Isolation and identification of aerobic bacterial species from upper respiratory tract of cart horses in Central Ethiopia

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

A cross sectional study to isolate and identify aerobic bacterial species from upper respiratory tract of horses was conducted from October, 2009 to April, 2010. Forty eight apparently healthy horses (APHH) and 56 horses with respiratory tract diseases (HRTD) brought to Society for protection of animals abroad (SPANA) clinics in Central Ethiopia were randomly selected. Swab samples were collected aseptically from nasopharynx of the horses. Isolation... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 9

Indian mindscape: Caste, class hegemony with reference to Kannada short story ‘Classmate’

International Journal of English and Literature

Int. J. English Lit.

Caste identity is not just a question of consciousness; it is a matter of structure, of power. Can the category Dalit merely represent a perspective? Can it just be a standpoint? And what are the tools/ideas/texts that would enable a Dalit perspective? Can a Dalit perspective be divorced from the experience of being termed an untouchable? Untouchability is not a singular experience; what holds Dalits together is the structural fact that they have... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 7

A Focus Group approach to exploration of the dynamics of farmers’ groups in Trinidad, West Indies

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev

As part of its agricultural development strategy, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago plans to promote the development of Producer Organizations. Historically, the sustainability of farmers’ groups in Trinidad has been poor, with several unsuccessful interventions. This study seeks to do a preliminary exploration of some of the issues which could impact group sustainability, as perceived by the two main stakeholders - farmers and extension... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 9

Effect of chronic administration of Aloe vera extract on plasma biochemistry in rabbits

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.

Due to excessive use, synthetic medicines are going to be expensive and resistant, their residues accumulate in blood, that is why slowly and gradually they become resistant. Alternatives to synthetic medicines are herbal medicines that are cheap, with minimum or no side effect. Previous studies found that liquid extract of Aloe vera plant proved beneficial for animal’s health as it has immune-modulating, hypolipidemic,... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Background of French revolution in Dickens’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities

International Journal of English and Literature

Int. J. English Lit.

Charles Dickens (1812 to 1870) is a foremost representative novelist of the Victorian era, a great story-teller and social reformer. A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of his most popular and best-loved novels. It is the second attempt on historical fiction by Dickens and French Revolution is his subject. Always interested in the interaction between individuals and society, Dickens was particularly inspired by Thomas Carlyle's history, The... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 6

Mastitis in camels (Camelus dromedarius): Past and recent research in pastoral production system of both East Africa and Middle East

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

Udder infection was considered as one of the main constraints for camel rearing. During the last decades the disease has been reported from a number of camels-rearing countries in Africa and Asia such as Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and United Arab Emirate. An attempt was made in this paper in order to review the status of camel mastitis (Camelus dromedarius) research in pastoral production system of both East Africa and Middle... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

A discourse analysis: Professional identity development of language teacher candidates

Educational Research and Reviews

Educ. Res. Rev.

Identity refers to all the characteristics that “specify who we are and also how we see other people” and is formed with the accumulation of our own experiences and those from social life with regard to certain roles like professional, political or parental roles. Some of the characteristics of identity that determine and describe professional part of identity are regarded as professional identity. Professional identity emerges as a... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 15

Agricultural knowledge management through women’s collective action: A case of women dairy co-operatives in Rajasthan, India

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev

The present study was undertaken to analyze the capacity building needs of members of Women Dairy Cooperative Societies (WDCS), to harness the potential of women’s collective action in knowledge management for improving their livelihoods. A survey of fifteen randomly selected WDCS operational in Jodhpur district was undertaken to analyze the facilities, inputs and services of veterinary doctor and other dairy officials being availed by members... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Prevalence of common childhood illnesses and immunization status in infants and young children in two districts of Zambia

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

J. Public Health Epidemiol.

Scaling-up the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) strategy, Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) and improved infant feeding practices have contributed to a decline in child mortality in Zambia. Despite this progress, documentation on EPI and common childhood illnesses that are addressed in IMCI in the two districts where the study was conducted are scanty. The report below highlights findings on immunization and health status... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Factors influencing consumers’ preference for local rice in Nigeria

African Journal of Marketing Management

Afr. J. Mark. Manage.

