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  1. Flora, life form and chorology of plants of the Helali protected area in Khorasan-e Razavi province

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    Fatemeh Sokhanvar

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available “Helali protected area” has been officially announced as a no-hunting zone since 1997 and then, became a protected area in 2006. This area with ca. 63495 hectares, is located in the west of Gonabad and southeast of Bajestan, Khorasan-e Razavi province. The area includes mountains, plains and foothills and has a dry and desert climate with warm summers and cold winters based on De Martonne’s aridity index. In investigation of the flora, 318 vascular plant species belonging to 205 genera and 53 families were identified. The most dominant families were Asteraceae, Poaceae, and Brassicaceae with 53, 30, and 26 plant species, respectively. Chorological classification of the flora showed that the majority of the species (56.3% belonged to the Irano-Turanian region. Pluri-regional, cosmopolitan and sub-cosmopolitan elements made up 14.1% of the flora which reflected a disturbance history in the area. Therophytes (47.5% and hemicryptophytes (26.1% were the most important life forms according to Raunkiaer classification.

  2. Survey of Dogs’ Parasites in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

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    GhR Razmi

    2009-01-01

    "nBackground: Dog is known to act as definitive host for some parasites that cause important diseases in man and animals. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Neospora caninum and other intestinal parasites in dogs in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran. "nMethods: A cross-sectional study was done concerning frequency of N. canium and other in­testinal parasites in dogs in Mashhad area. Totally, 174 fecal samples from 89 farm dogs and 85 household dogs were collected fro...

  3. Epidemiology and clinical study of phenylketonuria (PKU) patients in Khorasan Province; Norteast Iran

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    Negar Morovatdar; Shapour Badiee Aval; Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini Yazdi; Farzaneh Norouzi; Tahereh Mina

    2015-01-01

    Epidemiology and clinical study of phenylketonuria (PKU) patients in Khorasan Province; Norteast Iran Background: Phenylketonuria is an autosomal recessive disease. Early diagnosis is a important public health intervention to prevent neurological impairment .This study was designed to describe characteristics of phenylketonouria patients in Khorasan ,Northeast of Iran. Methods: We included all  patients suffering from PKU in khorasan until September 2013. We gathered the variables ...

  4. SELECTING THE OPTIMUM LOCATION TO ESTABLISH MUNICIPAL FACILITIES USING GIS AND FUZZY AHP : A CASE STUDY IN ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF SEGREGATION AND DISPOSAL OF WASTE IN SELECTED CITIES IN KHORASAN RAZAVI AND NORTHERN KHORASAN PROVINCES

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    Hossein GHAMARI; JAHANBAKHSH, Heydar

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. Today, the issue of waste disposal in urban communities has become an inevitable problem for city officials and managers. Selecting an appropriate place to bury waste with segregated mechanized system with regard to economic, social and environmental considerations is of great importance. The study area was Khorasan Razavi and northern Khorasan provinces with a population of 876.417 people in 2013 daily generate 1825 tons of waste that the current location of landfills in the cities...

  5. Survey of Dogs’ Parasites in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

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    GhR Razmi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground: Dog is known to act as definitive host for some parasites that cause important diseases in man and animals. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Neospora caninum and other intestinal parasites in dogs in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran. "nMethods: A cross-sectional study was done concerning frequency of N. canium and other in­testinal parasites in dogs in Mashhad area. Totally, 174 fecal samples from 89 farm dogs and 85 household dogs were collected from 2006 to 2007. Fecal samples were examined for de­tecting intestinal parasites by Mini Parasep®SF faecal parasite concentrator in Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran "nResults: The overall prevalence of other intestinal parasites in farm dogs and household dogs were 29.21% and 14.11%, respectively. Seven parasites were found in farm dogs as follows: Toxocara canis 17.9%, Taenia sp. 10.1% , Strongyloides stercoralis 5.6%, Hammondia Neo­spora-like oocysts (HNLO 4.4% , Isospora sp. 7.8 %, Sarcocystis sp. 7.8 % and   Giardia sp. 1.1%  and four parasite in housed dogs:  Toxocara. 4.4%, Taenia sp. 3.3 % , Isospora sp. 2.3 % and  Sarcocystis sp. 4.7 %.  The fecal samples with HNLO were examined by N. caninum -specific PCR, and two of samples were positive for N. caninum. "nConclusion: The farm and household dogs are the source of some important zoonotic and non-zoonotic diseases in Iran .

  6. Bronchial Anthracotic Change in South Khorasan Province (Iran), Emphasizing its Association with Tuberculosis

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    Sayyed Gholamreza Mortazavi-Moghaddam; Sayyed Alireza Saadatjoo

    2014-01-01

    Background: There are many reports on the association between anthracosis and tuberculosis. This study focuses on bronchial anthracosis and associated diseases in the province of South Khorasan-Iran. Methods: This case-series study is performed on patients referred to the Vali-e-Asre Hospital (South Khorasan-Iran) for bronchoscopic evaluations during the period of 2009-2012. Written informed consents were obtained prior to bronchoscopic evaluations. The criterion for diagnosis of bronchial...

  7. Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration with Incomplete Data (A Case Study: North Khorasan Province)

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    E. Tavakoli; B. Ghahraman; K. Davari; H. Ansari

    2013-01-01

    Quantitative evaluation of evapotranspiration on a regional scale is necessary for water resources management, crop production and environmental assessments in irrigated lands. In this study, in order to estimate ETo and because of few synoptic stations and also little recorded meteorological data in North Khorasan Province, Iran, with arid and semi-arid climate, 7 stations from neighboring provinces were used. Reference evapotranspiration was calculated using 6 different methods which requir...

  8. Site selection for Handy Craft Market in South Khorasan Province Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP

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    M. Karami

    2013-01-01

    sustainable industrial areas.” Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 17, PP. 87-100.Ghodsipoor, Seyed Hassan, (2010, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Amirkabir University (Polytechnic, Eighth Edition, Tehran, 220.Kalantari, Khalil, (2009, Planning and Regional Development, Khoshbin, third Edition, Tehran, 288.Ministry of Economy, (1972, marketing crafts / translation and regulation, the Ministry of Economy, Handicraft Center, Tehran.Omkarprasad, V. and K. Sushil, (2004, Analytic hierarchy process: An overview of applications, April.Ramanathan, R, (2001, A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment, Journal of Environmental Management, 27–35, doi:10.1006/jema.2001.0455, available online at http://www.idealibrary.comSepehr, Nosratolah, (2009, Ancient crafts, Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, Office of Public Relations, Social and Cultural Affairs - Office of Planning Publication, Tehran, 200.Tourism Master Plan in South Khorasan province, (2006, Consulting Engineers Sabz andish payesh, Institute of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of South Khorasan province, Tehran.Yoam Wind, Thomas L.Saaty, (1980, Marketing applications of the analytic hierarchy process, management science, Vol, 26, No, 7, U.S.A

  9. Comparative Analysis of Drought Indices for Drought Zone Scheme of Northern Khorasan Province of Iran

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    Ehsan EYSHI REZAEI; Azade MOHAMMADIAN; Mansoreh KOOHI; Mohammad BANNAYAN

    2011-01-01

    Drought is one of the natural disasters which deeply influenced agricultural production. Drought monitoring programs could help to forecast and mitigate the impacts of drought. In this study occurrence, severity, and duration of drought were evaluated by monthly rainfall data (1986-2005) that were recorded at all meteorological stations in north Khorasan province of Iran. Drought indices include Standard Rainfall Index (SPI), Decades Index (DI) and Percent of Normal (PNI) calculated and compa...

  10. Epidemiology and clinical study of phenylketonuria (PKU patients in Khorasan Province; Norteast Iran

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    Negar Morovatdar

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Epidemiology and clinical study of phenylketonuria (PKU patients in Khorasan Province; Norteast Iran Background: Phenylketonuria is an autosomal recessive disease. Early diagnosis is a important public health intervention to prevent neurological impairment .This study was designed to describe characteristics of phenylketonouria patients in Khorasan ,Northeast of Iran. Methods: We included all  patients suffering from PKU in khorasan until September 2013. We gathered the variables like diagnosis age , sib of parents, cause of asking physician and screening based diagnosis or clinical based diagnosis. We use descriptive statistics for analysis. Results: The mean age of diagnosis was 19 months .80% pku patients had a positive history of consanguineous marriage in their parents. Incidence of new cases that identified by screening in 2012-2013 was 57 per 1000000 live birth. 10% patients identified with screening in first week of birth. Conclusion: Nearly all of our patients (90% had been diagnosed without screening in the first days of their life only due to clinical manifestations in the first year of their life . According to efficacy of early diagnosis and dietary treatment, enforcement of public health policy for screening is a critical public health preventive intervention.

  11. A new karyotype of Calomyscus from the Khorasan Province, Iran

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    Esmaeeli Somayeh

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report a new karyotype of Calomyscus from two localities of the Khorasan Province (Aghdarband, 36° 11’ 3”N, 60° 44’ 6” E and Khajemorad, 36° 8’ 5” N, 59° 41’ 58” E. Chromosomes were examined by conventional staining and C-banding techniques. The diploid chromosome number (2n and the fundamental autosomal arm number (FNa were 44 and 60 respectively. The autosomal set consisted of 12 pairs of telocentrics, 5 pairs of acrocentrics and 4 pairs of sub-metacentrics. Both heterosomes were small telocentrics. Riassunto Un nuovo cariotipo del genere Calomyscus dalla provincia di Khorasan, Iran. Si descrive un nuovo cariotipo appartenente al genere Calomyscus, scoperto in due località della provincia di Khorasan (Aghdarband, 36° 11’ 3”N, 60° 44’ 6” E e Khajemorad, 36° 8’ 5” N, 59° 41’ 58” E. I cromosomi sono stati analizzati con le tecniche standard di colorazione e bandeggio. Il numero diploide di cromosomi (2n e il numero fondamentale di bracci autosomici sono risultati pari a 44 e 60 rispettivamente. Il set di cromosomi autosomici è composto da 12 paia di telocentrici, 5 di acrocentrici e 4 di sub-metacentrici. Entrambi i cromosomi sessuali si presentano come piccoli telocentrici.

  12. Systematics, Bioecology, and Medical Importance of Widow Spiders (Lathrodectus spp. in Khorasan Province, Iran

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    J Rafijenad

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Following the hospitalization of 195 individuals due to the spider bite in 1995 and three cases of recorded death in the year of 1993 which were referred to Emam Reza Hospital in Mashad, the present study was undertaken on bionomics and medical importance of Lathrodectus spp in Khorasan Province, during 1995-2005. A total cases of 195 bites were studied composing of 70.8 % males and 29.2% females. The most prevalence cases were observed in mid age (20-55 years old and par¬ticularly among farmers (36.4%. A total number of 216 adult widow spiders and 258 egg sacs were collected from their habitats in different localities of 15 counties in the province. The following species have been recognized: Lathrodectus tredecimgottatus (62%, L. dahli (32%, L. geometricus (5% and L. pallidus (1%. Here is the first report on the occurrence of males of L. pallidus as well as both sexes of L. trdecimgottatus and L. geometricus in the country. The sex ratio among collected specimens was 88% and 12% female and male, respectively. Summer provides the most suitable and favorable climatic condition for the activities of these spiders. However 65% of spiders were collected in this season. Among different cit¬ies, Mashad had (60% the most reported cases in the study area. Foot was more injured than other parts. 96.5% of pa¬tients exhib¬ited localized pain from which only 2% had no pain in the bitten part and 87% had a generalized pain in whole body.

  13. Systematics, Bioecology, and Medical Importance of Widow Spiders (Lathrodectus spp. in Khorasan Province, Iran

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    J Rafijenad

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Following the hospitalization of 195 individuals due to the spider bite in 1995 and three cases of recorded death in the year of 1993 which were referred to Emam Reza Hospital in Mashad, the present study was undertaken on bionomics and medical importance of Lathrodectus spp in Khorasan Province, during 1995-2005. A total cases of 195 bites were studied composing of 70.8 % males and 29.2% females. The most prevalence cases were observed in mid age (20-55 years old and par¬ticularly among farmers (36.4%. A total number of 216 adult widow spiders and 258 egg sacs were collected from their habitats in different localities of 15 counties in the province. The following species have been recognized: Lathrodectus tredecimgottatus (62%, L. dahli (32%, L. geometricus (5% and L. pallidus (1%. Here is the first report on the occurrence of males of L. pallidus as well as both sexes of L. trdecimgottatus and L. geometricus in the country. The sex ratio among collected specimens was 88% and 12% female and male, respectively. Summer provides the most suitable and favorable climatic condition for the activities of these spiders. However 65% of spiders were collected in this season. Among different cit¬ies, Mashad had (60% the most reported cases in the study area. Foot was more injured than other parts. 96.5% of pa¬tients exhib¬ited localized pain from which only 2% had no pain in the bitten part and 87% had a generalized pain in whole body.

  14. Bronchial Anthracotic Change in South Khorasan Province (Iran, Emphasizing its Association with Tuberculosis

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    Sayyed Gholamreza Mortazavi-Moghaddam

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: There are many reports on the association between anthracosis and tuberculosis. This study focuses on bronchial anthracosis and associated diseases in the province of South Khorasan-Iran. Methods: This case-series study is performed on patients referred to the Vali-e-Asre Hospital (South Khorasan-Iran for bronchoscopic evaluations during the period of 2009-2012. Written informed consents were obtained prior to bronchoscopic evaluations. The criterion for diagnosis of bronchial anthracosis was black pigmentation on direct observation of bronchus. Bronchial anthracosis was classified into simple (without deformity or complicated (with deformity. Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB was diagnosed either by acid fast staining and culture of liquid samples, or histopathology examination of biopsy. Spirometry was performed to determine the obstructive or restrictive pattern. Results: Among 279 patients who underwent bronchoscopic evaluations, 89 patients, including 34 males (38.2% and 55 (61.79% females, were diagnosed with anthracosis. Simple and complicated anthracosis were observed in 42 (48.2% and 47 (52.8% cases respectively. Mean age of patients was 72.23±9.65 years. There were 43 (48.3% cases of tuberculosis (28 cases with complicated and 15 cases with simple anthracosis (P=0.021. Chest X-ray showed consolidation/infiltration, reticular/fibrotic, and mass/nodule/hilar prominence in 57 (64%, 26 (29.21% and 6 (6.74% cases, respectively. Bronchitis was reported in 42 (%59.15 out of 79 patients whose biopsy samples were taken. Spirometric patterns were obstructive, restrictive, upper airway obstruction, and normal in 45 (50.56%, 32 (35.95%, 2 (2.24%, and 10 (11.23% patients respectively. Conclusion: Tuberculosis is the most frequent disease associated with anthracosis in South Khorasan province. Consequently, patients with anthracosis must be carefully evaluated for tuberculosis.

  15. Towards proposition of a diagnostic reference level for mammographic examination in the greater Khorasan province, Iran

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    Although, over the past few years, the application of mammography has risen up sharply in Iran, very little, if any, has been reported of the extent of patient's dose from this type of imaging. The purpose of this study was to establish local diagnostic reference level (DRL) arising from mammography in the great Khorasan province of Iran. It is generally assumed that the glandular tissue is the most vulnerable type of breast tissue. Therefore, the mean glandular dose (MGD) has been widely accepted as the most appropriate dosimetric quantity to predict the risk of radiation-induced cancer. Literary, DRL for mammography is defined as the 75. percentile of MGD distribution. In Khorasan province, 7 out of 40 centres were randomly selected. In this work, 100 patients were studied. Thermoluminescence dosimeters have been used to measure entrance surface doses (ESDs). Since, it is difficult to directly measure MGD, Monte Carlo model-based conversion factors were utilised to conclude MGD from ESD. The results have revealed that patients dose is varied widely. The measured ESDs ranged from 0.74 to 19.81 mGy for the cranio caudal (CC) view and 1.20 to 25.79 mGy for the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view. The average MGDs per image were 0.88 and 1.11 mGy for CC and MLO views, respectively. Based on the internationally adopted definition, DRL arising from mammography tests for Khorasan is 1.33 mGy. Implementation of a dose reduction programme is suggested because of the large variations observed in patient MGD values. In this study, the DRL value is significantly lower than the corresponding values suggested by other researchers elsewhere. (authors)

  16. Geology, mineralization, geochemistry and Ground magnetic studies in iron mineralization Kalateh Shahin region, Razavi Khorasan province

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    Maryam Javidi Moghadam

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Iron mineralization of Kalate Shahin is located 107 km on the Ghoochan-Neyshaboor road (in Khorasan Razavi province. Subvolcanic intrusive bodies of quartz monzonite to monzonite porphyry intruded the Cretacous limestone. Sedimentary units of the area in decreasing age include Cretaceous limestone and Eocene and Paleocene-Quaternary microconglomerate to sandstone. Mineralization in the region formed in two stages, hypogene and supergene. Pyrite, magnetite and specularite formed in the hypogene and goethite and hematite in the later. Investigation of ƒO2 and temperature conditions indicated that temperature of hydrothermal minerals in the east of the area was less than 350ºC. The amount of goethite and hematite in the west of the area is much less than the east and is frequently present as vein and veinlet associated with hydrothermal dolomite. The source of mineralization, hydrothermal solution in west of the area had lower sulfide and temperature but was more oxidized than the east. The result of geochemical analysis using AAS method for Fe, Mn, Mg and Ca elements indicated the highest amount of iron (30.4% at the trench on the east of the area. Iron showed positive correlation with Mg at this location. There is also relation between the amount of these elements and the distance from the intrusive bodies. Therefore, the intrusive bodies of the area had no role in the mineralization. Total magnetic intensity (TMI was measured at 742 stations on 2 grid of 20×5 meter. Map of TMI colour image along with contour, Reduction To the Pole (RTP and upward continued were prepared using ER Mapper. Inspection of magnetic maps indicated distributed anomalies in the area, maybe related to the covered hornblend diorite porphyry which outcrops at about 40 meter apart. Due to the presence of hematite in limestone that correlates with anomalies B and C,magnetite mineralization at depth also may be the causative source of these magnetic anomalies. Therefore

  17. Serological study of Toxoplasma gondii infection in Turkoman horses in the North Khorasan Province, Iran.

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    Razmi, G R; Abedi, V; Yaghfoori, S

    2016-06-01

    Toxoplasmosis is an important zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution. The infection is observed in an unusually wide range of warm-blooded animals, including most of the livestock and humans. Many studies have shown high prevalence of toxoplasmosis in man and animals in Iran. The present study was conducted to investigate the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in Turkoman horses in the North Khorasan Province. During 2011-2012, 100 blood samples from horses were collected and tested for antibodies against toxoplasmosis using indirect fluorescent antibody test. The seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis was detected in 14 % (14) horses. The antibodies titres were detected in the range of 1:20-1:160 dilution. The lowest and highest frequencies of toxoplasmosis were observed in the age groups of toxoplasmosis frequencies and gender and usage of horses. With regard to the high frequency of toxoplasmosis in the sampled horses, attention must be paid to the animal health for the control and prophylaxis of the disease. PMID:27413330

  18. Models to Predict Flowering Time in the Main Saffron Production Regions of Khorasan Province

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    Behdani, M. A.; Koocheki, A.; Nassiri, M.; Rezvani, P.

    The objective of this study was to develop a thermal model that can be used for prediction of saffron flowering time. For this purpose, existing data on saffron flower emergence time were collected in a wide range of temperature regimes over the saffron production regions of Khorasan province, Iran. Linear second-order polynomial and 5-parameter beta models were used and statistically compared for their ability in predicting saffron flowering time as a function of temperature. The results showed a significant delay in flowering date across the temperature gradient. While beta model had a better statistical performance but the simple linear model also showed a good predicting ability and therefore, can be used as a reliable model.

  19. Prevalence of Obesity and Its Association with Socioeconomic Factors in Elderly Iranians from Razavi-Khorasan Province

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    Mohsen Nematy; Ali Sakhdari; Parnian Ahmadi-Moghaddam; Maliheh Aliabadi; M. Kimiagar; Ilaty, A. A.; Azimi-Nezhad, M.; M.T. Shakeri; Ghayour-Mobarhan, M.; A Sahebkar; G Ferns

    2009-01-01

    There are few data regarding the prevalence of obesity and its socioeconomic determinants among elderly individuals, particularly in Iran. We wished to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in free-living elderly people and the relationship to nutritional and socioeconomic factors in the Razavi-Khorasan province of Iran. Free-living elderly persons (917 males/1045 females), aged ?60 years, were recruited using cluster sampling. Overweight and obesity were evaluated using body mas...

  20. Ecotourism sustainable development strategies using SWOT and QSPM model: A case study of Kaji Namakzar Wetland, South Khorasan Province, Iran

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    Ghorbani, Amir; Raufirad, Valiollah; Rafiaani, Parisa; Azadi, Hossein

    2015-01-01

    Evaluating the current situation of ecotourism in Kaji Namakzar Wetland in South Khorasan Province, Iran and offering strategies for its sustainable development are the main objectives of this study. To this end, different decision making tools were used including questionnaires and interviews with experts, local residents and visitors of the wetland. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and quantitative strategic planning matrix (QSPM) analysis techniques were conducted to...

  1. Status of Exudative Pleural Effusion in Adults of South Khorasan Province, Northeast Iran: Pleural Tuberculosis Tending toward Elderly

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    Mortazavi-Moghaddam, Sayyed Gholam Reza; Sharifzadeh, Gholam Reza; Rezvani, Mohammad Reza

    2016-01-01

    The causes and situation of exudative pleural effusion vary from one area to another. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 327 patients with exudative pleural effusion in South Khorasan province (Iran). The patients were older than 12 years and comprised 172 (52.6%) males and 155 (47.4%) females. The study commenced in 2007 with seven years duration. The Light’s criteria were used to define exudative effusion. Procedures including pleural fluid analysis, microbiological study, pleural biopsy, and systemic investigations were conducted to determine the special cause of pleural effusion. The mean age of the patients was 63.4±18.4 years. Malignancies, tuberculosis, and parapneumonia pleural exudation were diagnosed in 125 (38.2%), 48 (14.7%), and 45 (13.8%) cases, respectively. Among malignant effusions, metastasis from lung cancer made 48 (38.4%) of the cases. The origin of metastasis was not determined in 44 (35.2%) patients. The mean age of patients was not significantly different between malignant (66.9±14.3 years) and tuberculosis (63.9±19.7 years) cases (P=0.16). The older age of tuberculosis patients could be a new discussion point on the overall impression created on the subject of tuberculosis pleural exudation (TB-PLE) occurring in young people. PMID:27365554

  2. Determination of Mineralization Zones Using Interpretation of IP and RS Data in The GarmabCopper Deposit (South Khorasan province

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    Mansour Adelpour

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The Garmab copper deposit is located northeast of Qaen (South Khorasan province in the1:100,000 scale map of Abiz in the eastern tectonic zone of Iran. It is hosted by Late Paleocene-Eocene lava flows consisting mainly of andesite, trachy¬andesite, andesite-basalt and basalt lavas, as well as pyroclastic rocks, including tuffs and ignimbrites. The Lut Block has undergone intense magmatic activitywith a variety of geochemical characteristics due to changing tectonic conditions (e.g., compression during subduction followed by tensional conditions; Karimpour et al., 2012; Zarrinkoub et al., 2012. The Lut Block has a great potential for the discovery of new mineral deposits, like the Mahrabad and Khonik porphyry copper-gold deposits (Malekzadeh shafarodi, 2009, the Dehsalam porphyry copper deposit (Arjmandzadeh, 2011, high sulfidation epithermal gold deposits such as Chah Shalghami (Karimpour, 2005 and IOCG deposits such as Kuh-E-Zar and Qaleh Zari (Mazlomi et al., 2008. Materials and methods After field studies of the Garmab area, 32 thin sections and 21 polished sections were prepared for petrological and mineralogical studies.In addition, 10 least-altered and fractured samples of volcanic rocks were selected for geochemical studies. Major oxides were determined using XRF analyses at the Zarazma laboratory. Induced polarization and resistivity geophysical data were collected and correlated with geological and alteration maps. The geophysical datawere collectedfrom 420 individual points, using a dipole-dipole arrangement along five profiles separated 60m apart.This covered the study area entirely. After a change in the mineralization trend was observed,additional profileswere designed, twoon bearings of 25º and three on 75º. Results The Garmab volcanic rocks exhibit typical geochemical characteristics of subduction zone magmas including strong enrichment in LILE and depletion in HFSE. Based on the discrimination plot of Irvine and

  3. Analysis of Factors Affecting on Risk Management of Wheat Production Among Wheat Farmers (Razavieh Region, Khorasan-E-Razavi Province, Iran)

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    V. Sarani; M. Sookhtanlo

    2011-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to analyze the Factors Affecting on risk management in wheat production among farmers of Razavieh region (Khorasan-E-Razavi province, Iran). Statistical population of the study was 1520 farmers that they had water cultivation. By using of stratified proportional random sampling 156 respondents were selected from 8 villages. For the calculation of the risk-aversion coefficient degree among farmers, the Safety First Rule model was used. The findings revealed t...

  4. Prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism In South Khorasan province (2006-2010

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    Kokab Namakin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH is among the most common endocrine disorders in children and a preventable cause of mental retardation. The present study was performed to determine the prevalence and related risk factors of hypothyroidism in neonates in South Khorasan.   Materials and Methods: This descriptive-retrospective study was conducted on the data collected through the Neonatal CH Screening Project in South Khorasan during four years (March 2006 - March 2010. Neonates whose TSH of the heel blood was ≥5 mU/L were recalled and if the serum TSH was ≥10 mU/L they were accounted as hypothyroid cases. Finally, SPSS software was used to analyze the obtained data.   Results: From 38987 neonates, 1248 cases (3.21% were recalled and serum TSH of 71 neonates was ≥10 mU/L which was a symptom of hypothyroidism. In the initial screening of hypothyroidism in neonates TSH of the heel blood in 45% was found to be 5-10 mU/L, in 20% it was 10-19.9, and in 35% it was ≥ 20. Prevalence of the disease was 1 in 549 living births. Hypothyroidism in boys was 6% more than girls.98.6% of the sick neonates' mothers did not have hypothyroidism 50.7 % of the cases lived in city.   Conclusion: Regarding the significance of the disease in developing mental retardation, it is necessary to persuade parents to have their neonates take part in neonatal hypothyroidism screening plan.

  5. Endoparasites of Stray Dogs in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeast Iran with Special Reference to Zoonotic Parasites

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    Amir Adinezadeh

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: To find out different species of helminthes and blood/tissue proto­zoan parasites of stray dogs and their potential role for transmission of zoonotic species to human in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, northeast Iran, during 2008-2009.Methods: Totally, 100 stray dogs were selected among Mashhad municipal collection from different sites of the city. Internal organs were examined for any parasites. Helminthes were identified based on morphological characteristics. Smears prepared from peripheral blood as well as liver, spleen and any skin lesion were stained by Giemsa and examined microscopically. Samples obtained from spleen were aseptically cultured in three culture media including NNN, Schneider’s Drosophila (HIMEDIA and RPMI1640 (GIBCO for isolation of Leishmania spp. The titer of anti-Leishmania and anti-Toxoplasma antibodies were measured by direct agglutination test (DAT and indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT, respectively.Results: 84% of dogs were infected at least with one species of intestinal helminthes. The species of parasites and rate of infection were as follows: Taenia hydatigena (61%, Dipylidium caninum (46%, Mesocestoides lineatus (19%, Echinococcus granulosus (10%, Toxascaris leonina (53% and Toxocara canis (7%. Anti-Leishmania antibodies were detected by DAT in 8 dogs (8% at 1:320 titers and higher. Forty seven dogs (47% showed anti-Toxoplasma titer at 1:10 and 17 (17% showed titer of ≥1:100. No blood parasites were found in prepared blood smears.Conclusion: The high rate of parasitic infection and presence of zoonotic species

  6. Sustainable forest management through floristic study (Case study: Darkesh Forest, Northern Khorasan Province, Iran

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    Armin Mashayekhan

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Floristic study of plants in each site is one the most important role in keeping natural resources of each country. Plant species were collected from field sites that representing major habitats of study area. Surveys were managed during active growth periods in 2013 and 2014. A total of 140 medicinal plant species were documented. These species were scattered in 39 families and 116 genera. Families of Lamiaceae with 26 species, Asteraceae with 21 species and Rosaceae with 13 species were the most dominant families of medicinal plants in the study area. Hemicryphtophytes with 40%, therophytes with 18.4%, geophytes with 14.25%, phanerophytes with 13.57% and chamaephytes with 6.42%. The phyto-geographically of the medicinal plant showed that these species belonging to the regions of Irano-Turanian, Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean. The results of the present study showed that medicinal plants and wild fruit as Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs documented in this study, play an important role in the rural community welfare and sustainable forest management.

  7. Zoning vulnerability of climate change in variation of amount and trend of precipitation - Case Study: Great Khorasan province

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    Modiri, Ehsan; Modiri, Sadegh

    2015-04-01

    Climatic hazards have complex nature that many of them are beyond human control. Earth's climate is constantly fluctuating and trying to balance itself. More than 75% of Iran has arid and semi-arid climate thus assessment of climate change induced threats and vulnerabilities is essential. In order to investigate the reason for the changes in amount and trend of precipitation parameter, 17 synoptic stations have been selected in the interval of the establishment time of the station until 2013. These stations are located in three regions: Northern, Razavi and Southern Khorasan. For quality control of data in Monthly, quarterly and annual total precipitation of data were tested and checked by run test. Then probable trends in each of the areas was assessed by Kendall-tau test. Total annual precipitation of each station is the important factor that increase the sensitivity of vulnerability in the area with low rainfall. Annual amount of precipitation moving from north to south has been declining, though in different fields that they have different geomorphologic characteristics controversies occur. But clearly can be observed average of precipitation decline with decreasing latitude. There were positive trends in the annual precipitation in 6 stations, negative trends in 10 stations, as well as one station, has no trend. The remarkable notice is that all stations have a positive trend were in the northern region in the case study. These stations had been in ranging from none to Moderate classification of threats and vulnerability. After the initialization parameters to classify levels of risks and vulnerability, the two measures of mean annual precipitation and the trends of this fluctuation were combined together. This classification was created in five level for stations. Accordingly Golmakan, Ghochan, Torbate heydarieh, Bojnord and Mashhad were in none threat level. Khoor of Birjand and Boshruyeh have had complete stage of the threat level and had the greatest

  8. Petrology and geochemistry of Late Proterozoic hornblende gabbros from southeast of Fariman, Khorasan Razavi province, Iran

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    Seyed Masoud Homam

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Hornblende-bearing gabbroic rocks are quite common in subduction-related magmatic suites and considered to represent magmatic differentiation process in arc magmas (Heliker, 1995; Hickey-Vargas et al., 1995; Mandal and Ray, 2012. The presence of hornblende as an important mineral phase in gabbroic rocks of subduction zone has been considered either as an early crystallizing mineral from water-bearing mafic magmas (Beard and Borgia 1989; Mandal and Ray, 2012 or as a product of reaction of early crystallized minerals (olivine, pyroxene and plagioclase and water-rich evolved melt/aqueous fluid (Costa et al., 2002; Mandal and Ray, 2012. The careful study of petrology and geochemistry of hornblende-bearing gabbroic rocks from Chahak area, of Neoproterozoic age, can provide important information about their petrogenesis. Because of the special characteristics of Chahak hornblende gabbros according to their age and their situation in the main structural units of Iran, their study can present critical keys for the knowledge of geological history of Iran specially central Iran zone. Material and Methods This study carried out in two parts including field and laboratory works. Sampling and structural studies were carried out during field work. Geological map for the study area was also prepared. 65 thin and polished thin sections for petrographical purpose were studied. Major oxides, rare earth elements and trace elements were analyzed for 4 samples (92P-1, 92P-3, B1and B6 from hornblende gabbros on the basis of 4AB1 method using ICP-MS of ACME Laboratory from Canada. In addition, major oxides of three hornblende gabbro samples (89P-62, 89P-59 and 89P-46 were used from Partovifar (Partovifar, 2012. Results and discussion Fariman metamorphic terrains, of Proterozoic age, consist of metamorphosed sedimentary and igneous (plutonic and volcanic rocks. Hornblende gabbros of the study area include plagioclase, hornblende, biotite pyroxene and

  9. Analysis of Factors Affecting on Risk Management of Wheat Production Among Wheat Farmers (Razavieh Region, Khorasan-E-Razavi Province, Iran

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    V. Sarani

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this study was to analyze the Factors Affecting on risk management in wheat production among farmers of Razavieh region (Khorasan-E-Razavi province, Iran. Statistical population of the study was 1520 farmers that they had water cultivation. By using of stratified proportional random sampling 156 respondents were selected from 8 villages. For the calculation of the risk-aversion coefficient degree among farmers, the Safety First Rule model was used. The findings revealed that the dominant respondents (65% were risk-averse. The results of exploratory factorial analysis showed that five factors determined about 74.267 % from total variance for wheat farmers' risk management that consist of: economy & marketing management factor, planting management factor, harvest management factor, infrastructure management of farming and risk-sharing management factor. From among of the above mentioned factors, the most important factor of risk management in study region was factor of economy & marketing management

  10. Genetic structure of Afghan Pika (Ochotona rufescens populations based on D-loop region of the mitochondrial genome in Northern Khorasan Province

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    Olyagholi Khalilipour

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study was carried out for genetic diversity of Afghan Pika (Ochotona rufescens among four different populations in Northern Khorasan Province using D-Loop region of mitochondrial gene. The sixteen specimens were trapped from four different sanctuaries (Ghorkhod, Golol-Sarani, Salouk and Sarigol and transferred to Laboratory. The intra and inter population genetic factors (haplotype and nucleotide diversity, haplotype differentiation among populations, Fst, Nm, gamma distribution parameter, mismatch distribution, Tajima'D neutrality test and Isolation by distance were estimated and the results were compared among the populations. Finally, data set with 483 bp was used for each individual. The results showed 25 polymorphic, 457 conserved sites and 10 different haplotypes. The low value of Fst (Fst=0.21, P0.5 and Tajima 'D test (0.37, P>0.1 showed no population expansion and relatively stable population sizes.

  11. Description of Basiria birjandiensis n. sp (Nematoda: Tylenchidae) from South Khorasan province with a checklist of the family Tylenchidae Örley 1880 from Iran.

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    Alvani, Somaye; Mahdikhani-Moghadam, Esmat; Rouhani, Hamid; Mohammadi, Abbas; Karssen, Gerrit

    2016-01-01

    In order to identify plant-parasitic nematodes (family Tylenchidae Örley 1880) associated with Ziziphus zizyphus in Iran, 360 soil and root samples were collected from South Khorasan province during 2012-2014. Herein, a new species of Basiria and several known members of the family Tylenchidae are reported. B. birjandiensis n. sp. is characterized by short body length (584-748 µm [660.6±72.3]), lip region with flat apex, stylet 11-12 µm (11.3±0.5), excretory pore position varying from isthmus level to the middle of the basal bulb (78-91 µm from the anterior end of the body), post-vulval uterine sac 8-14 µm (10.7±1.9) long, filiform tail (151-181 µm, c= 3.7-4.2, c´= 14.3-17.2) and body annuli 0.5-1 µm (0.6±0.1) wide. A checklist of Tylenchidae species from Iran is also presented. PMID:27394308

  12. Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B, C, D Infections and Their Associated Risk Factors among Prisoners in Southern Khorasan Province, Iran.

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    Masood Ziaee

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Prison inmates are among the high risk population for dangerous infections such HIV, HBV, HCV and other contagious diseases. In spit of many data about the prevalence and risk factors for blood born diseases among prisoners in the world, such data are spares from Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors for HIV, HBV, HCV and HDV infections among a large sample of prison inmates in Iran.In a cross-sectional study in 2009-2010, 881 inmates in three prisons of Southern Khorasan Province in Iran were selected based on a systematic, stratified random sampling method. Sera were analyzed for HBV, HDV, HCV and HIV infections by appropriate commercial ELISA kits. An anonymous questionnaire was used to collect the demographic data and information about risk factors.Overall, 881 prisoners (mean age: 34.7±11.4 years, range: 11-84 years, M/F ratio:4.5/1 were participated in this study. The prevalence of HBV and HCV infection was 6.9% and 7.7%, respectively. Among the HBsAg positive subjects, 6.6% (4/61 and 9.8% (6/61 had HDV and HCV super-infection, respectively. Only one case (0.1% had HIV infection that was co-infection with HCV. Drug abuse and history of traditional phlebotomy were associated risk factors for HBV infection (P<0.05 and history of drug injection was associated with HCV infection (P<0.05.This study show fairly higher prevalence of blood borne infections among prisoners and indicate drug abuse and phlebotomy as the associated risk factor. Implementation of appropriate screening tests and preventive programs is suggested in prisons.

  13. Prevalence of Malnutrition in Students of Deprived Areas in South Khorasan

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    kokab namakin; Gholamreza Sharifzade; Hasan Majnoni; Farzad Firozi; Majid Reza Latifi

    2011-01-01

    Abstract: Introduction: Malnutrition is one of the important health problems throughout the world, particularly in developing countries, which has undesirable effects on mental and physical health of children. Multiple research studies showed malnutrition is a problem in Iran but little research is available on the nutrition-status of children in deprived areas. Methods: This cross sectional and descriptive analytical study was done on 1211 school children aged 7-14 years in five deprived reg...

  14. Prevalence of Malnutrition in Students of Deprived Areas in South Khorasan

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    kokab namakin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Introduction: Malnutrition is one of the important health problems throughout the world, particularly in developing countries, which has undesirable effects on mental and physical health of children. Multiple research studies showed malnutrition is a problem in Iran but little research is available on the nutrition-status of children in deprived areas. Methods: This cross sectional and descriptive analytical study was done on 1211 school children aged 7-14 years in five deprived regions, selected through multistage cluster sampling methodology. The data were collected through measuring of weight and height. To study malnutrition, three indices were used; namely "weight to age"(underweight,"weight to height" (wasting and "height to age" (stunting. The obtained data was analyzed by means of chi-square test, SPSS software and EPI-Info 2000, and α= 0.05 was taken as the significant level. Results: Of the 1211 subjects, 54.2% were males and the rest were females. The prevalence of under nutrition among children was as follows: underweight (70.6%, stunting (70%, wasting (20%. With the increase in education levels of mothers, stunting and under weight significantly decreased in children (p<0.001. Conclusion: The results revealed that a high percent of children suffered malnutrition. Increasing the education of mothers and promoting nutrition status of children are recommended in deprived areas.

  15. Mineralization and trace element distribution in pyrite using EMPA in exploration drill holes from Cheshmeh Zard gold district, Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

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    Zahra Alaminia

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Pyrite is the most abundant sulfide mineral in low sulfidation ore deposits. Experimental studies have shown that low-temperature ( 200°C from hydrothermal or metamorphic fluids (Butler and Rickard, 2000. Framboidal pyrite mostly occurs in sedimentary environments, though it could also form during metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration (Scott et al., 2009. The pyrite formed tends to be enriched in various trace elements such as Au and As. For this study we have combined the geology, alteration, mineralization with recent studies of the description of the deposit from core logging and underground mapping and geochemistry in the CheshmehZard gold district and also investigated the compositional variation and textural differences between pyrite types. This study is based on the results of our alteration and mineralization mapping and detailed logging of 1937.8 m of drill core. Materials and Methods Geology, hydrothermal alteration and mineralization were examined in drill holes along several cross sections. Host-rock alteration minerals and veins were determined for 11 samples using standard X-ray diffraction (XRD and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF techniques. Polished sections were studied by reflected light microscopy and backscattered electron images (BSE. In this study, the trace-element composition of pyrite samples from the Au-III vein system was obtained using electron microprobe analyzer (EMPA data. All analyseswere carried out at the department of Materials Engineering and Physics of the University of Salzburg in Austria. The EMPA measurements and BSE imaging were made using a JXA-8600 electron microprobe. Spot analyses of 30 pyrite grains from CheshmehZard are given in Table 1. Results The study area is located in the north of Khorasan Razavi Province 45 km to the south of Neyshabour. The area near CheshmehZard could become important as a site of economically significant gold mineralization. Six gold-bearing vein

  16. Frequency of Thalassemia in Iran and Khorasan Razavi

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    Gholam Hasan Khodaei

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Beta-thalassemia is the most common hereditary disease in Iran. More than two million carriers of beta-thalassemia live in Iran. Since the Iranian population is a mixture of different ethnic groups, it is necessary to determine the frequency  in the different parts of the country. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study is a cross sectional study with helping by professional groups fighting diseases in Khorasan Razavi province.   Results: In Iran, according to World Health Organization, about 4 percent of the population, are carriers of the thalassemia gene. In other words, about 2-3 million people are suffering from thalassemia minor.Now, more than 18 thousand cases of thalassemia are scattered across the country in different provinces, are different. Mazandaran, Gilan, Hormozgan, Khuzestan, kohgiloyeh, Fars, Bushehr, Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman and Isfahan, are 10 provinces with high prevalence in our country. We have 342 cases of thalassemia major in Khorasan Razavi province.   Conclusion: Prevalence  of thalassemia in our country is 3.6%  and Iran is located on the belt of thalassemia and due to a history of consanguinity, this disease has a prevalence of 0.6% among in the provinces of Khorasan Razavi.

  17. Composition evaluation of the tallow and meat fatty acids of the cattle and determining their atherogenesis and thrombogenesisindexes in South Khorasan Province

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    Mohammad Malekaneh

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    Conclusion: It was found that the sum of trans and stearic fatty acids was more in tallow. The hypocholesterolemic fatty acids levels were higher in the meat in the whole province. The cattle’s meat had lower atherogenetic and thrombogenetic properties compared with the animals’ fat.The consumed cattle’s meat and fat in the province appear to have a proper condition.

  18. Incidence of Phenylketonuria in Southern Khorasan (2012- 2014): Short Communication

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    Zohre Saadatinasab; Gholamreza Sharifzadeh

    2015-01-01

    Background and Aim: Phenylketonuria (PKU., OMIM261600) is the most common genetic disorder autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and the metabolism of amino-acids, which is due to deficiency of the liver enzyme phenylalanine - hydroxylase as a result of mutations in the gene encoding it is achieved. The present study aimed at investigating the incidence of PKU n  the South Khorasan province between June 2012 and June 2014. Materials and Methods: This study uses data from a national...

  19. Nosocomial infections and related factors in southern khorasan hospitals

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    Bita Bijari; Ali Abbasi; Mina Hemati; Keyvan Karabi

    2014-01-01

    Background and Aim: Nosocomial infections are defined as infections occurring during a patient's stay at hospital (48-72h after admission).Nosocomial infections are one of the important problems of health. This study aimed was determine the prevalence of nosocomial infections, and related factors in hospitals with more than 100 beds in south Khorasan Province. Materials and Methods: In this crass-sectional study, an investigator-administered questionnaire was completed for each patien...

  20. Morphological and molecular identification of Dirofilaria immitis from Jackal (Canis aureus) in North Khorasan, northeast Iran

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    Zahra Heidari; Eshrat B Kia; Kourosh Arzamani; Meysam Sharifdini; Iraj Mobedi; Zabihollah Zarei; Bahareh Kamranrashani

    2015-01-01

    Background & objectives: The heartworm Dirofilaria immitis is an important mosquito-borne zoonotic nematode of domestic and wild mammals throughout the world, causing cardiopulmonary dirofilariasis. This parasite has been reported from carnivores in some provinces of Iran. However, in the present study, the occurrence of this filarial nematode is reported for the first time in wild canids of the North Khorasan Province, located in northeast Iran, based on morphological and molecular character...

  1. Epidemiological and Clinical Study of Infested Cases with Pediculus Capitis and P. Corporis in Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran

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    H Ramezani Awal Riabi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pediculosis (head lice is considered as one of the most common health problems of the students in primary schools. The purpose of this study was to survey the prevalence rate of the infestation in the schools of Gonabad City (south of Khorasan-e-Razavi Province to prevent its outbreak by on-time planning.Methods: In this retrospective-descriptive study, data were collected from the files of recorded health examinations of 55,997 female and male students of Gonabad City. We surveyed the infested cases to Pediculus capitis and P. corporis during 2006-2010. We used schools health unit of the city health center and review reports of infestation to head lice and body lice in cumulative centers.Results: The reports showed 398 cases of P. capitis and 3 P. corporis infestations, which 91.5% were female (P <0.05. Generally 46.4% were from rural and 63.6% were from urban areas (P <0.05. 71.3% of the infestation to head lice was from the last month and the rest had recently been infested. The most age group being infested were students of 6-10 years old and the lowest were >17 yr.Conclusion: Pediculosis infestation has become a major health problem in primary school students in south of Khorasan-e-Razavi.

  2. THE ROLE OF CLIMAE IN THE CULTIVATION OF POTATO IN KHORASAN RAZAVI USING THE MODEL LARS

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    Arabi, Zahra; TORABI, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. In this investigation, meteorological data have been received from synoptic stations based on daily, monthly, and annually trend from Iran Meteorological Organization (IMO) at Razavi Khorasan Province and then homogeneity of data has been explored by (Wald- Wolfowitz) Run Test. Methodology of the research is of statistical descriptive type. Data analysis was carried out by means of Growing Degree Day (GDD) technique and method of Deviation from Optimum Percentage (DOP) plus phenolog...

  3. STRATEGY OF MAIZE'S CONCENTRATING TO ADVANTAGE AREAS IN JILIN PROVINCE

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    JIANG Hui-ming; GU Li-li

    2003-01-01

    Jilin Province is one of the main grain-producing provinces of China, which has dominant position in maize production, by the view of its advantages in policy, location, breed and market. And after entering WTO,some measures have been taken to enhance maize competitive ability. But there are some difficulties in concentrating production to maize advantaged areas. This paper expounds the basis that Jilin Province becomes the advantage area of maize, analyzes the problems and puts forward the supporting policy. Some strategic measures are proposed,as developing comparable advantages, carrying out the strategy of un-equilibrium development and cultivating advantaged product areas of maize to rapidly improve the international competitive ability and productivity of maize in Jilin Province, cast the agricultural predicament off and promote the agricultural development into a new stage.

  4. Nosocomial infections and related factors in southern khorasan hospitals

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    Bita Bijari

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Nosocomial infections are defined as infections occurring during a patient's stay at hospital (48-72h after admission.Nosocomial infections are one of the important problems of health. This study aimed was determine the prevalence of nosocomial infections, and related factors in hospitals with more than 100 beds in south Khorasan Province. Materials and Methods: In this crass-sectional study, an investigator-administered questionnaire was completed for each patient with nosocomial infections diagnosis in hospitals with more than 100 beds in South Khorasan. This questionnaire conation demographic characteristic of patients, department, duration of admission, kind of pathogen and risk factors that was designed according to standard questionnaire of Iranian Nasocomial infections surveillance system (INIS of Center for communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health. Data were analyzed with SPSS 16 software. Results and discussion: Number of patients with nosocomial infection was 358. The incidence of nosocomial infection was 0.9%. ICU had the highest incidence rate (17.3%. The most common nosocomial infection was pneumonia (43%, and urinary tract infection (UTI (15.1%. In 33.5% culture result were negative. In other cases, culture results showed klebsiella spp. (12.8% and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (9.8% were the most prevalent bacteria. Most factors associated with nosocomial infection in patients were urinary catheters (70.4%, suction (66.8% and tracheal tube (54.2%. 24% of patients expired. The results showed lower ratio of nosocomial infection, that the main reason is failure to detection and reporting of actual cases of nosocomial infection. Promoting detection and reporting system for Prevention and control of nosocomial infection was recommended

  5. The deforestation of rural areas in the Lower Congo Province.

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    Iloweka, Ernest Manganda

    2004-12-01

    The Lower Congo is one of eleven provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is located southwest of Kinshasa Town Province. It has an area of approximately 53.947 km2 with a population of 1,504,361 at an estimated 237 persons per km2. The Province comprises five districts, including Lukaya and Cataracts where rural poverty is severe and the population struggle to make a living through agriculture and woodcutting. These activities result in excessive resource exploitation. The high demand for foodstuffs and the high consumption of wood (for energy, construction and export) in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the expanding towns of Matadi and Boma in the Lower Congo Province, are speeding the deforestation rate and unbalancing forest ecosystems. In addition there is the stress resulting from reduced josher (the rest period for agriculture ground), plus climate change and erosion. The phenomena that that we need to address in these two districts include deforestation, reduced josher, excessive agriculture, erosion, burning and climate change which taken together largely explain the current soil degradation. These areas are marked by excessive post deforestation savannah formation and extended areas of sandy soil, distributed throughout grass and shrub savannahs. This desertification, which is rampant in Lukaya and Cataracts, risks imprisoning the rural population in a vicious cycle of poverty if adequate solutions are not found. PMID:15641386

  6. Investigation of Vegetation Species in Desert Areas of Fars Province

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    Fozoni, L.; Fakhireh, A.

    2009-04-01

    The Fars province is located in the south of IRAN, with area of 122830Km2. This areas involved saline and alkaline soils. The aim of this research is investigation of salty lands and vegetation degradation for offering of sociable species for any area. Recognition studying of desert area in Fars province was identified using all available data and using GIS and RS technologies. In this study, main indicators have been appointed using Floristical-Fizionomicaly method. Vegetation per cent, growth form, density and altitude were considered as main indicators. More than 50 species of halophytes were collected and 25 plant types were identified in 17 zones of studied area. The main plant types were as follows: Hammada, Halocnemum-Aeluropus and Halocnemum-limonium. Ultimately, halophytes cover map was prepared. In the end of growth season, 50 soil samples from halophyte types in two horizons 0-30cm and 30-100cm were taken and tested. The result showed, the studied area, has saline lands surface and high salinity land with cover of 9000Km2. Keyword: Saline Soil, Alkaline Soil, Halophytes, Fars Province

  7. Geology, alteration, age dating and petrogenesis of intrusive bodies in Halak Abad prospect area, NE Iran

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    Maliheh Ghourchi; Mohammad Hassan Karimpour; J. Lang Farmer; Charles Stern

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    The Halak Abad prospect occurs in the northeastern part of Central Iran zone (Sabzevar structural zone). In this investigation, geochemical evolution, age and source of part of northeastern Iran magmatic arc (intrusive bodies) in Halak Abad area in the Khorasan Razavi province has been studied. The exposed rocks consist of volcanic rocks with andesite and dacite nature, limestone, plutonic rocks mostly diorite, quartz diorite, monzodiorite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite and granite and sedim...

  8. Potential cultivation areas of Saffron and its economic effects on forest dwellers welfare

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    Armin Mashayekhan

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    Full Text Available The maintenance of natural forest and forest dwellers welfare are vital to biodiversity conservation. For this purpose, introducing of Saffron cultivation as innovation in agricultural activities outside of the forest could be a key factor. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to determine the agronomic suitability and the appropriate spatial pattern for the Saffron cultivation. Geographic Information System (GIS was used to identify suitable areas for Saffron cultivation in the North of Khorasan Province, Iran. Relevant environment components such as climate factors (temperature and rainfall, topography (Digital Elevation Model and slope and land-use were considered. The results of this study were specially looking for potential cultivation areas for expanding Saffron and to develop suitable map for Saffron cultivation. We found that 69% (1887 ha of agricultural land have currently suitable for Saffron cultivation in North of Khorasan, Iran. The map of land suitability for cultivation of Saffron can be practiced for improving livelihood and forest conservation.

  9. Potential building sand deposits in Songkhla province area

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    Kooptarnond, K.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available An investigation of potential building sand deposits in Songkhla province area subdivided them into four regions according to their accumulation in various alluvial plains, meanders throughout alluvial deposits and residual soils. Four selected deposits, were Rattaphum-Khuan Niang, U-Taphao river, Na Mom, and Chana-Thepha regions. Information obtained from these deposits revealed a good correlation between the geomorphological features as interpreted from aerial photographs and those identified from vertical electrical resistivity sounding results. Sand samples were analysed for their physical and chemical properties. Petrographic studies were also undertaken to characterize the composition types, texture and shapes. An overview of the sand properties was used them to be within the acceptable limits for building sand. However, relatively high organic impurities and soundness were found in sand from Khuan Niang and Na Mom deposits. The result indicated a potential reconnaissance mineral resource of about 46 square kilometres.A reserve evaluation for natural building sand was carried out by using Geographic Information System (GIS. Maps of the various parameters considered were constructed in digital database format with the aid of Arc/Info and ArcView software. Overlay mapping and buffer zone modules were performed to evaluate inferred resources of building sand. The key parameters of analysis included the distance from transportation, distance from streams, lithology and thickness of sand layers. The remaining inferred sand total was of about 386 million cubic metres or about 1,021 million metric tons was therefore estimated, of which 60 percent lies in the Rattaphum-Khuan Niang region and 40 percent in the other regions.

  10. Remediation of Legacy Arsenic Mining Areas in Yunnan Province, China

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    Conclusions. The success of the demonstration project was recognized and has provided direction and momentum for a wider effort by the Province to address mining pollution and water contamination challenges. It demonstrates the success of using known techniques for environmental remediation in the US, with local partners in China responding to their communities’ health and environmental problems.

  11. Climatic characteristics of areas with lymnaeid snails in fascioliasis endemic areas of Mendoza Province, Argentina

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    Fascioliasis is a zoonotic trematodiasis which is both emerging and spreading all over the world, with important human endemic areas in South America. Its prevalence in Argentina, and particularly in Mendoza Province, appear to be high. This study was designed to characterise the main climatic conditions of sites in endemic areas of fascioliasis where freshwater snails of the Lymnaeidae family (the intermediate vectors of Fasciola hepatica) are present. This was done by analysing the sites by digital climatic analysis using DIVA-GIS 5.2 software, coupled with information gained through earlier research. Temperature showed a small dispersion among sites, possibly indicating that temperature may have a greater influence on the distribution of lymnaeids than precipitation. Also there was convergence in the dispersion graphic between the values for 'minimum temperature of the coldest month' and 'precipitation of the driest month', showing that these aspects could be considered as limitations to the snails' survival. It is concluded that lymnaeid snails have great adaptability and survival capacities, enabling them to colonise and survive in extreme and diverse environments such as the high altitudes of the Andes and the arid plains of central Mendoza Province. The impact of global climate change should not be overlooked as a factor enhancing vector spread. (author)

  12. Spatio-temporal Evolution on Geographic Boundaries of HFRS Endemic Areas in Shandong Province, China

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    LIU Yan Xun; WANG Zhi Qiang; GUO Jing; TANG Fang; SUN Xiu Bin; XUE Fu Zhong; KANG Dian Min

    2013-01-01

    Objective To take effective strategies and measures for the prevention and control of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) endemic areas by investigating its dynamic geographical boundaries in Shandong Province, China. Methods The incidence of HFRS from 1982 to 2008 in Shandong Prvince, China, was detected with inverse distance weighting (IDW) interpolation based on geographical information system (GIS). Dynamic geographical boundaries of HFRS endemic areas in Shandong Province, China, were analyzed by geographical boundary analysis. Results The HTN-type endemic areas of HFRS were located in Linyi City in phase 1 (1982-1986), the SEO-type endemic areas of HFRS were located in Jining City in phase 2 (1987-2003), and the endemic areas of HFRS in Jining City gradually disappeared and the endemic areas of HFRS with mixed-types of reservoir rodents were located in Linyi City in phase 3 (2004-2008). Meanwhile, new endemic areas emerged in the northwestern Shandong province, China. Conclusion The SEO-type endemic areas of HFRS are located in western Shandong Province, China, and the HTN-type endemic areas of HFRS are located eastern Shandong Province, Chin, indicating that the endemic areas of HFRS should be vaccinated and rodents should be controlled.

  13. Study on Eco-climate Type Regionalization of Wheat Growing Areas in Yunnan Province

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    Yongxin; LU; Limin; CAO; Zhongping; ZHANG; Hongbo; LI

    2013-01-01

    In order to provide an objective and scientific theoretical basis for rational distribution of wheat growth in Yunnan Province,according to the relationship between Yunnan weather conditions and wheat growth adaptability,a study on eco-climate type regionalization of wheat growing areas in Yunnan was conducted using principal component analysis and GIS technology. The results show that Yunnan Province could be divided into four types,namely southern warm and humid wheat growing area,central semi-arid wheat growing area,central semi-humid wheat growing area and north-central cold wheat growing area.

  14. Epidemiology of assaultive injuries in areas of Sichuan province, China

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    DENG Zheng-hua; LI Lei-bo; ZHOU Xiao-rong; CHANG Yun-feng; CHEN Xiao-gang

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To scrutinize the epidemiologicalcharacteristics of assaultive injuries in Sichuan province,China.Methods: A survey of all cases of assaultive injuries reported by police was performed during 8 years in eight counties of Sichuan province, China. A total of 2862victims and 2856 offenders were registered.Results: The majority of victims and offenders were young men at the age of 20-39 and only received an education at secondary school or primary school. The largest fraction of these cases took place at farm or by-place during 10. 00-11.00 o'clock, 16.00-17.00 o'clock and 20.00-21.00 o'clock. The tangles caused by trifles were the most common factors inducing assaultive injuries and accounted for 42.1 percent of the causes of assaults. Blunt injuries were mainly caused by punching (40%) and kicking ( 17. 2 %). About 37.3 % of the lesions seriously happened in the regions of face and head. Open wounds accounted for 40.3 % of these different injuries.Conclusions: It is valuable to take some specific measures to prevent and control assaultive injuries according to their territorial characteristics.

  15. Exploratory studies of typical areas in the provinces of Vaesternorrland and Norrbotten during 1980-1981

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    The report deals with exploratory studies of migmatite areas of the province of Vaesternorrland and a large gabbro massive of the province of Norrbotten. Extensive geological and hydrological studies including deep boreholes are being planned. The exploring studies in Vaesternorrland covered map and photo interpretation, field studies of fissures and exposures. The studies in Norrbotten have been directed towards field investigations of four gabbro massives.(G.B.)

  16. Countermeasures and Investigation of Land Circulation in Less Developed Agricultural Area of Henan Province, China

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    Li, Cong-guo

    2010-01-01

    Some places in Henan Province are investigated by using sample surveys and interviews. Result shows that land circulation in less developed agricultural area of Henan Province has the characteristics of small scale, single form, short period, and circulation land in economic core region. Problems in land circulation are as follows: slow transfer of rural surplus labor force, hard implementation of fundamental land circulation, complicated mentality towards rural land circulation, many misgi...

  17. Evaluation of Antimicrobial Re sistance of New Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, in Khorasan, Iran

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    MasoodReza Movahede-Danesh

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Multi drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB is an infection with a causative bacillus which is resistant to at least two drugs, isoniazid and rifampin. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of TB resistance to first-line drugs of newly diagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis.Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 77 patients with newly diagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis (according to national protocols of TB. Sputum samples were cultured and antibiogram for isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and Streptomycin were performed on the positive cultures.Results: From 77 patients with tuberculosis, 48 cases have positive sputum culture. Antibiogram was done by proportional standard method and all samples were found to be fully sensitive to all first-line TB drugs.Conclusions: According to the results of this study, the primary resistance was low to the first-line drugs for pulmonary tuberculosis of the samples collected from Khorasan, an east province of Iran. The data showed that in all patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis who were diagnosed with Ziehl–Neelsen stain of sputum, the use of the first-line drugs for tuberculosis treatment is necessary and could be sufficient.

  18. Stratification and analysis of housing indicators of rural areas of Isfahan province using factor and cluster analyses

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    S. E. Seidaiy

    2013-01-01

    : market economy and planned economy. In view of market economy, housing problems are solved through the market mechanisms and housing needs are provided by private sector (Chadwick, 1987:88, Ziyari, et al., 210:4. In planned economy government has the role of planner, designer and manager (Aghasi, 1996:201, Chadwick, 1987:88, Shucksmith, 2003:213. In Islam's ideological system the importance of housing is as far as that the housing provision is considered as one of the bases of economic independency, and eradication of poverty in the society.3– DiscussionTo evaluate and analyze the housing indicators in the rural areas of Isfahan province, first data and the related variables are collected and based on them the desired indicators are obtained (Table-1; then, in line with goals of research, we will go through the following steps:Analysis of housing situation in rural areas of Isfahan province by using housing indicators,Determining effective factors in improving housing indicators,And stratification of rural areas based on these indicators.Applying statistical techniques (factor analysis and cluster analysis, analysis of indicators and prioritization of rural areas of the province are performed. Table 1: Housing IndicatorsROWindicatorsROWindicators1The population of rural areas12The average of infrastructure lifetime2The number of households13The share of households that have a minimum electricity4The family size14The share of households that have a minimum telephone4The number of residential units,15The share of households that have a minimum water piping5The household density in residential units16The share of households that have a minimum gas piping6The density of people in residential units17The share of households that have a minimum central heating and cooling system7The housing shortages18The share of households that have a minimum kitchen8The average of number of rooms in the household19The share of households that have a minimum bathroom9The average of number

  19. Urban nature conservation: vegetation of natural areas in the Potchefstroom municipal area, North West Province, South Africa

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    Cilliers, S.S.; Van Wyk, E; G.J. Bredenkamp

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    This study on the natural and degraded natural vegetation of natural areas in the Potchefstroom Municipal Area, forms part of a research programme on spontaneous vegetation in urban open spaces in the North West Province, South Africa. Using a numerical classification technique (TWINSPAN) as a first approximation, the classification was refined by applying Braun-Blanquet procedures. The result is a phytosociological table from which 6 plant communities were recognised, which are subdivided in...

  20. Study on Rural Poverty in Ecologically Fragile Areas - A Case study of the Tibetan Areas in Sichuan Province

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    Lan, Hong-xing

    2012-01-01

    This article offers an overview of natural environment, economic development, and social development in the Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province. The major manifestations of the status quo of poverty in the Tibetan areas are as follows: there is a wide range of poverty and a large poor population; the poverty degree is high and it is difficult to alleviate poverty; the natural disasters are frequent and the phenomenon of poverty arising from disasters is serious. We analyze the factors responsib...

  1. Adolescent fertility in Cuba: some reflections on its behavior by provinces and areas of residence

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    Daylin Rodríguez Javiqué

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to describe the adolescent fertility in Cuba during the period 2010-2014 and analyze its proximate determinants both nationally and by territory. Based on the data published in Demographic Yearbook, Studies and Data of the Population and birth databases of the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI, adolescent fertility rates in Cuba are calculated according to the groups 10-14 and 15-19, by province and area of residence. In addition, data on family formation, contraception and abortion of Cuban adolescents are shown. These elements could allow hypothesizing about the behavior of adolescent fertility in Cuba. The first important result is that fertility among 15-19 years group had a slight decrease in the period; however, the 10-14 years group has increased its level. On the other hand, the analysis by area of residence shows that urban fertility has gained prominence in the Cuban provinces, with an increase between 2010 and 2012 in more than half of them. Similarly, about a third of the provinces analyzed show higher levels of adolescent fertility in urban areas than in rural areas. High rates of abortion in adolescence, which exceeds fertility rates in ten provinces of the country; early onset of sexual intercourse and first marriage, and improper use of contraceptive methods, are elements worth looking into in order to find explanations to the reproductive behavior of Cuban adolescents.

  2. Research of claystone in Longdong area gansu province

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    It is key point to choose the host rock of disposal high-level radioactive waste, each country which have nuclear operation a systematic reachers about host rock. From the aboard development and internal prereaserch, in China, claystone is one of the important alternative host rock to disposal HLW. The artical is about geological investigation in Longdong area, regional structure and regional geological features of this area are introduced. The characteristics of clay rock indicate that clay rock true density range from 2.37 g/cm3 to 2.65 g/cm3, the density of nature block is from 2.30 to 2.60 g/cm3, natural water content is from 2% to 5%, Porosity rang from 3.60% to 4.80%. the clay rock permeability coefficient almost is 10 to 11 m/s, specific surface range from 12.6 to 21.2 m2/g(avergae is 16.7 m2/g). Referring to the requirements and standards of clay rock disposal repository site selection in foreign developed countries, and according to the requirements of high-level radioactive waste geological repository in our country, we infer that the clay rocks in Longdong region basically meet the requirements of high level radioactive waste geological repository, especially the Porosity and adsorption performance of the clay rocks more suitable for high-level radioactive waste geological repository than other candidate surrounding rock.(authors)

  3. Quaternary Geological Phenomena in Labuhan Area, Pandeglang Regency, Banten Province

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    U. Lumban Batu

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available DOI: 10.17014/ijog.v7i4.148Geological features in Labuhan area were studied from the middle of October to the middle of November 2011 covering seventy days. Surface and subsurface data were obtained from interpretation of landsat images and shallow hand-auger boreholes. The geological features are distinctly associated with active tectonics. The stratigraphy clearly indicates at least three phases of tectonic activities since the Late Miocene until Holocene. Tectonics of phase one occurred in the Late Miocene; phase two took place in the period from Pliocene to Late Pleistocene, while tectonics phase three is ongoing in the Holocene. Volcanic activity has intensified since the Early Pleistocene. The landsat images show an irregular outline of the northern coast line. This penomenon is interpreted to be the result of tectonic uplift. On the other hand, the southern coast is linear in plan which is interpreted to correlate with tectonic subsidence. Furthermore, stratigraphic correlation shows that depositional environment changed vertically due to a local subsidence. The northern researched area is occupied by Pleistocene volcanic eruption centres, whilst the younger ones tend to shift southward. This fact tends to indicate that the subduction zone moved southward slowly.

  4. Investigation of environmental activity levels of bone-coal mining area in five provinces

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    During 1991-1993, the activity levels of the bone-coal mines were investigated in Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Anhui Province, respectively, where the reserve of bone-coal is about 90% of our country's total reserve. The average of γ radiation dose rate level measured for bone-coal, bone-coal cinder (BCC) and bone-coal cinder brick (BCCB) in these provinces is about 500 nGy/h, 400 nGy/h and 700 nGy/h respectively, while that for fields, roads and houses made of BCCB in corresponding regions of these provinces is about 200 nGy/h, 260 nGy/h and 300 nGy/h respectively. It is shown that the environmental activity level of bone-coal mining area is about 3 times higher than the reference spots. (authors)

  5. Situation of Diabetes and Related Disease Surveillance in Rural Areas of Jilin Province, Northeast China

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    Rui Wang; Peng Zhang; Xin Lv; Lingling Jiang; Chunshi Gao; Yuanyuan Song; Yaqin Yu; Bo Li

    2016-01-01

    Background: Several studies have investigated the prevalence and awareness of diabetes mellitus (DM) in China, but little is known about the situation of DM in the northeastern rural areas. Our present study investigated the prevalence, awareness and associated characteristics of DM in rural areas of Jilin Province, aiming to suggest more efforts for the prevention and control of DM. Methods: A multistage stratified random cluster sampling design was used in this cross-sectional study which t...

  6. The geology of the area south of Vioolsdrif, Cape Province

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    Geological reconnaissance of an area of 1 500 square km to the South of Vioolsdrif in northern Namaqualand has revealed that this region straddles the boundary between the upper crustal Richtersveld domain and the subjacent Namaqualand Metamorphic Complex. The Vioolsdrif batholith, which underlies much of the Richtersveld, is a composite body, essentially granodioritic, which was emplaced in a number of epizonal magmatic pulses into an overlying comagmatic canopy of intermediate to felsic lavas and pyroclastics during Bushveld times. It is unlikely that this volcanic carapace exceeded 9 km in thickness. During or following consolidation at about 1 800 Ma, the southern margin of the batholith was affected by a thermotectonic episode of regional extent during which the rocks of the igneous complex were foliated and lineated in sympathy with the dominant tectonic fabric of the contiguous metamorphic complex. Metamorphic mineral parageneses indicate that during the climax of this dynamothermal episode, rocks along the southern margin of the batholith were subjected to temperatures of 620 - 670 degrees and pressures of 0,4 - 0,5 MPa (4 - 5 kbar). During this deformational episode the batholith acted as a tectonic resister which preserved the overlying volcanics from incorporation into the metamorphic complex. More or less coincident with the boundary between the metamorphic complex and the Vioolsdrif batholith is a zone about 10 km in width which is characterised by the development of abundant pegmatites

  7. Study on the Industrial Structure and Peasants’ Income in the Mountainous Areas in Zhejiang Province

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    YU Hai-lin; WU Yun-qin

    2012-01-01

    With the constant increase of farmers’ incomes, the declining ratio of low-income farmers and the development of rural economy in the mountainous areas of Zhejiang Province, the farmers gain much more transfer income from the secondary allocation and their lives were greatly improved. But due to the uneven economic development, the agricultural development level of different land forms differs greatly and there is still a large gap between the incomes of urban and rural residents. In this paper, through an in-depth analysis of the farmers’ income, agricultural industrial structure and urban-rural income gap in different mountainous areas of Zhejiang Province, some advices were proposed to increase the farmers’ incomes.

  8. Risk Factors of Postpartum Depression in Rural Areas of Isfahan Province, Iran

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    Kheirabadi, Gholam-Reza; Maracy, Mohamad-Reza; Barekatain, Majid; Casey, Patricia R.; et al.

    2009-01-01

    Background: Postpartum depression is defined as a major depressive episode that occurs within four weeks after delivery. However, investigators describe a dramatic increase in the incidence of mood disorders after childbirth with the largest risk during 90 days after delivery. We aimed to study the risk factors of postpartum depression in women living in rural areas of Isfahan Province in Iran. Methods: We assessed 6627 women, two to 12 months after delivery, for depression and putati...

  9. Natural Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in ticks from a forest area of Selenge province, Mongolia

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    G Javkhlan; B Enkhtaivan; B Baigal; Myagmarsuren, P.; Battur, B.; Battsetseg, B

    2014-01-01

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic agent of public health importance, infecting both humans and animals. An investigation of the presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum as well as Anaplasma platys was conducted in a forest area of Selenge province, Mongolia, where ticks are widely distributed and tick-borne diseases are highly endemic. Ticks were collected and tested using polymerase chain reaction based on groEL methodology. Anaplasma phagocytophilum was detected in 14 (6%) of Ixodes pers...

  10. Situation of Diabetes and Related Disease Surveillance in Rural Areas of Jilin Province, Northeast China

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    Rui Wang

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Several studies have investigated the prevalence and awareness of diabetes mellitus (DM in China, but little is known about the situation of DM in the northeastern rural areas. Our present study investigated the prevalence, awareness and associated characteristics of DM in rural areas of Jilin Province, aiming to suggest more efforts for the prevention and control of DM. Methods: A multistage stratified random cluster sampling design was used in this cross-sectional study which took place in 2012. Data were collected by face-to-face interviews and physical examinations. Rao-Scott Chi-square test, t test and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used. Results: The estimated prevalence of DM in rural areas of Jilin province was 7.2%. DM was positively associated with age, Body mass index (BMI, hypotension, dyslipidemia and was high in participants with a family history of diabetes and those who exercise frequently, but low for high education level and married participants. 69.0% participants with DM were aware of their diabetes status, 88.2% of whom received treatment and 34.4% of whom had received treatment controlled their DM status. Conclusions: We observed a high prevalence and low awareness status of DM among the rural residents in Jilin Province, but the rate of effective control in those who have received treatment was considerable. The low rate of disease surveillance should draw health authority’s attention.

  11. Prevalence of Malnutrition in Under 6-year Olds in South Khorasan, Iran

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    Hassan Mehrjoofard

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective:Malnutrition is one of the important health problems throughout the world, particularly in developing countries, which has undesirable effects on mental and physical health of children. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of malnutrition in children under 6 years old in Privince South Khorasan, Iran, in 2007. Methods:This cross sectional and descriptive analytical study was conducted on children under 6 years old in South Khorasan Iran, belonging to six urban and rural regions applying multistage cluster sampling methodology. Data were collected through measuring weight and height, structural questionnaires Anthropometric Nutrution Indicators Survey, and face-to-face interviews with mothers. Malnutrition was measured on the basis of the indices underweight, wasting and stunting. The obtained data was analyzed by means of chi-square test in the packages SPSS and EPI-Info 2000, taking α= 0.05 as the significant level. Findings:Out of 1807 children 51.7% were males, 52.2% living in urban areas, and 37% were under 24 months old. Weight index was normal in 52.2% children, 34.4% lightly underweight, 11.7% moderately underweight and 1.2% severely underweight. Prevalence of underweight had a significant relationship to habitation, mothers' job and parents education level. According to stunting criteria, 55% were normal, 28.4% lightly stunted 12.7% were moderate, and 3.9% severe stunted. Stunting also had a significant relationship to habitation, age, mothers job, and parents' level of education. Wasting criteria showed that 67.8% were normal 24.7% light, 5.9% moderate and 1.6% had severe wasting. This had a significant relationship to sex and habitation. Conclusion:Prevalence of malnutrition was in children and its relationship to socioeconomic variables, measures such as increasing parents education - especially mothers knowledge - constancy of breast feeding until the age of 2 years, and promoting nutrition status

  12. [Characteristics of soil nematode community of different agricultural areas in Jiangsu Province, China].

