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Downtown Kyoto

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

1Walking through Nishiki Market, marvelling at all the weird and wonderful ingredients that go into Kyoto cuisine. Nishiki is the perfect way to spend a rainy day in Kyoto, and it’s a good antidote to an overdose of temples.

2Taking an evening stroll along Ponto-chō.

3Delving into the world of manga at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

4Getting lost in the department-store food floors at Takashimaya or Daimaru.

5Shopping for the perfect gift in the shopping district around Shijō and Kawaramachi streets.

Downtown Kyoto is not really a place you go for sightseeing. Rather, it's where you go to do everything else: eat, drink, shop and sleep. That said, it does contain a handful of first-rate sights, but sightseeing here is more about soaking up the vibe than checking out individual places.

Downtown Kyoto is easily reached from almost anywhere in town: the city’s two subway lines serve the area, as does the private Hankyū line, and the private Keihan line, which stops just across the river. You could even walk from Kyoto Station to Downtown Kyoto in about half an hour. Downtown Kyoto is bounded by the Kamo-gawa (the river) to the east, Karasuma-dōri to the west, Oike-dōri to the north and Shijō-dōri to the south. In this relatively small square area, you will find the thickest selection of restaurants, shops, hotels and businesses in all of Kyoto.

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What Once Saved Life May Now Take It: Identification, Protection, and Mitigation of Health and Safety Hazards in Medical History Collections

AltaMira Press ePub

S. Victor Fleischer

S. Victor Fleischer, M.A., M.L.S.,Associate Professor of Bibliography, University Archivist, and Head of Archival Services, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Polsky Building LL10, Akron, Ohio 44325-1702. svfleis@uakron.edu

Abstract Many collecting institutions including museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives house medical history artifacts, which are one of the most precarious categories of hazardous collections. Some medical artifacts are not only a hazard to the health and safety of staff and visitors, but are also harmful to the environment and to other collection materials. This article intends to raise awareness among museum, library, and archives professionals of hazards present in medical history collections. It provides guidance on identification of hazardous materials and the risks associated with them. It also identifies proper protection and mitigation measures to help museum professionals protect themselves and others from these threats in order to prevent accidents and injuries and to safeguard institutions against unnecessary risks and liabilities. Finally, the article presents ways to balance the protection of human life against the preservation of the artifact.

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Lavinia Spalding Travelers' Tales ePub



Sometimes it’s simply the kinder way.

I stared out the airport window. Dusk was approaching, rain exploded on the ground, and hunched, glistening figures lurched through the downpour as if under attack. The sky was steely and raked with wind, and the thought of being caught in this hostile city alone with no cash for a decent hotel struck me with paralyzing dread.

For three long days I had been traversing Africa, trying to get from Niger to Kenya where I was to meet a friend and depart on safari. The bulk of those days had been spent bribing sour officials, battling malarial mosquitoes, and sitting wretchedly in filthy, stifling-hot airports. I had come from three tough but rewarding weeks in the Sahara, and the great beauty and monstrous insouciance of the desert had left me with a feeling of serene detachment. It was the closest I had ever come to achieving a Zen-like state of mind.

But by the time I reached the Congo, that hard-earned peaceful detachment had gone, replaced by a sudden loathing of travel. Now, nineteen hours behind schedule, all tolerance had fled.

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Chapter 4 How Will We Know When Our Students Have Learned It?

DuFour, Richard; DuFour, Rebecca Solution Tree Press ePub

The second critical question that drives the work of collaborative teams in a PLC is, How will we know when our students have learned the essential standards? This question serves as the linchpin of the PLC process. Before a team can answer it, members must agree on the answer to the question, What do we want our students to learn? Once an assessment has taken place, the team and school turn their attention to the questions, How will we respond to students who have not learned? and How can we extend the learning for students who are already proficient? So the questions that drive the work of a PLC flow up and down from this second critical assessment question.

Because members of a PLC are committed to high levels of learning for every student, they focus on each student’s proficiency on each essential standard. In other words, their assessments are designed to provide evidence of learning by the student and by the standard—by name and by need. This attention to each student’s learning takes place in the classroom as individual teachers use a variety of strategies to check for student understanding almost minute by minute as they teach. They direct questions to randomly selected students and ask classmates to respond to or expand on the answers. They ask students to write their answer in their notes and do a quick check around the room. They work out signals with students—for example, thumbs-up or thumbs-down—so students can indicate their level of understanding. They use clickers, whiteboards, and exit slips to gather evidence of student learning in real time and make adjustments in instruction based on that evidence. Learning how to use effective formative assessment in the classroom each day should be a focus of professional development for every collaborative team.

