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The Southwest Mississippi Community College Bear Trackers are an elite group of stu- dents selected to be ambassadors for the college. Selection is based on a competitive application and interview process through which a panel evaluates each appli- cant’s scholastic achievement, communication and leadership skills, and knowledge and enthu- siasm of Southwest. This year, the SMCC Bear Trackers have been busy being the “face of Southwest” at many different events both on and off campus. These events included the Alford-Conerly Men’s Residence Hall Dedication and Open House, the SMCC Alumni Reception, the Parade of Beauties Pageant, SMCC’s Transfer College Fair, Faculty and Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon, attended high school college fairs to reach out to prospective students, and served as ushers for several on-campus events. The Bear Trackers hosted area high school students during Junior/Senior Night and Punt, Pass, and Kick for Tuition at the SMCC vs. Northeast home foot- ball game. They also stay busy throughout the school year for fundraising events such as the Belk Charity Sale, Golden Corral Celebrity Server Night, Southern Kernels Gourmet Popcorn Sale, silent auction during the Christmas Stage Band Show, Jambalaya Plate Lunch Sale, and selling Exam Care Packages. Bear Trackers has also been busy preparing for the 6th Annual SMCC Princess Ball they will host on March 31, 2017, and the 2nd Annual Super Hero Bash they will host on April 1, 2017. In May, they will travel for the 3rd Annual Bear Tracker Beach Therapy Leadership Retreat in Gulf Shores, AL. The SMCC Bear Trackers sponsors are Karinlee Brister, SMCC Recruiter, and Pat Young, SMCC Director of Counseling and Recruitment. Bear Tracker President is Madison Martin. . Members are the following: Clare Clark, Loryn Hollis, Kelsi Goudeau, MeOshia Williams, Raney Hewitt, Madison Martin, Brooke Smith, Allyn Rollins, Shelbi Crawford, Jessi Barnes, Haley Hargett, Alexcia Carr, Haley Simmons, Myles Kendrick, Shinah Moore, Olivia Dickerson, Tamara Cowart, Valerie Dixon, Mattie Pigott, Brooke Wells, Desmiuna Gayden, Brittany McGuire, J.C. Gardner, Trey Magee, Michael Wilson, Kohl Rester, Christopher Wells, Andrew Garner, Robert Brown, Boyd Dunnam, Aaron Buckley, Korey Dillon, Brittany Brumfield, and Daley Roberts. Sponsor Karinlee Brister says, “As a Bear Tracker alumna, it is an honor to now work as a spon- sor for this elite group of stu- dents. During our training, I emphasize the need for Bear Trackers to be both elite and inclusive. Our team is made up of representatives from student ath- letics, academic and career-tech- nical majors, other campus honor and service organizations, and the fine arts division. Therefore, we feel that is it our job to repre- sent our entire campus in a posi- tive and exciting way!”

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30 Years of Reach Out and Read: Need for a Developmental Perspective

30 Years of Reach Out and Read: Need for a Developmental Perspective

Reach Out and Read (ROR) began with the idea that doctors have a special opportunity to encourage reading aloud in families that are facing the dual challenges of poverty and limited literacy. 2 We recognized the indivisibility of health and education. A recent National Academy of Medicine report highlights the point, showing that the duration of education is a better predictor of health and long life than either cigarette smoking or obesity. 3 Shifting forward 30 years, ROR, supported by more than 6000 clinics and practices and backed up by numerous peer-reviewed studies, 4–19 now reaches ∼25% of low-income children. A policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics has identi fi ed literacy promotion as an essential component of primary care. 20 And yet, the misconception that ROR is a “ book giveaway program ” persists, as does the notion that literacy promotion is simply a matter of informing parents about the importance of reading aloud. In this commentary, we aim to correct these errors by grounding the practice of literacy promotion in the science of child development in order to support ef fi cacy and policy.