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    Jiao, Jia-guo; Liu, Bei-bei; Mao, Miao; Ye, Cheng-long; Yu, Li; Hu, Feng

    2015-11-01

    This paper investigated the genus diversity of soil nematodes of different agricultural areas in Jiangsu Province, analyzed the relationship between soil nematodes and soil environmental factors, and discussed the roles of soil nematodes as biological indicators of soil health. The results showed that, a total of 41 nematode genera were found in all six agricultural areas, belonging to 19 families, 7 orders, 2 classes. The numbers and community compositions of nematodes were obviously influenced by soil texture, fertilization and tillage practices. In all six agricultural areas, the numbers of nematodes in coastal agricultural area (400 individuals per 100 g dry soil) were significantly larger than that in Xuhuai, Ningzhenyang, and riverside agricultural areas. While the smallest number of nematodes was found in Yanjiang agricultural area (232 individuals per 100 g dry soil), which might be due to the differences in soil texture, annual rainfall and annual air temperature and other factors. The dominant genera of nematodes were similar in the adjacent agricultural areas. Correlation analysis showed that there was a significant positive correlation between the number of soil nematodes and levels of soil nutrients (soil organic matter, total nitrogen, available nitrogen, available potassium and available phosphorus). Redundancy analysis (RDA) indicated the total nitrogen, available potassium and pH obviously affected some soil nematode genera. The analysis of spatial distribution characteristics of soil nematode community in farmland of Jiangsu Province could provide data for health assessment of agricultural ecosystems. PMID:26915207

  13. Small area estimation (SAE) model: Case study of poverty in West Java Province

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    Suhartini, Titin; Sadik, Kusman; Indahwati

    2016-02-01

    This paper showed the comparative of direct estimation and indirect/Small Area Estimation (SAE) model. Model selection included resolve multicollinearity problem in auxiliary variable, such as choosing only variable non-multicollinearity and implemented principal component (PC). Concern parameters in this paper were the proportion of agricultural venture poor households and agricultural poor households area level in West Java Province. The approach for estimating these parameters could be performed based on direct estimation and SAE. The problem of direct estimation, three area even zero and could not be conducted by directly estimation, because small sample size. The proportion of agricultural venture poor households showed 19.22% and agricultural poor households showed 46.79%. The best model from agricultural venture poor households by choosing only variable non-multicollinearity and the best model from agricultural poor households by implemented PC. The best estimator showed SAE better then direct estimation both of the proportion of agricultural venture poor households and agricultural poor households area level in West Java Province. The solution overcame small sample size and obtained estimation for small area was implemented small area estimation method for evidence higher accuracy and better precision improved direct estimator.

  14. Population-Based Seroprevalence of Malaria in Hormozgan Province, Southeastern Iran: A Low Transmission Area

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    Hatam, Gholam Reza; Nejati, Fatemeh; Mohammadzadeh, Tahereh; Shahriari Rad, Reza; Sarkari, Bahador

    2015-01-01

    The seroepidemiological condition of malaria in three main districts of Hormozgan Province, a low transmission area in southeast of Iran, was investigated. Methods. Sera samples (803) were collected from healthy volunteers from the three main districts (Bandar Lengeh in the west, Bandar Abbas in the center, and Bandar Jask in the east) of Hormozgan Province. A questionnaire was used to record the sociodemographic features of the participants during sample collecting. An in-house ELISA test, using crude antigens obtained from cell culture of Plasmodium falciparum, was adapted and used to detect anti-malaria antibodies in the sera. Results. The overall seroprevalence of malaria was 8.7% (70 out of 803 samples). A significant correlation was found between seropositivity and place of residence, where the highest rate of seropositivity was seen in Bandar Lengeh (west of the province). The highest seroprevalence of malaria (13.2%) was seen in the age group of 11–20 years and also in low educated individuals. Correlation between seropositivity and gender, age, and educational levels of the participants was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion. Findings of this study indicate that the rate of seropositivity to malaria in this area is not high and this might be linked to the success of malaria control programs during the last decades in the region. PMID:26543662

  15. Population-Based Seroprevalence of Malaria in Hormozgan Province, Southeastern Iran: A Low Transmission Area

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The seroepidemiological condition of malaria in three main districts of Hormozgan Province, a low transmission area in southeast of Iran, was investigated. Methods. Sera samples (803 were collected from healthy volunteers from the three main districts (Bandar Lengeh in the west, Bandar Abbas in the center, and Bandar Jask in the east of Hormozgan Province. A questionnaire was used to record the sociodemographic features of the participants during sample collecting. An in-house ELISA test, using crude antigens obtained from cell culture of Plasmodium falciparum, was adapted and used to detect anti-malaria antibodies in the sera. Results. The overall seroprevalence of malaria was 8.7% (70 out of 803 samples. A significant correlation was found between seropositivity and place of residence, where the highest rate of seropositivity was seen in Bandar Lengeh (west of the province. The highest seroprevalence of malaria (13.2% was seen in the age group of 11–20 years and also in low educated individuals. Correlation between seropositivity and gender, age, and educational levels of the participants was statistically significant (P < 0.05. Conclusion. Findings of this study indicate that the rate of seropositivity to malaria in this area is not high and this might be linked to the success of malaria control programs during the last decades in the region.

  16. Matrilineal Marriage in Tibetan Areas In Western Sìchuān Province (English translation

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The marriage and family organization of the Zhaba 扎巴 people in Western Sìchuān 四川 Province is similar to that practiced by the Nàxi Mósūo 纳西摩梭 during the 1960s. The Zhaba 扎坝2 Region is another matrilineal culture region in addition to the Lúgū 泸沽 Region in Yúnnán 云南 Province. The area has only recently begun modernizing because of its isolation. 'Visiting marriages' and matrilineal family organization continue to play an important role in Zhaba culture. This research contributes new material to the anthropological study of matrilineal societies.

  17. Floristic study of Arjan-Parishan protected area in Fars province

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Arjan-Parishan protected area with two very beautiful Parishan and Arjan wetlands is situated in the 60 km west of Shiraz in Fars province which covers an area of 60000 hectares. In this study, the flora, life form and geographical features of the protected area were investigated. In this area, a total of 393 species including 3 pteridophyta, 2 gymnosperma, 337 dicotyledons and 56 monocotyledons were identified. They belonged to 81 families and 268 genera. The following families had the highest number of species: Asteraceae, Papilonaceae, Poaceae, Brassicaceae, Apiaceae,and Boraginaceae. The following genera had the highest number of species: Astragalus, Juncus, Convolvulus, Anthemis and Plantago. 230 species (58.52% were Irano-Turanian region. Therophytes with 215 species (54.70% was the most frequent life form of the protected area.

  18. Association of TSHR gene polymorphisms and haplotypes with Graves’ disease in Han population from coastal areas in Shandong province

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the association of thyroid stimulating hormone receptor(TSHR)gene polymorphisms and haplotypes with Graves’disease(GD)in Han population from coastal areas in Shandong province

  19. A social work programme for poverty stricken families in rural areas of the Northern Cape Province / Mercutio Motshedi

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    Motshedi, Mosimanegape Mercutio

    2009-01-01

    The study was conducted in Heuningvlei community in the Kgalagadi District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province. This study was part of the "Tshwaragano Project" with the general aim of empowering the disadvantaged communities in rural areas. The aim of this research was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a social group work empowerment programme for poverty stricken families in rural areas of the Northern Cape Province. To achieve this aim, the following objectives ne...

  20. [Tourism function zoning of Jinyintan Grassland Scenic Area in Qinghai Province based on ecological sensitivity analysis].

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    Zhong, Lin-sheng; Tang, Cheng-cai; Guo, Hua

    2010-07-01

    Based on the statistical data of natural ecology and social economy in Jinyintan Grassland Scenic Area in Qinghai Province in 2008, an evaluation index system for the ecological sensitivity of this area was established from the aspects of protected area rank, vegetation type, slope, and land use type. The ecological sensitivity of the sub-areas with higher tourism value and ecological function in the area was evaluated, and the tourism function zoning of these sub-areas was made by the technology of GIS and according to the analysis of eco-environmental characteristics and ecological sensitivity of each sensitive sub-area. It was suggested that the Jinyintan Grassland Scenic Area could be divided into three ecological sensitivity sub-areas (high, moderate, and low), three tourism functional sub-areas (restricted development ecotourism, moderate development ecotourism, and mass tourism), and six tourism functional sub-areas (wetland protection, primitive ecological sightseeing, agriculture and pasture tourism, grassland tourism, town tourism, and rural tourism). PMID:20879542

  1. Biodiversities and limiting factors of Lashgardar Protected Area (LPA, Hamadan Province, Iran

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Reyahi-Khoram M, Norisharikabad V (2011 Biodiversities and limiting factors of Lashgardar Protected Area (LPA, Hamadan Province, Iran. Biodiversitas 12: 216-221. Lashgardar Protected Area (LPA located in Hamadan Province in Iran, it is a mountainous and plain area and proximal to Malayer Township. In 1991, the region was known as a protected area for increasing wild animals' population. This research has been conducted during 2001 through 2009. Plant and animal species of the region were identified and statistics of the population of animal flagship species were gathered. In this research, valid academic resources were used for identification of animal and plant species. Geographic Information System (GIS has been used to evaluate the land as main tool. The software used was Arc View (version 3.2a scale was 1/50,000. Due to cold mountainous climate, the region is covered by a wide diversity of trees, shrubs, grasses and herbs. There were 18 species of mammals as well as 75 bird species in LPA. Most abundant mammalian population belongs to wild sheep (558 animals and the second abundance was related to wild goat (515 animals. Also, the most abundant bird species belong to ortolans. Result of the present study showed that construction of connection roads in vicinity the region, establishment of factories inside and around the region, military garrison, unauthorized grazing, unlawful hunting, and Ahangaran mine and rail road have all exposed put LPA to serious threat and danger.

  2. Analysis of Climatic Factors Influencing Walnut Distribution in the Main Producing Areas of Yunnan Province

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    XIAO, Liangjun; Ma, Ting; NING, Delu

    2013-01-01

    Using the data of 11 climatic factors on 40 counties in the main producing areas of walnut of Yunnan Province, we analyze the impact of various climatic factors on the distribution of Yunnan walnut. The results show that Yunnan walnut has a great expectation on temperature and moisture. Temperature, including average temperature in January, average temperature in July, the average annual temperature and accumulated temperature≥10 ℃, has the greatest impact on the distribution of Yunnan wa...

  3. Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources of the Arkoma Basin Province and Geologically Related Areas

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    Houseknecht, David W.; Coleman, James L., Jr.; Milici, Robert C.; Garrity, Christopher P.; Rouse, William A.; Fulk, Bryant R.; Paxton, Stanley T.; Abbott, Marvin M.; Mars, John L.; Cook, Troy A.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Klett, Timothy R.; Pollastro, Richard M.; Ellis, Geoffrey S.

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    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 38 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered natural gas, 159 million barrels of natural gas liquid (MMBNGL), and no oil in accumulations of 0.5 million barrels (MMBO) or larger in the Arkoma Basin Province and related areas. More than 97 percent of the undiscovered gas occurs in continuous accumulations-70 percent in shale gas formations, 18 percent in a basin-centered accumulation with tight sandstone reservoirs, and 9 percent in coal beds. Less than 3 percent of the natural gas occurs in conventional accumulations.

  4. Distribution of ticks (Acari:Ixodidae) infesting domestic ruminants in mountainous areas of Golestan province, Iran

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    Moslem Sarani; Zakkyeh Telmadarraiy; Abdolreza Salahi Moghaddam; Kamal Azam; Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To determine the prevalence of ticks on cattle in the mountainous areas of Golestan province and their geographical distribution.Methods:collection was carried out during four seasons, twice per season over a period of 12 month from March 2009 through February 2010 in two districts, Azadshahr and Ramian. Meteorological data were obtained from Iran Meteorological Organization. The geographical points recorded using a Garmin eTrex®H GPS.Results:In total, 498 animals from 25 herds were selected to search for ticks in 2009-2010. Tick 63 goats, 99 cows and 13 camels in two districts of the mountainous area of Golestan province, including Azadshahr and Ramian. Five species of ixodid ticks were identified: Rhipicephalussanguineus A total of 255 ticks were collected from a total of 219 ruminants including 44 sheep, anatolicum (6%) and Hyalomma asiaticum (4%). The densities of infestations were calculated for sheep, goats, cows and camels 0.9, 0.79, 0.16 and 0.43 respectively. Seasonal activity of each ixodid tick infesting domestic ruminants was determined. The distribution maps showed ixodid ticks on domestic ruminants, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus were dominant species in the area.Conclusions:Such research provides necessary information for human and animal health (66.5%), Rhipicephalus bursa (4.6%), Hyalomma marginatum (19.9%), Hyalomma service mangers to have a better understanding of prevention and control of vector borne diseases especially during the outbreaks.

  5. The role of agroforestry areas of the province of Bari in the absortion of carbon dioxide

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    Pasquale Dal Sasso

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Agroforestry areas have a significant and recognized productive, socio – economic, environmental and landscape role. An important ecological function performed by these areas is the net absorption of considerable quantities of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The scientific knowledge of the CO2 assimilation capacity of agroforestry ecosystems in a territory, is a useful and innovative means to support territorial planning. In the interests of environmental sustainability, emissions from human activities carried out in a specific local context, must be adapted by the simultaneous capacity of CO2 sequestration. For the protection of environmental quality, the choice of land use should therefore optimize the circuit of interaction between emissions and absorption. This work takes into account the agroforestry areas of the Province of Bari to estimate the potential capacity to absorb CO2 and compare it, with the current emission levels.

  6. Plants and animals diversity in Buqaty Mountain Area (BMA in Hamadan Province, Iran

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Buqaty Mountain Area (BMA is regarded as one of the genetic reserves of Hamadan province in Iran. BMA is highly important regarding variety of plant and animal species, but limited research work has been performed in this area in the field of biodiversity. Identifying the unique ecologic talents and capabilities and aesthetics of BMA is the most important objective of this study. This research was conducted during 2010 through 2011 in BMA to identify various plant and animal species through documentary and also direct field observations. With direct referring to the various regions of the studied area, plant samples were collected from different slope position and transported to field laboratory units. Sampling was made for every 20 meters increase in the height of area. Animal species of the area were identified too. Based on the results, about 44 valuable plant species, 45 species of birds as well as 7 species of mammals have been identified in BMA. It is recommended that the area be declared an A prohibited hunting area by Department of Environment (DoE of Iran for the conservation of flora and fauna in the study area.

  7. Characteristics of PM2.5 in rural areas of southern Jiangsu Province, China

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    ZHOU Zhen-feng; LIU Kang; WANG Xiao-rong; HUANG Shi-hong

    2005-01-01

    To understand pollution level and possible sources ofatmospheric fine particulates in rural areas of southern Jiangsu Province of China, samples of PM2.5 were collected and analyzed in Xueyan Town and Taihu Lake Station over three seasons from July 2002 to January 2003. The mass concentrations of PM2.5 and 14 principal component elements were obtained. The results showed that pollution of PM2.5 was serious and the concentration levels of S, Zn, Pb and As were similar to city. There are different seasonal distribution laws of pollutant elements in PM2.5 between two sampling sites, probably due to contribution of local sources, medium or long distance transportation of fine particulates and complicated meteorological conditions. The enrichment levels of S, Zn, Pb, As, K were high,reflecting the influence of anthropogenic activities. Particularly enrichment level of S was much higher in summer, which was probably related to meteorological condition. The result of principal components analysis showed major sources of PM2.5 included crustal resuspension, coal burning, metal processing industry or waste incineration, vehicular emission, which suggests anthropogenic activities is of important influence on PM2.5 in rural areas of southem Jiangsu Province.

  8. Charnockite Formation and Early Precambrian Crust Evolution in Yishui Area, Shandong Province, China

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    2000-01-01

    Charnockite and granulite in Yishui area, Shandong Province are located in the middle part of the Tancheng-Lujiang fault zone, eastern China. Field studies have shown that the charnockites, derived from the adjacent granulites, are classified as three types: enderbite, garnet-enderbite and hypersthene-trondhjemite. In addition, two generations of minerals are present in the charnockites: the relic minerals such as garnet, hypersthene and clinopyroxene, and the neocrystallized minerals such as plagioclase and K-feldspar. The relic minerals occurring in the granulite facies stage were affected by the later partial melting. The relic minerals, irregular and usually ragged in shape, occupy the interstitial positions in the neocrystalline minerals. The neocrystalline minerals are usually euhedral-subhedral crystals. The study of petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of charnokites concludes that the enderbite was formed by the anatexis of the two-pyroxene plagioclase granulite, that the garnet-enderbite was formed by the anatexis of sillimanite garnet gneiss, and that the hypersthene-trondhjemite was formed by the anatexis of the leucocratic two-pyroxene plagioclase granulite. The U-Pb dating of the zircon indicates that the formation of the charnockite and granulite was related to the Archean-Proterozoic upwelling of a mantle plume (hot spot)around 2 500 Ma, in Yishui area, Shandong Province.

  9. Archaeoseismological Study of Prehistoric Earthquakes in Anhui Province, China and Adjacent Areas

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    Yao, D.; Shen, X.; Gong, X.; Wu, W.; Hu, Z.; Zheng, H.; Chen, A.; Zhao, P.; Yang, Y.

    2014-12-01

    Damaging earthquakes on faults typically recur at intervals of centuries to millennia but the seismographs that record them have only been around for about hundred years. Complete records of earthquakes of Ms5 or above for Anhui Province of China and its adjacent areas began in 1336 and most previous records were lost. To reduce the hazard from earthquakes we need a longer record of them than can be provided from such instruments. Archaeoseismological evidence has the potential to determine earthquake activity over millennial time spans, especially when integrated with historical documents and geological evidence. In recent years, taking advantage of large-scale civil excavations, our research team including earthquake and archaeological scientists have cataloged, identified, and analyzed deformation relics of the late-Quaternary period, especially the Neolithic Age. Prehistoric earthquake traces were found in the cultural layers of the Western Zhou Dynasty and the Spring and Autumn Period in Southwest Anhui, the late Dawenkou cultural period in North Anhui, and the Eastern Zhou in South Henan. Along the segment of the Tanlu Fault Zone on the border of Jiangsu-Anhui Provinces, several rapid deformation events mainly in the form of oblique translational thrust had occurred since Late Pleistocene, which was confirmed by microscopic studies. The research findings have partly filled the gap of earthquake records in the area and enriched research methodologies in archaeology, prehistoric earthquakes and earthquake prediction. The project was sponsored by China Earthquake Science Special Research Funding Program (#201308012)

  10. Countermeasures and Investigation of Land Circulation in Less Developed Agricultural Area of Henan Province,China

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    2010-01-01

    Some places in Henan Province are investigated by using sample surveys and interviews. Result shows that land circulation in less developed agricultural area of Henan Province has the characteristics of small scale,single form,short period,and circulation land in economic core region. Problems in land circulation are as follows:slow transfer of rural surplus labor force,hard implementation of fundamental land circulation,complicated mentality towards rural land circulation,many misgivings about land circulation,the unformed social service system of land circulation,and imperfect agricultural risk prevention mechanism for circulated land use. Based on the characteristics of land circulation,suggestions for promoting the land circulation of less developed agricultural areas are put forward in order to solve the problems in land circulation and to lay the foundation for effective implementation of land circulation,such as speeding up the development of urbanization,developing the circulation of collective land,effectively implementing the laws and regulations of rural collective land circulation,transferring land according to law,establishing market mechanism of agricultural land circulation,promoting the agricultural industrialization,establishing market mechanism of agricultural land circulation,promoting the agricultural industrialization,energetically readjusting rural industrial structure,and developing economy with local characteristics.

  11. Fission track dating of the Cenozoic uplift in Mabian area, southern Sichuan Province, China

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    AN YanFen; HAN ZhuJun; WAN JingLin

    2008-01-01

    The apparent ages of samples are obtained from fission track dating of apatite samples collected from the fault zones in Mabian area, southern Sichuan Province.In addition, thermal history is simulated from the obtained data by applying AFTSolve Program, to acquire the thermal evolution history of the samples.The result shows that tectonically the Mabian area was relatively stable between 25 and 3 Ma, compared to the inner parts and other marginal areas of the Tibetan Plateau.The studied area had little response to the rapid uplift events that occurred for several times in the Tibetan Plateau during 25-3 Ma.The latest thermal event related to the activity of the Lidian fault zone (about 8 Ma) is later than that of the Ebian fault zone (18-15 Ma ) to the west, indicating to some extent that the evolution of fault activity in the Mabian area has migrated from west to east.The latest extensive tectonic uplift occurred since about 3 Ma.As compared with the Xianshuihe fault zone, the Mabian area is closer to the eastern margin of the plateau, while the time of fast cooling event in this area is later than that in the southeast segment of the Xianshuihe fault zone (3.6-3.46 Ma).It appears to support the assumption of episodic uplift and stepwise outward extension of the eastern boundary of the Tibetan Plateau in late Cenozoic.

  12. "Growth Chart Study in Children Under 5 Years Old in Rural Area of Khoramabad Province"

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    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Growth chart is the best measure for weight monitoring of children. Most factors that affect child heath show their effect on child weight. This cross sectional and descriptive analytical study was achieved to estimate malnutrition prevalence and effective factors in children under 5 years old in rural area of Khoramabad province. 555 girls and 570 boys were chosen from health houses by cluster sampling. Data were gathered through questionnaires. verbal interviews and child weighing. Nutritional status was estimated via weight/age index and the data were analysed by chi-square test. The results show 7.7% malnutrition among the children in this area. Factors that influence the nutritional status were: Frequency of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection, birth weight, duration of breast feeding and milk formula.

  13. Land cover change in Ningbo and its surrounding area of Zhejiang Province,1987~2000

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    2006-01-01

    Ningbo and its surrounding area is the forefront in the rapid economic development in the Yangtse delta, and the main production area for food supplies, cotton, edible oil and hemp;and at the same time, is the main area for wetland protection in Zhejiang Province. Our objectives were to quantify land cover change in Ningbo and its surrounding area from 1987 to 2000 and to analyze the causative factors of the change. Using 30-m resolution Landsat TM/ETM+ data and maximum likelihood classification method, we classified the study area into six land cover types: forest, agriculture, urban, freshwater, seawater and bottomland.The research results showed that significant changes in land cover occurred in the study area, and that agriculture and urban land cover change dominated most of the land cover change and were main causes for the changes of other types with human activities,such as urbanization, industrialization, etc. being the main factor while it was not very obvious whether climatic conditions have any role in the land cover changes. Agriculture, bottomland and other nature dominated land cover types are undergoing significant changes due to industrialization and urbanization, which threaten the stabilization of the environment. The study conclusion called for finding reasonable ways to solve the problems between land cover change and land use.

  14. The related factors to mild cognitive function impairment in community elderly people in 4 areas of Hebei Province

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    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the related factors to mild cognitive function of community elderly people above 60years in 4 areas of Hebei Province.Methods Multi-stage cluster random sampling method were used to conduct a survey of elderly people above 60 years old in four areas of Hebei Provinice form January to December 2010,

  15. Study on Rural Poverty in Ecologically Fragile Areas——A Case Study of the Tibetan Areas in Sichuan Province

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    2012-01-01

    This article offers an overview of natural environment, economic development, and social development in the Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province. The major manifestations of the status quo of poverty in the Tibetan areas are as follows: there is a wide range of poverty and a large poor population; the poverty degree is high and it is difficult to alleviate poverty; the natural disasters are frequent and the phenomenon of poverty arising from disasters is serious. We analyze the factors responsible for poverty of farmers and herdsmen in Sichuan Province as follows: first, the natural conditions are inclement and the ecological environment is fragile; second, the social attitudes are stale and the religious influence is deep; third, the development of education lags behind, the human capital inputs are short and the self-development capacity is weak; fourth, the state poverty alleviation and development policy is weakly directed at region; fifth, the Tibetan areas are facing the dilemma of choosing resources endowments or ecological protection. Following proposals are put forward to resolve the poverty issue in the Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province: strengthen infrastructure construction, and underpin self-development capacity of the Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province; reinforce organic connection of social security and poverty alleviation and development, and promote self-development capacity of impoverished farmers and herdsmen in the Tibetan areas; strengthen policy support, and improve self-development policy and mechanism of the Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province; drive the popularization of technology and culture in the Tibetan areas, and update the development concept of farmers and herdsmen in the Tibetan areas; accelerate the development of competitive industries in Tibetan areas, and promote economic development capacity of the Tibetan areas.

  16. Khorasan wheat population researching (Triticum turgidum, ssp. Turanicum (McKey in the minimum tillage conditions

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Khorasan wheat occupies a special place in the group of new-old cereals (Triticum turgidum, ssp. Turanicum McKey. It is an ancient species, native to eastern Persia, that is very close to durum wheat by morphological characteristics. Investigations were carried out in agro ecological conditions of the eastern Srem, with two wheat populations with dark and bright awns as objects of study. The following morphological and productive characteristics were investigated: plant height (PH, spike length (SH, number of spikelets per spike (NSS, absolute weight (AW and grain weight per spike (GW, seed germination (G and grains yield (YG. Field micro-experiments were set on the carbonate chernozem soil type on loess plateau in 2011 and 2012. Hand wheat sowing was conducted in early March with drill row spacing of 12 cm. The experiment was established as complete randomized block system with four replications. Tending crops measures were not applied during the growing season. Plants were grown without usage of NPK mineral nutrients. Chemical crop protection measures were not applied, although powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis was appeared before plants spike formation in a small extent. The results showed that both populations have a genetic yield potential. In general, both populations manifested a satisfactory tolerance on lodging and there was no seed dispersal. Plants from bright awns population were higher, had longer spikes and larger number of spikelet’s per spike. However, plants from dark awns population had higher absolute weight and grains weight per spike, as well as grain yield per plant. Strong correlation connections were identified among the investigated characteristics. The determination of correlations, as well as direct and indirect affects, enabled easier understanding of the mutual relationships and their balancing in order to improve the yield per unit area. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 31078 i br. TR 31022

  17. Analysis on Temporal and Spatial Changes and Driving Forces of Poverty-Stricken Areas in Hebei Province

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    Shi Xiaoli; Yuan Jinguo; Wang Wei

    2005-01-01

    This paper takes poverty-stricken county as the basic unit, and selects net income per peasant to study the poverty status in Hebei Province during 1986~2000.Temporal and spatial changes of povertystricken areas are analyzed. The result shows that poverty-stricken areas in Hebei Province distributed concentratedly and the areas decreased during 1986~2000, the net income per peasant was on the rise with an increasing speed in off-poverty counties being slightly higher than that in poverty-stricken counties, but the growth rate was extremely unstable,rising slowly in off-poverty counties while dropping in poverty-stricken counties. The main driving forces that influenced temporal and spatial changes were economic development of the whole province,ecological environment quality, infrastructure conditions and radiation of the key city. On this basis, some anti-poverty countermeasures suitable to local conditions are proposed.

  18. Geochemical Characteristics of Danfeng Meta-Volcanic Rocks in Shangzhou Area,Shaanxi Province

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    The Danfeng meta-volcanics in the Shangzhou area, Shaanxi Province are characterized by oceanic island arc volcanic geochemistry. They are a suite of low-K tholeiitic series and calc-alkaline series meta-volcanic rocks derived from different sources respectively.These meta-volcanics have high Th/Ta ratios and low contents of Ni,Ta,Ti,Y and Yb, suggesting that they were influenced by the subduction zone components.Many lines of evidence show that the Danfeng meta-volcanics were produced in an oceanic island are setting of the supra-subduction zone at the southern margin of the North China Block during the Early Paleozoic.

  19. Analysis of Climatic Factors Influencing Walnut Distribution in the Main Producing Areas of Yunnan Province

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    Liangjun; XIAO; Ting; MA; Delu; Ning

    2013-01-01

    Using the data of 11 climatic factors on 40 counties in the main producing areas of walnut of Yunnan Province,we analyze the impact of various climatic factors on the distribution of Yunnan walnut.The results show that Yunnan walnut has a great expectation on temperature and moisture.Temperature,including average temperature in January,average temperature in July,the average annual temperature and accumulated temperature≥10℃,has the greatest impact on the distribution of Yunnan walnut,and is the primary dominant factor;moisture,including annual rainfall and average relative humidity,has a great impact on the distribution of Yunnan walnut,and is the secondary dominant factor.

  20. Natural Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in ticks from a forest area of Selenge province, Mongolia

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic agent of public health importance, infecting both humans and animals. An investigation of the presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum as well as Anaplasma platys was conducted in a forest area of Selenge province, Mongolia, where ticks are widely distributed and tick-borne diseases are highly endemic. Ticks were collected and tested using polymerase chain reaction based on groEL methodology. Anaplasma phagocytophilum was detected in 14 (6% of Ixodes persulcatus ticks and four (1% Dermacentor nuttalli ticks; infection of Anaplasma platys was detected in 1% of Ixodes persulcatus ticks and 10% of Dermacentor nuttalli ticks. The phylogenetic tree showed that the Anaplasma phagocytophilum clustered with the Russian group, most likely due to similar geographical locations. This finding is significant for both veterinary and public health officials given that these agents can cause both animal and human illness.

  1. Oesophageal cancer in Golestan Province, a high-incidence area in northern Iran - a review.

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    Islami, Farhad; Kamangar, Farin; Nasrollahzadeh, Dariush; Møller, Henrik; Boffetta, Paolo; Malekzadeh, Reza

    2009-12-01

    Golestan Province, located in the south-east littoral of the Caspian Sea in northern Iran, has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer (OC) in the world. We review the epidemiologic studies that have investigated the epidemiologic patterns and causes of OC in this area and provide some suggestions for further studies. Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) constitutes over 90% of all OC cases in Golestan. In retrospective studies, cigarettes and hookah smoking, nass use (a chewing tobacco product), opium consumption, hot tea drinking, poor oral health, low intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, and low socioeconomic status have been associated with higher risk of OSCC in Golestan. However, the association of tobacco with OSCC in this area is not as strong as that seen in Western countries. Alcohol is consumed by a very small percentage of the population and is not a risk factor for OSCC in this area. Other factors, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, N-nitroso compounds, drinking water contaminants, infections, food contamination with mycotoxins, and genetic factors merit further investigation as risk factors for OSCC in Golestan. An ongoing cohort study in this area is an important resource for studying some of these factors and also for confirming the previously found associations. PMID:19800783

  2. A socio-economic evaluation of a protected area - A case study: Hamadan province, Iran

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-economic issues of a protected area and participation of the local stakeholders in conservation of the protected area. This study was conducted at 7 villages in Hamedan province in the midwest part of Iran. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Reliability of the data was determined by Cronbach's alpha. In order to investigate the relationship between the average incomes of different villages, a t-statistic test was used. Results indicated that at the 0.05 significance level, there were significant differences between most villages. Furthermore, the results indicated that there was no significant relationship between mean income of Jara and Saadat Abad villages. In order to investigate the interest for the preservation of different villages, a t-statistic test was used. Results indicated that at the 0.05 significance level of, there were significant differences between Shademaneh and Maloosan, Siyah Dare and Gheshlagh Najaf, Shademaneh and Taemeh, Taemeh and Gheshlagh Najaf villages. Results also showed that the Maloosan village has the highest income in the area and willingness to participate in conservation activities was highest at this village. The results of this study show a new approach to the protection of biodiversity of protected areas with connection to economic, biological and humanistic studies.

  3. Climatic characteristics of areas with presence of lymnaeid snails in fasciolosis endemic areas of Mendoza province, Argentina

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    A digital climatic analysis on fasciolosis endemic areas with presence of lymnaeid snails was performed by using DIVA-GIS 5.2 software. The aim of the study is to characterize the climate of sites where the intermediate vectors of Fasciola hepatica, snails of the Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae family, are present; as well as some probable limiting climatic factors. The information generated could be of great importance while assessing for risk areas and control measures. The study performed took into account 25 sampling sites, detected during the last 5 years by continuous field campaigns, covering the most important river bassins of the province, and specially aimed to the areas described in former researches as being endemic for livestock fasciolosis (Mera y Sierra et al., 2005, 2006; Gonzalez et al., 2006). Coordinates were registered with standard GPS (Garmin Vista Cx). The altitudes of the sampling sites were graficated in an histogram, in order to obtain a sampling distribution by altitudinal groups. By using the DIVA-GIS 5.2 software and WorldClim climate data (WorldClim 1.4, 2.5 min resolution climatic layers) (Hijmans et al., 2005), digital climatic information was obtained for every site. WorldClim provides monthly maximum temperature, monthly minimum temperature and monthly precipitation, as well as 19 derived bioclimatic variables. This information was analyzed by altitudinal groups with descriptive statistics. A combined dispersion graphic was developed for the 19 bioclimatic variables for every site. The histogram allowed to obtain 3 altitudinal groups, in order to analyze the information. Group 1: 600-1000 masl; Group 2 1200-2000 masl; Group 3 2400-3000 masl. All the same, it is considered that lymnaeids snails have a really great adaptability, enabling them to colonize and survive in extreme and diverse environments, such as the high altitudes of the Andes (with mean minimum temperature of coldest month of -7.45 deg C, in Group 3) or the arid plain lands of

  4. Estimation of the resident's additional dose in bone-coal mining areas of the five provinces

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    JIANG Shan; ZHANG Liang; YE Ji-Da; KONG Ling-Li; LI Ying; SHI Jin-Hua; WU Zong-Mei

    2005-01-01

    This paper introduces the resident's additional dose in bone-coal mining areas. The increase of the annual additional effective doses accepted by the residents living in the carbide-brick houses, the staffs working in the carbide-brick houses and the miners working in the bone-coal mining areas of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces is caused by the rising of environmental radioactive level. The investigation of natural background radiation in the bone-coal mining areas indicated that both mining and utilizing bone-coal cause the rise of environmental radioactive level. The ranges of the annual additional effective dose accepted by the residents, staffs and miners is 1.9-6.8 mSv, 0.5-2.0 mSv and 8.2-71 mSv, and with an average of 3.8 mSv, 1 mSv and 40 mSv, respectively. The annual additional effective doses accepted by part residents and staffs exceed the dose limit of 1 mSv for public exposure, and part miners exceed the dose limit of 20 mSv for occupational exposure. And the contribution of dose caused by inhaled radon to the total additional effective dose is over 76%.

  5. Vulnerability assessment of storm surges in the coastal area of Guangdong Province

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Being bordered by the South China Sea and with long coastline, the coastal zone of Guangdong Province is often under severe risk of storm surges, as one of a few regions in China which is seriously threatened by storm surges. This article systematically analyzes the vulnerability factors of storm surges in the coastal area of Guangdong (from Yangjing to Shanwei. Five vulnerability assessment indicators of hazard-bearing bodies are proposed, which are social economic index, land use index, eco-environmental index, coastal construction index, and disaster-bearing capability index. Then storm surge vulnerability assessment index system in the coastal area of Guangdong is established. Additionally, the international general mode about coastal vulnerability assessment is improved, and the vulnerability evolution model of storm surges in the coastal area of Guangdong is constructed. Using ArcGIS, the vulnerability zoning map of storm surges in the study region is drawn. Results show that there is the highest degree of storm surge vulnerability in Zhuhai, Panyu, and Taishan; second in Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huiyang, and Haifeng; third in Jiangmen, Shanwei, Yangjiang, and Yangdong; fourth in Baoan, Kaiping, and Enping; and lowest in Guangzhou, Shunde, Shenzhen, and Longgang. This study on the risk of storm surges in these coastal cities can guide the land use of coastal cities in the future, and provide scientific advice for the government to prevent and mitigate the storm surge disasters. It has important theoretical and practical significance.

  6. Estimation of the resident's additional dose in bone-coal mining areas of the five provinces

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    This paper introduces the resident's additional dose in bone-coal mining areas. The increase of the annual additional effective doses accepted by the residents living in the carbide-brick houses, the staffs working in the carbide-brick houses and the miners working in the bone-coal mining areas of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces is caused by the rising of environmental radioactive level. The investigation of natural background radiation in the bone-coal mining areas indicated that both mining and utilizing bone-coal cause the rise of environ- mental radioactive level. The ranges of the annual additional effective dose accepted by the residents, staffs and miners is 1.9-6.8 mSv, 0.5-2.0 mSv and 8.2-71 mSv, and with an average of 3.8 mSv, 1 mSv and 40 mSv, respectively. The annual additional effective doses accepted by part residents and staffs exceed the dose limit of 1 mSv for public exposure, and part miners exceed the dose limit of 20 mSv for occupational exposure. And the contribution of dose caused by inhaled radon to the total additional effective dose is over 76%. (authors)

  7. Delayed treatment of tuberculosis patients in rural areas of Yogyakarta province, Indonesia

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In year 2000, the entire population in Indonesia was 201 million and 57.6 percent of that was living in rural areas. This paper reports analyses that address to what extent the rural structure influence the way TB patients seek care prior to diagnosis by a DOTS facility. Methods We documented healthcare utilization pattern of smear positive TB patients prior to diagnosis and treatment by DOTS services (health centre, chest clinic, public and private hospital in Yogyakarta province. We calculated the delay in treatment as the number of weeks between the onset of symptoms and the start of DOTS treatment. Statistical analysis was carried out with Epi Info version 3.3 (October 5, 2004. Results The only factor which was significantly associated with total delay was urban-rural setting (p = st Quartile = 4; 3rd Quartile = 12 weeks compared to 12 (1st Quartile = 7; 3rd Quartile = 23 weeks for patients in rural districts. Multivariate analysis suggested no confounding between individual factors and urban-rural setting remained as the main factor for total delay (p = Conclusion Improving access to DOTS services in rural areas is an area of vital importance in aiming to make progress toward achieving TB control targets in Indonesia.

  8. Analysis of joints characteristics of Xinchang section in Beishan preselected area, Gansu province

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    Xinchang section is one of the candidates in Beishan area, Gansu province-the preselected area for Chinese high-level radioactive waste repository. Around the BS17 drilling, BS18 drilling and BS19 drilling are mapped by comprehensive joint survey method in Xinchang. Using Joints rose diagram and Equal-area stereographic method, analyzing and processing the date of the joints to obtain the advantage groups of each hole, the statistics of the occurrence frequency distribution and the joint spacing of the dominant group, and drawing the corresponding histogram and fitting probability density function. The results show that the rock joints of Xinchang mainly are the steep dip of the Shera joints. Orientation and inclination of the joints are in line with Normal distribution; joint spacing complies with Negative exponential distribution, and basically between 60-200 cm. Analyzing mean trace length and the of trace midpoint density of' each hole by Round window method Measurement, statistical analysis of these joints characteristic of quantitative parameters, getting the various indicators compare with corresponding standard. Finding Xinchang sections' rock integrity is better. Obtaining the quantitative parameters of the joints characterized, providing the basis for analysis of rock mechanics and seepage characteristics of Xinchang section. (authors)

  9. Investigation of remote sensing geology in the northern Anxi area of Gansu Province

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    The study of 1 : 50,000 remote sensing geology survey and prognosis of gold (uranium) mineralization in the area of northern Anxi of Gansu province has been completed. The synthetical remote sensing and multi-source information compounding technologies, such as land-satellites TM and MSS images, airborne color infrared photography and infrared ray scanning digital images, are used in the study. On the basis of information enhancement and extraction of remote-sensing images, using the theory of remote sensing to explore mineral deposits and the field investigations, many achievements have been reached, such as applications of synthetical remote sensing technology, fundamental study of geology, prognosis of gold (uranium) minerals and 1 : 50,000 remote-geologic mapping. 21 mineral resource maps and geologic maps are obtained. Nearly one thousand of altered rock zones are interpreted and found. 71 new gold anomaly hydrothermal alteration zones and 23 gold mineralized places are discovered (maximum Au 71 x 10-6). 17 minerogeneration prospective areas, 67 gold-ore searching targets and favorable areas of uranium mineralization are identified. It gives important materials for searching new mines

  10. The Geochemical Features and Evolution of Laterite in the Karst Areas of Guizhou Province

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    朱立军; 林进也

    1996-01-01

    Guizhou is one of the dominating karst regions,where laterite is widespread,in China.Seventy-two laterite samples were taken from twelve laterite sections in the karst areas of Guizhou Province,which are possessed of typical subtropical karst geomphological and ecological environmental features and have evolved completely from dolostones and limestones.In terms of the major,trace and REE deta for thd samples this paper discusses the geochemical characteristics of laterite in the karst areas with an attempt to disclose the geochemical process and evolutionary rule of laterite formation.There have been involved three important pedogenetic geochemical precesses in the formation of laterite in the karst areas:(1)enrichment of silicon and aluminum and depletion of calcium and magnesium;(2)enrichment of iron and manganese;and(3) enrichment of aluminum and depletion of silicon.During the formation and evolution of laterite,obvious enrichment and differentiation of trace elements such as Cu,Pb,Zn,Ni,Co,Cr,Pb,F,Cl,and As can be observed,but for the rare-earth elements,their enrichment is remarkable against a weak differentiation.The REE distribution patterns in the laterite are similar to those of its parental carbonate rocks.

  11. Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Cherokee Platform Province area of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, 2015

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    Drake II, Ronald M.; Hatch, Joseph R.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Klett, Timothy R.; Le, Phuong A.; Leathers, Heidi M.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Pitman, Janet K.; Potter, Christopher J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.

    2015-01-01

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources of 463 million barrels of oil, 11.2 trillion cubic feet of gas, and 35 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Cherokee Platform Province area of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

  12. The Application of Criminal Reconciliation in Tibetan Areas of Sichuan Province

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    RAN Hui

    2014-01-01

    Tibetan areas in Sichuan province include Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture , Aba Tibetan and Qiang Prefecture , Muli Tibetan Autonomous County , and some Tibetan Autono-mous Townships scattered in Mianning County , Yuexi County , Ganluo County of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture , Baoxing County of Ya ’ an District, Pingwu County and Beichuan County of Mianyang District . Among these areas , Ganzi Prefecture and Aba Prefecture are the main Tibetan areas in Sichuan province . The stability and de-velopment of Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province are important for the stability of the Tibetan Region and even for the entire country.Historically, an important cause for the bloody conflicts and insta-bility of this region was the competition over the re-sources in the grasslands and border areas . For several decades after democratic reform , the num-bers of these kinds of criminal conflicts maintained a fixed level, and did not increase .This was ob-viously due to an overall lag of national economic development together with strong governmental con-trol.However, during the recent decade , rapid economic and social development in this Tibetan area of Sichuan and the diversification of the bene-fit structure became one of the main reasons for the increase in these kinds of criminal conflicts .The cause of these conflicts include the competition o-ver resources , such as the grasslands , Chinese caterpillar fungus , matsutake mushrooms , with neighboring provinces , counties , township or vil-lages.The conflicts are also caused by environ-mental issues resulting from present economic de-velopment projects , such as hydroelectric develop-ment , sand excavation and mining explorations . There are also conflicts due to traffic accidents , medical disputes and other events .These conflicts are always followed by serious consequences , in-cluding the loss of life and personal injury , the loss of property etc .Some cases are very difficult to resolve and control .In

  13. Neogene seismites and seismic volcanic rocks in the Linqu area, Shandong Province, E China

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    Tian H.S.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The Yishu Fault Zone runs through the centre of Shandong Province (E China; it is a deep-seated large fault system that still is active. Two volcanic faulted basins (the Shanwang and Linqu Basins in the Linqu area, west of the fault zone, are exposed to rifting, which process is accompanied by a series of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes with a magnitude of 5-8. Lacustrine sediments in the basins were affected by these earthquakes so that seismites with a variety of soft-sediment deformation structures originated. The seismites form part of the Shanwang Formation of the Linqu Group. Semi-consolidated fluvial conglomerates became deformed in a brittle way; these seismites are present at the base of the Yaoshan Formation. Intense earthquakes triggered by volcanic activity left their traces in the form of seismic volcanic rocks associated with liquefied-sand veins in the basalt/sand intercalations at the base of the Yaoshan Formation. These palaeo-earthquake records are dated around 14-10 Ma; they are responses to the intense tectonic extension and the basin rifting in this area and even the activity of the Yishu Fault Zone in the Himalayan tectonic cycle.

  14. Magma distribution and crustal extension in the Nigerian younger granite province: evidence from the wase area

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    Turner, D. C.

    In the Wase area, situated E of the main belt of Jurassic (Younger Granite) ring complexes in Nigeria, the following sequence of events associated with Younger Granite magmatism took place: (1) Emplacement of minor syenite-granite central complexes and local felsite and microgranite dyke swarms; (2) dextral movement on the ENE-trending Dengi shear zone; (3) emplacement of an extensive swarm of mafic dykes. The S-shaped distribution pattern of ring complexes in the Nigerian Younger Granite province resembles a N-S spreading ridge truncated by ENE-trending transform faults. In the Wase area, the Dengi shear zone can be interpreted as an eastward continuation of the southern transform fault, developed in response to crustal extension in the N-S 'ridge' sector—the ring complex belt. The later mafic dyke swarm is correlated with a widespread Jurassic thermal event, known from basement rejuvenation ages W of the ring complex belt, and providing evidence for a much wider development of magma than is indicated by the closely grouped ring complexes.

  15. Human hair mercury levels in the Wanshan mercury mining area, Guizhou Province, China.

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    Li, Ping; Feng, Xinbin; Qiu, Guangle; Shang, Lihai; Li, Guanghui

    2009-12-01

    The total mercury (T-Hg) and methyl mercury (Me-Hg) concentrations in the hair were measured to evaluate mercury (Hg) exposure for the residents in Da-shui-xi Village (DSX) and Xia-chang-xi Village (XCX) in the Wanshan Hg mining area, Guizhou Province, Southwestern China. The mean concentrations in the hair of DSX residents were 5.5 ± 2.7 μg/g and 1.9 ± 0.9 μg/g for T-Hg and Me-Hg, respectively. The concentrations in the hair of XCX residents were 3.3 ± 1.4 μg/g and 1.2 ± 0.5 μg/g for T-Hg and Me-Hg, respectively. Hair Me-Hg concentrations were significantly correlated to T-Hg (r = 0.42, P < 0.01) in the two sites; on average, hair Me-Hg concentration accounted for 40 and 44% of T-Hg for DSX and XCX residents, respectively. Age has no obvious correlation with hair Hg and the hair Hg levels showed a significant gender difference, with higher T-Hg and Me-Hg concentrations in the hair from males than females. The rice collected from the two sites showed high levels of T-Hg and Me-Hg concentration. The results indicated a certain Hg exposure for the residents in DSX and XCX in the Wanshan Hg mining area. PMID:19160059

  16. Site selection for Handy Craft Market in South Khorasan Province Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)

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    Karami, M; Sh. Choobchian; Kh. Kalantari

    2013-01-01

    Extended abstract1-IntroductionToday, one of the essential issues facing managers and planners is allocating resources to the spots which have the potentials to reserve the capital and provide the society with social and economic interests. In addition, finding a suitable spot has been the main concern of managers and planners, i.e. managers and planners, because of the resource deficiency, prefer to allocate the resources to the best places. In this regard, planners since a long time ago hav...

  17. Petrology and geochemistry of Late Proterozoic hornblende gabbros from southeast of Fariman, Khorasan Razavi province, Iran

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    Seyed Masoud Homam

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Hornblende-bearing gabbroic rocks are quite common in subduction-related magmatic suites and considered to represent magmatic differentiation process in arc magmas (Heliker, 1995; Hickey-Vargas et al., 1995; Mandal and Ray, 2012). The presence of hornblende as an important mineral phase in gabbroic rocks of subduction zone has been considered either as an early crystallizing mineral from water-bearing mafic magmas (Beard and Borgia 1989; Mandal and Ray, 2012) or as a product o...

  18. Molecular Identification of Macroscopic And Microscopic Cysts of Sarcocystis in Sheep in North Khorasan Province, Iran

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    BAHARI, Pejman; Salehi, Mitra; Seyedabadi, Mohsen; Mohammadi, Ahmad

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    Sarcocystis is an obligatory intracellular protozoan parasite which can infect humans and animals. Sheep are intermediate hosts of four Sarcocystis species: Sarcocystis tenella, Sarcocystis gigantea, Sarcocystis arieticanis, and Sarcocystis medusiformis The purpose of this study was to perform a molecular identification of the macroscopic and microscopic cysts of Sarcocystis in sheep. In this investigation, the macroscopic and microscopic cysts of Sarcocystis were assessed in slaughtered shee...

  19. Study of Alfalfa Mosaic Virus in Central and Northern Regions of Khorasan Province

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    B. Jafarpour

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available The study of dispersion of alfalfa mosaic virus (ALMV infection based on DAS-ELISA indicated that the fields of Alfalfa, potatoes and tomatoes from Chenaran, Ghochan, Shirvan, Mashhad, Neishaboor and Torbat Heydarieh were infected with the virus. The Statistical analysis indicated that the amount of infection did not differ in the surveyed regions and total mean of infection was 53 percent. The samples collected from the Alfalfa field of Mashhad was propagated in the Nicotiana tabacum L.cv Samsun and then virus was purified. The Mechanical inoculation of this isolate of the alfalfa mosaic virus (ALMV induced the local lesion in Chenopodium quinoa,C. amaranticolor,Vigna unguiculata, Phaseolus vulgaris cv Redkidney and the systemic vein clearing and mosaic in Nicotiana glutinosa, N. tabacum cv. Samsun, Ocimum basilicum, Cicer arietinum and Lycopersicon esculentum. In the case of the infected Cucumis sativus, no symptoms was observed. ALMV was purified by the method of the kaiser and Robertson(1976. The virus yield was 11/05 mg per 100g of infected tissue on the basis of serological properties. This isolate of ALMV is similar to the American isolation in SDS-PAGE and Western Blot analysis,the molecular weight of the virus coat proteins were estimated at about 24000 daltons.in this regard,this isolation of ALMV is similar to the other isolates of ALMV reported elswhere.

  20. Overall-effective Measures for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Coastal Areas of Shandong Province, China

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    ZHANG Baoxiang; W. F. Geiger; S. Kaden; R. Kutzner; WANG Zengliang

    2006-01-01

    In the coastal catchments of Shandong Province the water scarcity is aggravated due to saltwater intrusion, reducing the usability of water resources available. Such a situation calls for sustainable integrated water resources management (Ⅰ-WRM). The idea for the objectives and implementation of the IWRM are explained in this paper. The general objective of the planned project disscussed in the present study is to bring together German traditional expertise in water resources management and newer developments in the context of the European Water Framework Directive; the research efforts aim to relieve the desperate water scarcity situation in the costal area of Shandong Province.

  1. Educational Investment in Conflict Areas of Indonesia: The Case of West Papua Province

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    Mollet, Julius Ary

    2007-01-01

    Education has become a central issue in West Papua. During the Suharto regime, the Indonesian government paid little attention to educational investment in the province which led to poor educational infrastructure and a shortage of teachers. As a result, the quality of human resources in the province is poor. Since 2001, the adoption of the…

  2. Khorasan wheat population researching (Triticum turgidum, ssp. Turanicum (McKey) in the minimum tillage conditions

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    Ikanović Jela; Popović Vera; Janković Snežana; Živanović Ljubiša; Rakić Sveto; Dončić Dalibor

    2014-01-01

    Khorasan wheat occupies a special place in the group of new-old cereals (Triticum turgidum, ssp. Turanicum McKey). It is an ancient species, native to eastern Persia, that is very close to durum wheat by morphological characteristics. Investigations were carried out in agro ecological conditions of the eastern Srem, with two wheat populations with dark and bright awns as objects of study. The following morphological and productive characteristics were inves...

  3. Analysis of the Impact of the Growing Area of Food Crops on Farmers’ Income in Yunnan Province

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    Lu; FENG; Chongguang; LI

    2013-01-01

    As a major agricultural province,Yunnan has always attached great importance to food production,and the proportion of the growing area of food crops to the growing area of total crops is more than one half in Yunnan Province,but the grain production efficiency has been low in recent years.Therefore,under the guidance of stabilizing food production and adjusting structure proposed by Yunnan provincial government,we analyze the impact of the growing area of food crops on farmers’ income,based on the recent trends of the growing area of food crops.Finally we put forth the following recommendations:developing the food production based on market; rationally making overall arrangement of planting structure; paying attention to the agricultural science and technology progress.

  4. Physico-chemical and metabolomic characterization of KAMUT® Khorasan and durum wheat fermented dough.

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    Balestra, Federica; Laghi, Luca; Taneyo Saa, Danielle; Gianotti, Andrea; Rocculi, Pietro; Pinnavaia, GianGaetano

    2015-11-15

    Investigations were made in order to evaluate the influence of the flour type, chemical acidification and fermentation on characteristics of doughs obtained with durum wheat and KAMUT® Khorasan flour. Doughs were observed immediately after mixing, 90 and 360 min of leavening at 30 °C. Fundamental rheology, yeasts heat production by isothermal microcalorimetry and the interaction between water and biopolymers by means of time domain nuclear magnetic resonance were evaluated. In addition aromatic metabolite development was followed by means of the combined application of gas-chromatography and electronic nose. KAMUT® Khorasan flour was found to be more suitable than durum wheat for the fermentation processes tested, especially at acidic conditions, as shown by the increase of the volume and the metabolic heat production by yeast. In acidified dough the pattern of volatile metabolites allowed a clear distinction between the types of dough. Moreover the water/starch proton pool was characterized by higher T2 values in the KAMUT® Khorasan samples. PMID:25977050

  5. Survey of radon concentrations in bone-coal mining areas and inside BCCB houses in five provinces

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    It was investigated that the radon concentrations in bone-coal mining areas, in outside and inside BCCB houses and ordinary red-brick (ORB) houses of the reference points in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces. It was shown that the average annual radon concentration inside BCCB houses in the bone-coal mining areas in the five provinces ranges from 85.7 to 303 Bq/m3, with an average of 151 Bq/m3, which is 3 times that inside ORB houses at the reference points. The average annual radon concentration outside BCCB houses in the bone-coal mining areas in the five provinces ranges from 12.0 to 73.8 Bq/m3, with an average of 34.9 Bq/m3, which is 1.5 times that outside ordinary ORB at the reference points. And the radon concentration in shafts of Hubei and Zhejiang Province is 9.51 x 103 Bq/m3 and 965 Bq/m3, respectively. This report also shows the changing patterns of radon concentrations with day, season, height, etc. (authors)

  6. Survey of radon concentrations in bone-coal mining areas and inside BCCB houses in five provinces

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    LI Ying; YE Ji-Da; ZHANG Liang; JIANG Shan; KONG Ling-Li; SHI Jin-Hua

    2005-01-01

    It was investigated that the radon concentrations in bone-coal mining areas, in outside and inside BCCB houses and ordinary red-brick (ORB) houses of the reference points in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces. It was shown that the average annual radon concentration inside BCCB houses in the bone-coal mining areas in the five provinces ranges from 85.7 to 303 Bq/m3, with an average of 151 Bq/m3, which is 3 times that inside ORB houses at the reference points. The average annual radon concentration outside BCCB houses in the bone-coal mining areas in the five provinces ranges from 12.0 to 73.8 Bq/m3, with an average of 34.9 Bq/m3, which is 1.5 times that outside ordinary ORB at the reference points. And the radon concentration in shafts of Hubei and Zhejiang Province is 9.51 × 103 Bq/m3 and 965 Bq/m3, respectively. This report also shows the changing patterns of radon concentrations with day, season, height, etc.

  7. Geology and formation of titaniferous placer deposits in Upper Jogaz Valley area, Fanuj, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran

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    Seyed Javad Moghaddasi; Javad Yazdi

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The Fanuj titaniferous placer deposits are located 35 km northwest of the Fanuj, Sistan and Baluchestan province (1) . The studied area comprises a (2) small part of the late Cretaceous Fanuj-Maskutan (Rameshk) ophiolite complex (Arshadi and Mahdavi, 1987). Reconnaissance and comprehensive exploration programs in the Fanuj district (East of the 1:100000 Fanuj quadrangle map,Yazdi, 2010) revealed that the Upper Jogaz Valley area has the highest concentration of titaniferous pla...

  8. Factor Analysis on the Factors that Influencing Rural Environmental Pollution in the Hilly Area of Sichuan Province, China

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    Ling, Jing; Deng, Liang-ji

    2011-01-01

    By using factor analysis method and establishing analysis indicator system from four aspects including crop production, poultry farming, rural life and township enterprises, the difference, features, and types of factors influencing the rural environmental pollution in the hilly area in Sichuan Province, China. Results prove that the major factor influencing rural environmental pollution in the study area is livestock and poultry breeding, flowed by crop planting, rural life, and township ent...

  9. Landsat TM data processing for lithological discrimination in the Caraculo area (Namibe Province, SW Angola)

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    Alberti, A.; Alessandro, V.; Pieruccini, U.; Pranzini, E.

    1993-10-01

    Landsat TM data were used for lithological discrimination and mapping in the little-known, semiarid 900 km 2 area around Caraculo station and the middle course of the Rio Giraul (Namibe Province, SW Angola) following two main procedures. The first of these was based on visual evaluation of three-band composites, band-ratio composites and Principal Component Analysis. The second method relied on the extraction of spectral signatures, and their use to obtain automatic classifications. Satisfactory results were reached with the first procedure, thus allowing - with limited support of ground information — the draft of a lithological map, while the second method was not systematically efficient, even for confirmation of data acquired with the first procedure. Image interpretation suggests that an extensive but hithertoun differentiated metasedimentary complex consisting of a heterogeneous supracrustal sequence should be subdivided into at least two units. Field observations proved that one of these is marked by a notable frequency of marbles and the other is characterized by a widespread occurrence of amphibolitic bodies. Moreover, a belt of undetermined (thermally metamorphosed ?) metamorphic rocks is interposed between them. The distinction of so far unidentified units, though restricted to interpretation of processed Landsat TM data, has significant geological implications also in the regional context and will be helpful in guiding future work with conventional geological methods.

  10. Early Silurian(Telychian)rugose coral fauna of Daguan area, northeast Yunnan Province,China

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    CHEN Jianqiang; HE Xinyi; TANG Lan

    2006-01-01

    Study on rugose coral fauna of the Sifengya Formation(early Telyehian)and Daluzhai Formation (mid-late Telychian)in Daguan area,northeast Yunnan Province,China was carded out.Rugose coral fauna of the Sifengya Formation included 18 genera and 34 species,while Daluzhai Formation with nine genera,ten species.We described rugose coral fauna(12 genera,19 species)including one new genus and five new species,i.e.Protoketophyllum daguanense gen.et sp.nov..Crassilasma huanggexiense sp.nov.,Pseudophaulactis heae sp.nov.,P.convolutus sp.nov.,and Shensiphyllum minor sp.nov..The characteristics and geological significance of rugose coral fauna of Sifengya Formation and Daluzhai Formation were analyzed.Particularly,mgose coral fauna of the Sifengya Formation represent early Telychian rugosan fauna in the Upper Yangtze region and improve the sequences of early Silurian(Llandovery)mgose coral assemblages in Yangtze region.It is therefore very meaningful to further analyze radiation period of rugose coral fauna in such epoch.

  11. Endoparasitic infections in dogs from rural areas in the Lobos District, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.

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    Dopchiz, Marcela Cecilia; Lavallén, Carla Mariela; Bongiovanni, Roberto; Gonzalez, Patricia Verónica; Elissondo, Celina; Yannarella, Francisco; Denegri, Guillermo

    2013-01-01

    Dogs are definite hosts for several zoonotic helminthes and protozoan. Rural areas from the Lobos District in the northeast of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, are mainly used for livestock activity, increasing in this way the number of dogs on farms as well as the human risk of parasitic infections. The aims of this research were to evaluate the endoparasitic infections in dogs from farms in the Lobos District and analyze their zoonotic importance as well as several risk practices and habits of the rural population. Forty-two dog fecal samples obtained in 21 farms were analyzed through coproparasitological methods and coproantigen tests, which resulted in an overall parasite prevalence of 69.05% and 80.95% of the parasitized farms. The most frequent parasites were Trichuris vulpis and Eucoleus aerophila (26.19%), Echinococcus granulosus (19.05%), Uncinaria stenocephala and coccids (14.29%). The analysis of epidemiological files showed several habits of the rural population considered as risk factors associated with the presence of fecal samples parasitized and the presence of E. granulosus on the farms. It is clear that people involved with the farms studied were exposed to several helminthes that could cause serious diseases like cystic echinococcosis, which can become an important public health issue and affect the economy worldwide. PMID:23538502

  12. Patterns and socioeconomic influences of tobacco exposure in tobacco cultivating rural areas of Yunnan Province, China

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    Cai Le

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study describes the patterns and socioeconomic influences of tobacco use among adults in tobacco-cultivating regions of rural southwest China. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 8681 adults aged ≥18 years in rural areas of Yunnan Province, China from 2010 to 2011. A standardized questionnaire was administered to obtain data about participants’ demographic characteristics, individual socioeconomic status, ethnicity, self-reported smoking habits, and exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS. The socioeconomic predictors of current smoking, nicotine addiction, and SHS exposure were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. Results The prevalence rates of tobacco use were much higher in men compared with women (current smoking 68.5% vs. 1.3%; and nicotine dependence 85.2% vs. 72.7%. However, the rate of SHS exposure was higher in women compared with men (76.6% vs. 70.5%. Tobacco farmers had higher prevalence rates of current smoking, nicotine dependence, and SHS exposure compared with participants not engaged in tobacco farming (P Conclusions This study suggests that tobacco control efforts in rural southwest China must be tailored to address tobacco-cultivating status and socioeconomic factors.

  13. Factors Affecting Unwanted Pregnancies in Urban Areas of Kohgiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province in 2008

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    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Unwanted pregnancies and its complications are one of the most important global problems related to mothers. The aim of the present study was to determine the factors affecting unwanted pregnancies in urban areas of the Kohgiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad province. Materials & Methods: In this case – control study conducted at Yasuj University of Medical Sciences in 2008 ,350 women were chosen as the case group, and 700 women as the control group. During the study, data collection forms were completed by each group. Subsequently, the collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 16 by using the logistic regression, univariate, and multivariate analysis. Results: According to the results of univariate analysis, the variables husband’s education in primary school , age of the last child under one, uncertain prevention methods and receiving means of prevention from the private sector revealed that significant differences existed between the two groups (P Value<0/05. Finally, the multivariate analysis beetwen husband education variables, age of the last child , prevention methods, and receiving a contraceptive device, a significant correlation was observed with unwanted pregnancy(P Value<0/05. Conclusion: Results of this study determined that three variables (contraceptive method, the place of obtaining means, and level of her husband education are the most important variables which affect the chance of increasing of unwanted pregnancy in users of contraceptive methods.

  14. [Hydrochemistry and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Stable Isotope of Shibing Dolomite Karst Area in Guizhou Province].

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    Xiao, Shi-zhen; Lan, Jia-cheng; Yuan, Dao-xian; Wang, Yun; Yang, Long; Ao, Xiang-hong

    2015-06-01

    Totally 49 water samples were collected in Shibing Dolomite Karst World Natural Heritage Site in Guizhou Province to analyze the characteristics and controlling factors of both the surface and underground waters, as well as the features and their origins of the dissolved inorganic carbon isotope. It was found that the pH of the study area was neutral to alkaline with low concentrations of total dissolved solids. The cations were dominated by Ca2+, Mg2 and anions by HCO3-, featured by HCO3-Ca x Mg type water. The ratios of Cl-, NO3- and SO4(2-) in the allogenic water from the shale area in the northern catchment were higher than those in autogenic water from the dolomite karst area, so did the concentration of Si. The SIc and SId of the allogenic waters in the shale area were negative. After the waters entered into and flew by the dolomite karst area, both the SIc and SId increased to over 0. It could be told by the water chemistry that the hydrochemistry was little impacted by the rainfall and human activities. The Gibbs plot revealed that the chemical composition of the waters was mainly controlled by rock weathering. The δ(13)C(DIC) of the surface waters ranged from -8.27% to -11.55% per hundred, averaging -9.45% per hundredo, while that of the underground waters ranged from -10.57% per hundred to -15.59% per hundred, averaging -12.04% per hundred, which was lighter than that of surface water. For the distribution features, it was found the δ(13)C(DIC), of the upper reaches of branches of Shangmuhe River was lighter than that of the lower reach, while that of the main river Shangmuhe River was relatively complex. Based on the mass balance of stable isotopes and the δ(13)C(DIC), the ratio of the origin of DIC of the ground water was calculated. It was found that 51.2% was from soil CO2, and 48.8% was from the rock itself. PMID:26387311

  15. Spatial and temporal distribution characteristics of reference evapotranspiration trends in Karst area: a case study in Guizhou Province, China

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    Gao, Xiaoli; Peng, Shizhang; Wang, Weiguang; Xu, Junzeng; Yang, Shihong

    2016-02-01

    Reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is the essential part of hydrological cycle and crop irrigation system (watering system framework). To reveal the change pattern of annual and seasonal ET0 and its corresponding dominated factors aspects of karst regions in China, daily meteorological data of 19 meteorological stations during 1959-2011 in Guizhou Province were collected. ET0 trends in seasonal and annual time series were detected by nonparametric Mann-Kendall test. The results indicated (demonstrated) that the annual ET0 for the entire Guizhou Province performed a decreasing trend by 0.4476 mm/year. The seasonal ET0 in spring and summer performed the an alike decreasing trend, while it presented an increasing trend in autumn and winter. According to the rotated empirical orthogonal function clustering method, Guizhou Province was divided into four parts. Annual ET0 performed (executed) the ascendant trend in western area, while the descendent trend occurred in middle, northwestern, and southwestern areas. The sensitivity and the attribution analysis indicated (specified) that the relative humidity was identified as the most sensitive variable to the annual ET0 and sunshine duration as the essential main thrusts for the declined annual ET0 in Guizhou Province. In addition, the more severe of karst landform development, the more obvious decreasing trend in ET0.

  16. The utilization and management of plant resources in rural areas of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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    Rasethe, Marula T; Semenya, Sebua S; Potgieter, Martin J; Maroyi, Alfred

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    Background Most rural people in the Limpopo Province depend on plant resources to meet their livelihood needs. However, there is insufficient recorded information regarding their use and management. The current study therefore was carried out in selected villages of the Limpopo Province, to close this knowledge gap. Methods Information was collected from 60 people residing in two villages, using a semi-structured questionnaire, supplemented with field observations. Results A total of 47 wild ...

  17. The Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections among the People Living in the Central Areas of Mazandaran Province( 2009 – 2010

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    Rahimi-Esboei, B. (BSc

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Intestinal parasites, esp. giardiasis are the mostcommon gastrointestinal infection disorders in the world, especially in north ofIran. The aim of present study was to determine the prevalence of parasiticinfections in the stool samples of the people living in the central areas ofMazandaran province.Material and Methods: In this descriptive study, 4223 human fecal samples wererandomly collected from different areas in different seasons in the central regionsof Mazandaran province, from Oct 2009 to Sept 2010. The Samples were assessedby direct smear and formalin-ether method. We analyzed the data by using Chisquareand T test.Results: Of 4223 stool samples, 75 (17.9% have at least one type of parasite. Therate of infection with intestinal protozoan is 15.9% including 8.1% with B.Hominis, 6.4% with G. lamblia, and 1.9% with intestinal worms (S. stercolaris andStrongyloides larvae .The prevalence rate is 6.1% in rural, 5.9% in urban and5.8% in mountainous areas. Considering the seasons, the prevalence in the urbanarea in summer (4/39%, rural area in spring (32% and mountainous area in fall(28% are reported. Statistically no significant differences between differentregions and seasons have been observed (P> 0.05.Conclusion: Based on the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections, especiallyin the central part of Mazandaran province in different seasons, early diagnosis andtreatment of the patients and public health promotion could be effective toprevent and control these infections in north of Iran.Keywords: Intestinal parasitic; Prevalence; Mazandaran Province

  18. Classification of hydrogeologic areas and hydrogeologic flow systems in the basin and range physiographic province, southwestern United States

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    Anning, David W.; Konieczki, Alice D.

    2005-01-01

    The hydrogeology of the Basin and Range Physiographic Province in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, and most of Nevada was classified at basin and larger scales to facilitate information transfer and to provide a synthesis of results from many previous hydrologic investigations. A conceptual model for the spatial hierarchy of the hydrogeology was developed for the Basin and Range Physiographic Province and consists, in order of increasing spatial scale, of hydrogeologic components, hydrogeologic areas, hydrogeologic flow systems, and hydrogeologic regions. This hierarchy formed a framework for hydrogeologic classification. Hydrogeologic areas consist of coincident ground-water and surface-water basins and were delineated on the basis of existing sets of basin boundaries that were used in past investigations by State and Federal government agencies. Within the study area, 344 hydrogeologic areas were identified and delineated. This set of basins not only provides a framework for the classification developed in this report, but also has value for regional and subregional purposes of inventory, study, analysis, and planning throughout the Basin and Range Physiographic Province. The fact that nearly all of the province is delineated by the hydrogeologic areas makes this set well suited to support regional-scale investigations. Hydrogeologic areas are conceptualized as a control volume consisting of three hydrogeologic components: the soils and streams, basin fill, and consolidated rocks. The soils and streams hydrogeologic component consists of all surface-water bodies and soils extending to the bottom of the plant root zone. The basin-fill hydrogeologic component consists of unconsolidated and semiconsolidated sediment deposited in the structural basin. The consolidated-rocks hydrogeologic component consists of the crystalline and sedimentary rocks that form the mountain blocks and basement rock of the structural basin. Hydrogeologic areas were

  19. The vegetation of the southern Langeberg, Cape Province. 3. The plant communities of the Bergfontein, Rooiwaterspruit and Phesantefontein areas

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    Full Text Available The fynbos shrubland communities of the southeastern Langeberg. Cape Province were analysed after sampling 97 quadrats in the Bergfontein, Rooiwaterspruit (Garcia's Forest Reserve and Phesantefontein areas. Data were initially analysed using TWINSPAN and the resulting classification refined using Braun-Blanquet (BB procedures. One Afromontane forest community and 16 fynbos communities are recognized and described. A hierarchical classification of the fynbos communities is proposed.

  20. Dietary Intake and Food Habits of Pregnant Women Residing in Urban and Rural Areas of Deyang City, Sichuan Province, China

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    Elizabeth Hormann; Anne C. Bellows; Qi Wang; Hans Konrad Biesalski; Veronika Scherbaum; Stiller, Caroline K.; Haoyue Gao

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    Micronutrient deficiencies and imbalanced dietary intake tend to occur during the reproductive period among women in China. In accordance with traditional Chinese culture, pregnant women are commonly advised to follow a specific set of dietary precautions. The purpose of this study was to assess dietary intake data and identify risk factors for nutritional inadequacy in pregnant women from urban and rural areas of Deyang region, Sichuan province of China. Cross-sectional sampling was applied ...

  1. Ranking provinces based on development scale in agriculture sector using taxonomy technique

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    Shahram Rostampour

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to determine comparative ranking of agricultural development in different provinces of Iran using taxonomy technique. The independent variables are amount of annual rainfall amount, the number of permanent rivers, the width of pastures and forest, cultivated level of agricultural harvests and garden harvests, number of beehives, the number of fish farming ranches, the number of tractors and combines, the number of cooperative production societies, the number of industrial cattle breeding and aviculture. The results indicate that the maximum development coefficient value is associated with Razavi Khorasan province followed by Mazandaran, East Azarbayjan while the minimum ranking value belongs to Bushehr province.

  2. The effect of gold mining and processing on biogeochemical cycles in Muteh area, Isfahan province, Iran

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    Keshavarzi, B.; Moore, F.