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Chapter Six: Complementary Cancer Care

Desmarais, Jane; Goldie, Lawrence Karnac Books ePub


Complementary cancer care

The art of living well and dying well are one.



Cancer and the psychotherapeutic endeavour

Cancer engenders intense social fear and this has an impact on patients in hospital, where the majority of doctors and nurses are untrained in dealing with psychological trauma. In this final chapter I begin by comparing the approaches of physicians and psychotherapists and argue that by applying the principles of psychoanalysis to psychotherapeutic care, it is possible to relieve some of the mental pain, and indeed in some cases, some of the physical pain of the cancer. Without going into the historical background and theoretical details of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I outline the ways in which key features of its complementary approach may be adapted to treating patients in hospital.

The specialist hospital

A specialist hospital that focuses upon a particular disease, like cancer, has features that distinguish it from a general hospital. The general hospital admits all types of patient with no restrictions placed on the particular illness from which they suffer. The specialist hospital is exclusive, and it provides a facility specifically for patients with diseases, like cancer, and it is usually attached to a research institute. It contains, almost without exception, very ill patients. With regard to cancer, the treatment also makes the sufferer feel ill. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, for example, are toxic and destructive processes, intended to “take out” malignant cells and leave others intact. Even though these treatments may not destroy normal healthy cells, the toxic effects can damage some normal cells, or considerably reduce their health, and this can temporarily affect the patient and produce a general debilitating effect. As fast-growing normal cells are vulnerable to the chemicals used to kill cancer cells there may also be a change in personal appearance; most often there is a temporary loss of hair due to chemotherapy. Ablative surgery for cancer of the head and neck may leave its mark on the face and head and even affect speech function and eating. Unlike the general-hospital patient who leaves feeling well, the patient leaving the cancer hospital, however successful the treatment may have been, may feel much worse than when he arrived.

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CHAPTER TWO 1840–1846 “Riches have taken to themselves wings and flown away.”

Elizabeth Wittenmyer Lewis University of North Texas Press PDF

Riches have taken to themselves wings



“Riches have taken to themselves wings and flown away.”

Eugenia Dorothea Holcombe

ucy, born into an antebellum, slave-holding society, would be aware of the responsibility and demands of this oppressive system that the mistress of the plantation helped main1 tain. From dawn to dusk she would see her mother tend to the basic needs of the slaves and to the instruction and supervision of work.

Everything was taught and done by hand on the premises—butchering, preserving, canning, soap making, butter churning, spinning, weaving, and sewing. The once-a-year supplies and storehouse of provisions were kept under locks, the keys fastened to the mistress’s belt.

Duties did not end with directing daily chores. Lucy might see her mother called out in the night to tend the sick, say prayers for the dying, or help with the birthing of a slave-child.

Slavery may have been essential to the South’s economy and, as a social system, shaped the lives of its womenfolk.2 The Southern plantation mistress found herself locked into a position of isolation, some-

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Summary of Plato’s Statesman

Ficino Ficino Shepheard Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd ePub

WHEN GOD and nature bring forth man through their action, they undoubtedly bring him forth in order to act: I mean, to act by the grace of divine influences. But just as there is one purpose for which nature creates a thumb, a second purpose for which she creates a hand or a foot, and a third purpose for which she creates the whole man, so there is one purpose to which she directs the individual man, a second purpose for the family, and a third for the state and the kingdom. Finally, there is what must be considered to be the best purpose: that for which God has created the whole of humanity.

No one should think, however, that although there is a fixed purpose for his own particular group, there is no purpose for the whole; or that, although order is inherent in all the parts of human life, there is confusion in the universal phenomenon of life; or lastly that, although the parts are mutually linked for the fulfilment of a single purpose, the whole itself is scattered abroad.

And so there is necessarily a definite purpose for humanity: this purpose is founded on activity centred on all that is close to perfection. By means of such activity humanity does its best to imitate all that is higher and to carefully regulate all that is lower; through knowledge it investigates natural phenomena; through prudence it takes care of human affairs; and through devotion it worships and honours things divine.

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10 Blasphemy or Critique?: Secularists and Islamists in Turkish Cartoon Images

Edited by Christiane Gruber and Sune Hau Indiana University Press ePub

FIGURE 10.1. Murat Süyür (b. 1984), Darkness, http://muratsuyur.com, February 19, 2009.