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More Evidence for Reach Out and Read: A Home-Based Study

More Evidence for Reach Out and Read: A Home-Based Study

Pediatricians, in particular, are in a unique posi- tion to help prevent illiteracy because they have fre- quent, regular visits with infants and preschoolers and because many parents place a certain impor- tance on advice given to them by their physician. Pediatric clinic-based literacy promotion programs, such as Reach Out and Read (ROR), have been de- signed to target at-risk preschoolers and provide families with the materials, education, and support needed to make reading a part of young children’s lives. ROR was initially implemented in Boston in 1989 and has since spread to hundreds of pediatric clinics across the United States. It consists of antici- patory guidance about the importance of reading to young children, the distribution of a developmen- tally and culturally appropriate book to the families at each well-child visit between 6 months and 5 years of age, and volunteers who read to children in clinic waiting rooms and model reading behaviors. 7

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Promoting Early Literacy in Pediatric Practice: Twenty Years of Reach Out and Read

Promoting Early Literacy in Pediatric Practice: Twenty Years of Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is the first pediatric, evidence-based strat- egy to prevent problems of early childhood development and learning. With a start in a single clinic in Boston City Hospital in 1989, doctors working in ⬎ 4000 clinics and practices gave ⬃ 5.7 million new books to ⬎ 3.5 million children in all 50 states in 2008. ROR also has become a model for a different way of thinking about parent education during primary care encounters, based less on telling and more on creating real-time learning experiences. ROR flourished because of (1) the growth of pediatric interest in child development, (2) local leadership of pediatric champions as well as nonmedical supporters, coordina- tors, and volunteers, (3) evidence of effectiveness, and (4) public finan- cial support attributable to strong bipartisan support in Congress, led by Senator Edward Kennedy. Since ROR started, an increasing amount of research confirms the importance of reading aloud for the develop- ment of language and other emergent literacy skills, which in turn helps children get ready for school and leads to later success in read- ing. Future goals include continued growth until all low-income chil- dren are reached with pediatric advice and books, a national campaign led by physicians encouraging all parents to read to their children every day, additional evidence-based, parent information to increase the effec- tiveness of parents reading to children, quality-improvement efforts to achieve the full potential, and global expansion. Pediatrics 2009;124:1660– 1665

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The present and future of cardiac arrest care : international experts reach out to caregivers and healthcare authorities

The present and future of cardiac arrest care : international experts reach out to caregivers and healthcare authorities

Survival to hospital discharge rates following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are increasing but remain in the range of 8–10% in many parts of the world. Higher survival rates are achieved in some centres that have optimised their local chain of survival. Strategies to increase rates of bystander CPR, increase the availability of public access automated defibrillators (AEDs), and to implement regional cardiac arrest networks will require collaboration with, and the engagement of, stakeholders. This review describes the epidemiology of OHCA, disparities in organisation and outcome, recent advances in treatment and ongoing controversies. We outline the standard of care that should be provided by the critical care specialist and propose future directions for cardiac arrest research.

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The Research and Evaluation of Antipsychotic Treatment in Community Behavioral Health Organizations, Outcomes (REACH OUT) study: real world clinical practice in schizophrenia

The Research and Evaluation of Antipsychotic Treatment in Community Behavioral Health Organizations, Outcomes (REACH OUT) study: real world clinical practice in schizophrenia

to account for the recent launch of PP LAI in the US market, study enrollment was expanded for PP LAI by including patients who were on continuous PP LAI for any time period prior to enrollment. Fourth, new and con- tinuous user groups were only established in the LAI APT group to enhance enrollment of patients using LAI APT, given the low use of LAI APTs in the US market. All com- parisons were made to the oral APT group, who were con- sidered new users by definition. Fifth, the 12-month data include only those patients who completed 12 months of study participation, and improvements measured by mean change from enrollment values might not be generalizable to the entire cohort. Sixth, the true baseline patient char- acteristics and true baseline values for study outcomes could not be collected for the continuous LAI APT users, who comprised 64.3% of the LAI APT cohort. Conse- quently, most of the LAI APT users might have reached maintenance treatment at study enrollment, making it challenging to detect further improvement in the out- comes 12 months after enrollment. It should also be noted that the distribution of LAI APT usage (63.5%) versus oral APT usage (29.8%) does not generally represent actual treatment practice or prescription patterns in the United States. Finally, because this study was restricted to patients treated at CBHO sites, the study results may not be generalizable to the entire population of patients with schizophrenia treated at other types of treatment settings (eg, correctional settings, private practices, hospitals, phar- macies). As this is a descriptive analysis, it does not ac- count for the baseline differences that may exist due to the nature of the study design or the use of different anti- psychotics used in general clinical practice for schizophrenia.

