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Chapter 1: Basic Requirements for Award of a Contract

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Before we tackle the subject of source selection, it is helpful to briefly examine some of the basic requirements for awarding a contract.

Regardless of the manner in which a source is selected, an authorized contracting officer normally cannot make an award to a contractor unless he or she has determined that:

The contractor is responsible. In general terms, this means the contractor has a satisfactory record of perseverance and integrity and that the contractor either has, or has made provision to obtain, the necessary resources to do the job.

As a part of the responsibility determination, contracting officers must consult the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). This relatively new online system gathers information from various government databases. This includes past performance information from the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and information on contractor integrity or perseverance from the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), which contains suspension and debarment information on contractors.

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CHAPTER ONE: A systems-centered approach to individual and group therapy

Karnac Books ePub

Yvonne M. Agazarian

Systems-centered therapy (SCT) is an innovative approach to individual and group psychotherapy. Systems-centered therapy is different from most approaches to therapy in that the theory about the dynamics of systems was developed first, a theory of living human systems (Agazarian, 1991, 2000), and the practice of systems-centered therapy developed from putting the theory into practice (Agazarian, 1997).

This systematic approach to therapy was introduced based on some important characteristics of system thinking. The most important implication for therapy is the idea that all living human systems exist in a hierarchy and function in the same way, develop in the same way, and have a common structure. This is called system isomorphy. Thinking about therapy isomorphically is revolutionary. It means that once the structure (how a system is constructed) and function (how a system works) are defined for one system, it is defined for all systems. Therefore, although individual therapy, couples therapy, marriage therapy and group therapy do not seem the same, because they can all be defined as living human systems, whatever one learns about the dynamics of one will generalize to all the others.This means that intervening at any one level of the system will influence all the other levels. Thus, in individual therapy, interventions to the patient influence the therapeutic system, and interventions to the system influence both the patient and the therapist; in group therapy, intervening to the subgroup will influence both the member and the group-as-a-whole (Agazarian, 1992).

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Chapter 11 • Appropriations, Revenues, Expenditures, and Federal Aid

R. Scott Harnsberger University of North Texas Press PDF

Appropriations and Revenues

573 Agency Legislative Appropriations Requests. Austin: Legislative Budget

Board [biennial].


Provides the legislative appropriations requests of all State agencies for the forthcoming biennium as submitted to the Governor’s Office of Budget,

Planning and Policy and the Legislative Budget Board. These contain data extracted from the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST) and include, depending on the individual agency, the following: summary of request, strategy request (by agency goal), rider revisions and additions request, rider appropriations and unexpended balances request, sub-strategy request, sub-strategy summary, exceptional item request schedule, exceptional item strategy allocation schedule, exceptional item strategy request, capital budget, supporting schedules, and administrative and support costs (direct and indirect).

574 Biennial Revenue Estimate. Austin: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts [1969–date].

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CHAPTER FOUR: Abishag: The lure of incest

Abse, Leo Karnac Books ePub


Abishag: The lure of incest

Nearly 90 years ago, as a very little boy sitting on the kitchen floor watching my mother cooking, I was first introduced to Jewrys dietary laws. At about my eye-level when I stood up there were two dresser drawers, one with a red knob, another green; I liked to play with them. After a little accident I was careful, to avoid further admonishment, never to pull them out lest the cutlery they contained should overspill. My mother, I noticed, treated both drawers with similar circumspection. They were not to be opened at the same time; the knives, forks, and spoons of the one were never ever to be mixed with the other. Soon I was to learn that the drawer with the green knob was named Milchadika drawer, the other the Fleischik, the cutlery from one to be used for milk and vegetarian meals and the other only for meat dishes.

In the 20th century my mother was scrupulously observing the injunction imposed upon her ancestors some 2,0003,000 years earlier: Thou shalt not seethe the kid in his mothers milk.1 So imperious is the command, it is repeated three times in the Pentateuch and, acknowledging the hazards of unwittingly breaking so intimidating a law, in my Orthodox mothers Jewish household there was not to be any mixture of meat and milk dishes.

