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  1. Monaco: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    Datasets Monaco is a country in Europe. External Links Monaco Renewable Energy Data from IEA Monaco Contacts from Climate-Eval LowCarbonWorld Profile for Monaco Retrieved from...

  2. Society to 2050 AD: Anthropological Forecasts Extrapolating Correlates of Modernization

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    Denton, Trevor

    2008-01-01

    Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi MalaysiaLithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi MalaysiaLithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia

  3. Approval of Salary Adjustment Program for 2010 Monaco, Marie

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    Davis, Ernest

    #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;Approval of Salary Adjustment Program for 2010 Monaco, Marie Sent to learn of your decision to approve the implementation of the "Salary Adjustment Proposal of 2010 that the salary reductions planned for some tenured faculty violate the guarantee of "economic security" as stated

  4. Luxembourg: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenarios Towards 2050 Jump to: navigation, searchLumenergiLuxembourg:

  5. Forest Products Marketing -LITHUANIA Market Information

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    (+10) EU(25) Nordicc. Poland Lithuania Estonia Latvia Russia Furniture industry Pulp& paper industry CONSUMPTION - Domestic industry - Export - Households (fire wood) 6,4 mln.m3 ~3,5 ~ 1,4 ~1,5 Source

  6. UN ECE WPLA Workshop on Advanced Property Administration Vilnius, Lithuania

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    ECE WPLA Workshop on Advanced Property Administration Vilnius, Lithuania 22-25 September 2004 and Mapping Agency, the Netherlands Workshop on Real Property Administration in Developing Information Society UN Economic Commission for Europe Working Party on Land Administration Vilnius, Lithuania, 22

  7. Lithuania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History ViewInformationWindsCompressedList ofBalance JumpLithuania: Energy

  8. Challenges for Lithuania: Ignalina NPP Early Closure

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    Teskeviciene, Birute [Ministry of Economy, Gedimino pr. 38/2, Vilnius, LT-01104 (Lithuania); Harrison, Peter [Central Project Management Agency, S. Konarskio 13, Vilnius, LT-03109 (Lithuania)

    2008-01-15

    As a condition of accession into the European Union (EU), Lithuania is committed to the closure and decommissioning of Ignalina NPP comprising two RBMK-1500 reactor units (Fig. 1). It was agreed in a special protocol to the Accession Treaty that, in return for adequate EU financial assistance, Unit 1 would be closed before 2005 and Unit 2 by the end of 2009. The first unit was duly shut down on December 31, 2004. Lithuania, which has borders with Russia (Kaliningrad territory), Poland, Latvia and Belarus, spent fifty years as part of the Soviet Union and was deeply integrated into its economy and electrical infrastructure. At the break-up of the USSR, Lithuania inherited electricity generating capacity designed to supply the north-west region including ownership of Ignalina NPP located in the north-east of the country. Ignalina NPP Unit 1 was commissioned in 1983, Unit 2 in 1987; the planned lifespan of each unit was 30 years. Construction of a third unit was started but never completed. Since Lithuania became independent in 1990, Ignalina NPP has typically contributed more than 70% of national power supply. The town of Visaginas (population approx. 30,000) was purpose built to serve the plant and staff were brought in from throughout the USSR. With 3200 direct employees, Ignalina NPP remains by far the largest employer. Although there are pockets of Russian-language speakers in communities throughout Lithuania, Visaginas is the only example on a whole-town scale. Thus closure of Ignalina NPP within the restricted timescale required by the EU Accession Treaty commitment set an exceptional challenge to Lithuania. However, since the preparatory phase of decommissioning started in 2000, notable progress has been made, experience gained and lessons learnt. At present Unit 1 remains partially fueled in a state of care and maintenance. Partly burnt fuel is being transferred from Unit 1 to Unit 2 for further irradiation in order to minimize the commitment of new fuel thereby reducing operating costs and the final quantity of spent fuel. Design and construction of the facilities for spent fuel storage, waste processing and free-release is ongoing. The siting of the Near Surface Repository is now in the final stages of approval and construction of the landfill facility is under tendering. In order to facilitate the approval process and minimize the transport of waste, both disposal facilities will be within the boundary of the NPP site. Approximately 450 staff are employed at the shutdown Unit 1 for the safe maintenance of essential systems. The total staffing level at the plant is currently being reduced by around 200 each year, with a larger release to take place at the closure of Unit 2. It is envisaged that 2000 staff will be required for the dismantling operations. Although Ignalina NPP is still in the early stages of closure and decommissioning, some important lessons have already been learnt: Firstly, the importance considering social and financial issues as well as technical factors in deciding the decommissioning strategy. This should be done before the preparation is started of the FDP. The same broad consideration should also be given to the economic restructuring of the local area. Consultation is necessary with local and national authorities, and other stakeholders up to ensure a common vision. At Ignalina NPP it was considered essential to staff morale and the maintenance of a strong safety culture to guarantee the special social and employment benefits to dismissed staff in law [9]. At the same time, measures were also adopted to encourage certain key personnel to remain at the plant until closure. The case of Lithuania, which at independence had no legislative framework or management infrastructure for radioactive waste, may be exceptional; however, for all decommissioning projects it is necessary to have, from the outset, a clear strategy on waste storage and disposal. Finally, coordination at all levels must be assured, especially with the involvement of the nuclear regulators and other regulatory authorities, t

  9. The Right to Life with Dignity: Economic and Social Rights Respect in the World

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    Kolp, Felicity Ann

    2010-01-01

    Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia, FYR Madagascar MalawiTajikistan Mexico Portugal Macedonia, F.Y.R. LithuaniaRepublic Latvia Lithuania Macedonia, FYR Moldova Poland

  10. Farmer on a farm in the Moamba district. the jatropha trap?

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    , Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg

  11. TREE RINGS OF NORWAY SPRUCE (PICEA ABIES (L.) KARSTEN) IN LITHUANIA AS DROUGHT INDICATORS

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    TREE RINGS OF NORWAY SPRUCE (PICEA ABIES (L.) KARSTEN) IN LITHUANIA AS DROUGHT INDICATORS A. Vitas growth of Norway spruce in Lithuania during 20th century has been conducted. Hypothesis of the study century are attributed. Keywords: air temperature, drought, Norway spruce, pointer year, precipitation

  12. Eugene Monaco Professional Development Program

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    Linsley, Braddock K.

    awarded nearly $323 million to 462 grantees and trained or retrained over 150,000 health care workers inception, the program has awarded nearly $323 million to 462 grantees and trained or retrained over 150

  13. The Right to Life with Dignity: Economic and Social Rights Respect in the World

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    Kolp, Felicity Ann

    2010-01-01

    Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania LuxembourgEritrea Brunei Darussalam Liberia Fiji South AfricaEthiopia Niger Somalia Eritrea Liberia Pakistan Timor-Leste

  14. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01

    Iran, I.R. of Lesotho Macedonia, FYR Maldives Mali MexicoJamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Macedonia, FYR Maldives MoroccoLibya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia, FYR Madagascar Malawi

  15. European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression: Fundamentally Off Balance

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    Erdos, David O.

    2015-06-16

    The laws of three countries (*Croatia, *Czech Republic and *Spain) provide no media derogation at all from any part of the data protection scheme. All these countries are therefore placed in category a/1 in relation to each data protection provision... the availability of media derogations in relation to all of the above principles. The law of some eighteen jurisdictions (Belgium, *Bulgaria, *Croatia, Cyprus, *Czech Republic, *Estonia, Greece, Hungary, *Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands...

  16. "Here we must present the dream." 1 Blanc's concise appraisal of his vision for Monaco's

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    's casino-resort in 1863 set the tone for redefining Monégasque space as a center for tourism, luxury://www.montecarlolegend.com/monte-carlo-sbm- celebrates-its-150th-anniversary/ accessed on November 18, 2013. Monte Carlo, a resort-town inextricably set forth by Monte Carlo and Las Vegas. Keywords: Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, casino, tourism, consumption

  17. TOUR HYDROS.CH -Duba Hong-Kong-Singapore-Monaco-Brazil USA Records & conferences

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    Psarrakos, Panayiotis

    ;· · · · 10 #12;· · · 11 #12;12 #12;13 #12;14 #12;15 #12;16 #12;VOILES DE SAINT- TROPEZ TOUR HYDROS.CH - Dubaï19-23 July 2016 Energy Efficiency Global Forum Washington May, 12-13 TOUR HYDROS.CH ­ Records

  18. Curriculum development in Informatics in Lithuania

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    Gilbert, D.

