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Title : Uptake of Antenatal Care Among Pregnant Women in Plateau State Nigeria

Authors : Amina Mohammed, Esther A Envuladu, Ize A Osagie, Gloria N Ode, Joshua A Difa, Ayuba I Zoakah

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Background-Antenatal care offers pregnant women promotive, preventive and curative services. Despite this, some pregnant women still don’t access ANC at all while others don’t have access to ANC by skilled health care professionals. This increases the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. This study therefore aims to determine the predictors of ANC attendance among in Plateau State. Methodology-A community based cross sectional study,400 study participants across six communities in the three senatorial zones in Plateau State were selected. Focused Group Discussion was conducted among study participants. Data was analysed using SPSS version 23. Results- 90.8% of respondents booked their last pregnancy out of which 55.8% had more than four ANC visits. Only 52.9% of the women had ANC by skilled health care providers. 69.7% of women who did not book their pregnancy delivered at home. Educational status, marital status and marital setting were predictors of ANC attendance among the study population. Women who had formal education were 1.7 times more likely to attend ANC compared to those with non-formal or no education at all. (P-value <0.001 CI 1.267-2.321). Also, women in monogamous settings were more likely to attend ANC compared to those in polygamous setting (P-value 0.015 CI 0.162-0.822). Conclusion-Many of the respondents did not have the required number of ANC visits.  More targeted interventions should be implemented in order to ensure that women have access to skilled care during pregnancy as this will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and delivery.

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Title : The World of Chemistry Since George Olah until Today

Authors : Miklos Simonyi

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The driving force of scientific endeavor, the realization of incomprehensible for George Olah is contrasted to present-day research atmosphere including applications, subscriptions, libraries and social matters.

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Title : Case Report: Clotting Factor XII (Hageman) Deficiency Predisposing Acute non-hemorrhagic Stroke

Authors : Dr. Riyadh Ali Hammamy, Dr. Mohamed Kamal Hassan Sabra

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Prolonged Activated Partial ThromboplastinTime (APTT) on routine coagulation screening would usually attract clinician’s attention toward bleeding tendency specially when done as preoperative preparation. Factor XII (Hageman factor) is one of the factors involved in the intrinsic coagulation cascade and deficiency of these factors eventually prolong APTT with bleeding tendency. However, factor XII deficiency are more liable for thromboembolism through defective fibrinolytic pathway rather than bleeding tendency.

A case of 27 years old male patient without past medical illnesses or significant risk factors presented with acute middle cerebral artery non-hemorrhagic stroke, screening to almost all etiological and predisposing factors were negative apart from prolonged APTT which was due to Factor XII (Hageman factor) deficiency.

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Title : Greek Traditional Dances and Health Effects for Middle-Aged and Elderly People- A Review Approach

Authors : Eir. Argiriadou

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Greek traditional dances are an integral part in Greek people’s lives, treated as a cultural element. Recently, many middle-aged and elderly people participate in programs of Greek traditional dances due to internal and external motivation, but mainly for health improvement. From the literature review it became clear that, indeed, Greek traditional dances incorporate effects and benefits for all the health dimensions, that is physical/somatic, psychological, mental and social health effects. These beneficial effects on middle-aged and elderly people’s health may be due to the features of Greek traditional dances. These are the music accompaniment, the fact that Greek traditional dances constitute an aerobic exercise mode, the rhythmical and repetitive movements, the hemicyclic dance shape, the variety of the performed steps, movements and dance directions, the absence of competition, the enjoyment/pleasure that helps the participants to escape from their problems. Consequently, all the middle-aged and elderly people should participate in Greek traditional dances in order to achieve positive physical, psycho-emotional and social effects, leading to health achievement.  

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Title : Effect of Mastery Learning Strategy on Rural and Urban Students' Academic Achievement in Basic Technology in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors : Dr. ISERAMEIYA Florence Ejodamen, Prof. Uwameiye Raymond

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This study determined the effect of mastery learning strategy on rural and urban students in basic technology in Edo State Nigeria.  The study was guided by five research questions based the specific purposes. Four null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Quasi-experimental design was adopted in the study, a population of 3,170 (1,275 rural & 1,895 urban) JSSII students from 25 secondary schools were used. A sample size of 155(72 rural & 83 urban) students from four selected means schools participated in the study. The instrument was a 50 item multiple choice basic technology achievement test (BTEAT). Data collected were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics, which is Mean, t-test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA).  Results revealed that the post-test academic achievement of rural and urban students taught BTE using MLS differs significantly over those taught using direct instruction strategy (DIS).  There was a significant difference between the post-test academic achievement mean scores of rural and urban students taught Basic Technology (BTE) with MLS, the rural students performed relatively higher than the urban students. In addition, students’ school location and instructional strategy (MLS) have significant interaction effects on academic achievement in Basic Technology (BTE). Therefore, the integration and use of MLS in teaching and learning BTE is recommended.

