We investigate the differentiability of functions of stationary vectors associated with operator valued functions as well
as the differentiability of the operator valued functions themselves. We display formulas connecting the derivatives of the
parametric families of operators and vectors. The results are applied to the case of stochastic kernels.
We show that it is consistent with ZFC that the family of functions with the Baire property has the difference property. That
is, every function for which f(x + h)-f(x) has the Baire property for every h∈R is of the form f=g + Awhere g has the Baire property and A is additive.
In an earlier paper we studied collisions and avalanche effect in two of the most important constructions given for large
families of binary sequences possessing strong pseudorandom properties. It turned out that one of the two constructions (which
is based on the use of the Legendre symbol) is ideal from this point of view, while the other construction (which is based
on the size of the modulo p residue of f(n) for some polynomial f(x) ∈
[x]) is not satisfactory since there are “many” collisions in it. Here it is shown that this weakness of the second construction
can be corrected: one can take a subfamily of the given family which is just slightly smaller and collision free.
This paper explores the portraits of a number of Tarsia family members who served as dragomans to the Venetian Republic in the late 17th century. The portraits are currently kept in the Koper Museum in Slovenia. In this study I consider dragomans as cultural intermediaries; just like commercial brokers and religious converts, dragomans historically occupied the contact zones where different cultures met and clashed. Dragomans can be considered “trans-imperial” subjects because they straddled political, linguistic and cultural boundaries between empires, in this case the Ottoman Empire and Venice. This professional group also pioneered the introduction of new customs and manners in the field of culture and arts. This study explores dragomans as clients and patrons of artists, an aspect with emerged as a part and parcel of their role as influential cultural intermediaries in the early modern Mediterranean. Portraits of Tarsia family members are among the earliest known to have been commissioned by dragomans. The patronage extended by such families of dragomans as the Tarsias demonstrates their social standing. These portraits exemplify the active role of dragomans as powerful cultural agents and serve as documentary evidence of the manners, dress codes, and professional symbols of dragomans.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of Anubis as a member of the “Isiac Family” (Isis–Osiris/Sarapis–Horus/Harpokrates–Anubis) during the Hellenistic and Roman age. A new religious-historical analysis allows us to detect more or less profound changes of Anubis' ancient religious meaning due to the transfer from Egypt to Greece and Rome. The spread of this cult from its motherland to the Hellenistic world and subsequently to the Roman Empire caused, as well, the creation of its new religious identity.
This paper deals with three classes of functions of great importance in analysis and its applications. We construct a family
of Hlder functions in the closed unit interval having two continuous parameters. Those functions are not of bounded variation
for any pair of values of the Hlder constant and exponent. The construction depends on a change of variables given by a Lipschitz
function with constant equal to 1. Several questions related to the concepts of genericity, surjectivity and deformability
are posed at the end.
Species of the family Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) comprise many of the most widely used and successful entomophagous biological control agents. An annotated list of the 11 genera and 81 species of the family Aphelinidae known to occur in Egypt and a key to genera of Aphelinidae in Egypt are provided.
This study which is entitled the insect fauna of Southeastern and Eastern Anatolia Regions was carried out during 2002-2004. Samples were taken from the orchards in Diyarbakir, Elazig and Mardin provinces by employing methods such as striking, burlap band traps, and visual examinations of leaves, twigs and other parts of the trees. Trees selected for sampling were inspected once week between March and November. Generally eudominant were the order Coleoptera and Heteroptera. Dominant were only the imagoes order Homoptera and subdominant were Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera. The rest 6 orders were subrecedent. As result of this study 205 species spread areas and abundance belonging to 56 families in 11 orders were determined. 205 insects species which were determined in three administrative provinces and on only a culture plant are very important for insects potential in almond areas with this study. This study is very important to be a base to integred pest management studies which will be made in the future.
Authors:Waris Qidwai, Amina Adil, Mashal Hasan, and Iqbal Azam Syed
Consultations in primary health care are considered ideal for opportunistic health promotion. A need exists to study opportunistic health promotion practiced in our setting.
To study opportunistic health promotion among family practice patients visiting a teaching hospital for treatment.
A Questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted at the Family Practice Center, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, in July and August, 2005. It included demographic profile of the patients and questions based on study objective. Written informed consent was taken and confidentiality was ensured. SPSS computer software was used for data management.
274 patients were interviewed. The mean age of the respondents was 37 years, a majority being married housewives, with above grade X education, and in private service, student or self-employed. Reasons for visit during which opportunistic care was explored were regular check-up, chest pain, palpitations, and heart problem, antenatal care, orthopedic and eye problems and hypertension/ diabetes mellitus in 139 (50.8%), 43 (15.7%), 26 (9.5%) 20 (7.4%) and 9 (3.3%) cases, respectively. 259 (94.5%) patients want a doctor to provide opportunistic health promotion, while it was provided to 160 (58.4%) patients. Tobacco use was asked, and advice provided on diet, physical exercise, immunization and weight control in 109 (39.8%), 182 (66.4%), 165 (60.2%), 72 (26.3%) and 207 (75.5%) cases, respectively. Advice to check serum cholesterol was provided in 140 (51.1%) cases. Patients were screened for heart disease, cancers, and depression in 111 (40.5%), 82 (29.9%) and 120 (43.8%) cases, respectively. Blood pressure was checked in 234 (85.4%) cases.
We have documented opportunistic health promotion in our setting. Research and interventional strategies are recommended to further promote it and also to look at its advantages and disadvantages in our settings.