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Reach in and reach out : the story of the MSc in pipeline engineering at Newcastle University

Reach in and reach out : the story of the MSc in pipeline engineering at Newcastle University

The main mechanisms by which knowledge accumulated and produced by universities can be commodified have been seen as firstly, the licensing of intellectual property and secondly, the spin off of new firms (Charles, 2006). Consequently the main focus of the academic literature, particularly in the United States, has been on technology transfer through licensing of intellectual property and spin out activity, with worldwide studies covering the US (O’Shea et al, 2005), Canada (Landry et al, 2006), Italy (Chiesa and Piccaluga, 2000), and the UK (Benneworth and Charles, 2005; De Coster and Butler, 2005). However, the potential range of interactions between universities and businesses is complex (Charles and Benneworth, 2001; Charles et al, 2005), and a series of mechanisms, including technology transfer offices, have emerged to manage these interactions from a university perspective. The interactions can be grouped under the broad, and potentially overlapping, headings of commercialisation of knowledge utilising a range of mechanisms (including patenting, licensing and the formation of new ventures through university spin offs); research and innovation collaboration to create new knowledge; knowledge transfer in the form of the dissemination and application of existing knowledge; and interactions broadly concerned with infrastructure provision (including the availability of accommodation for businesses, provision of tailored training, access to university infrastructure and the facilitation of networks of businesses).

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Using Apps Based Medium to Reach Out to Children with Learning Needs

Using Apps Based Medium to Reach Out to Children with Learning Needs

Participants: 31 Kindergarten 2 children consisting of experimental and control groups in regular preschool setting participated in the pilot trial. There were fourteen children assigned to the experimental group, who were weak in reading as identified by their class teacher. Seventeen typical developing children were assigned to the control group. This pilot trial was carried out during learning corner time in the preschool.

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Bridging the academia-industry divide: academics reach out!

Bridging the academia-industry divide: academics reach out!

Moody (1999) also broached the topic, but somewhat more from the perspective of practitioners. He argues that IS is an applied, rather than a pure discipline, and proffers a view that medicine could act as a useful role model on which to base the development of stronger links between academia and industry. Moody (1999) describes the current situation as ‘a major “disconnect” between research and practice’. Glass (1998) refers to it as the ‘Communication Chasm’, and states that ‘Research in the computing field is all too often focussed on theory to the exclusion of practice’, and goes on to point out that ‘there is a great deal that theory can learn by studying practice, and computing theorists are not taking advantage of that possibility’, thus, affirming the potential benefits of a closer alliance.

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4.    The Influx of Chinese International Students and Impact on U.S. Private Secondary Schools

4.    The Influx of Chinese International Students and Impact on U.S. Private Secondary Schools

As stated in the abstract, this research emphasizes the phenomenon of the influx of Chinese international population in U.S. private secondary institutions. It is an ongoing research project and there are two phases that have been completed at this point. In the first phase, the research focuses on four private boarding institutions from four different regions in the U.S.: the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast (shown in Table 1.). In this phase, I, the researcher, was able to collect data from some admissions administrators/staff from all four of these schools (Table 2) as well as the dorm residence administrators/staff from three out of four schools (Table 3). In the second phase, the research was extended to include one more private boarding school located in the U.S. northeast region (Table 1.). The researcher was able to reach out to the Academic Dean at this school in addition to some teachers working closely with international student populations in a couple of the previous schools located in the Northwest and Midwest regions from phase one (Table 4).

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MEASURE THE REACH OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: A SCIENTOMETRIC STUDY

MEASURE THE REACH OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: A SCIENTOMETRIC STUDY

Citation frequency reflects the value of scientific publications and the use made of it. Citation analysis, along with peer review, has over the past three decades been increasingly used to judge the reach of the publication and quantify the importance of scientists and scientific research. Citation analysis is also the used as mean behind journal “impact factors”. Indeed, the output from citation studies is often the only way that un-specialists in governments and funding bodies – or even those in different scientific disciplines – can judge the importance of a piece of scientific research.

