Full Text Available Background: Correct mastering of a basic Ollie jump is essential for development of other jumps in skateboarding. In scientific literature we can find a lack of scientifically proved knowledge that describes the difference in muscular activity on various levels of this jump performance. Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize muscular activity in the basic skateboard Ollie jump and to compare this activity with a more difficult modification of the switchstance Ollie jump (the same jump but changed position of limbs. Methods: Ten men experienced in skateboarding for several years, aged 20.0 ± 4.6 years participated in the study (height 1.79 ± 0.05 m, body mass 71.5 ± 4.1 kg. All subjects performed 3 measured Ollie jumps and after that 3 switchstance Ollie jumps. In case of the last-mentioned front and back lower limbs are switched. The observation of muscular activity was carried out by the Delsys Trigno electromyography system. The jump was divided (after video records into four phases: preparatory, take-off, flight-up and landing. Mean amplitude of muscle activity was measured in following muscles: tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius medialis, rectus femoris, semitendinosus and gluteus medius. Comparison of muscle activity during Ollie and switchstance Ollie was performed by the Wilcoxon test in Statistica. Results: Significantly greater activity (p < .05 was shown by gastrocnemius medialis and rectus femoris on the lower back limb during the preparatory phase of switchstance Ollie and by tibialis anterior and semitendinosus on lower front limb during the landing phase of Ollie. Conclusion: Results of our study suggest that in switchstance Ollie is increased muscle activity during preparation period on the back limb and movement control during landing. The skaters in this type of jump should move his/her centre of gravity from the tail to the centre of the skateboard and also he/she would produce adequate muscle
Dias, Marco Adriano; Carvalho, Paulo Simeão; Vianna, Deise Miranda
Image modelling is a video-based teaching tool that is a combination of strobe images and video analysis. This tool can enable a qualitative and a quantitative approach to the teaching of physics, in a much more engaging and appealling way than the traditional expositive practice. In a specific scenario shown in this paper, the Ollie trick, we…
Venemaal riigivisiidil viibiv Venezuela president Hugo Chavez kirjutas alla relvatehingule, mille kohaselt Venezuela ostab Venemaalt 24 hävitajalennukit Su-30 ja 53 lahinguhelikopterit Mi-35. Lisa: Hugo Chavezi maailmaturnee
Soome justiitsministeeriumi algatatud digitaase infosüsteemi AIPA projektist, mis puudutab prokuröride ja kohtute tööd ja kavatsetakse lõpetada aastaks 2021. Projekt on mõeldud elektrooniliste kohtuprotsesside läbiviimiseks
Itaalia prokurörid käskisid arreteerida kaks kõrget luureametnikku süüdistatuna Milanos CIA poolt terrorismis kahtlustatava islamivaimuliku röövimises kaasaaitamises. Lisa: Terrorismis kahtlustatu
Kelly, Deirdre M.; Pomerantz, Shauna; Currie, Dawn
This study draws from interviews with 20 girls in British Columbia, Canada who participated to varying degrees in skateboarding culture. We found that skater girls saw themselves as participating in an "alternative" girlhood. Becoming skater girls involved the work and play of producing themselves in relation to alternative images found…
Barkalaja, Anzori, 1968-
Raamatuna ilmunud uurimusest "Folk Tradition and Artistic Inspiration: A Woman's Life in Traditional Estonian Jewelry and Crafts as Told by Anne and Roosi". Doktoriõpe toimus Helsingi Taideateollises Korkeakoulus
Liibanoni shiiidi-moslemite äärmusrühmitus Hezbollah seadis Iisraeli fakti ette: viimane kas vabastab oma vanglatest araablastest kinnipeetavad või riskib pantvangi võetud Iisraeli sõdurite elu ja sõja puhkemisega. Kaart: Võitlus Liibanoni piiril
Linnamaasturite võrdlus: Fiat 500X 1,4 Multiair Popstar, Honda HR-V 1,5 i-VTEC Elegance, Mazda CX-3 2,0 Skyactiv-G Premium Plus, Opel Mokka 1,4 Turbo ECOTEC Start/Stop, Ssangyong Tivoli 1,6i 2WD Quartz, Suzuki Vitara 1,6 VVT GLX
Ristikivi, Merike, 1973-
Kohtukorraldusest 1918-1941, kohtunikele esitatavatest nõuetest, kohtuameti kandidaadiks saamisest, Auguste Susi-Tannebaumi ja Olli Oleski taotlustest kohtuameti kandidaadiks saamiseks, Tartu vaeslastekohtu esimehest Ljubov Hütsist, esimestest naiskohtunikest nõukogude perioodil
IX Pimedate Ööde Filmifestivali alafestivali Sleepwalkers' Student Film Festivali tudengifilmidest : eesti filmid ja auhinnatud filmid - peaauhind rootslase Axel Danielsoni "Suvepilved" ("Sommarlek"), eriauhinnad eestlase Ekke Vasli "Nagu ikka", Saksamaa austraallase Jack Rothi "Olli", korealase Chansoo Kimi "Vaudeville"
Cláudia Tarragô Candotti
Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between the height reached when performing the Ollie maneuver and the muscle force and power of the lower limbs required by beginner level skateboarders. Ten practitioners of Street category, with at least two years experience and who participate in competitions in Beginner, Amateur II or Amateur I categories were submitted to three tests: (1 maximal voluntary contraction of the knee and hip extensor muscles; (2 vertical jump tests, Counter Movement Jump (CJ and Squat Jump (SJ; and (3 the maximum height achieved during the Ollie maneuver. The results demonstrate that the variance of the Ollie maneuver (p<0.05 is explained by the power estimated with the CJ (76.3%; and the maximal force of the knee extensor muscle (50.6%. These results suggest that the variable power is strongly associated with the performance of the Ollie maneuver.