    2009-04-01

    The environmental impacts of gold mining and processing on geochemical and biogeochemical cycles in Muteh region located northwest of Esfahan province and northeast of Golpaygan city is investigated. For this purpose systematic sampling was carried out in, rock, soil, water, and sediment environments along with plant, livestocks and human hair samples. Mineralogical and Petrological studies show that ore mineral such as pyrite and arsenopyrite along with fluorine-bearing minerals like tremolite, actinolite, biotite and muscovite occur in green schist, amphibolite and lucogranitic rocks in the area. The hydrochemistry of the analysed water samples indicate that As and F display the highest concentrations among the analysed elements. Indeed arsenic has the highest concentration in both topsoil and subsoil samples when compared with other potentially toxic elements. Anthropogenic activity also have it s greatest effect on increasing arsenic concentration among the analysed samples. The concentration of the majority of the analysed elements in the shoots and leaves of two local plants of the region i.e Artemesia and Penagum is higher than their concentration in the roots. Generally speaking, Artemesia has a greater tendency for bioaccumulating heavy metals. The results of cyanide analysis in soil samples show that cyanide concentration in the soils near the newly built tailing dam is much higher than that in the vicinity of the old tailing dam. The high concentration of fluorine in the drinking water of the Muteh village is the main reason of the observed dental fluorosis symptoms seen in the inhabitants. One of the two drinking water wells which is located near the metamorphic complex and supplies part of the tap water in the village, probably has the greatest impact in this regard. A decreasing trend in fluorine concentration is illustrated with increasing distance from the metamorphic complex. Measurements of As concentration in human hair specimens indicate that As

  3. Patterns of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in the cross-border area of Lang Son Province, Vietnam, and Ning Ming County, Guangxi Province, China

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    Hoang Tran V

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To assess patterns of injecting drug use and HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDUs in an international border area along a major heroin trans-shipment route. Methods Cross-sectional surveys of IDUs in 5 sites in Lang Son Province, Vietnam (n = 348 and 3 sites in Ning Ming County, Guangxi Province, China (n = 308. Respondents were recruited through peer referral ("snowball" methods in both countries, and also from officially recorded lists of IDUs in Vietnam. A risk behavior questionnaire was administered and HIV counseling and testing conducted. Results Participants in both countries were largely male, in their 20s, and unmarried. A majority of subjects in both countries were members of ethnic minority groups. There were strong geographic gradients for length of drug injecting and for HIV seroprevalence. Both mean years injecting and HIV seroprevalence declined from the Vietnamese site farthest from the border to the Chinese site farthest from the border. 10.6% of participants in China and 24.5% of participants in Vietnam reported crossing the international border in the 6 months prior to interview. Crossing the border by IDUs was associated with (1 distance from the border, (2 being a member of an ethnic minority group, and (3 being HIV seropositive among Chinese participants. Conclusion Reducing the international spread of HIV among IDUs will require programs at the global, regional, national, and "local cross border" levels. At the local cross border level, the programs should be coordinated on both sides of the border and on a sufficient scale that IDUs will be able to readily obtain clean injection equipment on the other side of the border as well as in their country of residence.

  4. Photosynthetic characteristics of three varieties of Lilium "Oriental Hybrids" in the central areas of Yunnan Province,China

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    Wei CHANG; Shuyun LI; Hong HU; Yayu FAN

    2008-01-01

    To understand the ecophysiological adapta-tion of Lilium "Oriental Hybrids", which are grown for their commercial bulbs, the gas exchange, leaf N and chlorophyll content of the three varieties were investigated in the central areas of the Yunnan Province. Among the three varieties, light-saturated photosynthetic rate at ambient CO2 (Amax) of Tiber was the highest, while that of Siberia was the lowest. The difference in the Amax was related to the carboxylation efficiency (CE), leaf mass per unit area and leaf N content per mass, which indicated that their photosynthetic capacity was influenced by the activity and/or the quantity of Rubisco. The three vari-eties had lower photosynthetic saturation points and pho-tosynthetic compensation points, but the photosynthetic rates were not decreased up to 2000 μmol.m-2s-1 of the light intensity. This indicates that the three varieties had broad adaptability to light intensity. There were signifi-cant differences in the photosynthetic optimum temper-ature among the three varieties. Siberia had the highest photosynthetic optimum temperature (25.5℃-34.9℃), and is likely to grow well in warm areas. Sorbonne had the lowest photosynthetic optimum temperature (19.3℃-25.6℃), and its growth is favored in cool areas. Tiber can maintain a high photosynthetic rate within a wide range of temperature. Therefore, Tiber is the most suitable variety for the climate in the central areas of the Yunnan Province, China.

  5. Radiometric Baselines in Uranium Exploration Production Areas of Chubut Province, Argentina

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    Full text: This paper presents results of work done to establish radiation baselines in the uranium exploration - production areas that belong to the Golfo de San Jorge basin in the Chubut province, Argentina. This was accomplished through a number of National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supported activities (TC ARG 3/007 and TC ARG 3/008), including total and spectrometric gamma ray airborne surveys, reprocessing and back-calibration of spectrometry data and acquisition of new ground gamma ray spectrometry data. In 1956, the CNEA started the uranium exploration activities in the Patagonia Region, considering the presence of radioactive anomalies detected in boreholes drilled for oil exploration. The uranium potential of the fluvial and pyroclastic sediments of the Chubut Group of Cretaceous age was evaluated. Subsequently, extended areas where this Group outcrops were investigated, looking for uranium using gamma ray airborne surveys and other geological and geophysical exploration methods. This resulted in the discovery of several uranium deposits and the identification of hundreds of clusters of uranium anomalies. Specifically, in the 1960-1961 period, 20 000 square kilometers of the study area were covered by an airborne radiometric survey that discovered Los Adobes U deposit (Latitude: 43o21' S, Longitude: 68o45' W); while in 1971, another airborne survey conducted to the discovery of Cerro Condor U deposit (Latitude: 43o24' W, Longitude: 69o05' S), located in the western part of Los Pichinanes Range. These gamma ray surveys, flown at a 250-1000 m spacing with a NaI volume detector of 5 liters, constitute the background radiation data of these sandstone-type deposits related to paleochannel structures. Figure 3 shows the original radiation map for the Los Adobes site, and Figure 4 shows the available pre-mining radiometric map for the Cerro Condor site, included at 1.45 times the background zone. In 1971, in

  6. Association of smoking, alcohol drinking and dietary factors with esophageal cancer in high- and low-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China

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    Wu Ming; Zhao, Jin-Kou; Hu, Xiao-Shu; Wang, Pei-hua; Qin, Yu; Lu, Yin-Chang; Yang, Jie; Liu, Ai-Min; Wu De-Lin; Zhang, Zuo-Feng; Kok, F.J.; Veer, van 't, M Marcel

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    To study the main environmental and lifestyle factors that account for the regional differences in esophageal cancer (EC) risk in low- and high-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China. Since 2003, a population-based casecontrol study has been conducted simultaneously in lowrisk (Ganyu County) and high-risk (Dafeng County) areas of Jiangsu Province, China. Using identical protocols and pre-tested standardized questionnaire, following written informed consent, eligible subjects were inquired abou...

  7. Analysis and Prediction of Residents’ Income Gap in Poverty-stricken Areas of Yunnan Province

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    Shuang; CHEN; Yu; ZHAO; Lijia; HU

    2013-01-01

    Taking Ludian County in Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province for example,according to the data on residents’income gap in Ludian County during the period 2002-2011,we analyze the residents’income gap in Ludian County,and offer the forecast value of residents’income gap in Ludian County during the period 2012-2015,using Compertz curve model and Eviews software for fitting.The forecast value shows that the residents’income gap will continue to widen in Ludian County.Finally we put forth the recommendations for bridging the residents’income gap in Ludian County,in order to provide a reference for settling the problems concerning residents’income gap in other state-level povertystricken counties of Yunnan Province.

  8. BLOCK-MODULE METHOD FOR DESIGNING RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OF RURAL AREA IN HAINAN PROVINCE

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    Fan Jinyong

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The most widely-spread type of a rural dwelling-house in the Hainan province presenting the most populated part of China is a «Siheyuan» country estate. Its lay-out structure contains an open internal courtyard and all the buildings are practically always located symmetrically relative to a central axis on the sides of the courtyard. The Siheyuan composition permits to divide it in elements which are convenient for a separate construction and for being connected in multi-element block-schemes.  In this connection the designing block-module method can be recommended as the most prospective one for improvement of the methodology for designing rural dwelling houses. Their large-scale construction on the valley territories of the Hainan province is planned by the leadership of the People’s Republic of China. 

  9. Malnourishment status of childbearing families in Coastal Area of Sindh Province

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    Saghir Ahmed Sheikh

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Malnourishment amongst male and female children including their mothers leading to enhanced mortalities has been a global issue but more so, in developing countries. The study was embarked upon to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in terms of wasting, stunting and underweight among the children under the age of 5 years was found coastal district of Sindh province of Pakistan. The findings of present study reflected that malnourishment is principal factor which must be addressed and controlled in the given socio-economic environment by suggesting way and means by health policy makers through appropriate measures like counseling about breastfeeding, birth interval and proper ways of weaning of their children. It is recommended that community based nutrition trainings and seminars must be conducted in various villages throughout Sindh province of Pakistan in order to reduce malnourishment leading to malnutrition in rural children at least among children of 5 years or less.

  10. Prevalence of childhood Riboflavin deficiency and nutritional status; a study in rural area in Kerman province

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    Tabatabai Sh; Siassi F; Harrison G; Jalali M; Keyghobadi K

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    Background: The incidence of riboflavin deficiency is high in women and children in developing countries and the deficiency almost invariably occurs in combination with deficiencies of other water soluble vitamins. The objective of this study was the assessment of riboflavin status of rural school children in Kerman province and its relationship with riboflavin, protein and energy intake. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 327 primary school children were randomly selected by the stratif...

  11. Leisure and tourism behaviour in rural areas in the North West Province / Victor S. Mogajane

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    Mogajane, Victor Solomon

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    The purpose of this study was to determine ways in which the accessibility of leisure and tourism behaviour patterns can be improved to ultimately improve the quality of life of people in rural communities in the North West Province. In order to achieve this it was necessary to indicate the holistic perspective of the tourism industry, with special reference to rural tourism and also the holistic perspective on leisure provision in South Africa. This study is important to addre...

  12. Investigating the Influence of Six Sigma Implementation in Khorasan Steel Plant in Year 2011

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    Kamran Nourbakhsh

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this empirical research is to investigate the influence of implementation Six Sigma project in commodity management unit in Khorasan steel plant in year 2011 to explore the main reasons of the defects in determining the purchase orders amount and inventory control to generate the improvement in the processes and also the profitability through decreasing the defects in the purchase orders amount and inventory control. The researchers regarding the requirement of an assessment in commodity management unit after establishing management information system, decided to scrutinize the unit and tried for implementing Six Sigma quality improvement project and applying five stages of Six Sigma (DMAIC and its techniques such as Project Prism, SIPOC Chart, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA, Workflow Chart, Fishbone Chart or Cause and Effect Analysis, Histogram, Process Capability ratio (CPK and using tools like Minitab and Sigma Calculator, examining the Sigma level for finding the reasons of the defects in determining the purchase orders amount and inventory control. Finally, the critical points that have significant effects on decreasing the deviation in the process were found and solutions for improving the process and decreasing the defects for commodity management unit of khorasan steel plant were provided.

  13. Plant nematodes in South Africa. 12. Checklist of plant nematodes of the protected areas of the Eastern Cape Province

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    Mariette Marais

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Soil-inhabiting nematodes, including plant-parasitic nematodes, are considered to be the most abundant multicellular organisms in the soil, and of particular interest since they are an integral part of the interlocking chain of nutrient conversions. Because of their abundance and relative susceptibility to both physical and chemical changes, these organisms are used as indicator organisms. The National Collection of Nematodes (NCN consists of a core collection, the Meloidogyne Collection and the Juan Heyns Collection, which are housed at the Plant Protection Research Institute of the Agricultural Research Council in Pretoria. Vast amounts of biodiversity data are contained in NCN, and the digitising of the collection from 2007 to 2014 yielded unpublished locality information, especially datasets of plant nematodes reported from protected areas of the Eastern Cape. Two hundred and thirty plant nematode species belonging to 36 genera were reported from the Eastern Cape. Of these, only 80 were from protected areas, whilst 163 were from uncultivated areas (outside protected areas and 148 from cultivated areas. Ten species were described from protected areas, namely Criconemoides silvicola, Meloinema silvicola, Ogma tuberculatum, Paralongidorus cebensis, Paralongidorus hanliae, Scutellonema tsitsikamense, Trichodorus vandenbergae, Xiphinema erriae, Xiphinema ornatizulu and Xiphinema simplex. Only M. silvicola, O. tuberculatum, P. cebensis and S. tsitsikamense were not reported from other provinces, suggesting endemism.Conservation implications: The diversity of nematode fauna is not adequately protected as most nematode biodiversity in the Eastern Cape lies outside protected areas, with only 80 of the 230 plant-feeding nematode species in the province being reported from protected areas.

  14. Water Consumption and Use Efficiency of Main Crops on Semi-drought Area of Western Liaoning Province

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    The laws of water consumption in corn,peanuts and millet on the semi-drought area of western Liaoning Province were studied through the FAO-Penman Monteith method and the water balance method.Among three corps,the amount of the day water demand,the whole growth period water demand and the soil water deficit of corn were all the largest.At the same time,its degree of agreement between the water demand and the level of precipitation was the worst,and its average in crop coefficient was larger.The amount of th...

  15. Diagenesis and Provenance of Lati Sandstones in the Berau Area, East Kalimantan Province, based on Petrography Data

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    Full Text Available DOI: 10.17014/ijog.v7i3.143This study is focused on the provenance and diagenetic processes affecting the sandstones of Lati Formation cropping out at Berau Area, East Kalimantan Province. Petrographic analysis of twenty-two samples from this formation shows that these sandstones are classified as litharenite, feldspathic litharenite, sublitharenite, feldspathic wacke, and lithic wacke, which are partially calcareous. Preserved diagenetic processes were visible on the petrographic analysis including cementation, replacement, dolomitization, compaction, and dissolution. The provenance of these sandstones is dominated by granitic rocks initiated from tectonic setting of rifted continental margin, transported toward southeast.

  16. Effects of Rainfall on Water Quality of Aquaculture along the Coastal Areas of Jiangsu Province and Countermeasures

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    [Objective] The study aimed to decrease the effects of rainfall on water quality of aquaculture along the coastal areas of Jiangsu Province and improve the yield and quality of aquatic products.[Method] We firstly designed the methods to calculate average pH of different rainfalls,total precipitation,as well as the changes of pH and salinity in the studied pond and coastal culture zone,then analyzed the dynamic variation of precipitation,pH and salinity caused by rainfall to discuss the effects of rainfall ...

  17. [Characteristics and Inputs of Cd Contamination in Paddy Soils in Typical Mining and Industrial Areas in Youxian County, Hunan Province].

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    Zhang, Min; Wang Mei-e; Chen, Wei-ping; Niu, Jun-jie

    2015-04-01

    In order to explore input pathways and pollution characteristics of Cd contamination in paddy soil in Youxian, Hunan Province, Cd contents in paddy soils, sediments of irrigation canals, typical mineral and industrial products such as coal, gangue and cement were analyzed. It was suggested that the average contents of Cd both in surface paddy soil and the corresponding natural soil were higher than the soil quality standard 0.3 mg x kg(-1). Cd contents in gangue and cement were similar as those in the corresponding natural soils. The atmosphere deposition of Cd was the highest in factory area. The profiles of Cd in 0-100 cm paddy soil and 0-40 cm in natural soils varied significantly from the upper to the lower layer. Cd contents in 0-40 cm layer in paddy soil were much higher than those in corresponding natural soils in mineral and mineral-factory areas. The potentiality for downward movement of Cd in soils in mineral area was the highest among the three studied areas. It suggested Cd contents in surface paddy soil were higher in upwind areas than those in downwind areas in mineral-factory and factory areas. It could be concluded that the main input pathways of Cd in mineral and mineral-factory. areas were from irrigation water, while contribution of atmosphere deposition in mineral-factory and factory areas was also very significant. PMID:26164922

  18. Natural radioactivity level of associated bone-coal mining area in Zhejiang Province

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    YE Ji-Da; ZHENG Hui-Di; SONG Wei-Li; ZENG Guang-Jian; WANG Sha-Ling; WU Zong-Mei

    2005-01-01

    The geographic distribution, γ-radiation level and specific activity of radionuclides of the bone-coal mines in Zhejiang Province were reported. The weighted average of γ-radiation dose rate of the bone-coal mines is 566 nGy/h for 107 main bone-coal mines. The weighted mean activity of 238U, 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in the samples are 949, 918, 34 and 554 Bq/kg for 171 samples of bone-coal, respectively.

  19. Natural radioactivity level of associated bone-coal mining area in Zhejiang province

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    The geographic distribution, γ-radiation level and specific activity of radionuclides of the bone-coal mines in Zhejiang Province were reported. The weighted average of γ-radiation dose rate of the bone-coal mines is 566 nGy/h for 107 main bone-coal mines. The weighted mean activity of 238U, 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in the samples are 949, 918, 34 and 554 Bq/kg for 171 samples of bone-coal, respectively. (authors)

  20. [Diagnosis of cystic echinococcosis in faeces scattered in areas of Puna and Quebrada. Province of Jujuy, Argentina].

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    de Costas, Silvia Frison; Matas, Norma Riveros; Ricoy, Gerardo; Sosa, Sonia; Santillan, Graciela

    2014-01-01

    Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease common in livestock, caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus, the dog being the principal definitive host. The province of Jujuy is an endemic area located in the Northwest of Argentina. Due to the restricted ecological conditions of Quebrada and Puna, the most important activity of the population is formal cattle pastoralism and transhumance, especially of sheep and camelids. The dog acquires the double function of company and shepherd in these communities. The objective of the present study was to conduct a diagnosis of the situation in areas of La Quebrada and Puna where the circulation of E. granulosus is suspected. Five hundred and twenty three (523) samples of canine fecal material scattered in the environment were collected from 2002 to 2012. Prevalence varied from 2% in Susques to 27.7% in Humahuaca, the largest in the province. In Tumbaya, prevalence was 21% in the year 2007, reaching 0% in the year 2010 but increasing again to 10.5% in the year 2011. These results may be related to health education on preventive measures and mass deworming held prior to sample taking in the year 2010. A prevalence between 19.4% and 2% was observed in the rest of the regions studied, suggesting that a lack of strategies for echinococcosis control has allowed the spread of the disease. PMID:25011588

  1. Use of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants in cattle by Setswana-speaking people in the Madikwe area of the North West Province of South Africa

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    D. van der Merwe; G.E. Swan; C. J. Botha

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    Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) methods were employed to document the use of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants in cattle by Setswana-speaking people in the Madikwe area of the North West Province of South Africa. The study indicated that Setswana-speaking people in the North West Province have a rich heritage of ethnoveterinary knowledge, which includes all aspects of ethnoveterinary medicinal plant use. Information was gathered from informants through individual interviews, group interviews, guid...

  2. Analysis of Coordination between the Public Service in Rural Areas and Socio-economic Development - a Case Study of Sichuan Province

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    He, Ye; Wang, Fang-min

    2011-01-01

    Taking Sichuan Province as an example, by using the overall evaluation function of Sichuan's rural public service equalization development level and rural socio-economic development level. We conduct profound analysis on coordination between public service in Sichuan's rural areas and socio-economic development from 2003 to 2008. The results show that the coordination between rural public service and socio-economic development in Sichuan Province is not high, and the equalization phenomenon o...

  3. The vegetation of the southern Langeberg, Cape Province. 1. The plant communities of the Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

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    D. J Mcdonald

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    Full Text Available An analysis of the fynbos shrublands and forests of the Boosmansbos Wilderness Area, southern Langeberg, Cape Province, South Africa, is presented. Data were collected at 119 sites in mature fynbos vegetation (>10 years old and at five sites in patches of Afromontane Forest. Emphasis was placed on the fynbos shrublands and sample sites were subjectively located along a transect from south to north across the Langeberg range in the study area. This south to north orientation follows a complex gradient of changes in aspect, slope, geology, soil form and climate. Data were initially analysed using TWINSPAN and the resulting classification refined using Braun-Blanquet procedures. One forest subassociation and 12 fynbos communities were identified and described. A proposed hierarchical classification of the fynbos communities is presented.

  4. Thermal and mineral resource exploitation in Angaco department, province of San Juan, Argentina, as therapeutic and recreational resort area

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    In this paper the development of the Guayaupa thermal and mineral spring water intended as therapeutic and recreational resort area is presented. This area is located on the western piedmont of the Pie de Palo range, Department of Angaco, province of San Juan. From the analysis of the information related to geological, hydrogeological, hydrochemical, location, accessibility and climate aspects and also to the processing of the Landsat Tms satellite images to evaluate the geomorphologic and flora features an ordered diagnosis of the organization internal reality and its relation with the environment (FODA analysis) is presented. Internal strengths and weaknesses and the external factors that generate both opportunities and/or hazards were identified to define strategy guidelines that meet the legal and environmental standards in force. Results obtained from the strategic planning process conclude the availability and convenience of the project.(author)

  5. Investigation Of The Natural Radioactivity In The Phuoc Dinh Area Located In The Thuan Nam District, Ninh Thuan Province

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    It is very important that the natural radioactivity in the Phuoc Dinh area located in the Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province has to be investigated. Because Phuoc Dinh is an area anticipated for constructing The 1st Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant, the data of the natural radioactivity determined before installing and operating this Nuclear Power Plant are to evaluate the dangerous ecologic effects of this industry. The soil samples were collected in the radius of 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7 km from the fence of this Nuclear Power Plant. The results of the natural radioactivity were measured on the low background spectrometry using the high purity germanium (HPGe) detector at the Center for Nuclear Techniques Ho Chi Minh City. (author)

  6. Factor Analysis on the Factors that Influencing Rural Environmental Pollution in the Hilly Area of Sichuan Province,China

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    2011-01-01

    By using factor analysis method and establishing analysis indicator system from four aspects including crop production,poultry farming,rural life and township enterprises,the difference,features,and types of factors influencing the rural environmental pollution in the hilly area in Sichuan Province,China.Results prove that the major factor influencing rural environmental pollution in the study area is livestock and poultry breeding,flowed by crop planting,rural life,and township enterprises.Hence future pollution prevention and control should set about from livestock and poultry breeding.Meanwhile,attention should be paid to the prevention and control of rural environmental pollution caused by rural life and township enterprise production.

  7. Distribution of Selected Heavy Metals in Sediment of the River Basin of Coastal Area of Chanthaburi Province, Gulf of Thailand

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The sediment samples from 24 stations in coastal area of Chanthaburi Province were collected during March 2012 to March 2013 and analyzed for heavy metal contents (Pb, Cd, Cr, Fe, Cu and Zn, pH, organic matters and grain sizes. The correlation analyses showed that heavy metal concentrations were affected by the content of organic matter and the size of clay particles. The evaluation of the quality of sediment was carried out using the geoaccumulation index (Igeo and the enrichment factor (EF as well as the comparison with those in the Thailand's sediment quality guideline (SQG values. The results of the geoaccumulation index and the enrichment factor values of the heavy metals content in the sediments revealed that the study area was unpolluted and not enriched, respectively. The relationship between the heavy metals concentration and the organic matter, and the clay particle was proposed by using the multiple regression equations.

  8. An Organic Khorasan Wheat-Based Replacement Diet Improves Risk Profile of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Crossover Trial

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    Anne Whittaker; Francesco Sofi; Maria Luisa Eliana Luisi; Elena Rafanelli; Claudia Fiorillo; Matteo Becatti; Rosanna Abbate; Alessandro Casini; Gian Franco Gensini; Stefano Benedettelli

    2015-01-01

    Khorasan wheat is an ancient grain with previously reported health benefits in clinically healthy subjects. The aim of this study was to examine whether a replacement diet, thereby substituting all other cereal grains, with products made with organic khorasan wheat could provide additive protective effects in reducing lipid, oxidative and inflammatory risk factors, in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in comparison to a similar replacement diet using products made from organic mod...

  9. Opisthorchis viverrini infections and associated risk factors in a lowland area of Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam.

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    Dao, Thanh Thi Ha; Bui, Tuan Van; Abatih, Emmanuel Nji; Gabriël, Sarah; Nguyen, Thanh Thi Giang; Huynh, Quang Hong; Nguyen, Chuong Van; Dorny, Pierre

    2016-05-01

    Opisthorchiasis caused by Opisthorchis viverrini is a major public health problem in the Mekong Basin in South East Asia. It is associated with cholangiocarcinoma, a fatal cancer of the bile duct, which is very common in some areas of Thailand and Lao PDR. Although there is evidence of opisthorchiasis in the central and Southern provinces of Vietnam, data are scarce and Vietnam is often not considered an opisthorchiasis endemic area in the international literature. We conducted a cross-sectional survey in June 2015 in a lowland rural area of Binh Dinh Province in Central Vietnam to investigate the apparent prevalence of O. viverrini infection in the population and the associated risk factors. A total of 254 stool samples were collected and examined by the Kato Katz method. Consenting people shedding Opisthorchis-like eggs with their stools were treated with praziquantel and MgSO4 and adult worms were collected from stools for morphological and molecular identifications. Risk factors were studied with a structured questionnaire and the association with infection was evaluated by univariate and multivariate Firth's logistic regression analysis. The apparent prevalence in the investigated population determined by stool examination was 11.4% (CI: 8-16%). Infection with O. viverrini was confirmed in all 11 individuals consenting to receive praziquantel treatment and subsequent worm recovery from stools. The mean number of worms recovered after treatment/purgation was 14.5 (range 2-44). Male gender and the consumption of dishes prepared from raw small wild-caught freshwater fish (Carassius auratus) were found to be significant risk factors associated with opisthorchiasis in the area. These findings confirm the presence of O. viverrini infection in Central Vietnam related to the consumption of raw fish dishes. Awareness campaigns and control programs should be implemented in the region to combat this potentially fatal fluke infection. PMID:26872984

  10. Ecological effect analysis of pumpkin and oil sunflower intercropping in arid area of northwest Hebei Province: I. moisture analysis

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    Junhua ZHANG; Wei HUANG; Fenglu ZHANG; Lifeng ZHANG

    2009-01-01

    Experiments were conducted during 2007-2008 at the Zhangbei Agricultural Resource and Ecological Environment Key Field Research Station, Hebei Province, China to study water-efficient pumpkin planting patterns in this area. Four treatments of pumpkin and oil sunflower intercropping were used to study the problem of water resource scarcity and inefficient water use in the plateau of northern Hebei Province. The four treatments were: pumpkin sole cropping (Sp), oil-sunflower sole cropping (So), intercropp ing one row oil sunflower (IC1) or two rows (IC2) between pumpkin rows. The results showed that oil sunflower competed for soil water with pumpkin during late growth stage of pumpkin in IC2, but there was no water competition in IC1. Total rainfall during the growing season was 201.6mm and the soil water balance differed between treatments. In all cases the water percolation was low and soil moisture storage always negative. Nearly all water loss was through evapotranspiration, which varied by treatment. The seasonal evapotranspiration of IC1 was less than So, Sp and IC2, 46.57%, 41.22% and 46.73%, respectively. Economic yield of pumpkin decreased from 30.00% (IC1) to 71.42% (IC2). However, yield per plant of intercropping oil sunflower increased from 190.71% to 241.26%. as compared with So, because oil sunflower showed remarkably partial advantage. The Land Equivalent Ratio (LER) of pumpkin-oil sunflower was 1.08-1.22, and the Water Equivalent Ratio (WER) of pumpkin-oil sunflower was 1.07-1.26. Economic value of sole pumpkin was greatest but did not differ from treatment IC1. Other treatments had significantly less economic value. In this region of rain-fed dry land farming, a sparse planting of sole pumpkin with high efficiency production could realize water resources most effectively in the Plateau of northern Hebei Province.

  11. Rice From Mercury Contaminated Areas in Guizhou Province Induces c-jun Expression in Rat Brain

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    JIN-PING CHENG; WEN-HUA WANG; LI-YA QU; JIN-PING JIA; MIN ZHENG; XIU-LING JI; TAO YUAN

    2005-01-01

    Objective Mercury (Hg), as one of the priority pollutants and also a hot topic of frontier environmental research in many countries, has been paid higher attention in the world since the middle of the last century. Guizhou Province (at N24°30′-29°13′, E103°1′-109°30′, 1 100 m above the sea level, with subtropical humid climate) in southwest China is an important mercury production center. It has been found that the mercury content in most media of aquatics, soil, atmosphere and in biomass of corns, plants and animals, is higher than the national standard.The present study aims to explore the influence of mercury pollution on the health of local citizens. Methods The effect of rice from two mercury polluted experimental plots of Guizhou Province on the expression of c-jun mRNA in rat brain and c-jun protein in cortex, hippocampus and ependyma was observed using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunocytochemical methods. Results The results showed that the mercury polluted rice induced expression of c-jun mRNA and its protein significantly. Selenium can reduce Hg uptake, an antagonism between selenium and mercury on the expression of c-jun mRNA and c-jun protein. Conclusion c-jun participates in the toxicity process of brain injury by mercury polluted rice, the expression of c- jun mRNA in brain, and c-jun protein in rat cortex and hippocampus can predict neurotoxicity of mercury polluted rice. People should be advised to be cautious in eating any kind of Hg-polluted foods. To reveal the relationship between c-jun induction and apoptosis, further examinations are required.

  12. The comparative study of the development of Jiangxi Province and other Provinces in the middle areas of China%江西与中部省份发展状况比较研究

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    彭道宾

    2003-01-01

    In a common sense, a transforming process of industrial structure is the process of the economicdevelopment. Firstly, this thesis reviews the past and the current of the industrial development in thecentral China after the PRC was established. Secondly, The thesis deeply analyses the reasons thatindustrial development of Jiangxi province lays behind the others in the central China in six aspects assystem, investment, level of opening-up, and so on. Finally, after realizing Jiangxi's present situation andusing the successful experiences on industrial development of developed countries and areas for reference,we pose six suggestions and measures to focus on accelerting to deyelop economy and upgrade industrialstructure of Jiangxi Province.

  13. Ecological footprint analysis on the traditional rice-fish agricultural area: a case study of Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province, China

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    Jiao Wenjun; Min Qingwen; Cheng Shengkui; Zhang Dan; Sun Yehong

    2009-01-01

    Qingtian County of Zhejiang Province, China has maintained the traditional rice-fish agriculture for about 2,000 years and formed exceptional cultural heritage based on this kind of production mode, so it was selected by FAO as a pilot site for the rice-fish agricultural heritage systems in 2005.This research has applied the indicators of ecological footprint and biocapacity to monitor the environmental conditions of Qingtian County, aiming to find the impact that the traditional agricultural production mode and the local inhabitants lifestyle have placed on the local environmental conditions as well as the role they have played in maintaining ecological balance, cultural inheritance and regional sustainable development.Results show that Qingtian County is characterized by a nearly breakeven total ecological balance, as opposed to Zhejiang Province, the world and other agricultural regions.However, compared with another rice-fish agricultural region, Congjiang County which enjoys a considerable ecologtcal reserve, Qingtian County has consumed a greater amount of environmental resources.Specifically about half of the ecological footprint of Qingtian County can be attributed to the cropland (50.8%) while the CO2, area only accounts for 11.2%, which is dramatically different from that of the modern industrialized regions.And a vast of percentage of energy is caused by the combustion of fuelwood which not only requires the land to absorb the CO2 emission it has generated but also occupies the forest where it has been chopped.

  14. The impact of Japanese Fukushima nuclear accident on environmental radiation levels in some areas of Liaoning province

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    Objective: To investigate the environmental impact of the Japanese Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident on radiation levels in some areas of Liaoning province. Methods: The emergent monitoring was performed by detecting atmosphere aerosols, precipitations, drinking water, vegetables, milk and seafood by gamma spectrometry analysis and gross activity measurements. Results: The fission radionuclides of 131I, 134Cs and 137Cs were detected in atmosphere aerosols 20 d after nuclear accident. The radionuclides of 131I, 134Cs and 137Cs were found existing in atmosphere for 25, 4 and 6 d, respectively, with the highest concentrations of 4.6 × 10-3, 2.9 × 10-4 and 4.2 × 10-4 Bq/m3, respectively. The man-made fission radionuclides could not be detected in vegetables, drinking water and milk from Shenyang city and seafood from Dandong city. Conclusions: The atmosphere might be slightly contaminated in Liaoning province due to the nuclear accident, whereas the vegetables, milk and drinking water not contaminated. (authors)

  15. IKONOS Image-Based Extraction of the Distribution Area of Stellera chamaejasme L. in Qilian County of Qinghai Province, China

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Stellera chamaejasme L. (S. chamaejasme is one of the primary toxic grass species (poisonous plants distributed in the alpine meadows of Qinghai Province, China. In this study, according to the distinctive phenological characteristics of S. chamaejasme, the spectral differences between S. chamaejasme in the full-bloom stage and other pasture grasses were analyzed and the red, blue, and near-infrared bands of IKONOS image were determined as the diagnostic bands of S. chamaejasme recognition. Feature indexes related to S. chamaejasme were established using the diagnostic bands, and \\(NDVI_{blue} = (\\rho_{nir} − \\rho_{blue}/(\\rho_{nir} + \\rho_{blue}\\ obtained as S. chamaejasme sensitive index based on the linear regression analysis between the indexes derived from field spectra and the actual cover fraction of S. chamaejasme communities. The distribution area of S. chamaejasme was extracted by using the index \\(NDVI_{blue}\\ derived from IKONOS multispectral image in Qilian County of Qinghai Province, China and the verified result reached an overall accuracy of 90.71%. The study indicated that high resolution multispectral satellite images (such as IKONOS images had significant potential in remote sensing recognition of toxic grass species.

  16. Prevalence of Selenium, T-2 Toxin, and Deoxynivalenol in Kashin-Beck Disease Areas in Qinghai Province, Northwest China.

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    Lei, Ronghui; Jiang, Ning; Zhang, Qiang; Hu, Senke; Dennis, Bannel Sando; He, Shanshan; Guo, Xiong

    2016-05-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the levels of selenium, T-2 toxin, and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination in Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) areas and provide information for understanding the high prevalence of KBD in Qinghai Province. A total of 183 subjects were chosen in a KBD-prevalent county (Guide County) and a non-KBD county (Huangzhong County) in Qinghai Province, northwestern China, and the samples of wheat flour, soil, drinking water and blood, urine, and hair of children were collected from these residents. The selenium concentrations from all these sources were determined using atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry. The levels of T-2 toxin and DON contamination in the wheat flour samples were assayed using HPLC-MS/MS. The average selenium content in the soil, drinking water, and wheat flour samples from KBD areas were 26.93 ± 10.06 μg/kg, 0.097 ± 0.038 μg/L, and 9.50 ± 7.17 μg/kg, respectively. Among these, the selenium levels in the drinking water and wheat flour samples from the KBD endemic county were significantly lower than those from the non-KBD county. For the selenium nutrient status, only the hair selenium concentration of children from the KBD endemic county was significantly lower than that from the non-KBD county. The contents of T-2 toxin in all wheat samples were below the detection limit (0.4 μg/kg). The levels of DON contamination in wheat flour samples from KBD and non-KBD children's households within the KBD endemic county were relatively higher, with average levels of 302 ± 49 and 280 ± 48 μg/kg, respectively. The DON level of wheat flour samples from the children's households in the non-KBD county was significantly lower than that from the KBD endemic county. These results suggest that the lower selenium status in Guide County still remains. While the selenium nutritional status of the local children has improved to some extent, partly due to the introduction of food produce from nonlocal areas

  17. Investigation on natural radionucildes levels in multiple media in bone-coal mine areas of five provinces

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    KONG Ling-Li; ZHANG Liang; LI Ying; YE Ji-Da; JIANG Shan; SHI Jin-Hua; WU Zong-Mei

    2005-01-01

    This paper reports methods and results of the investigation of natural radionuclides levels in multiple media in the bone-coal mine areas in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Anhui Provinces. In the studied bone-coal mine areas, the specific activities of 238U and 226Ra in the soil samples were 0.37 and 0.24 Bq/g, respectively; the specific activities of 226Ra in the samples of bone-coal, bone-coal cinder and bone-coal cinder brick (BCCB) were 1.3,1.4 and 0.9 Bq/g, respectively. In the water samples collected from the bone-coal mine areas, the average concentrations of natural uranium and 226Ra were 33μg/L and 58 mBq/L, respectively, while in the water samples collected from outside the bone-coal mine areas, they were 3.4μg/L and 45 mBq/L, respectively. In addition, the specific activities of 238U and 226Ra in air aerosol samples from the bone-coal mine areas were 0.6 and 0.5 mBq/m3, respectively.

  18. Investigation on natural radionuclides levels in multiple media in bone-coal mine areas of five provinces

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    This paper reports methods and results of the investigation of natural radionuclides levels in multiple media in the bone-coal mine areas in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Anhui Provinces. In the studied bone-coal mine areas, the specific activities of 238U and 226Ra in the soil samples were 0.37 and 0.24 Bq/g, respectively; the specific activities of 226Ra in the samples of bone-coal, bone-coal cinder and bone-coal cinder brick (BCCB) were 1.3, 1.4 and 0.9 Bq/g, respectively. In the water samples collected from the bone-coal mine areas, the average concentrations of natural uranium and 226Ra were 33 μg/L and 58 mBq/L, respectively, while in the water samples collected from outside the bone-coal mine areas, they were 3.41 μg/L and 45 mBq/L, respectively. In addition, the specific activities of 238U and 226Ra in air aerosol samples from the bone-coal mine areas were 0.6 and 0.5 mBq/m3, respectively. (authors)

  19. Numerical simulation for the coupling effect of local atmospheric circulations over the area of Beijing,Tianjin and Hebei Province

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    2009-01-01

    Using the model system MM5.V3 and multi-layer grid nesting technique, we have done a multi-scale numerical simulation over the area of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province to analyze the temperature and wind field there and study its local circulations. The results show a coupling effect of Urban Heat Island Circulation (UHIC), Mountain Valley Breeze (MVB) and Sea Land Breeze (SLB) occurs in this area when the synoptic system is weak. The SLB can penetrate deep into the mainland for about 200 km when it is blooming. MVB can extend to south and cover almost the whole plain area in Beijing. Both MVB and SLB are diurnal periodical; meanwhile the phase of MVB drops behind that of SLB for about six hours. As a local circulation, the UHIC weakens the two circulations above, and it also has a diurnal period. As a result, the coupling effect of circulations reveals not only different features in spring-summer period and autumn-winter period in a year but also the difference between early morn- ing to noonday and afternoon to night in a day. We noted the diffusion of contamination over the area around Beijing, and found the steady presence of a transport routine of contamination over North-China throughout the year caused by the Coupling Effect mentioned above. This find is important for studying the environment pollution in this area.

  20. Numerical simulation for the coupling effect of local atmospheric circulations over the area of Beijing,Tianjin and Hebei Province

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    LIU ShuHua; LIU ZhenXin; LI Ju; WANG YinChun; MA YanJun; SHENG Li; LIU HePing; LIANG FuMing; XIN GuoJun

    2009-01-01

    Using the model system MM5.V3 and multi-layer grid nesting technique,we have done a multi-scale numerical simulation over the area of Beijing,Tianjin and Hebei Province to analyze the temperature and wind field there and study its local circulations.The results show a coupling effect of Urban Heat Island Circulation (UHIC),Mountain Valley Breeze (MVB) and Sea Land Breeze (SLB) occurs in this area when the synoptic system is weak.The SLB can penetrate deep into the mainland for about 200 km when it is blooming.MVB can extend to south and cover almost the whole plain area in Beijing.Both MVB and SLB are diurnal periodical;meanwhile the phase of MVB drops behind that of SLB for about six hours.As a local circulation,the UHIC weakens the two circulations above,and it also has a diurnal period.As a result,the coupling effect of circulations reveals not only different features in spring-summer period and autumn-winter period in a year but also the difference between early morning to noonday and afternoon to night in a day.We noted the diffusion of contamination over the area around Beijing,and found the steady presence of a transport routine of contamination over North-China throughout the year caused by the Coupling Effect mentioned above.This find is important for studying the environment pollution in this area.

  1. Prevalence of childhood Riboflavin deficiency and nutritional status; a study in rural area in Kerman province

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    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: The incidence of riboflavin deficiency is high in women and children in developing countries and the deficiency almost invariably occurs in combination with deficiencies of other water soluble vitamins. The objective of this study was the assessment of riboflavin status of rural school children in Kerman province and its relationship with riboflavin, protein and energy intake. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 327 primary school children were randomly selected by the stratified multistage cluster sampling method. Variables for classifications were sex and socio-economic status (according to the educational level. This study was conducted by the Department of Nutrition and Biochemistry of School of Public Health in Tehran University in the winter of 2001. A twenty-four hour recall questionnaire was completed by and 5 cc of venous blood was taken from each student. Riboflavin status was assessed by measuring the glutathione reductase activity coefficient (EGR – AC of the red blood cells. Chi-Square and Pearson’s correlation coefficient tests were used to determine correlations. Student’s t–test was used to show the differences in the mean of EGR – AC between the classifications of independent factors. Results: The relationship between riboflavin status and its independent variables including the status of riboflavin, protein and calorie intake were assessed. Outputs of the study indicated that 39.7% of the boys and 43.6% of the girls (41.8% together were marginally riboflavin deficient. Furthermore, 37.7% of the boys, 33.4% of the girls (35.4% together were frankly riboflavin deficient. An average of 67.2% of the children (70.1% boys, 63.7% girls had enough intake of riboflavin, and 76.2% of the children (79.9%, boys, 72.5% girls had adequate intake of protein. However, only 22% of the children (24.5% boys, 19.3% girls had sufficient caloric intake. Outputs of this dietary evaluation reveal that there is a relationship

  2. Using multi-temporal remote sensing for mining area monitoring and management: the Yunnan Province case study (China)

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    Chen, Jianping; Tarolli, Paolo; Li, Ke; Yang, Xiaofei

    2014-05-01

    Abundant mineral resource is the basis for high-speed social and economic development, and huge economic benefits promoted the rapid development of modern mining industry. However, mining leaves the most significant signature on the Earth, by strongly changing and influencing landscapes and eco-systems. Disasters like water/soil pollution, soil erosion, landslides and land subsidence are often induced by mining activities. Multi-temporal remote sensing surveys can offer a basis upon which develop methodologies for better understanding the influences of mining on landscapes and related Earth surface processes. The aim of the study is to monitor a mining area using multi-temporal remote sensing data, for discovering and evaluating the influence of the mining activities on the environment. Our research area is located in Yunnan Province, China, where open-pit mining activities have been going on for about 10 years. For the study area there is the availability of multi-temporal spatial adjusted remote sensing images (2001 TM with resolution of 30m/pix, 2009 TM with resolution of 30m/pix, 2011 WV-II with resolution of 0.5m/pix, 2012 WV-II with resolution of 0.5m/pix). Through photo interpretation, it was possible to collect the evolutions of mining area, and to recognize areas subject to erosion and landsliding. The results have been validated using field surveys carried out in 2011 and 2012. The multi-temporal image interpretation indicates that the mining activities started between 2001 and 2009, with a significant increasing of land degradation between 2009 and 2012. This study represents the first step of a long-term analysis of Yunnan Province mining area. The goal is to arrange a multi-sensor yearly survey using different platforms and technologies (e.g. ground GPS, Structure from Motion photogrammetric technique SfM, UAV, and airborne and terrestrial laser scanner), in order to better understand the landscape evolution of the area, and analyze in detail the Earth

  3. Hydrogeochemical and spectroscopic studies of radioactive materials in Ayrakan and Cheshmeh Shotori areas, northeastern Isfahan province

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    Mostafa Esmaeili Vardanjani; Reza Shamsipour Dehkordi; Kaveh Pazand; Davoud Rahi

    2011-01-01

    Groundwaters hydrochemistry of Ayrakan and Cheshmeh Shotori areas and geochemistry of rare earth elements, indicate Ayrakan alkali granite as the origin of uranium and other dissolved elements in groundwaters of these areas. Geochemical and hydrogeochemical studies as well as the trend of uranium and thorium transition and mobility in aqueous environments of these areas indicate uranium adsorption by iron hydroxide (goethite) as the deterrent agent against uranium transition and mobility from...

  4. Research on metallogenic conditions of intersection-type uranium ore-deposits in Zhongdong area, Northern Guangdong province

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    The methods following as field geological investigation, trace element geo- chemistry and isotope geochemistry were used in this project. Based on geological and geochemical characteristics of Xiaoshui uranium ore deposits in Zhongdong area, Xiazhuang ore-field, Guangdong province, it could be concluded that: (1) The Provenance of Cretaceous mantle is a enriched mantle; (2) Silicified zone-type and intersection-type uranium ore are distinctness in the metallogenic period and mineralization process, and main metallogenic period of Xiaoshui uranium ore-deposit is 73.5 Ma; (3) The sources of uranium mineralization substance derived from enriched mantle; and (4)The intersection-type high grade uranium deposits were controlled by substances derived from mantle (contain with U, CO2, F, et al), tracks of intersection of NWW-across with NNE-trending faults and lithology of diabase. (authors)

  5. Using Remote Sensing Data to Delineate the Lineaments for Hydrothermal Mineral Prediction in Heqing Area, Northwest Yunnan Province, China

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    2007-01-01

    Lineament extraction and analysis is one of the routine work in mapping medium and large areas using remote sensing data, most of which are satellite images. Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM) of 945×1 232 pixels subscene acquired on 21 March 2000 covering the northwestern part of Yunnan Province has been digitally processed using ER Mapper software. This article aims to produce lineament density map that predicts favorable zones for hydrothermal mineral occurrences and quantify spatial associations between the known hydrothermal mineral deposits. In the process of lineament extraction a number of image processing techniques were applied. The extracted lineaments were imported into MapGIS software and a suitable grid of 100 m×100 m was chosen. The Kriging method was used to create the lineament density map of the area. The results show that remote sensing data could be useful to extract the lineaments in the area. These lineaments are closely correlated with the faults obtained through other geological investigation methods. On comparing with field data the lineament-density map identifies two important high prospective zones, where large-scale deposits are already existing. In addition the map highlights unrecognized target areas that require follow up investigation.

  6. Construction of Chaihu Selenium Industrial Demonstration Area in Zhongxiang City of Hubei Province

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    2014-01-01

    In order to develop selenium industry in Jianghan Basin,Hubei Provincial Party Committee decided to build Chaihu selenium industrial demonstration area in Zhongxiang City.This paper introduced general situation of Chaihu Town,analyzed countermeasures for construction of selenium industrial demonstration area in depth,and finally came up with 12 constructive and pertinent recommendations.

  7. New material of microfossils from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in the Zhangcunping area,Yichang, Hubei Province and its zircon SHRIMP U-Pb age

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    LIU PengJu; YIN ChongYu; GAO LinZhi; TANG Feng; CHEN ShouMing

    2009-01-01

    The Zhangcunping area is located at the north limb of the Huangling anticline in Yichang, Hubei Province. Here, the sedimentary succession of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation is similar with that in the Weng'an area, Guizhou Province. A large number of new microfossils (mainly acanthoacritarchs) from the Doushantuo Formation in this area are reported in this paper. The fossil assemblage shows similarity as the phosphatized biota of the Doushantuo Formation at Wang'an, Guizhou Province and the silicified biota of the Doushantuo Formation at the Yangtze Gorges, which suggests that the Zhangcunping area is a key for correlation of the Doushantuo Formation between the Weng'an area,Guizhou Province and the Yangtze Gorges. Besides, a new zircon SHRIMP U-Pb age (614.0±7.6 Ma) is first obtained from a horizon underneath the exposed surface in the middle of the Doushantuo Formation in the Zhangcunping area. This age not only provides a new datum for subdivision of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation, but also indicates that the age of the exposed surface in the middle of the Doushantuo Formation in the Yangtze Platform should be posterior to 614.0±7.6 Ma. Due to the horizon of the Weng'an biota situated above the exposed surface, the age of the Wang'an biota should be posterior to 614.0±7.6 Ma as well.

  8. An Investigation into the Effect of Internet Banking Service Quality on Customer Satisfaction (Case Study: Khorasan Razavi Saderat Bank)

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    PEZESHKIAN, Sadegh; SADEGHI, Tooraj

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. This study aimed to investigate the effect of internet banking service quality on customer satisfaction. The study population consisted of all users of internet banking services in Khorasan Razavi Saderat Bank. In the current study, three criteria of factor loading coefficients, Cronbach's alpha and composite reliability were used to ensure the reliability of the questionnaire and also convergent validity was applied to examine its validity. Also, to evaluate the relationship among ...

  9. Prevalence of dental caries in fluorosis areas of Shantou City Guangdong Province after water improvement

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To analyse the relationship between children urine fluoride level,time of water supply improvement and detection rate of dental caries in fluorosis areas after water supply improvement.Methods The following

  10. Vegetation Mapping of the Mond Protected Area of Bushehr Province (South-west Iran)

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    Ahmadreza Mehrabian; Alireza Naqinezhad; Abdolrassoul Salman Mahiny; Hossein Mostafavi; Homan Liaghati; Mohsen Kouchekzadeh

    2009-01-01

    Add regions of the wodd occupy up to 35% of the earth's surface, the basis of various definitions of climatic conditions,vegetation types or potential for food production. Due to their high ecological value, monitoring of add regions is necessary and modem vegetation studies can help in the conservation and management of these areas. The use of remote sensing for mapping of desert vegetation is difficult due to mixing of the spectral reflectance of bright desert soils with the weak spectral response of sparse vegetation. We studied the vegetation types in the semiarid to arid region of Mond Protected Area, south-west Iran, based on unsupervised classification of the Spot XS bands and then produced updated maps.Sixteen map units covering t2 vegetation types were recognized in the area based on both field works and satellite mapping. Halocnemum strobilaceum and Suaeda fruticosa vegetation types were the dominant types and Ephedra foliata,Salicornia europaaa-Suaeda heterophylla vegetation types were the smallest. Vegetation coverage decreased sharply with the increase in salinity towards the coastal areas of the Persian Gulf. The highest vegetation coverage belonged to the riparian vegetation along the Mond River, which represents the northern boundary of the protected area. The location of vegetation types was studied on the separate soil and habitat diversity maps of the study area, which helped in final refinements of the vegetation map produced.

  11. Discovery of the copper deposits with features of the Keweenawan type in the border area of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces

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    ZHU; Bingquan(朱炳泉); HU; Yaoguo(胡耀国); ZHANG; Zhengwei(张正伟); CHANG; Xiangyang(常向阳)

    2003-01-01

    There existed intense Cu anomaly on the northeastern side of the geochemical boundary with NW strike in the border area between the Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. Through field observation, ore bodies of high-grade native coppers have been found. The copper mineralization was constrained by the ancient volcanic vents of Permian basalt eruption and the overlain strata of carbonaceous argillites. Native coppers with flaky, net veined and impregnated occurrences, fine-grained tenorites and massive chalcocites widely occur in volcanic breccias, tuffs, carbonaceous-siliceous argillites and siliceous bitumen rocks with bed thickness of about 15-80 m. Cu contents vary from 0.5% to 20%. The copper mineralization was tightly related to actinolite-tremolitization, zeolitization and bituminization and involved in extensive reduction environments. Continental flood basalts erupted in mantle plume environments usually have high Cu concentrations (~170 ×10-6 in the Emeishan basalts), which provided a copper source of mineralization. Thus, metallogenesis of the native copper deposits in the Yunnan-Guizhou border area is tightly associated with intensive crust-mantle and organic-inorganic interactions. The tremolitization and chalcocitization indicate that the metallogenic temperatures are in a range of 400-100℃. The geologic background and characteristics of ore and alteration for the native copper deposits in this area are somewhat similar to those of the Keweenawan native copper deposit in Michigan, USA.

  12. Biological records of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment changes from Guanzhong area, Shaanxi Province during the last glacial maximum

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    We have collected a suite of Paleoloxodon naumanni-Coelodonta antiquitatis fossils from a river terrace profile between Xi'an and Xianyang cities in Guanzhong Area, Shaanxi Province. A detailed examination of the fossils, together with 14C determinations and pollen analyses, have enabled us to reconstruct preliminary features of climate and environment changes and their evolutionary processes, within the last glacial maximum (LGM): about 20 ka ago, the climate was basically cool and wet, and was favourable for the existence of Paleoloxodon naumanni-Coelodonta antiquitatis fauna. This was followed by a cold, dry phase which was no longer suitable for this type of faunal suite, causing the death of a large number of mammalian assemblages. The available evidence indicates the existence of cold-dry and cool-wet climate and environment fluctuations during the LGM. The cool-wet stage within the LGM reflects a Heinrich event occurring in the high latitude areas, proving the existence of a teleconnection between polar-high latitude areas and the Loess Plateau.

  13. Distribution and source of heavy metals in the surface sediments from the near-shore area, north Jiangsu Province, China

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    Highlights: • The sediment source controls the distribution of the heavy metals. • There is no Cu, Pb, Zn and As pollution instead of slight Cd pollution. • Cu, Pb and Zn are lithogenic while Cd and As are mixed in origin. • Cd in polluted stations showed obvious anthropogenic origin. - Abstract: Samples of surface sediment and vibrocore were collected in the near-shore area of north Jiangsu Province for grain size, elements, 210Pbexcess and 137Cs analyses. In our study area, the diversity of metal concentration was controlled not by the grain size, but by the source. The element content of the old Yellow River Delta was used as baseline for our study area. Geoaccumulation indexes indicate that no station was polluted by Cu, Pb, Zn and As, but the Igeo values of As were close to zero in some stations. Slight pollution caused by Cd was observed in some stations. Correlation and enrichment factors suggest that Cu, Pb and Zn are lithogenic in origin, while As and Cd are mixed in origin. Especially, in some polluted stations Cd was obviously anthropogenic in origin

  14. Geological evolution of the Coombs Allan Hills area, Ferrar large igneous province, Antarctica: Debris avalanches, mafic pyroclastic density currents, phreatocauldrons

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    Ross, Pierre-Simon; White, James D. L.; McClintock, Murray

    2008-05-01

    The Jurassic Ferrar large igneous province of Antarctica comprises igneous intrusions, flood lavas, and mafic volcaniclastic deposits (now lithified). The latter rocks are particularly diverse and well-exposed in the Coombs-Allan Hills area of South Victoria Land, where they are assigned to the Mawson Formation. In this paper we use these rocks in conjunction with the pre-Ferrar sedimentary rocks (Beacon Supergroup) and the lavas themselves (Kirkpatrick Basalt) to reconstruct the geomorphological and geological evolution of the landscape. In the Early Jurassic, the surface of the region was an alluvial plain, with perhaps 1 km of mostly continental siliciclastic sediments underlying it. After the fall of silicic ash from an unknown but probably distal source, mafic magmatism of the Ferrar province began. The oldest record of this event at Allan Hills is a ≤ 180 m-thick debris-avalanche deposit (member m1 of the Mawson Formation) which contains globular domains of mafic igneous rock. These domains are inferred to represent dismembered Ferrar intrusions emplaced in the source area of the debris avalanche; shallow emplacement of Ferrar magmas caused a slope failure that mobilized the uppermost Beacon Supergroup, and the silicic ash deposits, into a pre-existing valley or basin. The period which followed ('Mawson time') was the main stage for explosive eruptions in the Ferrar province, and several cubic kilometres of both new magma and sedimentary rock were fragmented over many years. Phreatomagmatic explosions were the dominant fragmentation mechanism, with magma-water interaction taking place in both sedimentary aquifers and existing vents filled by volcaniclastic debris. At Coombs Hills, a vent complex or 'phreatocauldron' was formed by coalescence of diatreme-like structures; at Allan Hills, member m2 of the Mawson Formation consists mostly of thick, coarse-grained, poorly sorted layers inferred to represent the lithified deposits of pyroclastic density currents

  15. Hydrogeochemical and spectroscopic studies of radioactive materials in Ayrakan and Cheshmeh Shotori areas, northeastern Isfahan province

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    Mostafa Esmaeili Vardanjani

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Groundwaters hydrochemistry of Ayrakan and Cheshmeh Shotori areas and geochemistry of rare earth elements, indicate Ayrakan alkali granite as the origin of uranium and other dissolved elements in groundwaters of these areas. Geochemical and hydrogeochemical studies as well as the trend of uranium and thorium transition and mobility in aqueous environments of these areas indicate uranium adsorption by iron hydroxide (goethite as the deterrent agent against uranium transition and mobility from depth to surface. Gamma-ray spectroscopic study of sediments from Cheshmeh Shotori area by HPGe detector indicates the presence of 226Ra in high contents and as the radioactive nuclide that is the reason for high activity of these sediments. Production of 226Ra from 238U decay, shorter half-life of 226Ra compared to 238U, radium transition by groundwaters from depth to surface as well as hydrogeochemical evidences, all suggest the possibility of existence of hidden uranium deposit and uranium mineralization in depth and the distance between Ayrakan and Cheshmeh Shotori areas.

  16. Analysis and Countermeasures on Effective Land Use of Rural Residential Area in Jinan,Shandong Province

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    Xu Hong

    2006-01-01

    With the improvement of urbanization and the expansion of urban size, the cultivated land decreases gradually but the demand for urban land increases, thereby resulting in the conflict of land use. Analyzing the status quo of land use of rural residential area, this paper points out that two main problems, namely, the low degree of land use, and the waste of land resources that are prevalent in the rural residential area. Based on the above analysis,the author states that the emphasis on land use will be the plain regions in the future, and adoption of reasonable economic measures will be the new solution to the problems.

  17. Lutzomyia longipalpis in Clorinda, Formosa province, an area of potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission in Argentina

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    Oscar D Salomón

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Phlebotomine captures were performed during 2004 in Clorinda, Argentina. Clorinda is located across the branches of the Paraguay river in front of Asunción city, Paraguay. Reports of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in Asunción have been increasing since 1997, however neither leishmaniasis cases nor sand flies were ever recorded from Clorinda. Light traps were located in migration paths (bridges, port, and peridomestic environments of Clorinda and surrounding localities. Lutzomyia longipalpis was found in Clorinda and Puerto Pilcomayo, first report in a potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission area for Argentina. Active surveillance is required immediately in the localities involved and the surrounding area.

  18. Environmentally geochemical characteristics of vanadium in the topsoil in the Panzhihua mining area, Sichuan Province, China

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    TENG Yanguo; JIAO Xudong; WANG Jinsheng; XU Wei; YANG Jie

    2009-01-01

    Vanadium is a trace element, which may be biologically beneficial and possibly essential but certainly harmful to human beings and some living organisms if excessive. After over 40 years of development, the mining industry has caused serious environmental problems in the Panzhihua mining area. Vanadium is significantly accu-mulated in the soil of the Panzhihua area. Human activities have intensified the pollution and release of vanadium and caused serious damages to the ecological system there. In the past few years, the authors have made investiga-tions into and assessments on the geochemical distribution, chemical speciation, adsorption characteristics and transfer behavior of vanadium in the topsoil in the Panzhihua mining area. The results showed that: (1) the difference in the contents of vanadium in soil between premonsoon and monsoon is insignificant; (2) the adsorption isotherms of vanadium on soil in the Panzhihua mining area ate well described by the Langmuir type; (3) the transfer ability of vanadium in soil is interrelated to soil properties; and (4) the chemical speciation of vanadium shows an order of insoluble residue > oxidizable=reducible > soluble component. According to the above results, some countermea-sures to control pollution of vanadium in soil should be put forward.

  19. Geology of Jiujing section, Beishan area, Gansu province-the preselected area for China's high level radioactive waste repository (on the scale of 1/50,000)

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    Jiujing section is one of the candidates in Beishan area, Gansu province-the preselected area for China's high-level radioactive waste (HLW) repository. According to the standard of 1:50000 regional geological mapping, both surveying and studying are conducted in this section of 462km2. The granitoid in this section in divided into 4 units, including Jiujing, Bantan, Jiazijing and Shimenkan unit. Then the characteristics of geology, petrology and petrochemistry, the time and depth of forming, the erosive gradation, and the characteristics of their dikes and enclaves, are studied in more detail for unit. Meanwhile 3 ductile shear structures are recognized in this section. Those 3 ductile shear structures not only controlled the outside shape and inside structure frame, which consist mainly of east-west faults and secondly of north-east faults. The results of surveying and studying showed that the Bantan unit is preliminarily considered as one of the best candidates of repository site in Jiujing section because of its relative integrity and other factors. the result also provided the basic data for the locating and designing of Borehole 1 and 2 in Beishan area, and for further selection of the site and its characteristic evaluation in the future. (author)

  20. Control status quo of drinking-water-borne endemic fluorosis in the disease affected areas in Shandong Province in 2012:an analysis of survey results

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    云中杰

    2014-01-01

    Objective To understand the schedule and effectiveness of water-improving defluoridation projects comprehensively of control of fluorosis in drinking-water-borne endemic fluorosis areas in Shandong Province,and to provide a scientific basis for making strategies for prevention and control of the disease.Methods In accordance

  1. Magnetotelluric study of the Xuefeng mountain area, Hu'nan Province, China

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    Chen, Musen; Xue, Lingxiang; Wang, Yousheng; Zhu, Shengjun

    2016-04-01

    A magnetotelluric study was carried out in the Xuefeng mountain uplift belt and its western margins. A detailed investigation was made of the resistivity of the formations, and reliable data were obtained. The sedimentary cover and basement structure of the Xuefeng mountain area and the deep geological structure were analyzed in detail using magnetotelluric data from the two-dimensional inversion of the resistivity profile data in combination with regional gravity and magnetic data. It was concluded that the tectonic movements were characterized by basement detachment, and north-south ramp. The study area can be divided into a southern uplift zone, a southern thrust-faulted zone, a central uplift zone, and a northern depression zone. This work has provided geophysical evidence that can be used in future studies of the tectonics and petroleum geology of this region.

  2. The Analysis of Limitation of Engel’s Coefficient——A Case Study of Rural Areas in Hebei Province

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    2011-01-01

    On the basis of introducing relevant theories of Engel’s coefficient,this paper analyzes the limitation of these theories in practical application currently in China,for example,continuing to use original theory,not in line with reality of China;comparison invalidity in length and breadth,is not conducive to relevant analysis;culling out the special factors easily causes distortion of conclusion.Taking rural areas in Hebei Province as an example,this paper analyzes the limitation of Engel’s coefficient in analyzing the gap of rural economy:in terms of region horizontally,Engel’s coefficient neglects the difference of consumption structure among regions,and difference of economic stages among regions;in terms of time vertically,Engel’s coefficient neglects the periodic change of consumption structure and the ratio change of different families in different periods.According to the reality of China’s rural areas,the correction model of Engel’s coefficient is established as follows.Firstly,Engel’s coefficient=Percentage of expenditure variation(food+ education+ medical service) /Percentage of total expenditure variation;Engel’s coefficient=Percentage of expenditure variation(food+ education+ medical service) /Percentage of income variation.Secondly,Engel’s coefficient=Percentage of expenditure variation of food/Percentage of variation of(total expenditure educational expenditure-medical expenditure.Thirdly,Engel’s coefficient=Percentage of expenditure variation of food/Percentage of total expenditure variation.

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND SCENARIOS OF URBANIZATION IN ARID AREA -- A Case Study in Wuwei City of Gansu Province

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    YOU Fei; LI Yu; DONG Suo-cheng

    2005-01-01

    Based on data of questionnaire and field survey and two developing models of Business As Usual (BAU) and the Intensive Urbanization (IU), this article, taking Wuwei City, a medium size city and typical oasis arid area in Gansu Province with very vulnerable and sensitive natural environment but long history of oasis economy, as an example, evaluated the sustainability of its environment and analyzed the scenarios of Wuwei's household energy consumption, waste discharge in transportation industry, primary industry, secondary industry, tertiary industry, by the integration of the systematical dynamics model Stella and Polestar language to simulate the future development of the research area. The results showed that, first, the developing model ofIU was propitious to Wuwei City named for oasis economy and vulnerable natural environment. The strategy of"Intensive Urbanization" can change the structure of energy utilization, and improve the efficiency of energy utilization. Second, the proportion of domestic energy consumption will decrease with industrialization and economic development, while that of tertiary industry, secondary industry and transportation will gradually grow up according to strategy of"Intensive Urbanization". Third, the Wuwei City is facing a severe eco-environmental crisis under the conventional patterns of development and a better future under a sustainable urbanization scenario, in the next 10 to 20 years. The different developing trends were clarified and the relative countermeasures were put forward for the policy makers according to the driving forces.

  4. Community participation mode of ecotourism in Tibetan area of Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province

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    Cheng Zhu

    2006-01-01

    Community participation is one of the focuses of the research on ecotourism. The research on community participative model is of great theoretical and practical significance. Based on the former experts' studies, this paper analyzes ecotourism demonstration areas in Diqing Shangri-La of Yunnan as a case study. It mainly expounds the relationship between ecotourism and community participation and puts forward such a community participative model of ecotourism in Shangri-La.

  5. Attractiveness and Effectiveness of Competing Tourist Areas: A Study on Italian Provinces

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    2005-01-01

    Tourism has become a wide-spread phenomenon in our age and a focal point of economic policy of many regions competing for the favours of tourists. Consequently, competitiveness of tourist destinations has received increasing interest in economic research with a view to the identification of the user attractiveness of a tourist area. The present paper is inspired by the conceptual competitiveness model developed by Crouch and Ritchie and presents an attempt to assess the relative attractivenes...

  6. Human Exposure Pathways of Heavy Metals in a Lead-Zinc Mining Area, Jiangsu Province, China

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    Qu, Chang-Sheng; Ma, Zong-Wei; Yang, Jin; Liu, Yang; Bi, Jun; Huang, Lei

    2012-01-01

    Heavy metal pollution is becoming a serious issue in developing countries such as China, and the public is increasingly aware of its adverse health impacts in recent years. We assessed the potential health risks in a lead-zinc mining area and attempted to identify the key exposure pathways. We evaluated the spatial distributions of personal exposure using indigenous exposure factors and field monitoring results of water, soil, food, and indoor and outdoor air samples. The risks posed by 10 me...

  7. Crop Coefficient and Water Requirement of Rice in Kooshkak Area, Fars Province

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    A. A. Kamgar Haghighi; Pirmoradian, N.; A.R Sepaskhah

    2002-01-01

    This research was conducted in Kooshkak Farm Research Station of Shiraz University in 1997 and 1998 in order to determine crop coefficient and water requirements of rice, using lysimeter. The variety used was Champa-Kamfiroozi which is an early mature variety and is grown by most farmers in the area. Results showed that potential evapotranspiration varied from 3.76 to 9.34 mm/day. Penman FAO method was used in calculating reference evapotranspiration. Crop coefficient was 0.97 in the initial ...

  8. Remote Sensing Analysis of Mineralized Alteration in the Ramand Area (Qazvin Province

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The Ramand area, southwest of Buin- Zahra, about 60 kilometers from Qazvin, lies in the igneous belt of the Urmieh-Dokhtar region, the main structural zone of north-central Iran. Rhyodacite and rhyolite lava flows are the principal host rocks of mineralization and alteration of the area, most of which occurs in faulted and brecciated zones alongmaj or northwest-trending fault systems (such as Kour-Cheshmeh, Hassan Abad and their branches. Clay minerals determined from satellite images indicated principally argillic hydrothermal alteration before laboratory mineralogical analysis. According to instrumental analyses, mineralized alteration with greater amounts of argillic halos and lesser amounts of sericitic-propylitic minerals contains quartz veinlets in the vertical and lateral sections. Initially, alteration in the Ramand area was revealed in ETM images by using the SPCA technique of Crosta and Moore, 1990 (Selective Principle Component Analysis. Compared with other techniques, SPCA results have reliable spectral signatures for identifying argillic minerals and Fe-oxides as the main mineralogical association in hydrothermal environments. Subsequently, multispectral images (ASTER were analyzed using band ratios.The results indicated silicification alteration along the faulted regions in the Ramand area. Later, areas of silicification alteration were prospected for precious and base metal mineralization.Sampling results suggested that the altered areas have some potential for epithermal mineralization, according to instrumental analyses and micrographic evidence. Materials and methods 1- Collecting satellite images, geological evidence and related documents 2- Image processing to reveal and identify the mineralized alteration. 3- Sampling of the mineralized zones indicated by the remote sensing. 4- Thin- and polished section microscopic studies. 5- X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD (19 samples, inductively coupled plasma mass

  9. The study of monazite prospect in Tumbang Rusa area, Tanjung Pandan, Belitung, Bangka Belitung Province

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    Monazite mineral chemically contained U, Th and rare earth elements (REE) that geologically associated with the presence of zircon as placer beach and river sediments. Distribution of granite that containing monazite lays on a single point lead Malaysia, Bangka Belitung, Karimata. The content of monazite sands in concentrate reached 2.719% is in the granite contain monazite 1-2%. The purpose of this research are expected to get the geological character of information acquisition, distribution and potentially resource of Monazite in the 10 km2 area. The method taken are the radioactivity measurement of rocks and sediment, heavy mineral sampling and laboratory analysis, including grain size analysis and the levels of U, Th and RE. The Results of research showed that, in geological rock formation composed of Carbon-old Kelapa Kampit - Perm who have metamorphosed and unbreakable then intrusive by granite Triassic - Jurassic containing monazite, zircon. Due process of weathering, sedimentation of mineral monazite, zircon separated and deposited as alluvial scattered trending NW - SE, which is reflected from the measurement data alluvial radioactivity ranged from 75-400 c/s. U concentration ranges from 9.5 to 76.5 ppm U and Th content of 55-610 ppm Th with the prospect area 399.3 Ha. (author)

  10. Content and distribution of fluorine in rock, clay and water in fluorosis area Zhaotong, Yunnan Province

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    Luo, K.; Li, H.; Feng, F. (and others) [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)

    2007-04-15

    About 160 samples of coal, pyritic coal balls, coal seam gangue, clay, corn, capsicum and drinking water were collected from the endemic fluorosis area of Zhenxiong and Weixin county, China to determine the fluorine content, distribution pattern and source in this fluorosis area. The study shows that the average fluorine content in the coal samples collected from 3 coal mines of the Late Permian coals in Zhenxiong and Weixin county, Zhaotong City, which are the main mining coals there, is 77.13 mg/kg. The average fluorine content coals collected form thee typical fluorosis villages in 72.56 mg/kg. Both of them are close to the world average and little low than the Chinese average. The fluorine content of drinking water is lower than 0.35 mg/L, the clay used as an additive for coal-burning and as a binfer in briquette-making by local residents has a high content of fluorine, ranging from 367-2,435 mg/kg, with the majority higher than 600 mg/kg and an average of 1,084.2 mg/kg. 29 refs., 5 tabs.

  11. Analysis of Coordination between the Public Service in Rural Areas and Socio-economic Development——A Case Study of Sichuan Province

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    Taking Sichuan Province as an example,by using the overall evaluation function of Sichuan’s rural public service equalization development level and rural socio-economic development level,we conduct profound analysis on coordination between public service in Sichuan’s rural areas and socio-economic development from 2003 to 2008.The results show that the coordination between rural public service and socio-economic development in Sichuan Province is not high,and the equalization phenomenon of rural public service construction and socio-economic development is very prominent.The equalization development of public service in rural areas of Sichuan Province from 2003 to 2008 lags behind socio-economic development.The coordination between public service equalization system in rural areas of Sichuan Province and socio-economic development system abates continuously;the coordination between infrastructure and socio-economic development increases slowly;the coordination between education and socio-economic development declines sharply;the coordination between public culture and socio-economic development tends to decrease;the coordination between ecological environment construction and socio-economic development decreases continuously with great amplitude;the coordination between public health and socio-economic development decreases continuously;the coordination between science and technology and socio-economic development lingers at low level;the coordination between social security and employment,and socio-economic development increases in fluctuation,but with small amplitude.

  12. Screening for prostate cancer in 8 health areas from Santiago de Cuba province

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    A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 28 917 men over 50 years of age, belonging to 8 health areas of Santiago de Cuba, from November 2007 to July 2010, to determine the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and thus detect prostate cancer hidden morbidity. The test was performed in 18 007 screened individuals, of whom 1 745 had pathological findings, and of them 1 630 were evaluated at the urology department of the selected polyclinic according to the established flow chart. Finally, 125 males were diagnosed with the disease, so that it was confirmed the importance of having a greater dissemination of PSA test, benefits of which allow the family physician to know the health of their patients, and the risk population obtain such assistance annually through the doctor's offices

  13. Species diversity of adult Odonata in selected areas from Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines

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    Full Text Available Odonata is considered an environmental indicator group of freshwater habitats. Thus there is aneed to have a good baseline data to use it for monitoring fluvial habitats. However, species composition ofOdonata in Misamis Occidental is poorly known. This study was conducted to determine the species diversityof Odonata in the municipality of Sinacaban and in the cities of Oroquieta and Ozamiz, Misamis Occidental,Philippines. Opportunistic sampling method using sweep nets was employed. There were 266 Odonataindividuals collected comprising 22 species. Seven species (31.82% are Philippine endemic. Low speciesdiversity was recorded in all the sampling sites with more or less even distribution of species. Resultsindicate that the sampled areas are already disturbed.

  14. Radon measurement in schools located in three priority investigation areas in the province of Quebec (Canada))

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    The purpose of this study was to measure radon concentration in public primary schools located in priority investigation areas, with the aim of decreasing occupants' exposure to radon in public buildings where concentrations exceed the Canadian Federal guidelines (i.e. 200 Bq m-3). In addition, the association between radon levels, substratum geological characteristics and schools' structural characteristics were investigated. The results showed that radon concentrations measured in the 65 investigated schools are generally below the Federal guideline levels. Eleven schools (17 %) had at least one measurement above the Federal guideline, while one had a level above 600 Bq m-3. On average, targeted schools' occupants are exposed to radon concentrations of 56 Bq m-3. Although statistical analysis, which was limited by the sample size, did not show any link between aggregated radon measurements and geochemical or radiological signatures of investigated sites, the geological evidence that led to the choice of the studied regions remains relevant. (authors)

  15. Challenges facing small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in the Mafikeng and Mmabatho area of the North West Province / Gladys Serumaga-Zake

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    Serumaga-Zake, Gladys

    2005-01-01

    This research study investigates some of the problems or challenges faced by SMMEs in the Mafikeng and Mmabatho area of the North West province. It strives to find out the extent as to which these problems occur and the impact they have on these businesses. The research focuses on two major problems considered to be hindering the growth of SMMEs in this area, namely the lack of entrepreneurial management and financial skills. The lack of these skills in the running of small bus...