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EFFECT OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN NAKURU TOWN, KENYA

EFFECT OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN NAKURU TOWN, KENYA

The theory further states that the market value of a firm is determined the risk of it underlying assets and more so by the firm’s earning power. The firm value therefore is totally independent of the way the firm finances its investment activities and pays out dividends (Oghenekohwo, Nkeiruka & Nnenna, 2015). The second proposition by Modigliani and Miller (1963) brought about the trade-off theory that incorporates bankruptcy costs. The authors argued that there is a tax benefit associated with debt financing and there was also the cost of debt that they termed the bankruptcy cost of debt. Under the new proposition otherwise called trade-off theory, it was argued that the marginal benefit of increases in debt reduces while the marginal cost increase. As such, the firm that maximized its overall value would consider to trade-off between equity and debt while financing. The assumptions of the first proposition of the Miller-Modigliani theorem doesn’t hold in the real world and has spurred the development of other theories such pecking order and agency theories that address the shortcomings of Miller- Modigliani theorem.

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The impact on education of Astronomical Olympiads and the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

The impact on education of Astronomical Olympiads and the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

Abstract. Astronomical Olympiads and similar competitions for high- school students have been run in some countries for more than half a century, and last year marked the tenth anniversary of the largest such competition with global reach, the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The effect of these has been to reach out to a large number of school students who might not otherwise have considered astronomy as a subject; help maintain a high, guided standard of astronomy education even in countries where astronomy is not (or no longer) on the curriculum; and to encourage those students who participate to strive harder and pursue astronomy further by giving them goals to aim for, rewarding their efforts with medals, recognition and participation in the international events in interesting locations and, above all, showing them that there are many other students just like them both in their own country and around the world. Many of the students go on to careers in astronomy education or research. We believe that Astronomy Olympiads are a very valuable element in the astronomy education framework which can be used to further the common goal of sustaining and growing the astronomical community.

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Extended Value chain for customer’s delight through Out bound retail logistics

Extended Value chain for customer’s delight through Out bound retail logistics

From the regression coefficient table it was observed that all the variables included in the model expressing high positive correlation except four variables and its subsequent relationship with the other variables, they are outbound to Efficiency, and Efficiency to non-monetary benefits to the customers and reach and effectiveness to monetary benefits to the customers. It further deliberates quite obviously that, the improved and well-structured outbound retail operations, do not contribute much on improving the efficiency of the outbound logistics operations, since they efficiency in operations can be obtained over a period of time through practice and perfect, again out of improved efficiency the customers are not getting any non-monetary benefit like offers and promotions and so on. The reach and effectiveness also not explaining and contributing much towards the monetary benefit of the customers, the customers are expecting monetary benefits no cost delivery, multiple delivery at short duration, express fast delivery, low cost compared with ordinary retail outlets and even credit facilities with zero per cent interest and long credit period and so on. With the results it was clear that, the

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REVAMPING ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAM FOR QUALITY TEACHING

REVAMPING ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR QUALITY TEACHING

Some positive sign and effective effort has been seen like Hoshangabad teacher education program in which government and non-governmental organization shared resources, which is a without hierarchy teacher educator and teacher participated a long time training( 75 days training in every 3 years) (source- M.H.R.D. report- 20011).Educational organizations, civil society groups, NGOs and other functionaries are also responsible for bringing this change in the societies as well as teacher professional development. For example, Central University of Haryana also initiated “A Journey for Change-from Narnaul to Delhi”from January 28 to February 7, 2013 to improvethe perceptions of patriarchal society towards the women and girls education for their safety and security because social culture has become a strong factor for professional development as well as for promoting out-reach programs for staff members and students. And this type of out-reach program will certainly helpful for professional development of teachers.Professional development program must focus on alternative ways of imparting it like: care and share ideas with other fellow teachers, it must be follow multidisciplinary approach, seeks supporting by system, be catalyst of every reform in teacher education, strong believe in life-long learning, able to promoting an equitable and universal access to education, overcoming social barriers, tune with new developments in technological area like social media, maintain quality professional partnership, eager to build knowledge networking.