Paris, Krister, 1977-
Montenegro välisministri Miodrag Vlahovici hinnangul võivad Serbiaga alustatavad eraldumiskõnelused kesta paarist nädalast paari kuuni. Riigi prioriteet on eurointegratsioon, Euroopa Komisjoni laienemisvoliniku Olli Rehni sõnul ei pea Montenegro alustama algusest
Välisministeeriumi kantsleri kohalt Brüsselisse Euroopa Komisjoni laienemisvoliniku Olli Rahni kabinetti tööle asunud Matti Maasikas vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad uuele töökohale asumist, tööülesandeid ning Albaania, Makedoonia ja Montenegro liitumist Euroopa Liiduga. Vt. samas: Lühike ametikäik
energy conversion, climate change mitigation and most importantly .... on the earth surface, the need to minimize wastage in both the ... but if the weather is cloudy, then it should be left for about 2 days. The combined effect of UV-induced DNA alteration .....  Scott, J. P. and Ollis, D.F, Engineering models of combined ...
Soome mööblitootja Martela korraldab Milano mööblimessil näituse "under THE tree", kus esitleb uute toodete seas Geir Saetveiti tooli "Skybar", Rane Vaskivuori sohvat "Movie" ja Olli Mannermaa tooli "Kilta" (toodetakse 1955. aastast). Näitus on nime saanud Eero Aarnio loodud ruumijagaja "The Tree", mida messil tutvustatakse, järgi
Lobjakas, Ahto, 1970-
Euroopa Komisjoni laienemisvolinik Olli Rehn teatas Euroopa Parlamendile, et Türgi on täitnud talle esitatud nõuded, mis on vajalikud liitumiskõneluste alustamiseks. Läbirääkimiste probleemiks võib saada Küprose ja Türgi vaheline konflikt. Lisa: Balti riikide vaatenurk
Klostermann, André; Küng, Philip
Purpose: This study aimed to further the knowledge on gaze behavior in locomotion by studying gaze strategies in skateboard jumps of different difficulty that had to be performed either with or without an obstacle. Method: Nine experienced skateboarders performed "Ollie" and "Kickflip" jumps either over an obstacle or over a…
Items 101 - 150 of 699 ... ... Bioassessment of the ecological integrity of river ecosystems using aquatic macroinvertebrates: an overview with a focus on South Africa, Abstract. Dean J Ollis, Helen F Dallas, Karen J Esler, Charles Boucher. Vol 40, No 1 (2015), Biochemical and haematological responses in African catfish Clarias ...