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Part V: A Clinical Exchange

Karnac Books ePub



Editors’ introduction

In 2012, a meeting took place in Marrakech, Morocco in which a small group of analysts from all three regions of the IPA met to engage in clinical discussions under the broad heading of “a Bion conference”. One of the important subtexts of the conference was the creation of an opportunity for dialogue between French- and English-speaking analysts, intended to broaden appreciation of the different cultural contexts in which Bion's ideas had taken root and been developed. The clinical exchange taken from that meeting and presented here reflects both the depth and the spirit of the discussion. As readers will discover, Nastasi offers a very moving and poetic description of moments from the analysis of a deeply troubled and disturbing patient. Levine uses the opportunity of this elegantly presented case material to explore the intersubjective dimension of the analytic process, as reflected in the analyst's reverie, the communicative aspect of projective identification, and the intersection of two unconscious minds in the service of representation, mentalization, and the creation of mind and meaning.

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11: Mystery and Imagination 117

Daniels, Aaron B. Aeon Books ePub

Before we move on to an exercise about our many selves, I want to preface it with a brief discussion about mystery and ritual, since, as we will see, the rituals around what many different traditions call ‘the Greater Mysteries’ intimately link to transformations of identity. These transformations occur on the high seas of undifferentiation about which we just spoke.

As I hope is obvious by this point, I am a big fan of mystery. ‘Mystery,’ however, can mean many different things. In the world of initiatory organizations, I find three progressive perspectives emerge. For our purposes, I will call these levels: ‘puzzles and secrets’; ‘insights’; and ‘the inefable.’ Often, these definitions become interlaced and we must see through one mystery to engage a deeper one.

The idea of piercing into the basic secrets of life informs the imagination of magic throughout history and around the globe. The etymology of the very names for workers of magic points us in this direction. A ‘sorcerer’ sees the workings of ‘fate.’ Taumaturgy deals not only in the ‘miraculous and wonderful’ but also in the ‘wonder’ at the heart of the mysteries. Even the word ‘magic’ speaks equally to the sublime in ‘art’ as much as piercing the illusions of ‘artifce.’ So too do we place our imagination of magicians in frontiers, forests, edges of communities, and in the tenebrous limits of our knowing. The idea of magic demands that we fundamentally reassess how we know and, thus, calls us from our comfortable villages to the wilds of the unknown — the mysteries that surround and sustain our lives.

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I Epilogue

Larry Lockridge Indiana University Press ePub

My brother and I were horsing around on our twin beds, struggling over the small lead replica of the Empire State Building our father had brought back from the East. Ernest aimed it at me as if it were a gun—“Bang! Bang! Pow!”—and on my back I deflected the bullets, kicking up at him fearlessly. Our anarchy was the better for knowing we’d have to put on Sunday School penitentials before long. The door opened and in walked our mother and Grandma Lockridge, which stopped our play. They were sleepy-eyed. Ernest, aged nine, knew something was wrong. Our mother placed her hand gently on his shoulder and said, “Honey, your father is dead. He died last night.”

Ernest screamed and fell sobbing on the floor and I, aged five, was puzzled and a little embarrassed, for Mom and Grandma didn’t make it sound so bad. Our father had been tired, he needed a rest, he was now in a warm and sunny land, but no, he wouldn’t be coming home soon.

I tried to see my father in a space above my own, walking carefree amid trees and flowers, and hoped he’d soon be rested up.

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CHAPTER THREE The psychoanalyst and his/her discontents

Miller, Patrick Karnac Books PDF

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The psychoanalyst and his/her discontents

“It is my belief that, however strange it may sound, we must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavourable to the realization of complete satisfaction”

(Freud, 1912d, pp. 188–189)

“The relationship between the amount of sublimation possible and the amount of sexual activity necessary naturally varies very much from person to person and even from one calling to another.”

(Freud, 1908d, p. 197)

ublimation is a term surrounded by a twilight zone of chemical and religious associations; as a concept, it is open to criticism and is perhaps inadequate—we would like to be able to do without it—but it does attempt to designate, at least approximately, an undeniable psychical reality.

If we hold the view that the quality of the analyst’s psychical work during the session and the conditions under which that work is

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Chapter 5: Students With Social/Emotional, Speech/Language, and Fine-Motor Challenges

Chris Weber Solution Tree Press ePub

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.