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An Evaluation of the Bradford District Health Trainers Programme   Phase 2

An Evaluation of the Bradford District Health Trainers Programme Phase 2

Understandably, given the newness of the programme, there is scope for further marketing and publicity. Many clients reported finding out in an ad hoc fashion, more by accident than design. While this may be indicative of information cascade in the localities, clearly many potential clients may simply not be aware. The results suggest there is the potential for greater health trainer presence in the targeted communities. One major barrier to this is the employment status of health trainers. The sessional work, as and when needed, means that the programme is not always able to sustain a consistent presence in host organisations and locations. The monitoring data indicate that while a huge number of locations have opened up from 16 in year 1 to 77 currently, some are only seeing a few clients. The locality focus is one strategy for increasing presence, but there may need to be further consolidation, ensuring the programme is really visible in settings where health trainers can work effectively.

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Why Thought Experiments Do Not Transcend Empiricism

Why Thought Experiments Do Not Transcend Empiricism

In spite of their exotic reputation, thought experiments convince us by quite prosaic means. They come to us as words on paper. We read them and, as we do, we trace through the steps to complete the thought experiment. They convince us without exotic experiences of biblical moment or rapturous states of mind. At this level of description thought experimenting does not differ from the reading of the broader literature in persuasive writing. A long tradition in informal logic maintains that this activity is merely argumentation and that most of us have some natural facility in it. The text prompts us to carry out arguments tacitly and it is urged that reconstructing the arguments explicitly is a powerful diagnostic tool. I merely propose in (1b) that matters are no different in thought experimenting. Parsimony suggests that we make this simplest of accounts our default assumption.

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DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF PARALLEL MICROHEATER

DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF PARALLEL MICROHEATER

The simulation of Model 1 and Model 2 are carried out using Aluminium, Copper, Gold, Nickel-Chromium, Platinum, Titanium and Tungsten. For all the simulation Glass (1.5mm thick) is taken as substrate. To find the resistance of microheaters modeled with the different resistive material, 1A current is applied as the input to each model and the voltage across each heater is measured. From Ohm's law, we know that V=IR, therefore, the voltage is equal to the resistance of the heater. Once the resistance is known, by applying the fixed voltage across the heater, the power is calculated for Model 1 and Model 2 and given in Tables 5 and 6, respectively.

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Simulation of HEC-RAS model on Prediction of Flood for Lower Tapi River Basin, Surat

Simulation of HEC-RAS model on Prediction of Flood for Lower Tapi River Basin, Surat

Boundary geometry for the analysis of flow in natural streams is specified in terms of ground surface profiles (cross sections) and the measured distances between them (reach lengths). Cross sections should be perpendicular to the anticipated flow lines and extend across the entire flood plain. Cross sections are requires at locations where changes occur in discharge, slope, shape or roughness; at locations where levees begin or end and at bridges or control structures such as weirs. Each cross section is identified by a Reach and River Station label. The cross section is described by entering the station and elevations (x-y data) from left to right, with respect to looking in the downstream direction.

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Out of reach? Convergence to an inflation target in the Central Bank of Iceland's macroeconomic model

Out of reach? Convergence to an inflation target in the Central Bank of Iceland's macroeconomic model

Figure 4.4 shows the effects of an expectations shock on annual inflation. It takes one year for the shock to be felt fully, but then its effects peter out in a pattern similar to that in the case of quarterly inflation. It may be noted here that due to cumulative effects the total effects on inflation are considerably greater in the case where the estimated expectations equation is used than when equation (7) or a comparable equation with less credibility is used; the inflation peak is more than twice as high when the estimated expectations equation is used instead of the QMM equation. Figure 4.5 shows how the policy interest rate responds to the expectations shock. It may be noted that the effects of a reduced credibility parameter are rather to extend the period during which interest rates are higher than to raise interest rates above their level when equation (7) is used. However, the interest rate path is different when an estimated expectations equation is used, in which case interest rates are more than twice as high as compared to the case of equation (7).

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