S&P annaks euroala ühtsetele võlakirjadele reitingu nõrgima liikmesriigi järgi. Eurovõlakirjade vastu on Saksa kantsler Angela Merkel, poolt aga Eurogrupi juht Jean-Claude Junker ja Euroopa Komisjoni rahandusvolinik Olli Rehn. Maailmapank hoiatab, et maailmamajandus libiseb sel sügisel uude ohutsooni
Arvamusi Eesti liitumisest eurotsooniga: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Andrus Ansip, Juhan Parts, Angela Merkel, Jose Manuel Barroso, Olli Rehn, Paul Krugman Anti Poolamets, Nicolaus Heinen, Edgar Savisaar. Lisatud väljavõtted saksakeelsetest ajakirjadest ja ajalehtedest. Euro kasutuselevõttu seostatakse heaolu ja stabiilsusega, samas peetakse üleminekut uuele vääringule liiga kulukaks ja rutakaks
Egdall, Ira Mark
In this paper, I describe a lay course in special relativity (SR) given at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI's) at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Courses are also offered in general relativity quantum theory cosmology the nature of time, and the fine-tuned universe. Each course is presented in six…
11. veebruaril Vihulas toimunud Balti ministrite nõukogu peaministrite mitteametlikul kohtumisel räägiti majanduspoliitika, energeetika ja digitaalse siseturu loomise teemadel. Läti peaministri Valdis Dombrovskise arvamused. Kohtumisest võttis osa ka Euroopa Komisjoni rahandus- ja majandusvolinik Olli Rehn
Heakskiitu ootavad võidusamba sümboolikaga T-särgi kujundus, metall- või savikruus ja kaks eri kujundusega pudelit. Meenete idee autor Ants Ollis. Samba ühe autori Rainer Sternfeldi sõnul kuuluvad samba varalised õigused kaitsemininisteeriumile, kunstilised samba autoritele (Rainer Sternfeld, Andri Laidre, Kadri Kiho, Anto Savi) ning samba kujutist võivad inimesed kasutada vabalt ja heale tavale vastavalt
Kalm, Mart, 1961-
Arhitekt Raine Karbi kavandatud Teaduste Akadeemia SKB elamurühmast Tallinnas Trummi t. 21 (1969-1971). 1970. a. tellis TA arhitekt Rein Kerstenilt juurde kakas 9-korruselist tornelamut Trummi t. 23 ja 23a. Raine Karbi eeskujudest Soomes. Helsingi Pihlajamäe elamurajoonist, mis ehitati välja 1960-ndate esimesel poolel ning mille planeeringu koostas Olli Kivinen. 3 plaani, 10 fotot. Bibliograafia lk. 62
Maailmafilmi festivali raames linastuvatest filmidset "Gualdino üheksas elu" (rež. Filipe Araújo), Portugal-Prantsusmaa; "C-minoori eripärad (rež. Ollie Lucks, Max Bellamy), Uus-Meremaa; "Salto Mortale" (rež. Guillaume Kozakiewiez), Prantsusmaa-Šveits;"Tantsud Mariaga" (rež. Ivan Gergolet), Itaalia-Argentiina-Sloveenia. Filme ühendab loomeinimeste püüd üleatda takistusi ja piire oma igapäevatöös.
Kaaronen, Olli Freemium pelialan hinnoittelumallina Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2012, 24 s. Tietojärjestelmätiede, kandidaatintutkielma Ohjaaja: Ojala, Arto Mobiilipelaamisen lisääntyminen on johtanut pelialalla perinteisten liiketoimintamallien väistymiseen ja uusien ansaintamallien kehittymiseen. Tämä kirjallisuuskatsauksena toteutettu tutkielma käsittelee mobiilipelialalla käytettyä freemium-hinnoittelumallia ja sen variaatioita. Tutkielmassa esitetään myös ...
Bahovski, Erkki, 1970-
Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 17. juuli lk. 10. Maailma juhtivad tööstusriigid teatasid 16. juulil Peterburi tippkohtumisel tehtud avalduses, et olukorras, kus maailma energianõudlus kasvab 2030. aastaks vähemalt 50 protsenti, peab energiaturg olema avatum ja keskkonnasõbralikum. Lisa: Juhtivad tööstusriigid. Vt. samas: Olli Vesala. Miilits surus Peterburis protestid maha
Lumiste, Ülo, 1929-2017
Ülevaade kolme soome tippteadlase-akadeemiku Vilho (1889-1969), Yrjö (1891-1971) ja Kalle Väisälä (1893-1968) elukäigust, loomingust ja selle tähendusest tänapäeva teadusele. Rets. rmt.: Lehto, Olli. Oman tien kulkijat: veljekset Vilho, Yrjö ja Kalle Väisälä. Helsinki, 2004
Ehtekunstnik Kärt Summatavet kaitses oma doktoritöö "Folk Tradition and Artistic Inspiration. A Woman's Life in Traditional Estonian Jewelry and Crafts as Told by Anne and Roosi", mis koosneb raamatust ning kolmest ehtenäitusest: "Lapsepõlv ja tüdrukuiga" (2000), "Noor naine. Emadus" (2001) ja "Vana tark naine" (2003). Oponendid olid Anzori Barkalaja ja Olli Tamminen
Carr, Nicholas G.
