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Greater Melbourne.  

PubMed

With more than a quarter of its population born overseas, Melbourne, Australia, is rapidly changing from an all-white British outpost to a multicultural, multilingual community. Since the "white" Australian policy was abandoned after World War II, 3 million immigrants from 100 different countries have moved to Australia. Most of the immigrants come from New Zealand, Rhodesia, South Africa, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Indochina. Melbourne is Australia's 2nd largest city and houses 1 out of 5 Australians. Its 1984 population was 2,888,400. Melbourne's housing pattern consists of subdivisions; 75% of the population live in detached houses. Between 1954 and 1961 Melbourne grew at an annual rate of 3.5%; its growth rate between 1961 and 1971 still averaged 2.5%. In the 1970s the growth rate slowed to 1.4%. Metropolitan Melbourne has no central government but is divided into 56 councils and 8 regions. Both Australia's and Melbourne's fertility rates are high compared to the rest of the developed world, partly because of their younger age structure. 41% of Melbourne's population was under age 24 in 1981. Single-person households are growing faster than any other type. 71% of the housing is owner-occupied; in 1981 the median sized dwelling had 5.2 rooms. Public housing only accounts for 2.6% of all dwellings. Fewer students graduate from high school in Australia than in other developed countries, and fewer graduates pursue higher education. Melbourne's suburban sprawl promotes private car travel. In 1980 Melbourne contained more than 28,000 retail establishments and 4200 restaurants and hotels. Industry accounts for 30% of employment, and services account for another 30%. Its largest industries are motor vehicles, clothing, and footware. Although unemployment reached 10% after the 1973 energy crisis, by 1985 it was down to 6%. PMID:12340610

Wulff, M; Burke, T; Newton, P

1986-03-01

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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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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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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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Extreme Droughts In Sydney And Melbourne Since The 1850s  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sydney and Melbourne are the two highly populated and very well known Australian cities. Population is over 4 million for each. These cities are subject to extreme droughts which affect regional water resources and cause substantial agricultural and economic losses. This study presents a drought analysis of Sydney and Melbourne for the period of 1850s to date by using Effective Drought Index (EDI) and Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI). EDI is a function of precipitation needed for return to normal conditions, the amount of precipitation necessary for recovery from the accumulated deficit since the beginning of a drought. SPI is the most popular and widely used drought index for the last decades. According to the results of EDI analysis; 8 different extreme drought events identified in Sydney, and 5 events in Melbourne since 1850s. The characterization of these extreme drought events were investigated in terms of magnitude, duration, intensity and interarrival time between previous drought event. EDI results were compared with the results of SPI and the similarities and differences were then discussed in more detail. The most severe drought event was identified for the period of July 1979 to February 1981 (lasted 19 months) for Sydney, while the most severe drought took longer in Melbourne for the period of March 2006 to February 2010 (47 months). This study focuses on the benefits of the use of EDI and SPI methods in order to monitor droughts beside presenting the extreme drought case study of Sydney and Melbourne.

Dogan, Selim

2014-05-01

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Frequency analysis of water consumption for metropolitan area of Melbourne  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, a procedure is developed to estimate the average recurrence interval of maximum daily (and 2, 3 and 5 consecutive days) water consumption for Melbourne, Australia. The method consists of three steps: calibration of a daily water demand simulation model for high consumption months, estimation of a water consumption time-series and then calculation of the average recurrence interval of the extreme events. The deterministic/probabilistic approach of deriving the frequency curves for the Melbourne area can be used to improve water supply strategies that depend on demand estimates.

Zhou, S. L.; McMahon, T. A.; Wang, Q. J.

2001-06-01

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A Comparison of Montessori With Traditional Pre-School Education in Melbourne.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly compares the actual practice of five Melbourne Montessori preschools with the practice of four Melbourne traditional kindergartens, in an effort to identify discrete and common philosophical and applied elements of the two kinds of programs. (Author/CM)

Wiley, Karin; Langford, Peter

1981-01-01

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Turning over a new franchise: assessing the current health of public transport management in Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

Melbourne?s unique franchise model for public transport management and service delivery, now a decade old, is a subject of international interest for practitioners and scholars of transport planning.In December 2009, two new franchisees, under reworked eight-year contract arrangements, took over the operation of Melbourne?s train and tram systems ending the ten-year run of the two survivors of the first decade

John Stone

2010-01-01

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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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Radionuclide site survey report, Melbourne, Florida (RN-72). Final report  

SciTech Connect

The format and content of this report are based on guidance provided by the Preparatory Commission for the CTBT Organization for conducting and documenting radionuclide site surveys (see GTBT/PC/IV/WGB/1) ``Requirements of Site Surveys for Radionuclide Stations``, (30 September 1997). The purpose of this report is to validate that the Melbourne site will fulfill the requirements for treaty compliance.

Walker, F.; Lucas, J.; Owen, M.; McKethan, E.M.; MacCartney, J.

1998-11-16

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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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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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Frequency analysis of water consumption for metropolitan area of Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a procedure is developed to estimate the average recurrence interval of maximum daily (and 2, 3 and 5 consecutive days) water consumption for Melbourne, Australia. The method consists of three steps: calibration of a daily water demand simulation model for high consumption months, estimation of a water consumption time-series and then calculation of the average recurrence interval

S. L Zhou; T. A McMahon; Q. J Wang

2001-01-01

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Networked electronic information services at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A wide area computer network has been installed at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. The network consists of optic fiber segments between buildings, an ethernet spine through the main buildings and ethernet segments throughout each department. The network is connected to Internet via an ISDN link to the University of Melbourne computer network. The Austin hospital network is used for intra-hospital image distribution, external image distribution, internal and external electronic mail via Internet, electronic information access, file transfer via Internet, and remote login to Internet networked computers. Present and future developments include secure patient record access for internal users, confidential information transmission using public key encryption techniques, external dial-up connectivity for teleradiology, and research and development into medical image processing and analysis.

O'Keefe, Graeme J.; Egan, Gary F.; O'Callaghan, Daniel; McKay, W.; Hennessy, Oliver; Morrison, Iain

1994-05-01

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Do long stay parkers pay the Melbourne congestion levy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pricing of parking is a common tool used by governments to facilitate the efficient movement of traffic, raise revenue and influence travel behaviour. In January 2006, the Victorian Government introduced a ‘congestion levy’ on long-stay, off-street car parking spaces within inner Melbourne, as a means of reducing peak-hour traffic congestion. This study provides an overview of the congestion levy

Paul Hamer; William Young; Graham Currie

2012-01-01

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Thoracic sympathetic nerve reconstruction for compensatory hyperhidrosis: the Melbourne technique  

PubMed Central

Background Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is a potential complication following endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the management of primary hyperhidrosis. CH is considered a permanent condition with significant psychosocial impacts but with few treatment options. Various reversal surgical techniques, aimed at reconstituting sympathetic pathways, have been developed but results have been inconsistent. Objective We present two case reports of a novel technique of reversal surgery, the Melbourne technique, which was employed to treat severe CH that developed within 3-5 months following ETS. Both patients were followed-up to 8 years. Methods The Melbourne technique employs an endoscopic approach to expose previously sympathectomized or sympathotomized thoracic sympathetic chains. In these two cases it was performed on the right side only. Instead of an interpositional nerve graft, an autogenous vein graft was simultaneously harvested and used as a nerve conduit to bridge the secondary nerve defect after neuroma excision. Long-term outcomes were assessed using the dermatology life quality index (DLQI) and the quality of life (QoL) questionnaires, which are validated for hyperhidrosis. Results In both cases, patients reported postoperative improvements in QoL scores. However, the improvement was more marked in one case compared with the other. There were no significant immediate and long-term postoperative complications. Conclusions The Melbourne technique shows promise as an alternative to interpositional nerve grafts or nerve transfers employed in other endoscopic reversal surgeries for CH.

Hensman, Chris; Leong, James

2014-01-01

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‘I feel myself to be a world citizen’: negotiating Turkish and Alevi identity in Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

The complexity and heterogeneity of modern multicultural societies can both highlight and obscure the diversity which exists within identity groups. Whilst the majority of the Turkish community in Melbourne are Sunni Muslim, significant groups of ethnically, religiously and linguistically different communities also exist. Recent research with women who participate in activities at the Alevi community centre in Melbourne has brought

Liza Hopkins

2011-01-01

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Aftermath of stroke: an epidemiological study in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed Central

A population-based study of the incidence of stroke was carried out in an urban area of Melbourne, Australia. The 508 cases were followed up and the survivors interviewed briefly at three months and in more depth six months after the onset of stroke. Fifty-eight per cent of all subjects had survived to six months, and the strongest prognostic indicator was level of consciousness at time of maximum impairment. By six months, 25% of all cases were independent in self-care and mobile outside the home; of those patients aged under 75 years, suffering a first stroke and retaining full consciousness at the time of maximum impairment, the proportion was 50%. A very imperfect correlation was present between residual physical impairment and return to the full range of prestroke activities. PMID:6214601

Christie, D

1982-01-01

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Breastfeeding practices of ethnic Indian immigrant women in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Background The health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented in public health and medical literature worldwide. Despite this, global rates of breastfeeding steadily decline during the first couple of months postpartum. Although immigrant women have higher initiation rates and a longer duration of breastfeeding overall, breastfeeding practices are compromised because of a myriad of socioeconomic and cultural factors, including the acculturation process. The objective of this study was to show how acculturation and cultural identity influenced breastfeeding practices among Indian immigrants in Melbourne, Australia. Methods Twelve case studies were employed to gather narratives of women’s lived experiences. Ethnographic field research methods were used to collect data, including participant observation, semi-structured interviews, case studies, and life histories. This provided in-depth information from women on various aspects of the immigrant experience of motherhood, including infant care and feeding. Participants were opportunistically recruited from Indian obstetricians and gynaecologists. Women identifying as ethnic Indian and in their third trimester of pregnancy were recruited. Interviews were conducted in women’s homes in metropolitan Melbourne over a 12 month period between 2004 and 2005. Data were coded and analysed thematically. Results All women identified as ethnic Indian and initiated breastfeeding in accordance with their cultural identity. Social support and cultural connectivity impacted positively on duration of breastfeeding. However, acculturation (adopting Australian cultural values and gender norms, including returning to paid employment) negatively influenced breastfeeding duration. In addition, the high reliance of recent immigrants on the advice of healthcare professionals who gave inconsistent advice negatively affected exclusive breastfeeding. Conclusions For ethnic Indian immigrant women breastfeeding practice is closely linked to acculturation and identity construction, both personal and communal. The lack of social and cultural networks for recent immigrants prevents their involvement in the cultural systems that traditionally support breastfeeding. With this in mind, healthcare professionals should deliver services in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner where women feel supported as well as empowered. PMID:24345192

2013-01-01

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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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On the causes of variability in amounts of airborne grass pollen in Melbourne, Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Melbourne, Australia, airborne grass pollen is the predominant cause of hay fever (seasonal rhinitis) during late spring and early summer, with levels of airborne grass pollen also influencing hospital admissions for asthma. In order to improve predictions of conditions that are potentially hazardous to susceptible individuals, we have sought to better understand the causes of diurnal, intra-seasonal and inter-seasonal variability of atmospheric grass pollen concentrations (APC) by analysing grass pollen count data for Melbourne for 16 grass pollen seasons from 1991 to 2008 (except 1994 and 1995). Some of notable features identified in this analysis were that on days when either extreme (>100 pollen grains m-3) or high (50-100 pollen grains m-3) levels of grass pollen were recorded the winds were of continental origin. In contrast, on days with a low (<20 pollen grains m-3) concentration of grass pollen, winds were of maritime origin. On extreme and high grass pollen days, a peak in APC occurred on average around 1730 hours, probably due to a reduction in surface boundary layer turbulence. The sum of daily APC for each grass pollen season was highly correlated ( r = 0.79) with spring rainfall in Melbourne for that year, with about 60% of a declining linear trend across the study period being attributable to a reduction of meat cattle and sheep (and hence grazing land) in rural areas around Melbourne. Finally, all of the ten extreme pollen events (3 days or more with APC > 100 pollen grains m-3) during the study period were characterised by an average downward vertical wind anomaly in the surface boundary layer over Melbourne. Together these findings form a basis for a fine resolution atmospheric general circulation model for grass pollen in Melbourne's air that can be used to predict daily (and hourly) APC. This information will be useful to those sectors of Melbourne's population that suffer from allergic problems.

de Morton, Julian; Bye, John; Pezza, Alexandre; Newbigin, Edward

2011-07-01

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2009 Melbourne metropolitan sewerage strategy: a portfolio of decentralised and on-site concept designs.  

PubMed

The bulk and retail water companies of the greater Melbourne area are developing the 2009 Metropolitan Sewerage Strategy to provide sustainable sewerage services to 2060. The objective of the strategy is to establish long term principles and near term actions to produce a robust sewage management system for Melbourne. Melbourne's existing sewerage system is largely centralised and discharges to two major treatment plants. Several small satellite treatment plants service local urban areas generally more distant from the centralised system. Decentralised and on-site wastewater systems are options for future sewage management and could play a role in local recycling. A portfolio of 18 on-site and decentralised concept designs was developed, applicable to the full range of urban development types in Melbourne. The concepts can be used in evaluation of metropolitan system configurations as part of future integrated water cycle planning. The options included secondary and tertiary treatment systems incorporating re-use of water for non potable uses, urine separation, black and greywater separation and composting toilets. On-site and cluster treatment systems were analysed. Each option is described by its indicative capital and operating costs, energy use and water and nutrient balances. This paper summarises and compares the portfolio mix of decentralized and on-site options in Melbourne's context. PMID:20705997

Brown, V; Jackson, D W; Khalifé, M

2010-01-01

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Canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) detected in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban Melbourne.  

PubMed

Canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) was detected by antigen ELISA in 8 (6.4%) of 125 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) captured in the Melbourne (Australia) metropolitan area. Circulating microfilariae were also detected by whole blood filtration in six of these foxes. Cursory sampling of mosquitos at two of the sites where positive foxes were captured revealed the existence of two known mosquito vectors of Dirofilaria. The existence of widespread fox populations in Melbourne, together with known mosquito vectors may offer the potential for a sylvatic cycle of canine heartworm within the urban area. PMID:9735919

Marks, C A; Bloomfield, T E

1998-07-31

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Proceedings of the 2012 AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Copyright Skinner, Mort, Calvo, Drury, & Molina, 2012 Some do, some don't: student use of online writing  

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Proceedings of the 2012 AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Copyright © Skinner, Mort, Calvo-learning #12;Proceedings of the 2012 AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Copyright © Skinner, Mort, Calvo

Calvo, Rafael A.

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Second International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia  

E-print Network

Second International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries CSIRO, Melbourne the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM). With regard to the CFD modelling of the weld pool fluid dynamics, heat transfer and phase change, cell-centred Finite

Taylor, Gary

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Associations between varying magnitudes of the urban heat island and the synoptic climatology in Melbourne, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the characteristics of the urban heat island (UHI) in a large Australian city (Melbourne) using local area weather data and the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalyses data of mean sea level pressure (MSLP). Conventional methods to determine the UHI from climatological data often involve comparing minimum temperature data between urban and rural environments. The

C. J. G. Morris; I. Simmonds

2000-01-01

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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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From Humanity to Utility: Melbourne University and Public Examinations 1856-1964.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interaction of a university and the society is described in a case study of the system of public examinations of Melbourne University in Victoria (Australia). The initial desire to guarantee the academic standards of college entrants grew into a system that also provided school leaving certificates for those not entering the university. Over a…

Musgrave, P. W.

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Summarized proceedings of a conference on solid state physics - Melbourne, August 1959  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian Branch of The Institute of Physics held a conference on solid state physics in Melbourne from 17-21 August, 1959. This conference was the first of its kind to be held in Australia and attracted an attendance of about one hundred and thirty. In all, 46 papers, ranging over a wide field, were presented and these are summarized; they

J F Nicholas

1960-01-01

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Being a "Wog" in Melbourne--Young People's Self-Fashioning through Discourses of Racism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Greek community in Melbourne, Australia, is large and has a long history in the city. It is diverse and associated with a range of cultural, social and political structures. It has strong transnational links and in many ways exemplifies "diasporic" in contradistinction to "migrant". This paper focuses on young people from this community,…

Tsolidis, Georgina; Pollard, Vikki

2009-01-01

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Gambling among young Thai people in Melbourne, Australia: an exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to explore the gambling behaviours of young Thai people resident in Melbourne, Australia; the meaning that gambling had for this group; whether the attitudes of these young Thai people towards gambling changed as a result of their location in a society with more relaxed attitudes towards gambling than in Thailand;

Nattaporn Tanasornnarong; Alun Jackson; Shane Thomas

2004-01-01

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Towards a Sequent Calculus for Negation as Failure James Harland, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  

E-print Network

Towards a Sequent Calculus for Negation as Failure James Harland, Royal Melbourne Institute­ tion as Failure (NAF) rule[2, 10, 6]. In essence, this consists of giving proof rules which can be used to demonstrate that a given formula can be disproved, i.e. that there can be no proof of the formula. The notion

Harland, James

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APFIS Dec 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne -Australia  

E-print Network

APFIS Dec 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne - Australia CFRP Grid fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) material, configured as a grid and placed in composite action with rigid foam, the spacing between rows of CFRP grids, and the thickness of the foam insulation. A comprehensive

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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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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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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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The inherent building energy-cost relationship: An analysis of thirty Melbourne case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the energy and cost performance of thirty recent buildings in Melbourne, Australia. Commonly, building design decisions are based on issues pertaining to construction cost, and consideration of energy performance is made only within the context of the initial project budget. Even where energy is elevated to more importance, operating energy is seen as the focus and embodied

Yu Lay Langston; Craig A. Langston

2009-01-01

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Comparisons of building energy and cost equivalence: An analysis of thirty Melbourne case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the energy and cost performance of 30 recent buildings in Melbourne, Australia. Commonly, building design decisions are based on issues pertaining to construction cost, and consideration of energy performance is made only within the context of the initial project budget. Even where energy is elevated to more importance, operating energy is seen as the focus and embodied

Yu Lay Langston; Craig A. Langston

2008-01-01

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Ecological Paradigms and Landscape Plantings Along Freeways -A Case Study From Melbourne, Australia  

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Ecological Paradigms and Landscape Plantings Along Freeways - A Case Study From Melbourne landscaping affects plant habitat ·Direct link between landscaping decisions and extant plant communities, Australia Kristin J. Gade, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University Urban Ecolog y ASU's Plant

Hall, Sharon J.

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Southern Cascadia episodic slow earthquakes Walter Szeliga, Timothy I. Melbourne, M. Meghan Miller, and V. Marcelo Santillan  

E-print Network

likely occur throughout the Cascadia subduction zone and add further evidence for the role of fault about partitioning, particularly seismogenic segmentation, of the Cascadia subduction zoneSouthern Cascadia episodic slow earthquakes Walter Szeliga, Timothy I. Melbourne, M. Meghan Miller

Melbourne, Timothy

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Enduring and competing news frames: Australian newspaper coverage of the deaths by suicides of two Melbourne girls  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the use of enduring news frames by Australia's metropolitan press in reporting on the deaths by suicides of two16-year-old Melbourne girls. Reportedly, the girls had been adherents of the \\

Andrew Dare; Kerry McCallum; Kate Holland; Jane Pirkis; R. Warwick Blood

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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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Sound Cartography Approaches to Urban Soundcape Research : CitySounds and Sites-of-Respite in the CBD of Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper describes two related projects completed at SIAL Sound Studios at RMIT University. The first is the CitySounds project which was an interactive 3D Audio-Visual Cartography environment holding a community soundscape survey. The aim of\\u000a the project was to investigate attitudes and awareness to a range of sounds and acoustic environments in Melbourne’s CBD.\\u000a The virtual environment and survey

Jordan Lacey; Lawrence Harvey

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Mental health treatments and associated factors amongst mid-aged Melbourne women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  The aim of this study was to describe lifetime treatment rate and the treatment modalities used for psychiatric problems and\\u000a to identify variables associated with the history of psychiatric treatment among mid-aged Melbourne women.\\u000a \\u000a A longitudinal observational study was carried out using a population-based sample of 438 mid-aged women interviewed annually\\u000a for eight years. The baseline data on sociodemographic profiles

J. Kim; L. Dennerstein; J. Guthrie

2006-01-01

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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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Late Silurian trace fossils from the Melbourne Formation, Studley Park, Victoria, southeastern Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

An ichnoassemblage of 10 ichnospecies is described for the first time from the Late Silurian Melbourne Formation at Studley Park, Victoria, southeastern Australia. The ichnofauna is preserved in a typical deep-water turbidite succession of alternating thin- to thick-bedded sandstone and thin- to medium-bedded mudrocks. Trace fossils observed within the study site have been assigned to three main ichnofacies. Ichnofacies 1

G. R. Shi; Yi-Ming Gong; A. Potter

2009-01-01

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The availability of snack food displays that may trigger impulse purchases in Melbourne supermarkets  

PubMed Central

Background Supermarkets play a major role in influencing the food purchasing behaviours of most households. Snack food exposures within these stores may contribute to higher levels of consumption and ultimately to increasing levels of obesity, particularly within socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. We aimed to examine the availability of snack food displays at checkouts, end-of-aisle displays and island displays in major supermarket chains in the least and most socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Melbourne. Methods Within-store audits of 35 Melbourne supermarkets. Supermarkets were sampled from the least and most socioeconomically disadvantaged suburbs within 30 km of the Melbourne CBD. We measured the availability of crisps, chocolate, confectionery, and soft drinks (diet and regular) at the checkouts, in end-of-aisle displays, and in island bin displays. Results Snack food displays were most prominent at checkouts with only five stores not having snack foods at 100% of their checkouts. Snack foods were also present at a number of end-of-aisle displays (at both the front (median 38%) and back (median 33%) of store), and in island bin displays (median number of island displays: 7; median total circumference of island displays: 19.4 metres). Chocolate items were the most common snack food item on display. There was no difference in the availability of these snack food displays by neighbourhood disadvantage. Conclusions As a result of the high availability of snack food displays, exposure to snack foods is almost unavoidable in Melbourne supermarkets, regardless of levels of neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage. Results of this study could promote awareness of the prominence of unhealthy food items in chain-brand supermarkets outlets. PMID:22420759

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2014-03-01

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The enabling institutional context for integrated water management: lessons from Melbourne.  

