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  1. Melbourne Planetarium: The Planetarium

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

  2. Bilingual Advertising in Melbourne Chinatown

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    Chen, Sherry Yong

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the function of bilingual advertising by analyzing a case study of bilingual advertising in the Chinatown of Melbourne, Australia. The use of bilingual advertising in an immigrant setting differentiates itself from those in Asian settings where English is not used by dominant proportion of speakers in the society, and this…

  3. Neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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    Rosenfeld, J V; Kaye, A H

    2000-04-01

    The Department of Neurosurgery of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is a major neurosurgery program and academic leader in Australasia. In 1998, the RMH marked its 150th anniversary. The department of neurosurgery was established in 1945 under the direction of R.S. Hooper and has produced many distinguished neurosurgeons since its founding. The department is currently directed by Andrew Kaye, who is also the James Stewart Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne. In 1997-1998, the neurosurgery department received 2930 admissions and performed 2225 operations, with 11 neurosurgeons on staff and a strong focus on subspecialization. The neurosurgeons have varying time commitments to the hospital and to research, but many are on site full-time. The RMH is a university teaching hospital as well as a public hospital; therefore, there is no financial burden for any patient. The RMH is closely linked to the adjacent Melbourne Private Hospital, where privately insured patients are treated. The department of neurosurgery maintains close links with the departments of neurology, ophthalmology, and neuropsychiatry, which together form the Melbourne Neuroscience Centre. There is a strong emphasis on undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as clinical and laboratory research. Neurosurgery trainees are encouraged to undertake laboratory research and pursue higher academic degrees. Despite economic restraints, the department continues to grow in strength, and we remain optimistic of exciting times ahead for neurosurgery at the RMH in the new millennium. PMID:10764274

  4. The Ecology of Minority Languages in Melbourne

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    Bradshaw, Julie

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. ECMO in newborn infants: the Melbourne experience.

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    Butt, W; Mee, R; McDougall, P; Horton, A; Shann, F; Horton, S

    1992-12-01

    At the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used in the treatment of newborn infants with life-threatening respiratory or cardiac failure since May 1989. The main indications for the use of ECMO are that the disease is reversible, the surviving infant is likely to be normal and there is an 80% likelihood of death without ECMO. Sixteen of 22 (73%) newborn infants have survived at least 6 months after ECMO. Fourteen of 16 (87.5%) infants receiving ECMO (who did not have a congenital diaphragmatic hernia) were functionally normal survivors; the other two infants died. Two of six infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia who received ECMO were discharged and survived to have normal neurological and respiratory function at 6 month follow up. These results are similar to results from other centres internationally. It would appear that ECMO is a useful therapy for near-term newborn infants with otherwise fatal cardiorespiratory failure. PMID:1466935

  6. 150W.UniversityBlvd. Melbourne,FL32901

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    150W.UniversityBlvd. Melbourne,FL32901 321-674-8000 NickAbruzzini Junior,Ocean Engineering JanelleBoisvert Junior,Ocean Engineering KatieDobek Junior, Ocean Engineering Anthony Tedeschi Junior,Ocean Engineering

  7. New geophysical views of Mt.Melbourne Volcano (East Antarctica)

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    Armadillo, E.; Gambetta, M.; Ferraccioli, F.; Corr, H.; Bozzo, E.

    2009-05-01

    Mt. Melbourne volcano is located along the transition between the Transantarctic Mountains and the West Antarctic Rift System. Recent volcanic activity is suggested by the occurrence of blankets of pyroclastic pumice and scoria fall around the eastern and southern flanks of Mt Melbourne and by pyroclastic layers interbedded with the summit snows. Geothermal activity in the crater area of Mount Melbourne may be linked to the intrusion of dykes within the last 200 years. Geophysical networks suggest that Mount Melbourne is a quiescent volcano, possibly characterised by slow internal dynamics. During the 2002-2003 Italian Antarctic campaign a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was performed within the TIMM (Tectonics and Interior of Mt. Melbourne area) project. This helicopter-borne survey was flown at low-altitude and in drape-mode configuration (305 m above terrain) with a line separation less than 500 m. Our new high-resolution magnetic maps reveal the largely ice-covered magmatic and tectonic patters in the Mt. Melbourne volcano area. Additionally, in the frame of the UK-Italian ISODYN-WISE project (2005-06), an airborne ice-sounding radar survey was flown. We combine the sub-ice topography with images and models of the interior of Mt. Melbourne volcano, as derived from the high resolution aeromagnetic data and land gravity data. Our new geophysical maps and models also provide a new tool to study the regional setting of the volcano. In particular we re-assess whether there is geophysical evidence for coupling between strike-slip faulting, the Terror Rift, and Mount Melbourne volcano.

  8. Extreme Droughts In Sydney And Melbourne Since The 1850s

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    Dogan, Selim

    2014-05-01

    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.

  9. Sustainable Urban Form and the Shopping Centre: An Investigation of Activity Centres in Melbourne's Growth Areas

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    Robin Goodman; Matthew Coote

    2007-01-01

    In Victoria the current strategic plan intended to underpin the future growth in Melbourne, Melbourne 2030, adopts the framework of sustainability as its guiding ethos. Melbourne 2030 makes clear a preferred form for new activity centres through performance criteria and guidelines on preferable layout and structure. The research presented in this article consists of an analysis of 17 activity centres

  10. Prevalence of asthma in Melbourne schoolchildren: changes over 26 years

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

    1991-01-01

    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

  11. Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press

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    Potts, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    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…

  12. Local environments as determinants of walking in Melbourne, Australia

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    Rebecca Bentley; Damien Jolley; Anne Marie Kavanagh

    2010-01-01

    Structural changes to neighbourhoods that promote walking are likely to benefit everyone in a community and result in long-term improvements in the population's physical activity and health. We consider time spent walking in relation to objectively measured features of people's local environments (functionality, safety, destinations and aesthetics) in Melbourne, Australia. We used multilevel ordered logistic regression analysis to examine variations

  13. Melbourne Automobile Emissions Study Donald H. Stedman and Yi Zhang

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    Denver, University of

    manner as that for CO emissions. The figures present a similar illustration of the significant.43% of the fleet) which were emitting in excess of 3.52 %CO. Figures 1 and 2 show the distributions of the Melbourne emissions data in two ways. Figure 1 shows the distribution of CO emitters (black bars) by percent

  14. Escherichia coli and Community-acquired Gastroenteritis, Melbourne, Australia

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    Bordun, Anne-Marie; Tauschek, Marija; Bennett-Wood, Vicki R.; Russell, Jacinta; Oppedisano, Frances; Lister, Nicole A.; Bettelheim, Karl A.; Fairley, Christopher K.; Sinclair, Martha I.; Hellard, Margaret E.

    2004-01-01

    As part of a study to determine the effects of water filtration on the incidence of community-acquired gastroenteritis in Melbourne, Australia, we examined fecal samples from patients with gastroenteritis and asymptomatic persons for diarrheagenic strains of Escherichia coli. Atypical strains of enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) were the most frequently identified pathogens of all bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents in patients with gastroenteritis. Moreover, atypical EPEC were more common in patients with gastroenteritis (89 [12.8%] of 696) than in asymptomatic persons (11 [2.3%] of 489, p < 0.0001). Twenty-two random isolates of atypical EPEC that were characterized further showed marked heterogeneity in terms of serotype, genetic subtype, and carriage of virulence-associated determinants. Apart from the surface protein, intimin, no virulence determinant or phenotype was uniformly present in atypical EPEC strains. This study shows that atypical EPEC are an important cause of gastroenteritis in Melbourne. PMID:15504266

  15. Do long stay parkers pay the Melbourne congestion levy?

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    Paul Hamer; William Young; Graham Currie

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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

    2015-06-01

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

  17. Thoracic sympathetic nerve reconstruction for compensatory hyperhidrosis: the Melbourne technique

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    Hensman, Chris; Leong, James

    2014-01-01

    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. PMID:25333020

  18. An advanced pharmacy practice experience in Melbourne, Australia: practical guidance for global experiences

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    Adam P. Bress; Michael R. Filtz; Hoai-An Truong; Michelle Nalder; Michelle Vienet; Cynthia J. Boyle

    2011-01-01

    With increasingly multicultural and diverse patient populations and a growing emphasis on global health, pharmacy educators must adapt to this new dynamic. In December 2008, as part of a new collaboration, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy sent two students to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia to take part in a renal transplant advanced pharmacy practice experience

  19. A simple heat alert system for Melbourne, Australia

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    Nicholls, Neville; Skinner, Carol; Loughnan, Margaret; Tapper, Nigel

    2008-05-01

    A simple heat alert system, based solely on predicted maximum and minimum daily temperatures, has been developed for the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. The system is based upon a demonstration that, when mean daily temperature exceeds a threshold of 30°C (mean of today’s maximum temperature and tonight’s minimum temperature), the average daily mortality of people aged 65 years or more is about 15-17% greater than usual. Similar numbers of excess deaths also occur when daily minimum temperatures exceed 24°C (increases of 19-21% over expected death rate), so a heat alert system based solely on this widely available weather forecast variable is also feasible. No strong signal of excess heat-related deaths appears when the data are stratified using daily maximum temperatures. This may be because in Melbourne some days with very high maximum temperatures will be affected by the passage of cool changes and cold fronts in the afternoon, leading to a rapid drop in temperature (i.e., some days with high maximum temperatures will not continue to be hot throughout the day and into the evening). A single day with temperatures exceeding the thresholds noted above is sufficient to cause this increase in mortality, rather than requiring an extended heat wave. The increased daily mortality does not appear to represent a short-term advancement of mortality.

  20. Admissions of cats to animal welfare shelters in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Marston, Linda C; Bennett, Pauleen C

    2009-01-01

    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 sociability. The majority (81.6%) of admissions were strays. Overall desexing levels were low (4%), even among caregiver (owner)-relinquished cats (12.8%). The high sociability of many stray cats and kittens suggests that many may be "semiowned" animals. Colony cats were typically thinner and in poorer health than other admissions. The pattern of kitten admissions suggests that many queens are producing 2 litters per season. The majority of cats admitted were euthanized, indicating that there is an oversupply of cats in Melbourne, Australia, and that strategies to reduce the euthanasia rate need to target the subpopulations of cats who contribute to the current oversupply. PMID:20183474

  1. STS-56 ESC Earth observation of Melbourne, Australia

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    1993-01-01

    STS-56 electronic still camera (ESC) Earth observation image is of Melbourne, Australia and was photographed from Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103. The image was recorded with a 300mm lens on the Hand-held, Earth-oriented, Real-time, Cooperative, User-friendly, Location-targeting and Environmental System (HERCULES). HERCULES is a device that makes it simple for shuttle crewmembers to take pictures of Earth as they merely point a modified 35mm camera and shoot any interesting feature, whose latitude and longitude are automatically determined in real-time. Center coordinates of this frame are 37.49 degrees south latitude and 144.58 degrees east longitude. North will be at the top if the picture is held with the thin trail of clouds at left edge, moving over Port Phillip Bay into Hobsons Bay. Digital file name is ESC07020.

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

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    Bowles, David S.

    Proceedings of the Australian Committee on Large Dams Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and requiring only a reasonable level of effort to #12;Proceedings of the Australian Committee on Large Dams

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

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    C. M. Burns; A. D. Inglis

    2007-01-01

    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

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

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

    2011-07-01

    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.

  5. 2009 Melbourne metropolitan sewerage strategy: a portfolio of decentralised and on-site concept designs.

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    Brown, V; Jackson, D W; Khalifé, M

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Hong, Cecelia

    1993-01-01

    OF CONTENTS - CONTINUED CHAPTER VI ORIGINAL GAS-IN PLACE ESTIMATION Volumetric Estimates Material Balance Estimates Page . . . . . . . 50 . . 50 . . . . . . 53 VII CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . Conclusions Recommendations . . . . . . 63... FOR MELBOURN AND F-39 SANDS . 9. VOLUMETRIC ESTIMATES FOR PRODUCER WELL, (MELBOURN) 51 10. VOLUMETRIC ESTIMATES FOR PROSPECTIVE WELLS . . . . . . . . . . . 52 (MELBOURN-UNIT I) 11. VOLUMETRIC ESTIMATES FOR PROSPECTIVE WELLS . . . . . . . . . . . 52...

  7. Study on the Validity and Reliability of Melbourne Decision Making Scale in Turkey

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    Çolakkadioglu, Oguzhan; Deniz, M. Engin

    2015-01-01

    This study is to analyze the validity and reliability of Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ). The sample consisted of 650 university students. The structural validity of the MDMQ, as well as correlations among its sub-scales, measure-bound validity, internal consistency, item total correlations and test-retest reliability coefficients…

  8. Cycling down under: a comparative analysis of bicycling trends and policies in Sydney and Melbourne

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    John Pucher; Jan Garrard; Stephen Greaves

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to document and explain differences in cycling between Australia’s two largest cities. Our comparative case study analysis is based on a wide range of statistical datasets, secondary reports, and interviews with a panel of 22 bicycling policy and planning experts. The main finding is that cycling levels in Melbourne are roughly twice as high

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

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    McFadden, Geoff

    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

  10. Gender and Class in the Transformation of the Public High School in Melbourne, 1946-85.

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    Teese, Richard

    1989-01-01

    Explores the extent to which diverse school populations truly benefited from the creation of a mass system of public high schools in Australia. Uses the Melbourne Public High School to assess the higher drop-out rate for girls and the influence of social class on access to a high school education. (KO)

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

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    Eng Kok Ong; Mohan Bir Singh; Robert Bruce Knox

    1995-01-01

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

  12. Bicycle commuting in Melbourne during the 2000s energy crisis: A semiparametric analysis of intraday volumes

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    Michael S. Smith; Göran Kauermann

    2011-01-01

    Cycling is attracting renewed attention as a mode of transport in western urban environments, yet the determinants of usage are poorly understood. In this paper we investigate some of these using intraday bicycle volumes collected via induction loops located at ten bike paths in the city of Melbourne, Australia, between December 2005 and June 2008. The data are hourly counts

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

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    Tsolidis, Georgina; Pollard, Vikki

    2009-01-01

    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,…

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

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    Geoff Connellan

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

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

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    Goodwill, Robyn J.

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sklar, Elizabeth

    architectures. 3.00pm - 3.30pm: break. (5) 3.30pm - 4.30pm: using robotics kits in undergraduate education. 4robotics for beginners: using robot kits to build embodied agents tutorial AAMAS-03, Melbourne to this material. aamas03-tutorial-robotics-sklar-parsons 1 #12;schedule. (1) 9.00am - 10.00am: autonomous agents

  17. Insync Surveys Pty Ltd Melbourne Phone: +61 3 9909 9209 Fax: +61 3 9614 4460

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    Insync Surveys Pty Ltd Melbourne Phone: +61 3 9909 9209 · Fax: +61 3 9614 4460 Sydney Phone: +61 2.insyncsurveys.com.au Library Client Survey September 2010 #12;Murdoch University Library Client Survey © Insync Surveys Pty Ltd.........................................................................................................................................2 Survey objectives

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

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    Bruce, Ian

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

  19. Affluent effluent: growing vegetables with wastewater in Melbourne, Australia—a wealthy but bone-dry city

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    Fiona Barker-Reid; Grant A. Harper; Andrew J. Hamilton

    2010-01-01

    Water scarcity in Australia has become a significant challenge for all water users and water reuse is now a critical component\\u000a of Melbourne’s response to this water crisis, particularly for food production. While most vegetable production occurs in\\u000a a large-scale commercial environment, there is a significant proportion produced in backyards. With the introduction of severe\\u000a water restrictions, commercial vegetable production

  20. The role of heredity in the etiology of large bowel cancer: Data from the Melbourne colorectal cancer study

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    Gabriel A. Kune; Susan Kune; Lyndsey F. Watson

    1989-01-01

    Family history data of colorectal cancer, heart disease, and stroke were obtained on near relatives (parents, siblings, and children) in 702 colorectal cancer cases and 710 age-\\/sex-matched community controls as part of a large, comprehensive, population-based epidemiological and clinicopathological study of colorectal cancer conducted in Melbourne (the Melbourne Colorectal Cancer Study). There was a statistically significant higher family history rate

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

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    Karipidis, Ken K

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    In Melbourne, Australia, airborne grass pollen is the predominant cause of hay fever (seasonal rhinitis) during late spring\\u000a and early summer, with levels of airborne grass pollen also influencing hospital admissions for asthma. In order to improve\\u000a predictions of conditions that are potentially hazardous to susceptible individuals, we have sought to better understand the\\u000a causes of diurnal, intra-seasonal and inter-seasonal

  3. Modeling the Spatial Impacts of Public Transport on Traffic Congestion Relief in Melbourne, Australia

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    Graham Currie; Majid Sarvi

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents experimental modeling that explores the congestion relief effect of transit in Melbourne, Australia. The method adopts a four-step model and assumptions on transit user diversion to auto travel when all or part of the transit system is removed in the a.m. peak. When all transit is removed, diversion to autos causes more than 1,000 additional road links

  4. The biota and environment of fumaroles on Mt Melbourne, northern Victoria Land

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    Paul Broady I; David Given; Laurence Greenfield; Keith Thompson

    1987-01-01

    The aim of this investigation was to provide a general description of the biota and environment of fumarolic ground close to the summit (2733 m) of Mt Melbourne. Heat flow through the ground was examined and analyses made of the physico-chemical properties of the soil. Bryophyte vegetation comprisedCampylopus pyriformis (K.F. Schultz) Brid. andCephaloziella exiliflora (Tayl.) Steph. The former is a

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

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

    2014-03-01

    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

  6. A fungal spore calendar for the atmosphere of Melbourne, Australia, for the year 1993

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    Teresa Z. Mitakakis; David I. Guest

    2001-01-01

    A calendar of fungal spore seasons for Melbourne during 1993was established using a 7-day volumetric Burkard trap. Twenty-ninegenera and five spore groups were identified. The dominant spore typesdetected were Cladosporium (41.7%),Leptosphaeria (14.9%), Coprinus (14.6%),`Ascospore 1' (5.5%), Ganoderma (2.1%) andAlternaria (1.4%). Seasonally, spore levels ofCladosporium and Alternaria peaked in spring andsummer, Leptosphaeria and Ganoderma peaked towardsummer and autumn, `Ascospore 1' peaked

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

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    Burns, C M; Inglis, A D

    2007-12-01

    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. Our results indicated that most (>80%) residents lived within an 8-10 min car journey of a major supermarket i.e. have good access to a healthy diet. However, more advantaged areas had closer access to supermarkets, conversely less advantaged areas had closer access to fast food outlets. These findings have application for urban planners, public health practitioners and policy makers. PMID:17470408

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

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

    2014-05-01

    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

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

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    Ari Gamage; Bronwyn Higgs

    1996-01-01

    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

  10. Colorectal cancer risk, chronic illnesses, operations and medications: case-control results from the Melbourne Colorectal Cancer Study y

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    Gabriel A Kune; Susan Kune; Lyndsey F Watson

    2007-01-01

    The associations between colorectal cancer risk and several chronic illnesses, operations and various medications were examined in 715 colorectal cancer cases and 727 age- and sex-matched controls in data derived from a large, comprehensive population-based study of this cancer conducted in Melbourne, Australia. There was a statistically significant deficit among cases of hyperten- sion, heart disease, stroke, chronic chest disease

  11. Incidence of Stroke Subtypes in the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS): Differences between Men and Women

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    Amanda G. Thrift; Helen M. Dewey; Jonathan W. Sturm; Velandai K. Srikanth; Amanda K. Gilligan; Seana L. Gall; Richard A. L. Macdonell; John J. McNeil; Geoffrey A. Donnan

    2009-01-01

    Background and Purpose: Incidence rates of stroke subtypes may be imprecise when samples are small. We aimed to determine the incidence of stroke subtypes in a large geographically defined population. Methods: Multiple overlapping sources were used to ascertain all strokes occurring in 22 postcodes (population of 306,631) of Melbourne, Australia, between 1997 and 1999. Stroke subtypes were defined by CT,

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Wilson, Laura Ann; Wilson, Dean

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. Impact of Increasing Urban Density on Local Climate: Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Surface Energy Balance in Melbourne, Australia

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

    2007-01-01

    Variations in urban surface characteristics are known to alter the local climate through modification of land surface processes that influence the surface energy balance and boundary layer and lead to distinct urban climates. In Melbourne, Australia, urban densities are planned to increase under a new strategic urban plan. Using the eddy covariance technique, this study aimed to determine the impact

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

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    Veronica Kelly

    2009-01-01

    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

  16. The Melbourne House Dust Mite Study: Long-term efficacy of house dust mite reduction strategies

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    Richard Sporik; David J. Hill; Philip J. Thompson; Geoffrey A. Stewart; John B. Carlin; Terry M. Nolan; Andrew S. Kemp; Clifford S. Hosking

    1998-01-01

    Background: Asthma severity among mite-sensitized individuals appears to be related to the degree of mite allergen exposure. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the long-term effectiveness of mite avoidance measures in the homes of asthmatic children in Melbourne, Australia. Methods: The concentration of house dust mite allergen (Der p 1) was measured on the child's mattress surfaces

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

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    Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

    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"…

  18. 3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy

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

    2010-03-24

    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.

