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Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis

Description: This report looks at political instability that has plagued the Madagascar since 2009. The report address other concerns that Congress has about the country as well, specifically threats to Madagascar's unique ecosystem.
Date: October 7, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mineral Resources of the Malagasy Republic

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mineral resources of the Malagasy Republic. As stated in the introduction, "this survey presents essential data from which a preliminary appraisal of mineral-development potentials can be made and includes minerals not of primary interest to investors" (p. 1). This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1963
Creator: Murdock, Thomas G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Description: This report looks at political instability that has plagued the country since 2009. It address other concerns that Congress has about the country as well, specifically threats to Madagascar's unique ecosystem.
Date: June 30, 2010
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Description: This report looks at political instability that has plagued the country since 2009. It address other concerns that Congress has about the country as well, specifically threats to Madagascar's unique ecosystem.
Date: July 11, 2011
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Description: This report looks at political instability that has plagued the country since 2009. It address other concerns that Congress has about the country as well, specifically threats to Madagascar's unique ecosystem.
Date: June 18, 2012
Creator: Ploch, Lauren & Cook, Nicolas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Description: This report discusses the current situation in Madagascar and U.S. concerns about foreign aid spending, the countries unique ecosystem, and the country's political and developmental challenges. In March 2009, under pressure from mutinous soldiers and large crowds of protestors, President Ravalomanana fled the country; the military conferred state authority to Rajoelina, who has since held power under a self-declared transitional government. Following coups elsewhere in Africa in 2008, the African Union, the United States, and the European Union, among others, warned against an unconstitutional transfer of power on the island nation and have since suspended most foreign aid.
Date: July 11, 2011
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis

Description: This report discusses political tensions on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar between President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, the former mayor of the capital city, which escalated in early 2009, culminating in the President's forced removal from office.
Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis

Description: This report discusses political tensions on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar between President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, the former mayor of the capital city, which escalated in early 2009, culminating in the President's forced removal from office.
Date: May 18, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Description: This report discusses the current situation in Madagascar and U.S. concerns about foreign aid spending, the countries unique ecosystem, and the country's political and developmental challenges.
Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CP Violation at BaBar

Description: Several new and updated BABAR measurements of sin 2{beta} are presented, together with the latest constraints on the Unitarity Triangle angles {alpha} and {gamma}. The higher statistics now available allow more sophisticated analysis techniques, such as time-dependent Dalitz plot fitting. Combined world-average results place tight constraints on the Unitarity Triangle. There is good agreement among the measurements and with the unitarity of the CKM matrix. This represents an impressive verification of the Standard Model description of the quark-flavor sector and of CP violation.
Date: January 8, 2008
Creator: Hawkes, Chris & U., /Birmingham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extraction of lipid components from hibiscus seeds by supercritical carbon dioxide and ethanol mixtures

Description: The genus Hibiscus exhibits great diversity in the production of natural materials with edible and industrial applications. The seeds of twelve varieties of Hibiscus were investigated as a source for triglycerides and phospholipids that could be used in functional foods. Lipid components were extracted from seed samples ground to a nominal particle diameter of 0.1 mm. Extractions were performed with an ISCO model 3560 supercritical fluid extractor using carbon dioxide and a mixture of carbon dioxide modified with ethanol. The neutral lipids were extracted with carbon dioxide at 80 C and 5370 MPa for 45 min. Polar lipids were subsequently extracted with a mixture of carbon dioxide and 15% ethanol at the same temperature and pressure. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to analyze extracts for major neutral and polar lipid classes. A silica column was used with a solvent gradient of hexane/isopropanol/ water and ultraviolet (UV) and evaporative light scattering detectors (ELSD). An aliquot of each triglyceride fraction was trans-methylated with sodium methoxide and analyzed by gas chromatography to obtain the corresponding fatty acid methyl esters. The total lipids extracted ranged from 8.5% for a variety indigenous to Madagascar (H. calyphyllus) to 20% for a hybrid species (Georgia Rose). The average oil yield was 11.4% for the other varieties tested. The fatty acid methyl ester analysis displayed a high degree of unsaturation for all varieties tested, e. g., 75 ' 83%. Oleic, linoleic, and linolenic fatty acids were the predominate unsaturated fatty acids with only minor amounts of C14, C18, and C20 saturated fatty acids measured. Palmitic acid was identified as the predominate saturated fatty acid. The distribution of the major phospholipids, i. e., phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidic acid, phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylcholine, and lysophosphatidylcholine, was found to vary significantly among the hibiscus species examined. Phosphatidylcholine and lysophosphatidylcholine were the predominate phospholipids ...
Date: January 1, 2002
Creator: Holser, Ronald A.; King, J. W. (Jerry W.) & Bost, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cation distribution in a Fe-bearing K-feldspar from Itrongay,Madagascar. A combined neutron- and X-ray single crystal diffractionstudy

Description: We determined the cation distribution and ordering of Si, Al and Fe on the tetrahedral sites of a monoclinic low-sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar, by combined neutron- and X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The cation distribution was determined by means of a simultaneous refinement using neutron- and X-ray data, as well as by combining scattering densities obtained from separate refinements with chemical data from a microprobe experiment. The two methods give the same results and show that Fe is fully ordered on T1, whereas Al shows a high degree of disorder. Based on this and previously published temperature-dependent X-ray data, we conclude that it is preferential ordering of Fe on T1 even at high temperature, rather than a high diffusion kinetics of Fe, which causes this asymmetry in ordering behavior between Al and Fe. The preferential ordering of Fe3+ relative to Al3+ in T1 is consistent with its 25 percent larger ionic radius.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Ackermann, Sonia; Kunz, Martin; Armbruster, Thomas; Schefer,Jurg & Hanni, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department