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Country size and the survival of authoritarian monarchies: developing a new argument

Marlene Jugl
This article combines the literature on authoritarian regime survival with that on small states to propose a new explanation for the survival and breakdown of authoritarian monarchies. To develop the conjecture that monarchy tends to survive in small countries into a theoretically and empirically sound argument, I follow the process of iterative induction. I first inspect all authoritarian monarchies between 1946 and 2018 and find that countries with monarchic survival have a significantly smaller population...

Country size and the survival of authoritarian monarchies: developing a new argument

Marlene Jugl
This article combines the literature on authoritarian regime survival with that on small states to propose a new explanation for the survival and breakdown of authoritarian monarchies. To develop the conjecture that monarchy tends to survive in small countries into a theoretically and empirically sound argument, I follow the process of iterative induction. I first inspect all authoritarian monarchies between 1946 and 2018 and find that countries with monarchic survival have a significantly smaller population...

Benchmarking Belgian CRT practice against the rest of Europe: insights from the ESC-CRT survey II

Anaïs Gauthey, Rik Willems, Yves Vandekerckhove, Wilfried Mullens, Liliana Stefan, Xavier Carryn, Dominique Blommaert, Georges Mairesse, Kenneth Dickstein, Camilla Normand, Cecilia Linde &
This subanalysis of the Euro-CRT survey II specifically focus on Belgian practice for CRT implantation. It explores Belgian adherence with the guidelines but also benchmark CRT practice in Belgium against the other European countries. Overall, Belgian management of CRT implantation is performed with great agreement with guidelines. This report could be used to provide guidance for both practical and economical approaches.

Supplementary Figures 1 - 3 from Inter-generational consequences for growing C. elegans in liquid.

Itamar Lev, Roberta Bril, , Lucila Inés Ceré & Oded Rechavi
Figure S1. F1 progeny of liquid grown worms are longer irrespectively of the concentration in which their liquid-grown parents were grown. The normalized lengths of F1 progeny of worms grown in liquid in different concentrations (x-axis) and progeny of plate-grown controls are presented. The measured length is normalized to the corresponding control progeny of plate-grown worms. ****p-value <0.0001. One-way ANOVA, Sidak's multiple comparisons test. Error bars represent standard deviations.; Figure S2. Immobile mutant worms do...

Supplementary Figure 2. Immobile mutant worms do not alter their morphology when grown in liquid, but their progeny are longer. from Inter-generational consequences for growing C. elegans in liquid

Itamar Lev, Roberta Bril, , Lucila Inés Ceré & Oded Rechavi
(A) Representative photographs of plate- and liquid- grown wild type and unc-119 adult worms. (B) Quantification of the length of the parental unc-119 mutants grown either on plates or in liquid. The measured length was normalized to the corresponding control worms. Data from three independent biological repeats are presented (N>80). ****p-value<0.0001, Sidak's multiple comparisons test. (C) Plate-grown progeny of immobile unc-119 mutant worms are longer than plate grown controls. The length of F1 plate-grown progeny...

Supplementary Figure 2. Immobile mutant worms do not alter their morphology when grown in liquid, but their progeny are longer. from Inter-generational consequences for growing C. elegans in liquid

Itamar Lev, Roberta Bril, , Lucila Inés Ceré & Oded Rechavi
(A) Representative photographs of plate- and liquid- grown wild type and unc-119 adult worms. (B) Quantification of the length of the parental unc-119 mutants grown either on plates or in liquid. The measured length was normalized to the corresponding control worms. Data from three independent biological repeats are presented (N>80). ****p-value<0.0001, Sidak's multiple comparisons test. (C) Plate-grown progeny of immobile unc-119 mutant worms are longer than plate grown controls. The length of F1 plate-grown progeny...

Global incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia among extremely preterm infants: a systematic literature review

Csaba Siffel, Kristin D. Kistler, Juliana F. M. Lewis & Sujata P. Sarda
Background: Infants born extremely preterm (<28 weeks gestational age (GA)) face a high risk of neonatal mortality. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common morbidity of prematurity. Objective: To evaluate the global incidence of BPD among infants born extremely preterm. Design: A systematic review of the literature was conducted in Embase and MEDLINE (via PubMed) using a prespecified search strategy for BPD and prematurity. Observational studies published in English between 16 May 2006 and 16...