  19. 3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy

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    Hadizadeh, M R; Bayegan, S

    2010-01-01

    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.

  20. 3D calculation of Tucson-Melbourne 3NF effect in triton binding energy

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    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

    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.

  1. A Tale of Two Cities: A Neuroimaging Investigation of Melbourne–Sydney Rivalry Comparing Cortical Thickness in Healthy Adults

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    Dennis Velakoulis; Alex Fornito; Mark Walterfang; Gin Malhi; Murat Yucel; Christos Pantelis

    2007-01-01

    Objective: We sought to identify neurobiological correlates of Melbourne–Sydney rivalry through neuroimaging measures of a key brain region involved in cognitive and emotional regulation.Method: Twenty subjects from each city were recruited from two large neuroimaging databases, and were scanned on a GE Signa 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging scanner. Cortical thickness of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) was measured using a

  2. Screening of ornamental plants from the Botanic Gardens of Melbourne and Adelaide for the occurrence of Erwinia amylovora

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    S. JockA; B. RodoniB; M. Gillingsc; W.-S. Kim; C. Copes; P. Merriman; K. Geider

    2000-01-01

    Host plants of Erwinia amylovora in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne (RBGM) and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens (ABG) were inspected for symptoms of fire\\u000a blight including dieback, and shoot and stem cankers. Forty five symptomatic plants were sampled and concurrently tested for\\u000a the presence of E. amylovora at the Institute for Horticultural Development, Victoria; Macquarie University, New South Wales;

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  5. Developing risk-based screening guidelines for dioxin management at a Melbourne sewage treatment plant.

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    Gorman, J; Mival, K; Wright, J; Howell, M

    2003-01-01

    Dioxin is a generic term used to refer to the congeners of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). The principal source of dioxin production is generally thought to be from unintended by-products of waste incineration, but dioxins are also naturally formed from volcanic activity and forest fires (WHO, 1998). Estimates of dioxin emissions in Australia suggest that approximately 75% of the total PCDD and PCDF emissions derive from prescribed burning and wild bushfires. Currently, no screening guidelines for dioxins within soils are available in Australia. This paper presents the general approach and results of a human health risk-based assessment performed by URS Australia in 2001 to develop site specific reference criteria for remediation of a former sewage plant in Melbourne. Risk-based soil remediation concentrations for dioxins at the sewage treatment plant site were developed using tolerable daily intake values of 4, 2 and 1 pg/kg/day. The potentially significant exposure pathways and processes for exposure to dioxins were identified and risk-based soil concentrations derived in accordance with the general method framework presented in the National Environmental Protection Measure (Assessment of Site Contamination). The derived dioxin reference criteria were used to develop an effective risk management program focussed on those conditions that present the greatest contribution to overall risk to human health. PMID:12862210

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

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    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Foulger, G. R.

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

  8. Courting the Rockefeller Foundation and other attempts to integrate clinical teaching, medical practice, and research in Melbourne.

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    Westmore, Ann; Penington, David

    2009-01-01

    Courtesy of the cashed-up Rockefeller Foundation (RF), opportunity knocked in the 1920s for university medical schools committed to closer integration with teaching hospitals. The University of Melbourne Medical School, recognising the opportunity to win RF funds to help with rebuilding, sought government support for an audacious plan consistent with the university-hospital-research triads designed to advance medical science, that had strong RF support. Using a range of local archival sources, this paper details the back story to the development of the plan in the mid-1920s and its presentation to the RF by a high-powered delegation from Victoria in 1927. Although a change of government undermined the attempt and the RF money went to Sydney, sufficient momentum survived to implement the plan in several forms over the following decades, contributing to Victoria's subsequent leadership role in medical science. PMID:20481117

  9. Experience with the Melbourne knee prosthesis, based on the first 35 operations over a three-year period.

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    Wearne, W M; Harris, J E; Potter, W

    1978-02-01

    The Melbourne knee prosthesis is an improved hinge prosthesis. Its component parts are constructed of a chrome cobalt alloy and ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. The hinge has a range of flexion of 120 degrees, and while flexed, can rotate 15 degrees in either direction. Over the past three years a total of 45 prostheses have been inserted in patients with chronic degenerative arthritis of the knee joints. This survey covers the first 35 operations. The most gratifying result has been a dramatic relief of pain in 87.5% of patients. There have been few complications, and no prosthesis has had to be removed. There have been no mechanical failures of the prosthesis itself. PMID:276349

  10. Predictive value of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Falls Risk Assessment Tool (RMH FRAT) for post-stroke patients.

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    Ma, Colleen; Evans, Kelly; Bertmar, Carin; Krause, Martin

    2014-04-01

    Falls after stroke are common and carry a significant disease burden. Several scores aim to identify patients who are at risk of falls to implement primary prevention therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the commonly used Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) developed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) in 1995 for predicting falls after a stroke. The RMH FRAT was administered within 2 weeks after discharge post-stroke. Occurrence of falls was recorded at 3 and 6 months post-stroke in 202 and 152 patients, respectively. In our study 90% of patients were placed in the RMH FRAT high risk or medium risk group. In these two groups the RMH FRAT did not provide sufficient predictive value. PMID:24216064

  11. Dietary factors and the risk of glioma in adults: results of a case-control study in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Giles, G G; McNeil, J J; Donnan, G; Webley, C; Staples, M P; Ireland, P D; Hurley, S F; Salzberg, M

    1994-11-01

    In a population-based case-control study of 416 incident gliomas in adults carried out in Melbourne, Australia, between 1987 and 1991, 409 age-sex-matched case-control pairs (243 male and 166 female) had adequate data available to examine associations between the dietary intake of N-nitroso compounds, N-nitroso precursors, other nutrients including N-nitroso inhibitors, and the risk of glioma. Dietary intakes were based on the reported frequency of consumption of 59 food items. Increased odds ratio (OR) were observed in males who consumed high levels of bacon, corned meats, apples, melons and oil. OR less than unity were observed in men consuming cabbage and cola drinks, and in women who consumed wholegrain bread, pasta, corned meat, bananas, cauliflower, brocoli, cola drinks and nuts. Generally, N-nitroso associations were greater in men and micronutrient associations were greater in women. Elevated OR in men, but not women, were associated with the intake of N-nitroso dimethylamine (NDMA), retinol and vitamin E. The intake of nitrate (largely of vegetable origin) was protective in women but not in men. When analyzed using multiple logistic regression, the association with NDMA intake in males was not modified by dietary micronutrient intakes. In females, beta carotene alone, though not directly associated with risk, modified the effect of NDMA. On balance, this study added only limited support to the N-nitroso hypothesis of glial carcinogenesis. PMID:7927941

  12. MelbourneDAC

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  13. Preschool Italian in Melbourne

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    Hannan, Siobhan

    2010-01-01

    Kindergarten in Victoria, Australia is the preschool year, attended by children who are four going on five, and who will go onto primary school the following year. These are part-time programs, run over a small number of sessions per week, typically for 3-5 hours per session for 10-12 hours per week. North West Brunswick Kindergarten, in the…

  14. Victoria University Melbourne, Australia

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Management 59 Arts ­ Sports Administration 59 Arts ­ Visual Art 13 Arts ­ Youth Studies 20 Asset Maintenance and Finance/International Trade ­ Business 34 Beauty Services/Therapy 38 Biology 37 Biomedical Sciences 37

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

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    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Individual characteristics are less important than event characteristics in predicting protected and unprotected anal intercourse among homosexual and bisexual men in Melbourne, Australia

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    Smith, A M A; Grierson, J; Pitts, M; Pattison, P

    2006-01-01

    Objective To describe individual, social network and encounter specific factors associated with protected anal intercourse (PAI) and unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). Methods This was a cross sectional survey conducted between April and November 2002. A total of 733 sexual encounters were reported by 202 men recruited from the gay community in Melbourne, Australia. Predictors of self reported PAI and UAI were examined. Results Of the 733 sexual events most (56.3%) did not involve anal intercourse, and more involved PAI than UAI (30.6% versus 13.1%). PAI was more likely than no anal intercourse (NAI) if the participant's social network was mostly homosexual, the partner was an occasional or casual partner, or was HIV positive. PAI was less likely if sex took place at a “beat” but more likely if it took place at a sauna. PAI was more likely if the partner was affected by drugs or alcohol. UAI was more likely than NAI if the participant had injected drugs in the year before interview. It was less likely if the partner was occasional or casual or was HIV positive but more likely if the partner's HIV status was unknown. UAI was much more likely than NAI if the encounter took place at a “sex on premises” venue. Conclusions In this analysis it is the characteristics of the sexual encounter that predict whether PAI or UAI rather than NAI takes place. PMID:17151033

  19. Alicyclobacillus pohliae sp. nov., a thermophilic, endospore-forming bacterium isolated from geothermal soil of the north-west slope of Mount Melbourne (Antarctica).

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    Imperio, Tatiana; Viti, Carlo; Marri, Laura

    2008-01-01

    Gram-positive, rod-shaped, endospore-forming, thermophilic bacteria were isolated from a geothermal soil collected on the north-west slope of Mount Melbourne in Antarctica. They grew aerobically at 42-60 degrees C (optimum 55 degrees C) and at pH 4.5-7.5 (optimum pH 5.5). Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that these isolates were related most closely to the type strain of Alicyclobacillus pomorum (91% similarity). Growth occurred in the presence of ferrous iron at micromolar concentrations and acid was produced from various sugars. Iso-branched fatty acids C(15:0) (45.56%) and C(17:0) (35.81%) were the most abundant cellular fatty acids. The DNA G+C content was 55.1 mol%. On the basis of phenotypic and phylogenetic characteristics, it is concluded that these strains represent a novel species of the genus Alicyclobacillus, for which the name Alicyclobacillus pohliae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is MP4(T) (=CIP 109385(T) =NCIMB 14276(T)). PMID:18175712

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  2. Pesticide and trace metal occurrence and aquatic benchmark exceedances in surface waters and sediments of urban wetlands and retention ponds in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Allinson, Graeme; Zhang, Pei; Bui, AnhDuyen; Allinson, Mayumi; Rose, Gavin; Marshall, Stephen; Pettigrove, Vincent

    2015-07-01

    Samples of water and sediments were collected from 24 urban wetlands in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2010, and tested for more than 90 pesticides using a range of gas chromatographic (GC) and liquid chromatographic (LC) techniques, sample 'hormonal' activity using yeast-based recombinant receptor-reporter gene bioassays, and trace metals using spectroscopic techniques. At the time of sampling, there was almost no estrogenic activity in the water column. Twenty-three different pesticide residues were observed in one or more water samples from the 24 wetlands; chemicals observed at more than 40 % of sites were simazine (100 %), atrazine (79 %), and metalaxyl and terbutryn (46 %). Using the toxicity unit (TU) concept, less than 15 % of the detected pesticides were considered to pose an individual, short-term risk to fish or zooplankton in the ponds and wetlands. However, one pesticide (fenvalerate) may have posed a possible short-term risk to fish (log10TUf > -3), and three pesticides (azoxystrobin, fenamiphos and fenvalerate) may have posed a risk to zooplankton (logTUzp between -2 and -3); all the photosystem II (PSII) inhibiting herbicides may have posed a risk to primary producers in the ponds and wetlands (log10TUap and/or log10TUalg > -3). The wetland sediments were contaminated with 16 different pesticides; no chemicals were observed at more than one third of sites, but based on frequency of detection and concentrations, bifenthrin (33 %, maximum 59 ?g/kg) is the priority insecticide of concern for the sediments studied. Five sites returned a TU greater than the possible effect threshold (i.e. log10TU > 1) as a result of bifenthrin contamination of their sediments. Most sediments did not exceed Australian sediment quality guideline levels for trace metals. However, more than half of the sites had threshold effect concentration quotients (TECQ) values >1 for Cu (58 %), Pb (50 %), Ni (67 %) and Zn (63 %), and 75 % of sites had mean probable effect concentration quotients (PECQ) >0.2, suggesting that the collected sediments may have been having some impact on sediment-dwelling organisms. PMID:25697552

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

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    2013-01-01

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

  4. Cardiac arrest outcomes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance using a tiered response strategy-a forerunner to public access defibrillation 1 Attributed to: St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria), Operations Branch, St. John Ambulance Australia (National Headquarters). 1

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    J Wassertheil; G Keane; N Fisher; J. F Leditschke

    2000-01-01

    The provision of medical, paramedical and first aid services at major public events is an important concern for pre-hospital emergency medical care providers. Patient outcomes of a cardiac arrest response strategy employed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the Shrine of Remembrance by St John Ambulance Australia volunteers are reported. Twenty-eight consecutive events occurring between December 1989 and December

  5. FAMILY S EPARATION: SOMALI WOMEN IN MELBOURNE

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    Celia McMichael; Malyun Ahmed

    Separation from family members is a common feature of refugee displacement. Literature on refugees identifies family separation as a key aspect of migration, compounding bereavement and post-traumatic reaction (Rousseau et al. 2001). Extended separation from family members is seen to serve as a continuing link to an unbearable past, and refugees'distress about the fate of family members who they have

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

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    Segal, Nancy L

    2015-04-01

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

  7. 76 FR 70532 - Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...be acquired is located west of Apollo Boulevard and North of General...The fair market value of the Apollo Boulevard/General Aviation...Southern Region. Revision Date 11/22/00 [FR Doc. 2011-29270 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]...

  8. the(sydney) & (melbourne) magazine the(sydney) & (melbourne)magazine

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    Peters, Richard

    newspapers and magazines, and has shown a consistent eye for the stories and people that help define the houses of prominent Sydney- siders, giving you tips and tricks on where to find the gems and how they can

  9. Venom detection kits in the management of snakebite in Central Province, Papua New Guinea

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    A. J. Trevett; D. G. Lalloo; N. C. Nwokolo; R. D. G. Theakston; S. Naraqi; D. A. Warrell

    1995-01-01

    The bites of six species of venomous elapid snakes in Central Province Papua New Guinea produce similar clinical syndromes. Optimal management of envenomed patients involves the use of monospecific antivenom. In this study, Venom Detection Kits (VDKs) (CSL Diagnostics, Melbourne) were used to try to make a specific diagnosis in envenomed patients at their admission. VDKs detected venom in admission

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

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    production scheduling problem, where the precedence and production .... The algorithm was implemented in C++ and contained about 1l,000 lines of code [2]. We .... its automatic preprocessing algorithms (node 0+ in CPLEX terminology).

  11. VARIATIONS ON VERTICES AND VORTICES The University of Melbourne

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    Do, Norman

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

  12. Sydney and Melbourne This special issue celebrates our

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    Peters, Richard

    and focuses on everything from tips from the cities' most prominent designers to dazzling architecture. Sydney and recipes from hot restaurant talent. Whether you are a keen cook, dedicated epicurean or just want to keep

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

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    Salustri, Filippo A.

    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

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

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    National University, Canberra, Australia. 2 National Solar Thermal Test Facility, Sandia National. The market competitiveness of solar devices such as parabolic dishes and heliostats is critically governed through precise alignment to the sun. Traditionally, solar tracking was facilitated by mounting live sun

  15. Iain MacPhee: Brief mathematical biography Iain's undergraduate education was from the University of Melbourne,

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    MacPhee, Iain M.

    the supervision of Frank Kelly; this was awarded for his thesis On optimal strategies for stochastic decision of Durham as a Temporary Lecturer in 1987, and his position became permanent in 1990. He was promoted, including material on probability, operations research, optimization, and mathematical finance, and service

  16. This article was downloaded by: [University Of Melbourne] On: 12 December 2011, At: 21:57

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    grocery industry Mazen Ali a & Sherah Kurnia b a Department of Information Systems, College of Information this article: Mazen Ali & Sherah Kurnia (2011): Inter-organizational systems (IOS) adoption in the Arabian Gulf industry Mazen Alia and Sherah Kurniab a Department of Information Systems, College of Information

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

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

  18. NICTA has five laboratories in four cities: Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

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    Heiser, Gernot

    industry, the community and the national interest. Since NICTA's inception in 2002, NICTA has built strong and Environment. NICTA researchers work on Business Team projects supported by: · An Engineering and Technology excellence and generates breakthroughs. NICTA technology is in over 1.5 billion mobile devices through our

  19. Julie Arblaster Bureau of Meteorology ~ GPO Box 1289 ~ Melbourne 3001 ~ Australia ~ jma@ucar.edu

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    weather events in future climate simulations. 1996/1997 Research Assistant, National Center Meehl and Dr. Warren Washington in the Climate Change Research section. 1996 Research Assistant as numerical and analytic modelling. 1995 Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, Macquarie

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

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    Smith, Chris Selby, Ed.

    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…

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

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    Leuner, Beata

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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 -

  3. The Changing Nature of Work. NCVER Research Forum (Melbourne, Australia, November 30, 2000).

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).

    This publication contains materials from a forum on the changing nature of work (CNW) that brought together researchers and research users to hear how to use findings to improve vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. An overview of the program and biographical information on presenters and panel members follow. The next section…

  4. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics, ISRA 2010 2931 August 2010, Melbourne, Australia

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    in acoustics ABSTRACT Geometric Acoustics (GA) techniques based on the image-source method, ray tracing, beam is that of Krokstad et al. [1] based on ray tracing, as well as the image-source method [2]. During the last decadeProceedings of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics, ISRA 2010 29­31 August 2010

  5. Case?control study of dietary etiological factors: The Melbourne colorectal cancer study

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    Susan Kune; Gabriel A. Kune; Lyndsey F. Watson

    1987-01-01

    As part of a large?scale investigation of colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence, etiology, and survival, a case?control study was conducted to identify dietary factors associated with the risk of CRC. The study compared 715 cases with 727 age? and sex?matched community controls. A quantitative diet history, assessed to be the most representative of the previous 20 years, was obtained from each

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

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    Plale, Beth

    ; data provenance; environmental science. 1 ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH Workflow systems are an integral of Workflow Systems in Environmental Research Beth Plale 1 1 School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana science is broad and challenging, involving researchers who historically work alone or in small groups

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

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    Graham Currie; Alexa Delbosc; Sarah Mahmoud

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Graham Currie; Alexa Delbosc; Sarah Mahmoud

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MODEL FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF PROBLEMS BASED ON TRIZ Dubois Sébastien, Lutz Philippe, Rousselot integrating this fact. TRIZ [2] proposes to answer this lack by focusing the design on a problem framing and solving process. On a generic point of view, TRIZ can be described as a rule-based problem solving method

  10. "The Show Must Go On": Older Entertainers Making Music in the Community in Melbourne, Australia

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2014-01-01

    Globally countries are faced with an aging population and Australia is no different. This creates challenges for the maintenance of well-being which can be enhanced by active engagement in society. There is extensive research that confirms that engagement in music by older people is positively related to individual and community well-being. Music…

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

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    Muehlenbein, Michael

    bases for human male reproductive functions. We begin with a discussion of the various aspects of male cussion and research on human male reproduction, both the proximate mechanisms involved in addition agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge

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

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    Southcott, Jane; Joseph, Dawn

    2015-01-01

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

  13. Jr Educational Report, Melbourne, AugustSeptember 2000, Johnson Lund. Children Learning From Team Robotics

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    Pollack, Jordan B.

    From Team Robotics ­ RoboCup Junior 2000 Educational Research Report (short version, without appendices Southern Denmark, Denmark 5 December 2000 Keywords: Robotics, Children, Education, Curriculum, DesignCup 2000. tentative conclusion that there enormous educational value children involved team robotics, both

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    : Knowledge Management, research organisations, quality management 1 Introduction and objectives Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) have been developed in Engineering Design activities in order to improve of Knowledge Management Systems on firm activities. At least we will propose a method to monitor the impact

  15. Venom detection kits in the management of snakebite in Central province, Papua New Guinea.

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    Trevett, A J; Lalloo, D G; Nwokolo, N C; Theakston, D G; Naraqi, S; Warrell, D A

    1995-05-01

    The bites of six species of venomous elapid snakes in Central Province Papua New Guinea produce similar clinical syndromes. Optimal management of envenomed patients involves the use of monospecific antivenom. In this study, Venom Detection Kits (VDKs) (CSL Diagnostics, Melbourne) were used to try to make a specific diagnosis in envenomed patients at their admission. VDKs detected venom in admission bite site swabs from 39 to 46 patients (85%). Thirty-eight of these patients were shown to have been bitten by taipans. In all cases where venom was detected by the VDK, this correlated with subsequent laboratory enzyme immunoassay results. Selective use of VDKs in Central Province could allow more widespread use of monospecific antivenoms and produce considerable financial savings. PMID:7660375

  16. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 9, 119132, 2000 c 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.

