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  1. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1992), Latvia (1993), Malta (1988), Norway (1979), Poland (C155 Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands NorwayLatvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta c Country Health care

  2. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011: Warning about the dangers of tobacco

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    WHO

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait, Madagascar, Montenegro, Myanmar, Niger, Norway,Luxembourg Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway PolandLuxembourg Malta Monaco 7 Montenegro Netherlands Norway

  3. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    not reported Kazakhstan None Kyrgyzstan Latvia LithuaniaItaly Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania LuxembourgItaly Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg

  4. Citizenship Education in Comparative Perspective: Cross-national Variation in the Effects of Family Background on Adolescents' Civic Outcomes

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    Kim, Hyung Ryeol

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway,Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Mexico Netherlands New ZealandKorea), Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands,

  5. antaviliai eastern lithuania: Topics by E-print Network

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    affiliation were determined. (more) Mekauskait?, Edita 2010-01-01 5 TREE RINGS OF NORWAY SPRUCE (PICEA ABIES (L.) KARSTEN) IN LITHUANIA AS DROUGHT INDICATORS Environmental...

  6. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011: Warning about the dangers of tobacco

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    WHO

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan*, Latvia, Lebanon*,Italy — V Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania LuxembourgItaly Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg

  7. 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)

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  8. Environmental Participation and Environmental Motivation

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    Torgler, Benno; García-Valiñas, María A.; Macintyre, Alison

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ireland Italy Luxembourg Malta Netherlands North IrelandIreland Italy Luxembourg Malta Netherlands North IrelandLATVIA LITHUANIA LUXEMBOURG MALTA MEXICO MOLDOVA NETHERLANDS

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

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    Alexander, Amy C.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco,Korea, Latvia, Lithuania Malta, Mauritius Mexico, MoldovaLithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia,

  10. Current practice and shortcomings of EIA in Lithuania

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    Kruopiene, Jolita, E-mail: Jolita.Kruopiene@ktu.l [Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, K. Donelaicio str. 20-412, LT-44239 Kaunas (Lithuania); Zidoniene, Sigita, E-mail: sigitazi@gmail.co [Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, K. Donelaicio str. 20-413, LT-Q1 44239 Kaunas (Lithuania); Dvarioniene, Jolanta, E-mail: Jolanta.dvarioniene@ktu.l [Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, K. Donelaicio str. 20-412, LT-44239 Kaunas (Lithuania)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper provides an overview of EIA system applications and assesses its effectiveness in Lithuania. A combination of archival research and quantitative/qualitative analysis was used to identify the main shortcomings of the EIA process in Lithuania: subjectivity in forecasting environmental effects, insufficient consideration of alternatives, politicisation of the process and incompetence of authorities involved. The research revealed that a thorough knowledge of EIA procedures and legal requirements may be a solution to these problems, especially when the stages related to forecasting the effects and evaluating the results are strictly reserved for recognized experts. The work concludes on the suggestions to involve in EIA process relevant authorities and to increase the competence of EIA practitioners.

  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. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    of), Ireland, Lebanon*, Libya, Malta, Marshall Islands,Lithuania, Madagascar, Malta, Montenegro*, Poland, Portugal,LVL Lithuania LTL Luxembourg EUR Malta EUR Netherlands EUR

  13. Microsoft Word - Final Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards...

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    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the...

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    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The...

  15. Microsoft PowerPoint - 10_ROSE_MARTYN_UPDATED_NMMSS_2014_Foreign...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The...

  16. Microsoft PowerPoint - 6_Mitch Hembree_Monday 5-20 1115 NMMSS...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the...

  17. Microsoft PowerPoint - 2A_Wednesday 5-22 830 NMMSS_2013_Presentation...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the...

  18. Microsoft Word - ARRAAttachment3.rtf

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,...

  19. The European tobacco control report 2007

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    World Health Organization

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Health Interview Survey. Malta, Department of HealthSpiteri, Anne Buttigieg, Malta; Denis Ravera, Monaco; Agimapage 9 Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Republic of Moldova,

  20. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1985), Kazakhstan (1996), Kyrgyzstan (1992), Latvia (1993),Not applicable C148 C155 Kyrgyzstan Latvia X Not applicableBan Ban Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg

  1. 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

  2. Monaco: 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRose BendMiasole IncMinuteman WindMoana(Tempel,Moe WindMolly'sMona

  3. The Euro as More than a Currency: How Salient is the European Single Currency to Europeans

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    Hayes, Laura J.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    , Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Finland 2003 Non-EMU includes Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden 2008 EMU includes Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta..., Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Portugal 2008 Non-EMU includes Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom 2 European...

  4. The University of Luxembourg at a Glance

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    van der Torre, Leon

    a new home on the Belval brownfield site in the Cité des Sciences, about 20 km southwest of the capital

  5. 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer Plant Jump to:LandownersLuther, Oklahoma: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,North

  6. 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOf KilaueaInformation Other AlternativePark,

  7. Medieval Female Spirituality and the Wound of Christ in Folio 331r of Bonne of Luxembourg’s Prayer Book

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    Walker, Paige M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UK: University of Exeter Press, 1998. 21-66. Margery Kempe.The Book of Margery Kempe. Trans.Staley in The Book of Margery Kempe. New York: Norton, 2001.

  8. SE, HVILKE PRISZONER DE FORSKELLIGE LANDE HRER UNDER Frankrig (Monaco, Fransk Guyana,

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    Montenegro Polen Portugal (Azorerne, Madeira) Tyskland Ungarn Østrig Øvrige Europa og Thailand Albanien

  9. SE, HVILKE PRISZONER DE FORSKELLIGE LANDE HRER UNDER Frankrig (Monaco, Fransk Guyana,

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    Portugal (Azorerne, Madeira) Tjekkiet Tyskland Ungarn Østrig Øvrige Europa og Thailand Albanien Andorra

  10. Job quality in Europe

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    Burchell, Brendan J.; Smith, Mark; Fagan, Colette; O’Brien, Catherine

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flexibility—can also lead to enhanced job quality (Bredgaard and Larsen, 2006; CEC, 2007b), for example, in the form of autonomy and job enlargement. So far, it is only in Finland and Sweden that the Commission finds evidence of such quality workplaces being... .50** — — 1.60** Ireland 0.58** — — — — Italy — 0.73** 0.62** — 0.65** Lithuania — 0.43** — — — Luxembourg — — — — — Latvia — 0.60** 1.38** — 1.50** Netherlands 1.57** 1.83** — 0.38** — Malta — — — — — Poland — — — — — Portugal — — — — — Sweden 1.97** 2...

