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Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study  

Cancer.gov

The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study is a longitudinal study established in the 1990s by Cancer Council Victoria to investigate prospectively the role of diet and other lifestyle factors in cancer.

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Tamil in Melbourne  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There have been few Australian studies of language maintenance amongst immigrant languages from the Indian subcontinent. The present study focuses on Tamil speakers in Melbourne from Sri Lanka or India, who are Hindus or Christians. Tamil is a pluricentric language that has been under the domination of English in these countries, at least amongst…

Fernandez, Sue; Clyne, Michael

2007-01-01

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Melbourne Planetarium: The Planetarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Melbourne Planetarium of Australia. A section for observing the Australian sky provides rise and set times of objects in the sky (using Australian Eastern Standard Time), descriptions of the sky in different seasons, and information for observing constellations and satellites. Reference sections explain different aspects of the sun and moon, planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, and the universe. The site also provides show times for the planetarium.

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Melbourne Global Mobility Exchange and Study Abroad  

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Melbourne Global Mobility Exchange and Study Abroad Deadlines 2014 Semester 1, 2014 (March ­ June) Semester 2, 2014 (July ­ December) Exchange Students 1 November 2013 1 April 2014 Study Abroad Students 1 at the University of Melbourne. #12;Melbourne Global Mobility Exchange and Study Abroad English Language

Wu, Yih-Min

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Visitor Behavior at Melbourne Zoo.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The potential educational impact of the Melbourne Zoo (Australia) for recreational visitors was examined in this study using time as the major dependent variable. Specific goals included: (1) assessment of the potential cognitive and affective educational impact of zoos on recreational visitors; (2) determination of the temporal and spatial…

Churchman, David

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The Ecology of Minority Languages in Melbourne  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Melbourne's linguistic and cultural diversity has continually changed in response to global economic forces and shifting patterns of war and conflict. Immigrant and refugee communities have arrived with different skills, educational and professional profiles, and cultural and religious values. The ecological niches of three contrasting…

Bradshaw, Julie

2013-01-01

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Geomatics at the University of Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

In late 1993 the Department of Surveying and Land Information at the University of Melbourne moved to adopt the name of Department of Geomatics. This was in response to number of factors including the significant broadening of practice in the discipline evident over the last two decades which has been reflected by the increasing rate of employment of graduates in

Clive S. Fraser; Frank J. Leahy

1995-01-01

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Melbourne Automobile Emissions Study Donald H. Stedman and Yi Zhang  

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Melbourne Automobile Emissions Study Donald H. Stedman and Yi Zhang Department of Chemistry island. The raw data from Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd and Victorian Automobile Chamber of the automobile emissions in Melbourne, Australia. Comparisons of the emission characteristics between

Denver, University of

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Food intakes of adult Melbourne Chinese.  

PubMed

Food intake patterns of 545 adult Melbourne Chinese were studied in 1988 and 1989 using a 220-item food-frequency questionnaire appropriate for Chinese eating practices. Men and women were compared, adjusting for age, time in Australia and education. Men consumed more rice and alcoholic beverages as energy. In women, the energy intake was derived from foods of traditional Chinese types. There were two types of consumption patterns: in the first group were those who acculturated towards an Australian way of eating by replacing some traditional Chinese foods, such as rice, pork, leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, soups and tea, with 'new foods', such as wheat products, red meats and coffee; in the second were those who limited their intake to a handful of traditional Chinese foods as the major source of energy. The educated, the professional and those with an administrative profession, the Australian-born and those with a longer length of stay fitted into the first group, and were more acculturated towards Australia than those born in the People's Republic of China or Vietnam and who migrated at an older age. The first group may benefit from the best of both worlds, but may risk the diseases of an industrialised society. The second group may be trapped at a cultural crossroads and may be unable to make appropriate food choices. Public health efforts in Australia, where one in every five is overseas-born, should provide for nutrition and health education for new and aged migrants of non-European cultural backgrounds. PMID:8616204

Hsu-Hage, B H; Ibiebele, T; Wahlqvist, M L

1995-12-01

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Admissions of Cats to Animal Welfare Shelters in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the number of companion animal (pet) cats (Felis catus) in Australia is decreasing, there has not been a corresponding reduction in feline admissions to nonhuman animal welfare shelters. This study tracked 15,206 cat admissions to 1 large Melbourne shelter over a 12-month period. Data collected included factors believed indicative of the cats' source subpopulation, including body condition, injuries, and

Linda C. Marston; Pauleen C. Bennett

2009-01-01

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Prevalence of asthma in Melbourne schoolchildren: changes over 26 years  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES--To determine the prevalence of asthma in the past 12 months in Melbourne schoolchildren aged 7, 12, and 15 years and to compare the prevalence of a history of asthma with that of 26 years ago. DESIGN--A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms was distributed to children for completion by parents and return to the school. Subjects were selected by a stratified

C F Robertson; E Heycock; J Bishop; T Nolan; A Olinsky; P D Phelan

1991-01-01

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Unemployment Rate Dispersion in Melbourne: The Regional Dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we examine unemployment rate dispersion across the (statistical) regions in the Melbourne metropolitan area. We find that the level of dispersion is positively correlated with the unemployment rate in all the regions taken together and that the ‘elasticity’ of dispersion with respect to the unemployment rate is unity, with the result that there is a tendency for

Robert Dixon; Muhammad Mahmood

2007-01-01

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Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the advent of the "Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings" and the "Academic Rankings of World Universities" by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, some Australian universities have become especially concerned with being ranked among the 100 leading universities. The University of Melbourne, Australia's second oldest…

Potts, Anthony

2012-01-01

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Parking availability influences on travel mode: Melbourne CBD offices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Melbourne, Australia, there is currently interest in charging a levy on parking to reduce congestion and to encourage use of sustainable transport alternatives. This research aims to examine employees’ perceptions of their modal choice during journey to work, and considers the role of parking availability in modal choice, including whether people can be shifted to public transport. To investigate

Amruta Pandhe; Alan March

2012-01-01

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Australian Solar Council Solar 2012 conference, Melbourne. Estimation of Uncertainty in Automated Heliostat Alignment  

E-print Network

the cost of solar-thermal central tower systems by reducing the cost of the heliostat field. LowerAustralian Solar Council Solar 2012 conference, Melbourne. Estimation of Uncertainty in Automated Heliostat Alignment J. Jack Zhang 1 , John D. Pye 1 * and Clifford K. Ho 2 1 Solar Thermal Group, Australian

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Heat stress during the Black Saturday event in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

The Black Saturday bushfire event of February 7, 2009, devastated the state of Victoria, Australia, resulting in 173 deaths. On this day, the maximum temperature in Melbourne (state capital of Victoria, population 4 million people) exceeded 46 °C, there were wind gusts of over 80 km h(-1) and the relative humidity dropped below 5 %. We investigated the severe meteorological conditions of Black Saturday and the risk of heat stress and dehydration for the residents of Melbourne. This was through the analysis of weather station data, air pollution data, the apparent temperature (AT) and the COMfort FormulA human energy budget model. A very strong pressure gradient caused hot and dry air to be advected to Melbourne from the desert interior of Australia creating the extreme weather conditions. The AT showed that on Black Saturday, heat stress conditions were present, though underrepresented due to assumptions in the AT formula. Further investigation into the human energy budget revealed that the conditions required a sweating rate of 1.4 kg h(-1) to prevent heat accumulation into the body. If sweating stopped, hyperthermia could occur in 15 min. Sensitivity tests indicated that the dry air and strong winds on Black Saturday helped to release latent heat, but the required sweating rate was virtually unattainable for an average person and would result in intense dehydration. Air particulates were at dangerous concentrations in Melbourne on Black Saturday, further intensifying the stresses to the human body. In the future, we recommend that the AT is not used as a thermal comfort measure as it underestimates the physical stress people experience. PMID:25172086

Jacobs, Stephanie J; Vihma, Timo; Pezza, Alexandre B

2014-08-30

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A simple heat alert system for Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple heat alert system, based solely on predicted maximum and minimum daily temperatures, has been developed for the city\\u000a of Melbourne in southeast Australia. The system is based upon a demonstration that, when mean daily temperature exceeds a\\u000a threshold of 30°C (mean of today’s maximum temperature and tonight’s minimum temperature), the average daily mortality of\\u000a people aged 65 years or

Neville Nicholls; Carol Skinner; Margaret Loughnan; Nigel Tapper

2008-01-01

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Invited Speakers Program Co-Chairs Masami Hagiya (Tokyo) Yukiyoshi Kameyama (Tsukuba) Peter Stuckey (Melbourne)  

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Stuckey (Melbourne) Yukiyoshi Kameyama (Tsukuba) Martin Sulzmann (Singapore) Naoki Kobayashi (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)Kazunori Ueda (Waseda) More Information John Lloyd (Australian Nat. Univ.) Philip Wadler (Avaya

Banbara, Mutsunori

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Implementation salvage experiences from the Melbourne diabetes prevention study  

PubMed Central

Background Many public health interventions based on apparently sound evidence from randomised controlled trials encounter difficulties when being scaled up within health systems. Even under the best of circumstances, implementation is exceedingly difficult. In this paper we will describe the implementation salvage experiences from the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study, which is a randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness nested in the state-wide Life! Taking Action on Diabetes program in Victoria, Australia. Discussion The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study sits within an evolving larger scale implementation project, the Life! program. Changes that occurred during the roll-out of that program had a direct impact on the process of conducting this trial. The issues and methods of recovery the study team encountered were conceptualised using an implementation salvage strategies framework. The specific issues the study team came across included continuity of the state funding for Life! program and structural changes to the Life! program which consisted of adjustments to eligibility criteria, referral processes, structure and content, as well as alternative program delivery for different population groups. Staff turnover, recruitment problems, setting and venue concerns, availability of potential participants and participant characteristics were also identified as evaluation roadblocks. Each issue and corresponding salvage strategy is presented. Summary The experiences of conducting such a novel trial as the preliminary Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study have been invaluable. The lessons learnt and knowledge gained will inform the future execution of this trial in the coming years. We anticipate that these results will also be beneficial to other researchers conducting similar trials in the public health field. We recommend that researchers openly share their experiences, barriers and challenges when conducting randomised controlled trials and implementation research. We encourage them to describe the factors that may have inhibited or enhanced the desired outcomes so that the academic community can learn and expand the research foundation of implementation salvage. PMID:22992417

2012-01-01

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Use of eye care services by people with diabetes: the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIMThe use of eye care services by people with and without diabetes was investigated in the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project (VIP), a population based study of eye disease in a representative sample of Melbourne residents 40 years of age and older.METHODSA comprehensive interview was employed to elicit information on history of diabetes, medication use, most recent visit to an ophthalmologist

Catherine A McCarty; Conrad W Lloyd-Smith; Sharon E Lee; Patricia M Livingston; Yury L Stanislavsky; Hugh R Taylor

1998-01-01

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Melbourne - Testing its Progression Towards a Compact City - An Urban Planning Challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates the change in the dwelling density patterns before and after the Melbourne 2030 Plan that promotes a compact city model for Melbourne Metropolitan area. Urban density patterns were spatially explored using a 1X1 kilometre grid that reflects the spatial variability and levels of densification within the urban growth boundary. Two techniques were employed to capture the change

Prem Chhetri; Shobhit Chandra; Jonathan Corcoran

2008-01-01

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Measuring food access in Melbourne: Access to healthy and fast foods by car, bus and foot in an urban municipality in Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

Access to healthy food can be an important determinant of a healthy diet. This paper describes the assessment of access to healthy and unhealthy foods using a GIS accessibility programme in a large outer municipality of Melbourne. Access to a major supermarket was used as a proxy for access to a healthy diet and fast food outlet as proxy for

C. M. Burns; A. D. Inglis

2007-01-01

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Measuring food access in Melbourne: access to healthy and fast foods by car, bus and foot in an urban municipality in Melbourne. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Access to healthy food can be an important determinant of a healthy diet. This paper describes the assessment of access to healthy and unhealthy foods using a GIS accessibility programme in a large outer municipality of Melbourne. Access to a major supermarket was used as a proxy for access to a healthy diet and fast food outlet as proxy for access to unhealthy food.

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Water recycling: a major new initiative for Melbourne--crucial for a sustainable future.  

PubMed

Melbourne Water has adopted a challenging target of recycling 20 per cent of treated effluent from Melbourne's two major sewerage treatment plants by 2010. This target was adopted in response to key drivers for water recycling in the Melbourne region such as: strong support for conserving water resources and protecting marine environments; acknowledgment of recycled water as a valuable resource; greater emphasis on environmental issues and sustainable management principles; and opportunities to increase demand for recycled water through effective planning mechanisms. Issues that must be effectively addressed to meet the target include: managing public perceptions of recycled water; health and environmental concerns; lack of consensus among government agencies; high up-front costs of infrastructure; and prices of other sources of water supply not currently true costed. Melbourne Water has identified the following factors as critical in determining the success of recycling strategy: ability to demonstrate that water recycling will be important in terms of long term water cycle management; effective stakeholder consultation; gaining government support; establishing long-term, guaranteed markets for recycled water; implementing well planned, large scale recycling schemes; ability to provide a product that meets customer needs; regulatory approval; and implementation of a system that is economically viable. Water recycling initiatives are being investigated on household, local and regional levels. Over 10 proposals that will contribute to the 20 per cent recycled water target from the regional treatment plants are under various stages of development. Melbourne Water's commitment to recycling within a total water cycle management context is a vital component of this major new initiative for Melbourne and is crucial for a sustainable future. PMID:12793662

Arbon, M; Ireland, M

2003-01-01

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Health and Nutritional Status of Elderly Greek Migrants to Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The health (self-reported health conditions) and nutritional status (food and nutrient intake, nutritional biochemistry, anthropometry) of 189 elderly Greeks living in Melbourne, Australia were described and compared with 104 elderly Greeks living in a rural town in Greece (Spata) using a validated health and food frequency questionnaire. Spata was chosen because the traditional diet is maintained by the community

ANTIGONE KOURIS-BLAZOS; MARK L. WAHLQVIST; ANTONIA TRICHOPOULOU; EVANGELOS POLYCHRONOPOULOS; DIMITRIOS TRICHOPOULOS

1996-01-01

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Engaging Staff Communities in a Knowledge Transfer Strategy: A Case Study at the University of Melbourne  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the framework of the strategic journey undertaken between 2005 and 2010, this paper seeks to examine how the University of Melbourne sought to differentiate itself through the introduction and reconceptualisation of a "third stream" of academic work. Specifically, this paper seeks to investigate, through qualitative methods, how those in…

Goodwill, Robyn J.

2012-01-01

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

E-print Network

-254 Software Design Second Semester, 2003 Tutorial 10 Week 11 1. Draw a class diagram summarizing the followingThe University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering 433 workstations. For each such machine, they are issued with an account and password. Draw a class diagram

Melbourne, University of

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Last modified 1/11/13 Location and Institution AUSTRALIA -BRISBANE, MELBOURNE, NORTH SYDNEY  

E-print Network

with study abroad advisor or program website for country and program specific, Internships, Study Abroad with an Internship (Brisbane or Melbourne) and/or Scholarships Study website: http://www.acu.edu.au/international/study_abroad_and_exchange/types_of_programs/study_abroad

Galles, David

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DECISION SUPPORT TOOL TO AID IN THE WATERING ASSESSMENT OF MELBOURNE HOUSEHOLD GARDENS  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Decision Support Tool (DST) is being developed to allow the irrigation water requirements of Melbourne household gardens to be assessed. The project is part of the 2006 Smart Water Fund (Vic) Round 3 research activities designed to address knowledge gaps in the water demands of home garden plants and the optimum irrigation requirements. The project is being carried out

Geoff Connellan

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15-18, 2005  

E-print Network

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15-18, 2005 GENERAL DESIGN THEORY AND GENETIC EPISTEMOLOGY Mizuho Mishima Makoto Kikuchi Keywords: general design theory, genetic topology. Piaget's Genetic Epistemology is a theory about cognitive developments of children and has had

Kikuchi, Makoto

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Cultivating health and wellbeing: members' perceptions of the health benefits of a Port Melbourne community garden  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a research project undertaken with members of a community garden in Port Melbourne, Australia, to investigate the ways in which such a facility contributes to the enhancement of health, wellbeing and contact with nature for urban dwellers. Ten members from an urban community garden were interviewed using qualitative semi?structured questions exploring perceptions of health and wellbeing

Jonathan ‘Yotti’ Kingsley; Mardie Townsend

2009-01-01

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Seasonal distribution of pollen in the atmosphere of melbourne: an airborne pollen calendar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental monitoring of pollen grains in the atmosphere of Melbourne has been achieved using Burkard volumetric traps. Twenty-two families of flowering plants and confiers were identified in the pollen counts. About 62% of these pollen grains belonged to trees, 20% to grasses and 9% to herbs and weedy plants. During spring and summer, the atmosphere contained about 70% of the

Eng Kok Ong; Mohan Bir Singh; Robert Bruce Knox

1995-01-01

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robotics for beginners: using robot kits to build embodied agents AAMAS-03, Melbourne, Australia  

E-print Network

;(1) a bit of robot history. the word robot came from the Czech word robota, which means slave used first as ancient Greece modern view of a robot stems from science fiction literature foremost author: Isaacrobotics for beginners: using robot kits to build embodied agents tutorial AAMAS-03, Melbourne

Sklar, Elizabeth

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Depression literacy among Australians of Chinese-speaking background in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This study investigated the knowledge of depression and preference for professional help, medications and treatment methods among Australians of Chinese-speaking background, and the perceptions of this population of the causes of mental illness. METHODS: Adopting a cluster convenience sampling method, the study recruited 200 Chinese-speaking subjects from four major areas in metropolitan Melbourne where many Chinese live. The respondents

Fu Keung Daniel Wong; Yuk Kit Angus Lam; Ada Poon

2010-01-01

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Whole mantle shear structure beneath the East Pacific Rise Timothy I. Melbourne  

E-print Network

variation in upper mantle discontinuity depths, the transition zone beneath oceanic spreading centers shouldWhole mantle shear structure beneath the East Pacific Rise Timothy I. Melbourne Department extending from the crust to the core-mantle boundary beneath the East Pacific Rise. We simultaneously model

Melbourne, Timothy

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This article was downloaded by:[University of Melbourne] On: 5 September 2007  

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for Advanced Research, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada b Department, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia d School of Botany, University,Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4 2plant Cell Biology Research

McFadden, Geoff

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Parental Imprisonment and Child Protection: A Study of Children Presented to the Melbourne Children's Court  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a study funded by the Criminology Research Council, Australia, which set out to investigate the intersection between the child protection and criminal justice systems and the extent to which children before the Melbourne Children's Court on child protection matters had a parent currently in prison, awaiting sentencing, or previously in prison. Magistrates identified 156 children as

Rosemary Sheehan

2010-01-01

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Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid training with members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The aim of this project was to investigate in members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on attitudes to people with mental illness and on knowledge about mental disorders. Our hypotheses were that at the end of the training participants would have increased knowledge of mental disorders and their treatments,

Harry Minas; Erminia Colucci; Anthony F Jorm

2009-01-01

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Musculoskeletal injuries in the ultramarathon: the 1990 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne run  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To document the injuries sustained by participants in a 1005 km ultramarathon. METHODS: Clinical notes were reviewed on entrants in the 1005 km Sydney to Melbourne ultramarathon. An injury was recorded following self referral by a participant or if the history obtained from the runner or his support crew indicated the likelihood of a significant injury which could have

K E Fallon

1996-01-01

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Bus network planning for transfers and the network effect in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although passengers dislike transferring, efficient transit systems should facilitate transfers to provide auto-competitive citywide access. This paper reviews bus transfer behavior in Melbourne, Australia, to understand causal factors. It also explores network effects: high ridership associated with frequent services or simple (grid) networks or both. Half of bus users make transfers, mostly to rail. The number of tram and bus

Graham Currie; Chris Loader

2010-01-01

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Proceedings of the Australian Committee on Large Dams Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. November 2004  

E-print Network

Proceedings of the Australian Committee on Large Dams Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. November 2004 ANCOLD 2004 Conference Page 1 TRANSPORTATION MODEL FOR EVACUATION IN ESTIMATING DAM FAILURE for estimating potential life loss from natural and dam-failure floods. LIFESim can be used for dam safety risk

Bowles, David S.

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Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015  

E-print Network

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015 1 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas Bruce R. Julian1 , Gillian R. Foulger1 , Andrew.r.foulger@durham.ac.uk najwa.mhanna@durham.ac.uk 2 Geothermal Program Office, China Lake, CA 93555 andrew

Foulger, G. R.

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Student Learning Centre (SLC) Embraces the New Melbourne Model of Teaching: Facilitating Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning is about discovery and change. As schools and universities look to the future, it is fundamental that they provide environments that facilitate collaborative learning and act as points for interaction and social activity. The redevelopment of the existing Engineering Library into a Student Learning Centre (SLC) embraces the new Melbourne…

Ball, Sarah

2010-01-01

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Reprint from International Cochlear Implant, Speech and Hearing Symposium -Melbourne 1994 CROSS-FIBRE INTERSPIKE INTERVAL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION IN ACOUSTIC  

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Reprint from International Cochlear Implant, Speech and Hearing Symposium - Melbourne 1994 CROSS Introduction Electrical stimulation strategies for cochlear implants may be improved by studying temporal, the cochlear model simulates the propagating waves in the cochlear fluid resulting in the vibrations

Bruce, Ian

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An analysis of associations between social class and ambient magnetic fields in metropolitan Melbourne  

SciTech Connect

In the course of a study on residential magnetic-field exposure, some incidental data were obtained that bear on the issue of confounding of magnetic field exposure by social class. We have explored the possibility that the magnetic flux density of 50 Hz fields measured in Melbourne streets is correlated with a number of variables that index the socio-economic status of the neighborhood. We have examined also for a correlation between field-intensity levels and sums of some or all of the indicators, which were weighted to provide an overall score on socio-economic status. Although some of the indexes were weakly, but significantly, correlated with environmental levels of magnetic fields, the combined indices were not. These results indicate that socio-economic status is not likely to be a confounder in epidemiological studies of residential exposure to ELF magnetic fields in Melbourne.

Salzberg, M.R.; Farish, S.J.; Delpizzo, V. (Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, (Australia))

1992-01-01

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Assessment of bias in a survey of residential magnetic fields in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

An important consideration in surveys of residential magnetic fields is whether the sample of homes measured is representative of the population. This study assessed the potential bias in a survey of magnetic fields conducted in 296 homes randomly selected from the telephone directory in Melbourne. The choice of the telephone directory as the sampling frame introduced some bias when compared with census information. There was also evident self-selection bias with residents twice as likely to participate if they lived in the vicinity of visible electrical infrastructure such as transmission lines. However, when corrected for bias the corrected magnetic fields were only slightly lower than the measurements with a percentage difference in the range of 2.8-6.0 %. These results provide confidence that the measurements in the survey were good estimates of the distribution of residential magnetic fields in Melbourne. PMID:24789916

Karipidis, Ken K

2015-01-01

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Case-control studies of sporadic cryptosporidiosis in Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia.  

PubMed Central

Few studies have assessed risk factors for sporadic cryptosporidiosis in industrialized countries, even though it may be numerically more common than outbreaks of disease. We carried out case-control studies assessing risk factors for sporadic disease in Melbourne and Adelaide, which have water supplies from different ends of the raw water spectrum. In addition to examining drinking water, we assessed several other exposures. 201 cases and 795 controls were recruited for Melbourne and 134 cases and 536 controls were recruited for Adelaide. Risk factors were similar for the two cities, with swimming in public pools and contact with a person with diarrhoea being most important. The consumption of plain tap water was not found to be associated with disease. This study emphasizes the need for regular public health messages to the public and swimming pool managers in an attempt to prevent sporadic cryptosporidiosis, as well as outbreaks of disease. PMID:12113486

Robertson, B.; Sinclair, M. I.; Forbes, A. B.; Veitch, M.; Kirk, M.; Cunliffe, D.; Willis, J.; Fairley, C. K.

2002-01-01

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Renewable Energy for the Expanded Joe Mullins Water Treatment Plant in Melbourne, Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joe Mullins Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Plant currently supplies a customer base of 135,000 consumers in Melbourne, Florida with water. It is projected that the consumer base will rise to 208,000 by 2025 (2000\\/2007 Census Bureau). The current R.O. plant has the capacity to supply the 15.7 million gallons per day that is consumed by the customer base in 2009,

Katie Welsh; Alana Stevens; Alexis Mendez; Brice Peters; Mateo Arimany; Cameron Roberts; Shadrach Elechi; Rebecca Kitto; Siri Swangjai; William Lee; Paige Wachtler; Takashi Kida; Samantha Perry; Katie Burke; Casselle Russell; Juan Pablo Aljure

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A new 'bio-comfort' perspective for Melbourne based on heat stress, air pollution and pollen.  

PubMed

Humans are at risk from exposure to extremes in their environment, yet there is no consistent way to fully quantify and understand the risk when considering more than just meteorological variables. An outdoor 'bio-comfort' threshold is defined for Melbourne, Australia using a combination of heat stress, air particulate concentration and grass pollen count, where comfortable conditions imply an ideal range of temperature, humidity and wind speed, acceptable levels of air particulates and a low pollen count. This is a new approach to defining the comfort of human populations. While other works have looked into the separate impacts of different variables, this is the first time that a unified bio-comfort threshold is suggested. Composite maps of surface pressure are used to illustrate the genesis and evolution of the atmospheric structures conducive to an uncomfortable day. When there is an uncomfortable day due to heat stress conditions in Melbourne, there is a high pressure anomaly to the east bringing warm air from the northern interior of Australia. This anomaly is part of a slow moving blocking high originating over the Indian Ocean. Uncomfortable days due to high particulate levels have an approaching cold front. However, for air particulate cases during the cold season there are stable atmospheric conditions enhanced by a blocking high emanating from Australia and linking with the Antarctic continent. Finally, when grass pollen levels are high, there are northerly winds carrying the pollen from rural grass lands to Melbourne, due to a stationary trough of low pressure inland. Analysis into days with multiple types of stress revealed that the atmospheric signals associated with each type of discomfort are present regardless of whether the day is uncomfortable due to one or multiple variables. Therefore, these bio-comfort results are significant because they offer a degree of predictability for future uncomfortable days in Melbourne. PMID:23404183

Jacobs, Stephanie J; Pezza, Alexandre B; Barras, Vaughan; Bye, John

2014-03-01

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Hospitalised adult patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To describe the case characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalised with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection during the first 2 months of the epidemic. Design, participants and setting: Prospective case series of 112 patients admitted to seven hospitals in Melbourne with laboratory-confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza between 1 May and 17 July 2009. Main outcome measures: Details of case

Justin T Denholm; Claire L Gordon; Paul D Johnson; Saliya S Hewagama; Rhonda L Stuart; Craig Aboltins; Cameron Jeremiah; James Knox; Adrian R Tramontana; Monica A Slavin; Thomas R Schulz; Michael Richards; Chris J Birch; Allen C Cheng

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Dating the Domestic Ceramics and Pipe Smoking Related Artifacts from Casselden Place, Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper compares the dates of manufacture obtained for the domestic ceramic and pipe smoking related artifact assemblages\\u000a from Casselden Place, Melbourne. It has previously been argued that ceramic items, because of their potentially long use-lives,\\u000a may be deposited many years after their date of manufacture and purchase. This is in contrast to pipe smoking related items,\\u000a which tend to

Christine Williamson

2006-01-01

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Turbidite-Hosted Gold Deposits in the Bendigo-Ballarat and Melbourne Zones, Australia. I. Geology, Mineralization, Stable Isotopes, and Implications for Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Major gold provinces in central Victoria, Australia, are separated by the Heathcote Fault Zone into two zones: the Bendigo-Ballarat Zone (BBZ) and the Melbourne Zone (MZ). The gold-quartz vein deposits are hosted predominantly by reverse fault systems in the Ordovician to Early Devonian turbidites, which have undergone low-grade regional metamorphism as well as deformation. Mineralization in the two zones is

Z. L. Gao; T. A. P. Kwak

1995-01-01

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Different conditions and strategies to utilize forensic radiology in the cities of Melbourne, Australia and Berlin, Germany.  

PubMed

Forensic radiology has become a common modality in many forensic practices around the world. Here, we report and compare the usage patterns in the cities of Melbourne, Australia, and Berlin, Germany, using 16 multislice scanners in two large forensic facilities with both machines integrated in the mortuary. While in Melbourne all bodies receive a full body computed tomography (CT) scan resulting in nearly 5,000 scans per year, the situation differs in Berlin where approximately 250 state prosecutor sanctioned cases are scanned per year. While in Melbourne the CT scanner is an integral element of the process of determining whether further examinations will follow, in contrast in Berlin all cases proceed to autopsy irrespective of the findings from the CT scan. While pathologists in Berlin receive on site training to use the CT scanner by a highly experienced forensic pathologist who has previously been involved in the Virtopsy(®) program in Switzerland, training of pathologists in Melbourne is multifaceted. A radiologist with extensive experience in the forensic environment is employed part time at the institute in Melbourne and provides radiology lectures including topics such as postmortem artifacts, regional anatomy, and neuroradiology. CT is gaining acceptance as a useful modality for presenting information to the courts and juries, as well as providing an easily accessible platform to review cases and initiated research projects. PMID:23543464

Bedford, Paul J; Oesterhelweg, Lars

2013-09-01

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Parents? experiences of raising pre-school aged children in an outer-Melbourne growth corridor.  

PubMed

There is growing concern about the outer-suburbs in Australia as healthy places to raise children. This paper aimed to explore this from the perspectives of parents raising preschool-age children in an outer-Melbourne municipality. Findings showed that parents were positive about the natural environment as well as the provision of recreation areas and generally felt their neighbourhoods were a safe place for raising children. However, car-dependency, housing estate design and limited local job opportunities all appeared to contribute to social isolation amongst families. Using the Environments for Health Framework, this paper makes suggestions to improve liveability for families in this municipality. PMID:24681970

Andrews, Fiona Jane; Rich, Stephanie; Stockdale, Rebecca; Shelley, Julia

2014-05-01

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Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers - changes over time and differences between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Background Cycling is important for health, transport, environmental and economic reasons. Newspaper reporting of cycling reflects and can influence public and policy maker attitudes towards resource allocation for cycling and cycling infrastructure, yet such coverage has not been systematically examined. Methods The Factiva electronic news archive was searched for articles referring to cycling published in four major metropolitan newspapers - two in Sydney and two in Melbourne, Australia, in the years from 1998 until 2008. After excluding articles not about cycling, there were 61 articles published in 1998, 45 in 1999, 51 in 2003, 82 in 2007 and 87 in 2008. Each article was coded for positive or negative orientation, and for framing of cyclists and cycling. Inter-rater reliability was calculated on a sample of 30 articles. Results Over the past decade there has been an increase in the reporting of cycling in the major newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne (from 106 in 1998/99 to 169 stories in 2007/08), with a significant increase in reporting of cycling in Melbourne, from 49 to 103 stories (p = 0.04). Recent reporting of cycling was generally positive (47% of articles, compared with 30% of articles which were negative) and focused on benefits such as health and the environment. Three quarters of negative stories involved injury or death of a cyclist. The Sydney based The Daily Telegraph reported the most negative stories (n = 60). We found positive framing of 'cycling' was more widespread than negative, whereas framing of 'cyclists' was more negative than positive. Conclusions Quantity of reporting of cycling varies over time and by newspaper, and even between newspapers in different cities owned by the same media company. News coverage appears to reflect developments in the different cities, with increases in positive reporting of cycling in Melbourne following increases in cycling in that city. Negative cycling newspaper stories may deter people from considering cycling as a transport option, but real physical or political improvements to the cycling environment may be necessary before coverage becomes more positive. PMID:20576160

2010-01-01

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J M Pearce, University of Melbourne, 2008 Page 1 of 8 A System to Encourage Playful Exploration in a Reflective Environment  

E-print Network

J M Pearce, University of Melbourne, 2008 Page 1 of 8 A System to Encourage Playful Exploration in a Reflective Environment Jon M Pearce Department of Information Systems The University of Melbourne Australia j.pearce experience of deep concentration and focus) on learning complex ideas (Pearce & Howard, 2004

Pearce, Jon

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Background soil concentrations of phenolic compounds, chlorinated herbicides, PCDDs and PCDFs in the Melbourne metropolitan area.  

PubMed

During June and July 1990, surface soil samples were taken in the Melbourne metropolitan area and analysed for phenolic compounds, chlorinated herbicides, polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated furans (PCDFs). A surface soil sample from a Werribee Farm Treatment Complex paddock, where cattle graze on land that is used for filtration of sewage, was also taken and analysed. No phenolic compounds or chlorinated herbicides were detected at the parts per billion detection limits in any of the samples. PCDDs and PCDFs were detected in both industrial and nonindustrial sectors of the Melbourne metropolitan area, as well as in effluent from Nufarm Limited, an agricultural chemicals manufacturer in Laverton North, in similar concentrations (toxic equivalents in the parts per trillion range). These concentrations were consistent with background levels identified in other major urban areas. There was no evidence of the Nufarm effluent fingerprint in any of the background soil samples analysed. The fingerprint profile of the sample taken from Werribee Farm, although showing traces of the Nufarm effluent fingerprint, was clearly distinct from that effluent fingerprint and consistent with the fingerprint identified in the background soils. The impact of the Nufarm effluent on the area, therefore, was considered insignificant. PMID:8399710

Sund, K G; Carlo, G L; Crouch, R L; Senefelder, B C

1993-06-01

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Characterisation of current and future GNSS performance in urban canyons using a high quality 3-D urban model of Melbourne, Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a critical space-borne geospatial infrastructure providing essential positioning supports to a range of location-sensitive applications. GNSS is currently dominated by the US Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation. The next generation GNSS is expected to offer more satellites, better positioning provision, and improved availability and continuity of navigation support. However, GNSS performance in 3-D urban environments is problematic because GNSS signals are either completely blocked or severely degraded by high-rising geographic features like buildings. The aim of this study is to gain an in-depth understanding of the changing spatial patterns of GNSS performance, measured by the number of visible satellites (NVS) and position dilution-of-precision (PDOP), in the urban canyons of Melbourne, Australia. The methodology used includes the following steps: (1) determination of the dynamic orbital positions of current and future GNSS satellites; (2) development of a 3-D urban model of high geometric quality for Melbourne Central Business District (CBD); (3) evaluation of GNSS performance for every specified location in the urban canyons; and (4) visualisation and characterisation of the dynamic spatial patterns of GNSS performances in the urban canyons. As expected, the study shows that the integration of the GPS and Galileo constellations results in higher availability and stronger geometry, leading to significant improvement of GNSS performance in urban canyons of Melbourne CBD. Some conclusions are drawn and further research currently undertaken is also outlined.