  16. Molecular detection of Theileria spp in sheep and vector ticks in Fasa and Kazeroun areas, Fars Province, Iran

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    Yaghfoori, S.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A molecular survey was performed for identification Theileria spp in sheep and ticks during from 2010-2011 in Fasa and Kazeroun areas, Fars province, Iran. A total of 100 sheep from different flocks were clinically examined and blood samples with ixodid ticks collected. The prepared blood smears from capillary vein of ear were stained with giemsa methods and examined by using light microscope. The collected ticks were separated into tick pools with five ticks according to their species and sex. Then, the salivary glands were dissected out in 0.85% saline solution under stereomicroscope. The boold and tick salivary glands samples were examined by using semi-nested PCR. The Theileria spp infection was observed in 46% of blood smears, while 76 % of blood samples were positive by using semi-nested PCR. T. ovis, T. lestoquardi and mixed infection were detected in 43 (43%, 3 (3% and 30 (30% of positive samples, respectively. Any significant difference was not observed between the frequency of Theileria spp infection in sheep of Kazeroun and Fasa areas. In the present study, the most prevalent ticks were R. turanicus 48.8% and followed by H. a. anatolicum 42.2% and H. marginatum 8.8%. The results were shown that one pool belong to salivary glands of H. turanicus were infected with T. ovis. Based on the obtained results, it is concluded that T. ovis have high prevalence with compared to T. lestoquardi and also, R. turanicus could be the vectors T. ovis in this area

  17. AIR POLLUTION INVESTIGATION AND PROVIDING SYSTEM OF CONTROL IN KHORASAN STEEL COMPLEX

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    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available The most important environmental pollutant in steel industry is air pollution due to the process of its products. Optimise sitting for this industry, in a great extend will prevent pollutants and emissions. Khorasan Steel Company is located near some populous villages and three rivers. It is necessary to perform an investigation for providing abatement and control of air pollution, in time of planning and manufacturing of control instruments. The manufacturing company has determined air pollution reduction instruments in this site, according to the emission suspended particulate and its climatic conditions. The air pollution reducer's instruments were used back-fither. But, this offer was not agreed by the Department of the Environment of Iran. Perhaps, this disagreement was announced just for another original problem, which was the site selection of plants. This research was on the filtration which has been offered by the manufacturing company, if this selection can improve the future regional air pollution. These figures, of course, were obtained from the present data and plume rise particulate, considering Gausian distribution mode for all the rural population and rivers rounding to the site, up to 5 km. The results showed that the produced particulates were less than permissible limit and the proposed methods will improve the complex air pollution difficulties So, the proposed methods were provided for increasing the control and operating the system for conducting of cyclone before input of particulate to the back-filter.

  18. Health risk assessment of lead for children in tinfoil manufacturing and e-waste recycling areas of Zhejiang Province, China

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    Tinfoil manufacturing and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling remain rudimentary processes in Zhejing Province, China, which could account for elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) and health impacts on children. We assessed the potential health risks of lead in tinfoil manufacturing and e-waste recycling areas. 329 children in total aged 11–12 who lived in a tinfoil manufacturing area (Lanxi), an e-waste recycling area (Luqiao) and a reference area (Chun'an) were studied. Lead levels in children's blood were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, serum calcium, δ-Aminolaevulinic acid (δ-ALA) and intelligence quotient (IQ) were also measured. Geometric mean of BLLs in Lanxi, Luqiao and Chun'an were 8.11 μg/dL, 6.97 μg/dL, and 2.78 μg/dL respectively, with 35.1%, 38.9% and 0% of children who had BLLs above 10 μg/dL. The BLLs in exposed areas were much higher than those in the control area. Lanxi children had higher creatinine and calcium than Chun'an children, and Luqiao children had higher δ-ALA and lower calcium than Chun'an children. No significant differences of IQ were observed between Lanxi, Luqiao and Chun'an, however a negative relationship between BLLs and IQ was shown for the study children. The results indicated that lead pollution from e-waste recycling and tinfoil processing appears to be a potential serious threat to children's health. - Highlights: ► No report on tinfoil processing impact on children's health before. ► Few studies reported health impacts of lead from e-waste processing. ► Children with blood lead levels < 10 μg/dL are associated with a decrease in IQ. ► Threshold appears to exist at blood lead level of about 20 μg/dL for urinary δ-ALA.

  19. Dietary Intake and Food Habits of Pregnant Women Residing in Urban and Rural Areas of Deyang City, Sichuan Province, China

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    Elizabeth Hormann

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Micronutrient deficiencies and imbalanced dietary intake tend to occur during the reproductive period among women in China. In accordance with traditional Chinese culture, pregnant women are commonly advised to follow a specific set of dietary precautions. The purpose of this study was to assess dietary intake data and identify risk factors for nutritional inadequacy in pregnant women from urban and rural areas of Deyang region, Sichuan province of China. Cross-sectional sampling was applied in two urban hospitals and five rural clinics (randomly selected in Deyang region. Between July and October 2010, a total of 203 pregnant women in the third trimester, aged 19–42 years, were recruited on the basis of informed consent during antenatal clinic sessions. Semi-structured interviews on background information and 24-h dietary recalls were conducted. On the basis of self-reported height and pre-pregnancy weight, 68.7% of the women had a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI within the normal range (18.5 ≤ BMI < 25, 26.3% were found to be underweight with a BMI <18.5 (20.8% in urban vs. 35.6% in rural areas, while only 5.1% were overweight with a BMI ≥30. In view of acceptable macronutrient distribution ranges (AMDRs the women’s overall dietary energy originated excessively from fat (39%, was low in carbohydrates (49.6%, and reached the lower limits for protein (12.1%. Compared to rural areas, women living in urban areas had significantly higher reference nutrient intake (RNI fulfillment levels for energy (106.1% vs. 93.4%, fat (146.6% vs. 119.7%, protein (86.9% vs. 71.6%, vitamin A (94.3% vs. 65.2%, Zn (70.9% vs. 61.8%, Fe (56.3% vs. 48%, Ca (55.1% vs. 41% and riboflavin (74.7% vs. 60%. The likelihood of pregnant women following traditional food recommendations, such as avoiding rabbit meat, beef and lamb, was higher in rural (80% than in urban (65.1% areas. In conclusion, culturally sensitive nutrition education sessions are necessary for both

  20. Human parasitoses of the Malili area, South Sulawesi (Celebes) province, Indonesia.

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    Joseph, S W; Carney, W P; Van Peenen, P F; Russell, D; Saroso, J S

    1978-06-01

    A biomedical survey was conducted in 9 villages in the Malili area of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Blood specimens were examined for malaria and microfilariae; stool specimens were examined for intestinal parasites. Malaria parasitemias were rare; Plasmodium falciparum was detected in 10 and P. vivax in 11 of 985 blood smears. Malayan filariasis was endemic to all villages surveyed. The overall prevalence of detectable microfilaremias was 15%, varying from 34% in Kawata to 1% in Nuha. Microfilarial densities, expressed as MfD50 averaged 8.0 and varied from 1.1 in Timampu to 16.0 in Karabbe. Intestinal parasites were common. Although Schistosoma japonicum was not found, 97% of the examined had one or more intestinal parasites as follows: Ascaris lumbricoides (74%), Trichuris trichiura (65%), hookworm (62%), Entamoeba coli (38%), Endolimax nana (10%), Entamoeba histolytica (6%), Iodamoeba bütschlii (4%), Entamoeba hartmanni (3%), Giardia lamblia (2%) Chilomastix mesnili (1%) and Enterobius vermicularis (1%). Strongyloides stercoralis larvae and Hymenolepis nana eggs were detected once each and heterophyid-like eggs were detected twice. PMID:364674

  1. Residential radon and lung cancer in a high exposure area in Gansu province, China

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    Low exposures to residential radon and dosimetric uncertainties due to mobility have hampered the evaluation of lung cancer risk and comparison to radon-exposed miners. To address these limitations, the authors conducted a case-control study in a predominantly rural area of China with low mobility and high radon levels. Cases included all lung cancers diagnosed between January 1994 and April 1998, aged 30 to 75 years, and resident in two prefectures. Controls were randomly selected from census lists and matched on age, sex and prefecture. Radon detectors were placed in all houses occupied two or more years in the 5-30 years prior to enrollment. Measurements covered 77% of the possible exposure time. Mean radon concentrations were 230.4 Bq/m 3 for cases (n=768) and 222.2 Bq/m 3 for controls (n=1,659). Lung cancer risk increased with radon level (p<0.001). Based on a linear model, the excess odds ratio (EOR) at 100 Bq/m 3 was 0.19 (95% CI: 0.05, 0.47) for all subjects, and 0.31 (95% CI: 0.10,0.81) for subjects with 100% coverage of the exposure interval. Adjusting for exposure uncertainties increased estimates about 70 percent. Results support increased lung cancer risks with indoor radon exposures which may equal or exceed extrapolations based on miner data

  2. Fauna, Abundance and Dispersion of Sandflies in Three Endemic Areas of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Rural Fars Province

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    F Ahmadipour

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Leishmaniasis is one of important tropical diseases caused by Leishmania parasites which is transmitted by biting of female phlebotomine sandfies. Regarding high densities' and distribution of sandflies in majority areas of Iran, understanding of sandflies identification and distribution as vectors is importation to control disease. Methods: This is a descriptive survey which was done temporarily, Sandflies were sampled from 17 villages of three studied regions to coordinate with authorities of sanitary province to provide the necessary facilities .foci using sticky papers and CDC traps. All sandflies were identified based on external and internal morphological characters of the head and abdominal terminalia, which were slide-mounted in Berlese fluid. Results: In total 3178 Sandflies were sampled and identified. Sandfies species are P. papatasi, P. bergeroti, P. alexandri, P. sergenti, P. mongolensis, P. tobbi and S. dentate, S. sintoni and S. tiberiadis. sandfly species identified and separated based on habitat collections. Females analysed according to their gonotrophic stage which majority were unfed. Conclusion: The collections contained the important putative vectors of Leishmaniasis in Iran. P. papatasi was abundant in three study foci. Of the sandflies recorded from Iran, only P. papatasi was judged to be a proven vector of Leishmaniasis. Understanding criteria of vectors, population variations and ecological aspect of sandflies can help to control better of diseases.

  3. Detecting Springs in the Coastal Area of the Gunungsewu Karst Terrain, Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia, Analysis using Fractal Geometry

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    Sari Bahagiarti Kusumayudha

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The Gunungsewu area is a karst terrain with water scarcity, located in the Yogyakarta Special Province, adjacent to the open sea of Indian Ocean in the South. Shorelines of the Gunungsewu southern parts show fractal geometry phenomenon, and there can be found some groundwater outlets discharging to the Indian Ocean. One of the coastal outlets exists at the Baron Beach.The amount of water discharge from this spring reaches 20,000 l/sec in wet season, and approximately 9000 in dry season. In order to find other potential coastal springs, shoreline of the south coast is divided into some segments. By applying fractal analysis utilizing air photo of 1 : 30,000 scale, the fractal dimension of every shore line segment is determined, and then the fractal dimension value is correlated to the existence of spring in the segment being analyzed. The results inform us that shoreline segments having fractal dimension (D > 1.300 are potential for the occurrence of coastal springs.

  4. Clinical characteristics and risk factors of an outbreak with scrub typhus in previously unrecognized areas, Jiangsu province, China 2013.

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    Hu, Jianli; Tan, Zhongming; Ren, Dafei; Zhang, Xiang; He, Yilin; Bao, Changjun; Liu, Dapeng; Yi, Qianhua; Qian, Weijuan; Yin, Jun; Xu, Zhen; Yu, Chunxia; Wang, Shenjiao; Wu, Bin; Yang, Haiyu; Yue, Ming; Zhang, Yun; Liu, Wendong; Zhu, Yefei; Zhou, Minghao; Tang, Fenyang

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    Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, has emerged recently in Jingjiang City, China where the disease had not been known to exist. We analyzed epidemiological data, clinical characteristics and risk factors of scrub typhus outbreak in Jingjiang City, 2013. The 271 clinically diagnosed patients were predominantly farmers 50 to 69 years old and the peak of onset was early to mid-November. For the 187 laboratory-confirmed cases, the major clinical manifestations of the patients were fever (100%), eschar (88.2%), rash (87.7%), chills (87.7%), and headache (66.8%). A community-based case-control study was carried out to investigate the risk factors of the scrub typhus outbreak. Bundling or moving waste straw (OR=9.0, 95%CI 4.6-17.8) and living at the edge of village (OR=0.6, 95%CI 0.4-0.9) posed the highest risks through single- and multi-variable conditional logistic regression. Phylogenetic analysis of the 56-kDa TSA gene showed that the new cluster (GB-C2) and the previously reported cluster (GB-C1) of O. tsutsugamushi were associated with this outbreak. These findings are useful for the establishment of a detailed control strategy for scrub typhus infection in previously unrecognized areas of Jiangsu Province, China. PMID:25954814

  5. Measurement of indoor radon levels in North West Frontier Province and federally administered tribal areas-Pakistan during summer

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    Indoor radon level measurement survey has been performed in several districts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and federally administered tribal areas (FATA), Pakistan. These include Swabi, Mardan and Charsadda Districts of NWFP and Mohmand and Bajuar Agencies of FATA. CR-39-based National Radiological Protection Board, UK-type radon dosimeters were used in this study. The dosimeters were installed in bedrooms and drawing rooms of a total of 200 carefully selected houses and were exposed to radon and its daughters for three months. In bedrooms, maximum radon concentration of ∼323+/-5Bqm-3 was found in District Charsadda and minimum value of ∼13+/-6Bqm-3 was found in the District Swabi. Like bedrooms, maximum radon concentration level in drawing rooms (281+/-5Bqm-3) was also found in District Charsadda. Minimum level of indoor radon concentration of 21+/-8Bqm-3 was found in a drawing room of District Mardan. According to the weighted average minimum indoor radon of ∼25+/-7Bqm-3 was measured in Mardan and maximum of ∼210+/-5Bqm-3 was measured in Charsadda District

  6. Measurement of indoor radon levels in North West Frontier Province and federally administered tribal areas-Pakistan during summer

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    Rahman, S. [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Matiullah [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)]. E-mail: matiullah@pieas.edu.pk; Rahman, Z. [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Mati, N. [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Ghauri, B.M. [SPAS Division, Sparcent, SUPARCO Karachi (Pakistan)

    2007-02-15

    Indoor radon level measurement survey has been performed in several districts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and federally administered tribal areas (FATA), Pakistan. These include Swabi, Mardan and Charsadda Districts of NWFP and Mohmand and Bajuar Agencies of FATA. CR-39-based National Radiological Protection Board, UK-type radon dosimeters were used in this study. The dosimeters were installed in bedrooms and drawing rooms of a total of 200 carefully selected houses and were exposed to radon and its daughters for three months. In bedrooms, maximum radon concentration of {approx}323+/-5Bqm{sup -3} was found in District Charsadda and minimum value of {approx}13+/-6Bqm{sup -3} was found in the District Swabi. Like bedrooms, maximum radon concentration level in drawing rooms (281+/-5Bqm{sup -3}) was also found in District Charsadda. Minimum level of indoor radon concentration of 21+/-8Bqm{sup -3} was found in a drawing room of District Mardan. According to the weighted average minimum indoor radon of {approx}25+/-7Bqm{sup -3} was measured in Mardan and maximum of {approx}210+/-5Bqm{sup -3} was measured in Charsadda District.

  7. CONTENT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND PLANTS FROM AN AREA BORZĘCIN MUNICIPALITY (MALOPOLSKA PROVINCE

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    Tomasz Czech

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    Full Text Available The research aimed to assess the content of heavy metals in soils and plants as an indicator of human pressure in a typically agriculture area. The research was conducted in northern part of Brzesko district on Borzęcin municipality (Malopolska province. In total 15 points were set. At those points, soil samples were collected from the levels of 0–10 cm and 40–50 cm. Contents of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Mn, Fe in soil and plant samples were determined using a Perkin-Elmer model Optima 7300 DV inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer (ICP-AES. In the studies was found low and average degree of soil pollution with metals. The obtained results indicate a positive significant correlation between Fe and other metals which confirms their natural origin. In the mono- and dicotyledonous plants collected from 6 sampling points a high Zn and Cd contents were showed, which eliminates their feed usefulness. These plants should be used only for industrial purposes. Assessing the bioaccumulation coefficients of metals in plants average accumulation (WB 0.1–1 of lead, chromium, nickel, copper and high accumulation of zinc and cadmium were found.

  8. Diagenetic Pattern in the Citarate Carbonate Rocks, Cilograng Area, Lebak Regency, Banten Province

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    Full Text Available DOI: 10.17014/ijog.v7i3.142The carbonate sequence overlies conformably the tuffaceous sandstone unit, and in turn is conformably underlain by the tuff-sandstone unit, both of which are members of the Citarate Formation. The Citarate carbonate rocks were deposited in an open platform back reef environment, which was temporarily drowned by local sea level rise. Regional Middle Miocene deformation formed NNE-WSW trend faults and E-W trend folds in the researched area. This paper discusses the nature of diagenetic alteration of the Citarate carbonate rocks based on petrographic analyses of twenty surface samples. Carbonate rocks from bottom to top comprise algae packstone, packstone-grainstone, coral-algae packstone, and foraminifer wackestone-packstone. Fragments of coral, coralline red algae, and large foraminifera are the dominant bioclasts in most of the observed samples, whereas echinoids and bivalves are less abundant; they are set in a recrystallized micrite matrix. Planktonic foraminifera are abundant only in few samples. Fragments of plagioclase, igneous volcanic rocks, pyroclastic rocks (tuff, and much less abundant quartz are commonly present in all the studied samples. A generalized diagenesis includes early marine cementation by fibrous aragonite, compaction, aragonite dissolution and/or neomorphism, precipitation of equant-grained calcite cement in a phreatic environment, dissolution to form moldic porosities, dolomitization, the formation of stylolites and fractures, and precipitation of late ferroan calcite during burial. Multiple carbonate cements occur as pore-filling phases, with ferroan calcite cementation taking place during later-stage burial. Secondary porosities were formed during different stages in diagenetic processes, such as dissolution, dolomitization, and stylolite and fracture formations. Although precipitation of nonferroan and ferroan calcite cement occluded porosities, porosity enhancement during early selective

  9. Factors associated with low cure rate of tuberculosis in remote poor areas of Shaanxi Province, China: a case control study

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The directly observed therapy-short course (DOTS strategy was introduced in Shaanxi province, China to improve tuberculosis (TB control by means of improved case detection (target: > = 70% and treatment success rates (target: > = 85% in new smear positive (SS+ TB patients. At a provincial level the targets were both reached in 2005. However in 30 (28% out of 107 counties of Shaanxi province the cure rate was below 85%. This study aimed to investigate patient and treatment characteristics associated with non-cure after tuberculosis (TB treatment in these counties. Methods In this case-control study, new smear positive TB cases in 30 counties with a cure rate Results Of the 659 patients included, 153 (23.2% did not have cure as treatment outcome. Interruption of treatment was most strongly associated with non-cure (OR = 8.7, 95% CI 3.9-18.4. Other independent risk factors were co-morbidity, low education level, lack of appetite as an initial symptom of TB disease, diagnosis of TB outside of the government TB control institutes, missing sputum re-examinations during treatment, and not having a treatment observer. Twenty-six percent of patients did not have a treatment observer. The non-cure rate was better for those with a doctor (odds ratio (OR 0.38, 95% confidence interval (CI 0.17-0.88 as treatment observer than for those with a family member (OR 0.62, 95%CI 0.37-1.03. The main reason for interrupted treatment mentioned by patients was presence of adverse effects during treatment (46.5%. Conclusions Interruption of treatment was most strongly associated with non-cure. Although treatment observation by medical staff is preferred, in order to diminish the proportion of patients who do not have a treatment observer and thereby reduce the proportion of patients who interrupt treatment, we suggest making it possible for family members, after sufficient training, to be treatment observers in remote areas where it is logistically

  10. Investigation of evaporate deposits in the “Great Ear” area of Lop Nor salt plain, Xinjiang Province, China

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    Ma, L.; Li, B.; Jiang, P.; Lowenstein, T. K.; Zhong, J.; Sheng, J.; Wu, H.

    2009-12-01

    In arid regions of the world, salt pans are common features occupying the lowest areas of closed interior basin. The Lop Nor salt plain is located at the east end of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Province, China. Widespread Holocene salt deposits were known to cover thousands of square kilometers and up to hundreds of meters thick. However, the salt pans in the central-eastern sector of the Lop Nor salt plain is unusually represented by successive concentric black-and-white rings that closely resembled a big human ear in satellite images. The total area of the “Great Ear” is approximately 5,500 km2, and the internal morphology is considered essentially flat with an elevation of 800 m. A series of detailed field investigations on the “Great Ear” salt pans involved describing evaporates and surface morphologies, measuring chemical compositions, and groundwater depths. The deposits show clear lateral variations in salt content, water content, evaporate mineralogy, as well as the microrelief of salt crust in the “Great Ear” area. Spatially, spectral imaging variation corresponds to color variation in the “Great Ear”, which suggests surface moist conditions of a salt pan: dark-toned areas are wet and the bright-toned areas are dry. In the wet zone, capillary fringing of groundwater brines control the precipitation of evaporites and microrelief genesis. The salt pans are marked by pressure-ridge and well-developed hexagonal honeycomb polygons structures, where the microrelief of salt crust ranges from 30 to 80 cm. In the dry salt pans zone, groundwater discharge was not observed on the surface and the salt crust is characterized by low relief, low salinity, a lack of efflorescences crusts, and significant amounts of detrital sediments. This zone shows bright-tone in the satellite images due to higher reflectance of dry salt-encrusted pans surface. Though, the sediment beneath the surface typically is saturated with concentrated brines and displacive

  11. A modern regional geological analysis of Venezuela - lessons from a major new world oil province on exploration in mature areas

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    Daly, M. (BP Exploracion de Venezuela, Stockley Park, Middlesex (United Kingdom)); Audemard, F. (Intevep, Miranda (Venezuela)); Valdes, G. (Petroleos de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela))

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    Venezuela has produced some 44 billion bbl of oil since the early part of the century. As such, it represents one of the world's major oil producers and a mature petroleum province. However, major tracts of Venezuela's sedimentary basins remain underexplored and large discoveries are still being made in new and old reservoir systems. A regional geological analysis of Venezuela, focusing on basin evolution and sequence stratigraphy and incorporating data from the three national oil companies, is presented. The analysis presents a regionally consistent tectonostratigraphic model capable of explaining the evolution of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic basins of Venezuela and placing the major reservoir facies in their regional tectonic and sequence stratigraphic context. Four regional cross sections describe the stratigraphic and structural model. The model recognizes a Jurassic rifting event and inversion, succeeded by an Early Cretaceous passive margin. In western Venezuela, the Early Cretaceous passive subsidence is enhanced locally by extension related to the Colombian active margin. Venezuela experienced a major change in the Campanian with the initial collision of the Caribbean arc, recorded by foreland structuring and widespread stratigraphic changes. From the Campanian onward, the tectonostratigraphic evolution can be modeled in terms of a progressive southeast-directed arc-continent collision and the migration of the associated foredeep and rift basins. Within the tectonic framework, the major sequence stratigraphic units are identified and the reservoir distribution interpreted. This model provides a strong predictive tool to extrapolate reservoir systems into Venezuela's underexplored areas and to readdress its traditional areas.

  12. Area-wide control of fruit flies using male annihilation technique in the NWF province of Pakistan

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    Area-wide monitoring and control studies of fruit fly were carried out at 160 locations, using male annihilation technique, in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan (longitude 31-37 deg.. and latitude 69-74 deg.. Lure-baited traps of methyl-eugenol, cuelure and trimedlure were used separately in various fruit orchards and vegetable fields including guava, peach pear, plum apricot, lychee, citrus, mango, persimmon, melons and cucurbits seasonally. The contents of the traps consisted of methyl-eugenol, sugar and lure toxicant in the ratio of 85:10:5. The results showed that maximum number of 2,268 flies/trap/day were recorded in guava at Kohat followed by 360 flies in lychee at Mardan and 327 flies in pear at Peshawar in June. Species recorded were Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel, B. zonata Saund and B. cucurbitae Coq. No medfly was recorded in this region. Mass trapping was done by distributing more than 15,000 traps in about 45,000 ha area. Annual population incidence studies were conducted at three different locations and fruit orchards. At Lala village, peak population of 750 flies/trap/month (B. dorsalis) was recorded in September in pear orchard, using methyl eugenol. At Jhagra village, using cuelure in persimmon orchards, maximum number of 50 flies (B. cucurbitae) was captured in August. At Tarnaba, maximum number of 92 flies (B. zonata) as recorded during July in peach orchards. Population suppression studies were conducted in pear and guava orchards at two different locations of Akbarpura and Kohat respectively. Methyl-eugenol baited traps were installed in treated (8 traps/acre) and untreated (1 trap/acre) orchards situated 15 km away. Using this technique, fly population was suppressed by 60 and 87% at these two locations respectively. Fly suppression was determined by using a formula

  13. The Reasons for Drawing Attention to Western Iran (Kermanshah Province During the Second Half of Sassanian Era

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    Full Text Available Historically, Iran plateau has nurtured different cultures and due to its natural and geographical characteristics, has linked east cultures to Mesopotamia, so that the civilizations related to this plateau have served considerably humanity for a period of 1000 years. Among these cultures, the ones related to the western part of Iran plateau would play significant roles. Zagros foothills which have stretched from northern to the southern west are replete with green and affluent valleys with a distinguished position for the establishment of various cultures since ancient times. Kermanshah as a region located in such western parts draw the attention of Sassanid kings at the last years of fourth century (AD (the second half of Sasanian kingdom, and Fars province became secondary to Sassanid s. Kermanshah in this period was a part of Mai or Mad located in Koust Khourbaran area, and later this region was called Kermanshah covering lands from Nahavand to Ctesiphon.There are several reasons to Sassanid kings attention in the second half of the Sassanid era to the western parts of Iran including military factors, religious beliefs, good weather, the existence of Khorasan wide road (Silk Road, tendency to gaining independence from religious centers and also commercial and economic factors. This paper, using historical documents and data and applying historical research techniques, attempts to investigate the geographical and political situation of the central Zagros region and the reasons for Sassanid kings attention to this region.

  14. Efficacious Factors on Sport Effectiveness in Disable's Leisures Time: Case Study in North Khorasan Province in Iran

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    Full Text Available Numerous studies have been done to obtain a written pattern in order to determine auditing quality since 1981 following documentation of auditing quality according to company size by Linda De Angelo. Multiple factors such as auditing company size, tenure period of auditor and report type were applied in various investigations to determine quality. Recently, the tendency to evaluate factors affecting auditing quality has been increased among researchers due to the change of demands of auditor services. Pattern of internal studies have indicated that a company's size (organization as big and society as small and tenure period of an auditor are the main factors in studies. Divergent findings have been obtained. In this paper a company’s size is considered as auditing quality scale. We examined the two proposed hypothesis using statistical logistic regression and multivariate regression. Tests were conducted using real data related to 155 companies chosen from those companies accepted in Tehran stock exchange during (2004-2009, in these tests the known software SPSS and LISREL were used.

  15. Anatomical study of leaf and stem of Carex L. species (Cyperaceae in Shomali, Razavi and Jounobi Khorasan provinces

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    Full Text Available The genus Carex L. is one of the largest genera (2000 spp. of the flowering plants . There are 85 species of Carex in Iran plateau that approximately half of them are present in Iran. In this study, stem and leaf anatomy of 12 species and subspecies of Carex from two subgenera, Carex and Vignea, were investigated using hand cutting method and blue toluidine staining. The results showed that some of anatomical features such as, location of vascular bundles, size of air cavities, type of triangular stem, number of sclerenchyma layer and amount of lignified stem and cuticle thickness were effective in determining the species. This study did not confirm the classical taxonomy based on morphological characteristics and the results revealed that anatomical characteristics were correlated with plant water conditions.

  16. Patient organ doses from CT scan examinations in eleven state owned hospitals of Khorasan Province of Iran

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    Full text: CT is a high dose technique; it involves higher patient doses than most conventional X-ray examinations. It is important that CT exposure parameters are optimized and ALARA principle is observed, however high image quality is maintained. A comple mentary approach to the in-air or in phantom measurements is to measure ESD by TLD. Methods In this study we have investigated radiation exposure of 341 patients at II hospitals. Organ and effective doses were estimated for all patients who underwent CT examination of brain by ImPACT software. ESD of same patients were measured by TLD-I 00. Brain examinations were performed with fixed kV, mA and T for all scanners. Results Patients who were scanned by Toshiba XVTdmachine received maximum brain dose (33.5 mGy), on the other hand GE Highlight scanner gave rise to minimum brain dose (12.7 mGy). Average effec tive dose of patients included in this work was 0.85 0.23 mSv which is smaller than the corresponding value (1.81 0.24 mSv) reported by NRPB. Scanning by Toshiba XVTD gave rise to maximum ESD (29.8 mGy). On the other hand minimum ESD (5.65 mGy) was achieved when patients were scanned by GE Hilight machine. Conclusion The dosimetric quantities presented in this study provide a valuable tool for the optimization of Head CT protocols in the region. The radiation dose to a particular organ from any given CT test depends on: number of scans, mAs, patient's size, axial scan range, kVp, and scanner design. Many of these factors are contro lable (Table I).

  17. Molecular and morphological identification of hymenoptran parasitoids from the pomegranate aphid, Aphis punicae in Razavi Khorasan province, Iran

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    FARROKHZADEH, Hadi; Moravvej, Gholamhossein; Awal, Mehdi Modarres; Karimi, Javad

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    Parasitoids play the positive role in aphids control management by keeping the population of aphids below the economic threshold. The pomegranate aphid, Aphis punicae is attacked by several parasitoids which mostly belong to Aphidiinae subfamily. The identification of parasitoids and hyperparasitoids is problematic due to their small size and ambiguous morphological characteristics. The analysis of molecular data of DNA sequences has been suggested as a complementary approach to the classical...

  18. Use of attractant traps in area-wide control of vegetable insect pests in the Jiangxi province of China

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    Full text: Plutella xylostella (L.), Prodenia litura (Fabricius) and Laphyqma exiqua Huebner are main insect pests of vegetables in the Jiangxi province. The long-term use of pesticides to control these pests has caused serious problems such as resistance to pesticides and resurgence of pests as well as pollution to environment and vegetables. Sex attractants have been used for area-wide control of these pests to solve these problems and to produce pollution-free vegetables. Based on the principles of effective, economic and operational implementation, two types of traps made of used plastic cola bottles (1.25L) and oil bottles (2.5L), have been used in 2,250 ha of vegetables in 2001-2003. Traps have been baited with pest-specific attractants incorporated in a rubber wick and placed in vegetable fields at a density of 45 traps per ha. The area-wide use of sex attractants to control these pests has resulted in the decrease of densities of male adults, eggs and larva of these pests and the increase of vegetable yield. An average of 2.34, 2.1, 2.85 male P. xylostella (L.), P. litura (Fabricius) and L. exiqua Huebner was trapped per day respectively with the cola bottle trap, and 3.22, 0.63, 4.33 male P. xylostella (L.), P. litura (Fabricius) and L. exiqua Huebner was trapped per day respectively oil bottle trap. Comparing trap area with non-trap area, egg density of P. xylostella (L.) on radish plants and cabbage plants was decreased by 84.48% and 85.38%, respectively and larva density of P. xylostella (L.) on radish plants and cabbage plants was decreased by 89.62% and 89.93%, respectively. The egg and larva density of L. exiqua Huebner was reduced by 66.67% and 64.47%, respectively and the percent of damaged host plants and leaves was reduced by 83.48% and 75.85%, respectively. The larva density of P. litura (Fabricius) was reduced by 24.92% and the percent of damaged host plants was reduced by 35.52%. The vegetable yield per ha has been increased by 30% on average

  19. An organic khorasan wheat-based replacement diet improves risk profile of patients with acute coronary syndrome: a randomized crossover trial.

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    Whittaker, Anne; Sofi, Francesco; Luisi, Maria Luisa Eliana; Rafanelli, Elena; Fiorillo, Claudia; Becatti, Matteo; Abbate, Rosanna; Casini, Alessandro; Gensini, Gian Franco; Benedettelli, Stefano

    2015-05-01

    Khorasan wheat is an ancient grain with previously reported health benefits in clinically healthy subjects. The aim of this study was to examine whether a replacement diet, thereby substituting all other cereal grains, with products made with organic khorasan wheat could provide additive protective effects in reducing lipid, oxidative and inflammatory risk factors, in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in comparison to a similar replacement diet using products made from organic modern wheat. A randomized double-blinded crossover trial with two intervention phases was conducted on 22 ACS patients (9 F; 13 M). The patients were assigned to consume products (bread, pasta, biscuits and crackers) made either from organic semi-whole khorasan wheat or organic semi-whole control wheat for eight weeks in a random order. On average, patients ingested 62.0 g dry weight (DW) day-1 khorasan or control semolina; and 140.5 g DW day-1 khorasan or control flour, respectively. An eight-week washout period was implemented between the respective interventions. Blood analyses were performed both at the beginning and end of each intervention phase; thereby permitting a comparison of both the khorasan and control intervention phases, respectively, on circulatory risk factors for the same patient. Consumption of products made with khorasan wheat resulted in a significant amelioration in total cholesterol (-6.8%), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) (-8.1%) glucose (-8%) and insulin (-24.6%) from baseline levels, independently of age, sex, traditional risk factors, medication and diet quality. Moreover, there was a significant reduction in reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipoperoxidation of circulating monocytes and lymphocytes, as well as in the levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha. No significant differences from baseline in the same patients were observed after the conventional control wheat intervention phase. The present results suggest that a replacement diet with

  20. An Organic Khorasan Wheat-Based Replacement Diet Improves Risk Profile of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Crossover Trial

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    Full Text Available Khorasan wheat is an ancient grain with previously reported health benefits in clinically healthy subjects. The aim of this study was to examine whether a replacement diet, thereby substituting all other cereal grains, with products made with organic khorasan wheat could provide additive protective effects in reducing lipid, oxidative and inflammatory risk factors, in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS in comparison to a similar replacement diet using products made from organic modern wheat. A randomized double-blinded crossover trial with two intervention phases was conducted on 22 ACS patients (9 F; 13 M. The patients were assigned to consume products (bread, pasta, biscuits and crackers made either from organic semi-whole khorasan wheat or organic semi-whole control wheat for eight weeks in a random order. On average, patients ingested 62.0 g dry weight (DW day−1 khorasan or control semolina; and 140.5 g DW day−1 khorasan or control flour, respectively. An eight-week washout period was implemented between the respective interventions. Blood analyses were performed both at the beginning and end of each intervention phase; thereby permitting a comparison of both the khorasan and control intervention phases, respectively, on circulatory risk factors for the same patient. Consumption of products made with khorasan wheat resulted in a significant amelioration in total cholesterol (−6.8%, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C (−8.1% glucose (−8% and insulin (−24.6% from baseline levels, independently of age, sex, traditional risk factors, medication and diet quality. Moreover, there was a significant reduction in reactive oxygen species (ROS, lipoperoxidation of circulating monocytes and lymphocytes, as well as in the levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha. No significant differences from baseline in the same patients were observed after the conventional control wheat intervention phase. The present results suggest that a

  1. A medical geology study of an arsenic-contaminated area in Kouhsorkh, NE Iran.

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    Tabasi, Samira; Abedi, Arezoo

    2012-04-01

    High concentrations of arsenic were determined in sediments from the Kouhsorkh area, Khorasan province, NE Iran. The main rock formations in the area consist of Tertiary volcanic rocks as Tuffaceous sandstone, polymictic conglomerate and andesite. Furthermore, some As-Sb-Au mineralization occurred in this area. Concentrations of arsenic in sediments were determined to range between 4.2 and 268.2 ppm, exceeding US EPA (2004) limits. It seems that young volcanic activity is one of the most important factors for arsenic contamination in this area. The first stage of this medical geology study was done at 2 villages in the Kouhsorkh area in which the arsenic concentration in water is high. People in this residential area suffer from skin diseases including hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, keratosis on head, hands, and feet. The 24-h urine specimens were tested for arsenic, the level of total arsenic in urine were determined to range between 13.66 and 75.92 μg/l day, exceeding permissible limits from 5 to 40 μg/day. More systematic studies are needed to determine the link between As exposure and its related diseases. PMID:21960314

  2. Relationships between soil heavy metal pollution and enzyme activities in mining areas of northern Hunan province, Central South China

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    Hu, Xue-Feng; Jiang, Ying; Shu, Ying

    2014-05-01

    Hunan province, Central South China, is a well-known nonferrous metal base in China. Mine exploiting and processing there, however, often lead to heavy metal pollution of farmland. To study the effects of mining activities on the soil environmental quality, four representative paddy fields, the HSG, SNJ, NT and THJ, in Y county, northern Hunan province, were investigated. It was found that the streams running through the HSG, SNJ and NT are severely contaminated due to the long-term discharge of untreated mineral wastewater from local indigenous mining factories. The stream at the HSG, for example, is brownish red in color, with high concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, Fe and Mn. The concentrations of Cu, Zn and Cd in all the stream water of the HSG, SNJ and NT exceed the maximum allowable levels of the Agricultural Irrigation Water Criteria of China. Correspondingly, the HSG, SNJ and NT are heavily polluted by Cu, Zn and Cd due to the long-term irrigation with the contaminated stream water. In comparison, both stream water and paddy fields of the THJ, far away from mining areas, are not contaminated by any heavy metals and hence regarded as a control in this study. The rice grain produced at the HSG, SNJ and NT has a high risk of Cd contamination. The rate of rice grain produced in the four paddy fields in Y county with Cd exceeding the safe level (Cd, 0.2 μg g-1) specified by the National Standards for Rice Quality and Safety of China reaches 90%. Cd content in the rice grain is positively significantly correlated with that in the paddy fields, especially with the content of diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) - extracted Cd, suggesting that the heavy metal pollution of paddy fields has already posed a high risk to rice safety and human health. Soil enzyme activities and microbial biomass are significantly inhibited by the heavy metal pollution of the paddy fields. Microbial biomass C and N (MBC and MBN) at a severely contaminated site of the HSG are only 31

  3. Molecular Analysis of Sarcocystis Spp. Isolated from Sheep (Ovis aries in Babol Area, Mazandaran Province, Northern Iran

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    Narges KALANTARI

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: To differentiate Sarcocystis macro-cyst-forming species in slaughtered sheep in Babol area, Mazandaran Province, sequence analysis of 18S rRNA gene was performed.Methods: Overall, 150 slaughtered sheep were examined macroscopically in slaughterhouse, Babol and intra-abdominal and diaphragm muscles tissues infected with macro-cyst of Sarcocystis spp. were collected in 2013. One macro-cyst was isolated from the infected muscles of each sheep. The partial 18S rRNA gene was amplified by PCR and sequenced afterward.Results: The rate of infection with macro-cyst producing Sarcocystis spp. was 33.3% (50 / 150. The partial 18S rRNA gene of Sarcocystis species was amplified at the expected PCR product size (~1100 bp from all 50 macroscopic cysts samples. From 30 sequences DNA samples, 20 samples (66.7%, six (20% and four (13.3% isolates were identified as S. gigantea, S. moulei and Sarcocystis spp., respectively. Eight and thirty-four variations in nucleotide position were seen in partial sequence of the18S rRNA gene of S. gigantea and S. moulei.Conclusion: Sheep can be considered as an alternative intermediate host for S. moulei. Furthermore, multiple alignments showed some variations in the consensus sequences of the isolates obtained in the current study compared with previously published isolates. To understand better the genetic diversity among Sarcocystis species complete sequences of the18S rRNA gene or sequence analysis of other genetic loci would be beneficial.

  4. Mercury methylation in paddy soil: source and distribution of mercury species at a Hg mining area, Guizhou Province, China

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    Zhao, Lei; Anderson, Christopher W. N.; Qiu, Guangle; Meng, Bo; Wang, Dingyong; Feng, Xinbin

    2016-04-01

    Rice paddy plantation is the dominant agricultural land use throughout Asia. Rice paddy fields have been identified as important sites for methylmercury (MeHg) production in the terrestrial ecosystem and a primary pathway of MeHg exposure to humans in mercury (Hg) mining areas. We compared the source and distribution of Hg species in different compartments of the rice paddy during a complete rice-growing season at two different typical Hg-contaminated mining sites in Guizhou province, China: an abandoned site with a high Hg concentration in soil but a low concentration in the atmosphere and a current-day artisanal site with a low concentration in soil but a high concentration in the atmosphere. Our results showed that the flux of new Hg to the ecosystem from irrigation and atmospheric deposition was insignificant relative to the pool of old Hg in soil; the dominant source of MeHg to paddy soil is in situ methylation of inorganic Hg (IHg). Elevated MeHg concentrations and the high proportion of Hg as MeHg in paddy water and the surface soil layer at the artisanal site demonstrated active Hg methylation at this site only. We propose that the in situ production of MeHg in paddy water and surface soil is dependent on elevated Hg in the atmosphere and the consequential deposition of new Hg into a low-pH anoxic geochemical system. The absence of depth-dependent variability in the MeHg concentration in soil cores collected from the abandoned Hg mining site, consistent with the low concentration of Hg in the atmosphere and high pH of the paddy water and irrigation water, suggested that net production of MeHg at this site was limited. We propose that the concentration of Hg in ambient air is an indicator for the risk of MeHg accumulation in paddy rice.

  5. Pennsylvanian and Cisuralian palynofloras from the Los Sauces area, La Rioja Province, Argentina: Chronological and paleoecological significance

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    Pasquo, Mercedes di; Azcuy, Carlos L. [University/Organization, CONICET Institute CICyTTP, CICyTTP- CONICET Diamante - CP, Entre Rios (Argentina); Vergel, Maria del M. [INSUGEO-CONICET y Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Miguel Lillo 205, San Miguel de Tucuman (Argentina)

    2010-08-01

    Three outcrops of the Libertad and Sauces Formations from the Los Sauces area La Rioja Province, western Argentina, yielded the nine palynoassemblages studied here. Two assemblage zones are defined on the basis of the stratigraphic distribution and ranges of seventy five species of palynomorphs (42 species of spores, 32 pollen taxa and one fungus). Only thirteen species are common to both assemblages and ten species are first records for the Paganzo Basin. Assemblage 1 from the Libertad Formation is dominated by trilete spores of Cristatisporites (lycophyte) and Punctatisporites (pteridophyte). Monosaccate pollen (Coniferales/Cordaitales) is frequently present. Pteridosperms, mostly represented by Cyclogranisporites, are especially abundant in one level together with scarce striate bisaccate pollen grains. Assemblage 2 of the Sauces Formation is dominated by trilete spores related to the Pteridophyta (e.g., Horriditriletes, Converrucosisporites, Granulatisporites) and Sphenophyta. Monosaccate (Cordaitales/Coniferales) and taeniate and non-taeniate bisaccate pollen grains (Pteridospermales/Coniferales), are equally subordinated. Monosulcate pollen (Cycadophyta) and fungi (Portalites gondwanensis) are rare. Assemblage 1 is mainly Moscovian; assemblage 2 Asselian-Sakmarian. This interpretation is based on correlation of assemblage 1 to the DMb (Mid Pennsylvanian) and assemblage 2 to the FS (Early Cisuralian) Biozones of the Paganzo Basin (Argentina). The taxonomic composition of the Ahrensisporites cristatus-Crucisaccites monoletus (Mid-Late Pennsylvanian) and the Protohaploxypinus goraiensis Subzone (Asselian-Sakmarian) of the Vittatina costabilis (Early Cisuralian) Biozones of the Parana Basin (Brazil) support this correlation. The continental freshwater depositional setting of this part of the Paganzo Basin is supported by the dominance of terrestrial palynomorphs and phytoclasts, the presence of coal and carbonaceous shales, and the occurrence of plant megafossils

  6. [Spatial-temporal pattern and obstacle factors of cultivated land ecological security in major grain producing areas of northeast China: a case study in Jilin Province].

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    Zhao, Hong-Bo; Ma, Yan-Ji

    2014-02-01

    According to the cultivated land ecological security in major grain production areas of Northeast China, this paper selected 48 counties of Jilin Province as the research object. Based on the PSR-EES conceptual framework model, an evaluation index system of cultivated land ecological security was built. By using the improved TOPSIS, Markov chains, GIS spatial analysis and obstacle degree models, the spatial-temporal pattern of cultivated land ecological security and the obstacle factors were analyzed from 1995 to 2011 in Jilin Province. The results indicated that, the composite index of cultivated land ecological security appeared in a rising trend in Jilin Province from 1995 to 2011, and the cultivated land ecological security level changed from being sensitive to being general. There was a pattern of 'Club Convergence' in cultivated land ecological security level in each county and the spatial discrepancy tended to become larger. The 'Polarization' trend of cultivated land ecological security level was obvious. The distributions of sensitive level and critical security level with ribbon patterns tended to be dispersed, the general security level and relative security levels concentrated, and the distributions of security level scattered. The unstable trend of cultivated land ecological security level was more and more obvious. The main obstacle factors that affected the cultivated land ecological security level in Jilin Province were rural net income per capita, economic density, the proportion of environmental protection investment in GDP, degree of machinery cultivation and the comprehensive utilization rate of industrial solid wastes. PMID:24830253

  7. Women managers in secondary schools of Mafikeng area project office in the North West province : effective managers or tokens? / Helen Mmantsepa Mmantswalo Mahlabe

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    The aim of the study was to determine whether adolescent psychological well being can be significantly influenced by attributional style, general health, satisfaction with life and self esteem. A cross-sectional research design was implemented for this study. An availability sample of 130 learners from 2 high schools; namely Batloung and Kgobokwe in the Ramatlabama area in rural North West Province (RSA) were chosen to collect data. The learners were selected using the stratifi...

  8. Economic and Financial Structural Adjustment at Village Level: A Case Study of Rural Areas in Guizhou Province

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    Zhuping; ZHANG; Zongjian; WU; Zhongyong; YUAN; Wen; SUN

    2013-01-01

    Village-level economy is not only the important foundation for promoting grass-roots agricultural and rural modernization, but also an essential guarantee for sustainable development of small scale economy of rural farmer households. Research on this field will play a significant role in rural economic development of Guizhou Province. Taking the observation data from 1999 to 2009 in 10 fixed observation villages in Guizhou Province, we carried out empirical survey and analysis on land scale and use structure, scale and composition of fixed assets for production, level and composition of operational income, and level and composition of financial revenue and expenditure at village level. Finally, we put forward conclusions and recommendations.

  9. Mutual Conversion of Land Use between Urban and Rural Area in the Process of Urbanization: A Case Study of Shandong Province

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    Xu Hong

    2007-01-01

    Urbanization is one of the driving forces for the land use change in type and structure, and its prominent effect is to convert rural land to urban land. This paper takes Shandong Province as an example to analyze the current situation of the mutual conversion between the urban and rural areas from the aspects of the structure of land use, the decreasing tendency of the cultivated land, the changes of land use in urban and rural residential areas. It points out that cultivated land is converted to residential area land, industrial and/or mining area land. The relationship between the urban area land and the cultivated land is more direct; meanwhile, the changes of rural residential area lag behind obviously. The decrease of the cultivated land and the decline of soil quality will be the two difficult problems in the process of urbanization.

  10. Geology and formation of titaniferous placer deposits in Upper Jogaz Valley area, Fanuj, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The Fanuj titaniferous placer deposits are located 35 km northwest of the Fanuj, Sistan and Baluchestan province (1 . The studied area comprises a (2 small part of the late Cretaceous Fanuj-Maskutan (Rameshk ophiolite complex (Arshadi and Mahdavi, 1987. Reconnaissance and comprehensive exploration programs in the Fanuj district (East of the 1:100000 Fanuj quadrangle map,Yazdi, 2010 revealed that the Upper Jogaz Valley area has the highest concentration of titaniferous placer deposits. In this study, geology and formation of the titaniferous placer deposits in Upper Jogaz Valley area are discussed. Materials and Methods (3 Forty samples were collected from surface and drainage sediments to evaluate the potential for titaniferous placers. Mineralogical studies indicated the high Ti (ilmenite bearing areas, which led to detailed exploration by 29 shallow drill holes and 9 trenches. A total of 61 sub-surface samples were collected for heavy mineral studies and ore grade determination. The exploration studies suggest that the the Upper Jogaz Valley area in the Fanuj district has a high potential for titaniferous placer deposits. Extensive exposures of black sands in the sreambeds of this area suggested detailed sampling, so that 12 holes were drilled (2-3 m depthfrom which 26 samples were collected, and five trenches were excavated to 2-4 m depth (4. The distribution of drill holes and trenches were plotted with “Logplot” software for further interpretation. Twenty-two samples from these drill holes were analyzed for TiO2. Results The reconnaissance and comprehensive exploration in Fanuj district shows that the Upper Jogaz Valley area has the highest concentration of titaniferous placer deposits. The general geology of the region and petrology and mineralogy of collected samples suggest that the source rock of the Upper Jogaz Valley titaniferous placers is the hornblende- and olivine-gabbro unit of the Fanuj-Ramesh ophiolites. The Ti

  11. nvestigati ng the E ffect of the I n - service T raining on the P erformance of Welfare O rganization E mploye e s of Khorasan Razavi P rovince

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    Full Text Available Organizations are composed of significant elements includin g : human force, technology and management, of which, most scholars believe that hum an force is the most important because performance of the organization is dependent on the right working of the employees. As a result, it is urgent to provide a regular and continuous system for training the personnel. This is a n application research of which society includes all permanent and contract Welfare organization employees of Khorasan province of 2010. The number of the society is 1025 people according t o the human force announcement. Using available sampling method, t he sample size was determined as 200 people. Investigation tools include three evaluation forms (learning level evaluation form , form of reporting the way respondents act toward the training program, Kirkpartick 3 - level evaluation form. In order to analyze the data, t - test and multi - variable regressi on tests of SPSS were used in this research. Totall y, the personnel of the studie d organization were satisfied by the in - service tr aining courses. Results show that the knowledge level of the personnel is raised after the training program and their performance is increased. It is also concluded that performance level of male is higher than female personnel of the studied organization.

  12. Geochronological Significance of the Post-Orogenic Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks in the Hongqiling Area of Jilin Province, Northeast China

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    Zhang Guangliang; Wu Fuyuan

    2006-01-01

    Mafic-ultramafic complexes are widespread in Hongqiling in central Jinlin Province, NE China. The Hongqiling complex comprises pyroxenite, olivine websterite, lherzolite, gabbro and leucogabbro. Based on the latest geochronological results, these intrusions yield a zircon U-Pb age of about 216 Ma, implying that they emplaced in the late Triassic period and that the mafic-ultramafic complexes are post-orogenic in origin. These ages are coeval with the emplacement of A-type granites in the area, but slightly younger than syn-orogenic granitic magmatism. The composition of the parent magma during the equilibration of the accumulated olivine crystallizing is basaltic with high MgO, and it comes from depleted or juvenile lithospheric mantle, according to the results of trace elements and Sr-Nd isotopes. Amount of crustal material contaminated the magmatic source, implying that the mafic-ultramafic rocks originate from the mixing product of crust- and mantle-derived magma. Therefore, the magmatic source was contaminated by an amount of crustal material, and the subsequent crystal fractionation resulted in the Cu-Ni mineralization. Dynamic analyses indicate that, after the collision of the North China Craton and Jiamusi Massif, the lithospheric delamination during post-orogeny resulted in the upwelling of asthenosphere and the intruding of the mass and underplating of the mantle-derived magma, which led to the formation of the primary mafic-ultramafic magma due to the mantle-derived magma and partial melting of the lower crust. This result suggests that the mafic-ultramafic complexes belong to a typically important magmatic suite that evolved during post-orogenic processes, and they were exposed as maficultramafic dyke swarms that existed in the post-orogenic extension environment. It also implies that the orogenic process finished ultimately in this regional geological setting. The widespread occurrence of mafic-ultramafic complexes in the Xing'an-Mongolia Orogenic Belt

  13. [An epidemiological study of cardiac emergency cases in the province of Florence and the Southeast Florence Hospital area].

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    De Marinis, A; Buoncristiano, U; Pagni, E; Piacentino, V; Pailli, F; Santoro, G; Vergassola, R

    1980-05-01

    The national data provided by ANMCO in 1978 show a total of 2.5 m heart cases in Italy, including 1.5 m instances of ischaemic cardiopathy, and an annual incidence of 105,000 new cases of myocardial infarct. An assessment was made of the 1976 and 1977 pattern of "cardiological emergency cases" (ISTAT codes 402, 410-14, 427-29, 441, 450, 519, 997) in the province of Florence and two of its social and health consortia: 39 (municipalities of Dicomano, Londa, Pelago, Pontassieve, Rufina, S. Godenzo), and 51 (municipalities of Borgata Ripoli, Greve, Impruneta, S. Casciano, Tavarnelle). The records of the S. Maria Nuova, Florence Hospital were used for in-patient data, since this is the only hospital in the province with automatic filing by discharge diagnosis according to the ISTAT code. Mortality in emergency cases in the two consortia m and the province fell from 14.68% and 17.17% to 11.20% and 18.11% respectively in the two years. In both populations, the highest incidence was between 70 and 74 yr of age in 1976, and between 65 and 69 yr in 1977. In the case of infarct, mortality moved from 18.75 to 7.58% (consortia) and from 22.40% to 20.93% (province), with maximum incidences in 1976 between 70 and 74 yr (consortia and province), and in 1977 between 65 and 69 yr (province) and between 55 and 59 yr (consortia). Admissions were greatest in number on Mondays (peak hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) whereas no difference was noted between one month and another. The Hospital Resuscitation Centre, which serves the two consortia, received 45 emergency cases in 1977, including 25 infarct patients. Total mortality was 13.33% (infarct 20%). The slight numeric discrepancy between in the latter data and those held in the computer suggests that the ISTAT code may not be easy to use and not always employed by physicians in a rational manner. PMID:7219745

  14. Study on contamination and depuration of clam Scapharca subcrenata in the sea area of Qidong County in Jiangsu Province, China

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    Wu, X; Ju, S.

    1992-01-01

    A serious bio-pollution of virus in clam (Arca) broke out in Jiangsu coast water in 1988 winter season. About 400 thousand people were spreaded in Shangai, Jiangsu and Jiangjang provinces. The results of investigation and research showed that this serious event was caused by virus of hepatitis due to eating raw clam (Arca). The ecological and physical and chemistry oceanography investigation in water, intertide zone, sediment were carried out. The virus of hepatitis A was isolated and biossay...

  15. Keeping cattle? The politics of value in the communal areas of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

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    Ainslie, A. M.

    2005-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the cultural politics and economics of the ownership, exchange and consumption of cattle in Peddie District in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Specifically, the question for which I sought an explanation is why - given a long history of government attempts to limit and channel cattle ownership by rural Xhosa people, as well as what appeared to be entrenched processes of de-agrarianisation, economic decline and considerble circular migration between tow...

  16. Database Management System Construction for the Evaluation Results of Intensive Land Use in the Development Areas of Hunan Province

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    Liu, Mingliang

    2013-01-01

    Using spatial data integration and database technology, analyzing and integrating the assessment results in all the development zones at different time in Hunan Province, the paper is intended to construct the database and managerial system for the assessment results of land use intensity in development zones, thus formulating “one map†of Hunan Development zones and realizing the integrated management and application of the assessment results in all the development zones at any time of Hu...

  17. Alteration mineral mapping and metallogenic prediction using CASI/SASI airborne hyperspectral data in Mingshujing area of Gansu Province, NW China

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    Sun, Yu; Zhao, Yingjun; Qin, Kai; Tian, Feng

    2016-04-01

    Hyperspectral remote sensing is a frontier of remote sensing. Due to its advantage of integrated image with spectrum, it can realize objects identification, superior to objects classification of multispectral remote sensing. Taken the Mingshujing area in Gansu Province of China as an example, this study extracted the alteration minerals and thus to do metallogenic prediction using CASI/SASI airborne hyperspectral data. The Mingshujing area, located in Liuyuan region of Gansu Province, is dominated by middle Variscan granites and Indosinian granites, with well developed EW- and NE-trending faults. In July 2012, our project team obtained the CASI/SASI hyperspectral data of Liuyuan region by aerial flight. The CASI hyperspectral data have 32 bands and the SASI hyperspectral data have 88 bands, with spectral resolution of 15nm for both. The hyperspectral raw data were first preprocessed, including radiometric correction and geometric correction. We then conducted atmospheric correction using empirical line method based on synchronously measured ground spectra to obtain hyperspectral reflectance data. Spectral dimension of hyperspectral data was reduced by the minimum noise fraction transformation method, and then purity pixels were selected. After these steps, image endmember spectra were obtained. We used the endmember spectrum election method based on expert knowledge to analyze the image endmember spectra. Then, the mixture tuned matched filter (MTMF) mapping method was used to extract mineral information, including limonite, Al-rich sericite, Al-poor sericite and chlorite. Finally, the distribution of minerals in the Mingshujing area was mapped. According to the distribution of limonite and Al-rich sericite mapped by CASI/SASI hyperspectral data, we delineated five gold prospecting areas, and further conducted field verification in these areas. It is shown that there are significant gold mineralized anomalies in surface in the Baixianishan and Xitan prospecting

  18. Database Management System Construction for the Evaluation Results of Intensive Land Use in the Development Areas of Hunan Province

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    Mingliang; LIU

    2013-01-01

    Using spatial data integration and database technology,analyzing and integrating the assessment results in all the development zones at different time in Hunan Province,the paper is intended to construct the database and managerial system for the assessment results of land use intensity in development zones,thus formulating"one map"of Hunan Development zones and realizing the integrated management and application of the assessment results in all the development zones at any time of Hunan above the provincial level.It has been proved that the system has good application effect and promising development in land management for land management departments and development zones.

  19. Altered Immune Response of the Rice Frog Fejervarya limnocharis Living in Agricultural Area with Intensive Herbicide Utilization at Nan Province, Thailand

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    Khattapan Jantawongsri

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Herbicides (atrazine, glyphosate and paraquat have been intensively used in Nan Province for a long time. Prior observations indicated that herbicide contamination and adverse health effects were found on the rice frog Fejervarya limnocharis living in paddy fields at Nan Province. Contamination of herbicides may influence disease emergence by acting directly or indirectly upon the immune system of amphibian or by causing disruptions in homeostasis, it is thus interesting to investigate potential effects of herbicide contamination in Nan Province on immune responses of the rice frog living in agricultural areas. Frogs were caught from a paddy field with no history of herbicide utilization (reference site and a paddy field with intensive herbicide utilization (contaminated site during 2010-2011. After dissection, frog livers were fixed in 10% neutral buffer formalin, processed by paraffin method and stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Number of melanomacrophage and melanomacrophage center (MMC were counted under a light microscope and used as markers of non-specific immune response. It was found that there was no significant sex-related difference in these numbers. However, there were significant seasonal differences in these numbers in both reference and contaminated site frogs, suggesting that seasonal difference in herbicide usage tend to affect frog's immune system in agricultural areas. Furthermore, numbers of melanomacrophage and MMC in early wet, late wet and early dry periods were markedly higher in the contaminated site frogs compared to those of the reference site frogs. The observation on amphibian's immune response to environmental contaminants could indicate the impacts of herbicide utilization on other vertebrates, as well as its role in amphibian declines.

  20. Association of smoking, alcohol drinking and dietary factors with esophageal cancer in high- and low-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China

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    Ming Wu; Zuo-Feng Zhang; Kok J Frans; Pieter van't Veer; Jin-Kou Zhao; Xiao-Shu Hu; Pei-Hua Wang; Yu Qin; Yin-Chang Lu; Jie Yang; Ai-Min Liu; De-Lin Wu

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To study the main environmental and lifestyle factors that account for the regional differences in esophageal cancer (EC) risk in low- and high-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China.METHODS: Since 2003, a population-based casecontrol study has been conducted simultaneously in lowrisk (Ganyu County) and high-risk (Dafeng County) areas of Jiangsu Province, China. Using identical protocols and pre-tested standardized questionnaire, following written informed consent, eligible subjects were inquired about their detail information on potential determinants of EC, including demographic information, socio-economic status, living conditions, disease history, family cancer history, smoking, alcohol drinking, dietary habits, frequency, amount of food intake, etc. Conditional logistic regression with maximum likelihood estimation was used to obtain Odds ratio (OR) and 95 % confidence interval (95% CI), after adjustment for potential confounders.RESULTS: In the preliminary analysis of the ongoing study, we recruited 291 pairs of cases and controls in Dafeng and 240 pairs of cases and controls in Ganyu,respectively. In both low-risk and high-risk areas, EC was inversely associated with socio-economic status, such as level of education, past economic status and body mass index. However, this disease was more frequent among those who had a family history of cancer or encountered misfortune in the past 10 years. EC was also more frequent among smokers, alcohol drinkers and fast eaters.Furthermore, there was a geographic variation of the associations between smoking, alcohol drinking and EC risk despite the similar prevalence of these risk factors in both low-risk and high-risk areas. The dose-response relationship of smoking and smoking related variables,such as age of the first smoking, duration and amount were apparent only in high-risk areas. On the contrary, a dose-response relationship on the effect of alcohol drinking on EC was observed only in low-risk areas

  1. Zircon U-Pb Ages of Bottom and Top Parts of the Zhangjiakou Formation in Lingyuan Area (West Liaoning Province) and Luanping Area (North Hebei Province) and Their Significance

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    Zhang Hong; Liu Xiaoming; Zhang Yeqing; Yuan Honglin; Hu Zhaochu; Diwu Chunrong

    2005-01-01

    In Lingyuan region of West Liaoning Province, the Zhangjiakou Formation (J3z) and the Yixian Formation (K1y) display an angular unconformity. That is, the Lower Mesozoic strata of the Zhangjiakou Formation are ENE (near E-W) oriented, while the overlying strata of the Yixian Formation exhibit an NNE orientation. The results of LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb ages show the Zhangjiakou Formation formed from about 130 Ma to 132 Ma in Lingyuan and 135 Ma to 136 Ma in Luanping (North Hebei Province), respectively. Three conclusions can be drawn: (1) The Zhangjiakou Formation in Lingyuan is comparable to that in Luanping, with the volcanic rocks of the Zhangjiakou Formation from Lingyuan being younger than those from Luanping. (2) 5-6 Ma difference between the top of the Zhangjiakou Formation and the bottom of the Yixian Formation in Lingyuan proves the angular unconformity between the two formations; and it reflects that the 5-6 Ma interval period is the main period of the transition of tectonic framework in Mesozoic in North Hebei and West Liaoning. In the interval period, the magmatic action went up to high tide in Mesozoic in the northeast of China. Moreover, after the interval period, the "Rehe fauna" developed into "erupted" period. This reflects that the interval period is also an important biological interface in Northern Hebei and Western Liaoning. (3) The Dabeigou Formation in Luanping should correspond to the upper part of the Zhangjiakou Formation, but not to the lower part of the Yixian Formation.

  2. Analysis of regulatory uses and its connection with flood prone areas. The case of 23 counties on the coastline of the province of Buenos Aires

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on an analysis of the land and soil use regulations in the 23 counties of the basin of the rivers Paraná and de la Plata, which make up the area of study of the project in which this is framed1, bearing in mind the specific treatment of the affected areas as well as flood prevention. In order to do this, we have taken into account the following: a the analysis of the evolution of State regulations as regards soil occupancy in the greater Buenos Aires; b the updated registry of regulations connected with land demarcation and use of soil validated by the Executive Power (Regulation N§ and Validating Decree N§; c the specific regulation (Regulation N§ / Executive Power decree N§ by municipality / by content. The data to perform the study of regulatory soil use was obtained from the new Interactive Land Demarcation Map of the Province of Buenos Aires created by the Ministry of Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, Subsecretariat of Municipal Affairs. The analysis of current regulations in each of the 23 counties comprised in the study will allow us to define future intervention strategies, which will act as instruments in connection with land regulation for each municipality's management.

  3. Relationship between diversity of forest plant and community dynamics in eastern mountain area of Heilongjiang Province, China

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    WANG Qing-gui; XING Ya-juan; ZHOU Xiao-feng; HAN Shi-jie

    2006-01-01

    The biodiversity was studied in 26 communities with different structures in Maoershan National Park and Liangshui Natural Reserve of Northeast Forestry University in Heilongjiang Province, China. Composition index (CI) was taken as a parameter to quantify the community dynamics, which can nicely describe forest community dynamics, meanwhile, the relationship between diversity and community dynamics were also investigated and analyzed. Results showed that the total number species of community, richness, evenness, and Shannon-Wiener diversity index were obviously different in every community. The richness decreased with the increasing CI of every community, which means richness was in inverse proportion to community dynamics. The Shannon-Wiener index of every community increased from the initial stage to the middle stage of succession, and then decreased in the climax stage. The coverage weighted foliage-height diversity index increased along with the increase of CI, which was similar as the pattern diversity.

  4. Investigate the relationship between the quality of insurance services and satisfaction of retirees and pensioners of the Social Security of Khorasan Razavi

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    MIRPORDEL, Ahmad Reza; NATEGH GOLESTAN, Ahmad

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the quality of insurance services and satisfaction of pensioners of Khorasan social security based on SERVQUAL model. Research hypotheses based on 5 SERVQUAL model indices include tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance (reliability) and empathy has been set. The research method is analytical descriptive with survey method and has been implemented by field and library styles. Data is designed based on Anvari...

  5. 河南省产业集聚区空间规划引导研究%Industrial Agglomeration Area Spatial Planning Guide Research of Henan Province

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    黄向球; 高耸; 麻永建; 牛艳华

    2014-01-01

    河南省产业集聚区作为推动区域城镇化进程和产业结构升级转型的重要动力,其发展建设深刻影响着河南省区域人口的集聚及城镇化进程。产业集聚区空间规划是促进产业集聚区有序发展的前提,通过对河南省产业集聚区前期规划进行深入研究,找出目前产业集聚区空间规划存在的问题,提出“五规合一”和“产城融合”的规划理念,以此为基础,在产业引导、空间统筹引导和政策措施引导3个层面破解产业集聚区空间规划存在的问题,同时为产业集聚区空间规划提供方法与策略的引导,促进产业集聚区与城市的深度融合,保证产业集聚区的健康发展。%Henan industrial agglomeration area as the important driving force of promote regional urbanization and industrial structure transformation,its development affects profound the regional population agglomeration and urbanization of Henan Province. The industrial agglomeration area spatial planning is the prerequisite for promoting the orderly development of industrial agglomeration area,through the pre-planning of industrial agglomeration area in Henan Province in-depth research to identify current problems about industrial agglomeration area spatial planning,propose the idea of the joining together of five rules and production integration of the city,on this basis, adopt the industrial guidance,space overall guidance and policy measures to crack the problems of spatial planning about industrial agglomeration area,as well as industrial agglomeration area provide space planning methods and strategies guidance,and promoting the depth of integration between industrial agglomeration area and the city,to ensure the healthy development of industrial agglomeration area.

  6. Intradomiciliary and peridomiciliary captures of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the leishmaniasis endemic area of Chapare province, tropic of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    Ballart, C; Vidal, G; Picado, A; Cortez, M R; Torrico, F; Torrico, M C; Godoy, R E; Lozano, D; Gállego, M

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    In South America, cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most frequent clinical form of leishmaniasis. Bolivia is one of the countries with higher incidence, with 33 cases per 100,000 individuals, and the disease is endemic in 70% of the territory. In the last decade, the number of cases has increased, the age range has expanded, affecting children under 5 years old, and a similar frequency between men and women is found. An entomological study with CDC light traps was conducted in three localities (Chipiriri, Santa Elena and Pedro Domingo Murillo) of the municipality of Villa Tunari, one of the main towns in the Chapare province (Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia). A total of 16 specimens belonging to 6 species of the genus Lutzomyia were captured: Lu. aragaoi, Lu. andersoni, Lu. antunesi, Lu. shawi, Lu. yuilli yuilli and Lu. auraensis. Our results showed the presence of two incriminated vectors of leishmaniasis in an urbanized area and in the intradomicile. More entomological studies are required in the Chapare province to confirm the role of vector sand flies, the intradomiciliary transmission of the disease and the presence of autochthonous cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis. PMID:26608724

  7. Use of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants in cattle by Setswana-speaking people in the Madikwe area of the North West Province of South Africa

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    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA methods were employed to document the use of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants in cattle by Setswana-speaking people in the Madikwe area of the North West Province of South Africa. The study indicated that Setswana-speaking people in the North West Province have a rich heritage of ethnoveterinary knowledge, which includes all aspects of ethnoveterinary medicinal plant use. Information was gathered from informants through individual interviews, group interviews, guided field walks and observations. Ethnoveterinary uses in cattle of 45 plant species representing 24 families were recorded. Plants were used in 84 % of the total number of recorded ethnoveterinary remedies. These plants were used alone (64 % or in mixtures (36 % for 29 indications. The most important indications were retained placenta, diarrhoea, gallsickness, fractures, eye inflammation, general ailments, fertility enhancement, general gastrointestinal problems, heartwater, internal parasites, coughing, redwater and reduction of tick burden. Plant materials were prepared in various ways including infusion, decoction, ground fresh material, sap expressed from fresh material, charred and dried. The most common dosage formwas a liquid for oral dosing. Other dosage forms included drops, licks, ointments, lotions and powders. Liquid remedies for oral dosing were always administered using a bottle. Medicinal plant material was preferably stored in a dried form in a cool place out of direct sunlight and wind. Lack of transfer of ethnoveterinary knowledge to younger generations puts this knowledge at risk. RRA was found to be a successful method of investigation for the study of ethnoveterinary medicine.

  8. ECRS方法在河北及周边地区的应用研究%The application of ECRS methods in Hebei Province and around area

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    王想; 王琼; 冯建刚; 邬成栋; 唐兰兰; 王亚茹; 李冬圣

    2012-01-01

    Applying the Earthquake Corresponding Relevancy Spectrum (ECRS) method, the three research of Hebei and surrounding area before moderate strong earthquakes in various seis-mological parameter synthetic characteristic of anomalies were quantitatively recognized. At the same time, the application of the method of dynamic prediction for many years and performance test. The results show that, at present the MSER in the margin region of Shanxi, Hebei provinces and Inner Mongulia autonomous region and in the margin region of Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces is not obviously abnormal, but the MSER in Tangs-han area since the second half of 2010 appears high value anomaly. From 2002 to 2011 year after year dynamic extrapolation forecast test, the forecast accurate rate of this method in the margin region of Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces and Tangshan area is 56%. Dynamic extend forecast avoids to use the data after the earthquake reverse contribution to the prediction before the earthquake. The method could be more significance for the earthquake prediction practice.%应用地震对应相关谱(ECRS)方法,对河北及周边3个研究区内的中强地震前多种地震学参数的综合异常特征进行定量化的识别研究,并进行多年的动态外推预测及其效能检验.结果表明,目前晋冀蒙交界地区和晋冀鲁豫交界地区滑动极值相关度曲线未出现明显异常,唐山地区2010年下半年以来出现高值异常.对2002-2011年进行逐年动态外推预测检验,唐山地区和晋冀鲁豫交界地区预测准确率均为56%.动态外推预测避免了使用目标地震发生以后的资料逆向贡献于震前预测,对于地震预报实践可能更具有指导意义.

  9. Geographical information systems as a tool in limnological studies An applied case study in a shallow .lake of a plain area, Buenos Aires province, Argentina

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    The understanding of the hydrological functioning and the interaction among the different water bodies in an area is essential when a sustainable use of the hydric resources is considered. The aim of the present paper is to assess both hydrological-limnological methods and GIS as an integrated methodology applied to the study of shallow lakes, and the hydrological behavior of shallow wetlands in plain areas. La Salada is an areic permanent shallow lake with an area of 5,78 km2 located near La Dulce town (SE of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina). In this paper we applied methods and tools of the Geographical information Systems in order to assess both, the evolution and state of the wetland. Topographic profiles, showing the relationship among the lake and the other aquatic systems, and also a multi temporal assessment of the morphometric parameters were performed by using a Digital Terrain Model of the area. A sample grid was designed to obtain bathymetric, hydrogeochemical and isotopic data. The chemical water composition is homogeneous in area and depth. changes in the conductivity values along depth, the isotopic contents and the Gibbs diagram showed that the evaporation is the main process controlling the water chemistry. Physical-chemical parameters established water quality and uses of the lake.