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Title : What Organization/HR expecting From Your Curriculum Vitae and Importance Practices in SriLanka

Authors : Ramakrishnan Vivek

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The main aim of this essay is identify why curriculum is important in Sri Lanka and what factors should consider when CV is prepared in addition with that what are the practices available in Sri Lanka. HR of every srilankan organization what expecting from curriculum Vitae that thing discussed in this paper. This Essay included most of the authors and book regarding curriculum Vitae related references. In findings, Srilanka some rural place youngsters are very lacking the awareness about curriculum Vitae and those practical practices. This article gives them to preparation factors of curriculum Vitae and applications method.

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Title : Burnout and School Performance: A Study among Students in The Region of Beni Mellal (Morocco)

Authors : Hicham Chahid, Pr. Ahmed Omar Touhami Ahami, Pr.Fatiha Chigr, Pr.Mohamed Najimi

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To maintain a good school performance, students must generally make sustained efforts over a long period of time considering frequency of evaluations. Thus, their desire to maintain or achieve good grades can lead them to stressful situations. This study aims at assessing the level of the school burnout and its relationship with the students’ school performance in the Moroccan region of Béni-Mellal.        To do this, a total of 400 students (54% girls and 46% boys); at different grade levels and branches; were invited to complete questionnaires on a voluntary basis and anonymity : a Burnout Inventory questionnaire (School Burnout Inventory) adapted to the school environment, a school performance record and a listing of clinical information. As a result, the findings are twofold: First, the prevalence of school burnout is High by taking into account the mean of burnout scores (3,8 for exhaustion at school, 3,2 for Cynism and 3,6 for inadequacy at school) and by taking account the level of exhaution (40% Heavily exhausted). Second, the burnout leads to a reduction in the students’ school performance, and the later, in its turn, can influence the feeling of school burnout. Third, school burnout varies by gender, so girls are at higher risk than boys.  In this respect, it is hoped that further studies should be conducted so as to explore other factors that may have an impact on school performance, such as the parents’ educational level or the students’ reduplication.

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Title : Study to Evaluate The Effect of Web Experience Dimensions on Pre-Purchase Decision to Enhance Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

Authors : Sarwat Farrukh, Rezian-na Muhammed Kassim, Farrukh Malik, Shahid Khan, Muhammad Farrukh Iqba

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In the current age, due to the advertising clutter, incessant messages, plentiful information, consumer’s purchase decision making has become problematic and challenging. On the other hand, because of tough competition, it became difficult for the companies to get loyal customers. There is a need for a platform where customers and businesses get together to get the solution for each other. In the present study, the solution to the problem was given, as Web Customer Satisfaction Model as a platform was introduced with web customer experience dimensions that linked to the customer satisfaction and then to customer loyalty with mediating role of Trust. Proposed Web Experience Dimensions discussed in this study were interactivity/communication, credible information, Reliability, Word of mouth, Alternatives and Perceived Easy.  The Research was done in different regions of Saudi Arabia. As the data collection method was quantitative, Questionnaire (close-ended questions) with Linkert and Ranking scale distributed in different regions of Saudi Arabia to randomly selected respondents. The explanatory and causal research approach was used to test the relationships between variables. Extensive literature review and empirical studies were also used to support and answer the research questions. Structure Equation Modeling (SEM) and Smart PLS were used to test the model and hypothesis. Results showed that the Hypothesis H1, H5, H6 were rejected whereas, H2, H3, H4, H5, H7, H8 were accepted. Findings indicated that there was no significant relationship between dependent variable, Customer Satisfaction and independent variable, interactivity, Alternatives and Perceived Easy. But there was a direct and significant relationship between dependent variable, Customer Satisfaction and independent variable, useful and credible information, word of mouth (WOM) and reliability. Customer satisfaction with mediating role of Trust had a significant direct relationship with Customer loyalty.

Findings showed that useful information; reliability; and WOM are the factors that could help the customers in pre-purchase decision-making. And Customer satisfaction also could lead to customer loyalty if there is trust between customers and businesses. WCSM could be a possible meeting point where customers and businesses both could get their objectives. The application of this model was done on the tourism websites.