  11. 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

  12. Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: A study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg

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    Belzile, Nelson

    September 2009 Keywords: Antimony Goesdorf Valentinite Antimony minerals Oxalate buffer extraction have pH values between 7 and 8 because the mineralization itself contains calcite and dolomite. This study combines the identification of minerals in the supergene zone with the application of bulk

  13. Constitutional Environment and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study

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    Zhang, Wei

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    outcomes. Jamaica Korea (S) Kyrgyzstan Lithuania MadagascarIsrael Jamaica Korea (S) Kyrgyzstan Lithuania MadagascarIsrael Jamaica Korea (S) Kyrgyzstan Lithuania Madagascar

  14. Doppel-Flat Paket 2.000 16.000

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    Gediga, Günther

    , Monaco, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Portugal, San Marino, Schweden, Schweiz, Ungarn, USA, Zypern, Tschechische Republik, Ungarn, Venezuela,

  15. Politecnico di Milano Area Risorse Umane e Organizzazione

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    , Mauritius, Messico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Nuova Zelanda, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts e Nevis

  16. 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

    Sciences, Endo 8:35 am 60 Decision Analysis Tools and Techniques Patricia Evans, PhD, Independent Consultant 9:35 am 50 Product Development Decision Making John Celona, JD, Independent Consultant 10:25 am 15 Risk and Return in Portfolio Management Patricia Evans, PhD, Independent Consultant 2:35 pm 60 Role

  17. Essays on International Economics

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    Cravino, Javier Pablo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Italy Japan Kenya Korea Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania MalawiItaly Japan Kenya Korea Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Malawi

  18. Inferring catchment precipitation by doing hydrology backward: A test in 24 small and mesoscale catchments in Luxembourg

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    Kirchner, James W.

    Inferring catchment precipitation by doing hydrology backward: A test in 24 small and mesoscale September 2012; published 10 October 2012. [1] The complexity of hydrological systems and the necessary simplification of models describing these systems remain major challenges in hydrological modeling. Kirchner

  19. 17:30 Registration 18:00 Welcome address on behalf of ISACA luxembourg, Mr Vincent Villers, PwC

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Scientist 19:15 Emerging paradigms for cyber-security: From virtualised Scada honeypots to streaming

  20. EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    , The Netherlands Email: b.j.v.d.linden@tue.nl Emmanuel Ory Single Buoy Mooring Offshore Monaco, Monaco Email applications to make important design decisions such as the required power of the pumps, that drive the flow

  1. Sectoral trends in global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uzbekistan, Cyprus, Gibralta, Malta Antigua and Barbuda,Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

  2. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    WHO World Health Organization

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania,I Data not reported Kazakhstan None Kyrgyzstan LatviaIreland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania

  3. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011: Warning about the dangers of tobacco

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    WHO

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ireland Israel Italy — V Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan LatviaIreland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia LithuaniaIreland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania

  4. A matter of timing : explaining cross-national variation in the parliamentary oversight of European Union affairs

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    Hamerly, Ivy Lyn

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hun- gary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, andHungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia andthe A10 accession class, Malta established its EAC 9 years

  5. Leviathan in the Tropics? : environment, state capacity, and civil conflict in the developing world

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    Hendrix, Cullen Stevenson

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania,

  6. The European tobacco control report 2007

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    World Health Organization

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    San Marino Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia) Most recent dataMonaco; Agima Ljaljevic, Montenegro; Pieter de Coninck,France, Ireland, Serbia and Montenegro, 1 Spain, Sweden and

  7. 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

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

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    Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United...

  9. The past, present, and future of Leishmania genomics and transcriptomics

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    Cantacessi, Cinzia; Dantas-Torres, Filipe; Nolan, Matthew J.; Otranto, Domenico

    2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    , Peru Leishmania infantum V, C Old World: Afghanistan, Alba Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulg China, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Libyan Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Leban Mauritania, Monaco, Monten Portugal, Syria, Romania, Sen Spain, Sudan...

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Impact of Vehicular Integration Effects on the Performance of DSRC Communications

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    Gesbert, David

    §Institute of Communications Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany BMW Group Research communication capabilities in various environments, first through simulations, but more recently in small scale EURECOM acknowledges the support of its industrial members: Cisco, BMW Group, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP

  13. Single-Microphone Blind Audio Source Separation via Gaussian Short+Long Term AR Models

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    Gesbert, David

    the source separation can be performed satisfactorily, especially in clean environment, for example by using, STEricsson, Cisco, BMW Group , SAP, Monaco Telecom and Symantec. The research reported herein was also

  14. Department of communications mobiles Campus Sophia Tech

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    Gesbert, David

    industrial members: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEricsson, Swisscom, Symantec. i #12 in quasi mono-process simulation environment. To enable efficient packet-level simulation for large scale

  15. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    WHO World Health Organization

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Madagascar, Malta, Montenegro*, Poland, Portugal, Serbia*,Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Montenegro and Serbia) increased taxLuxembourg . . . I Malta Montenegro Netherlands No warnings

  16. agricultural field experiments: Topics by E-print Network

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    rich countries, including the G-7 countries and 15 others ranging from Australia to Finland to Luxembourg to Switzerland. 9 Three especially noteworthy sets of figures show how...

  17. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Italy Japan Kuwait Luxembourg Malta Netherlands NetherlandsMalaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius MexicoMalaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritius Mexico Mongolia

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Recycling Campaign Prizes for best project proposal to

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Recycling Campaign Award Prizes for best project proposal to improve waste recycling The Guide #12;Recycling Campaign Award OIKOS Luxembourg in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg's Cell to participate in the Recycling Campaign Award. The Recycling Campaign Award invites you to work in teams

  1. BNY Mellon -Leading the way across the globe Manchester Metropolitan University

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    BNY Mellon - Leading the way across the globe Manchester Metropolitan University 2012 #12;Page 2 business Established The Bank of New York Securities Co. Japan, Ltd. Established BNY Luxembourg Acquired) Luxembourg A radical increase in product breadth and global reach Early adopters of mainframe technology 1900

  2. 1 | P a g e Natasha T. Dimova, Ph.D

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    Paytan, Adina

    ", Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria MSc in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Advisers: Prof. Ivelin Kuleff and Dr. Evgeny Taskaev Thesis topic: Determination of plutonium of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, March ­ May, 2003 Intercomparison analysis for determination of uranium and radium

  3. The Economics Behind Eurex European Financial Products

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    Weinberger, Hans

    , Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands.7% 3.0% 3.7% 6.7% 11.9% 17.0% 21.2% 26.3% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Malta Cyprus Slovenia Luxembourg

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

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    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

  5. Washington State University INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Botswana 2 41 Lebanon 5 75 United Arab Emirates 1 8 Brazil 6 42 Lithuania 3 76 United Kingdom 9 9 Canada 50

  6. Essays on Political Economy of Religion

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    Grigoriadis, Theocharis Nikolaou

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Macedonia Vote percentage Montenegro Germany Year Source:Lithuania Spain-UC Ireland Spain-LC Albania MontenegroSlovakia Montenegro Czech Republic-LC Denmark Liberal

  7. agricultural runoff contaminants: Topics by E-print Network

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    P.O Box 173, Kjelsaas, N-0411 Oslo, Norway 3 National Environmental-00251 Helsinki, Finland 8 Lithuania University of Agriculture, Water Management Department, 4324 Kaunas. The...