  10. Development processes of a master plan for flood protection and mitigation in a community area: A case study of Roi Et province

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Development processes of a master plan formulation for flood protection and mitigation consists of the selection process of a targeted area based on risk level, developing a present and future flood inundation map and a flood risk map and identify direction and drainage capacity of the targeted area. Main causes of flooding in the area can be identified leading to designing flood protection and a flood drainage system in both structural and non-structural measures, prior to a public hearing process from stakeholders to finalize the master plan to provide maximum benefits and less negative impact. These processes are applied to Roi Et Province. Based on flood risk criteria, 24 municipalities with high risk are selected. The cause of flooding in the municipality area can be combined in 2 groups, flooding from low efficiency of storm drainage capacity and flooding from overbank flow from the Mun, Chi and Yang Rivers. Structural measures for the first and second group are the improvement of the existing system or changing a new drainage system and the improvement of existing river dikes and levees. It is also possible to design and construct a new one. Constructing a polder system for the community area, requires a budget about 3,338 million baht. To support structural measures, non-structural measures are required, for example, a flood warning system, an emergency response plan during flood disaster.

  11. Analysis of Pathogenic Factors of Helicobacter Pylori in a High Prevalence Area of Gastric Cancer in Xinin,Qinghai Province

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    YuanzhiXiong; WeihongYang; YingcaiMa; GuiyingYang; YonggengYang; LiliMa

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To analyze positive rates of the specific proteins CagA, VacA, UreA and UreB of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in people in Xinin city Qinghai Province, a district with a high prevalence of gastric carcinoma, and to examine the relationship among the incidence, gross diagnosis and pathologic diagnosis. METHODS The gastric tissue biopsy specimens taken under endoscopy were examined by CLO,WS and Western Blot to judge the condition of the Hp infection. The positive rates of Hp CagA,VacA,UreA and UreB that had infected patients were evaluated. RESULTS The positive rate of UreA was markedly lower in chronic superficial gastritis (CSG) than in duodenal ulcer (DU) and compound ulcer, and also lower than in chronic atrophic gastritis(CAG), gastric ulcer(GU) and gastric cancinoma. However the positive rate of UreB was notably lower in duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer than in chronic superficial gastritis and atrophic gastritis. The rates of UreB found in intestinal epithelial metaplasia, atrophic gastritis and gastric carcinoma were notably lower than in other diseases, however, it was markedly increased in chronic superficial gastritis, No differences were found among CagA and VacA of specimens with different endoscopic diagnosis or pathologic diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS The UreA in Hp may be relevant to the pathogenic mechanism of severe gastric diseases. However, UreB may have some protective effect on severe gastric diseases.

  12. K-Ar and Rb-Sr minerals ages of skarns and associated metabasites and leptites in the Hjulsjoe area of the Bergslagen ore province, central Sweden

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    Moorman, A.C.; Andriessen, P.A.M.; Boelrijk, N.A.I.M.; Hebeda, E.H.; Priem, H.N.A.; Verdurmen, E.A.T.; Verschure, R.H. (Z.W.O. Laboratorium voor Isotopen-Geologie, De Boelaan (Netherlands)); Oen, I.S. (Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands)); Wiklander, U. (Sveriges Geologiska Undersoekning, Uppsala (Sweden))

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    K-Ar analyses of 20 hornblendes from skarns and associated metabasites in the Hjulsjoe area of the Bergslagen ore province, central Sweden, define an age of 1.83+-0.05 Ga. This age is interpreted in terms of the geological relationships as signalling a period of skarn-formation and metamorphism along with episodes of shearing and basic dike intrusion. Following the hypothesis that the skarn ores were formed by sea-floor hydrothermal metamorphism, this age should also be attributed to the deposition of the enclosing volcano-sedimentary leptite-haelleflinta sequence and the injection and extrusion of basic magma. Analyses of 13 biotites from the skarns and enclosing metavolcanic leptites produce K-Ar and Rb-Sr ages of 1.69+-0.05 Ga and 1.65+-0.04 Ga, respectively; these are related to an episode of mild crustal heating associated with nearby post-orogenic granite intrusion dated at 1.70 Ga.

  13. Study on Farmers’ Cognition and Willingness to Plant Trees during Collective Forest Right Reform Based on Data from Plain Areas of Henan Province

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    Min; LIU; Shaozhou; ZHOU

    2013-01-01

    On the basis of the survey data from plain areas of Henan Province,farmers’ cognition and willingness to plant trees in collective forest right reform are studied. According to statistical analysis and regression equation of binary logistic regress analysis,it is generally believed that different participants have various attitudes to the reform,with regard to if planting trees or more,reform variables have a distinct effect,as well as income variable and loaning or lending variable. At last,some advices are put forward,that is,the government should strengthen collective forest right reform,accelerate matching reform and increase policy and financial support to forestry farmers.

  14. Estimation of conservation value of myrtle (Myrtus communis) using a contingent valuation method:a case study in a Dooreh forest area, Lorestan Province, Iran

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    Neda Amiri; Seyed F Emadian; Asghar Fallah; Kamran Adeli; Hamid Amirnejad

    2016-01-01

    Background:Around 2000 plant species occur naturally in Lorestan Province of which 250 species are medicinal and myrtle is one of them. Myrtle is a shrub whose leaves and fruits have medicinal value and thus, if managed and harvested properly, could produce sustained economic benefits. In recent years, however, over half of the myrtle site areas was destroyed, due to inappropriate management and excessive harvesting practices. Thus, coming up with a practical harvesting approach along with identifying those factors damaging the sites, seems to be very crucial. Methods:In our investigation, we calculated the conservation value per hectare of myrtle in the Dooreh forest area in Lorestan Province. Using the Contingent Valuation (CV) and Double Bounded Dichotomous Choice (DBDC) methods, we determined the willingness to pay (WTP) for myrtle conservation. The WTP was estimated with a logit model for which indices were obtained based on a maximum precision criterion. Results:The results showed that 86.67 per cent of people were willing to pay for the conservation of these myrtle sites. Average monthly WTP per family was calculated as$0.79. The annual conservation value in terms of WTP for the preservation of the myrtle sites in Dooreh was estimated as$102,525. Among the variables of the model presented, education had a positive impact, while the amount proposed for payment and family size had a negative impact on the WTP. Conclusions:Our estimate of the value of myrtle conservation should provide justification for policy makers and decision making bodies of natural resources to implement policies in order to conserve the natural sites of this species more effectively.

  15. Content of arsenic, selenium, mercury in the coal, food, clay and drinking water on the Zhaotong fluorosis area, eastern Yunnan Province

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    Luo Kun-li; Li Hui-jie; Chen Tong-bin (and others) [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research

    2008-03-15

    About 160 samples of coal, corn, capsicum and drinking water were collected from the endemic fluorosis area of Zhenxiong and Weixin County, Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province, to determine the arsenic (As), selenium (Se) and mercury (Hg) content by AAF-800. The study found that the As content in the main coal seam from the Late Permian coal mines in Zhaotong City is 8.84 mg/kg and some civil coal can reach 89.09 mg/kg. The Se and Hg in the coal samples of Late Permian is lower, but Se and Hg are more concentrated in the pyritic coal balls and the pyritic gangue of the coal seam. The As content in corn and capsicum dried by coal-burning is more than 0.7 mg/kg, the natural standard amount of arsenic content permitted in food by China. The Se and Hg content in corn dried by coal-burning is lower than the natural standard of Se and Hg content in food in China but the Se and Hg content of capsicum dried by coal-burning exceeds the amount permitted by the natural standard for food in China. Clay, used as an additive for the coal-burning process and as a binder in making briquettes, contains a high content of As, generally more than 16 mg/kg. However, the Se and Hg content of clay itself are low. The As, Se and Hg content of drinking water are lower than the natural standard of As, Se and Hg content in the drinking water. So, there is high-As content coal and high-As content dried corn and capsicum in the endemic fluorosis area of Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province. The high As content of the dried corn and capsicum might have originated from the high arsenic content of burnt coal and clay. 30 refs., 4 tabs.

  16. Uranium Provinces in China

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    2000-01-01

    Three uranium provinces are recognized in China, the Southeast China uranium province, the Northeast China-lnner Mongolia uranium province and the Northwest China (Xinjiang) uranium province. The latter two promise good potential for uranium resources and are major exploration target areas in recent years. There are two major types of uranium deposits: the Phanerozoic hydrothermal type (vein type) and the Meso-Cenozoic sandstone type in different proportions in the three uranium provinces. The most important reason or prerequisite for the formation of these uranium provinces is that Precambrian uranium-enriched old basement or its broken parts (median massifs) exists or once existed in these regions, and underwent strong tectonomagmatic activation during Phanerozoic time. Uranium was mobilized from the old basement and migrated upwards to the upper structural level together with the acidic magma originating from anatexis and the primary fluids, which were then mixed with meteoric water and resulted in the formation of Phanerozoic hydrothermal uranium deposits under extensional tectonic environments. Erosion of uraniferous rocks and pre-existing uranium deposits during the Meso-Cenozoic brought about the removal of uranium into young sedimentary basins. When those basins were uplifted and slightly deformed by later tectonic activity, roll-type uranium deposits were formed as a result of redox in permeable sandstone strata.

  17. Study on hydrogeochemistry characteristic and prediction of uranium mineralization in Qingan-Tieli area in Heilongjiang province

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    By hydrogeochemistry investigating, this paper concludes that there are some advantageous conditions cause the formation of uranium mine perspective area of Xiangyangshan. Major reason as follow: firstly, the study of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes suggests that the ground water of Qingan-Tieli area origin from meteoric water. Secondly, it is a whole system of supply, flow and drainage in the hydrogeology unit in Qingan-Tieli area. Thirdly, the chemistry features of groundwater reveals that groundwater experienced the transformation from oxidation environment to deoxidize environment. At last, direct index of radioactivity abnormality of uranium mine centralize distribute in area of Xiangyangshan, saturation index and critical Eh in groundwater show that the condition of uranium mine

  18. Difficulties and Countermeasures of Rural Human Resources Development in Minority Areas - A Case Study of Xinjiang Province, China

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    Li, Guang-Ming

    2009-01-01

    We introduce the development status of human resources in rural Xinjiang of China, analyze its obstacles and difficulties, and finally put forward related countermeasures for the rural human resources development in minority areas.

  19. Study on the environmental capacity of coastal areas in Jiangsu Province%江苏省沿海区域水环境容量计算研究

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    谢蓉蓉; 逄勇; 屈健; 陈可; 莫旭东; 蒋咏

    2012-01-01

    在江苏省沿海开发战略发展的背景下,研究海洋水体环境容量是实施海洋污染物总量控制和合理利用海洋资源的基础和前提.以江苏省沿海区域(包括连云港、盐城、南通在内的沿海三市)作为研究对象,根据入海排污口排污方式的不同,将沿海排污区域划分为沿岸区域和离岸区域两部分,分别建立了2种区域的水环境容量计算方法.结合近岸海域二维水动力水质模型和污染物通量计算模型对三市的沿海区域水环境容量、入海河流污染物通量分别进行了测算.在此基础上测算得到2007年沿海三市污染排放贡献率,并通过污染排放贡献率计算得到沿海三市最大允许入海量.结果表明,江苏省沿海区域COD的水环境容量为1 249 231t/a,其中沿岸海域水环境容量为968 921 t/a,离岸海域水环境容量为280 310 t/a,沿海三市的COD排放贡献率为44%;江苏省沿海区域氨氮的水环境容量为73 658 t/a,其中沿岸海域水环境容量为47 728 t/a,离岸海域水环境容量为25 930 t/a,沿海三市的氨氮排放贡献率为65%.该研究成果可为江苏省沿海区域开发中的环境保护提供技术支撑.%Along with the development of the coastal areas in Jiangsu Province,research on environmental capacity in coastal areas is the basic and premise of marine pollutant control and rational exploitation of marine resources.Three coastal cities including Lian Yungang,Yan Cheng and Nan Tong in Jiangsu Province were taken for example.According to the way of sewage discharge,the coastal areas were classified into two categories: inshore areas and offshore areas,establishing two different models of environmental capacity.Based on the two-dimensional non-steady state simulation of hydrodynamic and water quality,total quantity of pollution from coastal cities and the environmental capacity of coastal areas were calculated.Using pollutant attribution rate,the total largest emission

  20. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF SOIL ORGANIC CARBON IN RESERVED DESERTIFICATION AREA--A Case Study in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China

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    CHENG Shu-lan; OUYANG Hua; NIU Hai-shan; WANG Lin; ZHANG Feng; GAO Jun-qin; TIAN Yu-qiang

    2004-01-01

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) was considered to be a key index in evaluation of soil degradation and soil C sequestration.To discuss the spatial-temporal dynamics of SOC in arable layer in reversed desertification area,a case study was conducted in Yulin City,Shaanxi Province,China.Data of SOC were based on general soil survey in 1982 and repeated soil sampling in 2003.Soil organic carbon content (SOCC) was determined by K2Cr3O7-FeSO4titration method,and soil organic carbon density (SOCD) was calculated by arithmetic average and area weighted average method,respectively.On average,SOCC and SOCD of the arable layer in the study area from 1982 to 2003had increased 0.5 lg/kg and 0.16kg/m2,respectively.Considering main soil types,the widest distributed Arid-Sandic Entisols had lowest values and increments of SOCC and SOCD during the study period;while the second widest Los-Orthic Entisols had higher values and increments of SOCC and SOCD,compared to the mean values of the whole region.The results indicated that reversed desertification process was due to the modification of land use and management practices,such as natural vegetation recovery,planting grass,turning arable land to grassland,and soil and water conservation etc.,which can improve SOCC and SOCD and thus enhance soil C sequestration.

  1. Geology and geochemistry of newly discovered Tertiary carbonatite occurrences near Villa Ahumada area, Basin and Range province, Chihuahua, northern Mexico

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    Nandigam, Ravi Chenchu

    This study targets some newly discovered carbonatite occurrences located in the eastern Mexican Basin and Range province, a few kilometers to the east of Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua. The region containing these occurrences experienced compression related to subduction of the Farallon plate until about 32 Ma that was followed by Basin and Range extension. Geological mapping (1:5,000 scale), petrography, study of drill hole cuttings and satellite images, and major and trace element chemical analyses were utilized to understand the intrusive style of the carbonatites, their mineralogy and petrogenesis. The carbonatites, named Yuca, Mariana and El Indio, collectively intrude limestones, granitic intrusives and subduction-related tuffs and lavas mainly as a stock, breccias and dikes. The Yuca carbonatite was emplaced as a 900-m diameter stock, 500 x 350 m breccia body, numerous dikes and networks of fracture fillings. Crosscutting field relationships at Yuca suggest at least two stages of carbonatite emplacement. At Mariana, carbonatite was emplaced as a 750 x 350 m breccia. Four out of nine reverse circulation drill holes penetrated and bottomed in the breccia at an average depth of about 300 m At El Indio, carbonatite was emplaced as a 20 m diameter breccia pipe and a 1m thick sill. Major minerals present are calcite, Fe-rich calcite and hematite. Sporadic presence of fluorite is common. At Mariana, two generations of grossular-rich garnets associated with limestones and granite porphyry respectively are recognized. It is inferred that garnets in granite porphyry represent metasomatic alteration due to the emplacement of carbonatite breccia. Parental magmas of Yuca carbonatites have undergone differentiation under low fO2 conditions during which they were progressively enriched in iron. The carbonatite compositional types recognized based on major element data, in the sequence of least to most highly differentiated, are (1) magnesio-, (2) calcio- and (3

  2. Alcohol use and subsequent sex among HIV-infected patients in an ethnic minority area of Yunnan Province, China.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To examine alcohol use and subsequent HIV risky behaviors among a sample of predominately ethnic minority people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA in a rural community in Yunnan Province, China. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with a face-to-face questionnaire interview was conducted among eligible participants. RESULTS: In total, 455 (94.4% out of 482 eligible HIV patients participated in the study. Of them, 82.6% were ethnic minorities; 15.4% were never married; 96.5% were sexually experienced; 55.4% had used drugs, 67% were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART. Over 65% were ever drinkers; of whom 61.5% were current drinkers. Among current drinkers, 32.4% drank daily and 41.2% were hazardous drinkers. Chinese white wine was the preferred choice. Higher level of alcohol use among drinkers in the preceding month was positively associated with being males (OR = 2.76, 95%CI: 1.03-7.43, ethnic minorities (OR Jingpo = 2.21, 95%CI: 1.06-4.59; OR other minorities = 3.20, 95%CI: 1.34-7.62, higher education (OR1-6 = 1.98, 95%CI: 0.99-3.96; OR≥7 = 2.35, 95%CI: 1.09-5.06 and being ART-naive (OR = 2.69, 95%CI: 1.67-4.32. About 39% of ever drinkers reported having engaged in sex after drinking since HIV diagnosis. Those who were younger than 46 years (OR16-25 = 7.77, 95%CI: 1.22-49.60, OR26-35 = 2.79, 95%CI: 1.06-7.35, OR36-45 = 2.96, 95%CI: 1.57-7.58, hazardous drinkers (OR = 1.99, 95%CI: 1.00-3.97 and drug users (OR = 3.01, 95%CI: 1.19-7.58 were more likely to have had sex after drinking. Approximately 56% of drug users had used drugs after drinking. CONCLUSIONS: High prevalence of alcohol use and subsequent risky behaviors including sexual engagement and drug use among HIV patients in rural Yunnan require tremendous and integrated efforts for prevention and control of alcohol and drug abuse and HIV spreading.

  3. Mental health and burnout in primary and secondary school teachers in the remote mountain areas of Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China

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    Zhang L

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Lulu Zhang,1 Jingping Zhao,1 Huaqing Xiao,3 Hongbo Zheng,2 Yaonan Xiao,3 Miaoyang Chen,3 Dingling Chen31Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health of Hunan Province, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 2Department of Psychiatry, Guangzhou Brain Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 3Department of Psychiatry, Luoding Dagang Hospital, Luoding, Guangdong, People's Republic of ChinaBackground: A growing number of studies have shown that education is a work context in which professionals (teachers seem likely to suffer from burnout that may be associated with low levels of mental health. Although there is a demonstrated need to improve the mental health and burnout levels among teachers, little is known about their mental health status, particularly with respect to graduating class teachers in remote mountain areas with undeveloped economies. The purpose of this study was to survey mental health and burnout among graduating class teachers in remote mountain areas and to examine the influence of moderating variables.Methods: We conducted a multilevel analysis of 590 graduating class teachers from 42 primary and secondary schools in remote mountain areas of Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. The outcome variable of self-reported mental health was measured by the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90, and burnout was measured by the Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory for primary and secondary school teachers.Results: The status of both mental health and burnout among the respondents was significantly more troubling than the national norm used as a reference (P<0.05 or P<0.01. Each factor in the SCL-90 had a significant correlation with burnout (P<0.01. All factors of the SCL-90 were entered into the regression equation for each dimension of burnout (P<0.01. The factor having the greatest impact on emotional exhaustion and

  4. Prevalence of infertility in rural areas of Hebei Province%河北省农村地区不育症患病现况调查

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    张丽; 刘景; 张亦心; 李国正; 王敬存; 高章圈; 田朝晖; 刘效群; 姚冠峰

    2013-01-01

    Objective; To explore the prevalence rate and causes of infertility in rural couples of childbearing age in Hebei Province in order to provide information for infertility etiology and prevention. Methods: According to the WHO definition of infertility, a stratified cross - sectional sampling method was used, and couples of childbearing age who were planning to become pregnant in 5 counties of Hebei Province were selected. Results: A total of 19 588 couples were recruited. There were 2256 infertile couple (11.5%). And the female factors accounted for 26.4%. Ovulation disorder was the most common factor for the female primary infertility, and tubal factor for the secondary infertility. The male factors accounted for 34. 5%. The most common factor for either the primary infertility or the secondary one was semen abnormality. Conclusion: The prevalence rate of infertility is high in rural areas of Hebei Province. Therefore, the traditional childbearing concept of rural couples of childbearing age should be changed and the diagnosis and treatment for infertility should be standardized.%目的:了解河北省农村育龄夫妇不育患病率及其原因,为不育防治和病因学研究提供信息.方法:根据世界卫生组织不育症定义,通过分层整群横断面抽样方法,选取河北省5个县计划妊娠的育龄夫妇进行调查研究.结果:共调查19 588对计划妊娠的育龄夫妇,其中不育症夫妇2 256对,患病率为11.5%;其中单纯女方因素占26.4%,原发不育中首位因素是排卵障碍,继发不育是输卵管因素;单纯男方因素占34.5%,无论是原发还是继发不育,首位因素均为精液异常.结论:河北省农村地区不育症患病率较高,改变农村育龄夫妇传统的生育观念,规范不育症的诊疗是解决农村不育夫妇生育问题的主要任务.

  5. The Relationship between Managers’ Power Sources and Workers’ Organizational Commitment of Registration Offices of Northern Khorasan-Iran

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    Morteza Pourjafar Devin, G. V. Bhavani Prasad, Hadi Saeidi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The role registration offices play in identification is so important that can affect on success of other organizations and institutions of a society. Human force and management of human force is one of factors affecting greatly on viability and efficiency and effectiveness of organizations. Organizations having faithful and attached workers who consider the goal of organization as their own goal, satisfy internally by reaching to that goal, don’t tend to leave their organization and defend from organization interests out of organization may have more efficiency with the least costs. In such organization, the role played by managers and power sources they use in order to obtain the most efficiency from workers is of high importance. In the present paper, power sources used by managers of registration offices in Northern Khorasan are studied and their effect on workers’ organizational commitment is measured in 95% level. The final result indicates that there is a significant relationship between different power sources of managers and workers’ organizational commitment.

  6. Pathology of Administrative System to Codify Organizational Values Appropriate in Gas Company of North Khorasan, Year 91-92

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    Tahereh Abbaszadeh Shahri

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Administrative system is one of the most complex levels of open systems. Human resources are the main pillar and driving and decision-making engine of every system, because there is no method that is independent of humans. Some evidence like failure in realizing organizational objectives, low level of efficiency, client dissatisfaction, administrative-financial health inadequacy, low level of job satisfaction, slow working procedures, administrative disorder etc. show that there can be seen some unhealthiness and corruption in administrative system of Iran. Despite its modern appearance, Iran’s administrative system is not able to perform a modern institution’s functions in society. This inefficiency and unhealthiness of the administrative system is a social problem. Fundamental attention to administrative system of every society and its accurate pathology (administrative corruption can help policy-makers of that society, in order for them to be able to find the required solution, by timely identification. Administrative corruption, the platform of which is country’s administrative system and department of public affairs, is a problem for many developed and developing societies, and grows as the society progresses and leads to a disruption in development trend (ibid.. This research investigates the pathology of administrative system in Gas Company of North Khorasan in the year 90-91, and is a descriptive study and is conducted using SPSS software. The results showed that 22.9% of the respondents desire very slightly to maintain the current situation.

  7. Morphostructural characterization of the Charco basin and its surrounding areas in the Chihuahua segment of north Mexican Basin and Range Province

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    Troiani, Francesco; Menichetti, Marco

    2014-05-01

    The Chihuahua Basin and Range (CBR) is the eastern branch of the northern Mexican Basin and Range Province that, from a morphostructural point of view, presently is one amongst the lesser-known zones of the southern portion of the North America Basin and Range Province. The study area covers an approximately 800 km2-wide portion of the CBR and encompasses the fault-bounded Charco basin and its surrounding areas. The bedrock of the area pertains to the large siliceous-igneous province of the Sierra Madre Occidental and consists of volcanoclastic rocks including Oligocene dacite, rhyolite, rhyolitic tuffs, and polimitic conglomerates. The region is characterized by a series of NW-SE oriented valleys delimited by tilted monoclinal blocks bounded by high angle, SW-dipping, normal faults. Abrupt changes in elevation, alternating between narrow faulted mountain chains and flat arid valleys or basins are the main morphological elements of the area. The valleys correspond to structural grabens filled with Plio-Pleistocene continental sediments. These grabens are about 10 km wide, while the extensional fault system extend over a distance of more than 15 km. The mountain ranges are in most cases continuous over distances that range from 10 to 70 km including different branches of the extensional and transfer faults. The morphogenesis is mainly erosive in character: erosional landforms (such as rocky scarps, ridges, strath-terraces, erosional pediment, reverse slopes, landslide scar zones, litho-structural flat surfaces) dominate the landscape. In contrast, Quaternary depositional landforms are mainly concentrated within the flat valleys or basins. The Quaternary deposits consist of wide alluvial fans extending to the foot of the main ridges, fluvial and debris-slope deposits. The morphostructural characterization of the area integrated different methodologies, including: i) geomorphological and structural field analyses; ii) remote sensing and geo-morphometric investigations

  8. The extraction of alteration anomaly with remote sensing image of vegetation covered area in Xiangshan uranium field, Jiangxi province

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    In vegetation covered area of Xiangshan uranium orefield, the iron alteration and argillization were extracted with remote sensing image by using the combining method of interference removing, bands radio and/or PCA and density segmentation. With idea of removing serious and restrain moderate interference, areas of heavy vegetation, Quaternary and waterbody, etc. were first masked and then the masked image were processed by band ration of ETM4/3, ETM3/1 and ETM5/7 and PCA was performed PCA to the ratio images. Finally, by doing extension, filtering and segmentation to PC2 image, the alteration anomaly of iron alteration and argillization was extracted from the image. Field verification of some extracted anomaly has shown that our method is fairly effective in vegetation covered area and the alteration is helpful to uranium exploration. (authors)

  9. The Scientific and Technological area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification. Critical analysis of the available materials and a case study in Segovia province

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    Leal Insua, Maria Pilar

    This thesis is focused on the Scientific area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification, one of the Government actions for the attention to diversity in compulsory Secondary Education, established in the General Education Law (LOGSE: Ley de Ordenacion General del Sistema Educativo) of 1990. It has been carried out in Spain. In the thesis two different lines of work can be distinguished: (A) The analysis of material elaborated specifically for the mentioned area. We intent to know what materials have been elaborated and to analyze them; to this purpose we study the material spread in Congresses or Conferences, and also the articles published in magazines or specifically designed to be used in the Scientific area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification until year 2003. The analysis is made after classifying the material according to the format in which it appears (books, CDs, "Didactic Units"). (B) Two case studies, of evaluative character, carried out in two Secondary Schools in the province of Segovia (Spain), one of them in the city and another one in a rural population. The case studies are centered in the Scientific Area of the Programs of Curricular Diversification that last for two years. In the first of these Centers eight students took part in the Program; in the second, a total of seven. Throughout the investigation we observed that students who took part in the Programs obtained good academic results. Programs are proved to be effective in generating processes of academic success in pupils who were previously in situation of school failure and at risk of social exclusion. The success of these programs is fundamentally due to the following reasons: the low number of students involved, the fact that they are focused on basic knowledge, the reduced number of subjects studied. Besides, to offer the students the chance of a closer relationship with a few teachers increases their motivation and involvement in the programs. Key words: Attention to

  10. Deep-seated structure and metallogenic dynamics of the Ailaoshan polymetallic mineralization concentration area, Yunnan Province, China

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    2009-01-01

    The Ailaoshan poly-metallic mineralization concentrated area (MCA) consists of the well known Ailaoshan metallogenic belt and adjacent mineral districts and/or deposits. Located in an area of several complex and intersecting tectonic units, the Ailaoshan poly-metallic MCA is controlled by deep crustal and mantle tectonism. Through interpretation of remote sensing images, we identified a large ring structure system that surrounds the MCA. This ring structure encloses regional deep-crustal faults, ductile shear zones, geothermal anomalies, magmatic rocks, and the major mineral deposits, all of which are the reflections of deep tectonic geodynamics that have been long active in this area. Geophysical data indicate that the crust is comprised of relatively stable two or three layers, with some irregular lower-velocity belts. The Moho in the ring sutures occurs as an area of local uplift. There exists an obvious transitional zone between the crust and mantle boundaries. Asthenopheric mantle shows multi-layer upwelling, which indicates multiple events during different geological epochs. It is believed that these mantle events or pulses were responsible for the formation of the regional shear zones, magmatic rocks, and polymetallic orebodies. Furthermore, an integrated metallogenic dynamics model related to the asthenopheric upwelling pulses in the MCA is established, defining events as old as Late Paleozoic.

  11. Deep-seated structure and metallogenic dynamics of the Ailaoshan polymetallic mineralization concentration area, Yunnan Province, China

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    GE LiangSheng; DENG Jun; GUO XiaoDong; ZOU YiLin; LIU YinChun

    2009-01-01

    The Ailaoshan poly-metalllc mineralization concentrated area (MCA) consists of the well known Aileoshan metallogenic belt and adjacent mineral districts and/or deposits. Located in an area of sev-eral complex and intersecting tectonic units, the Ailaoshan poly-metallic MCA is controlled by deep crustal and mantle tectonism. Through interpretation of remote sensing images, we identified a large ring structure system that surrounds the MCA. This ring structure encloses regional deep-crustal faults, ductile shear zones, geothermal anomalies, magmatic rocks, and the major mineral deposits, all of which are the reflections of deep tectonic geodynamics that have been long active in this area. Geo-physical data indicate that the crust is comprised of relatively stable two or three layers, with some irregular lower-velocity belts. The Moho in the ring sutures occurs as an area of local uplift. There ex-lets an obvious transitional zone between the crust and mantle boundaries. Asthenopheric mantle shows multi-layer upwelling, which indicates multiple events during different geological epochs. It is believed that these mantle events or pulses were responsible for the formation of the regional shear zones, magmatic rocks, and polymetallic orebodies. Furthermore, an integrated metallogenic dynamics model related to the asthenopheric upwelling pulses in the MCA is established, defining events as old as Late Paleozoic.

  12. Assessment of arsenic, nitrate and phosphorus pollutions in shallow groundwater of the rural area in Kurdistan province (Iran

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    Zahed Sharifi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Quality of water resources in the rural area of Qorveh Plain (Kurdistan Iran is facing a serious challenge due to arsenic (As pollution and agricultural development. Therefore, 25 shallow groundwater samples (from 14 households and 11 farms were collected from this area with aim of evaluating their quality as drinking purposes. The water samples were analyzed for pH, water electrical conductivity (Ecw, As, Mn, Fe, Ca, Mg, Na, K, NO3, P, Cl, HCO3, SO4, Si, total hardness (TH, and total dissolved solids (TDS by using standard methods. Results showed that the toxicity of arsenic (on average, 51.8 ppb, nitrate (on average, 116.7 ppm and phosphorus (on average, 0.32 ppm are in an alarming state in this area. Furthermore, all of the wells under test in this study fail to meet at least one safe drinking water standards, particularly with regard to arsenic, nitrate, TDS and pH. Among the appeared pollutions arsenic has a geologic origin and nitrate and phosphorus can affect by human activities such as agriculture, household chemicals, run-off and failing septic systems in this area. Based on the results of this assessment, the quality of the groundwaters is not suitable for drinking purpose without appropriate remediation.

  13. Perception of Tourist towards the Potential Development of Tumpa Mountain Area as Integrated Ecotourism, Manado, North Sulawesi Province

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    Full Text Available Tumpa is the name of mountain located at the northern part of the Manado City region which bordering The National Park of Bunaken. As a mountainous region with a height of ±623m (asl, it occupies a strategic position. In addition to being adjacent to the park, it is also part of uplands owned by the city of Manado. It serves as buffer zone (green belt of water, horticultural and agricultural areas with mangrove coastal areas. Master Plan of Tourism Development Region in Manado City used as part of ecotourism products from mountain and forest, but so far there has been no in-depth study to assess the holistic perception of tourist in the development potency of the region as an integrated tourism in Tumpa Mountain area. This study was purposed to determine the tourist perception toward the potential development as integrated ecotourism. This research involved a qualitative research approach, described by using figures on the percentage. Fieldwork was used as a questionnaire survey. The analysis measurement using Likert Scale, scoring and analysis combined with the analysis of the interest rate (level of importance. This study result shows that the average respondent answered good with the score range between 3.5 until 4.2. It means the respondents have argued that every indicator; natural, social-cultural and infrastructure that exists in the region Tumpa Mount area is still in good condition. In the level of interest the respondents answered between 3.6 until 4.6 with category important. This means respondents expect that good environmental circumstances will be always maintained and linked with the development of tourist attraction which is very suitable to be developed as ecotourism. In conclusion, the indicators are considered good and important to be developed as an integrated ecotourism area. Keywords: Ecotourism, Integrated, Perception, Tourist, Tumpa Mount.

  14. Study on comprehensive monitoring of mouse and effect of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome vaccine in high prevalence areas of natural focus infectious disease of Zhejiang province in 1994-2010

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    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the comprehensive monitoring mechanism of mouse and the effect of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome(HFRS) vaccine in the high prevalence areas of natural focus infectious disease of Zhejiang province in 1994-2010. Methods The night trapping method was used to monitor the population proportion, density

  15. Methods for comparing gridded inventories of atmospheric emissions. Application for Milan province, Italy and the Greater Athens Area, Greece

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    Winiwarter, Wilfried [ARC Seibersdorf Research, A-2444 Seibersdorf (Austria); Dore, Chris; Hayman, Garry [AEA Technology, Culham, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Vlachogiannis, Diamando; Gounaris, Nikolaos; Bartzis, John [NCSR Demokritos, Aghia Paraskevi, GR-153 10 Attiki (Greece); Ekstrand, Sam [IVL, P.O. Box 210 60, S-10031 Stockholm (Sweden); Tamponi, Matteo [ASL di Lecco, I-23100 Lecco (Italy); Maffeis, Giuseppe [TerrAria srl, I-20124 Milano (Italy)

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    A set of methods has been compiled to compare gridded air emission inventories that have been derived, on the same spatial grid, using widely differing techniques. Top-down and bottom-up inventories for Milan, Italy and for the Greater Athens area (GAA), Greece were used to test and apply these methods. The applicability of each method to certain source sectors was assessed by conducting sensitivity analyses. Whilst some of the methods (such as regression calculations or the Moran coefficient) appeared very sensitive to variations of point source emissions, others (e.g. the construction of difference maps) proved more appropriate for characterizing line source differences. Area sources could best be dealt with by using the newly developed acceptability criterion. The development of these tools allows a reproducible comparison of sets of emission inventories and consequently supports developments towards improvement.

  16. The species of sunn pest egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Scelonidae in wheat field and wooded areas in Bursa and Yalova provinces, their finding ratios of and population monitoring

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted in order to monitor population of the sunn pest egg parasitoids in wheat field and wooded areas around them in Bursa and Yalova provinces and to determine their species and finding ratios from 2006 to 2008. The populations of the egg parasitoids were monitored with yellow sticky traps from March to end of October, weekly. Also, sunn pest adult densities were monitored from appearing the first overwintered sunn pest adults in the fields until the end of harvest. Parasitoid species caught on the traps were identified as Gryon monspeliensis (Picard, Gryon sp., Telenomus chloropus (Thorn., Telenomus sp., Trissolcus semistriatus Nees, Trissolcus rufiventris (Mayr, Trissolcus djadetshko (Rjach., Trissolcus sp., Trissolcus grandis (Thomson, Trissolcus pseudoturesis (Rjach.,Trissolcus simoni (Mayr and Trissolcus festivae Victorov (Hymenoptera: Scelonidae. As a result study, it was determined that 66.6% and 33.4% of Scelionidae population were become Trissolcus, Telenomus and Gryon species respectively.Trissolcus species was determined to be the most common parasitoids with 78.7%, and the most common species was also determined to be T. semistriatus with 26.3%. In the studies conducted for population monitoring, these species were seen first-time on the traps in the third week of March in wooded areas and in the third weeks of April in wheat field. The egg parasitoids’ density in wheat field reached to the highest level during June.

  17. Sexual abstinence: What is the understanding and views of secondary school learners in a semi-rural area of North West Province, South Africa?

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    Mokwena, Kebogile; Morabe, Mamaponesa

    2016-12-01

    Among strategies to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies, are programs that promote sexual abstinence among adolescents. However, literature suggests that there may be differences in the understanding of abstinence across adolescents, and this study sought to explore the understanding of sexual abstinence among both male and female learners in a secondary school in a semi-rural area of North West Province, South Africa. Focus group discussions were used to collect data from learners who were in grades 8-10 at the time of the study. The findings are that the learners in this area understand sexual abstinence as the decision not to have sex, and this was associated with prevention of HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancies, which ensures a better future. Barriers to sexual abstinence include peer pressure, myths and wrong perceptions about sex, influence of drugs and alcohol and the influence of television. Based on how it is delivered, school-based sex education was viewed as both an enabler and barrier to sexual abstinence. It is recommended that programs to promote sexual abstinence be strengthened and such programs be community-based. PMID:27315574

  18. The Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Structure Characteristics of County in Mountainous Areas in Sichuan Province of China——A Case Study of Rong County

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    Based on the data concerning detailed survey on land in the year 2009 and land change in the year 2010 in Rong County,a mountainous region of Sichuan Province,by using quantitative geographical model,we conduct quantitative analysis of the status quo of land use in Rong County in terms of land use diversification,land use centralization,land use combination type,land use geographic significance and comprehensive use degree of land use.The results show some characteristics as follows.Firstly,land use in study area displays prominent characteristic of diversification;there is a high degree of completeness land use type;there is a great similarity among towns.Secondly,there is limited combination number of land use type;mostly the combination number of the towns is 2-3;the holistic function of regional land is fragile;the proportion of farmland areas is big,reaching 40.09%;the land use type of 21 towns is farmland.Thirdly,the towns with prominent characteristic of diversification of land use in Rong County,have low degree of centralization of land use and relatively big combination number of land use type,and vice versa.Fourthly,the type and quantity of agricultural land resources with geographical significance are relatively complete with nothing missing;it abounds in untapped land,but the overall index values of land use are all smaller than 300,with low overall use degree of land.

  19. Mercury Methylation in paddy soil: Source and distribution of mercury species at a Hg mining area, Guizhou Province, China

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    Zhao, L.; C.W.N. Anderson; Qiu, G. L.; B. Meng; Wang, D. Y.; X. B. Feng

    2016-01-01

    Rice paddy plantation for human consumption is dominant land uses throughout Asia. Rice paddy fields have been identified as important sites for methylmerucry (MeHg) production in the terrestrial ecosystem, and a primary pathway of MeHg exposure to human in mercury (Hg) mining areas. We compared the source and distribution of Hg species in different compartments of the rice paddy during a complete rice-growing season at two different typical H...

  20. Geochemical studies of the geothermal area east of the Jombo Hill intrusion, Coast Province, Kenya: 1. Hot water reservoir temperatures

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    The hot springs east of Jombo Hill intrusion occur at four different places over an area measuring 9 km x 2 km. They consist of slightly alkaline waters of pH 7.5-8.5, with surface discharge temperatures averaging 59oC - 70oC. Both the silica and the Na-K-Ca geothermometers give temperatures of about 170oC. The minimum temperature for the reservoir therefore is 170oC. (author)

  1. Breastfeeding practices on postnatal wards in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region, Sichuan province of China

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    Gao, Haoyue; Wang, Qi; Hormann, Elizabeth; Stuetz, Wolfgang; Stiller, Caroline; Biesalski, Hans Konrad; Scherbaum, Veronika

    2016-01-01

    Background Despite the efforts that have been made to promote breastfeeding in China since the 1990s, there is still a very low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding. The objective of this study was to assess the current situation of infant feeding practices during the postpartum hospital stay in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region. Methods Cross-sectional sampling was used in two urban hospitals and five rural clinics in the Deyang region of southwestern China. Interviews with mothers...

  2. Remote Sensing Prospecting Prediction of Zhiyi-Kuhai Area in Qinghai Province%青海智益-苦海地区遥感找矿预测

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    张志军; 庄光军; 徐得忠; 祁万强; 张吉廷

    2016-01-01

    Zhiyi-Kuhai area in Qinghai province is located in the east Kunlun metallogenic belt.The metallogenic conditions of Zhiyi-Kuhai area is good.In order to solve the problem of shortage of reserve exploration base,based on remote sensing technology and integrated multivariate information,prediction of the prospecting target areas of Zhi-Kuhai area is conducted.Firstly,the ETMand SPOT5 data are taken as the basic images,the alteration information is extracted from the ETMimage by adopting principal com-ponent analysis method,the lithology strata and tectonic information are interpreted based on SPOT5 data;secondary,combing with multivariate information,the comparison and analysis of the above interpreted in-formation of Zhiyi-Kuhai area and Kangdenongshe Au-polymetallic deposit are conducted,the two favora-ble target areas are delineated.Based on the filed exploration working results,the two chemical anomalies are found in one of the above two favorable target areas,the effective of the remote sensing prospecting ap-proach based on tectonic information enhancement,extraction of alteration information and multivariate in-formation is verified preliminary.The above research results can provide the basis for the further prospec-ting work in Zhiyi-Kuhai area in Qinghai province.%青海智益—苦海地区位于东昆仑成矿带,区内成矿条件优越。为解决该区后备找矿勘查基地紧缺的问题,对区内综合多元信息进行了遥感找矿靶区预测。首先选择 ETM、SPOT5数据作为基础影像,采用主成分分析法对 ETM影像进行蚀变信息提取,基于 SPOT5影像对区内岩性地层、构造信息进行了详细解译;然后结合多元数据,与抗得弄舍金多金属矿床进行对比分析,圈定了2处找矿有利靶区。经实地工作,在一靶区内确定了两处化探综合异常,通过构造增强、蚀变信息提取及多元数据综合分析,初步验证了遥感找矿预测思路的有效性,为

  3. The Effects of Tourists on Bird Diversity in Tourist Area Compared to Restricted Area of Seasonal Evergreen Forest at Tung Salang Luang National Park, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

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    Full Text Available A survey of bird similarity, diversity and density were carried out at Tung Salang Luang National Park during March 2004 - February 2005, in 3 sites of seasonal evergreen forest, one site in a restricted area (SE1 and two sites in tourist areas (SE2 and SE3. Three sites were located in the same forest structure. The point count and line transect methods were used for data collection. The results revealed the following information: 133 species, 34 families and 11 orders of birds in SE1 (102 species, SE2 (100 species and SE3 (89 species were observed. Seven species of birds in all sites i.e. Criniger pallidus, Hypsipetes propinquus, Pycnonotus melanicterus, Irena puella, Garrulax leucolophus, Yuhina zantholeuca and Gracula religiosa were the co-dominant species in this forest that will be used indicator for future investigation. Base on similarity, tourist activities may be disturbed some bird groups in tourist area such as carnivorous and omnivorous (SE2 and SE3 and nectarivorous (SE3; base on densities, carnivorous (SE3, nectarivorous (SE2 and SE3 and garnivorous (SE3 were decreased 46-78 % in tourist sites compared with restricted site (SE1. Moreover, bird diversity index in restricted area was higher value than tourist area. This phenomenon indicated that some bird groups in tourist area at the seasonal evergreen forest had negative effect correlation with human activities and similarity, diversity and density indices were a proper indicator for further impact investigation for conservation and management strategies of avifauna. Finally, this result was the first report about avifauna dynamic of Tung Salang Luang National Park.

  4. The Environmental Pollution Perception of Residents in Coal Mining Areas: A Case Study in the Hancheng Mine Area, Shaanxi Province, China

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    Shi, Xingmin; He, Fei

    2012-10-01

    The environmental behavior of the residents depends on their perception of environmental pollution. Hence, it is important for scientific and policy experts to research on the impact of the environmental pollution perception of local residents. Owing to the richness of natural resources, Hancheng coal mine areas are abound in heavy industries, and environmental pollution is serious and typical in this area, thus, the residents are anxious about their health. Using questionnaires, this paper surveys the perception of residents living in the coal mine area. The influential factors of environmental perception were analyzed by the Rank Sum Test. The results were: (1) the majority of the residents in the coal mine area are not satisfied with their living environment. The perception order of pollution severity is: air pollution > noise pollution > sanitation > water pollution. The residents think that pollution is mainly caused by coal processing. Hence, coal mining is not the main reason of the pollution in the coal mine area. (2) Age and length of residence have significant positive effects on perceptions of air, water, and noise pollutions; whereas education has a significant negative effect on perceptions of water and noise pollutions, as well as sanitation. This phenomenon can be explained by the various cultural groups having varied perceptions on the environmental pollution. In addition, proximity to mine has significant negative effect on perceptions of water and noise pollution. In conclusion, the paper discusses the effects of demographical and social factors on the perception of environmental pollution and gives suggestions on the planning and management of the environment.

  5. Geology, alteration, mineralization and geochemical study in Kalateh Taimour area, NE Iran

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    Zahra Alaminia

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    Full Text Available The area is located 20 km northwest of Kashmar and about 4 km of Kalateh Taimour in Khorasan Razavi province. The study area is part of Tertiary volcanic-plutonic belt north of Daruneh fault and its situation in tectonic inliers between two important active faults, Doruneh and Taknar. Volcanic rocks are mainly intermediate to acid pyroclastic type. They formed during early Tertiary. The volcanic rocks of the Kalateh Taimour area are predominantly andesitic basalt, andesite, latite, trachyte, dacite and rhyodacite and are observed as lava, tuff, lapilli tuff and agglomerate. Field evidences and study show several subvolcanic bodies including quartz hornblende biotite monzodiorite porphyry, quartz biotite monzodiorite porphyry, quartz diorite porphyry and microdiorite which are intruded sometime in mid-Tertiary. In this belt, new methods of image processing were used for enhancing the alteration zones to help near infra red and short wavelength infrared and bands example band ratios and principle component method. Propylitic, sericitic and argillic are the main alteration types. Minor silicification is found in some areas. Alteration is extent but mineralization is limited. Mineralization is mainly controlled by fault system. Several mineralized faults are being discovered. Open space filling features are abundant. In the study area, disseminate and stock work mineralization are abundant. The amount of sulfide minerals is very small. Ancient mining is present in the area. Stream sediment geochemical study shows a very broad and high level of gold anomaly. Rock geochemical study show very high levels of Au, Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn and Au value is correlative to Cu, Pb, Zn and Ag values. Due to alteration modeling, non uniformity in mineralization and low abundance of sulfide mineralization suggest study in low sulphidation Au-Cu deposit.

  6. Assessment of water quality in coastal water areas of Jiangsu Province%江苏近海水域水环境质量现状评价

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    顾莉; 华祖林; 树锦; 褚克坚; 荣金

    2012-01-01

    根据2006年7月对江苏近海水域水环境调查的资料,对江苏近海的水质进行评价.结果表明:江苏近海水域pH、活性磷酸盐、砷、铜、镉、锌、总铬等指标均达到GB 3097-1997《海水水质标准》中Ⅱ类水质标准,但是溶解氧、总磷、总氮与铅超标率较高,超标率分别达到79.10%,54.35%,34.15%和41.46%,无机氮和汞浓度超标率较低.此外,海水中还有轻微的油污染.从北至南3个海域中海州湾水质相对较好,辐射沙洲与长江口北支海域污染较为严重,并且辐射沙洲海域超标站位分布凌乱,无规律可循.%Based on a survey of the marine environment in the coastal water areas of Jiangsu Province in July of 2006, an assessment of the quality of coastal water in Jiangsu Province was conducted. The results show that indices including pH, active phosphate, As, Cu, Cd, Zn, and total chromium all reached the Grade II standard of the National Marine Water Quality Standards (GB 3097-1997). However, the concentrations of DO, TP, TN, and Pb exceeded the Grade Ⅱ standard, by 79.10%, 54.35%, 34.15%, and 41.46%, respectively. The concentrations of inorganic nitrogen and Hg had relatively low standard-exceeding rates. In addition, the marine water was slightly polluted by oil. Of the three coastal water areas from the north to the south, the water quality in Haizhou Bay was relatively good, while the water pollution in the coastal zone of radial sand ridges and the north branch of the Yangtze Estuary were relatively serious. Furthermore, the distribution of the monitoring points with standard-exceeding rates was irregular in the coastal zone of radial sand ridges.

  7. Eco-Environmental Assessment and Analysis of Tonglvshan Mining Area in Daye City, Hubei Province Based on Spatiotemporal Methodology

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    Zhang, X. M.; He, G. J.; Wang, M. M.; Zhang, Z. M.; Jiao, W. L.; Peng, Y.; Wang, G. Z.; Liu, H. C.; Long, T. F.

    2015-07-01

    Mine exploitation has a significant impact on the ecological environment status of the surroundings. To analyze the impact of Tonglvshan Mining area to its surroundings, this paper adopted the spatiotemporal methodology based on the extracted Eco-environmental Quality Index (EQI) to analysis the extent and degree of the effect. The spatiotemporal methodologies are based on two scales: buffers and administrative units. EQI includes Biological Abundance Index (BAI), Vegetation Index (VI), Water Network Density Index (WNDI), and Land Degradation Index (LDI). The weight of each Index was determined by the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and scores of the experts. The calculating of EQI was referenced to the standard "Technical criterion for Eco-environment Status Evaluation" HJ/T192-2006 and the "Standards for Classification and Gradation of Soil Erosion" SL 190-96. Considering ecological and environmental characteristics relevant to China, this method has been widely used to study the environment status of specific regions in China. The assessment based on buffers adopted the radius of 300m, 500m, 700m, 1000m, 1500m, 2000m, 2500m, 3000m, 3500m, and 4000m as the buffers in 3 typical miners respectively. The calculated result indicates that, the REI is increasing with the radius and the increasing rate becoming smaller until REI is stable. Which means the effect of miner is getting weaker with the distance to the miner is increasing and the effect is diminished when the distance is far enough. The analysis of the 3 typical miner shows that the extent and degree of the effect of miner relates not only with the area of the miner, but also with type of mineral resource, the status of mining and the ecological restoration. The assessment was also carried out by calculating the EQI in 14 administrative units in Daye city in 2000, 2005, and 2010. The study shows that the EQI is decreasing in 14 units from 2000 to 2010. The spatiotemporal analysis of the type and area of land

  8. ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS OF TONGLVSHAN MINING AREA IN DAYE CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE BASED ON SPATIOTEMPORAL METHODOLOGY

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Mine exploitation has a significant impact on the ecological environment status of the surroundings. To analyze the impact of Tonglvshan Mining area to its surroundings, this paper adopted the spatiotemporal methodology based on the extracted Eco-environmental Quality Index (EQI to analysis the extent and degree of the effect. The spatiotemporal methodologies are based on two scales: buffers and administrative units. EQI includes Biological Abundance Index (BAI, Vegetation Index (VI, Water Network Density Index (WNDI, and Land Degradation Index (LDI. The weight of each Index was determined by the analytic hierarchy process (AHP and scores of the experts. The calculating of EQI was referenced to the standard “Technical criterion for Eco-environment Status Evaluation” (HJ/T192-2006)and the “Standards for Classification and Gradation of Soil Erosion” (SL 190-96). Considering ecological and environmental characteristics relevant to China, this method has been widely used to study the environment status of specific regions in China. The assessment based on buffers adopted the radius of 300m, 500m, 700m, 1000m, 1500m, 2000m, 2500m, 3000m, 3500m, and 4000m as the buffers in 3 typical miners respectively. The calculated result indicates that, the REI is increasing with the radius and the increasing rate becoming smaller until REI is stable. Which means the effect of miner is getting weaker with the distance to the miner is increasing and the effect is diminished when the distance is far enough. The analysis of the 3 typical miner shows that the extent and degree of the effect of miner relates not only with the area of the miner, but also with type of mineral resource, the status of mining and the ecological restoration. The assessment was also carried out by calculating the EQI in 14 administrative units in Daye city in 2000, 2005, and 2010. The study shows that the EQI is decreasing in 14 units from 2000 to 2010. The spatiotemporal

  9. Water consumption of a single tree from the main afforestation tree species in Western Shanxi Province, a loess area

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    Xiaoming ZHANG; Xinxiao YU; Wenhong CAO; Huifang LIU

    2008-01-01

    Water is the key factor in vegetation growth in a loess area. Researchers have been keen on the study of tree transpiration for a long time. To provide a scientific basis and practical instruction for vegetation reconstruction and recovery in a loess area, the paper measured and calculated the water consumption of potted Platycladus orientalis, Robinia pseudoacacia, Armeniaca vulgaris and Pyrus hopeiensis separately during the growing season (from Apr. to Nov,). The four were the main afforestation species in a loess area of western Shanxi based on the principle of water balance. Using data on soil water dynamics and the range of available moisture on potted mature trees, the relationship between water supply and consumption and soil moisture availability and deficit state were analyzed. Several conclusions are listed as follows: 1) In the dry year (2002), during the growing season the precipitation was 430.7 mm and the water consumption of potted trees was from 430 to 490 mm. More water consumption and less available water supply occurred, showing a serious water deficiency. In the rainfall-rich year (2003), during the growing season the precipitation was 870.2 mm and the water consumption of potted trees was from 480 to 515 mm. Due to the uneven distribution of rainfall, the water budget balance was slightly affected in May and November. 2) The curves of soil water content of different species had similar annual changes, although the trends were different in the same month, and those of the same tree species in different test plots also had different trends in the same month. 3) Non-available soil water content of Platycladus orien-talis, Robinia pseudoacacia, Armeniaca vulgaris and Pyrus hopeiensis was less than 8.0%, 8.4%, 9.2% and 9.7% respectively, which indicated that Pyrus orentalis used water more efficiently than the others. In the dry year (2002), for several months, soil water content of potted trees was lower than its threshold value for non

  10. Analysis of Batik Value Chain in Ethnic Minority Areas--A Case Study of Danzhai County in Guizhou Province

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    2012-01-01

    Based on value chain analysis method,we surveyed and interviewed interest groups of batik industry in Danzhai County.From raw material production,product processing,marketing,organization and management,we discussed the supply chain of batik products in ethnic minority areas,and analyzed favorable factors of batik industry development and obstacles to interest groups developing batik industry.Finally,we put forward corresponding policy suggestions,including strengthening farmers’ ability in batik production section,enhancing capability construction of batik cooperatives and associations,increasing cultural value added of batik products,bolster policy and financial support of government departments,and promoting establishment of cooperative mechanism for handicrafts.

  11. Studies on quality of sub-surface water around tanneries in some areas of north west frontier province (NWFP) Pakistan

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    The present study is a part of our investigations comprising (a) characterization of the tannery/leather industry effluents, (b) assessment of the pollution caused by these effluents to the environment, and (c) development of a simple but economical procedure for the pre-treatment and recycling of these effluents, to recover some valuable materials. In NWFP, the tanning industry has shown a rapid development in the late seventies, during which large-size industrial units were established at Peshawar, Charsadda and Jehangira. Since no pollution control measures are being adopted by these units, the hazards to the environment caused by the effluents and emissions from tanneries pose an acute problem in the country. The studies narrated below indicate that the under-ground water samples around tanneries have high concentrations of TDS, phenols, chromium and sulfides, which render the well-water in the area unsuitable for drinking and domestic uses. (author)

  12. Implement PPET Strategy and Develop Ecotourism of Minority Areas in Western China——Take Xinlong County of GanziTibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province as An Example

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    2005-01-01

    To help the poor and to develop tourism are two mportant problems in poverty-stricken area. Howeve,they were isotated for years. The PPET strategy was put forward in this paper based on PPT. The Feasibility and the realistic meaning of the strategy in developing the ecotourism, overcoming poverty, and achieving prosperity of minority areas in western China are analyzed by taking Xinlong county of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Stchuan Province as an example.

  13. Human-induced hydrological changes and sinkholes in the gypsum karst of Lesina Marina area (Foggia Province, Italy)

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    Fidelibus, M. D.; Gutierrez, F.; Spilotro, G.

    2009-04-01

    points distributed over a large area around the canal and the results of numerical simulations, the main hydrological changes include: (1) Incorporation of new boundary conditions. The groundwater flow, previously controlled by the oscillating sea level and by the lagoon level, has been altered introducing a line of minimum potential along the canal. The water level in the canal oscillates according to the variations in the levels of the sea and the lagoon. (2) The gypsum bedrock that behaves as an anisotropic aquifer, is drained by a channel in which the flow, essentially controlled by the tidal regime, discharges two times a day towards the sea and towards the lagoon. (3) The canal that works as a drainage trench, has caused the lowering of the water table. The local distortion of the piezometric surface has modified the flow direction and increased the gradient and flow rate. At the flanks of the canal, the groundwater that used to flow towards the sea, now has been captured by the excavation and circulates towards the canal. The sense of this flow is influenced by the piezometric changes caused by the tidal variations. (4) As a consequence of the lowering of the water table (of the order of a few decimetres) near the banks of the canal, slow subhorizontal phreatic flows have been replaced by more rapid downward vadose flows. These hydrological changes have induced the reactivation-acceleration of internal erosion and collapse processes leading to the generation of a large number of sinkholes in the vicinity of the canal. The lowering in the water table involves an increase in the effective weight of the sediments previously situated in the saturated zone due to the loss of buoyancy. Additionally, downward vadose flows and more rapid water circulation in the saturated zone towards the canal favour the flushing out of the sediments filling voids and the downward migration of cover material towards the underlying paleokarst. Most likely the continuous oscillations of

  14. Construction of Scenarios: Planning and Sustainable Development in the Northern Coastal Area of Camagüey Province, Cuba

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Beach tourism is a global phenomenon mainly in coastal areas of countries with unique and favorable shorelines. However, certain inland waterways serve same purpose of beach tourism. This research (as its objectives exposes the condition of amenities, identifies associated socio-economic benefits and reveals problems confronting the Lokoja Confluence Beach in Kogi State, Nigeria. A survey design (with the aid of questionnaires and interview guide was employed to obtain data from tourists, managers of the Confluence Beach and government officials at the State Tourism Board. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to select respondent tourists. Univariate analysis was employed to obtain relevant information from collated data. The research findings revealed the existence of a few functional amenities and some uncompleted facility projects; diverse economic benefits to residents; problems of petty crime, diversion of funds and poor sensitization. Recommendations include provision of supplementary funds by the three tiers of government, development of strategic policy on marketing/sensitization and provision of amenities for indoor games close to the beach front.

  15. Colon Cancer Risk Factors in Jiashan County of Zhe-jiang Province, the Highest Incidence Area in China

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    XianghuiWang; ZhaoyiHe; KaiyanYao; KangChen; QilongLi

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk factors of colon cancer in Jiashan county, the highest incidence area in China and to provide a scientific basis for monitoring and prevention. METHODS With a population-based case-control study, 109 colon cancer patients with 1:7 matched controls were interviewed with uniform questionnaires. Conditional logistic regression was used for univariate and multivariate analysis of colon cancer. RESULTS High monthly pork consumption (OR=1.608), and high monthly animal fat consumption (OR=1.391) over a ten-year period, psychological depression (OR=9.887), negative emotion (OR=1.723), lower digestivetract diseases (OR=4.163), and history of colorectal cancer in first-degree relatives (OR=3.421) were the main risk factors of colon cancer. During that time, high monthly vegetable consumption was a protective factor for colon cancer (OR=0.422).CONCLUSIONS Colon cancer in Jiashan county was related to dietary factors. The research results support the colon cancer etiological hypothesis of "fat-bile acid" and "deficiency of dietary fibre". Psychological depression, in heritance and lower digestive tract diseases were also correlated with colon cancer.

  16. Sm-Nd isotopic compositions of Cambrian-Ordovician strata at the Jinggangshan area in Jiangxi Province:Tectonic implications

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    SHEN WeiZhou; LING HongFei; SHU LiangShu; ZHANG FangRong; XIANG Lei

    2009-01-01

    Whole-rock Sm-Nd Isotopes were investigated for Cambrian-Ordovician strata from the Jinggangshan area beTween the Yangtze Block and Cathysla Block in South China. These strata were deposited as a greatly thick unit of muddy-sandy laminas with intercalated carbonate and organic carbon-bearing layers. They have low ε(t) values of -13.9 to -7.9 and old Nd model ages of 1842 to 2375 Ma. In t-tdiagram, they are far away from the concordant line but fall within the evolution zone of the Proterozoic crust of South China. This indicates that the Cambrian-Ordovician strata are mainly composed of mat-ters eroded from ancient Paleoproterozoic crust that may mainly consist of continental-derived detrital sediments with high maturity in the Cathyaia Block. However, the Ordovician Jueshangou Formation and Dui'erehi Formation have ε(t) values of -10.5 and -7.9 at the higher end of the above range and Nd model ages of 1842 to 2059 Ma at the lower end of the above range. This suggests involvement of more detritus that were eroded from the relatively juvenile crust from Late Paleoproterozoic to the Early Neoproterozoic. All the Nd model ages for the Cambrian-Ordovlcian sedimentary rocks in the Cathysia Block and the southeastern margin of the Yangtze Block are older than 1800 Ma, suggesting that no material from the Early Paleozoic depleted mantle-derived magmas was involved in these regions.

  17. Mercury methylation in rice paddies and its possible controlling factors in the Hg mining area, Guizhou province, Southwest China.

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    Zhao, Lei; Qiu, Guangle; Anderson, Christopher W N; Meng, Bo; Wang, Dingyong; Shang, Lihai; Yan, Haiyu; Feng, Xinbin

    2016-08-01

    Understanding mercury (Hg) methylation/demethylation processes and the factors controlling methylmercury (MeHg) production within the rice paddy ecosystem of Hg mining areas is critical to assess the risk of MeHg contamination in rice grain. Two typical Hg-contaminated mining sites, a current-day artisanal site (Gouxi) and an abandoned site (Wukeng), were chosen in this study. We qualified the in situ specific methylation/demethylation rate constants in rice paddy soil during a complete rice-growing season. Our results demonstrate that MeHg levels in rice paddy soil were a function of both methylation and demethylation processes and the net methylation potential in the rice paddy soil reflected the measured MeHg production at any time point. Sulfate stimulating the activity of sulfate-reducing bacteria was a potentially important metabolic pathway for Hg methylation in rice paddies. We suggest that bioavailable Hg derived from new atmospheric deposition appears to be the primary factor regulating net MeHg production in rice paddies. PMID:27176759

  18. Radiation Dose and Risk Assessments from Polonium-210 in Green Mussels (Perna viridis) and Seafood Consumers Living nearby the Industrial Area in Chonburi Province, Thailand

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    Marine environmental samples including seawater (filtered and unfiltered), suspended particles, and green mussels (Perna viridis) were collected from Sriracha and Angsira areas located in Chonburi province in order to determine Po-210 radioactivity. The former was chosen because it is generally believed that this area has been contaminated by one of the largest industrial estates in Thailand and others human-activities (non-nuclear activities) nearby such as oil refineries and Coal Power Plants. Discharges, ashes, and wastes released from these activities may result in an increase of Po-210 concentration in marine environment when compared to other areas. The later was designated to serve as a control site in this study since this area is unlikely to be impacted by industrial activities. Our results revealed that, in the filtered seawater, averaged values of Po-210 level were 0.26 + 0.14 mBq/L (Sriracha) and 0.56 + 0.42 mBq/L (Angsira) and, in the unfiltered seawater, means of Po-210 radioactivity were 2.37 + 0.32 mBq/L (Sriracha) and 4.20 + 2.78 mBq/L (Angsira). Furthermore, the suspended particles contained Po-210 concentrations with averaged values of 14.11 + 8.87 Bq/kg dw (Sriracha) and 102.21 + 51.49 Bq/kg dw (Angsira) while averaged Po-210 levels of 35.74 + 17.53 Bq/kg dw (Sriracha) and 71.12 + 62.88 Bq/kg dw (Angsira) were found in the green mussels examined. The present finding indicates that there is no radiological impact caused by those human activities to the marine environment at Sriracha. Radiation dose assessment was also performed in both the green mussels and human who consume green mussels. The results show that the green mussels farmed at Sriracha and Angsira received averaged radiation dose rates from Po-210 at 0.0007 and 0.0015 mGy/d, respectively. In addition, our results reveal that populations living in Chonburi province and ingesting the green mussels from these 2 locations received radiation dose rates from Po-210 at the means of 44.25 and

  19. Radiation Dose and Risk Assessments from Polonium-210 in Green Mussels (Perna viridis) and Seafood Consumers Living nearby the Industrial Area in Chonburi Province, Thailand

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    Tumnoi, Y.; Phaopeng, N. [Office of Atoms for Peace - OAP (Thailand)

    2014-07-01

    Marine environmental samples including seawater (filtered and unfiltered), suspended particles, and green mussels (Perna viridis) were collected from Sriracha and Angsira areas located in Chonburi province in order to determine Po-210 radioactivity. The former was chosen because it is generally believed that this area has been contaminated by one of the largest industrial estates in Thailand and others human-activities (non-nuclear activities) nearby such as oil refineries and Coal Power Plants. Discharges, ashes, and wastes released from these activities may result in an increase of Po-210 concentration in marine environment when compared to other areas. The later was designated to serve as a control site in this study since this area is unlikely to be impacted by industrial activities. Our results revealed that, in the filtered seawater, averaged values of Po-210 level were 0.26 + 0.14 mBq/L (Sriracha) and 0.56 + 0.42 mBq/L (Angsira) and, in the unfiltered seawater, means of Po-210 radioactivity were 2.37 + 0.32 mBq/L (Sriracha) and 4.20 + 2.78 mBq/L (Angsira). Furthermore, the suspended particles contained Po-210 concentrations with averaged values of 14.11 + 8.87 Bq/kg dw (Sriracha) and 102.21 + 51.49 Bq/kg dw (Angsira) while averaged Po-210 levels of 35.74 + 17.53 Bq/kg dw (Sriracha) and 71.12 + 62.88 Bq/kg dw (Angsira) were found in the green mussels examined. The present finding indicates that there is no radiological impact caused by those human activities to the marine environment at Sriracha. Radiation dose assessment was also performed in both the green mussels and human who consume green mussels. The results show that the green mussels farmed at Sriracha and Angsira received averaged radiation dose rates from Po-210 at 0.0007 and 0.0015 mGy/d, respectively. In addition, our results reveal that populations living in Chonburi province and ingesting the green mussels from these 2 locations received radiation dose rates from Po-210 at the means of 44.25 and

  20. Eco-environment contribution of agroforestry to agriculture development in the plain area of China--Huai'an Prefecture, Jiangsu Province as the case study area

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    REN Hong-chang; LU Yong-long; LIU Can; MENG Qing-hua; SHI Ya-juan

    2005-01-01

    For improving the environmental quality and ensuring supply of wood and non-timber forest products, many forests have been planted in plain areas of China. Scientists have studied their benefits, almost all of the approaches were based on fixed-point data, and few was considered on the non-efficient factors and temporal scale effects. This paper studies the positive and negative benefits at a large temporal scale, and the effects of plain afforestation on stockbreeding and rural economy. The benefits of plain afforestation, correlation coefficiency of agroforestry and production factors are analyzed via stochastic frontier modeling in Huanghuaihai Plain Area of China; elastic coefficient of agroforestry, husbandry, farming, and total output of agricultural sector are calculated through adopting partial differential equation. Some conclusions can be drawn that, plain forests have an important effect on the development of plain agriculture. But shelterbelts and small-scale forests have different effect on the development of agricultural economy. Shelterbelts have negative effect on the industries, but small-scale forest has positive effect. On the whole, contribution of forest resource to value of animal husbandry and gross production value of agriculture is positive, and to the value of farming is negative.

  1. Sonography in Children with Acute Abdominal Pain: 5 Years Experience in Only Children Medical Center in Khorasan

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    S. A. Alamdaran

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Objective: acute abdominal pain is one important dilemma in pediatric patients. The purpose of this paper is to present our experience about diagnostic value of sonography in children with acute abdominal pain."nPatients and Methods: During a period of 5 years (march 2002 to march 2007; we studied clinical, sonographical and surgical data of more than 5000 children with acute abdominal pain in only children medical center in khorasan at Dr. Sheikh Children hospital."nResults: Approximately in more than 90% children with acute abdominal pain, mesenteric lymphadenitis [enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes (≥4mm and/or mural thickening of the terminal ileum (≥8mm] and gastroenteritis (enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes with generalize thickened bowel wall were sonographic diagnosis. In all this patients, sonographic diagnosis was documented with clinical course and outcome, except in three that pelvic appendicitis was final surgical diagnosis. "nAppendicitis, intussusception and bowel obstruction [mainly due to inflammatory or tumoral mass] were uncommon causes. The rare sonographic diagnoses were peritonitis in 8, malrotation (abnormal mesenteric vessels position in 3, pancratitis in 3, diaphragmatic hernia with gastric volvulus (abnormal mesenteric vessels position in 2, ovarian torsion in 2, pylonephritis in 1, mechel diveticulitis in 1. Final clinical and surgical diagnosis in three patients with peritonitis diagnosis was gastroenteritis. In children with acute abdominal pain, there was normal sonography report only in few cases. "nConclusion: common and uncommon causes of acute abdominal pain in children are limited and in almost all of these patients, sonographic diagnosis is completely reliable.

  2. Effects of modern and ancient human activities on mercury in the environment in Xi'an area, Shannxi Province, P.R. China

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    Samples of water, soil, sediment, and pomegranate were collected from Xi'an and the Qinshihuang Mausoleum in Shaanxi Province, China to assess the effects of human activities on mercury in the environment. The total mercury concentrations ranged from 3.9 to 992.7 ng L-1 for the water samples, 40.6 to 2204.0 ng g-1 for the soil samples, 14.2 to 376.7 ng g-1 for the sediment samples, and 0.22 to 1.74 ng g-1 for the pomegranates samples. The higher values in the water samples collected from the rivers closer to and downstream of the city resulted from wastewater discharges. The effects of the mercury buried in the Qinshihuang Mausoleum thousands of years ago on the environment were neither significant nor widespread. Immediate actions should be taken to stop the direct and continuous discharges of industrial and residential wastewaters to prevent mercury and other pollutants from accumulating and spreading in the area. - Urban activities are sources of mercury to the environment and the pomegranates grown over the burial mound of the Qinshihuang Mausoleum are not mercury-contaminated

  3. Effects of modern and ancient human activities on mercury in the environment in Xi'an area, Shannxi Province, P.R. China

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    Jin Yongqing; Wang Xiaojuan [Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an 710062 (China); Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3 (Canada); Lu Julia [Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an 710062 (China); Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3 (Canada)], E-mail: julialu@ryerson.ca; Zhang Chengxiao [Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science of Shaanxi Province, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi' an 710062 (China)], E-mail: cxzhang@snnu.edu.cn; Duan Qingbo [Shaanxi Archaeology Institute, Xi' an 710054 (China)

    2008-05-15

    Samples of water, soil, sediment, and pomegranate were collected from Xi'an and the Qinshihuang Mausoleum in Shaanxi Province, China to assess the effects of human activities on mercury in the environment. The total mercury concentrations ranged from 3.9 to 992.7 ng L{sup -1} for the water samples, 40.6 to 2204.0 ng g{sup -1} for the soil samples, 14.2 to 376.7 ng g{sup -1} for the sediment samples, and 0.22 to 1.74 ng g{sup -1} for the pomegranates samples. The higher values in the water samples collected from the rivers closer to and downstream of the city resulted from wastewater discharges. The effects of the mercury buried in the Qinshihuang Mausoleum thousands of years ago on the environment were neither significant nor widespread. Immediate actions should be taken to stop the direct and continuous discharges of industrial and residential wastewaters to prevent mercury and other pollutants from accumulating and spreading in the area. - Urban activities are sources of mercury to the environment and the pomegranates grown over the burial mound of the Qinshihuang Mausoleum are not mercury-contaminated.

  4. Urban-rural Integration Based on Regional Economic Integration——A Case of Jiuquan-Jiayuguan Areas of Gansu Province

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    2011-01-01

    The relationship between urban-rural integration and regional economic integration is summarized in the paper.Based on the fact,it expressed the necessity and realistic meaning of pushing forward the urban-rural integration process synchronously during Jiuquan-Jia yuguan (abbreviate:Jiu-Jia) areas economic integration.The current degree of the urban-rural integration of Jiu-Jia was analyzed by index calculation,and the related conclusions were obtained.Besides,the development concepts and the key works to accelerate the process of Jiu-Jia urban-rural integration were suggested.The results show that the overall level of urban-rural integration in Jiuquan and Jiayuguan is higher than the average level of Gansu Province,but the urban-rural economic development and social development lose the balance and the dual structure is prominent.In the end,three developmental patterns for accelerating the developmental process of urban-rural integration are put forward.Firstly,the government should find the key of the current work and coordinate the construction of infrastructure.Secondly,rural economic industrialization should be promoted.Thirdly,the urbanized social management should be promoted.

  5. Vegetation distribution pattern in the dam areas along middle-low reach of Lancang-Mekong River in Yunnan Province, China

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    Li, Jinpeng; Dong, Shikui; Peng, Mingchun; Li, Xiaoyan; Liu, Shiliang

    2012-09-01

    Lancang-Mekong River Basin is one of ecoregions with rich biodiversity and high ecological values in the world. The basin has been strongly affected by human activities, particularly by dam construction. This study was conducted to investigate the vegetation distribution patterns in the dam areas along middle-low reach of the Lancang-Mekong River in Yunnan Province of China, where eight cascade dams have been planned or are being constructed. To identify the vegetation composition and structure, we sampled 126 quadrats along the transects arrayed vertically to both side of river channel from the year of 2004 to 2010. We found that the forest, shrub and grass communities were widely spread along the riverside. In low reach watershed of the Lancang-Mekong River, the dominated vegetations were grasses and shrubs which were severely disturbed by human activity. In middle reach of the Lancang-Mekong River, the dry-hot valley vegetation was found in the low valley. At high altitude, the pine forest and semi-evergreen seasonal forest were found. As a result of dam construction and operation, the structure and compositions of riparian vegetation were strongly changed. Some plants declined or disappeared due to the alteration of their habitats. The protection or restoration interventions are urgently needed to mitigate the risk of vegetation damage associated with dam projects along middle and low reach of the Lancang-Mekong River.