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Title : Residents' Economic Perspectives of Public Open Space in Informal Settlements The Case of Riverside Commercial District in Kibangu Informal Settlement

Authors : Mark Dickson Godfrey, Dr. Liberatus Mrema

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It is apparent that sustenance and growth of any city squarely relies on the stability of its economy.  All over the world, cities, Dar es Salaam not being an exception, are struggling for rebirth, trying to market themselves in the world maps with the intention of achieving economic breakthrough. Accompanied with notable trends of economic shifts from socialism to capitalism, Dar es Salaam has been searching for better economic gears that would swing its development and prosperity, however, investing in public spaces seemed to be unclear both in the formal and informal settings. This study aims at exploring the economic potentials of public-space- landscapes in shaping sustainable cities. The current stance is that the existing public open spaces in the urban Tanzania are silent potential economic avenues which could be activated for the well being and prosperity of the urbanites. The study used Kibango informal settlement as a case study area and public open spaces and their commercial uses as the unit of analysis because Kibango is one of the saturated informal settlements with clear structure of commercial urban spaces which were naturally and culturally shaped by residents themselves.  Moreover, Kibango informal settlement was picked because of its commercial vibrancy on streets accompanied with diverse activities by people from within and outside the settlement. This study was conducted through observations, interviews and decoded through mapping, sketching and photographing the current economic uses of public spaces; streets being the central focus. Commercialization of informal settlements is the reflection of business operators and investors' preferences as well as the needs of their clientele. Road network is the central element of commercialization of properties in the informal settlements as it invites businesses, creates visibility to shops, brings in people from different areas, facilitates delivery of goods and services, and used as temporary parking area. Prosperity and endurance of commercialized properties is determined by provision of utilities including water, electricity and physical accessibility. Moreover, good customer care, clean and attractive environment, affordability of customers and wide range of choice and quality of goods contribute to sustenance of the commercialized properties. For a business hub to be comprehensive it must have service business type, merchandising business type, and manufacturing business type. The concentration of business activities along the perimeter roads and thoroughfares and the formation of rental houses away from the commercial streets create a clear dichotomy between pure commercial and pure residential areas and also between pure vibrant commercial areas and tranquil rental and owner occupier houses. Commercialization of properties creates a shift from pure residential neighborhoods to mixed use neighbourhoods for economic survival of its residents and poverty reduction.  Commercialization of properties if well monitored can foster sustainable city development, self-reliance and intensification of national tax base. 

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Title : On the Local Continuity of a Real Invertible Function

Authors : Jenica Cringanu

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In this paper we present a real invertible function which is continuous in a real fixed point for which its inverse is not be continue in a suitable point.

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Title : Residents' Elements of Legibility of Informal Settlements The case of Mlalakuwa informal settlement in Dar es salaam - Tanzania

Authors : Justine Teyanga , Dr. Liberatus Kileki Mrema

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This study aims at investigating the way residents perceive their built environment in the informal settlements which are assumed to be the best field of knowledge as they are least affected by formalistic rules of the built form transformation game. The purpose of this paper is to identify residents' innate experiences of their built form. The researchers' experience on informal settlements and a transect walk conducted during the field studies at Mlalakuwa has made it possible for the researcher to clearly verify and reflect upon the applicability and universality of Lynch's (1960) perceptual theory on the "Image of the City". The study realized the residents' understanding of the built environment through Lynch's five elements of legibility namely nodes, paths, edges, landmarks and districts which were encapsulated through a research based on the Eurocentric and Western Countries ideology. Data for this study were collected through qualitative research method, which involved the use of multiple tools which included in-depth interviews, observations, photographing, recording and sketching of the existing situation. Interviews and discussions with professionals, developers, residents, and non-residents were effectively conducted and narratives were produced. Moreover, archival outsourcing aiming at tracing the processes of transformation and review of literature create a body of knowledge which gravitate the context of informal settlements. The study sought to explore and document the five elements of legibility in informal settlements particularly in Mlalakuwa. Varying types of elements of legibility of the built form, their emergence and their roles were identified and analyzed. Urban nodes include bars, social halls, social clubs, religious buildings, gasoline filling stations, banks, garages, parking areas and education buildings. Landmarks include communication towers, electric transformers, high rise office buildings, and trees. Urban edges include roads, rivers, and bridges. Path include setbacks of buildings within the private properties. Districts are not apparent. Residents use references which are not seen from far to direct movement in the landscape. Those include famous people's residences, old buildings, milling factories, road type (tarmac road), religious buildings, bus stops, taxis/motorcycles/bajaj stands and bajaj stations. This paper urges urban designers, urban architects and urban planners to understand informal and formal settlements through the native elements of readability when they are carrying out design and supervision of informal settlements upgrading and regularization, and restoration and revitalization of cities. However, native elements of legibility are congruent to Lynch’s four elements namely node, landmark, edge, and path. Districts are not apparent due to cacophonic space sizes, development densities, and lack of technological consistency.

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