This study applied a multinomial logistic regression in examining factors driving consumer preference for locally produced rice in Nigeria. The data for the study were collected in Niger and Ekiti states in 2008 under the post harvest study programme of Africa Rice (EX-WARDA). Results of the various analyses underscored the significance of socio-economic factors as major drivers of consumer preference for local rice in Nigeria. Five of the... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 4

Utilization of physical exercise by students of Cross River State tertiary institutions to achieve good health in the new millennium

Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management

J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.

The numerous advantages of participation in physical activities (physical exercise) are: increased efficiency of heart and lungs; increased muscle strength and endurance; maintenance of proper body weight; and reduction of risk of coronary heart diseases.  The study was conducted to ascertain students’ knowledge of the effects of physical activities on their health as well as their level of participation in physical activities, for the... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 3

Dietary habits of pregnant women in Ogun-East Senatorial Zone, Ogun State, Nigeria: A comparative study

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Int. J. Nutr. Metab.

Poor maternal nutrition in pregnancy leads to increased morbidity and negative pregnancy outcomes including low birth weight and peri-natal mortality. Pregnancy places extra demands on the body systems of pregnant women, necessitating optimal intake of essential nutrients. Rural and urban disparities in nutritional status have been documented in literature. A cross-sectional comparative assessment of the dietary intake of 720 pregnant women... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 4

Control of Fusarium wilt using biological agent Streptomyces sp.CPP-53 isolated from compost with plant growth promoting effect on tomato under greenhouse condition

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials

J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.

In the present investigation, four different composts were obtained from Supa Biotech (P) Ltd., Muketshwar and LRC, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, India. The highest actinomycetes community was obtained from CPP compost (67.18%), LRC (15.62%), CM (12.5 %) and VE (4.6%). A total of 48 actinomycetes isolated and examined, exhibited ability to degrade starch, solubilize phosphate, produce catalase and siderophores. Isolated actinomycetes strains were checked for... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 6

Effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconceptions and motivations towards learning

International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research

Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.

The aim of this paper is to measure the effects of using simulation in e-learning programs on misconception and motivation towards learning for the college of education students in University of Kuwait. The course of Environmental Education was used as a case study. Experimental method was used in this study to answer the research questions. Three measurements were used in testing the research hypotheses: misconceptions measured by achievement test,... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 2

Competitive advantage in the Brazilian telecommunications market: An analysis founded upon the resource-based view in the post-privatization period

African Journal of Business Management

Afr. J. Bus. Manage.

This paper examines which resources were responsible for the superior performance, between 1999 and 2008, of companies in the Brazilian telecommunications sector after privatization. The study methodology was founded on the Resource-Based View (RBV) and used data envelopment analysis (DEA) to investigate companies’ performance. Using the performance ratings generated by the DEA model, we performed a multiple regression in which the independent... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 15

Knowledge in praxis and socio-economic development: Explaining the African situation

Journal of African Studies and Development

J. Afr. Stud. Dev

One of the most fundamental questions bedeviling the African continent is the problem of underdevelopment which manifests in the forms of fears and despairs Africans face daily as they try to make sense of their existence in a world that has become a global village. Such a situation affects the level of confidence Africans have in terms of the relative opportunity to realize their potentials within the political and economic milieu they find... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 6

Prevalence, intensity and associated risk factors for Toxocara canis infection in Nigerian dogs

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology

J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.

The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with Toxocara canis infections in dogs. The study was conducted in three communities in Southwest Nigeria between January, 2011 and February, 2012. Faecal samples (n=474) were processed by modified Kato-Katz procedure. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to assess risk factors for T. canis. An overall prevalence of 34.6% was recorded... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

A comparative analysis of the post-colonial culture and democratization processes in Kenya and Zimbabwe to 2012

African Journal of History and Culture

Afr. J. Hist. Cult.