    Gilbert,D. Innovations in Teaching of Computing 2: Imporving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. Editor M Smith pp ch.5 43-50

  19. Sustainable ICT at University of Luxembourg Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, Emilia Tantar, Pascal Bouvry, Ariane Konig

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    van der Torre, Leon

    and prediction for usage scenarios Autonomic resource management Monitoring system of the energy consumption and operations A monitoring system for ICT- related energy consumption A business model for renewable energy of resources; Autonomic management of renewable energy sources. Low hanging fruits Prototype laboratory

  20. Empowering Women: The Role of Economic Development, Political Culture and Institutional Design in the World’s Societies

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    Alexander, Amy C.

    2007-01-01

    Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Malta,Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova,

  1. Symposium Registration

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    Mexico. Micronesia. Moldova. Monaco. Mongolia. Montenegro. Morocco. Mozambique. Myanmar. Namibia. Nauru. Nepal. Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles.

  2. Authorship Authentication Using Short Messages from Social Networking Sites Jenny S. Li, John V. Monaco, Li-Chiou Chen, and Charles C. Tappert

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    Tappert, Charles

    be compromised. For example, hackers could spam users with false messages, or hack into users' accounts and post on business transactions, such as Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA), to social networking environments

  3. Session 6: Integrated Product Development and Project Management Hotel Monaco (Vienna rm) 501 Geary St San Francisco, CA April 14-17, 2014

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    Soloveichik, David

    D, Senior Vice President, Project Management and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Endo Time Duration Topic 7:30 am and Overview of Day 1 Charles Gombar, PhD, Senior Vice President, Project Management and Pharmaceutical 15 Chairperson: Charles Gombar, PhD, Senior Vice President, Project Management and Pharmaceutical

  4. The earliest water supply and sewage systems in Vilnius, Lithuania R. Pukien1,2

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    was meant for kitchen waste and was assembled in sections. Each section consisted of a flume made up of four supplied with water the newly built grand duke's palace. In the 1540s­1550s major development of the water preserved up to the bark edge. The constructed pine tree-ring series was dated against Vilnius pine

  5. Economic Perceptions and Economic Voting in Post Communist Countries of East Central Europe

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    Tverdova, Yuliya V.

    2007-01-01

    Hungary Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Poland Romania SloveniaHungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, andDemocratic Party of Macedonia, which received the plurality

  6. The Precarious Role of Education in Identity and Value Formation Processes: The shift from state to market forces

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    Desjardins, R

    2015-01-01

    Slovak Republic Iceland Croatia Austria Bulgaria Netherlandscannot be ignored. Bulgaria Croatia Lithuania Czech Republic

  7. List of participants Prague Czech Republic

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    Austria Warsaw Poland Istanbul Turkey Czech Republic Romania Romania Riga Latvia Luxembourg Luxembourg Potsdam Germany Austria Hungary Poland Russia Austria Czech Republic Hungary Hatfield United Kingdom Budapest Hungary Thailand Dresden Germany Czech Republic Austria Slovakia Austria Austria Prague Czech

  8. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    WHO World Health Organization

    2013-01-01

    Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua,Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua,Ghana*, India, Kuwait*, Liberia*, Luxembourg*, Madagascar,

  9. Directorate-General for Research Sustainable development, Global change and ecosystems

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    Oxford, University of

    of this publication. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2004 ISBN 92-894-4734

  10. Fact #643: October 4, 2010 Four Cylinder Engine Installations...

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    the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,...

  11. Master of Science in Banking and Finance

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Luxembourg School of Finance ­ Master of Science in Banking and Finance ­ FACULTYOFLAW School of Finance. In its seven years of existence, the University of Luxembourg has earned a place in Luxembourg's intellectual, economic and cultural life. This is particularly so in the area of finance

  12. Project 2012: Increasing Female Representation in Government

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    McLean, Lindsey

    2011-01-01

    Sierra Leone Suriname Liberia French Guiana Ghana TogoHG) Iceland (HG) Ireland (HS) Liberia (HS/HG) Lithuania (HS)

  13. Private versus public strategies for health service provision for improving health outcomes in resource limited settings: a systematic review.

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    2011-01-01

    and private physicians in Macedonia. Health Policy 60: 67-$12,196 or more. Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius,

  14. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for a Dam Site in Calabria (Southern Italy)

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    Zimmaro, Paolo; Stewart, Jonathan P.

    2015-01-01

    California, Berkeley. Van Dijk J.P. , Bello M. , Brancaleoniof the Central Mediterranean region (from Van Dijk et al. ,system is still debated (Van Dijk et al. , 2000; Monaco and

  15. BLIND AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION USING SHORT+LONG TERM AR SOURCE MODELS AND SPECTRUM MATCHING

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    Gesbert, David

    industrial partners: BMW Group, Cisco Systems, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEr- icsson, Swisscom, Symantec, Thales. This research has also been partially supported by the SELIA project of the Futur

  16. Emerging concepts in biomarker discovery; The US-Japan workshop on immunological molecular markers in oncology

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    2009-01-01

    A, Monsurro' V, Sabatino M, Pos Z, Uccellini L, Wang J,A, Chen N, Yu YA, Zhang Q, Pos Z, Weibel S, Raab V, SabatinoS, Sabatino M, Monaco A, Pos Z, Stroncek DF, Marin- cola FM:

  17. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (MANUSCRIPT TBME-00741-2012R1) 1 Spatial Variability of the 12-Lead Surface ECG as a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ) tech- niques. However, current AF management guidelines provide no systematic treatment recommendations are with the Service de Car- diologie, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, Monaco (e-mail: {dg.latcu, nsaoudi

  18. Experimental Validation of Passive Safety System Models: Application to Design and Optimization of Fluoride-Salt-Cooled, High-Temperature Reactors

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    Zweibaum, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    Systems for Advanced Nuclear Reactors,” Ph.D. Dissertation,Handbook for Nuclear Reactor Safety,” Luxembourg: Commissiondevelopment of advanced nuclear reactor technology requires

  19. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HSBC) Study: International Report from the 2009/2010 Survey Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 6

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    WHO

    2012-01-01

    Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Sweden Luxembourg PolandYugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Prevalence decreases withUnkovska, Dejan of Macedonia Atanasov, Emilija Georgievska-

  20. Towards a new classification of the Arthoniales (Ascomycota) based on a three-gene phylogeny focussing on the genus

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    Lutzoni, François M.

    , L-2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg e Agroscope Changins-Wa¨denswil Research Station ACW, PO Box 1012 used to circumscribe genera within the Arthoniales, such as exciple carbonization and ascomatal The British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Introduction

  1. BIOINFORMATICS Vol. 28 ECCB 2012, pages i569i574

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    -Leuven, Belgium and 2Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg, Campus this interaction prediction task, using a text mining approach in conjunction with a state of the art prediction community. Many investigative strategies of implementing data mining techniques in combination with high

  2. Energy Conscious Scheduling Johnatan E. Pecero

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    Energy Conscious Scheduling Johnatan E. Pecero University of Luxembourg January 18, 2012 Green Days of Luxembourg Friday, January 20, 2012 #12;Johnatan E. Pecero Green Approaches · Hardware approach ­ Energy, microsoft) 9 Friday, January 20, 2012 #12;Johnatan E. Pecero Green Approaches · Hardware approach ­ Energy

  3. Secretary Bodman to Lead Presidential Delegation to Baku, Azerbaijan...

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    the entire world." The Energy Summit is built around the core nations of Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Azerbaijan and is focused on promoting a collective energy...

  4. U.S. Department of Energy Welcomes the United Kingdom as 21st...

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    Ghana, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and the Ukraine. "The UK shares in the vision of improved non-proliferation and nuclear waste...

  5. World Institute for Nuclear Security Workshop at Y-12 Brings...

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    Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States...

  6. Risk Sharing, Financial integration, and "Mundell II" in the Enlarged European Union

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    Boewer Böwer, Uwe

    2006-01-01

    Paper 20/2004, Bank of Finland, Helsinki. [17] Garcia, R.Slo vakia Lithuania Denmark Finland Greece Italy UK France BAustria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece

  7. Vilnius Energy Secretary Conference 2007: Responsible Energy...

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    achieving these goals. Thank you. Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Media contact(s): Megan Barnett, (202) 586-4940 Addthis Related Articles Secretary Bodman to Lead Presidential...

