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April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Suboptimum reproductive performance among dairy herds in Uganda

Suboptimum reproductive performance affects the overall profitability of dairy herds. In order to manage this condition, there is need to clearly understand the different forms in which it presents, as well as its possible risk factors under the Ugandan context. This review study was conducted to highlight the different forms of suboptimum reproductive performances among Ugandan dairy herds through literatures from...

Author(s): Godfrey Bigirwa, James Okwee Acai, Paul Bogere, Seok Ki Im, Hyun Kim, Dae-Jin Kwon, Hak-Kyo Lee, and Ki-Duk Song,  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Factors influencing success of artificial insemination of pigs using extended fresh semen in rural smallholder pig farms of Rwanda

The present study was conducted to analyse the factors influencing the success of artificial insemination (AI) in pigs using extended fresh semen in rural smallholder pig farms. One hundred female pigs from Rulindo and Gicumbi districts in Northern Region of Rwanda were artificially inseminated using locally collected and extended fresh semen. The pregnancy was confirmed by using both no returns to estrus and abdomen...

Author(s): Munyaneza Celestin, Nyiramuhire Valentine, Mubashankwaya Isaac, Munyandamutsa Fabrice, Ndisanze Oscar, Bagaragaza François and Mujyambere Jean Marie Vianey  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Carcass and meat quality characteristics of two hair type breed lambs fed tef (Eragrostistef) straw ensiled with effective micro-organisms and supplemented with concentrates

The experiment was conducted with the objective of studying the carcass characteristics and meat quality of Arsi-Bale lambs (AB) and Afar lambs (Af) fed on tef straw (TS) ensiled with effective microorganisms and supplemented with concentrate. The experimental design was complete randomized block with two factors having 7 replications. Each lamb was fed on TS silage alone, or supplemented with either wheat bran Bokashi...

Author(s): Tibebu Manaye Zewide, Ashenafi Mengistu Wossen, Adugna Tolera Yadeta and Geert H. Geesink

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in shrunken-2 super-sweet corn (Zea mays L. saccharata) populations

Inbred line development requires information on the nature and magnitude of genetic variability and transmissibility of desired trait in source populations. In this study, the level of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of thirteen agronomic and fresh yield traits among twelve shrunken-2 super-sweet corn populations were evaluated. Field experiments were conducted for two years in Ibadan, Nigeria...

Author(s): Ayodeji Abe and Comfort Adeola Adelegan  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Genetic evaluation of dairy cattle based on morning and afternoon milking test day records with fixed regression model

This study evaluated morning and afternoon test day records for genetic evaluation of dairy cattle.  The data were taken form 128,087 test day yield records for the first four lactations of Holstein cows from 2007 to 2017, from Nucleus Breeding Center of dairy cattle in Indonesia. The records consisted of morning and afternoon and total milk yields from 823 cows, resulting from 133 sires and 520 dams; records were...

Author(s): A. Anang, H. Indrijani, L. B. Salman, D. T. Tasripin and M. Makin

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Genotype and sex effects on the performance characteristics of pigs

Data from fifty-four pigs: twenty-five Duroc, twenty-one Large White and eight crosses of Duroc and Large White (Hybrid) were used to quantify and mathematically describe the performance traits of pigs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of genotype, sex and their interaction on the performance characteristics of three pig genotypes. The pigs were 30 kg of body weight and 70 days of age at the...

Author(s): O. B. Morenikeji, O. J. Ogunshola, O. A. Adu, S. O. Aro and C. A. Chineke  

April 2019

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Common ultramarathon trail running injuries and illnesses: A review (2007-2016)

Regardless of the significant growth of ultra-marathon trail-running races over the last 40 years, epidemiological research is lacking. Presently, no review paper exists that integrates the empirical surveillances of ultra-marathon trail runners’ injuries and illnesses. The purpose of this work is to integrate the empirical findings of injuries and illness among trail runners during the period 2007-2016. An...

Author(s): Istvan Albertus Oosthuizen, Yvonne Paul, Terry Jeremy Ellapen, Marco Barnard, Timothy Bongani Qumbu, Henriëtte Valery Hammill and Gert Lukas Strydom  

April 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Econometric analysis of consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for organic tomatoes in Palestine: Choice experiment method

This study aimed to examine consumers’ willingness to pay a premium price for several environmental attributes of organic tomato to increase both producer production and consumer health in Palestine. The paper adopts the choice experiment method using the econometric analysis of the random utility model. The research questions of this study focus on awareness of the importance of ensuring / securing the...