During the past four decades, no international political phenomenon has been more significant than the worldwide call and expansion of democratic governance. Holding elections in almost all of Africa has turned out to be a norm. Clearly observable has been a gradual evolution of democratic institutions and consolidation of democratic practices. The prospects for fostering democracy in Kenya and Zimbabwe have taken domestic and foreign - induced... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 6

Changes in convictions and attitudes to the teaching profession and classroom management due to practical teaching experience

Educational Research and Reviews

Educ. Res. Rev.

The aim of this study is to analyze changes in beliefs and attitudes to the teaching profession and to classroom management as a result of teaching experience. The structure of this study is based partly on the COACTIV - model of professional competence of teachers. The COACTIV – model is divided into motivational orientations, convictions and basic attitudes, self-regulatory skills and professional knowledge (comprising general pedagogical... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 16

Role of acid-free paper in libraries: A survey

International Journal of Library and Information Science

Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.

Acid-free paper is a paper that has a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It can be made from any cellulose fiber as long as the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin and sulfur free. Acid-free paper addresses the problem of preserving documents for long periods.   Keywords: Overview, standards, logo of acid-free paper, archival paper, preservation, Durabook. Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

A child with specific language impairment: Personal pronoun pattern in non-elicited spontaneous speech

Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

J. Neurosci. Behav. Health

Findings for concluding remarks in the area of personal pronouns are very limited, especially related to children with specific language impairment (SLI). The goal of the present research was to explain and justify pattern change in personal pronoun usage among children with specific language impairments. For this, one child with specific language impairment from Child Language Data Exchange System/CHILDES was taken. Computerized language analysis... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

Conflict as a propelling instrument of change and continuity: The Ilorin example

Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

J. Law Conflict. Resolut

As philosopher says that change is the permanent phenomenon in life, so, conflict has been identified as the propelling agent. It thus explains why these natural phenomena have been employed to discuss the historical experience in a part of Africa. Ilorin is one of the capitals of states (Kwara State) in Nigeria. It is located on latitude 80-30 north and longitude 40-35 east. As frontier to both the Caliphate, the political structure briquetted on... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 4

Audience westernisation as a threat to the indigenization model of media broadcast in Nigeria

Journal of Media and Communication Studies

J. Media Commun. Stud.

Based on semi-structure interviews and secondary data, this paper examines the westernization of audiences - among other phenomena - as a serious challenge to the indigenization paradigm in Nigeria in particular and Africa as a whole. It pragmatically argues that this westernization of local audiences theoretically implies the shaping of media output (programming) according to audience interest which, unarguably, is progressively in favor of foreign... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Empirical analysis of the elasticity of real money demand to macroeconomic variables in the United Kingdom with 2008 financial crisis effects

Journal of Economics and International Finance

J. Econ. Int. Finance

This research work has employed vector error correction and cointegration techniques in order to estimate the elasticity of real money demand to macroeconomic variables such as industrial production index, exchange rates and short-term interest rates in the United Kingdom. Also, global financial crisis was introduced as an impulse variable to capture structural breaks inherent in the series. Empirical results showed that long-run relationships... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of dried Waragashi

African Journal of Food Science

Afr. J. Food Sci.

In this study, effects of drying temperature on the physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of Waragashi were investigated. Three types of produced Waragashi were investigated. The first one (V1) was obtained after coagulation of milk, the second called coloured Waragashi (V2), was obtained by boiling V1 for three minutes in aqueous solution of Sorghum vulgaris panicle (15 g/L) and the third one, refined Waragashi (V3) was obtained by... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 8

Management of urban water for domestic and industrial uses and sustainability in Anambra State, Nigeria

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.

