the Scholarship Program. This paper is the first of two papers dealing with Saudi education in the U.S. The next paper is based on original research and provides the results of surveys administered to Saudi students throughout the U.S. about their experiences on U.S. campuses. Directors of International Programs were also surveyed and the paper contrasts their perceptions with Saudi student perceptions in addressing student needs. The next paper also discusses the impact western education is having on Saudi culture and how Saudi culture is affecting colleges and universities in the U.S.
Frequency Decay through Electromagnetic Radiation Absorption and Re-Emission by Inter-Galactic Dark Matter as an Alternate Explanation for the Hubble Constant  [PDF]
David Grant Taylor
Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology (JHEPGC) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jhepgc.2016.23027
Abstract: There is an alternate cause for the decay rate defined by Edwin Hubble’s Cosmological Constant Theory. It can be proposed because inward motion is observed in the local Galaxies||Star groups around the Milky Way. The recession velocity of Galaxies farther out of is reasoned entirely from the increasing redshift in the frequency. The smaller the image of observed Galaxy/Cluster objects, the greater the downward shift in frequency of all Electro-Magnetic signals [EM]. An alternate cause for that downward shift could be through the absorption and re-emission through matter, leading to the absorption of some fraction of the energy quanta. There is nowhere in our Local Universe that is both absolutely devoid of matter and the continual formation of objects of all scales. If redshift was because of space expansion, it would increase the distance that signal had to travel. So a signal from GN-z11 stellar structure at 13.4 billion light years [LY] would take 13.4 billion years to travel. Assuming 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang would mean GN-z11 object travelled 13.4 billion LY in 400 million years. A current value for the Hubble constant is: H0=(67.8 ± 0.77) km s -1 Mpc -1 ?a frequency is shift of 67.8/c over a single Mpc. An alternate expression would be a shift factor 2.261560E-5 over a distance of 3.08567E22 m or a redshift of 7.32923E-28 over a metre because of passage through a medium. Dark matter is a currently accepted phenomenon. It is proposed that properties include redshift’s all normal matters that are put upon EM||Boson signals at the fraction stated above. The signal reduction|| frequency distortion happens at a quantum level for each occurrence, and so is not detectable until passage through millions of LY of Dark Matter. Support for this alternate supposition is reasoned from the fact that the M31 Galaxy and the NGC 300 Galaxy are at distances inconsistent with their Hubble recession velocity.
A Relativistic Escape Velocity Maximum of Light Speed  [PDF]
David Grant Taylor
Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology (JHEPGC) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jhepgc.2016.23034
Abstract: There are parallels between the time distortion equations of General and Special Relativity. The time distortion in Special Relativity limits the “Real” velocity of a particle to the speed of light |c| by slowing the velocity of bosons/energy and increasing the mass of fermion||lepton (or matter) particles. In General Relativity, the gravitational slowdown of bosons/gravitons limits the escape velocity |v Esc| to light speed. |v Esc = (2GM/r)0.5| can also be written as |v Esc2 = 2GM/r|. So an alternate grammar for the equation could be
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The above contests currently held properties of Schwarzschild Objects. Relativistic theory predicts the slowdown of gravitons/bosons, while their velocity only approaches zero. The different mathe-matical logic of Gravitational Force ||GF|| GF = GMm/r2 would mean no limit on the force. Matter formed through compression of bosons can escape after formation by absorbing kinetic energy from the slowing photons/bosons in its surroundings. So matter formation can occur via a steady-state mechanism. The limit on v Esc allows matter to escape in events that parallel both the Big Bang and Cyclic cosmology. Additional arguments are made as to the validity of relativity.
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