  8. agricultural storm runoff: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    P.O Box 173, Kjelsaas, N-0411 Oslo, Norway 3 National Environmental-00251 Helsinki, Finland 8 Lithuania University of Agriculture, Water Management Department, 4324 Kaunas. The...

  9. Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Inaugural Steering Group Meeting...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    in Vienna, Austria, with all of GNEP's nineteen members, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland,...

  10. 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.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article reviews a collection of essays about library collections of national heritage in the countries of the Baltic Sea region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and St. Petersburg, Russia).

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 transit...

  12. Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

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    Knittel, Christopher Roland

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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). ...

  13. Prometheus unbound: quality of government and institutionalised grand corruption in public procurement

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    Fazekas, Mihály

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    clean countries (Figure 3) (Piga, 2011). 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Greece Mexico Switzerland Italy Austria Portugal Denmark Belgium Hungary France Norway United States Spain Luxembourg Chile Poland Finland Slovenia Ireland Germany OECD34 Canada...

  14. Quantifying submarine groundwater discharge in the coastal zone via multiple methods

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    South Florida Water Management District, USA i University of Western Australia, Australia j Department, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA b Isotope Hydrology Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria c, Turkey n Marine Environment Laboratory, International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco o U.O. 4.17 of the G

  15. ccsd00000736 Electron correlation e ects on the dielectric function of liquid metals

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    metals, since the speed of sound in these systems is related to the screening action of the electrons between the ions, the speed of sound, c, can be expressed as: c = pi Q p #15;(Q) : (1) Here Q is the wave of liquid metals P. Giura 1 , R. Angelini 1 , C. A. Burns 2 , G. Monaco 1 and F. Sette 1 . 1 European

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

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    The Hybridization of a Formula Race Car K. W. Benson D. A. Fraser S. L. Hatridge C. A. Monaco R. J works must be obtained from the IEEE. #12;The Hybridization of a Formula Race Car Keith W. Benson.R.Sullivan@dartmouth.edu Abstract--Hybrid electric vehicles are advantageous under formula racing rules, when allowed. A series

  17. Berkeley International Office Survey 1. What is your gender?

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    .0% 0 Mexico 1.5% 7 Moldova 0.0% 0 Monaco 0.0% 0 Mongolia 0.0% 0 Montenegro 0.0% 0 Montenegro (Prior (Prior to 2001) 0.2% 1 Serbia and Montenegro (COB, PIC) 0.0% 0 Seychelles 0.0% 0 Sierra Leone 0.0% 0

  18. Berkeley International Office Survey 1. What is your gender?

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    .0% 0 Mexico 0.0% 0 Moldova 0.0% 0 Monaco 0.0% 0 Mongolia 0.0% 0 Montenegro 0.0% 0 Montenegro (Prior to 2001) 0.0% 0 Serbia and Montenegro (COB, PIC) 0.0% 0 Seychelles 0.0% 0 Sierra Leone 0.0% 0 Singapore 6

  19. 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

  20. 49USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-52. 2008 Abstract--Over the past several decades, cheatgrass (Bromus

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    Whittaker, Bruce Roundy, Jeanne Chambers, Susan Meyer, Robert R. Blank, Stanley G. Kitchen, and John Korfmacher In: Kitchen, Stanley G.; Pendleton, Rosemary L.; Monaco, Thomas A.; Vernon, Jason, comps. 2008, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Reno, NV. Susan Meyer is a Research Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service

  1. Implementation and Test of a DSRC Prototype on OpenAirInterface SDR Platform

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    Gesbert, David

    system for vehicular environments based on DSRC/IEEE 802.11 [1]. In the development path, after design constraints and challenging vehicular environments, that simulations cannot reproduce. Several platforms (NEC acknowledges the support of its industrial members: BMW Group Research & Technology, IABG, Monaco Telecom

  2. Design and Implementation of a Single-frequency Mesh Network using OpenAirInterface

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    Gesbert, David

    can demonstrate novel ideas quickly and verify them in a realistic environment. Its current in a real environment. An easily Eurecom's Research is supported in part by its industrial partners: Swiss- com, Thales, SFR, Orange France, ST Ericsson, SAP, Cisco, BMW Group, Monaco Telecom, Symantec

  3. Department of Mobile Communications Campus Sophia Tech

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    Gesbert, David

    and Dense Heterogeneous Contact Environments July 20th , 2012 Last update October 4th , 2012 Pavlos: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Telecom, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEricsson, Swisscom, Symantec. i #12;Tel : (+33.sermpezis,thrasyvoulos.spyropoulos}@eurecom.fr #12;Delay Analysis of Epidemic Schemes in Sparse and Dense Heterogeneous Contact Environments Pavlos

  4. Improving Unreliable Mobile GIS with Swarm-based Particle Filters

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    Gesbert, David

    is gathered through the exchange of beacons. Yet, the ITS environment is character- ized by frequent losses industrial members: BMW Group, Cisco, Monaco Tele- com, Orange, SAP, SFR, STEricsson, Swisscom, Symantec of each vehicle, while geographic information of the surrounding environ- ment (called commonly "awareness

  5. Ocean Sci., 3, 461482, 2007 www.ocean-sci.net/3/461/2007/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Ocean Sci., 3, 461­482, 2007 www.ocean-sci.net/3/461/2007/ © Author(s) 2007. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Ocean Science Effects of mesoscale eddies on global ocean Environment Laboratories, International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco *now at: Institute of Biogeochemistry

  6. UNECE Timber Committee Market Discussions 8th October 2003

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    Ukraine Yugoslavia Croatia Hungary Million m3 Source: JP database, UNECE/FAO #12;12 0 2 4 6 8 1990 1992.8 1 1.2 Estonia Latvia Czech Lithuania Croatia Hungary Belarus Poland Slovakia Yugoslavia Slovenia

  7. RECENT ADVANCES in HEAT and MASS TRANSFER

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Bashir Suleiman ,UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dagmar Janacova, CZECH REPUBLIC Jonas Gylys, LITHUANIA Jurij Krope Ali Elghalban, PAKISTAN Andrejs Reinfelds, LATVIA Andris Buikis, LATVIA Asad Salem, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES Milivoje Kostic, UNITED STATES Mohammadmasoud Azhdari moghaddam, IRAN Nenad Kazic

  8. International Credentials

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    Reif, John H.