Author(s): Ibrahim Awad, Hasan Abu Lateefeh, Arne Hallam, and Mahmoud El-Jafari  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Bushfires spread modelling over Malea in Northeastern Guinea

Bush fires are increasingly becoming a threat to Guinean ecosystems and their understanding is a big challenge to scientists and environmental managers. Using the FARSITE model (Fire Area Simulator), this paper presents the prediction of the spread and characteristics of bush fires in the savannahs of North-eastern Guinea, specifically in Malea/Siguiri prefecture. Inputs, vegetation and topography dataset from satellite...

Author(s): Tamba Nicolas MILLIMONO, Daouda BADIANE, Moussa DIAKHATE, Alassane BAH, Saïdou Moustapha SALL, Ibra TOURE and Idrissa DIABY

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Comparativ e assessment of heavy metals in drinking water sources from Enyigba Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

This study assessed the levels of heavy metals in drinking water sources in Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Nigeria. Four sites were visited for sampling: two surface water (streams) and two underground water (boreholes). Three water samples were collected from each source making it a total of twelve water samples. The levels of Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) were...

Author(s): Chinyere Aloke, Ifeanyi Ephraim Uzuegbu, Patience Nkemjika Ogbu, Emmanuel Ike Ugwuja, Onyebuchi Frederick Orinya and Ikechukwu Ogudu Obasi

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Microsatellites revealed genetic diversity and population structure in Colombian avocado (Persea americana Mill.) germplasm collection and its natural populations

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is one of the most consumed fruits around the world. The species is differentiated into three botanical races: Mexican, Guatemalan and West Indian. A genetic characterization of a Colombian avocado germplasm collection (N = 105) preserved since 2006 and 92 avocado “criollo” trees sampled in Antioquia was made with 12 microsatellites. Colombian avocado exhibits higher genetic...

Author(s): Gloria Patricia Cañas-Gutiérrez, Rafael Eduardo Arango-Isaza and Clara Inés Saldamando-Benjumea  

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Integrated evaluation of potato varieties in the highlands of Girar Jarso Woreda, North Shewa, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, farmers are cultivating potato under a wide range of environmental conditions. Despite its genetic potential, the productivity of potato is relatively low. Among the long list of production constraints, the absence of high yielding and disease resistant varieties in different corners of the country are the prominent ones. Its suitable edaphic and climatic conditions make the highlands of Girar Jarso Woreda...

Author(s): Amha Besufkad, Bekele Gemechu, and Abate Mekuriaw,  

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Analysis of social media mainstreaming in E-extension by agricultural development programmes in North Central Zone, Nigeria

Social media is a new trend in communication and a new platform for sharing, engagement and networking in all spheres of life including agriculture. This study analysed social media mainstreaming in e-extension services delivery by the Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) in North Central Zone of Nigeria. Four ADPs of Kogi, Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa and Niger states that participated in the Research...

Author(s): Ifejika P. I., Asadu A.N. , Enibe D. O., Ifejika L. I. and Sule A. M.  

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effect of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Measures on Soil Nutrient and Moisture Status, a Case of Two Selected Watersheds

The study was conducted in Guba-Lafto Woreda of North Wollo to find out the effect of stone faced soil bund on soil macronutrients (N, P, and K), organic carbon content, soil pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), and soil moisture status. From two case study kebeles, two watersheds were purposively selected representing Dega (highland) and Woina dega (midland) agro ecological zones. Sixteen composite surface soil samples...

Author(s): Belay Asnake and Eyasu Elias  

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic diversity analyses of rice germplasm using morphological traits

The study of genetic diversity of any germplasm helps to facilitate its use and management. This experiment was carried out to determine the genetic diversity among 87 rice accessions from six countries. Seventeen quantitative traits were recorded based on the internationally accepted standard evaluation system for rice from IRRI. Analysis of variance, principal component analysis (PCA) and correlation amongst...

Author(s): Ibrahim Soe, Alex Tamu, Maxwell D. Asante Daniel Nyadanu and Richard Akromah  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
A critical look at the Ghanaian one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change

This paper takes a critical look at Ghana’s one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change. This is important because climate variability and change as a result of industrialization can stand as hazard to impending advancement and expansion in Ghana. Industrial policy can contribute significantly to economic, ecological as well as communal sustainability. This paper aim to clarify the...