Gang-jun, Liu; Kefei, Zhang; Falin, Wu; Liam, Densley; Retscher, Günther

2009-03-01

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Objective Classification of Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

E-print Network

Training Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia CHRISTIAN JAKOB AND MICHAEL J seasons (September­April) from 1995/96 to 2000/01. During this period, 13 585 MCSs were identified the seasonal and diurnal cycles of tropical convection and the relationship between the initial development

Jakob, Christian

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Educational Concerns of Arabic Speaking Migrants from Sudan and Iraq to Melbourne: Expectations on Migrant Parents in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Families immigrating to Australia face many challenges integrating into the educational system, including language barriers and interrupted schooling. We have qualitatively evaluated the educational concerns of Arabic migrants from Sudan and Iraq to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, a city that receives a high percentage of Australia's immigrants.…

Sainsbury, W. J.; Renzaho, A. M. N.

2011-01-01

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Shakespeare in Settler-built Spaces: Oscar Asche's ‘Recitals’ of Julius Caesar in the Melbourne and Sydney Town Halls  

Microsoft Academic Search

During their first Australasian tour in 1909–1910, Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton produced costumed ‘recitals’ of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in the town halls of Sydney and Melbourne. While the landscape has been privileged as the major site of the Australian settler imaginary and its labours of familiarisation, settler investments in their built urban spaces have been less studied. The social

Veronica Kelly

2009-01-01

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"Why Has It Only become an Issue Now?": Young Drug Users' Perceptions of Drug Driving in Melbourne, Victoria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preliminary research into drug-user perceptions of drug driving was undertaken with a sample group of drug users aged 18 to 24 from Melbourne, Victoria. Eleven males and nine females participated in semi-structured interviews and completed self-report surveys. Participants discussed their drug driving and their perceptions of the likelihood of…

Wilson, Laura Ann; Wilson, Dean

2010-01-01

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Students Working in the Melbourne Sex Industry: Education, Human Capital and the Changing Patterns of the Youth Labour Market  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in Australia are entering the sex industry as a pragmatic response to increasing education costs and a reduction in government income support. This paper examines the lived experiences of a group of 40 young women, all post-secondary education students, working in the Melbourne sex industry. Their experiences suggest that while the…

Lantz, Sarah

2005-01-01

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Path dependence in urban transport: An institutional analysis of urban passenger transport in Melbourne, Australia, 1956–2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to deepen understanding of path dependence in urban transport, this article presents a case study of urban passenger transport institutions in Melbourne, Australia over 50 years. The institutional capacity of the roads and public transport sectors are explored separately and the trends are then compared and contrasted. The main components of the analysis are: structural changes to the

Nicholas Low; Rachel Astle

2009-01-01

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What facilitates communication between people with little or no speech and general practitioners? A research project underway in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide an overview of research that is currently underway at The University of Melbourne, Australia, exploring the ways in which people with little or no speech communicate with general practitioners (GPs). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The project aims to explore the potential role of internet technology and high speed broadband in facilitating communication between people with

Louise Greenstock; Brendon Wickham

2011-01-01

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Impact of Interdecadal Hydroclimatic Variability on the Management of Water Supply for Melbourne, Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the implications of interdecadal hydroclimatic variability on the management of Melbourne's water supply system. Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia with a population of over three million. Streamflow and reservoir inflow data from seven water supply catchments and rainfall data from 18 stations are used in this study. The empirical mode decomposition (EMD) method is used to identify cycles in the long rainfall and flow time series. The EMD analysis is also applied to bootstrap samples from the original time series to test the statistical significance of the identified cycles. In EMD analysis, a time series is decomposed into a set of intrinsic mode functions that are mutually independent. The decomposition is based on the direct extraction of energy (variance) associated with various intrinsic time scales that are automatically and adaptively selected from the time series. The EMD is a relatively new technique that is able to deal with both non-linear and non-stationary data, and has several advantages over other spectral analysis techniques. The EMD analyses of data from Melbourne's water supply catchments show statistically significant interdecadal cycles in many, but not all, of the time series data. The study also shows that the rainfall, runoff and storage characteristics are different in different interdecadal periods. The region is considerably wetter, with the storages spilling more often (or less drawn down) during the negative IPO phase compared to the positive IPO phase. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation versus hydroclimate teleconnection is also stronger during the negative IPO phase. The Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) represents a low frequency ocean-atmosphere fluctuation in the Pacific region. However, the wet and dry cycles in the rainfall and flow data, and the cycles identified in the EMD analysis, are not necessarily in phase with the IPO periods. Nevertheless, although natural cycles are evident in the historical data, their future characteristics are difficult to predict. In addition, the future hydroclimatic characteristics are likely to be modified by global warming. This paper will discuss the implications of interdecadal hydroclimatic variability and climate change on the concept of reliability/security of water supply and the management of water resources.

Chiew, F. H.; Rhodes, B.; Peel, M. C.; Amirthanathan, G. E.

2004-12-01

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The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Background Worldwide, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) prevalence has more than doubled over two decades. In Australia, diabetes is the second highest contributor to the burden of disease. Lifestyle modification programs comprising diet changes, weight loss and moderate physical activity, have been proven to reduce the incidence of T2DM in high risk individuals. As part of the Council of Australia Governments, the State of Victoria committed to develop and support the diabetes prevention program ‘Life! Taking action on diabetes’ (Life!) which has direct lineage from effective clinical and implementation trials from Finland and Australia. The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) has been set up to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specific version of the Life! program. Methods/design We intend to recruit 796 participants for this open randomized clinical trial; 398 will be allocated to the intervention arm and 398 to the usual care arm. Several methods of recruitment will be used in order to maximize the number of participants. Individuals aged 50 to 75 years will be screened with a risk tool (AUSDRISK) to detect those at high risk of developing T2DM. Those with existing diabetes will be excluded. Intervention participants will undergo anthropometric and laboratory tests, and comprehensive surveys at baseline, following the fourth group session (approximately three months after the commencement of the intervention) and 12 months after commencement of the intervention, while control participants will undergo testing at baseline and 12 months only. The intervention consists of an initial individual session followed by a series of five structured-group sessions. The first four group sessions will be carried out at two week intervals and the fifth session will occur eight months after the first group session. The intervention is based on the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model and sessions will empower and enable the participants to follow the five goals of the Life! program. Discussion This study will determine whether the effect of this intervention is larger than the effect of usual care in reducing central obesity and cardiovascular risk factors and thus the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Also it will evaluate how these two options compare economically. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000507280 PMID:23369724

2013-01-01

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3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy  

SciTech Connect

As an application of the new realistic three-dimensional (3D) formalism reported recently for three-nucleon (3N) bound states, an attempt is made to study the effect of three-nucleon forces (3NFs) in triton binding energy in a non partial wave (PW) approach. The spin-isospin dependent 3N Faddeev integral equations with the inclusion of 3NFs, which are formulated as function of vector Jacobi momenta, specifically the magnitudes of the momenta and the angle between them, are solved with Bonn-B and Tucson-Melbourne NN and 3N forces in operator forms which can be incorporated in our 3D formalism. The comparison with numerical results in both, novel 3D and standard PW schemes, shows that non PW calculations avoid the very involved angular momentum algebra occurring for the permutations and transformations and it is more efficient and less cumbersome for considering the 3NF.

Hadizadeh, M. R.; Tomio, L. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT), Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Barra Funda, 01140-070, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Bayegan, S. [Department of Physics, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 14395-547, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-08-04

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3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy  

E-print Network

As an application of the new realistic three-dimensional (3D) formalism reported recently for three-nucleon (3N) bound states, an attempt is made to study the effect of three-nucleon forces (3NFs) in triton binding energy in a non partial wave (PW) approach. The spin-isospin dependent 3N Faddeev integral equations with the inclusion of 3NFs, which are formulated as function of vector Jacobi momenta, specifically the magnitudes of the momenta and the angle between them, are solved with Bonn-B and Tucson-Melbourne NN and 3N forces in operator forms which can be incorporated in our 3D formalism. The comparison with numerical results in both, novel 3D and standard PW schemes, shows that non PW calculations avoid the very involved angular momentum algebra occurring for the permutations and transformations and it is more efficient and less cumbersome for considering the 3NF.

Hadizadeh, M R; Bayegan, S

2010-01-01

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3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy  

E-print Network

As an application of the new realistic three-dimensional (3D) formalism reported recently for three-nucleon (3N) bound states, an attempt is made to study the effect of three-nucleon forces (3NFs) in triton binding energy in a non partial wave (PW) approach. The spin-isospin dependent 3N Faddeev integral equations with the inclusion of 3NFs, which are formulated as function of vector Jacobi momenta, specifically the magnitudes of the momenta and the angle between them, are solved with Bonn-B and Tucson-Melbourne NN and 3N forces in operator forms which can be incorporated in our 3D formalism. The comparison with numerical results in both, novel 3D and standard PW schemes, shows that non PW calculations avoid the very involved angular momentum algebra occurring for the permutations and transformations and it is more efficient and less cumbersome for considering the 3NF.

M. R. Hadizadeh; L. Tomio; S. Bayegan

2010-03-24

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Accessing maternal and child health services in Melbourne, Australia: Reflections from refugee families and service providers  

PubMed Central

Background Often new arrivals from refugee backgrounds have experienced poor health and limited access to healthcare services. The maternal and child health (MCH) service in Victoria, Australia, is a joint local and state government operated, cost-free service available to all mothers of children aged 0–6?years. Although well-child healthcare visits are useful in identifying health issues early, there has been limited investigation in the use of these services for families from refugee backgrounds. This study aims to explore experiences of using MCH services, from the perspective of families from refugee backgrounds and service providers. Methods We used a qualitative study design informed by the socioecological model of health and a cultural competence approach. Two geographical areas of Melbourne were selected to invite participants. Seven focus groups were conducted with 87 mothers from Karen, Iraqi, Assyrian Chaldean, Lebanese, South Sudanese and Bhutanese backgrounds, who had lived an average of 4.7?years in Australia (range one month-18?years). Participants had a total of 249 children, of these 150 were born in Australia. Four focus groups and five interviews were conducted with MCH nurses, other healthcare providers and bicultural workers. Results Four themes were identified: facilitating access to MCH services; promoting continued engagement with the MCH service; language challenges; and what is working well and could be done better. Several processes were identified that facilitated initial access to the MCH service but there were implications for continued use of the service. The MCH service was not formally notified of new parents arriving with young children. Pre-arranged group appointments by MCH nurses for parents who attended playgroups worked well to increase ongoing service engagement. Barriers for parents in using MCH services included access to transportation, lack of confidence in speaking English and making phone bookings. Service users and providers reported that continuity of nurse and interpreter is preferred for increasing client-provider trust and ongoing engagement. Conclusions Although participants who had children born in Melbourne had good initial access to, and experience of, using MCH services, significant barriers remain. A systems-oriented, culturally competent approach to service provision would improve the service utilisation experience for parents and providers, including formalising links and notifications between settlement services and MCH services. PMID:22587587

2012-01-01

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The Long-term Outcomes and Unmet Needs of a Cohort of Former Long-Stay Patients in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Former long-stay patients with psychotic disorders have significant unmet needs. This study assessed the long-term outcomes\\u000a for the original cohort of 18 residents of the Footbridge Community Care Unit (CCU), a residential psychiatric rehabilitation\\u000a unit at St Vincent’s Mental Health Melbourne. A review of case records and interviews were conducted for each member of the\\u000a cohort 8 years after admission to

Prem ChopraHelen; Helen E. Herrman

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Yearlong, high-resolution, urban airshed modelling: verification of TAPM predictions of smog and particles in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

CSIRO's coupled meteorological and pollutant chemical dispersion model, the Air Pollution Model (TAPM), and the EPA Victoria multi-pollutant emission inventory for the Port Phillip region (including Melbourne—covering a region of approximately 24,000km2) were used to simulate 1 year of hourly averaged air pollution concentrations for smog and particles, both without and with meteorological data assimilation. Model results have been compared

Peter Hurley; Peter Manins; Sunhee Lee; Rhonda Boyle; Yuk Leung Ng; Piyaratne Dewundege

2003-01-01

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Unit pricing of household garbage in Melbourne: improving welfare, reducing garbage, or neither?  

PubMed

Charging for household garbage collection per unit of waste is becoming more popular. Discussions in the practical literature focus on unit pricing as a way to encourage diversion to recycling and reduction in waste, but the economics literature emphasizes welfare maximization through charging at the marginal social cost. In the present study unit pricing was examined from both perspectives through a case study on unit pricing by volume in Melbourne, Australia, using longitudinal data. The marginal social cost per unit weight was estimated using a custom costing model and a valuation of environmental externalities. This cost was applied to a derived regression equation for change in waste quantities with unit price. The results suggest a very weak link between marginal pricing and change in garbage quantities, with an arc elasticity of demand at the margin of -0.02. Small reductions in garbage may have been achieved by local governments that overtly used pricing systems to this end. Enforced reduction of standard bin sizes had much more impact on waste quantities and did not lead to any significant management or political problems. PMID:19039066

Pickin, Joe

2008-12-01

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Smoking behavior among patients and staff: a snapshot from a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Background A cross-sectional study was conducted to provide a snapshot of smoking behavior among staff and patients at a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. Methods Patients and staff were surveyed using a questionnaire exploring demographics, nicotine dependence (Fagerstrom test), readiness to quit, and preference for smoking cessation options. Results A total of 1496 people were screened within 2 hours; 1,301 participated (1,100 staff, 199 patients). Mean age was 42 years, 68% were female. There were 113 (9%) current smokers and 326 (25%) ex-smokers. Seven percent of the staff were current smokers compared with 19% of the patients. The Fagerstrom test showed that 47% of patients who smoked were moderately nicotine dependent compared with 21% of staff. A third of the staff who smoked did not anticipate health problems related to smoking. Most patients (79%) who smoked disagreed that their current health problems were related to smoking. Although more than half of the current smokers preferred pharmacotherapy, one in two of them did not prefer behavior counseling; with consistent results among staff and patients. Multivariate analyses showed that patients were three times more likely (odds ratio 3.0, 95% confidence interval 1.9–4.7) to smoke than staff. Conclusion This study reports lower prevalence of smoking among hospital staff compared with national data. It also indicates an under-appreciation of health effects of smoking, and a preference not to use conventional methods of quitting. PMID:24470770

Rahman, Muhammad Aziz; Wilson, Andrew M; Sanders, Rhonda; Castle, David; Daws, Karen; Thompson, David R; Ski, Chantal F; Matthews, Sarah; Wright, Christine; Worrall-Carter, Linda

2014-01-01

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The melbourne assessment of Schizotypy in kids: a useful measure of childhood schizotypal personality disorder.  

PubMed

Despite being identified as a high risk cohort for psychosis, there has been relatively little research on the clinical presentation and assessment of Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD) in childhood. The current study aimed to develop a measure of childhood SPD (Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids (MASK)) and assess discriminant validity against another neurodevelopmental disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty-eight children aged between 5 and 12 (21 SPD, 15 ASD, and 32 typically developing) and their parents were administered the MASK. The MASK is a 57-item semistructured interview that obtains information from the child, their parents, and the clinician. The results showed high internal consistency for the MASK and higher scores in the SPD group. A factor analysis revealed two MASK factors: social/pragmatic symptoms and positive schizotypal symptoms. Both factors were associated with SPD, while only the social/pragmatic factor was associated with ASD. Within the two clinical groups, a receiver operating characteristic curve showed that the MASK (cut-off score: 132 out of 228) was a good indicator of SPD diagnosis. These preliminary MASK findings were reliable and consistent and suggest that childhood SPD is characterised by complex symptomology distinguishable from ASD. PMID:25629050

Jones, Harvey P; Testa, Renee R; Ross, Nola; Seal, Marc L; Pantelis, Christos; Tonge, Bruce

2015-01-01

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The Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids: A Useful Measure of Childhood Schizotypal Personality Disorder  

PubMed Central

Despite being identified as a high risk cohort for psychosis, there has been relatively little research on the clinical presentation and assessment of Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD) in childhood. The current study aimed to develop a measure of childhood SPD (Melbourne Assessment of Schizotypy in Kids (MASK)) and assess discriminant validity against another neurodevelopmental disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty-eight children aged between 5 and 12 (21 SPD, 15 ASD, and 32 typically developing) and their parents were administered the MASK. The MASK is a 57-item semistructured interview that obtains information from the child, their parents, and the clinician. The results showed high internal consistency for the MASK and higher scores in the SPD group. A factor analysis revealed two MASK factors: social/pragmatic symptoms and positive schizotypal symptoms. Both factors were associated with SPD, while only the social/pragmatic factor was associated with ASD. Within the two clinical groups, a receiver operating characteristic curve showed that the MASK (cut-off score: 132 out of 228) was a good indicator of SPD diagnosis. These preliminary MASK findings were reliable and consistent and suggest that childhood SPD is characterised by complex symptomology distinguishable from ASD. PMID:25629050

Jones, Harvey P.; Testa, Renee R.; Ross, Nola; Seal, Marc L.; Tonge, Bruce

2015-01-01

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The Attitudes and Practices of General Practitioners about the Use of Chaperones in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Introduction. To consider the use of medical chaperones during certain clinical examinations is important whether one practises as a specialist, nurse, medical student, or generalist. Chaperones have been used by doctors conducting intimate examinations for many years but their true extent remains largely unknown. Until recently, there was no national guidance in Australia. Aim. To explore the attitudes and practices of general practitioners (GP) regarding their use of chaperones in urban Melbourne, Australia. Method. Qualitative two focus groups involving seventeen GPs from two locations. Discussions were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analysed. Results. Common themes and subthemes emerged which were grouped into three main areas: (a) practitioner-related, (b) patient-related and (c) practice related. Discussion. This is the first study from an Australian primary care perspective to gauge the attitudes and experiences of GPs on their use of chaperones. It will provide vital information to inform the next step of extending this research to a national GP audience. From an international perspective, this study provides an excellent template for other primary care clinicians to conduct research in this important field of doctor-patient relationship. PMID:22957253

van Hecke, Oliver; Jones, Kay M.

2012-01-01

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Variation in barometric pressure in Melbourne does not significantly affect the BTPS correction factor.  

PubMed

The conventional BTPS (body temperature and pressure, saturated with water vapour) correction factor varies with ambient barometric pressure (P(B)) and many lung function laboratories measure P(B) daily. The aim was to investigate whether a fixed value for P(B) could replace daily measurements. P(B) was measured daily over a 12-month period. The highest and lowest values in Melbourne in the last century were also recorded from data published by the Bureau of Meteorology. Using these P(B) values, the BTPS factor was determined for a range of spirometer temperatures and compared to the BTPS factors obtained using a fixed ambient pressure of 101.3 kPa. The mean (SD) P(B) measured over the 12-month period was 102.2 kPa (0.64) with a range of 99.9-103.6 kPa. The level of disagreement between the BTPS factor calculated using a P(B) of 101.3 kPa instead of the measured value was greater at lower temperatures. Over the extremes of P(B) during the last century (98.0-104.3 kPa) the use of a standard pressure (101.3 kPa) produced an error in the BTPS factor of

Johns, David P; Hartley, M Faizel; Burns, Graham; Thompson, Bruce R

2004-08-01

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Cultivation and characterization of rotavirus strains infecting newborn babies in Melbourne, Australia, from 1975 to 1979.  

PubMed Central

Twenty-three rotavirus strains obtained from the stools of 71 newborn babies were adapted to growth in MA-104 cells. Babies were housed in newborn nurseries of eight different obstetric hospitals in Melbourne between 1975 and 1979. All strains belonged to serotype 3 when reacted with serotype-specific neutralizing monoclonal antibodies in an enzyme immunoassay. Genome RNA of these 23 strains and of one stool virus not adapted to cell culture were compared by coelectrophoresis of mixtures of RNA. When strains were compared by coelectrophoresis of RNA for 4 h at 40 mA current, the majority appeared to be identical. Coelectrophoresis at 4 degrees C for 17 h at 10 mA current with 0.75-mm-thick polyacrylamide gels resulted in increased resolution of segments, revealing more genetic diversity than previously observed. Seventeen different electropherotypes showing slight variations in migration of one to seven segments were identified. Segments 5 and 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 varied more frequently than segments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Strains endemic in one hospital from 1975 to 1983 showed increased numbers of segmental changes over time. Differing patterns of reaction with two neutralizing monoclonal antibodies reacting with VP3 and VP7 were observed. Comparison of electropherotypes of three neonatal strains with a serotype 3 community strain showed marked differences in segment migration. The serotypic similarity, electropherotypic dissimilarity from community strains, and asymptomatic nature of most infections are additional evidence that these viruses infecting newborn babies form a unique group of rotaviruses. Images PMID:2821061

Albert, M J; Unicomb, L E; Barnes, G L; Bishop, R F

1987-01-01

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Urban area disadvantage and physical activity: a multilevel study in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Objective: To estimate variation between small areas in the levels of walking, cycling, jogging, and swimming and overall physical activity and the importance of area level socioeconomic disadvantage in predicting physical activity participation. Methods: All census collector districts (CCDs) in the 20 innermost local government areas in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, were identified and ranked by the percentage of low income households (<$400/week) living in the CCD. Fifty CCDs were randomly selected from the least, middle, and most disadvantaged septiles of the ranked CCDs and 2349 residents (58.7% participation rate) participated in a cross sectional postal survey about physical activity. Multilevel logistic regression (adjusted for extrabinomial variation) was used to estimate area level variation in walking, cycling, jogging, and swimming and in overall physical activity participation, and the importance of area level socioeconomic disadvantage in predicting physical activity participation. Results: There were significant variations between CCDs in all activities and in overall physical participation in age and sex adjusted models; however, after adjustment for individual SES (income, occupation, education) and area level socioeconomic disadvantage, significant differences remained only for walking (p = 0.004), cycling (p = 0.003), and swimming (p = 0.024). Living in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas was associated with a decreased likelihood of jogging and of having overall physical activity levels that were sufficiently active for health; these effects remained after adjustment for individual socioeconomic status (sufficiently active: OR 0.70, 95% CI 0.55 to 0.90 and jogging: OR = 0.69, 95% CI 0.51 to 0.94). Conclusion: These research findings support the need to focus on improving local environments to increase physical activity participation. PMID:16234420

Kavanagh, A.; Goller, J.; King, T.; Jolley, D.; Crawford, D.; Turrell, G.

2005-01-01

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Adolescence and other risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis genitourinary infection in women in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Objective: To establish the prevalence of and risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection to determine the role of universal versus targeted testing. Methods: A prospective study of 1107 women attending two sexual and reproductive health clinics in Melbourne, Australia, was carried out. A questionnaire was used to establish risk factors. Urine samples were tested for C trachomatis by PCR. The main outcome measures were prevalence of and risk factors for C trachomatis infection. Results: Of 1107 recruitable women, 851 (76.9%) consented and were successfully tested. C trachomatis was detected in 18 (4.8% (95% CI 2.9 to 7.5)) of 373 women in the inner city and eight (1.7% (95% CI (0.7 to 3.3)) of 478 women in the suburban clinic. Of women under 25 years, 17 (6.2% (95% CI 3.7 to 9.8)) of 273 in the inner city in contrast with three (1.7% (95% CI 0.4 to 5.0)) of 174 in the suburban clinic were infected. In the inner city clinic, age under 25 years (OR 5.4 (95% CI 0.7 to 41.5)), vaginal discharge (OR 4.1 (95% CI 1.5 to 11.1)), and recent change of sexual partner (OR 4.6 (95% CI 1.6 to 12.9)) were associated with C trachomatis. In contrast, in the suburban clinic, only vaginal discharge (OR 3.5 (95% CI 0.9 to 14.3)) and recent change of sexual partner (OR 3.4 (95% CI 0.8 to 15.7)) were identified as risk factors. Multivariate analysis showed that recent change of partner (OR 4.5 (95% CI 1.5 to 13.8)) was the most strongly associated independent risk factor for infection in the inner city clinic. Conclusion: The high prevalence of C trachomatis indicates that universal testing should be undertaken in the inner city clinic. Young age may not be a risk factor for C trachomatis in more affluent populations with lower prevalence rates. No risk factors were identified with sufficient sensitivity and specificity to be useful for targeted testing. Prevalence and identifiable risk factors for C trachomatis are not transferable between populations, even in the same city. PMID:12576611

Williams, H; Tabrizi, S; Lee, W; Kovacs, G; Garland, S

2003-01-01

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Depression literacy among Australians of Chinese-speaking background in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Background This study investigated the knowledge of depression and preference for professional help, medications and treatment methods among Australians of Chinese-speaking background, and the perceptions of this population of the causes of mental illness. Methods Adopting a cluster convenience sampling method, the study recruited 200 Chinese-speaking subjects from four major areas in metropolitan Melbourne where many Chinese live. The respondents were presented with a vignette describing an individual with depression and then asked questions to assess their understanding of depression and preference for professional help, medications and treatment methods. A comparative approach was used to compare the findings with those of a previous study of the mental health literacy of Australian and Japanese adults. Results Compared to the Australian and Japanese samples, a much lower percentage of Chinese-speaking Australians (14%) could correctly identify major depression described in the vignette, and a higher percentage believed that counseling professionals could be helpful. Higher percentages of those who believed that close family members could be helpful were found in the Chinese-speaking Australian and Japanese samples, and these two groups also expressed more uncertainty about the usefulness or harmfulness of certain medications compared to the Australian sample. Higher percentages of respondents in both the Chinese-speaking Australian and the Australian sample considered "lifestyle changes" to be helpful compared to the Japanese sample. In the Chinese-speaking sample, 30%, 17.4%, 33% and 27% of the respondents rated "traditional Chinese medicine doctors," "Chinese herbal medications," "taking Chinese nutritional foods/supplements" and "qiqong" as helpful. Many perceived "changing fungshui" and "traditional Chinese worship" to be harmful. Regarding the perception of causes of mental illness, items related to psychosocial perspectives including "life stress" and "interpersonal conflict" were rated highly by the respondents, whereas traditional beliefs including "punishment for misdeeds conducted by ancestors" and "demon possession" had the lowest ratings. Conclusions Campaigns to increase the mental health literacy of Chinese-speaking Australians are needed. The abovementioned socially and culturally driven beliefs need to be taken into consideration in the development of culturally relevant education programs. PMID:20082724

2010-01-01

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Observation and modelling of stable isotopes in precipitation for midlatitude weather systems in Melbourne, Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The application of stable water isotopes as tracers of moisture throughout the hydrological cycle is often hindered by the relatively coarse temporal and spatial resolution of observational data. Intensive observation periods (IOPs) of isotopes in precipitation have been valuable in this regard enabling the quantification of the effects of vapour recycling, convection, cloud top height and droplet reevaporation (Dansgaard, 1953; Miyake et al., 1968; Gedzelman and Lawrence, 1982; 1990; Pionke and DeWalle, 1992; Risi et al., 2008; 2009) and have been used as a basis to develop isotope models of varying complexity (Lee and Fung, 2008; Bony et al., 2008). This study took a unified approach combining observation and modelling of stable isotopes in precipitation in an investigation of three key circulation types that typically bring rainfall to southeastern Australia. The observational component of this study involved the establishment of the Melbourne University Network of Isotopes in Precipitation (MUNIP). MUNIP was devised to sample rainwater simultaneously at a number of collection sites across greater Melbourne to record the spatial and temporal isotopic variability of precipitation during the passage of particular events. Samples were collected at half-hourly intervals for three specific rain events referred to as (1) mixed-frontal, (2) convective, and (3) stratiform. It was found that the isotopic content for each event varied over both high and low frequencies due to influences from local changes in rain intensity and large scale rainout respectively. Of particular note was a positive relationship between deuterium excess and rainfall amount under convective conditions. This association was less well defined for stratiform rainfall. As a supplement to the data coverage of the observations, the events were simulated using a version of NCAR CAM3 running with an isotope hydrology scheme. This was done by periodically nudging the model dynamics with data from the NCEP Reanalysis (Noone, 2006). Results from the simulations showed that the model represented well the large scale evolution of vapour profiles of deuterium excess and 18O for the mixed-frontal and stratiform events. Reconstruction of air mass trajectories provided further detail of the evolution and structure of the vapour profiles revealing a convergence of air masses from different source regions for the mixed-frontal event. By combining observations and modelling in this way, much detail of the structure and isotope moisture history of the observed events was provided that would be unavailable from the sampling of precipitation alone. References Bony, S., C. Risi, and F. Vimeux (2008), Influence of convective processes on the isotopic composition (?18O and ?D) of precipitation and water vapor in the tropics: 1. Radiative-convective equilibrium and Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere-Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response (TOGA-COARE) simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D19305, doi:10.1029/2008JD009942. Dansgaard, W. (1953), The abundance of 18O in atmospheric water and water vapor. Tellus, 5, 461-469. Gedzelman, S. D., and J. R. Lawrence (1982), The isotopic composition of cyclonic precipitation. J. App. Met., 21, 1385-1404. Gedzelman, S. D., and J. R. Lawrence (1990), The isotopic composition of precipitation from two extratropical cyclones, Mon. Weather Rev., 118 , 495-509. Lee, J., and I. Fung (2008), 'Amount effect' of water isotopes and quantitative analysis of post-condensation processes, Hydrol. Process., 22, 1-8. Miyake, Y., O. Matsubaya, and C. Nishihara (1968), An isotopic study on meteoric precipitation, Pap. Meteorol. Geophys., 19, 243-266. Noone, D. (2006), Isotopic composition of water vapor modeled by constraining global climate simulations with reanalyses, in Research activities in atmospheric and oceanic modeling, J. Côté (ed.), Report No. 36, WMO/TD-No. 1347, p. 2.37-2.38. Pionke, H. B., and D. R. DeWalle (1992), Intra- and inter-storm 18O trends for selected rainstorms in Pennsylvania. J. Hydrol., 138, 131-143. Risi, C., S. Bony, and F. Vimeux (20

Barras, Vaughan; Simmonds, Ian

2010-05-01

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Modeling and Validating the Effective Hydraulic Detention Time for a 10 mgd Ozone Contactor at the Lake Washington Surface Water Treatment Plant, Melbourne, Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ozonation has been added to the treatment process at the 20 mgd Lake Washington Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP), Melbourne, Florida to improve finished water quality, control taste and odor, and provide greater than 0.5-log credit for inactivation of Cryptosporidium. The new ozone contactors (2 parallel 10 mgd trains) are located between the existing Actiflo clarifiers and the filters on

David E. Phares; David M. Rokjer; Ian A. Crossley; Joseph J. Franko

2009-01-01

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World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April, 2015 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas  

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World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April, 2015 TOMO4D: Temporal Changes in Reservoir Structure at Geothermal Areas Bruce Julian, Gillian Foulger, Andrew Sabin, Najwa Mhana Temporal geothermal areas, California, using three-dimensional local-earthquake tomography repeated on a year

Foulger, G. R.

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Mental health first aid training for the Chinese community in Melbourne, Australia: effects on knowledge about and attitudes toward people with mental illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate in members of the Chinese community in Melbourne the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on knowledge about mental disorders and on attitudes to people with mental illness. The hypotheses were that at the end of the training participants would have increased knowledge of mental disorders and related treatments,

Angus YK Lam; Anthony F Jorm; Daniel FK Wong

2010-01-01

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A Comparison of the Motor Ability of 8 and 9 Year Old Primary School Children in Hamburg, Melbourne and Cape Town--An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing worldwide concern about a decline in the quality of the motor ability of children was the motivation for this exploratory comparative study. It involves a comparison of the motor ability of children aged 8 and 9 years from Hamburg (n = 774), Melbourne (n = 141) and Cape Town (n = 81). Since each of these global cities represents a…

Kretschmer, Jurgen; Saunders, John; Bressan, Liz; Erhorn, Jan; Wirszing, Daniel

2013-01-01

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J M Pearce, Dept of Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, 2006 Page 1 Centrelink!s Customers of the Future: Helping people explore  

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J M Pearce, Dept of Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, 2006 Page 1 Centrelink!s Customers of the Future: Helping people explore self-sufficiency through online self-service Jon Pearce in planning a pathway toward self-sufficiency. #12;J M Pearce, Dept of Information Systems, The University

Pearce, Jon

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Film and Language Learning in Victorian Schools: A Study of the 2009 Next Gen Program of the "Melbourne International Film Festival"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the role of film in language education based on a study of the 2009 "Melbourne International Film Festival" (MIFF). It is structured around a literature review and results from surveys of students and teachers who participated in the young people's section of the program, Next Gen. The article argues that film can provide…

Lo Bianco, Hana

2010-01-01

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Structural Integrity and Fracture, Melbourne, 11-12 July 2013 Assessment of the effect of heterogeneity on failure mechanisms in trabecular  

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. To quantitatively analyse the fracture behaviour, sequential 2D images of the cross section of a hamster femur8th Structural Integrity and Fracture, Melbourne, 11-12 July 2013 Assessment of the effect cause of bone fracture in elderly post-menopausal women. As such, predicting fracture occurrence can

Qin, Qinghua

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The evolving market structures of gambling: case studies modelling the socioeconomic assignment of gaming machines in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.  

