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10. “A Strong Undercurrent of Excitement”

Bob Alexander, Chief Kirby W. Dendy and Texas Rangers University of North Texas Press PDF







“A Strong Undercurrent of Excitement” though it would take several months to unravel, an assertion that it was Ranger Private Dillard that had actually popped the cap—or was thought to have popped the cap—killing Abraham

Recéndez is further buttressed by another missive. Captain Jones posted AG King: “The Jury in the Dillard case could not agree, some for conviction and some for acquittal.”1

What could be agreed on by most everyone was that things were a mess in South Texas. Rightly or wrongly the killing of Abraham

Recéndez fanned the flames of cultural, racial, and economic discontent. Perhaps true character is best defined by actions. Depending on perspective, Catarino Erasmo Garza Rodriguez was either a firebrand or patriot. Or both! Highly educated and articulate, Catarino

Garza over the years had cleaved unto himself a burning—raging—purpose in life. Maintaining residence on the Texas side of the

Rio Grande, though a Mexican by birth, Catarino harangued and agitated for political and philosophical and pecuniary and personal causes dear to his heart and/or self-interest.2 As with most men of the place and time, Catarino Garza carried his own baggage of interpretative nationalism and racial insensitivity.3 More popular with

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27 Women’s Empowerment for Agricultural Development

Paroda, R.S. CABI PDF


Women’s Empowerment for Agricultural Development


Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy. Women play a crucial role in building this economy (FAO, 2010–11). Over the years, there has been a gradual realization of the key role of women in agricultural development and their important contribution in the field of agriculture, food and nutritional security, horticulture, livestock, fisheries, processing, sericulture and other allied sectors. Rural women are thus the most productive workforce in the economy of developing nations like India (Kokate et al.,

2012). Their activities typically include producing agricultural crops, tending animals, processing and preparing food, working in agricultural and allied rural enterprises, collecting fuel and water, engaging in trade and marketing, caring for family members and maintaining their homes. Many of these activities are not defined as ‘economically active employment’ in the national context but they are critical for the well-being of rural households. Statistical data are available regarding their participation in the agricultural sector and allied activities but their impact on the home environment has not been accounted for (Gates, 2014). Variations in women’s participation in agricultural work depend on supply-and-demand factors linked to economic growth and agricultural modernization.  Farm women do have an impact on their

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Manish Goyal Laxmi Publications PDF



(i) ui(xj) =

i≠ j i= j



i≠ j i= j

(ii) vi(xj) = 0 ∀ i, j

(iii) ui′(xj) = 0 ∀ i, j

(iv) vi′(xj) =





...(3 (i))

...(3 (ii))

...(3 (iii))



...(3 (iv))

Using the Lagrange fundamental polynomials Li(x), we choose ui(x) = Ai(x) [Li(x)]2 and vi(x) = Bi(x) [Li(x)]2 where Li(x) is defined as



Li(x) =


( x − x0 )( x − x1 ) ... ( x − xi −1 )( x − xi + 1 ) ... ( x − xn )

( xi − x0 )( xi − x1 ) ... ( xi − xi −1 )( xi − xi + 1 ) ... ( xi − xn )

Since Li2(x) is a polynomial of degree 2n, Ai(x) and Bi(x) must be linear polynomials.


Ai(x) = aix + bi and

Bi(x) = cix + di so that from (4), ui(x) = (aix + bi) [Li(x)]2 vi(x) = (cix + di) [Li(x)]2

...(5) using conditions 3(i) and 3(ii) in (5), we get



aix + bi = 1 cix + di = 0


...(6 (i))

...(6 (ii)) | since [Li(xi)]2 = 1

Again, using conditions 3 (iii) and 3 (iv) in (5), we get ai + 2Li′(xi) = 0 and

...(6 (iii))

ci = 1

From equations 6 (i), 6 (ii), 6 (iii) and 6 (iv), we deduce ai = – 2Li′(xi) bi = 1 + 2xiLi′(xi) ci = 1 di = – xi

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Part 4

Edited by Kenneth W. Howell University of North Texas Press PDF
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41. Ethical Teamwork - Blindfold Obstacle Course

Marlene Caroselli HRD Press, Inc. PDF

41. Ethical Teamwork

Blindfold Obstacle Course

60 minutes plus 15 minutes pre- or post-lecturette


This exercise highlights the value of trustworthiness as it affects various roles and tactics team members use to deal with a perceived stressful situation. While the main activity may be made as easy or difficult as required, careful observation during the exercise and skillful facilitation by an experienced trainer during the debriefing is required. The exercise may be conducted in a large space, either indoors or outdoors.


To develop awareness of the need for trust among team members.