Author(s): John Frank Eshun

April 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Design, fabrication and evaluation of bio-digester for generating bio-gas and bio-fertiliser for Auchi polytechnic demonstration farm

A 4000 L bio-digester was designed and fabricated using 5 mm mild steel plate with the main purpose of generating biogas and bio-fertiliser for Auchi Polytechnic Demonstration Farm. To achieve this, a varying ratio of 1.155 m3: 2.310 m3 mixtures of cow dung and water were anaerobically digested in the batch digester. The experiment lasted for 33 days during which the quantity of gas generated were evaluated. The volume...

Author(s): Onuoha S. N., Unuigbe O. M., Suleiman I. A., Chukuwendu U. M. and Ogie-Aitsabokhai L.Y.  

April 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Efficiency of empirical methods for reference evapotranspiration estimation in the district of Vilankulo, Mozambique

Precise quantification of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is crucial for calculating crop water demand. Eight empirical methods based on temperature and six on solar radiation were evaluated against Penman-Monteith FAO 56 method based on: Mean Bias Error (MBE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), Willmott coefficient (“d”), determination coefficient (R2) and the Student’s t-test. The meteorological data...

Author(s): Bartolomeu Félix Tangune and Catine António Chimene  

April 2019

Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research
Immunopathological effects of some Biomphalaria pfeifferi proteins against Schistosoma mansoni infection in BALB/c mice

Intestinal schistosomiasis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in most parts of the world, despite decades of widespread chemotherapy use. The present study determined the intermediate host proteins expressing the immunogenic properties against the parasite by determining the efficacy. Digestive gland and foot parts were isolated by dissection from the Biomphalaria pfeifferi, processed and the concentration...

Author(s): Kennedy Muna Kuria, Mbaruk Abdalla Suleman and Dorcas Syokui Yole,  

April 2019

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Efficacy of intravenous tranexamic acid at reducing blood loss during elective caesarean section in Abakaliki: A double blind randomized placebo controlled trial

Increasing caesarean section rate is a source of concern to obstetricians due to the attendant increased health risk, its commonest complication is bleeding, which occasionally may be life threatening. Tranexamic acid has recently been investigated as a potentially useful adjunct for the prevention of maternal morbidity. The research aim to evaluate the efficacy of tranexamic acid at reducing blood loss during elective...

Author(s): Obi V. O., Umeora O. U. J., Dimejesi I. B. O., Asiegbu O., Mgbafulu C. C., Ifemelumma C. C. and Obi C. N.  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Household Willingness to Pay for Improved Solid Waste Management in Shashemene Town, Ethiopia

  This study tried to investigate urban community’s willingness to pay for improved solid waste management. Double Bounded Dichotomous Choice technique was used to examine household’s willingness to pay for improved solid waste management. The collected data further analyzed Bivariate probit and logistic regression models to investigate the mean and factors determining willingness to pay for solid...

Author(s): Bamlaku Ayenew, Abera Tilahun, Solomon Erifo and Paulos Tesfaye

April 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Soil degradation extent and dynamics of soil fertility improvement technologies In Majete Watershed, North Ethiopia

Soil degradation is among the serious environmental hazards of this generation. It is threatening agricultural production and leads to food insecurity. The objective of this study is to assess current soil degradation status and soil fertility enhancement technologies practiced by the land owners. Data were obtained through questionnaires administered to 156 respondents selected randomly from all watershed...

Author(s): Kassaye Gurebiyaw Legese and Abay Gelanew  

April 2019

African Journal of History and Culture
Facing social-politcal challenges: A historical examination on the survival methods of the Nubi ethnic minority in Uganda

Since the pacification of Uganda by the British Imperial Government in 1894, up to the time Nubians were recognized as an ethnic community in 1995, they continue to retain their indigenous ethnic identity, through professing Islam, speaking their traditional language (Ki-Nubi) and practicing their own traditional values, for example traditional dressings and foods. Nubians quest for survival as an ethnic group has been...

Author(s): Mahajubu A., Khanakwa P. and Musisi F.  

April 2019

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
Problems of interpretation of serum electrophoresis related to the manual phase during its realization with a semi-automatic automaton

Manual steps including preparation of samples and gel, and launching of automatic sequences can cause many difficulties in the interpretation of electrophoresis. Three observations of electrophoretic profiles on Hydragel 15β1-β2 agarose gel media led us to look for interference in the manual step of the technique used. After reconsidering all the steps of the manipulation and carefully observing the profiles...