    Lithuania* 71 Uganda 110 Cuba 33 Malaysia 72 Ukraine 111 Cyprus* 34 Mexico 73 United Arab Emirates 112 Czech Republic* 35 Mongolia 74 United Kingdom* 113 Dem. Republic of Congo 36 Morocco 75 Uruguay 114 Denmark* 37

  9. New Hanyang 2020 Blueprint Brand Power Up Human Power Up Asset Power Up

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    Park, Jong-Il

    (1) Indonesia(3) Australia(7) Poland(10) Belarus(3) Brazil(2) Finland(2) Lithuania(1) Serbia(1,177 2012 #12; Patents 544 patent applications, 284 registered patents in 2011 Technology transfer record

  10. Use and analysis of new optimization techniques for decision theory and data mining

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    Moreno Centeno, Erick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Malaysia Malaysia Dom. Rep. Malta Peru Peru Peru PhilippinesMalaysia BBB Bolivia BB- B1 Malta A Brazil B+ B2 Mexico BBLebanon Lithuania Malaysia Malta Mexico Morocco Netherlands

  11. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the equine genome

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    Mathiason, Kelli Janae

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mapping and linkage studies have aided the search for the genes responsible for disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Monaco and Kunkel, 1988) and Huntington's disease (Huntington's Disease Collaborative Research Group, 1993) in humans... of chromosomes and species (Womack and Kata, 1995). Two types of gene maps exist: physical maps and genetic maps. Genetic maps, also known as linkage maps, are generated on the basis of the observed frequency of meiotic recombination between two or more genes...

  12. Stability comparison of two absolute gravimeters: optical versus atomic interferometers

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    Gillot, Pierre; Landragin, Arnaud; Santos, Franck Pereira Dos; Merlet, Sébastien

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the direct comparison between the stabilities of two mobile absolute gravimeters of different technology: the LNE-SYRTE Cold Atom Gravimeter and FG5X\\#216 of the Universit\\'e du Luxembourg. These instruments rely on two different principles of operation: atomic and optical interferometry. The comparison took place in the Walferdange Underground Laboratory for Geodynamics in Luxembourg, at the beginning of the last International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters, ICAG-2013. We analyse a 2h10 duration common measurement, and find that the CAG shows better immunity with respect to changes in the level of vibration noise, as well as a slightly better short term stability.

  13. Progress in Low and Intermediate Level Operational Waste Characterization and Preparation for Disposal at Ignalina NPP

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    Poskas, P.; Adomaitis, J. E.; Ragaisis, V.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In Lithuania about 70-80% of all electricity is generated at a single power station, Ignalina NPP, which has two RBMK-1500 type reactors. Units 1 and 2 will be closed by 2005 and 2010, respectively, taking into account the conditions of the long-term substantial financial assistance rendered by the European Union, G-7 countries and other states as well as international institutions. The Government approved the Strategy on Radioactive Waste Management. Objectives of this strategy are to develop the radioactive waste management infrastructure based on modern technologies and provide for the set of practical actions that shall bring management of radioactive waste in Lithuania in compliance with radioactive waste management principles of IAEA and with good practices in force in European Union Member States. SKB-SWECO International-Westinghouse Atom Joint Venture with participation of Lithuanian Energy Institute has prepared a reference design of a near surface repository for short-lived low and intermediate level waste. This reference design is applicable to the needs in Lithuania, considering its hydro-geological, climatic and other environmental conditions and is able to cover the expected needs in Lithuania for at least thirty years ahead. Development of waste acceptance criteria is in practice an iterative process concerning characterization of existing waste, repository development, safety and environmental impact assessment etc. This paper describes the position in Lithuania with regard to the long-term management of low and intermediate level waste in the absence of finalized waste acceptance criteria and a near surface repository.

  14. 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

  15. Working paper-Ariane Knig V.3.10.2014 Overview on the `Sustainable transport policy'

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    van der Torre, Leon

    1 Working paper-Ariane König ­ V.3.10.2014 Overview on the `Sustainable transport policy' of the University of Luxembourg This is a living document that evolves over time (Version October 2014) Questions a national strategy for sustainable mobility (Mobilité Durable (MoDu)), with implications for urban planning

  16. NETHERLANDS Copyright 2009. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York. Center for International Earth Science

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    Columbia University

    FRANCE LUXEMBOURG NETHERLANDS GRUMPv1 Copyright 2009. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York. Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Columbia University. Available at:http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/gpw/ ´ 0 25 50 Km Lambert Azimuthal

  17. 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

  18. 4, 125149, 2007 A distributed

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - perature model of a first order stream in Luxembourg. A DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing) fiber optic model presented here. The model calculates the total energy balance including solar radia- tion (with runoff components. The DTS fiber optic is an excellent tool to provide this knowledge. 1 Introduction15

  19. Green Student Residence Award Make your residence more sustainable

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Green Student Residence Award Make your residence more sustainable OIKOS Luxembourg in University-residences to participate in the Green Student Residence Award. How to participate? Build a Team by the Green Residence Award Committee. - Award ceremony in the town-hall of Esch/Alzette - Awards presented

  20. S U NTM U L T R ATM 6 0 WO R K S T A T I O N THE NEXT LEVEL IN MULTIPROCE S S ING WORKS TATION S.

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    MacAdam, Keith

    -MHz PCI technology, and the 120-MHz, 1.9 GB/sec., crossbar-switch UPA interconnect delivers product line--which protects your investment. ·Modular design and 120-MHz,1.9 GB/sec. UPA interconnect: +370-729-8468 LUXEMBOURG: +352-49-11-33-1 MALAYSIA: +603-264-9988 MEXICO: +52-5-258-6100 NETHERLANDS

  1. Comparing public policies in multilevel governance systems: tobacco control in the European Union

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    Goerdel, Holly Thompson

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ???????.?... 57 Greece: Tobacco Control ?????????? 58 Italy: Tobacco Control ??????????? 60 Netherlands: Tobacco Control ???????? 62 Portugal: Tobacco Control ?????????. 64 Spain: Tobacco Control ??????????.. 65 Sweden: Tobacco... countries in the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. I add to this historical account empirical evidence in support of how...