Blasphemy or Critique?: Secularists and Islamists in Turkish Cartoon Images


Two iconic images used in Turkish political debates, the light bulb and the headscarf, can be read as representing political opposites: thought and enlightenment versus fanaticism and obscurantism. But what does it represent when the two are joined in an image, as in a depiction in which the light bulb, the symbol of the ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Parti, or AKP), wears a headscarf (fig. 10.1)?1 Is this the smothering of critical, enlightened thought by fanatics determined to impose rigid religious dogma, or is this the liberation of the human mind from the rigid secularist dogma imposed by the Kemalist state? The juxtaposition of two competing icons reflects the contentious issues at the forefront of Turkish political debate in the twenty-first century.

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The “Insider” Principal: Perceptions of the Leadership Effectiveness of an Internal Successor

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen

The “Insider” Principal: Perceptions of the Leadership Effectiveness of an Internal Successor

ABSTRACT: The current study builds on earlier leader succession research, focusing on a school where the “insider”—who was believed to be strong before being hired as the formal school leader—drew sharp criticism after assuming the principalship. Interviews with staff members who worked with the insider leader in her role as teacher and principal were analyzed to examine changes in their perceptions of her. Results suggest that the leader did not change; rather, perceptions of her leadership effectiveness changed once she assumed the role of principal. The staff believed that the insider would continue to act like a peer, and when she did not, their perceptions of her effectiveness as a leader were negatively affected.

Research studies on the challenge of leadership succession in schools have stressed the importance of deliberate planning to facilitate effective transitions and strong leadership (Fink & Brayman, 2006; Fullan, 2002). Research has shown that where succession planning is absent, the transitions can be disruptive and fraught with problems (Fink & Brayman, 2006; Fullan, 2002). Given these earlier research findings, it would stand to reason that in a school where the strategic selection of a new leader from within the ranks of the school is supported by the staff, the subsequent leadership of the new “insider” leader would be viewed as successful by his or her former peers. This research examines one case where the insider principal, though selected with the support of her colleagues in the school, was largely criticized for her leadership choices once she assumed the principalship. Specifically, this study asks, did the principal change, or did her former colleagues’ beliefs about what it means to be effective change when she became the insider principal?

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Chapter Seven - The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation

Chetrit-Vatine, Viviane Karnac Books ePub

Laplanche (1999a) sums up his project thus: “It consists in bringing that which is foundational in the practice of psychoanalysis into relation with the foundational process of the human being insofar as this is characterised by the creation of an unconscious” (p. 84). Further on, he adds, “The unconscious…is the other thing [das Andere] in me, the repressed residue of the other person [der Andere]. It affects me, as the other person affected me long ago” (p. 108). For Stein (1986), what is “primal” is “the present or the actuality of the analytic situation” (cited in Laplanche, 1987, p. 157). But Laplanche insists on the effective power of the infantile primal situation, the primal not being essentially that which comes first, but that which is fundamental. Hence, there is nothing surprising about the hypothesis that the primal dimension is present in every beginning, and that a situation such as the offer of analysis brings this primal experience into play once again in its very essence. For me, the effective power of the infantile primal situation and the process of “afterwardsness” (Nachträglichkeit) of the analytic situation are combined dialectically—and without this dialectic having to be resolved—with the present act of the analytic situation in the actuality of this situation.

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Olga Semyonova Tian-Shanskaia Indiana University Press ePub

Form of a Contract between Seasonal Employers and Peasants

On the 2nd of October, 1899, we, the undersigned peasants of Yepifanskii uezd of Murashenskii township and Chernyshevka village, Yakov Matveev Marsakov, Pavel Spiridonov Shikunov, Nikita Pavlov Blagov, and Maksim Grigoriev Seleznyov, have filed this contract with the Karavaevo office of Semyon Tikhonovich Blagopoluchnyi, merchant of the 2nd guild, to the effect that:

1. We, the peasants, have undertaken to farm in the coming year 6 desiatinas of rye and 6 of oats on the estate owned by Semyon Tikhonovich Blagopoluchnyi, merchant of the 2nd guild.

2. For farming these 12 desiatinas we have received upon signing this agreement the entire payment of 5 rubles per desiatina, or 60 rubles in all.