Nigeria has abundant water resources. This natural endowment is evident in the yearly rainfall and large surface bodies of water-rivers, streams as well as abundant reservoirs of underground water. However, because of lack of good developmental policy, the rational use of the water resources still poses problems and challenges in most states of the country. For some time now these water problems have been left with the River Basin development... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Methodological issues in estimating and forecasting health manpower requirement

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research

J. Public Adm. Policy Res.

Human resource is one of the most important components of health systems. Support for human resources planning for health ranks low on the health policy agenda of many national governments and international agencies. The aim of this study is to present various existing methodologies for estimating the health manpower requirement and forecasting approaches and to discuss some of the methodological challenges, their potential advantages, limitations... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

An examination of the impact of safe school funding on the incidences of violent behaviors in the school environment of a rural and urban school district

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of additional revenues for safe school programs and services on the incidences of violent behaviors in the educational environment of a rural and urban school retrieving data from the fourth and final calculation of the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) for the 2001 to 2002, 2002 to 2003, 2003 to 2004, school years through the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). The data for the... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 6

Production of biosurfactants by bacteria isolated from a mine tailing zone in Southern Mexico and their resistance to heavy metals

African Journal of Bacteriology Research

Afr. J. Bacteriol. Res.

Tailings generated through mining processes often create leachates containing high concentrations of heavy metals such as As, Fe, Mn, Zn and Pb. These high concentrations of heavy metals result in environ-mental damage such as contamination of soil, groundwater and air, which represents a huge problem for individuals living near mining areas. An alternative for soil metal removal is microbiological processes including the production of... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 4

Response of transgenic Bt cowpea lines and their hybrids under field conditions

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science

J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.

Transgenic cowpeas are those genetically engineered with Cry1Ab gene for protection against the lepidopteran pest Maruca vitrata that could inflict upto 80% yield loss in severe infestation. Two transgenic events TCL-709 and TCL-711 were crossed to three non-transgenic lines IT97K-499-35, IT93K-693-2 and IT86D-1010 to generate six set of F1 hybrids. The study was designed and conducted to evaluate the performance of transgenic cowpeas and hybrids... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Antimicrobial activity of Streptomyces sp. isolated from the gulf of Aqaba-Jordan and screening for NRPS, PKS-I, and PKS-II genes

African Journal of Biotechnology

Afr. J. Biotechnol.

Forty-nine Streptomyces isolates were recovered from sediment samples in the gulf of Aqaba/Jordan. All isolates were tested for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, and yeast. Twenty eight Streptomyces isolates were active against at least one of the tested strains. The majority of the isolates showed activity against Gram positive bacteria: Streptomyces aureus (89%), Streptomyces epidermidis (64%) and... Read more

Vol. 13 Num. 34

Technical Efficiency of Fadama II Grain Farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria

African Journal of Agricultural Research

Afr. J. Agric. Res.

The study focused on the productive capacity, technical efficiency of Fadama II grain farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria for the 2008/2009 farming season. Data for the study were obtained from primary source with the aid of interview schedule and analysed using descriptive statistics and stochastic frontier model. Findings revealed that the farmers are within the active farming age (37 years), had average farm size of 5.21 ha, annual income of... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 34

Isolation and characterization of bacterial symbiont Photorhabdus luminescens SL0708 (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae)

African Journal of Microbiology Research

Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.

Photorhabdus spp. bacteria are associated with infective juveniles of entomopathogenic nematodes of the Heterorhabditidae family. After entering the host, these bacteria cause septicemia and kill the insect within 48-72 h. The objectives of this study were to isolate and identify the symbiont bacteria of the Heterorhabditis sp. SL0708 entomopathogenic nematode, isolated in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. To this end, we performed genotypic, phenotypic... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 33

Ecological governance in rural areas: Finnish approaches and practices

Scientific Research and Essays

Sci. Res. Essays

Along with the development of rural areas, rural ecological issues caused by inappropriate anthropogenic activities have not been drowned in the contexts of global environmental problems. The acceleration of rural development in developing countries would result in a series of potential threats to the deteriorating environment, if no effective governance strategies were applied. The significance of ecological governance in rural development has been... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 15

Influence of CaCl2 and EDTA on reversible thermal inactivation of recombinant wild-type and mutant (E40H/E44H) Phlebia radiata manganese peroxidase 3 (rPr-MnP3)

African Journal of Biochemistry Research

Afr. J. Biochem. Res.