  8. Essays on the politics of regulation

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    Weymouth, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    Libya Lithuania Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi MalaysiaZambia Albania Slovenia Macedonia Croatia Kyrgyz RepublicCroatia Russia Slovenia Macedonia Yugoslavia Bulgaria

  9. Essays on Political Economy of Religion

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    Grigoriadis, Theocharis Nikolaou

    2012-01-01

    Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Macedonia, Armenia and Belarus.Poland Belarus Armenia Macedonia Ukraine Social DemocraticCyprus Romania France Macedonia Poland Lithuania Finland

  10. Stories of the Twentieth Century for the Twenty-First

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    Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier; Obstfeld, Maurice

    2011-01-01

    Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia,Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia all experiencedKazakhstan Korea Lebanon Macedonia Malaysia Mexico Nigeria

  11. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HSBC) Study: International Report from the 2009/2010 Survey Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 6

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    WHO

    2012-01-01

    Ukraine Austria Ireland Germany Turkey Estonia LithuaniaScotland Ireland Austria Germany Turkey Portugal Spain ItalyBelgium (Flemish) Germany Turkey Belgium (French) Iceland

  12. Physica A 362 (2006) 465470 Fractionally integrated process for transition economics

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    2006-01-01

    Engineering, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia b Center Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. All

  13. MASTERCHRONOLOGIES OF NORWAY SPRUCE /...I v l u I RESHFOREST SITES /. Masterchronologies of Norway Spruce (Piceaabies (1.)

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    MASTERCHRONOLOGIES OF NORWAY SPRUCE /...I v l u I RESHFOREST SITES /. t FORE! A . ' ETRY VITAS Masterchronologies of Norway Spruce (Piceaabies (1.) Karsten) on Fresh Forest Sites in Lithuania ADOMAS VITAS Vyta. Masterchronologies of Norway Spruce (Picea ahies (L.) Karsten) on Fresh Forest Sites in Lithuania. Baltic Forestry, 9

  14. Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Generating Random Performance Tableaux

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    Bisdorff, Raymond

    Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Generating Random Performance Tableaux Raymond Bisdorff University of Luxembourg, FSTC/CSC Mons, April, 2009 Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Motivation Provide random instances

  15. Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Availability

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    vente des publications des Communautes Europeenes 37, rue Glesener-Luxembourg. FD U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 18th and C Streets, N.W., Mail Stop 1111, Arlington Square Bldg.,...

  16. Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

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    Knittel, Christopher Roland

    2012-01-01

    The United States consumes more petroleum-based liquid fuel per capita than any other OECD high-income country—30 percent more than the second-highest country (Canada) and 40 percent more than the third-highest (Luxembourg). ...

  17. Welcome to Mines Nancy ! At the heart of Europe

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    Ahrendt, Wolfgang

    : ENERGY (Production & Transformation, Process & Environment) INDUSTRIAL Engineering APPLIED MATHEMATICS in Nancy · Close to Paris by TGV train, close to Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy & Production Management Engineering Science & Management Mechanical Design Engineering #12;Structure of Master

  18. Two essays on monetary union and international finance 

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    Chen, Nai-Wei

    2005-11-01

    the introduction of the euro. During my test period, EU was comprised of 15 countries. Eleven of these which joined the EMU on January 1, 1999 are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. Greece... affect corporate liquidity. 11 The 12 EMU countries are Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The 3 non-EMU countries...

  19. GUIDED WAVES IN LAYERED PLATE WITH DELAMINATIONS Fabrizio Ricci, 2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ) techniques. Among the various existing techniques, guided wave methods provide a good compromise in termsGUIDED WAVES IN LAYERED PLATE WITH DELAMINATIONS 1 Fabrizio Ricci, 2 Ajit K. Mal, 1 Ernesto Monaco) models are used for more practical cases, for which the geometric and material complexities of actual

  20. A reactive BGK-type model: influence of elastic collisions and chemical interactions

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    , Portugal Abstract. A BGK-type model for a reactive multicomponent gas undergoing chemical bimolecularA reactive BGK-type model: influence of elastic collisions and chemical interactions R. Monaco£ , M, as well as on common mean velocity and tempera- ture, is investigated with respect to chemical equilibrium

  1. Valeria Cardellini Universit di Roma "Tor Vergata," Italy

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    "Tor Vergata," Italy Kalinka Regina Lucas Jaquie Castelo Branco Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Júlio Cezar Estrella Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Francisco José Monaco Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil: Jamie Snavely Cover Design: Nick Newcomer Published in the United States of America by Information

  2. THESE DE DOCTORAT DE L'UNIVERSITE PARIS 6 Biogochimie Marine

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    are formed has a high capacity for sequestrating anthropogenic carbon. In this study the distribution LO MONACO pour obtenir le grade de DOCTEUR DE l'UNIVERSITE PARIS 6 Etude du carbone anthropique dans................................................Examinateur tel-00121242,version1-19Dec2006 #12;tel-00121242,version1-19Dec2006 #12;1 Etude du carbone anthropique

  3. On Greedy Stream Selection in MIMO BC Yohan Lejosne, Dirk Slock, Yi Yuan-Wu

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    Gesbert, David

    , SFR, ST Ericsson, Thales, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom, and also by the EU FP7 projects CROWN, SACRA to the high potential it offers in improving the system throughput. Information theory has shown, there are precoders that can not support more than one stream per user even if the system is not fully charged

  4. Net Degrees of Freedom of Decomposition Schemes for the MIMO IC with Delayed CSIT

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    Gesbert, David

    be expected to reach in a realistic system by taking into account the time and the cost of CSIT acquisition: BMW Group, iABG, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, ST Microelec- tronics, Swisscom, Symantec, and by the EU FP7 projects NEWCOM# and ADEL. Part of this work has been performed in the framework of the FP7

  5. BLIND AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION EXPLOITING PERIODICITY AND SPECTRAL Siouar Bensaid, Dirk Slock

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    Gesbert, David

    , Orange, SAP, SFR, STMi- croelectronics, Swisscom, Symantec, and also by the French ANR project DIONISOS's research is partially supported by its industrial partners: BMW Group, Cisco Systems, Monaco Telecom and the EU FP7 project WHERE2. variation with time. The separation is achieved by identifying this function

  6. Transmission Techniques and Channel Calibration for Spatial Interweave TDD Cognitive Radio

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Symantec, Monaco Telecom, SAP, iABG and by the EU FP7 projects CROWN, SACRA, WHERE2 and NEWCOM Systems Francesco Negro, Boris Kouassi, Irfan Ghauri, Luc Deneire, and Dirk T.M. Slock Abstract--We study the problem of beamforming design for a Cognitive Radio (CR) system in which a multiple-input multiple- output

  7. Pairwise Error Probability Analysis for Power Delay Profile Fingerprinting based Localization

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    Gesbert, David

    systems. The objective is to see the performance of PDP-F algorithms under different cost functions Ericsson, Thales, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom. The research reported herein was also partially supported by the European FP7 projects WHERE2, CROWN and NEWCOM++. for digital communication channels. In that case the aim

  8. Cramer-Rao Bounds for Power Delay Profile Fingerprinting based Positioning

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    Gesbert, David

    , SAP, Monaco Telecom. The research reported herein was also partially supported by the European FP7 projects WHERE2, CROWN and NEWCOM++. database [1] for fingerprints. In [2], authors provide deter- ministic. It is well known that at least 3 BSs are required for a TOA based localization system to uniquely identify

  9. WIENER FILTERING IN THE WINDOWED DFT DOMAIN Siouar Bensaid, Dirk Slock

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    Gesbert, David

    ], it was proposed to replace diag- onal system representations in the frequency domain by banded ma- trices Group, Swisscom, SFR, ST Microelectronics, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom, iABG, and also by the French ANR project DION- ISOS and the EU FP7 NoE NEWCOM#. structure was assumed for these banded matrices

  10. ON THE NOISY MIMO INTERFERENCE CHANNEL WITH CSI THROUGH ANALOG Francesco Negro, Dirk T.M. Slock

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    Gesbert, David

    . This is because cellular communication systems, which are severely af- fected by intercell interference, can supported by its industrial members: ORANGE, BMW Group, Swisscom, Cisco, SFR, ST Ericsson, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom, and also by the EU FET project CROWN and FP7 projects SACRA and WHERE2. The research