PubMed

There is widespread international acceptance that climate change, demographic shifts and resource limitations impact on the performance of water servicing in cities. In response to these challenges, many scholars propose that a fundamental move away from traditional centralised infrastructure towards more integrated water management is required. However, there is limited practical or scholarly understanding of how to enable this change in practice and few modern cities have done so successfully. This paper addresses this gap by analysing empirical evidence of Melbourne's recent experience in shifting towards a hybrid of centralised and decentralised infrastructure to draw lessons about the institutional context that enabled this shift. The research was based on a qualitative single-case study, involving interviews and envisioning workshops with urban water practitioners who have been directly involved in Melbourne's water system changes. It was found that significant changes occurred in the cultural-cognitive, normative and regulative dimensions of Melbourne's water system. These included a shift in cultural beliefs for the water profession, new knowledge through evidence and learning, additional water servicing goals and priorities, political leadership, community pressure, better coordinated governance arrangements and strong market mechanisms. The paper synthesises lessons from the case study that, with further development, could form the basis of prescriptive guidance for enabling the shift to new modes of water servicing to support more liveable, sustainable and resilient outcomes for future cities. PMID:24148920

Ferguson, Briony C; Brown, Rebekah R; Frantzeskaki, Niki; de Haan, Fjalar J; Deletic, Ana

2013-12-15

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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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Human and animal isolates of Pseudallescheria boydii and Scedosporium species, from Melbourne, Australia, 1977-1995.  

PubMed

From 1977 to 1995, 25 of the fungal cultures referred to the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia were identified as Scedosporium apiospermum, Pseudallescheria boydii, or Scedosporium prolificans. These cultures had been isolated from 22 patients at metropolitan hospitals and three animals at Veterinary Institutes. Eight of the human isolates were identified as P. boydii, 11 as S. apiospermum and three as S. prolificans. Isolates of S. apiospermum and P. boydii were from localised infections in immunocompetent patients, after trauma in two cases; from the lungs of patients with predisposing pulmonary disorders, such as cystic fibrosis or mycobacterial infection; and from immunocompromised patients with haematological malignancies or after heart, lung or heart/lung transplantation. Scedosporium prolificans isolates were from immunocompromised patients, one of whom had received a heart transplant, another had HIV infection and the third suffered with acute myelogenous leukaemia and died with disseminated infection. An isolate from the vaginal discharge of a horse with an infected uterus was identified as S. apiospermum. Isolates from aseptically collected milk samples from a goat and a cow with histories of mastitis, were identified as P. boydii. This study records the spectrum of infections caused by these opportunistic fungal pathogens in Melbourne from 1977 to 1995. PMID:20492531

Maslen, Mary; Peel, Margaret

2011-09-01

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Economics of venue selection for special sporting events: With special reference to the 1996 Melbourne grand prix  

Microsoft Academic Search

Venue selection for major sporting attractions can be a highly politicized decision making process. Due to the sometimes controversial nature of venue selection, politicians can be circumspect on related issues including potential economic impacts. This was the case with the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix held at Albert Park, Melbourne in March 1996. Comments provided by the authorities on matters

Ari Gamage; Bronwyn Higgs

1996-01-01

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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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The Early Years: Embracing the Challenges. 1997 Early Years of Schooling Conference Proceedings (Melbourne, Australia, July 20-21, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These conference proceedings comprise 19 papers and the plenary session presented at the Early Years Schooling Conference held in Melbourne, Australia. The plenary session was "A Developmental Approach to Teaching Young Children" conducted by Lilian Katz. The keynote addresses and breakout sessions were: (1) "Developmental Learning: How to Learn"…

Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

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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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The incidence of sexually transmitted infections among frequently screened sex workers in a decriminalised and regulated system in Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To determine the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among decriminalised and regulated sex workers in Victoria.Methods: The incidence of STI was calculated for individuals who attended the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre on more than one occasion. Results of initial screen specimens were not included. Follow up time was calculated in person months and used as the denominator with

D M Lee; A Binger; J Hocking; C K Fairley

2005-01-01

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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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8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY -PIV09 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, August 25-28, 2009  

E-print Network

8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY - PIV09 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia of the velocity gradient tensor. Experimental data, obtained using Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo to vortex dynamics. 1-1-Method Of Velocimetry Evaluating the statistical properties of the spatially

Marusic, Ivan

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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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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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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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Helicobacter pylori in Melbourne Chinese immigrants: evidence for oral-oral transmission via chopsticks.  

PubMed

The Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in a representative population of 328 Melbourne Chinese immigrants (162 men and 166 women) aged 25 years and older were studied. The population consisted of Chinese people born in China/Hong Kong (n = 110, 33.5%), Vietnam (n = 79, 24.1%), Malaysia/Singapore (n = 102, 31.1%), and elsewhere (n = 37, 11.3%). The overall seroprevalence of H. pylori was 59.5%; 60.5% in men and 58.4% in women. Gender specific analysis showed associations between higher seroprevalence and several socio-demographic factors; in men, age (P < 0.0001), lower education level (P < 0.002), cigarette smoking (P < 0.042), the use of antibiotics (P < 0.015) and chopsticks (P < 0.047), and in women, lower socioeconomical status [education level (P < 0.030), gross household income (P < 0.0001) and occupational status (P < 0.0001)] and use of chopsticks (P < 0.002). Seroprevalence differed between immigrants of various birthplaces (P < 0.001); those born in Malaysia/Singapore (43.1%) were lower than those born in China/Hong Kong (68.2%), Vietnam (68.4%), and elsewhere (59.5%). Immigrants of various birthplaces also differed in their pattern of socio-demographics. Multivariate analyses showed that risk factors for H. pylori infection within the Melbourne Chinese immigrants were, in men, age (B = 1.081) and birthplace (B = 1.769) and, in women, household income (B = 0.541) and use of chopsticks (B = 1.654). This study suggests person-to-person transmission of H. pylori via the oral-oral route with ethno-specific food practices an important risk factor. PMID:8963032

Chow, T K; Lambert, J R; Wahlqvist, M L; Hsu-Hage, B H

1995-01-01

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

E-print Network

PARAMETERS OF RECOMPLETION TARGETS IN UNIT I . . . 41 5. LOG PARAMETERS OF RECOMPLETION TARGETS IN UNIT II . . . 41 6. LOG PARAMETERS OF PRODUCER WELLS (F-39) . . . . . 42 7. LOG PARAMETERS OF RECOMPLETION TARGETS (F-39) . . . . . 45 8. Bg... interpretation of Well Alcoa?9 6. Log interpretation of Well St Tr-26?5 7. Top of the Melbourn sand 8. Formation water resistivity (Rw) distribution . . 28 31 . . . . . . . 36 9. Resistivity of the Melbourn sand - Unit I . . . . . 37 10. Sw...

Hong, Cecelia

2012-06-07

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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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Anglo-Indian residential care homes: accounts from Kolkata and Melbourne.  

PubMed

Research was conducted in four Anglo-Indian residential care facilities (one in Melbourne and three in Kolkata) which identified the distinctly Anglo-Indian characteristics of the institutions and sought to ascertain residents' attitudes towards and reasons for living in them. The methods used were ethnographic: participant observation fieldwork combined with semi-structured informal interviews over the course of multiple research visits. The histories of the institutions were examined, including the purpose of their establishment. All four institutions are unique, but share common characteristics such as distinctly Anglo-Indian food, religious observance, and hospitality. Residents' values and background, accents, and their (and their children's) migration experiences are also shared. This article looks closely at what makes these homes distinctly Anglo-Indian, and compares residents' narratives about why they chose to live in the ethnic-specific residential facilities in the two cities. This forms the basis for the argument presented here that in an increasingly globalised world the need for ethnic-specific homes for residents to spend their last years in a culturally familiar environment is growing rapidly. In conjunction with this is a need for published research on such homes to provide models for these types of facilities. PMID:22201008

Andrews, Robyn A

2012-03-01

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Mental health claims management and return to work: qualitative insights from melbourne, australia.  

PubMed

Purpose Mental health conditions (MHC) are an increasing reason for claiming injury compensation in Australia; however little is known about how these claims are managed by different gatekeepers to injury entitlements. This study, drawing on the views of four stakeholders-general practitioners (GPs), injured persons, employers and compensation agents, aims to describe current management of MHC claims and to identify the current barriers to return to work (RTW) for injured persons with a MHC claim and/or mental illness. Methods Ninety-three in-depth interviews were undertaken with GPs, compensation agents, employers and injured persons. Data were collected in Melbourne, Australia. Thematic techniques were used to analyse data. Results MHC claims were complex to manage because of initial assessment and diagnostic difficulties related to the invisibility of the injury, conflicting medical opinions and the stigma associated with making a MHC claim. Mental illness also developed as a secondary issue in the recovery process. These factors made MHC difficult to manage and impeded timely RTW. Conclusions It is necessary to undertake further research (e.g. guideline development) to improve current practice in order to enable those with MHC claims to make a timely RTW. Further education and training interventions (e.g. on diagnosis and management of MHC) are also needed to enable GPs, employers and compensation agents to better assess and manage MHC claims. PMID:24647855

Brijnath, Bianca; Mazza, Danielle; Singh, Nabita; Kosny, Agnieszka; Ruseckaite, Rasa; Collie, Alex

2014-12-01

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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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GPS sensing of precipitable water vapour during the March 2010 Melbourne storm  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The March 2010 Melbourne storm is used as a case study to examine the potential of using Global Positioning System (GPS) observations for studying the precipitable water vapour (PWV) field. The Victorian statewide GPS infrastructure network, i.e. GPSnet, was used in this study. GPSnet is currently the only statewide and densest GPS infrastructure network in Australia, which provides an excellent opportunity to examine the distribution of water vapour as the severe weather system passed over the state. Data from 15 GPSnet stations were processed over a one-week period, i.e. a few days prior to and after the storm passage, during which the course of the storm extended from the west to the southeast corner of the state. In addition, data from two radiosonde sites of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Upper Air Network were used to compare and validate the GPS derived PWV measurements. The findings demonstrate that there is strong spatial and temporal correlation between variations of the ground-based GPS-PWV estimates and the passage of the storm over the state. This is encouraging as the ground-based GPS water vapour sensing technique can be considered as a supplemental meteorological sensor in studying severe weather events. The advantage of using ground-based GPS-PWV technique is that it is capable of providing continuous observation of the storm passage with high temporal resolution. The spatial resolution of the distribution of water vapour is dependent on the geographical location and density of the GPS stations.

Choy, S.; Wang, C.; Zhang, K.; Kuleshov, Y.

2013-11-01

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Early childhood predictors of toddlers' physical activity: longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT Program  

PubMed Central

Background Young children are at risk of not meeting physical activity recommendations. Identifying factors from the first year of life which influence toddlers’ physical activity levels may help to develop targeted intervention strategies. The purpose of this study was to examine early childhood predictors of toddlers’ physical activity across the domains of maternal beliefs and behaviours, infant behaviours and the home environment. Methods Data from 206 toddlers (53% male) participating in the Melbourne InFANT Program were collected in 2008–2010 and analysed in 2012. Mothers completed a survey of physical activity predictors when their child was 4- (T1) and 9- months old (T2). Physical activity was assessed by ActiGraph GT1M accelerometers at 19- months (T3) of age. Results One infant behaviour at T1 and one maternal belief and two infant behaviours at T2 showed associations with physical activity at T3 and were included in multivariate analyses. After adjusting for the age at which the child started walking and maternal education, the time spent with babies of a similar age at 4-months (??=?0.06, 95% CI [0.02, 0.10]) and the time spent being physically active with their mother at 9-months (??=?0.06, 95% CI [0.01, 0.12]) predicted children’s physical activity at 19-months of age. Conclusions Promotion of peer-interactions and maternal-child co-participation in physical activity could serve as a health promotion strategy to increase physical activity in young children. Future research is required to identify other early life predictors not assessed in this study and to examine whether these factors predict physical activity in later life stages. PMID:24188589

2013-01-01

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Does parkland influence walking? The relationship between area of parkland and walking trips in Melbourne, Australia  

PubMed Central

Background Using two different measures of park area, at three buffer distances, we sought to investigate the ways in which park area and proximity to parks, are related to the frequency of walking (for all purposes) in Australian adults. Little previous research has been conducted in this area, and results of existing research have been mixed. Methods Residents of 50 urban areas in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia completed a physical activity survey (n = 2305). Respondents reported how often they walked for ?10 minutes in the previous month. Walking frequency was dichotomised to ‘less than weekly’ (less than 1/week) and ‘at least weekly’ (1/week or more). Using Geographic Information Systems, Euclidean buffers were created around each respondent’s home at three distances: 400metres (m), 800 m and 1200 m. Total area of parkland in each person’s buffer was calculated for the three buffers. Additionally, total area of ‘larger parks’, (park space???park with Australian Rules Football oval (17,862 m2)), was calculated for each set of buffers. Area of park was categorised into tertiles for area of all parks, and area of larger parks (the lowest tertile was used as the reference category). Multilevel logistic regression, with individuals nested within areas, was used to estimate the effect of area of parkland on walking frequency. Results No statistically significant associations were found between walking frequency and park area (total and large parks) within 400 m of respondent’s homes. For total park area within 800 m, the odds of walking at least weekly were lower for those in the mid (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.46-0.91) and highest (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.44-0.95) tertile of park area compared to those living in areas with the least amount of park area. Similar results were observed for total park area in the 1200 m buffers. When only larger parks were investigated, again more frequent walking was less likely when respondents had access to a greater amount of park area. Conclusions In this study we found that more park area in residential environments reduced the odds of walking more frequently. Other area characteristics such as street connectivity and destinations may underlie these associations by negatively correlating with park area. PMID:22989176

2012-01-01

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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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The Melbourne Family Support Program: evidence-based strategies that prepare family caregivers for supporting palliative care patients  

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Background A key component of palliative care is support for family caregivers. Although some family caregivers identify positive aspects, the impact is typically burdensome; they are prone to physical and psychological morbidity, financial disadvantage and social isolation. Outcomes of systematic reviews have highlighted the importance of investment in family caregiver intervention research. Purpose To provide an overview of the development, evaluation and outcomes arising from of a programme of research (The Melbourne Family Support Program (FSP)), which focused on reducing the psychosocial burden of family caregivers. Methods Developmental work involved a systematic literature review; focus groups with family caregivers and health professionals; and identification of a conceptual framework. Following a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT), a programme of psychoeducational intervention studies was developed and tested; one via RCT, the others via prepost test. Results Four psychoeducational interventions, incorporating one-to-one and group format delivery, conducted in both the home and inpatient hospital/hospice were evaluated. Statistically significant outcomes included improvements in family caregivers’ preparedness, competence, positive emotions, more favourable levels of psychological wellbeing and a reduction in unmet needs. Internationally endorsed guidelines for the psychosocial support of family caregivers were produced and several resources were constructed. Fifteen publications in international peer-reviewed journals have arisen from this programme. Conclusions The interventions and resources from the Melbourne FSP provide several evidenced-based and clinically relevant approaches that focus on reducing the psychosocial burden of the caregiving role. In several instances, however, more rigorous methodological testing is advocated. PMID:24644195

Hudson, Peter; Aranda, Sanchia

2014-01-01

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Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the UNICEF Committee of Australia (8th, Melbourne, Australia, August 10, 1980). Topic: Development Education.  

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The UNICEF Committee of Australia met in Melbourne (Australia) in August of 1980 to discuss development education. The first part of the proceedings contains the welcoming address, the opening address, and a list of papers delivered. The process, content, critique, and needs of development education are discussed in the first paper. The second…

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Extent and duration of the 2003 Cascadia slow earthquake Timothy I. Melbourne, Walter M. Szeliga, M. Meghan Miller, and V. Marcelo Santillan  

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] Transient creep events in subduction zones, also known as slow or silent earthquakes, or episodic tremorExtent and duration of the 2003 Cascadia slow earthquake Timothy I. Melbourne, Walter M. Szeliga, M GPS measurements from the Pacific Northwest show the 2003 Cascadia slow earthquake to be among

Miller, M. Meghan

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Energy efficiency and the environment: the potential for energy efficient lighting to save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions at Melbourne University, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the potential to improve the energy efficiency of lighting systems at Melbourne University was assessed. The cost effectiveness of different lighting technology alternatives was also calculated. Electricity used by existing 1.2 metre fluorescent lighting fixtures and four energy efficient lighting technology alternatives was compared. Relative to the existing system, installation of the four lighting technology alternatives would

Julian Di Stefano

2000-01-01

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Are the advantages of the Mediterranean diet transferable to other populations? A cohort study in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

A prospective cohort study, involving 141 Anglo-Celts and 189 Greek-Australians of both sexes aged 70 years or more, was undertaken in Melbourne, Australia. The objective was to evaluate whether adherence to the principles of the Mediterranean diet affects survival of elderly people in developed non-Mediterranean countries. Diet was assessed using an extensive validated questionnaire on food intake. A one unit increase in a diet score, devised a priori on the basis of eight key features of the traditional common diet in the Mediterranean region, was associated with a 17% reduction in overall mortality (two-tailed P value 0.07). Mortality reduction with increasing diet score was at least as evident among Anglo-Celts as among Greek-Australians. We conclude that a diet that adheres to the principles of the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with longer survival among Australians of either Greek or Anglo-Celtic origin. PMID:10655957

Kouris-Blazos, A; Gnardellis, C; Wahlqvist, M L; Trichopoulos, D; Lukito, W; Trichopoulou, A

1999-07-01

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The effects of summer temperature, age and socioeconomic circumstance on Acute Myocardial Infarction admissions in Melbourne, Australia  

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Background Published literature detailing the effects of heatwaves on human health is readily available. However literature describing the effects of heat on morbidity is less plentiful, as is research describing events in the southern hemisphere and Australia in particular. To identify susceptible populations and direct public health responses research must move beyond description of the temperature morbidity relationship to include social and spatial risk factors. This paper presents a spatial and socio-demographic picture of the effects of hot weather on persons admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Melbourne. Results In this study, the use of a spatial and socio-economic perspective has identified two groups within the population that have an increased 'risk' of AMI admissions to hospital during hot weather. AMI increases during hot weather were only identified in the most disadvantaged and the least disadvantaged areas. Districts with higher AMI admissions rates during hot weather also had larger proportions of older residents. Age provided some explanation for the spatial distribution of AMI admissions on single hot days whereas socio-economic circumstance did not. During short periods (3-days) of hot weather, age explained the spatial distribution of AMI admissions slightly better than socioeconomic circumstance. Conclusions This study has demonstrated that both age and socioeconomic inequality contribute to AMI admissions to hospital in Melbourne during hot weather. By using socioeconomic circumstance to define quintiles, differences in AMI admissions were quantified and demographic differences in AMI admissions were described. Including disease specificity into climate-health research methods is necessary to identify climate-sensitive diseases and highlight the burden of climate-sensitive disease in the community. Cardiac disease is a major cause of death and disability and identifying cardiac-specific climate thresholds and the spatio-demographic characteristics of vulnerable groups within populations is an important step towards preventative health care by informing public health officials and providing a guide for an early heat-health warning system. This information is especially important under current climatic conditions and for assessing the future impact of climate change. PMID:20701763

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Are youth mentoring programs good value-for-money? An evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne Program  

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Background The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program matches vulnerable young people with a trained, supervised adult volunteer as mentor. The young people are typically seriously disadvantaged, with multiple psychosocial problems. Methods Threshold analysis was undertaken to determine whether investment in the program was a worthwhile use of limited public funds. The potential cost savings were based on US estimates of life-time costs associated with high-risk youth who drop out-of-school and become adult criminals. The intervention was modelled for children aged 10–14 years residing in Melbourne in 2004. Results If the program serviced 2,208 of the most vulnerable young people, it would cost AUD 39.5 M. Assuming 50% were high-risk, the associated costs of their adult criminality would be AUD 3.3 billion. To break even, the program would need to avert high-risk behaviours in only 1.3% (14/1,104) of participants. Conclusion This indicative evaluation suggests that the BBBS program represents excellent 'value for money'. PMID:19178749

Moodie, Marjory L; Fisher, Jane

2009-01-01

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Longing to belong: social inclusion and wellbeing among youth with refugee backgrounds in the first three years in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

For young people with refugee backgrounds, establishing a sense of belonging to their family and community, and to their country of resettlement is essential for wellbeing. This paper describes the psychosocial factors associated with subjective health and wellbeing outcomes among a cohort of 97 refugee youth (aged 11-19) during their first three years in Melbourne, Australia. The findings reported here are drawn from the Good Starts Study, a longitudinal investigation of settlement and wellbeing among refugee youth conducted between 2004 and 2008. The overall aim of Good Starts was to identify the psychosocial factors that assist youth with refugee backgrounds in making a good start in their new country. A particular focus was on key transitions: from pre-arrival to Australia, from the language school to mainstream school, and from mainstream school to higher education or to the workforce. Good Starts used a mix of both method and theory from anthropology and social epidemiology. Using standardized measures of wellbeing and generalised estimating equations to model the predictors of wellbeing over time, this paper reports that key factors strongly associated with wellbeing outcomes are those that can be described as indicators of belonging - the most important being subjective social status in the broader Australian community, perceived discrimination and bullying. We argue that settlement specific policies and programs can ultimately be effective if embedded within a broader socially inclusive society - one that offers real opportunities for youth with refugee backgrounds to flourish. PMID:20822841

Correa-Velez, Ignacio; Gifford, Sandra M; Barnett, Adrian G

2010-10-01

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

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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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Biomedical studies on temporal bones of the first multi-channel cochlear implant patient at the University of Melbourne.  

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Objective To analyse the temporal bones and implant of the first University of Melbourne's (UOM) patient (MC-1) to receive the multi-channel cochlear prosthesis. Methods The left cochlea was implanted with the prototype multi-channel cochlear prosthesis on 1 August 1978, and the Cochlear versions CI-22 and CI-24 on 22 June 1983 and 10 November 1998, respectively. MC-1 died in 2007. Results Plain X-rays of the temporal bones showed that after the CI-22 had been explanted seven electrode bands remained in situ. Micro-CT scans also revealed a partially united fracture transecting the left implanted and right control cochleae. Histology indicated a total loss of the organ of Corti on both sides, and a tear of the left basilar membrane. In addition, there was a dense fibrous capsule with heterotopic bone surrounding one proximal band of the CI-22 array that restricted its removal. This pathology was associated with dark particulate material within macrophages, probably due to the release of platinum from the electrode bands. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed possible corrosion of platinum and surface roughening. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the cochlear histology demonstrated the position of the electrode tracts (C1-22 and CI-24) in relation to the spiral ganglion, which showed 85-90% loss of ganglion cells. Discussion and conclusions This study confirms our first histopathological findings that our first free-fitting banded electrode array produced moderate trauma to the cochlea when inserted around the scala tympani of the basal turn. The difficulty in extraction was most likely due to one band being surrounded by an unusually large amount of fibrous tissue and bone, with an electrode band caught due to surface irregularities. Some surface corrosion and a small degree of platinum deposition in the tissue may also help explain the outcome for this long-term cochlear implantation. PMID:24915284

Clark, Graeme M; Clark, Jonathan; Cardamone, Tina; Clarke, Maria; Nielsen, Prue; Jones, Rob; Arhatari, Benedicta; Birbilis, Nick; Curtain, Roger; Xu, Jin; Wagstaff, Sheryl; Gibson, Peter; O'Leary, Stephen; Furness, John

2014-09-01

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A probabilistic model of norovirus disease burden associated with greywater irrigation of home-produced lettuce in Melbourne, Australia.  

