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The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries: Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies ISSN: 17162645 ISBN: 9781552388358 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 608
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History
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With the centenary of the First World War, communities across Canada arranged commemorations of the war experience to honour local servicemen who, through their triumphs and sacrifices, were presented as laying the foundation for a free and independent country. Often overlooked are the triumphs and sacrifices of those who supported those soldiers, and the war effort in general, back at home. The Frontier of Patriotism provides an in-depth look at all aspects of Alberta's involvement in the war, reflecting Albertans' experiences both on the battlefield and on the home front. Contributors of the 40 essays all draw heavily on national and local archival resources. The war is seen through the letters, diaries and memoirs of the individuals who lived through it, as well as through accounts in local newspapers.Readers will come away from this collection with a deeper appreciation of the different ways that the First World War, and its aftermath, shaped the lives of Albertans. For many, these four tumultuous years represented a time of individual valour and of communities pulling together and sacrificing for a noble cause. Yet, for others, the war left disillusionment and anger. Exploring these regional and local stories, as well as the national story, helps us understand the commonalities and distinctiveness of what it means to be Canadian. The Frontier of Patriotism is the most comprehensive treatment of Alberta during these critical, transformational years.

Die amerikanische Verheissung Schweizer Aussenpolitik im Wirtschaftskrieg 1917/18

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ISBN: 9783034013697 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625139 Language: German
Publisher: Chronos Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170305
Subject: History
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Abstract in English* The promise of America&#xD;Swiss foreign policy amidst the economic warfare of 1917-18&#xD;&#xD;The book tells the dramatic history of the final two years of World War I, during which Switzerland was in between the fronts of the world powers. The surrounding struggle for global domination caused serious difficulties for the small state. Cut off from important food imports, resulting from the indiscriminate German submarine warfare, it turned for help to the USA. The pleas of a high-ranking “Swiss Mission” sent across the Atlantic were heeded: The USA supplied the landlocked country with grain thus averting famine. While America thus boosted its reputation, the German empire became more of a threat. Agitation increased when German agents were convicted in spy scandals and trials of bombers in Zurich. Despite German propaganda, the German empire was unable to maintain its influence in Switzerland. German diplomats, as representatives of the unpopular old order, were expelled from Switzerland when the Central Powers collapsed in the fall of 1918. The USA under President Woodrow Wilson was, in contrast, enthusiastically celebrated. This study, just barely one hundred years later, enables a new view of one of the most animated periods in Swiss history, offering an opportunity to reflect on the relation of this small country to the rest of the world.

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Die Korrespondenz Ferdinands I. Familienkorrespondenz Bd. 5: 1535 und 1536

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ISBN: 9783205795919 Year: Pages: 718 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_574667 Language: English|German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 145
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The main topics of the correspondence between Ferdinand I and his siblings Charles V and Mary of Hungary edited in this volume are Ferdinand's attempts to achieve peace with Johann Szapolyai in Hungary; the clashes with the Ottomans; the Tunis campaign of Charles V; the conflict with Francis I of France after the death of the last Sforza Duke of Milan; and the confessional division in the Holy Roman Empire.

Modeling and Prediction of I/O Performance in Virtualized Environments

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Book Series: The Karlsruhe Series on Software Design and Quality / Ed. by Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner ISSN: 18670067 ISBN: 9783731503590 Year: Volume: 18 Pages: XVIII, 276 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000046300 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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We present a novel performance modeling approach tailored to I/O performance prediction in virtualized environments. The main idea is to identify important performance-influencing factors and to develop storage-level I/O performance models. To increase the practical applicability of these models, we combine the low-level I/O performance models with high-level software architecture models. Our approach is validated in a variety of case studies in state-of-the-art, real-world environments.

Engagement oder Rückzug? - Göttinger Naturwissenschaften im Ersten Weltkrieg

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ISBN: 9783940344205 Year: Pages: 306 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Science (General) --- History
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Der Erste Weltkrieg wirkte auf vielen unterschiedlichen Ebenen auf die Institution Universität ein. Mit Beginn des Wintersemesters 1914/15 hatten sich in Göttingen wie an allen europäischen Hochschulen die Hörsäle geleert. Die wenigen Studierenden, die nicht als Kriegsfreiwillige angenommen worden waren, jagten nun gemeinsam mit der Bevölkerung Spione, wozu sie auch ihre ausländischen Kommilitonen zählten. Die Institute der aufstrebenden naturwissenschaftlichen Fächer mussten mit massiven wirtschaftlichen und personellen Schwierigkeiten kämpfen. Sie konnten keineswegs vom militärischen Interesse an naturwissenschaftlicher Forschung profitieren, da die Militärbehörden sich bewusst nur außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen, wie der Modellversuchsanstalt Ludwig Prandtls, bedienten. Göttinger Professoren nahmen am schnell aufflammenden internationalen Propagandakrieg teil. Zeitgleich kam es im Innern der Universität zu mit großem Ernst geführten Auseinandersetzungen. Angesichts dieser Rahmenbedingungen überrascht es, dass es den Professoren der Georgia Augusta weitgehend gelang, das Bild einer funktionierenden Universität zu wahren.