DEMOSTRACIÓN VISUAL DE LA CONJETURA DE COLLATZ.pdf

Miquel Cerdà Bennassar
Demostración visual de la conjetura de Collatz

The Global War on Terror as a Catalyst for Cooperation: Analyzing India-Southeast Asia Relations from 1947 to the Post-9/11 Period

Don McLain Gill
India's independence in 1947 became the starting point for the South Asian state to tread a path towards its national interests. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru envisioned an India that had two core pillars:1) a non-aligned policy 2) a central role in the Indian Ocean and the Asian continent. However, the Cold War period brought a number of challenges upon India that served as a preoccupation from an outward foreign policy approach. The consecutive wars with...

PENGARUH PENDAPATAN, TENAGA KERJA TERHADAP KESEJAHTERAAN NASABAH PNM MEKAR DI LUBUK ALUNG

& Mike Kusuma Dewi
Lubuk Alung is a sub-district assisted by a government program, namely PT. PNM Mekar. We highlight the income and workforce of the customer's family towards welfare in the sub-district. the majority of the population in Lubuk Alung are underprivileged and have a relatively small or moderate income. Especially with the head of the household who is only a few motorcycle taxi drivers whose daily income is around 100 per day, according to them, 100 thousand...

PENGARUH PENDAPATAN, TENAGA KERJA TERHADAP KESEJAHTERAAN NASABAH PNM MEKAR DI LUBUK ALUNG

& Mike Kusuma Dewi
Lubuk Alung is a sub-district assisted by a government program, namely PT. PNM Mekar. We highlight the income and workforce of the customer's family towards welfare in the sub-district. the majority of the population in Lubuk Alung are underprivileged and have a relatively small or moderate income. Especially with the head of the household who is only a few motorcycle taxi drivers whose daily income is around 100 per day, according to them, 100 thousand...

One and two-stage anaerobic co-digestion of cucumber waste and sewage sludge

Taylor B. Lowe, Benjamin T. Hatch, Chad Antle, Steven Nartker & Michelle L. Ammerman
The demand for uniformly sized and shaped produce that are aesthetically pleasing results in significant food waste throughout the world. Cucumber waste is a major agricultural waste product in a number of countries, especially areas with high pickle production. Opportunity exists for wastewater treatment plants containing anaerobic digesters to utilize cucumber agricultural and industrial waste for biogas production. The biomethane potential (BMP) of cucumber waste as a substrate for co-digestion with sewage sludge was assessed....

Phenol removal from wastewater by surface imprinted bacterial cellulose nanofibres

Ali Derazshamshir, , Emel Tamahkar, Fatma Yılmaz, Necdet Sağlam & Adil Denizli
In this study, we have reported a novel wastewater treatment technique by phenol imprinted bacterial cellulose (BC-MIP) nanofibres with high specificity and adsorption capacity. N-methacryloyl-(L) phenylalanine methyl ester (MAPA) functional monomer was used to create specific binding sites for the template molecule phenol via electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions. BC-MIP nanofibres were synthesized by surface imprinting approach in the presence of different amounts of total monomer (% weight), monomer/template ratio and polymerization time. Then, the nanofibres...

Modeling of persistent homology

Sarit Agami & Robert J. Adler
Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is a novel statistical technique, particularly powerful for the analysis of large and high dimensional data sets. Much of TDA is based on the tool of persistent homology, represented visually via persistence diagrams. In an earlier article we proposed a parametric representation for the probability distributions of persistence diagrams, and based on it provided a method for their replication. Since the typical situation for big data is that only one persistence...

AJP_Supplementary_FINAL.pdf

Emma Agnew & Katherine Yutzey
Supplemental detailed methods, tables and figures for SCAR FORMATION AND DECREASED CARDIAC FUNCTION FOLLOWING ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY IN 1-MONTH-OLD SWINEby Agnew et al

Institutional Diversity in the Planning Process Yields Similar Outcomes for Vegetation in Ecological Restoration

Liam Heneghan, Lynne M. Westphal, Kristen A. Ross, Cristy Watkins, Paul H. Gobster, Basil V. Iannone, Madeleine Tudor, Joanne Vining, , Moira Zellner & David H. Wise
Conservation organizations undertaking ecological restoration and the lands they manage constitute a social-ecological system (SES). We implemented SES analysis to examine the relationship between diversity in organizational structure and restoration planning processes, and vegetation outcomes on the ground. Understanding the restoration consequences of multiple approaches to planning and implementation is relevant to assessing the resilience of this SES, especially if disagreements about the effectiveness of some approaches lead to conflict in the socio-political arena. We...