PubMed

The reuse of domestic greywater has become common in Australia, especially during periods of extreme drought. Greywater is typically used in a raw, untreated form, primarily for landscape irrigation, but more than a quarter of greywater users irrigate vegetable gardens with the water, despite government advice against this practice. Greywater can be contaminated with enteric pathogens and may therefore pose a health risk if irrigated produce is consumed raw. A quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) model was constructed to estimate the norovirus disease burden associated with consumption of greywater-irrigated lettuce. The annual disease burdens (95th percentile; DALYs per person) attributed to greywater irrigation ranged from 2 × 10(-8) to 5 × 10(-4), depending on the source of greywater and the existence of produce washing within households. Accounting for the prevalence of produce-washing behaviours across Melbourne, the model predicted annual disease burdens ranging from 4 × 10(-9) for bathroom water use only to 3 × 10(-6) for laundry water use only, and accounting for the proportionate use of each greywater type, the annual disease burden was 2 × 10(-6). We recommend the preferential use of bathroom water over laundry water where possible as this would reduce the annual burden of disease to align with the current Australian recycled water guidelines, which recommend a threshold of 10(-6) DALYs per person. It is also important to consider other exposure pathways, particularly considering the high secondary attack rate of norovirus, as it is highly likely that the estimated norovirus disease burden associated with greywater irrigation of vegetables is negligible relative to household contact with an infected individual. PMID:23290124

Fiona Barker, S; O'Toole, Joanne; Sinclair, Martha I; Leder, Karin; Malawaraarachchi, Manori; Hamilton, Andrew J

2013-03-01

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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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Reduced rates of primary joint replacement for osteoarthritis in Italian and Greek migrants to Australia: the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study  

PubMed Central

Introduction Racial and ethnic disparities in rates of total joint replacement have been described, but little work has been done in well-established migrant groups. The aim of this study was to compare the rates of primary joint replacement for osteoarthritis for Italian and Greek migrants to Australia and Australian-born individuals. Methods Eligible participants (n = 39,023) aged 27 to 75 years, born in Italy, Greece, Australia and the United Kingdom, were recruited for the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study between 1990 and 1994. Primary hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis between 2001 and 2005 was determined by data linkage to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Results Participants born in Italy and Greece had a lower rate of primary joint replacement compared with those born in Australia (hazard ratio [HR] 0.32, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.26 to 0.39, P < 0.001), independent of age, gender, body mass index, education level, and physical functioning. This lower rate was observed for joint replacements performed in private hospitals (HR 0.17, 95% CI 0.13 to 0.23), but not for joint replacements performed in public hospitals (HR 0.96, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.29). Conclusions People born in Italy and Greece had a lower rate of primary joint replacement for osteoarthritis in this cohort study compared with Australian-born people, which could not simply be explained by factors such as education level, physical functioning, and weight. Although differential access to health care found in the population may explain the different rates of joint replacement, it may be that social factors and preferences regarding treatment or different rates of progression to end-stage osteoarthritis in this population are important to ethnic disparity. PMID:19505315

Wang, Yuanyuan; Simpson, Julie A; Wluka, Anita E; Urquhart, Donna M; English, Dallas R; Giles, Graham G; Graves, Stephen; Cicuttini, Flavia M

2009-01-01

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Victoria University Melbourne, Australia  

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technology, state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, a full range of sports and recreation facilities English Language (ELICOS) Advanced English for Speakers of Other Languages (AESOL) Asian Studies Psychology Sport and Exercise Science Sports Administration #12;Course Index: A Accounting 33, 48 Accounting

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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Self-reported medication side effects in an older cohort living independently in the community - the Melbourne Longitudinal Study on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA): cross-sectional analysis of prevalence and risk factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Medication side effects are an important cause of morbidity, mortality and costs in older people. The aim of our study was to examine prevalence and risk factors for self-reported medication side effects in an older cohort living independently in the community. METHODS: The Melbourne Longitudinal Study on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA), collected information on those aged 65 years or older

Jennifer A Thomson; Wei C Wang; Colette Browning; Hal L Kendig

2010-01-01

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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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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 e Congrès International de Botanique à Melbourne – qu’est-ce que la publication électronique représente pour vous?  

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Résumé Les changements au Code International de Nomenclature Botanique sont décidés tous les 6 ans aux Sections de Nomenclature associées aux Congrès Internationaux de Botanique (CIB). Le XVIIIe 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 1er 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 1er 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.

2011-01-01

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Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among African migrant and refugee adults in Melbourne: a pilot study.  

PubMed

Migration to industrialised countries poses a "double whammy" for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrant and refugee adults. This population group has been found to be at an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, which may be further aggravated by inadequate vitamin D status. Thus, this study aimed to describe the demographics of vitamin D insufficiency, obesity, and risk factors for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees aged 20 years or older living in Melbourne, Australia (n=49). Data were obtained by a questionnaire, medical assessment, and fasting blood samples. The mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was 27.3 nmol/L (95% CI: 22.2, 32.4 nmol/L); with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels <50 nmol/L occurring in 88% of participants. Participants displayed a cluster of risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: 62% were overweight or obese, 47% had insulin resistance (HOMA-IR >=2), 25% had low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels >=3.5 mmol/L, 24.5% had high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <=1.03 mmol/L, 34.6% had borderline or high levels of total cholesterol (>=5.2 mmol/L), 18.2% had borderline or high levels of triglyceride (>=1.7 mmol/L), and 16% had hypertension (systolic blood pressure >=140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >=90 mmHg). These findings suggest that sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees may be at risk of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis-related diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Well-designed vitamin D interventions that incorporate lifestyle changes are urgently needed in this sub-population. PMID:21859658

Renzaho, Andre Mn; Nowson, Caryl; Kaur, Ambi; Halliday, Jennifer A; Fong, David; Desilva, Janina

2011-01-01

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Report on the comparison of the scan strategies employed by the Patrick Air Force Base WSR-74C/McGill radar and the NWS Melbourne WSR-88D radar  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this investigation is to determine whether the current standard WSR-88D radar (NEXRAD) scan strategies permit the use of the Melbourne WSR-88D to perform the essential functions now performed by the Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) WSR-74C/McGill radar for evaluating shuttle weather flight rules (FR) and launch commit criteria (LCC). To meet this objective, the investigation compared the beam coverage patterns of the WSR-74C/McGill radar located at PAFB and the WSR-88D radar located at the Melbourne National Weather Service (NWS) Office over the area of concern for weather FR and LCC evaluations. The analysis focused on beam coverage within four vertical 74 km radius cylinders (1 to 4 km above ground level (AGL), 4 to 8 km AGL, 8 to 12 km AGL, and 1 to 12 km AGL) centered on Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A. The PAFB WSR-74C/McGill radar is approximately 17 km north-northeast of the Melbourne WSR-88D radar. The beam coverage of the WSR-88D using VCP 11 located at the Melbourne NWS Office is comparable (difference in percent of the atmosphere sampled between the two radars is 10 percent or less) within the area of concern to the beam coverage of the WSR-74C/McGill radar located at PAFB. Both radars provide good beam coverage over much of the atmospheric region of concern. In addition, both radars provide poor beam coverage (coverage less than 50 percent) over limited regions near the radars due to the radars' cone of silence and gaps in coverage within the higher elevation scans. Based on scan strategy alone, the WSR-88D radar could be used to perform the essential functions now performed by the PAFB WSR-74C/McGill radar for evaluating shuttle weather FR and LCC. Other radar characteristics may, however, affect the decision as to which radar to use in a given case.

Taylor, Gregory; Evans, Randolph; Manobianco, John; Schumann, Robin; Wheeler, Mark; Yersavich, Ann

1994-01-01

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The University of Melbourne Description  

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facilities, sushi bar, coffee lounges, shops, banks, post office and travel agents. The inner-city suburb. The Accommodation Office provides further information. Courses Please read carefully through the information form and supporting documents should be submitted to the SWAP office in Bristol by 16 March 2013. Main

Bristol, University of

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Revisiting Experimental Catchment Studies in Forest Hydrology (Proceedings of a Workshop held during the XXV IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, JuneJuly 2011) (IAHS Publ. 353, 2012).  

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Revisiting Experimental Catchment Studies in Forest Hydrology (Proceedings of a Workshop held, 50080 Zaragoza, Spain Abstract The hydrological response of two neighbouring catchments in the central for this switching behaviour could be an increase in the hydrological connectivity within the slopes of the forested

Utrecht, Universiteit

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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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The University of Melbourne Media Release  

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and root-zone soil moisture in key areas of Australia. This will involve several large airborne campaigns for a range of other related activities including bushfires, forestry mapping, carbon mapping and so on

Walker, Jeff

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Innovative Master's Program in Distributed Computing @ Melbourne  

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as computer networks and the primary motivation for building such systems is to support the sharing for various purposes including exchanging messages, reading news, downloading music, shopping online or simply-set required to meet these demands have not been addressed by the current academic programs in undergraduate

Melbourne, University of

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Total body dual X-ray absorptiometry is a good measure of both fat mass and fat-free mass in liver cirrhosis compared to "gold-standard" techniques. Melbourne Liver Group.  

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Liver cirrhosis is a condition in which overnutrition, edema, and undernutrition can coexist simultaneously, or successively, over a period of time, giving rise to alterations in body composition, as well as systemic and multiorgan manifestations. We undertook a cross-sectional study of body composition in 198 adult patients with liver cirrhosis (140 males, mean age 53.6, range 31-85 years; and 58 females, mean age 58.4, range 36-79 years). The patients had cirrhosis of differing etiology and different stages of severity. They were gathered from seven different hospital clinics in the city of Melbourne, Australia, but all the body composition measurements were performed in one body composition laboratory. A variety of body composition techniques were used to identify which commonly available ones could best assess both fat-free mass and fat mass relative to a criterion "gold-standard" method available in a specialist laboratory. A gold-standard fat-free mass (FFMGS) was defined as the sum of total body protein, measured by in vivo neutron activation analysis (IVNA), plus total body water, measured by D2O dilution, plus bone mineral content, measured by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). A gold-standard fat mass (FATGS) was defined as the difference between body weight and FFMGS. "Usual" fat mass and fat-free mass were defined by different techniques including DXA, anthropometry (ANT), single-frequency bioelectrical impedance (SFBIA), multiple-frequency bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (MFBIA), and whole body gamma counting (TBK). The FFMGS was overhydrated in both sexes, relative to the usual value of 0.73, but women were significantly overhydrated compared to men. Relative to the gold-standard deuterium oxide dilution method for measuring total body water, SFBIA slightly overestimated TBW, whereas MFBIA slightly underestimated TBW, with both methods having wide limits of agreement for any single estimate. In comparing FFM to FFMGS, only DXA showed a small negative bias, in both males and females, with modest limits of agreement for any single estimate. All other methods showed a large negative bias (ANT, SFBIA, and MFBIA) or a large positive bias (TBK) relative to FFMGS, with wide limits of agreement. In comparing FAT with the FATGS, only DXA showed a small positive bias, in both males and females, with modest limits of agreement for any single estimate. All other methods showed a large positive bias (ANT, SFBIA, and MFBIA) or a large negative bias (TBK) relative to FATGS, with wide limits of agreement. In cirrhosis, DXA is a good and widely available method to assess both fat mass and fat-free mass. However, it cannot give information about the quality of the FFM, particularly its water content. The bedside methods of anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance, both SFBIA and MFBIA, are poor methods of measuring body composition in patients with liver cirrhosis, whereas whole body gamma counting, although not widely available, also significantly differs from the gold-standard method of assessment of fat-free mass and fat mass in liver cirrhosis. PMID:10865710

Strauss, B J; Gibson, P R; Stroud, D B; Borovnicar, D J; Xiong, D W; Keogh, J

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the(sydney) & (melbourne) magazine the(sydney) & (melbourne)magazine  

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desirable group of discerning consumers who are difficult to reach via other media. Profile* 52% METRO 45 clothes, footwear, cosmetics or perfume in the last 4 weeks. · Our readers are 31% more likely to have: 378,000 TMM: 329,000 48% Source: *emmaTM,conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, people 14+ for the period ending

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Sydney and Melbourne This special issue celebrates our  

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, scientists to sports stars and chefs to CEOs. Selected by an expert panel, our Top 100 have all changed. We plan to celebrate this in style by showcasing some of the best work from the magazine's history with some of the key people who've been part of the magazine's history and can reflect on its impact

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Refer to website for latest dates The Westin Melbourne  

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customer loyalty Linking customer service to financial performance Over the last three decades service service and financial performance Leveraging services recovery to enhance customer relationships Day 1

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne,  

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professionals is in balance, according to official statistics, is dangerously misleading. As the FASTS paper are considered equivalent within official statistics. Positions advertised in Australia, particularly in high

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VARIATIONS ON VERTICES AND VORTICES The University of Melbourne  

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tried to count how many panels there are on a soccer ball? Have you ever wondered what the hairy ball is a shape made from vertices, edges and faces. Some nice polyhedra tetrahedron cube soccer ball #12;WHAT polyhedra tetrahedron cube soccer ball A more scary polyhedron #12;PROPERTIES OF POLYHEDRA Let's count

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Refer to website for latest dates The Westin Melbourne  

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foresight is situated within your organisation and how foresight and organisational leadership interact it will be useful in your leadership practise Acquire the ability to construct coherent and compelling views challenges Developing leadership The playing field is changing. System turbulence and rapid change

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Page 1 of 11 The University of Melbourne  

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environment including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Hadoop MapReduce with a commercial Hadoop-configured Hadoop components including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Hadoop Map and Information Systems COMP90005 Advanced Studies in Computing 6B Summer Term, 2013 Lab 2 OBJECTIVES This lab

Zhang, Rui

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

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production scheduling problem, where the precedence and production constraints are ... The design and scheduling of open pit mines is a significant and complex ..... which inequalities of the form (16) are facet- d e fi nin g for the con v e x hull ...

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Refer to website for latest dates The Westin Melbourne  

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to accelerate organisational impact Financial Information for Managers. Adding business value by developing your by the task of effectively allocating resources to ensure that the economic requirements of efficiency capital, liquidity and wealth creation, and to relate financial performance drivers to key performance

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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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Partner notification: preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact.  

PubMed

This study was conducted to determine the estimated proportion of contactable sexual partners, the most common types of contact information available and the most acceptable contact tracing strategies for our clients. Five hundred 'walk in' clients completed a questionnaire about their total number of sexual partners, the proportion of contactable partners and available contact information. Women had the highest estimated number of contactable partners (89-94%), men who have sex with men had the lowest (51-73%). The preferred contact tracing strategy was to give partners a website address (76%) and the least preferred was provider referral (33%). There was a difference in the type of information available for contacting sexual partners (P <0.001); most commonly clients reported partners contactable by phone or face to face and least commonly through a third person. The currently used method (doctor's letter) is not the preferred choice of these clients and more innovative methods using recent technology may prove more effective. PMID:15186588

Tomnay, J E; Pitts, M K; Fairley, C K

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Lecturer: John Zeleznikow School of Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia  

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the interests of the parents and not the children. For negotiation support systems to be widely used, issues negotiation support systems that promote constructive relationships following disputes. #12;

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Negotiations of distress between East Timorese and Vietnamese refugees and their family doctors in Melbourne.  

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Recent critiques of depression have contested its coherence as a concept and highlighted its performance in medicalising distress. Studies of depression in a cross-cultural context have focused on language and belief systems as technical barriers to practice that need to be overcome in enacting depression work. This paper seeks to locate culture within the broader socio-structural context of depression care in general practice. The paper draws on interviews with five general practitioners (GPs), and 24 patients from Vietnamese and East Timorese backgrounds who predominantly have left their home as refugees. Each had been diagnosed with depression or prescribed antidepressants. These patients gave accounts of distress deeply embedded within, and inseparable from, lives fraught with frightening pre-migration experiences, traumatic escape and profound dislocation and alienation in their new 'home'. Fragmented lives were contrasted with the nourishing social fabric of homes left behind. GP participants were involved in a process of engaging with a profoundly communal and structural account of emotional distress while defending and drawing on an individualised notion of depression in performing their work and accounting for the pain presented to them. PMID:20412463

Kokanovic, Renata; May, Carl; Dowrick, Christopher; Furler, John; Newton, Danielle; Gunn, Jane

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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

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Asymptomatic Mycoplasma genitalium infection amongst marginalised young people accessing a youth health service in Melbourne.  

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We conducted a study to establish the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium amongst asymptomatic young people experiencing homelessness in the context of comprehensive health care delivery. All asymptomatic young people at risk of sexually transmitted infections were offered urinary polymerase chain reaction testing for M. genitalium whilst being tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae over a four-month period in 2012. Those who tested positive were notified of the infection and offered treatment. Sixty asymptomatic young people (36 female and 24 male) were tested for M. genitalium, identifying eight cases (13%) (six female and two male). Ten young people (17%) tested positive for C. trachomatis, three (5%) of whom were positive for both M. genitalium and C. trachomatis. There were no cases of N. gonorrhoeae. Of the eight cases of M. genitalium, seven were contactable and five were treated at our clinic with azithromycin 1 g stat. Two of the five returned after a month for a test of cure, identifying one resistant infection. Further data on the epidemiology of M. genitalium are required before testing recommendations can be made; however, consideration should be given to testing for M. genitalium in settings where other sexually transmitted infections are prevalent. PMID:24026408

Henning, Dorothy; Eade, Donna; Langstone, Alison; Bean-Hodges, Alison; Marceglia, Alexandra; Azzopardi, Peter

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

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impose a number of costs, including negative energy balance, immunosup pression, and prostate cancer of development, endocrin ology, and senescence. Testosterone may be synonym ous with maleness; however, it may

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Summer school for secondary school teachers 16-18 January 2013 Melbourne, Australia  

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and refugees Multiculturalism Global security and conflict Environmental challenges Climate change The program - National Centre for Research on Europe, New Zealand - with support of the European Commission A small

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 -

Chris Rissel; Catriona Bonfiglioli; Adrian Emilsen; Ben J Smith

2010-01-01

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Neuroimaging and emerging psychotic disorders: the Melbourne ultra-high risk studies.  

PubMed

Although the underlying neurobiology of emerging psychotic disorders is not well understood, evidence from structural imaging and other studies support the notion that schizophrenia arises as a consequence of both an 'early neurodevelopmental' disturbance, as well as 'late neurodevelopmental' changes occurring during the initial stages of a psychotic illness, including around the time of transition to illness. In line with this, our longitudinal MRI findings in individuals at ultra-high risk for developing a psychotic illness show that there are excessive neuroanatomical changes in those who convert to psychosis. These aberrant changes are observed most prominently in medial temporal and prefrontal lobe regions. In a further series of longitudinal studies in first-episode psychosis, we have identified changes in prefrontal regions that indicate an accelerated loss of grey matter in patients compared to healthy control subjects. We suggest that the available evidence is consistent with the presence of subtle regionally and temporally specific neurobiological changes through the course of psychosis (Pantelis et al., 2005), including: (1) evidence for early (pre- and peri-natal) neurodevelopmental anomalies, (2) evidence for progressive grey matter loss involving medial temporal and orbital prefrontal regions around the time of transition to illness, and (3) evidence of late (post-pubertal) neurodevelopmental changes soon after the onset of psychosis, involving an acceleration of normal brain maturational processes, associated with significant loss of grey matter in dorsal prefrontal regions. The pathological processes underlying such changes remain unclear and may reflect anomalies in genetic and/or other endogenous mechanisms responsible for brain maturation, the adverse effects of intense or prolonged stress, or other environmental factors. These findings suggest that early markers of impending illness may prove difficult to define, and that brain changes in psychosis may better be conceptualized as anomalous trajectories of brain development. Further, active changes during transition to illness may present the potential to intervene and ameliorate these changes with potential benefit clinically. PMID:17671870

Pantelis, C; Velakoulis, D; Wood, S J; Yücel, M; Yung, A R; Phillips, L J; Sun, D-Q; McGorry, P D

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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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Negotiating Family, Navigating Resettlement: Family Connectedness amongst Resettled Youth with Refugee Backgrounds Living in Melbourne, Australia  

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Refugee adolescents resettling in a new country face many challenges, and being part of a supportive family is a critical factor in assisting them to achieve wellbeing and create positive futures. This longitudinal study documents experiences of family life in the resettlement context of 120 young people with refugee backgrounds living in…

McMichael, C.; Gifford, S. M.; Correa-Velez, I.

2011-01-01

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Observed use of sunglasses in public outdoor settings around Melbourne, Australia: 1993 to 2002  

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Background.Wearing sunglasses may reduce the risk of cataract and of skin cancer in the periorbital area. Understanding predictors of sunglasses use may help identify groups with lower usage patterns.

Magdalena Lagerlund; Helen G. Dixon; Julie A. Simpson; Matt Spittal; Hugh R. Taylor; Suzanne J. Dobbinson

2006-01-01

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

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land cover/land use change is part of the primary mission of the ASTER instrument on board the NASA, using an expert system framework, to obtain final pixel classifications. Landscape fragmentation is calculated using a pixel per unit area metric for comparison between 55 urban centers with varying geographic

Hall, Sharon J.

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Border Policing and Sovereign Terrain: The Spatial Framing of Unwanted Migration in Melbourne and Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the spatial frames that are mobilised in the discourse and practice of border policing in the Australian context and the ideological content in which those frames are embedded. On the one hand, a deterritorialised frame positions unwanted migrants as a global threat from beyond. On the other, a territorialised frame enables the possibility of sovereign territorial defence.

Anne McNevin

2010-01-01

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The University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering  

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them in a vector. 3. An Australian awards some grace marks to students who participate in the national a class called Student. It will also contain an interface called Sports, which is implemented to his/her exam mark. Also, a student should be able to answer queries about each of his/her results. #12;

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Perceptions and Realities of Personal Safety on Public Transport for Young People in Melbourne  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to explore how perceptions of safety relate to actual experience in the context of urban public transport. It presents the results of an empirical analysis of links between perceptions of personal safety on public transport and compares these with actual experience of travellers. The focus of the work is a survey of young people using public transport

Graham Currie; Alexa Delbosc; Sarah Mahmoud

2010-01-01

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Perceptions and realitities of personal safety on public transport for young people in Melbourne  

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This paper aims to explore how perceptions of safety relate to actual experience in the context of urban public transport. It presents the results of an empirical analysis of links between perceptions of personal safety on public transport and compares these with actual experience of travellers. The focus of the work is a survey of young people using public transport

Graham Currie; Alexa Delbosc; Sarah Mahmoud

2010-01-01

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

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Published in the United States of America by Cambridge University Press, New York www but with particular emphasis on host-parasite coevolution and its consequences for the evolution of antibiotic resistance and pathogen virulence. Finally, the evolutionary histories of several key pathogens are discussed

Muehlenbein, Michael

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

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of Transportation Modelling in LIFESim Dam safety risk assessment requires credible life-loss estimates from natural, and historically-based life loss. LIFESim can be used to provide inputs for dam safety risk assessment and demonstrates some recent enhancements in LIFESim, a modular, spatially- distributed, dynamic simulation system

Bowles, David S.