Harvard Business Review endise toimetaja arvates on infotehnoloogia (IT) strateegiline tähtsus ettevõtetes oluliselt vähenenud ning innovaatilised IT lahendused ei anna enam konkurentsieeliseid, mille tõttu peab muutuma ka juhtide suhtumine IT riskidesse, investeeringutesse ja juhtimisse. Vt. samas: Kuidas vältida üleinvesteerimist IT-sse?; Liiga palju head; Mis saab müüjatest?; Uued reeglid IT juhtimises. Kommenteerivad Henn Sarv, Avo Kokk, Olli Heinonen ja Jüri Kaljundi
Möllers, Judith; Zier, Patrick; Frohberg, Klaus; Buchenrieder, Gertrud; Bojnec, Stefan
Croatia is very close to meeting the requirements necessary for becoming a member of the European Union (EU). On February 6, 2008, the European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said that accession negotiations with Croatia are moving ahead well. As in all new member states (NMS), the agricultural sector and food processing chain are core issues within the negotiation process. Successful negotiation requires intimate knowledge of the issue at hand, including the socio-economic situation and ...
McWilliams, Summer C; Barrett, Anne E
Research on the health-enhancing effects of later life activities gives limited attention to the age-segregated nature of many organizations; such consideration draws into focus identity processes contributing to these benefits. Studies also focus more on social than on educational organizations. We address these limitations by examining older adults' identity work within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a not-for-credit later life educational organization. We use qualitative data from three sources: interviews with OLLI participants and staff (n = 32); observations at OLLI courses, events, and two regional conferences (118 hours); and content analysis of program materials. Data analyses followed a grounded theory approach. Analyses revealed identity work allowing members to view themselves as "lifelong learners." This work involved four processes: (a) framing as a college experience, (b) distancing from nonacademic pursuits, (c) embracing the mature love of learning, and (d) (re)casting themselves as lifelong students. Our study contributes to research on the benefits of later life activity by illuminating identity work processes operating within an age-segregated educational organization. These processes allow members to positively frame themselves as older adults; however, they not only reinforce stereotypes of younger and older adults but also devalue older adults unable to participate or uninterested in lifelong learning programs. © The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Luís Carlos Bernacci
Full Text Available Os tipos de placentação e de pré-floração têm sido utilizados para a distinção dos gêneros Ardisia Swartz, ao qual tem sido atribuído placentação plurisseriada e pré-floração imbricada ou quincuncial, e Stylogyne A.DC., ao qual tem sido atribuído placentação unisseriada e pré-floração contorta. Entretanto, a análise de dez espécies destes gêneros revelou a inconsistência destes caracteres. Também foi constatada a impossibilidade de observar diferenças no tipo de placentação em espécimes com poucos óvulos. Propõe-se, portanto, o restabelecimento da circunscrição de Ardisia, incluindo o gênero Stylogyne, conforme adotado por Miquel, em 1856 e Handro, em 1969. Desta forma, Ardisia ambigua Mart. é o nome válido para S. ambigua (Mart. Mez e Ardisia martiana Miq. o é para S. laevigata (Mart. Mez. Duas novas combinações são necessárias: Ardisia depauperata (Mez Bernacci & Jung-Mendaçolli e Ardisia warmingii (Mez Bernacci & Jung-Mendaçolli.Placentation and aestivation have traditionally been used as diagnostic features to separate the genera Ardisia Swartz and Stylogyne A.DC. While Ardisia has pluriseriate placentation and imbricate or quincuncial aestivation, Stylogyne has uniseriate placentation and contorted aestivation. However, careful examination of ten species of these genera revealed the inconsistency of these characters in the distinction of the two genera. Also, we noticed the impossibility of observation of placentation types in few-ovuled specimens. Therefore, we propose the re-establishment of the circumscription of Ardisia adopted by Miquel, in 1856, and Handro, in 1969 which includes the genus Stylogyne. In this way Ardisia ambigua Mart. is the valid name for S. ambigua (Mart. Mez as Ardisia martiana Miq. is for S. laevigata (Mart. Mez. Two new combinations are necessary: Ardisia depauperata (Mez Bernacci & Jung-Mendaçolli and Ardisia warmingii (Mez Bernacci & Jung-Mendaçolli.