PubMed

The expansion of gambling industries worldwide is intertwined with the growing government dependence on gambling revenue for fiscal assignments. In Australia, electronic gaming machines (EGMs) have dominated recent gambling industry growth. As EGMs have proliferated, growing recognition has emerged that EGM distribution closely reflects levels of socioeconomic disadvantage. More machines are located in less advantaged regions. This paper analyses time-series socioeconomic distributions of EGMs in Melbourne, Australia, an immature EGM market, and then compares the findings with the mature market in Sydney. Similar findings in both cities suggest that market assignment of EGMs transcends differences in historical and legislative environments. This indicates that similar underlying structures are evident in both markets. Modelling the spatial structures of gambling markets provides an opportunity to identify regions most at risk of gambling related problems. Subsequently, policies can be formulated which ensure fiscal revenue from gambling can be better targeted towards regions likely to be most afflicted by excessive gambling-related problems. PMID:12375384

Marshall, David C; Baker, Robert G V

2002-01-01

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Dorin, A., Computer Based Life: Possibilities and Impossibilities, in ISIS: Information, Statistics and Induction in Science, Dowe, Korb, and Oliver, Editors. 1996, World Scientific Press: Melbourne, Australia. p. 237-246.  

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Dorin, A., Computer Based Life: Possibilities and Impossibilities, in ISIS: Information, Statistics and Induction in Science, Dowe, Korb, and Oliver, Editors. 1996, World Scientific Press: Melbourne, Australia. p. 237-246. Computer Based Life, Possibilities and Impossibilities. Alan Dorin aland

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Mediators of improved child diet quality following a health promotion intervention: the Melbourne InFANT Program.  

PubMed

BackgroundYoung children¿s diets are currently suboptimal. Given that mothers have a critical influence on children¿ diets, they are typically a target of interventions to improve early childhood nutrition. Understanding the maternal factors which mediate an intervention¿s effect on young children¿s diets is important, but has not been well investigated. This research aimed to test whether maternal feeding knowledge, maternal feeding practices, maternal self-efficacy, and maternal dietary intakes acted as mediators of the effect of an intervention to improve child diet quality.MethodsThe Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program was a cluster-randomized controlled trial, conducted from 2008¿2010. This novel, low-dose, health promotion intervention was delivered quarterly over 15 months and involved educational activities, promotion of peer discussion, a DVD and written materials. Post-intervention, when children were approximately 18 months of age, child diets were assessed using multiple 24-hour recalls and a purpose-developed index of diet quality, the Obesity Protective Dietary Index. Maternal mediators were assessed using a combination of previously validated and purpose-deigned tools. Mediation analysis was conducted using the test of joint significance and difference of coefficients methods.ResultsAcross 62 parents¿ groups in Melbourne, Australia, 542 parents were recruited. Post- intervention, higher maternal feeding knowledge and lower use of foods as rewards was found to mediate the direct intervention effect on child diet quality. While other aspects of maternal feeding practices, self-efficacy and dietary intakes did not act as mediators, they were associated with child diet quality.ConclusionsMediation analysis of this novel health promotion intervention showed the importance of maternal feeding knowledge and use of foods as rewards in impacting child diet quality. The other maternal factors assessed were appropriate targets but further research on how to impact these in an intervention is important. This evidence of intervention efficacy and mediation provides important insights for planning future interventions.Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials ISRCTN81847050, registered 23 November 2007. PMID:25366542

Spence, Alison C; Campbell, Karen J; Crawford, David A; McNaughton, Sarah A; Hesketh, Kylie D

2014-11-01

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New record of moss and thermophilic bacteria species and physico-chemical properties of geothermal soils on the northwest slope of Mt. Melbourne (Antarctica)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four samples of surface soils, one with shoots of an unidentified moss species, were collected from a geothermal site on the northwest slope of volcanic Mt. Melbourne (northern Victoria Land, continental Antarctica) to determine physico-chemical properties, isolate existing strains of heterotrophic microorganisms, and identify the moss species through molecular genetic techniques. Surface soil features such as temperature, grain-size, pH, moisture

R. Bargagli; M. L. Skotnicki; L. Marri; M. Pepi; A. Mackenzie; C. Agnorelli

2004-01-01

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Survey of patient satisfaction with the Breastfeeding Education and Support Services of The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne  

PubMed Central

Background The Breastfeeding Education and Support Services (BESS) is a unit of The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), providing day/short-stay and an outpatient clinic for mothers and infants with breastfeeding problems. It is important to measure women's experience of visiting the service as part of quality assurance. The aim of this project was to conduct an anonymous postal survey of clients' satisfaction with BESS. Methods An anonymous survey was posted on 16 November 2005 and again on 31 January 2006, to all women who had attended BESS in September 2005. Results The response rate was 60.5% (78/129). Eighty percent (62/78) of respondents attended day-stay, 33% (26/78) attended short-stay and 15% (12/78) attended the outpatient clinic. The percentage of women who responded "strongly agree" to the statement "Overall, I am satisfied with the services" was 49% (35/72) and 50% (6/12) for those who went to day/short-stay and the outpatient clinic respectively. Overall, 56% of all respondents responded that the quality of BESS was "better than expected". The most common breastfeeding problem reported was difficulty attaching the baby to the breast, followed by nipple damage, low milk supply and painful feeding. Conclusion BESS seems to have provided a satisfactory service to most clients. Most respondents were clearly satisfied with the support given by the IBCLCs and have also responded that the staff were professional and knowledgeable in their field of work. PMID:18405394

Chin, Li Yen; Amir, Lisa H

2008-01-01

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Effect of climate change and variability on extreme rainfall intensity-frequency-duration relationships: a case study of Melbourne  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increased frequency and magnitude of extreme rainfall events due to anthropogenic climate change, and decadal and multi-decadal climate variability question the stationary climate assumption. The possible violation of stationarity in climate can cause erroneous estimation of design rainfalls derived from extreme rainfall frequency analysis. This may result in significant consequences for infrastructure and flood protection projects since design rainfalls are essential input for design of these projects. Therefore, there is a need to conduct frequency analysis of extreme rainfall events in the context of non-stationarity, when non-stationarity is present in extreme rainfall events. A methodology consisting of threshold selection, extreme rainfall data (peaks over threshold data) construction, trend and non-stationarity analysis, and stationary and non-stationary generalised Pareto distribution (GPD) models was developed in this paper to investigate trends and non-stationarity in extreme rainfall events, and potential impacts of climate change and variability on intensity-frequency-duration (IFD) relationships. The methodology developed was successfully implemented using rainfall data from an observation station in Melbourne (Australia) for storm durations ranging from 6 min to 72 h. Although statistically significant trends were detected in extreme rainfall data for storm durations of 30 min, 3 h and 48 h, statistical non-stationarity tests and non-stationary GPD models did not indicate non-stationarity for these storm durations and other storm durations. It was also found that the stationary GPD models were capable of fitting extreme rainfall data for all storm durations. Furthermore, the IFD analysis showed that urban flash flood producing hourly rainfall intensities have increased over time.

Yilmaz, A. G.; Hossain, I.; Perera, B. J. C.

2014-10-01

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Effect of climate change and variability on extreme rainfall intensity-frequency-duration relationships: a case study of Melbourne  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increased frequency and magnitude of extreme rainfall events due to anthropogenic climate change, and decadal and multi-decadal climate variability question the stationary climate assumption. The possible violation of stationarity in climate can cause erroneous estimation of design rainfalls derived from extreme rainfall frequency analysis. This may result in significant consequences for infrastructure and flood protection projects since design rainfalls are essential input for design of these projects. Therefore, there is a need to conduct frequency analysis of extreme rainfall events in the context of non-stationarity, when non-stationarity is present in extreme rainfall events. A methodology consisting of, threshold selection, extreme rainfall data (peaks over threshold data) construction, trend and non-stationarity analysis, and stationary and non-stationary Generalized Pareto Distribution (GPD) models was developed in this paper to investigate trends and non-stationarity in extreme rainfall events, and potential impacts of climate change and variability on Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) relationships. The developed methodology was successfully implemented using rainfall data from an observation station in Melbourne (Australia) for storm durations ranging from 6 min to 72 h. Although statistically significant trends were detected in extreme rainfall data for storm durations of 30 min, and 3 and 48 h, statistical non-stationarity tests and non-stationary GPD models did not indicate non-stationarity for these storm durations and other storm durations. It was also found that the stationary GPD models were capable of fitting extreme rainfall data for all storm durations. Furthermore, the IFD analysis showed that urban flash flood producing hourly rainfall intensities have increased over time.

Yilmaz, A. G.; Hossain, I.; Perera, B. J. C.

2014-06-01

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore,  

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A catalog record for this publication is available from the British Library Library ofCongress Cataloging i readers with introductions to several topics central to a modern understanding of human evolutionary

Muehlenbein, Michael

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore,  

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A catalog record for this publication is available from the British Library Library ofCongress Cataloging i is of central importance, especially for capital breeding, iteroparous organisms that must budget time

Muehlenbein, Michael

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Change in Body Size and Mortality: Results from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study  

PubMed Central

Background The association between change in weight or body mass index, and mortality is widely reported, however, both measures fail to account for fat distribution. Change in waist circumference, a measure of central adiposity, in relation to mortality has not been studied extensively. Methods We investigated the association between mortality and changes in directly measured waist circumference, hips circumference and weight from baseline (1990–1994) to wave 2 (2003–2007) in a prospective cohort study of people aged 40–69 years at baseline. Cox regression, with age as the time metric and follow-up starting at wave 2, adjusted for confounding variables, was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for change in body size in relation to mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Results There were 1465 deaths (109 cancer, 242 cardiovascular disease) identified during an average 7.7 years of follow-up from 21 298 participants. Compared to minimal increase in body size, loss of waist circumference (HR: 1.26; 95% CI: 1.09–1.47), weight (1.80; 1.54–2.11), or hips circumference (1.35; 1.15–1.57) were associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, particularly for older adults. Weight loss was associated with cardiovascular disease mortality (2.40; 1.57–3.65) but change in body size was not associated with obesity-related cancer mortality. Conclusion This study confirms the association between weight loss and increased mortality from all-causes for older adults. Based on evidence from observational cohort studies, weight stability may be the recommended option for most adults, especially older adults. PMID:24988430

Karahalios, Amalia; Simpson, Julie A.; Baglietto, Laura; MacInnis, Robert J.; Hodge, Allison M.; Giles, Graham G.; English, Dallas R.

2014-01-01

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Scaling-up from an implementation trial to state-wide coverage: results from the preliminary Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study  

PubMed Central

Background The successful Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Program (GGT DPP), a small implementation trial, has been scaled-up to the Victorian state-wide ‘Life!’ programme with over 10,000 individuals enrolled. The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) is an evaluation of the translation from the GGT DPP to the Life! programme. We report results from the preliminary phase (pMDPS) of this evaluation. Methods The pMDPS is a randomised controlled trial with 92 individuals aged 50 to 75 at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes randomised to Life! or usual care. Intervention consisted of six structured 90-minute group sessions: five fortnightly sessions and the final session at 8 months. Participants underwent anthropometric and laboratory tests at baseline and 12 months, and provided self-reported psychosocial, dietary, and physical activity measures. Intervention group participants additionally underwent these tests at 3 months. Paired t tests were used to analyse within-group changes over time. Chi-square tests were used to analyse differences between groups in goals met at 12 months. Differences between groups for changes over time were tested with generalised estimating equations and analysis of covariance. Results Intervention participants significantly improved at 12 months in mean body mass index (?0.98 kg/m2, standard error (SE)?=?0.26), weight (?2.65 kg, SE?=?0.72), waist circumference (?7.45 cm, SE?=?1.15), and systolic blood pressure (?3.18 mmHg, SE?=?1.26), increased high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (0.07 mmol/l, SE?=?0.03), reduced energy from total (?2.00%, SE?=?0.78) and saturated fat (?1.54%, SE?=?0.41), and increased fibre intake (1.98 g/1,000 kcal energy, SE?=?0.47). In controls, oral glucose at 2 hours deteriorated (0.59 mmol/l, SE?=?0.27). Only waist circumference reduced significantly (?4.02 cm, SE?=?0.95). Intervention participants significantly outperformed controls over 12 months for body mass index and fibre intake. After baseline adjustment, they also showed greater weight loss and reduced saturated fat versus total energy intake. At least 5% weight loss was achieved by 32% of intervention participants versus 0% controls. Conclusions pMDPS results indicate that scaling-up from implementation trial to state-wide programme is possible. The system design for Life! was fit for purpose of scaling-up from efficacy to effectiveness. Trial registration Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000507280 PMID:22929458

2012-01-01

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MelbourneDAC  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Fifth International Digital Arts and Culture Conference was held in May 2003. Nearly 70 papers presented at the event can be viewed online at this Web site. The papers cover a wide range of topics, including Internet shopping, virtual worlds, and multimedia animations. But, one of the most common themes of the conference's proceedings deals with the psychological and technical aspects of video games. Having seen enormous growth in the past few years, especially with the great popularity of online community games, this topic naturally drew the attention of researchers worldwide. Many interesting insights are given in the papers, including one that investigates the relationship between video games and art.

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The Impact of “Unseasonably” Warm Spring Temperatures on Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital Admissions in Melbourne, Australia: A City with a Temperate Climate  

PubMed Central

The effects of extreme temperatures on human health have been well described. However, the adverse health effects of warm weather that occurs outside the summer period have had little attention. We used daily anomalous AMI morbidity and daily anomalous temperature to determine the impact of “unseasonable” temperature on human health. The “unseasonably” warm weather was attributed to a slow moving high pressure system to the east of Melbourne. No morbidity displacement was noted during either of these periods suggesting that morbidity due to “unseasonable” temperatures is avoidable. An increase in warmer weather during the cooler months of spring may result in increased morbidity, and an alert system based on summer thresholds may not be appropriate for early season heat health warnings. A straightforward alert system based on calculating anomalous temperature from daily weather forecasts may reduce the public health impact of “unseasonably” warm weather. PMID:25002870

Tapper, Nigel; Loughnan, Terence

2014-01-01

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Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?  

PubMed

Changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are decided on every 6 years at Nomenclature Sections associated with International Botanical Congresses (IBC). The XVIII IBC was held in Melbourne, Australia; the Nomenclature Section met on 18-22 July 2011 and its decisions were accepted by the Congress at its plenary session on 30 July. Several important changes were made to the Code as a result of this meeting that will affect publication of new names. Two of these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2012, some months before the Melbourne Code is published. Electronic material published online in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) will constitute effective publication, and the requirement for a Latin description or diagnosis for names of new taxa will be changed to a requirement for a description or diagnosis in either Latin or English. In addition, effective from 1 January 2013, new names of organisms treated as fungi must, in order to be validly published, include in the protologue (everything associated with a name at its valid publication) the citation of an identifier issued by a recognized repository (such as MycoBank). Draft text of the new articles dealing with electronic publication is provided and best practice is outlined. To encourage dissemination of the changes made to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this article will be published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany and Taxon. PMID:21917189

Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

2011-01-01

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Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?  

PubMed

Changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are decided on every 6 years at Nomenclature Sections associated with International Botanical Congresses (IBC). The XVIII IBC was held in Melbourne, Australia; the Nomenclature Section met on 18-22 July 2011 and its decisions were accepted by the Congress at its plenary session on 30 July. Several important changes were made to the Code as a result of this meeting that will affect publication of new names. Two of these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2012, some months before the Melbourne Code is published. Electronic material published online in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) will constitute effective publication, and the requirement for a Latin description or diagnosis for names of new taxa will be changed to a requirement for a description or diagnosis in either Latin or English. In addition, effective from 1 January 2013, new names of organisms treated as fungi must, in order to be validly published, include in the protologue (everything associated with a name at its valid publication) the citation of an identifier issued by a recognized repository (such as MycoBank). Draft text of the new articles dealing with electronic publication is provided and best practice is outlined.To encourage dissemination of the changes made to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this article will be published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany and Taxon. PMID:22287918

Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

2011-01-01

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Translation into French of: "Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?". Translated by Christian Feuillet and Valéry Malécot Changements des conditions requises pour la publication faits au XVIII Congrès International de Botanique à Melbourne - qu'est-ce que la publication électronique représente pour vous?  

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RésuméLes changements au CodeInternational de Nomenclature Botanique sont décidés tous les 6 ans aux Sections de Nomenclature associées aux Congrès Internationaux de Botanique (CIB). Le XVIII(e) CIB se tenait à Melbourne, Australie; la Section de Nomenclature s'est réunie les 18-22 juillet 2011 et ses décisions ont été acceptées par le Congrès en session plénière le 30 juillet. Suite à cette réunion, plusieurs modifications importantes ont été apportées au Code et vont affecter la publication de nouveaux noms. Deux de ces changements prendront effet le 1(er) janvier 2012, quelques mois avant que le Code de Melbourne soit publié. Les documents électroniques publiés en ligne en 'Portable Document Format' (PDF) avec un 'International Standard Serial Number' (ISSN) ou un 'International Standard Book Number' (ISBN) constitueront une publication effective, et l'exigence d'une description ou d'une diagnose en latin pour les noms des nouveaux taxa sera changée en l'exigence d'une description ou d'une diagnose en latin ou en anglais. De plus, à partir du 1(er) janvier 2013, les noms nouveaux des organismes traités comme champignons devront, pour que la publication soit valide, inclure dans le protologue (tous ce qui est associé au nom au moment de la publication valide) la citation d'un identifiant ('identifier') fourni par un dépôt reconnu (tel MycoBank). Une ébauche des nouveaux articles concernant la publication électronique est fournie et des conseils de bon usage sont esquissés.Pour encourager la diffusion des changements adoptés au Code International de Nomenclature pour les algues, les champignons et les plantes, cet article sera publié dans BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany et Taxon. PMID:22287925

Knapp, Sandra; McNeill, John; Turland, Nicholas J

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Does Candida and/or Staphylococcus play a role in nipple and breast pain in lactation? A cohort study in Melbourne, Australia  

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Objective To investigate Candida species and Staphylococcus aureus and the development of ‘nipple and breast thrush’ among breastfeeding women. Design Prospective longitudinal cohort study. Setting Two hospitals in Melbourne, Australia (one public, one private) with follow-up in the community. Participants 360 nulliparous women recruited at ?36?weeks’ gestation from November 2009 to June 2011. Participants were followed up six times: in hospital, at home weekly until 4?weeks postpartum and by telephone at 8?weeks. Main outcome measures Case definition ‘nipple and breast thrush’: burning nipple pain and breast pain (not related to mastitis); detection of Candida spp (using culture and PCR) in the mother's vagina, nipple or breast milk or in the baby's mouth; detection of S aureus in the mother's nipple or breast milk. Results Women with the case definition of nipple/breast thrush were more likely to have Candida spp in nipple/breast milk/baby oral samples (54%) compared to other women (36%, p=0.014). S aureus was common in nipple/breast milk/baby samples of women with these symptoms as well as women without these symptoms (82% vs 79%) (p=0.597). Time-to-event analysis examined predictors of nipple/breast thrush up to and including the time of data collection. Candida in nipple/breast milk/baby predicted incidence of the case definition (rate ratio (RR) 1.87 (95% CI 1.10 to 3.16, p=0.018). We do not have evidence that S aureus colonisation was a predictor of these symptoms (RR 1.53, 95% CI 0.88 to 2.64, p=0.13). Nipple damage was also a predictor of these symptoms, RR 2.30 (95% CI 1.19 to 4.43, p=0.012). In the multivariate model, with all three predictors, the RRs were very similar to the univariate RRs. This indicates that Candida and nipple damage are independent predictors of our case definition. PMID:23474794

Amir, Lisa H; Donath, Susan M; Garland, Suzanne M; Tabrizi, Sepehr N; Bennett, Catherine M; Cullinane, Meabh; Payne, Matthew S

2013-01-01

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Establishing the Melbourne injecting drug user cohort study (MIX): rationale, methods, and baseline and twelve-month follow-up results  

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Background Cohort studies provide an excellent opportunity to monitor changes in behaviour and disease transmission over time. In Australia, cohort studies of people who inject drugs (PWID) have generally focused on older, in-treatment injectors, with only limited outcome measure data collected. In this study we specifically sought to recruit a sample of younger, largely out-of-treatment PWID, in order to study the trajectories of their drug use over time. Methods Respondent driven sampling, traditional snowball sampling and street outreach methods were used to recruit heroin and amphetamine injectors from one outer-urban and two inner-urban regions of Melbourne, Australia. Information was collected on participants’ demographic and social characteristics, drug use characteristics, drug market access patterns, health and social functioning, and health service utilisation. Participants are followed-up on an annual basis. Results 688 PWID were recruited into the study. At baseline, the median age of participants was 27.6 years (IQR: 24.4 years – 29.6 years) and two-thirds (67%) were male. Participants reported injecting for a median of 10.2 years (range: 1.5 months – 21.2 years), with 11% having injected for three years or less. Limited education, unemployment and previous incarceration were common. The majority of participants (82%) reported recent heroin injection, and one third reported being enrolled in Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) at recruitment. At 12 months follow-up 458 participants (71% of eligible participants) were retained in the study. There were few differences in demographic and drug-use characteristics of those lost to follow-up compared with those retained in the study, with attrition significantly associated with recruitment at an inner-urban location, male gender, and providing incomplete contact information at baseline. Conclusions Our efforts to recruit a sample of largely out-of-treatment PWID were limited by drug market characteristics at the time, where fluctuating heroin availability has led to large numbers of PWID accessing low-threshold OST. Nevertheless, this study of Australian injectors will provide valuable data on the natural history of drug use, along with risk and protective factors for adverse health outcomes associated with injecting drug use. Comprehensive follow-up procedures have led to good participant retention and limited attrition bias. PMID:23786848

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Melbourne’s Community Gardens: Harvesting More Than Just Vegetables  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on community gardens is an increasingly important area of study. As the percentage of the global population living in cities continues to climb, community gardens have the ability to reach increasing numbers of people. Previous research has shown that these spaces allocated for the growing of vegetables, flowers, fruit and\\/or herbs, produce many outcomes reaching beyond their members and

Dana E. Kennedy

2005-01-01

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Rural training and the state of rural health services: effect of rural background on the perception and attitude of first-year medical students at the university of melbourne.  

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The aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between medical students' background and their perception of the state of rural health services; willingness to undertake internship training or work as a doctor in a rural hospital; expected benefits and disadvantages of training or working as a doctor in a rural hospital; and factors interfering with acceptance of a job as a doctor in rural areas. A questionnaire-based survey was distributed to 100 first-year medical students attending the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne at the end of semester 1. The response rate was 97%, including 44 males and 53 females. A strong relationship was found between rural background and an intention to undertake internship training in a rural hospital (86% of students from a rural background expressed this desire vs 30% of students from an urban background). Furthermore, all students from a rural background expressed a desire to work as a doctor in a rural hospital after completing postgraduate training. Compared to urban students, students from a rural background showed a more positive attitude towards health services in rural areas including public hospitals ( P = 0.02), private general practice ( P = 0.004), ambulance service ( P = 0.0002) and baby health centres ( P = 0.005). Citizenship or gender was not significantly related to the perception of any of these services. The ranking of factors interfering with acceptance of a job as a doctor in rural areas were different for rural and urban students. Students from rural backgrounds reported spouse/partner needs (76% vs 49%, P = 0.038) and school availability for children (59% vs 30%, P = 0.023) as barriers more frequently than urban students, respectively). On the other hand, urban students rated the following factors higher: personal factors (76% vs 53%, respectively), education opportunities (56% vs 24%), social/cultural facilities (50% vs 41%) and the need for frequent travel (29% vs 12%). None of these interfering factors were significantly different. Urban students were more likely than rural students to report that their views were a result of adverse media reports. In conclusion, students from a rural background were more willing to be trained or to work as doctors in rural areas. This was associated with a greater adverse influence by the media upon students. PMID:11488702

Azer, S A; Simmons, D; Elliott, S L

2001-08-01

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Undergraduate Child Psychiatry Teaching in Melbourne, Australia  

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Objective: The teaching of child psychiatry in Australian medical schools is under review: the content, the placement of the field within medical curricula, and the appropriate teaching and learning methods are all contested. The authors developed a 1-day program in the 9-week child and adolescent health course conducted in the final two semesters…

Gough, Jenny K.; McCallum, Zoe; Bevan, Catherine; Vance, Alasdair

2010-01-01

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Innovative Master's Program in Distributed Computing @ Melbourne  

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application of the Internet, has transformed computing and society. It is used by millions of people everyday of industry standard and Internet-based distributed computing technologies in the development of networked. Introduction Distributed computing systems and applications are not only changing the face of computing

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Insights From Twin Research: Conference at Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia / Twin Studies: Timing of Monozygotic Splitting and Commentary; Gestational Diabetes; ICOMBO'S Post-Partum Depression Study; Photographs of Conjoined Twins / Human Interest: Rare Quadruplets; Mistaken Identity on the Soccer Field; Prenatal Laser Surgery on Triplets; Twins Born to Prince and Princess of Monaco.  

PubMed

Highlights from a conference, 'Healthier Kids: Insights From Twin Research', held in Melbourne, Australia on December 5, 2014, are summarized. In addition to informative and exciting presentations and discussions of recent findings, three key themes emerged: (1) results from twin research have important implications for non-twins, (2) researchers from diverse disciplines should be encouraged to participate actively in twin research, and (3) investigators, twins and families need to work more collaboratively. Next, papers and studies concerning the biological bases of monozygotic (MZ) twinning, gestational diabetes and post-partum depression are reviewed. Finally, general interest reports of rare quadruplets, mistaken identity, prenatal laser surgery and a royal twin birth are provided. PMID:25740114

Segal, Nancy L

2015-04-01

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76 FR 70532 - Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL  

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...parcel to be acquired is located west of Apollo Boulevard and North of General Aviation...53,000. The fair market value of the Apollo Boulevard/General Aviation Way parcel...11-10-11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

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Tectonic feedback, intraplate orogeny and the geochemical structure of the crust: a central Australian perspective  

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of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (e-mail: m.sandiford@earthsci.unimelb.edu.au) 2 Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Adelaide, South Australia Abstract: The geological record of intraplate deformation in central Australia implies that past tectonic activity (basin formation, deformation and erosion) has

Sandiford, Mike

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VARIATIONS ON VERTICES AND VORTICES The University of Melbourne  

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cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number cube 8 12 6 soccer ball 60 90 32 dinosaur ? ? ? #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count the number

Do, Norman

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University of Melbourne WWhhaatt''ss tthhiiss pprrooggrraamm aabboouutt??  

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, 3.0 GPA; essay CCoossttss:: Program fee: $11,050 (SS11) Estimated additional costs: $14,708 Program areas in which courses are offered on this program. Check the Web for course listings. Also note course's Web page for what is included in your program fee. If that is still unclear, contact the Office

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*Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne ...  

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number of decision variables from the model prior to optimization. Consequently, a tighter ..... Johnson andNiemi. [7] showed that ..... IMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and Industry 7 (1996) 247-270. [13] R. L. M. J. van de ...

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Page 1 of 10 The University of Melbourne  

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, the R-tree. INTRODUCTION The R-tree is a hierarchical index structure for indexing spatial objects for indexing one dimensional data. The Structure of the R-trees: The structure of an R-tree resembles) and the objects are indexed only in the leaf nodes. The spatial objects are indexed in the form of minimum

Zhang, Rui

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Measuring food access in Melbourne: access to healthy and fast foods by car, bus and foot in an urban municipality in Melbourne. — Measures of the Food Environment  

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R. Buyya, University of Melbourne, Carlton, VIC, Australia; M. Pathan, University of Melbourne, Carl-ton, VIC, Australia; A. Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Eds.)  

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which span on broad CDNs areas. Therefore, aspects of CDNs in terms of basics, design process, practice study have also been provided. Comparison of different design and development approach- es are described. (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 9) Hardcover 99,95 , $149.00, SFr. 174.00, £79.00 ISBN 978

Buyya, Rajkumar

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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vim, emacs). · Setting up your environment Before you start using these, you must first ensure you everything so please ask your demonstrator for assistance if you have any problems. · Which machines do I use have set your path correctly. To do this, type the following line (for bash): export PATH=/usr/java1

Melbourne, University of

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15 18, 2005  

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that Wikis, lightweight web-based collaborative tools, can provide substantive support to the design research: web-based collaboration, design research, wiki, web authoring 1 Introduction There is ongoing debate from follow-up comments). Collaborative web sites such as the Design Society's Collaborative Workspace

Salustri, Filippo A.

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0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 31. Melbourne 26-Feb-01  

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Department of Geological Sciences, Center for Environmental Studies Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 of local geological, hydrological, ecological, and climatic change. Quantification and monitoring of urban Arabia; San Francisco, California, USA; Tokyo, Japan; and Vancouver, Canada). These data provide a useful

Hall, Sharon J.

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Minority Language Speakers as Migrants: Some Preliminary Observations on the Sudanese Community in Melbourne  

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The language problems faced by migrants may be more complex when they come from a minority language group in their homeland. The new arrivals may find that there are few, or even no, speakers of their language in the community to which they have moved. Then decisions have to be made as to whether to attempt to maintain the native language and also…

Musgrave, Simon; Hajek, John

2013-01-01

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Infrastructure constraints or poor service planning? Increasing service to Melbourne's City Loop and Dandenong rail corridor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The projections were wrong, because they didn't foresee the effect of the car. Rail patronage peaked at 201 million in 1950, then declined steadily for three decades. By 1964, the total was only 170 million, and the number of trains entering Flinders Street in the busiest hour of the day had fallen from 116 in 1929 to 108. But the

Paul Mees

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Preprint, WIRADA Science Symposium, Aug 2011, Melbourne, AU The Challenges and Opportunities of  

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forecasting stream flows and floods; rainfall measures; methods of catchment demarcation; drainage enforcement models; climate modeling; groundwater-surface water interactions. The problem space outlined

Plale, Beth

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Image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer: from Manchester to Melbourne.  

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Brachytherapy for cervix cancer has evolved rapidly over the last few years through the introduction of image-guided brachytherapy. This has enabled the transition from Manchester-based orthogonal radiograph planning to more conformal treatments, incorporating the concepts of patients' anatomy, tumor characteristics and tumor response with time. The purpose of this article is to outline the evolution of cervix cancer brachytherapy, discuss guidelines and recommendations on image-guided brachytherapy and describe our single-institution conformal image-based brachytherapy experience. PMID:20014884

Narayan, Kailash; Barkati, Maroie; van Dyk, Sylvia; Bernshaw, David

2010-01-01

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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Account { String ownerName; String accNumber; double balance; public void setOwner (String name) { ownerName = name; } public void setNumber (String number) { accNumber = number; } public void setBalance (double amountInputStream dis = new DataInputStream(System.in); static StringTokenizer st; public static void main(String[] args

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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casual #12;public staff(String c, String n) { code = c; name = n; } /* set/get methods for the staff code. */ public void setCode(String c) { code = c; } public String getCode() { return code; } /* set/get methods for the staff name. */ public void setName(String n) { name = n; } public String getName() { return name

Melbourne, University of

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15 18, 2005  

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also be used to describe some "real- world" situations. The advantages of ALX3d are that they recast CK of which the author is aware that assumes the agents (i.e. human designers) exhibit bounded rationality fundamental spaces: a concept space (or C-space) and a knowledge space (or K-space). K- #12;space contains

Salustri, Filippo A.

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ACCV2002: The 5th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2325 January 2002, Melbourne, Australia.  

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University of Southern California Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab Microsoft Research, China Los singular poses; camera projection loses depth, and introduces an obser- vation singularity and reflective

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Is an ‘exponential decline’ in car use in Melbourne a plausible greenhouse abatement measure?  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is now often claimed that a substantial contribution to national greenhouse gas reduction targets can be achieved through a paradigm shift to public transport. On this basis, it also has been claimed that a significant contribution to national greenhouse reduction targets can be achieved through a radical agenda of public-transit-centred urban densification. This paper utilises a ‘business as usual’

Ernest Healy

2012-01-01

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Governing Climate Change Post-2012: The Role of Global Cities -Melbourne  

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been an important driver for action as local politicians and officials have on retrofitting energy efficiency measures in municipal buildings and the development of energy efficient street lighting systems, although important secondary areas of work

Watson, Andrew

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Research and VET Decision-Making: February 1997 Symposium (Melbourne, Australia, February 19-20, 1997).  

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This document contains the speaking notes, spoken comments, and prepared papers of the participants in a 1997 symposium on utilization of vocational education and training (VET) research in VET decision making in Australia. The document begins with the "Introduction" (Chris Selby Smith). The next six sections contain the speaking notes and/or…

Smith, Chris Selby, Ed.

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Singing in "La Voce Della Luna" Italian Women's Choir in Melbourne, Australia  

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Australia is a country of ongoing migration that embraces diversity, creative expression and cultural activity. Membership of community music groups by older people can enhance life quality, and may provide a space through which cultural and linguistic identity may be shared and celebrated. This qualitative phenomenological case study explores…

Southcott, Jane; Joseph, Dawn

2015-01-01

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The incidence of heat casualties in sprint triathlon: the tale of two Melbourne race events.  

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Triathlon is a popular participation sport combining swimming, cycling and running into a single event. The Triathlon Australia medical policy advocates the use of wet bulb globe temperature as the criterion for altering race distance and an ambient temperature of 35 degrees C as a criterion for consideration of cancellation of an event, but there is little empirical evidence detailing the effectiveness of this policy. Nor has the impact of environmental thermal stress on triathletes in shorter duration events been determined. During an injury surveillance investigation of a triathlon race series over the 2006/2007 seasons, two events with similar environmental conditions were completed. One thousand eight hundred and eighty-four participants competed in event 1 (December 2006) and 2000 competed in event 2 (February 2007). Maximum dry bulb (DBT), minimum vapour pressure (VP) and minimum relative humidity (RH) for event 1 were 37 degrees C DBT, 0.56 kPa VP and 9% RH measured by the Bureau of Meteorology. Fifty-three participants presented for medical aid, 15 due to heat-related collapse. The conditions measured for event 2 were 33 degrees C DBT, 1.16 kPa VP and 24% RH and there were no heat illness presentations despite 38 individuals presenting for medical aid. These observations suggest that the risk of heat-related collapse is greatest when high-environmental temperatures occur early in the competitive season when participants may be inadequately prepared and have not yet acquired natural acclimatisation to heat. Any Triathlon Australia policy revision could place stronger emphasis on the use of ambient temperature as a limiting criterion for race organisers. PMID:17931972

Gosling, Cameron McR; Gabbe, Belinda J; McGivern, Jeanne; Forbes, Andrew B

2008-01-01

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Proceedings of the 19th ACSC Conference, Melbourne, Australia, January 31 February 2  

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. Most of the buffer management schemes proposed to date do not perform well under non­uniform traffic in general, [1] but none of the schemes to date offers a better solution to all the different traffic load of bursty traffic streams. Second, it does not require a large amount of buffer in order to satisfy a set

Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

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Patterns of Language Use: Polish Migrants from the 1980s and Their Children in Melbourne  

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This paper investigates the retention of Polish language and culture by first generation Polish migrants from the 1980s and their second generation offspring (aged 15-24) from endogamous and exogamous marriages. We examine various domains such as the home, social networks, visits to Poland, institutions of learning, the Polish media, the Polish…

Leuner, Beata

2010-01-01

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Dietary carbohydrate in relation to cortical and nuclear lens opacities in the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

PURPOSE: In vitro and in vivo animal studies suggest that dietary carbohydrates play a role in cataractogenesis. Few epidemiologic studies have been conducted to evaluate this association. The objective of this study was to examine the cross-sectional associations between total carbohydrate intake, ...