Author(s): Raoul Karfo,, Elie Kabré, Nadia Safir, Mounya Bouabdellah, Laila Benchekroun, Jean Sakandé, and Layachi Chabraoui,

April 2019

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Finding the safest planet for carbon structures in terms of thermal life

With achieving higher technologies, and as the population of our planet grows and sources of Earth consume every day, scientists are trying to find an alternative planet to build a second home for mankind. During the last decades, Mars seemed to be the first planet as a candidate for second home of human. Nevertheless, a few years ago a new planet has been discovered to be suitable for human life. Titan, Saturn’s...

Author(s): A. Anvari

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Agro-physiological responses of okra genotypes cultivated under water deficit conditions

  Water is a scarce resource, and Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is grown in wet and dry seasons. For its dry season cultivation, alternative water sources are used for watering, but these sources are not sustainable in Burkina Faso. The aim of this study was to determine water deficit effect on okra’s behavior. Five genotypes of okra were subjected to three water regimes: (i) T1, watering at 100% of soil...

Author(s): Rasmata Nana, Mahamadi Hamed Ouédraogo, Nerbéwendé Sawadogo, Didier Compaoré, Razacswendé Fanta Ouédraogo, Badoua Badiel and Mahamadou Sawadogo

April 2019

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Perception of stressors by mothers with babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Women and New Born Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Admission of a new born to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a stressful and unexpected event to most parents. This quantitative study aimed at identifying factors that contribute to stress in mothers nursing babies in the NICU at the Women and New Born Hospital in Zambia. A cross sectional study was conducted among 280 mothers who were randomly selected over a three-month period. Stress levels were assessed...

Author(s): Maureen Masumo, Lonia Mwape, Patricia Katowa-Mukwato, Margaret Maimbolwa and Ellen Chirwa  

April 2019

Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research
Impact of electromagnetic interface of soft magnetic sensor on IoTs current detector: Design and development

This paper presents the electromagnetic interface (EMI) impact on the current transformer with amorphous HB1-M core, printed circuit board (PCB) power transformer and the filter of inductor for Internet of Things (IoTs) device. According to the antenna principle, the radiation emission power responses of PCB transformer and current transformer are estimated and found to be negligible due to the EMI experimental report....

Author(s): Chang-Hung Hsu, Ann-Shing Chang and Chin-Ping Fung  

April 2019

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
Geological analysis of ground radiometric survey data of Hong hills, Hawal basement complex, N. E. Nigeria

A ground radioactivity survey report and it geological analyses are presented in this work. The survey was aimed at delineating possible zones of concentration of pegmatite intrusions, a rock whose components are useful in the in the electrical and ceramic industries among others. The survey covers longitude 12°54’-13°00’E and latitude 10°7’-10°15’N, with a total surface area of...

Author(s): Nsikak E. Bassey and Helen N. Unachukwu  

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Taxonomic significance of the vegetative anatomy of members of genera Colocasia (L.) Schott and Xanthosoma (L.) Schott in the family Araceae

Anatomical attributes are important for taxonomic studies of plants.  This study investigated foliar and petiole anatomy of some members of the genera Colocasia and Xanthosoma. Similar and diagnostic characters critical for the taxonomy of the two genera were identified. The similar characters include, polygonal epidermal cell shape, straight adaxial anticlinal wall pattern, brachyparacytic stomata type, elliptic...

Author(s): Oluwabunmi Okerinmola Arogundade and Olubukola Adedeji

April 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Taxpayers’ online information privacy concerns, antecedents, and behavior intention

More and more individual taxpayers are using the online services of commercial tax software to prepare and file their tax returns electronically. However, online tax return does have risks, especially the risk of information privacy evasion. Little research has been conducted on the linkage between taxpayers’ online information privacy concerns (TOIPC) and taxpayers’ behavior intentions, and factors...

Author(s): Xiaoyan Chu, Xun Li, Wei-Chih Chiang, and Yu Zhang

April 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
The mobility of intergenerational income for rural residents: The case of China

Based on the data of China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) from 1989 to 2015, this paper analyzes the mobility and transmission mechanism of rural residents' intergenerational income. The OLS estimation of father and son yields a value of 0.549. The results of quantile regressions show that in rural China, the intergenerational income elasticity (IGE) is higher at the high end but lower at the low end. The human...