  6. Vegetation distribution pattern in the dam areas along middle-low reach of Lancang-Mekong River in Yunnan Province, China

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    Jinpeng LI; Shikui DONG; Mingchun PENG; Xiaoyan LI; Shiliang LIU

    2012-01-01

    Lancang-Mekong River Basin is one of ecoregions with rich biodiversity and high ecological values in the world.The basin has been strongly affected by human activities,particularly by dam construction.This study was conducted to investigate the vegetation distribution patterns in the dam areas along middle-low reach of the Lancang-Mekong River in Yunnan Province of China,where eight cascade dams have been planned or are being constructed.To identify the vegetation composition and structure,we sampled 126 quadrats along the transects arrayed vertically to both side of river channel from the year of 2004 to 2010.We found that the forest,shrub and grass communities were widely spread along the riverside.In low reach watershed of the Lancang-Mekong River,the dominated vegetations were grasses and shrubs which were severely disturbed by human activity.In middle reach of the Lancang-Mekong River,the dry-hot valley vegetation was found in the low valley.At high altitude,the pine forest and semi-evergreen seasonal forest were found.As a result of dam construction and operation,the structure and compositions of riparian vegetation were strongly changed.Some plants declined or disappeared due to the alteration of their habitats.The protection or restoration interventions are urgently needed to mitigate the risk of vegetation damage associated with dam projects along middle and low reach of the Lancang-Mekong River.

  7. Evaluation of water quality in surface water and shallow groundwater: a case study of a rare earth mining area in southern Jiangxi Province, China.

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    Hao, Xiuzhen; Wang, Dengjun; Wang, Peiran; Wang, Yuxia; Zhou, Dongmei

    2016-01-01

    This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of surface water and shallow groundwater near a rare earth mining area in southern Jiangxi Province, China. Water samples from paddy fields, ponds, streams, wells, and springs were collected and analyzed. The results showed that water bodies were characterized by low pH and high concentrations of total nitrogen (total N), ammonium nitrogen (NH4 (+)-N), manganese (Mn), and rare earth elements (REEs), which was likely due to residual chemicals in the soil after mining activity. A comparison with the surface water standard (State Environmental Protection Administration & General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China GB3838, 2002) and drinking water sanitary standard (Ministry of Health & National Standardization Management Committee of China GB5749, 2006) of China revealed that 88 % of pond and stream water samples investigated were unsuitable for agricultural use and aquaculture water supply, and 50 % of well and spring water samples were unsuitable for drinking water. Moreover, significant cerium (Ce) negative and heavy REEs enrichment was observed after the data were normalized to the Post-Archean Australian Shales (PAAS). Principal component analysis indicated that the mining activity had a more significant impact on local water quality than terrace field farming and poultry breeding activities. Moreover, greater risk of water pollution and adverse effects on local residents' health was observed with closer proximity to mining sites. Overall, these findings indicate that effective measures to prevent contamination of surrounding water bodies from the effects of mining activity are needed. PMID:26661960

  8. Willingness of Rural Households in Mountainous Areas towards Land Transfer——A Case of Beiliang Village, Wuxiang County, Shanxi Province

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    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the Beiliang Village, Wuxiang County of Shanxi Province is chosen as the study object. The methods investigation and interview are applied. And then the status quo of land transfer is analyzed from the aspects of private land transfer, the form of land transference, the land transfer fee, the contracts of the land transfer and farmers’ knowledge on land transfer law and so on. Through the investigation and research on peasant households’ willingness towards land transfer and the factors that affect the land transfer, the willingness of farmers’ land transfer in recent years are transferred. Farmers’ land transfer willingness in recent years is clear. On the strength of the analysis, the scientific basis for the reasonable transfer of land in mountainous areas is put forward for optimizing the land distribution and promoting the sustainable and healthy development of rural economy. The countermeasures aim at accelerating land transfer, increasing farmers’ income; stringing the development of rural education, increasing the support on three agricultural problems concerning agriculture, countryside and farmers, and standardizing the rural land transfer behaviors are put forwarded as well.

  9. Primary survey of avian influenza virus and Newcastle disease virus infection in wild birds in some areas of Heilongjiang Province, China.

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    Hua, Yu-Ping; Chai, Hong-Liang; Yang, Si-Yuan; Zeng, Xiang-Wei; Sun, Ying

    2005-12-01

    Two hundred thirty specimens of wild birds were collected from some areas in Heilongjiang Province during the period of 2003-2004, including two batches of specimens collected randomly from a same flock of mallards in Zhalong Natural Reserve in August and December, 2004, respectively. Primary virus isolation and identification for avian influenza virus (AIV) and Newcastle disease virus (NDV) were performed. The results showed that only two specimens of young mallards collected from Zhalong Natural Reserve in August, 2004 were positive to AIV (isolation rate 0.9%), and one strain (D57) of these two virus isolates was identified to be H9 subtype by hemagglutination inhibition test. Meanwhile, the two batches of blood serum samples of mallards from Zhalong were also examined for antibodies against AIV and NDV. Among 38 blood serum samples collected in August, antibodies against the hemagglutinin of H1, H3, H5, H6 and H9 subtypes of AIV were found in 1, 0, 2, 0 and 8 samples, respectively; and 11 samples were found with antibody against NDV. Whereas the NDV isolation in both two batches of specimens of mallard was negative, all of the 32 blood serum samples collected in December were negative for antibodies against AIV and NDV. PMID:16293995

  10. Proteomic analysis of blood level of proteins before and after operation in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at high-incidence area in Henan Province

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    Ji-Ye An; Zong-Min Fan; Ze-Hao Zhuang; Yan-Ru Qin; Shan-Shan Gao; Ji-Lin Li; Li-Dong Wang

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To characterize the protein files in blood from same patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)before and after operation at the high-incidence area for ESCC in Henan Province, China.METHODS: Two-dimensional electrophoresis, silver staining and ImageMaster 2-DE analysis software were applied to the determination of protein files in the blood obtained from normal controls and ESCC patients before and after operation.RESULTS: A total of 655, 662 and 677 protein spots were identified, respectively, from the normal controls and ESCC patients before and after operation. No significant difference in the number of protein spots was observed between the normal group and ESCC patients. A total of seven protein spots were identified with a dramatic difference among the samples before and after operation. Six protein spots were up-regulated and one protein spot was down-regulated in the group after operation compared with those in normal and before operation. Three protein spots were further characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flying mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). The proteins from these three spots were identified as serum amyloid A(SAA), amyloid related serum protein and haptoglobin.CONCLUSION: Serum amyloid A, amyloid related serum protein and haptoglobin may be related with ESCC and/or surgery. The significance of these proteins needs to be further characterized. The present study provides informative data for the establishment of serum protein profiles related with ESCC.

  11. Jurassic tetrapods and flora of Cañadón Asfalto Formation in Cerro Cóndor area, Chubut Province

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    Ignacio H. Escapa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The plant and tetrapod fossil record of the Cañadón Asfalto Formation (Middle to Late Jurassic found in Cerro Cóndor area (Chubut Province is summarized here. The flora is dominated by conifers (Araucariaceae, Cupressaceae sensu lato but also includes ferns and equisetaleans. The tetrapod fauna is composed of dinosaur taxa described in the 70's as well as other remains recently described and other vertebrate groups such as amphibians, turtles, and mammals. The amphibian remains have been interpreted as representatives of a new species of Notobatrachus, considered one of the most basal members of the anuran lineage. Similarly, turtle remains have been recently recognized as a new species of basal turtle, bringing valuable information about the early evolution of this group. The dinosaur remains are largely dominated by saurischian taxa, represented by basal forms of Eusauropoda and Tetanurae. In addition, three different mammalian species have been identified and considered as early representatives of an endemic Gondwanan mammalian fauna. The fossil record of this formation represents the most completely known biota from the continental Middle to Late Jurassic of the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most complete of the entire world.

  12. K-Ar and Rb-Sr minerals ages of skarns and associated metabasites and leptites in the Hjulsjoe area of the Bergslagen ore province, central Sweden

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    K-Ar analyses of 20 hornblendes from skarns and associated metabasites in the Hjulsjoe area of the Bergslagen ore province, central Sweden, define an age of 1.83+-0.05 Ga. This age is interpreted in terms of the geological relationships as signalling a period of skarn-formation and metamorphism along with episodes of shearing and basic dike intrusion. Following the hypothesis that the skarn ores were formed by sea-floor hydrothermal metamorphism, this age should also be attributed to the deposition of the enclosing volcano-sedimentary leptite-haelleflinta sequence and the injection and extrusion of basic magma. Analyses of 13 biotites from the skarns and enclosing metavolcanic leptites produce K-Ar and Rb-Sr ages of 1.69+-0.05 Ga and 1.65+-0.04 Ga, respectively; these are related to an episode of mild crustal heating associated with nearby post-orogenic granite intrusion dated at 1.70 Ga. (Authors)

  13. Nature and Environment of the Hainan Province of China

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    Hainan island enjoys a long history, but Hainan province is the youngest province of the People's Republic of China. The province has the smallest land area but the biggest ocean area of any province in China. As the largest island of Hainan province, Hainan island, like a pearl, is mounted in the vast blue water of South China Sea. With tropical resort resources, Hainan island has radiant sunshine, soft sandy beaches, blowing sea breeze, the relaxing and healthy spa, wonderful folkways of mi...

  14. Seroepidemiology of Human Hydatidosis Using AgB-ELISA Test in Isfahan City and Suburb Areas, Isfahan Province, Central Iran

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to conduct a sero-epidemiological survey in Isfahan City and suburb areas, central Iran to detect the rate of human hydatidosis using ELISA test.Methods: Overall, 635 serum samples were collected from subjects referred to different health centers in urban and rural regions of the city. Sera were analyzed using Ag-B ELISA test. Ten μg/ml antigens, serum dilutions of 1:500 and conjugate anti-human coombs with 1:10000 dilutions were utilized to perform the test. All subjects filled out a questionnaire and an informed consent. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS 18 software. Cut-off was calculated as X+3 SD.Results: Cut-off value was calculated 0.19. Seven cases (1.1% were seropositive for hydatidosis by ELISA test. The sero-prevalence of hydatidosis was 0.27% among females and 2.24% among males (P=0.019. Age group of 60-69 years old, with 2.59% as prevalence had the highest rate of positivity. There was no significant difference as regards age groups, job, residency, contact by dog and literacy. According to job, self-employed people had the highest rate of infection as 3.05%. The sero-prevalence of infection was 1.14% in diploma and 1.13% in illiterates. As regards residency, urban life (1.49% showed no significant difference with rural life.Conclusion: The rate of prevalence in this region showed that necessary cautions should be taken into account to monitor the spread of human hydatidosis in this region. In comparison with other studies, the rate of infection was roughly less than other regions. 

  15. δ13CSC values of the loess-paleosol sequence in Dali area, Shaanxi Province, China, and paleoenvironmental implications

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    2003-01-01

    The carbon isotopic ratios of carbonate in the two profiles of the Dali area were analyzed and some new understandings on the influencing factors of the δ13CSC value of the loess-paleosol sequence and its paleoenvironmental implications were discussed preliminarily in this report. The 13CSC value of the Dali loess-paleosol sequence is synchronizing with the variance of magnetic susceptibility basically and the negative peaks of the δ13CSC curves are corresponding to the different developmental periods of the paleosol. It is believed that the intervention of the CO2 produced by plants will cause the decrease of the δ13CSC value, the amplitude of which may be relevant to the paleovegetation density and the ancient humidity. The relative biomass of C4 plants in the vegetation will affect the sublevel change of the δ13CSC. Low δ13CSC value by and large indicates the environmental conditions of the relatively abundant vegetation and humid climate. During the last 250000 years, the period with the sparsest vegetation and the most arid climate is the phase of the loess in L2 depositing and the period with the most abundant vegetation and the most humid climate is the last interglacial period. The δ13CSC curves of Dali also show that the High Temperature and Large Precipitation Event of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during 40-30 kaBP had affected the Central Shaanxi Plain with relatively humid climate, and had apparent influence on the local vegetation and humidity.

  16. [Carbon emissions and low-carbon regulation countermeasures of land use change in the city and town concentrated area of central Liaoning Province, China].

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    Xi, Feng-ming; Liang, Wen-juan; Niu, Ming-fen; Wang, Jiao-yue

    2016-02-01

    Carbon emissions due to land use change have an important impact on global climate change. Adjustment of regional land use patterns has a great scientific significance to adaptation to a changing climate. Based on carbon emission/absorption parameters suitable for Liaoning Province, this paper estimated the carbon emission of land use change in the city and town concentrated area of central Liaoning Province. The results showed that the carbon emission and absorption were separately 308.51 Tg C and 11.64 Tg C from 1997 to 2010. It meant 3.8% of carbon emission. was offset by carbon absorption. Among the 296.87 Tg C net carbon emission of land use change, carbon emission of remaining land use type was 182.24 Tg C, accounting for 61.4% of the net carbon emission, while the carbon emission of land use transformation was 114.63 Tg C, occupying the rest 38.6% of net carbon emission. Through quantifying the mapping relationship between land use change and carbon emission, it was shown that during 1997-2004 the contributions of remaining construction land (40.9%) and cropland transform ation to construction land (40.6%) to carbon emission were larger, but the greater contributions to carbon absorption came from cropland transformation to forest land (38.6%) and remaining forest land (37.5%). During 2004-2010, the land use types for carbon emission and absorption were the same to the period of 1997-2004, but the contribution of remaining construction land to carbon emission increased to 80.6%, and the contribution of remaining forest land to carbon absorption increased to 71.7%. Based on the carbon emission intensity in different land use types, we put forward the low-carbon regulation countermeasures of land use in two aspects. In carbon emission reduction, we should strict control land transformation to construction land, increase the energy efficiency of construction land, and avoid excessive development of forest land and water. In carbon sink increase, we should

  17. Monitoring of insecticides resistance in main malaria vectors in a malarious area of Kahnooj district, Kerman province, southeastern Iran

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    H. Vatandoost, M. Mashayekhi, M.R. Abaie, M.R. Aflatoonian,A.A. Hanafi-Bojd & I. Sharifi

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Background & objectives: Kahnooj district in south of Iran is an endemic area for malaria where Anophelesstephensi (Liston is a main malaria vector and An. dthali (Patton a secondary vector. According tothe national strategy plan on monitoring of insecticides resistance, this study was performed on susceptibilityand irritability levels of An. stephensi and An. dthali to different insecticides in the district.Methods: The susceptibility and irritability levels of field strains of An. stephensi and An. dthali at theadult and larval stages to discriminative dose of different imagicides was determined as recommendedby WHO.Results: Using discriminative dose and WHO criteria it was found that An. stephensi is resistant toDDT and dieldrin with 36.1 + 2.3 and 62.2 + 1.95 mortality rates, respectively; but susceptible to otherinsecticides. An. dthali was found to susceptible to all tested insecticides. The larvae of An. stephensi,exhibited 100% mortality for temephos and malathion, but 44 + 4.32 for discriminative dose offenitrothion. The results of irritability level for DDT and pyrethroids showed that permethrin had themost irritancy effect on An. stephensi and An. dthali. DDT and deltamethrin showed the least irritancyeffect against An. stephensi with 0.42 + 0.08 and 0.77 + 0.12 take-offs/min/adult, respectively, however,lambdacyhalothrin had the least irritancy effect against An. dthali with 0.096 + 0.02 take-offs/min/adult. The mean number of take-offs/min/adult with permethrin showed significant difference to DDT,lambdacyhalothrin, cyfluthrin and deltamethrin.Interpretation & conclusion: Pyrethroid insecticides are being used as indoor residual sprays in Iran.Based on our results, the main malaria vectors in the region are still susceptible to pyrethroid insecticides.Therefore, we propose the use of pyrethroids with low irritancy effect in rotation with carbamateinsecticides in two interval seasonal peaks of malaria transmission. Biological control

  18. Crustal structure and tectonic provinces of the Riiser-Larsen Sea area (East Antarctica): results of geophysical studies

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    Leitchenkov, G.; Guseva, J.; Gandyukhin, V.; Grikurov, G.; Kristoffersen, Y.; Sand, M.; Golynsky, A.; Aleshkova, N.

    2008-06-01

    About 16,000 km of multichannel seismic (MCS), gravity and magnetic data and 28 sonobuoys were acquired in the Riiser-Larsen Sea Basin and across the Gunnerus and Astrid Ridges, to study their crustal structure. The study area has contrasting basement morphologies and crustal thicknesses. The crust ranges in thickness from about 35 km under the Riiser-Larsen Sea shelf, 26 28 km under the Gunnerus Ridge, 12 17 km under the Astrid Ridge, and 9.5 10 km under the deep-water basin. A 50-km-wide block with increased density and magnetization is modeled from potential field data in the upper crust of the inshore zone and is interpreted as associated with emplacement of mafic intrusions into the continental margin of the southern Riiser-Larsen Sea. In addition to previously mapped seafloor spreading magnetic anomalies in the western Riiser-Larsen Sea, a linear succession from M2 to M16 is identified in the eastern Riiser-Larsen Sea. In the southwestern Riiser-Larsen Sea, a symmetric succession from M24B to 24n with the central anomaly M23 is recognized. This succession is obliquely truncated by younger lineation M22 M22n. It is proposed that seafloor spreading stopped at about M23 time and reoriented to the M22 opening direction. The seismic stratigraphy model of the Riiser-Larsen Sea includes five reflecting horizons that bound six seismic units. Ages of seismic units are determined from onlap geometry to magnetically dated oceanic basement and from tracing horizons to other parts of the southern Indian Ocean. The seaward edge of stretched and attenuated continental crust in the southern Riiser-Larsen Sea and the landward edge of unequivocal oceanic crust are mapped based on structural and geophysical characteristics. In the eastern Riiser-Larsen Sea the boundary between oceanic and stretched continental crust is better defined and is interpreted as a strike-slip fault lying along a sheared margin.

  19. Morphological and molecular identification of Dirofilaria immitis from Jackal (Canis aureus in North Khorasan, northeast Iran

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    Zahra Heidari

    2015-01-01

    Interpretation & conclusion: D. immitis is circulating in wildlife of the study area, suggesting the relevance of developing control programmes to prevent transmission of the disease to humans and domestic animals.

  20. Rice Growers’ Behavior of Productive Capital Input and the Influencing Factors——A Case Study of the Jiamusi Area in Heilongjiang Province

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    2012-01-01

    This article conducts empirical analysis of rice growers’ behavior of productive capital input and the influencing factors,using the input-output survey data concerning rice growing by 305 peasant households in 2009 in Huanan County and Huachuan County,Jiamusi City,Heilongjiang Province.I use Logit model to carry out econometric test of factors influencing the possibility of fixed productive investment.The test results show that family size,the proportion of non-agricultural employment,the average educational level of households,farmland area,household farming income,credit level,peasant households’ expectation of the minimum purchase price of rice,have significant effect on whether to conduct fixed productive investment,whether there are disasters has no significant effect on the scale of peasant households’ productive investment.Then I use Tobit model to carry out econometric test of factors influencing the scale of productive capital input.The results show that family size,the proportion of non-agricultural employment,the average educational level of households,farmland area,household farming income,credit level and family housing value,peasant households’ expectation of the minimum purchase price of rice,whether there are disasters,have significant effect on the scale of peasant households’ productive investment.On the basis of model test results,in order to promote the rice growers to increase fixed productive input and increase productive capital input,rational recommendations are put forward as follows:raising the minimum purchase price of rice,scaling up rice growing,making every effort to promote the educational level of rice growers,ensuring that the rice growers obtain productive capital input loans timely.

  1. Health access livelihood framework reveals potential barriers in the control of schistosomiasis in the Dongting Lake area of Hunan Province, China.

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    Julie Balen

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Access to health care is a major requirement in improving health and fostering socioeconomic development. In the People's Republic of China (P.R. China, considerable changes have occurred in the social, economic, and health systems with a shift from a centrally planned to a socialist market economy. This brought about great benefits and new challenges, particularly for vertical disease control programs, including schistosomiasis. We explored systemic barriers in access to equitable and effective control of schistosomiasis. METHODOLOGY: Between August 2002 and February 2003, 66 interviews with staff from anti-schistosomiasis control stations and six focus group discussions with health personnel were conducted in the Dongting Lake area, Hunan Province. Additionally, 79 patients with advanced schistosomiasis japonica were interviewed. The health access livelihood framework was utilized to examine availability, accessibility, affordability, adequacy, and acceptability of schistosomiasis-related health care. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We found sufficient availability of infrastructure and human resources at most control stations. Many patients with advanced schistosomiasis resided in non-endemic or moderately endemic areas, however, with poor accessibility to disease-specific knowledge and specialized health services. Moreover, none of the patients interviewed had any form of health insurance, resulting in high out-of-pocket expenditure or unaffordable care. Reports on the adequacy and acceptability of care were mixed. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: There is a need to strengthen health awareness and schistosomiasis surveillance in post-transmission control settings, as well as to reduce diagnostic and treatment costs. Further studies are needed to gain a multi-layered, in-depth understanding of remaining barriers, so that the ultimate goal of schistosomiasis elimination in P.R. China can be reached.

  2. Investigation on deposition condition, sedimentary environment and genesis of Mandan and Deh-Now bauxite deposits, Dehdasht area, Kohgiloye and Boyer-Ahmad province: using mineralogical studies

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    Alireza Zarasvandi

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    Full Text Available The Mandan and Deh-Now bauxite deposits are located 40 km northeast of Dehdasht in Kohgiloye and Boyer-Ahmad province in the Zagros simply folded belt. The deposits were formed in the oldest rocks of the area of late Cretaceous age. The bauxite horizon is situated between Sarvak and Ilam formations. The aim of this study is to determine the mineralogy and texture relations of the deposits in order to determine the environment and status of bauxite mineralization. In this way, samples were selected from these bauxite deposits for mineralogical studies based on microscopic and XRD techniques. The bauxite horizon in the Mandan deposit consists of white, gray, black, pisolitic, red and yellow bauxites. The sequence was repeated in the Deh-Now without black and gray bauxites. Mineralogy is similar in all bauxitic layers and the main textures are pisolitic-ooide, ooide-spheroid, pisolitic, pelitomorphic and pseoudomorphic. Bohmite, diaspore, kaolinite and calcite are the most important minerals in both bauxitic layers of the Mandan and Deh-Now deposits. Due to bohmite mineralization in the study area, erosional and intense weathering environment in the Touronian-Cenomanian could be suggested for the deposition of bauxite in these deposits. Existence of interclasts in the pisolites and ooides indicate that these bauxites were transformed from the primary in situ environment to karstic sedimentary basin as authigenic origin. These studies indicate that there are two mineralized facies with different environmental status: (1 oxidation facies with bohmite, diaspore, kaolinite and hematite minerals and (2 reduced facies with pyrite, diaspore and chlorite mineralization. The lack of reduced condition at the Deh-Now deposit shows that the deposit formed only in oxidation status.

  3. The impact of 2 dipping systems on endemic stability to bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis in cattle in 4 communally grazed areas in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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    B.O. Rikhotso

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A 12-month study was conducted in 4 communal grazing areas in the Bushbuckridge region, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The main objective was to investigate the impact of reduced acaricide application on endemic stability to bovine babesiosis (Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis and anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale in the local cattle population. To this end 60 cattle in each communal grazing area were bled at the beginning and the conclusion of the experimental period and their sera were assayed for B. bovis, B. bigemina and Anaplasma antibodies. Cattle in the intensively dipped group were dipped 26 times and maintained on a 14-day dipping interval throughout the study, whereas cattle in the strategically dipped group were dipped only 13 times. Three cattle, from which adult ticks were collected, were selected from each village, while immature ticks were collected by drag-sampling the surrounding vegetation. During the dipping process, a questionnaire aimed at assessing the prevalence of clinical cases of tick-borne disease, abscesses and mortalities was completed by an Animal Health Technician at each diptank. An increase in seroprevalence to B. bovis and B. bigemina and a decrease in seroprevalence to Anaplasma was detected in the strategically dipped group while in the intensively dipped group the converse was true. Amblyomma hebraeum was the most numerous tick species on the cattle, and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus was more plentiful than Rhipicephalus (Boophilus decoloratus. Drag samples yielded more immature stages of A. hebraeum than of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus spp. The incidence of clinical cases of tick-borne disease and of abscesses increased in the strategically dipped group at the start of the survey.

  4. Optimal concentration of local well brine groundwater irrigation for Bamboo willow introduced to the arid areas in northern Xinjiang province, China

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    Han, Wei; Cao, Ling; Zhang, Ya; Cui, Kaiqiang; Wu, Shengli

    2015-04-01

    The adaptation and survive of introduced plants to local well brine groundwater irrigation is an important issue, while people introduce some plants to improve the local environment in the construction of urban greening oases in arid areas, north China. We measured some of the photosynthetic characteristics of introduced Bamboo willow irrigated by different local well brine groundwater in the wild controlled experiments, in May 2014 in Kelamayi city in north China, which to seek the most appropriate irrigation concentration of underground saline water, and to clarify the physiological ecological adaptation to the local habitat. The parameters, measured by Li-6400XT, a portable photosynthesis system, include the following ones, net photosynthetic rate (Pn), stomatal conductance (Gs), transpiration rate (Tr), the internal CO2 concentration (Ci) and efficiency of water application (WUE) of one-year old introduced Bamboo willow irrigated by set salinity groundwater gradient, as 0 g/L, 5 g/L and 10 g/L. the results showed that (1) In each salt water concentration, the diurnal variation curve of net photosynthetic rate showed as "bimodal curve" style, and obvious "midday depression". (2) The parameter Pn of Bamboo willow irrigated by salt water of 5g/L was highest compared with the other two, and the value Pn irrigated by salt water concentration of 10g/L down. The net photosynthetic rate would increase in the salt concentration of 10g/L. In conclusion, the salt groundwater concentration of 10g/L was the optimal concentration of local well brine groundwater irrigation for Bamboo willow introduced to the arid areas in northern Xinjiang province, China.

  5. The associations of heavy metals with crystalline iron oxides in the polluted soils around the mining areas in Guangdong Province, China.

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    Yin, Hui; Tan, Nianhao; Liu, Chuanping; Wang, Juju; Liang, Xiaoliang; Qu, Mingkai; Feng, Xionghan; Qiu, Guohong; Tan, Wenfeng; Liu, Fan

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    In current selective sequential extraction (SSE) methods, heavy metals associated well-crystallized iron oxyhydroxides are not well defined and considered, and usually fall into residual forms, which actually make their mobility and environmental risk underestimated. This study compared various fractions of heavy metals in samples of mining tailings and nearby soils under different land uses in Guangdong Province of China. Iron oxides in these soils were mainly Al-substituted goethites and/or hematites. Independent of the land uses, the percentages of various Cd fractions in the soils decrease in the order of well-crystallized iron oxyhydroxides-associated (27.2-91.2%) > residual (2.1-37.0%) > reducible FeMn oxides (3.2-45.7%) > exchangeable (1.0-28.2%) > organic-associated form (0-5.1%). Pb mainly existes in the residual fraction (25.9-74.5%), followed by crystalline iron oxyhydroxides-associated (0.4-69.0%) and reducible fractions (2.4-40.4%). Zn mainly exists in the residual fraction (25.4-85.9%), followed by the well-crystallized iron oxyhydroxides-associated fraction (6.4-55.0%). However, Cu mainly existes in the residual form and the fractionation of Cu varies obviously between samples. The association of these metals with crystalline iron oxyhydroxides in the soils decreases in the sequence of Cd > Pb > Zn > Cu. These results suggest that in heavy-metal-polluted weathered soils in tropical and subtropical areas enriched with iron oxides, it is essential to assess potential bioavailability and toxicity of heavy metals bound to well-crystallized iron oxyhydroxides with appropriate procedures in the fractionation measurement. The modified Tessier method present here can be used to quantify the fractions of heavy metals in such areas. PMID:27427775

  6. Community perception of quality of (primary) health care services in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa: a qualitative study

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    T-AB Mashego; PELTZER, K.

    2005-01-01

    The aim of the study was to survey perceptions of quality of (primary) health care services provided in rural communities in the Limpopo province. Ten focus groups discussions were held with community members chosen by convenience from public places from four villages in the central region of the Limpopo Province. The sample included 42 women and 34 men (76 participants). Results indicated perceived quality discussed within the following categories: (1) conduct of staff (reception, communicat...

  7. Research on Telemedicine Service Informatization Platform Construction in the Northern Area of Guangxi Province%桂北地区远程医疗服务信息化平台建设研究

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    陈晓旺; 伍晓明

    2012-01-01

    分析桂北地区远程医疗建设的现状和意义,提出建设远程医疗服务信息化平台的必要性,结合目前桂北地区应用需求,阐述该信息平台的系统构成、网络架构、总体解决方案及软硬件需求等。%The paper analyzes the current status and significance of telemedicine construction in northern area of Guangxi province, puts forward the necessity of constructing telemedicine service informatization platform,combined with current application demand in northern area of Guangxi province,elaborates system constitution,network architecture,overall solutions,software and hardware demands, etc.

  8. The emergence and maintenance of vector-borne diseases in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA of Pakistan

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    Nathan Christopher Nieto

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Human populations throughout much of the world are experiencing unprecedented changes in their relationship to the environment and their interactions with the animals with which so many humans are intimately dependent upon. These changes result not only from human induced changes in the climate, but also from population demographic changes due to wars, social unrest, behavioral changes resulting from cultural mixing, and large changes in land-use practices. Each of these social shifts can affect the maintenance and emergence of arthropod vectors disease or the pathogenic organisms themselves. A good example is the country of Pakistan, with a large rural population and developing urban economy, it also maintains a wide diversity of entomological disease vectors, including biting flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. Pathogens endemic to the region include the agents of piroplasmosis, rickettsiosis, spirocheteosis, and viral hemorrhagic fevers and encephalitis. The northwestern region of the country, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK, formerly the North-West Frontier Provence (NWFP, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA are mountainous regions with a high degree of habitat diversity that has recently undergone a massive increase in human population density due to an immigrating refugee population from neighboring war-torn Afghanistan. Vector-borne diseases in people and livestock are common in KPK and FATA regions due to the limited use of vector control measures and access to livestock vaccines. The vast majority of people in this region live in abject poverty with >70% of the population living directly from production gained in animal husbandry. In many instances whole families live directly alongside their animal counterparts. In addition, there is little to no awareness of the threat posed by ticks and transmission of either zoonotic or veterinary pathogens. Recent emergence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in rural

  9. Laminae development in opal-A precipitates associated with seasonal growth of the form-genus Calothrix (Cyanobacteria), Rehai geothermal area, Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China

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    Jones, Brian; Peng, Xiaotong

    2015-04-01

    The western discharge apron at Meinuquan (Rehai geothermal area, Yunnan Province, China), which incorporates the upper terrace, terrace front, and lower terrace, is covered with laminated opal-A precipitates that have formed from the spring waters that flow across its surface. Laminae are formed of silicified Calothrix mats or featureless opal-A that contains no microbes, scattered spherical and rod-shaped microbes, and/or rare Calothrix. Rapid silicification of the Calothrix led to preservation of their basal heterocysts, vegetative cells, trichomes, tapering filaments, and laminated and splayed sheaths. The Calothrix mats grew during the dry season when there was maximum sunlight because of low cloud cover. During this time, the mats grew under stable conditions because the water that flowed across the discharge apron was sourced from the springs, and temperature and water geochemistry was more or less constant. Growth of the Calothrix mats decreased during the wet season (April to late September) when sunlight is reduced due to the extensive cloud cover associated with the monsoonal rains. During the wet season, water flowing over the discharge apron is a mixture of rainwater, runoff from the surrounding hillsides, and spring water. Such variable flow conditions, water temperatures, and water geochemistry curtailed microbe growth and impacted silica precipitation. The precipitates at Meinuquan are like those associated with some Icelandic hot springs. Although growth of Calothrix is controlled by sunlight in both settings, the periods of maximum sunlight in China (October-March) and Iceland (June-August) are at different times of the year because of their geographic locations.

  10. Estimation of radon and thoron caused dose at extraction and processing sites of mineral sand mining area in Vietnam (HA TINH province)

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    Mineral sands are mined in several countries to supply to the titanium and zircon producing industries. Coastal black mineral sands usually contain, besides ilmenite (FeTiO3) and rutile (TiO2), radioactive minerals such as zircon (ZrSiO4) and monazite (RePO4). Radon and thoron activity concentration originated from natural radioactive contents of the black mineral sand was monitored at the extraction and processing for black minerals in the coastal areas of Ha Tinh Province, one of the around 40 coastal mineral sand deposits in Vietnam. The survey was carried out with the Raduet chambers made by Radosys Ltd-Hungary. The obtained results for 25 investigated points show that the measured values are not high in the residential houses and in case of the sand extraction site as well. At the titanium processing plant the measured values were higher than outside the facility (Radon: 18-55 Bq/m3 with average of 34 Bq/m3 and Thoron 33-118 Bq/m3 with average of 58 Bq/m3) but still comparable to the average concentration of the world published by UNSCEAR. The typical outdoor levels of radon and thoron gas are each of the order of 10 Bq/m3. Although the radon concentrations were low in the zircon and titanium processing plants, the thoron concentrations in the houses for separating rutile and zircon were very high. At zircon processing factory, the thoron concentration could reach 2,931 Bq/m3 and the estimated annual effective dose would be 21.4 mSv/a. Intervention has to be taken in order to reduce the thoron level in this factory since the level of thoron and its progenies corresponding to an annual occupational effective dose is beyond the action level of 6 mSv/a. (author)

  11. Iodine nutritional status of residents in coastal areas of Fujian province%福建省沿海地区居民碘营养状况调查

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    陈志辉; 许龙善; 王木华; 吴佳妮; 何萌; 胡旻; 马宁; 林兆和

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the iodine nutritional status of residents in coastal areas of Fujian province,and to provide evidence for effective implementation of preventive strategy of scientific supplying of iodine.Methods In 2009,in Fujian province,6 cities were selected,then one area in every city was selected.A District Office was selected in every area,and then 1 Residents Committee in every District Office was selected.Eleven counties were selected,1 township in each county was selected,and then 1 village in each township was selected.Thirty families were selected in each Residents Committee(village),and then iodine content in household drinking water and salt were tested.The per capita salt intake in the households was calculated using 3 days weighing method.Twenty adults aged 18 to 45 were selected to test their urinary iodine; thirty pregnant and lactating women and 50 children aged 8 to 10 in each street(township ) were selected to test their urinary iodine(UI).Results One hundred and fifty three,30,94,183 and 62 families in coastal cities,inland cities,inland rural areas,coastal rural areas,and coastal mountain areas were surveyed,respectively.The median iodine content of salt was 28.4 - 30.8 mg/kg.The coverage rate of iodized salt and the qualified iodized salt consumption rate were all above 90% in coastal cities,inland cities,inland rural areas and coastal mountain areas.The coverage rate of iodized salt and the qualified iodized salt consumption rate were 86.9%(159/183) and 83.6%(153/183) in coastal rural areas.In coastal cities,coastal rural areas,inland rural areas,inland cities and coastal mountain areas,258,300,110,160 and 101 children aged 8 - 10 were surveyed,respectively,and the median UI were 191.0,165.6,267.7,269.0 and 161.0 μg/L,respectively.One hundred and one,123,118,63 and 41 adults were surveyed,respectively,and the median UI were 197.6,203.4,174.7,302.8 and 154.9 μg/L,respectively.One hundred and fifty one,181,50,101 and 63

  12. Sporozoan Protozoa and Enteroparasites in the Gastroenteritic Patients Referring to the Healthcare Centers of Seven Provinces of Iran

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Background Sporozoan protozoa and enteroparasites cause gastroenteritis. Sporozoa are the major cause of self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent patients, however they cause serious diseased in patients with immunosuppression. Objectives The current study aimed to identify the prevalence of sporozoa and enteroparasites among patients with gastroenteritis referred to the healthcare centers in seven provinces of Iran. Patients and Methods In this cross-sectional study, 4200 stool samples were randomly collected from patients with gastroenteritis in the selected hospitals of Gilan, East Azerbaijan, Qazvin, Kurdistan, Mazandaran, Tehran and Khorasan-e-Razavi provinces. Primarily samples were examined directly for enteroparasites. The samples were then filtered and concentrated using Paraseb kit. The pellets were fixed, stained by different assays including acid fast staining, Auramin Phenol Fluorescence, Giemsa and light microscopy. Results The results revealed the overall rate of infection, 3.86% (163 cases, as an indicator of parasitic enteropathogens in Iran. Among the provinces, Khorasan-e-Razavi and Mazandaran with 8.83% (53 cases and 0.34% (2 cases showed the highest and lowest rates of infection, respectively. The frequencies of sporozoa including Cryptosporidium, Microsporidium, Isospora and Cyclospora spp. were 0.1%, 0.1%, 0.07% and 0.02% respectively. Among the parasites, Giardia lambelia, Taenia saginata and Hookworms with 1.78% and 0.02% had the highest and lowest rates of infection, respectively. Regarding the age groups, the highest and the lowest rates of infection were in 0 - 10 (48% and 41 years old and above (6.7% groups, respectively. Conclusions Despite relatively low prevalence of sporozoa, giardiosis is the most prevalent agent for gastroenteritis amongst 3.86% of parasitic infections in Iran. The current study confirmed the abundance of infection in warm and wet seasons, and more frequency of infections among children than

  13. Investigation on swine Trichinella infection in Shangqiu area of Henan Province%河南省商丘地区猪旋毛虫感染调查

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    姜鹏; 丁艳霞; 姚义好; 刘莉娜; 张盾; 巫小龙; 崔晶; 王中全

    2011-01-01

    目的 了解河南省商丘地区猪的旋毛虫自然感染情况.方法 在河南商丘某县农村的3个生猪屠宰点,收集屠宰猪的膈肌样本,分别应用压片镜检法和人工消化法对肌肉样本进行旋毛虫检验.结果 273头屠宰猪均为圈养猪,肌肉样本应用镜检法与消化法的幼虫检出率分别为0(0/273)与3.30%(9/273)(x2=7.230,P<0.05),阳性肉样的平均每g肌肉虫荷(larvae per gram,lpg)为0.48.结论 河南省商丘地区农村圈养猪的旋毛虫感染率较高,但感染度较低;在旋毛虫病低度流行区应使用消化法对猪肉进行旋毛虫检验.%To investigate swine Trichinella infection in Shangqiu area of Henan Province, a total of 273 diaphragm samples were collected from the pigs slaughtered in 3 abattoirs in villages of Shangqiu, and examined for Trichinella larvae by direct microscopic examination and artificial digestion method, respectively. The 273 slaughtered pigs were indoor-raised. The detection rate of Trichinella larvae in meat samples was 0%(0/273) and 3. 30% (9/273), respectively (χ2 =7. 230,P<0. 05). The mean larvae per gram (lpg) of the infected pork samples was 0. 48. The prevalence of swine Trichinella infection in Shangqiu of Henan was high with low level of infection and the digestion method should be applied for inspection of Trichinella in pork in low endemic area of trichinellosis.

  14. Exploring the relationship among financial supervision, organizational health and adjusting role of organizational commitment in executive organizations of North Khorasan province

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    TAHERI LARI, Masoud; SHEKARI, Abbas; BAHMANPOR, Reza

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    Abstract. Organizational health in governmental organizations leads to correct decision making and policy implementation and results in effective and efficient public services. Various factors such as efficient control and supervision, organizational culture, organizational commitment, organizational environment and government structure affect organizational health. One of the main elements of organizational health is financial supervision. The main aim of this study is to explore the relatio...

  15. Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B, C, D Infections and Their Associated Risk Factors among Prisoners in Southern Khorasan Province, Iran

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    Masood Ziaee; Gholamreza Sharifzadeh; Mohammad Hasan Namaee; Mohammad Fereidouni

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    Abstract Background Prison inmates are among the high risk population for dangerous infections such HIV, HBV, HCV and other contagious diseases. In spit of many data about the prevalence and risk factors for blood born diseases among prisoners in the world, such data are spares from Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors for HIV, HBV, HCV and HDV infections among a large sample of prison inmates in Iran. Methods In a cross-sectional study in 20...

  16. Research on Construction Model of Rural Tourism Eliminating Poverty in Poor Areas of Guizhou Province%贵州省贫困地区乡村旅游产业化扶贫建设模式探讨

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    殷红梅; 徐燕

    2011-01-01

    To further develop rural economy in poor areas in Guizhou Province and make the poor rich, the construction modes of rural tourism industry which was to alleviate the poverty in the poor areas in Guizhou Province were explored, relying on the beautiful natural scenery, rich ethnic customs and pleasant climatic conditions in Guizhou Province. The results showed that Guizhou rural tourism industry could be developed into six types of typical tourist small town construction modes and eight types of rural tourism industry linkage construction modes. It was suggested to promote the process of rural tourism industrialization in poor areas in Guizhou Province by urbanization and industrialization and to promote urban and rural development.%为进一步发展贵州省贫困地区农村经济,使贫困人口脱贫致富,依托贵州美丽的自然风光、浓郁的民族风情、宜人的气候条件,对贵州省贫困地区乡村旅游产业化扶贫建设模式进行探索研究.结果表明:贵州省乡村旅游产业化扶贫建设模式可以发展6种典型旅游小城镇建设模式、8种乡村旅游产业联动建设模式.以城镇化和工业化推进贵州省贫困地区乡村旅游产业化扶贫建设进程,促进城乡统筹发展.

  17. The emergence and maintenance of vector-borne diseases in the khyber pakhtunkhwa province, and the federally administered tribal areas of pakistan.

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    Nieto, Nathan C; Khan, Khalid; Uhllah, Ghufran; Teglas, Mike B

    2012-01-01

    Human populations throughout much of the world are experiencing unprecedented changes in their relationship to the environment and their interactions with the animals with which so many humans are intimately dependent upon. These changes result not only from human induced changes in the climate, but also from population demographic changes due to wars, social unrest, behavioral changes resulting from cultural mixing, and large changes in land-use practices. Each of these social shifts can affect the maintenance and emergence of arthropod vectors disease or the pathogenic organisms themselves. A good example is the country of Pakistan, with a large rural population and developing urban economy, it also maintains a wide diversity of entomological disease vectors, including biting flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. Pathogens endemic to the region include the agents of piroplasmosis, rickettsiosis, spirochetosis, and viral hemorrhagic fevers and encephalitis. The northwestern region of the country, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK), formerly the North-West Frontier Provence (NWFP), and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are mountainous regions with a high degree of habitat diversity that has recently undergone a massive increase in human population density due to an immigrating refugee population from neighboring war-torn Afghanistan. Vector-borne diseases in people and livestock are common in KPK and FATA regions due to the limited use of vector control measures and access to livestock vaccines. The vast majority of people in this region live in abject poverty with >70% of the population living directly from production gained in animal husbandry. In many instances whole families live directly alongside their animal counterparts. In addition, there is little to no awareness of the threat posed by ticks and transmission of either zoonotic or veterinary pathogens. Recent emergence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in rural populations

  18. Study of an aplite dyke from the Beira uraniferous province in Fornos de Algodres area (Central Portugal): Trace elements distribution and evaluation of natural radionuclides

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    Highlights: • Distribution of natural radionuclides in an U-rich aplite from Central Portugal. • INAA, XRD and gamma spectrometry were applied to various types of samples. • Higher U values for clay/sand fractions, and core of spheroidal weathered aplite. • Large difference between pre-Rn and post-Rn values suggests high loss of radon. • Weathering of aplite is a potential source of radiological hazards. - Abstract: A uranium-rich aplite dyke with spheroidal alteration sited in the Beira uraniferous province, in Fornos de Algodres area (Northern Central Portugal) was studied, focusing on trace element distributions, especially U, in the aplite. A vertical profile, different size fractions, and various concentrically weathered layers of rock, were examined. The main goal of the work is to better understand the geochemical behavior and distribution of natural radionuclides in fine-grained granitic rocks, and changes that occur during weathering. The rock samples obtained from this site were examined using chemical and mineralogical methods: instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and the X-ray diffraction (XRD). Field gamma spectrometry (FGS) and high resolution gamma spectrometry (HRGS) in the laboratory were also performed in order to determine concentrations of the natural radionuclides (K, Th and U) responsible for terrestrial gamma radiation, and for comparison of results with INAA measurements, enabling some information concerning radon losses. The U concentration in the studied samples vary between 4.5 and 83 ppm (always higher than upper continental crust value), with the higher values detected in the clay and sand fractions of weathered aplite (residual clay) and in the rounded boulders of aplite with spheroidal weathering, especially in the core. Strong variations in natural radionuclide contents, especially observed between residual clay and soil, relate to differences in source material. The large difference between pre-Rn and post

  19. Geology, alteration, age dating and petrogenesis of intrusive bodies in Halak Abad prospect area, NE Iran

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    Maliheh Ghourchi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The Halak Abad prospect occurs in the northeastern part of Central Iran zone (Sabzevar structural zone. In this investigation, geochemical evolution, age and source of part of northeastern Iran magmatic arc (intrusive bodies in Halak Abad area in the Khorasan Razavi province has been studied. The exposed rocks consist of volcanic rocks with andesite and dacite nature, limestone, plutonic rocks mostly diorite, quartz diorite, monzodiorite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite and granite and sedimentary rocks such as limestone, sandstone and conglomerate. Magnetic susceptibility of intrusive rocks is >100 × 10-5 SI, so they belong to the magnetite-series (oxidized. This magmatism is mainly low-K (tholeiite series and meta-aluminous. The amounts of Zr, Th, Nb and Ti show depletion compared to N-MORB. Trace elements behavior shows a nearly flat pattern. Age of granodiorite body based on U-Pb zircon dating is 99.7±1.8 Ma (Mid-Cretaceous and 87Sr/86Sr initial ratio is 0.7047. The geochemical signature and 87Sr/86Sr initial ratio in the area suggest volcanic arc magmatism in subduction zone. This magmatism has characteristic such as high Na2O (3-7 %, low K2O (0.12-1 %, high CaO (4-5.7%, low Rb (1-20 ppm, low total REE (<40 ppm, high Ba/Nb, Sm/Yb<2, (La/YbN<5, 87Sr/86Sr initial ratio < 0.7045 and εNd: +4.5 show differences with normal granitoids in subduction zones. Geochemical and petrological characteristics indicate melting in relatively low pressure (shallow depth. The lines of evidence demonstrate that formation of this granitoid needs a suprasubduction zone.

  20. Phytosociological description of norite koppies in the Rustenburg area, North-West Province and refinement of the distribution of the Norite Koppies Bushveld on the national vegetation classification map of South Africa

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    A. J. H. Lamprecht

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    Full Text Available The Norite Koppies Bushveld vegetation type boasts a distinctive and contrasting topography and species composition easily distinguished from that of surrounding areas. A phytosociological study was done on the leased mining area of the Impala Platinum Mining Company north of Rustenburg in the North-West Province. Similar norite koppies, situated west of the Norite Koppies Bushveld vegetation, and not yet mapped by Mucina & Rutherford (2006, were identified in the study area and phytosociologically described. Six plant communities and two subcommunities were identified. Multivariate statistical analyses (correspondence analyses confirmed that the species composition of these areas corresponds with and does therefore form part of the Norite Koppies Bushveld vegetation type as described by Mucina & Rutherford (2006. Some of these communities contain Boscia albitrunca, a protected plant species, and should therefore be considered as areas with conservation value.

  1. Water, organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus contents in sediment of a large-scale mariculture area in the Zhelin Bay of eastern Guangdong Province, China

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    DONG Qiaoxiang; LIN Junda; SHANG Xu; LI Jin; HUANG Changjiang

    2008-01-01

    The Zhelin Bay is one of the most important bays for large-scale maricuhure in Guangdong Province,China.Owing to the increas-ing human population and the expanding marieuhure in the last two decades,the ecological environment has greatly changed with frequent harmful algal blooms.A monthly survey of water content,organic matter ( TOM ),and various forms of nitrogen and phosphorous in sediment from July 2002 to July 2003 in the bay was conducted.The results showed that the water content was cor-related significantly with TOM and various forms of nitrogen and phosphorus and can be used as proxy for quick and rough estimate of these factors in the future surveys.TOM was also correlated significantly with various forms of nitrogen and phosphorus,indica-ting that it was one of the key factors affecting the concentrations and distributions of nitrogen and phosphorus in the investigated waters. Average total Kjeldhal nitrogen (TkN) Content was( 1113.1±382.5 )μg/g and average total phosphorus (TP) content was(567.2 ± 223.3)μg/g, and both were much higher than those of similar estuaries in China and elsewhere. Average nitrogen and phosphorus tended to be higher inside than outside the bay,higher at aquaculture than non-aquacuhure areas,and higher at fish-cage culture than oyster culture areas,suggesting that large-scale mariculture inside the bay played an important role in the eutrophication of the Zhelin Bay.Various forms of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations were higher during the warm season (July--September),which was due to the increased decomposition and concentration of organic matter resulted from the fast growth and high mortality of the cultured species.Compared with July 2002,TkN and TP contents were much higher in July 2003,in consonance with the eut~'ophication of the Zhelin Bay.Because exchangeable phosphorus ( Ex-P),iron-bounded phos-phorus (Fe-P) and organic phosphorus (OP) combined accounted for 34.3% of the TP and authigenie phosphorus (Au-P) ac

  2. Analysis on Measles Surveillance in Two Sorts of Areas of Jiangsu Province in 1999%江苏省1999年两类地区麻疹疫情监测分析

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    陶红; 陆培善; 张晋琳

    2001-01-01

    Measles surveillance in Jiangsu Province started in 1999 by dividing the province into two sorts of areas. The first sort of area is economic well-developed area where EPI is carried out well and measles incidence is lower. The cities of this area investigated included Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou and Zhenjiang. The second sort of area included 9 cities (Nanjing, Xuzhou, Liangyungang, Nantong, Huaiyin, Suqian, Yangcheng, Yangzhou and Taizhou) where all the conditions are not as good as that mentioned in the first sort of area. The surveillance system of the province reported in 1999 a total of 938 suspected measles cases in 13 cities, of which 684 were confirmed as measles. The notifiable reporting system reported 846 suspected measles cases and 684 cases were confirmed. This indicated that the surveillance system operated well. The measles epidemiological features in two sorts of areas were compared. In first sort of area, including Nanjing, the measles cases of ≥15 years old accounted for 66.3% of the total cases. In second sort of area, not including Nanjing, the measles cases of <15 years old accounted for 90.8% of the total cases, and 73.2% of them were patients <10 years old. In 1999, there were 10 measles outbreaks occurred in the province and 218 measles cases were reported which accounted for 31.7% of the confirmed measles cases reported by the provincial measles surveillance system. 9% the 10 outbreaks occurred in the second sort of area, the cases were preschool and primary school children. The results showed that progression of EPI work was uneven in two sorts of areas of Jiangsu Province.%江苏省在1999年分两类地区开展了麻疹监测,一类地区为经济较发达、计划免疫工作基础好、麻疹发病水平较低的苏州等4个市;而以南京、徐州等9个市为二类地区。全年麻疹监测系统报告疑似麻疹938例,而法定传染病常规报告系统报告846例,前者比后者多92例。对两类地区麻疹发病

  3. Serological Investigation of Swine Toxoplasmosis in Partial Area of Anhui Province%安徽部分地区猪弓形虫病的血清学调查研究

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    向忠菊; 段永兰; 岳新军; 陈鹏举

    2011-01-01

    In order to understand the status of toxoplasmosis infection on pigs in partial area of Anhui Province, 1 227 samples of swine serum were collected from pig farms (households) in partial regions of Anhui Province, and the toxoplasma antibodies of these serums were detected by indirect hemagglutination test (IHA). The results showed that the average positive rate was 24.29% for all of the samples, so it means that the toxoplasmosis infections were widespread in pig farms of Anhui Province, and its prevalence and occurrence related to the culture month and the culture size.%为了解安徽地区猪感染弓形虫病的情况,从安徽省部分地区养殖场(户)采取猪血清1 227份、采用间接血凝试验(IHA)检测弓形虫抗体.结果显示:平均阳性率为24.29%,表明安徽地区猪弓形虫病普遍存在.其发生与流行与养殖月份和养殖规模相关.

  4. The Impact of Free Trade Area on Port Logistics in Fujian Province%自由贸易区对福建省港口物流的影响

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    2015-01-01

    With the establishment of China (Fujian)free trade test area,the economic cooperation between the two sides will be further deepened,and the development of port logistics in Fujian province is bound to be a new engine.Based on the free trade zone and port logistics development in Fujian Province,this paper analyzes the impact of Free Trade Zone on the port logistics in Fujian province.%随着中国(福建)自由贸易试验区的设立,两岸经济合作将进一步深化,对福建省港口物流的发展必然是一个新引擎。文中通过对自由贸易区以及福建省港口物流发展现状的介绍,分析了自贸区对福建省港口物流的影响。

  5. Mental health and burnout in primary and secondary school teachers in the remote mountain areas of Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China

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    Lulu Zhang,1 Jingping Zhao,1 Huaqing Xiao,3 Hongbo Zheng,2 Yaonan Xiao,3 Miaoyang Chen,3 Dingling Chen31Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health of Hunan Province, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 2Department of Psychiatry, Guangzhou Brain Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 3Department of Psychiatry, Luoding Dagang Hospital, Luoding, Guangdong, People's Republic of Chi...

  6. Mental health and burnout in primary and secondary school teachers in the remote mountain areas of Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China

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    2014-01-01

    Lulu Zhang,1 Jingping Zhao,1 Huaqing Xiao,3 Hongbo Zheng,2 Yaonan Xiao,3 Miaoyang Chen,3 Dingling Chen31Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health of Hunan Province, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 2Department of Psychiatry, Guangzhou Brain Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 3Department of Psychiatry, Luoding Dagang Hospital, Luoding, Guangdong, People's Republic of...

  7. The Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Structure Characteristics of County in Mountainous Areas in Sichuan Province of China-A Case Study of Rong County

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    Zhou, Wei; Wang, Chen; Song, Xing; Deng, Liang-ji

    2011-01-01

    Based on me data concerning detailed survey on land in the year 2009 and land change in the year 2010 in Rong County, a mountainous region of Sichuan Province, by using quantitative geographical model, we conduct quantitative analysis of the status quo of land use in Rong County in terms of land use diversification, land use centralization, land use combination type, land use geographic significance and comprehensive use degree of land use. m e results show some characteristics as follows. Fi...

  8. Predator and parasitoid species associated with oil-bearing rose (Rosa damascena Miller) production areas in Isparta province with distributional remarks

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    Demirözer, Ozan; KARACA, İsmail

    2014-01-01

    This study was carried out between the years 2006 and 2007 in order to determine the predator and parasitoid insect species and their distribution in the oil-bearing rose production fields in Isparta province. Collected materials were put into jars containing ethyl acetate for killing, and then pinned in laboratory. Collected live insects were put in the plastic jars in order to obtain parasitoids. As a result total of 46 species of insects belonging to 15 families and 6 orders were determine...

  9. Granite, gabbro and mafic microgranular enclaves in the Gejiu area, Yunnan Province, China: a case of two-stage mixing of crust- and mantle-derived magmas

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    Cheng, Yanbo; Spandler, Carl; Mao, Jingwen; Rusk, Brian G.

    2012-10-01

    Geochronological, geochemical, whole-rock Sr-Nd, and zircon Hf isotopic analyses were carried out on the Jiasha Gabbro, mafic microgranular enclaves (MME) and host Longchahe Granite samples from the Gejiu area in the southeast Yunnan province, SW China, with the aim of characterizing their petrogenesis. Compositional zoning is evident in the gabbro body as the cumulate textures and mineral proportions in the gabbro interior are distinct from the gabbro margin. The Longchahe Granite largely comprises metaluminous quartz monzonite with distinctive K-feldspar megacrysts, but also contains a minor component of peraluminous leucogranite. The MME have spheroidal to elongated/lenticular shapes with sharp, crenulated and occasionally diffuse contacts with the host granite, which we attribute to the undercooling and disaggregation of mafic magma globules within the cooler host felsic magma. Field observations, geochronology, geochemistry, Sr-Nd and zircon Hf isotopic compositions point to a complex petrogenesis for this granite-MME-gabbro association. Zircon 206Pb/238U ages determined by LA-ICP-MS for a mafic enclave, its host granite and the gabbro body are 83.1 ± 0.9 Ma, 83.1 ± 0.4 Ma and 83.2 ± 0.4 Ma, respectively, indicating coeval crystallization of these igneous rock units. Crystal fractionation processes can explain much of the compositional diversity of the Jiasha Gabbro. The geochemical features of the gabbro, such as high Mg# (up to 70) and Cr (up to 327 ppm), enrichment in LILEs (e.g., Rb, Ba, K2O) and LREEs, and depletion in HFSE (e.g., Nb, Ta, Ti), together with initial 87Sr/86Sr ratios of 0.708-0.709 and negative ɛNd(t) values (-5.23 to -6.45), indicate they were derived from a mantle source that had undergone previous enrichment, possibly by subduction components. The Longchahe Granite has a large range of SiO2 (59.87-74.94 wt%), is distinctly alkaline in composition, and has Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic compositions ((87Sr/86Sr)i > 0.712, ɛNd(t) = -6.93 to -7

  10. THE WAY TO THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION (VSEOBUCH): ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS OF PERM PROVINCE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE XIX – EARLY XX CENTURY

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    Svetlana V. Golikova

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    The aim of the publication is the analysis of formation and development of the primary school in the post-reform period in rural areas of the Perm province in terms of its strategic perspective which suggests transition to compulsory primary education as an integral part of the process of creating social and cultural environment of modern times.Methods. Education is observed in terms of institutional and systemic approaches, and the post-reform stage of its development is analyzed in the cont...

  11. Prevalence of zoonotic intestinal parasites in domestic and stray dogs in a rural area of Iran.

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    Beiromvand, Molouk; Akhlaghi, Lame; Fattahi Massom, Seyed Hossein; Meamar, Ahmad Reza; Motevalian, Abbas; Oormazdi, Hormozd; Razmjou, Elham

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    Certain zoonotic parasites are enteropathogens in dogs that cause serious human disease such as cystic echinococcosis, human alveolar echinococcosis, visceral larva migrans, and ocular larva migrans. This study investigated the prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs in the Chenaran County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Sampling was carried out randomly in 17 villages from November 2009 to January 2010. Seventy-seven fecal samples from 28 domestic and 49 stray dogs were examined using sieving/flotation and modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining. Intestinal parasites were found in 51 of the 77 (66%) dogs most common being Toxascaris leonina (29%, 22/77), Toxocara spp. (25%, 19/77), Eimeria spp. (19%, 15/77), Taenia/Echinococcus spp. (18%, 14/77), Sarcocystis spp. (17%, 13/77), and Dicrocoelium dendriticum (14%, 11/77). Lower infection rates of parasites were observed for Trichuris vulpis (6%, 5/77), Cryptosporidium spp. (5%, 4/77), and Physaloptera spp. (3%, 2/77). Prevalence of infection by Dipylidium caninum, Capillaria spp., Cystoisospora spp., and hookworms was similar (1%, 1/77). This study is the first report of the prevalence of intestinal parasites of domestic and stray dogs in Chenaran County, Northeast Iran. The higher prevalence of zoonotic intestinal parasites such as Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara spp. and Taenia/Echinococcus spp. compared to other parasites indicates the need for control programs to minimize the risk of transmission of zoonotic disease, particularly cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, visceral larva migrans, and ocular larva migrans to people living in these areas. PMID:23044475

  12. Entre préservation et/ou mise en valeur de la ressource, quel avenir pour les Aires Marines Protégées en Province Nord de la Nouvelle-Calédonie ? Between preservation and / or development of the resource, what future for Marine Protected Areas in Northern Province of New Caledonia?

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    Dolorès Bodmer

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Cette étude permet une approche distincte de la réflexion sur les ressources marines dans le cadre d'une aire protégée. En effet, les écosystèmes marins sont essentiels, d’autant plus, qu’ils présentent en Nouvelle-Calédonie une grande richesse, notamment en termes de patrimoine culturel. Ce sont majoritairement les Kanak qui habitent sur la Côte Est de la Province Nord, où la Collectivité et le WWF collaborent à la mise en place de plusieurs aires marines protégées (AMP. Jusqu’à présent, la gestion coutumière Kanak a permis une relative préservation de ces écosystèmes dans un secteur littoral non soumis aux pressions de l’urbanisation, du tourisme ou de la navigation. L’étude s’attache à souligner les enjeux autour de la mise en place des AMP et des perspectives de développement local, sur le milieu marin et les populations locales. Il s’agit de voir comment cette expérimentation est envisagée par les différents acteurs (État, Province Nord, associations, coutumiers etc. et de s’interroger sur les mécanismes de gouvernance.This study allows a distinct approach to thinking about the marine resources in a protected area. Indeed, marine ecosystems are essential, especially as they are in New Caledonia, particularly in terms of cultural heritage. It is mainly Kanak who live on the East Coast of the North Province, where the Community and WWF collaborate on the installation of several marine protected areas (MPAs. So far, the Kanak customary management allowed a relative preservation of these ecosystems in a coastal area not subject to the pressures of urbanization, tourism and navigation. The study aims to highlight the issues surrounding the establishment of MPAs and opportunities for local development on the marine environment and local populations. This is to see how this experiment is considered by the various actors (State, Northern Province, associations, etc. customary. And to consider the

  13. Determination of lime tree (Tilia begonifolia Stev.) stems form based on quantitative parameters (Study area: Shafaroud forests of Guilan province, Iran)

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    Nazari Sendi Mohammad Rasoul; Navroodi Iraj Hassanzad; Poorbabaei Hassan; Sheikhkanlu Milan Mohammad; Bakhshandeh Behzad

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    The lime tree is one of the rare and valuable species that found in the Hyrcanian moist forests with economic as well as ecological value. Identification of the quantitative and qualitative features of this species is important. In order to investigate the stem form of this species in the Shafaroud forests of Guilan Province, 141 lime trees in 39 plots were analyzed during the four stages of small pole, pole, saw-timber, and maturity. In each plot, stem-diameter at different heights was me...

  14. Geology and petrology of Tertiary volcanic rocks of Sarbisheh perlite mine area (eastern Iran and industrial applications

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    Seayad Sayid Mohammadi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The study area is located at northwest of Sarbisheh in South Khorasan province and eastern border of Lut block. In this area, Tertiary (Eocene-Oligocene to Pliocene volcanic rocks consisting of basaltic andesite, dacite, rhyodacite, vitreous rhyolite (perlitic in some parts, tuff and ignimbrite are exposed. In the Daghar Mountain, A, B and C perlite layers with thicknesses of 102, 7 and 58 meters respectively, occur alternatively with volcanic-pyroclastic rocks. Zoning, sieve texture and embayment of plagioclase and roundness of minerals in the lavas indicate disequilibrium conditions during magma crystallization. Chemically, these are meta-aluminous, medium to high-K calc-alkaline, enriched in LILE and negative anomaly for Nb and Ti. Chondrite-normalized Rare Earth Elements (REE plots indicate enrichment of light REE in comparison with heavy REE, (La/YbN of 9.14-12.64, low negative anomaly for Eu in basaltic andesite (Eu/Eu*=0.91 and dacite (Eu/Eu*=0.78-0.87 and strong negative anomaly for Eu in the rhyolites (Eu/Eu*=0.18-0.35. Negative anomaly for Eu indicates calc-alkaline nature for these rocks. On the basis of chemical characteristics and magnetic susceptibility, these are I-type. Tectonically, the rocks belong to subduction zone and active continental margin and their parental magma originated from partial melting of enriched mantle and then crustal contamination during differentiation process. Dacites have an initial 87Sr/86Sr between 0.7048 and 0.7050 (average 0.7049 that confirm mantle source for the magma. Volcanic glasses of rhyolitic composition altered by hydration (likely meteoric water and formed perlite. Physical tests and chemical analyses show that perlite of Sarbisheh is suitable as raw material for production of expanded perlite.

  15. Distribution Characteristics of Producing Area, Geological Background and Development Countermeasures of Famous Tea in Anhui Province%安徽省名茶产地分布特征、地质背景与发展对策

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    张鑫; 陈芬洁; 俞婷婷

    2012-01-01

    通过对安徽省名茶产地的实地调查,从地质学角度分析了安徽省名茶产地的地质背景对土壤中元素组合、土壤类型的影响,探讨了茶叶品质与立地环境的关系,分析了茶叶优异的品质与地质背景的相关性.结果表明,安徽省名茶产地的成土母质主要为石英砂岩、花岗岩和片麻岩等,成土母质各有特点;各类成土母质为茶树生长提供了大量的营养物质,特别是有益的微量元素对提高茶叶品质起到了重要作用.并且从已发现的名茶产地地质学规律出发,提出了安徽省的名茶发展对策.%Based on the spot investigation on famous tea in Anhui province, the geological background affecting the soil elements assemblages and soil types was analyzed; the relationship between tea quality and site conditions of growing areas was discussed; and the interrelation between excellent tea quality and geological background conditions was analyzed. The results showed that the main soil parent materials of famous tea-producing areas in Anhui province were quartz sandstone, granite and gneiss with their own peculiarity. These parent materials provide abundant nutrimental materials, especially beneficial trace elements critical to the tea quality, for the growth of tea plant. Developmental strategies for the production of famous tea in the whole province were proposed from the geological point of view.

  16. Community perception of quality of (primary health care services in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa: a qualitative study

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to survey perceptions of quality of (primary health care services provided in rural communities in the Limpopo province. Ten focus groups discussions were held with community members chosen by convenience from public places from four villages in the central region of the Limpopo Province. The sample included 42 women and 34 men (76 participants. Results indicated perceived quality discussed within the following categories: (1 conduct of staff (reception, communication, discrimination, care and compassion, respect for privacy, (2 technical care (examination, explanation of treatment, responsiveness, treatment outcomes, (3 health care facility, (4 health care organisation, (5 drugs (availability, explanation, effectiveness, payment, and (6 waiting time. The findings suggest some satisfaction with free basic and preventive health care and social services provided but there is a need to look closely into the interpersonal dimension of the services provided, provision of medication with adequate explanation to patients on the medication given, and on structural aspects, there is need for the government to give support to the clinics to provide adequate services. Improving drug availability, interpersonal skills (including attitudes towards patients and technical care have been identified as the three main priorities for enhancing perceived quality of primary health care and health policy action.

  17. Community perception of quality of (primary) health care services in a rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa: a qualitative study.

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    Mashego, T A B; Peltzer, K

    2005-05-01

    The aim of the study was to survey perceptions of quality of (primary) health care services provided in rural communities in the Limpopo province. Ten focus groups discussions were held with community members chosen by convenience from public places from four villages in the central region of the Limpopo Province. The sample included 42 women and 34 men (76 participants). Results indicated perceived quality discussed within the following categories: (1) conduct of staff (reception, communication, discrimination, care and compassion, respect for privacy), (2) technical care (examination, explanation of treatment, responsiveness, treatment outcomes), (3) health care facility, (4) health care organisation, (5) drugs (availability, explanation, effectiveness, payment), and (6) waiting time. The findings suggest some satisfaction with free basic and preventive health care and social services provided but there is a need to look closely into the interpersonal dimension of the services provided, provision of medication with adequate explanation to patients on the medication given, and on structural aspects, there is need for the government to give support to the clinics to provide adequate services. Improving drug availability, interpersonal skills (including attitudes towards patients) and technical care have been identified as the three main priorities for enhancing perceived quality of primary health care and health policy action. PMID:16045107

  18. Contrastive Analysis of Evolution of Land Use Structure in Developed Area and Developing Area A Case Study on Suzhou of Jiangsu Province and Suzhou of Anhui Province%经济发达地区与欠发达地区土地利用结构演化比较——以江苏省苏州市和安徽省宿州市为例

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    乔伟峰; 孙在宏; 兰晓华; 王亚华

    2012-01-01

    The contrastive study on evolution of land use structure in developed area and developing area can provide theoretical basis of sustainable land use. Based on the index model of number, extent change of land use and information entropy theory, using the land survey data of Suzhou of Jiangsu Province and Suzhou of Anhui Province from 1998 to 2008, the author analyzes and contrasts the regulations and differences on evolution of the land use structure. The result shows that in these 10 years : Main land types, such as agriculture land, settlement and incompatible industry land and transportation land, have the same change direction in this two cities, but the change ranges and speed of Suzhou of Jiangsu Province are more than Suzhou of Anhui Province; even through the index of land use degree are both highly, the index of Suzhou of Jiangsu Province is increasing quickly and in a high-speed development period and the Suzhou of Anhui Province is much slow, with years going, the gap of the index have become 9.36 in 2008; information entropy increases year by year with a tendency from fast to slow and the Suzhou of Jiangsu Province increases more quickly, so that land use systems become complex and disordered in two cities. The direction of land use in the future is to improve land use structure by taking actions that suit local circumstances.%以苏州市和宿州市为代表,对经济发达地区与欠发达地区的土地利用结构演化进行比较研究。在土地利用数量、程度变化分析模型和信息熵理论支持下,分析比较了1998--2008年两市土地利用结构演化规律及其差异。结果表明:两市耕地、居民点及工矿用地和交通运输用地等主要地类的变化方向相同,且苏州市的变化幅度的绝对值和变化速度均远大于宿州市;两市的土地利用程度均较高,苏州市该指数的增长总体上维持在较高水平,处于高速发展期,宿州市则较为稳定,处于缓慢的

  19. New Record of Odonata in the Northeast Area and Jilin Province in China%中国东北地区和吉林省蜻蜓目新记录种记述

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    钱晨; 王志明; 赵东芳

    2011-01-01

    Specimens of Odonata collected were identified, and four new records in northeast area and six new records in Jilin province were confirmed.New records in northeast area are Sympetrum ruptum Needham, Libellula basilinea McLachlan, Somatochlora dido Needham and Ischnura elegans Vander Linden.New records in Jilin province are Sympetrum ruptum Needham, Libellula basilinea McLachlan, Somatochlora dido Needham, lschnura elegans Vander Linden, S、 croceolum Selys and S.imitens Selys.%对采集的蜻蜓标本进行鉴定,确定了4个东北地区新记录种和6个吉林省新记录种.其中东北地区新记录种为双横赤蜻Sympetrum rupturm Needham,高斑蜻Libellula basilinea McLachlan,绿金光伪蜻 Somatochlora dido Needham和长叶异痣蟌Ischnura.elegans Vander Linden.吉林省新记录种除上述外还有半黄赤蜻S.croceolum Selys和黄腿赤蜻S.imitens Selys.

  20. Atmospheric corrosion in subtropical areas: XRD and electrochemical study of zinc atmospheric corrosion products in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)

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    Morales, J. [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)]. E-mail: jmorales@ull.es; Diaz, F. [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Hernandez-Borges, J. [Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutricion y Bromatologia, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Gonzalez, S. [Departamento de Quimica Fisica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

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    In the present paper, zinc sheets have been exposed for 4 years to the action of different atmospheres in 35 test sites located in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Corrosion products formed on the surface of the samples have been identified by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) for the first and second year of exposure. Zincite, hydrozincite, simonkolleite, zinc chlorohydroxysulphate, zinc oxysulphate and zinc hydroxysulphate have been identified in the test sheets. Preliminary results of an electrochemical study of the breakdown potential of zinc samples are also presented in order to test the protective effect of the film formed on the surface of the samples. It was found that the protective effect of this film increases linearly with exposure time.

  1. Atmospheric corrosion in subtropical areas: XRD and electrochemical study of zinc atmospheric corrosion products in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)

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    In the present paper, zinc sheets have been exposed for 4 years to the action of different atmospheres in 35 test sites located in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Corrosion products formed on the surface of the samples have been identified by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) for the first and second year of exposure. Zincite, hydrozincite, simonkolleite, zinc chlorohydroxysulphate, zinc oxysulphate and zinc hydroxysulphate have been identified in the test sheets. Preliminary results of an electrochemical study of the breakdown potential of zinc samples are also presented in order to test the protective effect of the film formed on the surface of the samples. It was found that the protective effect of this film increases linearly with exposure time

  2. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran:Results from an epidemiological study in urban and rural provinces

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    Faezeh Norouzinezhad; Fatemeh Ghaffari; Abbas Norouzinejad; Farzad Kaveh; Mohammad Mehdi Gouya

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To examine the prevalence and clinical manifestations of cutaneous leish-maniasis (CL) in Iran. Methods: This study was conducted in Iran between 2011 and 2013. Sampling, pre-paring, developing, and fixing of suspicious skin lesions were completed in healthcare centers in 31 Iranian provinces as well as in the Academic Reference Laboratory and the National Reference Laboratory. The information was then analyzed at the Ministry of Health's Information Management Center of Contagious Diseases. Results: Over a three-year period, the number of people identified with CL was 56 546. The highest incidence was reported in 2011 (27.5 per 100 000). Wet CL accounted for 43.7% of cases while 43.3% resulted from sporotrichoid leishmaniasis. The results showed that there was a higher incidence of CL due to Leishmania major (50.2%) than to Leishmania tropica. The results of this study found that the highest incidence of CL had happened respectively in Ilam, Fars and, Khorasan Razavi Provinces between 2011 and 2013. Conclusions: Although the incidence of the disease is declining, CL is still a public health concern and disease control protocols need to be established. Therefore, further studies are needed to identify the vectors, reservoirs, and disease species as well as to develop appropriate disease control strategies.