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

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programmed motions for the performance of various tasks." [Robot Institute of America] ­ "an active? ­ "anything that can be viewed as perceiving its environment through sensors and acting upon that environment decisions on its own, guided by feedback from its sensors; but you write the program that tells the agent

Sklar, Elizabeth

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Multilinguals and Their Sociolinguistic Profiles: Observations on Language Use Amongst Three Vintages of Migrants in Melbourne  

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This paper presents profiles of eight multilinguals and examines the circumstances that determine their continued use, in addition to English, of at least two of their "home" languages. I attempt to identify in which domains this occurs, whether there are established patterns of domain-specific language use and whether these patterns are…

Hlavac, Jim

2013-01-01

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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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Proceedings of the 2012 AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Copyright Kimiko Ryokai, Alice M. Agogino and Robert Kowalski, 2012  

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digital resources available from EP that were relevant to the learners' ongoing activities in the physical on the GO iPhone augmented reality (AR) application under three conditions with nine undergraduate student by a researcher with a video camera recording their activities and comments using ethnographic research methods

Agogino, Alice M.

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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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Socio-Economic Status, Cultural Diversity and the Aspirations of Secondary Students in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia  

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Using data from a recent survey of Australian secondary students, we find that those from higher socio-economic backgrounds are more likely to aspire to attend university. The same can be said for students who do not speak English at home. We find that students with an ethnic minority background are more likely to perceive higher levels of support…

Bowden, Mark P.; Doughney, James

2010-01-01

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SensorWeb 2.0: Service-Oriented Middleware for Heterogeneous Sensor Networks June 28, 2008, Melbourne, Australia  

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with many different types of sensors, from TinyOS running on Mica2, MicaZ, Imote2 and TinyDB to an in-house with a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA). A SOA allows us to discover, describe and invoke services from networks can be discovered, accessed and controlled over the World Wide Web. Open Sensor Web Architecture

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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

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Where to now, Melbourne Croatia? : Football federation Australia's use of accounting numbers to institute exclusion upon ethnic clubs  

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the cancellation of Australia's National Soccer League (NSL) competition and its replacement in 2004 with the corporatist A-League which is based on the North American model of “one team one city”, no promotion and relegation, and private-equity clubs. The authors believe that one of the aims of the A-League and

Kieran James; Chris Tolliday; Rex Walsh

2011-01-01

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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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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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Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IVBrisbane, QLD, 1014 September, 2012 1 1 School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  

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W/m². Temperature builds relatively rapidly with depth, with gradients of about 35­80°C/km, because most and gradient analyses with precision temperature log data suggest that temperature is locally being suppressed and possibly shale gas. The present temperature regime, plus a much higher palaeo-temperature regime, shows

Sandiford, Mike

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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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Multi-Scale Modelling Symposium A CSIRO cutting edge symposium 7-8 December 2009, Melbourne, Australia  

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intermediate species. In a turbulent flame reactor, the precursor is transported by a turbulent flow field, Australia MULTISCALE MODELS FOR NANO-PARTICLE SYNTHESIS IN TURBULENT FLAMES Yonduck SUNG1 , Maulik MEHTA 2 University, Ames, IA 50011, USA ABSTRACT Titanium dioxide nano-particles are manufactured in flame reactors

Raman, Venkat

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

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and tracked using an infrared channel (IR1) on the Japanese Meteorological Agency Geostationary MeteorologicalObjective Classification of Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems MICK POPE Bureau of Meteorology objectively into four classes. One of the strengths of the analysis is that it objectively condenses a large

Jakob, Christian

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Experiences of and attitudes toward injecting drug use among marginalized african migrant and refugee youth in melbourne, australia.  

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Little is known about injecting drug use (IDU) among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia. We interviewed 18 young people of African ethnicity (6 current/former injectors, 12 never injectors) about exposure and attitudes to IDU. Exposure to IDU was common, with IDU characterized as unnatural, risky and immoral. IDU was highly stigmatized and hidden from family and friends. There is a need for culturally appropriate programs to promote open dialogue about substance use to reduce stigma and prevent African youth who may use illicit drugs from becoming further marginalized. PMID:25397639

Horyniak, Danielle; Higgs, Peter; Cogger, Shelley; Dietze, Paul; Bofu, Tapuwa; Seid, Girma

2014-01-01

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APFIS-2013, Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures Melbourne-Australia, December 11-13, 2013  

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1 CFRP STRANDS FOR FLEXURAL STRENGTHENING OF STEEL BRIDGES S. Tabrizi1 , S. Rizkalla2 and A of Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) material for strengthening of steel bridges. The research work includes an experimental program to study the effectiveness of using very small diameter CFRP strands

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The health loss from ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage: evidence from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS)  

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BACKGROUND: People suffering different types of stroke have differing demographic characteristics and survival. However, current estimates of disease burden are based on the same underlying assumptions irrespective of stroke type. We hypothesized that average Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) lost from stroke would be different for ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We used 1 and 5-year data collected

Dominique A Cadilhac; Helen M Dewey; Theo Vos; Rob Carter; Amanda G Thrift

2010-01-01

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Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 10th, University of Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 11-15, 1989, Proceedings. Vols. 1 & 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present conference on fluid mechanics discusses turbulent boundary layers, optical experimental techniques, acoustics, free shear\\/mixing layers, hypervelocity, bluff bodies, and coherent structures. Attention is given to abrupt pressure gradients on the structure of turbulent boundary layers, instability characteristics in jets, supersonic separated flow over a swept compression corner, the structure of the instantaneous density field in supersonic boundary layers,

A. E. Perry

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

PubMed

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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ACCV2002: The 5th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2325 January 2002, Melbourne, Australia. 1 Maximum Likelihood Shape Matching  

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analysis. If segmentation is not an option, a global search in the form of template matching is a possibil matching over a dense structure of scales and rotations of an image is not an inter- active solution Maximum Likelihood Shape Matching Nicu Sebe and Michael S. Lew Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer

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This article was downloaded by: [The University Of Melbourne Libraries] On: 18 February 2014, At: 17:11  

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://www.tandfonline.com/loi/taje20 Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting, with specific reference to coal-bearing basins T. J, S. Quenette, S. H. Goyen & B. Harrison (2013) Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting) 03-02-2014 19:1 Thermal insulation and geothermal targeting, with specific reference to coal

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William J. Hanney DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS University of Central Florida  

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First Medical Rehabilitation, Melbourne, FL 2002-2003 Physical Therapy Supervisor; Beachside Physical Medical Rehabilitation, Palm Bay, FL 1999-2000 Staff physical therapist; HEALTHSOUTH Sports Medicine, Garcia A, Smith MT, Patel CK, Hanney WJ. Use of mindfulness meditation in management of chronic pain

Wu, Shin-Tson

156

Local Data Integration in East Central Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Applied Meteorology Unit has configured a Local Data Integration System (LDIS) for east central Florida which assimilates in-situ and remotely-sensed observational data into a series of high-resolution gridded analyses. 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. LDIS has the potential to provide added value for nowcasts and short-ten-n 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 such as the Rapid Update Cycle and Eta models. LDIS combines all available data to produce grid analyses of primary variables (wind, temperature, etc.) at specified temporal and spatial resolutions. These analyses of primary variables can be used to compute diagnostic quantities such as vorticity and divergence. This paper demonstrates the utility of LDIS over east central Florida for a warm season case study. The evolution of a significant thunderstorm outflow boundary is depicted through horizontal and vertical cross section plots of wind speed, divergence, and circulation. In combination with a suitable visualization too], LDIS may provide users with a more complete and comprehensive understanding of evolving mesoscale weather than could be developed by individually examining the disparate data sets over the same area and time.

Case, Jonathan L.; Manobianco, John T.

1999-01-01

157

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

158

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

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cause of bone fracture in elderly post-menopausal women. As such, predicting fracture occurrence can-structure of trabecular bone is becoming increasingly important for investigating bone fracture behaviour. The aim the risk of bone fracture especially in elderly women. The diagnosis of osteoporosis is currently based

Qin, Qinghua

159

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

160

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

161

Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996).  

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This book presents a series of conference papers dealing with educational technology. The papers are: "The Role of Educational Technology in Upgrading Teacher Education in Pakistan" (M. Hashim Abbasi and Alex C. Millar); "Report on the Teaching and Learning on the Internet Project--RMIT TAFE" (Laurie Armstrong); "A Dissemination Strategy for…

Hedberg, John G., Ed.; And Others

162

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

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their personal attributes (education, language skills, interview skills, health, etc.) affected their readiness)). In this research we noted the precarious role of affect in maintaining a student's interest in a learning task combined these two notions of affect and personal reflection in designing this current study. Affect we

Pearce, Jon

163

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

164

Partnerships in Education. A Collection of Papers Presentation at the International Community Education Association (ICEA) Conference (1st, Melbourne, Australia, September 26-29, 1988).  

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The following papers, panel discussion, summaries, and comments are included in this conference proceedings document: "Education: The Essential Partnership" (Ramsey); "Australia's Involvement in Education in the Pacific: Partnership or Patronage?" (Baba); "Report by the Rapporteur to the Final Plenary Session" (Kimberley); "Adult Environmental…

Townsend, Tony, Ed.; Cowdell, Jennie, Ed.

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

Phycological Research 2007; 55: 4757 Blackwell Publishing AsiaMelbourne, AustraliaPREPhycological Research1322-08292006 Japanese Society of PhycologyDecember 20065514757Original ArticleCell  

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scanning electron microscopy, gamete, maternal inheritance, sex. INTRODUCTION During fertilization of green algae, two gametes come together and become attached by their anterior ends. In most cases formation. The cell fusion sites of gametes in some green algae have been observed using electron microscopy

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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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Enduring Effects of Early Life Stress on Firing Patterns of Hippocampal and Thalamocortical Neurons in Rats  

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, Victoria, Australia, 6 Department of Neurology, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria of the manuscript. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. * E

Boyer, Edmond

171

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

172

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

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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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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

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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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-Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam balance. Satellite based passive microwave instruments have shown an ability to monitor the total above-ground vegetation biomass at global scales. A recently developed approach to retrieving vegetation optical depth

Evans, Jason

176

Policy and Practice of Tertiary Literacy. Selected Proceedings of the First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice, Volume 1 (1st, Melbourne, Australia, March 14-16, 1996).  

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This selection of papers from the First Conference on Tertiary Literacy, which examined the role of literacy as a foundation for knowledge acquisition and dissemination that influences the academic success of tertiary students, presents a number of case studies of policy and practice in Australian universities. Keynote addresses included:…

Golebiowski, Zofia, Ed.

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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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by these proper- ties and described by physical and chemical laws. A computer program is a symbolic repre in the domain of computer programs. Chemical autopoiesis in the physical space is accepted as necessary to de- fine life. Particularly we look at the use of a list of characteristics for defining life. We

Dorin, Alan

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Queering new ground  

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Annamarie Jagose, Queer Theory (University of Melbourne Press) Melbourne, 1996. Catharine Lumby, Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the 90s (Allen & Unwin) Sydney, 1997.Jill Julius Matthews, Sex in Public: Australian Sexual Cultures (Allen & Unwin) Sydney, 1997.

Mary Spongberg

1997-01-01

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MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS FROM TRAMS, TRAINS AND HYBRID CARS  

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. Halgamuge*, Chathurika D. Abeyrathne and Priyan Mendis Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Melbourne, Australia *Corresponding author Electricity is used substantially and sources of electric and magnetic fields are, unavoidably, everywhere

Halgamuge, Malka N.

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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD): Is There a Cure? - Treatments and Therapies  

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... 2012 London, England 2011 Baltimore, USA 2011 Melbourne, Australia 2011 Wellington, New Zealand 2011 Tokyo, Japan 2010 ... Information MLD Videos Baltimore, USA 2011 History Melbourne, Australia 2011 Wellington, New Zealand 2011 Tokyo, Japan 2010 ...

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Types of MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) - Onset/Progression  

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... 2012 London, England 2011 Baltimore, USA 2011 Melbourne, Australia 2011 Wellington, New Zealand 2011 Tokyo, Japan 2010 ... Information MLD Videos Baltimore, USA 2011 History Melbourne, Australia 2011 Wellington, New Zealand 2011 Tokyo, Japan 2010 ...

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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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Domestic Violence Screening: Findings of a Pilot Project Conducted by Allied Health Staff in Community Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inner South Community Health Service (ISCHS) is a multi-sited service, employing over 240 staff in multidisciplinary teams that provide a range of health and welfare services to the inner south of Melbourne including St Kilda, Prahran, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne. Program areas include: information and referral; dental; mental health; drug and alcohol; aged health and rehabilitation; Indigenous access and

Jo Howard

2008-01-01

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Multi-Cloud Provisioning and Load Distribution for Three-Tier Applications  

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, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Email: ngrozev@student.unimelb.edu.au, rbuyya, University of Melbourne, Australia RAJKUMAR BUYYA, University of Melbourne, Australia Cloud data centres many benefits compared to private in-house infrastructure. However, the traditional approach of using

Melbourne, University of

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INFECTION AND IMMUNITY, May 2010, p. 19631978 Vol. 78, No. 5 0019-9567/10/$12.00 doi:10.1128/IAI.01365-09  

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- spite immunity that may have been acquired prior to preg- nancy. Infection is characterizedINFECTION AND IMMUNITY, May 2010, p. 1963­1978 Vol. 78, No. 5 0019-9567/10/$12.00 doi:10.1128/IAI, Washington2 ; Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Bockhorst, Joseph

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

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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

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942 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 36, NO. 4, AUGUST 2008 Photoionization and Optical Emission Effects of  

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, Melbourne, FL 32901 USA (e-mail: nliu@fit.edu). S. Célestin and A. Bourdon are with the Ecole Centrale Paris model based on the radiative transfer theory. The modeling results on the streamer emissions demonstrate-group improved Eddington (SP3) approach based on the radiative Manuscript received November 26, 2007; revised

Pasko, Victor

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Deglaciation and Holocene climate change in the western Peruvian Andes Chengyu Weng a,,1  

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of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA b Department of Geological records from other parts of Bolivia, northern Peru, and southern Ecuador have added detail to the regional.P. in the central Andes, and Smith et al. (2005) dated terminal moraines at their lowest elevation in Bolivia to 34

Binford, Michael W.

189

Teams begin their preparations for the FIRST competition  

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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

191

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

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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

193

CORRESPONDENCE NATURE|Vol 436|11 August 2005 HarryPotterandthe  

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Childrens Hospital, Genetics Education, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Childrens Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

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A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive and retinal function in cognitively healthy older people: the Older People And n-3 Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (OPAL) study protocol [ISRCTN72331636  

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-Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 5Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 6Department... they move address and also to follow up on health status, par- ticipants are being asked to give their agreement for their names and NHS numbers to be sent to the NHS Central Register. 6. Basic anthropometric measures: height and weight will be measured...

Dangour, Alan D; Clemens, Felicity; Elbourne, Diana; Fasey, Nicky; Fletcher, Astrid E; Hardy, Pollyanna; Holder, Graham E; Huppert, Felicia A; Knight, Rosemary; Letley, Louise; Richards, Marcus; Truesdale, Ann; Vickers, Madge; Uauy, Ricardo

2006-08-31

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

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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

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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 (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

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Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

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Team 393 robot scores in FIRST competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

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Sensors 2011, 11, 1229-1242; doi:10.3390/s110101229 OPEN ACCESS  

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's College, University of London, London, UK 2 Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne the sensor nodes to sleep. The purpose of the learning algorithm is to couple the sensor's sleeping behavior in the environment, the sensors can sleep when steady environment and stay awake when turbulent environment

Halgamuge, Malka N.

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Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 163, 2006, pp. 303318. Printed in Great Britain. Kinematics of the Hybakken detachment zone and the MreTrndelag Fault  

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- morphic core complexes (e.g. Fletcher & Bartley 1994) has led to a more 3D approach to largeJournal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 163, 2006, pp. 303­318. Printed in Great Britain Present address: School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia 4

Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge

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North Australian Sea Surface Temperatures and the El Nin~oSouthern Oscillation in the CMIP5 Models  

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, Melbourne, Australia CHRISTIAN JAKOB School of Mathematical Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (CMIP3) have been evaluated and found to vary in their abilities to represent both the seasonal cycle~o and La Nin~a events. In this study, the new suite of models participating in the CMIP5 is evaluated using

Jakob, Christian

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An info-gap approach to power and sample size calculations David R. Fox1,y  

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An info-gap approach to power and sample size calculations David R. Fox1Ã?,y , Yakov Ben-Haim2 The School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia SUMMARY Power and sample size to the actual data collection. Furthermore, calculations associated with statistical power and sample size

Burgman, Mark

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Thalamus Relat Syst . Author manuscript Cellular and network mechanisms of genetically-determined absence  

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, Terence J. O Brien' Department of Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital , University of Melbourne , AU are based on studies in animal models. Each of these models has its particular strengths and limitations in different models have produced some conflicting findings and conclusions. A long-standing concept, based

Boyer, Edmond

205

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

2010-01-01

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An investigation into greywater reuse for urban residential properties  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuing moves towards full cost recovery for potable water and the impending privatization of water supplies in the Melbourne area have enhanced public interest in the reuse of wastewater, and particularly the domestic use of greywater. Victoria University of Technology, together with support from Melbourne Water and the Department of Health and Community Services, has been investigating the practicalities, costs

Diana Christova-Boal; Robert E. Eden; Scott McFarlane

1996-01-01

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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

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To appear in Ap J Letters A Flare in the Jet of Pictor A  

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. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL, 32901, USA 7 JAXA/ISAS, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229 of Bristol, Tyndall Ave., Bristol BS8 1TL, UK 5 School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC dictated by radiative lifetimes larger than 104 yr. In both cases, adiabatic loss time scales should

Evans, Dan

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. (2013) DOI:10.1002/qj.2192 Evaluation of intercomparisons of four different types of model  

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a Met Office, Exeter, UK b University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia c NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA d School of Mathematics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, FL, USA *Correspondence to: J. C. Petch, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB, UK. E-mail: jon

Jakob, Christian

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 140: 826837, April 2014 DOI:10.1002/qj.2192 Evaluation of intercomparisons of four different types of model  

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Xief and Ping Zhug a Met Office, Exeter, UK b University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia c NASA, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia e Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China f International University, Miami, FL, USA *Correspondence to: J. C. Petch, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter EX1 3

Jakob, Christian

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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

2009-01-01

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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

Loch, Birgit

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SUNY Programs: Australia and  

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SUNY Programs: Australia and New Zealand Semester, Academic Year and Short Term #12;1 Table of Contents How to Use this Booklet 1 Choosing a Program in Australia and New Zealand 2 Exchange vs. Study Abroad 3 Programs Outside Sydney and Melbourne 4 Programs in Melbourne 10 Programs in Sydney 12 Programs

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Diagnosis of Discrete-Event Systems Using Satisfiability Algorithms Alban Grastien  

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Diagnosis of Discrete-Event Systems Using Satisfiability Algorithms Alban Grastien NICTA University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Abstract The diagnosis of a discrete-event system is the problem the behaviors are normal or faulty. We show how the diagnosis problems can be translated into the propositional

Anbulagan, A.

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Preferred Collagen Fiber Orientation in the Human Mid-shaft Femur  

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Preferred Collagen Fiber Orientation in the Human Mid-shaft Femur HAVIVA M. GOLDMAN,1 * TIMOTHY G, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia ABSTRACT Collagen fiber orientation is one aspect- entially oriented collagen is hypothesized to reflect the effects of loading during the process of aging

Goldman, Haviva M.

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‘Football is a Fever Disease Like Recurrent Malaria and Evidently Incurable’: Passion, Place and the Emergence of an Australian Anti-Football League  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper traces the emergence of an Anti-Football League in Melbourne in the late 1960s. In so doing it charts the way the extremely rapid transformation of Melbourne in the 1850s from a frontier town to a major metropolis set the scene for the emergence of a new form of football whose ensuing popularity was all the more noteworthy for

Matthew Klugman

2011-01-01

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CURRICULUM VITAE Debra J. Rose  

E-print Network

Exercise and Human Movement Studies (Motor Control/Learning) University of Melbourne; Melbourne, Australia University, Orange, CA. 1998 ­ 2001 Associate Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion University, Fullerton, CA. 1995 - 1997 Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

de Lijser, Peter

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The need for cataract surgery: projections based on lens opacity, visual acuity, and personal concern  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIMTo assess the projected needs for cataract surgery by lens opacity, visual acuity, and patient concern.METHODSData were collected as part of the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project, a population based study of age related eye disease in a representative sample of Melbourne residents aged 40 and over. Participants were recruited by a household census and invited to attend a local screening

Cathy A McCarty; Jill E Keeffe; Hugh R Taylor

1999-01-01

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CENTRAL AVENUE CENTRAL AVENUE  

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Mexican food. Mon.­Fri., 7 am­6 pm Sat., 8 am­2 pm; Sun., 9 am­2 pm 9 Home Run Pizza 1627 Central Avenue-7591 Breakfast burritos, hamburgers, and New Mexican food. Tues.­Fri., 6 am­1 pm Sat., 7 am­noon Closed Sunday salads and sandwiches. Daily, 6 am­12 am NOT SHOWN ON MAP 22 De Colores at the Gate 2470 East Road 662

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CENTRAL AVENUE CENTRAL AVENUE  

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am­3 pm Sat.­Sun., 7 am­3 pm 8 El Parasol 1903 Central Avenue 661-0303 Native New Mexican food. Mon, hamburgers, and New Mexican food. Tues.­Fri., 6 am­1 pm Sat., 7 am­noon Closed Sunday & Monday 11 Sonic Drive NOT SHOWN ON MAP 22 De Colores at the Gate 2470 East Road 662-6285 Native New Mexican cuisine, grilled

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Survival of insects in the wheel bays of a Boeing 747B aircraft on flights between tropical and temperate airports  

PubMed Central

Mosquitos (Culex quinquefasciatus), house flies (Musca domestica), and flour beetles (Tribolium confusum) located in cages within the wheel bays of a Boeing 747B aircraft, survived travel on the following normal commercial routes: Sydney—Melbourne; Melbourne—Singapore; Singapore—Bangkok; Bangkok—Singapore; and Singapore—Melbourne. Survival of all three species was high, averaging 84% for mosquitos and higher for flies (93%) and beetles (>99%). Although external temperatures were -42 °C to -54 °C for aircraft cruising at 10 700-11 900 m, minimum temperatures within the wheel bays ranged from +8 °C to +25 °C. PMID:3501345

Russell, R. C.

1987-01-01

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@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.