  11. NET DEGREES OF FREEDOM OF RECENT SCHEMES FOR THE MISO BC WITH DELAYED CSIT AND FINITE COHERENCE TIME

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    Gesbert, David

    DoF that this scheme can be expected to yield in a realistic system by taking into account the cost Ericsson, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom. Part of this work has been performed in the framework of the FP7 project ICT-317669 METIS, which is partly funded by the European Union. The authors would like

  12. Gaussian Half-Duplex Relay Networks: Improved Constant Gap and Connections with the Assignment

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    Gesbert, David

    & Technology, IABG, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, ST Microelectronics, Swisscom and Symantec. The research at Eurecom leading to these results has received funding from the EU Celtic+ Framework Program Project- posed as a potential and promising technique to enhance the performance of wireless systems in terms

  13. USER SELECTION IN THE MIMO BC Yohan Lejosne

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    Gesbert, David

    Ericsson, Thales, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom, and also by the EU FP7 projects CROWN, SACRA and WHERE2 in the literature on wireless communications due to the high potential it offers in improving the system throughput stream per user even if the system is not fully charged. Such precoders have been proposed and widely

  14. User/Operator Utility-Based Infrastructure Deployment Strategies for Vehicular Networks

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    Gesbert, David

    Project SCOREF. EURECOM industrial members: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR Transportation Systems (ITS) is probably the most popular application area, are intended to provide connectivity ICT Project iTETRIS: An Integrated Wireless and Traffic Platform for Real-Time Road Traffic Management

  15. Can Mobility Prediction be Compatible with Cooperative Active Safety for VANET?

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    Gesbert, David

    ; H.4.3 [Information Systems Ap- plications]: Communications Applications; I.2.8 [Problem Solving industrial members: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEricsson, Swiss- com, Symantec, Thales. The authors would further acknowledge the support of the French DGCIS/OSEO for the FOT Project

  16. Short Paper: A LTE-Direct Broadcast Mechanism for Periodic Vehicular Safety Communications

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    Gesbert, David

    SYSTUF project, which is subsidized by the French ministry of Industry in the framework of the AMI ITS and Technology, IABG, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, ST Microelectronics, Swisscom, Symantec. Differently from communications within an area in case of malfunctioning. Said LTE-based system will then have to ensure

  17. NetDoFs of the MISO Broadcast Channel with Delayed CSIT Feedback for Finite Rate of

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    Gesbert, David

    the main limiting factor in multi- user wireless communication systems. Tx side or Rx side zero-forcing (ZF by its industrial members: ORANGE, BMW Group, Swisscom, SFR, ST Microelectronics, Symantec, SAP, Monaco by the EU FP7 project METIS. delay is less than the channel coherence time. It was generally believed

  18. Variational Bayesian Blind and Semiblind Channel Estimation

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    Gesbert, David

    elaborate the details for the case of MIMO OFDM systems. I. INTRODUCTION Blind and semiblind channel, SFR , Orange, STEricsson, Cisco, BMW Group , SAP, Monaco Telecom and Symantec. The research reported herein has also been partially supported by the European FP7 NoE NewCom++ and FET project CROWN

  19. The Noisy MIMO Interference Channel with Distributed CSI Acquisition and Filter Computation

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    Gesbert, David

    , SAP, Monaco Telecom and by the EU FP7 projects CROWN, SACRA and WHERE2. They have proved that for expressions that can easily be optimized for any set of system parameters to unveil the trade-off between also. I. INTRODUCTION The main bottleneck of system capacity in modern wire- less cellular systems

  20. BIO-OPTICAL PRESENTATIONS YEARS 2000 2004

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    BIO-OPTICAL PRESENTATIONS YEARS 2000 ­ 2004 YEAR 00-01 Armstrong, R.A., F. Gilbes, R. Guerrero. Lopez, and F. Gilbes, 2000, "Apparent Optical Properties at the Caribbean Time Station", Ocean Optics XV, Monaco. Gilbes, F., and R.A. Armstrong, 2000, "Inherent Optical Properties at the Caribbean Time Series

  1. HonorsConvocation TexasTechUniversity

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Cason Clark Carroll Aaron Lucky Cherian George Chou Corey e. Coleman Charlotte e. deom yaya diaby Matthew Johnson Jordan r. Kirk William patrick Loustalot Syed M. Maaz Joseph paul Milewski paula A. MonacoWhite brent d.Wyke Ming-yangyang sUMMa CUM LaUDE diego Antonio Acevedo Joseph paul burnett Idrissa diawara

  2. RESEARCH Open Access Are clinical trials dealing with severe infection

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    efforts have been pro- vided to improve treatment and global management of patients suffering from severe this conference, a number of major studies have been pub- lished that substantially modified the management Department of Emergency Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, MC-98012, Principalty of Monaco Full

  3. The Hybridization of a Formula Race Car K. W. Benson

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    competition rules were changed to disallow hybrids that use on-board energy storage [1]. Thus, the car builtThe Hybridization of a Formula Race Car K. W. Benson D. A. Fraser S. L. Hatridge C. A. Monaco R. J or republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works

  4. LUXURY CRUISE ABOARD RIVIERA

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    Toronto, University of

    , Croatia and Slovenia on an eight-night luxury cruise. From Rome's port of Civitavecchia, set sail, Croatia, dotted with centuries-old churches and Roman ruins, followed by Koper, Slovenia, renowned for its Venice and stopping in captivating ports on the shores of Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Monaco and France

  5. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01

    People's Dem.Rep Latvia Liberia Malawi Myanmar Panama PeruLao People's Dem.Rep Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi MaliDem.Rep Latvia Lesotho Liberia Libya Libya Lithuania

  6. Modellering af Investeringer i Jesper Felstedt

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    in a liberalized combined heat and power sector (CHP sector). The thesis shortly presents the economic theory of investments in Lithuania. Keywords: Net present value NPV , investements in the combined heat and power sector

  7. GARGZDAI "KRANTAS" SECONDARY SCHOOL

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    Borissova, Daniela

    (limestone, dolomite, whiting, marble, gypsum, anhydrite, rock-salt) and water circulates. The areas beneficent. Tectonic movements. #12;FORMING CONDITIONS In Lithuania the intensive sinkhole zone takes the position

  8. Democracy and Economic Demands in Russia and Ukraine: Lessons for Democratic Theory

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    Shulga, Mayia

    2012-01-01

    Political Values in Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania: SourcesEvidence from Russia and Ukraine,” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.Evidence from Russia and Ukraine,” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.

  9. Relationship between perceived body weight and body mass index based on self- reported height and weight among university students: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries

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    Mikolajczyk, Rafael T; Maxwell, Annette E; El Ansari, Walid; Stock, Christiane; Petkeviciene, Janina; Guillen-Grima, Francisco

    2010-01-01

    Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Turkey toBetween 22% (Turkey) and 51% (Germany) of female studentsA Kramer (Germany); N Bilir, H Ozcebe, D Aslan (Turkey); J

  10. tudier en franais Lyon tudiez Universit Claude Bernard

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    Xia, Xuhua

    Étudier en français à Lyon Étudiez à Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 à Lyon Concerne les étudiants, Allemagne et Luxembourg #12;Lyon et Ottawa Villes historiques : La ville de Lyon et le canal Rideau d'Ottawa font partie du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Population : 1,783,400 / 1,168,788 Climat : Lyon est plus

  11. TorScan: Tracing Long-lived Connections and Differential Scanning Attacks

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    successor of the original Onion Routing Project. The Tor network is a low-latency anonymity network whichTorScan: Tracing Long-lived Connections and Differential Scanning Attacks Alex Biryukov, Ivan Pustogarov, Ralf-Philipp Weinmann University of Luxembourg Abstract. Tor is a widely used anonymity network

  12. Modelling regulations Completing an incomplete regulation

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Objectives Modelling regulations Completing an incomplete regulation Examples Discussion Consistency and Completeness of Regulations Laurence Cholvy1 St´ephanie Roussel1,2 1ONERA Centre de Toulouse 2ISAE, Toulouse NorMAS 2008, Luxembourg, July 2008 cholvy Consistency and Completeness of Regulations

  13. IEA participating countries Czech Republic

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    Schrijver, Karel

    , the electricity consumption in Thailand, the price of diesel oil in Spain and thousands of other useful energy France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Japan Korea Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland-encompassing annual studies of oil, natural gas, coal, electricity and renewables are indispensable tools for energy

  14. PostQuantum Signatures Johannes Buchmann Carlos Coronado Martin D oring

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Abstract Digital signatures have become a key technology for making the Internet and other signatures have become a key technology for making the Internet and other IT infrastructures secure. Digital, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama

  15. Mazheikiai refinery modernization study. Executive summary. Export trade information

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    The study, conducted by Foster Wheeler Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on behalf of Lithuania's Ministry of Energy. The Mazheikiai Oil Refinery is the only one in the Baltic Region and serves the needs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Kaliningrad. Before Lithuania's independence in 1990, the refinery was assured of crude supplies from Russia. However, since then the need has arisen to secure alternate sources of crude oil and the ability to process them. The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Energy for process improvements, environmental control measures, physical rehabilitation and energy conservation plans for the Mazheikiai Oil Refinery. The volume contains the Executive Summary.

