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Chapter 36: Making and Documenting the Source Selection Decision

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The FAR makes crystal clear that the source selection authority has autonomy in making the source selection decision:

15.308 Source selection decision.

The source selection authority’s (SSA) decision shall be based on a comparative assessment of proposals against all source selection criteria in the solicitation. While the SSA may use reports and analyses prepared by others, the source selection decision shall represent the SSA’s independent judgment. The source selection decision shall be documented, and the documentation shall include the rationale for any business judgments and tradeoffs made or relied on by the SSA, including benefits associated with additional costs. Although the rationale for the selection decision must be documented, that documentation need not quantify the tradeoffs that led to the decision.

As shown above, the source selection decision must represent the SSA’s independent judgment. On occasion SSAs have asked for reevaluations, performed reevaluations themselves, or have otherwise gone against the advice of evaluators. And these are perfectly acceptable things to do when the source selection authority has a reasonable basis for doing them. Case law makes clear that when making the source selection decision, the source selection authority is normally held to only two standards:

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6: Organic Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Fruit Crops

Vacante, V.; Kreiter, S. CABI PDF

6 

Organic Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Fruit Crops

Jorge E. Peña,1* Daniel Carrillo1 and Ben Faber2

University of Florida, Homestead, Florida, USA; 2University of California,

Ventura, California, USA

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Introduction

Due to the current trend when consumers are looking for produce that is free of toxins and synthetic products, there is a significant opportunity for tropical fruit growers and marketers to capitalize on organic production of these crops (Zehnder et  al., 2007; Pritts,

2012). The same authors also emphasize that the fast growth of organic agriculture has not been adequately supported by vigorous research in order to address challenges such as arthropod pest management. This could be due to the fact that organic production is more technically difficult than traditional agriculture. Organic production is fraught with problems of lower yield, variable effectiveness of pest, disease and weed management tools, and market access (Suckling and

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9 - The Work of Playing: A Male Observer Gets to know a Little Boy whose Father is Absent

Karnac Books ePub

Ben Yeo

Observing the fluctuations between strength/vulnerability and building/collapse in the first few weeks of a Young Child Observation, I worried how I was going to make any sense of Faizul's play. I wanted to define him as either vulnerable or confident—how else, I feared, would I be able to write a coherent narrative? As time went on, I realized it was precisely these fluctuations that are the building blocks for the healthy development of a young child. Waddell captures the rhythm between different states when she refers to the “constant interplay” or “immediate to and fro” between developmental phases more generally (Waddell, 1998, p. 8). Just as Faizul's internal object was “under construction”, so was my understanding of the complexities of child development.

Faizul carefully positions coloured wooden building blocks on top of each other. He starts by placing a small blue cube on the table and then positions larger yellow blocks on top. After four blocks, the emerging tower becomes unsteady and tumbles down. Undeterred, Faizul begins building the tower back up again, using the same smaller base block. The cycle of building and collapse is repeated several times, with Faizul managing to build the tower slightly higher each time. [Observation 1]

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Appendix 4. Timeline of Relevant Publications and Events in the History of Bassoon Reed-Making Pedagogy

Christin Schillinger Indiana University Press ePub

Pre-1800

1654

First woodwind instruction book: a Dutch text on recorders

1697

Daniel Speer’s Grund-richtige, Kurtz- Leicht- und Nöthiger jetzt Wol-vermehrter Unterricht der Musicalischen Kunst oder Vierfaches Musicalisches Kleeblatt Worinnen zu ersehen wie man füglich und in kurzer Zeit

1732

Majer’s Museum musicum theoretico practicum

1738

Eisel’s Musicus autodidaktos

1752

Quantz’s Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen

1761

Garsault’s Notionnaire, ou mémorial raisonné

1765

Hotteterre-le-romain’s Méthode pour apprendre à jouer en tres peu de temps de la flûte traversière (. . .) augementée (. . .) des tablatures de la clarinette et due bassoon (Bailleux edition)

1770

Anonymous, Compleat Instructions for the Bassoon or Fagotto Containing a perfect Drawing of that Instrument & a modern Scale of all the Notes, also the easiest methods for Learners to play, to which are added a curious Collection of Tunes & Duets for one or two Bassoons: Book First

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TAZA 1: La resurrección del Dr. Winnicott

Kahr, Brett Ediciones Karnac ePub

BK:Sra. Coles, ¿Cómo voy a poder agradecerle que me haya organizado esta reunión? Como bien sabe, siempre he querido hablar con el Dr. Winnicott.

JC:Bueno, yo estoy muy contenta de que hayamos podido organizarlo.

BK:Supongo que debe haber sido muy complicado.

JC:No, ni lo más mínimo.

BK:Seguro que sí…¿una entrevista póstuma?

JC:Es cierto que las entrevistas póstumas no son fáciles de conseguir. Hay que organizar todos estos permisos con…bueno, ya sabe usted.

BK:Sí, ya entiendo.

JC:El Dr. Winnicott suele rechazar la mayoría de solicitudes de entrevistas póstumas.

BK:¿Quiere decir que hay otras personas que se lo han pedido?