  3. Problems and Countermeasures of Ecological Restoration and Compensation in Mining Areas in Jiangxi Province%江西省矿区生态修复补偿问题与对策

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    徐斌; 傅伟

    2015-01-01

    江西省属国有矿区生态修复中存在生态补偿制度不合理;生态补偿体系不完善;生态补偿管理不健全;生态补偿市场不充分;生态补偿资金不到位等问题。完善江西省属国有矿区生态修复补偿的原则包括:开发与治理协同;新账与旧账分治;政府与市场结合;分类与共建并进。文章提出江西省属国有矿区生态修复补偿的对策建议为:构建生态监测和生态标准两种体系;建立补偿评估与补偿谈判两种机制;完善事前补偿与事后补偿两种制度;优化环境税制和补偿费用两种手段;运用直接融资和间接融资两种方式;加强环境法规和生态管理两种保障。%In the ecological restoration of state-owned mining areas in Jiangxi province,there are some prob-lems such as unreasonable ecological compensation system;imperfect ecological compensation system;unsound eco-logical compensation management;insufficient ecological compensation market;inadequate ecological compensation funds. The principles of improve the ecological restoration and compensation of state-owned mining areas in Jiangxi Province includes:coordination in development and governance;partition the new account and old scores;combined with the government and the market;and the principle of classification and co-construction and hand in hand. The article puts forward countermeasures and suggestions for the ecological restoration of state-owned mining areas in Jiangxi province:to establish two systems of ecological monitoring and ecological standard,to establish two mecha-nisms of compensation evaluation and compensation negotiation,to improve two systems of pre compensation and post compensation,to optimize two means of environment tax and compensation cost,to use two ways of direct finan-cing and indirect financing,to strengthen two guarantees of environmental regulations and ecological management.

  4. 广东省不同经济区域农村成年人体质状况研究%Study on Rural Adults’ Fitness in Different Economic Areas of Guangdong Province

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    王平

    2014-01-01

    本文以广东省不同经济区域农村成年人为研究对象,运用百分位数法制定广东省农村成年人身体素质与身体机能评价标准,采用身体素质与身体机能综合评价的方法,按照不同经济区域对广东省农村成年人身体素质和身体机能状况进行分析,并对不同经济区域农村成年人的BMI进行相关研究。结果显示:广东省不同经济区域农村成年男女的体重均呈现出明显的上升趋势并显现出明显的年龄特征;在身体形态上超重和肥胖比率有着明显的区域性差异,呈现出两级分化的趋势;身体素质亦出现两极分化的现象。%This paper takes rural adult in different economic development area of Guangdong province as researchobjects, and works out Guangdong province adult physical quality ’s evaluation standards by using method of percentiles,further conducts relative research to the BMI of different economic development area adults ’.The resultsshow that it is appeared obviously rise of rural adults ’ weight in different economic development area of Guang -dong province, shows an obvious age characteristics.It shows a trend of polarization on the body shape of rural a -dults’ overweight and obesity rate, which has a significant regional differences,showing a trend of polarization ofthe physique fit in different economic development .

  5. Evolution of hepatitis B virus surface gene and protein among Iranian chronic carriers from different provinces

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    Fatemeh Ramezani

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives:  Iranian chronic HBV carrier’s population has shown a unique pattern of genotype D distri- bution all around the country. The aim of this study was to explore more details of evolutionary history of carriers based on structural surface proteins from different provinces.Materials and Methods: Sera obtained from 360 isolates from 12 Different regions of country were used for amplificationand sequencing of surface proteins. A detailed mutational analysis was undertaken.Results: The total ratio for Missense/Silent nucleotide substitutions was 0.96. Sistan and Kermanshah showed the lowest rate of evolution between provinces (P = 0.055. On the other hand, Khorasan Razavi and Khoozestan contained the highest ratio (P = 0.055. The rest of regions were laid between these two extremes. Azarbayjan and Guilan showed the highest proportion of immune epitope distribution (91.3% and 96%, respectively. Conversely, Sistan and Tehran harbored the least percentage (66.6% and 68.8%, respectively. Kermanshah province contained only 5.2%, whereas Isfahan had 54.5% of B cell epitope distribution. In terms of T helper epitopes, all provinces showed a somehow homogeneity: 22.58% (Fars to 46.6% (Khuz- estan. On the other hand, distribution of substitutions within the CTL epitopes showed a wide range of variation between 6.6% (Khuzestan and 63% (Kermanshah.Conclusion: Further to low selection pressure found in Iranian population, the variations between different regions designate random genetic drift within the surface proteins. These finding would have some applications in terms of specific antiviral regimen, design of more efficient vaccine and public health issues.

  6. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons residues in Gentile di maiale, a smoked meat product typical of some mountain areas in Latina province (Central Italy

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    Giuseppe Carrabs

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Gentile di maiale is a typical meat product prepared in some traditional plants of Latina Province (Central Italy. It is obtained from dehydration, salting, smoking and ripening of swine rectum. Aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the traditional smoking process on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs content by means of high-performance liquid chromatographic/fluorescence detection. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons detected in 8 samples of raw material (swine rectum and samples of smoked gentile were: benzo[a]anthracene, chrisene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[a] pyrene, benzo[a,h]anthracene. Their residues were detected in all samples of finished product. European Regulation 835/2011 established two levels of PAHs content in meat products. According to first levels, in force until September 2014, only 2 out of 8 samples exceeded legal limit. According to the subsequent, more restrictive, limits all samples would be non-compliant. An improvement and a standardisation of traditional smoking procedures are recommended.

  7. Development processes of a master plan for flood protection and mitigation in a community area: A case study of Roi Et province

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    Chatchai Jothityangkoon; Haruetai Maskong; Phattaraporn Sangthong; Preeyaphorn Kosa

    2015-01-01

    Development processes of a master plan formulation for flood protection and mitigation consists of the selection process of a targeted area based on risk level, developing a present and future flood inundation map and a flood risk map and identify direction and drainage capacity of the targeted area. Main causes of flooding in the area can be identified leading to designing flood protection and a flood drainage system in both structural and non-structural measures, prior to a public hearing p...

  8. THE WAY TO THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION (VSEOBUCH: ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS OF PERM PROVINCE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE XIX – EARLY XX CENTURY

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the publication is the analysis of formation and development of the primary school in the post-reform period in rural areas of the Perm province in terms of its strategic perspective which suggests transition to compulsory primary education as an integral part of the process of creating social and cultural environment of modern times.Methods. Education is observed in terms of institutional and systemic approaches, and the post-reform stage of its development is analyzed in the context of the modernization theory. Historical-dynamic analysis and comparative-historical method are mostly used when systemizing factual data.Results. The article reveals basic stages and characteristics of elementary public schools in the Perm province countryside during pre-vseobuch (compulsory education period. The dynamics of the educational process in reference to the number of schools and enrollments is shown; the scale of the process and the participation of the «zemstvo system» (i.e. district council and the Orthodox Church in it are estimated. The clergy’s view on parochial schools as a special type of educational institutions is also described. Difficulties faced by public school policy during the implementation of rural compulsory education in the province are marked. It is shown that to achieve total literacy in the rural areas in the pre-revolutionary period was impossible in spite of the accelerated speed of the school education and substantial progress in the organization of the compulsory primary education.Scientific novelty. Turning to the history of compulsory elementary schools in terms of the «compulsory education paradigm» offers the possibility to set clear criteria for assessing the level of development of the education system and show how the compulsory education environment was formed.Practical significance. The results of the study and the facts introduced into scientific use can be adopted as a part of

  9. Epidemiological survey of taeniasis/cysticercosis in Puer area of Yunnan Province%云南省普洱地区猪带绦/囊虫病流行病学调查

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    徐安健; 汪丽波; 赵高潮; 乌姗娜; 靳庆娥; 谷俊朝

    2012-01-01

    Objective To understand the infectiousstatus of taeniasis/cysticercosis in Puer City in Yunnan Province. Methods The IgG antibody to taeniasis/cysticercosis in 2 870 persons randomly selected in the counties of Jingdong, Jinggu and Menglian in Pu er City in YunNan Province was detected using ELJSA. Results Anti-cysticercus IgG antibody was delected in 1 108 persons (38.61% )and there were a number of factors leasing to the prevalent of taeniasis/cysticercosis in this area. Conclusion The prevalence of taeniasis/cysticercosis is serious in Puer area and comprehensive intervention measures be taken to control the infection.%目的 了解云南省普洱地区的猪带绦/囊虫感染情况.方法 在云南省普洱地区的景东县、景谷县和孟连县随机抽查了2 870人,进行了猪带绦/囊虫IgG抗体检测,并进行了猪带绦/囊虫病的流行因素问卷调查.结果 猪带绦/囊虫IgG抗体阳性人数为1 108人,占调查总人数的38.61%.显示当地猪带绦/囊虫感染情况较为严重,而且当地存在较多的造成猪带绦/囊虫感染的流行因素.结论 云南省普洱地区的猪带绦/囊虫感染情况较为严重,应当因地制宜地对当地进行猪带绦/囊虫感染的综合防治干预.

  10. Archean Mass-independent Fractionation of Sulfur Isotope:New Evidence of Bedded Sulfide Deposits in the Yanlingguan-Shihezhuang area of Xintai, Shandong Province

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    LI Yanhe; HOU Kejun; WAN Defang; YUE Guoliang

    2008-01-01

    Multiple sulfur isotope ratios (34S/33S/32S) of Archean bedded sulfides deposits were measured in the Yanlingguan Formation of the Taishan Group in Xintai, Shandong Province, East of China; δ33S =-0.7‰ to 3.8‰,δ34S = 0.1‰-8.8‰, △33S = -2.3‰ to -0.7‰ The sulfur isotope compositions show obvious mass-independent fractionation (MIF) signatures. The presence of MIF of sulfur isotope in Archean sulfides indicates that the sulfur was from products of photochemical reactions of volcanic SO2 induced by solar UV radiation, implying that the ozone shield was not formed in atmosphere at that time, and the oxygen level was less than 10-5PAL (the present atmosphere level). The sulfate produced by photolysis of SO2 with negative △33S precipitated near the volcanic activity center; and the product of element S with positive △33S precipitated far away from the volcanic activity center. The lower △33S values of sulfide (-2.30‰ to-0.25‰) show that Shihezhuang was near the volcanic center,and sulfur was mostly from sulfate produced by photolysis. The higher △33S values (-0.5‰ to-2‰)indicate that Yanlingguan was far away from the volcanic center and that some of sulfur were from sulfate, another from element S produced by photolysis. The data points of sulfur isotope from Yanlingguan are in a line parallel to MFL (mass dependent fractionation line) on the plot of δ34S-δ33S,showing that the volcanic sulfur species went through the atmospheric cycle into the ocean, and then mass dependent fractionation occurred during deposition of sulfide. The data points of sulfur isotope from Shihezhuang represent a mix of different sulfur source.

  11. Determination of lime tree (Tilia begonifolia Stev. stems form based on quantitative parameters (Study area: Shafaroud forests of Guilan province, Iran

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The lime tree is one of the rare and valuable species that found in the Hyrcanian moist forests with economic as well as ecological value. Identification of the quantitative and qualitative features of this species is important. In order to investigate the stem form of this species in the Shafaroud forests of Guilan Province, 141 lime trees in 39 plots were analyzed during the four stages of small pole, pole, saw-timber, and maturity. In each plot, stem-diameter at different heights was measured by using the Spiegel Relaskop. Measurements and analyses included diameter at breast height( d.b.h. and total height. Same parameters was calculated: stem form factor based on diameter, stem form factor based on volume, form quotient, slenderness factor, ratio of stem height to total height, ratio of stem volume to total volume, correlation, and coefficient of determination to describe stem form factor. The results showed that the average stem form factor based on diameter was 0.554. The average stem form factor based on volume was 0.576, average form quotient was 2.32 and slenderness factor was 35.04%. The average ratio of stem height to total height was 82.45. In addition the results indicated a strong relationship between diameter at breast height and trunk coefficient. The ratio of stem volume to total volume revealed that 64.44 of lime volume is located in the bottom half of the trunk. The value of the parameters described here is towards a better description of stand characteristics. Obtained results indicating stability for natural lime tree in Iran.

  12. 广东省稻飞虱迁入轨迹及虫源地分析%Analysis of Immigration Trajectory and Source Areas of Rice Planthopper in Guangdong Province

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    黄俊; 杜尧东; 王华; 黄珍珠

    2013-01-01

    为了揭示广东省稻飞虱迁入路径和虫源地分布,为其精细化预测预报及源头治理提供科学依据,根据广东省清新县、广州番禺区2010、2011年稻飞虱虫情资料,利用HYSPLIT-4轨迹分析平台和图形处理软件GrADS进行稻飞虱迁入轨迹及虫源地分析。结果表明:稻飞虱发生初见日(迁入)及各高峰日当天、前1天、前2天观测到有降水,下沉气流和降水是迫使稻飞虱集中降落的主要原因;广东省早稻期间稻飞虱主要发生在5月上旬至7月上旬,低空急流、西南气流及偏南气流为稻飞虱迁入广东提供了运载气流,其稻飞虱迁入的虫源地主要分布在越南、老挝南部、海南省及两广南部;广东省晚稻期间稻飞虱主要发生在9月上旬至10月上旬,稻飞虱随偏北气流开始由北往南回迁,稻飞虱迁入的虫源地主要分布在湖南及江西等稻区。%In order to determine the immigration trajectory and source areas of rice planthopper in Guangdong Province, and to establish a basis for refined forecasting and source suppression, the geographic distribution of the source area of early immigrant rice planthopper was analyzed by GrADS (Graphics Processing Software), HYSPLIT-4, a trajectory analysis software for the simulation of migration pathways, and light trap catch data from 2 plant protection stations (including Qingxin, Panyu). The results indicated that precipitation was observed the immigrant and peaks days, as well as one day and two days ago. Downward airflow and precipitation were main two reasons of forcing rice planthopper to land focusly. The peaks of early immigrants of rice planthopper were from early May to early July for early-rice growth reason. Lower jet, southwest and south flows provided carrying force for immigrant rice planthopper, and most of the early immigrants came from Vietnam, southern Laos, Hainan Province, southern Guangdong Province and Guangxi Province

  13. On the Poverty in the Rocky Desertification Areas of Southwest China Based on AHP: A Case Study of Liupanshui City in Guizhou Province

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    Haibin; ZHU; Xiaodong; REN

    2014-01-01

    Karst rocky desertification mountain areas are regarded as main positions to wipe out poverty for their large poverty population,wide poverty area,high rate of poverty,etc. This paper takes Liupanshui city as an example where the situation of rocky desertification is very serious. We build the indicator system of poverty alleviation and development by analyzing their poverty and using the AHP method and also find the limiting factors which restrict the development of this area then put forward the recommendations to alleviate poverty.

  14. Neotectonics in the maritime provinces

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    Seismic risk assessment in the Maritime Provinces requires input from not just historical, but also geological sources. A detailed search through published and unpublished geological literature reveals many examples - some probable, some possible -of neotectonic movement in the area. Examples range in tectonic significance from those that reflect exaggerated local imbalance to those that signify deep-seated stress. Evidence for neotectonism in the Maritimes is multidisciplined. It includes deformation in bedrock and quaternary deposits, and regional warping. Recent movement also is indicated by changes in relative sea level, in situ stress fields and geodetic fluctuations. Finally, and most unequivocally, neotectonism in the Maritime Provinces is manifested as the seismic events that have sporadically affected the area throughout its recent geological history, and continue up to the present day. 288 refs

  15. Nitrate and nitrite contamination of sub-surface water in some areas of North West Frontier Province (N.W.F.P.) Pakistan

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    Over the past few years, nitrate and nitrite contamination of sub-surface water samples from Peshawar, Charsada, Mardan and Nowshera districts of NWFP has been studied. In all the areas under study, nitrate concentration of sub-surface water was found to be below WHO approved limit of 45 mg/l. Whereas city area after 1987 showed a decreasing level of nitrate contamination of sub-surface water, it appeared to be on the increase in water samples from the outskirts of Peshawar-Charsada road. No uniform increasing or decreasing patterns of nitrate contamination were observed for water samples from cantonment, University and Hayatabad, areas of Mardan, Charsada and Nowshera under study. The nitrate contamination of sub-surface water appeared to be due to both the agricultural activities as well as human and animal wastes. A few sub-surface water samples from Peshawar city, Mardan and Nowshera areas indicated high concentration of nitrite, which is alarming in view of the earlier reports showing absence of nitrite in water samples from these areas. However, since 1993, nitrite presence has not been detected in sub-surface water samples from all the areas under present investigation. (author)

  16. Financial Support to the Economic Development of Yangtze River Area of Anhui Province%皖江区域经济发展的金融支持研究

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    马小雪; 冯庆水

    2012-01-01

    随着《皖江城市带承接产业转移示范区规划》的提出,皖江区域应借助这一契机,大力发展经济,因此,对皖江区域经济发展中金融支持的研究具有现实意义。对皖江区域的经济发展、产业结构、金融水平、开放合作、公共服务、社会环境六大类要素进行因子分析,并运用金融相关指标构建皖江区域金融发展和经济增长关系的计量模型,得出金融支持对皖江区域经济发展的重要性。建议从金融各个方面支持皖江区域经济的增长,促进皖江区域产业结构升级和优化。%The issuing of the industrial transfer demonstration area planning for cities along Yangtze river in Anhui Province has brought a golden opportunity for the area to develop its economy. Hence, researches into financial support to the economic development of this area have a practical significance. With an analysis of the economic growth, industrial structure, financial level, openness and cooperation, public services, and social environment of the area, and by building an econometric model of relationship between financial development and economic growth by financial related index, the paper discovers the importance of financial support to the economic development of the area. It is suggested that the economic growth of the area should get an all-around financial support, so as to facilitate the upgrading and optimizing of its industrial structure.

  17. Study on Reclamation of the Deserted Quarries in Central Area of Zhejiang Province%浙中地区废弃矿山复绿技术研究

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    王蓉丽; 朱宝琦; 李绍龙; 徐明

    2011-01-01

    The central city of Zhejiang province-Jinhua has rich mineral resources, the development and utilization satisfied the needs of economic construction and social development. But many quarries have serious environmental problems and hidden dangers because of many years mining. It is urgent in the work of ecological management and reclamation of the deserted quarries. A representative selection of Wangxi quarry at the town of lingxia as research object, we determined the reclamation by environment survey, including planting material spraying, revegetation bags, substrate container seedling, vertical greening, slope toe wall backfill greening, soil dressing reclamation and landscape re-building seven technologies. Also planning for the different types of reclamation on steep slope, even steep slope, gentle slope and slope toe land. The neclamation effect was reached, the ecological environment was improved, the reference and guidance were provided for reclamation of the similar quarries.%浙中城市——金华拥有丰富的矿产资源,其开发利用保障了社会发展和经济建设的需求。然而多年的开采,许多矿山存在严重的环境问题与隐患,废弃矿山生态治理与复绿工作迫在眉睫。选择具有代表性的岭下镇王溪采石场作为研究对象,通过矿山环境现状调查,确定了PMS技术、植生袋围堰造坑植树技术、基质型容器苗种植技术、石壁藤本垂直绿化技术、坡脚挡墙回填土绿化技术、客土复垦技术和艺术景观再造技术7项复绿技术,并进行陡峻边坡、缓陡边坡、缓边坡和坡脚迹地分类复绿设计,达到了复绿效果,改善了生态环境,为同类矿山复绿工作提供借鉴和指导。

  18. Study on Sand Flies as a Vector(s of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis by Nested PCR in Rural Areas of Damghan District, Semnan Province

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    Y. Rasi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is caused by obligatory intracellular parasite of genus Lieshmania. The disease is reported from more than half of Iran's provinces. Various species of sand flies are vector of the disease. Determination of vectors and gaining knowledge about them are important for devising of control program. Materials & Methods: This survey was performed as a cross-sectional study in order to determine the vector(s of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Damghan district during 2008-2009. Sand flies were collected from indoors and outdoors by sticky traps twice in month from April to November. Head and last abdominal segments of the samples were removed and mounted in a drop of Puri’s medium and identified. The rest of the sand flies' bodies was subjected to DNA extraction for molecular detection of Leishmania parasite by Nested PCR using specific primers of minicircle kinetoplast DNAResults: Totally, 6110 sand flies in 8 species were collected. P. papatasi had high density (46.7%. Examination of 280 female sand flies by Nested PCR showed that 28 sand flies (10%include 24 specimens P.papatasi (85.7% and 4 specimens P.caucasicus(14.3%were found naturally infected with L.major. The highest rate of infected sandflies were observed in rodents burrow (42.9%. Maximum rate of sand fly infection was in September (89.3%. Conclusion: With respect to high density of P.papatasi and isolation of L.major from it, this species was the main vector of the disease. Detection of L.major from P.caucasicus shows that this species was the secondary vector in rodent burrow. The highest rate of sand leis infected was in September, so personal protection in this month is very important and necessary. Regarding to the high density of vectors and high infection rate of them taking actions to decrease the sand fly abundance and prevention of human biting are suggested.(Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2012;18(4:47-52

  19. Analysis on the Factors Influencing the Selection of Rural Residential Mode in Guanzhong Area of Shaanxi Province%陕西省关中农村住宅模式选择的影响因素分析

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    朱晓东; 卢梅; 周苗; 王伶俐

    2011-01-01

    在对陕西省关中部分农村进行问卷调查和实地调研的基础上,通过比较对农村住宅影响比较重要的成本、安全耐久性、内部舒适度、外部美观程度、布局设计、结构形式及低碳节能环保等因素,运用统计学方法,分析了受访者的性别、年龄、文化程度、家庭年收入及现在住宅结构等因素与将来住宅结构选择的相关性与显著性,总结出农民建房时对住宅及住宅结构选择的倾向,并根据分析结果提出在陕西省新农村建设中推广轻钢结构住宅的建议.%Based on the questionnaire survey and field investigation in some rural Guanzhong area of Shaanxi Province,and through comparing some very important influencing factors on rural residence, such as cost, security, durability, interior comfort, external beauty, housing layout design,structure,low-carbon,energy-saving,environmental protection and so on, the correlation and significance between the factors including the gender,age,education,annual household income and present residential structure of the interviewees and their choice of future residential structure were analyzed by using statistical method ,and then the farmers' tendency in constructing houses and selecting house patterns were summarized ,finally it was proposed from the analysis results that the light steel structure could be popularized during the new countryside construction of Shaanxi Province.

  20. A geological and hydrogeochemical investigation of the uranium potential of an area between the Orange and Kuruman Rivers, northwestern Cape Province. V.1

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    An extensive geological, hydrological and hydrochemical study was conducted to determine the uranium potential of an area which includes the greater part of the Gordonia District and part of the bordering Kuruman District. The area is situated between 21 and 22 degrees east, the Kuruman River in the north and the Orange River in the south. All berohole information germane to the area, such as Government and private drill records have been studied. As a result of this study maps of the area have been compiled, showing surface and pre-Karoo geology, the pre-Karoo and pre-Kalahari topography and the thickness of the Karoo and post-Karoo cover. Contour maps of water levels were compiled from which a regional east-west flow pattern was deduced, indicating a large groundwater basin which could be divided into four smaller basins. Hydrochemical studies substantiate the inferred flow pattern of the groundwater. Of prime importance in this investigation was the study of the distribution of uranium in the groundwater of the area and its association with the various lithologies encountered. Radiometric borehole logging of all accessible boreholes in the most promising areas delineated by this study confirmed the presence of uranium mineralisation in the depositional basins (in particular the Dwyka Tillite Formation) west of the granite-gneiss ridge. Uranium mineralisation in surficial deposits was also discovered as a result of the reassessment of radiometric airborne data obtained previously. It is concluded that potential economic uranium deposits may exist in the Dwyka Tillite Formation northwest of Upington and in the surficial diatomaceous earth deposits on the farm Rus-en-Vrede

  1. Classification and description of the vegetation in the Spitskop area in the proposed Highveld National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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    Mahlomola E. Daemane

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the proposed Highveld National Park (HNP is to conserve a considerable area of the poorly conserved Rocky Highveld Grassland and Dry Sandy Highveld Grassveld of the western Grassland Biome in South Africa. The park has not yet been proclaimed, but is currently under the management of the North West Parks and Tourism Board. The main aim of this study was to classify and describe the vegetation in the Spitskop area in the HNP. The areas affected by soil degradation were on the midslopes, footslopes, valley bottomland and the floodplains around the Spitskop hill. The concentrated grazing around the Spitskop area was also influenced by the existing dam in the floodplains. Floristic and soil degradation data were collected and used to classify and describe the plant communities of the Spitskop area. Vegetation sampling was performed by means of the Braun-Blanquet method and a total of twenty plots were sampled. A numerical classification technique (TWINSPAN was applied to the floristic data to derive a first approximation of the main plant communities. Further refinement was achieved by Braun-Blanquet procedures. The final results of the classification procedure were presented in the form of a phytosociological table, with three major communities and three subcommunities being described. Canonical correspondence analysis was used to determine the direct correlation between plant communities and soil degradation types. Soil compaction and sheet erosion were found to be the most significant variables determining plant community composition. Rill and gully erosion were shown to be of lesser significance in explaining the variation in plant communities. Conservation implications: Grasslands are amongst the most threatened biomes in South Africa, yet less than 1.3% are currently being conserved. The HNP has significant value for biodiversity conservation and the protection of this area will contribute to the preservation of the highly

  2. The prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus infection in head and neck non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in Khorasan, northeast of Iran

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    Objectives: To investigate the frequency and possible role of Epstein-Barr virus infection in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of the oral cavity and maxillofacial region in Khorasan (Northeast of Iran). Methods: The cross-sectional retrospective study assessed the frequency of Epstein-Barr virus infection in non-immunosuppressed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases of the oral cavity and maxillofacial region. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections from 34 cases of head and neck non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (17 low-grade B-cell lymphoma, 14 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and 3 peripheral T cell lymphoma) were selected as a case group, and 10 normal lymph node sections were considered as a control group. Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect the EBV-DNA in tissue specimens. SPSS 16 was used for statistical analysis of the data. Results: EBV-DNA was detected in 26.5% of NHL samples. Among NHLs, Epstein-Barr virus was found to be positive in 50% cases with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and 11.8% of low grade B-cell lymphomas. Epstein-Barr virus was not detected in any cases of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Conclusion: Although it seems that Epstein-Barr virus appears to be an etiological factor in some subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, especially in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, more researches should be done to investigate the relationship between Epstein-Barr virus infection and head and neck non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. (author)

  3. Illicit Drug Use, Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Drinking Behaviour among a Sample of High School Adolescents in the Pietersburg Area of the Northern Province, South Africa.

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    Madu, Sylvester Ntomchukwu; Matla, Ma-Queen Patience

    2003-01-01

    Investigates the prevalence of illicit drug use, cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking behavior among a sample of high-school adolescents in the Pietersburg area of South Africa. Findings indicate the prevalence rate of 19.8% for illicit drug use, 10.6% for cigarette smoking and 39.1% for alcohol consumption among the participants. Implications…

  4. Analysis of nutrient content and assessment of economic value for major salt-tolerant plants in coastal areas: a case study of Dongying City,Shandong Province

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    2008-01-01

    Salinization of soil is a worldwide problem concerning resources and ecology,especially serious in coastal areas.Testing of 26 sorts of data or parameters are carried out on leaves of 22 plant species (in 24 plant variety) of existing main salt-tolerant plant of the Yellow River Delta region.Data or parameters include the following elements:contents of K+,Na+,Ca2+,Mg2+ and Cl-,contents of protein,fat,total energy,ash and contents of 17 amino acids.The results show that these tested plants have economic values.For example,according to their uses,they can be divided into edible plants,forage plants,medicine or health plants,and some of them can be used for multipurposes.These plants have played important roles in the sustainable utilization of plant resources in coastal areas.This paper has taken evaluations on the economic uses of salt-tolerant plants and given suggestions for saline soil improvement and resource utilization in coastal areas.Based on the results of investigation and experiments,we suppose that the salt-tolerant plants in coastal areas can be grouped into 9 main groups according to their eeonomic value:pioneer plants for saline land improvement,medicine,edible and forage plants,industry material forestation,breeding material,energy plants and eco-tourism resources.

  5. Pollution Across Chinese Provinces

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    Catherine Yap Co; Fanying Kong; Shuanglin Lin

    2008-01-01

    We revisit the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis using 1987-1995 data for Chinese provinces. A comparison of off-sample (1996-2004) predictions to actual emissions indicates that more stringent rules are still needed to fight industrial (waste water and dust) pollution. Auxiliary regressions show that conditional on income, northern provinces have lower industrial waste water pollution; non-coastal and provinces with smaller secondary industry shares have lower industrial (waste wa...

  6. 辽宁省农村妇女乳腺癌检查项目实施结果与分析%Implementation Results and Analysis of Women Breast Cancer Screening Project in Rural Area,Liaoning Province

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    肖伟; 孙丽华

    2013-01-01

    [Purpose] To review the project of women breast cancer screening in rural area,Liaoning Province and to investigate the implementation effect and possible problems.[Methods] The breast cancer screening data of 35 ~ 59 years old women from 2009 to 2011 in 7 rural areas of Liaoning province were analyzed.[Results] There were 42064 women enrolled in this project,23 breast cancer cases were diagnosed (including 14 early cases),and 2 cases with pre-cancerous.Early diagnose rate was 60.87% ;treatment rate,100%.[Conclusion] Breast cancer screening project for rural area women is feasible with remarkable social benefits.The intensity of training should carried out extensively.Experts' guidance,especially in the early days of the project,could rapidly enhance to diagnostic level to primary care physicians.%[目的]总结辽宁省农村妇女乳腺癌检查项目工作,探讨实施效果和问题.[方法]分析2009~2011年辽宁省7个地区35~59岁农村户籍妇女乳腺癌检查资料.[结果]2009~2011年共检查42 064名农村妇女,检出乳腺癌23例(其中早期癌14例),癌前病变2例,早诊率为60.87%.治疗率100%.[结论]在农村开展妇女乳腺癌检查项目可行,社会效益突出;应拓展宣传、培训的力度和形式.专家现场操作指导,特别是项目开展初期对基层专业技术人员传、帮、带培训方式,是快速提升基层医师诊断技能有效地途径.

  7. Effects of Land Use Change on Eco-environment in Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin--A Case Study of Yanting County, Sichuan Province

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    Luo Huai-liang; Zhu Bo; Chen Guo-jie; Gao Mei-rong

    2003-01-01

    With the artificial alder and cypress mixed forest being planted, there has been a marked land use change since 1970s' in Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin, China. Data from meteorological observations or posts operated over long time, measurement and calculation of NPP (net primary production) and biomass of biological community, and analysis of soil organic matter content show that the artificial alder and cypress mixed forest has outstanding eco-environmental effect: adjusting local climate, raising soil fertility, alleviating menace of drought, and raising NPP and biomass of biological community. It is very beneficial for improving ecological environment to afforest artificial alder and cypress mixed forest in populous Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin, China.

  8. Effects of Land Use Change on Eco-environment in Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin——A Case Study of Yanting County, Sichuan Province

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    LuoHuai-liang; ZhuBo; ChenGuo-jie; GaoMei-rong

    2003-01-01

    With the artificial alder and cypress mixed forest being planted, there has been a marked land use change since 1970s' in Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin, China. Data from meteorological observations or posts operated over long time, measurement and calculation of NPP (net primary production) and biornass of biological community, and analysis of soil organic matter content show that the artificial alder and cypress mixed forest has outstanding eco-environmental effect: adjusting local climate, raising soil fertility, alleviating menace of drought, and raising NPP and biornass of biological community. It is very beneficial for improving ecological environment to afforest artificial alder and cypress mixed forest in populous Hilly Area of Central Sichuan Basin, China.

  9. Pollution Characteristics of Groundwater from Petrochemical Enterprise in Coastal Area of Zhejiang Province%浙江沿海某石油化工类企业地下水污染特征

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    姚洪华; 郑丽波; 张达政

    2012-01-01

    A synthetic study containing investigation and assessment of groundwater pollution was carried out in a coastal petrochemical field with an area of 36 km2 in Zhejiang Province.The results indicate that pollutants such as benzene series substance,heavy metals,petroleum,and sulphide were found in the groundwater(0~5 meters in depth) under the field of majority of old factories and wetland landfills.The distribution of pollutants are impacted by human activities of soil filling form upper stratum and activities from industrial enterprises,as well as hydrological and geological conditions of the area.%以浙江沿海面积约36 km2的某石化场地为研究区域,开展了地下水污染调查、评价和综合研究,结果表明,该石化场地地下水(0 m~5 m)存在重金属、硫化物、石油类等污染,污染范围主要在老厂区和滩涂堆填区,其分布特征受到上层填土和工业企业活动等人类活动的影响,也与区域环境水文地质条件密切相关。

  10. Geochemical Fractionation of Copper (Cu, Lead (Pb, and Zinc (Zn in Sediment and their Correlations with Concentrations in Bivalve Mollusc Anadara indica from Coastal Area of Banten Province, Indonesia

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    Noverita Dian Takarina

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Surface sediments collected from four sampling stations, each from the coastal area of Tanjung Pasir, Tangerang, and coastal areas of Panimbang, Pandeglang, Banten Province have been geochemically [easily, freely, leachable or exchangeable (EFLE, acid-reducible/Fe-Mn Oxides, oxidisable-organic and resistant] analyzed using AAS Shimadzu 6300 series. Cu, Pb, and Zn content in sediment fraction were correlated with the respective metal concentrations in tissues of Anadara indica collected from the same stations as for those sediment samples. The objective of this study was to determine the concentrations of heavy metals Cu, Pb and Zn in sediments and A. indica as well as to relate the possible differences in the accumulation patterns of Cu, Pb and Zn in A. indica to those in the geochemical fractions in the surface sediment. The results revealed that heavy metal concentrations were recorded to be higher in stations closed to the industries and anthropogenic activities (Garapan rivermouth, Tanjung Pasir compared to agricultural activities (Cibungur rivermouth, Panimbang. Significant (p < 0.01 correlations were observed between Cu in the soft tissue of A. indica with exchangeable, Fe-Mn oxides, oxidisable organic, residual fractions of Cu in the sediment, and Fe-Mn oxides, oxidisable organic, residual fraction for Pb, while significant correlations were observed between Zn in soft tissue of A. indica with Fe-Mn oxides and oxidisable organic fractions. It is suggested that the soft tissue of A. indica could be used as a useful biomonitoring agent for Cu, Pb, and Zn pollution.

  11. Research and Demonstration of the Informatization Promotion Strategy in the Regional Rural Area of Hubei Province%湖北区域农村信息化推进策略研究与示范

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    张鹏飞

    2011-01-01

    In order to meet the new requirements in the development of the rural informatization in the new period, the perfection of the informatization service organization and the innovation in the informatization service mechanism is mainly based on the acceleration of the industrialized operation of agriculture, the people' s live hood services, and the advance of the new countryside construction as well as the improvement of the coordinative urban-rural development which based on the informatization. The application and demonstration of rural informatization is deepened with the promotion of the development of informatization technology. This article aims at researching the informatization promotion strategy in the regional rural area of Huibei Province and the application and demonstration by areas.%为适应新时期农村信息化发展的新要求,以信息化建设加快农业产业化步伐,服务民生发展,推进新农村建设,促进城乡统筹发展为主线,完善信息化服务组织,创新信息化服务机制,在推动信息化技术发展的基础上,深化农村信息化应用示范.着重研究湖北省区域农村信息化推进策略,并按区域进行示范应用.

  12. Mental health and burnout in primary and secondary school teachers in the remote mountain areas of Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China

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    Zhang, Lulu; Zhao, Jingping; Xiao, Huaqing; Zheng, Hongbo; Xiao, Yaonan; Chen, Miaoyang; Chen, Dingling

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    Background A growing number of studies have shown that education is a work context in which professionals (teachers) seem likely to suffer from burnout that may be associated with low levels of mental health. Although there is a demonstrated need to improve the mental health and burnout levels among teachers, little is known about their mental health status, particularly with respect to graduating class teachers in remote mountain areas with undeveloped economies. The purpose of this study wa...

  13. An ecological study of the plant communities and degraded areas of the Highveld National Park, North West Province, South Africa / Mahlomola Ernest Daemane

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    Daemane, Mahlomola Ernest

    2007-01-01

    The objectives of the study were to identify, classify, describe and map the plant communities in the proposed Highveld National Park, including the degraded Spitskop areas. Vegetation sampling was done by means of the Braun-Blanquet method and a total of 108 stratified random relevés were sampled. A numerical classification technique (TWINSPAN) was used and the result was refined by Braun-Blanquet procedures. The final results of the classification procedure were presented ...

  14. Health Care Utilization and Access to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing and Care and Treatment Services in a Rural Area with High HIV Prevalence, Nyanza Province, Kenya, 2007

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    Ackers, Marta-Louise; Hightower, Allen; Obor, David; Ofware, Peter; Ngere, Lilian; Kubaje, Adazu; Laserson, Kayla F.

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    We present health and demographic surveillance system data to assess associations with health care utilization and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) service receipt in a high HIV prevalence area of western Kenya. Eighty-six percent of 15,302 residents indicated a facility/clinician for routine medical services; 60% reported active (within the past year) attendance. Only 34% reported a previous HIV test, and self-reported HIV prevalence was 6%. Active attendees lived only slightly closer to t...

  15. Porphyry Cu-Au and associated polymetallic Fe-Cu-Au deposits in the Beiya Area, western Yunnan Province, south China

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    Xu, X.-W.; Cai, X.-P.; Xiao, Q.-B.; Peters, S.G.

    2007-01-01

    The Alkaline porphyries in the Beiya area are located east of the Jinshajiang suture, as part of a Cenozoic alkali-rich porphyry belt in western Yunnan. The main rock types include quartz-albite porphyry, quartz-K-feldspar porphyry and biotite-K-feldspar porphyry. These porphyries are characterised by high alkalinity [(K2O + Na2O)% > 10%], high silica (SiO2% > 65%), high Sr (> 400??ppm) and 87Sr/86Sr (> 0.706)] ratio and were intruded at 65.5??Ma, between 25.5 to 32.5??Ma, and about 3.8??Ma, respectively. There are five main types of mineral deposits in the Beiya area: (1) porphyry Cu-Au deposits, (2) magmatic Fe-Au deposits, (3) sedimentary polymetallic deposits, (4) polymetallic skarn deposits, and (5) palaeoplacers associated with karsts. The porphyry Cu-Au and polymetallic skarn deposits are associated with quartz-albite porphyry bodies. The Fe-Au and polymetallic sedimentary deposits are part of an ore-forming system that produced considerable Au in the Beiya area, and are characterised by low concentrations of La, Ti, and Co, and high concentrations of Y, Yb, and Sc. The Cenozoic porphyries in western Yunnan display increased alkalinity away from the Triassic Jinshajiang suture. Distribution of both the porphyries and sedimentary deposits in the Beiya area are interpreted to be related to partial melting in a disjointed region between upper mantle lithosphere of the Yangtze Plate and Gondwana continent, and lie within a shear zone between buried Palaeo-Tethyan oceanic lithosphere and upper mantle lithosphere, caused by the subduction and collision of India and Asia. ?? 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Pest risk assessment for regulatory control of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Musina area (Limpopo Province) / J.H. Venter.

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    Venter, Jan Hendrik

    2013-01-01

    Fruit flies (Tephritidae) can enter and establish in new territories due to the movement of fruit from one area to another through trade or tourism, which can negatively impact on fruit production and market access. An invader fruit fly species (Bactrocera invadens) has established on the African continent and has spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This newly described polyphagous fruit fly species is a successful invader species which continues to distribute and establish in new habitats....

  17. Agricultural land purchases for alternative uses – evidence from two farming areas in the Western Cape province, South Africa

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    Reed, L L; Kleynhans, Theo E.

    2009-01-01

    Purchases of agricultural land for diverse reasons, such as recreation or aesthetic appeal (collectively referred to as lifestyle purposes), has implications for agricultural land valuations, commercial agriculture and the acquisition of land for redistribution purposes. This paper reports on the extent of purchases of agricultural land for diverse reasons within an intensive and extensive agricultural farming area in the Western Cape, gathered through a survey of land buyers between January ...

  18. Composition and diagenetic processes of sandstone and tuff deposits of the Cenomanian Cardiel Formation, Cardiel Lake area, province of Santa Cruz

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    R.R. Andreis; P.E. Zalba; M.E. Morosi

    2007-01-01

    The Cardiel Formation (Cenomanian), around 200 m in thickness in the studied area, includes different types of volcaniclastic deposits, mainly represented by fine tuffs and massive bentonites, and subordinated epiclastics such as lithic sandstones of yellowish-brown, dusky yellow, or light olive hues, siltstones and claystones. Reddened paleosols with some small axial roots and weak prismatic structures appear on top of siltstones, tuffs and bentonites. Tufites and tuffs contain the same neov...

  19. LANDFORM MORPHOLOGIC RELATIONS BETWEEN INTER-GULLIED AND GULLIED LAND AREAS--A CASE STUDY OF THE WANGJIAGOU WATERSHED IN THE WEST OF SHANXI PROVINCE

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    2006-01-01

    Previous studies on erosional relations between inter-gullied and gullied lands have mainly concentrated on exploration of water and sediment relations, with few quantitative studies of evolution relations between inter-gullied land and gullied landform erosion in small catchments. This paper, using information from a 1:5000 digital orthophotomap (DOM), digital elevation model(DEM), and topographic map of the same period and of the same scale, quantitatively analyzes the impact and interactions of inter-gullied and gullied land geomorphologic characteristics on the dissected extent of a catchment using orthogonal polynomial regression analysis. Results indicate that gullies play a leading role in the catchment morphologic evolution and extent of cracked ground surface. When inter-gullied land areas are the same, a 0. 1 km2 gullied land area has the maximum effect on the erosive evolution intensity of the catchment cracked degree. The smaller the catchment area is, the greater the extent of cracked ground surface and gully intensity would be. The geomorphologic evolution mechanism of gullied catchments can be explained as a function of geomorphologic indicators of inter-gullied and gullied land characteristics.

  20. 甘肃贫困农村地区儿童营养干预效果评价%Nutrition effectiveness of children by nutrient bag in poverty rural areas of Gansu province

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    赵文莉; 李慧; 杨海霞

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the intervention effect of nutrient bag which used for children under 5 years old in poverty rural areas of Gansu province. Methods The children under 5 years old who were selected randomly in poverty rural areas of Gansu province were fed one nutrient bag per day. After one year, measure the length, body weight and hemoglobin of intervention group and control group, analysis the difference between two groups about the stunting, underweight, wasting and anemia prevalence and so on. Results The (height and weight of children aged 0-2 years old in intervention group were increased significantly (P < 0. 01) and the anemia prevalence was decreased compared to control group ( P < 0.05 ). The prevalence of emaciation among children aged 2-4 years old in intervention group was significantly lower than control group (P < 0.01). Conclusion It is concluded that nutrient bag which contains quality protein, vitamins and micronutrients intervened 12 months to children under 5 years old in poverty rural areas of Gansu province could be effective for the status of malnutrition and anemia, and promote the growth of children especially for infant and young children.%目的 评价营养包对甘肃省贫困农村地区5岁以下儿童营养状况的干预效果,为改善西部贫困地区儿童营养状况提供依据.方法 随机抽取的400名甘肃省贫困农村地区陇西县和康乐县5岁以下儿童(每天补充1包富含蛋白质、维生素和矿物质的营养包)为干预组,并按照干预组儿童年龄和性别情况随机抽取300名儿童作为对照组,1 a后测定干预组和对照组儿童的身高、体重、血红蛋白含量等指标,分析两组儿童生长迟缓率、消瘦率、低体重率和贫血率等的差异.结果 营养包干预组1 a后0~2岁婴幼儿身长、体重较对照组明显增加(P值均<0.01),贫血率较对照组显著降低(P <0.05);2 ~4岁儿童消瘦率较对照组明显下降(P<0.01).结论 为

  1. Investigation on Atmospheric Corrosiveness in Hainan Province

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    2003-01-01

    According to the results of four-year exposure tests for carbon steel samples in Hainan province, the influences of meteorological factors and Cl- on atmospheric corrosion were investigated. The feature of atmospheric corrosion in this area was summarized. A corrosive map for the area was drawn. The corrosion products on carbon steel at some typical places were analyzed by XRD and XPS.

  2. 山东省鲁北地区浅层地热能资源评价%Evaluation of Shallow Geothermal Resources in Lubei Area of Shandong Province

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    刘刚; 杨亚宾; 马淑杰

    2014-01-01

    鲁北地区于2001年已陆续开始应用热泵技术开发浅层地热能,但区内的浅层地热能资源评价工作却严重滞后,制约了区内浅层地热能资源的开发和合理利用。为促进鲁北地区浅层地热能的开发利用,省政府拿出专项资金,开展了鲁北地区浅层地热能的资源评价工作,前期在调查区域内开发利用现状和摸清地质条件的基础上,采用层次分析法,分别对地下水换热方式和地埋管换热方式进行了开发利用适宜性分区,采用热储体积法对该区的浅层地热容量进行了计算,得出鲁北地区浅层地热容量为29.386×1015 kJ/℃;并根据适宜性分区结果,分别对地下水式和地埋管式地源热泵适宜区、较适宜区可利用换热量也进行了计算,得出地下水式地源热泵200 m以浅可利用换热量为0.8489×1010kW·h,地埋管式地源热泵200m以浅可利用换热量为6.5261×1012kW·h。%Heat pump technology has been applied in developing shallow geothermal energy in Lubei region since 2001 ,but shallow geothermal energy resources assessment work in this region is seriously lagging behind ,w hich has restricted development and reasonable utilization of shallow geothermal energy re‐sources in this area .In order to promote the development and utilization of shallow geothermal energy in Lubei region ,the provincial government come up with special funds to carry out shallow geothermal re‐source evaluation .In the early period ,on the basis of surveying present condition of development and utili‐zation and geological conditions ,by using AHP method ,groundwater heat exchanger and heat exchanger by the development and utilization of appropriate zoning have been carried out .Shallow geothermal capaci‐ty in the area and available heat have been calculated as well .By using volume method ,thermal storage ca‐pacity of the shallow geothermal areas have been calculated ,shallow

  3. Study on the Comprehensive Tourism Development Pattern in Periphery Minority Area:A Case Study of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province,China

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    Xu Lin; Li Yu; Wang Lili

    2007-01-01

    The paper took the human-land relations as a basic point,and the theories of tourism industry system and sustainable development as the guidance,with Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture(Gannan)as the case study area.From microcosmic and macroscopic viewpoints,the author carried out function orientation and evaluation to the tourism industry development,and research on the comprehensive tourism industry development pattern of Gannan.Results show that the fragile ecological environment and the traditional economic growth pattern have restricted regional sustainable development,and made Gannan to bocome a representative of the periphery minonty areas in Northwest China.Tourism development of Gannan is at the primary phase,with the characteristics of short industry chain and low economic efficiency.It iS an inevitable choice to transform the way of regional economic growth and the development pattern of tourism industry from the traditional pattern to the pattern of snstainable development.Simultaneously,Gannan's natural,uational and religious culture makes Gannan a broad prospect on the comprehensive tourism development.Gannan should choose the comprehensive tourism industry as its scientific pattern to realize sustainable development,promote harmonious social,economic and ecological development,alleviate the human-land contradictory,and realize dual goals in terms of ecology construction and economical development. For Gannan and the similar areas in China,studies on the sustainable development pattern of tourism have extremely important strategic sense with respect to tourism development and the sustainable development of regional economy.

  4. Aerial imagery and structure-from-motion based DEM reconstruction of region-sized areas (Sierra Arana, Spain and Namur Province, Belgium) using an high-altitude drifting balloon platform.

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    Burlet, Christian; María Mateos, Rosa; Azañón, Jose Miguel; Perez, José Vicente; Vanbrabant, Yves

    2015-04-01

    A new type of untethered balloon based mapping platform allows affordable remote sensing applications from higher altitudes and with a greater range and payload capacity than common motorized UAV's. The airborne device, called "Stratochip", is based on a dual helium balloons configuration. At a defined altitude (comprised between 1000 and 30000m), the first balloon is released, drastically reducing the platform climbing rate. The payload (up to 10kg) can then drift in a sub-horizontal trajectory until it leaves a pre-defined area of interest. Leaving the pre-defined area, the second balloon is released and the payload is recovered after a parachute landing. The predicted flight path of the Stratochip, launch site and surveyed area are calculated using both forecasted (NOAA model) and real-time (inborne instruments) meteorological data, along with the physical parameters of the balloons and parachute. The predicted recovery area can also be refined in real-time to secure and facilitate equipment retrieval. In this study, we present the results of two cartographic campaigns made in Belgium (Famennian outcrops near Beauraing, Namur Province) and Spain (karstic field in the Eastern part of Sierra Arana, Granada region). Those campaigns aimed to test the usability of the Stratochip to survey a large area at medium altitudes (3000m-8000m) and produced an updated Digital Elevation Model and orthophoto mosaic of those regions. For that purpose, the instrument installed in the Stratochip payload was constituted of a digital camera stabilized with two IMU's and two brushless motors. An automated routine then tilted the camera at predefined angles while taking pictures of the ground. This technique allowed to maximize the photogrammetric information collected on a single pass flight, and improved the DEM reconstruction quality, using structure-from-motion algorithms. Three sets of data (DEM + orthophoto) were created from those campaigns, using pictures sets collected a

  5. Determination of adult population development of Tomato Leafminer [Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)] in tomato growing areas in Şanlıurfa province

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    mamay, mehmet; YANIK, Ertan

    2012-01-01

    This study was performed in tomato growing areas of Çamlıdere, Göktepe and Yığınak location in Şanlıurfa during the 2010 and 2011 growing seasons. In the study, we intended to determine some critical time points (such as first adult emergence, maximum adult flight, number of generations per year and flight activity in nature) in the population dynamics of Tomato Leafminer [Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)] in Şanlıurfa. Adult population dynamic of Tomato Leafminer was monito...

  6. Metallogenic environmental study and prospect assessment of the granite-pegmatite-type uranium deposit in Shangxian-Danfeng triangle area of Shaanxi Province, China

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    The granite-pegmatite-type uranium deposit is a new type of uranium deposit which has been recently discovered. Uraninite in this type of deposit is crystallized by U-rich magma which is differentiated from granitic magma. The Qinling Group of Lower Proterozoic is an advantageous environment for metallogenesis and the ductile shear zone is a major structure to control rocks and ores. It is held that the prospect of the type of uranium deposit in Shangxian-Danfeng triangle area is considerable

  7. A survey of the prevalence of blowfly strike and the control measures used in the Rûens area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa

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    A.J. Scholtz; S.W.P. Cloete; DU Toit, E.; J. B. van Wyk; T. C. de K van der Linde

    2011-01-01

    Blowfly strike and the methods used to combat blowfly strike were recorded on 33 properties in the Rûens area of South Africa during 2003/2004. Data were recorded on Merino and Dohne Merino hoggets (n = 4951) with at least 3 months’ wool growth. The following data were captured: presence or absence of strike, site of the strike (body or breech), presence or absence of dermatophilosis as well as subjective scores for wool quality and wool colour. Control measures recorded include: chemical tre...

  8. 山东沿海地区成年居民超重及肥胖的流行病学调查%Epidemiologic survey of overweight and obesity in coastal areas of Shandong province

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    李娜; 邢士超; 王灿; 任伟; 尹丛丛; 王秀璐; 李长贵

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult residents in coastal areas of Shandong province.Methods With stratified cluster randomized sampling,5 195 residents aged ≥ 18 years in many villages and communities were investigated for epidemiological investigation,Results The total prevalence rates of overweight and obesity were 40.7% and 19.1% respectively,and the prevalence rate of overweight and obesity was higher in residents of city than that of countryside (all P <0.01).The prevalence rate of overweight and obesity increased first and then decreased with age both in male and female.The prevalence rates of hypertension,hyperglycemia,dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia were higher in overweight and obesity than those in normal(all P < 0.01).Conclusion The high morbidity of overweight and obesity in coastal areas of Shandong province becomes a very serious problem and it has been hazardous to people's health in the region.%目的 了解山东沿海地区成年居民超重及肥胖的流行病学现状.方法 通过分层随机整群抽样方法抽取山东省沿海成年居民5 195例进行超重及肥胖流行病学调查.结果 山东沿海居民总体超重率及肥胖率分别为40.7%、19.1%.城市人群超重及肥胖率均显著高于农村人群(P均<0.01);无论男性还是女性,超重和肥胖率随年龄段的增加均大体呈现先增后减趋势;超重及肥胖人群高血压、高血糖、脂代谢紊乱、高尿酸血症等疾病患病率明显高于正常人群(P均<0.01).结论 山东沿海成年居民超重和肥胖率较高,主要相关疾病发病率较高.

  9. ANALYSIS ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD IN RURAL AREAS OF HENAN PROVINCE%河南省农村地区5岁以下儿童营养状况分析

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    钞凤; 张书芳; 叶冰; 詹瑄

    2011-01-01

    [目的]分析河南省农村地区5岁以下儿童营养状况,为制定农村地区营养干预措施提供科学依据.[方法]采用横断面调查设计和分层多阶段整群随机抽样的方法,抽取1195名5岁以下儿童,测量身高(身长)和体重,采用2006年WHO儿童生长发育标准,用Z评分法评价儿童的身高体重发育状况. [结果]河南省农村地区5岁以下儿童平均身高为90.44 cm,平均体重为12.99 kg.生长迟缓、低体重的发生率分别为7.62%、3.18%,均低于全国平均水平.消瘦率是4.10%,高于全国平均水平.[结论]河南省农村地区5岁以下儿童的营养状况较好,但仍存在营养不良,应有针对性地加以改善.%[Objective] To analyze the nutritional status of children under 5 years old in rural areas of Henan province for evidence-based policy making. [Methods] 1 195 children under 5 years old were selected randomly in measure of cross-sectional study and multi-stage cluster sampling, whose height and weight were measured by standard method. Malnutrition was evaluated using Z scores, with 2006 WHO standard of the growth development [Results] The average height and weight of the children were 90.44 cm and 12.99 kg. The prevalences of stunting and underweight were 7.62% and 3.18%, which were all under the average levels of China. The prevalence of wasting was 4.10%, which was above the average level in China. [Conclusion] The nutrition and health status of children under 5 years old in rural areas of Henan province are better than the average level in China except some malnutrition, which should be improved pertinently.

  10. Past and future fracturing in AECL Research areas in the superior province of the Canadian Precambrian Shield, with emphasis on the Lac du Bonnet Batholith

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    The likelihood that future fracturing, arising from geologic causes, could occur in the vicinity of a nuclear fuel waste repository in plutonic rock of the Canadian Precambrian Shield, is examined. The report discusses the possible causes of fracturing (both past and future) in Shield rocks. The report then examines case histories of fracture formation in Precambrian plutonic rocks in AECL's Research Areas, especially the history of the Lac du Bonnet Batholith, in the Whiteshell Area, Manitoba. Initially, fractures can be introduced into intrusive plutonic rocks during crystallization and cooling of an intrusive magma. These fractures are found at all size scales; as late residual magma dyking, hydraulic fracturing by retrograde boiling off of hydrothermal fluids, and, in some cases, through local differential cooling. Subsequent fracturing is largely caused by changes in environmental temperature and stress field, rather than by alteration of the material behaviour of the rock. Pluton emplacement during orogeny is commonly accompanied by uplift and erosional exhumation, altering both the tectonic and the lithostatic stresses, the rock temperature gradient and the pore fluid characteristics

  11. The clinical librarians and information professionals’ role in tele-medicine: assisting the general practitioners working in rural areas of Kerman Province in the treatment process

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Over the last decade, the role of clinical librarians in assisting general practitioners to provide better health care has been proved. Rapid progress in telecommunication technology has emerged this question. Could clinical librarians be able to assist general practitioners working in rural and remote areas through Information and communication technologies? This project sought to evaluate whether clinical librarians are able to provide accurate and updated information to physicians. Method: Twenty general practitioners working in non rural working in remote areas of Kerman were requested to ask clinical librarians 5 questions through a phone line each over the period of two months whenever they felt they need to have more information on a matter related to their practice. Then all questions and answers were evaluated by expert medical specialists and pharmacists who were academic staff of Kerman University of Medical Sciences . Clinical librarians’ role was also evaluated by an electronic questionnaire sent to general practitioners. Results: Over 80 percents of the answers were evaluated as perfect and 10 percent as good. Only 10 percent of the answers were scored as wrong. Conclusion: Clinical librarians are able to provide reliable information to remote and rural physicians, The fact which has been also verified by the specialists. However, clinical librarians need to improve their English language and their knowledge about online search strategies and basic medication. Telecommunication infrastructure and suitable internet speed for online search by librarians are very important.

  12. Potential Biomass Evaluation on Forest Plant Stands In Aceh Province, Indonesia: A Case Study of Forest Product Utilization Permit for Cultivated Forest Area by PT. Acehnusa Indrapuri

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Development of industrial forest plantation currently has a primary function to produce timber for the fulfillment of the pulp and paper industry raw matter. In times of growing trees plantations have the ability to absorb carbon dioxide gases (CO2 in the atmosphere throught the process of photosynthesis which builds biomass stands and produce oxygen gases (O2. The potency of forest stands biomass and build a model standing stock biomass using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI value from Satellite Imagery was investigated. Types of crops grown in Forest Product Utilization Permit for Cultivated Forest Area in PT.Acehnusa Indrapuri are A.mangium and E.urophylla plantations with area approximately 15,500.59 ha. The results showed the biomass content at the lowest value 16.81 tons per hectare with the NDVI Value of 0.342 whereas the highest content of biomass amounted to 145.750 tons per hectare in NDVI value 0.813. The content of plant biomass of forest stands can be expected by NDVI values using the model equation Y = 250.32 X 2 -15.221X- 3.3623 with R2 of 97.27%.

  13. A molecular survey of febrile cases in malaria-endemic areas along China-Myanmar border in Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China

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    Zhou, Xia; Huang, Ji-Lei; Njuabe, Metoh Theresia; Li, Sheng-Guo; Chen, Jun-Hu; Zhou, Xiao-Nong

    2014-01-01

    Background: Imported malaria is a major threat to neighboring malaria-eliminating countries such as P.R. China and is difficult to monitor. A molecular survey of febrile patients with a history of traveling abroad along the Myanmar-China endemic border areas from January 2008 to August 2012 was carried out. The rates of infection with species of Plasmodium and compliance of microscopy diagnosis with nested PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) results were calculated. Results: Plasmodium genus-specific nested PCR confirmed that 384 cases were positive. Further species-specific nested PCR showed that the rate of Plasmodium vivax infection was 55% (213/384); that of Plasmodium falciparum was 21% (81/384) and 17% (67/384) of cases were co-infection cases of P. vivax and P. falciparum; the remaining 6% (23/384) of cases were caused by other species, such as Plasmodium ovale, P. malaria, P. knowlesi or mixed infections of Plasmodium. In total there was 13% (50/384) false microscopy diagnosis including 6% (22/384) error in species diagnosis and 7% (28/384) undiagnosed cases in co-infection or low parasitemia malaria cases. Conclusions: This study indicates that there are considerable numbers of malaria cases in the China-Myanmar endemic border areas that remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by microscopy, especially in low-level and/or complex co-infection cases. It is urgent to develop accurate rapid diagnostic tests and apply PCR confirmation for efficient surveillance. PMID:24954235

  14. Study on the methodology of hydrogeological character in preselected site for high-level waste repository in Beishan area, Gansu province

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    The results of regional hydrogeological investigations conducted during 1996-2000 were summarized. The study was started with the surface hydrogeological, hydrogeochemical, and groundwater isotopic and humic acid investigations. The key-points are focused on the characteristics of water-bearing formation, hydrogeochemistry, groundwater isotopes as well as humic acid. On the bases of a large quantity of hydrogeological data, the hydrogeological conditions of each groundwater unit, groundwater circulation characteristics, groundwater hydrodynamics and hydrgeochemistry are described. In addition, the modeling about groundwater flow state, groundwater chemical balance, interaction among water-rock-nuclear waste is carried out, then the suitability of the Beishan site for the high-level radioactive waste disposal is evaluated. The report comprehensively and deeply shows the hydrogeological characteristics of weak water bearing, low permeability and slow moving as well as the hydrogeochemical features of mild alkalinity and high mineralization in Beishan area. The results will provide an important basis for the evaluation of the site. (authors)

  15. Innovation of Adult Education Supply in Rural Areas from the Aspect of Rural Public Goods——A Case Study of Quzhou City,Zhejiang Province,China

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    2011-01-01

    Status of rural adult education in Quzhou City is analyzed from three aspects of supply main body,supply method and fund source.Problems in the rural adult education in Quzhou City are pointed out.Firstly,the top-down supply decision model can not fully meet the needs of farmers.Secondly,education resources can not be best allocated.Thirdly,both rural labor force market and employment service are not perfect.In order to promote the development of rural adult education,the education supply mode of rural adults should be established,which is "supplied by the government,coordinated by the government,participated by the society,operated according to market mechanisms".This needs to set up the leading position of government,to establish the pattern of diversified main bodies of adult education supply in rural areas,and to construct the market operation mechanism driven by interests.

  16. Environmental-geochemical characteristics of Cu in the soil and water in copper-rich deposit area of southeastern Hubei Province, along the middle Yangtze River, Central China

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    In this study, the natural Cu background concentration and Cu natural and anthropogenic contamination in soil, water and crop were investigated systematically in Huangshi area. The results show that regional geology is the dominant factor controlling the natural Cu background concentration in soil and water, and that pH is important to control the vertical distribution of Cu in soil under the same geographical and climatic conditions. The mineralization of rock bodies causes the natural Cu increase in soil and water, whereas, a large number of mining-smelting plants and chemical works are the main sources of Cu anthropogenic contamination. Cu in naturally and anthropogenically polluted soil displays differences in total and available contents, vertical distribution patterns and physico-chemical properties, the same happens in water. - Consider the rock-soil-water-crop as a system to study the geochemical activities and environmental pollution of copper.

  17. A molecular survey of febrile cases in malaria-endemic areas along China-Myanmar border in Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Imported malaria is a major threat to neighboring malaria-eliminating countries such as P.R. China and is difficult to monitor. A molecular survey of febrile patients with a history of traveling abroad along the Myanmar-China endemic border areas from January 2008 to August 2012 was carried out. The rates of infection with species of Plasmodium and compliance of microscopy diagnosis with nested PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction results were calculated.\tResults:\tPlasmodium genus-specific nested PCR confirmed that 384 cases were positive. Further species-specific nested PCR showed that the rate of Plasmodium vivax infection was 55% (213/384; that of Plasmodium falciparum was 21% (81/384 and 17% (67/384 of cases were co-infection cases of P. vivax and P. falciparum; the remaining 6% (23/384 of cases were caused by other species, such as Plasmodium ovale, P. malaria, P. knowlesi or mixed infections of Plasmodium. In total there was 13% (50/384 false microscopy diagnosis including 6% (22/384 error in species diagnosis and 7% (28/384 undiagnosed cases in co-infection or low parasitemia malaria cases.\tConclusions: This study indicates that there are considerable numbers of malaria cases in the China-Myanmar endemic border areas that remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by microscopy, especially in low-level and/or complex co-infection cases. It is urgent to develop accurate rapid diagnostic tests and apply PCR confirmation for efficient surveillance.

  18. Implement PPET Strategy and Develop Ecotourism of Minority Areas in Western China-Take Xinlong County of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province as An Example%实施PPET战略,发展西部民族地区生态旅游

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    夏桂兰

    2005-01-01

    To help the poor and to develop tourism are two mportant problems in poverty-stricken areas. However,they were isola ted for years. The PPET strategy was put forward in this paper based on PPT. The feasibility and the realistic meaning of the strategy in developing the ecotourism, overcoming poverty, and achieving prosperity of minority areas in western China are analyzed by taking Xinlong county of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province as an example.

  19. Phlebotomines (Diptera, Psychodidae in the Speleological Province of the Ribeira Valley: 3. Serra district - area of hostels for tourists who visit the Parque Estadual do Alto Ribeira (PETAR, state of São Paulo, Brazil

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Phlebotomines (Diptera, Psychodidae in the Speleological Province of the Ribeira Valley: 3. Area of hostels for tourists who visit the Parque Estadual do Alto Ribeira (PETAR, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The study characterizes some ecological aspects of the phlebotomine fauna in an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL situated in the Serra district, Iporanga municipality where the hostels for tourists visiting the PETAR are located. Captures were undertaken on a smallholding and a small farm situated near the hostels, monthly between January/2001 and December/2003 with automatic light traps (ALT in pigsty, hen-house and veranda of a domicile at the two sites, and in peridomicile of the small farm also with black/white Shannon traps. With the ALT a total of 87,224 phlebotomines representing 19 species and also two hybrids of Nyssomyia intermedia (Lutz & Neiva and Nyssomyia neivai (Pinto and two anomalous specimens were captured. The standardized index species abundance was for Ny. intermedia = 1.0 and Ny. neivai = 0.935. The highest frequencies of the smallholding occurred in the pigsty, the Williams' mean/capture for Ny. intermedia being 63.7 specimens and for Ny. neivai 29.2, and on the small farm, in the hen-house, Ny. intermedia 402.6 and Ny. neivai 116.2. A total of 863 phlebotomines (Ny. intermedia: 75.4%; Ny. neivai: 24.3% were captured with black/white Shannon traps; females of both species being predominant in the white trap. The high frequencies of Ny. intermedia and Ny. neivai, both implicated in CL transmission, indicate the areas presenting risk of the disease.

  20. Total Diet Study in Urban and Rural Residents in Some Areas of Hebei Province in 2007%2007年河北省部分地区城乡居民总膳食研究

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    张健; 解益民; 李珊; 李素琴; 朱文发

    2011-01-01

    [Objective]To learn the dietary quality and nutritional status of residents in Tangshan city, Wenan county of Langfang city, Shuangta district of Chengde city in Hebei province, provide the scientific basis for government's policy making.[Methods]U-sing method of total diet study, the dietary composition and levels of carbohydrate, protein, fat, dietary fiber, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin Bl, vitamin B2, nicotinic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium and sodium in urban and rural residents in some areas of Hebei province were evaluated and analyzed retrospectively.[Results]Total food consumption and the consumption of vegetables, beans in urban and rural areas were almost equal, the consumptions of cereals, water and condiments in rural areas were higher than those in urban areas, and consumptions of other foods in urban areas were higher than those in rural areas. The representative dietary composition of urban and rural areas was dominated by plant foods which included cereals and vegetables. The animal foods were single, the consumption of pork accounted for 47.1% and 82.5% of total consumption of animal foods in urban and rural areas respectively. The average intakes of beans, milk and water were significantly lower than recommended nutrient intake ( RNI) of Dietary guidelines for Chinese residents. The intakes of wine, fat and salt were significantly higher than RNI. There was a serious shortage of intakes of beans, meat and aquatic food among rural residents. The average energy intake of urban and rural residents reached 94.8% , 88.7% and 90.7% of RNI respectively. The protein intake reached 109.3% , 72% and 84.5% of RNI respectively. The intakes of vitamin C, iron and sodium were adequate. The intakes of vitamin A, vitamin Bl, vitamin B2, calcium, zinc and selenium among urban and rural residents were insufficient. The fat intake of urban residents was excessive. The intake and quality of protein among rural residents was unsatisfactory

  1. Association of PCB, PBDE and PCDD/F body burdens with hormone levels for children in an e-waste dismantling area of Zhejiang Province, China

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    Xu, Peiwei, E-mail: pwxu@cdc.zj.cn; Lou, Xiaoming; Ding, Gangqiang; Shen, Haitao; Wu, Lizhi; Chen, Zhijian; Han, Jianlong; Han, Guangen; Wang, Xiaofeng, E-mail: zjcdcwxf@gmail.com

    2014-11-15

    Increased electronic waste (e-waste) has raised public concerns regarding exposure to numerous toxic contaminants, particularly polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). In China, the body burdens of PCBs, PBDEs and PCDD/Fs are associated with thyroid hormones in populations from e-waste dismantling sites; however, it is unclear whether this association occurs in children. In this study, we determined the serum levels of PCBs, PBDEs and PCDD/Fs and the endocrine hormones including free triiodothyronine (FT3), total triiodothyronine (TT3), free thyroxine (FT4), total thyroxine (TT4), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol and growth hormone (GH) in 21 children from an e-waste dismantling area and 24 children from a control area. The results showed that the mean levels of ∑ PCBs and ∑ PBDEs in the exposure group were significantly higher than in the control group (40.56 and 32.09 ng g{sup −1} lipid vs. 20.69 and 8.43 ng g{sup −1} lipid, respectively, p < 0.01 for each), and the mean level of ∑ PCDD/Fs in the exposure group was higher than in the control group, but the difference was not significant (206.17 vs. 160.27 pg g{sup −1} lipid, p > 0.05). For the endocrine hormones, we did not find significant differences between the exposed and control groups, although the mean levels of FT3, TT3, TT4, ACTH, cortisol and GH were higher, whereas the mean levels of FT4 and TSH were lower in the exposed group. The mean level of ∑ PBDEs was positively correlated with the mean levels of ∑ PCBs (r = 0.60, p < 0.05) and ∑ PCDD/Fs (r = 0.61, p < 0.05). Furthermore, the mean level of ∑ PBDEs was positively correlated with ACTH (r = 0.61, p < 0.05). In conclusion, our data suggested that exposure to e-waste dismantling environment increased the body burdens of PCBs and PBDEs in local children and that these contaminants

  2. Association of PCB, PBDE and PCDD/F body burdens with hormone levels for children in an e-waste dismantling area of Zhejiang Province, China

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    Increased electronic waste (e-waste) has raised public concerns regarding exposure to numerous toxic contaminants, particularly polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). In China, the body burdens of PCBs, PBDEs and PCDD/Fs are associated with thyroid hormones in populations from e-waste dismantling sites; however, it is unclear whether this association occurs in children. In this study, we determined the serum levels of PCBs, PBDEs and PCDD/Fs and the endocrine hormones including free triiodothyronine (FT3), total triiodothyronine (TT3), free thyroxine (FT4), total thyroxine (TT4), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol and growth hormone (GH) in 21 children from an e-waste dismantling area and 24 children from a control area. The results showed that the mean levels of ∑ PCBs and ∑ PBDEs in the exposure group were significantly higher than in the control group (40.56 and 32.09 ng g−1 lipid vs. 20.69 and 8.43 ng g−1 lipid, respectively, p < 0.01 for each), and the mean level of ∑ PCDD/Fs in the exposure group was higher than in the control group, but the difference was not significant (206.17 vs. 160.27 pg g−1 lipid, p > 0.05). For the endocrine hormones, we did not find significant differences between the exposed and control groups, although the mean levels of FT3, TT3, TT4, ACTH, cortisol and GH were higher, whereas the mean levels of FT4 and TSH were lower in the exposed group. The mean level of ∑ PBDEs was positively correlated with the mean levels of ∑ PCBs (r = 0.60, p < 0.05) and ∑ PCDD/Fs (r = 0.61, p < 0.05). Furthermore, the mean level of ∑ PBDEs was positively correlated with ACTH (r = 0.61, p < 0.05). In conclusion, our data suggested that exposure to e-waste dismantling environment increased the body burdens of PCBs and PBDEs in local children and that these contaminants released from the e

  3. 湖南粮食生产区域布局优化战略%Optimized Strategy for Layout of Crop Production Areas in Hunan Province

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    邓文; 杨玉

    2014-01-01

    The optimized strategy made a comprehensive consideration of resources, technology, market orientation, production scale, industry basis and layout based on the principle of crop security and farmers’ income increasing, and determined the general planning on layout and structure optimization of future crop production ar-eas, with present crop production, market outlook, future industry development, con-cluding crop production characteristics of the 4 crop regions, and proposing function orientation and highlights.%在综合分析资源禀赋、技术条件、市场区位、生产规模、产业基础及布局指向等方面因素,兼顾相对集中连片原则,结合粮食生产现状、市场前景与产业发展趋势的基础上,提出了将湖南划分为“一区一圈两带”的粮食生产区域布局优化战略。对“一区一圈两带”4个片区的粮食生产特征进行了总结,并提出了各片区的功能定位和主攻方向。

  4. The influence of health education on the prevalence of schist some infected learners in aschistosome endemic area in the Limpopo Province

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available During this study selected direct and indirect educational methods were evaluated as a means of decreasing the prevalence of schist some infections in school children living in a schistosomeendemic area. Two direct (puppet show and flip chart and three indirect (notice board, poster and education via parents or guardians educational methods were evaluated. Schist some infected learners were identified by means of parasitological methods, their knowledge concerningschistosomiasis was tested in a questionnaire and information regarding water and sanitation facilities at their disposal was collected. Local health authorities facilitated treatment for this disease, while local teachers were involved in conveying the various educational programmes. Anoticeable increase in the learner’s knowledge regarding schistosomiasis was evident after only two educational opportunities, while a significant decrease in the cumulative prevalence of infection was recorded during the investigation among all the groups receiving education. Statistical analyses revealed that the puppet show, flipchart and poster were the most effective methods used to lower the prevalence of infection, while involving parents or guardians in the process proved to be the least effective method employed during the study. 

