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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Total Information Score, Multivariate Analysis and Usefulness of Agricultural Knowledge and Information of Irrigation Farmers in North Western Nigeria

Lawal Iro Sani, Umar Maiwada
Any system producing or containing information intended for transmission is an information source. This study examines the use of multivariate statistical analysis and total information score for information sources of irrigation farming in North western Nigeria. A questionnaire survey of 368 household was used to explore the impact of information sources in accessing agricultural information by irrigation farmers. Three States w
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Level of Awareness of Fast Food Operators on Food Safety and Hygiene Practices

Millicent Amoah, Regina E. Adonu, Eric Paintsil
The growing fast food sector in the Ghanaian economy offers easy access to inexpensive food as well as new job opportunities for urban residents. While this development is positive in many ways, it also presents new public health challenges for the urban population. Maintaining safe food at the street level is a major concern to food control officers since outbreaks of most diarrheal diseases have been linked to stree
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Promoting Pragmatic Competence in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Xiaoyang Shu
Pragmatic competence is an indispensable element of communicative competence. Whoever wants to communicate successfully in a foreign language wants to promote their communicative competence, as well as their pragmatic competence. This paper begins with clarifying the definition of pragmatic competence by referring to other linguists’ explanations. Then it discusses the importance of promoting
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

The Efficacy of Ocimum gratissimum Leaf Powder and Ethanol Extract on Adult Periplanata americana under Laboratory Condition

Boate Rosemary Ukoroije, Jasper Freeborn Nestor Abowei, Richard Abalis Otayoor
The efficacy of Ocimum gratissimum leaf powder and ethanol extract on adult Periplanata americana under laboratory condition was studied to control the nuisance of the pest. The mean mortality count of adult
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Design and Fabrication of a Manually Operated Hydraulic Press

Fisayo Adesina, Tiamiyu Ishola Mohammed, Oluwole Timothy Ojo
The paper presents the development of a manually operated hydraulic press which encompasses the design, fabrication and performance evaluation of the press. The components parts of the machine were designed using various design equations. The design results were used to select materials for various components. The detailed drawing of the developed machine was done using Pro E software. In fabricating the machine
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Quarry Mud as Partial Replacement for Fine Combination (Sand) in Concrete

Sp. Aswinpalaniappan, G. Panneerselvam
Concrete production has resulted inside the accumulated that has to be compelled to confirm substitute material to sand as inside the assembly of concretes. Quarry mud, a by-product from the crushing methodology throughout production activities is one in each of such materials. Granite fines or rock mud can be a by-product obtained throughout crushing of granite rocks to boot observed as quarr
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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Artificial Dasein: Solving the Frame Problem with Incremental Contextualization

Kole Harvey
In this paper, we give an account of a rationally behaving agent—an artificial Dasein—which can perceive the world in terms of relevance to its own goals. The way we achieve this is through a process of incremental contextualization of goals and constraints that range from the purely conceptual and abstract to the well-defined and physical. The model described i
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Apr 25, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Inherent Differences between Bound and Radiation Fields

Eliahu Comay
The purpose of the paper is to use fundamental theoretical and experimental elements of electrodynamics for deriving properties of radiation fields and of bound fields. A wide variety of examples prove that radiation fields and bound fields do not represent the same physical object. This conclusion is new. Some examples belong to the classical domain and others belong to the quantum domain. Co
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Apr 24, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Stability of a Non-Linear Exponential Autoregressive Model

Abdulghafoor Jasem Salem, Abeer Abdulkhaleq Ahmad
In this paper, a non-linear exponential autoregressive model has been studied by applying the local linearization technique. The obtained results have been implemented in a time series which represents number of diabetic patients for ten years period.


Apr 24, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Risk Factors and Co-Existence of Infectious Causes of Reproductive Failures in Selected Uganda Cattle and Goats: A Brucella spps-Toxoplasma gondii Study

Steven Kakooza, Maria Tumwebaze, Esther Nabatta, Joseph Byaruhanga, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Edward Wampande
Reproductive diseases are one of the most significant challenges in livestock breeding and production. The present study was done to determine the 1) sero-prevalence of Brucella spps and Toxoplasma gondii in bovine and caprine samples, 2) risk factors associated with sero-positivity, 3) o
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