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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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Health and Wellbeing The Microsoft External Research  

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of Melbourne in Australia are using Microsoft technology to develop a suite of smartphone-based applications. Worldwide, pneumonia kills at least 2 million people each year, many of them children in Africa. Sadly, many

Narasayya, Vivek

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swinburne.edu.au Pre-apprenticeships  

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construction competition, held at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). Competitors were days during the MIFGS. Also competing at the MIFGS were Certificate III in Production Nursery students

Liley, David

226

Bibliography on the Event Calculus This, like any bibliography, is incomplete. Any corrections, updates, comments, suggestion,  

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on Temporal Representation and Reasoning --- TIME'97, Daytona Beach, FL, 10--11 May 1997. To appear. [11 on Temporal Representation and Reasoning --- TIME'95, pages 73--80, Melbourne Beach, FL, 26 April 1995. [7

Cervesato, Iliano

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Bibliography on the Event Calculus This, like any bibliography, is incomplete. Any corrections, updates, comments, suggestion,  

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Workshop on Temporal Representation and Reasoning --- TIME'97, Daytona Beach, FL, 10--11 May 1997 on Temporal Representation and Reasoning --- TIME'95, pages 73--80, Melbourne Beach, FL, 26 April 1995. [7

Cervesato, Iliano

228

Ferrate(VI) Oxidation of Recalcitrant Compounds: Removal of Biological Resistant Organic Molecules  

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Department of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901 manufacturing, textile finishing, electroplating, and paper processes (2,5). The use of EDTA can be found

Nesnas, Nasri

229

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.,...

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Prof. Peter Sheridan Dodds Curriculum Vitae  

E-print Network

for Social & Economic Research & Policy. Assistant Director, Collective Dynamics Group. 2002­2003: Columbia University New York, NY Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute for Social & Economic Research & Policy of Melbourne, 1991, (awarded for academic performance, leadership qualities and athletic ability). Papers

Dodds, Peter

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THE ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 120:26872694, 2000 November 2000. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.(  

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=ifa.hawaii.edu MICHAEL J. I. BROWN School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; mbrown=isis to probe the early history of the local solar nebula. The cumulative luminosity function (CLF) describes

Trujillo, Chad

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THE ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 120 : 26872694, 2000 November 2000. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.  

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=ifa.hawaii.edu MICHAEL J. I. BROWN School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia ; mbrown=isis to probe the early history of the local solar nebula. The cumulative luminosity function (CLF) describes

Trujillo, Chad

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MATERIALS SCIENCE Caruso, F. (ed.)  

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Custers of Gold and Silver Sonochemical Synthesis of Inorganic and Organic Colloids Colloidal NanoreactorsMATERIALS SCIENCE Caruso, F. (ed.) F. Caruso, University of Melbourne, Australia Colloids and Colloid Assemblies Synthesis, Modification, Organization and Utilization of Colloidal Particles Colloid

Velev, Orlin D.

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Electrophysiological and diffusion tensor imaging evidence of delayed corollary discharges in patients  

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Psychiatry Services, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA 5 Clinical Neuroscience Division, Laboratory of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 2 Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department

Adcock, R. Alison

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The University of Chicago Department of Statistics  

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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

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77 FR 43108 - Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Applicant: University of Florida...species through scientific research. This notification...Melbourne Zoo, Australia, for the purpose...Muehlenbein, Indiana University, Bloomington...species through scientific research. This...

2012-07-23

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swinburne.edu.au/english English Language Courses  

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at Swinburne's main Hawthorn campus, just 10 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. The campus sits alongside a vibrant population. Modes of study English language study takes place through a combination of interactive classroom

Liley, David

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Lake Edgar Investigation Dan Clark Page 1 11/7/06  

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areas. Dan Clark1 , Matt Cupper2 , Mike Sandiford2 and Kevin Kiernan3 1 Geohazards Division, Earthquake Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010; mikes@unimelb.edu.au; cupper@unimelb.edu.au 3 School

Sandiford, Mike

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Tectonic and climatic controls on sedimentation Distinguishing tectonic from climatic controls on  

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on range-front sedimentation M.C. Quigley*, M. Sandiford and M.L. Cupper School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia mquigley@unimelb.edu.au, mikes@unimelb.edu.au, cupper

Sandiford, Mike

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EQUILIBRIUM ANALYSIS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS WITH COUNTABLY MANY SECURITIES  

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; martins@univ-paris1.fr 4 Department of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052. FLORENZANO2, V. F. MARTINS DA ROCHA3, AND R. TOURKY4 1 Department of Economics, Krannert School of Management

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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. The project developed innovative solutions for market-oriented Cloud computing. The current innovative

Melbourne, University of

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ISBN/ISSN 0977586103 Copyright (c) Australian Telecommunication Networks & Applications Conference (ATNAC), Australia, December 2006  

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(ATNAC), Australia, December 2006 Quantifying the Broadband Access Bandwidth Demands of Typical Home Users Warren Harrop Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia wazz@swin.edu.au Grenville Armitage Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures

Armitage, Grenville

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Location privacy and location-aware Matt Duckham & Lars Kulik  

E-print Network

), communication privacy (concerned with security of communications, like mail and email), territorial privacy3 Location privacy and location-aware computing Matt Duckham & Lars Kulik University of Melbourne and location privacy ................................. 4 3.4 Location privacy protection strategies

Duckham, Matt

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Central Venous Catheter (Central Line)  

MedlinePLUS

... of central line Collarbone ATS PATIENT INFORMATION SERIES Infection— ? ? Any tube (catheter) entering the body can make it easier for ... catheter. 4 If you have any sign of infection or other catheter problem, call your health care provider immediately. Doctor’s ...

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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_.

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Central Park  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As one of the worldâÂÂs 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 parkâÂÂs many attractions, and browse a selection of photographs of this fine urban paradise. The homepage contains much of this material, along with a âÂÂCentral 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

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PE Central  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute Health and Physical Education Program developed this site, a clearinghouse of information about K-12 physical education and health. An extensive list of lesson plans and assessment ideas, arranged topically and by grade level, is the focal point of this site; the Classroom Teacher Lesson Ideas uses PE "across the curriculum" to help students learn concepts in other subjects. PE Central provides information for PE professionals on relevant journals, job announcements, and equipment purchases, among other topics.

1996-01-01

248

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.

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HEp2 Cell Adherence, Actin Aggregation, and Intimin Types of Attaching and Effacing Escherichia coli Strains Isolated from Healthy Infants in Germany and Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fecal samples from healthy children under 2 years of age living in Berlin, Germany (205 infants), and Melbourne, Australia (184 infants), were investigated for the presence of attaching and effacing (AE) Esche- richia coli (AEEC) strains by screening for eae (intimin) genes. Twenty-seven AEEC strains were isolated from 14 children (7.6%) from Melbourne and from 12 children (5.9%) from Berlin.

Lothar Beutin; Olivier Marches; Karl A. Bettelheim; Kerstin Gleier; Sonja Zimmermann; Herbert Schmidt; Eric Oswald

2003-01-01

250

Patient experiences in advertising for an egg donor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advertising is a commonly used means of recruiting an egg donor within Australia. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and outcomes of people’s attempts to recruit an egg donor through advertising in a printed publication, Melbourne’s Child. Individuals and couples who placed a new advertisement between July 2007 and December 2008 were invited to participate (n=84),

Sarah Nowoweiski; Hayley Matic; Penelope Foster

2011-01-01

251

Brevibacillus levickii sp. nov. and Aneurinibacillus terranovensis sp. nov., two novel thermoacidophiles isolated from geothermal soils of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thirteen strains of endospore-forming bacteria were isolated from geothermal soils at Cryptogam Ridge, the north-west slope of Mt Melbourne, and at the vents and summit of Mt Rittmann in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. 16S rRNA gene sequencing, SDS-PAGE and routine phenotypic characterization tests indicated that the seven isolates from the north-west slope of Mt Melbourne represent a novel species of

R. N. Allan; L. Lebbe; J. Heyrman; Paul De Vos; C. J. Buchanan; Niall A. Logan

2005-01-01

252

Aerobic endospore-forming bacteria from geothermal environments in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, and Candlemas Island, South Sandwich archipelago, with the proposal of Bacillus fumarioli sp. nov  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aerobic endospore-forming bacteria were isolated from soils taken from active fumaroles on Mount Rittmann and Mount Melbourne in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, and from active and inactive fumaroles on Candlemas Island, South Sandwich archipelago. The Mt Rittmann and Mt Melbourne soils yielded a dominant, moderately thermophilic and acidophilic, aerobic endospore- former growing at pH 5<5 and 50SC, and further strains

N. A. Logan; L. Lebbe; B. Hoste; J. Goris; G. Forsyth; M. Heyndrickx; B. L. Murray; N. Syme; D. D. Wynn-Williams; P. De Vos

253

The civil war and its aftermath  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constitutional Royalism and the Search for Settlement, 1640–1649. By David L. Smith (Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1994), xiv + 371 pp.Intelligence and Espionage in the Reign of Charles II, 1660–1685. By Alan Marshall (Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1994), xvi + 334 pp.Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678–81. By Mark Knights (Cambridge, New

Tim Harris

1996-01-01

254

Australian liberalism and corporatism  

Microsoft Academic Search

George Brandis, Tom Harley and Don Markwell (eds), Liberals face the Future: Essays on Australian Liberalism, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 386, $14.99 (paper) and Katharine West, The Revolution in Australian Politics, Melbourne, Penguin Books, 1984, pp. 116, $4.95 (paper).John Rickard, H.B. Higgins: the rebel as judge. Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1984, pp.350. $29.95 (cloth).Stuart Macintyre, Militant: the life

Allan Patience; Mark Finanne; Terry Wood; Frank Cain; A. W. Martin; Ciaran OFaircheallaigh; Peter Williams; Jenny Hutchison; Braham Dabscheck; Brian Head; Geoff Skene; Stephen Garton; E. D. Daw; Roderic Pitty; Peter Aimer; Bruce McFarlane; Angus MacIntyre; David Goldsworthy; Tony Smith; Ian McAllister; Dennis Woodward; David Y. Mayer; J. M. Barbalet; John Uhr; Geoff Stokes; David Boucher; Conal Condren; Chilla Bulbeck; Marian Sawer

1985-01-01

255

The voices and concerns about prenatal testing of Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese women in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: to examine how Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese women experience prenatal testing and to examine their knowledge and communication with health-care providers.Setting: Melbourne Metropolitan Area, Victoria, Australia.Design: an ethnographic study of childbearing and childrearing among women born in South-east Asia and now living in Melbourne, Australia reporting in-depth interviews with 67 women who had given birth in Australia.Findings: nearly all

Pranee Liamputtong; Lyndsey Watson

2002-01-01

256

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

257

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.

2007-03-24

258

Central pain.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. The topic addressed in this issue is central pain, a neuropathic pain syndrome caused by a lesion in the brain or spinal cord that sensitizes one's perception of pain. It is a debilitating condition caused by various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, spinal cord injuries, or brain tumors. Varied symptoms and the use of pharmacological medicines and nonpharmacological therapies will be addressed. PMID:25295639

Singh, Supreet

2014-12-01

259

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

260

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 ...

261

Video Resources Central Asia  

E-print Network

Video Resources Central Asia � Central Asia Country Overviews: https://archive.org/details/central-asia phase of political and economic change, what new partnership opportunities will emerge? https://archive.org/details/Europe_And_Central_Asia

Qian, Ning

262

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."

2001-01-01

263

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

264

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

265

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

Christmann, Edwin P.; Badgett, John L.

2008-11-01

266

Centralize Printing, and Save.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the operations of a centralized printing office in a California school district. Centralization greatly increased the efficiency and lowered the cost of generating publications, information services, newsletters, and press releases throughout the school year. (TE)

McCormick, Kathleen

1984-01-01

267

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 ...

268

Central and peripheral demyelination  

PubMed Central

Several conditions cause damage to the inherently normal myelin of central nervous system, perepheral nervous system or both central and perepheral nervous system and hence termed as central demyelinating diseases, perepheral demyelinating diseases and combined central and perepheral demyelinating diseases respectively. Here we analysed and foccused on the etiology, prevalance, incidence and age of these demyelinating disorders. Clinical attention and various diagnostic tests are needed to adequately assess all these possibilities. PMID:24741263

Mehndiratta, Man Mohan; Gulati, Natasha Singh

2014-01-01

269

Is bank supervision central to central banking?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, several central banks have lost their bank supervisory responsibilities, in part because it has not been shown that supervisory authority improves the conduct of monetary policy. This paper finds that confidential bank supervisory information could help the Board staff more accurately forecast important macroeconomic variables and is used by FOMC members to guide monetary policy. These findings suggest that

Joe Peek; Eric S. Rosengren; Geoffrey M. B. Tootell

1999-01-01

270

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

271

Back to Central Tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The establishment and maintenance of immunological tolerance entails both central and peripheral mechanisms. The latter have been highlighted in the past several years, mostly because of great interest in the activities of regulatory T cells. However, an important role for central tolerance mechanisms has been reemphasized by recent results on human autoimmune diseases, including APECED and type 1 diabetes.

Diane Mathis; Christophe Benoist

2004-01-01

272

CDF Central Outer Tracker  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Central Outer Tracker is a large cylindrical drift chamber constructed to replace Collider Detector at Fermilab's original central drift chamber for the higher luminosity expected for Run 2 at the Fermilab Tevatron. The chamber's drift properties are described in the context of meeting the operating requirements for Run 2. The design and construction of the chamber, the front-end readout

T. Affolder; D. Allspach; D. Ambrose; J. Bialek; W. Bokhari; M. Brozovic; M. Binkley; K. Burkett; A. Byon-Wagner; F. Cogswell; N. Dressnandt; Z. Feng; M. Franklin; L. Galtieri; D. W Gerdes; J. Greenwood; V. Guarino; J Guimaraes da Costa; R. Haggerty; C. Hall; J. Heinrich; A. Holloway; T. Jacobi; K. Kephart; D. Khazins; Y. K Kim; M. Kirby; W. Kononenko; A. V. Kotwal; J. Kraus; T. M Liss; N. Lockyer; R. Madrak; T. Miao; A. Mukherjee; C. Neu; M. Newcomer; J. M Niczyporuk; L. Nodulman; W. Orejudous; T. J Phillips; K. T Pitts; W. Reigler; R. Richards; C. Rivetta; W. J Robertson; R. Roser; L. Sadler; R. Sandberg; S. Sansone; R. Schmitt; K. Schultz; D. Shuman; R. Silva; P. Singh; R. Snihur; P. Tamburello; J. Taylor; R. Thurman-Keup; D. Tousignant; F. Ukegawa; R Van Berg; G. Veramendi; T. Vickey; J. Wacker; R. L Wagner; R. Weidenbach; W. C Wester; H. H. Williams; P. Wilson; P. Wittich; A. Yagil; I. Yu; S. Yu; J. C Yun

2004-01-01

273

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.

1996-01-01

274

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.

1999-01-01

275

Forage production and animal performance from Kenhy tall fescue  

E-print Network

. III World Conf. on Animal Prod. , Melbourne. Aust. 15. Riewe, M. E. 1961. Use of the relationship of stocking rate to gain of cattle in an experimental design for grazing trials. Agron. J. 53: 309-313. 16. , J. C. Smith, J. H. Jones, and E. C.... III World Conf. on Animal Prod. , Melbourne. Aust. 15. Riewe, M. E. 1961. Use of the relationship of stocking rate to gain of cattle in an experimental design for grazing trials. Agron. J. 53: 309-313. 16. , J. C. Smith, J. H. Jones, and E. C...

Dorsett, D. J

2012-06-07

276

Central serous choroidopathy  

MedlinePLUS

... studies found that people with aggressive, "type A" personalities who are under a lot of stress may be more likely to develop central serous retinopathy. The condition can also occur as a complication of steroid drug use.

277

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."

Friske, Monica

2012-08-14

278

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

279

CDF Central Outer Tracker  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Central Outer Tracker is a large cylindrical drift chamber constructed to replace Collider Detector at Fermilab's original central drift chamber for the higher luminosity expected for Run 2 at the Fermilab Tevatron. The chamber's drift properties are described in the context of meeting the operating requirements for Run 2. The design and construction of the chamber, the front-end readout electronics, and the high-voltage system are described in detail. Wire aging considerations are also discussed.

Affolder, T.; Allspach, D.; Ambrose, D.; Bialek, J.; Bokhari, W.; Brozovic, M.; Binkley, M.; Burkett, K.; Byon-Wagner, A.; Cogswell, F.; Dressnandt, N.; Feng, Z.; Franklin, M.; Galtieri, L.; Gerdes, D. W.; Greenwood, J.; Guarino, V.; Guimaraes da Costa, J.; Haggerty, R.; Hall, C.; Heinrich, J.; Holloway, A.; Jacobi, T.; Kephart, K.; Khazins, D.; Kim, Y. K.; Kirby, M.; Kononenko, W.; Kotwal, A. V.; Kraus, J.; Liss, T. M.; Lockyer, N.; Madrak, R.; Miao, T.; Mukherjee, A.; Neu, C.; Newcomer, M.; Niczyporuk, J. M.; Nodulman, L.; Orejudous, W.; Phillips, T. J.; Pitts, K. T.; Reigler, W.; Richards, R.; Rivetta, C.; Robertson, W. J.; Roser, R.; Sadler, L.; Sandberg, R.; Sansone, S.; Schmitt, R.; Schultz, K.; Shuman, D.; Silva, R.; Singh, P.; Snihur, R.; Tamburello, P.; Taylor, J.; Thurman-Keup, R.; Tousignant, D.; Ukegawa, F.; Van Berg, R.; Veramendi, G.; Vickey, T.; Wacker, J.; Wagner, R. L.; Weidenbach, R.; Wester, W. C.; Williams, H. H.; Wilson, P.; Wittich, P.; Yagil, A.; Yu, I.; Yu, S.; Yun, J. C.

2004-07-01

280

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

281

Observation Denial and Performance of a Local Mesoscale Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

.Forecasters at the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) use observations from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) wind tower network and the CCAFS (XMR) daily rawinsonde observations (RAOB) to issue and verify wind advisories and warnings for operations. These observations are also used by the National Weather Service (NWS) Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) in Houston, Texas and the NWS Melbourne, Florida (NWS MLB) to initialize their locally-run mesoscale models. In addition, SMG uses these observations to support shuttle landings at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Due to impending budget cuts, some or all of the wind towers on the east-central Florida mainland and the XMR RAOBs may be eliminated. The locations of the mainland towers and XMR RAOB site are shown in Figure 1. The loss of these data may impact the forecast capability of the 45 WS, SMG and NWS MLB.

Watson, Leela R.; Bauman, William H., III

2009-01-01

282

A centrality detector concept  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The nucleus-nucleus impact parameter and collision geometry of a heavy ion collision are typically characterized by assigning a collision “centrality”. In all present heavy ion experiments centrality is measured indirectly, by detecting the number of particles or the energy of the particles produced in the interactions, typically at high rapidity. Centrality parameters are associated to the measured detector response using the Glauber model. This approach suffers from systematic uncertainties related to the assumptions about the particle production mechanism and limitations of the Glauber model. In the collider based experiments there is a unique possibility to measure centrality parameters by registering spectator fragments remaining from the collision. This approach does not require model assumptions and relies on the fact that spectators and participants are related via the total number of nucleons in the colliding species. This paper describes the concept of a centrality detector for heavy ion experiment, which measures the total mass number of all fragments by measuring their deflection in the magnetic field of the collider elements.

Tarafdar, Sourav; Citron, Zvi; Milov, Alexander

2014-12-01

283

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

284

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.

285

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

286

Central pontinemyelinosis, hyperparathyroidism, hypokalemia.  

PubMed

Central pontinemyelinolysis (CPM) is one of the rare non-inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the pons and very rarely it can involve extrapontine structure as well. The exact etiopathogenesis of this condition is still unclear. Rapid correction of hyponatremia has been attributed as a most common factor, but alcoholism, malnutrition, prolonged use of diuretics, psychogenic polydipsia, post liver transplant and hypokalemia have also been attributed as a causative factor. We describe a case of hyperparathyroidism with concomitant hypercalcemia accompanied by central pontine myelinosis without hyponatremia/hyperosmolality or associated rapid corrections of sodium, which developed as a consequence of severe hypokalaemia. PMID:24251127

Kishore, Shyam; Kandasamy, D; Jyotsna, Viveka P

2013-10-01

287

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

288

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.

289

The Central Intelligence Agency's \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Congress and the media recently have claimed that various activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-from rendition operations, to the destruction of videotapes, to the maintenance of secret detention facilities overseas--are illegal. Critics levied similar charges against the CIA thirty-five years ago, with regard to activities contained in the \\

Daniel L Pines

2009-01-01

290

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

291

Gangs in Central America.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 110th Congress maintains a keen interest in the effects of crime and gang violence in Central America and its spillover effects on the United States. Since February 2005, more than 1,758 alleged members of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang hav...

C. R. Seelke

2008-01-01

292

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.

293

Loess of Central Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Loess deposits are widespread within the piedmont and intramontane depressions of Central Asia. They cover piedmont plains, river terraces, ridge slopes and watersheds. Loess is a significant component in the piedmonts of Tien Shan, eastern Fergana depression, the Afgan-Tajik depression, piedmonts of Kopetdag, Badchyz and Karabil Hills north of Parapamiz, in the Kashmir valley, on the Potwar Plateau and in

A. E. Dodonov

1991-01-01

294

DELIVERABLE Central North Sea  

E-print Network

.scottish-enterprise.com/~/media/SE/Resources/Documents/DEF/Economic%20Potential%20of%20CO2%20EOR%20in%20Scotland.pdf Central North Sea ­ CO2 Storage Hub : Enabling CCS into a guaranteed network for transportation and storage of captured CO2. Recent studies examining the levelised

Haszeldine, Stuart

295

Physics Central: Fiddle Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This PhysicsCentral article describes the physics behind violins. The article discusses the mechanics of violin construction and how violinists produce sound. It includes labeled pictures of violin parts, animations of how the violin bow works, and other helpful images.

Popkin, Gabriel

2009-11-16

296

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.

1998-01-01

297

Central Limit Theorem  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, created by Richard Lowry of Vassar College, illustrates the central limit theorem by allowing the user to increase the number of samples in increments of 100, 1,000, or 10,000. The sample size can be changed and these changes will then be reflected in the distribution. Overall, this is a great interactive resource for students wanting to engage more in their study of statistics.

Lowry, Richard

2009-11-04

298

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

299

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.

2008-09-16

300

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

301

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

302

33. CENTRAL HEIGHT OF CENTRAL PAVILION IN EAST FACADEINCLINED, FRONTAL ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

33. CENTRAL HEIGHT OF CENTRAL PAVILION IN EAST FACADE--INCLINED, FRONTAL Copy photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-FS13-B-1974-832L. - St. Mary's Seminary, 600 North Paca Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

303

Setting the pace: the 2011 Australasian Podiatry Council conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2011 Australasian Podiatry Council conference was held from April 26 to 29 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This commentary\\u000a provides a brief overview of the conference, including the speakers and topic areas covered, selected original research highlights,\\u000a and award winning presentations.

Hylton B Menz; Julia Firth

2011-01-01

304

Bringing a Research Focus into the Teaching Role.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a preliminary look at a study on research by teachers. Participants were teachers in Melbourne, Australia, involved in the Project for Enhancing Effective Learning (PEEL) who were interested in designing, conducting, and reporting teacher-led research. Section 1 of the paper explores the last 10 years of teacher research as part of…

Northfield, Jeff; Mitchell, Ian

305

Mind wars. Brain science and the military.  