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    White, Mark

    of Melbourne, and Bionic Ear Institute, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia ibruce@bme.jhu.edu Lirlicht of Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne, and Bionic Ear Institute, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia s

  17. International Students in the Private VET Sector in Melbourne, Australia: Rethinking Their Characteristics and Aspirations outside the Deficit Model

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    Pasura, Rinos

    2015-01-01

    The reconstruction of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector into a competitive training market, which led to the participation of international students and commercial for-profit private VET providers, has until recently focused on the importance of international students to the national economy whilst ignoring the…

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

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    Broadbent, Robyn; Papadopoulos, Theo

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    , few researches explored the use of FRP materials for strengthening steel structures. FRP strengthening have focused on key parameters that could affect the behavior of FRP strengthening systems for steel 1 CFRP STRANDS FOR FLEXURAL STRENGTHENING OF STEEL BRIDGES S. Tabrizi1 , S. Rizkalla2 and A

  20. The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) -Challenges & Opportunities, Melbourne, 28/11-01/12 2006

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    of these common tools and standards tomorrow tomorrow today Science MPI ­ LAPACK - ... Fortran & C Compilers rs tu vwx tuv wx y z {| (7 people) }}e ~df }e sh l po rt x h o p n rts w tx tuv wx z {| dfe

  1. The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) -Challenges & Opportunities, Melbourne, 28/11-01/12 2006

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    and support of these common tools and standards tomorrow tomorrow today Science MPI ­ LAPACK - ... Fortran & COffice, NEC-CCRLE PRISM SB Chair P. Bougeault (ECMWF) PRISM Core Group (7 people) PRISM Coordinator(s) E

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

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

    2014-03-01

    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

  3. A case study in the globalization of medical education: assisting overseas-born students at the University of Melbourne

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    Lesleyanne Hawthorne; I. Harry Minas; Bruce Singh

    2004-01-01

    SUMMARY Over the past decade there has been a remarkable increase in ethnic diversity among Australian medical students. This phenomenon has been driven by two forces: the dispropor- tionate school-level academic success achieved by first-generation migrant and refugee-origin youth, and the rapid globalization of Australia's tertiary education system, in a context where reduced government funding has accelerated the development of

  4. 1Campus loCation: C Croydon H Hawthorn M melbourne CBD P prahran W Wantirna Professional development

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    Liley, David

    skills 6 stress Resilience and Work life Balance Concepts 7 assertiveness skills 7 public speaking Contents #12;3 From its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Swinburne has grown to be one of Australia's leading universities. We are a multidisciplinary, multi-campus institution with over 47,000 students

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

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    Sandiford, Mike

    from downhole temperature logging and thermal conductivity measurements of boreholes in the onshore of investigations and analyses of downhole temperature measurements and the thermal conductivity of samples from 34

  6. The Discourse of Public Education: An Urban Campaign for a Local Public High School in Melbourne, Victoria

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    Rowe, Emma E.

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the metonymic slippage surrounding the discourse of public education, through observations and interviews with Lawson High School active campaigners in the state of Victoria, Australia. The notion of campaigning for public education has become an ever-present issue on an international scale, and this article aims to contribute…

  7. RoleVAT: Visual Assessment of Practical Need for Role Based Access Control The University of Melbourne

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    Zhang, Rui

    @csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract--Role based access control (RBAC) is a pow- erful security administration concept that can simplify permission assignment management. Migration to and maintenance of RBAC requires role engineering, the identification of a set of roles that offer administrative benefit. However, establishing that RBAC is desirable

  8. PIECES OF SILVER: EXAMPLES OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SILVER GULL (LARUS NOVAEHOLLANDIAE) IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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    IAN D. TEMBY

    Like a number of gull species, the silver gull Larus novaehollandiae has expanded its population in response to human food subsidy. The major anthropogenic food source is food waste at rubbish tips. Other sources of human food waste are also exploited. Many problems result from the activities of these birds, including human health and safety, economic impacts, and effects on

  9. Local Data Integration in East Central Florida

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    Case, Jonathan L.; Manobianco, John T.

    1999-01-01

    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.

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

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    Not Available

    2014-03-01

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

  11. Towards Information Retrieval Evaluation with Reduced and Only Positive Judgements

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    Aliod, Diego Mollá

    NICTA and University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia david.martinez@nicta.com.au Iman Amini NICTA and RMIT Melbourne, Australia iman.amini@rmit.edu.au ABSTRACT This paper proposes a document distance

  12. Proc.AustralianBroadbandSwitchingandServicesSymposium,Melbourne,July1992,pp.271-278.ThispdfreconstructedDec2005. TOWARDS SHARED ATM FIBRES, A PSEUDO METASIGNALLING

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    Armitage, Grenville

    , requirements for true ATM level signalling protocols are being developed more slowly. Being connection-orientated and reassembly of LAN packets transported as cells across the BISDN. Each AAL needs some way of creating initial by private businesses, who often need the wiring simplicity of shared media. The concept of a multi

  13. Phycological Research 2006; 54: 294301 Blackwell Publishing AsiaMelbourne, AustraliaPREPhycological Research1322-08292006 Japanese Society of PhycologySeptember 2006543294301Original Article

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    Julius, Matthew L.

    , Stephanodiscus kusuensis sp. nov., is described from a diatomite deposit from the Kusu Basin, Oita Prefecture Freshwater diatomite deposits from the early Miocene to Holocene are abundant throughout the Japanese Islands an excellent summary of the known diatomite deposits and taxa identified from these locals. The Kusu Basin

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

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    2014-01-01

    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

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

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    Hong, Cecelia

    1993-01-01

    In making this assumption, we assume that the invasion is shallow enough that the deep resistivity records Rt and the invasion is also deep enough to allow the shallow resistivity device to record Rxo. where: Rt Rxo Rmf Rw F SSP Sw Sxo Tf True...

  16. Social Change and Family Policies. Free Papers, Part 4. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Baum, Frances E.; And Others

    These free papers presented at an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar include (1) Frances E. Baum's "There's No Room in the Nuclear Family: Sharing As an Alternative Housing Option"; (2) Paula W. Dail's "Parental Role Perceptions among Young, Dual Parent Families in America: Family Policy Implications for the Future"; (3)…

  17. Social Change and Family Policies, Discussant Papers, Part 3. International CFR Seminar (20th, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-24, 1984).

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    Lasswell, Thomas; And Others

    These discussant papers from an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar explore eight topics, seven of which are presented in Part 3. Topics addressed include (1) the worth of supporting the family and pressures, conflicts, and expectations of family life; (2) major demographic trends affecting family policy; (3) families with…

  18. Recurrent Education and the Teaching Role. A Collection of Papers Prepared for the ERDC Seminar on Recurrent Education and the Teaching Role (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 1980).

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    Hewitson, Mal, Ed.

    In these papers the authors consider the changing societal context for education, examine concepts and research on existing recurrent education practice, and document constraints on and future prospects of inservice education for teachers. The introduction provides an overview of the teaching role in the paper, "Recurrent Education for Teachers,…

  19. 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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    Pasura, Rinos

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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    Sklar, Elizabeth

    Children Learning From Team Robotics: RoboCup Junior 2000 Educational Research Report Elizabeth I. Sklar Department of Design and Innovation The Open University Milton Keynes, MK17 8QH, United Kingdom j be obtained from: Department of Design and Innovation Faculty of Technology The Open University Milton Keynes

  2. Considering the Research, Debating the Issues: Proceedings of the National ALNARC Forum (1st, Melbourne, Australia, February 17-18, 2000).

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    Sanguinetti, Jill, Ed.; Bradshaw, Delia, Ed.

    This document contains 10 papers about and from a national forum that was conducted by the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) to gather various perspectives on the inclusion of literacy and numeracy standards in Australia's national training packages and to discuss research about the implementation of training…

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

    2005-01-01

    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…

  4. 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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    Chappell, Nick A

    & Science under the auspices of UNESCO, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN, UK 3 Australian Institute of Sport-runoff systems within the humid tropics can be some of the most responsive of any global region (Gilmour et al of these catchment systems heightens the risk of downstream flooding, accelerates soil erosion, and gives a greater

  5. Mark A. Burgman Personal Details

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    Burgman, Mark

    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

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

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

    1999-01-01

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

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

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

    1998-01-01

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

  8. Quality, Viability and Relevance: A Strategic Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mixed-Mode Teaching and Learning in an Undergraduate Biotechnology and Biomedical Science Degree

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    Gray, Kathleen; Piva, Terrence; Nicolettou, Angela

    2004-01-01

    RMIT is a major Australian university of technology based in central Melbourne with regional and international reach. It has made both online education and programme quality two central planks in its teaching and learning strategy in recent years. This paper proposes making the connection between these two strategic directions by working within a…

  9. Extension of some MAP results to transient MAPs and Markovian binary trees

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    Telek, Miklós

    of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia b Department of Telecommunications, Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary c MTA-BME Information systems research group, Budapest, Hungary Abstract In this work we

  10. nature methods | VOL.6 NO.7 | JULY 2009 | 489 news and views

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    Cai, Long

    , University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. e-mail: pcd@unimelb.edu.au The CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte high fre- quency (>0.1%) to allow quantification or separation by flow cytometry. The papers

  11. Copyright 2004 IEEE. Published in Proceedings of ASWEC 2004, April 15-16 2004, Melbourne, Australia. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating

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    Grundy, John

    for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution]. Much of this research has to date been focused on learning environments for algorithms, theories manuals, PDF documents or limited on-line help facilities. These approaches suffer from inconsistent

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

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    Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria.

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

  13. What Future for Technical & Vocational Education & Training? Selected papers presented at the International Conference of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, December 14-18, 1992).

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    Hall, William C., Ed.

    This collection of articles of international appeal on the future of vocational and technical education and training begins with an introduction by William Hall and includes the following papers: "New Vocationalism in the United States: Potential Problems and Outlook" (Benson); "Learning within a Work Context: Training Concepts, Experience,…

  14. Proceedings of the 2000 International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography (PKC'2000) (18 20 january 2000, Melbourne, Australia) H. Imai and Y. Zheng Eds. Springer-Verlag, LNCS 1751, pages 276292.

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    Pointcheval, David

    knowledge gaps and unfair advantages gained by the scheme designer's country (e.g. the NSA being since then and a few of them were standardized, in particular NIST standardized the DSA signature scheme

  15. Books

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    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

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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

  16. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 46, NO. 12, DECEMBER 1999 1393 The Effects of Stochastic Neural Activity in a Model

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    Bruce, Ian

    , The University of Melbourne, the Bionic Ear Institute, and the CRC for Cochlear Implants, Speech and Hearing Research. Asterisk indicates corresponding author. *I. C. Bruce was with the Bionic Ear Institute was with the Bionic Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne

  17. DOI: 10.1007/s10955-005-7004-3 Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 120, Nos. 5/6, September 2005 ( 2005)

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    Guttman, Tony

    , and we find the cancellation of the leading analytic correction. KEY WORDS: Self-avoiding walk; polymer of Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia; e-mail: {tonyg, I.Jensen, anr}@ms.unimelb.edu.au 3Dip. di Fisica and INFN been a central problem in both statistical mechanics and polymer physics for more than three decades.(1

  18. The On-Line ERIC Project at the National Library of Australia.

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    McCallum, Ian S.

    This report describes the On-Line ERIC Project conducted jointly by the National Library of Australia and by IBM Australia Ltd. between March and May 1976. The Project involved a telecommunications network with video terminals and printers linking the National Library, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Central Library, and Macquarie…

  19. Tectonic and economic implications of trace element, 40Ar/ 39Ar and Sm-Nd data from mafic dykes associated with orogenic gold mineralisation in central Victoria, Australia

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    Bierlein, F. P.; Hughes, M.; Dunphy, J.; McKnight, S.; Reynolds, P.; Waldron, H.

    2001-08-01

    Mafic to intermediate dykes are spatially and temporally closely associated with major post-tectonic granitic complexes in the western Lachlan Orogen of SE Australia. These dykes, which range petrographically from basaltic to andesitic, are concentrated within several, north- to northwest-trending zones and were emplaced during two broad intervals of extensive magmatic activity during the Silurian-Devonian period. Geochemical and Sm-Nd isotopic characteristics of these mafic intrusives are consistent with their formation in a complex subduction-related tectonic setting. Interaction between mantle-wedge material, sinking oceanic crust and input from the overlying continental crust resulted in the petrological and geochemical variations displayed by these and more felsic dykes throughout the study region. Field evidence and 40Ar/ 39Ar data show that in the eastern part of the Stawell Zone and in the northwest portion of the Bendigo Zone, mafic dyke were intruded between 410 and 400 Ma (Late Silurian/Early Devonian). Further emplacement in the Bendigo Zone and the eastern part of the Melbourne Zone took place at between 375 and 365 Ma (Middle to Late Devonian). Episodic mantle-derived magmatism was possibly related to step-wise rollback, slab detachment or changes in the angle and rate of westward subduction in response to periodically occurring accretionary pulses. A close spatial and temporal relationship also exists between the dykes and orogenic gold mineralisation in the central Victorian gold province. Mafic to intermediate dykes both crosscut, and are host to, mineralisation in a number of goldfields. Although there is little evidence for a direct genetic association, the two processes are linked by the common utilisation of translithospheric structures, which facilitated the rapid ascent into shallow crustal levels of both mantle-derived magma and crustal-scale ore-forming fluid systems. Previous studies have suggested that transfer of heat into the crust via ascending mafic mantle magmas can provide a thermal engine which triggers and sustains extensive crustal melting, thus explaining the commonly observed close association of mafic to intermediate and felsic intrusive suites. This study supports the viability of this mechanism and in addition, indicates that a causal link exists between the formation of mantle magmas in collisional zones and the generation of orogenic gold deposits.

  20. Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase IV

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    Bauman, William H., III

    2009-01-01

    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.

  1. Situational Lightning Climatologies for Central Florida: Phase III

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    Barrett, Joe H., III

    2008-01-01

    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.

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

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    Bauman, William H., III

    2009-01-01

    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.

  3. Reviews: Australian

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

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

  4. Technische Universitt Berlin Studieren weltweit

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    , Luise Flade, Felix Noller Stand Dezember 2012 Fotos Vielen Dank an unsere ehemaligen Aus- tauschstudierende, die mit ihren Fotos zu dieser Broschüre beigetragen haben: Hauke Glässing (Melbourne), Franz

  5. Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy Simon Batterbury

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    Batterbury, Simon

    Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy Simon Batterbury University of Melbourne www and struggles Migration and environment Natural hazards Postcolonial theory Feminist political ecology

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

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    Case, Jonathan

    1999-01-01

    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.

  7. Closing ceremonies of the FIRST Southeast Regional robotics competition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

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

  8. Crowd enjoys the FIRST event

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

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

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

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    H. Riedl

    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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Oke, Peter

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

  12. Nitrogen composition in urban runoff—implications for stormwater management

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    Geoff D. Taylor; Tim D. Fletcher; Tony H. F. Wong; Peter F. Breen; Hugh P. Duncan

    2005-01-01

    A study was conducted to characterise the composition of nitrogen in urban stormwater in Melbourne, Australia, during baseflows and storm events, and to compare the results with international data. Nitrogen in Melbourne stormwater was predominantly dissolved (?80%), with ammonia the least-abundant form (?11%). Concentrations of nitrogen species did not vary significantly between baseflow and storms, although the proportion of nitrogen

  13. Preferred Collagen Fiber Orientation in the Human Mid-shaft Femur

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    Goldman, Haviva M.

    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

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

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    Burgman, Mark

    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

  15. Home Space: Youth Identification in the Greek Diaspora

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    Tsolidis, Georgina; Pollard, Vikki

    2010-01-01

    This article draws on a larger study on schooling and diaspora using the case of the Greek community of Melbourne, Australia to examine processes of identification of young people with access to minority cultures. The Melbourne Greek community is long-standing, diverse, and well-established. Because of this, the young people involved in this study…

  16. E-learning? Technology enhanced

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    Loch, Birgit

    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

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

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    Greenslade, Diana

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

  18. Enhancing Traditional University Science Teaching Using The World Wide Web

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    Pearce, Jon

    of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, AUSTRALIA, 3052 ABSTRACT The University of Melbourne has a history a few students at the source university, and hence be uneconomical to run. But on the Web they can attract more than enough students (from other campuses) to fill quotas. Other advantages of the Web

  19. Land Universitet Sprk OBS! Mer info Argentina Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires Spanska Ej fr F

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    Land Universitet Språk OBS! Mer info Argentina Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires Spanska Ej för Melbourne Inst. of Technology Engelska Endast VT14 eller kalenderår 2014 Mer info Australien The University of Melbourne Engelska Endast VT14 eller kalenderår 2014 Mer info Australien University of Adelaide Engelska

  20. Aneka Cloud Application Platform and Its Integration with Windows Azure

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    Melbourne, University of

    . Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2 Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia Abstract Aneka is an Application Platform-as-a-Service (Aneka PaaS) for Cloud Computing. It acts as a framework

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

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    Kurnia, Sherah

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

  2. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 12, JUNE 15, 2007 919 Phase Estimation for Coherent Optical OFDM

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    Shieh, William

    single carrier optical trans- mission systems, OFDM systems transmit a data stream over a number of lower received November 21, 2006; revised March 7, 2007. X. Yi and Y. Tang are with Victoria Research Laboratory, National ICT Aus- tralia, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia (e-mail: x

  3. 10.1098/rsta.2003.1221 Progress in silicon-based quantum computing

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    Goan, Hsi-Sheng

    Computer Technology, School of Physics and 2Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, School of Electrical Computer Technology, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010, Australia 4Centre Technology towards the fabrication and demonstration of spin qubits and charge qubits based on phosphorus

  4. Design and Construction of a Regional Scale Bioretention System

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    N. Somes; Jake Moore

    As part of their commitment to the reduction of nitrogen loads entering Port Phillip, Melbourne Water constructs large scale stormwater treatment systems across metropolitan Melbourne. To date most of the treatment systems have been wetlands. Treatment measures which use filtration through a vegetated sand media obtain higher rates of nutrient removal per unit area than surface flow systems, i.e. wetlands.

  5. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 11091124, 2010 www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/14/1109/2010/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .-L. Roujean1, J. P. Walker2,*, M. Crapeau3,**, and J.-P. Wigneron3 1CNRM/GAME (M´et´eo-France, CNRS), URA 1357, Toulouse, France 2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne'Ornon, France *now at: Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia **now at: EUMETSAT

  6. HYDRODYNAMIC TESTING OF UNDERWATER VEHICLES AT THE AUSTRALIAN MARITIME ENGINEERING CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH

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    , c/- Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Maritime Platforms Division, PO Box 4331, Melbourne and Technology Organisation, Maritime Platforms Division, PO Box 4331, Melbourne, 3001, AUSTRALIA Abstract) and the offshore oil and gas industry. These characteristics are essential for the design of low level motion

  7. Evertsz, R., Ritter, F. E., Busetta, P., & Pedrotti, M. (2008). Realistic behaviour variation in a BDI-based cognitive architecture. In Proceedings of SimTecT 2008, http://www.siaa.asn.au/library_simtect_2007.html. SIAA Ltd.: Melbourne, Australia.

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    Ritter, Frank

    2008-01-01

    JACK includes tracing and monitoring tools to aid with model development and debriefing of simulation runs tactical models with minimal change to those models. This means that legacy JACK models can be updated not compromise JACK's ease-of-use and representational clarity. JACK represents and executes tactics in a manner

  8. Essential Elements of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 4. Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, May 9-12, 1981).

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    Wellard, Rod, Ed.

    Forty-four papers from the 1981 conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society are presented that focus on issues related to the planning of learning, technique and art in teaching, and judging the effectiveness of learning. Among the papers and authors are: "Planning the Means by Which Teaching and Learning Should Occur" (W.…

  9. Central line infections - hospitals

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    Central line-associated bloodstream infection; CLABSI; Peripherally inserted central catheter - infection; PICC - infection; Central venous catheter - infection; CVC - infection; Central venous device - infection

  10. ATE Central

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them. ATE Central is designed to help educators, students, and the general public to learn about, and use materials from, the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program.ATE Central helps direct users to a full range of high-impact ATE resources available online, including curricula, learning objects, and podcasts. The portal aggregates information about the materials developed by ATE centers and projects, and organizes them using subject taxonomies, context appropriate keywords, and other digital cataloging techniques.

  11. Engineering Central

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

  12. Central Chile

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

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

  13. @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.

  14. Central Africa

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    Begun in 1996, the International Crisis Group's (ICG) Central Africa Project analyzes political and ethnic conflict within and between the nations that straddle mid-Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Angola, Uganda, and Rwanda. As part of that effort ICG has released over twelve full text reports in the last year (a few in French only). The two most recent in-depth reports are: "Africa's Seven-Nation War," which examines how the armies of seven African nations have been drawn into the rebellion against DRC President Laurent Dsir Kabila; and "How Kabila Lost His Way," which traces the foundation of the Kabila regime and seeks to discover why it has engendered both internal and external opposition. Well-researched and fully footnoted, yet written with a non-specialist audience in mind, these reports are a good resource for both students and general readers with an interest in the current situation in Central Africa.

  15. PE Central

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    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.

  16. IPO Central

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    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.

  17. Neuropsychology Central

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    Browndyke, J. N.

    1997-01-01

    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.