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Outside the square? Aesthetic response to the contemporary architecture of Federation Square, Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent measures introduced by Australian governments to improve the visual-quality of the built environment have been criticised\\u000a as being too prescriptive. Two opposing models of people’s aesthetic response to buildings have been proposed in the research\\u000a literature. The preference-for-difference model has gained more support than the preference-for-prototype model but is at\\u000a odds with current government policies. Both models are based

Andrew R. Bishop

2007-01-01

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Verification of TAPM meteorological predictions in the Melbourne region for a winter and summer month  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Air Pollution Model (TAPM), newly developed in CSIRO, solves the fundamental fluid dynamics and scalar transport equations to predict meteorology and pollutant concentration for a range of pollutants important for air pollution applica- tions. The meteorological component of TAPM predicts the mesoscale flows important to local-scale air pollution, such as sea breezes and terrain-induced flows, and in this work

Peter Hurley

2000-01-01

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J. Laybourn-Parry ( ) School of Zoology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne,  

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· Russell Shiel The microbial plankton of Lake Fryxell, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica during from Lake Fryxell, south- ern Victoria Land, Antarctica in January 1992 and 1994 were analysed older lakes of the Dry Valleys in Victoria Land apparently lack metazoans (Parker et al. 1982

Priscu, John C.

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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. Interactions: relationships between use cases and actors. 2. Drawing a Use Case Diagram for Project A (OzPress system): a) identify actors, use cases, and relationships b) draw a high level user case diagram c) add include/extend relationships to create a detailed use-case diagram Sample Answer: a) Use Cases: ADD

Melbourne, University of

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Observation and modelling of stable isotopes in precipitation for midlatitude weather systems in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of stable water isotopes as tracers of moisture throughout the hydrological cycle is often hindered by the relatively coarse temporal and spatial resolution of observational data. Intensive observation periods (IOPs) of isotopes in precipitation have been valuable in this regard enabling the quantification of the effects of vapour recycling, convection, cloud top height and droplet reevaporation (Dansgaard, 1953;

Vaughan Barras; Ian Simmonds

2010-01-01

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Demographic, seasonal, and spatial differences in acute myocardial infarction admissions to hospital in Melbourne Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Seasonal patterns in cardiac disease in the northern hemisphere are well described in the literature. More recently age and gender differences in cardiac mortality and to a lesser extent morbidity have been presented. To date spatial differences between the seasonal patterns of cardiac disease has not been presented. Literature relating to seasonal patterns in cardiac disease in the southern

Margaret E Loughnan; Neville Nicholls; Nigel J Tapper

2008-01-01

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Drop attack in glaucoma. The Melbourne experience with topical miotics, adrenergic and neuronal blocking drops.  

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We have considered the effectiveness of miotics (pilocarpine 2% and ecothiopate iodide (Phospholine Iodide) 0.125 or 0.25%), adrenaline (Eppy/N 1%) or adrenaline precursors (dipivalyl epinephrine or dipivefrin hydrochloride (Propine) 0.1%) and neuronal blockers (timolol maleate (Timoptol) 0.5%) in 165 patients in the clinical situation. All drops were effective in lowering intraocular pressure with an average fall of 6.6 mmHg for timolol (160 eyes), 8.21 mmHg for pilocarpine (79 eyes), 5.77 mmHg for dipivalyl epinephrine (57 eyes), 7.23 mmHg for adrenaline (17 eyes) and 10.5 mmHg for ecothiopate iodide (16 eyes). In chronic simple open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, pilocarpine and timolol were almost equally effective while dipivalyl epinephrine and adrenaline were also effective, but more as additive therapy, though dipivalyl epinephrine may be useful on its own in ocular hypertension. In low-tension glaucoma timolol and dipivalyl epinephrine together seemed best, while in secondary glaucomas all were effective at times, but ecothiopate iodide was best in aphakic glaucoma and fluorometholone (FML Liquifilm) 0.1% was important in inflammatory glaucoma. Side effects were frequent with dipivalyl epinephrine and timolol, with respiratory disease a strong contraindication to timolol. PMID:6639505

West, R H; Cebon, L; Gillies, W E

1983-08-01

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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with the following example: Write a statement to declare and instantiate an array to hold marks obtained by different students in different subjects in a class. Assume that there are up to 300 students in a class][6]; 2. How does String class differ from the StringBuffer class? Discuss with suitable examples. Sample

Melbourne, University of

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Prevalence of atopy in a population of hairdressing students and practising hairdressers in Melbourne, Australia.  

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Hairdressers are one of the largest groups affected by occupational contact dermatitis. In this population-based study, 193 trainee hairdressers and 184 practising hairdressers each completed a questionnaire and had their hands examined. Participants were asked about past or present atopy including eczema, asthma or hayfever, which occurred in 59.2%, and were individually correlated with a history of occupational skin problems. Almost 60% of hairdressers and trainees had experienced changes on their hands since commencing hairdressing, while 29% had evidence of abnormal skin on examination on the day of participation. Atopic individuals, who plan to work in a career such as hairdressing with known high rates of occupational contact dermatitis, should be advised to care for and protect their skin from the outset to prevent the development of this condition. There has been little awareness of this issue in Australia, despite longstanding knowledge of the association of hairdressing and contact dermatitis. PMID:16866997

Roberts, Hugh; Frowen, Kathryn; Sim, Malcolm; Nixon, Rosemary

2006-08-01

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Service Assessment Central Florida Tornado Outbreak  

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, accurate forecasts and other services to enable the public to minimize loss of life and property damage (NEXRAD) Weather Service Office (NWSO) Melbourne staff; state, county and local emergency management personnel; law enforcement; other local officials; the media; and residents of the impacted areas

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Variation in human rotavirus electropherotypes occurring between rotavirus gastroenteritis epidemics in central Australia.  

PubMed Central

The changes in human rotavirus electropherotypes, occurring during a period including two rotavirus gastroenteritis epidemics in 1976 and 1979 in relatively remote Central Australia, were determined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic analysis of the rotavirus genome ribonucleic acid. A number of different electropherotypes were present during each of the epidemics, although a single type was predominant in each one. The predominant electropherotype of the first epidemic persisted in the area for approximately 2 years afterwards. Apart from this electropherotype, only three others were recognized in the 3 years between the two epidemics. One of these, first seen 1 year before the second epidemic, bore a very close similarity to the predominant type of the second epidemic. Altogether, 12 different electropherotypes were recognized during the period of the survey. No type common to both areas was found when rotavirus electropherotypes recognized in Central Australia were compared with those detected in a 1973-to-1979 survey in Melbourne, Australia. Images PMID:6266963

Schnagl, R D; Rodger, S M; Holmes, I H

1981-01-01

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BioMed Central Page 1 of 16  

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role in ovarian development Craig A Smith*1, Christina M Shoemaker2, Kelly N Roeszler1, Joanna Queen2 and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, 3052, Australia and 2Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA Email: Craig A Smith

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630 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 46, NO. 6, JUNE 1999 A Stochastic Model of the Electrically Stimulated  

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and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia. He is now and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia. He is now are with the Bionic Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne

Bruce, Ian

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Convective Systems of the North Australian Monsoon Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  

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Convective Systems of the North Australian Monsoon MICK POPE Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre and 208 K. The annual cycle of cloudiness over northern Australia shows an initial (October). During periods of deep zonal flow, which coincide with the active phase of the monsoon, the number

Jakob, Christian

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Proceedings of the Conference on Competency-Based Training (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, November 27-29, 1991).  

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This document contains summaries of five workshops, each with several speakers, held at a conference on competency-based training (CBT) in Australia. The following are included in Session 1, Developing and Delivering CBT Programs: "Developing and Delivering CBT Programs--Opening Speech" (Steve McDonald); "Competency Standards and the CBT System"…

Carey, Cristene, Ed.

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Deliberate Self-Poisoning Presenting to an Emergency Medicine Network in South-East Melbourne: A Descriptive Study  

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Background. Deliberate self-poisoning (DSP) comprises a small but significant proportion of presentations to the emergency department (ED). However, the prevalence and patient characteristics of self-poisoning attendances to EDs in Victoria have not been recently characterised. Aim. To identify and compare the characteristics of adult patients presenting to the three EDs of Monash Health following DSP. Methods. Retrospective clinical audit of adult DSP attendances between 1st July 2009 and 30th June 2012. Results. A total of 3558 cases over three years were identified fulfilling the search criteria. The mean age of patients was 36.3 years with the largest numbers aged between 18 and 30 (38%). About 30% of patients were born overseas. Forty-eight percent were discharged home, 15% were admitted to ED short stay units, and 5% required ICU admission. The median ED length of stay was 359 minutes (IQR 231–607). The most frequently reported substances in DSP were benzodiazepines (36.6%), paracetamol (22.2%), and antipsychotics (12.1%). Exposure to more than one substance for the episode of DSP was common (47%). Conclusion. This information may help identify the trends in poisoning substances used for DSP in Victoria, which in turn may provide clinicians with information to provide more focused and targeted interventions. PMID:25045538

Martin, Catherine; Graudins, Andis

2014-01-01

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Deliberate self-poisoning presenting to an emergency medicine network in South-East melbourne: a descriptive study.  

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Background. Deliberate self-poisoning (DSP) comprises a small but significant proportion of presentations to the emergency department (ED). However, the prevalence and patient characteristics of self-poisoning attendances to EDs in Victoria have not been recently characterised. Aim. To identify and compare the characteristics of adult patients presenting to the three EDs of Monash Health following DSP. Methods. Retrospective clinical audit of adult DSP attendances between 1st July 2009 and 30th June 2012. Results. A total of 3558 cases over three years were identified fulfilling the search criteria. The mean age of patients was 36.3 years with the largest numbers aged between 18 and 30 (38%). About 30% of patients were born overseas. Forty-eight percent were discharged home, 15% were admitted to ED short stay units, and 5% required ICU admission. The median ED length of stay was 359 minutes (IQR 231-607). The most frequently reported substances in DSP were benzodiazepines (36.6%), paracetamol (22.2%), and antipsychotics (12.1%). Exposure to more than one substance for the episode of DSP was common (47%). Conclusion. This information may help identify the trends in poisoning substances used for DSP in Victoria, which in turn may provide clinicians with information to provide more focused and targeted interventions. PMID:25045538

Rahman, Asheq; Martin, Catherine; Graudins, Andis; Chapman, Rose

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Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Strategic Directions Meeting for Members Melbourne, 8 December 2003 Collaboration - A Few Reflections  

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The success of ARACY depends on researchers across the biological, behav ioural and social sciences working together, policy makers from health, education, social welfare and other sectors working together, practitioners from different professions such as medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and education to name just a few working together, and at the same time researchers, policy makers and practitioners within

Dorothy Scott OAM

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Michalewicz and Michalewicz, Puzzle Based Learning Proceedings of the 2007 AaeE Conference, Melbourne, Copyright Michalewicz and Michalewicz, 2007  

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-Based Learning ­ is very beneficial for introducing mathematics, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. As Alex Fisher wrote in his book, Critical Thinking: "... though many teachers would claim to teach to address this educational gap by teaching "thinking skills" based on some structure (e.g. critical thinking

Michalewicz, Zbigniew

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Information Management. VALA National Conference on Library Automation Proceedings (2nd, Melbourne, Australia, November 28-December 1, 1983). Volume 1.  

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The first of two volumes of a conference proceedings, this document contains the welcome, the opening, the keynote addresses, and the invited papers, as well as a submitted paper by John Gillam which was not available for publication in the pre-prints (Volume 2) prior to the conference. Three addresses are not included in these proceedings and…

Cheney, B. J., Ed.

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Help seeking in older Asian people with dementia in Melbourne: using the Cultural Exchange Model to explore barriers and enablers.  

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The prevalence of dementia is increasing in Australia. Limited research is available on access to Cognitive Dementia and Memory Services (CDAMS) for people with dementia from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. This study aimed to determine the barriers and enablers to accessing CDAMS for people with dementia and their families of Chinese and Vietnamese backgrounds. Consultations with community members, community workers and health professionals were conducted using the "Cultural Exchange Model" framework. For carers, barriers to accessing services included the complexity of the health system, lack of time, travel required to get to services, language barriers, interpreters and lack of knowledge of services. Similarly, community workers and health professionals identified language, interpreters, and community perceptions as key barriers to service access. Strategies to increase knowledge included providing information via radio, printed material and education in community group settings. The "Cultural Exchange Model" enabled engagement with and modification of the approaches to meet the needs of the targeted CALD communities. PMID:24443007

Haralambous, Betty; Dow, Briony; Tinney, Jean; Lin, Xiaoping; Blackberry, Irene; Rayner, Victoria; Lee, Sook-Meng; Vrantsidis, Freda; Lautenschlager, Nicola; Logiudice, Dina

2014-03-01

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What Alternative? A Snapshot of VCAL As an Alternative to Senior Secondary Education in the Western Region of Melbourne  

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The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a two-year senior school certificate available to secondary students in Victoria, Australia, and has been operational for almost a decade. It is delivered by secondary schools and further education providers. In 2010, two programmes from each of these providers were reviewed and considered in…

Broadbent, Robyn; Papadopoulos, Theo

2013-01-01

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Predictive mapping of powerful owl ( Ninox strenua) breeding sites using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in urban Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban expansion is a principal process threatening biodiversity globally. It is predicted that over half of the world's population will reside in urban centres by 2010. If we are to conserve biodiversity, a shift in perspective from traditional ecological studies based in natural environments, to studies based in less natural environments is paramount. To effectively conserve species which occur in

Bronwyn Isaac; Raylene Cooke; Dianne Simmons; Fiona Hogan

2008-01-01

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An 85-ka record of climate change in lowland Central America David A. Hodell a,, Flavio S. Anselmetti b  

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. Anselmetti b , Daniel Ariztegui c , Mark Brenner a , Jason H. Curtis a , Adrian Gilli a,1 , Dustin A. Grzesik Institute (LUECI), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA b Eawag, Ueberlandstrasse 133, P.O. Box, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA f Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, IfM-Geomar, 24148 Kiel, Germany a r t i c

Wehrli, Bernhard

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Room-temperature coherent coupling of single spins in diamond  

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, NIKOLAS STAVRIAS2 , ANDREW D. GREENTREE3 , STEVEN PRAWER2,3 , JAN MEIJER4 , JASON TWAMLEY5 , PHILIP R, Germany 2 School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia 3 Centre, Australia 4 Central Laboratory of Ion Beam and Radionuclides, Ruhr University, 44801 Bochum, Germany 5

Loss, Daniel

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Page 1 of 3 CURRICULUM VITAE  

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Associate of Arts Fall 2009 ­ Fall 2011 Brevard Community College, Melbourne, Florida Colorado Springs Florida, Orlando, FL Intervarsity 2011 Treasurer (2011) Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL Scholarship 2005 - 2009 University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Dean's List 2011 Brevard Community

Central Florida, University of

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Objective Lightning Probability Forecasts for East-Central Florida Airports  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL, (NWS MLB) identified a need to make more accurate lightning forecasts to help alleviate delays due to thunderstorms in the vicinity of several commercial airports in central Florida at which they are responsible for issuing terminal aerodrome forecasts. Such forecasts would also provide safer ground operations around terminals, and would be of value to Center Weather Service Units serving air traffic controllers in Florida. To improve the forecast, the AMU was tasked to develop an objective lightning probability forecast tool for the airports using data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The resulting forecast tool is similar to that developed by the AMU to support space launch operations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) for use by the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) in previous tasks (Lambert and Wheeler 2005, Lambert 2007). The lightning probability forecasts are valid for the time periods and areas needed by the NWS MLB forecasters in the warm season months, defined in this task as May-September.

Crawford, Winfred C.

2013-01-01

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The Hall collection of birds from Wonsan, central Korea, in spring 1903  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the first English-language review of the birds of Korea, Austin (1948) wrote that 'nowhere in the literature can I find any mention of the fact that Hall stopped off for two weeks at Wonsan en route from Melbourne to Vladivostok, and collected over 200 birds there!'. Wonsan lies in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at 39°09'N 127°25'E,

P. R. SWEET; J. W. DUCKWORTH; T. J. TROMBONE; L. ROBIN

2007-01-01

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Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs, Central Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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In some communities, local government and non-profit entities have funds to purchase and renovate distressed, foreclosed homes for resale in the affordable housing market. Numerous opportunities to improve whole house energy efficiency are inherent in these comprehensive renovations. BA-PIRC worked together in a multi-year field study making recommendations in individual homes, meanwhile compiling improvement costs, projected energy savings, practical challenges, and labor force factors surrounding common energy-related renovation measures. The field study, Phase 1 of this research, resulted in a set of best practices appropriate to the current labor pool and market conditions in central Florida to achieve projected annual energy savings of 15-30% and higher. This report describes Phase 2 of the work where researchers worked with a local government partner to implement and refine the "current best practices". A simulation study was conducted to characterize savings potential under three sets of conditions representing varying replacement needs for energy-related equipment and envelope components. The three scenarios apply readily to the general remodeling industry as for renovation of foreclosed homes for the affordable housing market. Our new local government partner, the City of Melbourne, implemented the best practices in a community-scale renovation program that included ten homes in 2012. ?

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19 CFR 122.15 - User fee airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Airport. McKinney, Texas Collin County Regional Airport. Melbourne, Florida Melbourne Airport. Mesa, Arizona Williams Gateway Airport. Midland, Texas Midland International Airport. Morristown, New Jersey Morristown Municipal...

2014-04-01

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Reservoir characterization of the Melbourn and F-39 sands in the Lavaca Bay field using integration of log, core and production data  

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Formation. Reservoir characterization methods used in this study are inexpensive and geared to identify additional unrecovered resources. The methods include interpretation of well log, production and core data, and stratigraphic cross sections. Available...

Hong, Cecelia

1993-01-01

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Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 4  

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This document is the fourth volume of the proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference papers are centered around the theme of "Learners and Learning Environments." This volume features 42 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Mul and Wu: (1) Case…

Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

2005-01-01

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Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 2  

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This document contains the second volume of the proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference papers are centered around the theme of "Learners and Learning Environments." This volume features 43 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Adl and Fre: (1)…

Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

2005-01-01

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Investigating the climatic impact of urban planning strategies through the use of regional climate modelling: a case study for Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban planning is a useful method for improving local climate and human health in cities through purposefully modifying urban land surface characteristics. This can reduce the potential risks of elevated city temperatures due to the urban heat island (UHI). Unfortunately, simple tools are not readily available for urban planners to assess the climatological impacts of various urban development scenarios. Urban

Andrew M. Coutts; Jason Beringer; Nigel J. Tapper

2008-01-01

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Neoliberal Economic Markets in Vocational Education and Training: Shifts in Perceptions and Practices in Private Vocational Education and Training in Melbourne, Australia  

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This article argues that the adoption of the competitive Vocational Education and Training (VET) markets in Australia resulted in shifts in institutional perceptions and practices. Using situated experiences and perspectives from quality assurance auditors, training managers, international students and VET teachers from seven commercial for-profit…

Pasura, Rinos

2014-01-01

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Micro- and macro-attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging. Plenary Lecture at the 5th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2009, Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging has become a very powerful method in chemical analysis. In this review paper we describe a variety of opportunities for obtaining FT-IR images using the attenuated total reflection (ATR) approach and provide an overview of fundamental aspects, accessories, and applications in both micro- and macro-ATR imaging modes. The advantages and versatility of both ATR imaging modes are discussed and the spatial resolution of micro-ATR imaging is demonstrated. Micro-ATR imaging has opened up many new areas of study that were previously precluded by inadequate spatial resolution (polymer blends, pharmaceutical tablets, cross-sections of blood vessels or hair, surface of skin, single live cells, cancerous tissues). Recent applications of ATR imaging in polymer research, biomedical and forensic sciences, objects of cultural heritage, and other complex materials are outlined. The latest advances include obtaining spatially resolved chemical images from different depths within a sample, and surface-enhanced images for macro-ATR imaging have also been presented. Macro-ATR imaging is a valuable approach for high-throughput analysis of materials under controlled environments. Opportunities exist for chemical imaging of dynamic aqueous systems, such as dissolution, diffusion, microfluidics, or imaging of dynamic processes in live cells. PMID:20482963

Kazarian, Sergei G; Chan, K L Andrew

2010-05-01

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Social Change and Family Policies. Key Papers, Part I. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).  

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These papers from an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar explore seven themes, four of which are presented in Part 1. The first set of papers approach the question of whether the family is worth supporting and the related issue of pressures, conflicts, and expectations of family life (Theme 1). Randall Collins discusses…

Collins, Randall; And Others

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Hydro-climatology: Variability and change (Proceedings of symposium J-H02 held during IUGG 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011) (IAHS Publ. 3, 2011)  

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and land-atmosphere feedback X. H. Meng1 , J. P. Evans1 , M. F. McCabe2 1 Climate Change Research Centre 2008 is close to the lowest since 1900[Potter et al., 2010]. This makes the investigation of climate change and water resources over the MDB, including all hydrological and climate components, more

Evans, Jason

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Impacts of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) on the scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi  

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Recent changes in the new International Code of Nomenclature (ICN) for algae, fungi and plants require that only one name be used for pleomorphic fungi many of which have two or more scientific names at present. It is necessary to decide which of two competing scientific names will be applied to one...

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Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 1  

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The first volume of the 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education contains plenary lecture and research forum papers as listed below. Short oral communications papers, poster presentations, brief summaries of discussion groups, and working sessions are also included in the volume. The plenary…

Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

2005-01-01

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Technology in Mathematics Education: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, June 30-July 3, 1996).  

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This document contains papers presented at the 19th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Topics of the presentations include learning research, mathematical representations, problem solving, strategic learning behaviors, algebraic thinking and learning environments, teaching and learning of algebra,…

Clarkson, Philip C., Ed.

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IBRO World Congress Of Neuroscience, Melbourne Australia July 12-17 2007 The effect of dopaminergic therapy on functional connectivity in Parkinson's  

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therapy on functional connectivity in Parkinson's disease Grega Repov_, Deanna Barch, Meghan Campbell in diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Tourette syndrome. Additionally, pharmacological with Parkinson's disease and matched controls, during intravenous administration of L-Dopa or saline. The design

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The effect of an early childhood obesity intervention on father’s obesity risk behaviors: the Melbourne InFANT Program  

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Background To investigate the effect of an early childhood obesity prevention intervention, incorporating a parent modelling component, on fathers’ obesity risk-related behaviours. Methods Cluster randomized-controlled trial in the setting of pre-existing first-time parents groups organised by Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Victoria, Australia. Participants were 460 first-time fathers mean age?=?34.2 (s.d.4.90) years. Dietary pattern scores of fathers were derived using principal component analysis, total physical activity and total television viewing time were assessed at baseline (infant aged three to four months) and after 15 months. Results No significant beneficial intervention effect was observed on fathers’ dietary pattern scores, total physical activity or total television viewing time. Conclusion Despite a strong focus on parent modelling (targeting parents own diet, physical activity and television viewing behaviours), and beneficial impact on mothers’ obesity risk behaviours, this intervention, with mothers as the point of contact, had no effect on fathers’ obesity risk-related behaviours. Based on the established links between children’s obesity risk-related behaviors and that of their fathers, a need exists for research testing the effectiveness of interventions with a stronger engagement of fathers. PMID:24524293

2014-01-01

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The Maintenance Effect of Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Groups for the Chinese Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Melbourne, Australia: A 6-Month Follow-Up Study  

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Background: Caring for a child with intellectual disability can be stressful. No data on the longer-term effects of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) on parents from a Chinese-speaking background who have children with intellectual disabilities are available in the literature. This study attempted to fill this research gap by examining the…

Wong, D. F. K.; Poon, A.; Kwok, Y. C. Lai

2011-01-01

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E. Jones, "Poster: Test-Driven Specification: Paradigm and Automation," 44th ACM Southeast Conference, Melbourne, Florida, March 10-12, 2006.  

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-box and Mills' state box specifications. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.2.4 [Software Engineering of modeling simple black-box functional behavior as well as more complex, state-based behavior like Mill and accurate documentation for API software. Their solution was to provide prose descriptions augmented

Jones, Edward

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1991 AAIR Forum. Refereed Proceedings of the Conference of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) (2nd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, October 1-3, 1991).  

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The Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) conference provided a comprehensive coverage of issues, concepts, and techniques in the areas of planning, data analysis and research, and related aspects of management support in tertiary education. Refereed papers from the conference include: (1) "Changes in Student Approaches to…

Swinburne Inst. of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria (Australia).

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Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2005). Volume 3  

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The third volume of the 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education contains full research report papers. Papers include: (1) Students' Use of ICT Tools: Choices and Reasons (Anne Berit Fuglestad); (2) Interaction of Modalities in Cabri: A Case Study (Fulvia Furinghetti, Francesca Morselli, and…

Chick, Helen L., Ed.; Vincent, Jill L., Ed.

2005-01-01

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RoboCup Jr -Educational Report, Melbourne, August-September 2000, Sklar, Johnson and Lund. Page 1 Children Learning From Team Robotics -RoboCup Junior 2000  

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of robots) are rapidly spreading throughout our daily life, and it is growing increasingly important when IBM's Deep Blue computer defeated world champion Gary Kasparov at chess. RoboCup differs significantly from computer chess ­ agents act in a real-time, dynamic environment, where decisions must be made

Pollack, Jordan B.

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Team 386 prepares for the FIRST competition  

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Voltage: The South Brevard FIRST Team (386) works on their robot, Sparky. The team of students from Eau Gallie, Satellite, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Bayside and Melbourne Central Catholic high schools was co-sponsored by Intersil Corp., Harris Corp., NASA Kennedy Space Center, Rockwell Collins and Interface & Control Systems, Inc. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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Prototype Local Data Integration System and Central Florida Data Deficiency  

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This report describes the Applied Meteorology Unit's (AMU) task on the Local Data Integration System (LDIS) and central Florida data deficiency. The objectives of the task are to identify all existing meteorological data sources within 250 km of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Eastern Range at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), identify and configure an appropriate LDIS to integrate these data, and implement a working prototype to be used for limited case studies and data non-incorporation (DNI) experiments. The ultimate goal for running LDIS is to generate products that may enhance weather nowcasts and short-range (less than 6 h) forecasts issued in support of the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS), Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG), and the Melbourne National Weather Service (NWS MLB) operational requirements. The LDIS has the potential to provide added value for nowcasts and short term forecasts for two reasons. First, it incorporates all data operationally available in east central Florida. Second, it is run at finer spatial and temporal resolutions than current national-scale operational models. In combination with a suitable visualization tool, LDIS may provide users with a more complete and comprehensive understanding of evolving fine-scale weather features than could be developed by individually examining the disparate data sets over the same area and time. The utility of LDIS depends largely on the reliability and availability of observational data. Therefore, it is important to document all existing meteorological data sources around central Florida that can be incorporated by it. Several factors contribute to the data density and coverage over east central Florida including the level in the atmosphere, distance from KSC/CCAS, time, and prevailing weather. The central Florida mesonet consists of existing surface meteorological and hydrological data available from the Tampa NWS and data servers at Miami and Jacksonville. However the utility of these data for operational use is limited, mainly because there are relatively few additional meteorological observations within 50 km of KSC/CCAS to supplement existing METAR and KSC/CCAS tower reports.

Manobianco, John; Case, Jonathan

1998-01-01

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Mark A. Burgman Personal Details  

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1 Resume Mark A. Burgman Personal Details Address: School of Botany The University of Melbourne of Botany, University of Melbourne. 2002 ­ present Professor, School of Botany, University of Melbourne Professor and Reader, School of Botany, University of Melbourne. 1995 ­ 1999 Coordinator of Environmental

Burgman, Mark

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Pattern-Based Real-Time Feedback for a Temporal Bone Simulator Department of Computing and Information Systems  

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University of Melbourne Ioanna Ioannou Department of Otolaryngology University of Melbourne Sudanthi Wijewickrema§ Department of Otolaryngology University of Melbourne Stephen O'Leary¶ Department of Otolaryngology University of Melbourne Gregor Kennedy Centre for the Study of Higher Education University

Bailey, James

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 46, NO. 6, JUNE 1999 617 A Stochastic Model of the Electrically Stimulated  

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author. *I. C. Bruce was with the Bionic Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia. He is now are with the Bionic Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne

White, Mark

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Seasonal Characteristics of Non-Meteorological Radar Reflectivity Returns in Central Florida and Their Impact on TRMM Ground Validation  

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Radar data quality control is a major component to the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Ground Validation (GV) effort. The quality control algorithm utilizes several adjustable height and reflectivity threshold parameters to remove non-precipitation echoes from ground-based radar data. Spurious radar reflectivity returns not removed during the quality control process may create biases in ground validation rainfall products used to evaluate rainfall measurements retrieved from aboard the TRMM satellite. To better evaluate the performance of the quality control algorithm, WSR-88D radar data from one primary GV site, Melbourne, Florida, are used to determine the seasonal characteristics of non-meteorological radar echoes in cast central Florida during the first year of the TRMM mission. It is demonstrated that unique spurious echo regimes develop throughout the year, leading to different levels of successful non-meteorological echo removal by the quality control algorithm. In addition to the type of non- precipitation echoes present, the success of the algorithm is also greatly dependent upon the amount of precipitation present. Less aggressive attempts to remove non-meteorological echoes must be employed when rain is observed so as not to remove these echoes as well. Therefore, precipitation statistics from ground validation monthly rainfall products will be utilized to further document the quality control algorithm performance. Moreover, these precipitation statistics will be used to demonstrate the relationship between dominant spurious echo regimes and rainfall amount. Finally, monthly statistics of contaminated ground validation radar data will be calculated and the effect on rainfall accumulation products will be discussed.

Robinson, Michael; Marks, David A.; Kulie, Mark S.; Ferrier, Brad S.

1999-01-01

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Identification of the development mechanisms of an explosive cyclone in the central Mediterranean with the aid of the MSG satellite images  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development mechanisms of an explosive cyclone over Central Mediterranean are examined, by relating the cloud patterns in the infrared, water vapour and visible channels of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite images, to the surface-upper air operational analyses and thermodynamic parameters, including potential and geostrophic vorticity analyses, potential and equivalent potential temperature, static stability and thermal heat fluxes. The specific case study derived from an updated climatology of Mediterranean explosive cyclones for the 2002-2010 period, being performed with the aid of the University of Melbourne Cyclone Tracking scheme (MS algorithm) and ERA-INTERIM datasets. It was found that during the ordinary cyclogenesis the increased mid-upper level relative humidity over Northern Algeria along with the enhanced moisture gradient in the area between Portugal and Spain; indicate the existence of a jet -streak, with the dry zone to be located on the cold side of the jet axis. The descent of the dry air is more pronounced within the left exit region of the jet streak in the poleward portion of an upper confluence zone. Six hours later, the eastward movement of the cloud pattern in the Northern African coasts significantly resembles the structure of a baroclinic leaf, being related to the early stages of surface frontogenesis, due to the deformation process within a strong wind field. During the time of rapid deepening, when the surface cyclone propagated from the Northern African coasts towards the area of Sicily - Gulf of Taranto, the development is characterised by the transition from the baroclinic leaf structure to the comma cloud one and finally the formation of a bent-back occlusion.

Kouroutzoglou, John; Flocas, Helena A.; Hatzaki, Maria; Keay, Kevin; Simmonds, Ian; Mavroudis, Anastasios

2013-08-01

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Observations of Total Lightning Associated with Severe Convection During the Wet Season in Central Florida  

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This paper will discuss findings of a collaborative lightning research project between National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Weather Service office In Melbourne Florida. In August 1996, NWS/MLB received a workstation which incorporates data from the KMLB WSR-88D, Cloud to Ground (CG) stroke data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), and 3D volumetric lightning data collected from the Kennedy Space Centers' Lightning Detection And Ranging (LDAR) lightning system. The two primary objectives of this lightning workstation, called Lightning Imaging Sensor Data Applications Display (USDAD), are to: observe how total lightning relates to severe convective storm morphology over central Florida, and compare ground based total lightning data (LDAR) to a satellite based lightning detection system. This presentation will focus on objective #1. The LISDAD system continuously displays CG and total lighting activity overlaid on top of the KMLB composite reflectivity product. This allows forecasters to monitor total lightning activity associated with convective cells occurring over the central Florida peninsula and adjacent coastal waters. The LISDAD system also keeps track of the amount of total lightning data, and associated KMLB radar products with individual convective cells occurring over the region. By clicking on an individual cell, a history table displays flash rate information (CG and total lightning) in one minute increments, along with radar parameter trends (echo tops, maximum dBz and height of maximum dBz) every 5 minutes. This history table Is updated continuously, without user intervention, as long as the cell is identified. Reviewing data collected during the 1997 wet season (21 cases) revealed that storms which produced severe weather (hall greater or = 0.75 in. or wind damage) typically showed a rapid rise In total lightning prior to the onset of severe weather. On average, flash rate increases of 25 FPM per minute over a time scale of approximately 5 minutes were common. These pulse severe storms typically reached values of 150 to 200 FPM with some cells exceeding 400 FPM. One finding which could have a direct application to the warning process is that the rapid increase in lightning typically occurred in advance of the warning issuance time. Comparisons between the ending time of the rapid rate increase and the time of when the warning was issued by NWS/MLB meteorologist exhibited a lead time of 8 minutes. It is conceivable that if close monitoring of the LISDAD system by operational meteorologist is routinely performed, warnings for pulse severe storms could be issued up to 4 to 6 minutes earlier than what is issued currently.

