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Report of the Culture Working Group

Report of the Culture Working Group

The planet is a cultural and biological kaleidoscope: In the last twenty years significant advances have been made in the management of global biodiversity, but while environmental problems have become globalised, their potential management solutions have become more localised. A growing body of evidence supports the recognition of links between biological and cultural diversity and continued exploration of the interface between these and other forms of diversity. The role of indigenous peoples, both as custodians of biodiversity and proponents of cultural diversity, is crucial in understanding the interconnectedness of these issues. Conservation of nature is at the heart of the cultures and values of many indigenous peoples. For more than 300 million indigenous people, the Earth offers not only life, but also is the basis of their cultural and spiritual identities. Because their world-view holds that the Earth and its resources are inherited from the ancestors, the Earth and its resources are a sacred heritage.
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TítuloSpanish Heart Transplantation Registry  27th Official Report of the Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation (1984 2015)

TítuloSpanish Heart Transplantation Registry 27th Official Report of the Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation (1984 2015)

With the most recent update from December 31, 2015, the 1-, 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year actuarial survivals in the entire time series are summarized in Figure 13. The survival curves indicate a mean annual mortality of about 2% to 3% after the first posttransplant year, with a median survival of 11.1 years. The 1-year conditional survival is shown in Figure 14. The conditional median survival after the first posttransplant year was 15.1 years. There were significant differences according to recipient age, donor age, type of procedure (isolated transplant, combined transplant, and retransplant), transplanturgency, and type of circulatory assistance at the time of transplant (without assistance, balloon pump, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO], ventricular assist device). The most notable finding was the similar survival between elective transplants and transplants performed with balloon pump or ventricular assist devices. Transplants performed with prior ECMO showed significantly worse survival than those performed with no such device.
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The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

As experienced users of Internet search engines, library users expect increased capabilities in our online systems. They value features and data that help them make sense of results by ranking, organizing, and clustering. Library catalogs have consciously presented a neutral and authoritative view of the bibliographic universe. Evaluative information, such as reviews and reading lists, has not traditionally been part of the library catalog (although this information has its place in the reference department). Today, bibliographic Web sites like Amazon.com and LibraryThing provide users with information about resources, as well as information that help them evaluate those resources. They also allow users to share reading lists, add reviews and ratings, and supply their own subject tags. Both Amazon and LibraryThing embody a combination of bibliographic and social networking systems. LibraryThing, in fact, is largely based on library-produced data. Library systems are responding to changes in user expectations with new collocation and display methods, including clustering all versions of a work, and faceting retrieved results sets by subject, format, classification, and language. Few library systems, however, currently allow users to add or manipulate catalog data.
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Agenda item 14: Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Administrative Reform Decision SC41-4: The Standing Committee took note of the report of the Ad Hoc

Agenda item 14: Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Administrative Reform Decision SC41-4: The Standing Committee took note of the report of the Ad Hoc

Decision SC41-5: The Standing Committee requested the Secretariat to prepare a briefing paper on correlations between the Rules of Procedure for the COP and Resolution VII.1 on the Standing Committee and requested the Secretariat to seek legal advice on the questions concerning Switzerland’s Permanent Observer status and potential election as a voting SC member. The SC felt that it is inappropriate for the Netherlands and other host countries of the IOPs to have the status of Permanent Observer.
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Regional climate change scenarios for México

Regional climate change scenarios for México

In this paper we present the regional climate change scenarios that were used for the assessment of the potential impacts in México on agriculture, livestock, forestry, hydrological resources as well as on human settlements and biodiversity. Those studies were developed for the Fourth Communication of México for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and coordinated by the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera. The climate change scenarios were generated combining the models presented in the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the criteria established by the IPCC’s Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis. Specifically, climate change scenarios for México for the time horizons 2030 and 2050 were generated using the outputs from ECHAM5, HADGEM1 and GFDL CM2.0 models. The variables considered were monthly temperature and precipitation and the emissions sce- narios A1B, A2, B2 and B1. These scenarios were generated using two spatial resolutions: low (2.5º x 2.5º), and high (5´x 5´). The corresponding databases and maps are available at the webpage: www.atmosfera.unam.mx. Keywords: uncertainty, emission scenarios, Fourth National Communication.
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Additional observers: UNEP Agenda item 1: Welcoming remarks

Additional observers: UNEP Agenda item 1: Welcoming remarks

44. The Chair proposed that Denmark and the United States meet informally and propose possible membership of a Working Group on the Rules of Procedure but stressed, in response to a comment by Argentina, that the group would be open to all Parties. Decision SC49-04 The Standing Committee agreed to forward the unmodified Rules of Procedure as used at COP11 for adoption by the Contracting Parties for use at COP12. Decision SC49-05 The Standing Committee decided to establish a Working Group on Rules of Procedure which would meet throughout the COP, at specific times and a venue to be provided as soon as possible by the Secretariat. The Working Group would complete as much as possible of its work electronically.
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2 Enhancing the integration of culture in the work of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Ramsar Culture Working Group project, funded by the MAVA Foundation