Author(s): Jie Chen, and Tingting Li  

April 2019

African Journal of History and Culture
Beneficiaries’ perceptions of the contributions of community development projects to peacebuilding process in South Sudan: A case of Terekeka State

Despite the fact that a lot of research has been done about community development in relations to peacebuilding, there are a few studies available on the contribution of community development projects to peacebuilding process. The intention of this article is to start to fill the gap by investigating beneficiaries’ perceptions of the contribution of the community development projects to peacebuilding process in...

Author(s): Aleu Garang Aleu, Paul Bukuluki and Christine Mpyangu Mbabazi

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Morpho-qualitative characterization of ten local cassava accessions (Manihot esculenta crantz) in Njombé, Cameroon

The need of characterization of local ecotypes has emerged because of abandonment of traditional varieties and a loss of genetic resources, associated with increasing demography and environmental. Thus, a study was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) of Njombé multipurpose station with the objective of characterizing ten local accessions of cassava both morphologically and...

Author(s): Simo Claude, Rim A Mbassa Edouard, Manga Gabriel Ambroise and Djocgoue Pierre François,  

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Nutrient and antinutrient constituents in seeds of Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. Ex A. Rich.) Harms

Nutrient and antinutrient constituents in seeds of Sphenostylis stenocarpa were determined. The proximate composition revealed that S. stenocarpa seed contains 12.44% moisture, 18.55% protein, 2.41% lipid, 2.93% ash, 1.95% fibre, 74.16% carbohydrate and 392.50 kcal caloric value. The antinutrients analysis showed that the seed contains 15.25 mg/100 g hydrocyanide, 144.14 mg/100 g tannins, 1.01 mg/100 g phytate and 61.60...

Author(s): Sam S. M.  

April 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Transportation infrastructure of Pakistan’s agricultural export

Pakistan has the highest potential for agri-business development and global marketing. This study responded to standing views about the importance of infrastructure for agricultural trade in Pakistan. It raises the concern to investigate the basic trade facilitation for the transportation of agricultural commodities. This research focuses on transport infrastructure being basic distribution drives. A gravity model is...

Author(s): Nazia Tabasam, and Normaz Wana Ismail  

April 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Assessing soil quality of Abargay Rangeland in Farta District, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Rangelands provide many supporting, regulative and provisioning ecosystem services to man. The mounting anthropogenic pressure on them is, however, causing their degradation and decline in productivity. Assessment of their soil quality is important for identifying sustainable land management practices. The present investigation was, therefore, carried out to assess the soil quality of adjoining protected and unprotected...

Author(s): Tadla Guadie Feleke, Parshotam Datt Sharma and Dereje Tsegaye Selfeko    

April 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Interface of biodiversity and ecosystem services: Does soil organic carbon correlate with the diversity of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Uzungwa Scarp Nature Reserve, Tanzania?

Tropical forest soils have potential to mitigate climate change and support biodiversity. Human activities in these forests threaten biodiversity and alter the ability of the soil to sequester carbon. Many tropical countries experience rampant anthropogenic activities in the forests, yet the extent to which these activities affect biodiversity and soil organic carbon and the relationship between the two is not well...

Author(s): Anna N. Mwambala, Bruno A. Nyundo and Elikana Kalumanga  

April 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Effect of construction of natural reserve on the livelihoods and income of local residents around Conkouati-Doulinational Park, Republic Of Congo

This study was conducted in Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) to analyze the effect of CDNP construction on local residents’ livelihoods and income. A survey of questionnaires of 100 households was carried in four villages: Tandou-Ngoma, Nzambi, Ngoumbi and Mpela. Focused groups discussions, field observations and secondary data from different sources were used to collect information. The data were analyzed...

Author(s): Gilles Moutanda Loussakou and Zhen Zhu

April 2019

African Journal of Bacteriology Research
Occurrence of biofilm producing bacteria in packaged water sold in Lagos, Nigeria

Bacterial biofilms have been linked with protracted and recurring human infections, and considering that biofilms shed microorganisms into their environment it becomes pertinent to examine their role in waterborne diseases through consumption of treated packaged water. To evaluate the consortia of bacteria in packaged water for the ability to form biofilms. Using membrane filtration technique polythene sachet and pet...

Author(s): William Warrie Effiok, Louis Osayenum Egwari and Leonard Oghenemaro Itaba

April 2019

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Effectiveness of counselling services on retention rate of undergraduate students in selected universities in Kenya

The purpose of the study is to assess the extent to which counselling services in universities in Kenya influences students’ retention rate. The study was carried out in 2018 where one hundred and one medical students in first year second semester from two public universities were studied to determine the effectiveness of counselling services on retention rate of undergraduate students. Quantitative data were...