Thermal inactivation of a new recombinant Phlebia radiata manganese peroxidase (rPr-MnP3) in the presence and absence of additives (CaCl2 and EDTA) is described for the first time. The influence of temperature and melting points (Tm) on the stability of rPr-MnP3 and its mutant (E40H/E44H) were determined. There was no significant inactivation at 25 – 40°C. However, we observed rapid inactivation of rPr-MnP3 at 50°C and above. Addition... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 6

Reduction of side lobe level in non-uniform circular antenna arrays using the simulated annealing algorithm

Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research

J. Electrical Electron. Eng. Res.

This paper investigates the reduction of side lobe level in antenna arrays. Reduction of side lobe level in antenna arrays has some limitations including fixed width of the beam. We have modeled the side lobe level reduction as an optimization problem using simulated annealing technique for side lobe level reduction of a specific beam width. The advantage of this method compared with other methods is that it can get out of local minimums and... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

Adsorption of essential oil components of Lavandula angustifolia on sodium modified bentonite from Nador (North-East Morocco)

African Journal of Biotechnology

Afr. J. Biotechnol.

The analysis of essential oil has basically one technical goal: to achieve the best possible separation performance by using the most effective, available and current technology of chromatography. The present work aimed to study the formulation created by the adsorption of active components of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on sodium modified bentonite. Essential oils were obtained from dried leaves of L. angustifolia; they were extracted by... Read more

Vol. 13 Num. 33

Regeneration of cotyledonary nodes from the recalcitrant melon cultivar ‘Gaúcho’

African Journal of Agricultural Research

Afr. J. Agric. Res.

There is lack of suitable explants for efficient shoot proliferation in recalcitrant melon cultivars restricts genetic manipulation for crop improvement. In this study, we aimed to stimulate the regeneration capability of cells of melon (Cucumis melo L.) explants in order to increase shoot proliferation efficiency during regeneration. The media of seeds germination containing different concentrations of benzylaminopurine (BAP: 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mg... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 33

Relative economic value estimates of grasscutter production traits

International Journal of Livestock Production

Int. J. Livest. Prod.

The study was conducted to estimate relative economic values (REVs) of survival, body weight, growth rate, reproduction, docility and food intake. Data were obtained from records of grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) kept at the grasscutter section of the Department of Animal Science Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Average values of production inputs and outputs parameters were computed from records of 502 kids born between... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 8

Ultrasonication of H-MOR zeolite catalysts for dimethylether (DME) production as a clean fuel

Journal of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels

All important effective ultrasonication variables encountered during carrying out the dehydration of methanol on H-MOR zeolite catalysts to produce dimethylether are studied in the present communication. These variables include; (a) the type of ultrasonication media, (b) the ultrasonication period, and (c) the volume of the ultrasonication liquid media per a given weight of the solid zeolite catalyst. Scanning electron microscope (SEM)... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 2

Medicinal plants used in child care in southern Brazil

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research

J. Med. Plants Res.

In many cultures throughout the world, mostly in developing countries, medicinal plants play an important role in the maintenance of people’s health. Despite this, some plants can be inherently toxic. People are not generally well-informed about this risk, and the concept that natural means safe prevails. Considering the associated risk of the misuse of medicinal plants, children represent an even more vulnerable group than adults. The main... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 30

Incidence of kernel smut caused by Tilletia barclayana in Egyptian rice cultivars

African Journal of Microbiology Research

Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.

The study was conducted to determine the effects of cultivars susceptibility to infection with the pathogenic isolates on the pathogenicity of rice kernel smut fungus (Tilletia barclayana). Rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars vary in susceptibility to kernel smut disease. The susceptibility of 18 commercial rice cultivars to T. barclayana was evaluated. Moreover, pathogenicity of 46 isolates of T. barclayana which had been isolated from six... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 32

Growth, physiology and flowering of chrysanthemum var. Punch as affected by daminozide and maleic hydrazide

African Journal of Biotechnology

Afr. J. Biotechnol.

Growth retardants have been proven to prevent excessive stem elongation and reduce internode length in plants by inhibiting the effect of cell division and enlargement of cell in plants. This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of concentrations of daminozide and maleic hydrazide on growth, physiology and flowering of chrysanthemum cultivar Punch under protected condition. The treatments composed of two growth retardants: daminozide at four... Read more

Vol. 13 Num. 32

Spring-summer tomato yield as a function of potassium fertilization in field and protected crops

African Journal of Agricultural Research

Afr. J. Agric. Res.