Sharp, D.; Williams, E.; Weber, M.; Goodman, Steven J.; Raghavan, R.; Matlin, A.; Boldi, B.

1998-01-01

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Books  

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Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture. Edited by Stephanie Trigg. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2006. Pp. 328. $42.95 paper.What If? Australian History as It Might Have Been. Edited by Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2006. Pp. viii + 293. $34.95 paper.Disputed Histories: Imagining New Zealand's Pasts. Edited by Tony Ballantyne and Brian Moloughney. Dunedin: Otago

Robert Dixon; Mark Finnane; Andrew Moore; Andrea Wltcomb; Glenda Sluga; Doug Munro; Helen Gardner; Kane Collins; Ann McGrath; Nicole Watson; Julie Evans; Angela Woollacott; Barbara Caine; Jane Haggis; Christine Choo; Barry York; David Goodman; Andrew Hassam; Michele Langfield; Gwenda Tavan; Lachlan Strahan; Christopher Waters; Frank Bongiorno; Marilla North; Catherine Speck; Phillip Deery; David Day; Hilary Carey

2007-01-01

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Quality and Diversity in VET [Vocational Education and Training] Research. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) (2nd, Melbourne, Australia, February 11-12, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings consist of 43 presentations clustered into these key areas: position, strategy, contribution, and future issues; diversity of participation and contexts; issues in the workplace and learning settings; question of practitioners work; and questions of knowledge and methodology--all related to the themes of quality and diversity.…

Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria.

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Academic Communication across Disciplines and Cultures. Selected Proceedings of the National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice, Volume 2 (1st, Melbourne, Australia, March 14-16, 1996).  

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These selected papers from the First Conference on Tertiary Literacy focus on communication across differences of culture and discipline in Australian universities. Many of the papers have resulted from cooperation between applied linguists and specialist lecturers and describe cooperative models of literacy education based on interdisciplinary…

Golebiowski, Zofia, Ed.; Borland, Helen, Ed.

201

GRACE, Remote Sensing and Ground-based Methods in Multi-Scale Hydrology (Proceedings of Symposium J-H01 held during IUGG2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011) (IAHS Publ. 343, 2011).  

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in the microwave domain, allowing data collected by different satellites (e.g. Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM-time series. However, differences in measurement specifications prevent merging the data directly. Here we microwave; long term INTRODUCTION The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), derived from

Evans, Jason

202

A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of International Conference, KES 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, in R.  

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A. Kusiak and A. Burns, Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case Study, Proceedings of the 9 3683, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005, pp. 953-958. Mining Temporal Data: A Coal-Fired Boiler Case. This paper presents an approach to control pluggage of a coal-fired boiler. The proposed approach involves

Kusiak, Andrew

203

Dorin, A., "Physicality and Notation, Fundamental Aspects of Generative Processes in the Electronic Arts", in Proceedings of First Iteration, Dorin & McCormack (eds), CEMA< Melbourne, Dec 1999, pp80-91  

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, the raging flames of a bushfire and the wind that fans them. All living organisms are defined by the dynamics of generative processes. Frequently, a stage in a generative process is labelled as its `final result'. This may

Dorin, Alan

204

Spotlight on the human factor: building a foundation for the future of haemophilia A management: report from a symposium on human recombinant FVIII at the World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress, Melbourne, Australia on 12 May 2014.  

PubMed

Inhibitor development is the most serious and challenging complication in the treatment of severe haemophilia A. Up to 38% of such patients develop inhibitors with current recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) products produced in hamster cell lines. Human-cl rhFVIII is a new generation fully sulfated B-domain-deleted FVIII coagulant glycoprotein, which is generated from a human cell line. Thus, there are no non-human epitopes which would be potentially immunogenic. This molecule has significantly higher VWF-binding affinity compared with existing full-length rFVIII produced in hamster cell lines. The development aim of Human-cl rhFVIII is to address the challenges of FVIII inhibitors and frequent infusions during prophylaxis. Human-cl rhFVIII's mean half-life is very comparable to some of the newer products which involve modification of the FVIII molecule to extend the circulating half-life. There are promising data concerning the use of a personalized prophylaxis regimen with Human-cl rhFVIII. Preliminary data indicate a median dosing interval of 3.5 days with 66.7% of the patients on a twice per week or fewer infusions schedule combined with a low bleeding rate and no increased FVIII consumption when compared to standard prophylaxis. No product-specific laboratory assay is required to monitor the coagulation activity for Human-cl rhFVIII. The results of registration clinical trials with Human-cl rhFVIII as well as the ongoing studies in previously untreated patients (NuProtect) and personalized prophylaxis study in previously treated patients (NuPreviq), will be discussed. The manufacturer has received marketing authorization for Human-cl rhFVIII in Europe and Canada under the name Nuwiq(®) and plans to launch it in the USA and globally in 2015. PMID:25472812

Kessler, C; Oldenburg, J; Ettingshausen, C Escuriola; Tiede, A; Khair, K; Négrier, C; Klamroth, R

2015-01-01

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Total Lightning and Radar Storm Characteristics Associated with Severe Storms in Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper examines the three dimensional characteristics of lightning flashes and severe storms observed in Central Florida during 1997-1998. The lightning time history of severe and tornadic storms were captured during the on-going ground validation campaign supporting the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) experiment on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The ground validation campaign is a collaborative experiment that began in 1997 and involves scientists at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, MIT/Lincoln Laboratories, and the NWS Forecast Office at Melbourne, FL. Lightning signatures that may provide potential early warning of severe storms are being evaluated by the forecasters at the NWS/MLB office. Severe storms with extreme flash rates sometimes exceeding 300 per minute and accompanying rapid increases in flash rate prior to the onset of the severe weather (hall, damaging winds, tornadoes) have been reported by Hodanish et al. and Williams et al. (1998-this conference). We examine the co-evolving changes in storm structure (mass, echo top, shear, latent heat release) and kinematics associated with these extreme and rapid flash rate changes over time. The flash frequency and density are compared with the three dimensional radar reflectivity structure of the storm to help interpret the possible mechanisms producing the extreme and rapidly increasing flash rates. For two tornadic storms examined thus far, we find the burst of lightning is associated with the development of upper level rotation in the storm. In one case, the lightning burst follows the formation of a bounded weak echo region (BWER). The flash rates diminish with time as the rotation develops to the ground in conjunction with the decent of the reflectivity core. Our initial findings suggest the dramatic increase of flash rates is associated with a sudden and dramatic increase in storm updraft intensity which we hypothesize is stretching vertical vorticity as well as enhancing the development of the mixed phase region of the storm. We discuss the importance of these factors in producing both the observed extreme flash rates and the severe weather that follows in these storms and others to be presented.

Goodman, Steven J; Raghavan, R.; Buechler, Dennis; Hodanish, S.; Sharp, D.; Williams, E.; Boldi, B.; Matlin, A.; Weber, M.

1998-01-01

206

Solar keratoses. The association with erythemal ultraviolet radiation in Australia  

SciTech Connect

The prevalence rate of solar keratoses among 2000 residents of Melbourne, Australia, was compared to the rate among 2113 residents of Maryborough, a north central Victorian city. There was a significantly higher prevalence rate among the Australian-born population of Maryborough compared with Melbourne residents of the same age, sex, country of birth, and level of outdoor activity. Calculation of the erythemal ultraviolet radiation level revealed a 14.2% increase in the dose in Maryborough compared with that in Melbourne. These figures demonstrate a significant increase in the rate of solar keratoses, and thus the potential for the development of skin cancer, in all of the age groups studied. The difference was associated with a relatively small increase in ultraviolet radiation between two areas that are separated by a latitude distance of only 110 km.

Marks, R.; Selwood, T.S.

1985-11-01

207

Teams practice for the FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Students test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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Workers prepare the tent for FIRST robotic competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Workers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex make final preparations in the huge tent for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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MACHINERY AND COMMUNITY: THE ATHERTON GARDENS COMMUNITY NETWORK EXPERIMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with the expectations associated with a current example of social partnerships oriented to 'community-building' though the social use of technology. Our central case study is provided by the Reach for the Clouds project being undertaken at Atherton Gardens, a high rise public housing estate in inner Melbourne by InfoXchange Australia, a not for profit enterprise, working

Denise Meredyth; Liza Hopkins; Scott Ewing; Julian Thomas; David Hayward

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Between the Centre and the Periphery: the development of port trade in Darwin, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is a port city located in Australia's Top End and facing Southeast Asia. The distance from Darwin to Australia's main economic centres of Sydney and Melbourne is almost the same as to Singapore. This central geographical location has inspired the development of the Port and the City of Darwin from time to time

Jiaping Wu

2011-01-01

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Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Team 393 from Morristown, Ind., sets up its robot on a table to prepare it for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. KSC is co-sponsoring the team, The Bee Bots, from Morristown Junior and Senior High Schools. On the floor at right is team 386, known as Voltage: The South Brevard First Team. This team is made up of students from Eau Gallie, Satellite, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Bayside and Melbourne Central Catholic High Schools. They are sponsored by KSC as well as Harris Corp., Intersil Corp., Interface & Control Systems. Inc. and Rockwell Collins. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase IV  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The threat of lightning is a daily concern during the warm season in Florida. Research has revealed distinct spatial and temporal distributions of lightning occurrence that are strongly influenced by large-scale atmospheric flow regimes. Previously, the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) calculated the gridded lightning climatologies based on seven flow regimes over Florida for 1-, 3- and 6-hr intervals in 5-, 10-,20-, and 30-NM diameter range rings around the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) and eight other airfields in the National Weather Service in Melbourne (NWS MLB) county warning area (CWA). In this update to the work, the AMU recalculated the lightning climatologies for using individual lightning strike data to improve the accuracy of the climatologies. The AMU included all data regardless of flow regime as one of the stratifications, added monthly stratifications, added three years of data to the period of record and used modified flow regimes based work from the AMU's Objective Lightning Probability Forecast Tool, Phase II. The AMU made changes so the 5- and 10-NM radius range rings are consistent with the aviation forecast requirements at NWS MLB, while the 20- and 30-NM radius range rings at the SLF assist the Spaceflight Meteorology Group in making forecasts for weather Flight Rule violations during Shuttle landings. The AMU also updated the graphical user interface with the new data.

Bauman, William H., III

2009-01-01

213

Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida, Phase 2, Part 3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The threat of lightning is a daily concern during the warm season in Florida. The forecasters at the Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) at Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston, TX consider lightning in their landing forecasts for space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), FL Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL (NWS MLB) do the same in their routine Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) for seven airports in the NWS MLB County Warning Area (CWA). The Applied Meteorology Unit created flow regime climatologies of lightning probability in the 5-, 10-, 20-, and 30-n mi circles surrounding the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) and all airports in the NWS MLB county warning area in 1-, 3-, and 6-hour increments. The results were presented in tabular and graphical format and incorporated into a web-based graphical user interface so forecasters could easily navigate through the data and to make the GUI usable in any web browser on computers with different operating systems.

Bauman, William H., III

2007-01-01

214

Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase III  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report describes work done by the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) to add composite soundings to the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS). This allows National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters to compare the current atmospheric state with climatology. In a previous phase, the AMU created composite soundings for four rawinsonde observation stations in Florida, for each of eight flow regimes. The composite soundings were delivered to the NWS Melbourne (MLB) office for display using the NSHARP software program. NWS MLB requested that the AMU make the composite soundings available for display in AWIPS. The AMU first created a procedure to customize AWIPS so composite soundings could be displayed. A unique four-character identifier was created for each of the 32 composite soundings. The AMU wrote a Tool Command Language/Tool Kit (TcVTk) software program to convert the composite soundings from NSHARP to Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format. The NetCDF files were then displayable by AWIPS.

Barrett, Joe H., III

2008-01-01

215

Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase IV: Central Florida Flow Regime Based Climatologies of Lightning Probabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The threat of lightning is a daily concern during the warm season in Florida. Research has revealed distinct spatial and temporal distributions of lightning occurrence that are strongly influenced by large-scale atmospheric flow regimes. Previously, the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) calculated the gridded lightning climatologies based on seven flow regimes over Florida for 1-, 3- and 6-hr intervals in 5-, 10-, 20-, and 30-NM diameter range rings around the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) and eight other airfields in the National Weather Service in Melbourne (NWS MLB) county warning area (CWA). In this update to the work, the AMU recalculated the lightning climatologies for using individual lightning strike data to improve the accuracy of the climatologies. The AMU included all data regardless of flow regime as one of the stratifications, added monthly stratifications, added three years of data to the period of record and used modified flow regimes based work from the AMU's Objective Lightning Probability Forecast Tool, Phase II. The AMU made changes so the 5- and 10-NM radius range rings are consistent with the aviation forecast requirements at NWS MLB, while the 20- and 30-NM radius range rings at the SLF assist the Spaceflight Meteorology Group in making forecasts for weather Flight Rule violations during Shuttle landings. The AMU also updated the graphical user interface with the new data.

Bauman, William H., III

2009-01-01

216

Reviews: Australian  

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Graham Maddox, Australian Democracy in Theory and Practice, Melbourne, Longman Cheshire, 1985, pp.463, $19.95 (paper).Bill Brugger and Dean Jaensch, Australian Politics: Theory and Practice, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1985, pp. 258 + 258. $29.95 (cloth), $15.95 (paper)David Dunstan, Governing the Metropolis, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1984, pp. 362. $24.50 (cloth)Stuart Harris and Geoff Taylor (eds), Resource Development and the Future

Graeme Duncan; Don Aitkin; Chris Paris; Brian Galligan; Lenore Layman; Patrick Weller; Roger Scott; John Craig; Brendan Moran; Glenn Withers; Braham Dabscheck; Frank Harman; Gary Smith; Jeff Archer; Mariam Simms; Hugh Smith; Geoff Skene; Dennis Altman; D. P. S. Ahluwalia; John Ravenhill; Mark D. Hayes; Karen Mughan; Dick Bryan; Chris Pickvance; Owen Hughes; Eckhard Jesse; Ross Poole; Murray Goot; Elizabeth Wirth Marvick; Stephen Bell; Brian Head; Rebecca M. Albury; Marian Sawer; Chilla Bulbeck; Carol Bacchi; Marilyn Lake

1986-01-01

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Collaborative Partnership for Development of Mechatronics Engineering Education of the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

A collaborative partnership between Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and industry partner SAGE Didactic has been developed. This partnership is born for the shared commitment to \\

John P. T. Mo; Milan Simic; Peter Dawson

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Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, 112 doi:10.1093/nar/gkn1015  

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA Received

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Polygons and the Lace Expansion Nathan Clisby1  

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of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. N.Clisby@ms.unimelb.edu.au 2 Department of Mathematics, University trees, lattice animals, percolation, oriented percolation, the contact process, random graphs

Slade, Gordon

220

OPN December 2007 | 41 Trapped Supercontinuum and Multi-Color Gap Solitons  

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frequency metrology, spectros- copy and tomography. Approaches have been developed for manipulating are with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. W. Krolikowski

Dreischuh, Alexander

221

Team 21 cheers during a contest at the FIRST event  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Members of the FIRST robotic team, ComBBat, from Central Florida's Astronaut and Titusville high schools, cheer and encourage the contestants during competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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Astronaut David Brown poses with ComBBat team  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Astronaut David Brown poses with members of the team known as ComBBat, representing Central Florida's Astronaut and Titusville high schools. ComBBat was teamed with Boeing at KSC and Brevard Community College. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition being held March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

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Evolving clonal nevus—case report with serial digital dermatoscopy and dermatopathology  

PubMed Central

We present a case of a clonal nevus arising from a previously banal melanocytic nevus over a 15-month period on the central back of a 30-year-old woman in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia. Clinical, dermatoscopic and dermatopathologic images are presented. A search of the literature has discovered no previously published dermatoscopy images of an evolving clonal nevus. PMID:25692084

Inskip, Mike; Magee, Jill

2015-01-01

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Evolving clonal nevus-case report with serial digital dermatoscopy and dermatopathology.  

PubMed

We present a case of a clonal nevus arising from a previously banal melanocytic nevus over a 15-month period on the central back of a 30-year-old woman in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia. Clinical, dermatoscopic and dermatopathologic images are presented. A search of the literature has discovered no previously published dermatoscopy images of an evolving clonal nevus. PMID:25692084

Inskip, Mike; Magee, Jill

2015-01-01

225

Simulation of a Real-Time Local Data Integration System over East-Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) simulated a real-time configuration of a Local Data Integration System (LDIS) using data from 15-28 February 1999. The objectives were to assess the utility of a simulated real-time LDIS, evaluate and extrapolate system performance to identify the hardware necessary to run a real-time LDIS, and determine the sensitivities of LDIS. The ultimate goal for running LDIS is to generate analysis products that enhance short-range (less than 6 h) weather forecasts issued in support of the 45th Weather Squadron, Spaceflight Meteorology Group, and Melbourne National Weather Service operational requirements. The simulation used the Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) Data Analysis System (ADAS) software on an IBM RS/6000 workstation with a 67-MHz processor. This configuration ran in real-time, but not sufficiently fast for operational requirements. Thus, the AMU recommends a workstation with a 200-MHz processor and 512 megabytes of memory to run the AMU's configuration of LDIS in real-time. This report presents results from two case studies and several data sensitivity experiments. ADAS demonstrates utility through its ability to depict high-resolution cloud and wind features in a variety of weather situations. The sensitivity experiments illustrate the influence of disparate data on the resulting ADAS analyses.

Case, Jonathan

1999-01-01

226

Using Flow Regime Lightning and Sounding Climatologies to Initialize Gridded Lightning Threat Forecasts for East Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Each morning, the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL (NWS MLB) produce an experimental cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning threat index map for their county warning area (CWA) that is posted to their web site (http://www.srh.weather.gov/mlb/ghwo/lightning.shtml) . Given the hazardous nature of lightning in East Central Florida, especially during the warm season months of May September, these maps help users factor the threat of lightning, relative to their location, into their daily plans. The maps are color-coded in five levels from Very Low to Extreme, with threat level definitions based on the probability of lightning occurrence and the expected amount of CG activity. On a day in which thunderstorms are expected, there are typically two or more threat levels depicted spatially across the CWA. The locations of relative lightning threat maxima and minima often depend on the position and orientation of the low-level ridge axis, forecast propagation and interaction of sea/lake/outflow boundaries, expected evolution of moisture and stability fields, and other factors that can influence the spatial distribution of thunderstorms over the CWA. The lightning threat index maps are issued for the 24-hour period beginning at 1200 UTC each day with a grid resolution of 5 km x 5 km. Product preparation is performed on the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE), which is the standard NWS platform for graphical editing. Currently, the forecasters create each map manually, starting with a blank map. To improve efficiency of the forecast process, NWS MLB requested that the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) create gridded warm season lightning climatologies that could be used as first-guess inputs to initialize lightning threat index maps. The gridded values requested included CG strike densities and frequency of occurrence stratified by synoptic-scale flow regime. The intent is to improve consistency between forecasters while allowing them to focus on the mesoscale detail of the forecast, ultimately benefiting the end-users of the product. Several studies took place at the Florida State University (FSU) and NWS Tallahassee (TAE) in which they created daily flow regimes using Florida 1200 UTC synoptic soundings and CG strike densities, or number of strikes per specified area. The soundings used to determine the flow regimes were taken at Miami (MIA), Tampa (TBW), and Jacksonville (JAX), FL, and the lightning data for the strike densities came from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The densities were created on a 2.5 km x 2.5 km grid for every hour of every day during the warm seasons in the years 1989-2004. The grids encompass an area that includes the entire state of Florida and adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters. Personnel at FSU and NWS TAE provided this data and supporting software for the work performed by the AMU.

Lambert, Winifred; Short, David; Wolkmer, Matthew; Sharp, David; Spratt, Scott

2006-01-01

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Using Flow Regime Lightning and Sounding Climatologies to Initialize Gridded Lightning Threat Forecasts for East Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Each morning, the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL (NWS MLB) produce an experimental cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning threat index map for their county warning area (CWA) that is posted to their web site (httl://www.srh.weather.gov/mlb/ghwo/lightning.shtml) . Given the hazardous nature of lightning in East Central Florida, especially during the warm season months of May September, these maps help users factor the threat of lightning, relative to their location, into their daily plans. The maps are color-coded in five levels from Very Low to Extreme, with threat level definitions based on the probability of lightning occurrence and the expected amount of CG activity. On a day in which thunderstorms are expected, there are typically two or more threat levels depicted spatially across the CWA. The locations of relative lightning threat maxima and minima often depend on the position and orientation of the low-level ridge axis, forecast propagation and interaction of sea/lake/outflow boundaries, expected evolution of moisture and stability fields, and other factors that can influence the spatial distribution of thunderstorms over the CWA. The lightning threat index maps are issued for the 24-hour period beginning at 1200 UTC each day with a grid resolution of 5 km x 5 km. Product preparation is performed on the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE), which is the standard NWS platform for graphical editing. Until recently, the forecasters created each map manually, starting with a blank map. To improve efficiency of the forecast process, NWS MLB requested that the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) create gridded warm season lightning climatologies that could be used as first-guess inputs to initialize lightning threat index maps. The gridded values requested included CG strike densities and frequency of occurrence stratified by synoptic-scale flow regime. The intent was to improve consistency between forecasters while allowing them to focus on the mesoscale detail of the forecast. Several studies took place at the Florida State University (FSU) and NWS Tallahassee (TAE) in which they created daily flow regimes using Florida 1200 UTC synoptic soundings and CG strike densities, or number of strikes per specified area. The soundings used to determine the flow regimes were taken at Miami (MIA), Tampa (TBW), and Jacksonville (JAX), FL, and the lightning data for the strike densities came from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). The densities were created on a 2.5 km x 2.5 km grid for every hour of every day during the warm seasons in the years 1989-2004. The grids encompass an area that includes the entire state of Florida and adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters. Personnel at FSU and NWS TAE provided this data and supporting software for the work performed by the AMU.

Lambert, Winifred; Short, David; Volkmer, Matthew; Sharp, David; Spratt, Scott

2007-01-01

228

Centrality Indices  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Centrality indices are to quantify an intuitive feeling that in most networks some vertices or edges are more central than\\u000a others. Many vertex centrality indices were introduced for the first time in the 1950s: e.g., the Bavelas index [50, 51],\\u000a degree centrality [483] or a first feedback centrality, introduced by Seeley [510]. These early centralities raised a rush\\u000a of research

Dirk Koschützki; Katharina Anna Lehmann; Leon Peeters; Stefan Richter; Dagmar Tenfelde-podehl; Oliver Zlotowski

2004-01-01

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Team 233 prepares for FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Coast FIRST Team (233) works on their robot, which is named RoccoBot, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach high schools was co- sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin and Dynacs. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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A crowd watches practice sessions for the FIRST competition  

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Visitors to Kennedy Space Center, team members and their families fill the stands during practice sessions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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FIRST teams watch the competition  

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FIRST teams watch robots in action during the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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The team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., celebrates after their win at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. They came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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Crowds of students, friends and family fill the bleachers to cheer and applaud during the closing presentations of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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Members of one of the teams competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition, wait to receive their medals from the FIRST crew. At left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. The event was held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Teams practice for the FIRST competition  

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Student teams test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

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Students from high schools around the United States busily prepare their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Astronaut David Brown talks with team members from Lake Buena Vista, Fla  

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Astronaut David Brown chats with members of the Explorers team, from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held March 9-11 in the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students from all over the country are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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The crowd filling the bleachers cheer and applaud during the closing presentations of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., get 'high fives' from Jim Jennings (wearing a straw hat), KSC's deputy director for Business Operations, during closing ceremonies for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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FIRST robots compete  

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FIRST teams and their robots work to go through the right motions at the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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After the finals of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition, Team 86 from Jacksonville, Fla., receives from the FIRST crew an award for Best Play of the Day. At left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. The event was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Crowd enjoys the FIRST event  

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FIRST team members and friends enjoy the FIRST event. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Astronaut David Brown talks to FIRST team members  

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Astronaut David Brown talks with FIRST team members, Baxter Bomb Squad, from Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Ariz., during the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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At the conclusion of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex, KSC Deputy Director for Business Operations Jim Jennings speaks to the teams and other attendees. At left is Gregg Gale, with Walt Disney World, which is the site of the national competition (at EPCOT) April 6-8. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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Adult members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., get 'high fives' from Nap Carroll (center), chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center, and other officials of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Team 278 gets help from KSC machine shop  

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The Hero Team (278) robot, named Hero, is repaired in a Kennedy Space Center research and development machine shop. The team of Edgewater High School students was co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and Honeywell. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Team 408 prepares for the FIRST competition  

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The Roboticks team (408) carries their robot, which is named R2K, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Blanche Ely High School in Ft. Lauderdale was co-sponsored by Nortel Networks and NASA Kennedy Space Center. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Teams practice for the FIRST competition  

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Two student teams test their robots in practice sessions before the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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At the conclusion of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex, the Center's Deputy Director for Business Operations Jim Jennings presents shirts to Dave Alonso (left) and Eduardo Lopez del Castillo (right). Alonso, who is chief of the Program Control Contract Office, helped make possible the KSC sponsorship of the event. Castillo helped introduce the FIRST organization to KSC several years ago. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Astronaut David Brown talks with team members from South Carolina  

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Astronaut David Brown looks over the robot named 'L'il Max' with members of the team The Bot Kickers! from Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, S.C. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition being held March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

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Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., accept one of their four awards earned during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. At far left is Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

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Students from high schools around the United States busily prepare their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. In the front is a team called Lightning, from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, Fla. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Team 393 robot scores in FIRST competition  

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The Bee Bots team (393) robot, named Dr. Beevil, scores by gathering balls. The team is composed of students from Morristown Jr. and Sr. high schools in Morristown, Ind., and is co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and IPT Inc. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Team members cheer their team during FIRST competition  

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Members of a FIRST robotic team cheer their teammates on during early competition at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held March 9-11 in the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students from all over the country are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Team 278 gets help from KSC machine shop  

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The Hero Team (278) gets some help from a Kennedy Space Center research and development machine shop in repairing their robot, named Hero. The team of Edgewater High School students was co- sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center and Honeywell. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

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A crate containing a robot for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 is unloaded near the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Inside the crate is 'RoccoBot,' the entry from The Space Coast FIRST Team, comprising students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach High Schools. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

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C.C. Berndt: Professional 1 Following your Passion while  

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C.C. Berndt: Professional 1 4/20/12 1 Following your Passion while Navigating the Bumps in the Road Chris Berndt Swinburne University of Technology; Melbourne Stony Brook University (SBU); NY-USA #12;C.C. Berndt: Professional Sydney Melbourne Where am I? Brisbane 2 2 #12;C.C. Berndt: Professional 3 85 km #1

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Look Who's Talking! A Roadside Survey of Drivers’ Cell Phone Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The objective of this study was to quantify Melbourne drivers’ rates of handheld and hands-free phone use and the driver, vehicle, site, and time characteristics associated with phone use. Additionally, this study sought to examine any change in the prevalence of handheld cell phone use by Melbourne drivers between 2006 and 2009.Method: Observational survey of vehicle drivers at various

Kristie L. Young; Christina M. Rudin-Brown; Michael G. Lenné

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GridBus workshop J.P. Gelas L. Lefvre  

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­ Thousand of machines ­ Cycles stealing For Grid designers : « networks are simple and do not support Grid applications and middleware » #12;GridBus workshop, 7th June 2003, Melbourne · Grid designers do not care about into intermediate systems to customize network services 1 2 #12;7 GridBus workshop, 7th June 2003, Melbourne FROM

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Graduate Design Education: The Case for an Accretive Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2008 the University of Melbourne began implementation of the Melbourne Model, its new vision for higher education in Australia. Six broad undergraduate university degrees have been introduced and graduate schools created. Students may now progress from an undergraduate generalist degree, with major, to a professional Masters. Alternatively,…

Walliss, Jillian; Greig, Joan

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Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Vol.18 page 104 BLUElink> Progress on operational ocean prediction for Australia  

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BLUElink> Progress on operational ocean prediction for Australia Gary B. Brassington1 , Graham Warren1 , Neville Smith1 , Andreas Schiller2 , Peter R. Oke2 1. Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne Australia. 2. CSIRO Centre, PO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Email: g.brassington@bom.gov.au Introduction "...a

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August 28, 2009 11:55 Journal of Geographical Information Science IJGIS-2009-0038final Journal of Geographical Information Science  

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a Geomatics Department, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010 VIC, Australia; b Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010 VIC, Australia (received yesterday may need to be kept apart to avoid fights (Wark et al. 2007). For this study, flocking animals

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Growing a Tree in the Forest: Constructing Folksonomies by  

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Glasgow Shetland Scotland London ubiquitous Bird Cat Animal very rare! Animal Peacock Wade Duck Goose:{aus, australia, melbourn ,greatoceanroad } Tags:{bc, canada, chinatown ,vancouverisland } user1 user2 Tags:{aus, victoria, suburb, ...} Tags:{aus, victoria, melbourne, ...} Tags:{BC, canada, park, ...} Tags:{canada

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Business Culture and the Death of a Portal  

Microsoft Academic Search

After receiving a Government grant under an 'e-commerce early movers' scheme, the Western Region Economic Development Organisation in Melbourne conceived and developed a business-to-business portal for use by small to medium enterprises (SME) in the region. This innovative project was to create a horizontal portal - Bizewest, which would enable the whole range of SMEs in Melbourne's west to engage

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Deep Belief Networks and Biomedical Text Categorisation Antonio Jimeno Yepes, Andrew MacKinlay, Justin Bedo, Rahil Garnavi, Qiang Chen  

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Kinlay, Justin Bedo, Rahil Garnavi, Qiang Chen IBM Research ­ Australia, 380 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Dept. of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia {antonio.jimeno,admackin,justinKinlay, Justin Bedo, Rahil Garvani and Qiang Chen. 2014. Deep B

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E-learning? Technology enhanced  

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9/15/2010 1 E-learning? Technology enhanced teaching and learning in symbol-based disciplines? Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 2 #12;9/15/2010 2 An Example: Make t the subject 2 3 Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 3 HMS111 An Example: Make t the subject 2

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2188 VOLUME 130M O N T H L Y W E A T H E R R E V I E W 2002 American Meteorological Society  

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EUN-PA LIM AND IAN SIMMONDS School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria the relationship is not one to one. It is found that many of these cyclones occurring south of 50 S show. Such characteristics are associated with difficulty of pre- diction and also with serious threats to human life

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A comparison of air particulate matter and associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in some tropical and temperate urban environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 12 month study of urban concentrations of total suspended particulates (TSP) and 20 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) was carried out in Seoul (South Korea), Hong Kong, Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Melbourne (Australia). Concentrations of particulate matter in the atmosphere varied widely between the cities over the course of the study, ranging from a low of 24.1?gm?3 in Melbourne

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Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING  

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Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS in 2008 by the CLOUDS lab at the University of Melbourne, facilitates the realization of the above vision

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Estimation and partitioning of polygenic variation captured by common SNPs for Alzheimer's disease,  

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Medicine and Neurology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 4 Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 5 Nuffield Department of Obstetrics heritability. We used a linear mixed model to fit all single nu- cleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) simultaneously

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Generation of Self-Referential Animated Photomosaics Daryl D'Souza  

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Generation of Self-Referential Animated Photomosaics Daryl D'Souza School of CS&IT RMIT University their significance and a new, larger image becomes visible as in Figure 1e. This paper explores the animation Melbourne, Australia daryl.dsouza@rmit.edu.au Vic Ciesielski School of CS&IT RMIT University Melbourne

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Upper thermal limits of Drosophila are linked to species distributions and strongly  

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; and b Department of Genetics, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010 climates and reared in a common environment to control for plastic effects that may confound species plastic and/or evolu- tionary responses (5, 6). Ideally, evolutionary and plastic responses within

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Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of  

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passenger transport. #12;Organization of GAMUT · A hub at the University of Melbourne (in the Urban PlanningAustralasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport A Centre of Excellence in Future Urban Transport of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations, At the University of Melbourne

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The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology  

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of Meteorology Assessing Upgrades to the Bureau of Meteorology's Wave Forecasting System using Satellite June 2009 #12;#12;Assessing Upgrades to the Bureau of Meteorology's Wave Forecasting System using the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia 2 Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia ISSN

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Environmental Information: Some Problems and Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workshop in environmental information systems was sponsored by the Royal Melbourne Institute and held July 15 through 18, 1974 in Melbourne, Australia. It was designed for the professional who wanted to: (1) gain insight into the nature of the information transfer process related to the environment; (2) develop awareness of types of user groups…

Davis, Mari, Ed.

276

Short notices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Artists’ Camps: Plein Air Painting in Melbourne 1885–1898. By Helen Topliss. Monash University Gallery, Department of Visual Arts, Monash University, assisted by The Visual Arts Board of The Australia Council, Melbourne 1984. Pp. 80. With 124 black and white plates, and 11 in colour.’Guilty Wretch That I Am’: Echoes of Australian Bushrangers from the Death Row Memoirs of Richard

John Lack; H. D. Attwood; C. J. Fox; Malcolm Just; David Dunstan

1985-01-01

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An Efficient Nearest Neighbor Algorithm for P2P This work was supported in part by the US National Science Foundation under Grant EIA-00-91474 and Microsoft Research.  