PubMed

This article is based on a public lecture hosted by the Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics in Melbourne, Australia on 11 April 2013. The lecture recording was transcribed by Vicky Ryan; and, the original transcript has been edited--for clarity and brevity--by Vicky Ryan, Michael Selgelid and Jonathan Moreno. PMID:24844082

Moreno, Jonathan D

2013-09-01

306

Developing a Course on the Law of Peace Operations: Method and Practice--Making Ends Meet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reflects on my personal experience conceptualising and teaching the law of peace operations course at The Melbourne Law School. More specifically, the paper examines some of the key challenges I have faced in developing the most appropriate conceptual framework and teaching methodologies to assist graduate students to better understand…

Oswald, Bruce M.

2007-01-01

307

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

308

Protoplasma 111, 79-82 (1982) 9 by Springer-Verlag1982  

E-print Network

. I. McFADDEN* and R- WETHERBEE School of Botany, University of Melbourne Received December 1, 1981Ntity of singlemitochondria in other membersof the Prasinophyceaeand the uniformity of the morphology of ~his organelle within studies on the smaller prasinophyte genera, including Mieromonas, Mantoniella, Mesostigma, Monomastix

McFadden, Geoff

309

An accurate performance model of shared buffer ATM switches under hot spot traffic  

E-print Network

previously been studied under uniform and unbalanced traffic patterns. However, due to the complexity and Pattavina [13] studied shared buffer switches with non-uniform traffic patterns. However, they divide. Atiquzzamanb,* a School of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3083

Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

310

Editorial. Themed issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology.  

PubMed

This themed issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology stems from the 7th in the series of meetings on the Molecular Pharmacology of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (MPGPCR) held at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Melbourne Australia from the 6th-8th December 2012. PMID:24575818

Summers, R J

2014-03-01

311

The Global Talent Search Andrew Banks  

E-print Network

The Global Talent Search Andrew Banks Managing Director, Talent2 International The Global Talent, University of Melbourne on Developing Job-ready Graduates Anne Moore Chief Executive Officer, SydneyTalent The Global Talent Search and Challenge ABN: 15 211 513 464 RSVP: by Friday 29 May 2009 to Betty De Leon Email

Viglas, Anastasios

312

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

313

Reproducible selection of high avidity CD8+ clones following secondary acute virus infection  

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of Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; b 30602; and c Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), elicited by prior virus infection or vaccination, is critical for immune pro

Handel, Andreas

314

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

315

A Defining Time for Physical Education Futures? Exploring the Legacy of Fritz Duras  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the legacy of Dr Fritz Duras in order to address the issue of whether the implementation of a new curriculum for health and physical education in Australia represents a defining time for the subject. Dr Duras was Director of the first physical education teacher education course at the University of Melbourne during an earlier…

Kirk, David

2014-01-01

316

Unusual Punishment: The Federal Death Penalty in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This material has been presented at Southern Cross University, the Law and Society meetings in Budapest, the University of Georgia, Victoria University, Melbourne University, and LaTrobe University in Australia. The Essay examines the way state and federal legal authority is constituted in the United States by focusing on local jurisdictions that do not have capital punishment as they respond to

John Brigham

2004-01-01

317

(Re)Configuring masculinities in an ethnocentric Australian community school: complexity and contradictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 discussions provided insights into the complex

Sally Godinho; Dimitri Garas

2012-01-01

318

(Re)Configuring masculinities in an ethnocentric Australian community school: complexity and contradictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 discussions provided insights into the complex

Sally Godinho; Dimitri Garas

2011-01-01

319

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

320

2014 UG STUDENT RESEARCH TRAVEL APPLICATION Name Class Year  

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1 2014 UG STUDENT RESEARCH TRAVEL APPLICATION Name Class Year Current Address Email Cellphone, CA Southern Dental Industries (SDI) - Melbourne, AUS Ultradent - South Jordan, Utah select year #12 or Universities Attended: Dates Attended Mo./Yr. Degrees Earned Mo./Yr. Major/Minor Personal Statements (use

Dennett, Daniel

321

A new type of machine control system to replace traditional CNC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the rationale behind a new form of machine tool control system which has been developed at the Key Centre for Computer Integrated Manufacture (CIM Centre) in Melbourne Australia. The new control system is based upon standard computer hardware and is intended as a replacement for computer numerical control (CNC), which has severe limitations in the CIM environment.

Andrew M. Luscombe; Dario J. Toncich; William Thompson; Richard Dluzniak

1994-01-01

322

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

323

Spatial Competition in Metropolitan Petrol Pricing  

Microsoft Academic Search

As many motorists would be aware, retail petrol prices vary by location on a day to day basis. This suggests that there is a high degree of spatial competition between petrol stations. While prices in capital cities such as Melbourne and Sydney vary throughout the day, the introduction of Fuel Watch in Perth requires that prices be set 24 hours

S. Beare

324

FUSION OF ADE LATTICE MODELS Yu-kui Zhou1  

E-print Network

FUSION OF A­D­E LATTICE MODELS Yu-kui Zhou1 and Paul A. Pearce2 Mathematics Department, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Abstract Fusion hierarchies of A­D­E face models fusion yields the face weights of both the Ising model and 3-state CSOS models. 1 Introduction The fusion

Pearce, Paul A.

325

Potential for rainwater use in high-rise buildings in Australian cities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rainwater is a traditional but underutilized water resource that has today had a resurgence due to the worldwide water crisis. This paper demonstrates the outcomes of research on the feasibility of rainwater use in high-rise residential envelopes for four Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Darwin. Different climate patterns and various levels of water demand management were established for

Yan Zhang; Donghui Chen; Liang Chen; Stephanie Ashbolt

2009-01-01

326

Curriculum Reform in 3D: A Panel of Experts Discuss the New HPE Curriculum in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper was developed at the request of the Organising Committee for the 27th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference, in Melbourne, 2013. Its genesis was as a feature forum, wherein a panel of curriculum experts were bought together to discuss the emergence of the Australian Health and Physical…

Hickey, Chris; Kirk, David; Macdonald, Doune; Penney, Dawn

2014-01-01

327

The Babushka Project: Mediating between the Margins and Wider Community through Public Art Creation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the theoretical and social contexts of a community art project that took place at a public housing estate located in Melbourne, Australia. The art intervention was aimed at increasing the residents' health and well-being through the empowerment of their own cultural creations. Three sculptures in the form of giant babushka…

Gray, Bronwen Lucie

2012-01-01

328

Widowed Families with Children: Personal Need and Societal Response. Working Paper No. 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The death of a parent can cause economic and emotional stress for the surviving family members. As part of a larger survey of widowed men and women, living in Melbourne, Australia, data on needs of children who had experienced a parent's death were collected from 126 widowed parents with at least one child under the age of 18. Parents reported…

Rosenman, Linda; And Others

329

Sleep and Biological Rhythms 2006; 4: 171174 doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2006.00196.x 2006 The Authors  

E-print Network

Sleep and Biological Rhythms 2006; 4: 171­174 doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2006.00196.x © 2006 The Authors Journal compilation © 2006 Japanese Society of Sleep Research 171 Blackwell Publishing AsiaMelbourne, AustraliaSBRSleep and Biological Rhythms1446-92352005 Japanese Society of Sleep Research

330

GridBus workshop J.P. Gelas L. Lefvre  

E-print Network

... · On long distance networks (IP, TCP) #12;GridBus workshop, 7th June 2003, Melbourne · Multi cluster networks ­ ->TCP / IP for all · But Grid applications need new services for transporting their data Approach ANTS Smart Packets ANCORS Messenger CANES PLAN Active Services Active Bridging Configurable Node

Lefèvre, Laurent

331

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

332

Young editor finds his big break  

E-print Network

love to hear from Murdoch alumni, no matter how long ago you graduated or where in the world you ended are helping to make the world a better place. Engagement with the community is a big focus for Murdoch over there. It was great to listen to Stephen Van Mil's recent presentation at Melbourne Zoo (In Touch

333

Jewish Holocaust Histories and the Work of Chronological Narratives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the ways that, in Holocaust education in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York at the beginning of the 21st century, knowledge of the Holocaust is transferred to students in chronological form. It begins by asking: What work do chronological narratives do within the Holocaust historical narratives offered within Jewish…

Silverstein, Jordana

2012-01-01

334

Estimating the Capacity of Temperature-based Covert Channels  

E-print Network

suspicious and take further actions. Covert channels aim to hide the very existence of communications [1Estimating the Capacity of Temperature-based Covert Channels Sebastian Zander, Philip Branch of Technology Melbourne, Australia szander@swin.edu.au, pbranch@swin.edu.au, garmitage@swin.edu.au Abstract--Covert

Zander, Sebastian

335

Sept/Oct 2007 ListProc Newsletter Artificial Insemination DVD II vs. Naturally Mated Queens  

E-print Network

, Melbourne, by Sue Cobey Apimondia, attended by bee researchers and beekeepers from all over the world, hosts a wealth of information and large diversity of topics. You can learn as much from conver- sations. The general opinion - If we could gain control of this pest, maybe the impact of these other pathogens would

Ferrara, Katherine W.

336

Students’ expectations from their cooperative education placements in the hospitality industry: an international perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four groups of students from the following institutions participated in a study to assess the expectations from their cooperative education placements’ work environment: Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, N = 80; Hotel School, The Hague, N = 107; Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, N = 50; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, N = 50. In all, 287 students responded to a mail

Robert Z. Waryszak

1999-01-01

337

Using the Learning Federation's Learning Objects in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During Term 3 2004, 19 teachers and more than 400 students in six Catholic parish primary schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne trialled the new mathematics and numeracy "learning objects" from The Learning Federation (TLF). Learning objects are small, reusable digital resources that can be used with a web browser. Teachers in the trial used…

Gronn, Donna; Clarke, Olivia; Lewis, Gerard

2006-01-01

338

Curriculum Vitae LESLIE LENKOWSKY  

E-print Network

Curriculum Vitae LESLIE LENKOWSKY 609 South Jordan Avenue Bloomington, Indiana 47401 812 of Technology Melbourne, Australia Honorary Franklin and Marshall College, 2002 Degrees John Carroll University;Leslie Lenkowsky Page 2 Founder and Co-Director Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship: Nonprofit

Craft, Christopher B.

339

Qualitative Simulation -Towards A Situation Calculus Based Unifying Semantics for  

E-print Network

University Melbourne, Australia 3086. +61-3-94791280 {mbhatt, wenny}@cs.latrobe.edu.au 2 Air-Operations intelligence technique for modelling and predicting the behaviour of physical systems [Weld and de Kleer, 1989]. Most notable research outcomes in this area, which gathered momentum during the mid-80's and early-90's

Bremen, Universität

340

Wayfinding Choremes A Language for Modeling Conceptual  

E-print Network

are developed simultaneously (e.g. cell phones, GPS-enabled devices or PDAs). These joint multidisciplinary Paul U. Lee San Jose State University / NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA Address of Geomatics University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia Phone: +61 3 83449186 Fax: +61 3 93495185 email

Bremen, Universität

341

Executive functions in recently postmenopausal women: Absence of strong association with serum gonadal steroids  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is controversial to what extent endogenous gonadal hormone exposures influence executive functions in midlife women. Participants in the population-based Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project were administered a battery of neuropsychological tests on two occasions 2 years apart. Tests of executive functions were the Trail Making Test (Part B), Tower of London (administered at baseline only), Symbol Digit Modalities Test,

Joanne Ryan; Frank Z. Stanczyk; Lorraine Dennerstein; Wendy J. Mack; Margaret S. Clark; Cassandra Szoeke; Victor W. Henderson

2011-01-01

342

Vocational education and training in schools in victoria: an appraisal six years down the track  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the impact of an initiative designed to integrate vocational education and training in the senior school leaving certificate in the Australian state of Victoria. Drawing on two studies of senior secondary school students conducted by the Educational Outcomes Research Unit at the University of Melbourne, it attempts to assess whether, on the basis of data available to

John Polesel

2001-01-01

343

Enhanced gradient-based algorithm for the estimation of fingerprint orientation fields q  

E-print Network

. In fact, fingerprint has been used in forensic science over a cen- tury. In the early days, identifyingEnhanced gradient-based algorithm for the estimation of fingerprint orientation fields q Yi Wang of Technology, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia Abstract An accurate estimation of fingerprint orientation fields

Hu, Jiankun

344

The potential for behavioral thermoregulation to buffer ``cold-blooded'' animals against  

E-print Network

The potential for behavioral thermoregulation to buffer ``cold-blooded'' animals against climate of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia; bSchool of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South is the buffering influence of behavioral thermoregulation. Here, we show how behavioral and mass/energy balance

Sheridan, Jennifer

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2/15/10 11:16 AMtumbarumba australia -Google Maps Page 1 of 1http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q...=-27.839076,135.703125&spn=37.813743,79.013672&t=h&z=4&pw=2  

E-print Network

2/15/10 11:16 AMtumbarumba australia - Google Maps Page 1 of 1http://maps.google.com/maps:19 AMtumbarumba australia - Google Maps Page 1 of 1http://maps.google.com/maps?fCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne #12;Page 1 of 1http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q

Zürich, Universität

346

Looking Forward: Community Gateways at Victoria University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission and values of Victoria University provide the underlying criteria for the development and implementation of the Community Gateways initiative, which aims to transform the lives of those living in the west of Melbourne through the power of further education. Community Gateways takes the university into the community by providing career…

Mountford, Christine

2011-01-01

347

Making Visible the First Women in Astronomy in Australia: The Measurers and Computers Employed for the Astrographic Catalogue  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Australia a significant number of women were employed to measure and compute the position of stars for the Astrographic Catalogue at Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Observatories. New archival research has provided evidence that the first women employed in astronomy in Australia were engaged due to this project.

Stevenson, T.

348

Labour Law Research Network Inaugural Conference Faculty of Law, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona  

E-print Network

and Development: A Case Study of Better Work Haiti A. Blackett (McGill University) Transformative Equality of Human Rights Law in the Canadian Workplace M. Lynk (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Fri 9:00 Gender Issues in Labour Law I 40.008 Chair: A. Chapman (University of Melbourne); organized by J. Fudge

Geffner, Hector

349

CEM KANER, J.D., Ph.D. Department of Computer Sciences  

E-print Network

150 West University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901 kaner@kaner.com www.kaner.com UCITA and SMALL BUSINESS, the group that is probably the most seriously disadvantaged by UCITA is the small business customer. UCITA, goes. Unfortunately, small businesses have very little negotiating power in most software transactions

350

Reviews in brief  

Microsoft Academic Search

PHENOMENOLOGY AND RELATED NON?POSITIVISTIC VIEWPOINTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES by D. C. Mercer and J. M. Powell. 21 by 30 cms, 62 pages, figures. Monash Publications in Geography No. 1, Melbourne 1972.SEARCH PROCEDURES IN THE INTRAURBAN MIGRATION PROCESS by J. S. Whitelaw and J. S. Gregson. 21 by 30 cms, 35 pages, tables, figures. Monash Publications in Geography No. 2,

R. Manyweathers

1973-01-01

351

An improved algorithm for disaggregating microwave-derived soil moisture based on red,  

E-print Network

An improved algorithm for disaggregating microwave-derived soil moisture based on red, near of Melbourne, Australia Abstract Accurate high-resolution soil moisture data are needed for a range of agricul-derived soil moisture, a methodology based on 1 km resolution MODIS (MODerate resolution Imaging

Boyer, Edmond

352

Mating calls of urban frogs drowned out by noisy traffic Embargoed until 8am, Thursday 20 August, 2009  

E-print Network

Mating calls of urban frogs drowned out by noisy traffic Embargoed until 8am, Thursday 20 August, 2009 The mating calls of male frogs in Melbourne's city ponds are being drowned out by traffic noise Parris has been researching nine frog species in public garden ponds. She says that in areas where

Burgman, Mark

353

A Hybrid Algorithm for the Examination Timetabling Problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examination timetabling is a well-studied combinatorial op- timization problem. We present a new hybrid algorithm for examination timetabling, consisting of three phases: a constraint programming phase to develop an initial solution, a simulated annealing phase to improve the quality of solution, and a hill climbing phase for further improvement. The examination timetabling problem at the University of Melbourne is introduced,

Liam T. G. Merlot; Natashia Boland; Barry D. Hughes; Peter J. Stuckey

2002-01-01

354

Adventures in Evaluation: Reviewing a CD-ROM Based Adventure Game Designed for Young People Recovering from Psychosis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) at the University of Melbourne was approached by a mental health agency to undertake the unique and challenging task of evaluating a prototype CD-ROM based adventure game designed for young people recovering from psychosis. This unusual and inventive game, titled Pogo's Pledge, used "edutainment" in…

Shrimpton, Bradley; Hurworth, Rosalind

2005-01-01

355

An Adaptive Architecture for Context-Aware Interaction in Pervasive Applications  

E-print Network

An Adaptive Architecture for Context-Aware Interaction in Pervasive Applications Alan Colman, Minh Tran, Jun Han Centre for Information Technology Research (CITR) Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Victoria, Australia {acolman, mtran, jhan}@ict.swin.edu.au Abstract Adaptation is one of the key

Han, Jun

356

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

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Intercomparison of Spatial Forecast Verification Methods ERIC GILLELAND, DAVID AHIJEVYCH, AND BARBARA G. BROWN  

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, AND BARBARA G. BROWN National Center for Atmospheric Research,* Boulder, Colorado BARBARA CASATI Ouranos, Montreal, Quebec, Canada ELIZABETH E. EBERT Center for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne information on structure errors; (v) whether the approaches have the ability to provide information about hits

Ebert, Beth

358

Sir Douglas Shields (1876-1952): a forgotten Australian surgeon.  

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The remarkable and colourful career of Sir Douglas Shields of Melbourne is unparalleled among Australian surgeons of his generation: Murray Morton describes it as a romance. He graduated in 1897 and was, in turn, a country general practitioner, the principal medical officer of an overcrowded plague-ship bringing home soldiers from the Boer War, senior surgeon of St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne then, in London, surgeon-in-chief of his own hospital converted to the 'Hospital for Wounded Officers' with promotion to the ranks of brigadier-general and rear-admiral, then knighted and, finally, a consultant surgeon with private hospitals in Park Lane and in Cannes, and with patients largely drawn from the aristocracy, the rich and the famous. His name is now virtually forgotten in Australia but, for many years after he left Melbourne in 1912, stories used to be told about his career and experiences, many of which had little basis in fact, and even the two brief biographical accounts of his career by Murray Morton and Ormond Smith contradict each other. This paper will, I hope, help to preserve the memory of Sir Douglas Shields whom Ormond Smith considered 'one of the brightest ornaments of the Medical School of the Melbourne University'. PMID:3314840

Murphy, L J

1987-08-01

359

Women and Literacy in Australia.  

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The experiences, attitudes, and needs of three literacy learners and one paid literacy teacher in Melbourne, Australia, were examined. The analysis was framed by the following principles: (1) literacy is a feminist issue; (2) adult literacy education is best defined as broad, general education that is grounded in language and fosters depth and…

Macrae, Helen; Agostinelli, Jacinta

360

Perspectives on ... Information Literacy in the ''E'' Environment: An Approach for Sustainability  

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This article examines an organizational approach to information literacy at the University of Melbourne involving information specialists who bridge information management, teaching, and technology. It discusses the circumstances leading to this approach, the benefits and challenges of the information specialists' mandate, the importance of social…

Bridgland, Angela; Whitehead, Martha

2005-01-01

361

Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services #Xingchen Chu1  

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Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services #Xingchen Chu1 , Tom Kobialka2 , Rajkumar Buyya1 GRIDS Lab1 The University of Melbourne, Australia {xchu,tkob,raj}@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract As sensor network deployments heterogeneous sensor resources. Common data operations and transformations exist in deployment scenarios which

Buyya, Rajkumar

362

Open Sensor Web Architecture Core Middleware: Sensor Collection Service  

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Open Sensor Web Architecture Core Middleware: Sensor Collection Service Xingchen Chu and Rajkumar of Melbourne Abstract A new trend called Sensor Web that is to make all types of web-resident sensors, instruments, and image devices as well as repositories of sensor data discoverable, accessible and where

Melbourne, University of

363

Open Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services Xingchen Chu1  

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Open Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services Xingchen Chu1 , Tom Kobialka2 , Bohdan Durnota1 The University of Melbourne, Australia http://gridbus.csse.unimelb.edu.au/sensorweb/ Abstract As sensor network heterogeneous sensor resources. Common data operations and transformations exist in deployment scenarios and can

Buyya, Rajkumar

364

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

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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

365

Educational Contexts for the Development of Children's Spirituality: Exploring the Use of Imagination  

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As a Chaplain working in the Anglican school system in Melbourne, Australia, my concern is with the spiritual development of students. This year I have been trialing the educational application of activities used in creative arts therapy. Continuing the theme of my recent doctoral studies in children's spirituality, I am concerned that education…

Mountain, Vivienne

2007-01-01

366

CURRICULUM VITAE Lisa Carbone.  

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Fund, Harvard University (1999-2000). Columbia University Faculty Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts address http://www.math.rutgers.edu/ carbonel. Undergraduate Education Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Melbourne (1988). Postgraduate Education Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University (1997

Carbone, Lisa

367

The treatment and postoperative complications of Hirschsprung's disease  

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One hundred and ten patients with Hirschsprung's disease diagnosed and treated from 1981 to 1990 at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, were studied retrospectively. Eighty (72.7%) were treated by the Boley modification of the Soave procedure, 13 by the original Soave procedure, 13 had a Duhamel operation, and 4 had other procedures. Postoperative mortality was 2.7% (3 patients, 2 of

Kumiko Shono; John M. Hutson

1994-01-01

368

Coping with Stresses and Concerns during Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study.  

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Although numerous cross-sectional studies have documented the coping responses of young adolescents of different ages and of both sexes, few studies have tracked the developmental stages of coping within adolescents. A longitudinal study of adolescent coping was conducted in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. During the 5-year study, 168 students…

Frydenberg, Erica; Lewis, Ramon

369

Archean Geodynamics and Envionments Geophysical Monograph Series 164  

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Archean Geodynamics and Envionments Geophysical Monograph Series 164 Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union Thermal and Mechanical Controls on the Evolution of Archean Crustal Deformation: Examples of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Dome-and-keel formation in Archean granite­greenstone terrains was uniquely

Sandiford, Mike

370

Experiences of an Australian Water Retailer Implementing Water Conservation Strategies - City West Water's Water Conservation Solutions Program  

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City West Water (CWW) is one of three retail water businesses in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Owned by the state government of Victoria, its core business is the delivery of drinking water to customers and the collection of sewage and trade waste from these same customers. CWW's vision is: To be a truly sustainable water business. This abstract discussion paper will

Damien Connell

371

Watermarks within the Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection of the Baillieu Library  

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The University of Melbourne's Middle Eastern Manuscript collection housed at the Baillieu Library was acquired by Professor John Bowman in the 1950s as part of a teaching collection to promote greater learning of Middle Eastern culture and civilisation (Pryde 2007, 3). The collection is a rare example within Australia and represents many different…

Lewincamp, Sophie

2012-01-01

372

On Discovering the Correlated Relationship between Static and Dynamic Data in Clinical  

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dynamics are recorded from multiple dimensions (i.e., from different parts of the body), such as the pelvis dimension. In addition, each dimension has both the left and right side of the body for recording, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052, Australia 3 Murdoch

Cao, Longbing

373

Forces between a Rigid Probe Particle and a Liquid Interface: Comparison between Experiment and Theory  

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and Theory Sarah A. Nespolo, Derek Y. C. Chan,*, Franz Grieser,§ Patrick G. Hartley,§,| and Geoffrey W of Chemistry, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, The University of Melbourne, VIC, 3010 Australia Received, interfacial tension, and probe radius are used as inputs into the interpretive theory developed by Chan et al

Chan, Derek Y C

374

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

375

[4] G.A. Gilbert: A Survey of the Action of Air on Aqueous Solutions of Starch. Strke 10 (1958), 9599.  