  2. Economic crises and political party disaffection

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    Mackland, Carol L

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AND CORRELATIONAL PROCEDURES This analysis utilizes the following countries as a representative sample of Western Democratic nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, West Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden...: t t Environmental party (Sweden); Venstre (Norway); Venstre Socialistik, Socialistik Folkpartei, Ecologistes (Denmark); Ecologistes (Belgium); Democrates '66, Political Party Radikalen, Pacifistisch Socialist Party (The Netherlands); Die Grunen-The Green...

  3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Report on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 0 1 1 ­ 2 0 1 2 ISCN-GULF Charter Report #12;3 1. FACILITIES with projects of our University's Cell for Sustainable Development; it also presents evidence for steady alike. THIS REPORT This is the second report on sustainable development at the University of Luxembourg

  4. Chapter 10. Dissertation defence procedure Section 1. Dissertation defence procedure at the University of

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Chapter 10. Dissertation defence procedure Section 1. Dissertation defence procedure at the University of Luxembourg Article IV.10.101. Before the defence. The dissertation shall be written in one by the topic, the dissertation may be written in Luxembourgish or, with the authorisation of the rector

  5. Campus Limpertsberg -Tuesday 23 April 2013 Public lecture series: Beckerich on the way to

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Campus Limpertsberg - Tuesday 23 April 2013 Public lecture series: Beckerich on the way to energy autarchy Science and Citizens meet Challenges of Sustainability Public lecture on Energy: Beckerich on the way to energy autarchy An example in Luxembourg: Beckerich. The transition from the fossil

  6. InsideBauer RED Labs: Start Me Up

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    : Lithuania 38 Bauer Recognized for Exemplary Internal Audit Program 41 RED Labs: Start Me Up 42 A Unique Adrenaline Rush 62 Cover: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education 64 A Whole New Venture 68 Energy Lecture Opens Doors 72 Bauer's Sales Excellence Institute Named Top University Sales Program 73 Our

  7. Fusion Electricity A roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy

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    Fusion Electricity A roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy #12;28 European countries signed association EURaToM ­ University of latvia LATVIA lithuanian Energy Institute LITHUANIA Ministry of Education and Research ROMANIA Ministry of Education, science, culture and sport SLOVENIA centro de Investigaciones

  8. FSU/Eastern Europe: Russia spearheads small upturn

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    NONE

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper discusses the political and legal scene in Russia, domestic restructuring, exploration, drilling, development by Western companies and by Russian companies, and production. Exploration and development in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia are also discussed.

  9. 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 meget inter- essant og lærerig på mange andre områder indenfor økonomi og energisektoren end de, som

  10. Glenda Romn Geographic Mapping Technologies, Corp.

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    #12;Manejo de Recursos Naturales Mining Tracks Brazil Diamond Mining Africa Oil & Gas Reserves U.S. Wells & Pipelines Mexico Oil & Gas Leases Gulf of Mexico Well Production Canada Petroleum Resources Kuwait Forest Inventory Lithuania Forest Types India Oil Production Russia Offshore Brazil #12;Evaluación

  11. ISSN 1897-1695 (online), 1733-8387 (print) 2007 GADAM Centre, Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology.

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    contents (up to 813 pMC), probably indicating releases of the particulate material. Keywords: Ignalina NPP and all other types of biota. In case of the Ignalina NPP, Lithuania, the importance of 14 C is also due inventory in graphite (7.0Ã?1014 Bq in all the irradiated graphite constructions of a reactor) (Maceika et al

  12. Dendrochronologia 24 (2007) 137143 SHORT ARTICLE

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    investigation on historical oak (Quercus robur L.) timbers from the Vilnius Lower Castle excavations. In Lithuania, oak was used only in specific cases during the Middle Ages. Therefore, historical material of wooden cultural heritage in Western Europe. Oak samples make 9.2% of the analysed timbers excavated

  13. newsletternewsletter EUROPEAN FUSION DEVELOPEMENT AGREEMENT

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    , the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia Association EURATOM/ University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics, Riga http://www.cfi.lu.lv/ Poland, it is essential to present fusion research within the general context of energy research and to explain societal

  14. INFLUENCE OF DROUGHTS TO THE RADIAL GROWTH OF SCOTS PINE (PINUS SYLVESTRIS L.)

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    .vitas@gmf.vdu.lt Lithuanian Energy Institute Laboratory of Renewable Energy, Breslaujos 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania; e). Dendroclimatological investigation on pine tree rings in Latvia (Spalte, 1978), Estonia (Läänelaid, 1982), Poland to cold winters. However, it was established that rainfall during summer in Poland induces wide rings

  15. EU contract FISH/2004/011 on Sport Fisheries (or Marine

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    and Azores 41 Spain. 43 Mediterranean RAC (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia) 44 Mediterranean: General 44 Cyprus 46 France (Mediterranean coastline) 47 Greece 47 Italy 50 Malta Germany 154 Greece 156 Ireland 157 Italy 158 Latvia 159 Lithuania 160 Malta 161 Netherlands 163 Poland 163

  16. European Union enlargement A historic opportunity

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    Bilbao Arrese, Jesús Mario

    with Cyprus, Malta, and Turkey 17 Accession Partnerships 18 Pre-accession assistance 20 The Phare Programme 20 Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. Malta, which had `frozen' its application

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

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    Not Available

    1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Give peace a chance: the origins of territorial autonomy arrangements in multiethnic states 

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    Shaykhutdinov, Renat

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    who hold Mexico to be a Latin American country? (19-20). ?Globally the most important torn country? (20), Russia is divided over the question of whether it ?is part of West or the leader of a distinct Slavic-Orthodox civilization? (20). In all... been adopted in Russia in 1996, and reestablished in Estonia in 1993, Latvia in 1991, and Lithuania in 1989 (MINELRES: Minority Electronic Resources). In territorial autonomies, on the other...

  19. Balancing Operation for the Optimization of Hydronic Networks

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    Couillaud, N.; Riederer, P.; Jandon, M.; Diab, Y.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of these simulations are the evaluation of: • the application costs of balancing method, • energy consumptions of the heating system (pump & boiler), • thermal comfort in building zones, • The global costs of the heating system. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS..., Paris, 14/15 October 2004. [5] Couillaud N. #2, Bernadou E., Georges B., Riederer P., A virtual bench to test the performance and balancing of hydronic networks, 6th International Conference, Energy for Buildings, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2004...

  20. Achievement and Opportunity Gaps in Mathematics Education in Turkey Compared to European Union Countries

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    Yetkiner, Zeynep 1978-

    2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    in the study. On the other hand, in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, and Sweden more equitable percentages of poor and wealthy students were taught by qualified mathematics teachers. In another TIMSS 2003 secondary analysis by Caceres (2009), which was conducted... at the individual teacher level as opposed to the national level analyses by Akiba et al., there were negligible correlations between the classroom mean SES and teacher quality in Romania and Sweden at the eighth-grade level. Because Turkey did not participate...

