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Acknowledgements We are indebted to too many people to list here for enlightening discussions of topics addressed in this paper. We would like to acknowledge with regard to issues in language assessment, and, for their comments on an earlier draft, the editor Mark Wilson and two anonymous referees. Abstract In educational assessment, we observe what(More)
(Commission) amends its regulations under the Federal Power Act to ensure that when a demand response resource participating in an organized wholesale energy market administered by a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) or Independent System Operator (ISO) has the capability to balance supply and demand as an alternative to a generation resource and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To determine the relationship between ulceration, thrombus, and calcification of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques and symptoms of ipsilateral or contralateral stroke. METHODS We compared microscopic plaque morphology from patients with and without stroke symptoms ipsilateral or contralateral to the plaque. Plaques were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether repeated use weakens titanium aneurysm clips, making them unsafe for clinical use. METHODS Nine Yaşargil (titanium alloy) and five Spetzler (pure titanium) clips were subjected to clinically relevant maneuvers, and the effects on the closing force were assessed. Clips were considered unsafe if 1) the blades crossed, 2) the(More)
1. This order addresses Southern California Edison Company's (SoCal Edison) request for rehearing of Order No. 755. 1 Order No. 755 revised the Commission's regulations to require a two-part payment, including both a capacity and a performance payment, for frequency regulation service provided in organized wholesale electric markets, in order to ensure just(More)
the Commission issued an order declaring that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) may recover its costs to develop a regional synchrophasor project 1 (Synchrophasor Project) in PG&E's electric transmission rates. 2 The December 17 Order also declared that PG&E may seek to recover one hundred percent of abandoned plant costs in the event that the(More)
1. In this order, pursuant to section 215(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 1 the Commission directs the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), to propose modifications to its Rules of Procedure that pertain to the development of Reliability Standards. 2 With respect to the(More)
The CIP Reliability Standards provide a cybersecurity framework for the identification and protection of " Critical Cyber Assets " to support the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. Reliability Standard CIP-002-4 requires the identification and documentation of Critical Cyber Assets associated with " Critical Assets " that support the reliable(More)
The morphology of neurons in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) of the lesser bushbaby (Galago senegalensis) is described in coronal brain sections processed by Golgi- and Nissl-staining techniques. Quantitative and statistical methods are used to evaluate (1) soma size and shape, (2) dendritic field size, shape, and branch frequency, (3) the number of dendritic(More)
INTRODUCTION In its broadest sense, intercultural competence can be defined following Fantini (2006) as " a complex of abilities needed to perform effectively and appropriately when interacting with others who are linguistically and culturally different from oneself " (p. 12, emphasis in original). Throughout the literature, researchers and theoreticians(More)