  18. A Low-Cost Laser Positioning Apparatus and UUV for Ship Hull Analysis

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida August, 2006 #12;c Copyright 2006 Hunter Crenshaw Brown. All Rights Ocean Engineering Committee Chair Geoffrey Swain, Ph.D. Professor Ocean Engineering Hector Gutierrez, Ph

  19. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns09/interns09.html[5/10/12 10:14:28 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Melbourne Materials Science, University of Oxford, UK Nathaniel Lynd Craig Hawker and Jean Marie Tarascon People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science

  20. Gene Ontology Assisted Exploratory Microarray Clustering and its Application to Cancer

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    Bailey, James

    Gene Ontology Assisted Exploratory Microarray Clustering and its Application to Cancer Geoff of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Abstract. Gene expression profiling provides insight into the functions of genes at a molecular level. Clustering of gene expression profiles can facilitate the identification

  1. ciForager: Incrementally Discovering Regions of Correlated Change in Evolving Graphs

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    Bailey, James

    and JAMES BAILEY and CHRISTOPHER LECKIE, University of Melbourne MICHAEL HOULE, National Institute Correspondence email: jeffrey.chan@unimelb.edu.au Author's addresses: J. Chan and J. Bailey and C. Leckie

  2. 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.,...

  3. A Branch-and-Price Algorithm for Combined Location and Routing ...

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    2008-09-17

    be assigned to vehicles in any arbitrary order and each route can also visit the customers in either .... sink visiting a customer at most once (called elementary) and satisfying the constraint that the total ..... Statistics, University of Melbourne.

  4. Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise

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    ... cause sudden death. A team of researchers from Australia and Belgium found that important signs of rhythm ... Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and visiting professor at University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, ...

  5. 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

  6. 76 FR 6179 - Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications

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    ...Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications AGENCY: Federal...Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting...Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications. DATES: The...1025 W. NASA Boulevard, Building B, Melbourne, Florida...

  7. Probing the Latencies of Software Timestamping Benjamin Villain, Matthew Davis, Julien Ridoux, Darryl Veitch and Nicolas Normand

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    Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia davis@student.unimelb.edu.au, {jridoux, dveitch react to stress patterns of different kinds, and determine which timestamping strategies result apply a set of stress tests separately targeting kernel interrupt processing, disk access

  8. A Coordinator for Scaling Elastic Applications Across Multiple Rodrigo N. Calheiros

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    Calheiros, Rodrigo N.

    Nadjaran Toosi , Christian Vecchiola , Rajkumar Buyya Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Department of Computing and Information Systems The University of Melbourne, Australia Abstract Cloud computing allows customers to dynamically scale their applications, software plat- forms

  9. Graduate and Professional Development Programs

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    ........................................ 25 Information Systems Management Certificate ................................................ 3A Programs The John H. Evans Library, Melbourne campus, houses 106,000 books, 202,000 government documents Back Cover Business Management Certificate ............. 2A Change of Major

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    ...Norfolk, VA; DRS Tactical Systems, Inc., Melbourne, FL...Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Rapiscan Systems, Torrence, CA; and ICS Consulting...development, engineering and production of border security-related systems; and (iii) to insert...

  11. Using Continuous Ground-Based Radar and Lidar Measurements for Evaluating the Representation of Clouds in Four Operational Models

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    Protat, Alain

    and Climate Research, Melbourne, Australia c LATMOS-IPSL, CNRS/INSU, Ve´lizy, France d Meteorology Department, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom e LATMOS-IPSL, CNRS/INSU, Paris, France f European Centre

  12. This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research

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    Protat, Alain

    -en-Yvelines, CNRS/INSU 1 , laboratoire atmosphères milieux, observations spatiales (LATMOS)/IPSL 2 , 10-12, avenue, Docklands, VIC3008 Melbourne, Australia. E-mail addresses: artemio.planafattori@latmos.ipsl.fr (A. Plana

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

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    Melbourne, University of

    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

  14. Giancarlo Fortino University of Calabria, Italy

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    , Spain Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures: Emerging Paradigms and Technologies #12;Next generation content delivery infrastructures : emerging paradigms and technologies / Giancarlo Fortino University of Melbourne, Australia On the Performance of Content Delivery Clouds ABSTRACT Extending

  15. A Parallel Relational Database Management System Approach to Relevance Feedback in Information Retrieval

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    Retrieval Carol Lundquist1 , Ophir Frieder2 , David Grossman3 , and David O. Holmes4 Abstract. A scalable of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, ophir@ee.fit.edu. Ophir Frieder is currently on leave from George Mason

  16. REVIEW ARTICLE published: 27 June 2014

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    Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada 3 Department of Medicine, Epilepsy Research Centre, University of Melbourne in alternate populations and with larger samples is warranted to confirm the findings. Through increased

  17. The University of New Hampshire Department of Music

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    Pohl, Karsten

    ' Carol Percy Aldridge Grainger arr. Richard Franko Goldman Hey! Timothy Mahr UNH Concert Band Zampa Fryburg Sussex Mummers' Carol Percy Aldridge Grainger was born in 1882 in Melbourne, Australia. A budding

  18. A review of the program and effectiveness of \\

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    Mark R. Shortis

    During 1997-2002, the University of Melbourne committed to a $12.5 million program of competitively funded grants to rapidly advance curriculum transformation and multimedia development for subjects and courses across the university. Known initially as \\

  19. Page 1 of 3 CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Associate of Arts Fall 2009 ­ Fall 2011 Brevard Community College, Melbourne, Florida Colorado Springs Leadership Academy 2007 - 2010 Twentyfourseven & Desperation Leadership Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Monument, Colorado Merritt Island, Florida Associate Staff 2010 Colorado Springs Leadership Academy

  20. CURRICULUM VITAE: Guy Simpson Lecturer (Charge d'Enseignement)

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    Rochaix, Jean-David

    systems · Foreland basins · Mountain building · Extreme events This research involves the development, Australia. · 1994 (6 months) Geological consultant BHP Petroleum, Melbourne, Australia. · 1992 (3 months) Geological consultant EDUCATION ETH Z¨urich, Switzerland · 2006 Habilitation in Natural Science Thesis: Three

  1. Vision Guided Circumnavigating Autonomous Robots ? Nick Barnes and ZhiQiang Liu

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    Barnes, Nick

    and Machine Intelligence Lab, Department of Computer Science The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria as long as the absolute height is known. As a result there are only three degrees of freedom (one

  2. ASA2011 Delegate List Title FirstName LastName OrganizationName

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    Adelaide, University of

    of Adelaide Mr Robert Barone-Nugent University of Melbourne Dr Amanda E Bauer Australian Astronomical Goodwin Australian Astronomical Society Dr James Green CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Prof Anne Green

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    ...provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Mosaic ATM, Leesburg, VA; NorthStar Group, LLC, Washington, DC; Luciad, Leuven, BELGIUM; SYPAQ, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; and...

  4. Structural control of volcanism in the McMurdo Volcanic Group, Antarctica

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    P. R. Kyle; J. W. Cole

    1974-01-01

    Volcanoes of the McMurdo Volcanic Group occur in four volcanic provinces: Balleny, Hallett, Melbourne and Erebus. The Balleny\\u000a and Hallet provinces are distributed along the Balleny Fracture Zone and Hallett Fracture respectively. Stratovolcanoes within\\u000a the Melbourne province may be associated with north to northwest-trending grabens and faults in northern Victoria Land. The\\u000a Erebus volcanic province is located at the intersection

  5. PaPerS By SeSSion -wedneSday, June 18, 2008 WE4D: Microwave Photonic Technologies and Systems

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    Choi, Woo-Young

    MelbourneInstituteofTechnology(RMIT),Melbourne,Australia WE4D-05: Microwave Signal Generation using Self-Heterodyning of a FastWavelength Switching SG#12;PaPerS By SeSSion - wedneSday, June 18, 2008 WE4D: Microwave Photonic Technologies and Systems Dieter Jaeger, University of Duisburg-Essen Edward Rezek, Northrop Grumman WE4D-01: Fiber-Fed 60-GHz Self-Heterodyne

  6. Reviews and notices

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    Michael E. Hoare; J. M. Powell; Craig Duncan; John Rutherford; E. J. Hickin; R. T. Jackson; P. P. Courtenay; Frank J. B. Stilwell; M. I. Logan; R. G. Golledge; Malcolm A. Murray; Bob Fagan; David M. Chapman; A. Shepherd; J. B. Kirkpatrick; Philip Tilley; Gerard F. van Tets; A. J. Parsons; J. G. Speight; P. J. Hughes

    1976-01-01

    THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK by J. C. Beaglehole. 16 by 25 cm, xi and 760 pages, text figures, plates. Black, London 1974 (ISBN 0 7136 1382 3) $A16.00RURAL INDUSTRY IN THE PORT PHILLIP REGION 1835–1880 by L. J. Peel. 19 by 25 cm, xiv and 196 pages, text figures, tables. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1974 (ISBN 0 522

  7. Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development

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    Renfree, Marilyn B; Papenfuss, Anthony T; Deakin, Janine E; Lindsay, James; Heider, Thomas; Belov, Katherine; Rens, Willem; Waters, Paul D; Pharo, Elizabeth A; Shaw, Geoff; Wong, Emily SW; Lefèvre, Christophe M; Nicholas, Kevin R; Kuroki, Yoko; Wakefield, Matthew J; Zenger, Kyall R; Wang, Chenwei; Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm; Nicholas, Frank W; Hickford, Danielle; Yu, Hongshi; Short, Kirsty R; Siddle, Hannah V; Frankenberg, Stephen R; Chew, Keng Y; Menzies, Brandon R; Stringer, Jessica M; Suzuki, Shunsuke; Hore, Timothy A; Delbridge, Margaret L; Patel, Hardip; Mohammadi, Amir; Schneider, Nanette Y; Hu, Yanqiu; O'Hara, William; Al Nadaf, Shafagh; Wu, Chen; Feng, Zhi-Ping; Cocks, Benjamin G; Wang, Jianghui; Flicek, Paul; Searle, Stephen MJ; Fairley, Susan; Beal, Kathryn; Herrero, Javier; Carone, Dawn M; Suzuki, Yutaka; Sugano, Sumio; Toyoda,Atsushi; Sakaki, Yoshiyuki; Kondo, Shinji; Nishida, Yuichiro; Tatsumoto, Shoji; Mandiou, Ion; Hsu, Arthur; McColl, Kaighin A; Lansdell, Benjamin; Weinstock, George; Kuczek, Elizabeth; McGrath, Annette; Wilson, Peter; Men, Artem; Hazar-Rethinam, Mehlika; Hall, Allison; Davis, John; Wood, David; Williams, Sarah; Sundaravadanam, Yogi; Muzny, Donna M; Jhangiani, Shalini N; Lewis, Lora R; Morgan, Margaret B; Okwuonu, Geoffrey O; Ruiz, San J; Santibanez, Jireh; Nazareth, Lynne; Cree, Andrew; Fowler, Gerald; Kovar, Christie L; Dinh, Huyen H; Joshi, Vandita; Jing, Chyn; Lara, Fremiet; Thornton, Rebecca; Chen, Lei; Deng, Jixin; Liu, Yue; Shen, Joshua Y; Song, Xing-Zhi; Edson, Janette; Troon, Carmen; Thomas, Daniel; Stephens, Amber; Yapa, Lankesha; Levchenko, Tanya; Gibbs, Richard A; Cooper, Desmond W; Speed, Terence P; Fujiyama, Asao; Graves, Jennifer A M; O'Neill, Rachel J; Pask, Andrew J; Forrest, Susan M; Worley, Kim C

    2011-12-30

    Correction While compiling the article describing the genome sequence of the tammar wallaby [1] one of the authors was inadvertently omitted from the author list. This author, Hardip Patel, has been included in the corrected author list above... . Author details 1The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics, Australia. 2Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia. 3Bioinformatics Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall...

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

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

    2014-05-01

    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.

  9. North America Europe Central &

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    Johnson, Matthew

    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

  10. Central venous catheters - ports

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    Central venous catheter - subcutaneous; Port-a-Cath; InfusaPort; PasPort; Subclavian port; Medi - port; Central venous line - port ... Catheters are used when you need medical treatment over a long period of time. For example, you ...

  11. Central Limit Theorem

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    David M. Lane

    This site from David Lane features a description of the central limit theorem used in statistics. Examples of frequency distributions are shown, and there is also a link to an interactive demonstration of the central limit theorem.

  12. Central and peripheral demyelination

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    Mehndiratta, Man Mohan; Gulati, Natasha Singh

    2014-01-01

    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

  13. European Central Bank

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

  14. Martian Central Pit Craters

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    Hillman, E.; Barlow, N. G.

    2005-01-01

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

  15. Is bank supervision central to central banking?

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

    1999-01-01

    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

  16. Central Southern Thai Dictionary.

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    Kaewkhao, Uthai; Kiatboonyarit, Tawan

    The dictionary for Central to Southern varieties of Thai is designed as a reference for use by Peace Corps volunteers assigned to southern Thailand. An introductory section gives an overview of the dictionary's content and design and some notes on tone patterns and spelling variation in the Central and Southern varieties. Most of the words…

  17. Central American update

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1987-01-01

    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,

  18. Central nervous system

    MedlinePLUS

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

  19. Central serous choroidopathy

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    ... up without treatment in 1 or 2 months. Laser treatment or photodynamic therapy to seal the leak may ... small number of people will have complications from laser treatment that impair their central vision. That is why ...

  20. Probability: Central limit theorem

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    2013-06-21

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

  1. Central core disease

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    Heinz Jungbluth

    2007-01-01

    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;

  2. Isolated central vestibular syndrome.

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    Kim, Sung-Hee; Park, Seong-Ho; Kim, Hyo-Jung; Kim, Ji-Soo

    2015-04-01

    Isolated vestibular syndrome may occur all along the vestibular pathways from the peripheral labyrinth to the brain. By virtue of recent developments in clinical neurotology and neuroimaging, however, diagnosis of isolated central vestibulopathy is increasing. Here, we review five distinct syndromes of isolated central vestibular syndrome from lesions restricted to the vestibular nuclei, the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi, the flocculus, the tonsil, and the nodulus, and introduce a new vestibular syndrome from isolated involvement of the inferior cerebellar peduncle. Decreased responses to head impulses do not exclude a central lesion as a cause of isolated vestibular syndrome. Brain imaging, including diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may be falsely negative during the acute phase in patients with isolated vestibular syndrome because of a stroke. Central signs should be sought carefully in patients with isolated vertigo, even when the patients show the features of peripheral vestibulopathy and negative MRIs. Recognition of these isolated central vestibular syndromes would aid in defining the lesions responsible for various vestibular manifestations in central vestibulopathy. PMID:25735822

  3. Central line sepsis.

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    Peterson, Kimberly K

    2003-01-01

    Since 1980, the placement of central venous access devices has become routine, and these catheters have been of great benefit in the treatment of patients with cancer. Unfortunately, central venous catheters have not been without complications. Central line sepsis has been reported to be one of the most frequently occurring complications, and although it is extremely costly to treat, more importantly, this condition is potentially life threatening to patients. Developing strategies that would prevent central line catheter infections has been a continual challenge for healthcare providers. Studies have been conducted on the use of catheters with antiseptic coatings, antimicrobial coatings, impregnated antimicrobial cuffs, prophylactic antibiotic therapy, antibiotic locks, use of antithrombolytics, different exit site dressings, and the use of various disinfectants for cleansing catheter exit sites. Healthcare providers, including oncology nurses, need to be knowledgeable concerning potential sources of infection and factors that may lead to central line sepsis (Chaiyakunapruk, Veenstra, Lipsky, & Saint, 2002; Darouiche et al., 1999; Little & Palmer, 1998; Veenstra, Saint, Saha, Lumley, & Sullivan, 1999). They need to advocate for the use of sterile technique during catheter insertion and aseptic technique when routine maintenance is provided and be aware of the standard treatments for and potential outcomes of central line catheter infections. In addition, oncology nurses should be encouraged to support and participate in controlled, randomized studies that may provide scientific-based practices that decrease the number of catheter-related infections in the future. PMID:12696220

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

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

    2015-02-01

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

  5. CENTRAL PLATEAU REMEDIATION

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    ROMINE, L.D.

    2006-02-01

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

  6. POWER CENTRALIZED SEMIGROUPS PRIMOZ MORAVEC

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

  7. Centralized Mouse Repositories

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    Donahue, Leah Rae; de Angelis, Martin Hrabe; Hagn, Michael; Franklin, Craig; Lloyd, K. C. Kent; Magnuson, Terry; McKerlie, Colin; Nakagata, Naomi; Obata, Yuichi; Read, Stuart; Wurst, Wolfgang; Hörlein, Andreas; Davisson, Muriel T.

    2013-01-01

    Because the mouse is used so widely for biomedical research and the number of mouse models being generated is increasing rapidly, centralized repositories are essential if the valuable mouse strains and models that have been developed are to be securely preserved and fully exploited. Ensuring the ongoing availability of these mouse strains preserves the investment made in creating and characterizing them and creates a global resource of enormous value. The establishment of centralized mouse repositories around the world for distributing and archiving these resources has provided critical access to and preservation of these strains. This article describes the common and specialized activities provided by major mouse repositories around the world. PMID:22945696

  8. The Central Limit Theorem

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    Anderson-Cook, C.

    The applets in this section of Statistical Java allow you to see how the Central Limit Theorem works. The main page gives the characteristics of five non-normal distributions (Bernoulli, Poisson, Exponential, U-shaped, and Uniform). Users then select one of the distributions and change the sample size to see how the distribution of the sample mean approaches normality. Users can also change the number of samples. To select between the different applets you can click on Statistical Theory, the Central Limit Theorem and then the Main Page. At the bottom of this page you can make your applet selection.

  9. Central American update

    SciTech Connect

    Hodgson, S.F.

    1987-07-01

    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.

  10. The effect of in-line spacing of two cylinder groups on the Morison force coefficients

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    Smith, D.J.; Haritos, N. [Univ. of Melbourne (Australia). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    1996-12-31

    This paper describes some results from an experimental study undertaken in the University of Melbourne`s Michell Laboratory which has investigated the interference effect associated with closely spaced cylinder groups on the in-line Morison force coefficients. Previous experimental studies undertaken at the University of Melbourne identified that the closely spaced cylinder range, (spacing to diameter ratio less than 3), is critical to the determination of the Morison force coefficients for tandem cylinders. The current research extends the previous work conducted in the department by investigating in more detail the closely spaced cylinder regime whilst extending results into the drag dominant regime (Keulegan-Carpenter number > 20). Results presented herein are limited to the exploration of the effect of varying the spacing of two cylinder groups oriented in-line to the direction of the uni-directional waves.

  11. Channeling the Central Dogma

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    Calabrese, Ronald L.

    2014-01-01

    How do neurons and networks achieve their characteristic electrical activity, regulate this activity homeostatically, and yet show population variability in expression? O'Leary et al. address some of these thorny questions in this theoretical analysis that starts with the Central Dogma. PMID:24853932

  12. Education in Central America.

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    Waggoner, George R.; Waggoner, Barbara Ashton

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

  13. Central Administration. Interim Report.

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    Duke Univ., Durham, NC.

    Because the configuration of the central administration of Duke University has recently been modified, this report was prepared: (1) to describe the changes and rearrangements thus far introduced; (2) to propose desirable clarifications not yet provided; (3) to recommend certain additional changes where these may already appear to be needed; and…

  14. Central Authority and Order

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emily Erikson; Joseph M. Parent

    2007-01-01

    Strong central authorities are able to effectively manage costly defection, but are unable to adequately address lesser conflicts because of limits to their ability to monitor and enforce. We argue, counterintuitively, that these limitations build coop- eration and trust among subordinates:the limitations contribute to the production of order. First, limits to authority leave space for locally informed decentralized enforce- ment.

  15. Central pain control

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernard Calvino; Rose Marie Grilo

    2006-01-01

    We describe the anatomic and physiological components involved in pain physiology, with the goal of providing readers with the background information needed to understand central pain control mechanisms. These include spinal segmental controls, supraspinal excitatory and inhibitory controls, and diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNICs). Pain is a subjective sensation produced by an emotionally unpleasant experience considered to originate in adaptive

  16. A quarterly and Central

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    A quarterly report on employment and office markets in Northern and Central New Jersey May 2008- plications for the state's office markets. This year has every indication of being a very difficult and New Jersey's plan to purchase a $60 million lease on the Northeast Auto Marine Terminal in Jersey City

  17. [Central African Republique].

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    The capital of Central African Republic is Bangui. As of 1995, Central African Republic had a population of 3.3 million governed by a presidential regime. 1994 gross national product and per capita income were, respectively, $1.2 billion and $370. Per capita income declined by 2.8% per year over the period 1985-94. In 1994, Central African Republic owed $890.6 million, then being serviced at $79.6 million. For the same year, Central African Republic exported $185.5 million in goods and services and imported $280.4 million. As of 1995, the population was growing in size by 2.4% annually. In 1992-93, life expectancy at birth was 49.4 years, the infant mortality rate was 102 per 1000 births, 45% had access to health services, and 24% had access to drinkable water. Other data are presented on the country's topography, climate and vegetation, demographics, principal cities, population distribution, religions, political structure, economics and finances, foreign commerce, and transportation and communications. PMID:12347082

  18. Central American resource studies

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    E. Van Eeckhout; A. W. Laughlin

    1989-01-01

    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

  19. Central Idaho Debris Flow

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

  20. Central Limit Theorem

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    Lowry, Richard

    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.