Institutional Diversity in the Planning Process Yields Similar Outcomes for Vegetation in Ecological Restoration

Liam Heneghan, Lynne M. Westphal, Kristen A. Ross, Cristy Watkins, Paul H. Gobster, Basil V. Iannone, Madeleine Tudor, Joanne Vining, , Moira Zellner & David H. Wise
Conservation organizations undertaking ecological restoration and the lands they manage constitute a social-ecological system (SES). We implemented SES analysis to examine the relationship between diversity in organizational structure and restoration planning processes, and vegetation outcomes on the ground. Understanding the restoration consequences of multiple approaches to planning and implementation is relevant to assessing the resilience of this SES, especially if disagreements about the effectiveness of some approaches lead to conflict in the socio-political arena. We...

More Catholic than the Pope? Europeanisation, industrial policy and transnationalised capitalism in Eastern Europe

European integration has reshaped the space for domestic industrial policies, foreclosing protectionist strategies, and instead promoting liberal industrial policies aimed at creating an integrated and competitive European market. Such Europeanisation proceeded further in East European states, which display more transnationalised growth models and rely on EU compliant industrial policies more than the West. The paper argues that the EU enlargement strategy played a key role in this Europeanisation, through a combination of conditionality, financial assistance...

When shifting backfires: the electoral consequences of responding to niche party EU positions

Maurits J. Meijers & Christopher J. Williams
Recent research has shown that mainstream political parties shift their positions on European integration in response to threats from niche parties. Whether or not this strategy affects the electoral fortunes of mainstream parties remains unclear, however. Drawing on both spatial and issue competition models of party competition, this study examines how mainstream political party accommodation of niche party position on the issue of European integration affects mainstream party electoral success. Using fixed-effects panel regression models,...

When shifting backfires: the electoral consequences of responding to niche party EU positions

Maurits J. Meijers & Christopher J. Williams
Recent research has shown that mainstream political parties shift their positions on European integration in response to threats from niche parties. Whether or not this strategy affects the electoral fortunes of mainstream parties remains unclear, however. Drawing on both spatial and issue competition models of party competition, this study examines how mainstream political party accommodation of niche party position on the issue of European integration affects mainstream party electoral success. Using fixed-effects panel regression models,...

Indoor Microclimate Conditions and the Impact of Transformations on Hygrothermal Comfort in the Old Ottoman Houses in Algiers

Marwa Benchekroun, Samia Chergui, Francesco Ruggiero & Silvia Di Turi
This article focuses on the assessment of microclimatic conditions in the Ottoman residential buildings in the old city of Algiers. It aims to identify the nature of architectural transformations and to analyse their impact on hygrothermal comfort and the indoor microclimate so as to suggest ways to improve the current level of comfort within the traditional houses. The object of this article is to identify the nature of this transformation process, to find out, not...

Thermoelastic analysis and multi-objective optimal design of functionally graded flywheels for energy storage systems

Alper Uyar, , & Ibrahim Ozkol
In this study, the multi-objective optimal design of functionally graded material flywheels is obtained using the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II. The variations in temperature along the flywheel radius due to the operating conditions and environmental changes are taken into consideration in design optimization. Variations in the elastic and thermal properties of materials with temperature are taken into consideration for the first time, to the best of the authors’ knowledge. The thermoelastic equations of motion and...

A novel experience-based learning algorithm for structural damage identification: simulation and experimental verification

, , , & Jie Cui
A simple yet powerful optimization algorithm, named the experience-based learning (EBL) algorithm, is proposed in this article for structural damage identification based on vibration data. This algorithm is free from any algorithm-specific control parameters and requires only common control parameters. The natural frequencies and/or mode shapes are utilized in establishing an objective function. The efficiency and robustness of the proposed method are demonstrated by two numerical examples, namely a television tower and a functionally graded...

Iterated local search for the vehicle routing problem with a private fleet and a common carrier

L. John F. Castaneda, Eliana M. Toro & R. Ramon A. Gallego
A methodology is proposed that solves the vehicle routing problem with a private fleet and a common carrier using an iterated local search algorithm, based on two concepts: intensification and diversification. The first concept is implemented by using random variable neighbourhood search, while the second concept applies perturbation schemes. To validate the proposed methodology, systems with up to 50 customers and two to eight vehicles are tested. The results are compared with those presented in...

Additional file 3: of Clinical outcomes in idursulfase-treated patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type II: 3-year data from the hunter outcome survey (HOS)

Joseph Muenzer, Roberto Giugliani, Maurizio Scarpa, Anna Tylki-SzymańSka, Virginie Jego & Michael Beck
Table S3. Summary of adverse events reported in patients who started treatment at or after Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS) entry (DOCX 25 kb)

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