As illustrated in previous chapters, waiting to intervene does not work. When our strategy is to wait for students to become developmentally ready and then allow them time to catch up, students are not successful; they are simply further behind. This applies not just to students in areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, but also to students with social/emotional, speech/language, and motor-skill challenges (Berninger et al., 1997; Berninger & Rutberg, 1992; Case-Smith, J., 2002; Catts, Fey, Tomblin, & Zhang, 2002; Dweck & Wortman, 1982; Mcintosh, Chard, Boland, & Horner, 2006; Weintraub & Graham, 2000; Zins, Weissbert, Wang, & Walberg, 2004).

Students who are victims of such a wait-and-see approach to intervention have been impacted in other ways beyond the academic by the time they get to third grade. They have become frustrated and discouraged. Their attitudes and motivation have been affected. These students are doubly at risk—they are both academically and emotionally at risk. This chapter is about how educators must address students’ social, behavioral, language, and motor-skill deficits early, and how they can do so with support from other school specialists. (Note that while the term specialist is used throughout this chapter, the focus is on clinicians. Special education teachers are most certainly specialists, but they have much more in common with general education classroom teachers than clinicians, since they share responsibilities and students with other teachers on school campuses.)

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Mark: The Lost Cause

Anna Berry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

My brother, Mark Landon Berry,[1] is an enigma.

I have never known what to make of my brother, and neither has most of the rest of the world. And Mark doesn’t seem to know what to make of himself either. Over the past fifteen years, he has flitted between many different personas, never settling on any one of them for long—liberal atheist, flunking college student, U.S. Army medic, Catholic priest-in-training, ultraconservative Republican Party canvassing volunteer, pyramid-scheme salesman, Dungeons & Dragons devotee, social worker, volunteer who supposedly helps veterans win disability benefits, server of legal subpoenas, all-around general con artist, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief.

My brother, Mark Landon Berry, is a paranoid schizophrenic.

The DSM-V and other major psychiatric tomes describe schizophrenia as a mental disorder characterized by impairments “in the perception or expression of reality and/or by significant social or occupational dysfunction.” My brother fits both of these criteria with such perfection that his profile could serve as a case study in any college freshman’s Psychology 101 textbook. He first got the official paranoid-schizophrenic diagnosis by our family psychiatrist Dr. Nickelback as a teenager, and it’s stayed with him ever since, though he’s somehow managed to convince some questionable doctors that he’s perfectly normal, or just ever-so-slightly bipolar. The one thing that has remained consistent about Mark is that he has never lived the life of a stable, functioning adult. He’s never maintained any kind of employment, he’s always on antipsychotics, and he seems unwilling or unable to grow up. His life revolves mostly around playing computer games, visiting the VA psychiatric department on a near-daily basis, and exploring get-rich-quick schemes. He gets by mostly by manipulating others to his every whim.[2] Mark is very good at getting everyone around him to agree to do ridiculous things in the name of keeping him from falling apart.

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24. Bahrain’s Crisis Worsens

Edited by David McMurray and Amanda Ufhe Indiana University Press ePub


In the summer of 1997, an upsurge of crude firebombings, street demonstrations, and heavy repression added some nine deaths and an unknown number of arrests and injuries to the toll of the political unrest that gripped Bahrain. The troubles had erupted there in 1994 with demonstrations over unemployment, discrimination, and the refusal of the ruling family to modify its monopoly over the state and the public purse. The government frequently boasted that Bahrain’s standard of living, as marked by various development indices, put the country near the top in the region. It announced that Bahrain had the highest literacy rate in the Arab world—85 percent as compared with an average of 55 percent, according to the latest UN Development Program report. Bahrain, however, remains a place where you can go to jail for what you write or read: Among those Bahrainis sentenced to fines and prison terms in June 1997 were seven men who had been imprisoned already for fourteen months for possessing leaflets the Interior Ministry alleged to contain “false news and unfounded statements.” The same month saw the expulsion of the last remaining Western correspondent, Ute Meinel of the main German press agency, for “spreading lies, harming the welfare of the state and insulting the ruling family.” Following Meinel’s expulsion, the government effectively silenced the local stringer for BBC Arabic, which had been an important source of uncensored news for many Bahrainis. Bahraini defense lawyers, the source for most information about arrests and security court trials, were threatened with disbarment if they continued to talk to the outside press.