  1. Central giant cell lesion.

    PubMed

    Valentine, James C; Nelson, Brenda L

    2011-12-01

    A classic case of central giant cell lesion (CGCL) is presented with emphasis on clinical, radiologic, and histologic features. The differential is discussed including peripheral giant cell granuloma, brown tumor of hyperparathyroidism, and giant cell tumor of bone. The molecular pathway of osteoclastogenesis is selectively reviewed and applied to suggest possible etiologies of the giant cell lesions. CGCL syndromes and treatment are also discussed. PMID:21898170

  2. Central American development

    SciTech Connect

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

    1995-05-01

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

  3. Central core disease

    PubMed Central

    Jungbluth, Heinz

    2007-01-01

    Central core disease (CCD) is an inherited neuromuscular disorder characterised by central cores on muscle biopsy and clinical features of a congenital myopathy. Prevalence is unknown but the condition is probably more common than other congenital myopathies. CCD typically presents in infancy with hypotonia and motor developmental delay and is characterized by predominantly proximal weakness pronounced in the hip girdle; orthopaedic complications are common and malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is a frequent complication. CCD and MHS are allelic conditions both due to (predominantly dominant) mutations in the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor (RYR1) gene, encoding the principal skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release channel (RyR1). Altered excitability and/or changes in calcium homeostasis within muscle cells due to mutation-induced conformational changes of the RyR protein are considered the main pathogenetic mechanism(s). The diagnosis of CCD is based on the presence of suggestive clinical features and central cores on muscle biopsy; muscle MRI may show a characteristic pattern of selective muscle involvement and aid the diagnosis in cases with equivocal histopathological findings. Mutational analysis of the RYR1 gene may provide genetic confirmation of the diagnosis. Management is mainly supportive and has to anticipate susceptibility to potentially life-threatening reactions to general anaesthesia. Further evaluation of the underlying molecular mechanisms may provide the basis for future rational pharmacological treatment. In the majority of patients, weakness is static or only slowly progressive, with a favourable long-term outcome. PMID:17504518

  4. Central Florida Memory

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

  5. Central auditory system.

    PubMed

    Masterton, R B

    1993-01-01

    A biological view of the central auditory system seems to be replacing the older Galilean or physics-based view as the guide for research in the late 20th century. This emerging view is primarily Darwinian in origin and recognizes that the entire auditory system is an adaptation for extracting information from natural sounds and their sources, usually for the guidance of immediate behavioral action. The fact that natural sounds themselves are almost always transients, too brief in duration to have tonal quality, suggests that the ear is far more of a Fast Fourier Transformer (and less of a Fourier analyzer) than is usually explicitly stated. Since the brief sounds constituting most of the acoustical environment contain critical information for guiding behavioral activity, several further hypotheses regarding the cell-level and tissue-level contributions of the central auditory system also follow. For example, the new view suggests that the central auditory system's role is likely to include the extraction of the behaviorally most important features, aspects, or dimensions of the sources of sounds in addition to, or possibly instead of, the physical dimensions of the sounds themselves. Because this new view has already enjoyed some measure of success and has also suggested a number of new and unusual directions for future research, it may become the dominant theory for research in the 21st century. PMID:8321548

  6. Observation Denial and Performance of a Local Mesoscale Model

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

    2009-01-01

    .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.

  7. Pandoraviruses: amoeba viruses with genomes up to 2.5 Mb reaching that of parasitic eukaryotes.

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    Philippe, Nadège; Legendre, Matthieu; Doutre, Gabriel; Couté, Yohann; Poirot, Olivier; Lescot, Magali; Arslan, Defne; Seltzer, Virginie; Bertaux, Lionel; Bruley, Christophe; Garin, Jérome; Claverie, Jean-Michel; Abergel, Chantal

    2013-07-19

    Ten years ago, the discovery of Mimivirus, a virus infecting Acanthamoeba, initiated a reappraisal of the upper limits of the viral world, both in terms of particle size (>0.7 micrometers) and genome complexity (>1000 genes), dimensions typical of parasitic bacteria. The diversity of these giant viruses (the Megaviridae) was assessed by sampling a variety of aquatic environments and their associated sediments worldwide. We report the isolation of two giant viruses, one off the coast of central Chile, the other from a freshwater pond near Melbourne (Australia), without morphological or genomic resemblance to any previously defined virus families. Their micrometer-sized ovoid particles contain DNA genomes of at least 2.5 and 1.9 megabases, respectively. These viruses are the first members of the proposed "Pandoravirus" genus, a term reflecting their lack of similarity with previously described microorganisms and the surprises expected from their future study. PMID:23869018

  8. Central ignition scenarios for TFTR

    SciTech Connect

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

    1986-03-01

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

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

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    this report as follows: Kaduwela, A. P. 2004. Central California Ozone Study. California Energy Commission/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies The Central California Ozone Study is the final report for the Central California Ozone Study, Interagency Agreement 700-98-027, between

  10. Optimal dispersion and central places

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin M. Curtin; Richard L. Church

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents research into optimal dispersion models as applied to central places. The literature regarding location optimization and central places is reviewed and the motivation for employing dispersion models is identified. Models that employ the objective of maximal dispersion in the context of central places are formulated and solved in the context of both single- and multiple-good systems. Two

  11. Flooding in Central Siberia

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    A mixture of snowmelt and ice jams in late May and June of this year caused the Taz River (left) and the Yenisey River (right) in central Siberia to overflow their banks. The flooding can be seen in this image taken on June 11, 2002, by the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard the Terra satellite. Normally, the rivers would resemble thin black lines in MODIS imagery. In the false-color images sage green and rusty orange is land, and water is black. Clouds are white and pink. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

  12. Fires in Central Africa

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    Hundreds of fires are set every year during the dry season in Central Africa. This true color image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) shows dozens of smoke plumes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 29, 2000. Residents burn away scrub and brush annually in the woody savanna to clear land for farming and grazing. For more information, visit the SeaWiFS Home Page, Global Fire Monitoring Fact Sheet, and 4km2 Fire Data Image Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

  13. Floods in Central China

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

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

  14. Central American electrical interconnection

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

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

  15. Central American resource studies

    SciTech Connect

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

    1989-01-01

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

  16. Africa Research Central

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    Historically, researchers in Europe and the US have had difficulty finding updated information on primary source African collections. African Research Central, hosted by California State University at San Bernardino, seeks to bridge this information gap by offering centralized and frequently updated information on primary source collections, as well as publicizing the needs of the repositories and suggesting a plan of action for concerned researchers. The site is divided into three sections: The Repositories, For Researchers, and For Repository Professionals. The first section serves as a gateway to the archives, libraries, and museums with important collections of African primary sources. The emphasis is on Africa, but European and North American institutions are also listed. Information for institutions includes contact information, access conditions, publications, references, and a preservation wish list. The second section includes a Researcher's Questionnaire and information on how academics can contribute to the preservation of African sources. The Repository Professionals section invites archivists to update information on repositories or add new ones and publicize their preservation needs and desires. Both of the latter sections also offer related links. Future plans for the site include a searchable database, an expanded repository list, and a section for educators.

  17. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.

    PubMed

    Whiting, David A; Olsen, Elise A

    2008-01-01

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

  18. Central Nervous System Cancers

    PubMed Central

    Nabors, Louis Burt; Ammirati, Mario; Bierman, Philip J.; Brem, Henry; Butowski, Nicholas; Chamberlain, Marc C.; DeAngelis, Lisa M.; Fenstermaker, Robert A.; Friedman, Allan; Gilbert, Mark R.; Hesser, Deneen; Holdhoff, Matthias; Junck, Larry; Lawson, Ronald; Loeffler, Jay S.; Maor, Moshe H.; Moots, Paul L.; Morrison, Tara; Mrugala, Maciej M.; Newton, Herbert B.; Portnow, Jana; Raizer, Jeffrey J.; Recht, Lawrence; Shrieve, Dennis C.; Sills, Allen K.; Tran, David; Tran, Nam; Vrionis, Frank D.; Wen, Patrick Y.; McMillian, Nicole; Ho, Maria

    2014-01-01

    Primary and metastatic tumors of the central nervous system are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with varied outcomes and management strategies. Recently, improved survival observed in 2 randomized clinical trials established combined chemotherapy and radiation as the new standard for treating patients with pure or mixed anaplastic oligodendroglioma harboring the 1p/19q codeletion. For metastatic disease, increasing evidence supports the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery in treating patients with multiple metastatic lesions but low overall tumor volume. These guidelines provide recommendations on the diagnosis and management of this group of diseases based on clinical evidence and panel consensus. This version includes expert advice on the management of low-grade infiltrative astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, anaplastic gliomas, glioblastomas, medulloblastomas, supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors, and brain metastases. The full online version, available at NCCN.org, contains recommendations on additional subtypes. PMID:24029126

  19. Central solar energy receiver

    DOEpatents

    Drost, M. Kevin (Richland, WA)

    1983-01-01

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

  20. Sucker rod centralizer

    SciTech Connect

    Rivas, O.; Newski, A.

    1989-10-03

    This patent describes a device for centralizing at least one sucker rod within a production pipe downhole in a well and for reducing frictional forces between the pipe and at least one sucker rod. It comprises an elongate, substantially cylindrical body member having a longitudinal axis, a plurality of slots within the member and a rotatable member mounted within each slot, each of the plurality of slots has its major dimension along a first axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body member and is oriented with respect to the other seats so as to form a helicoidal array for maximizing the total surface contact area between the rotatable members and the pipe and for decreasing the forces acting on each rotatable member.

  1. Central Michigan University

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    Central Michigan University

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

  2. Localization and centrality in networks

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    Martin, Travis; Zhang, Xiao; Newman, M. E. J.

    2014-11-01

    Eigenvector centrality is a common measure of the importance of nodes in a network. Here we show that under common conditions the eigenvector centrality displays a localization transition that causes most of the weight of the centrality to concentrate on a small number of nodes in the network. In this regime the measure is no longer useful for distinguishing among the remaining nodes and its efficacy as a network metric is impaired. As a remedy, we propose an alternative centrality measure based on the nonbacktracking matrix, which gives results closely similar to the standard eigenvector centrality in dense networks where the latter is well behaved but avoids localization and gives useful results in regimes where the standard centrality fails.

  3. Optimal dispersion and central places

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin M. Curtin; Richard L. Church

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents research into optimal dispersion models as applied to central places. The literature regarding location\\u000a optimization and central places is reviewed and the motivation for employing dispersion models is identified. Models that\\u000a employ the objective of maximal dispersion in the context of central places are formulated and solved in the context of both\\u000a single- and multiple-good systems. Two

  4. Existence of symmetric central configurations

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    Montaldi, James

    2015-06-01

    Central configurations have been of great interest over many years, with the earliest examples due to Euler and Lagrange. There are numerous results in the literature demonstrating the existence of central configurations with specific symmetry properties, using slightly different techniques in each. The aim here is to describe a uniform approach by adapting to the symmetric case the well-known variational argument showing the existence of central configurations. The principal conclusion is that there is a central configuration for every possible symmetry type, and for any symmetric choice of masses. Finally the same argument is applied to the class of balanced configurations introduced by Albouy and Chenciner.

  5. HealthCentral

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    HealthCentral (formerly HealthScout), a news service provided by Rx Remedy, Inc., posts fifteen to twenty short, easy-to-understand articles each day on a variety of medical and health topics in the news. Articles are based on interviews with experts and reports from medical journals, and HealthScout cites sources and provides links to related resources for each. HealthScout also summarizes newswire stories and links to the original newspaper or journal article. A Directory section contains an archive of older articles. Registration is not required to use the site; however, visitors can sign up to receive personalized health or medical news reports by filling out a personal survey. Quick registration allows users to select from nearly 350 topics; "7-Minute Checkup" requires extensive personal information, but provides a choice of over 700 topics and a detailed health-risk assessment based on the user's responses. The site contains a privacy statement and recommends that users select "Switch to Secure Server" [which requires a browser that supports Secure Socket Layers (SSL)] before submitting information. Searches of news sources are performed every four hours, and users can opt to receive email notification when HealthScout posts new information on their topic.

  6. Central Sleep Apnea

    PubMed Central

    Garcia-Touchard, Arturo; Somers, Virend K.; Olson, Lyle J.; Caples, Sean M.

    2009-01-01

    Congestive heart failure (HF), an exceedingly common and costly disease, is frequently seen in association with central sleep apnea (CSA), which often manifests as a periodic breathing rhythm referred to as Cheyne-Stokes respiration. CSA has historically been considered to be a marker of heart disease, since improvement in cardiac status is often associated with the attenuation of CSA. However, this mirroring of HF and CSA may suggest bidirectional importance to their relationship. In fact, observational data suggest that CSA, associated with repetitive oxyhemoglobin desaturations and surges in sympathetic neural activity, may be of pathophysiologic significance in HF outcomes. In light of the disappointing results from the first large trial assessing therapy with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with CSA and HF, further large-scale interventional trials will be needed to assess the role, if any, of CSA treatment on the outcomes of patients with HF. This review will discuss epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations of CSA in the setting of HF. PMID:18574295

  7. Optimal Contracts for Central Bankers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carl E Walsh

    1995-01-01

    This paper adopts a principal-agent framework to determine how a central banker's incentives should be structured to induce the socially optimal policy. In contrast to previous findings using ad hoc targeting rules, the inflation bias of discretionary policy is eliminated and an optimal response to shocks is achieved by the optimal incentive contract, even in the presence of private central-bank

  8. Regional Education Profile: Central America.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Institute of International Education, New York, NY.

    Profiles of the educational systems in the seven Central American countries are presented, along with an introductory essay by Rene Greenwald, "Higher Education in Central America: Trends and Developments: 1985-86." Country profiles are provided for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. For each country, an…

  9. Central places in a square

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dimitrios S. Dendrinos

    1995-01-01

    Revisiting Hotelling and Central Place Theory in a bounded square surface seems to still be quite insightful and productive. In this short note, it is shown that agglomeration at the center occurs under market conditions involving duopolistic competition, as expected. In an optimum framework, a hierarchy of centers emerges in a number of ways qualitatively different from the classical Central

  10. Central and southern Africa

    SciTech Connect

    McGrew, H.J.

    1981-10-01

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

  11. Central Dynamics of Globular Clusters

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    Noyola, Eva; Baumgardt, H.

    2007-12-01

    Globular clusters have historically been classified into two groups due to their dynamical state. They are considered to be either pre-core-collapse or post-core-collapse systems. Clusters are considered as post-core-collapse when they show concentrated surface brightness profiles, with a steep central cusp; while pre-core collapse clusters are less concentrated and have flat central cores. Recent observational results show that some clusters have central surface brightness profiles with intermediate central slopes, showing shallow cusps. These observations could be explained by the presence of a single or a binary intermediate mass black hole in the center of the clusters. In this work, we create realistic synthetic images from the output of N-body models. The images attempt to mock the resolution and point spread function of the high resolution cameras on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The models are created with and without central black holes, where the no black hole models are allowed to reach core-collapse. We measure surface brightness profiles both from integrated light and from star counts. From the profiles, we obtain parameters such as central surface brightness slope, core radius, and half light radius. We also test how well a King model describes each profile. We find that the black hole models produce shallow cusps if the black hole is larger than a certain mass; while models without central black holes produce more concentrated profiles. This approach, allows to make a thorough comparison between observations and models.

  12. The Canticle's Song of Sixpence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Work Matters, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Canticle Bakery in Melbourne, Australia. The bakery was developed as a nonprofit venture and provides employment for about 13 young people as well as the founders. Emphasis is placed on quality of product and quality of work life. (CH)

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gigi Santow

    1986-01-01

    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

  14. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN E-COMMERCE - FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chris Dubelaar; Yelena Tsarenko; Mark Gabbott

    This study examines performance measurement in online financial services in the Australian marketplace, specifically in online securities companies. Seven online stock brokerage companies from Melbourne and Sydney were interviewed, and their strategies and approaches were systematically reviewed and analysed. The findings suggest that only two companies used performance measurement in strategic decision-making about the online component of their business and

  15. Prayer Is a Positive Activity for Children--A Report on Recent Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mountain, Vivienne

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on Australian research investigating the meaning and function of prayer for children. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 60 primary school participants selected from six different schools in Melbourne, reflecting some of the diverse philosophical and religious traditions found in the Australian society. The three…

  16. r XXXX American Chemical Society 434 dx.doi.org/10.1021/jz101574p |J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 434437 pubs.acs.org/JPCL

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    . Chan,,§ Franz Grieser,^, and Raymond R. Dagastine*,, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia bS Supporting Information ABSTRACT approaching surfaces. As layers of colloid are squeezed out, changes in osmotic pressure cause alternating

  17. Measurement of the Hydrophobic Force in a Soft Matter System Supporting Information Supporting Information for

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    ,3 , Franz Grieser2,4 , Raymond R. Dagastine2,5,6 and Derek Y. C. Chan*2,3,7 1 School of Chemistry, Monash 3010, Australia 4 School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia 5 Department is called an "approach and retract" cycle. At each time step during the cycle, the change in the separation

  18. An approach to the teaching of the wave model of light using microwaves

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. R. Trebilco; L. D. Mackay

    1971-01-01

    This article reports the results of an alternative approach to the teaching of the wave model of light to that used in the PSSC (Physical Science Study Committee) text. In this approach, three Grade II classes in a large suburban high school in Melbourne were taught the entire PSSC section on light, including diffraction and interference, using microwave equipment rather

  19. Distributed Network Size Estimation and Average Degree Estimation and Control in Networks Isomorphic to Directed Graphs

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    Hadjicostis, Christoforos

    Isomorphic to Directed Graphs Iman Shames, Themistoklis Charalambous, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis and Mikael purely on local measurements. Particularly, we are Iman Shames was formerly with the Automatic Control Engineering, University of Melbourne. E-mail: iman.shames@unimelb.edu.au. Themistoklis Charalambous and Mikael

  20. Distributed MPC Via Dual Decomposition and Alternative Direction Method of Multipliers

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Farokhi, Iman Shames, and Karl H. Johansson Abstract A conventional way to handle model predictive control,kallej}@ee.kth.se Iman Shames Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, e-mail: iman.shames@unimelb.edu.au This work was supported in part by the Swedish Research Council

  1. The Value of a "Core" Business--A Case Study of the Involvement of an Australian University in Vietnam: 1993-1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pidgeon, John; Di Virgilio, Patricia

    1999-01-01

    Describes how two dovetailing processes led Swinburne University of Technology of Melbourne, Australia, to the setting up of business studies programs in Vietnam: the increased need to make higher education in Australia more cost efficient and the Vietnamese government's decision to move to a market-based economy. Thus, the Vietnamese government…

  2. Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services #Xingchen Chu1

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    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

  3. Open Sensor Web Architecture: Core Services Xingchen Chu1

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    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

  4. Open Sensor Web Architecture Core Middleware: Sensor Collection Service

    E-print Network

    Melbourne, University of

    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

  5. Error Probability Analysis of IP Time To Live Covert Channels

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    Zander, Sebastian

    networks will increase in the near future [4]. The IP Time To Live (TTL) header field limits the lifetime Melbourne Australia {szander, pbranch, garmitage}@swin.edu.au Abstract--Communication is not necessarily made secure by the use of encryption alone. The mere existence of communication is often enough

  6. Activity based costing in manufacturing: two case studies on implementation

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    Amrik S. Sohal; Walter W. C. Chung

    1998-01-01

    This paper presents two case studies on the implementation of activity based costing (ABC). The first case is a company based in Melbourne, Australia, which manufactures engineering components. The second case study is a specialty chemicals company based in Hong Kong. The case studies discuss the introduction of ABC and the benefits and problems experienced during implementation in each company.

  7. Understanding the Adoption of Electronic Banking in China Sherah Kurnia, Fei Peng, Yi Ruo Liu

    E-print Network

    Kurnia, Sherah

    Understanding the Adoption of Electronic Banking in China Sherah Kurnia, Fei Peng, Yi Ruo Liu The University Of Melbourne Sherahk@unimelb.edu.au Abstract Electronic banking (e-banking), facilitated by various Electronic Commerce (EC) technologies, has helped commercial banks to stay competitive through

  8. Global circulation patterns of seasonal influenza viruses vary with antigenic drift

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    Bedford, Trevor; Riley, Steven; Barr, Ian G.; Broor, Shobha; Chadha, Mandeep; Cox, Nancy J.; Daniels, Rodney S.; Gunasekaran, C. Palani; Hurt, Aeron C.; Kelso, Anne; Klimov, Alexander; Lewis, Nicola S.; Li, Xiyan; McCauley, John W.; Odagiri, Takato; Potdar, Varsha; Rambaut, Andrew; Shu, Yuelong; Skepner, Eugene; Smith, Derek J.; Suchard, Marc A.; Tashiro, Masato; Wang, Dayan; Xu, Xiyan; Lemey, Philippe; Russell, Colin A.

