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The Construction of Heteropatriarchal Family and Dissident Sexualities in Turkey
H. Burcu Baba
Fe Dergi : Feminist Ele?tiri , 2011,
Abstract: Nation states create their sexual regimes not only to discipline and manage the populations within the state but also to establish their differences from other states and set their borders through the bodies of the citizens under their mandate. The article contends that heterosexuality is naturalised through the argument that sexual orientation is an issue which concerns only a small minority of the population that deviates from the norm. In Turkey, the depiction of a homosexual category, that is hyper-sexualized and devoid of parenting abilities works in the construction of the heteropatriarchal family, which constitutes one of the main pillars of the nation state. The article scrutinizes the institution of motherhood in relation to the nationalist ideology, why parenting is reserved only for heterosexual people and how sexual dissidents are excluded from the practices of parenting a child.
The Physico-Chemical Composition and Energy Recovery Potentials of Municipal Solid Waste Generated in Numan Town, North-Eastern Nigeria  [PDF]
Alkasim Abubakar, Maigida H. Barnabas, Baba M. Tanko
Energy and Power Engineering (EPE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/epe.2018.1011030
Abstract: Numan is an urban center in Adamawa State North-Eastern Nigeria. Its waste characteristics are similar to other places in sub-Saharan Africa. In this paper, the physico-chemical characterization of municipal solid waste generated in Numan Town was carried out to estimate the electrical power to be generated from it. The solid waste types were observed to comprise of polythene (27%), organic waste (24.1%), plastic (10.2%), textile (13.2%), paper (9.8%), glass (9.3%) and metals (6.4%). The moisture content as discarded and daily average solid waste generation rate are 16.49% and 0.583 kg/sec respectively. The chemical formula with and without water was determined as C923.28H1632.60O258.28N12.89S and C923.28H2099.70O494.16N12.89S respectively. The suitability of the municipal solid waste as a possible source of electrical power was also considered. The energy content of the solid waste on ash free dry-basis was determined as 20861.48 kJ/kg. The estimated power generation per day using incinerating plant at an assumed efficiency of 25% was 3031.5 kW.
The MX/M/1 Queue with Multiple Working Vacation  [PDF]
Yutaka Baba
American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ajor.2012.22025
Abstract: We study a batch arrival MX/M/1 queue with multiple working vacation. The server serves customers at a lower rate rather than completely stopping service during the service period. Using a quasi upper triangular transition probability matrix of two-dimensional Markov chain and matrix analytic method, the probability generating function (PGF) of the stationary system length distribution is obtained, from which we obtain the stochastic decomposition structure of system length which indicates the relationship with that of the MX/M/1 queue without vacation. Some performance indices are derived by using the PGF of the stationary system length distribution. It is important that we obtain the Laplace Stieltjes transform (LST) of the stationary waiting time distribution. Further, we obtain the mean system length and the mean waiting time. Finally, numerical results for some special cases are presented to show the effects of system parameters.
Termination Analysis Approach and Implementation
L. Baba-hamed,H. Belbachir
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2006,
Abstract: An active database system is a system which provides the same functionalities as a classic database system and is, equally, capable to react, automatically, to state changes by means of rules said active rules. The triggering of these rules can produce an infinite cycle and leads to the no termination problem. In this study, we propose a method of termination analysis of active rules based on Petri nets (PN) and give an object oriented representation to implement it. This approach is better than the previous ones because it takes into a count composite events and the rule priority on the one hand and both rule representation and rule analysis are performed in the same PN on the other hand.
Time-Resolved Photometry of GK Per during the 1996 Outburst
D. Nogami,T. Kato,H. Baba
Physics , 2002, DOI: 10.1093/pasj/54.6.987
Abstract: GK Per is a unique cataclysmic variable star which has showed a nova explosion as well as dwarf nova-type outbursts, and has the intermediate-polar nature. We carried out V-band time-resolved photometry and B-band monitoring during the 1996 outburst. This outburst lasted about 60 d and is divided into three parts: the slow rise branch for 35 d, the gradual decay branch with a decay rate of 20.0 d/mag for ~16 d, and the rapid decline branch with a rate of 5.6 d/mag for ~10 d. The $B-V$ color became bluest (B-V~0.18) about 10 d before the outburst maximum, which supports an idea that the outburst in GK Per is of the inside-out type. The spin pulse, 440-s quasi periodic oscillations (QPOs), and ~5,000-s QPOs were detected in our light curve, as previously seen in X-ray and optical observations. In addition, we report the discovery of ~300-s periodicity, which is shorter than the spin period.
Quality Control of Selected Antimalarials Sold in the Illicit Market: An Investigation Conducted in Porto-Novo City (Republic of Benin)  [PDF]
Farid Baba-Moussa, Jacob Bonou, Hélène Ahouandjinou, Tamègnon Victorien Dougnon, Lisette Kpavode, Nawal Raimi, Aurore Ogouyemi-Hounto, Idrissou Abdoulaye, Fatiou Toukourou, Frédéric Loko, Dorothée Kindé-Gazard, Flore Gangbo, Lamine Baba-Moussa
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/abb.2015.610067
Abstract: Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by the bite of female Anopheles mosquito and particularly affects the tropical areas of the world. According to national statistics it is the leading cause of consultations and hospitalizations. Nowadays, despite the surveillance systems for efficient malaria control and access to generic drugs, Benin is witnessing an increased development of illicit drug markets with a large part of the population going towards such markets. However, this is not without adverse impact on the health of individuals, as well as, the economic status of the country. Therefore, the situation needs to be seriously considered by policy makers at various levels, health professionals but also the entire international community in order to thwart this scourge.Regarding the aforementioned situation, the current study was undertaken aiming to perform a quality control of selected antimalarial drugs of the illegal market in Porto-Novo city. Therefore, 40 antimalarial batches were randomly collected in the illicit drug market and submitted to analytical tests such as: macroscopic examination (a visual and critical examination); mass uniformity test; disintegration test; identification test and active ingredients’ content measurement. At the end of the study, the percentages of non-compliance is 97.5%, 5%, 15% and 27.5%, respectively for the content uniformity tests, disintegration, identification and assay. Over-all, 42.5% of noncompliance was recorded. The findings of this study prove that street vended drugs offer no guarantee of good quality and pose a threat to the health of populations. Also, the rate of non-compliance denotes a flaw in the security of the drug distribution system.
Assessing gestational age of babies: Performance of obstetric ultrasound scan compared to that from the combination of Naegle’s rule and Dubowitz score in the 21st century  [PDF]
Baba Usman Ahmadu
Natural Science (NS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ns.2013.58A2005

