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Durban - A subtropical coastal paradise? Tourism dynamics in a post-apartheid city
Brij Maharaj,Vino Pillay,Reshma Sucheran
études Caribeénnes , 2010, DOI: 10.4000/etudescaribeennes.1192
Abstract: Ce document examine l'évolution des dynamiques touristiques de la ville de Durban dans un contexte post-apartheided. La ville de Durban s’est imposée comme l'une des destinations touristiques les plus populaires d’'Afrique du Sud. En accord avec les diktats de l'apartheid, pour satisfaire les souhaits d’une minorité blanche, l’organisation de la ville avait ignoré les besoin de la majorité noire. Aujourd’hui la ville de Durban se repositionne sur l’échiquier touristique, portée par les changements politiques intérieurs et les opportunités des marchés touristiques internationaux et nationaux. Afin de se positionner avec succèssur ce marché, la ville de Durban renforce son image autour de la promotion son front de mer, des sports nautiques, du tourisme de congrés, et des animations culturelles. La transition démocratique des années 1990 a fourni de nombreux défis et oppportunités dans la première sur le plan touristique fut de se positionner sur le nouveau marché touristique noir. Cal passe aussi par les urgence à résoudre sur le plan de la criminalité, de l’hygiène et de la résorption des disparités sur le marché du travail, en particulier en termes de race et de l'égalité des sexes dans le secteur du tourisme. Les plus sérieuses limites pour le tourisme à Durban sont le ch mage et la marginalisation de la majorité des African people. This paper examines the changing fortunes of Durban as a tourist city from the apartheid to the post apartheid eras. Durban has long earned its prime position as one of South Africa’s most popular year round tourist destination. In keeping with the dictates of apartheid, the city catered largely for the needs of the white minority, while that of the black majority was largely ignored. With political changes and shifts in both the international and domestic markets, an effort had to be made to reposition tourism in the city. In order to successfully promote its tourism opportunities, Durban attempted to enhance its image and appeal by promoting its sports, convention and cultural attractions. The democratic transition of the 1990s provided many challenges, the most enduring of which was the need to cater for the emerging black tourist market. There was also an urgency to address problems of crime and grime, disparities in the distribution of labour market opportunities, especially in terms of race and gender within the tourism sector. A serious threat to tourism in Durban is unemployment and alienation of the majority of African people from the industry.
Integrated Approach of Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Soil Loss Risk Assessment in Upper South Koel Basin, Jharkhand  [PDF]
Reshma Parveen, Uday Kumar
Journal of Geographic Information System (JGIS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2012.46061
Abstract: Soil erosion is a growing problem especially in areas of agricultural activity where soil erosion not only leads to decreased agricultural productivity but also reduces water availability. Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) is the most popular empirically based model used globally for erosion prediction and control. Remote sensing and GIS techniques have become valuable tools specially when assessing erosion at larger scales due to the amount of data needed and the greater area coverage. The present study area is a part of Chotanagpur plateau with undulating topography, with a very high risk of soil erosion. In the present study an attempt has been made to assess the annual soil loss in Upper South Koel basin using Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) in GIS framework. Such information can be of immense help in identifying priority areas for implementation of erosion control measures. The soil erosion rate was determined as a function of land topography, soil texture, land use/land cover, rainfall erosivity, and crop management and practice in the watershed using the Universal Soil Loss Equation (for Indian conditions), remote sensing imagery, and GIS techniques. The rainfall erosivity R-factor of USLE was found as 546 MJ mm/ha/hr/yr and the soil erodibility K-factor varied from 0.23 - 0.37. Slopes in the catchment varied between 0% and 42% having LS factor values ranging from 0 - 21. The C factor was computed from NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetative Index) values derived from Landsat-TM data. The P value was computed from existing cropping patterns in the catchment. The annual soil loss estimated in the watershed using USLE is 12.2 ton/ha/yr.

Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy: An Overview for the Practicing Surgeon
Reshma Jagsi
ISRN Surgery , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/212979
Abstract: Locoregional control of breast cancer is the shared domain and responsibility of surgeons and radiation oncologists. Because surgeons are often the first providers to discuss locoregional control and recurrence risks with patients and because they serve in a key gatekeeping role as referring providers for radiation therapy, a sophisticated understanding of the evidence regarding radiotherapy in breast cancer management is essential for the practicing surgeon. This paper synthesizes the complex and evolving evidence regarding the role of radiation therapy after mastectomy. Although substantial evidence indicates that radiation therapy can reduce the risk of locoregional failure after mastectomy (with a relative reduction of risk of approximately two-thirds), debate persists regarding the specific subgroups who have sufficient risks of residual microscopic locoregional disease after mastectomy to warrant treatment with radiation. This paper reviews the evidence available to guide appropriate referral and patient decision making, with special attention to areas of controversy, including patients with limited nodal disease, those with large tumors but negative nodes, node-negative patients with high risk features, patients who have received systemic chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting, and patients who may wish to integrate radiation therapy with breast reconstruction surgery. 1. Introduction Breast cancer provides an excellent example of how multidisciplinary management has improved patient outcomes. Locoregional control of the disease is the shared domain and responsibility of surgeons and radiation oncologists, and recent evidence demonstrates that efforts to improve locoregional control can indeed influence patients’ overall survival [1]. Because surgeons are often the first providers to discuss locoregional control and recurrence risks with patients and because they serve in a key gatekeeping role as referring providers for radiation therapy, a sophisticated understanding of the evolving evidence regarding radiotherapy in breast cancer management is critical knowledge for all surgeons who see breast cancer patients. Although some patients receive care from specialized breast surgeons and surgical oncologists who practice alongside consulting radiation oncologists, breast cancer is also often treated by general surgeons who see cases relatively infrequently and who may not practice in settings where informal access to radiation oncologists is so readily available [2]. Therefore, this paper seeks to provide an easily accessible and comprehensive
Power Management during Scan Based Sequential Circuit Testing
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Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: This paper shows that not every scan cell contributes equally to the power consumption during scan based test. The transitions at some scan cells cause more toggles at the internal signal lines of a circuit than the transitions at other scan cells. Hence the transitions at these scan cells have a larger impact on the power consumption during test application. These scan cells are called power sensitive scan cells.A verilog based approach is proposed to identify a set of power sensitive scan cells. Additional hardware is added to freeze the outputs of power sensitive scan cells during scan shifting in order to reduce the shift power consumption.when multiple scan chain is incorporated along with freezing the power sensitive scan cell,over all power during testing can be reduced to a larger extend.
Geomorphometric Characterization of Upper South Koel Basin, Jharkhand: A Remote Sensing & GIS Approach  [PDF]
Reshma Parveen, Uday Kumar, Vivek Kumar Singh
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.412120
Abstract: The quantitative analysis of drainage system is an important aspect of characterization of watersheds. Morphometry is measurement and mathematical analysis of landforms. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the drainage morphometrics of Upper South Koel Basin using Remote Sensing and GIS approach. A morphometric analysis was carried out to describe the topography and drainage characteristics of Upper South Koel watershed. The stream numbers, orders, lengths and other morphometric parameters like bifurcation ratio, drainage density, stream frequency, shape parameters etc. were measured. The drainage area of Upper South Koel watershed is 942.4 sq km and the drainage pattern is dentritic. The watershed was classified as 6th order drainage basin. The low values of bifurcation ratio and drainage density suggest that the area has not been much affected by structural disturbances. The study reveals that the different geomorphic units in the study area i.e. Structural hills, Pediments, Valley fills, Pediplains formed under the influence of permeable geology, are moderate to nearly level plains, with medium to low drainage density (<2.0) & low cumulative length of higher order streams . Such studies can be of immense help in planning and management of river basins.
Trichothecium roseum Link on Punica granatum L. – a new record from India
Indian Phytopathology , 2012,
Impact of IEC Activity on Women’s Knowledge through Health Exhibition Arranged on Women’s Day
Reshma Sudhir Patil
National Journal of Community Medicine , 2011,
Abstract: Though nutrition interventions have been made in India, significant improvement in nutritional status has not occurred especially in women and girls. Nutritional disorders like anemia, poor weight gain in pregnancy and poor caring practices in girls are still common in all socio-economic groups and the due reason for it is women herself. Therefore IEC activities regarding nutrition in this high risk group is essential. The present study was planned to impart nutrition education to women who (n=100) attended health exhibition arranged on women’s day 2008. The effectiveness of the activity was evaluated by taking feedback. Maximum women (98) were satisfied with knowledge gained and it was beneficial for them in increasing their awareness regarding health and nutrition. Awareness of women regarding food adulteration has no significant relation with their age (p>0.05). Also women have shown a positive response for making changes in their attitude towards nutrition and food adulteration.