    2015-05-27

      1   Global  circulation  patterns  of  seasonal  influenza  viruses  vary  with  antigenic  drift    Trevor  Bedford1,  Steven  Riley2,3,  Ian  G.  Barr4,  Shobha  Broor5,  Mandeep  Chadha6...  Organization  (WHO)  Collaborating  Centre  for  Reference  and  Research  on  Influenza,  Melbourne,  Australia  5SGT  Medical  College,  Hospital  and  Research  Institute,  Village  Budhera,  District  Gurgaon...

  9. OPERATIONAL AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE

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    Greenslade, Diana

    . Enabling Our Organisation 25 6. OurTargets 29 Monitoring 29 Weather Services 34 Climate and Ocean Services and volunteer observers. Every day we observe, analyse, and predict Australia's weather and climate, its water and operational headquarters are in Melbourne. In addition to our extensive automatic monitoring network and other

  10. The acquisition of inductive constraints Charles Kemp

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    Kemp, Charles

    learning. Thesis Supervisor: Joshua Tenenbaum Title: Associate Professor of Cognitive Science 3 #12;4 #12 cognitive psychology, philosophy, and machine learning, and to put them together to address the most.Sc. (Hons.), University of Melbourne, 2001 Submitted to the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  11. Publication list of CITE & Division of I&TS colleagues 2003 Books & Book Chapters

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    Institute of Multimedia Education. Henri, J. (2002). Assessing learning: Points for consideration. In S. Capra & J. Ryan (Eds), Problems are the solution (pp 27-52 ), Brisbane QLD: CRA. Henri, J. (In press literacy in the middle and later years of schooling. Melbourne: SLAV. Henri, J. (forthcoming). Information

  12. Recent Work in Utility and Cloud Computing Geoffrey Fox1

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    and cloud computing. These articles are extended versions of selected papers from the IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing that was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2011. These articles encompassRecent Work in Utility and Cloud Computing Geoffrey Fox1 {gcf@indiana.edu} and Shrideep Pallickara2

  13. Author's personal copy Future Generation Computer Systems 28 (2012) 13501362

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    2012-01-01

    , Christian Vecchiola, Rajkumar Buyya Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia a r t i c l e i n f o Article Available online 21 March 2012 Keywords: Cloud computing Infrastructure as a service Elastic applications

  14. Curriculum Vitae Personal Details

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    Pearce, Adrian

    -in-charge (3rd/4th year subject), 2010-2014 Engineering Systems Design 2 (ENGR10003)--Joint Lecturer (1st year: First Class) Computer Science, The University of Melbourne Academic Appointments 2012­to-date Associate Roles 2010­to-date Project Leader: Autonomy & Surveillance (and founding member)-- Defence Science

  15. Travelling Drum with Different Beats: Experiencing African Music and Culture in Australian Teacher Education

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on a study that examined the effectiveness of introducing African music and culture to Australian non-specialist primary teacher education students at Deakin University in Melbourne (Australia). The study demonstrates that African music enhanced the generic musical experiences, learning, motivation, interest, confidence and…

  16. nSwitching: Virtual Machine Aware Relay Hardware Switching to improve intra-NIC Virtual Machine Traffic

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    Zou, Cliff C.

    Traffic Jim Bardgett Harris Corporation 1025 W. NASA Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32919 Cliff Zou University center switches and permits continuous up time during network technology refresh or maintenance. A more dramatic change is the virtualization of Operating Systems (OS) which pushes CPU and I/O utilization

  17. INTERNATIONALJOURNAL FOR NUMERICALAND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS. VOL 17, 659-667 (1993) TENSILE STRESSES AROUND BOREHOLES DUE

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    Chan, Derek Y C

    1993-01-01

    changes in pressure, such as the gas outbursts which occur in coal mines,' and the analogous laboratory that the pressure in the well approaches the original formation pressure of the coal seam. Then the well is suddenly Depurtment of Mathematics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria. Australia, 3052 LINCOLN PATERSON

  18. Effect of confinement: polygons in strips, slabs and rectangles

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    Guttman, Tony

    and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia e- mail: tonyg@ms.unimelb.edu.au e-mail: iwan@ms and the attractive polymer adsorption. In an earlier paper Di Marzio and Rubin [6] studied a random walk model of a polymer confined between two planes in Z3. The model included wall-walk inter- actions. In the absence

  19. Marina's Fish Shop: A Mathematically- and Technologically-Rich Lesson

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    Wander, Roger; Pierce, Robyn

    2009-01-01

    In early 2008 researchers from the University of Melbourne's "New Technologies for Teaching Mathematics" project created a lesson for the Year 10 students at their Victorian research schools. Two important goals of secondary school mathematics education are to build students' conceptual knowledge and to teach students to think mathematically.…

  20. Work Orientations of Australian Secondary School Students.

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    Lokan, Jan; And Others

    Aspects of the relative importance of work were examined in a representative sample of 700 Melbourne year-10 students. Instruments were Taylor's Work Quiz (WQ), the Values Scale (VS) and Salience Inventory (SI) developed for the international Work Importance Study, and Holland's Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI). From the WQ three basic…

  1. Bilateral Learning and Teaching in Chinese-Australian Arts and Architecture

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    Joubert, Lindy; Whitford, Steven

    2006-01-01

    A collaborative design-based, cross-cultural exchange between the Chinese School of Architecture, Tsinghua University of Beijing, and the Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning at the University of Melbourne is the case study presented in this article. Two design studios were conducted: one in the Master of Urban Design program, and the…

  2. FUSION OF ADE LATTICE MODELS Yu-kui Zhou1

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    Pearce, Paul A.

    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

  3. Design of Sensor and Wireless Data Acquisition System For Field Testing of Hull Models

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    John Guardino Bachelor of Science Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 2004 A thesis of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida July, 2004 Douglas Chair Ocean Engineering ________________________________ Hector Gutierrez, Ph.D., P.E. Associate

  4. #061212-008 1 Abstract A new type of surface vehicle/buoy is needed for

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Professional Development Grant. S. W. is a professional engineer and assistant professor in Ocean Engineering-mail: swood@ fit.edu). M. R. is an Ocean Engineering graduate student at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901 USA (e-mail: mrees@fit.edu). Z. P. is an Ocean Engineering graduate student

  5. Development of Experimental Techniques and Sea-keeping Tests of Catamaran Model in Open Water

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    by Eduardo Manuel Gonzalez Bachelor of Science Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 2002 for the degree of Masters of Science in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida May, 2005 #12;©Copyright 2005 _______________________________________ Andrew Zborowski, Ph.D. Professor and Program Chair Ocean Engineering

  6. Development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Sub-Ice Environmental Monitoring in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    , Alaska by Charles Lee Frey Bachelor of Science Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 1999 for the degree of Master of Science in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida December, 2002 #12;© 2002 Charles Lee in part the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Ocean Engineering Development

  7. Reduction of Ship Resistance through Induced Turbulent Boundary Layers Kevin Joseph Donnelly

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Bachelors of Science Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 2009 A thesis submitted of Science in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida December, 2010 #12;© Copyright 2010 Kevin Joseph Donnelly _________________________________ Prasanta K. Sahoo, Ph. D Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering Marine and Environmental Systems Major

  8. NAVSEA/FIT -ECS Unit Richard Francis Paradis

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    NAVSEA/FIT - ECS Unit by Richard Francis Paradis Bachelor of Science Ocean Engineering Florida of Marine and Environmental Science - Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida May, 2013 #12;#12;c Copyright Francis Paradis Stephen Wood, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor Ocean Engineering Program Chair Marine

  9. A Modular Control System for Remote Subsea Eric Stephen Smith

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    for the degree of Master of Science In Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida July, 2003 #12;ii © Copyright 2003 by Eric Stephen Smith Stephen L. Wood, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor Ocean Engineering Principle Advisor Andrew Zborowski, Ph.D. Professor and Program Chair Ocean Engineering Héctor Gutierrez, Ph.D., P

  10. Towards a Multiple Station High Frequency Shallow Water

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Michael Eickmeier Bachelor of Science Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology 2007 A thesis of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Ocean Engineering Melbourne, Florida #12;The author grants of Ocean Engineering. "Towards a Multiple Station Shallow Water High Frequency Acoustic Tomography System

  11. The Exception that Reinforces the Rule: Crosspriming by Cytosolic Peptides

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    Nicchitta, Chris

    , Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA 3T Cell Laboratory, Melbourne Centre for Clinical Sciences, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research residues are transported by the transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP) into the endoplasmic

  12. City Beats: A Creative Community Partnership Initiative at ArtPlay

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    Jeanneret, Neryl; Brown, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The City of Melbourne's ArtPlay is open to children and young people aged 3-13 years, and provides a wide range of artist-led programs that serve a broad community within and outside the municipality. Its sister facility, Signal, caters for young people 13-22 years. An Australia Council of the Arts funded Creative Community Partnership Initiative,…

  13. Perinatal Outcomes following the Ultrasound Diagnosis of Echogenic Bowel: An Australian Perspective

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    D. M. Ameratunga; J. M. Said; K. Reidy; R. Palma-Dias

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe the association between fetal echogenic bowel (FEB) diagnosed during the second trimester and adverse perinatal outcomes in an Australian antenatal population. Methods: A retrospective analysis of ultrasound scans was performed between March 1, 2004 and March 1, 2009 at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic., Australia. Cases reported as having FEB

  14. Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool

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    Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

    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

  15. Students' Attitudes toward Introductory Physics Course

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    Demirci, Neset

    2004-01-01

    The problem examined in this study deals with students' attitude toward physics among the freshmen and sophomore students who were taking first introductory physics course. In the study there were 176 students, and they were chosen sample of convenience from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. 125 subjects were male students, and…

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

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    McFadden, Geoff

    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

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

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    Caldwell, David

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. Collaborative Development of Anatomy Workshops for Medical and Dental Students in Cambodia

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    Hayes, Jennifer A.; Ivanusic, Jason J.; le Roux, Cara M.; Hatzopoulos, Kate; Gonsalvez, David; Hong, Someth; Durward, Callum

    2011-01-01

    After Phnom Penh was liberated from the Khmer Rouge in 1979, health science education in Cambodia had to be completely rebuilt. In this article, the authors report the results of a teaching collaboration between the University of Melbourne (Australia), the International University (Cambodia), and the University of Health Sciences (Cambodia). The…

  19. Pneumatically switchable graded index metamaterial lens I. E. Khodasevych,1,2,a)

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    have been achieved in traditional optics by moving a bulky combination of multiple lenses along for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia 3 Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4788918] Graded refractive index lenses have uniform thickness and are considerably thinner

  20. Unusual jaw lesions in the paediatric and adolescent patient: a management challenge.

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    Heggie, A A

    2000-10-01

    While major maxillofacial pathology in the young patient is relatively uncommon, non-malignant conditions may pose a significant treatment dilemma due to their aggressive or unpredictable behaviour. Several such diseases managed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at the Royal Children's Hospital of Melbourne have been selected for review. Illustrative case reports to highlight the principles of management are presented. PMID:11709936

  1. Envenoming and antivenom use in Australia

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    Julian White

    1998-01-01

    Australia has a diverse and rich venomous fauna, both terrestrial and marine, including some of the most venomous species in each class. Antivenom is the principal therapy for the majority of medically significant envenomings and is currently supplied through a single source, CSL, Melbourne. Cases of envenoming reported to Australian poisons information centers (PICs) are dominated by spiderbite and insect

  2. Reviews in brief

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    R. Manyweathers

    1973-01-01

    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,

  3. HEALTHY REVOLUTIONS: PROMOTING CYCLING FOR WOMEN

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    Jan Garrard; Natalie Hakman

    Cycling rates in Australia are low, and substantial gender differences occur for all three forms of cycling: transport, recreation and sport. This paper reports on a research study conducted in Melbourne, Australia, aimed at investigating reasons for gender differences in cycling, and identifying successful interventions for promoting cycling for women. Case studies of women's cycling programs were developed, based on

  4. Main Results Background Classical Results Modern point of view Infinitesimal & Actual Deformations Deformations of Hyperbolic Coxeter Orbifolds

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    Kim, Yong Jung

    Main Results Background Classical Results Modern point of view Infinitesimal & Actual Deformations & The University of Melbourne June 9, 2009 #12;Main Results Background Classical Results Modern point of view projective structures? We will explain the numerical results in the cases of cubes and dodecahedra. #12;Main

  5. Keeping Connected: The Design and Overview of the Research

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    Moss, Julianne

    2014-01-01

    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…

  6. Discovery of Texture Features Using Genetic Programming A thesis submitted for the degree of

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    and Information Technology, Science, Engineering, and Technology Portfolio, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria of the evolved programs. Fitness is computed with a novel application of clustering. A program in the pop widely separated clusters for the two textures, it is considered to be very fit. The evolved programs

  7. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Short Papers), pages 9398, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    , The University of Melbourne gintare@ling.su.se tb@ldwin.net Abstract This paper presents an approach to query Linguistics Automatic Detection of Multilingual Dictionaries on the Web Gintare Grigonyte Timothy Baldwin dictionaries. Related work broadly falls into four categories: (1) mining of parallel corpora; (2) automatic

  8. Grigonyte, Gintare and Timothy Baldwin (to appear) Automatic Detection of Multilingual Dictionaries on the Web, In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, USA.

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    Baldwin, Timothy

    Grigonyte, Gintare and Timothy Baldwin (to appear) Automatic Detection of Multilingual Dictionaries 2014), Baltimore, USA. Automatic Detection of Multilingual Dictionaries on the Web Gintare Grigonyte Systems, The University of Melbourne gintare@ling.su.se tb@ldwin.net Abstract This paper presents

  9. Alumni Awards May 5, 2007

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    Shing John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award George H. Simmons Mechanical and logistics management at MSU in 1982. He worked his way through school as an automotive assembler at GM in Melbourne, Florida, then developed decision support systems for Dialog Systems. He later became the founding

  10. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Implementation Experience in a Faculty of Business and Economics

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    Crosling, Glenda; Edwards, Ron; Schroder, Bill

    2008-01-01

    Curriculum internationalization is a strategy adopted by many universities as they prepare their graduates for employment in the global economy. This paper is a case study of the organizational change involved in one institution's (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) attempts to implement curriculum internationalization in the foundation…

  11. Impact of an autumn fire on a long-grazed Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) grassland: implications for management of invaded, remnant vegetations

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    Ian D. Lunt

    1990-01-01

    The regeneration of vegetation after an intense autumn fire was studied in a long- unburnt and long-grazed Themeda tri- andra Forssk. grassland at the Derrimut Grassland Reserve, Melbourne. Floristic composition and species richness did not change due to burning. The fire promoted abundant regeneration of exotics from seed, particularly *Vulpia bromoides, *Romulea rosea, *Briza minor and *A ira cupaniana. However,

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

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

    2002-01-01

    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

  13. of July 2012 The case for an excited "Higgs"

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    Maas, Axel

    Axel Maas 7th of July 2012 ICHEP 2012 Melbourne Australia The case for an excited "Higgs" within for an excited "Higgs" within the standard model and particle/bound-state duality in the weak interactions arXiv:1205.6625 #12;The Higgs sector as a gauge theory The Higgs sector is a gauge theory Higgs sector

  14. Nutrient and sediment removal by stormwater biofilters: A large-scale design optimisation study

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    K. Bratieres; T. D. Fletcher; A. Deletic; Y. Zinger

    2008-01-01

    A large-scale column study was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, to test the performance of stormwater biofilters for the removal of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus. The aim of the study was to provide guidance on the optimal design for reliable treatment performance. A variety of factors were tested, using 125 large columns: plant species, filter media, filter depth, filter area and

  15. 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

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    Zürich, Universität

    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

  16. A strengthened formulation and cutting planes for the open pit mine production scheduling problem

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    Froyland, Gary

    ¨at Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin, Germany b School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia d School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney individual attributes such as the tonnage of rock and ore contained within the block, assigned using

  17. Professor's Page: Do Demonstration Lessons Work?

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    Clarke, Doug

    2011-01-01

    As part of a large research and professional development project funded by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM), called "Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics," the ACU team has been leading demonstration lessons. There is certainly not universal agreement on the worth of demonstration lessons in the mathematics education…

  18. TESOL in Developing Countries: Challenges for Teacher Education.

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    McKnight, Alex; Turner, Lyn

    This paper reports the survey of a small population of international English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) student teachers at Deakin University (Melbourne, Victoria) in Australia. Particular emphasis of the study was on what these student teachers have learned from their courses and what challenges they believe they will face on return to their home…

  19. Composition of Australian red meat 2002. 3. Nutrient profile

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    P. G. Williams; V. Droulez; G. Levy; T. Stobaus

    2007-01-01

    Two 500g retail samples of thirteen beef, eleven lamb, four veal and two mutton cuts were purchased from 10 retail outlets (butchers and supermarkets) in different socio-economic areas of Sydney and Melbourne in 2002. One sample of each was cooked using standard low fat methods, and the lean and separable fat components of each raw and cooked sample were analysed

  20. Fund's amalgamated list: University Country/Region

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    Anderson, Jim

    States University of California Davis United States University of California Los Angeles United States1 Fund's amalgamated list: University Country/Region Australian National University Australia The University of New South Wales Australia The University of Queensland Australia University of Melbourne

  1. Crossing Borders: Evaluating a Work Integrated Learning Project Involving Australian and Vietnamese Students

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    Welch, Bernadette; Vo-Tran, Huan; Pittayachawan, Siddhi; Reynolds, Sue

    2012-01-01

    The value of work integrated learning (WIL) is well-established in the education of information management (IM) professionals. Adding value to WIL through cross-cultural or cross-disciplinary experiences is considered in this article. Using online communication, simulation activities, and onsite work, students from RMIT Melbourne and RMIT Ho Chi…

  2. A Hybrid Algorithm for the Examination Timetabling Problem

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

    2002-01-01

    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,

  3. Associations between ? 18 O of Water and Climate Parameters in a Simulation of Atmospheric Circulation for 1979–95

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    David Noone; I. Simmonds

    2002-01-01

    The Melbourne University spectral atmospheric general circulation model is adapted to include prediction of stable water isotopes. The new scheme performs well when the modeled d 18O of precipitation is compared to both monthly observations from a global network and high-frequency measurements from two neighboring southern Australian sites. The associations between the modeled isotopic signal, temperature, and precipitation are examined

  4. Overview of the TREC 2003 Web Track Nick Craswell and David Hawking

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    Hawking, David

    Overview of the TREC 2003 Web Track Nick Craswell and David Hawking CSIRO ICT Centre Canberra, Australia nick.craswell@csiro.au and david.hawking@csiro.au Ross Wilkinson and Mingfang Wu CSIRO ICT Centre Melbourne, Australia ross.wilkinson@csiro.au and mingfang.wu@csiro.au March 22, 2004 Abstract The TREC 2003

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

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    Greenslade, Diana

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau - a partnership between the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No. 049 March 2012 ISSN of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289, Melbourne Victoria 3001, Australia B.Trewin@bom.gov.au Copyright

  6. SPLENDORS DOWN UNDER 16-NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    as it sails to fascinating ports in the South Pacific. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up now and site of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, then set sail for Melbourne, where the Dandenong Mountains with its renowned Art Deco buildings, and sail by White Island, the country's most active volcano. Discover

  7. Molecular Ecology Notes (2006) 6, 12021204 doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01491.x 2006 The Authors

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    Canberra, University of

    2006-01-01

    for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia, ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics (Table 1) were tested on six female and up to 26 male tammar wallabies from Kangaroo Island and from

  8. Bringing a Research Focus into the Teaching Role.

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    Northfield, Jeff; Mitchell, Ian

    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…

  9. Teacher Collaborative Action Research: A Swedish Adaptation of an Australian Project.

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    Baird, John R.; Hagglund, Sven-Olof

    The Project for Enhancing Effective Learning (PEEL) is a well-established Australian example of teacher collaborative action research. The aim of the project, which began in a secondary school in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) and later spread to other countries, is to improve the quality of students' classroom learning through practice in…

  10. Prevalence, natural history, and relationship of wheezy bronchitis and asthma in children. An epidemiological study

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    Howard Williams; K. N. McNicol

    1969-01-01

    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

  11. Examining one model of ebooks for an academic library setting

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    Jane Garner; Lynne Horwood

    In late 2000, CAVAL Collaborative Solutions organised a consortial purchase of netLibrary for interested member institutions. Throughout 2001, netLibrary was examined by a number of working groups at the University of Melbourne. This paper presents findings that cover a range of issues: acquisition, collection content, functionality, disability access issues, ereserve and administrative issues.