E-print Network

. of Computer Science & Software Engineering NICTA Victoria Laboratory University of Melbourne Victoria of Melbourne Victoria, Australia dnayar@cs.mu.oz.au Hanan Samet Dept. of Computer Science Center for Automation, for application domains such as collaborative urban planning and forming virtual communities, are about to emerge

Samet, Hanan

278

Towards socially sophisticated BDI agents Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  

E-print Network

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia fl.sonenbergg@dis.unimelb.edu.au L. Cavedon Department of Computer Science RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia cavedon@cs.rmit.edu.au Abstract We present

Dignum, Frank

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Sustainability 2014, 6, 2201-2222; doi:10.3390/su6042201 OPEN ACCESS  

E-print Network

Sustainability 2014, 6, 2201-2222; doi:10.3390/su6042201 OPEN ACCESS sustainability ISSN 2071-1050 www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability Article A Step towards Developing a Sustainability Performance for Sustainability and Society (MASS), Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), The University of Melbourne

Kurnia, Sherah

280

On two doubtful species of Cynoglossum (Boraginaceae) described by J.G.C. Lehmann  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cynoglossum hirsutissimum LEHMANN is known only from a drawing in the herbarium Melbourne and from the original description. Nearly all the recognizable characters suggest that it is conspecific with C. austro- africanum HILLIARD & BURTT, but a final proof is impossible. The younger, but better documented name is retained therefore. A collection in the herbarium Melbourne under the same name

H. Riedl

281

Central Park  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As one of the worldâ??s greatest urban green spaces, Central Park is loved by dyed-in-the wool New Yorkers as well as visitors to the city. This reverential website provides detailed information about this fine public space and the activities that take place within its confines. On this site, visitors can look over maps of the park, learn about the parkâ??s many attractions, and browse a selection of photographs of this fine urban paradise. The homepage contains much of this material, along with a â??Central Park Newsâ? feature, which provides news updates about goings on throughout Central Park. For those planning a visit to the park, the Events area will be most useful, as it provides information about such pastimes as rock climbing, ice skating lessons, and yoga.

2006-01-01

282

@central park  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Central Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring, improving, and managing Central Park's grounds and facilities, offers this "official" site, which contains a wealth of information about what is arguably the world's most famous city park. Each of the site's sections contains useful or interesting information; the Then & Now section, for instance, offers an overview of Central Park's history, a bibliography with 43 entries for those seeking further information, and a list of movies with scenes set in the park. Another highlight of the site is the Virtual Park, which consists of a set of clickable maps through which users can explore 72 points of interest, each described in the affectionate style of a travel guidebook. The site's other sections include such features as events schedules, press releases, information on when and where particular varieties of flowers bloom, and a section devoted entirely to activities for families and children. This site will be especially useful to those who are planning a visit to Central Park, but other users will likely find it informative and entertaining as well.

283

Central Chile  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The beginning of spring in central Chile looked like this to SeaWiFS. The snow-covered Andes mark the country's eastern border, and phytoplankton blooms and river sediment plumes fill the waters off its west coast. A large eddy due west of Concepcion is highlighted by the phytoplankton it contains.

2002-01-01

284

Engineering Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Engineering Central website provides a plethora of listings of employment resources for engineers. The website allows users to submit their resume to a resume bank, browse through entry-level jobs, as well as post jobs online. Several links that point to other engineering resources are also provided.

285

Cicada Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, hosted by University of Connecticut, "is designed to be a center for the exchange of scientific information concerning cicadas of the world." This Cicada Central website links to reprints for scientific literature concerning cicadas, a list of cicada researchers from around the world, a list of world cicada tribes, and more.

Simon, Chris

286

Halloween Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Halloween is coming up, and this site will help readers prepare for an evening of ghouls, goblins, and other nasties. Halloween Central is a fairly extensive metasite with links to a wide variety of Halloween resources, including costumes, clip art, recipes, haunted houses, Halloween safety, and pumpkins, among many others.

287

Garlic Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Can garlic help repel mosquitoes? Find out the answer to this question and more at Garlic Central, an all-about-garlic website created by aficionado Trevor Mendham. The site contains an introductory section--titled Garlic 101--and sections that address culinary uses, medicinal benefits, and cultivation. The site's Cooking section includes a collection of recipes; and information about storing, freezing, and crushing garlic. The site also features a brief how-to guide for planting, growing, and harvesting garlic. Garlic Central even hosts a virtual shopping mall that connects site visitors to a wide range of garlic-related websites peddling foodstuffs, kitchen implements, posters, books, and garden supplies. This site is also reviewed in the September 17, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

288

IPO Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IPO (Initial Public Offerings) Central, provided by The Reference Press, contains a wealth of information on IPOs. It features a complete list of companies that "filed for an initial public offering of common stock on or after May 6, 1996, the first day that all US companies were required to file electronically," along with EDGAR Online SEC filings. This directory can be accessed alphabetically or by date, and the latest filings are available under a separate menu item. IPO Central also highlights one featured IPO per week, with a free link to a Hoover Online profile on that company. "The Insider" offers short analytical columns on IPOs, and the "Beginner's Guide" has links to basic IPO information to help the novice. The site also offers links to other IPO-related sites. IPO Central does not at this time offer a searchable interface to its directory, but the providers promise improved search features soon. Note that listings are removed from the directory after six months and that EDGAR Online is in no way related to SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) EDGAR.

289

Sonnet Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by a dedicated sonnet aficionado, Sonnet Central is not intended for the scholar, per se, but for the reader, the Internaut with a weakness for poetry. The site contains a collection of English-language sonnets, grouped by period and region or by author, and modernized for contemporary readers. Pictures, contemporaneous critical works, a bibliography, and audio files of readings of selected poems complement the sonnets, some of which are maintained off-site (many at the University of Toronto). From Shakespeare to Wilfred Owen, selections from many well-known sonneteers are here alongside those of their less famous contemporaries.

290

Neuropsychology Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Neuropsychology Central is devoted to the subject of - "Neuropsychology, a new branch of science with the specific and unique aim of investigating the role of individual brain systems in complex forms of mental activity." - A.R. Luria "The Working Brain" The page aims to describe the importance of neuropsychology as a science of brain and behavior, and to act as a resource for the professional and layperson alike. See links to current technology for brain imaging, and sections covering different aspects of this ever growing field such as cognitive, developmental, and geriatric Neuropsychology. In addition, a reader survey is included to facilitate the expansion of the site.

Browndyke, J. N.

291

Central Pain Syndrome  

MedlinePLUS

NINDS Central Pain Syndrome Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Central Pain Syndrome? Is there ... being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Central Pain Syndrome? Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition ...

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Using Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Climatologies to Initialize Gridded Lightning Threat Forecasts for East Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Each morning, the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Melbourn, FL (NWS MLB) produce an experimental cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning threat index map for their county warning area (CWA) that is posted to their web site (http://www.srh.weather.gov/mlb/ghwo/lightning.shtml) . Given the hazardous nature of lightning in central Florida, especially during the warm season months of May-September, these maps help users factor the threat of lightning, relative to their location, into their daily plans. The maps are color-coded in five levels from Very Low to Extreme, with threat level definitions based on the probability of lightning occurrence and the expected amount of CG activity. On a day in which thunderstorms are expected, there are typically two or more threat levels depicted spatially across the CWA. The locations of relative lightning threat maxima and minima often depend on the position and orientation of the low-level ridge axis, forecast propagation and interaction of sea/lake/outflow boundaries, expected evolution of moisture and stability fields, and other factors that can influence the spatial distribution of thunderstorms over the CWA. The lightning threat index maps are issued for the 24-hour period beginning at 1200 UTC (0700 AM EST) each day with a grid resolution of 5 km x 5 km. Product preparation is performed on the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE), which is the standard NWS platform for graphical editing. Currently, the forecasters create each map manually, starting with a blank map. To improve efficiency of the forecast process, NWS MLB requested that the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) create gridded warm season lightning climatologies that could be used as first-guess inputs to initialize lightning threat index maps. The gridded values requested included CG strike densities and frequency of occurrence stratified by synoptic-scale flow regime. The intent is to increase consistency between forecasters while enabling them to focus on the mesoscale detail of the forecast, ultimately benefiting the end-users of the product. Several studies took place at the Florida State University (FSU) and NWS Tallahassee (TAE) for which they created daily flow regimes using Florida 1200 UTC synoptic soundings and CG strike densities from National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) data. The densities were created on a 2.5 km x 2.5 km grid for every hour of every day during the warm seasons in the years 1989-2004. The grids encompass an area that includes the entire state of Florida and adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters. Personnel at the two organizations provided this data and supporting software for the work performed by the AMU. The densities were first stratified by flow regime, then by time in 1-, 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-hour increments while maintaining the 2.5 km x 2.5 km grid resolution. A CG frequency of occurrence was calculated for each stratification and grid box by counting the number of days with lightning and dividing by the total number of days in the data set. New CG strike densities were calculated for each stratification and grid box by summing the strike number values over all warm seasons, then normalized by dividing the summed values by the number of lightning days. This makes the densities conditional on whether lightning occurred. The frequency climatology values will be used by forecasters as proxy inputs for lightning prObability, while the density climatology values will be used for CG amount. In addition to the benefits outlined above, these climatologies will provide improved temporal and spatial resolution, expansion of the lightning threat area to include adjacent coastal waters, and potential to extend the forecast to include the day-2 period. This presentation will describe the lightning threat index map, discuss the work done to create the maps initialized with climatological guidance, and show examples of the climatological CG lightning densities and frequencies of occurren based on flow regime.

Lambert, Winnie; Sharp, David; Spratt, Scott; Volkmer, Matthew

2005-01-01

293

Debate Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Courtesy of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Debate-Central.org offers resources related to this year's National Forensic League high school debate topic: "Resolved: That the United States federal government should establish a foreign policy significantly limiting the use of weapons of mass destruction." The site, which is updated daily, features a wealth of links sorted into ten categories (each of which is further divided into subcategories). Resources are collected from periodicals, think tanks, and other sources, and the collection should be useful not just for debaters but for anyone looking for authoritative resources on these topics. Other debate topics are listed on the right-hand side of the page, though these are covered in a less comprehensive manner. Also at the site is a bulletin board, through which users can ask questions of experts such as Dr. Hans Mark, former Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Administrator of NASA, and a link to NCPA's Terrorism in America site. NCPA's mission is "to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector."

294

IJCAI-2011 Workshop 27 Benchmarks and Applications  

E-print Network

and Diedrich Wolter SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition Universit¨at Bremen P.O. Box 330440 28334 Bremen, Germany of Melbourne, AU) Antony Galton (University of Exeter, UK) Jason Jingshi Li (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de

Nebel, Bernhard

295

A Formal Framework for Linguistic Tree Query Catherine Lai  

E-print Network

to thank Lesley Stirling for guiding me towards many of the deeper linguistic issues. Dave Penton Engineering The University of Melbourne Victoria, Australia #12; 2 #12; Abstract The analysis of human

Pennsylvania, University of

296

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc.  

E-print Network

NDLERF Benzodiazepine and pharmaceutical opioid misuse and their relationship to crime An examination of illicit prescription drug markets in Melbourne, Hobart and DarwBenzodiazepine and pharmaceutical opioid misuse and their relationship to crime

Craig Fry; Bronwyn Smith; Raimondo Bruno; Peter Miller

297

Ecological Applications, 19(2), 2009, pp. 515526 2009 by the Ecological Society of America  

E-print Network

from Queensland, Australia. Our task is to allocate captive-bred animals, between two sites Australia 2 Commonwealth Environment Research Facility (Applied Environmental Decision Analysis), School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia 3 Australian Centre of Excellence

Queensland, University of

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77 FR 35353 - Biotech Life Sciences Trade Mission to Australia  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...base and impressive economic strength further reinforce the importance of the market for U.S. firms. Australia's US$11...Melbourne. Australia market breakfast briefing. Site visit. Networking luncheon and...

2012-06-13

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Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 1{12 (0000) Printed 22 July 2001 (MN L A T E X style le v1.4) The Luminosity Function and Surface Brightness  

E-print Network

H. Briggs 2 and David Sprayberry 3 1 Astrophysics Group, School of Physics, University of Melbourne & Shanks 1988; Koo & Kron 1992), but to quantify this problem a reliable measurement of the faint end slope

Zwaan, Martin

300

The Structure of the New IT Frontier: Cloud Computing Part I Dexter Duncan1  

E-print Network

1 The Structure of the New IT Frontier: Cloud Computing ­ Part I Dexter Duncan1 , Xingchen Chu2 , Christian Vecchiola2 , and Rajkumar Buyya1, 2 1 Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia Email: {dexter, raj

Buyya, Rajkumar

301

The University of Chicago Department of Statistics  

E-print Network

The University of Chicago Department of Statistics Seminar Series PETER HALL Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Melbourne, Australia Contemporary Frontiers in Statistics THURSDAY and future directions of frontier problems in statistics For further information and about building access

302

STELLER SEA LIONS AND FISHERIES: COMPETITION AT SEA?  

E-print Network

of Melbourne, 2003 B.Sc.(Honours), The University of Tasmania, 2005 Grad.Dip.(Spatial Information Science), The University of Tasmania, 2006 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE

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78 FR 49769 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Telemanagement Forum  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...CANADA; Logica, Green Park, UNITED KINGDOM; Momac, Boca Raton, FL; Neuralitic, Montreal, CANADA; Nexio, Warsaw, POLAND; Nextgen Networks Pty Ltd., Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; NextGenTel AS, Bergen, NORWAY; Progress Software, Waltham,...

2013-08-15

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MAT 702 Spring 2010 3:45-5:05 MW  

E-print Network

Other books on functional analysis you may consider looking at: · Reed, Michael; Simon, Barry Methods edition. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., Inc., Melbourne, FL, 1986. · Dunford, Nelson; Schwartz, Jacob T

McConnell, Terry

305

MAT 702 Spring 2011 12:45-2:05 MW  

E-print Network

on functional analysis you may consider looking at: Reed, Michael; Simon, Barry Methods of modern mathematical. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., Inc., Melbourne, FL, 1986. Dunford, Nelson; Schwartz, Jacob T. Linear

McConnell, Terry

306

Review of ?Managing Arsenic in the Environment: From Soil to Hman Health?  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a book review of "Managing Arsenic in the Environment: From Soil to Human Health," R. Naidu, E. Smith, G. Owens, P. Bhattacharya, and P. Nadebaum eds., CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 656 pp.,...

307

SNRE PhD Career Information From 2006-2011 the School of Natural Resources and Environment graduated 68 PhD students.  

E-print Network

: Faculty Positions Grace College Green Mountain College Michigan State University National Institute) Lafayette College Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) Michigan State University Smithsonian, Amherst University of Michigan Youngstown State University Multilateral Institution The World Bank Ph

Edwards, Paul N.

308

P3 Perspectives | Perspectives --129 Ecology and the aesthetics of heat  

E-print Network

P3 · Perspectives | Perspectives -- 129 Ecology and the aesthetics of heat Boon Lay ONG Department of Architecture, University of Melbourne, Australia of our five senses. Yet, this paper proposes that an aesthetics of heat

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

309

J. M. Pearce (Printed on 16/1/08) Page 1 of 2 A System to Encourage Playful Exploration in a Reflective Environment  

E-print Network

J. M. Pearce (Printed on 16/1/08) Page 1 of 2 A System to Encourage Playful Exploration in a Reflective Environment Jon M Pearce Department of Information Systems The University of Melbourne Australia j.pearce

Pearce, Jon

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76 FR 59162 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-National Center...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Battelle, Columbus, OH; Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Round Lake, IL; Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc., Newberg, OR...Associates, Inc., Melbourne, FL; and VCAMM Ltd., Belmont, Victoria, AUSTRALIA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture....

2011-09-23

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A Summary of Convective-Core Vertical Velocity Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma  

E-print Network

, Colorado ** University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Manuscript received 16 July 2012, in final form 8 May, Oklahoma @ Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia & Cooperative Institute for Research

Ohta, Shigemi

312

V*-kNN: an Efficient Algorithm for Moving k Nearest Neighbor Queries  

E-print Network

, Egemen Tanin, Lars Kulik Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering University of Melbourne*-kNN algorithm operates, is described in Section VI. #12;II. FIXED-RANK REGION Kulik and Tanin [3] introduced

Zhang, Rui

313

A 12Month Follow Up of the Implementation of Clinical Indicators in a Consultation–Liaison Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: This paper reviews the use of clinical indicators in a consultation–liaison (C–L) service over a 12-month period at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.Method: Clinical indicators and C–L data were collected during the 1999 calendar year. A review of the process was conducted during and after completion of the 12-month period.Results: The system was found to be practical and

Alex C. N. Holmes; Fiona K. Judd; Richard Yeatman; John H. Lloyd; Jennifer Dakis; Fiona Cairns; Maria Kiang; Louise Kerr; Jonathan Mckinnon

2001-01-01

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Persistence of cccDNA during the natural history of chronic hepatitis B and decline during adefovir dipivoxil therapy 1 1 In addition to the Adefovir Dipivoxil cccDNA Study Group investigators, the authors thank the study site personnel and patients who participated in this study; Huiling Yang, Manuel Tsiang, Anant Jain, Craig James, Rick Fallis, John Fry, and Michael Wulfsohn of Gilead Sciences for their support and advice during this study; Hans Will and Maura Dandri for critical review of this manuscript; and Brian Sutton and Jennifer Elder of Inveresk (Cary, North Carolina) for advice and independent validation of statistical analyses. P.M. represents the Adefovir Dipivoxil cccDNA Study Group, which also includes the following clinical investigators: Peter Buggisch (Universitätskrankenhaus Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany); Ian Kronberg (Western Hospital, Melbourne, Australia); William Sievert (Monash University and Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia); Stanislas Pol (Hôpital Necker, Pa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background & Aims: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is a unique episomal replicative intermediate responsible for persistent infection of hepatocytes. Technical constraints have hampered the direct study of cccDNA maintenance and clearance mechanisms in patients. The aim of this study was to develop a sensitive and specific assay for quantifying cccDNA in biopsy samples from chronic

Scott Bowden; Stephen Locarnini; Karsten Wursthorn; Jorg Petersen; George Lau; Christian Trepo; Patrick Marcellin; Zachary Goodman; William E. Delaney; Shelly Xiong; Carol L. Brosgart; Craig S. Gibbs; Fabien Zoulim

2004-01-01

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Central sleep apnea  

MedlinePLUS

... central sleep apnea. A condition called Cheyne-Stokes respiration can mimic central sleep apnea. This involves breathing ... bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) or adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV). Some types of central sleep apnea are ...

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Central serous choroidopathy  

MedlinePLUS

Central serous retinopathy ... of stress may be more likely to develop central serous retinopathy. The condition can also occur as ... Your health care provider can usually diagnose central serous ... confirms the diagnosis. It may be done with a noninvasive ...

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Central Serous Retinopathy Treatment  

MedlinePLUS

... Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts What Is Central Serous Retinopathy? Tweet The retina is the light- ... retina is key to clear vision. What is Central Serous Retinopathy? Central Serous Retinopathy Symptoms Who is ...

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When smoke comes to town - effects of biomass burning smoke on air quality down under  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Annually, biomass burning results in the emission of quantities of trace gases and aerosol to the atmosphere. Biomass burning emissions have a significant effect on atmospheric chemistry due to the presence of reactive species. Biomass burning aerosols influence the radiative balance of the earth-atmosphere system directly through the scattering and absorption of radiation, and indirectly through their influence on cloud microphysical processes, and therefore constitute an important forcing in climate models. They also reduce visibility, influence atmospheric photochemistry and can be inhaled into the deepest parts of the lungs, so that they can have a significant effect on human health. Australia experiences bushfires on an annual basis. In most years fires are restricted to the tropical savannah forests of Northern Australia. However in the summer of 2006/2007 (December 2006 - February 2007), South Eastern Australia was affected by the longest recorded fires in its history. During this time the State of Victoria was ravaged by 690 separate bushfires, including the major Great Divide Fire, which devastated 1,048,238 hectares over 69 days. On several occasions, thick smoke haze was transported to the Melbourne central business district and PM10 concentrations at several air quality monitoring stations peaked at over 200 µg m-3 (four times the National Environment Protection Measure PM10 24 hour standard). During this period, a comprehensive suite of air quality measurements was carried out at a location 25 km south of the Melbourne CBD, including detailed aerosol microphysical and chemical composition measurements. Here we examine the chemical and physical properties of the smoke plume as it impacted Melbourne's air shed and discuss its impact on air quality over the city. We estimate the aerosol emission rates of the source fires, the age of the plumes and investigate the transformation of the smoke as it progressed from its source to the Melbourne airshed. We show that the smoke plumes that reached Melbourne during the summer of 2006/2007 resulted in elevated concentrations of particles and gases relative to non-fire impacted periods. The age of the plume was greater when smoke reached Melbourne (note that in our calculation of the plume age we do not distinguish between smoke and anthropogenic plumes). In addition, the older smoke plumes (30 hours) displayed higher concentrations of a number of gaseous and aerosol species relative to the younger smoke plumes (3 hours), particularly secondary reaction products, while the younger smoke plumes had higher concentrations of biomass burning marker compounds. This suggests that the enhanced photochemical activity in the smoke plumes significantly changes the aerosol composition of the smoke, potentially affecting the optical and thus radiative properties of the aerosol. This has implications for the modelling of aged smoke in chemical transport and climate models.

Keywood, Melita; Cope, Martin; (C. P) Meyer, Mick; Iinuma, Yoshi; Emmerson, Kathryn

2014-05-01

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Central bank Financial Independence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Central bank independence is a multifaceted institutional design. The financial component has been seldom analysed. This paper intends to set a comprehensive conceptual background for central bank financial independence. Quite often central banks are modelled as robot like maximizers of some goal. This perspective neglects the fact that central bank functions are inevitably deployed on its balance sheet and have

J. Ramon Martinez-Resano

2004-01-01

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North America Europe Central &  

E-print Network

1 North America Western Europe Central & Eastern Europe Latin America & Caribbean Middle East & Central Asia Asia Pacific Africa Population (100 millions) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 North America Western Europe Central & Eastern Europe Latin America & Caribbean Middle East & Central Asia Asia Pacific Africa

Johnson, Matthew

321

Central pontine myelinolysis  

MedlinePLUS

Central pontine myelinolysis is brain cell dysfunction caused by the destruction of the layer ( myelin sheath ) covering ... nerve to another. The most common cause of central pontine myelinolysis is a quick rise in the ...

322

Axioms for Centrality  

E-print Network

Given a social network, which of its nodes are more central? This question has been asked many times in sociology, psychology and computer science, and a whole plethora of centrality measures (a.k.a. centrality indices, or rankings) were proposed to account for the importance of the nodes of a network. In this paper, we try to provide a mathematically sound survey of the most important classic centrality measures known from the literature and propose an axiomatic approach to establish whether they are actually doing what they have been designed for. Our axioms suggest some simple, basic properties that a centrality measure should exhibit. Surprisingly, only a new simple measure based on distances, harmonic centrality, turns out to satisfy all axioms; essentially, harmonic centrality is a correction to Bavelas's classic closeness centrality designed to take unreachable nodes into account in a natural way. As a sanity check, we examine in turn each measure under the lens of information retrieval, leveraging sta...

Boldi, Paolo

2013-01-01

323

Central line infections - hospitals  

MedlinePLUS

... and increase how long you are in the hospital. Your central line needs special care to prevent ... The hospital staff will use aseptic technique when a central line is put in your chest or arm. Aseptic ...

324

Central Tendency and Variability  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This chapter presents two important interrelated topics in statistics: central tendency and variability. Measures of central tendency show how similar the data points in a set of data are, while measures of variability show how much the

Edwin P. Christmann

2008-11-01

325

Central venous catheters - ports  

MedlinePLUS

Central venous catheter - subcutaneous; Port-a-Cath; InfusaPort; PasPort; Subclavian port; Medi - port; Central venous line - port ... A central venous catheter is a tube that goes into a vein in your chest and ends at your ...

326

Central Asian Cataloging  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY. Languages of Central Asia present unique problems in cataloging. Reference works are often scarce, unobtainable, or non- existent, &pecially for Tibetan and Mongolian materials. Single-cut- ter numbers for languages result in shelflisting problems in some Central Asian languages. LC subject headings for Central Asian ma- terials are generally adequate except for Tibetan. The breakup of the Soviet Union may

Michael Walter

1993-01-01

327

European Central Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Together with the national central banks of the European Union, the European Central Bank (ECB) collects statistical information and governs the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Legal texts about the ECB, the ESCB, and the European Monetary Union (EMI) are provided in addition to press releases, speeches, euro area statistics and selected publications of the EMI (in eleven European languages).

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Microbiological and meteorological analysis of two Australian dust storms in April 2009.  

PubMed

Dust is an important source of bioaerosols including bacteria. In this study, the microbiology and meteorology of specific dust storms in Australia were investigated. The samples were collected from two dust events in April 2009 that were characterised by intense cold fronts that entrained dust from the highly erodible and drought-stricken Mallee and Riverina regions of Victoria and central NSW. In the first storm, the dust travelled eastward over Canberra and Sydney, and in the second storm, the dust travelled east/southeastward over Canberra and Melbourne. Rain fell on both cities during the second dust storm. Dust and rain samples were collected, cultured, and the composition compared using polymerase chain reaction denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE). Multiple bands were evident on DGGE indicative of a diverse microflora, and identification of several bands confirmed the presence of multiple genera and species representing three phyla. Numerous bands represented Bacillus species, and these were present in multiple dust samples collected from both Canberra and Melbourne. Interestingly, the microflora present in rain samples collected in Canberra during the second dust storm was quite different and the DGGE banding patterns from these samples clustered separately to most dust samples collected at the same time. Identification of several DGGE bands and PCR products from these rain samples indicated the presence of Pseudomonas species. These results indicate that Australian dust and rain have a diverse microflora and highlights the contribution of dust events to the distribution of microbes in the environment. PMID:22079408

Lim, Natalie; Munday, Chris I; Allison, Gwen E; O'Loingsigh, Tadhg; De Deckker, Patrick; Tapper, Nigel J

2011-12-15

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Team 282 prepares for the FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Orange Crusher team (282) works on their robot, which is named Rust Bot, during the FIRST competition. The team of students from Lake Howell, Winter Springs and Orange Christian Private high schools was co-sponsored by NASA Kennedy Space Center, Matern Professional Engineering The Foundation, Control Technologies, Lucent Technologies and Sandy Engineering. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

330

Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Students and advisors are busy setting up their robots for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 at the KSC Visitor Complex. Team 243 (left) comprises students from Fredrick Douglass High School and employees of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, from Marietta, Ga. The uncrated entry from Team 233 is at right. It was built by The Space Coast FIRST Team, comprising students from Rockledge and Cocoa Beach High Schools, with NASA, Lockheed Martin and Dynacs as sponsors. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at KSC, 16 are Florida teams co- sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

331

Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Members of the team known as Heatwave, from St. Petersburg, Fla., are excited after receiving an award at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. At left are Carol Cavanaugh, Public Affairs, and Nap Carroll, chief financial officer, Kennedy Space Center. Heatwave came in second for the final competition, plus received awards for Number One Seed, Best Offensive round, and the DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing at the Southeast Regional event, 16 were Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

2000-01-01

332

Martian Central Pit Craters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Impact craters containing central pits are rare on the terrestrial planets but common on icy bodies. Mars is the exception among the terrestrial planets, where central pits are seen on crater floors ( floor pits ) as well as on top of central peaks ( summit pits ). Wood et al. [1] proposed that degassing of subsurface volatiles during crater formation produced central pits. Croft [2] argued instead that central pits might form during the impact of volatile-rich comets. Although central pits are seen in impact craters on icy moons such as Ganymede, they do show some significant differences from their martian counterparts: (a) only floor pits are seen on Ganymede, and (b) central pits begin to occur at crater diameters where the peak ring interior morphology begins to appear in terrestrial planet craters [3]. A study of craters containing central pits was conducted by Barlow and Bradley [4] using Viking imagery. They found that 28% of craters displaying an interior morphology on Mars contain central pits. Diameters of craters containing central pits ranged from 16 to 64 km. Barlow and Bradley noted that summit pit craters tended to be smaller than craters containing floor pits. They also noted a correlation of central pit craters with the proposed rings of large impact basins. They argued that basin ring formation fractured the martian crust and allowed subsurface volatiles to concentrate in these locations. They favored the model that degassing of the substrate during crater formation was responsible for central pit formation due to the preferential location of central pit craters along these basin rings.

Hillman, E.; Barlow, N. G.

2005-01-01

333

Central American update  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Central American Energy Resources Project is designed to help the countries of Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama develop their geothermal resources. Auxiliary project goals are to increase economic development and employment in Central America; to provide a scientific basis for the private sector to develop natural resources; and to provide scientific training to in-country scientists, engineers,

1987-01-01

334

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia  

PubMed Central

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia is a common cause of progressive permanent apical alopecia. This unique form of alopecia includes entities previously know as “hot comb alopecia,” “follicular degeneration syndrome,” “pseudopelade” in African Americans and “central elliptical pseudopelade” in Caucasians. The etiology appears to be multifactorial and the condition occurs in all races. PMID:23440368

Blattner, Collin; Polley, Dennis C.; Ferritto, Frank; Elston, Dirk M.

2013-01-01

335

Wetlands of Central America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wetlands of seven Central American countries – Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panamá – are reviewed. The region's wetlands are classified into five systems: marine, estuarine, riverine, lacustrine, and palustrine. At a minimum, wetlands cover ˜40,000 km2 (˜8%) of the land area of Central America. These wetlands support high levels of biological diversity, especially of

Aaron M. Ellison

2004-01-01

336

Central Banking Resource Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Central Banks of the World is a pointers page to central banks and central bank information for over 45 countries, as well as multilateral financial institutions, research and training establishments, and conference information. To show how little is generally known about the history of central banking in the United States, this site includes an email message sent to the webmaster of the First Bank of the United States, promoting a certain software company's web interactivity applications. Of course, since the First Bank of the United States was closed in 1811, its web site is primarily historical. The Central Banks site lists over 30 Internet directories and pointers pages that list the First Bank of the United States as a functioning financial institution. To help remedy this situation, the site includes a pointer to a brief history of banking in the US.

337

North Central Texas Council of Governments North Central Texas  

E-print Network

North Central Texas Council of Governments North Central Texas Thinking Ahead Donna Coggeshall North Central Texas Council of Governments #12;North Central Texas Council of Governments Thinking Ahead are for the 12-county MPA #12;North Central Texas Council of Governments Thinking Ahead Development Form #12

Texas at Arlington, University of

338

MoneyCentral  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

MoneyCentral is a new personal finance site by Microsoft now in public beta test. An expanded and more user-friendly form of MSN's Money Insider (discussed in the October 23, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics), MoneyCentral encompasses a wide variety of guides and tools on everything from Family Financing to Real Estate, Taxes and Investing. Visitors may view the full range of MoneyCentral topics from a clearly-arranged and clickable site map among other helpful links.

339

Exploring Central Tendency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson is designed for 6th grade students. Student will work in small groups to apply central tendency to a real world scenario to finally answer the age old question of "when will I ever use this."

Monica Friske

2012-08-14

340

Central nervous system  

MedlinePLUS

The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord serve as the main "processing center" for the entire nervous system, and control all the workings of your body.

341

Central ballast tanker design  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to present the CENTRAL BALLAST TANKER Design. This design is intended to reduce the volume of oil spilled from tankers by giving the crew a tanker properly designed and equipped to allow large quantities of oil from ruptured tank(s) to flow safely to a fully-inerted central ballast tank. In addition to reducing the volume of oil spilled, the design also addresses many of the shortcomings of the DOUBLE HULL DESIGN which are increasingly becoming a concern. The following is a brief review of the development of the CENTRAL BALLAST TANKER. The simple operational features, stability, low cost and ease of maintenance of the single hull tanker were important and can be retained with the CENTRAL BALLAST DESIGN.

NONE

1997-01-01

342

Probability: Central limit theorem  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After heuristically deriving Stirling's approximation in the first video segment, we outline a simple example of the central limit theorem for the case of the binomial distribution. In the final segment, we explain how the central limit theorem is used to suggest that physical experiments are characterized by normally-distributed (Gaussian) fluctuations while fluctuations in biological experiments are said to fill out log-normal distributions.

2013-06-21

343

Central Diffraction in ALICE  

SciTech Connect

The ALICE experiment consists of a central barrel in the pseudorapidity range -0.9<{eta}<0.9 and of additional detectors covering about 3 units of pseudorapidity on either side of the central barrel. Such a geometry allows the tagging of single and double gap events. The status of the analysis of such diffractive events in proton-proton collisions at {radical}(s) = 7 TeV is presented.

Schicker, R. [Phys. Inst., Philosophenweg 12, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2011-07-15

344

Central core disease  

Microsoft Academic Search

Central core disease (CCD) is an inherited neuromuscular disorder characterised by central cores on muscle biopsy and clinical\\u000a features of a congenital myopathy. Prevalence is unknown but the condition is probably more common than other congenital myopathies.\\u000a CCD typically presents in infancy with hypotonia and motor developmental delay and is characterized by predominantly proximal\\u000a weakness pronounced in the hip girdle;

Heinz Jungbluth

2007-01-01

345

On the dynamics of a case study of explosive cyclogenesis in the Mediterranean  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, a case of explosive cyclogenesis over the central Mediterranean is examined with the aid of the MS Cyclone Detection and Tracking Scheme along with the Vertical Tracing Software and the Parcel Trajectory Software that were developed in Melbourne University, employing a regular 0.5° × 0.5° latitude-longitude grid of the ERA-Interim dataset. It is found that the explosive cyclogenesis occurred as a result of the downward intrusion of high-PV cold stratospheric air into the upper troposphere combined with a low-level warm environment surrounded by the bent-back structure of the cold front in the poleward side of a jet streak. The positive effect of the diabatic processes in explosive cyclogenesis is demonstrated. When cold air masses cross the warmer sea of the central Mediterranean, positive surface sensible and latent heat fluxes generate a low-level warm and moist environment, favorable for convective activity.

Kouroutzoglou, J.; Flocas, H. A.; Hatzaki, M.; Keay, K.; Simmonds, I.; Mavroudis, A.