2 Enhancing the integration of culture in the work of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Ramsar Culture Working Group project, funded by the MAVA Foundation

7.1 The activities described under Goal E in the table above provide for delivery of this Strategic Action Plan to be coordinated by the Steering Group of a re- launched Ramsar Culture Network, supported by the wider Network itself as appropriate. Much of the delivery will also occur though (and depend upon) the effective operation of partnership arrangements described in the actions under Goal D. Other responsibilities are identified in the relevant column of the table. Funding will be a key determinant of delivery in many cases: this is addressed in section 8 below.
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Conceptos bsicos sobre obesidad sarcopnica en el adulto mayor

Conceptos bsicos sobre obesidad sarcopnica en el adulto mayor

Sarcopenic Obesity is a clinical and pathophysiological entity that implies disability and risk of mortality. Its definition has been subject of consensus by The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and the International Working Group on Sarcopenia (IWGS). Thanks to the studies conducted by Baumgartner and Janssen, the standardization of sarcopenia´s diagnosis has been determinated by the measurement of the appendicular muscle mass index using the height (ASM/ht 2) and body weight (ASM/Wt) analyzed on the Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Obesity is assessed by the body mass index and the body fat percentage. Recent meta-analysis has estimated an incidence of Sarcopenic Obesity from 2 to 20%. Sarcopenic Obesity has been characterized by insulin,
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Cross-cultural counseling: problems and prospects

Cross-cultural counseling: problems and prospects

Concerning research in favor of counselors being of the same ethnic group as their clients, this can be classified in two groups according to whether it focuses on the counseling process or on its outcome. With regard to research which refers to the same ethnic group throughout the process, the results of three studies suggest that the preferences of African Americans depend on the development of the racial identity of the Negro (Helms & Carter, 1991; Morten & Atkinson, 1983 and Red, 1988.). The comprehensive review carried out by López, López and Fong (1991) into research with Mexican Americans showed their preference for counselors from a similar ethnic background. Atkinson (1985) also gives favorable results concerning the marked preference of native American university students for counselors who are also native Americans. However, according to Korsgaard (1990), Asian Americans prefer Asian counselors if the problem is relevant for oriental culture, but if it is relevant for western culture, they choose a counselor of Caucasian origin.
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Of Vessels, Conduits and Instruments: Reflections from the Bodies as Media Working Group

Of Vessels, Conduits and Instruments: Reflections from the Bodies as Media Working Group

Hesitant, some people in the room comply. Others, trusting, even close their eyes, as if this line were part of a score they already knew by heart. Hold your breath. Notice the body part that feels most restless. Here and there, eyes start scanning the room for clues and reassurance – they find them. Notice the thoughts and feelings that come up through this stillness. By now, everyone in the room seems to be in sync through this moment for introspection. People are attentive, waiting to hear what the leading voice will say next. When you just can’t hold your breath any longer, exhale and release that body part – give it all the movement it calls for. That last instruction, given with perfect timing, is much appreciated, unleashing yawns, stretches, swings, and sighs enacted by the bodies in the room. Bodies that have arrived to a sterile classroom now find themselves having subtly subverted its most familiar “come in - sit down - stop talking - pay attention to the teacher” pathway. This simple act that is at once novel and embodied generates energy, alertness, and a sense that something new and unexpected can happen. Now, let the lesson begin.
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Linked data glossary

Linked data glossary

The editors are grateful to David Wood for contributing the initial glossary terms from Linking Government Data, (Springer 2011). The editors wish to also thank members of the Government Linked Data Working Group with special thanks to the reviewers and contributors: Thomas Baker, Hadley Beeman, Richard Cyganiak, Michael Hausenblas, Sandro Hawke, Benedikt Kaempgen, James McKinney, Marios Meimaris, Jindrich Mynarz and Dave Reynolds who diligently iterated the W3C Linked Data Glossary in order to create a foundation of terms upon which to discuss and better describe the Web of Data. Thank you!
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WORKING GROUP 2: WISE USE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF WETLANDS

WORKING GROUP 2: WISE USE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF WETLANDS

At mid-term workshops, STRP recognized that pressures on wetlands from extractive industries activities was become an increasing and urgent issue for Convention attention, in the light of requests for assistance received from a number of Contracting Parties 161: Strategy for

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Combatting resistance in intensive care: the multimodal approach of the Spanish ICU "Zero Resistance" program.

Combatting resistance in intensive care: the multimodal approach of the Spanish ICU "Zero Resistance" program.