JC:¡OH, sí! Creo que recibimos dos o tres invitaciones de este tipo cada semana. En su mayoría, de estadounidenses. Pero cuando le expliqué al Dr. Winnicott que usted ya había escrito una biografía sobre él, me dijo que, si yo podía organizarlo, él estaría dispuesto a hablar para una grabación, sólo por esta vez.

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Raskolnikov's Transgression and the Confusion Between Destructiveness and Creativity

Karnac Books ePub

Richard J. Rosenthal

Crime and Punishment is generally regarded as one of the world’s greatest psychological novels. Most frequently, Raskolnikov is thought of as a man driven by his sense of guilt to get caught, to confess, and to be punished. I do not feel, however, that this is borne out by the text, at least not in the way it is usually understood. Nor do I go along with the oedipal interpretation of the novel that has been put forth by a series of psychoanalytically-minded writers. The first of these is assumed to be Freud (1928), although the only novel of Dostoevsky’s that Freud specifically referred to was his last, The Brothers Karamazov. Joseph Frank (1975) has written a highly regarded article which reviews the factual errors found in “Dostoevsky and Parricide.” It is Frank’s contention (1976, pp. 25-28) that a number of the legends about Dostoevsky originated with or have been perpetuated by Freud’s essay. In offering my reinterpretation of this great novel, I hope to not only address myself to formal elements within the narrative structure, but to suggest how the confusions found in reading Crime and Punishment reflect one of its central themes.

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Seven With Friends like These

H. P. Willmott Indiana University Press ePub

CHAPTER SEVEN

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE

ANGLO-AMERICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY of the Second World War and the war at sea invariably traces the course and outcome of the two conflicts that together made up the Second World War in terms of the defeat of the German submarine offensive against shipping and the American advance across the southwest and central Pacific to the Japanese home islands. In the European conflict the focus of most historical attention has been on the British Navy, and specifically its escort forces, and the German U-boat service, and in the Pacific upon American carrier and amphibious formations. In a very obvious sense it is right and proper that this should be the case: at sea the European war was largely synonymous with the “Battle of the Atlantic,” whatever that phrase might mean, and in the Pacific the war was decided by fleet actions that ran in tandem with landing operations; the Imperial Japanese Navy and even the American submarine offensive against Japanese shipping have never been afforded consideration and recognition commensurate with that afforded American carrier operations.

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Outlook: The Future of European Integration

Andreas Staab Indiana University Press ePub

Outlook: The Future of European Integration

Looking back on sixty years of European integration, the EU has clearly transformed the political and economic landscape of Europe. These six decades have witnessed some remarkable successes. The creation of an internal market resulted in one of the world’s richest economic blocs with some 485 million consumers. Through its Common Commercial Policy the EU emerged as one of the most powerful actors within the international trade agenda. A sustained transfer of funds through the Cohesion Policy greatly aided the economic development of a number of previously laggard states. As to environmental protection, the EU assumed the role of global leader, although concerns over profits, and political haggling over emission standards have often resulted in sub-optimal outcomes whether at European or at international level. In contrast, the union also developed policies that have been widely criticized over the years. After many reforms, the Common Agricultural Policy, for instance, still accounts for most of the EU’s spending, while in foreign and security policies, the EU still has not assumed the role of a pivotal player that would flex its political muscle in line with its economic might. Nonetheless and despite some setbacks, up until the first years of the twenty-first century, the European Union had delivered on its initial objectives of promoting economic prosperity and establishing peace on a war-ravaged continent.

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Appendix 1. Archival and Media House Records

Jean Ngoya Kidula Indiana University Press ePub

The African Inland Church houses Christian radio broadcasts transmitted since the 1950s. The house also has selections of religious music and sermon reels dating from 1954, performed by Kenyans, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans. Recording sheets with dates when some items were recorded and aired were present. The search also yielded Bible stories in several African languages (such as Masai, Kisii, Kikuyu) recorded in the 1920s–1940s in Los Angeles and broadcast in the 1950s. I also found recordings of translated hymns such as “Blessed Quietness” in Masai or “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” in Kikamba and “Rock of Ages” in Kiswahili, produced by Gospel Recordings Incorporated—Buenas Nuevas—copyrighted 1947. There were also recordings in Hindi and Gujarati. The singers on the LPs were not acknowledged. I was permitted to search the holdings in Kijabe by the then manager of radio Mr. Stephen Kimetto in May–June 2006 and May 2007.

The British National Library in London had some recordings of Hyslop’s works from the 1960s. I could only listen to the music in the library in July 2001 and July 2002.

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The Effect of Paw Preference on Problem-solving Ability in Cats: Preliminary Results

Denenberg, S. CABI PDF

The Effect of Paw Preference on

Problem-solving Ability in Cats:

Preliminary Results

Sevim Isparta1*, Yasemin Salgirli Demirbas2 and Gonçalo

Da Graça Pereira3

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University,

Ankara, Turkey; 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,

Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey; 3Centro para o Conhecimento Animal,

Algés, Portugal

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Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Keywords: cat, paw preference, problem solving, laterality

Introduction

Many authors have suggested that behavioural lateralisation increases neural capacity to carry out simultaneous processing (Vallortigara and Rogers, 2005).