2015-02-01

346

CENTRAL PLATEAU REMEDIATION  

SciTech Connect

A systematic approach to closure planning is being implemented at the Hanford Site's Central Plateau to help achieve the goal of closure by the year 2035. The overall objective of Central Plateau remediation is to protect human health and the environment from the significant quantity of contaminated material that resulted from decades of plutonium production in support of the nation's defense. This goal will be achieved either by removing contaminants or placing the residual contaminated materials in a secure configuration that minimizes further migration to the groundwater and reduces the potential for inadvertent intrusion into contaminated sites. The approach to Central Plateau cleanup used three key concepts--closure zones, closure elements, and closure process steps--to create an organized picture of actions required to complete remediation. These actions were merged with logic ties, constraints, and required resources to produce an integrated time-phased schedule and cost profile for Central Plateau closure. Programmatic risks associated with implementation of Central Plateau closure were identified and analyzed. Actions to mitigate the most significant risks are underway while high priority remediation projects continue to make progress.

ROMINE, L.D.

2006-02-01

347

Video Lab -NOAA Central Library NOAA Central Library  

E-print Network

Management System (VDMS) project. For more information please contact: Anna Fiolek, Metadata Librarian2014 Video Lab - NOAA Central Library NOAA Central Library 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, 2nd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.lib.noaa.gov #12;NOAA Central Library Video Lab The NOAA Central Library

348

Central Europe Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new weekly online journal from Central and East European New Media Initiative (CEENMI) offers news and analysis of events in politics, society, and culture across the region. With over 45 contributors from 17 countries, the journal provides a surprising amount of coverage each week. In addition to regular columns and weekly news summaries, the journal contains several in-depth articles and special feature pieces, including a number of resources (such as articles, film and book reviews, and related links) grouped around a weekly theme. The journal also offers a weekly list of Central and East European cultural events in the UK, links to related stories from other online news sources, and an archive. Users can read the Central Europe Review at the site or receive free weekly summaries via email.

349

Central American update  

SciTech Connect

The Central American Energy Resources Project is designed to help the countries of Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama develop their geothermal resources. Auxiliary project goals are to increase economic development and employment in Central America; to provide a scientific basis for the private sector to develop natural resources; and to provide scientific training to in-country scientists, engineers, and technicians. The energy resources project began in March 1985. The progress being made in El Salvador (production well logging and geophysical operations), Panama (site selection for the first temperature-gradient well), and Honduras (well drilling of temperature-gradient wells) is summarized.

Hodgson, S.F.

1987-07-01

350

ORIC central region calculations  

SciTech Connect

The central region for the K = 100 Oak Ridge Isochronous Cyclotron, ORIC, will be modified to provide better orbit centering, focusing of orbits in the axial direction, and phase selection, in order to improve extraction efficiency, and reduce radioactive activation of cyclotron components. The central region is specifically designed for the acceleration of intense light ion beams such as 60 MeV protons and 15--100 MeV alphas. These beams will be used in the production of radioactive atoms in the Radioactive Ion Beam Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Bailey, J.D.; Dowling, D.T.; Lane, S.N.; Mosko, S.W.; Olsen, D.K.; Tatum, B.A.

1995-12-31

351

ChildrensCentralCali  

Cancer.gov

Children’s Hospital Central California is excited to announce a new clinical opportunity due to the expansion of our Pediatric Psychology department. Children’s Hospital Central California is a 354 bed not-for-profit, state-of-the-art free standing Children’s Hospital. As a vital member of our Pediatric Psychology team the primary focus of this position will be on providing consultation-liaison services to our various medical inpatient units. There will also be opportunities for providing assessment and therapy services for our subspecialty clinics.

352

POWER CENTRALIZED SEMIGROUPS PRIMOZ MORAVEC  

E-print Network

POWER CENTRALIZED SEMIGROUPS PRIMOZ MORAVEC Abstract. A semigroup is said to be power centralized if for every pair of elements x and y there exists a power of x commuting with y. The structure of power centralized groups and semigroups is investigated. In particular, we characterize 0-simple power centralized

353

Central venous catheter use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Central venous catheters are being increasingly used in both intensive care units and general wards. Their use is associated with both mechanical and infectious complications. This review will focus on short- and medium-term mechanical complications of catheter placement; infectious complications will be discussed in a separate article. The most important risk factors are patient characteristics (morbidity, underlying disease and local

Kees H. Polderman; Armand R. J. Girbes

2002-01-01

354

Multicultural Central Asia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses the multicultural aspect of Central Asia in response to the discussion on diversity in U.S. classrooms. Many areas of the world are more diverse than the U.S., and these areas experience successes and failures with many of the same issues the U.S. is currently struggling with. Comparing the U.S. diversity debate with similar…

Boyle, Eric D.

355

Central Idaho Debris Flow  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres in south-central Idaho. Shortly after the fire was contained, heavy rainfall triggered numerous debris flows, including this one in Badger Gulch. USGS hydrologists Dave Evetts (left) and Jake Jacobson examine the debris flo...

356

Central American resource studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory has been working with five Central American countries to assist in the development of their energy and mineral resources. Since 1985, mineral resources in Costa Rica, peat resources in Costa Rica and Panama, geothermal energy resources in Honduras and Guatemala, and geothermal field development in El Salvador and Costa Rica have been topics of study. This

E. Van Eeckhout; A. W. Laughlin

1989-01-01

357

Central nervous system tuberculosis.  

PubMed

Tuberculosis (TB) has shown a resurgence in nonendemic populations in recent years and accounts for 8 million deaths annually in the world. Central nervous system involvement is one of the most serious forms of this infection, acting as a prominent cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The rising number of cases in developed countries is mostly attributed to factors such as the pandemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and increased migration in a globalized world. Mycobacterium TB is responsible for almost all cases of tubercular infection in the central nervous system. It can manifest in a variety of forms as tuberculous meningitis, tuberculoma, and tubercular abscess. Spinal infection may result in spondylitis, arachnoiditis, and/or focal intramedullary tuberculomas. Timely diagnosis of central nervous system TB is paramount for the early institution of appropriate therapy, because delayed treatment is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important that physicians and radiologists understand the characteristic patterns, distribution, and imaging manifestations of TB in the central nervous system. Magnetic resonance imaging is considered the imaging modality of choice for the study of patients with suspected TB. Advanced imaging techniques including magnetic resonance perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging may be of value in the objective assessment of therapy and to guide the physician in the modulation of therapy in these patients. PMID:24887691

Torres, Carlos; Riascos, Roy; Figueroa, Ramon; Gupta, Rakesh K

2014-06-01

358

Education in Central America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first chapter of this book describes the physical and cultural environment of Central America and includes analytical comments showing the complexity of the problems confronting the region. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama are then treated in separate chapters including: 1) political, economic, social and…

Waggoner, George R.; Waggoner, Barbara Ashton

359

Central Asia Corresponding author:  

E-print Network

income. This is the result of Kazakh efforts to build a dam to seal off this part of the Aral Sea, so the inflow from Syr Darya can be accumulated. After a very cold winter in Central Asia in 2007/2008, the water situation is even more acute and political relations are strained. The extensive use of

Bo Libert; Bo Libert

360

FNAL central email systems  

SciTech Connect

The FNAL Email System is the primary point of entry for email destined for an employee or user at Fermilab. This centrally supported system is designed for reliability and availability. It uses multiple layers of protection to help ensure that: (1) SPAM messages are tagged properly; (2) All mail is inspected for viruses; and (3) Valid mail gets delivered. This system employs numerous redundant subsystems to accomplish these tasks.

Schmidt, Jack; Lilianstrom, Al; Pasetes, Ray; Hill, Kevin; /Fermilab

2004-10-01

361

Lesson Plan Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lesson Plan Central -- a free lesson plans, WebQuests, worksheets, student link and clipart Web site -- has a great collection of science specific links. Categorized by subject and grade level, the listed sites are are briefly described, and any new site is labeled as such. Links to just the new, cool, and clipart sites are also provided. This collection is a great way for kids and educators to find new teaching and learning aids.

2002-01-01

362

Investment Club Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Investment Club Central was developed by invest-o-rama! to promote investment clubs. At the site, visitors will find many useful articles on how to start an investment club, as well as a collection of investment club news stories. Other resources at the site include a list of online data sources, links to stock research, tutorials on selecting stocks for the club and a directory of investment clubs online.

Gerlach, Douglas.

363

Central Internet Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Energy maintains the Central Internet Database Web site. Here users can generate and print reports containing nationwide data on radioactive waste, contaminated media, and spent nuclear fuel. Ready to read reports are also available including Actual and Projected Waste/Material Volumes, Waste/Material Characteristic Data (contaminants/isotopes/radioactivity), and Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) Systems. The site currently contains fifty nine standard and fourteen ready to read reports

364

High resolution melting for mutation scanning of TP53 exons 5-8  

E-print Network

Fazio6, Stephen B Fox1,7, James D Brenton2, David D Bowtell3,4 and Alexander Dobrovic*1,7 Address: 1Molecular Pathology Research and Development Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Locked Bag 1, A'Beckett St, Melbourne... , Cambridge CB2 2XZ, UK, 6Westmead Institute for Cancer Research, University of Sydney at Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales 2145 Australia and 7Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3010...

Krypuy, Michael; Ahmed, Ahmed A; Etemadmoghadam, Dariush; Hyland, Sarah J; Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group; Brenton, James D; Fox, Stephen B; deFazio, Anna; Bowtell, David D; Dobrovic, Alexander

2007-08-31

365

Operational benefits from optimal volt/var scheduling in the south-east Australian transmission network  

SciTech Connect

The Victorian power system supplies the Australian federal state of Victoria (population: 4.5 million; capital city: Melbourne) with electricity. Over the last three years an extensive EMS computer system has been installed at the System Control Centre in Melbourne. It includes among other functions a complete set of Optimal Power Flow (OPF) applications. This paper reports on the results gained during the first year of daily application of the Optimal Volt/Var Scheduling (VVS) function and ends with an outlook on planned future extensions.

Bauer, E.; Eichler, R. [Siemens AG, Nuremberg (Germany); Lyons, M. [Victorian Power Exchange, Melbourne (Australia)

1995-12-31

366

Central American development  

SciTech Connect

While Asia`s power markets have garnered much of the attention in the global power market, Central America and the Caribbean also present private power developers with opportunities. Each Central American and Caribbean country has approached inependent power project development at its own pace. While some countries in the region have been more aggressive in encouraging independent power, others are still deciding whether and how to allow private deelopment to proceed. While there are clearly significant challenges associated with project development, there are advantages as well. A practical advantage is the fact that the region is geographically consolidated and proximate to the United States. Accordingly, a dveloper with limited resources can nevertheless operate in several markets at the same time. Moreover, because these markets are close, US-based developers have been able to avoid some of the more serious logistical problems that have been encountered in more remote markets, such as China and India. This can also be an advantage to smaller independent developers. Summaries of recent developments in Central America and the Caribbean are preented.

Goodwin, L.M. [Reid & Priest, Washington, DC (United States)

1995-05-01

367

Central Florida Memory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Central Florida Memory project was started in 2002 by The University of Central Florida Library, The Orange County Regional History Center, and The Orange County Library System. The intent of the project is "to provide an online platform and focal point for gathering, preserving, and disseminating the documents, artifacts, and stories of the history of Central Florida." Over the past few years, the project has been awarded with additional funding grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Currently, the project site contains over 80,000 images, along with maps, plans, and other documents. Visitors to the homepage will find three primary sections of note: "Collection", "Share", and "Learn". In the "Collection" area, visitors can make their way through postcards, maps, and the "most recent" additions to the site. For people looking for a more organized experience, there's the "Learn" area. Here they can find thematic collections like "Dreams and Schemes", "Roads, Rivers and Rails", and "Critters, Crackers and Cottages". For those looking for a sample search, words like "Deland", "Stetson University", "Orlando", and "pineapple" will return a host of compelling items.

368

Central respiratory chemoreception  

PubMed Central

Summary By definition central respiratory chemoreceptors (CRCs) are cells that are sensitive to changes in brain PCO2 or pH and contribute to the stimulation of breathing elicited by hypercapnia or metabolic acidosis. CO2 most likely works by lowering pH. The pertinent proton receptors have not been identified and may be ion channels. CRCs are probably neurons but may also include acid-sensitive glia and vascular cells that communicate with neurons via paracrine mechanisms. Retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) neurons are the most completely characterized CRCs. Their high sensitivity to CO2 in vivo presumably relies on their intrinsic acid-sensitivity, excitatory inputs from the carotid bodies and brain regions such as raphe and hypothalamus, and facilitating influences from neighboring astrocytes. RTN neurons are necessary for the respiratory network to respond to CO2 during the perinatal period and under anesthesia. In conscious adults, RTN neurons contribute to an unknown degree to the pH-dependent regulation of breathing rate, inspiratory and expiratory activity. The abnormal prenatal development of RTN neurons probably contributes to the congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Other CRCs presumably exist but the supportive evidence is less complete. The proposed locations of these CRCs are the medullary raphe, the nucleus tractus solitarius, the ventrolateral medulla, the fastigial nucleus and the hypothalamus. Several wake-promoting systems (serotonergic and catecholaminergic neurons, orexinergic neurons) are also putative CRCs. Their contribution to central respiratory chemoreception may be behavior-dependent or vary according to the state of vigilance. PMID:20737591

Guyenet, Patrice G.; Stornetta, Ruth L.; Bayliss, Douglas A.

2010-01-01

369

Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Quarter's Highlights incllude: completion of the second phase of verifying the performance of the MesoNAM weather model at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). (1) The data was delivered to the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) and the final report was distributed (2) Staff completed modifying and updating lightning c1imatologies for KSC/CCAFS and other airfields around central Florida. We delivered the tool to the National Weather Service in Melbourne and 45 WS and distributed the final report (3) Staff completed modifying the AMU peak wind tool by analyzing wind tower data to determine peak wind behavior during times of onshore and offshore flow. This was delivered the to the 45 WS and distributed the final report.

Bauman, William; Crawford, Winifred; Watson, Leela; Wheeler, Mark

2011-01-01

370

Arnold Schwarzenegger THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA  

E-print Network

Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY APPENDIX A: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY VOLUME 1: FIELD STUDY PLAN Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program Prepared By: California Air Resources Board PIERFINALPROJECTREPORT March 2007 CEC-500

371

Arnold Schwarzenegger THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA  

E-print Network

Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY APPENDIX B: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY VOLUME 2: FIELD OPERATIONS PLAN Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program Prepared By: California Air Resources Board PIERFINALPROJECTREPORT March 2007 CEC

372

Arnold Schwarzenegger THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA  

E-print Network

Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY APPENDIX C: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OZONE STUDY VOLUME 3: SUMMARY OF FIELD OPERATIONS Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program Prepared By: California Air Resources Board PIERFINALPROJECTREPORT March

373

Optimal dispersion and central places  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents research into optimal dispersion models as applied to central places. The literature regarding location optimization and central places is reviewed and the motivation for employing dispersion models is identified. Models that employ the objective of maximal dispersion in the context of central places are formulated and solved in the context of both single- and multiple-good systems. Two methods for generating multiple-good systems are presented: a multiple-type dispersion model and a K-value constraint set formulation. Sequential solutions to dispersion models demonstrate how a system of central places could develop over time. The solutions to these models generate the patterns of central places expected under the organizing principles of central place theory. The objective of maximal dispersion is posited as both a motivating factor in central place location decisions, and as the optimal outcome of a mature system of central places.

Curtin, Kevin M.; Church, Richard L.

2007-06-01

374

Central ignition scenarios for TFTR  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of obtaining ignition in TFTR by means of very centrally peaked density profiles is examined. It is shown that local central alpha heating can be made to exceed local central energy losses (''central ignition'') under global conditions for which Q greater than or equal to 1. Time dependent 1-D transport simulations show that the normal global ignition requirements are substantially relaxed for plasmas with peaked density profiles. 18 refs., 18 figs.

Zweben, S.J.; Redi, M.H.; Bateman, G.

1986-03-01

375

Central American resource studies  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory has been working with five Central American countries to assist in the development of their energy and mineral resources. Since 1985, mineral resources in Costa Rica, peat resources in Costa Rica and Panama, geothermal energy resources in Honduras and Guatemala, and geothermal field development in El Salvador and Costa Rica have been topics of study. This paper presents an overview of this work -- within these proceedings are papers that deal with specific aspects of each topic, and these will be duly noted. 15 refs., 4 figs.

Van Eeckhout, E.; Laughlin, A.W.

1989-01-01

376

Central Europe Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, a service of the European Internet Network, brings English-language news and background to users each weekday. Central Europe Online covers the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The site offers current headlines (along with the time that they were most recently updated), business news, travel information, and links to local media. New stories are drawn primarily from Reuters. An archive holds back issues. Users who want to stay current on issues affecting these regions will benefit from the professional approach this site brings to coverage.

377

Imaging of central neurocytomas.  

PubMed

Central neurocytoma (CN) is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of any intraventricular lesion. Initial evaluation should include noncontrast CT, MRI with and without gadolinium contrast, and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy, if available. CN classically appear as a partially calcified mass on CT, arising from the septum pellucidum or foramen of Monro, with a soap-bubble multicystic appearance on MR T2-imaging and heterogeneous enhancement on MR T1 postcontrast imaging. MR perfusion/permeability and dynamic contrast imaging are experimental and promising tools in the diagnosis of CN. PMID:25432179

Donoho, Daniel; Zada, Gabriel

2015-01-01

378

Central American electrical interconnection  

SciTech Connect

A technical cooperation grant of $2.25 million, designed to strengthen the capacity of Central American countries to operate their regional interconnected electrical system, was announced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The grant, extended from the banks Fund for Special Operations, will help improve the capacity of the regions electric power companies to achieve economical, safe operation of the interconnected electric power systems. The funds will also be used to finance regional studies of the accords, procedures, regulations, and supervisory mechanisms for the system, as well as program development and data bases.

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1988-12-01

379

Floods in Central China  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows flooding in central China on July 4, 2002. In the false-color image vegetation appears orange and water appears dark blue to black. Because of the cloud cover and the fact that some of the water is filled with sediment, the false-color image provides a clearer picture of where rivers have exceeded their banks and lakes have risen. The river in this image is the Yangtze River, and the large lake is the Poyang Hu. Credits: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

2002-01-01

380

Examples of Models Fit to Magnetic Anomalies Observed Over Subaerial, Submarine, and Subglacial Volcanoes in the West Antarctic Rift System  

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Aeromagnetic and marine magnetic surveys over the volcanically active West Antarctic rift system, constrained by seismic reflection profiles over the Ross Sea continual shelf, and radar ice sounding surveys over the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) allowed calculation of models fit to very high-amplitude anomalies. We present several examples: exposed 2700-m high, subaerial erupted volcano Mt Melbourne; the 750-m high source of anomaly D (Hamilton submarine volcano) in the Ross sea; and the 600-m high edifice of Mt. CASERTZ beneath the WAIS. The character of these anomalies and their sources varies greatly, and is inferred to be the result of subaerial, submarine and subglacial emplacement respectively. Mt. Melbourne erupted through the WAIS at a time when it was grounded over the Ross Sea continental shelf. Highly magnetic volcanic flows inferred to have high remanent (normal) magnetization in the present field direction produce the 600-nT positive anomaly. The flows protected the edifice above the ice from erosion. Negligible amounts of probably subglacially erupted, apparently non-magnetic hyaloclastite exist in association with Mt. Melbourne. Mt. CASERTZ is nonmagnetic and the edifice is interpreted as consisting of a transient mound of unconsolidated hyaloclastite injected into the WAIS. However Mt. CASERTZ, about 8-km diameter, overlies a 200-m high, 40-km wide highly magnetic residual edifice modeled as the top of the source (an active subglacial volcano) of a 400-nT high positive anomaly. Any former edifices comprising hyaloclastite, pillow breccia or other volcanic debris injected into the moving WAIS apparently have been removed. About 400 other high- amplitude anomalies associated with low relief (80 percent less than 200 m) edifices at the base of the ice (the tops of the sources of these steep gradient anomalies) beneath the WAIS defined by radar ice sounding have been interpreted as having former hyaloclastite edifices, which were removed by the moving ice. The source of the -1300-nT negative anomaly D projecting 600 m above the Ross Sea continental shelf is enigmatic. We interpret models as either the result of reversed magnetization (less than 780 Ka) at a time of deglaciation of the continental shelf, or a hydrothermally altered central core surrounded by highly magnetic flows erupted beneath the Ross sea since deglaciation in Holocene time.

Behrendt, J. C.; Finn, C. A.; Blankenship, D. D.

2006-12-01

381

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.  

PubMed

A progressive scarring alopecia of the central scalp is commonly seen in young to middle-aged females of African descent. It usually starts at the vertex or mid top of the scalp and gradually spreads centrifugally, hence, the unifying term of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. The clinical pattern is suggestive of female pattern alopecia, but a lack of follicular pores indicative of scarring is present. It can progress for years before slowly burning out. The etiology is unknown but genetic factors may be important. It is often associated with a history of traumatic hairstyling involving heat, traction, and chemicals. However, most patients of African descent without this disorder have similar styling habits. Nonetheless, avoidance of physical and chemical trauma to the scalp hair, the use of suitable shampoos and conditioners, and the encouragement of natural hairstyles may be helpful. Any infection should be treated. Topical or intralesional corticosteroids and systemic antibiotics may be useful and topical minoxidil should be tried with the hope of preventing further scarring and encouraging regrowth of recovering follicles. Current research into the etiology of this disorder will help to foster much-needed clinical trials of therapeutic agents. PMID:18715297

Whiting, David A; Olsen, Elise A

2008-01-01

382

Flooding in Central China  

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During the summer of 2002, frequent, heavy rains gave rise to floods and landslides throughout China that have killed over 1,000 people and affected millions. This false-color image of the western Yangtze River and Dongting Lake in central China was acquired on August 21, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. (right) The latest flooding crisis in China centers on Dingtong Lake in the center of the image. Heavy rains have caused it to swell over its banks and swamp lakefront towns in the province of Hunan. As of August 23, 2002, more than 250,000 people have been evacuated, and over one million people have been brought in to fortify the dikes around the lake. Normally the lake would appear much smaller and more defined in the MODIS image. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

2002-01-01

383

Central solar energy receiver  

DOEpatents

An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.

Drost, M. Kevin (Richland, WA)

1983-01-01

384

Central Michigan University  

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Central Michigan University serves Michigan and the larger community as a doctoral/research intensive public university focused on excellent teaching and student-focused learning. The University is committed to providing a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs and services to prepare its students for varied roles as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic and diverse society. Its programs encourage intellectual and moral growth, prepare students for meaningful careers and professions, instill the values of lifelong learning, and encourage civic responsibility, public service and understanding among social groups in a global society. The university emphasizes an undergraduate program that maintains a balance between general education and specialization. In addition to educational depth in at least one academic discipline or professional field, the university provides educational experiences in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, global cultures, and issues of race and diversity. The university offers selected high quality graduate programs in traditional disciplines and professional fields. Through its College of Extended Learning, the university provides access to higher education programs and lifelong learning opportunities both nationally and internationally through a variety of innovative instructional methods and schedules designed to meet the demands of adult populations. Central Michigan University encourages research, scholarship and creative activity and promotes the scholarly pursuit and dissemination of new knowledge, artistic production and applied research. Through its support of research, the university enhances the learning opportunities of both its undergraduate and graduate students and promotes economic, cultural and social development. The university?s sense of community is reflected through governance structures that allow broadbased participation, opportunities for close student-faculty interaction, and a rich array of residential and campus-based co-curricular activities. Through its partnerships and outreach efforts, the university promotes learning outsideof the traditional classroom and enhances the general welfare of society.

Central Michigan University

385

Religious extremism in central Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Central Asian republics are bearing the brunt of terrorism fed by religious extremism for the last few years. Uzbekistan, Kyrghyzstan and Tajikistan have suffered the most among the five Central Asian republics. Uzbekistan and Kyrghyzstan are currently facing armed rebel incursions that began in 1999.After the end of the Communist control, the somewhat unsettled situation made the region a

Poonam Mann

2001-01-01

386

Is Central Asia really exsiccating?  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the end of 20th and the beginning of 21st century central Asia oases suffered from serious drought caused lack of water for agriculture, economy growth and population increase. However, people of this region always experienced lack of water for irrigation and fought a war over the rights to control river streams. The drying up of central Asian rivers is

V. B. Aizen; E. M. Aizen; A. B. Surazakov

2008-01-01

387

Centralized Cataloging in Great Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

THEIDEA OF centralized cataloging in Great Brit- ain has perhaps been more talked about than practiced. It is a curious fact that the public libraries which were most active during the pre- war years in promoting the notion of centralized cataloging are turn- ing away from it while the academic libraries which were least in- terested in such a prospect

A. J. WELLS

388

Central American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study documents the prevalence and profile of Central American grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States of America. Using nationally representative data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, Central American grandparent caregivers are compared with their noncare-giving peers. Results indicate that nationally an estimated…

Fuller-Thomson, Esme; Minkler, Meredith

2007-01-01

389

Central African Republic.  

PubMed

The Central African Republic contains 242,000 square miles, which rolling terrain almost 2000 feet above sea level. The climate is tropical, and it has a population of 2.8 million people with a 2.5% growth rate. There are more than 80 ethnic groups including Baya 34%, Banda 28%, Sara 10%, Mandja 9%, Mboum 9%, and M'Baka 7%. The religions are traditional African 35%, protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, and Muslim 15%, and the languages are French and Sangho. The infant mortality rate is 143/1000, with expectancy at 49 years and a 40% literacy rate. The work force of 1 million is 70% agricultural, industry 6% and commerce and service 6% and government 3%. The government consists of a president assisted by cabinet ministers and a single party. Natural resources include diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, and oil, and major industries are beverages, textiles, and soap. Agricultural products feature coffee, cotton, peanuts, tobacco, food crops and livestock. Most of the population live in rural areas and most of the 80 ethnic groups have their own language. This is one of the world's least developed countries, with a per capita income of $375/year. The main problems with development are the poor transportation infrastructure, and the weak internal and international marketing systems. The US and various international organizations have aided in agriculture development, health programs, and family planning. US investment is mainly in diamond and gold mining, and although oil drilling has been successful it is not economically feasible at current prices. PMID:12178020

1989-11-01

390

Central and southern Africa  

SciTech Connect

Exploration in central and southern Africa continued to expand during 1980. The greatest concentration of activity was in Nigeria. However, there was considerable increase in the level of exploratory work in Cameroon and Congo. Significant new finds have been made in Ivory Coast. Geological and geophysical activity was carried out in 18 of the countries, with those in the western part having the largest share. Seismic work involved 225 party months of operation. Most of this time was spent on land, but marine operations accounted for 73,389 km of new control. Gravity and magnetic data were recorded during the marine surveys, and several large aeromagnetic projects were undertaken to obtain a total of 164,498 line km of data. Exploratory and development drilling accounted for a total of 304 wells and 2,605,044 ft (794,212 m) of hole. The 92 exploratory wells that were drilled resulted in 47 oil and gas discoveries. In development drilling 89% of the 212 wells were successful. At the end of the year, 27 exploratory wells were underway, and 34 development wells were being drilled for a total of 61. Oil production from the countries that this review covers was 918,747,009 bbl in 1980, a drop of about 9% from the previous year. Countries showing a decline in production were Nigeria, Gabon, Cabinda, and Zaire. Increases were recorded in Cameroon, Congo, and Ghana. A new country was added to the list of producers when production from the Belier field in Ivory Coast came on stream. 33 figures, 15 tables.

McGrew, H.J.

1981-10-01

391

Copyright r XXXX American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy A dx.doi.org/10.1021/np100090e |J. Nat. Prod. XXXX, XXX, 000000  

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Copyright r XXXX American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy A dx.doi.org/10 of Technology, Melbourne, Florida 32901, United States § Department of Pharmacology and Department of Chemistry to be effective as an antidiarrheal, a laxative, and a supplement in many traditional remedies for human well

Nesnas, Nasri

392

Modular Amphibious Research Crawler Characterization of the coastal environment using a  

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in the sea can be detected earlier and their harmful effects can be dealt with more quickly and efficiently Systems Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida A crawling Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) has of the seas. Consequently, the objective of this project is to develop a new clean technology to survey

Wood, Stephen L.

393

An alternative strategy process for government space activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is a revised and updated version of a paper presented at the 49th International Astronautical Congress, held in Melbourne, Australia from September 28 to October 2, 1998. It presents a methodical approach to the future planning of government space activities. Rather than generating detailed programme plans that are hard to implement in a dynamic environment, the method described

Fabian Eilingsfeld

1999-01-01

394

Skilling and Reskilling for Our (Greener) Future. Conference Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper was presented at the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, November 5-6 at the University of Melbourne. It takes a sceptical view of the push for "green skills", arguing that skills required in the labour market evolve relatively slowly, and that the way business operates is driven by changing costs, new technologies and new…

Karmel, Tom

2010-01-01

395

Proceedings of the 1999 Haskell Workshop  

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Proceedings of the 1999 Haskell Workshop Erik Meijer (editor) UU-CS-1999-28 Friday October 9th, 1999, Paris, France #12;#12;Proceedings of the 1999 Haskell Workshop UU-CS-1999-28 Erik Meijer editor Alexander Jacobson shop.com Fergus Henderson Melbourne Sigbjorn Finne Glasgow Erik Meijer Utrecht chair

Utrecht, Universiteit

396

Learning between Schools and Hospitals--Young People and a Curriculum of (Dis)connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As noted in other papers in this volume, a group of health and education researchers and practitioners came together to further develop their understanding of the situation of young people, who were clients of The Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The resultant research project, funded by the…

Dixon, Mary

2014-01-01

397

New volcanoes discovered in southeast Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists have discovered three new active volcanoes in the Newer Volcanics Province (NVP) in southeast Australia. Researchers from Monash University in Melbourne describe in the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences how they used a combination of satellite photographs, detailed topography models from NASA, the distribution of magnetic minerals in the rocks, and site visits to analyze the region.

Wendel, JoAnna

2014-07-01

398

Is "Learning" Science Enough?--A Cultural Model of Religious Students of Science in an Australian Government School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the cognitive experiences of four religious students studying evolutionary biology in an inner city government secondary school in Melbourne, Australia. The participants in the study were identified using the Religious Background and Behaviours questionnaire (Connors, Tonigan, & Miller, 1996). Participants were…

Ferguson, Joseph Paul; Kameniar, Barbara

2014-01-01

399

The 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2005) and IEEE International Conference on e-  

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in the five-star Langham Hotel on Southbank, Melbourne and is expected to attract more than 400 researchers research communities, developers, and users of e- Science applications and enabling ICT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest research and product/tool developments

Melbourne, University of

400

Attributing Mental Attitudes to Normative Systems Guido Boella  

E-print Network

theory mental attitudes such as beliefs, desires, goals and intentions are attributed to autonomous by the author/owner(s). AAMAS'03, July 14­18, 2003, Melbourne, Australia. ACM 1-58113-683-8/03/0007. 2. NORMATIVE SYSTEMS AS AGENTS Normative systems that control and regulate behavior are autonomous, they react

van der Torre, Leon

401

(Re)Configuring Masculinities in an Ethno-Centric Australian Community School: Complexity and Contradictions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on a case study of 15 boys aged between 13 and 14 years who attend an urban ethno-centric community school located in Melbourne, Australia. The study investigated how the boys' constructions of masculinity were mediated by a strong connectedness to their Greek cultural traditions and ideals. Data generated from focus group…

Godinho, Sally; Garas, Dimitri

2012-01-01

402

Boys' Music? School Context and Middle-School Boys' Musical Choices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focusses primarily on the findings relating to the musical participation of boys in one Melbourne school. As part of a project that investigated boys' attitudes and participation at fifty-one schools, several contextual features were identified that set "Balton Boys" High School' apart from other participating…

Bennetts, Kathleen Scott

2013-01-01

403

When Traditions Become Innovations and Innovations Become Traditions in Everyday Food Pedagogies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the way learning to cook remains important for the maintenance of "ethnic" food traditions and how sharing food knowledge plays a role in intercultural exchanges. Ethnographic data from an ongoing study in Melbourne is presented to highlight how, in everyday practices, both tradition and innovation are involved in learning…

Benny, Helen

2012-01-01

404

A prospective study of the association between endogenous hormones and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women  

E-print Network

SECTION 1 A prospective study of the association between endogenous hormones and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women Running Title: Postmenopausal hormone levels and depression Joanne Ryan of Melbourne. Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research received grants from Organon Pty Ltd for the hormone

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

405

Programming Languages Ryan Stansifer  

E-print Network

Programming Languages Ryan Stansifer Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida USA 32901 http://www.cs.fit.edu/~ryan/ January 26, 2005 1 Table of Contents translate the poem "Jabberwocky" into other languages? 'Twas BRKPT and the I/O queue Was SYMMING FASTRAND

Stansifer, Ryan

406

Toward Better Understanding of the Contiguous Rain Area (CRA) Method for Spatial Forecast Verification  

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Verification ELIZABETH E. EBERT Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Victoria with known errors, as well as nine precipitation forecasts from three high-resolution numerical weather after a modification was introduced to allow nonoverlapping forecast and observed features to be matched

Ebert, Beth

407

8.12 VERIFICATION OF OPERATIONAL THUNDERSTORM NOWCASTS E. Ebert*, T. Keenan, J. Bally and S. Dance  

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Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, GPO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Australia 1. INTRODUCTION Severe weather to mitigate the potential impact of these storms. The accuracy of these severe weather nowcasts is therefore to the forecasts, and if thought appropriate, track modification to account for obvious errors or storm

Dance, Sandy

408

Pioneering Culture: Mechanics' Institutes and Schools of Arts in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains the following papers about the history and role of Australia's mechanics' institutes and schools of arts: "'The Light of Heaven Itself': The Contribution of the Institutes to Australia's Cultural History" (Candy); "Dispelling 'the Stagnant Waters of Ignorance': The Early Institutes in Context" (Webby); "The Melbourne Mechanics'…

Candy, Philip C., Ed.; Laurent, John, Ed.

409

Phone: 321-674-8096 http://my.fit.edu/~swood/OCE4541_pg1.html  

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using cell-phone communications after deployment. Data will be collected using a data logger, and canPhone: 321-674-8096 http://my.fit.edu/~swood/OCE4541_pg1.html 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL will be interchangeable. Areas of usage could be broadened up to a maximum of 5' seas. The design of the buoy is inspired

Wood, Stephen L.