Members of the Committee are José Garnacho Montero, for the Working Group of Infectious Diseases and Sepsis (GTEI) of the Spanish Society of Critical Care (SEMICYUC); Francisco Álvarez Lerma, Technical Director of Project “ Zero Resistance ” and Project “ Zero Ventilator-associated Pneumonia ” ; Paula Ramírez Galleymore (GTEI); Miguel Sánchez García, for the Scientific Committee of SEMICYUC; Mercedes Palomar Martínez, Technical Director of Project “ Zero Bacteremia ” ; Luis Álvarez Rocha (GTEI); Fernando Barcenilla Gaite (GTEI); Joaquín Álvarez Rodríguez, for the Working Group of Planning, Organization and Management of SEMICYUC; Mercedes Catalán González, for “ ENVIN ” (Spanish National ICU Infection Surveillance Program); Inmaculada Fernández Moreno for the Spanish Society of Critical Care Nursing (SEEIUC); Jesús Rodríguez Baño, Advisor in Infectious Diseases; José Campos Advisor in Microbiology; Jesús Mª Aranaz Andrés, Advisor in Preventive Medicine; Yolanda Agra Varela and Carolina Rodríguez Gay, for the Quality Assurance Agency of the Spanish Ministry of Health.
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Background materials concerning further development and harmonization of guidance on wetland inventory and assessment

Background materials concerning further development and harmonization of guidance on wetland inventory and assessment

4. The framework outlined in this paper has been prepared by the STRP’s Expert Working Group on Ecological Character. It provides a rationale for applying the mechanisms of the Convention for inventory, assessment and monitoring so as to increase public and political awareness and understanding of the critical values and functions of wetlands in supporting sustainable development and human well-being; provides general guidance for further steps to be taken to improve inventory, assessment and monitoring processes; and recognises some key topics requiring further guidance and elaboration under the Convention to support full implementation of the framework.
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The use of the fluorescente for the study of the water quality

The use of the fluorescente for the study of the water quality

A working group headed by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and through the University of Santiago de Compostela, presented a proposal to study the viability of an airborne instru[r]

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Together, yet apart: Working-class youth and mobile phone uses

Together, yet apart: Working-class youth and mobile phone uses

One of the conclusions of this study was that economic conditions, low levels of cultural capital and lack of participation in collective activities bear a correlation to individualized uses of the cell phone, which, in turn, becomes an instrument for self-expression and for establishing relationships within a restricted peer group. Youth lifestyle is based on emotional and personalist experience, thus contributing to a loss of consciousness of the place one occupies within social hierarchies. It is worth adding that consumer culture contributes to the dwindling symbolic importance of class, which, however, does not mean that the latter loses its importance in terms of being a determinant of how people live. For this very reason, consumer culture celebrates well-being, comfort, health, beauty, youth, balance, mobility, speed, freedom, difference, and equality as well as a series of other values that are less linked to struggles over power and distinction than to projects of the self, the constitution of personal, individual, psychological experience (Vicentin 2008, p. 98).
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Educación Superior en América Latina

Educación Superior en América Latina

Fuente: Sobre la base de OECD, Funding Systems and their Effects on Higher Education Systems – International Report (Education Working Paper No. 6) , marzo 2007; OECD, Report of the OEC[r]

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Comments submitted by members of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Draft Report of the Working Group to the Standing Committee

Comments submitted by members of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Draft Report of the Working Group to the Standing Committee

Para. 23: The UNEP representative stressed that should the Ramsar Secretariat be administered by UNEP it would fall under the UN rules and regulations. In which case, all the present staff positions would have to be advertised and that the staff would have to apply for their positions. She noted that the Executive Director of UNEP is not in a position to waive this requirement, [add: but individual or interim solutions might be possible]. However, there were a number of possibilities for staff who do not intend to join UNEP and those near retirement. In this respect, she suggested that interim arrangements could be made for such staff. Finally, she drew attention to the possible benefits for Ramsar staff, such as, career development and mobility within the UN system.
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Report of the 4th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Administrative Reform

Report of the 4th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Administrative Reform

79. The UNEP representative and the Finance Officer stressed that it must be clear that the figures are only for estimated costs and that they are provided as an illustration, not as a proposed budget. The Co-Chair (Australia) felt that the estimates should be signed off by UNEP in some sense, but the UNEP representative explained that the table is not structured as a UNEP budget and can only serve as an illustration. The Co-Chair (Chile) suggested that though the budget formats might be structured differently, the bottom lines should be more or less the same, but UNEP pointed to a number of items about which there are considerable uncertainties that could vary by as much as 15%. Chile suggested that such variations in the estimates might tend to cancel out and leave a reliable bottom line.
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Patterns of authorship in the IPCC Working Group III report

Patterns of authorship in the IPCC Working Group III report

Please amend the text throughout to avoid non-time-related use of ‘while/whilst’. (Usually for non-time-related meanings, ‘and’, ‘although’, ‘whereas’, ‘but’ or ‘;’ can be used; 7 instances to check, which can be located using the search function in Adobe Reader.) Query 7:

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