  1. Preparation for Early Termination of Ignalina NPP Operation

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    Poskas, P.; Poskas, R.

    2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Seimas (Parliament of Lithuania) approved updated National Energy strategy where it is indicated that first Unit will be shutdown before the year 2005 and second Unit in 2009 if funding for decommissioning is available from EU and other donors. In accordance to Ignalina NPP Unit 1 Closure Law the Government of Lithuania approved the Ignalina NPP Unit 1 Decommissioning Program until year 2005. For enforcement of this program, the plan of measures for implementation of the program was prepared and approved by the Minister of Economy. The plan consists of two parts, namely technical- environmental and social-economic. Technical-environmental measures are mostly oriented to the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and operational radioactive waste stored at the plant and preparation of licensing documents for Unit 1 decommissioning. Social-economic measures are oriented to mitigate negative social and economic impact on Lithuania, inhabitants of the region, and, particularly, o n the staff of Ignalina NPP by means of creating favorable conditions for a balanced social and economic development of the region. In this paper analysis of planned activities, licensing requirements for decommissioning, progress in preparation of the Final Decommissioning Plan is discussed.

  2. Enhancements in Continuous-Energy Monte Carlo Capabilities in SCALE

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    Bekar, Kursat B [ORNL] [ORNL; Celik, Cihangir [ORNL] [ORNL; Wiarda, Dorothea [ORNL] [ORNL; Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL] [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL] [ORNL; Dunn, Michael E [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monte Carlo tools in SCALE are commonly used in criticality safety calculations as well as sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, depletion, and criticality alarm system analyses. Recent improvements in the continuous-energy data generated by the AMPX code system and significant advancements in the continuous-energy treatment in the KENO Monte Carlo eigenvalue codes facilitate the use of SCALE Monte Carlo codes to model geometrically complex systems with enhanced solution fidelity. The addition of continuous-energy treatment to the SCALE Monaco code, which can be used with automatic variance reduction in the hybrid MAVRIC sequence, provides significant enhancements, especially for criticality alarm system modeling. This paper describes some of the advancements in continuous-energy Monte Carlo codes within the SCALE code system.

  3. The effects of prevention and public health expenditure on measles immunization rates in Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries

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    Chen, Christina Melonie

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Luxembourg 63 61 2 Mexico 18 18 0 Netherlands 148 76 71 New Zealand 62 48 14 Norway 75 65 11 Poland 14 12 2 Portugal 36 24 12 Slovak Republic* 13 13 0 Spain 29 21 8 Sweden 85 76 9 Switzerland 89 57 32 Turkey*** 10 10 0 United Kingdom**** 30 30 0... 96.0 New Zealand 85.0 Norway 88. Poland 97.0 Portugal 94.8 Slovak Republic 99.6 Spain 97.3 Sweden 94.0 Switzerland 82. Turkey* 90.0 United Kingdom* 81.7 United States 93.0 All data from 2004 unless otherwise noted. * Data from 2005...

  4. Minerals yearbook: Mineral industries of Europe and the USSR. Volume 3. 1990 international review

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    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The section of the Minerals Yearbook reviews the minerals industries of 29 countries: the 12 nations of the European Community (Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark/Greenland, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, The United Kingdom, and Ireland); 6 of the 7 nations of the European Free Trade Association (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Austria, and Switzerland); Malta; the 8 Centrally Planned Economies of Eastern Europe (the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Poland, Yugoslavia, Albania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria); and the USSR.

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

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    Elam, Carolyn C. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)] (ed.)

    2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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.

    2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. 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.

    2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Interview of Jeremy Sanders

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    Sanders, Jeremy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Jeremy Sanders interviewed by Alan Macfarlane 22nd September 2009 0:05:07 Born in London in 1948; my parents were both born in London of immigrant families; my grandparents were either born in London, or in Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine; those... families migrated to London to escape Jewish persecution around the turn of the twentieth century; my paternal grandfather arrived in 1912 but all the others had arrived before then; both of my parents grew up in East London in a Jewish community; they were...

  9. 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.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Comparison of Pencil beam, Collapsed cone and Monte-Carlo algorithm in radiotherapy treatment planning for 6 MV photon

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    Kim, Sung Jin; Kim, Sung Kyu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Treatment planning system calculations in inhomogeneous regions may present significant inaccuracies due to loss of electronic equilibrium. In this study, three different dose calculation algorithms, pencil beam, collapsed cone, and Monte-Carlo, provided by our planning system were compared to assess their impact on the three-dimensional planning of lung and breast cases. A total of five breast and five lung cases were calculated using the PB, CC, and MC algorithms. Planning treatment volume and organs at risk delineation was performed according to our institutions protocols on the Oncentra MasterPlan image registration module, on 0.3 to 0.5 cm computed tomography slices taken under normal respiration conditions. Four intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans were calculated according to each algorithm for each patient. The plans were conducted on the Oncentra MasterPlan and CMS Monaco treatment planning systems, for 6 MV. The plans were compared in terms of the dose distribution in target, OAR volumes, and...