The historical development of producing extreme low temperatures by magnetic techniques is overviewed. With electron spin methods, temperatures down to 1 mK can be achieved. With nuclear spins theoretically 10 -9 K can be produced. The idea of cooling with nuclear demagnetization is not new, it is a logical extension of the concept of electron cooling. Using nuclear demagnetization experiment with 3 T water cooled solenoids 3 mK could be produced. The cold record is held by Olli Lounasmaa in Helsinki with temperatures below 10 -9 K. (R.P.)
Äripäeva ajakirjanike Peeter Raidla, Sulev Olli, Peep Soomani ja Inno tähismaa artiklid Ernesto Preatoni tegevusest Eestis ja välismaal: Ühispanga hõivamine; Grandioossed plaanid; Sõprus Arco Varaga; Minek börsile ja naaberriikidesse; Kiire kõrvalpõige väikepankadesse; Oma panga loomine; Eesti kodaniku ajastu; Pro Kapitali kodusõda; Lõppvaatus ja Tallinna börsilt lahkumine; Pro Kapital tegutses; Võitlus eesti ajakirjandusega; Kaubanduskeskuse ja sinimajade tooja
Julia von Boguslawski
Full Text Available The aim of this article is to examine how Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical ideas were reflected and put into practice in the lives of the Finnish couple Olly (Olga Donner (1881–1956, neé Sinebrychoff and Uno Donner (1872–1958. They encountered anthroposophy in 1913 and subsequently embraced it as the guiding principle of their lives. Through a close examination of these two people we aim to shed light on how a new worldview like anthroposophy, which was gaining followers in early twentieth-century Finland, was also a manifestation of wider changes in religious culture in Europe. Our perspective could be described as biographical in the sense that it has been characterised by Simone Lässig (2008: 11 who writes that ‘the reconstruction of individual life courses helps to discover more about the context – for example, about daily rituals, pious practices, or kinship relationship’. Thus, the biographical perspective serves as a tool for grasping how something as deeply personal as an anthroposophical worldview was understood and practised, not only by Olly and Uno Donner, but also by a larger group of people who in the early twentieth century were looking for new ways to make sense of the surrounding world.
In this interview with professor Olli Seppann, president of the REHVA congress, the connection between productivity and air-quality is discussed. The REHVA is the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations and organised the conference in 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. In the interview, the following areas of interest are addressed: Optimal internal climatic conditions with as little energy use as possible, the sick building syndrome, optimal temperatures for learning environments, conflicts between political efforts to reduce energy consumption, hygiene and productivity, measurement methods for airborne toxic substances, priorities set for the improvement of in-house climate, measurement and control systems for air-quality as well as possible further improvements in building automation systems. Finally, the question why much research in the area of comfort systems is carried out in Scandinavia is addressed.
Martín-Montalvo, J. M.
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Vihko, R.; Hammond, G.L.; Pakarinen, A.; Viinikka, L.
The combination of the efficient steroid-separating properties of a lipophilic Sephadex derivative Lipidex-5000sup(TM) and the use of antibodies with carefully selected specificity allows the quantitative determination of pregnenolone, progesterone, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, 5α-dihydrotestosterone, 5α-androstanedione, androsterone and 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol in 1- to 2-ml samples of both blood serum and amniotic fluid as well as in 300- to 600-mg pieces of prostatic tissue. The adaptation of the pipetting unit and incubator of a discrete clinical chemical analyser, System Olli 3000, for the automation of the radioimmunoassays has resulted in a greatly increased through-put and has decreased the experimental error of the procedure. In studies on reproductive endocrinology, the methodology developed has allowed the detection of a sex difference in androgen composition of the amniotic fluid early in pregnancy. Further, it is very likely that the decline in steroid production by the testis seen during the first year of life and then in senescence is affected by basically different mechanisms. There are also important differences in the steroid content of normal, hyperplastic and carcinomatous prostate. (author)
Vihko, R.; Hammond, G.L.; Pakarinen, A.; Viinikka, L.