Spectral Analysis of Hyperion Data for Mapping the Spatial Variation of in a Part of Latehar & Gumla District, Jharkhand  [PDF]
Rajat Satpathy, Vivek Kumar Singh, Reshma Parveen, A. T. Jeyaseelan
Journal of Geographic Information System (JGIS) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2010.24029
Abstract: Reflectance and emittance spectroscopy in the near-infra red and short-wave infra red offers a rapid, Inexpensive, non-destructive tool for determining the mineralogy of rock and soil samples. Hyperspectral remote sensing has the potential to provide the detailed physico-chemistry (mineralogy, chemistry, morphology) of the earth’s surface. This information is useful for mapping potential host rocks, alteration assemblages and mineral characteristics, in contrast to the older generation of low spectral resolution systems. In the present study EO-1, hyperion data has been used for the delineation of AL+OH minerals. The requirements for extracting bauxites from Hyperion images is to first compensate for atmospheric effects using cross track illumination correction & the log residual calibration model. MNF transformation was applied to reduce the data noise and for extracting the extreme pixels. Some pure pixel end member for the target mineral and the backgrounds were used in this study to account for the spectral angle mapping & matched filtering and the results were validated with the respect of field study.
Primary Hypothyroidism: Presence of Central Adiposity and Its Improvement on Attaining Euthyroid State with L-Thyroxine  [PDF]
Reshma A. Esmail, Rachael E. Hinrichs, Udaya M. Kabadi
Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases (OJEMD) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojemd.2013.35032

Objective: Primary hypothyroidism is frequently manifested by weight gain. Moreover, treatment with L-Thyroxine reverses the weight gain in most subjects on achieving euthyroid state. However, the characteristic fat distribution contributing to these changes in body weight is not well documented. Therefore, the presence of central adiposity was examined in primary hypothyroidism prior to and after attaining and maintaining euthyroid state following L-Thyroxine therapy. Methods: Waist and hip measurements were conducted to determine waist: hip ratios in 55 men, ages 39 to 84 years at diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism established by subnormal Free T4 and supernormal TSH concentrations and again after their normalization by L-Thyroxine replacement therapy. The subjects were divided according to Body Mass Index (BMI-Kg/m2) into 3 groups; hypo T1, 20 men with BMI < 25; Hypo T2, BMI 25 - 30 and Hypo T3, BMI > 30. 15 euthyroid normal (N) men matched for age and BMI in each group participated as controls. Results: Mean waist: hip ratio was significantly higher (p < 0.01) in subjects with primary hypothyroidism (0.97 + 0.03) than in healthy men (0.92 + 0.02) and declined significantly (p < 0.01) on achieving euthyroidism (0.93 + 0.02). Moreover, waist: hip ratios were also higher in individual hypothyroid groups; Hypo T1, 0.92 + 0.01 vs. N1, 0.88 + 0.01; Hypo T2, 0.96 + 0.02 vs. N2, 0.92 + 0.02 and Hypo T3, 1.02 + 0.03 vs. N3, 0.98 + 0.02 (p < 0.01for all comparisons). Finally, waist: hip ratios declined significantly in all groups on attaining euthyroidism; Hypo T1, 0.89 + 0.01; Hypo T2, 0.93 + 0.02; Hypo T3, 0.98 + 0.02 (p < 0.01 vs. pretreatment). Conclusion: Central adiposity is a definitive clinical manifestation of primary hypothyroidism in men. Moreover, a significant improvement on achieving euthyroid state following L-Thyroxine therapy may deem central adiposity to be a major contributor to changes in body weight in primary hypothyroidism noted at diagnosis and on attaining and maintaining euthyroid state.

Determination of Consumer Behaviour amongst Millennials in Dermaceuticals (Skin Care Products)
Abdullah Bin Junaid,Reshma Nasreen
International Journal of Marketing Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijms.v4n3p88
Abstract: Purpose: The chief purpose of the study is to analyze in depth the phenomena of consumer behaviour in buying skin care products amongst millennials in Delhi. Design/methodology: A questionnaire was developed and distributed to Delhi consumers aged 20 years to 35 years (Millennials) by using Quota sampling technique. A total of 156 completed questionnaires were returned and analysed by using correlation analysis and chi square test in SPSS version 16. The sample size of 156 includes male and female as well a working and non working people. Findings: The study aimed to study the behaviour of millennials in India with respect to dermaceuticals. The major finding is the common behaviour exhibited by both the sexes in this age group. Except for difference in under eye cream, the other categories can have common marketing strategies. Research limitations: The research survey is done in Delhi. Millennials have been chosen for the research which falls under the age group of 20 years to 35 years. Practical implications: Among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries India has a sizable “young” population. These “young” representatives contribute to the major chunk of millennials. Thus this study would help companies to strategise effectively for this segment of the market. Originality/value: This work is totally original.
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