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Foster, Jack Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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CAPÍTULO DOS - Entrevista con Christopher Bollas (Inglaterra)

Ediciones Karnac ePub

Si volvemos a mediados de los sesenta, por supuesto debemos de tener en cuenta que nos encontrábamos en la mitad de un siglo, y se podría decir que fue una pregunta formulada desde la propia mediana edad del siglo XX. Yo también lo recuerdo muy bien a pesar de que ahora me dé un poco de vergüenza, pero yo era estudiante en la Universidad de California en Berkeley, y formé parte del movimiento estudiantil y esas cosas, donde nuestro mantra era “nunca confíes en alguien mayor de treinta años de edad”. Este era nuestro mantra, es decir, necesitábamos crear una crisis para los de treinta y cinco o cuarenta años de edad, y creíamos verdaderamente que eran irrelevantes, de repente, para mi generación. Pienso que es algo muy interesante como pregunta cultural y podríamos pensar que es algo parcialmente específico de la conocida como cultura occidental.

Yo no poseo el conocimiento necesario para poder saber si en la India, en China, o en las sociedades africanas, estarían de acuerdo con el hecho de que existe algo llamado mediana edad. Si esto es parte de un fenómeno, lo que debemos tener en cuenta es que si es algo que nos ha preocupado, entonces tiene posibilidades de ser comprendido psicoanalíticamente; por el contrario, también podríamos decir que no, que el psicoanálisis no tiene nada que decir acerca de esto, o que tal vez podría decir algo sobre el tema. A mi me gustaría comenzar por aquí, partir desde este punto.

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Hall, H.K.; Funt, R.C. CABI PDF


Crop Production

Bernadine C. Strik1,* and Michele Stanton2


State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA; 2University of Kentucky

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Covington, Kentucky, USA


Blackberries are grown in diverse production systems worldwide (Strik et al.,

2007; Strik and Finn, 2012). Continued growth of blackberry production will be greatly affected by cultivar development (see Chapter 6), but also by innovation in production systems that improve quality, fruiting season or markets, and development or expansion of production areas through soilless cultivation

(substrate) in protected environments such as tunnels.

In this chapter, we address production systems used by growers of trailing, erect, and semi-erect blackberry (see Chapter 2) in the USA and other important production regions in the world.

Blackberry plantings generally have a life span of 15–20 years; however, some ‘Marion’ trailing blackberry commercial plantings in Oregon are over 50 years old. Plantings are generally established in the spring using plants propagated by tissue culture, root cuttings, or tip layers, depending on type of blackberry grown (see Chapter 2). Blackberries are tolerant of a wide range of soil pH (4.5–7.5) and soil types, although growth is improved under conditions of good drainage (see Chapter 10) and a soil pH of 5.6–6.8 (see Chapter 11).

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20 Other Beaches Down East

Down East Books ePub

Off Route 187, Jonesport

Latitude: 44.5704

Longitude: -67.5713

Five football fields of beach in Jonesport? And no one knows about it? This stretch of sand on Chandler Bay way Down East is astonishing—not just because it exists but because outside of local residents, no one has made much noise about it. It’s stag-geringly beautiful, a long semilunar sweep of sand set before the islands and spruce-topped peninsulas for which Maine is famous. Dig in your toes and stare out at Roque Island. Go on the right day and it almost seems like you’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone.

But on hot days it’s busy. There are no facilities and parking is limited.

Off Machias Road, Machiasport

Latitude: 44.6273

Longitude: -67.3675

America’s “foremost beach expert,” Dr. Beach, calls this pebble strand the “Best Wilderness Beach in the Northeast.” Whether or not he knows wilderness, he’s not wrong that the eight hundred yards of singing stones here are special. The rocks are not jasper but a red stone called rhyolite—a fine-grained volcanic rock that polishes nicely—and they make enchanting clicking and clacking sounds as the waves wash in and out.

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