The combination of the efficient steroid separating properties of a lipophilic Sephadex derivative Lipidex-5000sup(TM), with the use of antibodies with carefully selected specificity allows the quantitative determination of pregnenolone, progesterone, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, 5α-dihydrotestosterone, 5α-androstanedione, androsterone and 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol from 1-2 ml samples of blood serum, amniotic fluid or 300-600 mg pieces of prostatic tissue. The adaptation of the pipetting unit and incubator of a discrete clinical chemical analyzer, System Olli 3000, for the automation of the radioimmunoassays has resulted in a greatly increased through-put and decreased experimental error of the procedure. In studies on reproductive endocrinology, the methodology developed has allowed the detection of a sex difference in androgen composition of the amniotic fluid early in pregnancy. Further, it is very likely that the decline in steroid production by the testis seen during the first year of life and then in senescence is affected by basically different mechanisms. There are also important differences in the steroid content of normal, hyperplastic and carcinomatous prostate. (orig.) [de
Nicholas Kluge Corrêa
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Skateboarding is one of the most popular cultures in Brazil, with more than 8.5 million skateboarders. Nowadays, the discipline of street skating has gained recognition among other more classical sports and awaits its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. This study aimed to explore the state-of-the-art for inertial measurement unit (IMU use in skateboarding trick detection, and to develop new classification methods using supervised machine learning and artificial neural networks (ANN. Methods State-of-the-art knowledge regarding motion detection in skateboarding was used to generate 543 artificial acceleration signals through signal modeling, corresponding to 181 flat ground tricks divided into five classes (NOLLIE, NSHOV, FLIP, SHOV, OLLIE. The classifier consisted of a multilayer feed-forward neural network created with three layers and a supervised learning algorithm (backpropagation. Results The use of ANNs trained specifically for each measured axis of acceleration resulted in error percentages inferior to 0.05%, with a computational efficiency that makes real-time application possible. Conclusion Machine learning can be a useful technique for classifying skateboarding flat ground tricks, assuming that the classifiers are properly constructed and trained, and the acceleration signals are preprocessed correctly.
Full text: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the European Commission, has reached agreement on arrangements to implement 'integrated safeguards' in all non-nuclear-weapon States of the European Union with significant nuclear activities. 'This important milestone is the result of the constructive common efforts of all parties concerned. It is a clear signal of the importance attributed by the EU and its Member States, as well as the IAEA, to the reinforcement of the nuclear non-proliferation regime,' said Andris Piebalgs, Member of the European Commission in charge of Energy. 'Once we have sufficient confidence that a State' s nuclear activities are purely peaceful, we can apply safeguards measures in a less prescriptive, more customised manner. This reduces the inspection burden on the State and the inspection effort of the IAEA, while enabling the IAEA to maintain the conclusion that all nuclear material has remained in peaceful activities,' said Olli Heinonen, Deputy Director General and Head of IAEA Safeguards Department. Background The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the main international Treaty prohibiting the spread of nuclear weapons. It entrusts the IAEA to verify that nuclear material is not diverted to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices through the application of 'safeguards'. IAEA safeguards include comprehensive safeguards agreements and additional protocols that enable the IAEA to conclude that all nuclear material has remained in peaceful activities in a State. Integrated Safeguards refers to the optimum combination of all safeguards measures available to the Agency under comprehensive safeguards agreements and additional protocols to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the Agency ' s safeguards obligations. In the European Union, nuclear safeguards are implemented on the basis of the Euratom Treaty and trilateral agreements between Euratom, its Member States and the IAEA
Fowler, D.K.; Adkisson, L.F.
The purpose of this study was to assess the survival and growth of selected wildlife plants over a wide range of acid mine spoil conditions and to identify species suitable for surface mine reclamation. A major criterion in selection of study sites was inclusion of a wide range of spoil acidity conditions. The Ollis Creek (Study Area A) and Farrell (Study Area B) coal surface mines located in Campbell and Scott Counties, Tennessee, were selected for study. Seven plant species, all of which had been used in past reclamation demonstrations, were introduced on the 22 plots during March 1972. Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) was included as a control plant. Ten additional plant species were introduced during March 1973. With the exception of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum var.). European filbert (Corylus avellana), and red maple (Acer rubrum), these species had not been used in TVA reclamation demonstrations. To assess the effects of spoil pH on the plants, the plots were grouped into seven pH categories, and mean percent survival and growth for each species were calculated. Results indicate that autumn olive, elaeagnus cherry, arnot locust, sawtooth oak, red maple, and Toringo crabapple are suitable for quick improvement of surface mine habitat over a wide range of spoil acidity in the Appalachian coalfield. Bessey cherry and European filbert need further study before a decision can be made regarding their reclamation utility. Species that are not recommended for quick habitat improvement over a wide range of surface mine spoil pH conditions include bush honeysuckle, barberry, Siberian crabapple, Manchu cherry, American beautyberry, bear oak, blueberry, rem-red honeysuckle, and redcedar.