3. Rye will be worked in the following manner: the field is to be plowed and harrowed twice and weeded out. After the rye seeds have been sown, the field is to be harrowed two or three times. Lastly, the rye is to be cut, bound, packed into shocks, transported to the threshing yard, and the ricks covered. Oats will be worked in the following manner: sowing, harrowing twice, weeding, cutting, binding, packing into shocks, transporting to the threshing yard, covering the ricks. In the fall, the field is to be plowed.

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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

     Includes »

     Baia Mare

     Around Baia Mare

     Ţara Chioarului

     Sighetu Marmaţiei

     Mara Valley

     Izei Valley

     Vişeu Vaser Valleys

     Prislop Pass

Widely regarded as Romania’s most traditional region, scattered with gothically steepled wooden churches and villagers’ homes fronted by ornately carved gates, Maramureş feels as if you are climbing into a horse-drawn time machine and heading back 100 years. Smaller in scale and softer in contour than neighboring Transylvania, Maramureş’ tapestry of pastureland, peopled by colourfully garbed crone-faced peasants, jumps straight from a Brothers Grimm story. Welcome to the heart of folkloric, medieval Romania where the last peasant culture in Europe continues to thrive. But don’t wait forever to visit: even here the 21st century is making inroads.

Medieval Maramureş exists in the Mara and Izei Valleys. Eight of its churches, in the villages of Bârsana, Budeşti, Deseşti, Ieud, Plopiş, Poienile Izei, Rogoz and Surdeşti, are on Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites.

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Part IV: The Appearance of the Transformational Self in Two Cases

Bendicsen, Harold K. Karnac Books ePub


Two psychotherapies

Hurricane Girl

Reason for referral

Dawn was sixteen years and nine months of age, Caucasian, and a high school junior of Protestant faith, when a professional colleague who was treating Dawn's mother referred her. Dawn was depressed, very thin, underachieving, “boy crazy”, and withdrawing from friends and school life. Beginning with her high school classes in the fall and spring semesters for the past three years, she had vomited in the morning and found it very hard to get out of bed to go to school. This has lasted for the first few weeks of each new term during which time she gradually found enough energy and momentum to get to school on time and not miss classes.

Background information

Dawn was the middle sibling in a sibship of five ranging in age from ten to twenty-one, with two younger and two older brothers. The family's socioeconomic status was in the upper middle class with both parents being professionals in different disciplines and progressing well in their respective careers. The marriage was the first for each parent having been high school and later college sweethearts. Both were high achievers and valued academic accomplishment.

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VIII. “Delivery”: A Time of Potential Revelation

Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi Indiana University Press ePub

Second stage labor, which climaxes with the birth of the baby, is commonly known as delivery because in an androcentric model of childbearing the laboring woman is “delivered” from her pain, of her child, by her physician. But “delivery” is a skewed construction, emphasizing the “savior” physician’s prowess and deemphasizing what happens for the woman at this important time. Now is when her baby descends through her pelvic bones, down her birth canal, and finally emerges. A far more appropriate way to capture this experience from a gynecocentric perspective is reflected in these words from midwife Ina May Gaskin’s moving book, Spiritual Midwifery:

It is possible to reach, in meditation, a level of consciousness which gives deep insight into oneself. Impulses and motivations that may not ordinarily be apparent may become crystal clear. In an even deeper level of meditation, it is possible to reach a level of insight that goes beyond the inner personal wellsprings of thought, words, and behavior into a consciousness of what is universal in humanity. Such insight and power is available to birthing women under the right circumstances. . . . [The] complex of values that attends each birth is so profound and universal that I use the term “spiritual.”1

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Amman عمان

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%06 / Pop 2.8 million / Elev 850m

As Middle Eastern cities go, Amman is a relative youth, and though it lacks the storied history and thrilling architectural tapestry of other regional capitals, there’s plenty here to encourage you to linger awhile before making for Petra, the Dead Sea or Wadi Rum. In fact, Amman is one of the easiest cities in which to enjoy the Middle East experience.

The city has two distinct parts: urbane Western Amman, with leafy residential districts, cafes, bars, modern malls and art galleries; and earthy Eastern Amman, where it’s easier to sense the more traditional and conservative pulse of the capital.

At the heart of the city is the chaotic, labyrinthine ‘downtown’, an Amman must-see. At the bottom of the city’s many hills, and overlooked by the magisterial Citadel, it features spectacular Roman ruins, an international-standard museum and the hubbub of mosques, souqs and coffeehouses that are central to Jordanian life.

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