  5. 江苏沿海盐土农业转型发展的对策研究%Studies on Transitional Development Countermeasures of Saline Soil Agriculture in Coastal Area of Jiangsu Province

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    葛兆建; 朱明

    2014-01-01

    After analysing the current developing situation and problems of saline soil agriculture in coastal area of Jiangsu Province, the thoughts, location and strategy of transitional development of saline soil agriculture were elaborated in the paper. Specific countermeasures were proposed to win the industrial development priority and achieve sustainable utilization of coastal mud flat, which include optimizing industrial distribution, guiding by science and technology innovation, leading enterprise drive and incentive policy, etc.%文章分析了江苏沿海盐土农业发展现状和存在的问题,阐述了盐土农业转型发展的思路、定位和策略,从优化产业布局、科技创新引领、龙头企业带动、政策激励扶持等方面提出了具体对策措施,以抢占产业发展制高点,实现沿海滩涂的可持续利用。

  6. Proliferation of MISS-related microbial mats following the end-Permian mass extinction in terrestrial ecosystems: Evidence from the Lower Triassic of the Yiyang area, Henan Province, North China

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    Tu, Chenyi; Chen, Zhong-Qiang; Retallack, Gregory J.; Huang, Yuangeng; Fang, Yuheng

    2016-03-01

    Microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISSs) are commonly present in siliciclastic shallow marine settings following the end-Permian mass extinction, but have been rarely reported in the post-extinction terrestrial ecosystems. Here, we present six types of well-preserved MISSs from the upper Sunjiagou Formation and lower Liujiagou Formation of Induan (Early Triassic) age in the Yiyang area, Henan Province, North China. These MISSs include: polygonal sand cracks, worm-like structures, wrinkle structures, sponge pore fabrics, gas domes, and leveled ripple marks. Microanalysis shows that these MISSs are characterized by thin clayey laminae and filamentous mica grains arranged parallel to bedding plane as well as oriented matrix supported quartz grains, which are indicative of biogenic origin. Facies analysis suggests that the MISS-hosting sediments were deposited in a fluvial sedimentary system during the Early Triassic, including lake delta, riverbeds/point bars, and flood plain paleoenvironments. Abundant MISSs from Yiyang indicate that microbes also proliferated in terrestrial ecosystems in the aftermath of the Permian-Triassic (P-Tr) biocrisis, like they behaved in marine ecosystems. Microbial blooms, together with dramatic loss of metazoans, may reflect environmental stress and degradation of terrestrial ecosystems or arid climate immediately after the severe Permian-Triassic ecologic crisis.

  7. Exploration of disaster prevention and avoidance system for rural houses in coastal typhoon disaster areas of Zhejiang Province%浙江沿海台风灾害区农房防灾避险体系探讨

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    潘安平

    2011-01-01

    台风灾害是浙江省的主要自然灾害之一.根据实地考察数据与分析资料,通过对沿海现有农房防灾能力分析,指出了造成部分农房避灾能力薄弱的原因,然后从农房防御强风能力建设、农房防灾减灾保障体系、农房规划建设管理体系、农村避灾安置场所建设、农房救助体系等方面探讨了构建农房防灾避险体系所要采取的应对措施.%The typhoon disaster is one of the main natural disasters in Zhejiang Province. Based on the field investigations and data analysis, this article analyzes the disaster prevention abilities of the existing coastal rural houses,and points out the main reason to weaken disaster prevention abilities of some rural houses, then discusses the concrete measures of establishing the rural housing disaster prevention and alleviation system from the construction of the anti - wind capability for rural buildings, rural housing guarantee system of disaster prevention and mitigation,planning and construction management system for rural houses, establishment of refuge for emergency evacuation in rural areas, rural housing relief system, etc.

  8. Geostatistical Approach to Estimating the Gold Ore Characteristics and Gold Reserves: A Case Study Daksa Area, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

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    Luan Truong, Xuan; Luong Le, Van; Quang Truong, Xuan

    2015-04-01

    Daksa gold deposit is the biggest gold deposits in Vietnam. The Daksa geological structure complicated, distributed mainly metamorphosed sedimentary NuiVu formation (PR3-?1nv2). The sulfide gold ore bodies distributed in quartz schist, quartz - biotite related to faut and distribution wing anticline. The gold ore bodies form circuits, network circuits, circuits lenses; fill the cup surface layer of the developing northeast - southwest; is the less than or west longitude north - SE. The results show that, Au and accompanying elements (Ag, Pb and Zn) have correlated pretty closely. All of its consistent with the logarithmic distribution standard, in accordance with the law of distribution of content mineral rare. The structure functions have nugget effect and spherical models with show that Au and accompanying elements special variation are changes. Au contents shown local anisotropy, no clearly anisotropy (K=1,17) and weakly anisotropy (K=1,4). Intensity mineralization of the ore bodies are quite high with demand spherical conversion coefficient ranging from 0.49 to 0.75 and from 0.66 to 0.97 (for other body). With nugget effects, ore bodies shown that it is consistent with mineralization in the ore bodies study, ore erasable, micro vein, infilling fractures in quartz vein. All of variogram presents local anisotropy, indicated gold mineralization at study area has least two-mineralization stages, consistent with the analysis of mineralography samples. By the results of the structure function study, the authors present the system optimization for exploration deposit and used to evaluate gold reserves by Ordinary Kriging. High accuracy of Kriging estimation results are expressed in the minimum Kriging variance, by compare the results calculated by some other methods (such as distance inverse weighting method, ..) and specially compare to the results of a some blocks have been exploited. Key words: Geostat and gold deposits VN. Daksa and gold mineralization. Geostat

  9. A survey of the prevalence of blowfly strike and the control measures used in the Rûens area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Blowfly strike and the methods used to combat blowfly strike were recorded on 33 properties in the Rûens area of South Africa during 2003/2004. Data were recorded on Merino and Dohne Merino hoggets (n = 4951 with at least 3 months’ wool growth. The following data were captured: presence or absence of strike, site of the strike (body or breech, presence or absence of dermatophilosis as well as subjective scores for wool quality and wool colour. Control measures recorded include: chemical treatment (preventative and spot treatment, crutching, mulesing and the use of the Lucitrap® system. Blowfly strike was not significantly influenced by gender or breed. Hoggets suffering from dermatophilosis were more likely to be struck, compared with contemporaries not suffering from the skin disorder (0.057 vs 0.027; P < 0.05. Merino hoggets generally had higher scores than their Dohne Merino contemporaries for wool quality (32.6 vs 27.4; P<0.05 and wool colour (29.0 vs 27.2; P<0.05. There was an indication that the Lucitrap® system may have reduced flystrike, but the effect was not statistically significant (P = 0.19 for overall strikes and P = 0.12 for body strike. The Mules operation benefited overall flystrike (0.013 vs 0.110; P < 0.05; mainly through an effect on breech strike (0.010 vs 0.109; P < 0.05. The proportion of fly strikes increased with wool length, and declined with an increase in farm size in wool colour score. None of the ethically acceptable control measures assessed could substantially reduce blowfly strike on their own, and an integrated pest management programme was proposed.

  10. 山东省鲁山自然保护区植物资源调查分析%The plant resources investigation and analysis of Lushan natural conservation area of Shandong province

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    赵杨; 白冰; 李少云

    2015-01-01

    以山东省鲁山自然保护区为对象,对其植物资源状况进行调查,结果表明:区内主要维管植物有124科480属1006种,其中:野生维管植物109科380属735种,裸子植物种类丰富;野生种子植物100科368属717种,具有典型的温带植物区系特点并具有一定的热带亲缘。国家Ⅰ级保护植物2种,Ⅱ级保护植物3种;列入《濒危野生动植物种国际贸易公约》内的植物有3属3种;有4种植物被列入《中国珍惜濒危植物红皮书》;山东省特有植物7种,中国特有植物8种。针对保护区植物保护方面存在的问题提出了保护建议。%The plant resources condition whose research object was Lushan natural conservation area in Shandong province was investigated.The result showed that there were 124 families 480 genera 1 006 species main tracheophyte.Furthermore, there were 109 families 380 genera 735 species wild tracheophyte.The gymnosperm species were abundant.There were 100 families 368 genera 717 species wild spermatophyte.It had typical temperate zone flora characteristic and tropic relation-ship.There are 2 national levelⅠprotection plants and 3Ⅱprotection plants.There were 3 genera 3 species and 4 species plants which were enrolled in Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and Red Book of Chinese Rare and Endangered Plants, respectively.There were 7 species endemic plant of Shandong province and 8 species endemic plant of China.The protection suggestion which aimed at the existing problem of plant protection was raised.

  11. Composition and diagenetic processes of sandstone and tuff deposits of the Cenomanian Cardiel Formation, Cardiel Lake area, province of Santa Cruz

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The Cardiel Formation (Cenomanian, around 200 m in thickness in the studied area, includes different types of volcaniclastic deposits, mainly represented by fine tuffs and massive bentonites, and subordinated epiclastics such as lithic sandstones of yellowish-brown, dusky yellow, or light olive hues, siltstones and claystones. Reddened paleosols with some small axial roots and weak prismatic structures appear on top of siltstones, tuffs and bentonites. Tufites and tuffs contain the same neovolcanic components, abundant glass shards and minor pumices. Different types of glass shards can be differentiated whitin this unit, whereas pumice fragments are represented by different vesicular varieties. Vitreous tuffaceous clasts are abundant in the tufites. Almost all samples contain not only diagenetically-derived, but also pedogenetically-infiltrated montmorillonite, as well as zeolites. Predominant Ca-Na-K clinoptilolite (Si/Al>4 and minor analcime (Si/Al near 3 were identified. Smectite and clinoptilolite may either replace glass-shards or pumices, or fill pore spaces, whereas smectite also appears as thin cutans. The sequence of diagenetic processes includes the conversion (hydrolysis of glass to smectite, and later to zeolites. Furthermore, zeolites preceded calcite growth (sometimes replacing glass-shards or pumices, which in turn, formed prior to pervading ferric oxides-hydroxides. The vertical distribution of zeolites can be explained taking into account the presence of percolating waters in an open hydrologic system. The zeolite content throughout the whole profile links the mineralogical association observed within the sediments of the Cardiel Formation to the clinoptilolite zone. Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Cardiel Formation point out to tidal currents taking place in wide lagoons; tuffaceous and bentonitic deposits covered those ancient lagoons forming wide, flat plains on which paleosols developed. Paleocurrents measured on

  12. An application of mathematical models to select the optimal alternative for an integral plan to desertification and erosion control (Chaco Area – Salta Province – Argentina

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    Full Text Available Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA is concerned with identifying the values, uncertainties and other issues relevant in a given decision, its rationality, and the resulting optimal decision. These decisions are difficult because the complexity of the system or because of determining the optimal situation or behaviour. This work will illustrate how MCDA is applied in practice to a complex problem to resolve such us soil erosion and degradation. Desertification is a global problem and recently it has been studied in several forums as ONU that literally says: "Desertification has a very high incidence in the environmental and food security, socioeconomic stability and world sustained development". Desertification is the soil quality loss and one of FAO's most important preoccupations as hunger in the world is increasing. Multiple factors are involved of diverse nature related to: natural phenomena (water and wind erosion, human activities linked to soil and water management, and others not related to the former. In the whole world this problem exists, but its effects and solutions are different. It is necessary to take into account economical, environmental, cultural and sociological criteria. A multi-criteria model to select among different alternatives to prepare an integral plan to ameliorate or/and solve this problem in each area has been elaborated taking in account eight criteria and five alternatives. Six sub zones have been established following previous studies and in each one the initial matrix and weights have been defined to apply on different criteria. Three multicriteria decision methods have been used for the different sub zones: ELECTRE, PROMETHEE and AHP. The results show a high level of consistency among the three different multicriteria methods despite the complexity of the system studied. The methods are fully described for La Estrella sub zone, indicating election of weights, Initial Matrixes, algorithms used

  13. New Consideration of Strategic Shift to Northern Area for Heilongjiang Province Paddy Field Development%黑龙江省水田发展战略北移的新思考

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    范力军; 冯建维

    2011-01-01

    黑龙江省从2000年开始提出水田发展战略北移起,至今已过去10 a。伴随着种植技术的进步,在政府要粮、农民要经济效益的双重动力下,"到北部种水田"的目标正在逐步推进。但在黑龙江省南部原有超水资源承载能力的水田并没有被"移出",灌溉期断流、地下水超采等生态难题和水事纠纷并没有缓解,局部地区有愈演愈烈之势。用"转移"水田去抗旱的初衷基本没有实现。未来如何在保护水生态环境和种粮之间找到平衡点,只有靠明确水权后,赋予并提高政府的执行力来强制执行。同时,用控制灌溉等节水技术来尽可能的扩大种植面积以缓解政府强制北移水田的矛盾。%It has been ten years since Heilongjiang Province put forward the strategy of transforming paddy fields to northern areas in 2000.Promoted by double forces of increasing grain yield from the government and getting economic benefits from farmers,the aim of cropping paddy in the northern areas is carried on step by step,along with the improvement of cropping technique.Paddy fields were not transferred out yet in the southern Heilongjiang Province,where the water resources is out of bearing capacity originally and Water resources are not enough for irrigation during the irrigation period,the groundwater is over extracted.These ecological problems and water affairs dispute are not mediated to this day,which are worsening in partial areas.The original intention of transferring paddy fields for fighting draught is not realized,and the balance point how to protect the water ecology environment and cropping grain will be looked for in the future.These problems will be solved as only after the water right is defined and the government is to be conferred more power to carry out it.At the same time,the techniques of saving water,such as the irrigation control,should be used to enlarge the crop area as possible,so as to relieve the

  14. Investigation of wild feces pollution in schistosomiasis endemic areas in Yun-nan Province%云南省血吸虫病流行区野粪污染调查

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    张云; 冯锡光; 熊孟韬; 孙佳昱; 宋静

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To understand the status of wild feces distribution and pollution in schistosomiasis endemic areas in Yunnan Province. Methods According to the distribution of Oncomelania hupensis snails and characteristics of human and ani-mal activities in recent five years 6 schistosomiasis endemic villages in Weishan Nanjian and Midu counties 2 villages each county were selected as the investigated areas and more than 4 hm2 area with snails around each village were investigated for the types and densities of wild feces. The schistosome infested feces was detected with the hatching method. Results Totally 63 hm2 were investigated and 420 wild feces were found in all kinds of environments. The densities of wild feces were 0.066 7 piles/100 m2 and the densities of wild feces of the road and the hillside were the highest 0.098 7 piles/100 m2 and 0.088 0 piles/100 m2 respectively . Totally 260 fresh wild feces were collected including the feces of human being cattle horse dog sheep and pig and the feces of cattle and dog was the most 37.38%and 30.71% respectively . No schistosome positive feces was found. Conclusions There are a lot of wild feces in snail areas in Yunnan Province and the risk of schistosomiasis transmission is still high. Therefore we should strengthen the banning grazing measures and the investigation of dogs.%目的:了解云南省血吸虫病流行区野粪分布及污染情况,以评价传染源控制为主的综合防治措施的效果。方法根据近5年螺点分布及人畜活动特点,在云南省巍山、南涧、弥渡3个县各随机抽取2个血吸虫病流行村,每村选定总面积>4 hm2的有螺自然片区为调查范围,调查野粪种类与密度。取查获的全部新鲜野粪采用集卵孵化法或塑料杯顶管孵化法检测,观察野粪血吸虫病原阳性情况。结果3个县共调查63 hm2,发现野粪420份,野粪平均密度0.0667堆/100 m2。各类环境均有野粪分布,其中路边和山坡野

  15. 发达地区人口、土地与经济城镇化协调发展度研究%Coordinate Development among Population, Land and Economy Urbanization in Developed Area:The Case of Jiangsu Province

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    曹文莉; 张小林; 潘义勇; 张春梅

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to examine the coordinate development among Population urbanization, land urbanization and economy urbanization in Jiangsu province which is a typical delegate of developed area in the eastern coastal provinces. The authors point out that in the new period the urbanization is a complex system, it is a process of population to the town' s concentration, transformation and differentiation and a regional advance process of urban landscape, also a process of economic transformation. After reviewing the definitions of the urbanization, the authors believe the levels of urbanization can't be only measured by population urbanization, but by Population urbanization land urbanization and economic urbanization. Recently, Jiang Su is in the accelerated development period of urbanization. Population keeps growing agglomeration, urban land scale expands unceasingly, urban economic developments quickly, Though time-series calculations, the author finds that the indexes of population urbanization level, land urbanization level and economy urbanization level from the 1998 to 2009 are in a trend of continuing upward, and during the period , the coordinate level of them is also gradual increasing. At the same time, in different stages the dominant driving forces of urbanization is different; the coordinate development is rising during the period, from the stage of recession development (1998 - 2003) , gradually to a transitional phase (2004-2005), and finally to the stage of coordinate development (2006 - 2009). From the view of spatial pattern, through the comprehensive evaluation 2009, the urbanization level and the coordinate development of the overall level is high in Jiangsu province, but the overall development of urbanization level regional differentiation.%江苏省作为中国东部沿海经济发达地区省份的典型代表,正处于城镇化加速发展的关键时期.新时期的城镇化是一个融合人口、土地与经济的复杂系统,不能从

  16. Fluoride analysis of drinking water in endemic fluorosis areas in Shandong province from 2005 to 2007%2005-2007年山东省地方性氟中毒病区水氟测定结果分析

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    云中杰; 陈培忠; 边建朝; 王玉涛; 马爱华

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the distribution of water-borne fluoride and the current status of water defluoridation project by improving drinking water quality in endemic fluorosis areas in Shandong province,and to provide scientific basis for making strategies in prevention and control of the disease. Methods According to "the National Technical Scheme for Endemic Disease Control in 2004, 2005 and 2006", 113 endemic fluorosis diseased counties(cities, and districts) of the province's 17 cities were screened in order to investigate the fluoride level in drinking water in fluorosis villages, recheck the fluoride level after implementing the water defluoridation project, and investigate the current status of the water defluoridation project. The fluoride level in drinking water was determined by F-ion selective electrode. Results There were a total of 5816 water defluoridation projects in the province. Most of them were carried out by drilling a deep well to get under-ground water. The wells still in good condition were accounted for 72.80% (4234/5816). Intermittent operated wells were accounted for 3.11% (181/5816). Abandoned wells were accounted for 24.09%(1401/5816). Level of water fluoride was determined in 6940samples from fluorosis villages(villages that not carry out the water defluoridation project as well as villages carried out the water defluoridation project with abandoned wells were included) and the value that lower or equal to 1.00mg/L was determined in 2987 villages which accounted for 43.04% (2987/6940). Level of water fluoride that over 1.00 mg/L was found in 3953 villages which accounted for 56.96% (3593/6940), and the highest level of water fluoride was 11.33 mg/L. Level of water fluoride were determined in 4415 samples from water defluoridation project and the value lower or equal to 1.00 mg/L was in 2983 wells which accounted for 65.53%(2983/4415). The value over 1.00 mg/L was in 1522 wells which accounted for 34.47%(1522/4415), the highest value

  17. LAND USE CHANGE AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC DRIVING FORCES UNDER STRESS OF PROJECT IN OLD RESERVOIR AREA --Case Study of Linshui Reservoir Area of Dahonghe Reservoir in Sichuan Province

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    SHAO Jin-gan; HUANG Xue-qin; QU Ming; WEI Chao-fu; XIE De-ti

    2005-01-01

    The old reservoir areas built in 1950s-1970s left behind many socio-economic problems, because of the administrative backward migration and little migration fund, and all these problems would be tied to land. Based on interviewing with peasant households, combining land use survey and socio-economic statistical index, this paper analyzed land use change and its corresponding driving forces in Linshui reservoir area of Dahonghe Reservoir. Results showed that land use change in the reservoir area was mainly embodied on low-lying land submergence and migration requisition land. The former changed the land use patterns, and the latter mainly reconstructed original land property and made land over-fragmented. Cultivated land per capita was 0.041ha in this area, below the cordon of cultivated land per capita enacted by FAO. Currently, there were still 30.25% of peasant households being short of grain in trimester of one year, and there were 35.27% of people living under the poverty line. The conditions of eco-environment in Linshui Reservoir Area were worse, and healthy and sub-healthy eco-environment accounted for less proportion, composed of green belt around the reservoir area and paddy field ecosystem, and economic forest and orchard ecosystem, respectively. The stress of the reservoir project was macroscopic background to analyze the driving factors of land use change, and real underlying diving factor of the land use change in the area was the change of cultural landscape under the stress of reservoir project. The rapid increase of population was the key factor to induce the change of man-land relationship in the reservoir area, the low level of rural economy was the crucial factor to decide how migrants input for production, and the belief of migrants, influencing the land use patterns in a certain extent, was the inducing factor to keep land use stable. The low-lying submergence and infrastructure construction accompanied the reservoir project were leading

  18. 云南热区人工林科学经营的探索与实践%Research and Practice of Scientific Management Pattern of Plantation in Tropical and Subtropical Areas of Yunnan Province

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    陈伟; 杨斌; 李江; 孟梦; 陈绍安; 冯弦; 刘际梅

    2013-01-01

    探索科学经营模式是人工林可持续发展的前提。云南热区具有优越的水热条件,是发展人工林的极佳区域,几代科技人员在云南热区人工林可持续经营道路上进行了有益的探索与实践。文章从乡土树种选育、人工林群落特征、种植模式、土壤管理、采伐剩余物处理、虫害防控等方面对在云南热区人工林开展的相关工作进行概述与总结,以期为我国热区人工林乃至森林可持续经营提供借鉴。%Scientific management pattern is a precondition for developing plantation .Tropical and sub-tropical areas of Yunnan province are suitable for plantations based on its superior hydrothermal condi -tions.In the past years, many researchers attempted to practice the sustainable management pattern of plantation in this area.This paper reviewed the current status of which native tree species breeding , com-munity plantation characteristics, planting patterns, soil management, logging slash treatment, and insect pest control, in order to provide reference for scientific management of tropical and subtropical plantation in China.

  19. 安徽农村地区创业型人力资源开发策略研究%Research on the Tactics of Entrepreneurial Human Resource Development in Rural Areas of Anhui Province

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    施培智; 韦文联; 程业炳

    2012-01-01

    创业型人力资源具有引领示范、带头带动等作用,在安徽农村地区人力资源开发中居于重要位置,具有转变农村人力资源思想观念、完善农村人力资源结构、解决当下农村人力资源问题、调整安徽农业经济结构等方面的意义。为此,可从加强农村人力资源现状筛查,加强农民基础性教育和培训,完善农民创业保障,面向打工回乡创业者开展创业教育,加强创业培训师的遴选和培训等方面,加强安徽农村创业型人力资源开发。%Entrepreneurial human resource plays an important role in Anhui rural areas' human resource development,for entrepreneurial human resource can set the example for the other kinds of human resources.The paper demonstrates the significance of cultivating the entrepreneurial human resource in Anhui rural areas,from the aspects of updating the ideological thoughts of human resources,improving human resources' structure,solving the current human resource problems,adjusting the agricultural economical structures.With the problems analysis,the paper offers six concrete measures,namely,select proper human resource,strengthen the fundamental education and training,improve the entrepreneurial guarantee,offer entrepreneurial education toward the labors back home from cities,strengthen the selection and training of entrepreneurship teacher that benefits the entrepreneurial human resource in rural areas of Anhui province.

  20. Evaluation of the Rural Human Settlement in Shandong Province

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    Xu Hong; Shen Meiyu; Chen Xiangxiang

    2012-01-01

    Taking Shandong Province as the research object, this paper uses the principal component analysis method to evaluate the status of the rural human settlement in Shandong Province. It establishes the evaluation index system of the rural residential environment in Shandong Province, including living environment, economy, infrastructure, public service facilities, and ecological environment, in total five comprehensive index, and 20 second~ ary indexes. Through measurement and sorting of rural human environment development level of Shandong Province in 2010, the 17 cities are divided into-excellent, good, ordinary, poor-four development areas and are analyzed based on the restriction factor in the development of the region.

  1. STATISTICAL SUMMARY: EMAP-ESTUARIES LOUISIANIAN PROVINCE - 1993

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    This statistical summmary of the ecological condition of the estuarine resources is based on the results of the 1993 Louisianian Province Demonstration Project. The population of estuarine resources with the Louisianian Province consists of all estuarine areas located along the c...

  2. Analysis nutritional status of unattended children under 7 years in rural area of Jiangxi province%江西省农村留守儿童营养状况分析

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    陈绍红; 廖珠根; 何仕劼

    2013-01-01

    目的:了解江西省农村留守儿童营养状况.方法:整群抽样调查0~7岁留守儿童和非留守儿童各1 157名.由专业人员测量身高和体重,并检测血红蛋白.以WHO2006标准为参数评价儿童体格发育水平,计算年龄别身高Z值(HAZ)、年龄别体重Z值(WAZ)和身高别体重Z值(WHZ).配对资料使用配对t检验方法,率的比较使用x2检验.结果:留守儿童的HAZ均值为-1.13,非留守儿童为-1.00,两者差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);留守儿童和非留守儿童的WAZ和血红蛋白(Hb)均值较接近,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);留守儿童低体重、生长迟缓和消瘦的发生率分别为5.95%、19.42%和2.79%,贫血发生率为17.96%,留守儿童和非留守儿童差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:江西省农村留守儿童营养状况可达非留守儿童水平,但江西省农村儿童整体营养状况仍不容乐观,应进一步提高农村卫生水平和加强科学喂养知识等健康教育,以期有效改善农村儿童营养状况.%Objective: To understand nutritional status of unattended children in rural area of Jiangxi province. Methods: A total of 1 157 unattended children aged 0—7 years old and 1 157 normal children aged 0—7 years old were investigated hy cluster sampling method. Body height and body weight were measured by specialized persons, and the level of hemoglobin was detected. The physical development levels of children were evaluated by WHO 2006 standard, Z values of height - for - age ( HAZ) , weight - for - age ( WAZ) , and weight -for — height ( WHZ) were calculated. The matched data were analyzed by itest, and χ2 test was used for comparison of ratio. Results: The mean values of HAZ in unattended children and normal children were -1.13 and - 1. 00, respectively, there was statistically significant difference (P 0. 05) . The incidences of low weight, growth retardation, emaciation, and anemia in unattended children were 5. 95% , 19. 42

  3. Analysis of the source areas of early immigrant white-backed planthopper Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) in Guangdong Province%广东白背飞虱早期迁入种群的虫源地分析

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    王政; 齐国君; 吕利华; 胡芊; 袁维熙

    2011-01-01

    为了揭示广东省白背飞虱早期迁入的虫源地分布,为其精细化预测预报及源头治理提供科学依据,根据广东省雷州、肇庆、曲江、梅县4个地区的白背飞虱虫情资料,利用HYSPLIT轨迹分析平台和GIS进行早期迁入峰的轨迹分析,结果表明:(1)广东白背飞虱的迁入在早稻和晚稻上各出现一段灯诱高峰,雷州出现的灯诱高峰最早,集中在4月上旬-5月下旬,其他地区集中在5-6月;(2)曲江、肇庆的白背飞虱灯诱高峰日数明显高于雷州、梅县;(3)广东白背飞虱早期迁入的虫源地主要分布在越南中北部、老挝中南部、海南以及两广南部稻区.但其虫源地的时空分布存在季节性的差异,随着时间的推移,虫源地的分布逐渐由南向北偏移.%In order to determine the source area of early immigrant white-backed planthoppers Sogatella furcifera (Horvath) in Guangdong Province, and to establish a basis for regional forecasting and source suppression, the geographic distribution of the source area of early immigrant WBPH was analyzed by CIS (Geographic Information System), HYSPLIT, a trajectory analysis software for the simulation of migration pathways, and light trap catch data from 4 plant protection stations (including Leizhou, Zhaoqing, Qujiang and Meixian). We obtained the following results : (1) Peak light-trap catches of WBPH occurred during the double-cropping season for early and late-rice, and peaks of early immigrants were mainly concentrated in Leizhou from early April to late May, and in Zhaoqing, Qujiang and Meixian from May to June. (2) Based on light-trap catch data, the immigration peaks of WBPH in Qujiang and Zhaoqing were obviously higher than in Leizhou and Meixian. (3) Simulations of migration trajectories indicated that most of the early immigrants came from central and northern Vietnam, central and southern Laos, Hainan Province and southern Guangdong and Guangxi. The spatio-temporal distribution

  4. Effect of Intervention to Commercial Sex Workers in Comprehensive Prevention Demonstrative Area of Sichuan Province%四川省艾滋病综合防治示范区暗娼干预效果分析

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    李运葵; 冯燎; 邓斌; 周久顺; 赖文红

    2012-01-01

    Objective To understand the result and impact of the intervention to high risk behaviors among the commercial sex workers after the second round of the AIDS comprehensive prevention and control work carried out in Sichuan province, and analyze the existing problems, take the result as the reference for the further intervention work among the commercial sex workers. Methods Data from information network reporting system, sentinel surveillance, annual report, summary, etc. in the AIDS comprehensive prevention demonstrative area of Sichuan province in 2009 and 2011 were collected for quantitative analysis. Result The coverage rate of intervention among commercial sex workers in demonstration area increased year by year, up from 73. 2% in 2009 to 95.71% in 2011. The awareness rate of AIDS - related knowledge among the commercial sex workers increased from 79. 26% in 2009 to 90. 75% in 2011. The rate of condom use among the commercial sex workers in the recent sex trade increased from 67. 33% in 2009 to 89. 62% in 2011. The rate of consistent condom use a-mong commercial sex workers in the sex trade during the latest month increased from 38.99% to 50%. All the comparison above showed statistical significance (P < 0.01). Conclusion The network of intervention among the commercial sex workers the demonstrative area was built, and the mechanism of intervention working was formed. Through various forms of publicity, education and behavioral intervention, the risk of HIV infection and transmission among the commercial sex workers was reduced, with the awareness rate increased, the coverage of interventions expanded, and behavior change promoted.%目的 了解四川省第二轮艾滋病综合防治示范区工作开展后,暗娼人群高危行为干预工作取得的效果及产生的影响,分析存在的问题,为下一步暗娼人群行为干预工作开展提供借鉴.方法 收集2009、2011年四川省示范区信息网报、哨点监测数据、年度报表、总结

  5. 河南省某县成年居民不同类型肥胖的家庭聚集性调研%Study on family aggregation of adult obesity in a rural area of Henan province

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    孙亮; 王重建; 李永旗; 张卫东; 胡东生

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨河南省农村地区人群不同类型肥胖的家庭聚集性.方法 资料来源于代谢综合征的发病趋势和综合控制研究的河南现场调查,家庭聚集性分析应用二项分布拟合优度卡方检验,以及患者与非患者一级亲属间患病率的比较;遗传度的计算采用George和Elston的回归模型;利用偏相关分析不同人体测量学指标一级亲属间的相关性.结果 全身性肥胖和中心性肥胖家庭患病数不符合二项分布,且不同类型肥胖患者一级亲属的患病率均明显高于非患者一级亲属患病率,体重指数、腰围和腰身比的遗传度分别为(44±6)%、(48±6)%和(46±6)%.亲子、同胞和夫妻间各肥胖测量指标均具有相关性.结论 河南省某农村地区成年人群全身性肥胖和中心性肥胖的患病均呈现家庭聚集性.%Objective To study the family aggregation of different types of obesity among the population in a rural area of Henan Province. Methods The data came from the field study of incidence and comprehensive control of metabolism syndrome in Henan rural areas. Chi-square test for goodness of fit to binomial distribution was used to analyze the family aggregation and compare the prevalence of obesity patients and non-obesity first-degree relatives. George and Elston regression model was used to estimate the heritability. Partial correlation analysis was used to analyze the correlation of the anthropometric indices among the first-degree relatives. Results According to the Chi-square test for goodness of fit to binomial distribution, the distribution of patients in general obesity families and central obesity families did not confirm to the binomial distribution, and the prevalence of first-degree relatives of patients with different types of obesity was significantly higher than that of first-degree relatives of non-obese patients. The heritability of body mass index, waist circumference and waist-height ratio was

  6. 湘西地区农村留守儿童体格发育状况调查分析%Investigation of Physical Development among Left-behind Children in Rural Areas in Western Hunan Province

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    李春梅; 杨娜; 张惠娟; 胡蕖; 唐莹

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the physical development among left - behind children ( whose parents are working in other areas or provinces ) in rural areas in western hunan province, China, with an attempt to provide evidence for policy - making. Methods The physical development and its influencing factors of 1 527 left - behind children and 738 non - left -behind children in western hunan province were mvestigated from July to Auguts, 2009. These children, aged 3 - 6 years, belonged to Han Nationality and two minority ethnic groups ( Tujia and Miao ). Results The Z scores of age - specific weight and age - specific height showed significantly difference between the left - behind children and non - left - behind children ( both P <0. 01 ). The incidence of low hody weight and growth retardation was 11. 7% among left - behind children and 4. 7% among non - left - behind children ( P <0. 01 ). It was notable that the incidence of low body weight and growth retardation was significantly higher among Miao children than among Han children ( P <0. 01 ) . while so such difference was found between Tujia children and Han children ( P > 0. 05 ). The incidence of low body weight was significantly lower in Tujia children than in Miao children ( P <0. 05 ). The hemoglobin level and prevalence of anemia showed significant differences among children of different ethnic groups ( P <0. 05 ). Conclusion The left - hehind children in western Hunan Province have poorer nutritional status than non - left - behind children. Local health authorities should pay more attention to this population and provide essential guidance and supports.%目的 了解湘西土家族、苗族、汉族3~6岁留守儿童体格发育状况,为促进留守儿童生长发育提供依据.方法 2009年7-8月对湘西地区土家族、苗族、汉族1 527名3~6岁留守儿童(留守组)及738名非留守儿童(非留守组)的体格发育水平及影响因素进行调查,并比

  7. Transamazonic foundation from Borborema Province

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    Geochronological data obtained in plutonic rocks of the Sao Vicente/Caico Groups present U/Pb values around 2.15 Ga. These rocks may have involved from an initial mantle or lower crust melting and fractionation process by 2.62-2.65 Ga., that is evidenced from Sm/Nd model ages. Relation betwen TTG-sequence and tectonic setting of the area and other localities in NE-Brazil suggest that the Transamazonic orogeny was the main crust-forming episode of the Borborema Province. (author)

  8. 安徽省不同产区不同栽培品种银杏叶总内酯含量的研究%Study on Content of the Total Terpene Lactones in Ginkgo Biloba L.Leaves from Various Area and Varieties in Anhui Province

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    周正华; 杜安全; 王先荣; 王德群; 刘守金; 梁益敏

    2013-01-01

    目的:研究安徽省不同产区和不同栽培品种银杏叶总内酯的含量.方法:采集安徽省6个产区不同品种银杏叶,分别测定其中总内酯的含量.结果:不同产区不同栽培品种银杏叶总内酯的含量差别较大.结论:可为安徽不同地区合理栽培银杏提供参考.%Objective:To study the content of total terpene lactones in Ginkgo biloba L. leaves from various area and varieties in Anhui province. Methods: Ginkgo biloba L. leaves were collected from six growth area in Anhui province, and the content of total terpene lactones were measured. Results: The contents of total terpene lactones were different in Ginkgo biloba L. leaves from various area and varieties. Conclusion: The result could provide scientific basis for rational planting of Ginkgo biloba L. in different areas of Anhui province.

  9. 福建东山造礁石珊瑚资源现状及其保护%Investigating the Status Quo of Hermatypic Corals Resources and Its Protection in Dongshan Water Areas, Fujian Province

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    姜峰; 陈明茹; 杨圣云

    2011-01-01

    Hermatypic corals are the primary portion of the coral reef ecosystem and of great ecological value. There are plentiful hermatypic corals in Dongshan water areas of Fujian Province.Due to low water temperature in winter, hermatypic corals there seem difficult to build real coral reefs. To protect hermatypic corals near the Dongshan Island, the Dongshan provincial hermatypic corals nature reserve was established in 1997, covering an area of 3630 hm2 with the core area of 1498 hm2. Through two large-scale surveys conducted in 1995-1997 and 2007, it was found that there were 32 species of Anthozoa in the Dongshan water areas, pertaining to 13 families of 3 orders, ten species of which belong to 6 families in Scleratinia. Seven hermatypic coral species of the 10 species are state-level protected animals Ⅱ and listed in CITES Appendices Ⅱ, including Favia speciosa. Cyphastrea serailia, Turbinaria peltata, Acropora pruinosa, Porites lutea. Leptastrea sp. and Goniopora sp. In 2007, it was reported that there were also hermatypic corals in Nanji island water areas in Zhejiang Province. Nanji islands are far from the mainland, showing a special ocean current and environments. The species are unique in originating from a range of climatic zones, e.g., the tropical zone, subtropical zone, and temperate zone. Furthermore, there seems to be a few published studies and reports about the species, quantity, and distribution of hermatypic corals there. We suggest that the Dongshan water areas are the north edge of the hermatypic coral community distribution in subtropical coastal waters of mainland China. In the stereoscopic habitat formed by corals in the Dongshan water areas, 154 associate species were found in coral communities, which show relatively high species diversity. They live in coral reefs in a variety of ways. Both of the two comprehensive investigations were carried out in the extent of the Dongshan provincial hermatypic corals nature reserve, but there were also

  10. Assessment on dietary iodine intake in three areas of Zhejiang province, 2009%2009年浙江省3个城市居民膳食碘摄入量评估

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    黄李春; 章荣华; 刘丽萍; 顾昉; 吴文倩; 管旭辉; 李筱薇

    2012-01-01

    目的 评估浙江省不同地区居民膳食碘摄入水平.方法 2009年在浙江省内陆和沿海地区抽取杭州、台州、舟山市180户家庭共497人,采用总膳食研究方法进行膳食调查,统计人群各种食物的消费量,按照所得的食物消费量数据烹调加工并混合成可食的各种食物类别制作成膳食样品.采用四甲基氢氧化铵提取-电感耦合等离子体-质谱法测定膳食样品中碘含量.食物消费量与样品(烹饪加工后的熟样)中碘含量相乘得到碘膳食摄入量.以2001年中国营养学会公布的碘推荐摄入量(RNI)和可耐受最高摄入量(UL),评估膳食碘摄入量.结果3个城市居民膳食碘摄入为421.0 μg/d(标准人),M=358.5 μg/d.P5(第5百分位数)、P25、P75、P90、P95分别为145.7、267.6、495.6、774.1、1273.0 μ g/d.5.2%的居民每日膳食碘摄入低于RNI,87.5%的居民每日膳食碘处于RNI与UL之间,7.2%的居民每日膳食碘摄入超过UL.不考虑烹饪损失,食盐每日供给的碘占膳食碘摄入量的81.6%.加工烹饪食物后,膳食碘的57.2%来源于蔬菜类,13.0%来源于谷类,8.5%来源于水产类.每日膳食碘摄入超过UL的人群其海藻类摄入明显高于每日膳食碘摄入小于RNI人群和膳食碘处于RNI-UL之间的人群.结论 浙江省3个城市居民总体膳食碘摄入量尚未达到最高限值,且碘摄入不足与摄入过高情况并存,碘盐和海藻类食物是膳食碘的主要来源.%Objective To assess the level of dietary iodine intake in three areas of Zhejiang and the related policy on universal salt iodization in the province.Methods The study involved 497residents from 180 families living in Hangzhou,Taizhou,Zhoushan cities,representing coastal and inland areas in Zhejiang province in 2009.A total diet study was applied to obtain the typical diet samples at three study areas through food consumption,aggregation,sampling and preparation processes.The contents of iodine in

  11. Investigation on the status of major human parasites in the rural areas of Xinyu Jiangxi Province%江西省新余市农村寄生虫现状调查

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    熊青; 周弃粕; 卢春林; 李春艳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study current status and influential factors of major human parasitic diseases in the rural areas of Xinyu,Jiangxi Province,and also to predict the trend and identify the high risk population,so as to provide scientific evidence for the development of control strategies and evaluation of the effects of prevention and control.Methods Modified thick smear Kato-Katz method,test tube filter paper culture,adhesive cellophane anal swab,saline smear and iodine staining method were used for feces ex-amination to detect nematodes,tapeworms,protozoa and liver flukes.Results In the 764 examinees from the 3 rural survey points,the number of people with positive infection was 53,with an infection rate of 6.94%,of which the infection rate of Ascaris lumbricoides was 0.13% and those of hookworm,Trichuris trichiura,Enterobius vermicularis and liver fluke were 5.24%,0.26%,1.05% and 0.26% respectively.Neither tenia nor protozoa were detected.Conclusion The infection rate of human parasites among rural inhabit-ants of Yushui area,Xinyu city,as obtained from the survey was obviously decreased,as compared with the average infection rate a-mong the inhabitants of Jiangxi Province in 2004,with hookworm infection as the main infection and elderly farmers with an age of 50 and older as chief victims.%目的:了解和掌握新余市农村重点寄生虫感染现状及影响因素,预测流行趋势,明确高危人群,为制定本市重点寄生虫病防治策略和评价防治效果提供科学依据。方法本次调查采用改良加藤厚涂片法、试管滤纸培养法、透明胶纸肛拭法、生理盐水涂片法和碘液涂片法对受检者进行粪检,查找线虫、绦虫、原虫以及肝吸虫。结果3个农村调查点,共计764名受检者(制片1538张),其中感染阳性人数为53人,感染率为6.94%,其中蛔虫感染率为0.13%、钩虫感染率为5.24%、鞭虫感染率为0.26%、蛲虫感染率为1.18

  12. 云南省边境地区埃及伊蚊分布调查%Distribution survey on Aedes aegypti in the border areas of Yunnan province, China

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    杨明东; 姜进勇; 郑宇婷; 周红宁

    2015-01-01

    目的:了解埃及伊蚊在云南省边境地区的分布,为登革热防控提供科学依据。方法在孳生地捕捞幼虫,对4龄幼虫分类鉴定以观察埃及伊蚊的分布;采用伊蚊布雷图指数和容器指数观察伊蚊幼虫种群密度。结果在边境17个县(市)共调查积水容器159924个,其中有伊蚊孳生的阳性容器2388个,布雷图指数为3.97,容器指数为1.46;捕捞幼虫7489条,共3种伊蚊,其中埃及伊蚊幼虫3303条,占捕捞总数的44.10%;白纹伊蚊幼虫4119条,占55.00%;圆斑伊蚊幼虫67条,占0.90%;伊蚊幼虫高峰期为5-10月,其中最高峰为7-8月;景洪、勐腊、勐海、盈江、陇川、瑞丽、泸水7个县发现埃及伊蚊的分布。结论云南省边境地区7个县已有埃及伊蚊分布,结果提示该蚊有向周边地区逐渐扩散趋势,应引起相关部门高度重视。%Objective To investigate the distribution of Aedes aegypti in border area in Yunnan province, providing scientific information for dengue control. Methods The distribution of Ae. aegypti was investigated by collecting mosquito larvae in different breeding sites and identifying fourth instar larvae; Aedes mosquito larva population density was investigated by Aedes Breteau index and container index. Results Total of 159 924 containers were investigated from 17 border counties, of those 2388 containers were positive;the Breteau index was 3.97, the container index was 1.46. There were 7489 individual larvae were collected, belonging to 3 species, of those 3303 individual larvae were Ae. aegypti, accounting for 44.10%of total collected larvae, 4119 individual larvae were Ae. albopictus, accounting for 55.00%of total collected larvae,12 individual larvae were Ae. annandalei, accounting for 0.90% of total collected larvae. Aedes mosquito larva population density peaks were occurred from May to October, its highest peaks were July and August. Ae. aegypti distributed in 7

  13. Causes of foodborne disease outbreak in rural areas of Liaoning province%辽宁省农村食源性疾病暴发事件原因分析

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    王盛威; 龙峰; 孟琳; 周利媛

    2011-01-01

    Objective To understand the situation of foodborne disease in the rural areas of Liaoning porvine and to analyze main causes of the disease. Methods The information on foodborne disease in the rural areas of Liaoning provice form 1996 to 2006 were collected and analyzed with descriptive epidemiological methods. Results There were 212 outbreaks of foodborne disease with 4 569 patients and 30 deaths. Among these outbreaks, 178 had specific pathogens with 3 556 patients and 30 deaths. The polluted food causing the foodborne diseases were mainly meat products( 23. 2% ) ,toxic mushroom(23. 0% ) ,grain( 17.4% ) ,vegetables( 16. 3% ) ,aquatic product( 12.4% ) ,and other food( 10. 7% ). Conclusion The foodborne disease was not under control in the rural areas of Liaoning province and meat product and toxic mashroom were main polluted food.%目的 分析辽宁省农村地区食源性疾病疫情状况及发生原因.方法 对辽宁省农村地区1996-2008年发生的食源性疾病爆发事件个案报告资料进行汇总,采用描述性流行病学方法进行分析.结果 在1996-2008年辽宁省共发生食源性疾病暴发事件212起,患病人数4 569例,死亡30例.其中原因明确的爆发事件178起,累计发病3 556例,死亡30例;引起爆发事件的食品依次为肉制品(23.2%)、毒蘑菇(23.0%)、粮食类(17.4%)、蔬菜类(16.3%)、水产品(12.4%)、其他食品(10.7%).结论 食品污染及食源性疾病尚未得到有效控制,农村食源性疾病暴发事件仍时有发生,主要原因为肉制品及有毒菌类(毒蘑菇).

  14. On the Problems with the Order and Stability in Sino -Vietnam Border Area of Honghe in Yuiman Province%红河州边境地区治安问题探析

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    李丕银

    2011-01-01

    云南省红河州中越边境地区治安问题十分突出,直接影响着边境经济社会稳定。解决这一问题需要创新理念,建立高效规范的边境管理体系;加强警务合作,开展专项整治,保持高压态势打击边境地区各类违法犯罪活动;加强信息交流,发挥情报侦查在管控边境上的主导作用;加强边境联合执法,建立健全科学管控联动机制;加大经费投入,坚持科技强警思想,全面加强边防派出所执法队伍建设。%The problems with the order and stability in Sino - Vietnam border area of Honghe state in Yunnan province are serious, and this problem affects border economic and social stability. To solve these problems, it is urgent to do things in terms of innovative ideas, the establishment of an highly efficient and normative border management system, the enhancement of police cooperation and the implementation of the special rectification, the maintenance of the high pressure against various criminals in border areas, the frequent information exchanges, the implementation of the intelligence - led policing, the intelligence - driven investigations in the control to play the leading role of the border, the joint law enforcement in border areas, the establishment and optimization of a scientific management and control linkage mechanism, the increase of the funds input, the upholding of the thought of "Strengthening Police Force with Science and Technology", and the overall strengthening of the construction of border enforcement force.

  15. 民族地区劳动力流动与人力资本关系研究--以云南省为例%Human Capital and Labor Migration of Minority Areas:Evidence from Yunnan Province

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    丁一; 刘伟江

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the determinants of rural-urban migration in minority areas of Yunnan Province through binary Logit model and multivariate Logit model. Paying special attention to the role of human capital level in employment choice, We find that except the variable of old person, influence direction of individual and family factors on the male and female labor migration are same . Meanwhile the improvement of human capital level of minority area inhibits the migration and promotes non-agricultural employment. Therefore the pertinent policy which can improve the country human capital level of minority areas could effectively adjust rural-urban migration reasonablely,promote the regional non-agricultural economic and cope with stress of employment in urbanization process.%本文使用二元及多元Logit模型对我国云南省少数民族聚集的农村地区劳动力流动的影响因素进行分析。其中重点就地区整体人力资本水平对男性、女性劳动力外流及就业决策的影响进行了研究。结果表明:个人及家庭因素中除老年人数量外,其他变量对男性和女性外出决策的影响方向一致;少数民族地区人力资本水平的整体提高在抑制劳动力外流的同时,对个体选择从事本地非农业劳动产生促进作用。因此通过制定针对性的政策提高地区人力资本水平对调节劳动力合理外流、促进地区非农业经济发展及解决城镇化进程中所面临的就业压力问题有着重要的现实意义。

  16. 江苏近海水域2007年与1998年水质状况差异性分析%Difference analysis of water quality in offshore areas in Jiangsu Province in 2007 and 1998

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    顾莉; 华祖林; 褚克坚; 荣金

    2011-01-01

    Based on the results of the investigation into the water environment in the offshore areas in Jiangsu Province in May, 2007 and May, 1998, the water qualities in different coastal regions including the Haizhou Bay, the radial sand ridges, and the north branch of the Yangtze River were analyzed, and the differences in the content of the main water quality indices in the sea for these regions were compared in detail. The results show that the average concentrations of mercury in all these coastal regions reach grade II of the national marine water quality standard. The range of the envelope curve for mercury with a concentration of 0.1 μg/L in 2007 was much larger than that in 1998. The oil concentrations in the coastal regions increased in 2007, except for the Haizhou Bay. The DO concentrations in most coastal regions were higher in 2007 than in 1998, except for part of the northern region. The TP concentrations in the inshore areas decreased in 2007, and their pollution ranges in the offshore areas increased significantly.%基于2007年5月和1998年5月对江苏近海的水环境调查结果,统计分析了海州湾、辐射沙洲和长江北支等不同海域的水质状况,并对海水中部分重要水质指标含量的差异性进行了详细的对比分析.结果表明:汞在各海域的均值浓度可达到国家二类海水水质标准,但是2007年汞的0.1μg/L质量浓度包络线范围明显大于1998年;除了海州湾地区外,其余海域的油类浓度增大;除北部局部海区,2007年的溶解氧浓度基本高于1998年;2007年总磷浓度在近岸区有所降低,但近海海域的总磷污染范围增加较为明显.

  17. U/Pb zircon ages and model ages (Sm/Nd) of ortho gneisses and meta mafic enclaves of the Barro Vermelho area (state of Pernambuco, Brazil), Alto Moxoto terrain, Borborema province, northeastern Brazil

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    The Barro Vermelho area is located in the border between municipalities of Custodia and Sertania - PE, Pajeu-Paraiba Fold Belt, Borborema Province. Geological mapping at 1/25.000 scale allowed to distinguish two metamorphic domains respectively built up of orthoderivated rocks and paraderivated ones. The orthoderivated domain is formed mainly by augen gneisses more or less migmatized of granitic, monzogranitic, granodioritic, tonalitic and quartz-dioritic composition inside of which are found metamafic enclaves of leucogabbros, gabbronorites, gabbros/diorites, and anorthosites, apart from banded amphibolites, with a small occurrence of Fe-Ti ore enclosed by some of these enclaves. In addition, inserted in the orthogneisses are found also others enclaves and intrusions (some apparently concordant and others certainly discordant in relation to the prominent foliation of the area, Sn) of metric to hectometric dimensions, built up of amphibolites/metadiorites, metaplite, calcissilicate rocks of mafic ultramafic protholiths, weakly deformed granites and diorites, and two hectometric bodies of olivine diabase to troctolite. Field relations and similarities in terms of composition, texture and lithogeochemistry allowed to place the lithotypes of the orthoderivated domain in the following groups, considering them in a relative sequence of events from the older to the newest ones: anorthositic-gabbros xenoliths; tonalite (protolith of the orthogneisse of equal composition); enclaves/ dikes of amphibolites/metadiorites, synplutonic in relation to tonalite and comagmatic to the xenoliths; granitic orthogneisses formed from migmatization of tonalite; enclaves/dikes of amphibolites/metadiorite, synplutonic in relation to migmatization of tonalites; granites and diorites late to post migmatization; and olivine diabase to troctolite post the last tectonic-metamorphic event recorded in the area. Concordia diagrams U/Pb with colinear regression of three zircon fractions to

  18. The analysis for dynamic process of a Prorocentrum donghaiense bloom in Changle sea area of Fujian Province%福建长乐海区一次东海原甲藻赤潮生消过程分析

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    李正华

    2012-01-01

    本文通过对2010年5月2—10日发生在福建长乐海区的一次东海原甲藻赤潮进行跟踪监测,分析并探讨了该赤潮生消过程。结果表明:东海原甲藻可在光照较强的气象条件下发生赤潮;本次赤潮暴发后东海原甲藻仍能快速增长并聚集,且主要利用硝酸氮作为氮营养成分;该赤潮生物在赤潮过程中承受低磷贫瘠环境胁迫的能力较强。对监测过程中海区各环境因子主成分分析也表明,本次赤潮限制因子有:硝酸氮、亚硝酸氮、水温以及盐度等。%Based on continuous monitoring, this paper analyzed and discussed the process of a Prorocentrum donghaiense bloom, which occurred in Changle Sea Zone of Fujian Province during May 2 and May 10 in 2010. This red tide organism could form red tide under weather condition of intense illumination; this organism mainly utilizes nitrate as its nitrogen nutrient after the formation, and it also has remarkable ability to with-stand the stress of low phosphorus in the environment. In addition, the principal components analysis of envi-ronmental factors in Changle sea area during the monitoring process showed that limiting factors of this red tide included NO3 - N, NO2 - N, water temperature, salinity, et al.

  19. 青海省贵南地区一次局地短时强降水天气过程分析%Analysis on a Local Short-Term Strong Precipitation Weather Process in Guinan Area of Qinghai Province

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    马玉芳; 白金莲; 祁彩虹; 孙瑛

    2015-01-01

    A local short-term strong precipitation occurred from 23:00, 6 July 2014 to 00:00, 7 July 2014 in Guinan Area of Qinghai Province was analyzed in the aspects, such as circulation situa-tion, synoptic system, physical quantity fields, satellite image, mesoscale charac-teristics, and terrain. The results showed that the short-term strong precipitation in Guinan was due to the short wave trough split off from trough bottom of Balkhash Lake. The high temperature and high hu-midity in earlier stage provided enough water vapor and energy conditions for the strong precipitation. Based on the analy-sis above, the forming cause of the pre-cipitation was concluded.%2014年7月6日23:00至7日00:00青海省海南州贵南地区出现了局地的短时强降水天气,从环流形势、影响天气系统、物理量场、卫星云图、中尺度、地形等方面对其进行了分析。结果表明,巴尔喀什湖槽底分裂的短波槽是导致贵南地区出现短时强降水的主要原因。前期高温高湿,为强降水提供了充足的水汽和能量条件。并在综合分析的基础上,得出了此次强降水的形成原因。

  20. Provenance of lateritic bauxite deposits in the Wuchuan-Zheng'an-Daozhen area, Northern Guizhou Province, China: LA-ICP-MS and SIMS U-Pb dating of detrital zircons

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    Gu, Jing; Huang, Zhilong; Fan, Hongpeng; Ye, Lin; Jin, Zhongguo

    2013-07-01

    The provenance of the large and super-large scale bauxite deposits developed in the Wuchuan-Zheng'an-Daozhen (WZD) alumina metallogenic province in the Yangtze Block of South China is poorly understood. LA-ICP-MS and SIMS U-Pb dating of detrital zircons from bauxite ores and the underlying Hanjiadian Group in the WZD area provide new constrains on the provenance of the WZD bauxite and provide new insight on the bauxite ore-forming process. The ages of the detrital zircons in the bauxites and the zircons in the Hanjiadian Group are similar suggesting that the bauxites are genetically related to the Hanjiadian sediments. The detrital zircon populations of the four samples studied show four primary age peaks: 2600-2400 Ma, 1900-1700 Ma, 1300-700 Ma and 700-400 Ma. The age distribution of detrital zircons indicates that they are probably derived from various sources including Neoproterozoic, Mesoproterozoic, Paleoproterozoic, Archean and some minor Paleozoic sources. The most abundant age population contains a continuous range of ages from 1300 to 700 Ma, ages consistent with subduction-related magmatic activities (1000-740 Ma) along the western margin of the Yangtze Block and the worldwide Grenville orogenic events (1300-1000 Ma). Thus, it is suggested that the main provenances of the WZD bauxite and the Hanjiadian Group are the Neoproterozoic igneous rocks in the western Yangtze Block and the Grenville-age igneous rocks in the southern Cathaysia Block. In addition, this work verifies that the global Grenville orogenic events and subduction-related magmatic activities associated with the Yangtze Block had a significant influence on the formation of the WZD bauxite deposits.

  1. Uranium provinces and the exploration industry

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    There is little doubt that exploration by mining companies in established districts or 'provinces' has led to the discovery of substantial additional ore reserves. However, the competition for, and expenses of, land acquisitions in these known districts often prompts companies to search further afield. In some cases, new discoveries can merely be regarded as extensions of known provinces while others are located in completely new areas. Whether the explorers utilized concepts of metallogenic provinces in the course of such discoveries is questionable; rather, they would have sought the particular combinations of geological circumstances required by the model. Once a new deposit is found, however, the concept of a province, whether correct in that situation or not, is usually responsible for stimulating further activity. Recent examples of such behaviour are the Arizona Strip and NE Nebraska (USA) in provincial extensions and Roxby Downs, Lone Gull (NW Territories, Australia) and Lagoa Real (Brazil) in new areas. More routine and scientific application of metallogenic province theory by the uranium exploration industry would require evidence that not only the bulk of the world's uranium reserves but also the majority of the individual world-class deposits fall into geologically definable provinces. Such evidence should include the demonstration that particular areas of the Earth's crust had been enriched in uranium (with or without related elements) and that this enrichment had persisted through periods of crustal reworking and been responsible for concentrations of the metal ore deposits. The evidence described in the volume is critically reviewed in this context. (author). Refs, 4 figs

  2. Investigating the Effect of Environmental Uncertainty on the Selection of Knowledge Management Strategies in the Field of Product (Case Study: Universities and Higher Educational Institutes in Khorasan-e-Razavi

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the effect of environmental uncertainty on the selection of knowledge management strategies in the domain of product. However we investigated the effect of environmental uncertainty on the selection of knowledge detection strategies and knowledge revenue by testing three hypotheses. The statistical universe included chancellors and assistants of universities of Khorasan-e-Razavi that 28 universities and 48 repliers were selected as the sample of study. This study with the view of quarry was sort in applied researches and with the view of method was sort in causal researches. Hypotheses were tested by using regression model and results showed that environmental uncertainty had positive impact on knowledge detection strategies and knowledge revenue in domain of product. Also results cleared the role of knowledge management strategies in the domain of product and prepared perspectives to chancellors of universities to improve their education and research

  3. Characteristics of Ore Quality of Zirconium Ilmenite Deposit in Eastern Coastal Area of Mozambique——Setting 5004 C Mining Area in Zambezia Province as an Example%莫桑比克东部沿海锆钛砂矿矿石质量特征 ——以赞比西亚省5004C矿区为例

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    孟令华; 崔庆岗; 孔德金; 杜小亮

    2015-01-01

    Marginal marine placer is one of the mineral resources with the most largest potentiality in the world. It is only next to oil and gas. The marginal marine placer are rich in eastern coastal areas in Mozambique, and occu-pies an important position in the world. In this paper, combining with zirconium ilmenite deposit in 5004C mining area of Zambezia province in Mozambique, characteristics of ore quality, such as ore structures, ore compositions, contents and changes have been analyzed. It wll provide favorable information for the exploration and development of zirconium ilmenite deposit in eastern coastal areas of Mozambique.%滨海砂矿是目前全球最大的潜在海洋矿产资源之一,仅次于石油与天然气. 莫桑比克东部沿海滨海砂矿资源丰富,在世界上占有重要地位. 该文结合莫桑比克赞比西亚省5004C矿区锆钛砂矿,分析矿石结构与构造、矿石物质组成、矿物含量及变化等矿石质量特征,为莫桑比克东部沿海锆钛砂矿的勘探和开发提供有利信息.

  4. A Survey of the Service System of Nationwide Fitness Programs in the Three--river Source Area of Qinghai Province%青海三江源地区全民健身服务体系现状调查

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    史儒林

    2012-01-01

    本文采用问卷调查法、实地考察法、文献资料法,对青海三江源地区的全民健身服务体系进行了全面的调查研究.结果表明:全民健身工程建设部分缓解了群众对健身场地设施的需求,促进了全民健身的发展;全民健身经费的投入主要由单一的政府投入,经费主要用于全民健身工程建设;全民健身各级组织体系初见端倪;社会体育指导员数量整体不足,指导率不高,基层培训空缺,培训的辐射面狭窄,指导员数量无法满足开展全民健身体育活动的需求;基本形成了阶段性的国民体质监测,但体质检测的覆盖面和深度极为有限,不能充分反映该地区农牧民群众的体质概况.%By means of questionnaire, field work, and documentary, this paper conducted a wide survey to the service system of the physical fitness program of the Three--river Source area of Qinghai Province. The result shows that this program has partially satisfied the people's needs of the sports facilities and promoted the development of the nationwide physical fitness. The fund for the program construction is solely granted by the government. The organization of the physical fitness program begins to take shape. However, the number of the social sports trainers is too small to meet the need of the development of the program,unable to provide necessary and wide training to the people. The result also indicates that a basic physical examination system has come into being, but the width and depth of the physical examination are extremely limited, unable to thoroughly reflect the physical conditions of the farmers and herdsmen in the area.

  5. 贵州省主要烟区土壤及烟草中重金属污染状况分析%Analysis on heavy metal contamination in soil and tobacco of tobacco plant areas in Guizhou Province

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    李玉美; 雷硕; 严猛; 班睿; 谢兵; 王毅

    2012-01-01

    [目的]探明贵州省主要烟区土壤和烟草中重金属的污染状况,为提高当地烟草品质提供参考.[方法]分别利用火焰原子吸收分光光度法和原子荧光法测定安顺、遵义、兴义和毕节4个烟区的土壤和烟草样品中重金属Cd、Hg、As和Pb的含量.[结果]安顺、遵义、兴义和毕节4个主要烟区土壤中Cd含量高于土壤环境质量二级标准要求,Hg、As和Pb均未超出土壤环境质量二级标准要求,但在调查地区土壤中Hg、As和Pb均有一定积累;烟叶中Cd含量较高,超过了目前的安全标准,As、Hg、Pb在标准范围内.[结论]贵州各主要烟区的土壤及烟草均不同程度受到重金属Cd、Hg、As和Pb的污染.%The heavy metal contamintion in tobacco and soil of Guizhou tobacco areas were investigated in order to improve tobacco quality. [Method]The content of heavy metal in the soil and tobacco leaves, which were collected from the four major tobacco production regions in Guizhou Province, were detected by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry and atomic fluorescence spectrometry. [Result]The results showed that the content of Cd in soil was higher than the 2ND Grade Soil Environmental Quality Safety Standard level, while the Hg, As, and Pb contents had not exceeded this safety si indard in the tobacco production regions. The Hg, As, and Pb accumulated to a certain level in the investigated soil. The content of Cd in tobacco leaf exceeded the safety standard, while the Hg, As, and Pb contents ranged within the safety standard. [Conclusion]Soil and tobacco in Guizhou tobacco areas were polluted by different levels of heavy metals, including Cd, Hg, As, and Pb.

  6. 贵州省喀斯特山区植被恢复的物种选择现状分析%Plant Species Selection in Vegetation Restoration for Mountainous Karst Area in Guizhou Province

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    田秀玲; 吕娜; 朱飞鸽; 倪健

    2012-01-01

    Restoration of rocky-desertified karst ability of environments, vegetation is a basic but economy and society in often most difficult part, ecosystems is a hot issue in maintaining the sustain-southwestern China. And the restoration of degraded in which the selection of plant species is undoubtedlya key step. Based on data from internet searching, literature review and field surveys, current status of plant species selection for ecological restoration of rocky-desertified karst vegetation was investigatedin Guizhou province. Restoration effectiveness of selected plants was preliminarily evaluated, in order to provide valuable suggestions for developing a comprehensive restoration project for rocky desertifica-tion environment of the southwestern karst region. Results showed that 87 plant species were used in vegetation restoration in 328 sites of 78 counties and cities of the province. There were 26 plants of ec-ological forest (mainly pine, fir, cypress, Chinese toona, poplar and clammy hopseedbush), 47 plants of economic forest including 26 Chinese medicines (such as Taizi ginseng and gaxtraodia), 21economic forest trees (tea, oil tea, pear, peach, plum, chestnut) and 14 pastoral species (white shamrock, ryegrass and alfalfa). These species were planted in assemble or scattered in differentcomprehensive treatment areas of karst rocky desertification: Area A (western Guizhou plateau and mountain), Area B (middle Guizhou hill plain and mountain), Area C (eastern Guizhou lowland and hills) and Area D (non rocky desertification in southeastern and southern Guizhou). Concerning restoration effectiveness, the integration of cash crops (such as tea and oil tea), medicinal plants, flowers cultivation, and pastoral husbandry into a restoration project has showed good prospects. Eco- nomic and fruit forests such as honeysuckle, chestnut, pear and peach growing in their optimal habi- tats also benefited local environment and economy

  7. Do Clinical and Demographic Features of Patients with Upper-Gastrointestinal Cancer Affect their Health-related Quality of Life?

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    Ramezan-Ali Esmaili-Hesari

    2012-01-01

    Conclusion: SCC is predominant type of upper GI cancer in Khorasan provinces similar to the high risk area in Northern Iran. The specific health-related quality of life tool (EORTC QLQ-OG25 was able to distinguish most of the symptoms in patients with upper GI cancer .

  8. A Glance at Bohai Bay Oil Province

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    Gao Shoubai

    1995-01-01

    @@ Chinese oil industry keeps on developing in 1994. The oil production of Bohai Bay Oil Province located in East China also keeps on growing. Geologically,the total area of Bohai Bay Basin is about 200 000 km2 and the main structural units are: Liaohe Depression, Huanghua Depression,Jizhong Depression, Linqing Depression, Jiyang Depression, Changwei Depression, Bozhong Depression,Chengning Uplift and Cangjing Uplift (see figure 1). Area of the main structural units is listed in following:

  9. Prospect of Oil/Gas Exploration in Beach Area of Bohai Bay Basin

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    Li Gansheng; Dou Lirong; Yuan Lingling; Rong Jiashu

    1997-01-01

    @@ Introduction Located in beach zone along Bohai Bay, the beach area of Bohai Bay basin is restricted between coastline and water depth of 5 m, stretching from Bayuquan to Huludao, Liaoning Province and Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province to Weihekou, Shandong Province.

  10. 山西省“国保”与景区的空间分布现状--与A级及A级以上景区的关系%The Current Situation about Important Historical Monuments under Special Preservation in Shanxi Province-The Relationship with 1-5 A-level Scenic Areas

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    张慧

    2013-01-01

    On May 3 ,2013 ,State Council announced the name list of the seventh batch ofImportant Historical Monuments under Special Preservation ,and Shanxi Province is No .1 for its absolute superiority .This article take the city as the unit ,use SPSS19 .0 to analysis the distribution of the first batch to the seventh batch of Shanxi Province Important Historical Monuments under Special Preservation's ,summarized its distribution characteristic briefly ,andanalysis the distribution of1-5 A level Scenic Areas through the similarly way ,ac-cording to the analysis above ,inquired the connection between Important Historical Monuments under Spe-cial Preservation and 1-5 A level Scenic Areas ,at last ,put forward some questions and corresponding meas-ures in the tourism development in Shanxi Province .%以市为单位,分别运用SPSS19.0对山西省第1批至第7批国家重点文物保护单位(以下简称“国保”)和A级及A级以上景区的分布数据进行了处理分析,并简要总结了其分布特征,探究了二者之间在空间分布上的关联。

  11. Considerations on the feasibility of using wind energy for electricity generation in the regional areas of the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina; Consideraciones sobre la viabilidad del uso de energia eolica para la generacion de electricidad en el ambito regional de la Provincia de Santa Fe

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    Gibbons, Roberto E.; Nachez, Antonio E. [Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina). Fac. de Ciencias Exactas, Ingenieria y Agrimensura. Dept. de Electronica], Emails: rgibbons@eie.fceia.unr.edu.ar, anachez@eie.fceia.unr.edu.ar

    2009-07-01

    This article presents the current status of the use of wind power and evaluating the factors that affecting the implementation in the generation of electricity. From information available on the winds in four cities in the Santa Fe Province, calculate the potential of generation to determine the feasibility of using energy wind as an alternative source of energy in the province. The information was provided by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Planning, National Weather Service Meteorological Information Center and consists of a total of 8462 measurements of wind speed and direction in hourly intervals during each day of the year 2007, in weather stations located in the towns of Ceres, Rosario, Reconquista and Sauce Viejo. Using data collected by weather stations in the expressions for the calculation of available power in the wind, it is shown that the study areas are not suitable for utilization of wind energy.

  12. Evaluation Method of Forest Management Models: A Case Study of Xiaolongshan Forest Area in Gansu Province%森林经营模式评价方法——以甘肃小陇山林区为例

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    惠刚盈; 赵中华; 袁士云

    2011-01-01

    以原始群落或地带性顶极群落为模板,从反映技术先进性的空间利用程度、物种多样性、建群种竞争态势和树种组成以及体现生产可行性的投入与产出等方面提出森林经营模式有效性评价方法,并应用于甘肃省小陇山林区9种不同经营模式.结果表明:天然林采育择伐是最为有效的森林经营模式;在割灌造林模式中带状割灌造林明显优于全面割灌造林;在人工造林中树种选择以华山松为好,日本落叶松最差.本文提出的经营模式有效性评价方法既能反映技术上的先进性,又能体现生产上的可行性,不失为一种简洁明了的评价经营模式的科学方法.%To evaluate the effectiveness of forest management model, the method which used the structure characteristics of virgin forest or zonal climax community as a template was presented from the technical advancement on the basis of the space utilization, species diversity, constructive species competition, stand composition and the production feasibility on the basis of the input-output production. The method was applied to nine management models of the Xiaolongshan forest area in Gangsu Province, China. The evaluation indicates that the selective cutting of natural arbor forest model ( model 4 ) was the most effective forest management model, and the belt transformation of natural shrubbery model was evidently superior to the overall transformation of natural shrubbery model in transformation of natural shrubbery models. Besides, the Pinus armandii was the best in tree species selection, while the Larix kaempferi was the worst. The evaluation method presented in this study for the effectiveness of forest management model is concise and scientific which can reflect the technical advancement and incarnate the production feasibility at the same time.

  13. Detrital zircon U-Pb ages of the Proterozoic metaclastic-sedimentary rocks in Hainan Province of South China: New constraints on the depositional time, source area, and tectonic setting of the Shilu Fe-Co-Cu ore district

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    Wang, Zhilin; Xu, Deru; Hu, Guocheng; Yu, Liangliang; Wu, Chuanjun; Zhang, Zhaochong; Cai, Jianxin; Shan, Qiang; Hou, Maozhou; Chen, Huayong

    2015-12-01

    The Shilu Fe-Co-Cu ore district, located at Hainan Province of South China, is well known for high-grade hematite-rich Fe ores and also two Precambrian host successions, i.e. the Shilu Group and the overlying Shihuiding Formation. This district has been interpreted as a banded iron formation (BIF) deposit-type, but its depositional time, source area and depositional setting have been in debate due to poor geochronological work. Detrital zircon U-Pb dating aided by cathodoluminescence imaging has been carried out on both the Shilu Group and Shihuiding Formation. Most of the zircon grains from both the successions are subrounded to rounded in morphology and have age spectra between 2000 Ma and 900 Ma with two predominant peaks at ca. 1460-1340 Ma and 1070 Ma, and three subordinate peaks at ca. 1740-1660 Ma, 1220 Ma and 970 Ma. The similar age distribution suggests the same depositional system for both successions. Linked to the geological and paleontological signatures, the Shihuiding Formation is better re-interpreted as the top, i.e. Seventh member of the Shilu Group, rather than a distinct Formation. The youngest statistical zircon age peaks for both successions, i.e. ca. 1070-970 Ma may define the maximum depositional time of the Shilu Group and interbedded BIFs. At least two erosional sources are required for deposition of the studied detrital zircons, with one proximal to provide the least abraded zircons and the other distal o