Background: Some researchers have suggested that when Naegle’s rule (NR) and Dubowitz score (DS) are combined, it could out-perform obstetric ultrasound scan (USS). Others still believe that obstetric USS alone is still effective relative to the combination of NR rule and DS in assessing the gestational age (GA) of babies. Objectives: To determine and compare the GA of babies using obstetric USS, NR and DS; and to provide relevant public health information on obstetric USS in the 21st century. Methods: Subjects were selected using systematic random sampling and the GA of babies was determined using obstetric USS, NR, and DS. Statistical package for social science (SPSS) statistical software version 16, Illinois, Chicago USA was used for all data analysis. Results: Eightyfive mother-baby pairs were studied. Forty-four babies (52%) were males and 41 (48%) females. Sixty four (75%) were term with a mean (SD) BW of 3.02 (0.59) at 95%CI (2.89 - 3.14) kg. The overall mean GA of the babies was 38.49 (2.89) at 95%CI (38.14 - 38.85) weeks. The mean GA using obstetric USS, NR and DS were 38.52 (1.98) at 95%CI (38.14 - 38.99), 38.09 (4.13) at 95%CI (37.20- 38.99) and 38.82 (2.02) at 95%CI (38.39 - 39.26), but comparison of these means was not significant (p = 0.256). Combined mean GA by NR and DS was 38.46 (3.26) at 95%CI (37.96 - 38.95). Comparing this mean with mean GA obtained by obstetric USS was also not significant (p = 0.885). Conclusion: The GA assessments by Obstetric USS, NR and DS were all reliable, and Obstetric USS performed effectively relative to combined NR and DS.

Looking at maternal inequalities (socioeconomic class, age and human immunodeficiency virus status) to predict well-being of neonates during infancy  [PDF]
Baba Usman Ahmadu
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.58A4001

Background: Infant health inequalities responsible for high infant sicknesses and deaths in our setting could depend to a large extend on maternal inequalities like socioeconomic class (SEC), age and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Objective: To look at maternal inequalities (SEC, Age and HIV), to predict well-being of neonates during infancy. Methods: Subjects were selected using systematic random sampling. Maternal education, occupation, age and HIV status were obtained using a questionnaire; their SEC was derived using the Oyedeji’s model. Gestational age (GA) of the neonates was estimated from their mother’s last menstrual period, obstetric ultrasound scan reports or the Dubowitz criteria; and birthweight (BW) was determined using the basinet weighing scale, which has a sensitivity of 50 grams. Results: Ninety mother-neonatal pairs were enrolled, 47 (52.2%) neonates were males and 43 (47.8%) females. Most of the neonates were term 66 (73.3%) and of normal BW 75 (83.4%). A significant association existed between maternal variables and the likely hood of the subjects being less healthy during infancy (χ2 = 126.528, p < 0.005). Maternal age had a negative correlation coefficient with GA (r = -0.200) and BW (r = -0.115) and comparison of MA, GA and BW was significant (F = 2662.92, p < 0.0001). Conclusion: The combine effects of maternal SEC, Age and HIV have predicted less healthy neonates during infancy. Neonates in the present work are more prone to sicknesses and ill-health during infancy.

Diversity Management for Improving Performance in Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Ghana Limited  [PDF]
Alhaji Yussif Baba Suleman
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2017.710083
Abstract: The study examined the impact of diversity management on the general performance of organizations in the telecommunication industry in Ghana, through a case study on Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Ghana limited. The target population was made up of top and middle management teams of MTN Ghana ltd, and the purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of ten (10) respondents for the study. Questionnaires were the instruments used for data collection and the data collected were analysed using tables. The key findings were that, diversity management has a positive influence on the performance of MTN Ghana ltd; and though diversity management is present in the company, management of it is improperly undertaken. It is therefore recommended that, top management team should give their support to diversity management and establish a complete strategy for diversity management in the company. Education and training programs may be organized for employees to learn about diversity and how to handle its complex issues in order to enhance performance in the organization.
Simulation on the Use of LOSAT Data for Rice Field Mapping
Bambang H. Trisasongko,Dyah R. Panuju,Boedi Tjahjono,Baba Barus
Makara Seri Teknologi , 2010,
Abstract: Simulation on the Use of LOSAT Data for Rice Field Mapping. Since the launch of LAPAN-TUBSAT satellite in 2007, Indonesia has been developing mission on earth observation missions for various applications. The next generation mission, called LAPAN-ORARI Satellite (LOSAT), is currently under development and expected to be launched in 2011. In order to facilitate the applications, a thorough assessment of the sensor should be made. This paper presents an examination of simulated LOSAT data for rice monitoring and mapping purposes coupled with QUEST statistical tree. We found that three-band simulated LOSAT data were suitable for the task with reasonably highaccuracy.
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