  11. Methods for Detector Placement and Analysis of Criticality Accident Alarm Systems

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    Peplow, Douglas E. [ORNL] [ORNL; Wetzel, Larry [Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group Inc.] [Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group Inc.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Determining the optimum placement to minimize the number of detectors for a criticality accident alarm system (CAAS) in a large manufacturing facility is a complex problem. There is typically a target for the number of detectors that can be used over a given zone of the facility. A study to optimize detector placement typically begins with some initial guess at the placement of the detectors and is followed by either predictive calculations of accidents at specific locations or adjoint calculations based on preferred detector locations. Within an area of a facility, there may be a large number of potential criticality accident sites. For any given placement of the detectors, the list of accident sites can be reduced to a smaller number of locations at which accidents may be difficult for detectors to detect. Developing the initial detector placement and determining the list of difficult accident locations are both based on the practitioner's experience. Simulations following fission particles released from an accident location are called 'forward calculations.' These calculations can be used to answer the question 'where would an alarm be triggered?' by an accident at a specified location. Conversely, 'adjoint calculations' start at a detector site using the detector response function as a source and essentially run in reverse. These calculations can be used to answer the question 'where would an accident be detected?' by a specified detector location. If the number of accidents, P, is much less than the number of detectors, Q, then forward simulations may be more convenient and less time-consuming. If Q is large or the detectors are not placed yet, then a mesh tally of dose observed by a detector at any location must be computed over the entire zone. If Q is much less than P, then adjoint calculations may be more efficient. Adjoint calculations employing a mesh tally can be even more advantageous because they do not rely on a list of specific difficult-to-detect accident sites, which may not have included every possible accident location. Analog calculations (no biasing) simply follow particles naturally. For sparse buildings and line-of-sight calculations, analog Monte Carlo (MC) may be adequate. For buildings with internal walls or large amounts of heavy equipment (dense geometry), variance reduction may be required. Calculations employing the CADIS method use a deterministic calculation to create an importance map and a matching biased source distribution that optimize the final MC to quickly calculate one specific tally. Calculations employing the FW-CADIS method use two deterministic calculations (one forward and one adjoint) to create an importance map and a matching biased source distribution that are designed to make the MC calculate a mesh tally with more uniform uncertainties in both high-dose and low-dose areas. Depending on the geometry of the problem, the number of detectors, and the number of accident sites, different approaches to CAAS placement studies can be taken. These are summarized in Table I. SCALE 6.1 contains the MAVRIC sequence, which can be used to perform any of the forward-based approaches outlined in Table I. For analog calculations, MAVRIC simply calls the Monaco MC code. For CADIS and FW-CADIS, MAVRIC uses the Denovo discrete ordinates (SN) deterministic code to generate the importance map and biased source used by Monaco. An adjoint capability is currently being added to Monaco and should be available in the next release of SCALE. An adjoint-based approach could be performed with Denovo alone - although fine meshes, large amounts of memory, and long computation times may be required to obtain accurate solutions. Coarse-mesh SN simulations could be employed for adjoint-based scoping studies until the adjoint capability in Monaco is complete. CAAS placement studies, especially those dealing with mesh tallies, require some extra utilities to aid in the analysis. Detectors must receive a minimum dose rate in order to alarm; therefore, a simple yes/no plot could be more useful to the analyst t

  12. Geology and hydrocarbon prospects of Latvia

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    Freimanis, A. (Latvian Dept. of Geology, Riga (Latvia)); Margulis, L.; Brangulis, A.; Kanev, S.; Pomerantseva, R. (Inst. of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Riga (Latvia))

    1993-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil prospects in Latvia are associated with the Baltic syneclise. Latvia occupies about one fourth of that large tectonic depression; zones of oil accumulation continue there from adjacent areas: the Telshai rampart (Lithuania) and the Leba nose (Polish offshore). The oil prospects in separate areas are determined by their position regarding the sources of oil generation--the Gdansk-Kura and Liepaya depressions. The most prospective areas are the Liepaya-Saldus zone of highs and the Pape-Barta trough. The Liepaya-Saldus zone was situated so that the hydrocarbon migration path crossed it. It probably is an important oil accumulation zone. The paper describes the geology of Latvia and the one oil field in Latvia.

  13. Minerals yearbook: Mineral industries of Europe and central Eurasia. Volume 3. 1992 international review

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    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volume III, Minerals Yearbook -- International Review contains the latest available mineral data on more than 175 foreign countries and discusses the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations. Since the 1989 International Review, the volume has been presented as six reports. The report presents the Mineral Industries of Europe and Central Eurasia. The report incorporates location maps, industry structure tables, and an outlook section previously incorporated in the authors' Minerals Perspectives Series quinquennial regional books, which are being discontinued. This section of the Minerals Yearbook reviews the minerals industries of 45 countries: the 12 nations of the European Community (EC); 6 of the 7 nations of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA); Malta; the 11 Eastern European economies in transition (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia); and the countries of Central Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).

  14. Collaborative development of Estonian nuclear master's program

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    Tkaczyk, A. H.; Kikas, A.; Realo, E.; Kirm, M.; Kiisk, M.; Isakar, K.; Suursoo, S.; Koch, R.; Feldbach, E.; Lushchik, A.; Reivelt, K. [Inst. of Physics, Univ. of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014 (Estonia)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2009 Estonia approved the National Development Plan for the Energy Sector, including the nuclear energy option. This can be realized by construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Estonia or by participation in neighboring nuclear projects (e.g., Lithuania and/or Finland). Either option requires the availability of competent personnel. It is necessary to prepare specialists with expertise in all aspects related to nuclear infrastructure and to meet workforce needs (e.g. energy enterprises, public agencies, municipalities). Estonia's leading institutions of higher education and research with the support of the European Social Fund have announced in this context a new nuclear master's curriculum to be developed. The language of instruction will be English. (authors)

  15. Nuclear emergency preparedness in the Nordic and Baltic Sea countries

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    Jaworska, A

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation emergency preparedness systems must be able to deal with the threats posed to each country and the region as a whole. The threats from nuclear accidents differ in the various countries of the region. The most serious nuclear threats are those with cross-border implications and are generally assumed to be due to the presence of nuclear reactors of various kinds. Some countries in the region, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, the Russian Federation and Sweden, have nuclear power plants, and several countries in the region possess smaller research reactors. Other nuclear threats arise from nuclear powered naval vessels or submarines, and from nuclear powered satellites. Production, transportation, use, and disposal of radioactive materials constitute potential local nuclear hazards. Finally, terrorist use of radioactive material poses a nuclear threat to all countries. (au)

  16. 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 [Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Leitner, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Paraskevis, D [KATHOLIEKE UNIV; Pybus, O [UNIV OF OXFORD; Magiorkinis, G [KATHOLIEKE UNIV; Hatzakis, A [KATHOLIEKE UNIV

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Habil; Ziliukas, A.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Progress and Status of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's New Solid Waste Management and Storage Facilities

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    Rausch, J.; Henderson, R.W. [NUKEM Technologies GmbH, Alzenau (Germany); Penkov, V. [State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Visaginas (Lithuania)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A considerable amount of dry radioactive waste from former NPP operation has accumulated up to date and is presently stored at the Ignalina NPP site, Lithuania. Current storage capacities are nearly exhausted and more waste is to come from future decommissioning of the two RMBKtype reactors. Additionally, the existing storage facilities does not comply to the state-of-the-art technology for handling and storage of radioactive waste. In 2005, INPP faced this situation of a need for waste processing and subsequent interim storage of these wastes by contracting NUKEM with the design, construction, installation and commissioning of new waste management and storage facilities. The subject of this paper is to describe the scope and the status of the new solid waste management and storage facilities at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. In summary: The turnkey contract for the design, supply and commission of the SWMSF was awarded in December 2005. The realisation of the project was initially planned within 48 month. The basic design was finished in August 2007 and the Technical Design Documentation and Preliminary Safety Analyses Report was provided to Authorities in October 2007. The construction license is expected in July 2008. The procurement phase was started in August 2007, start of onsite activities is expected in November 2007. The start of operation of the SWMSF is scheduled for end of 2009. (authors)