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[4] G.A. Gilbert: A Survey of the Action of Air on Aqueous Solutions of Starch. St�rke 10 (1958.S. Ross and C.W. Wrigley. Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Melbourne 1997, pp. 365�368. [10] J Hashouti: Gelatinization of Rice Starch inAqueous Urea Solutions. Starch/St�rke 38 (1981), 84�90. [15] D

376

An Institutional Approach to the Evaluation of Educational Technology.  

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Outlines an institutional approach that guides the evaluation of educational technology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Roles for an internal evaluator and educational technology practitioners are proposed, and a conceptual framework that guides the evaluation process…

Kennedy, Gregor E.

2003-01-01

377

Modelling Agent-Environment Interaction in Multi-Agent Simulations with Affordances  

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. The evaluation also looks at the impact an affordance based approach has on the computational performance 2009 Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Melbourne School of Engineering This thesis presents a new computational model of agent ­ environment in- teraction that has been inspired

Pearce, Adrian

378

“A Twist in the Tale” of a Surgeon and his Patient: An Australian First in Seizure Localization  

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In 1894 at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, George Adlington Syme removed a meningioma from a patient with symptomatic focal epilepsy. The operation stands as the first surgery based on seizure localization in Australia. It is also the country's first documented successful resection of an intracranial meningioma. It followed William Macewen's landmark cerebral localization case on the boy John McKinley by

Chris Plummer; Ivo D. Vellar; Michael A. Murphy; Mark J. Cook

2008-01-01

379

"Working Your Words": Appraisal in the AFL Post-Match Interview  

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This paper explores the language used by Australian Football League (AFL) footballers and Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) journalists in their post-match interviews broadcast on ABC (774 Melbourne) radio. From Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Appraisal is used to investigate the evaluative language expressed by the AFL footballers in…

Caldwell, David

2009-01-01

380

Virtual Environments and Location-Based Questioning for Understanding Visitor Movement in Urban Parks and Gardens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban Parks and Gardens require effective landscape management to ensure their lasting quality and ability to cope with public popularity. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia is certainly no exception. With a monthly turnover of up to 220,000 visitors, with up to 11,000 per day on summer weekends, there can be several thousand people within the grounds at one

Daniel LOITERTON; Ian BISHOP

381

A Low Complexity High Capacity ECG Signal Watermark for Wearable Sensor-net Health Monitoring System  

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A Low Complexity High Capacity ECG Signal Watermark for Wearable Sensor-net Health Monitoring, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Abstract In Wireless telecardiology applications, an ECG signal signal collision attacks). ECG data transmission can be more robustly tied to either patient identity

van Schyndel, Ron

382

Emotional Intelligence and Decisional Conflict Styles: Some Empirical Evidence among Italian High School Students  

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This study assessed the relationship between emotional intelligence and decisional conflict styles. Five hundred and twenty-eight Italian high school students (median age = 18; SD = 0.76) were given the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ) and the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: short (Bar-On EQ-i:S). The "Intrapersonal" dimension…

Di Fabio, Annamaria; Blustein, David L.

2010-01-01

383

The role of labels in directing consumer packaging waste  

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which consumers in Melbourne understand recycling information on packaging labels and their resulting recycling behaviour. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Mixed research methods were used in the study (qualitative and quantitative approaches) in the form of randomly distributed surveys and structured face-to-face interviews. Both methods were administered with consumers from

Sarah Buelow; Helen Lewis; Kees Sonneveld

2010-01-01

384

Psychometric properties of a Swedish translation of the VISA-P outcome score for patellar tendinopathy  

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BACKGROUND: Self-administrated patient outcome scores are increasingly recommended for evaluation of primary outcome in clinical studies. The VISA-P score, developed at the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment in Melbourne, Australia, is a questionnaire developed for patients with patellar tendinopathy and the patients assess severity of symptoms, function and ability to participate in sport. The aim of this study was to

Anna Frohm; Tönu Saartok; Gunnar Edman; Per Renström

2004-01-01

385

Want a different study abroad  

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Swinburne an industry leader in practical training. We regularly consult with industry to develop and review different course units from our range of discipline areas: Arts, Psychology and Social Science Business, which is home to 5.4 million people. Melbourne is known as Australia's cultural, culinary and sporting

Liley, David

386

Creative Pedagogies: "Art-Full" Reading and Writing  

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This paper reports on a small-scale research inquiry, designed to support teachers in a Melbourne primary school to bring together the arts, reading and writing in their classrooms in ways that create possibilities for "art-full" teaching and learning. The principal, concerned by underperformance on State literacy tests of the school's largely…

Grant, Audrey; Hutchinson, Kirsten; Hornsby, David; Brooke, Sarah

2008-01-01

387

November 2009Vol. 19, No. 4 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment  

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International GEWEX Science Conference and Joint GEWEX/iLEAPS Sessions Melbourne, Australia, 24­28 August 2009 conferences and joint sessions. Results presented show that GEWEX is turning ob- servations into scientific that the formation of cold water in the Gulf of Guinea plays a determining role in the monsoon onset. Similarly

Ribes, Aurélien

388

Dr. Georg Schmlzer Department of Pediatrics  

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Dr. Georg Schmölzer Department of Pediatrics Supervisor: Dr. Po-Yin Cheung I was born in Graz pediatric residency training, I moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue neonatal fellowship and a Ph of Pediatrics (January 2014). I like to acknowledge all the contributors and co-authors in this publication

MacMillan, Andrew

389

A teacher's perspective of interacting with long-term absent students through digital communications  

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Scenario Parkside Secondary College is a rural/outer suburban school of some 900 students and 75 teachers on students and their perspectives and experiences in maintaining some degree of continuity in their education communications technologies Anthony Jones and Karina Wilkie Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Boyer, Edmond

390

Positive and negative aspects of participation in illicit drug research: Implications for recruitment and ethical conduct  

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Improved understanding of incentives and barriers to drug user research participation may improve study recruitment, retention and outcomes and enhance the ethical acceptability of illicit drug research. In Melbourne, Australia during 2001–2004, 507 injecting drug users were recruited from Needle and Syringe Programs and asked to nominate the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ things about research. Commonly reported positive aspects of drug

Monica J. Barratt; Josephine S. Norman; Craig L. Fry

2007-01-01

391

Popular Culture as a Different Type of Heritage: The Making of AC\\/DC Lane  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cities are increasingly looking to their popular culture connections to contribute to an attractive destination image. In promoting their popular culture, cities are constructing a different view of their heritage. In Melbourne, Australia, AC DC Lane has been created to commemorate the popular hard rock band. In examining the process of its creation, this paper focuses on two issues. First,

Warwick Frost

2008-01-01

392

A WSR-88D Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Outer Rainband Tornadoes  

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As part of the National Weather Service (NWS) Modernization and Restructuring Program, WSR-88D (NE- XRAD) Doppler radar installation has been completed at each Weather Service Office in Florida. Recently, this powerful new tool provided unique opportunities for Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, and Melbourne NEXRAD Weather Service Office personnel to investigate tropical cyclone (TC) rainbands for evidence of tornadogenesis. This study provides

Scott M. Spratt; David W. Sharp; Pat Welsh; Al Sandrik; Frank Alsheimer; Charlie Paxton

1997-01-01

393

RYAN P. CROMPTON, K. JOHN MCANENEY, KEPING CHEN, ROGER A. PIELKE JR., AND KATHARINE HAYNES  

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of Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania in 1958 were 37%, 45%, and 68% and equivalent figures for 2007 (the, New South Wales, and Tasmania in 1961 were 16%, 15%, and 33%, only slightly decreasing to 11%, 11-prone dwellings in Melbourne (Victoria), Sydney (New South Wales), and Hobart (Tasmania). It also has produced

Colorado at Boulder, University of

394

FEBRUARY 2000 301S C H L O S S E R E T A L . 2000 American Meteorological Society  

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2(d) uses a set of meteorological and hydrological data spanning 18 yr (1966­83) from a grasslandFEBRUARY 2000 301S C H L O S S E R E T A L . 2000 American Meteorological Society Simulations of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland & Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Robock, Alan

395

Anomalous Pull-Off Forces between Surfactant-Free Emulsion Drops in Different Aqueous Electrolytes  

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, Australia # Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, 151, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia accurate prediction of coalescence at high salt concentration (500 mM). In electrolyte solutions at intermediate salt concentration (50 mM), drop-drop collisions at lower velocity (

Chan, Derek Y C

396

Localisation of allergens in ryegrass pollen and in airborne micronic particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary In Melbourne, Australia, grass pollen allergens, especially from ryegrass, are a major cause of allergic hayfever and asthma. This review outlines recent developments in our understanding of how grass pollen allergens find their way into the atmosphere and how they are transported in particulate form. Much of this work has relied on antibody technology in immunological and immunocytochemical investigations.

G. Schiippi; P. E. Taylor

1999-01-01

397

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

398

Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Benefits and Complications  

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Background: Spasticity and dystonia in children with cerebral palsy has been treated with intrathecal baclofen therapy (ITB) at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (RCH) since 1999. Methods: The records of children having received or still receiving ITB during the period September 1999 until August 2005 were studied to evaluate…

Zdolsek, Helena Aniansson; Olesch, Christine; Antolovich, Giuliana; Reddihough, Dinah

2011-01-01

399

Good Practice in Secondary School Careers Programs: A Case Study of the Approach of One Inner City School  

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Purpose: Career programmes within secondary school curriculum can impact on a young person's sense of direction and meaning in life. The purpose of this paper is to report on an evaluation that was conducted in 2009 of the careers programmes in one secondary college in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Design/methodology/approach: The research…

Broadbent, Robyn; Cacciattolo, Marcelle; Papadopoulos, Theo

2012-01-01

400

No Differences in Soil Carbon Stocks Across the Tree Line in the Peruvian  

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No Differences in Soil Carbon Stocks Across the Tree Line in the Peruvian Andes Michael Zimmermann University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901, USA; 5 Universidad San Antonio Abad, Cusco, Peru ABSTRACT Reliable soil organic carbon (SOC) stock measure- ments of all major ecosystems are essential

Silman, Miles R.

401

The Many-Headed Hydra: Information Networking at LAA.  

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Describes an integrated computer library system installed at Lilydale Adventist Academy (LAA) in Melbourne (Australia) in response to a limited budget, increased demand, and greater user expectations. Topics include student workstations, cost effectiveness, CD-ROMS on local area networks, and student input regarding their needs. (Author/LRW)

Winzenried, Arthur P.

1997-01-01

402

Australian Journal of Entomology (2006) 45, 122129 Journal compilation 2006 Australian Entomological Society  

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Australian Journal of Entomology (2006) 45, 122­129 Journal compilation © 2006 Australian Entomological Society No claim to original US government works doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2006.00528.x Blackwell Publishing AsiaMelbourne, AustraliaAENAustralian Journal of Entomology1326-6756© 2006 The Authors; Journal

Hoddle, Mark S.

403

Negotiating the Transnational Workplace: Indian Computer Professionals in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academics and journalists have responded in various ways to the recent influx of Indian computer professionals into Australia. Though references to their inflow on temporary visas are frequent, there is as yet no attempt to examine in detail their experiences in the workplace. This paper considers the workplace experiences of Indian computer professionals in Melbourne in the context of the

Salim Lakha

2005-01-01

404

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

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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

405

Comparing the Outcomes of Online Listening versus Online Text-Based Tasks in University Level Italian L2 Study  

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In this paper, we describe an initial exploratory study designed to compare the outcomes of online listening and online text-based tasks in the context of the study of Italian at The University of Melbourne. Our findings allow us to characterise online listening and online reading as a qualitative difference between deep and surface approaches to…

Absalom, Matthew; Rizzi, Andrea

2008-01-01

406

Walking in both worlds: Snuff Puppets at Barak Indigenous College  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an account of the Snuff Puppets Performance Project, the final case study in the Risky Business research project (2002-05) that investigated the impact of the creative arts on young people at risk. Snuff Puppets, a professional performing arts company, undertook a puppetry project in a residential secondary school for Indigenous students in a bushland setting outside Melbourne,

Kate Donelan; Angela O'Brien

407

Attributions about domestic violence: A study of community attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attributions of responsibility and causality, and other beliefs about behaviours and affective states of individuals in domestic violence situations, were investigated in interviews with 188 men and women (aged 18 to 65 years) in six suburban locations in Melbourne, Australia. Participants were selected using a stratified random sampling procedure designed to include persons from three different socio?economic levels. Two vignettes

Prasuna Reddy; Ann Knowles; Julie Mulvany; Marilyn McMahon; Ian Freckelton

1997-01-01

408

Social psychology in Australia: Past and present  

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This paper reviews the development of social psychology in Australia from its early beginnings, through post?World War II, to the current situation. Social psychology became an integral part of the psychology curriculum after the Second World War, with a strong emphasis at the University of Melbourne. It received an impetus in the 1960s with the creation of Flinders, Macquarie, and

N. T. Feather

2005-01-01

409

PhD Projects at ACQAO About ACQAO  

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in Brisbane, and the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. The aim of ACQAO is to carry out core of ACQAO has the challenging task of developing the fundamental theory of these novel quantum many-body SIMULATIONS Recent pioneering experiments with ultracold atoms have opened up experimental regimes in which

Queensland, University of

410

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

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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

411

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.

412

Flexible Models for Learning English Are Needed for Refugee Mothers  

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The importance of English language acquisition for resettlement of refugees is well established, particularly as a pathway to education, employment, health and social connections. A qualitative study was conducted in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia utilising focus groups with 87 refugee background women from Karen, Iraqi, Assyrian Chaldean, Lebanese,…

Riggs, Elisha; Block, Karen; Gibbs, Lisa; Davis, Elise; Szwarc, Josef; Casey, Sue; Duell-Piening, Philippa; Waters, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

413

Health care leadership in an age of change  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the leadership practices of a sample of network and hospital administrators in metropolitan Victoria, Australia. It was undertaken in the mid-1990s when the State Liberal-National (Coalition) Government in Victoria established Melbourne's metropolitan health care networks. I argue that leadership, and the process of leading, contributes significantly to the success of the hospital in a time of turmoil

Maureen Farrell

2003-01-01

414

The Role of E-Learning Coaches in Australian Secondary Schools  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the personal experiences of e-learning coaches working in secondary schools in order to provide information about the role of an e-learning coach. Seven secondary schools in the outer-eastern region of Melbourne, Australia, were involved in a 3-year e-learning project. Semi-structured interviews were…

Skues, J. L.; Cunningham, E. G.

2013-01-01

415

Research Focus An Australian network to support the understanding  

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Research Focus An Australian network to support the understanding and control of parasites Nicholas and Immunology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health

McFadden, Geoff

416

The impact of a police crackdown on a street drug scene: evidence from the street  

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This article documents the impact of a police crackdown on a street heroin market in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, as perceived by individuals involved in the market. While our data suggest that ‘Operation Clean Heart’ achieved its objective of reducing the visible aspects of this street drug scene, they also imply that the drug market rapidly adapted to its

Campbell Aitken; David Moore; Peter Higgs; Jenny Kelsall; Michael Kerger

2002-01-01

417

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

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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

418

The ‘Infrastructure Turn’ in Australian Metropolitan Spatial Planning  

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This paper argues that a recent resurgence in Australian spatial planning has been superseded by a resort to infrastructure to address urban problems. The paper uses case studies of the Melbourne and South East Queensland (Brisbane) metropolitan regions to chart the renewal of new spatial planning, after a period of neglect. This paper then shows this spatial planning renewal has

Jago Dodson

2009-01-01

419

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

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website and complete a student grant form. Students awarded a grant will receive a complimentary by Universities and we want help them. Registration Information: Please visit conferences websites for details in the five-star Langham Hotel on Southbank, Melbourne and is expected to attract more than 400 researchers

Melbourne, University of

420

Computation Availability of Crossbar Systems in a Nonuniform Traffic Environment  

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. & Minerals Melbourne 3083, Australia. Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia. atiq@LATCS1.lat.oz.au Abstract/availability separately. Only a limited number of studies have been carried out by considering the performance separately. The performance of a multiprocessor system is affected by failures in the system. In a gracefully

Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

421

The Productivity Commission's gambling inquiry: 3 years on  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a presentation in November 2002 to the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies in Melbourne, Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks provided an update on key developments in Australia’s gambling industries, three years after publication of the Commission’s 1999 inquiry report. While progress has been made in addressing problem gambling, it remains unclear whether problem gambling and

Gary Banks

2003-01-01

422

Risk factors for acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by trauma patients in the intensive care unit  

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In a previous study in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, it was demonstrated that trauma patients were at particular risk of becoming colonized by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We examined risk factors for MRSA acquisition in these patients using a cohort study comparing the 31 patients who acquired MRSA with 65 who did not.

C Marshall; R Wolfe; T Kossmann; S Wesselingh; G Harrington; D Spelman

2004-01-01

423

1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition  

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and Aerospace Engineering Department Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901, USA ABSTRACT A numerical model combining the ultrafast radiative heat transfer and ablation rate equation for free electron. The focused beam propagation governed by the transient equation of radiative heat transfer is solved

Guo, Zhixiong "James"

424

Accepted to AJ, August 30, 2012 Exploring the Effects of Stellar Rotation and Wind Clearing  

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Currently Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901; trisha convective surfaces, and early-type F stars, which have fully radiative envelopes. However, the essentially). For the relatively luminous A stars, radiation pressure removes dust particles from the disk on timescales

Rebull, Luisa M.

425

886 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSClENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 34, NO. 4, JULY 1996 Adaptive Filter Applications to LIDAR  

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April 10, 1996. D. G. Lainiotis is with Intelligent Systems Technology, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 USA. P of infrared and microwave radiation into the water and the passive nature of the visible instrumentation has profiles of radar-like range gated systems utilizing lasers as the radiation source. Such systems

Plataniotis, Konstantinos N.

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AUTOMATED UNDERWAY OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS FROM Shawn R. Smith  

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(9) (1) Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA, Email: Gustavo.goni@noaa.gov (6) Earth and Space Research, 2101 Fourth Ave Research, Bureau of Meteorology, GPO Box 1289, Melbourne, Vic 3001 AUSTRALIA, Emails: e

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Proceedings of IMECE2007 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition  

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Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901 2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. For numerical modeling, the transient radiative transport equation is first solved using discrete ordinates method for obtaining the intensity distribution and radiative heat flux inside the tissue medium

Guo, Zhixiong "James"

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Space Sci Rev DOI 10.1007/s11214-012-9894-0  

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, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA e-mail: jdwyer@fit.edu D.M. Smith Physics the production of runaway electrons, the production and propagation of energetic radiation, and the effects-rays · Energetic radiation · Atmospheric electricity J.R. Dwyer ( ) Department of Physics and Space Sciences

Cummer, Steven A.

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Local Adjustment of the Background Error Correlation for Surface Analyses over Complex Terrain  

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of Meteorology, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Steven M. Lazarus Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL Revision Submitted to: Weather and Forecasting August 23, 2004 1. Corresponding author address of surface temperature that encapsulates the significant features of nocturnal radiation inversions

Tipple, Brett

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Bio-heat transfer analysis during short pulse laser irradiation of tissues Megan Jaunich a  

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Department, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA b Department of Mechanical radiative transport equation is first solved using a discrete ordinates method for obtaining the intensity distribution and radiative heat flux inside the tissue medium. Then the temperature distri- bution is obtained

Guo, Zhixiong "James"

431

A ground level gamma-ray burst observed in association with rocket-triggered lightning  

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Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA M. A. Uman, V. A. Rakov, K. J. Rambo, D at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing at Camp Blanding, FL. The burst was observed Meteorology and Atmospheric Dynamics: Lightning; 3359 Meteorology and Atmospheric Dynamics: Radiative

Florida, University of

432

Quantifying Climate Feedbacks Using Radiative Kernels BRIAN J. SODEN  

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Quantifying Climate Feedbacks Using Radiative Kernels BRIAN J. SODEN Rosenstiel School for Marine Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Australia KAREN M. SHELL,* JEFFREY T. KIEHL, AND CHRISTINE A forcing depends largely on radiative feedbacks, which act to amplify or damp the surface temperature

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Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 410, 19571974 (2011) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17575.x A high-velocity narrow absorption line outflow in the quasar  

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of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2055, USA 2Ramanujan Fellow, National Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia 6 that the flow was radiatively accelerated and its present trajectory is within 16 of the radial (line

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AUTOMATED UNDERWAY OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS FROM Shawn R. Smith (1)  

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(9) (1) Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA, Email: Gustavo.goni@noaa.gov (6) Earth and Space Research, 2101 Fourth Ave, Melbourne, Vic 3001 AUSTRALIA, Email: e.schulz@bom.gov.au (14) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500

435

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

436

Festivals, Space and Sexuality: Gay Pride in Australia  

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This paper explores the emergence of gay pride festivals in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, in the wake of the emergence and consolidation of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as one of the pre-eminent international tourism festivals staged in Australia. We argue that to understand the crucial role gay pride festivals play in processes of social change surrounding

Kevin Markwell; Gordon Waitt

2009-01-01

437

Engaging the Learner: How Can the Flow Experience Support E-learning? Jon M Pearce  

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Engaging the Learner: How Can the Flow Experience Support E-learning? Jon M Pearce The University of Melbourne Australia j.pearce@unimelb.edu.au Abstract: This paper describes research into making e-learning-flow' and their significance in e-learning. Introduction There is a particular challenge for the designers of structured

Pearce, Jon

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Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, ACL 2010, pages 1924, Uppsala, Sweden, 15 July 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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are developing a speech-enabled compan- ion toy for children. While there are many "smart toys" on the market, Sweden, 15 July 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics "Hello Emily, how are you today?" Personalised dialogue in a toy to engage children Carole Adam RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. carole

Padgham, Lin

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142 UAC 201314 Guide Australian Catholic UniversityAustralian Catholic University  

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with friends. ACU offers programs in arts, education, exercise science, social work, theology, visual arts in Brisbane, Sydney (North Sydney and Strathfield), Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat, and offers programs or equivalent. Offers made to applicants who have an ATAR below the published cut-off ACU has a number

New South Wales, University of

440

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

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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

441

Gender, Culture, and Corruption: Insights from an Experimental Analysis  

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A substantial body of recent research looks at differences in the behavior of men and women in diverse economic transactions. We contribute to this literature by investigating gender differences in behavior when confronted with a common bribery problem. Our study departs from the previous literature on gender and corruption by using economic experiments. Based on data collected in Australia (Melbourne),

Vivi Alatas; Lisa Cameron; Ananish Chaudhuri; Nisvan Erkal; Lata Gangadharan

2009-01-01

442

RELIEF: Combining expressiveness and rapidity into a single system  

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Ounis,I. Pasca,M. Proceedings of 21st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, W.B. Croft and A. Moffat and C.J. van Rijsbergen and R. Wilkinson and J. Zobel Eds, Melbourne, Australia, August 24-28, 1998. pp 266-274 ACM Press

Ounis, I.