Off-season tomatoes produced in Southeast Brazil in Spring-Summer crops are highly valued, but crop yield is limited by high rainfall and temperatures. To overcome this situation and make off-season tomato crops more profitable, they can be grown under controlled conditions in protected cultivation systems. In addition, tomato yield and quality can be improved by adequate levels of potassium (K) fertilization. The present study evaluated the... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 32

Comparative antimicrobial activity of Acacia nilotica L. leaves extracts against pathogenic bacteria and fungi

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research

J. Med. Plants Res.

The comparative in vitro antimicrobial activity of ethanol and chloroform leaves extracts from Acacia nilotica L. was studied. Leaves extracts exhibited considerable bacteriostatic activity against two Gram-positive and three Gram-negative strains. The antimicrobial action was compared with the effect of doxycycline antibiotic. The maximum zone of inhibition of 29 mm diameter was observed in Escherichia coli with ethanol extract while a minimum 8 mm... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 29

Women’s workload and their role in agricultural production in Ambo district, Ethiopia

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

J. Dev. Agric. Econ.

The Government of Ethiopia is working towards mainstreaming gender in all sector programmes, including agriculture. Women, despite having key role in advancing agricultural development and food security, their contribution is undervalued and they have been neglected in the making of agricultural policies. With the aim of tackling gender issues in agricultural production this study estimated total hours spent in farm associated tasks, identified... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 8

Antoine vapor pressure correlation: Generalization and prediction of coefficients of normal Alkanes

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

J. Chem. Eng. Mater. Sci.

This work presents two developments in Antoine vapor pressure correlation: (1) Generalization of the correlation using the principle of corresponding state; (2) Prediction of the Antoine coefficients form molecular weight. The coefficients of the generalized correlation are correlated to molecular weight (r2=0.99) for the group of normal alkanes (C1 to C20). The method is validated using experimental data obtained from reliable literature covering... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 4

Magnitude of risky sexual behavior among high school adolescents in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

J. Public Health Epidemiol.

Risky sexual behavior increases the likelihood of adverse sexual and reproductive health consequences such as unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including (HIV/AIDS). Adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia are highly exposed to various risky sexual behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of risky sexual behaviors among Boditti Secondary and Preparatory School... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

Relationship between the short-term visual memory and IQ in the right- and left-handed subjects trained in different educational programs: I- general assessment

Educational Research and Reviews

Educ. Res. Rev.

The relationship between mean intelligence quotient (IQ), hand preferences and visual memory (VM) were investigated on (N=612) males and females students trained in different educational programs in viewpoint of laterality. IQ was assessed by cattle’s culture Fair intelligence test-A (CCFIT-A). The laterality of the one side of the body was assessed by a questionnaire with 20 items. For VM, word lists with 15 items derived from the root of the... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 13

Specialists’ attitudes toward factors affecting on development of nuclear research in agriculture

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev

This study provides an insight into affecting factors on the development of nuclear research in agriculture from scientists and researchers perspective and also explores the correlations between them.  A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 165 scientists and researchers who work in Nuclear Science and Technology Research center and Biotechnology Institute, Tehran, Iran. Collected data were analyzed using the statistical package SPSS.... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

Do dental abnormalities predispose horses to colic?

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

Evaluation of dental abnormalities were carried out on a group of 74 polo horses with history of colic (colicky group) and another group of 70 randomly selected polo horses with no history of colic (non-colicky group) under similar environmental and management condition at Lagos Polo Club, Lagos, Nigeria in order to investigate probable correlation between dental abnormalities, routine dental care and predisposition to colic. Visual examination of... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

Analysis of the determinants of the sustainability of cattle marketing systems in Zambezi Region of north-eastern communal area of Namibia

International Journal of Livestock Production

Int. J. Livest. Prod.