  20. 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

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Reference Material for Radionuclides in Sediment, IAEA-384 (Fangataufa Lagoon Sediment)

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    Povinec, P; Pham, M; Barci-Funel, G; Bojanawski, R; Boshkova, T; Burnett, W; Carvalho, F; Chapeyron, B; Cunha, I; Dahlgaard, H; Galabov, N; Gastaud, J; Geering, J; Gomez, I; Green, N; Hamilton, T; Ibanez, F; Majah, M I; John, M; Kanisch, G; Kenna, T; Kloster, M; Korun, M; Wee Kwong, L L; La Rosa, J; Lee, S; Levy-Palomo, I; Malatova, M; Maruo, Y; Mitchell, P; Murciano, I; Nelson, R; Oh, J; Oregioni, B; Petit, G L; Pettersson, H; Reineking, A; Smedley, P; Suckow, A; der Struijs, T v; Voors, P; Yoshimizu, K; Wyse, E

    2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory (IAEA-MEL) in Monaco has conducted intercomparison exercises on radionuclides in marine samples for many years as part of its contribution to the IAEA's program of Analytical Quality Control Services (AQCS). An important part of the AQCS program has been a production of Reference Materials (RMs) and their provision to radioanalytical laboratories. The RMs have been developed for different marine matrices (sediment, water, biota), with accuracy and precision required for the present state of the art of radiometrics and mass spectrometry methods. The RMs have been produced as the final products of world-wide intercomparison exercises organized during last 30 years. A total of 44 intercomparison exercises were undertaken and 39 RMs were produced for radionuclides in the marine environment. All required matrices (seawater, biota, sediment) have been covered with radionuclide concentrations ranging from typical environmental levels to elevated levels affected by discharges from nuclear reprocessing plants. The long-term availability of RMs (over 10 years) requires the use of very specific techniques to collect and pretreat large quantities of material (e.g., in excess of 100 kg) in order to ensure sample stability and homogenization of any analytes of interest. The production of a RM is therefore a long process, covering the identification of needs, sample collection, pre-treatment, homogenization, bottling, distribution to laboratories, evaluation of data, preliminary reporting, additional analyses in expert laboratories, certification of the material, and finally issuing the RM. In this paper we describe a reference material IAEA-384, Fangataufa lagoon sediment, designed for determination of anthropogenic and natural radionuclides in the marine environment. This RM has been prepared with the aim of testing the performance of analytical laboratories to measure the activity of these radionuclides in a sediment sample contaminated by elevated levels of fallout from nuclear weapons tests. Participating laboratories were requested to determine as many radionuclides as possible by radiometric (alpha, beta and gamma-spectrometry) as well as by mass spectrometry methods (e.g., ICPMS - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, TIMS - Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, AMS - Accelerator Mass Spectrometry).

  2. Quarterly coal report, January--March 1993

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    1993-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. LIDEM unit for the production of methyl tert-butyl ether from butanes

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    Rudin, M.G.; Zadvornov, M.A.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the basic problems in the production of motor fuels is how to obtain high-octane unleaded gasolines that will meet today`s ecological requirements. The term {open_quotes}reformulated gasolines{close_quotes} has come into general use throughout the world to denote fuels with a certain chemical composition. These gasolines consist of preselected components; as shown by worldwide experience, they must include oxygen-containing compounds that are distinguished by high octane numbers and low reactivities. Standards in effect in the United States, Japan, and certain Western European countries require that automotive gasolines must contain at least 2-4% by weight of oxygen-containing compounds (calculated as oxygen). In the last 15 years, in order to meet these requirements, production has been set up in various countries for the manufacture of high-octane oxygen-containing components known as oxygenates. The most common of these is methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), obtained by etherification of isobutene by methanol. Process technology developed by this last organization was used as the basis for constructing a unit in the Nizhnekamskneftekhim Production Association and at the Mazheikyai Petroleum Refinery in Lithuania. MTBE production has been held back mainly by a shortage of isobutene, which is obtained mainly from butane-butene cuts produced in cat crackers. In order to alleviate this shortage, it has been proposed that MTBE should be obtained from saturated C{sub 4} hydrocarbons that are recovered in processing oilfield associated gas, and also in the refinery from primary distillation units, catalytic reformers, and hydrocrackers. A working design was developed in 1991-1992 by Lengiproneftekhim for a basically new combination unit designed for the processing of saturated C{sub 4} hydrocarbons, which has been termed the LIDEM unit (Leningrad - isomerization - dehydrogenation - MTBE).

  4. 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. [Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas (Lithuania); Poskas, G. [Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  5. Resergence of U.S. Nuclear Power

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    2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past quarter century, things have not gone well for the nuclear industry. First came the Three Mile Island accident in America in 1979, then the disaster at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine in 1986. In Japan, Tokyo Electric Power, the world's largest private electricity company, shut its 17 nuclear reactors after it was caught falsifying safety records to hide cracks at some of its plants in 2002. In addition, the attacks on September 11, 2001 were a sharp reminder that the risks of nuclear power generation were not only those inherent in the technology. But lately, prospects have brightened for the nuclear industry. Nuclear power is an important source of electricity in many countries. In 2003, 19 countries depended on nuclear power for at least 20 percent of their electricity generation. As of March 2005, there were 441 nuclear power reactors in operation around the world, and another 25 were under construction. Five new nuclear power plants began operation in 2004 - one each in China, Japan, and Russia and two in Ukraine. In addition, Canada?s Bruce 3 reactor was reconnected to the grid. Five nuclear power plants were permanently shut down in 2004 - one in Lithuania and four in the United Kingdom. Nuclear power is expected to see a revival in the next decade given the availability of uranium and the prospect of emission-free power generation, Also, with conventional energy sources such as oil and gas likely to see severe depletion over the next 30 years, the price of conventional power generation is set to rise significantly, which would put nuclear power generation in focus again. The report provides an overview of the opportunities for nuclear power in the U.S. electric industry and gives a concise look at the challenges faced by nuclear power, the ability of advanced nuclear reactors to address these challenges, and the current state of nuclear power generation. Topics covered in the report include: an overview of U.S. Nuclear Power including its history, the current market environment, and the future of nuclear power in the U.S.; an analysis of the key business factors that are driving renewed interest in nuclear power; an analysis of the barriers that are hindering the implementation of new nuclear power plants; a description of nuclear power technology including existing reactors, as well as 3rd and 4th generation reactor designs; a review of the economics of new nuclear power projects and comparison to other generation alternatives; a discussion of the key government initiatives supporting nuclear power development; profiles of the key reactor manufacturers participating in the U.S. nuclear power market; and, profiles of the leading U.S. utilities participating in the U.S. nuclear power market.