443

Comparison Between Two Models for Interactions Between Electric and Magnetic Fields and Proteins in Cell Membranes  

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and Jacob Eberhardt2 1 Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of MelbourneREVIEW Comparison Between Two Models for Interactions Between Electric and Magnetic Fields for exposures to low-frequency magnetic fields in the mili-Tesla range. No resonance frequencies or amplitude

Halgamuge, Malka N.

444

Analysis of Biological Effects and Limits of Exposure to Weak Magnetic Fields  

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Analysis of Biological Effects and Limits of Exposure to Weak Magnetic Fields Chathurika D. Abeyrathne, Peter M. Farrell and Malka N. Halgamuge, Member, IEEE, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC

Halgamuge, Malka N.

445

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

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. Abeyrathne1,2, Malka N. Halgamuge1,2 and Peter M. Farrell2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering1Effect of Magnetic Field on the Biological Clock through the Radical Pair Mechanism Chathurika D, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering2, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia c

Halgamuge, Malka N.

446

Factors that Impede Curriculum Change: A Preliminary Report  

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The management of curriculum change in religious education is of interest to all who are concerned with a continuing pursuit of excellence in this curriculum area. Utilising a grounded theory approach, this paper describes some findings concerning the management of curriculum change in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. It reports…

Buchanan, Michael T.

2006-01-01

447

"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

448

DETERMINING THE SCALE OF INTEREST REGIONS IN VIDEOS Roman Filipovych and Eraldo Ribeiro  

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Vision and Bio-Inspired Computing Laboratory Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, U.S.A. ABSTRACT A number of action recognition methods make use of spatio can be represented as a sparse set of descriptors. This idea is largely inspired by object recognition

Ribeiro, Eraldo

449

Human Motion Recognition Using Isomap and Dynamic Time Warping  

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Computer Vision and Bio-Inspired Computing Laboratory Department of Computer Sciences Florida InstituteHuman Motion Recognition Using Isomap and Dynamic Time Warping Jaron Blackburn and Eraldo Ribeiro of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901, USA {jblackburn,eribeiro}@fit.edu http://www.cs.fit.edu/eribeiro Abstract

Ribeiro, Eraldo

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Learning Structural Models in Multiple Projection Spaces  

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Computer Vision and Bio-Inspired Computing Laboratory Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901, USA {rfilipov,eribeiro}@fit.edu Abstract. In this paper, we present, substructure discovery, learn- ing, E.M. algorithm, motion recognition. 1 Introduction In computer vision

Ribeiro, Eraldo

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Computer Vision and Image Understanding 115 (2011) 177193. Elsevier. DOI:10.1016/j.cviu.2010.11.012.  

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of Technology, Department of Computer Sciences, Melbourne, Florida, U.S.A. Abstract In this paper, we address.11.012. Robust Sequence Alignment for Actor-Object Interaction Recognition: Discovering Actor-Object States Roman Filipovych and Eraldo Ribeiro* Computer Vision and Bio-inspired Computing Laboratory, Florida Institute

Ribeiro, Eraldo

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Discovering Constrained Substructures in Bayesian Trees Using the E.M. Algorithm  

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and Eraldo Ribeiro Computer Vision and Bio-Inspired Computing Laboratory Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901, USA {rfilipov,eribeiro}@fit.edu http attention by the computer vision community in order to solve prob- lems such as object recognition [7

Ribeiro, Eraldo

453

Combining Models of Pose and Dynamics for Human Motion Recognition  

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Ribeiro Computer Vision and Bio-Inspired Computing Laboratory Department of Computer Sciences FloridaCombining Models of Pose and Dynamics for Human Motion Recognition Roman Filipovych and Eraldo Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901, USA {rfilipov,eribeiro}@fit.edu http

Ribeiro, Eraldo

454

The Power of a Single Game to Address a Range of Important Ideas in Fraction Learning  

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As part of the Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Project (CTLM), the mathematics education team at Australian Catholic University has the privilege of working with principals, teachers, students, and parents in schools in the Melbourne Archdiocese. A particular highlight is the opportunity to work alongside project teachers and…

Clarke, Doug; Roche, Anne

2010-01-01

455

A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial for Stroke (AVERT) Phase II Safety and Feasibility  

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Background and Purpose—Very early rehabilitation, with an emphasis on mobilization, may contribute to improved outcomes after stroke. We hypothesized that a very early rehabilitation protocol would be safe and feasible. Methods—We performed a randomized, controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment. Patients at 24 hours after stroke were recruited from 2 Melbourne metropolitan stroke units. Patients were randomly assigned to receive

Julie Bernhardt; Helen Dewey; Amanda Thrift; Janice Collier; Geoffrey Donnan

2010-01-01

456

Genet. Sel. Evol. 36 (2004) 191205 191 c INRA, EDP Sciences, 2004  

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in a duplicate of the data set. The bootstrap- t-test yielded up to 80% lower FDRs than the alternative of differentially expressed genes Theo H.E. MEUWISSENa , Mike E. GODDARDb a Institute for Animal Science of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052 Australia, and Victorian Institute of Animal Science, Attwood, Victoria, 3049

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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To appear in: Journal of Financial Education DYNAMIC AND INTERACTIVE TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY  

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To appear in: Journal of Financial Education 1 DYNAMIC AND INTERACTIVE TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY-to-face and distance delivery. In fact, some striking improvements in motivation (higher retention rates in Mathematics Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. #12;To appear in: Journal

Loch, Birgit

458

Perceived Stress, Perceived Social Support, and Wellbeing among Mothers of School-Aged Children with Cerebral Palsy  

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Background: The study considers how severity of disability, perceived stress, and perceived social support impact on the well-being of a group of mothers caring for school-aged children with cerebral palsy. Method: Forty-three mothers attending clinics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia were interviewed and completed the…

Skok, Anita; Harvey, David; Reddihough, Dinah

2006-01-01

459

Capital building through gym work  

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This research employed Pierre Bourdieu’s model of capital accumulation to frame the benefits conferred by gym use. Thirteen participants from four gyms in Melbourne, Australia, were purposefully selected for in-depth interviews, where detailed case histories were solicited, and data were analysed using a narrative coding model. Results indicated that the two most highly valued forms of capital were bodily capital

Bob Stewart; Aaron Smith; Brian Moroney

2012-01-01

460

A comment on elwood Carlson’s “the impact of international migration upon the timing of marriage and childbearing”  

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A recent paper in this journal (Carlson 1985) employs Australian data to test whether migration to another country disrupts marriage and childbearing. The data come from a survey conducted in 1971 in Melbourne as part of the Australian Family Formation Project of the Department of Demography of the Australian National University. Eligible respondents were once-married women younger than 60 whose

Gigi Santow

1986-01-01

461

Global Flows as Gendered Cultural Pedagogies: Learning Gangsta in the "Durty South"  

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This article theorizes empirical data from an ethnographic project conducted in and around the economically disadvantaged suburb of Noble Park in southeast suburban Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Exploring the politics around gendered identities of young people involved in the research, particularly Australian-Sudanese men, the authors theorize…

Savage, Glenn C.; Hickey-Moody, Anna

2010-01-01

462

Public Parking is available at an hourly rate at the University Square car park.  

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Public Parking is available at an hourly rate at the University Square car park. Enter via Bouverie naturally- occurring radio emission in the Universe. They will then be shown that modern radio telescopes, the CSIRO's Australia Telescope, and the University of Melbourne. He is the co-discoverer of over 200 radio

Heiser, Gernot

463

Shared Pedagogical Understandings: Schoolwide Inclusion Practices Supporting Learner Needs  

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Educational perspectives that recommend inclusion of children with special needs into mainstream classrooms remain a controversial topic. The Melbourne Declaration declares that all young Australians should be supported to become successful learners; confident and creative individuals; and active and informed citizens. So the question remains how…

Abawi, Lindy; Oliver, Mark

2013-01-01

464

Original Paper Brain Behav Evol 2002;59:130140  

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important insight into how changes during sensory development affect function and influence behaviorOriginal Paper Brain Behav Evol 2002;59:130­140 Ontogenetic Changes in the Response Properties. Tricasa,b aDepartment of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., b

Sisneros, Joseph A.

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By Maria Saros Leung ALEXANDRA ORLANDO, A  

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of rhythmic gymnastics -- rope, clubs and hoop. The wins meant vindication after a devastating set- back is considered Canada's pre-eminent rhythmic gymnast. She brought home six gold medals from the 2006 Melbourne medal in each disci- pline within rhythmic gymnastics -- rope, ball, ribbon, clubs and all- around

Toronto, University of

466

The SNAP Platform: Social Networking for Academic Purposes  

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Purpose: This paper aims to introduce an enterprise-wide Web 2.0 learning support platform--SNAP, developed at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Pointing to the evolution of the social web, the paper discusses the potential for the development of e-learning platforms that employ constructivist, connectivist,…

Kirkwood, Keith

2010-01-01

467

Sharing Music and Culture through Singing in Australia  

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This article discusses the notion of sharing music and culture as an effective platform to celebrate diversity in Melbourne, Australia. My research project "Celebrating Music Making and Finding Meaning" investigates and illustrates a context of diversity, one that promotes respect in a multicultural society sharing music and culture of a minority…

Joseph, Dawn

2009-01-01

468

Developing the Understanding and Practice of Inclusion in Higher Education for International Students with Disabilities/Additional Needs: A Whole Schooling Approach  

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In this paper we present research on inclusion in higher education using a whole schooling philosophy. We seek insight into the perspectives of international students with disabilities/additional needs, three of whom from this particular research group are from non-English speaking backgrounds and attending the same university in Melbourne,…

Supple, Briony; Abgenyega, Joseph

2011-01-01

469

Whole School Initiative: Has Inclusive Education Gone Astray?  

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Drawing on the social theory concepts of Bourdieu (Field, Capital and Habitus) we explored and gained insights into the perspectives of sub-Saharan African refugee families and preschool educators regarding inclusive education of young children in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The study is informed by two curriculum…

Agbenyega, Joseph; Klibthong, Sunanta

2013-01-01

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These hatchery and nursery operations are supplying hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, seed to Florida growers this year.* Contact suppliers for information on seed sizes, price, color variation and availability.  

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Grogan Avenue NE Palm Bay, FL 32907 Contact: Kevin Reinecke (321) 243-2526 (cell) or (321) 733-2704 kevin Cole or Barry Hurt (941) 697-3181 or (863) 604-1891 bhurt@tampabay.rr.com Ewan Leighton - H, N 270 Sea Dunes Drive Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 Contact: Ewan Leighton (321) 288-8201 sleighton1@cfl

Florida, University of

471

Varying contributions of growth and ageing to racial and sex differences in femoral neck structure and strength in old age  

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The structural basis of racial and sex differences in femoral neck (FN) fragility in old age was assessed in a cross-sectional study of 829 healthy Chinese and 1181 healthy Caucasian subjects aged 18 to 93 years in Melbourne, Australia. We measured FN bone mineral density (BMD), periosteal diameter, and estimated endocortical diameter, cortical thickness, volumetric BMD (vBMD), section modulus, and

Xiao-Fang Wang; Yunbo Duan; Thomas J. Beck; Ego Seeman

2005-01-01

472

Victoria's Leading Edge: Australian State Puts Human Capital at the Heart of its Improvement Plans  

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Principal Wilma Culton's professional development in the last few years has had her setting out for Singapore, conferencing in Canada, and bopping over to Berlin to check out what experts and the best educators around the world know about helping kids learn. The head of a primary school just outside Melbourne, Australia, Culton is a prime…

von Frank, Valerie

2013-01-01

473

LES of the adverse-pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer M. Inoue a,  

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3010, Australia a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 7 July 2012 Received in revised form 30 at the University of Melbourne wind tunnel where a plate section with zero pressure gradient is followed by section accurate simulations, for example, of separated flow on the wings of airplanes or for flow through turbine

Marusic, Ivan

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124 UAC 201314 International Booklet NORTH SYDNEY CAMPUS  

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teaching rather than teaching professionals ­ and the students benefit. It's a unique, fun, interactive, as well as full interaction with BB Studio, our Industry & Strategic Projects hub, which links students with sister college CATC Design School. Located in the bustling North Sydney CBD (with campuses in Melbourne

New South Wales, University of

475

The Asialink Essays 2010 Volume 2 Published by Asialink, Sidney Myer Asia Centre www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au  

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agreements in lending support to the international trading system and the World Trade Organization of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests focus on trade policy, the multilateral trade system, and global economic governance. Her recent books include Governments, Non

476

A Comparison of Inbreeding Depression in Tropical and Widespread Drosophila Species  

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A Comparison of Inbreeding Depression in Tropical and Widespread Drosophila Species Jesper S,4,5 1 Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 2 Department of Genetics and Bio21, Melbourne, Australia, 4 Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark, 5

Schierup, Mikkel Heide

477

A Fine Education but no \\  

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Harriett Amies, born in 1907 in country Victoria, was amongst the first small cohort of students studying Accountancy I at the University of Melbourne in 1925, the commencement year of the new Faculty of Economics and Commerce. An expectation of a career as an accounting professional was then anything but the norm: the Federal Institute of Accountants only admitted women

Geoffrey H. Burrows; Phillip E. Cobbin; Jane J. F. Hronsky

2009-01-01

478

The changing face of zoos: centres for conservation or a panacea in an age of extinction?  

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Zoos and wildlife parks are generally perceived as centres for conservation, a vital component in the fight against species extinction, but how, and how effectively, do such institutions achieve this aim? A review of several of the world's most prominent zoos (San Diego, Bronx, Great Plains, London, and Melbourne Zoos) reveals a common set of conservation oriented goals such as

Jo Banks

479

A comparison of field-only electronic portal imaging hard copies with double exposure port films in radiation therapy treatment setup confirmation to determine its clinical application in a radiotherapy center  

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Purpose: To determine in which treatment sites field-only hard copy electronic portal images (EPI) captured during a treatment exposure could replace traditional double exposed port films in a busy radiation oncology department.Methods and Materials: The three linear accelerators in the William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre (WBRC) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne are each equipped with an electronic portal imaging device

Kay Hatherly; Josephine Smylie; Alan Rodger

1999-01-01

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INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING AND TEACHER IDENTITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: SOME FINDINGS FROM THE LADY GOWRIE PROJECT  

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Since late 2004, the author has collaborated with staff of Melbourne's Lady Gowrie Child Centre to develop the curriculum of the Centre's Children's Programme through a systematic approach to institutional learning. The 15 staff of the Children's Programme have participated in a series of Developmental Work Research workshops (Engeström & Ruckreim, 2005), aimed at developing new forms of practice by

Joce Nuttall

481

An evaluation of an Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education school program on the Life Effectiveness skills of middle school boys  

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A private boys school in Melbourne focused on the challenging time of year nine to implement a program they hoped would enable the boys to develop life effectiveness skills in the areas of time management, social competence, achievement motivation, intellectual flexibility, task leadership, emotional control, active initiative and self confidence. The program involves a progression through a variety of curriculum

Beth McLeod; Sandy Allen Craig

482

The Monsoon Wedding Phenomenon: Understanding Indian Students Studying in Australian Universities  

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How does the University sector identify and support the diverse needs of Indian students? This paper reports on a research project carried out on undergraduate students from India enrolled at a Melbourne-based University. The focus is the need to understand why Indian students choose an overseas destination for tertiary study. The intent is to…

Johnson, Richard; Kumar, Margaret

2010-01-01

483

‘Our Australian Switzerland’: Lindt, Humboldt and the Victorian landscape  

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The convergence of natural philosophy, landscape design and photography in the design and representation of the Hermitage, the home and garden of the celebrated Melbourne photographer John William Lindt (1845–1926) (figure 1), reflects the impact of Humboldtian thinking on the Australian arts in the late nineteenth century. Lindt built his horne, studio and guest house at Black Spur near Healesville

Catherine De Lorenzo; Deborah Van Der Plaat

2004-01-01

484

Supportive-expressive group therapy: The transformation of existential ambivalence into creative living while enhancing adherence to anti-cancer therapies  

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SUMMARY Supportive-Expressive Group Therapy (SEGT) has been developed and manualised in the research setting, but there have been few clinical accounts of its utility. In this qualitative review of its application in the Melbourne-based randomised control trial (RCT) for women with advanced breast cancer, SEGT is considered from the perspective of the structure and framework of therapy, its therapists, the

David W. Kissane; Brenda Grabsch; David M. Clarke; George Christie; Diane Clifton; Stan Gold; Christine Hill; Ann Morgan; Fiona McDermott; Graeme C. Smith

2004-01-01

485

What happens when supply lags behind demand? Disadvantaged students and the ever increasing competition for university places  

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Competition for entry to university has escalated in Australia over the past decade. This rise in competition is attributable to a number of factors, a major one being that the provision of university places has not kept pace with growth in the population of university?aged persons. Using the city of Melbourne as a case study, this paper highlights the impact

Daniel Edwards

2008-01-01

486

Increasing Competition for University and the Challenge of Access for Government School Students--A Case Study  

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There is a wide variety of universities, university campuses and university courses in Australia available to those interested in pursuing a higher education degree. This paper examines the impact of increasing competition for entrance to university on the educational outcomes for students from the government school sector. Using Melbourne as a…

Edwards, Daniel

2008-01-01

487

What Happens when Supply Lags behind Demand? Disadvantaged Students and the Ever Increasing Competition for University Places  

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Competition for entry to university has escalated in Australia over the past decade. This rise in competition is attributable to a number of factors, a major one being that the provision of university places has not kept pace with growth in the population of university-aged persons. Using the city of Melbourne as a case study, this paper…

Edwards, Daniel

2008-01-01

488

CSE 4251: Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer  

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CSE 4251: Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida USA 32901 http://www.cs.fit.edu/~ryan/ computer-presentation edition February j ... */ /* state 0 */ {0,0,... 0,0,0,... 0,0,0,0,0,0,...}, /* state 1 */ {0,0,... 7,7,7,... 4

Stansifer, Ryan

489

Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer  

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CSE 4251 Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida USA 32901 ryan@cs.fit.edu January 26, 2005 Formal Languages See my notes to enocde the absence of an edge. int edges[][] = { /* ... 0 1 2 ... e f g h i j ... */ /* state 0 */ {0

Stansifer, Ryan

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TRIHALOMETHANE PRECURSOR REMOVAL BY THE MAGNESIUM CARBONATE PROCESS  

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A project was conducted to determine and improve the ability of the magnesium carbonate process to remove trihalomethane (THM) precursors in treated drinking water. The project was conducted at a drinking water treatment plant in Melbourne, FL, which had been developed and instal...

491

New volcanoes discovered in southeast Australia  

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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

492

Transport of disturbance energy in hot and cold turbulent jets  

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of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia F. Nicoud Eddy Simulations (LES) around a turbulent base flow, via inclusion of additional disturbance energy. S. A. 1 of 11 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics #12;F Unresolved LES quantity H

Nicoud, Franck

493

Development of geochronology in Victoria  

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Quantitative geochronology in Victoria began over 50 years ago with the setting up of a Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory at the Museum of Applied Science in Melbourne. Although this embryonic laboratory struggled throughout its life, and was eventually closed in 1970, it was followed by a new and much stronger phase centred on the development of fission-track dating initially at the

A. J. W. Gleadow; J. F. Lovering

2008-01-01

494

Consensus recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Bairnsdale or Buruli ulcer) in Victoria, Australia  

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Mycobacterium ulcerans causes slowly progressive, destructive skin and soft tissue infections, known as Bairnsdale or Buruli ulcer (BU). • Forty-six delegates with experience in the management of BU attended a 1-day conference in Melbourne on 10 February 2006, with the aim of developing a consensus approach to the diagnosis, treatment and control of BU. An initial draft document was extended

John A Hayman Johnson; Tricia Y Quek; John A Buntine; Eugene Athan; Mike Birrell

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Public knowledge: public education: Northland Secondary College versus the State  

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Large?scale cuts to the education budget were a primary focus for the newly elected State Liberal party in Victoria, Australia in 1992. Northland Secondary College, a Melbourne urban school of 474 students, had been selected for closure. Northland had long defined itself as a ‘community school’, with a strong commitment to and success in meeting the needs of Aboriginal (Koori)

Tony Knight

1998-01-01

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A Conversation on Mobility, Aspiration and Voice  

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On 11 and 12 October 2010, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education held its second annual "Student Equity in Higher Education National Conference" in Melbourne, Australia. The conference theme was "Aspiration, Mobility, Voice". During the conference the three keynote speakers--Gareth Parry (University of Sheffield, UK), Jane…

Critical Studies in Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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Language and Language Education: Working Papers of The National Languages Institute of Australia, Volume 1, Number 1.  

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This volume on language issues within Australia contains five research papers: "Patterns of Inter-Cultural Communication in Melbourne Factories: Some Research in Progress" (Michael Clyne); "Developing Proficiency Scales for Communicative Assessment" (D. E. Ingram, Elaine Wylie); "Rapid Profile: A Second Language Screening Procedure" (Alison…

Language and Language Education: Working Papers of the National Languages Institute of Australia, 1991

1991-01-01

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Remodeling of Purinergic Receptor-Mediated Ca2+ Signaling as a Consequence of EGF-Induced Epithelial-  

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-Induced Epithelial- Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer Cells Felicity M. Davis1 , Paraic A. Kenny2 , Eliza T, Victoria, Australia, 4 University of Melbourne Department Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy in breast cancer cells. Our studies are the first to show that P2X5 ionotropic receptors are enriched

Kenny, Paraic

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Application of AHP in improving construction productivity from a management perspective  

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Poor productivity of construction workers is one of the major causes of cost overruns and schedule slippages in construction projects. Anecdotal evidence suggests that workers' attitudes towards higher productivity may not be limited to purely financial rewards, but inherently linked to many other latent factors. Some building construction projects in Melbourne are compared to each other to ascertain the factors

Hemanta Doloi

2008-01-01

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MRI based diffusion and perfusion predictive model to estimate stroke Stephen E. Rosea,  

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MRI based diffusion and perfusion predictive model to estimate stroke evolution Stephen E. Rosea, Australia e Brain Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia f Neuroimaging, King's Healthcare, St George author. Tel.: 1-617-33654237; fax: 1-617- 33653833. E-mail address: Stephen.Rose@cmr.uq.edu.au (S. Rose

McLachlan, Geoff