Any number may participate; participants will be divided into groups of eight members.


A large area (indoors or out) is required.


Blindfolds for each participating team member

One rope per team long enough to tie each participant to other team members in a row with 2 to 3 feet of rope between each person

Obstacles for the groups to go over, under, through, and/or around (see suggested obstacles at the end of instructions)

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8: Albugo candida



Albugo candida

P.R. Verma,1 G.S. Saharan2 and P.D. Meena3*

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada;


Department of Plant Pathology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University,

Hisar, India; 3ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research,

Bharatpur, India



Albugo candida (Pers. ex. Lev.) Kuntze. (A. cruciferarum

S.F. Gray) is an oomycete belonging to the family Albuginaceae (Albugonales, Peronosporomycetes). It is an obligate parasite responsible for the white rust disease of many cruciferous crops. It causes both local and general infection (Saharan and Verma, 1992). Local infection produces white to cream pustules on the lower (abaxial) surface of leaves and stems or pods, while general, or flower bud infection (Verma and Petrie, 1980) causes extensive distortion, hypertrophy, hyperplasia and sterility of inflorescences generally called

‘staghead’. The staghead phase accounts for most of the yield losses attributed to this disease. The combined infection of leaf and inflorescence caused extensive yield losses up to 30–60% in severely affected fields in turnip rape (Brassica rapa L.) (Petrie, 1973; Harper and Pittman, 1974; Petrie and Vanterpool,

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SESSION Active Learning, E-Learning, Learning Strategies, Collaborative Learning and Tools

Hamid Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Leonidas Deligiannidis CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'16 |







ISBN: 1-60132-435-9, CSREA Press ©



Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'16 |

ISBN: 1-60132-435-9, CSREA Press ©

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'16 |


Developing Professional Competencies in Soft-Skills in

Information Technology Students: A Tale of Three



P. Meso1 and D. Kerven1

School of Science and Technology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA

Abstract - Imparting professional-grade soft skills in information systems/information technology (hereafter collectively referred to as IT) professionals is an important part of any college IT curriculum. However, this is not an easy feat due to the nature of IT as a subject and the classroom Lecture

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McGill University

Aspen Institute,, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

A Closer Look at:

McGill University

Desautels Faculty of Management / Montreal, Canada http://www.mcgill.ca/mba/


Personal responsibility is a core value in the MBA program at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. The MBA core is being redesigned for 2008 to bridge functional silos in ways that will include integrative aspects of social and environmental issues.


NOTE: All information is self-reported data submitted to the Center for Business Education


CSR/Business Ethics (1)

Economics (1)

Entrepreneurship (2)

HR Management (2)

International Management (1)

General Management (3)

Marketing (2)

Organizational Behavior (5)

Operations Management (1)

Strategy (9)


Management for Development


MBA & International Masters in Health Leadership


Speakers/Seminars (5)

Orientation Activities (1)

Internship/Consulting (2)

Clubs & Programs (1)

Career Development (1)

Institutes/Centers (2)

Concentrations (1)

Joint Degrees (3)


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“Watch the Fords Go By: The Automobile Comes to Old Bell County”

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor University of North Texas Press PDF



TO OLD BELL COUNTY by Kenneth W. Davis

Richard Lee Strout and E. B. White gave verbal immortality to

Henry Ford’s tin lizzie in an essay which once helped freshmen struggling to become literate learn how to string colorful anecdotes together to make sense. Their celebrated essay, “Farewell,

My Lovely,” focused primarily on the wonder of Ford’s inventive genius, the Model T—that vehicle which revolutionized twentiethcentury America. In old Bell County, the arrival of mechanized transportation brought Model T Fords, Saxons, Maxwells, Buicks,

Cadillacs, and a host of other brands now perished, gone with the exhaust fumes and the dust of unpaved roads. Among these many kinds of automobiles there were some which attained the status of folk objects for their stamina, their contrariness, their comfort, or for their near-epic feats of whatever sort. To a Texas folklorist, the antics of the people who herded these snorting mechanical behemoths over those dirt roads of old Bell County are even more interesting than the legends about good mud cars, fast road cars, splendid courting vehicles, and those which doubled as runabouts hauling feed and seed.

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Chapter 11 - 25 Ways to Deal with Reluctant Learners

Marlene Caroselli HRD Press, Inc. PDF

Chapter 11

25 Ways to Deal with Reluctant Learners

Chapter Overview

If you haven’t met a reluctant learner yet in your career, you will before you retire. He’s the person who really doesn’t want to be sitting before you, for any number of possible reasons. There are people who are bored by learning. There are people who would rather be at their jobs than be in a classroom. There are people who have problems with authority figures such as yourself. There are people who have personality problems in general. There are people who are having “bad hair days.” The list could go on ad nauseam, but we’ll stop here.