  12. This is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for pub-lication in the following source

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    Roe, Paul

    in the following source: Brereton, Margot, Roe, Paul, & Hong, Anita (2012) Evolving a relation- ship for cross and all rights therein are maintained by the authors or by other copyright holders. It is understood;Participatory Innovation Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia www.swinburne.edu.au/design/PIN-C/ 1 EVOLVING

  13. Report by Working Group WGE -Dynamic Response Yukio Tamura a

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    . KEYWORDS: gust loading factor, wind load combination, wind spectra, building dynamic characteristics 1 of acceleration criteria in Australia (W.H. Melbourne); - 3-D gust effect factor and equivalent static forces (G. Solari); - A new gust loading factor approach (A. Kareem); - Comparison of wind spectra for along

  14. Establishing a Center to Support Faculty Research

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    Goodwin, Laura; Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Muth, Rodney; Rhodes, Lynn K.; White, Kim

    2005-12-01

    -20. Fraser, D. (1999). QSR NUD*IST Vivo reference guide (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Qualitative Solutions and Research. Ginsberg, R., & Rhodes, L.K. (2003). University faculty in partner schools. Journal of Teacher Education, 53(6), pp. 150...

  15. Undiscovered orogenic gold endowment in Northern Victoria, Australia

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    V. A. Lisitsin; D. H. Moore; A. Olshina; C. E. Willman

    2010-01-01

    The northern part of the Victorian gold province (Australia) is covered by Cainozoic sediments and remains poorly explored. This contiguous covered area of over 44000km2 is highly prospective for orogenic gold deposits. This paper discusses results of probabilistic quantitative assessments of undiscovered gold potential in the northern, covered parts of the Western Lachlan Orogen (the Stawell, Bendigo and Melbourne zones).

  16. Culture Jamming: From Activism to Hactivism

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

    2009-01-01

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

  17. Culture jamming: from activism to hactivism

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    Kay Hearn; Rachel Mahncke; Patricia Williams

    2009-01-01

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

  18. draft version February 16, 2012 Preprint typeset using LATEX style emulateapj v. 11/26/04

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    AT Z = 0.2 - 0.9 Rapha¨el Gavazzi1 , Tommaso Treu2 , Philip J. Marshall3,4,2 , Florence Brault1 of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and-large, traditional

  19. PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS Paul A. Pearce1

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    Pearce, Paul A.

    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

  20. Creative Pedagogies: "Art-Full" Reading and Writing

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Gray, Bronwen Lucie

    2012-01-01

    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…

  2. The Australian Lychee Industry, an Overview

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    A F Leu; L. W. Dixon; R Amos; A Flower

    The Australian industry has about 250 commercial lychee farmers. The commercial lychee growing districts extend for 2500 kms down the east coast. The industry produced 6,000 tonnes of lychees from October 2001 to April 2002. Most of the crop is consumed in two markets, Sydney and Melbourne. The Australian market is oversupplied at 4000 tonnes for the season. 20 to

  3. Resources for Schools: Multicultural Education.

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    Adelaide Univ. (Australia).

    This non-exhaustive, partially annotated booklist of multicultural materials was compiled from library catalogs, reviews published for school libraries, publishers' and booksellers' catalogs, and a search of bookshops in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. It indicates what is currently available in Australia, and provides ideas for an initial school…

  4. The change of life, the sorrow of life: Menopause, bad blood and cancer among Italian-Australian working class women

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    Sandra M. Gifford

    1994-01-01

    This paper explores the discourse of menopause, health and illness among 20 middle aged Italo-Australian working class women living in Melbourne. Using the methods of interpretative anthropology and the perspectives of critical feminist theory, I argue that women's discourse about health and illness is one way in which they express feelings of loss over the fertility of their youth, ambivalences

  5. Australian Universities -World Rankings June 2013 update Est. University Academic

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    Australian Universities - World Rankings June 2013 update Est. University Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012 Top 500 in the world QS World University Rankings Sep 2012 QS Top 50 under 50 June 2013 Times HE World University Rankings Oct 2012 THE 100 under 50 June 2013 1853 The University of Melbourne 57

  6. Australian Universities -World Rankings Oct 2012 update University Academic

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    Australian Universities - World Rankings Oct 2012 update University Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012 Top 500 in the world QS World University Rankings Sep 2012 QS Top 50 under 50 May 2012 Times HE World University Rankings Oct 2012 THE 100 under 50 May 2012 The University of Melbourne 57 36 28

  7. Factors affecting walking activity of older people from culturally diverse groups: An Australian experience

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen R. Bird; Harriet Radermacher; Jane Sims; Susan Feldman; Colette Browning; Shane Thomas

    2010-01-01

    This study sought to investigate the walking habits of older people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and to identify the factors associated with their walking. Three hundred and thirty three people over the age of 60 years were recruited from seven culturally diverse groups from the Western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. A survey questionnaire recording physical activity, and various factors related

  8. What can I do with my TAFE qualification?

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    Liley, David

    restaurants, cafes, clubs, casinos, hotels, resorts and event management companies. Qualifications within of rewarding career paths. For further market and industry information relating to your discipline, please, such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In addition, there are career opportunities with small to mid

  9. A Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design Michael Wooldridge

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    Woolridge, Mike

    College University of Melbourne London E1 4NS, UK Parkville 3052, Australia ¡ M.J.Wooldridge, N-based business process management system). ¨"!$#&%'¨)( ! Progress in software engineering over the past two decades has pri- marily been made through the development of increasingly power- ful and natural

  10. A Methodology for Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design Michael Wooldridge

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    Mylopoulos, John

    College University of Melbourne London E1 4NS, UK Parkville 3052, Australia ¡M.J.Wooldridge, N management system). ¦§©¦ Progress in software engineering over the past two decades has pri- marily been made through the development of increasingly power- ful and natural abstractions with which to model

  11. Can Explicit Instruction in Social and Emotional Learning Skills Benefit the Social-Emotional Development, Well-Being, and Academic Achievement of Young Children?

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    Ashdown, Daniela Maree; Bernard, Michael E.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of a social and emotional learning skills curriculum, the "You Can Do It! Early Childhood Education Program" (YCDI), on the social-emotional development, well-being, and academic achievement of 99 preparatory and grade 1 students attending a Catholic school in Melbourne, Australia. One preparatory and one grade 1…

  12. 630 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 46, NO. 6, JUNE 1999 A Stochastic Model of the Electrically Stimulated

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    Bruce, Ian

    , The University of Melbourne, the Bionic Ear Institute, and the CRC for Cochlear Implants, Speech and Hearing Research. Asterisk indicates corresponding author. *I. C. Bruce was with the Bionic Ear Institute, MD 21205 USA (e-mail: ibruce@bme.jhu.edu). L. S. Irlicht was with the Bionic Ear Institute

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

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    White, Mark

    by the Human Communication Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, the Bionic Ear Institute, the CRC author. *I. C. Bruce was with the Bionic Ear Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA. L. S. Irlicht was with the Bionic Ear Institute

  14. Journal: Sunita Gupta: Australia July 5, 2007

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    Farritor, Shane

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Burgman, Mark

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

  17. Stream restoration in urban catchments through redesigning stormwater systems: looking to the catchment to save the stream

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    Christopher J. Walsh; Tim D. Fletcher; Anthony R. Ladson

    2005-01-01

    Restoration of streams degraded by urbanization has usually been attempted by en- hancement of instream habitat or riparian zones. Such restoration approaches are unlikely to sub- stantially improve instream ecological condition because they do not match the scale of the degrading process. Recent studies of urban impacts on streams in Melbourne, Australia, on water chemistry, algal biomass and assemblage composition

  18. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology 41 (2009) 16011612 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Bogyo, Matthew

    2009-01-01

    .elsevier.com/locate/biocel A major cathepsin B protease from the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica has atypical active site features Biotechnology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia gZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus), Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa i School of Animal and Veterinary

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

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    Bragg, Leicha

    2007-01-01

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

  20. February 2001 Flood Warning Services in Victoria

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    Greenslade, Diana

    February 2001 Flood Warning Services in Victoria Arrangements for VICTORIAN FLOOD WARNING CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE #12;Arrangements for Flood Warning Services in Victoria VICTORIAN FLOOD WARNING, `Geelong Advertiser' Title page: Bulleen Road at the Yarra River, Melbourne. Flooding a long time ago

  1. Nomenclatural realignment of Neotyphodium species with genus Epichloe

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Nomenclatural rule changes in the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants made at the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in 2011 require that a single name is used for all fungi. Since the anamorphic stages of Epichloë species have been classified i...

  2. Property Persistence in the Situation Calculus Ryan F. Kelly, Adrian R. Pearce

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    Pearce, Adrian

    of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne Victoria, 3010, Australia Abstract We containing universal quantication over situation terms. Although such queries arise naturally in many restricted to existential quantication over situations can be answered using only rst- order logic [23

  3. PowerPoint Presentation

    Cancer.gov

    Providing cancer biospecimens to researchers in industry and academia 1A Thompson, 2L Devereux, 3P Mamers 4C Murone, 5A Partanen, and 5G Lindeman 1Victorian Cancer Biobank, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,

  4. Showcasing Faculty Experiences with Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

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    Naidu, Som; Cunnington, David

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes a research project that seeks to explore the experience of faculty with technology-enhanced teaching and learning. A particular focus of this investigation is on how the use of information and communications technology is influencing teaching practices and students' approaches to learning at the University of Melbourne. This…

  5. Severe deep white matter lesions and outcome in elderly patients with major depressive disorder: follow up study

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    John O'Brien; David Ames; Edmond Chiu; Isaac Schweitzer; Patricia Desmond; Brian Tress

    Objective To determine the difference in outcome among elderly people with major depression who do and do not have severe white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. Design Follow up study. Setting Two psychiatric and two general hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. Subjects 60 depressed subjects aged over 55 referred to hospital psychiatric services with major depressive disorder meeting American Psychiatric

  6. Brief Report: The Factor Structure of Mood States in an Early Adolescent Sample

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    Duffy, Christopher J.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Moore, Susan M.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the structure of negative mood states among young adolescents. Students (N=216) aged 11-15 years from a secondary school in Melbourne, Australia, completed the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS) [Lovibond, S. H., & Lovibond, P. F. (1996). "Depression anxiety stress scales." Sydney: The Psychology…

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

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    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology A Spectral Climatology of Australian and South-West Pacific Tide Gauges Stewart C. R. Allen the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia ISSN: 1836-019X National Library of Australia. Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. CSIRO. Dewey Number: 551.458 #12;Enquiries should be addressed to: Stewart

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

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    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology An Enhanced Tsunami Scenario Database:T2 Diana J.M. Greenslade, M. Arthur Simanjuntak, Stewart C of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia ISSN: 1836-019X National Library of Australia Cataloguing), 1976- Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research. Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. Dewey

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

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    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology On the sensitivity of Australian temperature trends and variability to analysis methods - a partnership between the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No. 050 March 2012 ISSN and Climate Research: A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289, Melbourne

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

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    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology \\ Ocean Science - extended abstracts of the fourth CAWCR Workshop 9 November - 11 November 2010--Congresses. Climatology--Mathematical models--Congresses. Meteorology--Mathematical models-- Congresses. Dewey Number: 551: A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289 Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia k

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

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    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology On the sensitivity of Australian temperature variability and trends to analysis methods be addressed to: The National Climate Centre Bureau of Meteorology GPO Box 1289, Melbourne Victoria 3001 of Meteorology. To the extent permitted by law, all rights are reserved and no part of this publication covered

  12. Orthogonal Connector Routing Michael Wybrow1

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    Stuckey, Peter J.

    Orthogonal Connector Routing Michael Wybrow1 , Kim Marriott1 , and Peter J. Stuckey2 1 Clayton, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, pjs@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract. Orthogonal connectors- nectors with some form of automatic connector routing. However, these tools use ad-hoc heuristics that can

  13. Seeing Around Corners: Fast Orthogonal Connector Routing

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    Stuckey, Peter J.

    Seeing Around Corners: Fast Orthogonal Connector Routing Kim Marriott1, Peter J. Stuckey2, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, pstuckey@unimelb.edu.au Abstract. Orthogonal connectors. One approach for routing such connectors has been to compute an orthogonal visibility graph formed

  14. Report on the Development of the University Experience Survey

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    Radloff, Ali; Coates, Hamish; James, Richard; Krause, Kerri-Lee

    2011-01-01

    In 2011, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) commissioned a Consortium led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and including the University of Melbourne's Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) and the Griffith Institute for Higher Education (GIHE) to develop an instrument and…

  15. Is sponsorship retention dependent on the geographic location of the sports facility?

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    Hans M. Westerbeek

    2000-01-01

    This study tested the hypothesis that 'revenue maximization of the tenants of sports facilities is dependent on the geographical location of the facility (location of distribution)'. Revenue maximization was operationalized pertaining to sponsorship. A survey instrument was sent to all sponsors of a Melbourne-based football club. The sponsors were grouped as location dependent and location independent based on the location

  16. Community benefits of major sport facilities: The Darebin International Sports Centre

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    Jackie Grieve; Emma Sherry

    2012-01-01

    Community benefit is a term used frequently in an Australian government context to justify the construction of sport facilities that require initial and ongoing financial support from the community. The purpose of this research is to investigate the community benefit derived from the development of a new sport facility, in this case the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC), Melbourne, Australia

  17. Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Benefits and Complications

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Fast Address Configuration Strategies for the Next-Generation Internet

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    Fast Address Configuration Strategies for the Next-Generation Internet Nick Moore Greg Daley nick, Melbourne, Australia August 7, 2003 Abstract Fast IPv6 Address Configuration is pivotal to the uni- fication methods of Duplicate Address Detection which perform Address Configuration more quickly. 1 Introduction

  19. Matteo Baldoni and Ulle Endriss (eds.) Declarative Agent Languages

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    Torino, Università di

    of Aberdeen, UK Christopher Walton University of Edinburgh, UK Michael Winikoff RMIT University, Melbourne International Workshop, DALT 2006 Hakodate, Japan, May 8th, 2006 Workshop Notes DALT 2006 Home Page: http workshop of AAMAS 2006, the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

  20. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Crown Plaza, Gold Coast, Australia

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    Marusic, Ivan

    Oil film interferometry in high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layers H.C.H. Ng, I. Marusic, J.P. Monty, N. Hutchins and M.S. Chong Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010 AUSTRALIA Abstract There is continuing debate regarding the validity of skin

  1. MEASUREMENT OF WALL SHEAR STRESS IN TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYERS USING AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETRY METHOD

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    Marusic, Ivan

    ) developed a robust oil lm skin friction meter which could be used in ight conditions as all instru METHOD N. NISHIZAWA, I. MARUSIC and A. E. PERRY Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 13-18 December 1998 A new laser interferometry skin friction

  2. Capacity of a Single Neuron Channel Shiro Ikeda shiro@ism.ac.jp

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    Ikeda, Shiro

    Mathematics, Tokyo 106-8569, Japan Jonathan H. Manton j.manton@ieee.org The University of Melbourne, Victoria primary motor cortex and supplementary motor area (SMA) of monkeys are similar to the gamma distribution-SMA, SMA, rostral cingulate motor area (CMAr), prefrontal cortical area (PF) of monkeys are studied

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

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    Spillman, Claire

    of Meteorology, Melbourne VIC 3001 c.spillman@bom.gov.au Introduction Coral bleaching has been observed) are recognised as the primary cause of mass coral bleaching events (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999; Lesser 2004). Advance the start of mass coral bleaching during those summers. However, temperature anomalies then cooled

  4. Environmental Influence on Language Acquisition: Comparing Second and Foreign Language Acquisition of Swedish

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    Hakansson, Gisela; Norrby, Catrin

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the influence of the learning environment on the second language acquisition of Swedish. Data were collected longitudinally over 1 year from 35 university students studying Swedish in Malmo, Sweden, and in Melbourne, Australia. Three areas were investigated: grammar, pragmatics, and lexicon. The development of grammar was…

  5. Improving Multi-storey Building Sensor Network with an External Hub

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    Halgamuge, Malka N.

    an additional absorption term to the path loss. Keywords--Wireless sensor networks, radio propagation, buildingImproving Multi-storey Building Sensor Network with an External Hub Malka N. Halgamuge, Member of Architecture, Building & Planning The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia Email: malka

  6. Male Sex Workers in Three Australian Cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Victor Minichiello; Rodrigo Marino; Jan Browne; Maggie Jamieson; Kirk Peterson; Brad Reuter; Kenn Robinson

    2002-01-01

    This article describes the socio-demographic and sex work characteristics of sex workers in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. A total of 185 male sex workers completed the questionnaire component of the study. The results of this study serve to debunk many of the myths surrounding the popular view of the male sex worker (MS W). The respondents in this study were

  7. Household carbon dioxide production in relation to the greenhouse effect

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1994-01-01

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

  8. Chemical characteristics of Victorian brown coal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. J. Perry; D. J. Allardice; L. T. Kiss

    1983-01-01

    Extensive deposits of soft brown coal exist in Tertiary age sediments in a number of areas in Victoria and the largest single deposit occurs in the Latrobe Valley, about 150 kilometers east of Melbourne. In this region the coal seams often exceed 150 metres in thickness, with an overburden to coal ratio usually better than 1:2 making the coal ideally

  9. Whole School Initiative: Has Inclusive Education Gone Astray?

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    Agbenyega, Joseph; Klibthong, Sunanta

    2013-01-01

    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…

  10. Learning Engines - A Functional Object Model for Developing Learning Resources for the WWW.

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    Fritze, Paul; Ip, Albert

    The Learning Engines (LE) model, developed at the University of Melbourne (Australia), supports the integration of rich learning activities into the World Wide Web. The model is concerned with the practical design, educational value, and reusability of software components. The model is focused on the academic teacher who is in the best position to…

  11. Library Use and Information Needs in the City of Ringwood.

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    Williamson, Kirsty

    This study examining public library use focuses on users and non-users and their information needs and sources for everyday living. Responses to a questionnaire completed by 105 male and 106 female residents of Ringwood, a Melbourne suburb, indicate that membership of the community public library was well above the Australian and overseas average.…

  12. The Mobile Phone as the Globalizing Icon of the Early 21 st Century

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christine Satchell; Supriya Singh

    This paper presents the findings from a qualitative study of mobile phones and youth culture in Melbourne, Australia. The focus is on how the social dynamic resulting from the use of such communications tools has created a paradigm shift that has changed the nature of inter-human relations. Mobile facilitated interaction is driving a fundamental change in social mores with respect

  13. the university of warwick annual review 2012 Cover image: `Open-space learning' pioneered at Warwick

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    Davies, Christopher

    the university of warwick annual review 2012 Twenty #12;Cover image: `Open-space learning opportunity, both at home and overseas. Our strategic alliance with Monash University in Melbourne, ourERsiTy of WARWiCk AnnUAL REviEW 201204 the Monash-warwick alliance The Monash-Warwick Alliance came into force

  14. Flavours of XChange, a Rule-Based Reactive Language for the (Semantic) Web

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    Bailey, James

    ¸cois Bry2 , Michael Eckert2 , and Paula-Lavinia Patr^anjan2 1 The University of Melbourne, Australia, http, a rule-based reactive lan- guage for the Web. Stressing application scenarios, it first argues that high materials depending on students' test performances, and of communication platforms such as wikis, where

  15. A Planner for Composing Services Described in DAML-S Mithun Sheshagiri

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    Finin, Tim

    is a graduate student at UMBC Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal and/or a fee. AAMAS '03 Melbourne, Australia Copyright 200X ACM X-XXXXX-XX-X/XX/XX ...$5.00. automatic descriptions that will make composition for a planner easier. We also stress the importance of developing

  16. Page 1 of 2 OVERCROWDING

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    Blennerhassett, Peter

    in Australia. However, the accepted rule is that single occupants over the age of 18 should each have, three International students living in overcrowded accommodation were killed in a Melbourne house fire facilities which, unlike bedrooms, are harder to improvise. There is increased stress on waste disposal

  17. The Protective Function of Meaning of Life on Life Satisfaction among Chinese Students in Australia and Hong Kong: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study

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    Pan, Jia-Yan; Wong, Daniel Fu Keung; Joubert, Lynette; Chan, Cecilia Lai Wan

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors compared the predictive effects of acculturative stressors and meaning of life on life satisfaction between Chinese students in Australia and in Hong Kong. Participants: In 2006, the researchers recruited 606 Chinese students studying abroad at the University of Melbourne in Australia and at 6 universities in Hong Kong.…

  18. A Comparison of Academic Stress Among Australian and International Students

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rachel DeDeyn

    This study is based on previous research from Misra and Castillo (2004). It looks at the differences between the levels of academic stress in Australian and international students living in an international dorm in Melbourne, Australia. 85 students from 21 countries were surveyed using Gadzella's Student-Life Stress Inventory (1994). The results indicated that overall there was no significant difference between

  19. Large-Scale Influences in Near-Wall Turbulence Author(s): Nicholas Hutchins and Ivan Marusic

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    Marusic, Ivan

    -for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide rangeMelbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia Hot-wire data acquired ina high Reynolds number facility are used to illustrate-defined stress-producing cycle that leads to the large peak in near-wall turbulence production and thus they play

  20. CURRICULUM VITAE REBEKAH L. GUNDRY FEBRUARY 2011

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    Program , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 2002 Master of Science, The George Washington University for Undergraduates, Louisiana State University, LA 1997 Student Mentoring and Research Training Program, Baylor, Cotter RJ, McArthur J, Sacktor, N, Nath A, "Nitrosative stress with HIV dementia causes decreased L