  16. Mazheikiai refinery modernization study. Final report. Volume 2. Export trade information

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    The study, conducted by Foster Wheeler Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on behalf of Lithuania's Ministry of Energy. The Mazheikiai Oil Refinery is the only one in the Baltic Region and serves the needs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Kaliningrad. Before Lithuania's independence in 1990, the refinery was assured of crude supplies from Russia. However, since then the need has arisen to secure alternate sources of crude oil and the ability to process them. The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Energy for process improvements, environmental control measures, physical rehabilitation and energy conservation plans for the Mazheikiai Oil Refinery. This is Volume 2 of the study.

  17. Mazheikiai refinery modernization study. Final report. Volume 3. Export trade information

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    The study, conducted by Foster Wheeler Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on behalf of Lithuania's Ministry of Energy. The Mazheikiai Oil Refinery is the only one in the Baltic Region and serves the needs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Kaliningrad. Before Lithuania's independence in 1990, the refinery was assured of crude supplies from Russia. However, since then the need has arisen to secure alternate sources of crude oil and the ability to process them. The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Energy for process improvements, environmental control measures, physical rehabilitation and energy conservation plans for the Mazheikiai Oil Refinery. This is Volume 3 of the study.

  18. Mazheikiai refinery modernization study. Final report. Volume 1. Export trade information

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    The study, conducted by Foster Wheeler Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on behalf of Lithuania's Ministry of Energy. The Mazheikiai Oil Refinery is the only one in the Baltic Region and serves the needs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Kaliningrad. Before Lithuania's independence in 1990, the refinery was assured of crude supplies from Russia. However, since then the need has arisen to secure alternate sources of crude oil and the ability to process them. The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Energy for process improvements, environmental control measures, physical rehabilitation and energy conservation plans for the Mazheikiai Oil Refinery. This is Volume 1 of the study.

  19. SU-E-T-580: Comparison of Cervical Carcinoma IMRT Plans From Four Commercial Treatment Planning Systems (TPS)

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    Cao, Y; Li, R; Chi, Z; Zhu, S

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Different treatment planning systems (TPS) use different treatment optimization and leaf sequencing algorithms. This work compares cervical carcinoma IMRT plans optimized with four commercial TPSs to investigate the plan quality in terms of target conformity and delivery efficiency. Methods: Five cervical carcinoma cases were planned with the Corvus, Monaco, Pinnacle and Xio TPSs by experienced planners using appropriate optimization parameters and dose constraints to meet the clinical acceptance criteria. Plans were normalized for at least 95% of PTV to receive the prescription dose (Dp). Dose-volume histograms and isodose distributions were compared. Other quantities such as Dmin(the minimum dose received by 99% of GTV/PTV), Dmax(the maximum dose received by 1% of GTV/PTV), D100, D95, D90, V110%, V105%, V100% (the volume of GTV/PTV receiving 110%, 105%, 100% of Dp), conformity index(CI), homogeneity index (HI), the volume of receiving 40Gy and 50 Gy to rectum (V40,V50) ; the volume of receiving 30Gy and 50 Gy to bladder (V30,V50) were evaluated. Total segments and MUs were also compared. Results: While all plans meet target dose specifications and normal tissue constraints, the maximum GTVCI of Pinnacle plans was up to 0.74 and the minimum of Corvus plans was only 0.21, these four TPSs PTVCI had significant difference. The GTVHI and PTVHI of Pinnacle plans are all very low and show a very good dose distribution. Corvus plans received the higer dose of normal tissue. The Monaco plans require significantly less segments and MUs to deliver than the other plans. Conclusion: To deliver on a Varian linear-accelerator, the Pinnacle plans show a very good dose distribution. Corvus plans received the higer dose of normal tissue. The Monaco plans have faster beam delivery.

  20. Lars Andersson Renatas Budrys Vilnius 2002

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    Project Financed by The Swedish Energy Agency Phase II INTEGRATION OF FOREST FUEL HANDLING INTHE ORDINARY Renatas Budrys Forest Department, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania Swedish EnergyLars Andersson Renatas Budrys Vilnius 2002 Forest Department, Ministry of Environment

  1. HISTORICAL WOOD COLLECTION AT THE DENDROCHRONOLOGY LABORATORY, VYTAUTAS MAGNUS

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    HISTORICAL WOOD COLLECTION AT THE DENDROCHRONOLOGY LABORATORY, VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY Rtil, Kaunas, LT-3018, Lithuania, rutile_pukiene@fc.vdu.lt Abstract Historical wood has been collected at Kaunas dendrochronology laboratory since the laboratory foundation in 1968. The wood is used

  2. R. ERLICKYT, A. VITAS BALTIC FORESTRY

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    , Scots pine, annual radial increment, environmental pollution, climatic factors, synergistic impact. Therefore tree rings and their width and structure, integrally reflect the impact of all environmental.) growth and condition in the impact zone of one of the biggest air pollution sources in Lithuania

  3. International Services Fall 2013 Total Enrollment = 2657

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Systems Finance Business Administration Electrical Engineering 37 38 38 40 43 48 49 71 79 79 88 141 Top 10.26% Lithuania 1 0.04% Macedonia 1 0.04% Malawi 1 0.04% Malaysia 12 0.45% Mali 1 0.04% Mauritius 3 0.11% Mexico

  4. Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Climate Change 2007: Mitigation

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    Detlef P. Netherlands LA Warren Rachel UK RE Weyant John USA RE Babiker Mustafa Kuwait Chapter 4: Energy Adegbulugbe Anthony Nigeria LA Fenhann Jørgen Denmark LA Konstantinaviciute Inga Lithuania LA Moomaw William Nationality CLA Smith Peter UK CLA Martino Daniel L. Uruguay LA Cai Zucong China LA Gwary Daniel Nigeria LA

  5. Central Pacific Minerals and Southern Pacific Petroleum detail oil shale activities

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    Not Available

    1986-09-01

    These two affiliated companies have their major assets in Queensland. Brief summaries are given of the activities of the Rundle, Condor, and Yaamba oil shale projects and brief descriptions are given of the resources found in the Stuart, Nagoorin, Nagoorin South, Lowmead, and Duaringa oil shale deposits of Queensland. The companies also have, or are planning, oil shale projects in the US, Luxembourg, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany, and these are briefly described.

  6. SU-E-T-608: Performance Comparison of Four Commercial Treatment Planning Systems Applied to Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy

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    Cao, Y; Li, R; Chi, Z [The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, CN, Shijiazhuang, Hebei (China)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To compare the performances of four commercial treatment planning systems (TPS) used for the intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Methods: Ten patients of nasopharyngeal (4 cases), esophageal (3 cases) and cervical (3 cases) cancer were randomly selected from a 3-month IMRT plan pool at one radiotherapy center. For each patient, four IMRT plans were newly generated by using four commercial TPS (Corvus, Monaco, Pinnacle and Xio), and then verified with Matrixx (two-dimensional array/IBA Company) on Varian23EX accelerator. A pass rate (PR) calculated from the Gamma index by OminiPro IMRT 1.5 software was evaluated at four plan verification standards (1%/1mm, 2%/2mm, 3%/3mm, 4%/4mm and 5%/5mm) for each treatment plan. Overall and multiple pairwise comparisons of PRs were statistically conducted by analysis of covariance (ANOVA) F and LSD tests among four TPSs. Results: Overall significant (p>0.05) differences of PRs were found among four TPSs with F test values of 3.8 (p=0.02), 21.1(>0.01), 14.0 (>0.01), 8.3(>0.01) at standards of 1%/1mm to 4%/4mm respectively, except at 5%/5mm standard with 2.6 (p=0.06). All means (standard deviation) of PRs at 3%/3mm of 94.3 ± 3.3 (Corvus), 98.8 ± 0.8 (Monaco), 97.5± 1.7 (Pinnacle), 98.4 ± 1.0 (Xio) were above 90% and met clinical requirement. Multiple pairwise comparisons had not demonstrated a consistent low or high pattern on either TPS. Conclusion: Matrixx dose verification results show that the validation pass rates of Monaco and Xio plans are relatively higher than those of the other two; Pinnacle plan shows slight higher pass rate than Corvus plan; lowest pass rate was achieved by the Corvus plan among these four kinds of TPS.