Establishment of IAEA knowledge of integrity of the geological repository boundaries and disposed spent fuel assemblies in the context of the Finnish geological repository. Experts' Group meeting Report on Task JNT/C 1204 of the Member States' Support Programme to IAEA Safeguards
become a nuclear facility under construction. The working groups reports are presented in the Annexes of this report as discussed at Rauma and edited afterwards. The content of this report reflects the professional competence of the participants. The Executive summary was generated at the meeting. The drafting of the report was carried out mainly by Mr. Bruce Moran and Ian Upshall (Baseline requirements and knowledge-base development, Annex 3) and Tapani Honkamaa (Nuclear Material Characterization, Annex 4). This report was compiled finally by Mr. Juha Rautjaervi and Olli Okko according to the comments received from all of the participants. (orig.)
Full Text Available Barry J Make,1 Göran Eriksson,2 Peter M Calverley,3 Christine R Jenkins,4 Dirkje S Postma,5 Stefan Peterson,6 Ollie Östlund,7 Antonio Anzueto8 1Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA; 2Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; 3Pulmonary and Rehabilitation Research Group, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK; 4George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney and Concord Clinical School, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 5Department of Pulmonology, University of Groningen and GRIAC Research Institute, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; 6StatMind AB, Lund, Sweden; 7Department of Medical Sciences and Uppsala Clinical Research Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; 8Department of Pulmonary/Critical Care, University of Texas Health Sciences Center and South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX, USA Background: There is no clinically useful score to predict chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD exacerbations. We aimed to derive this by analyzing data from three existing COPD clinical trials of budesonide/formoterol, formoterol, or placebo in patients with moderate-to-very-severe COPD and a history of exacerbations in the previous year. Methods: Predictive variables were selected using Cox regression for time to first severe COPD exacerbation. We determined absolute risk estimates for an exacerbation by identifying variables in a binomial model, adjusting for observation time, study, and treatment. The model was further reduced to clinically useful variables and the final regression coefficients scaled to obtain risk scores of 0–100 to predict an exacerbation within 6 months. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC curves and the corresponding C-index were used to investigate the discriminatory
Välimäki, Maritta; Mishina, Kaisa; Kaakinen, Johanna K; Holm, Suvi K; Vahlo, Jukka; Kirjonen, Markus; Pekurinen, Virve; Tenovuo, Olli; Korkeila, Jyrki; Hämäläinen, Heikki; Sarajuuri, Jaana; Rantanen, Pekka; Orenius, Tage; Koponen, Aki
. However, depression scores increased significantly between baseline and after 8 weeks and between baseline and after 3 months in the rehabilitative gaming group. No differences were found in patients' self-efficacy between the three measuring points in any of the groups. Participants did use the games (rehabilitation group: 93%, 27/29; entertainment group 100%, 29/29). Games were seen as a usable intervention (rehabilitation group: 70%, 14/29; entertainment group: 83%, 20/29). The rehabilitation group was less satisfied with the gaming intervention (68%, 13/29 vs 83%, 20/29), but they were more willing to use the game after the intervention period (76%, 16/29 vs 63%, 15/29). Total time spent on gaming during the intervention period was low (15.22 hour rehabilitation gaming group, 19.22 hour entertainment gaming group). We did not find differences between the groups in improvement in the outcome measures. The improvements in test performance by all three groups may reflect rehearsal effects. Entertainment gaming had elements that could be considered when rehabilitative games are designed for, implemented in, and assessed in larger clinical trials for persons with TBI. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02425527; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02425527 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6esKI1uDH). ©Maritta Välimäki, Kaisa Mishina, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi K Holm, Jukka Vahlo, Markus Kirjonen, Virve Pekurinen, Olli Tenovuo, Jyrki Korkeila, Heikki Hämäläinen, Jaana Sarajuuri, Pekka Rantanen, Tage Orenius, Aki Koponen. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org), 19.03.2018.