  1. Automatic Generation of an Agent's Basic Behaviors Paper ID: XXX

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    Dutech, Alain

    , adaptation, complex environ­ ments 1. INTRODUCTION #3; Student Paper Permission to make digital or hard to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. AAMAS '03 Melbourne, Australia Copyright 2002 encouraging results, while also putting the stress on the critical choice of the basic behaviors. The main con

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

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    Frydenberg, Erica; Lewis, Ramon

    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…

  3. The Contribution of Stress Level, Coping Styles and Personality Traits to International Students' Academic Performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tryphena Jacqueline Tan; Cecelia Winkelman

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how stress level, coping styles and personality traits contribute to international students' academic performance. Participants comprised of 100 international students across undergraduate and postgraduate levels from universities in Melbourne, Australia. Participants were aged 18 to 40 years old. Using a single sample survey design, all 100 participants completed a background information sheet,

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

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    Meaney-Tavares, Rebecca; Gavidia-Payne, Susana

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  5. Second Workshop Effective Tools and Methodologies

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    Radev, Dragomir R.

    on the program committee. Steven Bird, University of Melbourne, Australia Chris Brew, Ohio State University, USA for encouragement and support in working on our own teaching. Chris Brew and Dragomir Radev iii #12; #12; Table Brew, Markus Dickinson and W. Detmar Meurers

  6. Second Workshop Effective Tools and Methodologies

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    Radev, Dragomir R.

    on the program committee. Steven Bird, University of Melbourne, Australia Chris Brew, Ohio State University, USA for encouragement and support in working on our own teaching. Chris Brew and Dragomir Radev iii #12;#12;Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 "Language and Computers": Creating an Introduction for a General Undergraduate Audience Chris Brew

  7. Teaching English Teachers for the Future: Speaking Back to TPACK

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    Parr, Graham; Bellis, Natalie; Bulfin, Scott

    2013-01-01

    This essay presents a critical, reflexive account of a twelve-month collaboration, when a practising secondary English teacher was seconded to work with a team of English teacher educators in a faculty of education in Melbourne. The collaboration was made possible by funding from DEEWR as part of the Teaching Teachers for the Future project (TTF).…

  8. Historic Australian Conceptualisations of English, Literacy and Multimodality in Policy and Curriculum and Conflicts with Educational Accountability

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    Cumming, Joy; Kimber, Kay; Wyatt-Smith, Claire

    2011-01-01

    Attainment of functional English literacy skills by all students has been a focus of Australian national policy since the 1989 Hobart Declaration (MCEETYA, 1989). This focus underpins current educational accountability policy enacted through the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The Adelaide and Melbourne Declarations…

  9. A. Kusiak, S. Shah, and B. Dixon, Data mining based decision-making approach for predicting survival kidney dialysis patients, in D.D. Feng and E.R. Carson (Eds), Modelling and Control on Biomedical Systems 2003, Proceedings of the IFAC

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    35 A. Kusiak, S. Shah, and B. Dixon, Data mining based decision-making approach for predicting, Melbourne, Australia, published by Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 2003, pp. 35-39. DATA MINING interventions and the dialysis treatment prescription. In this research, a data mining approach is used

  10. Family Intervention Services Program Evaluation: A Brief Report on Initial Outcomes for Families.

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    Cann, Warren; Rogers, Helen; Matthews, Jan

    2003-01-01

    Reports on a preliminary evaluation of the Metropolitan Family Intervention Service at the Victorian Parenting Centre, Melbourne, Australia. It presents an analysis of pre-post data collected from 589 mothers who commenced and completed parenting programs between 1999 and early 2003. Significant improvements were noted in measures of parental…

  11. SMICloud: A Framework for Comparing and Ranking Cloud Services Saurabh Kumar Garg, Steve Versteeg and Rajkumar Buyya

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Technologies Melbourne, Australia Email:Steve.Versteeg@ca.com Abstract--With the growth of Cloud Computing and Rajkumar Buyya Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Department of Computer Science their Service Level Agreement (SLA) and improve their Quality of Services (QoS). Keywords-Cloud Computing

  12. A Data Placement Strategy in Scientific Cloud Workflows Dong Yuan, Yun Yang, Xiao Liu, Jinjun Chen

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    Yang, Yun

    , Melbourne, Australia 3122 {dyuan, yyang, xliu, jchen}@swin.edu.au ABSTRACT In scientific cloud workflows; cloud computing; 1. INTRODUCTION Running scientific workflow applications usually need not only high the world to use. The emergence of cloud computing technologies offers a new way to develop scientific

  13. The Journal of Systems and Software 84 (2011) 354376 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Yang, Yun

    2011-01-01

    -series pattern based interval forecasting strategy for activity durations in workflow systems Xiao Liua, , Zhiwei of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne 3122, Australia b School of Management, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, Anhui 230009, China c Joseph M

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

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    Armitage, Grenville

    of Technology Melbourne, Australia Email: (anrojas, pbranch, garmitage)@swin.edu.au Abstract-- The Lawful­ server approach. I. INTRODUCTION Lawful Interception (LI) is the process whereby a Lawful Enforcement Agency (LEA) is legally allowed to intercept a target's communications for the purpose of law enforcement

  15. Operator renewal theory and mixing rates for dynamical systems with infinite measure

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    Operator renewal theory and mixing rates for dynamical systems with infinite measure Ian Melbourne renewal sequences in the context of infinite ergodic theory. For large classes of dynamical systems technique, operator renewal theory, to obtain precise asymptotics and hence sharp mixing rates

  16. Operator renewal theory for continuous time dynamical systems with finite and infinite measure

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    Operator renewal theory for continuous time dynamical systems with finite and infinite measure Ian Melbourne Dalia Terhesiu 9 April 2014 Abstract We develop operator renewal theory for flows and apply paper, we develop a continuous time operator renewal theory, and thereby obtain results on sharp lower

  17. Operator renewal theory for continuous time dynamical systems with finite and infinite measure

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    Operator renewal theory for continuous time dynamical systems with finite and infinite measure Ian Melbourne # Dalia Terhesiu + 9 April 2014 Abstract We develop operator renewal theory for flows and apply. In the current paper, we develop a continuous time operator renewal theory, and thereby obtain results on sharp

  18. High Performance Control I. M. Y. Mareels2

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    Moore, John Barratt

    , robustness issues are addressed in these separate approaches to system design, but the task of blendingHigh Performance Control T. T. Tay1 I. M. Y. Mareels2 J. B. Moore3 1997 1. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. 3. Department of Systems Engineering, Research School

  19. Changing cold acclimatization patterns of men living in Antarctica

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    A. S. Bodey

    1978-01-01

    Responses to a standard cold stress of 10°C for 2 h applied before (Melbourne) and four times during a year in Antarctica were observed in 10 adult male Caucasians, 7 of whom were re-tested after returning from Antarctica. An early form of cold acclimatization developed within a month of arriving in Antarctica in which the cold stress response was characterised

  20. Rewriting "The Road to Nowhere": Place Pedagogies in Western Sydney

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    Gannon, Susanne

    2009-01-01

    Negative representations of parts of our cities are endemic in the Australian media, where certain suburbs function as motifs for failure--past, present, and future. Indeed, as one journalist put it after invoking the "interchangeable" triumvirate of Sydney's Mount Druitt, Melbourne's West Heidelberg, and Brisbane's Inala, "geography is destiny"…

  1. SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    SlimeShark@gmail.com DMES--MFP--Slime Shark 150 W University Blvd Melbourne, FL 32901 Kelley Pitts Mike Plasker Junior Ocean Engineering Jeff Pollard Sophomore Ocean Engineering Slime Shark Team ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology ROV Design Team Florida Institute of Technology Slim e Shark

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

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    Ferguson, Joseph Paul; Kameniar, Barbara

    2014-01-01

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

  3. A k-Nearest Neighbor Approach for User Authentication through Biometric Keystroke

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    Hu, Jiankun

    }@cs.rmit.edu.au A. Sentosa Editure Pty Ltd Melbourne, Australia andy.sentosa@gmail.com Abstract-- Keystroke dynamics dynamics profiles. For authentication, an input will be checked against the profiles within the cluster mechanism is based on token and/or password. Password or personal identification number (PIN) authentication

  4. The RMIT Wuhan Project.

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    Silver, Alan

    In March 1995, Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology began offering Australian and Chinese students an Associate Diploma of Business in International Trade at the Wuhan Yejin University of Science and Technology, in China. The course is offered at the University's China Iron and Steel Industry Training Centre, a joint project between…

  5. Equity markets and economic development: Does the primary market matter?

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    Equity markets and economic development: Does the primary market matter? Andriansyaha,b,*and George development and economic growth, the impact of market- based measures on growth has assumed importance Messinisa aCentre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia b

  6. Representation and Reasoning for Goals in BDI Agents John Thanagarajah Lin Padgham James Harland

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    Harland, James

    School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, 3001 is not significant. 1 Introduction An increasingly popular programming paradigm is that of agent­oriented programming. This paradigm, often described as a natural successor to object­oriented pro­ gramming [Jen01], is highly suited

  7. This is the author-manuscript version of this work - accessed from http:\\/\\/eprints.qut.edu.au Satchell, Christine and Singh, Supriya (2005) The Mobile Phone as a Globalising Artefact. In Proceedings HCI International : The 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Las Vegas. Copyright 2005 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates The Mobile Phone as the Globalizing Icon of the Early 21st Century

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    Christine Satchell; Supriya Singh

    This paper presents the findings from a qualitative study of mobile phones and youth culture in Melbourne, Australia. The focus is on how the social dynamic resulting from the use of such communications tools has created a paradigm shift that has changed the nature of inter-human relations. Mobile facilitated interaction is driving a fundamental change in social mores with respect

  8. Applications of external beam PIXE at RMIT

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    M Moser; I. F Bubb; P. N Johnston; M El Bouanani; W. B Stannard; R. C Short

    1998-01-01

    The development of an external Proton Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) facility for the 1 MV Tandetron accelerator based at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has enabled the analysis of artefacts from the Museum of Victoria. Analyses of antique bullets, Egyptian glass samples, an Egyptian wall paint fragment and pigments from soils have been carried out. The results from the

  9. Applications of external beam PIXE at RMIT

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    M. Moser; I. F. Bubb; P. N. Johnston; M. El Bouanani; W. B. Stannard; R. C. Short

    1998-01-01

    The development of an external Proton Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) facility for the 1MV Tandetron accelerator based at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has enabled the analysis of artefacts from the Museum of Victoria. Analyses of antique bullets, Egyptian glass samples, an Egyptian wall paint fragment and pigments from soils have been carried out. The results from the analysis of

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

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    Johnson, Richard; Kumar, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Shrimpton, Bradley; Hurworth, Rosalind

    2005-01-01

    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…

  12. Applied Linguistics and Measurement: A Dialogue

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    McNamara, Tim

    2011-01-01

    The paper by Wilson and Moore (this volume), based on the Messick Lecture delivered in 2006 at the annual Language Testing Research Colloquium in Melbourne, may present a familiar challenge to some language testers: of reading outside one's comfort zone. The distinctive character of language testing lies in its combination of two primary fields of…

  13. Nine Principles Guiding Teaching and Learning: The Framework for a First-Class University Teaching and Learning Environment

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    Farrell, Kelly; Devlin, Marcia; James, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Nine educational principles underpin the University of Melbourne's teaching and learning objectives. These principles represent the shared view within the University of the processes and conditions that contribute to first-class higher education. The nine principles were first adopted by the University's Academic Board in 2002. This renewed…

  14. APPLICATION OF SENSOR SCHEDULING CONCEPTS TO RADAR

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    Nehorai, Arye

    Chapter 10 APPLICATION OF SENSOR SCHEDULING CONCEPTS TO RADAR William Moran University of Melbourne time illustrating the ideas on sensor schedul- ing in a specific context: that of a radar system. A typical pulse radar system operates by illuminating a scene with a short pulse of electromagnetic energy

  15. Peter T. Cummings Principal Scientist

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    Pennycook, Steve

    21 Peter T. Cummings Principal Scientist Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory (865) 241-4779 peter.cummings@vanderbilt.edu Education University of Melbourne, Australia publications) Simpson, M. L. and Cummings, P. T., "Fluctuations and Correlations in Physical and Biological

  16. The trait of curiosity as a predictor of emotional intelligence

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    Nancy H. Leonard; Michael G. Harvey

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between curiosity and emotional intelligence (EI) in a sample of graduate and undergraduate students in business administration courses (N = 312). To determine the nature of this relationship, curiosity was assessed using the Melbourne Curiosity Index (MCI; Naylor, 1981) and the Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI; Kashdan, Rose, & Fincham, 2004). Emotional intelligence was measured

  17. GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing and Integration

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing and Integration Alexander Barmouta Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Western and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne

  18. JOHN L. ORROCK Department of Zoology

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    Orrock, John

    . Orrock, J. L., E. T. Borer, L. A. Brudvig, J. Firn, A. S. MacDougall, B. A. Melbourne, L. H. Yang, D. V by altering the neighboring plant community. Oikos 6. Mattingly, W. B., J. L. Orrock, C. D. Collins, L. A the effects of fire on understory plant beta diversity. Oecologia 7. Veldman, J. W. P , L. A. Brudvig, E. I

  19. A Causal Perspective to Qualitative Spatial Reasoning in the Situation Calculus

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    Bremen, Universität

    in an integrated manner with inferences about the causal aspects of a system; an endeav- our which can be achieved, Australia 3086 Tel.: +61-3-94791280 {mbhatt, wenny}@cs.latrobe.edu.au 2 Air-Operations Division Defence Science Technology Organisation P.O. Box 4331 Melbourne Australia 3001 Tel.: +61-3-96267728 Gerald.Sterling@dsto.defence

  20. Wilderness Adventure Therapy in Adolescent Psychiatry.

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    Crisp, Simon; O'Donnell, Matthew

    The Brief Intervention Program (BIP) is a mental health day program in Melbourne (Australia) for adolescents with severe mental health problems who are at risk for suicide. The 10-week program serves closed groups of 6-8 adolescents aged 13-18 years and has 3 phases: engagement and orientation (week 1), treatment (weeks 2-9), and integration (week…

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

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    Clarke, Doug; Roche, Anne

    2010-01-01

    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…

  2. Localization of Cortical Cataract in Subjects of Diverse Races and Latitude

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    Hiroshi Sasaki; Yutaka Kawakami; Masaji Ono; Fridbert Jonasson; Ying Bo Shui; Hong-Ming Cheng; Luba Robman; Cathy McCarty; Sek Jin Chew; Kazuyuki Sasaki

    PURPOSE. To compare the characteristics of early cortical cata- ract localization in three groups in cataract epidemiologic surveys performed in Reykjavik, Melbourne, and Singapore. METHODS. Individuals who had right eyes with an area of cortical opacity less than 20% of the pupil when dilated 7 mm or more were selected as subjects. This included 197 sub- jects from the Reykjavik

  3. SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND PRACTICE Softw. Process Improve. Pract. 2008; 13: 3550

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    Yang, Yun

    , Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Detecting and fixing defects are key activities, and allocate testing effort propor- tionally among various activities. Both efforts on detecting and fixing satisfactorily. In fact, the activities for detecting defects and fixing them are quite different and need

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

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    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

  5. The failure of non-binding declarations to achieve university sustainability : A need for accountability

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    S. A. Bekessy; K. Samson; R. E. Clarkson

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to assess the impact and value of non-binding agreements or declarations in achieving sustainability in universities. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is presented, analysing the reasons for lack of progress towards sustainability and evaluating best ways forward. Using a timeline and analysis of historical records for the

  6. Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer 5 K. Hanjalic, Y. Nagano and S. Jakirlic (Editors)

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    Marusic, Ivan

    ¼¼¼), the high Reynolds number boundary layer wind tunnel in the University of Melbourne (Ê layer structure in turbulent boundary layers spanning three orders of magnitude change in Reynolds region of laboratory-scale boundary layers are also present in the atmospheric surface layer flow. 1

  7. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Launceston, Australia

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    Marusic, Ivan

    are conducted in the High Reynolds Number Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (HRNBLWT), located at the Uni- versity of Melbourne. This is an open-return blower tunnel with a working section of 27 × 2 × 1m with a boundary layer of streamwise and spanwise fluctuating velocity components in a high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer R

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

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

    1997-01-01

    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

  9. SLA-Oriented Resource Provisioning for Cloud Computing: Challenges, Architecture, and Solutions

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    SLA-Oriented Resource Provisioning for Cloud Computing: Challenges, Architecture, and Solutions Rajkumar Buyya1,2 , Saurabh Kumar Garg1 , and Rodrigo N. Calheiros1 1 Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Department of Computing and Information Systems The University of Melbourne

  10. Green Cloud computing and Environmental Sustainability Saurabh Kumar Garg and Rajkumar Buyya

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    Melbourne, University of

    Green Cloud computing and Environmental Sustainability Saurabh Kumar Garg and Rajkumar Buyya Cloud computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia Email: {saurabhg, rbuyya}@unimelb.edu.au Abstract: Cloud computing

  11. The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model Steven J. Phipps

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    Phipps, Steven J.

    ( 5.6 , 3.2 ) · 18 vertical levels · Orbital parameter code · Dynamic-thermodynamic sea ice model CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Melbourne, 23 May 2006 #12;Acknowledgements · Nathan Bindoff · Bill Budd · Scott Power · Jason Roberts · Tas van Ommen · CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

  12. What Can We Learn from the Marketing of Independent Schools?

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    Tauber, Robert T.

    1995-01-01

    Melbourne (Australia) independent schools often advertize their high academic standards, quality curriculum, and competent and caring teaching staff. American public schools should highlight their own strengths by aggressively marketing their college-bound to vocational curricula, their expert and caring faculty, and their disciplined environment.…

  13. A new type of machine control system to replace traditional CNC

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

    1994-01-01

    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.

  14. Changing EMS dispatcher CPR instructions to 400 compressions before mouth-to-mouth improved bystander CPR rates

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    Janet E. Bray; Conor Deasy; Jamie Walsh; Andrew Bacon; Alex Currell; Karen Smith

    2011-01-01

    BackgroundTo examine the impact of changing dispatcher CPR instructions (400 compressions: 2 breaths, followed by 100:2 ratio) on rates of bystander CPR and survival in adults with presumed cardiac out-of-hospital arrest (OHCA) in Melbourne, Australia.

  15. Rain garden: design, construction and maintenance recommendations based on a review of existing systems

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    N. Somes; M. Potter; Joe Crosby; M Pfitzner

    In order to better understand factors that contribute to the successful implementation of street scale Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assessments were undertaken at 22 sites across Melbourne. The sites use a variety of treatment methods with most using Raingardens. The review was undertaken in response to concerns regarding poor plant growth at a number of sites. The inspections found

  16. Estimates of evapotranspiration and CO2 fluxes in a biofiltration system

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    E. Daly; A. Niculescu; J. Beringer; A. Deletic

    2009-01-01

    Biofiltration systems (or biofilters, bioretention systems or rain gardens) have been adopted to improve the quality of urban aquatic ecosystems and to reduce volumes and peaks of stormwater runoff. Given their good performances, it is likely that the implementation of such systems in urban areas will greatly increase in the future. As an example, the city of Melbourne (Australia) is

  17. Journal of the American Society for Information Science

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    in a Parailel Environment Anthony S. Ruocco and Ophir Frieder BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS Fractional CountingQeecsl.eecs.usma.edu Ophir Frieder' Department of Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901. E-mail: ophir@cs.gmu.edu Development of cluster-based search systems has been hampered by prohibitive times

  18. MaxNet: Faster Flow Control Convergence Bartek P. Wydrowski, Lachlan L. H. Andrew, Iven M. Y. Mareels.

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    Andrew, Lachlan

    MaxNet: Faster Flow Control Convergence Bartek P. Wydrowski, Lachlan L. H. Andrew, Iven M. Y of Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia Ph. +61 3 8344 3816 Fax. +61 3 8344 6678 Abstract. MaxNet is a distributed generates the congestion signal that controls the source rate. This is unlike SumNet networks

  19. The Intangible Endowment of St Kilda's Pier Kiosk

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    David Moloney

    In 2003 fire destroyed a famous Melbourne kiosk. The controversy regarding its possible reconstruction was addressed by a retrospective assessment of its social (intangible) and other heritage values. Thes values echoed those of both ancient and seaside pavilions: it was a place of musing, intimate meetings, and more boisterous gatherings. Its modest ornamental form, its big natural setting, and its

  20. THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIMEDIA EVALUATION CRITERIA AND A PROGRAM OF EVALUATION FOR COMPUTER AIDED LEARNING

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    Gregor Kennedy; Tom Petrovic; Mike Keppell

    This paper outlines the evaluation criteria and the approach taken by the Biomedical Multimedia Unit (BMU) to evaluate multimedia technologies being developed in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. In recent years greater emphasis has been placed on computer based learning in the Faculty. As a result a systematic program of evaluation was