  7. Endogeneity analysis of output synchronization in the current and prospective EMU

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    Arestis, Philip; Phelps, Peter

    2015-10-08

    criterion, namely the business cycle synchronization. If one considers the 2004, 2007 and 2013 EU acceding countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland (2004), Bulgaria, Romania (2007) and Croatia (2013), which are all obliged to adopt the euro after... , Slovakia, Estonia and Lithuania. 2 EEMU includes, in addition to the aforementioned EMU countries, the following candidates: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Collectively EMU member states are referred to as EMUs...

  8. Book Review. The 20th Century Libraries in the Baltic Sea Regions. Transactions of the National Library of Estonia

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    Giullian, Jon C.

    2008-01-01

    , cooperatives, groups, societies, systems, and instruments, etc. that serve as vehicles of cultural development. Ruutsoo’s analysis draws on statistical data from each of the three Baltic countries, as well as from Finland, Europe and Scandinavia, in order... labeled Baltic countries, for geo-political convenience, Ruutsoo’s analysis also shows that they not a culturally unified community. Estonia and Latvia more closely followed development in Finland, while Lithuania seemed closer to Central European...

  9. International bibliography of vegetation maps

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    Ku?chler, A. W. (August William)

    1965-01-01

    372 Albania 24 Iceland 397 Andorra 27 Italy .400 Austria 28 Luxembourg 421 Belgium 60 Netherlands 423 British. Isles 89 Norway ...446 Bulgaria 149 Poland 447 Czechoslovakia 152 Portugal 458 Denmark 173 Rumania .467 Finland 176 San Marino 489..., NORWAY AND FINLAND" in color 1:10,600,000 LEGEND 1. Conifers 3. Mixed conifers and hardwods 2. Hardwoods ZON, RAPHAEL and WILLIAM N. SPARHAWK 1923 Forest resources of the world. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., vol. 1, facing p. 102. 1925...

  10. Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 2.

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    Koritarov, V. K.; Conzelmann, G.; Cirillo, R. R.; Goldberg, S. M.

    2007-03-26

    Within a constrained carbon environment, the risks of future natural gas supply, and the need to move to market-based electricity prices, the study team found: (1) the deployment of new nuclear energy in Poland itself is very competitive in the next decade or two; (2) if such generation could be made available to Poland prior to deployment of its own nuclear generation facilities, Poland would benefit from partnering with its Baltic neighbors to import electricity derived from new nuclear generation facilities sited in Lithuania; and (3) Poland appears to be a good candidate for a partnership in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) as an emerging nuclear energy country.

  11. Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 1.

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    Koritarov, V. K.; Conzelmann, G.; Cirillo, R. R.; Goldberg, S. M.

    2007-03-26

    Within a constrained carbon environment, the risks of future natural gas supply, and the need to move to market-based electricity prices, the study team found: (1) the deployment of new nuclear energy in Poland itself is very competitive in the next decade or two; (2) if such generation could be made available to Poland prior to deployment of its own nuclear generation facilities, Poland would benefit from partnering with its Baltic neighbors to import electricity derived from new nuclear generation facilities sited in Lithuania; and (3) Poland appears to be a good candidate for a partnership in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) as an emerging nuclear energy country.

  12. IEA agreement on the production and utilization of hydrogen: 2000 annual report

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    Elam, Carolyn C.

    2001-12-01

    The 2000 annual report of the IEA Hydrogen Agreement contains an overview of the agreement, including its guiding principles, latest strategic plan, and a report from the Chairman, Mr. Neil P. Rossmeissl, U.S. Department of Energy. Overviews of the National Hydrogen Programs of nine member countries are given: Canada, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Task updates are provided on the following annexes: Annex 12 - Metal Hydrides and Carbon for Hydrogen Storage, Annex 13 - Design and Optimization of Integrated Systems, Annex 14 - Photoelectrolytic Production of Hydrogen, and, Annex 15 - Photobiological Production of Hydrogen.

  13. Little Cedar | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History ViewInformationWindsCompressedList ofBalance JumpLithuania:

  14. Little Elm, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  15. Little Hot Spring Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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  16. Little Pringle I | Open Energy Information

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  17. Little Pringle II | Open Energy Information

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  18. Little River Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information

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  19. SU-E-T-539: Fixed Versus Variable Optimization Points in Combined-Mode Modulated Arc Therapy Planning

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    Kainz, K; Prah, D; Ahunbay, E; Li, X

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: A novel modulated arc therapy technique, mARC, enables superposition of step-and-shoot IMRT segments upon a subset of the optimization points (OPs) of a continuous-arc delivery. We compare two approaches to mARC planning: one with the number of OPs fixed throughout optimization, and another where the planning system determines the number of OPs in the final plan, subject to an upper limit defined at the outset. Methods: Fixed-OP mARC planning was performed for representative cases using Panther v. 5.01 (Prowess, Inc.), while variable-OP mARC planning used Monaco v. 5.00 (Elekta, Inc.). All Monaco planning used an upper limit of 91 OPs; those OPs with minimal MU were removed during optimization. Plans were delivered, and delivery times recorded, on a Siemens Artiste accelerator using a flat 6MV beam with 300 MU/min rate. Dose distributions measured using ArcCheck (Sun Nuclear Corporation, Inc.) were compared with the plan calculation; the two were deemed consistent if they agreed to within 3.5% in absolute dose and 3.5 mm in distance-to-agreement among > 95% of the diodes within the direct beam. Results: Example cases included a prostate and a head-and-neck planned with a single arc and fraction doses of 1.8 and 2.0 Gy, respectively. Aside from slightly more uniform target dose for the variable-OP plans, the DVHs for the two techniques were similar. For the fixed-OP technique, the number of OPs was 38 and 39, and the delivery time was 228 and 259 seconds, respectively, for the prostate and head-and-neck cases. For the final variable-OP plans, there were 91 and 85 OPs, and the delivery time was 296 and 440 seconds, correspondingly longer than for fixed-OP. Conclusion: For mARC, both the fixed-OP and variable-OP approaches produced comparable-quality plans whose delivery was successfully verified. To keep delivery time per fraction short, a fixed-OP planning approach is preferred.

  20. Trip report: European Communities 1989 International Conference on Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations, Brussels, Belgium, October 24-27, 1989

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    Rankin, W.N.

    1989-01-01

    The European community is conducting research on the decommissioning of nuclear installations. The prime objective is to develop effective techniques to ensure the protection of man and his environment against the potential hazards of nuclear installations that have been shut down. The results of the 1979--1983 research program were presented in a conference held in Luxembourg. This program was primarily concerned with decommissioning nuclear power plants. The 1984--1988 program was extended to all types of nuclear installations. Fuel fabrication, enrichment and reprocessing plants, and research and development facilities having fulfilled their useful purposes are also awaiting decommissioning. This Program has produced numerous scientific and technical achievements. Great progress has in particular been achieved in the reduction of metal waste arising from decommissioning, due to advances in areas such as the development of aggressive decontamination procedures and of techniques for melting and recycling low-level radioactive waste metal.