Mysteries of Type I IFN response: benefits versus detriments

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889196296 Year: Pages: 74 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-629-6 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Allergy and Immunology
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Successful containment of an infection is dependent on both innate and adaptive immune response. Cytokines are essential effectors of both of these systems. In particular, type I interferons (IFN-I) are important components of early innate immunity against an infection. However, the production of IFN-I could serve as a double edge sword, either containing an infection or enhancing susceptibility. For example, IFN-I, which is essential for early containment of viral infections, has been shown to be detrimental to the host during bacterial infections. In fact, recent significant reports have shown that influenza virus induced IFN-I responses can enhance the host susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections. These recent reports highlight the expanding immunoregulatory role of IFN-I in the host immunity. With these recent findings in mind, the aim of this research topic is to welcome novel data, opinion and literature reviews on the newly identified dual functions of IFN-I. This research topic wills focus on the following areas of IFN-I: 1) a detrimental role of IFN-I during primary bacterial infection; 2) a detrimental role of viral infection induced IFN-I during secondary bacterial infections; 3) evolutionary pressure that drove detrimental IFN-I response during primary bacterial infection; and 4) does benefit of IFN-I responses during primary viral infections outweigh the adverse consequences of IFN-I mediated enhanced susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections.

Le renseignement américain

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ISBN: 9782753533073 9782753552999 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Les révélations Snowden confirment qu’aux États-Unis le tiraillement entre impératifs du secret et exigences de transparence demeure vivace. Grâce aux révélations ponctuelles de ce genre et surtout à la mise à disposition régulière de fonds d’archives, il est possible de rendre compte de l’histoire du renseignement américain contemporain, jusqu’aux transformations qu’il a connues depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001.

Declaració sobre integritat científica en recerca i innovació responsable

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447540334 Year: Pages: 80 Language: Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Science (General) --- Philosophy
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[cat] Actualment ens trobem davant d’una nova concepció del sistema de recerca i innovació, de manera que, en la creació i l’aplicació del coneixement, cal incloure-hi la governança, l’educació en ciència, l’ètica, l’accés obert, el gènere i la implicació de la ciutadania en aquests processos des del principi. La reflexió bioètica ha avançat i s’ha projectat transversalment en els programes d’aprenentatge en ètica dels diversos agents del sistema de recerca, innovació i desenvolupament; no obstant això, la ultracompetitivitat i les interseccions entre recerca, innovació, desenvolupament i mercat, no faciliten les bones pràctiques científiques. L’aposta per considerar l’ètica de bon principi es contraposa a la persistència de casos de frau científic i de problemes d’autoria, entre altres, en contextos en els quals perdura, a més, el sostre de cristall i la inclusió de qüestions de gènere és habitualment una mera formalitat sense cap impacte real. La nostra anàlisi se situa en un moment de transició entre velles i noves concepcions de l’ètica, la integritat científica i la responsabilitat investigadora, transformació que ens obliga a identificar escenaris, valors i regles, i a sensibilitzar la societat sobre aquesta transformació, les seves implicacions i les conseqüències que comporta.

Naulila 1914. World War I in Angola and International Law

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Book Series: Studien zur Geschichte des Völkerrechts ISBN: 9783845271606 Year: Volume: 35 Pages: 516 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845271606 Language: en
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
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In 1885, Germany and Portugal became neighbours in Africa. The newly founded colony of German Southwest Africa prevented the southwards expansion of the ancient colony of Angola. The border along the Cunene and Kavango Rivers remained under dispute. After the outbreak of World War I in Europe, Portugal’s neutrality was questioned in German Southwest Africa, and when a group of German officials waiting near the border of Angola for food transports were shot in the Angolan fortress Naulila, a state of war between both colonies seemed inevitable. German troops launched several military reprisals against fortresses in southern Angola, most significantly against Naulila in December 1914. After their victory at Naulila, the Germans retreated to GSWA. However, African powers, most notably Kwanyama forces led by King Mandume, used the weakness of the defeated Portuguese army to expel the colonial troops from southern Angola. In 1915, a counter-offensive was launched with troops from Portugal that ended with the complete occupation of Kwanyama territories. After the war, a Luso-German arbitration procedure according to the Treaty of Versailles (1919) assessed the damages in Angola and Germany’s responsibility to pay reparations. The arbitration award of 1928 that established Germany’s responsibility for the violation of international law when attacking Naulila became a landmark case. It still holds relevance for modern international law. The final part of this book analyses the memorial culture that developed in Angola, Namibia, Germany and Portugal around the war in 1914/15.

Pensar i interpretar l'oci: passatemps, entreteniments, aficions i addiccions a la Barcelona del 1900

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Book Series: Col·lecció Singularitats ISBN: 9788447536313 Year: Pages: 288 Language: Catalan
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Arts in general --- History of arts
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L’efervescència de la Barcelona del 1900, en procés de modernització, va afavorir l’aparició d’una cultura de l’oci que va viure un moment sense precedents. Els barcelonins utilitzaven el seu temps lliure i es relacionaven entre ells amb iniciatives i activitats de caràcter molt divers, algunes de les quals ja existien i d’altres eren de nova creació. Més enllà de les celebracions tradicionals (festes majors, fontades, processons), es van emprendre innovadores formes de consum cultural, per a tots els gustos i per a totes les butxaques. Es van obrir nombroses sales de cinema, els primers parcs d’atraccions i nous teatres, gràcies als quals el Paral·lel va esdevenir l’epicentre de la nit barcelonina. Aquest llibre ofereix un repertori d’imatges de les diversions, dels entreteniments, de les aficions d’aquella fascinant època de contrastos, la del modernisme.

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