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between strength of paw preference and problem-solving ability in domestic cats.

Materials and Methods

Fourteen cats were tested in a kennel environment, at a cattery. Informed consents were obtained from the cat owners prior the study. A cat toy on a wand was presented to each cat to determine the paw preference. A problem-solving test, which included three different steps (T1, T2, T3), was administered to each cat.

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Shudder

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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2: Learning My Trade

Vaughan, Umi Indiana University Press ePub

2

Learning my trade

*  Umi  *

The important Lucumí institution of the sacred batá drums, with its specialized bodies of technical, herbal, and musical knowledge, and its guilds of drummers “sworn” (jurado) to the drum spirit, Añá, did not arrive in Cuba as an intact “tradition.” On the contrary, the batá complex was recreated, disseminated through the urban cabildo networks of Havana, Regla, and Matanzas, and transmitted intergenerationally through descending ritual lineages of drummers. Cuban ethnologist Fernando Ortiz writes that, although the drums were known before this, the first set of “orthodox” drums, constructed and prepared according to ritual protocol from Nigeria, was made in 1830 in the town of Regla (across the bay from Havana) by two slaves, Atandá (No Juan el Cojo) and Añabí (No Filomeno García), now famous as founding fathers among devotees of the batá.1 According to this history, these men were the first to establish batá de fundamento in Cuba. As Santería and the batá developed and took root, important individuals emerged to shape and codify the tradition.2 Among the drummers mentioned as central architects of the Havana lineage we find Andrés Roche and his son Pablo Roche, who represented the second and third generations of sacred batá drummers in Cuba.

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Epilogue: Next Steps

Nolan, Edward C.; Dixon, Juli K.; Safi, Farshid; Haciomeroglu, Erhan Selcuk Solution Tree Press ePub

EPILOGUE

Next Steps

An important role of mathematics teachers is to help students understand mathematics as a focused, coherent, and rigorous area of study, regardless of the specific content standards used. To teach mathematics with such depth, you must have a strong understanding of mathematics yourself as well as a myriad of teaching strategies and tools with which to engage students. Hopefully, by providing the necessary knowledge, tools, and opportunities for you to become a learner of mathematics once more, this book has empowered you to fill this role.

Now what? How do you take what you learned from doing mathematics and make good use of it as the teacher of mathematics?

Our position is that you first need to apply what you learned to your lesson planning. Are you planning for instruction that focuses on teaching concepts before procedures? How is your planning aligned to developing learning progressions? How will you ensure that your lessons do not end up as a collection of activities? What follows are strategies that will help you use what you experienced as learners and apply it to what you do as teachers.

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Chapter 12: Lessons from Energizing Leaders

Sugerman, Jeffrey Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Energizing leaders help organizations focus on building a dynamic, engaging atmosphere. Their instinct is to humanize and bring emotional connection to their work. In this era of service-based work, the organization’s most important assets walk out the door each day and go home to their families and friends. As we discussed in Chapter 2, the Energizing Dimension is located in the northeastern area of the 8 Dimensions of Leadership Model, which means that they tend to be fast-paced and outspoken, as well as warm and accepting. The Energizing leader maintains a focus on the people side of the business and has much to teach leaders who may focus more on processes, analyses, operations, and strategies.

Energizing leaders want to collaborate with others, to explore adventurous ideas, and more than anything, to show and build enthusiasm. They tend to be extremely gregarious. Not only do they energize social settings, but they’re skilled at building and maintaining professional networks. Leaders who are high on the Energizing Dimension often have so much energy that they have trouble sitting still. They’re eager to maintain their momentum, and they tend to get bored easily. Frankly, it takes a lot of energy to be an Energizing leader, but they come by it naturally. They have a seemingly unlimited supply of optimism, and they do their best to bring up the spirits of those around them.

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Chapter Twenty-one. Klein’s Interpretation of Diophantus’s Arithmetic

Burt C. Hopkins Indiana University Press ePub

On Klein’s view the “self-conception” (122/117) of modern algebra is inseparable from Vieta’s foundational appropriation and transformation of the logistical technique employed by Diophantus in his Arithmetic.86 As a result, Klein concludes that “this new self-definition of the mathematical enterprise rests essentially upon a certain reinterpretation of ancient mathematics (as of the whole of science)” (122–23/117). Achieving the goal of clarifying this reinterpretation, in Klein’s words, “means nothing less than to gain renewed access to Greek numerical doctrine” (123/117), and it is for this reason that Klein’s historical reflection has focused on the Neoplatonic mathematical horizon of Diophantus’s work along with its Platonic and Aristotelian contexts. From the vantage of our foregoing exposition of Klein’s investigation of these horizons, we are in a position to confirm both the “zigzag” movement87 of his method and its effective reactivation of “the most general conceptual presuppositions of Greek arithmetic and logistic” (122/117). That is to say, Klein’s desedimentation of the Greek ριθμς-concept, Plato’s articulation of the involved distinction between arithmetic and logistic in general and their practical and theoretical modes in particular, and the different modes of being that Plato and Aristotle attribute to the εδη of ριθμο can now be confirmed.

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