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This paper aims at studying a group of fourteen Safaitic inscriptions collected during an epigraphical survey in the Haroun Region in Western Bādiyah of Jordan. The research deals with the verbs and names semantically and syntactically, with an outlook to their parallels in other Semitic languages. This group of inscriptions contains some new personal names, terms and nouns hitherto unrecorded in Safaitic inscriptions: šrr (No. 1), jrml (No. 2), fjl (No. 3), hdrs (No. 6), zblt (No. 7), kyl (No. 8), ′t (No. 9) and bdy (No. 9) are all new personal names in Safaitic; the term ′ns-h (No. 11) is attested for the first time in Safaitic in this form, and jfrt (No. 14) “young female camel” is a noun hitherto unrecorded elsewhere in Safaitic or other northwestern Semitic inscriptions.

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This research is an analytical study of the agrictural terms that occur on Nabataean inscriptions. It is an attempt to explore their linguistic derivation, meanings and indications seeking to reach a better understanding of the Nabataean agricultural system and activities. We will also try to compare these terms to their parallels in other Semitic languages and dialects.

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Due to the widespread use of granites as building and ornamental materials, measurements of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K activities in commercial granites have been carried out using a NaI(Tl)g-ray spectrometer with a matrix-inversion-based spectral stripping technique. The concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in Chinese commercial granite range from 14.5 to 204.7 Bq. kg-1, 16.7 to 186.7 Bq. kg-1and 185.7 to 1745.6 Bq. kg-1, respectively. The mean values of the activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in red and pink commercial granites are all higher than those in black and gray commercial ones. The radium equivalent activity (Raeq), the external hazard index (H ex), the internal hazard index (H in ) and the annual gonadal dose equivalent (AGDE) were also calculated and compared to the international recommended values. Six types of red commercial granites (CBR, MLR, QXR, PBR, JXR, LQR, YDR and TSR) of China do not satisfy the universal standards.

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Burroughs and Ginsberg ( 1963 ) brought the beverage to the attention of a small non-scientific international audience. Besides the folk-healing tradition of the upper Amazonas, a flourishing cross-cultural ayahuasca tourism has lately developed during the

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Hope and Satisfaction

Travellers' Letters in Tourism Research

Acta Ethnographica Hungarica
Author:
Bertalan Pusztai

Present paper is part of a larger study focusing on a special form of religiously motivated travel. The market leader on the field of religiously motivated organized mass tourism, shortly religious tourism, is Macroworld Pilgrim Travel Agency in Hungary. An important source of present research is the so-called travellers' letters, written feedback addressed to the agency. With the help of more than thousand letters, the author intends to point out some characteristic experiences of contemporary religious tourism.

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The influence of the reaction conditions upon the sucrose acid hydrolysis to glucose/fructose equimolecular mixture was investigated, in heterogeneous and homogeneous system, by means of DSC method. The recorded DSC signal was used to evaluate the kinetic parameters and the afferent catalytic constant, k cat 323 values. In homogeneous conditions the used catalyst was acetic acid while in heterogeneous systems a series of carboxylic resins was used as catalysts. The results show a dependence of the kinetic parameters on homogeneous/heterogeneous catalyst nature and on resins experimental properties (cross-linking degree, granulation, porous nature of polymeric matrix, swelling time).

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Archaeological remains yield remarkable information concerning the Nabataeans’ timing system; excavations and surveys revealed water clocks, sundials and ground shadow clocks in Nabataean sites, namely Petra and Hegra. Besides, certain Nabataean inscriptions expose a good deal of evidence regarding the Nabataean timing terminology: ywm ‘day’; šnt ‘year’; yrḥ ‘month’; š c h ‘hour’; šb c ‘week’, lyly’ ‘night’ and zmn ‘time’ are the most frequently used terms found in the different Nabataean texts. Moreover, the excavations uncovered some archaeological evidence concerning the Nabataean annual calendar. The study adopts a comparative historical and linguistic perspective in investigating the different aspects of time measurement in Nabataean civilisation.

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This essay is an analytical study of sixteen new Ancient North Arabian inscriptions collected by the author during an epigraphical survey in 2010 in the area of Ġadīr Al-Aḥmar in Al-Ṣafāwī Region Northeast Jordan. On the grounds of the shape of script and the language, these inscriptions are classified as Safaitic. The script was known in the region to the south and southeast of Damascus (including north and northeast of Jordan) and in north and northwest Saudi Arabia.

The goal of this analysis is to study the inscriptions, the semantics and morphology of the words and the proper nouns contained therein. Furthermore, the paper also identifies certain new vocabulary items, such as four personal names mentioned for the first time in the corpus of the Safaitic inscriptions.

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Nutrition labelling, soon obligatory for all food circulating on the EU market, is a topic of interest since being an important tool that shapes consumers´ conscious food choices. The study tested the influence of nutrition knowledge on the use of labelled nutrition information on 200 Croatian consumers. A comprehensive three-section questionnaire comprising demographic data, a nutrition knowledge test, and questions about the use of nutrition information provided on food labels was employed. Cluster analysis identified three participating clusters (having good, medium, or poor nutrition knowledge). Answers to 70% of the questionnaire items were correct, but the application of nutrition knowledge in an everyday food selection scored low. Best knowledgeable participants (middle-aged with university degree) tend to browse the nutrition label per se, information on sugar content, fat content, the list of ingredients, and the list of additives. The same group of consumers consider nutrition labelling policy helpful and find the information provided on nutrition labels understandable and useful in conscious food choices. Multivariate logistic regression confirmed the use of labelled nutrition information to be significantly influenced by education and nutrition knowledge. Bottom-line, consumers consider nutrition labelling important, but do not pay close attention to information on certain nutrients.

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This paper sheds light on a new Ancient North Arabian (Safaitic) inscription that makes mention of the famous Nabataean Damaṣî. This is the fourth known Safaitic inscription to contain a reference to Damaṣî; the paper makes a comparison of the appearances of Damaṣî in the known corpus and evaluates the historical context. The significance of this inscription lies in its description of the author waiting (nẓr) for Damaṣî.

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