It is not easy to assess, or even to describe correctly a long and distinguished career that started about the time when I was born. In 1964 Stig Stenholm got both an engineering degree at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), and an MSc degree (in Mathematics) at the University of Helsinki. The two degrees demonstrate Stig's ability to understand both complex mathematics and experimental physics. Statistical physics or rather, quantum liquids, was the field in which Stig got his DPhil at Oxford in 1967, under the guidance of Dirk ter Haar. It is interesting that together they worked on studying fermions in a bosonic background ; at the time this meant, of course, 3He atoms as impurities in 4He liquid, but nowadays one would immediately connect such systems to the physics of cold atomic gases. The postdoctoral period in 1967-1968 at Yale University brought Stig in contact with Willis Lamb and laser physics . Back in Finland, Stig's career in the 1970s was dominated by theoretical studies of gas lasers, especially pressure and collision effects on spectral lines and saturation spectroscopy, together with his first PhD student, Rainer Salomaa. A professorship at the University of Helsinki came in 1974, and in 1980 an important era started as Stig became the scientific director of the Research Institute for Theoretical Physics (TFT). At that time he also developed the semiclassical theory of laser cooling especially with Juha Javanainen. The laser spectroscopy work led to a textbook in 1984 , and the semiclassical laser cooling theory was summarized in a review article in 1986 . These were not, of course, his only interests, as he also worked on free-electron lasers, ring-laser gyroscopes, multiphoton processes and quantum amplifiers. In an article written in 1990 in honour of Olli Lounasmaa , the founder of the famous Low Temperature Laboratory at HUT, Stig mentions that one of his most memorable achievements was acting as a bridge between the
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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Environmental Research Letters (ERL) the publishers of the journal, IOP Publishing, have awarded a prize for the five best articles published in ERL since the journal began in 2006. The procedure for deciding the winning articles was as thorough as possible to ensure that the most outstanding articles would win the prize. A shortlist of 25 nominated research articles, five for each year since ERL was launched, which were chosen based on a range of criteria including novelty, scientific impact, readership, broad appeal and wider media coverage, was selected. The ERL Editorial Board then assessed and rated these 25 articles in order to choose a winning article for each year. We would like to announce that the following articles have been awarded ERL's 5th anniversary best article prize: 2006/7 The Bodélé depression: a single spot in the Sahara that provides most of the mineral dust to the Amazon forest Ilan Koren, Yoram J Kaufman, Richard Washington, Martin C Todd, Yinon Rudich, J Vanderlei Martins and Daniel Rosenfeld 2006 Environ. Res. Lett. 1 014005 2008 Causes and impacts of the 2005 Amazon drought Ning Zeng, Jin-Ho Yoon, Jose A Marengo, Ajit Subramaniam, Carlos A Nobre, Annarita Mariotti and J David Neelin 2008 Environ. Res. Lett. 3 014002 2009 How difficult is it to recover from dangerous levels of global warming? J A Lowe, C Huntingford, S C B Raper, C D Jones, S K Liddicoat and L K Gohar 2009 Environ. Res. Lett. 4 014012 2010 Is physical water scarcity a new phenomenon? Global assessment of water shortage over the last two millennia Matti Kummu, Philip J Ward, Hans de Moel and Olli Varis 2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 034006 2011 Implications of urban structure on carbon consumption in metropolitan areas Jukka Heinonen and Seppo Junnila 2011 Environ. Res. Lett. 6 014018 Our congratulations go to these authors. In recognition of their outstanding work, we are delighted to offer all of the authors of the winning articles free
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, unforgettable to the recipient. I usually appreciate the honesty and clarity that this straightforwardness embodies. But not always. Some years ago, I had the good fortune to spend a month in Oxford, thanks to David, and my family came with me, my son Ollie being about six years old at the time. One evening, David and his wife Margaret joined us for dinner and, some time after the meal was over, Ollie—who was still young enough to still regard his Dad as something of a superhero—wandered over to David and struck up a conversation: `Tho, Profethor Therrington. Wath my Daddy a good thtudent?' he asked. I can still see the look of horror on David's face. Should I lie and let the child find out the truth later? Or should I tell him what I really think? Well, as you might expect, honesty—delivered gently—prevailed. David rubbed his forehead, scrunched up his nose as if about to take a dose of medicine, and did the very best he could: 'Well, lad, fairly good,' he said, 'your Dad was a fairly good student.' I'd like to conclude with a reflection that often comes to my mind when I think of David. Not long ago, I happened to be in Trieste at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, a favorite destination of mine. Not so much for the scenery—although when you're coming from the heart of East Central Illinois, the Trieste scenery is not to be sniffed at. But, rather, I love ICTP for its palpable spirit of international and inter-cultural cooperation. While I was in Trieste it so happened that there were three workshops going on at the same time. One was on information processing and the visual cortex; another was on algorithmic complexity and combinatorial optimization; and the third was on glassy states of matter. I cannot have been alone in having the truly staggering realization that all three workshops were, to put it bluntly, exploring equivalent phenomena encoded in a common mathematical structure, and that the corresponding systems of equations were