410

Language Choice in Multilingual Peer Groups: Insights from an Australian High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite Australia's strong tradition of research on language maintenance and shift, little is known about the ways in which migrant background students continue to use their heritage languages in Australian schools. This paper presents an in-depth case study of students' linguistic practices at a multiethnic Melbourne high school, where over 95%…

Willoughby, Louisa

2009-01-01

411

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP The Macmillan Building 18 October 2006 4 Crinan Street  

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of environmental, health and industrial issues. The journal will offer a dynamic forum for microbial ecology of Nature Reviews Microbiology. "The launch of The ISME Journal is a major step forward in the development, Washington DC, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Delhi, Mexico City and Basingstoke

Cai, Long

412

Students' Conflicting Attitudes towards Games as a Vehicle for Learning Mathematics: A Methodological Dilemma  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics games are widely employed in school classrooms for such reasons as a reward for early finishers or to enhance students' attitude towards mathematics. During a four week period, a total of 222 Grade 5 and 6 (9 to 12 years old) children from Melbourne, Australia, were taught multiplication and division of decimal numbers using calculator…

Bragg, Leicha

2007-01-01

413

Communication Skills and Undergraduate Psychiatry: A Description of an Innovative Approach to Prepare Australian Medical Students for Their Clinical Psychiatry Attachment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To address the increasing diversity in the linguistic and ethnic backgrounds of medical students at the University of Melbourne, a program was developed to prepare students for the particular challenges in cultural literacy and idiomatic English language proficiency, especially when exploring sensitive areas of patients' personal…

Couper, Jeremy; Hawthorne, Lesleyanne; Hawthorne, Graeme; Tan, Eng-Seong; Roberts, Alan

2005-01-01

414

Ycf93 (Orf105), a Small Apicoplast-Encoded Membrane Protein in the Relict Plastid of the Malaria Parasite  

E-print Network

Ycf93 (Orf105), a Small Apicoplast-Encoded Membrane Protein in the Relict Plastid of the MalariaFadden* School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Abstract Malaria parasites in the organelle kills parasites and protects against malaria. The apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum encodes 30

McFadden, Geoff

415

Connecting Younger Second-Language Learners and Older Bilinguals: Interconnectedness and Social Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on an inter-generational inter-cultural pilot project carried out in suburban Melbourne which supports the second-language acquisition of younger people and enhances the social inclusion of older people of migrant background. The article begins with an outline of the multilingual context in which the project is based. The…

Clyne, Michael; Cordella, Marisa; Schüpbach, Doris; Maher, Brigid

2013-01-01

416

Multilingualism among University Staff: A Case Study of Language Management at an Australian University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employing the language management framework, this paper reports on multilingual use among the staff of a major metropolitan university in Melbourne and covers both simple and organised management. It describes a top-down attempt to survey staffs' (academic and general) background in Languages other than English (LOTE), LOTE usage and…

Marriott, Helen

2013-01-01

417

Global Selves: Marginalised Young People and Aesthetic Reflexivity in Inhalant Drug Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sociologists have observed that young people increasingly draw on global as well as local images in their constructions of individual selfhood. This article provides a narrative analysis of stories of inhalant use-induced hallucination, drawn from interviews conducted with young people in Melbourne, Australia. Young people's stories of the…

MacLean, Sarah

2007-01-01

418

Randomised factorial trial of falls prevention among older people living in their own homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To test the effectiveness of, and explore interactions between, three interventions to prevent falls among older people. Design A randomised controlled trial with a full factorial design. Setting Urban community in Melbourne, Australia. Participants 1090 aged 70 years and over and living at home. Most were Australian born and rated their health as good to excellent; just over half

Lesley Day; Brian Fildes; Ian Gordon; Michael Fitzharris; Harold Flamer; Stephen Lord; Victoria Melbourne; Australia Ian Gordon

2002-01-01

419

Young People and the Environment in Australia: Beliefs, Knowledge, Commitment and Educational Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment…

Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David

2014-01-01

420

a contaminant in decline: long-term tbt monitoring at a naval base in Western australia  

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a contaminant in decline: long-term tbt monitoring at a naval base in Western australia john a, Australia. 2 Current address: ES Link Services Pty Ltd, PO Box 10, Castlemaine, VIC 3450, Australia. 3 School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia Manuscript received, 30/9/2010; accepted

Burgman, Mark

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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A: MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 34 (2001) 57735780 PII: S0305-4470(01)24000-1  

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A L Owczarek1 and T Prellberg2 1 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, 3010, Australia 2 Institut f¨ur Theoretische Physik, Technische Universit¨at Clausthal, Arnold analyse the scaling behaviour of the partition function and the statistics of nearest-neighbour contacts

Prellberg, Thomas

422

Lesson Study: An Effective School-Based Teacher Professional Learning Model for Teachers of Mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on ongoing research in a cluster of schools in the outer south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne which is utilising Lesson Study as a peer observation model for mathematics teaching. The findings from nine initial Lesson Study sessions undertaken by cluster teachers to develop a Fractions Teaching Program are presented. The results indicate the success of the fractions tasks

Peter Sanders

423

The Interplay of Information Retrieval and Query by Singing with Words School of Computer Science  

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to find music, songs or lyrics. Sung queries carry two types of relevant information, verbal and melodic RMIT Melbourne, Australia mark.sanderson@rmit.edu.au Abstract Speech recognition can be used in music of correctness in the range of 0 to 73%. Keywords Pattern Matching, Ranking, Speech Recognition, Music

Sanderson, Mark

424

An Investigation of Software Programs Using "Drop-out" and "Continuous" Methods  

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://travel.besthdwalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Yarra-River-Melbourne-Australia.jpg #12;NIST and NIJ Disclaimer Funding: Interagency Agreement between the National Institute of Justice and NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards Points of view, the same values for Pr(Dout) and Pr(Din) were used. · The NIST (2003) allele frequencies for Western

425

The Dandenong Offensive Industry Zone: a case study in environmental conflict  

Microsoft Academic Search

An on?going conflict surrounding the management and operation of an offensive industry zone in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne spans the period from the mid?1970s to the present. The chronology of the conflict is presented and the actions and responses of the main players are analysed. The course of events described and the resident action groups involved share many

Philip Alviano; David Mercer

1996-01-01

426

Web-Based Teaching: The Beginning of the End for Universities?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a World Wide Web-based, generic, inter-disciplinary subject called computer-aided policymaking. It has been offered at Melbourne University (Australia) from the beginning of 2001. It has generated some salutary lessons in marketing and pedagogy, but overall it is concluded that Web-based teaching has a rosy future.…

Wyatt, Ray

427

ACCE Position Paper on ICT in the Australian Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Melbourne Declaration recognises the place of ICT in education by it being both a general capability (GC) and a learning area conceptually placed under the umbrella of Technologies. This dual recognition acknowledges the shift to a knowledge-based society and the need for all students to acquire and apply a depth and breadth of ICT knowledge,…

Australian Educational Computing, 2011

2011-01-01

428

Culture jamming: from activism to hactivism  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new kind of Internet threat has emerged. Hacking is increasingly being used as a weapon by individuals to promote their political ideologies by engaging in distributed citizen-based warfare. Their aim is to disrupt communications using internet enabled networks and organisations. Examples of these online assaults during 2009 were evident during the Iranian protests and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Kay Hearn; Rachel Mahncke; Patricia Williams

2009-01-01

429

Culture Jamming: From Activism to Hactivism  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new kind of Internet threat has emerged. Hacking is increasingly being used as a weapon by individuals to promote their political ideologies by engaging in distributed citizen-based warfare. Their aim is to disrupt communications using internet enabled networks and organisations. Examples of these online assaults during 2009 were evident during the Iranian protests and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Kay Hearn; Rachel J. Mahncke; Patricia A. Williams

2009-01-01

430

Journal: Sunita Gupta: Australia July 5, 2007  

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Journal: Sunita Gupta: Australia July 5, 2007 This last week in Australia, I am going to the Gold French roommate and some people from Melbourne. The great thing about Australia is that so many people are genuinely friendly, and because of the low crime rate, I feel safe here. I've had a great time in Australia

Farritor, Shane

431

Copyright @ 1991 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-19849  

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Chapman and Hall 2-6 Boundary Row London, SEI 8HN. England Thomas Nelson Australia 102 Dodds Street South Melbourne 3205 Victoria. Australia Nelson Canada 1120 Birchmount Road Scarborough. Ontario MIK 504. Canada: air. water, land, energy, plants, and animals. Usu

Vogel, Richard M.

432

Statistical Issues in cDNA Microarray Data Analysis Gordon K. Smyth1  

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, Australia May 9, 2002 Address for correspondence: Dr Gordon K. Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Post Office, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria 3050, Australia, smyth@wehi.edu.au 1 Introduction Statistical animals will be pooled or kept separate and whether fluorescent labeling is to be done separately for each

Yang, Yee Hwa

433

Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL-2010) Conference SEAL is a prestigious international conference series in evolutionary optimization and  

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in Seoul, South Korea in 1996 and thereafter has been held in Canberra, Australia in 1998; Nagoya, Japan in 2000; Singapore in 2002; Busan, South Korea in 2004; Hefei, China in 2006; and Melbourne, Australia locomotions adopted by animals could be mimicked in developing highly robust robots for performing different

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

434

"This Is My Thing!": Middle Years Students' Engagement and Learning Using Digital Resources  

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It is widely acknowledged that multimodal digital texts support student engagement with ideas, knowledge and new forms of literate practice. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary team at The University of Melbourne collaborated to create a digital resource--"The Venom Patrol" website--to teach scientific concepts about Australia's venomous…

Molyneux, Paul; Godinho, Sally

2012-01-01

435

Extreme sequential polyandry insures against nest failure in a frog  

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. Scott Keogh2 1 School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia 2 0200, Australia Sequential polyandry may evolve as an insurance mechanism to reduce the risk also might insure against nest failure in unpredictable environments. Most animals are oviparous

Keogh, Scott

436

Effect of Magnetic Field on the Biological Clock through the Radical Pair Mechanism  

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, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering2, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia c. The magnetoreception in animals involve radical pair mechanism. The same mechanism has been shown to be involved of magnetoreception in animals, i.e. the ability to detect the earth's magnetic field information [6], [7

Halgamuge, Malka N.

437

Reintroducing domesticated wild mice to sociality induces adaptive transgenerational effects on  

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South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; c Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, Office Sciences, Department of Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia for review June 10, 2013) When brought into captivity, wild animals can adapt to domesti- cation within 10

Nelson, Randy J.

438

PRAMANA c Indian Academy of Sciences --journal of  

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and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia Abstract. We investigate the solvability ginite, bond animal, Ising model, susceptibility, self-avoiding walks, self-avoiding polygons PACS Nos 05 there are several solvable animal enumeration problems, such as directed column-convex animals and directed animals

Guttman, Tony

439

Extracting Significant Places from Mobile User GPS Trajectories: A Bearing Change Based Approach  

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Extracting Significant Places from Mobile User GPS Trajectories: A Bearing Change Based Approach Tanusri Bhattacharya, Lars Kulik, James Bailey The University of Melbourne Department of Computing}@unimelb.edu.au ABSTRACT Moving object data, in particular of mobile users, is becoming widely available. A GPS trajectory

Bailey, James

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Kindly supported by the Research School of Asia and the Pacific (http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/researchschool/)  

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for developing countries to address climate change Jonathan Pickering The effect of weather on Salmonella food disasters in Fiji and Tonga Ingrid Johnston 12:45 ­ 13:45 HUMAN DIMENSIONS Chair: Barry Newell The health poisoning Ainslie Butler Impact of climate change on air quality and health effects in the Greater Melbourne

441

Globalization, coca-colonization and the chronic disease epidemic: can the Doomsday scenario be averted?  

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Abstract. Zimmet,P (International Diabetes Insti- tute, Melbourne, Australia). Globalization, coca- colonization and the chronic,disease epidemic: can the Doomsday,scenario be averted? J Intern Med 2000; 247: 301?310. There are at present,approximately,110 million

P. Zimmet

2000-01-01

442

*Institut Pasteur,Biology of HostParasite Interactions,25  

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to poverty in the developing world.Malaria is estimated to reduce economic growth by approximately 1.3% each*Institut Pasteur,Biology of Host­Parasite Interactions,25 Rue du Docteur Roux,75724, Paris,Cedex 15,France. Plant Cell Biology Research Centre,School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria

McFadden, Geoff

443

Household carbon dioxide production in relation to the greenhouse effect  

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A survey of 655 households from eastern suburbs of Melbourne was undertaken to determine householders[prime] attitudes to, and understanding of, the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide emissions resulting from car, electricity and gas use were computed and household actions which could reduce CO[sub 2] emissions were addressed. Preliminary analysis of the results indicates that householders in this area are aware of,

D. Stokes; A. Lindsay; J. Marinopoulos; A. Treloar; G. Wescott

1994-01-01

444

Safety becomes danger: dilemmas of drug-use in public space  

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This paper provides a socio-spatial analysis of injecting drug-use in public space. It focusses on one urban district in Melbourne, Australia, which has become strongly identified with heroin sale and use in public space. Selling activities are camouflaged within a diverse streetlife while injecting sites are dispersed through a broad diversity of laneways, carparks and toilets. These injecting zones occupy

Kim Dovey; John Fitzgerald; Youngju Choi

2001-01-01

445

RMIT Vietnam and Vietnam's Development: Risk and Responsibility  

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To help bridge the gap between demand and supply for tertiary education, Vietnam has opened to direct, foreign providers, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) International University Vietnam is the first of this category. By sponsoring a large project in a country that some see as risky, RMIT Vietnam needs to be triply viable.…

Wilmoth, David

2004-01-01

446

BONUS Plus Resource Sharing: Background and Overview BONUS Plus is a co-operative resource-sharing among thirteen major university libraries in  

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-sharing among thirteen major university libraries in Australia and New Zealand. Reaching across four time zones by the libraries of the University of Ballarat, Deakin University, University of Melbourne and Victoria University by their libraries. The material available for loan is primarily low use items, with member libraries determining

University of Technology, Sydney

447

Accessing Results from Research on Technology in Mathematics Education  

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In his recent article in this journal, John Gough (2004) concludes that the practical results of the considerable academic research undertaken at the University of Melbourne into the uses and impacts of graphics calculators and CAS (computer algebra systems) should be made more widely available in journals for teachers. This short article is…

Stacey, Kaye

2005-01-01

448

Peer Reviewing Preservice Teachers of Christian Higher Education  

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This study investigated the contributions peer review makes to the formation of preservice teachers of religious education within the context of Christian higher education. The participants were postgraduate students undertaking a preservice teacher training course at Australian Catholic University, Australia (Melbourne campus). Those training to…

Buchanan, Michael T.

2011-01-01

449

SIMULATING THE IMPACT OF NEW AUSTRALIAN \\  

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Global trade both in bulk commodities and especially in containers have grown by double digit rates in many of the world's large and medium container ports. The Port of Melbourne, Australia's largest container port, is forecasting container growth will rise from its 2007 levels of 2 million twenty foot equivalent containers (TEUs) to 8 million by 2035. As will be

Kim HASSALL

450

Keeping Connected: The Design and Overview of the Research  

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The special issue "Keeping Connected: Identity, Social Connection and Education for Young People" opens with a paper that discusses the research design and overview of a three-year project by a Melbourne (Australia)-based multi-disciplinary team. Over 2007-2009, the Keeping Connected team of 10 researchers investigated the lives of…

Moss, Julianne

2014-01-01

451

Staff Characteristics and Attitudes towards the Sexuality of People with Intellectual Disability  

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Background: The identification of individual staff characteristics that have a relationship with specific attitudes of staff caring for people with intellectual disability (ID) may enable targeted training and better support. Method: Sixty-six participants from services for people with ID in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, completed a survey,…

Meaney-Tavares, Rebecca; Gavidia-Payne, Susana

2012-01-01

452

Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool  

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Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool Raoul J. Bino1,2,3 , Robert D. Hall2 3 Centre for BioSystems Genomics, POB 98, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands 4 Max-Planck Institute Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010

Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

453

SoCal DigiCult  

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Vintners tell us it is the unique combination of the soil and the local climate which makes the richness of the wine. The location is everything. Can we say the same of different regions' contribution to digital culture — of Amsterdam, London, Moscow, Ljubljana, Vienna, Milan, Tokyo, New York, Melbourne, Barcelona? Science fiction author and visionary Bruce Sterling reflects on

Bruce Sterling

2009-01-01

454

Modelling Personality for Character Agents in Simulated Fiction  

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Modelling Personality for Character Agents in Simulated Fiction David Shaw, Nick Barnes and Alan Blair Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering University of Melbourne 3010, Australia, this project's emphasis is on creating a versatile and eÆcient model, suitable for use on standard hardware

Blair, Alan

455

Prevalence, natural history, and relationship of wheezy bronchitis and asthma in children. An epidemiological study  

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Three randomly selected groups of 7-year-old schoolchildren in Melbourne with mild wheezy bronchitis, with moderate wheezy bronchitis, and with asthma were compared with a control group, and the patients followed up until 10 years of age. Comparison showed that if there was any significant difference between the study groups and the controls it was usually present in all these study

Howard Williams; K. N. McNicol

1969-01-01

456

Marina's Fish Shop: A Mathematically- and Technologically-Rich Lesson  

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In early 2008 researchers from the University of Melbourne's "New Technologies for Teaching Mathematics" project created a lesson for the Year 10 students at their Victorian research schools. Two important goals of secondary school mathematics education are to build students' conceptual knowledge and to teach students to think mathematically.…

Wander, Roger; Pierce, Robyn

2009-01-01

457

Changes in Coverage of Sun Protection in the News: Threats and Opportunities from Emerging Issues  

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This study aimed to determine whether there have been shifts in news coverage of sun protection issues over a 12-year period in the context of an evolving skin cancer prevention agenda. A content analysis was performed on all relevant articles (N = 552) published in the two metropolitan daily newspapers in Melbourne, Australia, from 2001 to 2012.…

Scully, Maree; Makin, Jennifer; Maloney, Sarah; Wakefield, Melanie

2014-01-01

458

Community benefits of major sport facilities: The Darebin International Sports Centre  

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Community benefit is a term used frequently in an Australian government context to justify the construction of sport facilities that require initial and ongoing financial support from the community. The purpose of this research is to investigate the community benefit derived from the development of a new sport facility, in this case the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC), Melbourne, Australia

Jackie Grieve; Emma Sherry

2012-01-01

459

The Formula One Australian Grand Prix: Exploring the triple bottom line  

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This case highlights issues associated with the Formula One (F1) Australian Grand Prix held in the city of Melbourne, Victoria. The event receives substantial government funding and therefore the worth of the event receives consistent public scrutiny. Jim Kranger, CEO of the Victorian Major Events Corporation, is put in charge of assessing the value of the event to the State

Sheranne Fairley; B. David Tyler; Pamm Kellett; Kari D’Elia

2011-01-01

460

SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark  

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SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark 150 W University Blvd Melbourne, FL 32901 Kelley Pitts Mike Plasker Junior Ocean Engineering Jeff Pollard Sophomore Ocean Engineering Slime Shark Team ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology Slim e Shark

Wood, Stephen L.

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Lau, Jey Han, David Newman and Timothy Baldwin (to appear) On Collocations and Topic Models, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing.  

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Lau, Jey Han, David Newman and Timothy Baldwin (to appear) On Collocations and Topic Models, ACM Baldwin1,2 and David Newman3 1 Dept of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne of California, Irvine, USA jhlau@csse.unimelb.edu.au, tb@ldwin.net, newman@uci.edu We investigate the impact

Baldwin, Timothy

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Newman, David, Nagendra Koilada, Jey Han Lau and Timothy Baldwin (2012) Bayesian Text Segmentation for Index Term Identification and Keyphrase Extraction, In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational  

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Newman, David, Nagendra Koilada, Jey Han Lau and Timothy Baldwin (2012) Bayesian Text Segmentation Identification and Keyphrase Extraction David Newman, Nagendra Koilada, Jey Han Lau and Timothy Baldwin Dept, The University of Melbourne, Australia NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, Australia newman@uci.edu, nkoilada

Baldwin, Timothy

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Journal of Machine Learning Research 14 (2013) 3619-3647 Submitted 4/13, Revised 10/13; Published 12/13 A Max-Norm Constrained Minimization Approach to 1-Bit Matrix  

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@WHARTON.UPENN.EDU Statistics Department The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA Wen-Xin Zhou WENXIN.ZHOU@UNIMELB.EDU.AU Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Melbourne Parkville at each occurrence. Another example of applications is targeted advertising, such as the relevance

Cai, T. Tony

464

What Can We Learn from the Marketing of Independent Schools?  

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Melbourne (Australia) independent schools often advertize their high academic standards, quality curriculum, and competent and caring teaching staff. American public schools should highlight their own strengths by aggressively marketing their college-bound to vocational curricula, their expert and caring faculty, and their disciplined environment.…

Tauber, Robert T.

1995-01-01

465

As Victoria's premier newspaper with its team of experienced journalists,  

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Overview #12;Overview As Victoria's premier newspaper with its team of experienced journalists 2013 Newspaper of the Year Profile 46% 54% MAJOR METRO 78% 85% Why Advertise ·12% more likely than within News brings to readers the vibrancy of Melbourne's arts, entertainment and cultural scene every

Peters, Richard

466

Australian identity, the press and major international sporting events : a study of two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games held in Australia since 1956  

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This thesis explores links between perceptions of Australian identity and the national press reporting of two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games staged in Australia: the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. When Australia plays host to the world or Commonwcalth of Nations it is

Rachel Payne

2007-01-01

467

Breaking with Precedent: Community-Based Development of a CAC Program.  

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The Communication across the Curriculum (CAC) program at the University of Melbourne (Australia) was set up in a top-down manner, which was partly driven by outside pressures. Although informed by writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, the program reflects the university's original concern about the teaching of communication skills by…

Gruba, Paul; Tapper, Joanna

468

Investigating the Potential of Touchscreen Technology in Early Childhood Education  

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This paper reports on a research project which investigated children's use of touchscreens in early childhood and junior primary settings by i ntroducing touchscreens in five classrooms in Melbourne. Several methods to obtain information about how children interacted with the touchscreens were used including observation, journals and field notes, and interviews. The research identified five key themes, relating to developmental

Geoff Romeo; Suzy Edwards; Sue McNamara; Ian Walker; Christopher Ziguras

2001-01-01

469

Blast furnace key to earth's birth P11 Balancing the body clock P14  

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BB Published by Swinburne univerSity of technology editor: Dorothy Albrecht, Director, Marketing Services Swinburne univerSity of technology, Melbourne email: dalbrecht@swinburne.edu.au written, edited, designed and produced on behalf of Swinburne univerSity of technology by coretext, www.coretext.com.au, 03 9670 1168

Liley, David

470

Some problems of animal health in Australia and New Zealand  

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ExtractMy first visit to New Zealand was in 1924, when, immediately after graduating at the Veterinary School of the University of Melbourne, I took up a first appointment to a subsidized practice in the County of Ellesmere. I was then one of fewer than a dozen practitioners, and Government veterinarians were not much more numerous. This period of about two

T. S. Gregory

1961-01-01

471

Teaching English Teachers for the Future: Speaking Back to TPACK  

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This essay presents a critical, reflexive account of a twelve-month collaboration, when a practising secondary English teacher was seconded to work with a team of English teacher educators in a faculty of education in Melbourne. The collaboration was made possible by funding from DEEWR as part of the Teaching Teachers for the Future project (TTF).…

Parr, Graham; Bellis, Natalie; Bulfin, Scott

2013-01-01

472

HOW DO LEGAL SYSTEMS AFFECT LAND DISTRIBUTION?: A LONG-RUN DISAGGREGATED ANALYSIS*  

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. Bhattacharya± and Mehmet A. Ulubasoglu¶ School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Deakin University Melbourne, Islamic law and traces of early Roman law have higher land inequality. Importantly, Civil law and French, Economics and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 70 Elgar Road, Burwood, Victoria 3125

Bandyopadhyay, Antar

473

An evaluation of the timing between key insulin administration-related processes: the reasons why these processes happen when they do, and how to improve their timing  

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We investigated the incidence of timing prob- lems with insulin-related processes in a sub- acute inpatient unit in Melbourne and found that nursing staff often conduct blood glucose level (BGL) testing longer than 30 minutes before insulin administration (between 22% and 41%). Nurses are better at administering rapid-acting insulin doses within the recommended time before food intake (94%) than conventional

Elizabeth H Manning; Linda Jackson

2005-01-01

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The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology  

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of Meteorology, Melbourne VIC 3001 c.spillman@bom.gov.au Introduction Coral bleaching has been observed) are recognised as the primary cause of mass coral bleaching events (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999; Lesser 2004). Advance the start of mass coral bleaching during those summers. However, temperature anomalies then cooled

Spillman, Claire

475

Children's Spirituality and "The Good Shepherd Experience"  

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This article aims to explore the connections between a religious education curriculum's methodology in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia and some contemporary theories about children's spirituality. "The Good Shepherd Experience" curriculum is intended for use with 5- and 6-year-old children in the first years of formal schooling.…

Hyde, Brendan

2004-01-01

476

Why are the continents just so...? M. SANDIFORD  

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Why are the continents just so...? M. SANDIFORD School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne-term modulation of the density configuration of the continents via stress regimes that are able to induce stress state set by the mid-ocean ridge system. Such a hypothesis requires the continents are weak enough

Sandiford, Mike

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Moment release rate of Cascadia tremor constrained by GPS Ana C. Aguiar,1  

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Moment release rate of Cascadia tremor constrained by GPS Ana C. Aguiar,1 Timothy I. Melbourne,1 July 2009. [1] A comparison of GPS and seismic analyses of 23 distinct episodic tremor and slip events relationship between moment release, as estimated from GPS, and total duration of nonvolcanic tremor, as summed

Miller, M. Meghan

478

In Search of Staff Development: A Study of Academic Staff Appraisal.  

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A study of the University of Melbourne (Australia) mandatory annual faculty evaluation program after its second year of operation is reported. Results revealed some faculty uncertainty about the plan's intentions and tensions between its summative and formative purposes. Some positive outcomes were identified, but too few to claim the plan was…

James, Richard

1995-01-01

479

Embed with the Faculty: Legal Information Skills Online  

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This article evaluates the Legal Information Skills Tutorial (LIST), a successful multi-media online learning project at the University of Melbourne Law School based on the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Information Literacy Standards. (Council of Australian University Librarians, Information Literacy Standards (2001)…

Smith, Nicki McLaurin; Presser, Prue

2005-01-01

480

The Parliament of the World’s Religions: who goes and why? An empirical study of Barcelona 2004  

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions met in 1993 (Chicago), 1999 (Cape Town), 2004 (Barcelona) and 2009 (Melbourne). The 1993 declaration affirmed that a common set of core values is found in the teachings of religion that provide the conditions for a sustainable world order. The present study provides the first detailed profile of the religious background, beliefs, and motivations

Leslie J. Francis; Mandy Robbins; Sarita Cargas

2010-01-01

481

Depression in elderly persons subject to childhood maltreatment is not modulated by corpus callosum and hippocampal changes Karen Ritchie*a,b,c  

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Depression in elderly persons subject to childhood maltreatment is not modulated by corpus callosum School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Melbourne, Australia g Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian.03.035 #12;Key Words: corpus callosum, hippocampus, depression, magnetic resonance imaging, child abuse

Boyer, Edmond

482

PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS Paul A. Pearce1  

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PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS Paul A. Pearce1 Mathematics Department, University of Melbourne Mechanics Statistical mechanics was the topic of the first A.N.U. Physics Summer School held in 1988 of statistical mechanics [1, 2]. Those lectures, although unpublished, are available in the proceedings

Pearce, Paul A.

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Capacity of a Single Neuron Channel Shiro Ikeda shiro@ism.ac.jp  

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Mathematics, Tokyo 106-8569, Japan Jonathan H. Manton j.manton@ieee.org The University of Melbourne, Victoria primary motor cortex and supplementary motor area (SMA) of monkeys are similar to the gamma distribution-SMA, SMA, rostral cingulate motor area (CMAr), prefrontal cortical area (PF) of monkeys are studied

Ikeda, Shiro

484

Corrigendum Corrigendum to "A stalagmite record of Holocene Indonesiane  

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for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Australia e Department of Geological and Atmospheric Woods g , William F. Humphreys b,h,i a Department of Geology, Cornell College, 600 First Street West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314, USA b University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia c

Denniston, Rhawn F.

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RESEARCH REPORT 129 Copyright 2004, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) 0883-1351/04/0019-0129/$3.00  

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RESEARCH REPORT 129 Copyright 2004, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) 0883-1351/04/0019-0129/$3.00 Paleotemperature Estimation Using Leaf-Margin Analysis: Is Australia Different? DAVID R. GREENWOOD Sustainability Group, Victoria University, St Albans Campus, PO Box 14428, Melbourne City MC, VIC 8001, Australia, E

Wilf, Peter

486

References/Bibliography AGPS STYLE 6th  

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, MacMillan Education Australia, South Melbourne. AUTHOR YEAR TITLE (italicised or underlined) PUBLISHER, Adam Hilger, Bristol. Jackson, JA (ed.) 1997, Glossary of geology, 4th edn, American Geological of Engineers, Australia 1994, Code of ethics, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, A.C.T. · Series

Blows, Mark

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Updated 14 July 2004 1 References/Bibliography  

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: Information Literacy For the 21st century, MacMillan Education Australia, South Melbourne. AUTHOR YEAR TITLE, Glossary of Geology, 4th edn, American Geological Institute, Alexandria, Va. · Sponsored by institution, Editors and Printers, 5th edn, AGPS, Canberra. Institution of Engineers, Australia 1994, Code of Ethics

Blows, Mark

488

J. metamorphic Geol., 2000, 18, 665681 High-precision geothermobarometry across the High Himalayan  

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metamorphic sequence, Langtang Valley, Nepal G. FRASER,1* B. WORLEY2 AND M. SANDIFORD2 1Department of Geology and Geophysics, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia (fraser@geo.ucalgary.ca) 2School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3052, Australia ABSTRACT One of the long

Sandiford, Mike

489

Challenges in Information Extraction from Tables in Biomedical Research Publications: a Dataset Analysis  

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Technology, Monash University, Australia 2 NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia 3 School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Australia 1 firstname.lastname@monash.edu, 3 firstname in extracting a few predefined relations from papers in Economics, Geology and Petrology by processing jointly

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Performance Related Pay in Australian Universities: The Case of Swinburne University  

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Performance related pay is not common in Australian universities. A number of Australian universities have begun to show interest in implementing more individualised pay arrangements. Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, has chosen, contrary to the wishes of many of its staff, to be a path-breaker and has introduced a performance…

Harkness, Peter; Schier, Mark

2011-01-01

491

Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe  

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Nomenclatural rule changes in the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants made at the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in 2011 require that a single name is used for all fungi. Since the anamorphic stages of Epichloë species have been classified i...

492

Rule Induction with Extension Matrices Department of Software Development  

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Rule Induction with Extension Matrices Xindong Wu Department of Software Development Monash University 900 Dandenong Road Melbourne, VIC 3145, Australia Journal of the American Society for Information approach. By dividing the positive examples (PE) of a specific class in a given example set

Wu, Xindong

493

Ontogeny of Suction Feeding Capacity in Snook, Centropomus undecimalis  

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Ontogeny of Suction Feeding Capacity in Snook, Centropomus undecimalis PETER C. WAINWRIGHT1�, Melbourne, Florida 32901 ABSTRACT The ontogeny of suction feeding performance, as measured by peak suction suction pressures throughout ontogeny. J. Exp. Zool. 305A:246­252, 2006. r 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Most fish

Wainwright, Peter C.

494

Partnership in Mental Health and Child Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mental illness is an issue for a number of families reported to child protection agencies. Parents with mental health problems are more vulnerable, as are their children, to having parenting and child welfare concerns. A recent study undertaken in the Melbourne Children's Court (Victoria, Australia) found that the children of parents with mental health problems comprised just under thirty percent

Rosemary Sheehan

2005-01-01

495

Evaluating Standards of Social Work Supervision in Child Welfare and Hospital Social Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the Recommended Standards for Social Work Supervision developed by the Australian Association of Social Workers, supervisors and supervisees who occupied social work positions in Community Services Victoria (CSV), a statutory child welfare department (N=94) and in nine Melbourne teaching hospitals (N=139) completed self-administered questionnaires on the nature of the supervision which they gave or received. The extent to which

Dorothy Scott; Janet Farrow

1993-01-01

496

The Ethiopian Adolescent and the Effect of Cultural Difference on Immigrant Students' Learning  

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This article investigates the effect of cultural difference on the secondary school induction and learning of Ethiopian-Australian immigrant students living in Melbourne, Australia. A qualitative methodology was employed using interviews as data-collection instruments. Secondary school students, their teachers, and parents acted as participants in…

Bitew, Getnet; Ferguson, Peter

2011-01-01

497

Youth Research Centre Annual Report, 2002.  

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This report details the activities of the Youth Research Centre (YRC) at the University of Melbourne in 2002 in research project work involving a balance between the completion of projects, the development of new areas, and the continuation of longer-term projects as well as the supervision and teaching of a range of postgraduate health and…

Melbourne Univ. (Australia). Youth Research Centre.

498

Learning Engines - A Functional Object Model for Developing Learning Resources for the WWW.  

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The Learning Engines (LE) model, developed at the University of Melbourne (Australia), supports the integration of rich learning activities into the World Wide Web. The model is concerned with the practical design, educational value, and reusability of software components. The model is focused on the academic teacher who is in the best position to…

Fritze, Paul; Ip, Albert

499

Initialization Methods for Large Scale Global Optimization  

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. Qin School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria) are widely used to initialize the population of EAs. For years, researchers did not pay much attention revealed that the more advanced methods can increase the probability of finding the optimum solution

Li, Xiaodong

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The RMIT Wuhan Project.  

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In March 1995, Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology began offering Australian and Chinese students an Associate Diploma of Business in International Trade at the Wuhan Yejin University of Science and Technology, in China. The course is offered at the University's China Iron and Steel Industry Training Centre, a joint project between…

Silver, Alan