It’s time for you to learn some new ways of dealing with such people.


Take him aside.

You don’t want to antagonize or embarrass him, but you do want to make it clear what you will and will not tolerate. This private conversation should emphasize that you hope he will be involved in the class in a positive way. Explain that everyone benefits when participants are learning-receptive.

Brainteaser: So you think teachers are among the rare few who are good spellers? It ain’t necessarily so! A test of 60 common words was given to 800 people with college degrees.

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5. On a method of swinging Pendulums for the determination of Gravity, proposed by M. Faye

Peirce, Charles S. Indiana University Press PDF


W R I T I N G S OF C H A R L E S S. P E I R C E , 1879-1884

On a method of swinging

Pendulums for the determination of

Gravity, proposed by M. Faye

P 137: American Journal of Science and Arts,

3rd ser. 18 (August 1879): 112-19

At the Stuttgart, 1877, meeting of the International Geodetic

Association, M. Faye suggested a method of avoiding the flexure of a pendulum-support, which promises important advantages. The proposal was that two similar pendulums should be oscillated on the same support with equal amplitudes and opposite phases. If the pendulums could be made precisely alike, the amplitudes precisely equal, and the phases precisely opposite, it is obvious that the support would be continually solicited by two equal and opposite forces and would undergo no horizontal flexure, except from the distortion of the parts between the two edges. But since none of these three elements can be made equal, it is necessary to inquire what would be the effect of such slight imperfections in their equalization as would have to be expected, in practice.

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Attendance Tracking

Hamid R. Arabnia; Azita Bahrami; Victor A. Clincy; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'13 |


Attendance Tracking


D. Deugo1

The School of Computer Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abstract - We believe that a student’s attendance in their university courses is important for the successful completion of their courses and that student attendance is a marker one can use to identify students in need. The problem this paper addresses is how to track student attendance in university courses in a fast and efficient manner, given class sizes can be as small as 10 students and as large as 300. Our approach uses easily found, inexpensive hardware and makes use of students’ smartphones to help with the attendance tracking process. Our applications for the server and client portions of our system use open source software to minimize development and maintenance costs and do not require end users or system administrators to perform any installation.

Keywords: Attendance, Tracking, Smartphone, Web



The Science Student Success Centre (SSSC) at Carleton

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17: Seed Potato Certification in Kenya: Prospects, Achievements and Constraints



Seed Potato Certification in Kenya:

Prospects, Achievements and Constraints

E. Kimani,* G. Ngundo and I. Macharia

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Nairobi, Kenya


Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a crop of major economic importance worldwide and is considered the second most important food crop after maize in Kenya. National potato production ranges from 4.4 to 15 t/ha with an average of about 7 t/ha although yields of 40 t/ha are attainable under research conditions. The low yields are attributed to production constraints such as low soil fertility, diseases and the unavailability and high cost of inputs, mainly certified seed tubers. Improving the availability of certified disease-free seed potato of high varietal purity is therefore of paramount importance in ensuring optimum ware potato production. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) along with other stakeholders have supported the implementation of various interventions aimed at alleviating constraints in the seed supply system. These include: (i) seed certification; (ii) quality assurance of seed emanating from new technologies such as aeroponics; (iii) phytosanitary certification of approved seed imports from Europe; and (iv) adoption of modern techniques such as PCR for seed health testing. Together with the recently released varieties bred by Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and International Potato center (CIP), farmers are set to benefit from superior seed potato varieties imported from The Netherlands.

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Session - Web Services and Applications

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF
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19. To Jonesboro

Edited and Annotated by Jacques D. Bagur University of North Texas Press PDF

The Reminiscences    115

on July 19, 1809, and died on March 25, 1845, which is compatible with his absence from the 1850 census.

8. Steamboat building was not extensive in the South and usually involved hull construction and use of an engine from a wrecked boat because the requisite metal working skills and materials were lacking.

9. The Fulton shipyards were on the east side of Cincinnati near the river, with the first steamboat built in 1816.

10. The boat was described by the Shreveport Caddo Gazette, as quoted by the June 15, 1843, Clarksville Northern Standard: “A strange looking steam craft touched at our landing on yesterday morning. We do not know her name, as no marks nor brands were perceivable—she was built, we understand, up in Texas, and considering her place of birth, is not to be sneezed at. Though born in the backwoods, she has adopted the fashion peculiar to the white ladies of the present day—she carries a very broad stern.”

11. Sam Applegate had been a steamboat engineer (in charge of the boat’s machinery) and was then in a receiving, forwarding, and commission and dry goods and groceries business with Searing Marsh in the firm of Marsh &

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