Author(s): Nyutu Jane Gathoni, Merecia Ann Sirera and Wilfridah Olaly  

April 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Determinants of profit shifting by multinational companies in developing countries: A case of Rwanda

The objective of this study is to examine the determinants of profit shifting by multinational enterprises in Rwanda. The study specifically sought to determine the extent to which finance costs, intra group transactions / services costs and royalty expense influence profit shifting by multinational companies in Rwanda. Profit shifting was measured on the basis of total cost as well as taxable income reported by...

Author(s): Daniel Twesige and Faustin Gasheja  

30 April, 2019

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Estimation of sedimentary thickness using spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data over Otukpo and Ejekwe areas of the lower Benue Trough, Nigeria

The aeromagnetic data of Otukpo (sheet 270) and Ejekwe (sheet 289) areas of the lower Benue Trough of Nigeria were interpreted quantitatively. The quantitative interpretation employed spectral analysis technique with the aim of locating specific basement depths to buried magnetic source rocks in the study area. First order polynomial fitting was adopted for regional-residual separation of the total magnetic intensity...

Author(s): Asielue, K. O., Ugwu, G. Z. and Ikeh, J. C.  

April 2019

Journal of Languages and Culture
Verbal semiotics resources employed in advertising cigarette on TV in Indonesia

This work analyzes the verbal semiotics resources used for advertising cigarette in Indonesia. Descriptive qualitative method was used in this study. The data of this study are verbal semiotics resources (oral and written) used for cigarette advertisement. From the result of this work, it is seen that in ideational function, material process was dominantly used in advertising cigarette on TV, and in interpersonal...

Author(s): Bambang Nur Alamsyah Lubis and Busmin Gurning and Amrin Saragih  

April 2019

Journal of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research
The perils of artificial intelligence in healthcare: Disease diagnosis and treatment

For the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and its related technologies have made remarkable advances in marketing and business solutions based on AI-driven big data analysis of customer queries, and it, when coupled with bioinformatics, seemingly holds out great promise for use in healthcare. In reality, however, AI is still largely a buzzword when it comes to disease diagnosis and treatment. This review...

Author(s): Jung C. Lee

April 2019

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Is it more than a trade war?

The paper examines the underlying reasons for the trade war and is mainly aimed at China. It was suggested that there is an underlying motive apart from trade imbalance or intellectual property issues as accused by the United State of America government. It examines to some extent the possible contributions of countries such as Canada, England, Australia and the European Union (EU) to isolate China strategically. As...

Author(s): Peter W. Wong

April 2019

Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
Fast transmission of image, reduction of energy consumption and lifetime extension in wireless cameras networks

In this paper, a fast image processing was proposed. It ensures energy efficiency and the extension of both the lifetime and the proper functioning of the network. It is a filtered zonal discrete cosine transform that allows and optimizes an effective adjustment of the trade-off between power consumption and image distortion. This is a remarkable energy saving method, in this kind of networks. It is applied throughout...

Author(s): Nirmi Hajraoui and N. Raissouni  

April 2019

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Evaluation of Desho Grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin) lines for their adaptability at Mechara Research Station, Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

This experiment was under taken at Mechara Agricultural Research center of on- station site for two consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 cropping season. The aim of the research was to identify the best adaptable and high biomass and dry matter yielders from four ecotype of Desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) to demonstrate promising ecotypes for livestock producer’s community in the study area. Randomized...

Author(s): Birmaduma Gadisa, Tamrat Dinkale and Muleta Debela

April 2019

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
The Nigerian senate and the politics of the non-passage of the gender equality bill

The gender equality discourse assumed a global dimension since the fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. The hallmark of the Conference was the Beijing Platform for Action which was agreed upon by all 189 countries in attendance. Furthermore, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) subscribed to by United Nations member states in the year 2000, ascribed a worthy place to gender equality,...

Author(s): Damilola Taiye AGBALAJOBI and Leke Abraham OLUWALOGBON

April 2019

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small- sized schools

This research is aimed to study the direct, indirect and total influence of strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small-sized schools. The samples were 1,396 administrators of small-sized schools under the primary educational service area office, the Basic Education Commission in the academic year 2017. The population was 15,999 small-sized school administrators who are...

Author(s): Torsak Singphen, Piangkhae Poopayang, Sunan Siphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

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