  1. SU-E-T-226: Junction Free Craniospinal Irradiation in Linear Accelerator Using Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy : A Novel Technique Using Dose Tapering

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    Sarkar, B; Roy, S; Paul, S; Munshi, A; Roy, Shilpi; Jassal, K; Ganesh, T; Mohanti, BK

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Spatially separated fields are required for craniospinal irradiation due to field size limitation in linear accelerator. Field junction shits are conventionally done to avoid hot or cold spots. Our study was aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of junction free irradiation plan of craniospinal irradiation (CSI) for Meduloblastoma cases treated in linear accelerator using Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique. Methods: VMAT was planned using multiple isocenters in Monaco V 3.3.0 and delivered in Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. A full arc brain and 40° posterior arc spine fields were planned using two isocentre for short (<1.3 meter height ) and 3 isocentres for taller patients. Unrestricted jaw movement was used in superior-inferior direction. Prescribed dose to PTV was achieved by partial contribution from adjacent beams. A very low dose gradient was generated to taper the isodoses over a long length (>10 cm) at the conventional field junction. Results: In this primary study five patients were planned and three patients were delivered using this novel technique. As the dose contribution from the adjacent beams were varied (gradient) to create a complete dose distribution, therefore there is no specific junction exists in the plan. The junction were extended from 10–14 cm depending on treatment plan. Dose gradient were 9.6±2.3% per cm for brain and 7.9±1.7 % per cm for spine field respectively. Dose delivery error due to positional inaccuracy was calculated for brain and spine field for ±1mm, ±2mm, ±3mm and ±5 mm were 1%–0.8%, 2%–1.6%, 2.8%–2.4% and 4.3%–4% respectively. Conclusion: Dose tapering in junction free CSI do not require a junction shift. Therefore daily imaging for all the field is also not essential. Due to inverse planning dose to organ at risk like thyroid kidney, heart and testis can be reduced significantly. VMAT gives a quicker delivery than Step and shoot or dynamic IMRT.

  2. SU-E-J-239: IMRT Planning of Prostate Cancer for a MRI-Linac Based On MRI Only

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    Chen, X; Prior, P; Paulson, E; Lawton, C; Li, X

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: : To investigate dosimetric differences between MRI- and CT-based IMRT planning for prostate cancer, the impact of a magnetic field in a MRI-Linac, and to explore the feasibility of IMRT planning based on MRI alone. Methods: IMRT plans were generated based on CT and MRI images acquired on two representative prostate-cancer patients using clinical dose volume constraints. A research planning system (Monaco, Elekta), which employs a Monte Carlo dose engine and includes a perpendicular magnetic field of 1.5T from an MRI-Linac, was used. Bulk electron density assignments based on organ-specific values from ICRU 46 were used to convert MRI (T2) to pseudo CT. With the same beam configuration as in the original CT plan, 5 additional plans were generated based on CT or MRI, with or without optimization (i.e., just recalculation) and with or without the magnetic field. The plan quality in terms of commonly used dose volume (DV) parameters for all plans was compared. The statistical uncertainty on dose was < 1%. Results: For plans with the same contour set but without re-optimization, the DV parameters were different from those for the original CT plan, mostly less than 5% with a few exceptions. These differences were reduced to mostly less than 3% when the plans were re-optimized. For plans with contours from MRI, the differences in the DV parameters varied depending on the difference in the contours as compared to CT. For the optimized plans with contours from MR, the differences for PTV were less than 3%. Conclusion: The prostate IMRT plans based on MRI-only for a MR-Linac were practically similar as compared to the CT plan under the same beam and optimization configuration if the difference on the structure delineation is excluded, indicating the feasibility of using MRI-only for prostate IMRT.

  3. SU-E-J-193: Feasibility of MRI-Only Based IMRT Planning for Pancreatic Cancer

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    Prior, P; Botros, M; Chen, X; Paulson, E; Erickson, B; Li, X

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: With the increasing use of MRI simulation and the advent of MRI-guided delivery, it is desirable to use MRI only for treatment planning. In this study, we assess the dosimetric difference between MRI- and CTbased IMRT planning for pancreatic cancer. Methods: Planning CTs and MRIs acquired for a representative pancreatic cancer patient were used. MRI-based planning utilized forced relative electron density (rED) assignment of organ specific values from IRCU report 46, where rED = 1.029 for PTV and a rED = 1.036 for non-specified tissue (NST). Six IMRT plans were generated with clinical dose-volume (DV) constraints using a research Monaco planning system employing Monte Carlo dose calculation with optional perpendicular magnetic field (MF) of 1.5T. The following five plans were generated and compared with the planning CT: 1.) CT plan with MF and dose recalculation without optimization; 2.) MRI (T2) plan with target and OARs redrawn based on MRI, forced rED, no MF, and recalculation without optimization; 3.) Similar as in 2 but with MF; 4.) MRI plan with MF but without optimization; and 5.) Similar as in 4 but with optimization. Results: Generally, noticeable differences in PTV point doses and DV parameters (DVPs) between the CT-and MRI-based plans with and without the MF were observed. These differences between the optimized plans were generally small, mostly within 2%. Larger differences were observed in point doses and mean doses for certain OARs between the CT and MRI plan, mostly due to differences between image acquisition times. Conclusion: MRI only based IMRT planning for pancreatic cancer is feasible. The differences observed between the optimized CT and MRI plans with or without the MF were practically negligible if excluding the differences between MRI and CT defined structures.

  4. Poster — Thur Eve — 57: Evaluation of laryngeal mucosal dose with conventional linac and TomoTherapy

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    Nusrat, H; Lekx, K; Eapen, L

    2014-08-15

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not underdosing occurs in the mucosal layer during treatment of glottis cancer. A larynx phantom was produced and regions at risk of recurrence due to suspected underdosing were identified and wells drilled into the phantom for flush placement of TLDs. Seven interest points were chosen. CT simulation was completed prior to the wells being drilled, and again afterwards with the TLD locations indicated using BBs. Treatment plans created for this investigation included: 3DCRT using Elekta-XiO (n=9) and VMAT created using Elekta-Monaco (n=9), both delivered on an Elekta linac; standard TomoTherapy plan (n=11) and a directionally blocked TomoTherapy plan to approximate a 3D-conformal approach (n=5). Imaging dose during TomoTherapy deliveries was accounted for. The average TLD result at each interest point was compared to the planned value using a paired t-test. There was no significant difference between the planned and measured 3DCRT dose (268.9 vs. 267.0 cGy, respectively; p>0.05). Similarly, the planned and measured TomoTherapy treatment did not show any significant differences (271.7 vs 269.7 cGy; p>0.05). In the blocked TomoTherapy plan, significant overdosing was seen (274.5 vs 294.9 cGy; p<0.05) and underdosing was not seen in the VMAT treatment (303.5 vs 321.8 cGy; p>0.05). Further investigation is ongoing to ensure appropriate normalization of results and to investigate the overdosing noted with the blocked TomoTherapy plan. Results from this study suggest that significant underdosing does not occur in the conventional treatment of early glottic cancer using 6MV photons.

  5. Tracing the HIV-1 subtype B mobility in Europe: a phylogeographic approach

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    Leitner, Thomas; Paraskevis, D; Pybus, O; Magiorkinis, G; Hatzakis, A

    2008-01-01

    The prevalence and the origin of HIV-1 subtype B, the most prevalent circulating clade among the long-term residents in Europe, have been studied extensively. However the spatial diffusion of the epidemic from the perspective of the virus has not previously been traced. In the current study we inferred the migration history of HIV-1 subtype B by way of a phylogeography of viral sequences sampled from 16 European countries and Israel. Migration events were inferred from viral phylogenies by character reconstruction using parsimony. With regard to the spatial dispersal of the HIV subtype B sequences across viral phylogenies, in most of the countries in Europe the epidemic was introduced by multiple sources and subsequently spread within local networks. Poland provides an exception where most of the infections were the result of a single point introduction. According to the significant migratory pathways, we show that there are considerable differences across Europe. Specifically, Greece, Portugal, Serbia and Spain, provide sources shedding HIV-1; Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg, on the other hand, are migratory targets, while for Denmark, Germany, Italy, Israel, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK we inferred significant bidirectional migration. For Poland no significant migratory pathways were inferred. Subtype B phylogeographies provide a new insight about the geographical distribution of viral lineages, as well as the significant pathways of virus dispersal across Europe, suggesting that intervention strategies should also address tourists, travellers and migrants.

  6. Radiological Threat Reduction (RTR) program : implementing physical security to protect large radioactive sources worldwide.

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    Lowe, Daniel L.