This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of variables that influence the motivation behind the preferred choice of cattle marketing channels in north eastern communal area of Namibia. The data required for the study were collected through a small-scale survey, key informants in-depth interviews and review of secondary data were analysed using Multinomial Logistical Regression. The results showed that the majority (62%) of small... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 7

Women by the woman – Kamala Das

International Journal of English and Literature

Int. J. English Lit.

Kamala Suraiya (also known as Kamala Das or Madhavikutty) had made it clear to readers, critics and family that she do not want to be “categorized”. Das’s poetry have  flung open its doors to let in, topics that women had kept decorously out (the boredom of marriage, the thrills of love, the pains of being a woman, of being a writer, the loneliness of being unloved, the joy of being in love)..   Key words: Kamala... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 5

Severely inflamed Meckel’s diverticulum in infancy mimicking acute appendicitis: A diagnostic conundrum

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.

Meckel’s diverticulum occurs around the fifth to seventh week of the embryological development. It originates when the vitelline or omphalomesenteric duct which normally connects the primitive gut to the yolk sac fails to obliterate. Meckel’s diverticulum may be symptomatic or remain silent throughout life time and incidentally discovered at autopsy. Symptoms primarily emanates from an array of complications which may include... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

Franklin’s economic graph formula/rules: A set of rules and procedural guidelines through which economic and non-static diagrams can be skeletonized and converted to simpler model diagrams for easier study, explanation and comprehension of economic diagrams

Journal of Economics and International Finance

J. Econ. Int. Finance

A reference book on economic diagrams is strongly believed to be a good solution to the challenge posed by graph in Economics. Graph has posed a challenge to many in the field of Economics, thus increasing the need to create a solution for it. Therefore, this research employs some set of rules or formula set of procedural guidelines through which economic diagrams can be skeletonized and converted to simpler model diagrams for explaining economic... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

The comparison of logistic regression models, on analyzing the predictors of health of adolescents, having multinomial response in Jimma Zone South-west Ethiopia

International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research

Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.

Self- reported health status is the most commonly used measures of subjective and global measure of health because it is simple, economical and easy to administer. The objective of the study is to compare the performance of logistic regression models having multinomial response and identify the factors affecting health status of adolescents. Based on two stage sampling technique 2084 adolescents were interviewed to study the health status of... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 2

Parents and HIV/AIDS education in schools in Delta State: A panacea for in-school interventions

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling

Int. J. Psychol. Couns.

Basic HIV/AIDS education in schools remains fundamental to the global effort to combat HIV transmission. Although HIV/AIDS education is targeted at all ages, it is most important for young people because they experiment with risky behaviours due to the demands of their developmental stage. This descriptive survey study was carried out to examine the perspectives of parents on the inclusion of HIV/AIDS education in schools, in Oshimlli North/South... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 7

A validation and reliability study of community service activities scale in Turkey: A social evaluation

Educational Research and Reviews

Educ. Res. Rev.

The purpose of this study is to test the reliability and validity of Community Service Activities Scale (CSAS) developed by Demir, Kaya and Taşdan (2012) with a view to identify perceptions of Faculty of Education students regarding community service activities. The participants of the study are 313 randomly chosen students who attend six different departments in Faculty of Education, Kafkas University. The data were analysed through exploratory and... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 14

Consumers’ protection and creating consumers’ value

African Journal of Business Management

Afr. J. Bus. Manage.

Customer protection is a complex concept, which encompasses the care and protection of the so-called 'reasonably circumspect consumer'. Through legal, economic, health, safety and numerous other aspects, the modern state uses norms to regulate and control consumer protection. The aim of protecting reasonably circumspect consumers is to protect their health, safety and economic interests in the environment of freely circulating products and... Read more

Vol. 8 Num. 13

Minimally invasive endodontics

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

J. Dent. Oral Hyg.

The primary goal of endodontic therapy is the long-term retention of a functional tooth by preventing or treating apical periodontitis. However, there are many other factors that impact endodontic outcomes such as the quality of the restoration and structural integrity of the tooth after root canal preparation. Contemporary research efforts are currently directed to better understanding dentine behaviour and structure during aging and function. An... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 4