    2004-11-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Radiological Threat Reduction (RTR) Program strives to reduce the threat of a Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) incident that could affect U.S. interests worldwide. Sandia National Laboratories supports the RTR program on many different levels. Sandia works directly with DOE to develop strategies, including the selection of countries to receive support and the identification of radioactive materials to be protected. Sandia also works with DOE in the development of guidelines and in training DOE project managers in physical protection principles. Other support to DOE includes performing rapid assessments and providing guidance for establishing foreign regulatory and knowledge infrastructure. Sandia works directly with foreign governments to establish cooperative agreements necessary to implement the RTR Program efforts to protect radioactive sources. Once necessary agreements are in place, Sandia works with in-country organizations to implement various security related initiatives, such as installing security systems and searching for (and securing) orphaned radioactive sources. The radioactive materials of interest to the RTR program include Cobalt 60, Cesium 137, Strontium 90, Iridium 192, Radium 226, Plutonium 238, Americium 241, Californium 252, and Others. Security systems are implemented using a standardized approach that provides consistency through out the RTR program efforts at Sandia. The approach incorporates a series of major tasks that overlap in order to provide continuity. The major task sequence is to: Establish in-country contacts - integrators, Obtain material characterizations, Perform site assessments and vulnerability assessments, Develop upgrade plans, Procure and install equipment, Conduct acceptance testing and performance testing, Develop procedures, and Conduct training. Other tasks are incorporated as appropriate and commonly include such as support of reconfiguring infrastructure, and developing security plans, etc. This standardized approach is applied to specific country and regional needs. Recent examples (FY 2003-2004) include foreign missions to Lithuania, Russian Federation Navy, Russia - PNPI, Greece (joint mission with IAEA), Tanzania, Iraq, Chile, Ecuador, and Egypt. Some of the ambitions and results of the RTR program may be characterized by the successes in Lithuania, Greece, and Russia.

  7. WE-G-17A-07: Investigation of the Influence of the Electron Return Effect (ERE) On the Dose Distribution in Rectal Cancer Patients On a 1.5T MR-Linac

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    Uilkema, S; Heide, U; Nijkamp, J; Sonke, J; Moreau, M

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: The purpose of this planning study is to investigate the influence of the ERE on the day-to-day dose distribution in rectal cancer patients, where changes in gas-pockets frequently occur. Methods: Daily CT scans of 5 patients treated neo-adjuvant with 5x5Gy for rectal cancer were used. We optimized two plans on the planning CT (Monaco, 1 mm3 dosegrid), a conventional 7-field 6MV IMRT plan (Dconv) and a plan in the presence of a 1.5T field (Dmrl). We recalculated the plans on all repeat-CT scans and evaluated under/over-dosage of the daily CTVs. Changes of more than 1% were considered significant. In the bowel area, we investigated the relative dose changes due to the ERE, where the contribution of the ERE was separated from other effects such as attenuation. Results: Both plans were comparable and compliant with ICRU 62 for all patients. For 2 fractions in one patient under-dosage in the CTV was significant, due to a disappearing gas-pocket. Here the V95 was 96.82 and 97.36% in in Dmrl compared to 98.85 and 98.66% in Dconv, respectively. For 3 fractions in another patient appearing gas-pockets resulted in significant over-dosage of the CTV. In these fractions the V107 was 1.88–2.68% in Dmrl compared to 0.33–1.27% in Dconv. In the bowel area the dose changes attributable to the ERE were approximately ± 5% in 1cc, at low dose levels. Conclusion: We were able to calculate acceptable treatment plans with and without a magnetic field. The ERE was present in the Dmrl, but the volumetric effect within the CTV was limited. Outside the CTV relative dose differences were similar, but on small volumes at lower, less relevant dose levels. This suggests that there is no clinical relevant ERE on dose distributions in rectal cancer patients on a 1.5T MR-Linac.

  8. IPIRG-2 task 1 - pipe system experiments with circumferential cracks in straight-pipe locations. Final report, September 1991--November 1995

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    Scott, P.; Olson, R.; Marschall, C.; Rudland, D. [and others

    1997-02-01

    This report presents the results from Task 1 of the Second International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG-2) program. The IPIRG-2 program is an international group program managed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) and funded by a consortium of organizations from 15 nations including: Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Republic of China, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The objective of the program was to build on the results of the IPIRG-1 and other related programs by extending the state-of-the-art in pipe fracture technology through the development of data needed to verify engineering methods for assessing the integrity of nuclear power plant piping systems that contain defects. The IPIRG-2 program included five main tasks: Task 1 - Pipe System Experiments with Flaws in Straight Pipe and Welds Task 2 - Fracture of Flawed Fittings Task 3 - Cyclic and Dynamic Load Effects on Fracture Toughness Task 4 - Resolution of Issues From IPIRG-1 and Related Programs Task 5 - Information Exchange Seminars and Workshops, and Program Management. The scope of this report is to present the results from the experiments and analyses associated with Task 1 (Pipe System Experiments with Flaws in Straight Pipe and Welds). The rationale and objectives of this task are discussed after a brief review of experimental data which existed after the IPIRG-1 program.

  9. The criteria of fracture in the case of the leak of pressure vessels

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    Habil; Ziliukas, A.

    1997-04-01

    In order to forecast the break of the high pressure vessels and the network of pipes in a nuclear reactor, according to the concept of leak before break of pressure vessels, it is necessary to analyze the conditions of project, production, and mounting quality as well as of exploitation. It is also necessary to evaluate the process of break by the help of the fracture criteria. In the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant of, in Lithuania, the most important objects of investigation are: the highest pressure pipes, made of Japanese steel 19MN5 and having an anticorrosive austenitic: coal inside, the pipes of distribution, which arc made of 08X1810T steel. The steel of the network of pipes has a quality of plasticity: therefore the only criteria of fragile is impossible to apply to. The process of break would be best described by the universal criteria of elastic - plastic fracture. For this purpose the author offers the criterion of the double parameter.

  10. Quarterly coal report, January--March 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-08-20

    The United States produced 242 million short tons of coal in the first quarter of 1993, a decrease of 6 percent (14 million short tons) from the amount produced during the first quarter of 1992. The decrease was due to a decline in production east of the Mississippi River. All major coal-producing States in this region had lower coal production levels led by West Virginia, which produced 5 million short tons less coal. The principal reasons for the overall drop in coal output compared to a year earlier were: A decrease in demand for US coal in foreign markets; a slower rate of producer/distributor stock build-up; and a drawn-down of electric utility coal stocks. Distribution of US coal in the first quarter of 1993 was 10 million short tons lower than in the first quarter of 1992, with 5 million short tons less distributed to both electric utilities and overseas markets. The average price of coal delivered to electric utilities during the first quarter of 1993 was $28.65 per short ton, the lowest value since the first quarter of 1980. Coal consumption in the first quarter of 1993 was 230 million short tons, 4 percent higher than in the first quarter of 1992, due primarily to a 5-percent increase in consumption at electric utility plants. Total consumer stocks, at 153 million short tons, and electric utility stocks, at 144 million short tons, were at their lowest quarterly level since the end of 1989. US. coal exports totaled 19 million short tons, 6 million short tons less than in the first quarter of 1992, and the lowest quarterly level since 1988. The decline was primarily due to a 1-million-short-ton drop in exports to each of the following destinations: Italy, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and Canada.

  11. Comparison of Candidate Sites for installation of Landfill facility at Ignalina NPP Site Using Fuzzy Logic Approach

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    Poskas, P.; Kilda, R.; Poskas, G.

    2008-07-01

    There is only one nuclear power plant in Lithuania - Ignalina NPP (Nuclear Power Plant). Two similar units with installed capacity of 1500 MW (each) were commissioned in 1983 and 1987 respectively. But the first Unit of Ignalina NPP was finally shutdown December 31, 2004, and second Unit is planned to be shutdown before 2010. Operational radioactive waste of different activities is generated at Ignalina NPP. After closure of INPP a waste from decommissioning should be managed also. According to Lithuanian regulatory requirements (1) the waste depending on the activity must be managed in different ways. In compliance with this Regulation very low-level radioactive waste (VLLW) could be disposed of in a Landfill facility. In such case very simple engineered barriers are required. A cap on the top of the repository is necessary from long-term safety point of view. Experience has shown that the effective and safe isolation of waste depends on the performance of the overall disposal system, which is formed by three major components: the site, the disposal facility and the waste form. The basic objective of the siting process is to select a suitable site for disposal and demonstrate that this site has characteristics which provide adequate isolation of radionuclides from the biosphere for desired periods of time. The methodology and results on evaluation and comparison of two candidate sites intended for construction of Landfill facility at Ignalina NPP site are presented in the paper. Criteria for comparison are based on the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) recommendations (2). Modeling of the radionuclide releases has been performed using ISAM (Improving of Safety Assessment Methodologies for Near Surface Disposal facilities) methodology (3). For generalization of the information and elaboration of the recommendations Fuzzy Logic approach was used (4). (authors)